Saturday, December 20, 2014

Something Different: Lemongrass Lip Balm.

 Black Label Chap. Lip Care for the Awesome

It's called Carpe Diem for a reason.

Black Label Chap's Carpe Diem flavor is formulated with lemongrass, known for its bright and uplifting aroma. Seize your day.

It's very smooth and protecting--most certainly Lip Care for the Awesome.


tags:
Black Label Chap, lip balm, lemongrass, lip care, dry lips, chapstick

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ninja Fit Class Starts January 2015



This is not your standard fitness class. Get ready to have fun, work hard, and train like a ninja. We will focus on the aspects of fitness that are important to the ninja: strength, speed, core strength, bodyweight exercises, and more.

Makes an EXCELLENT and unique gift.

Brought to you by Certified Wellness Practitioner, Joe Metallo.
Held at Flex & Burn Fitness in Kenosha.

Call or text Joe to sign up, or to purchase for someone else (715) 952-5632

Tags: ninja, fitness, class, new year's resolution, weight loss, Kenosha, downtown

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Winter Wellness Tip: Fight Dry Skin, and Smell Great



I choose doTERRA oils because of their sourcing, and the purity of the oils.
(Hawaiian Sandalwood is the AMAZING)
Join up, and be part of an amazing team!

Choose a jojoba oil that is organic and cold-pressed.

Come back for more winter wellness.
Don't forge to share!

Tags: wellness, essential oils, jojoba oil, metal wellness, doTERRA, dry skin, skin care

Sunday, September 28, 2014

How Trees Help Your Immune Cells

One friendly cell you want patrolling your tissues is the NK Cell (Natural Killer). It is a type of white blood cell, and it protects you by killing cancerous cells, and virally infected cells1.

It is in our best interest to keep our NK cells healthy and active. Some ways to do that are to eat well, exercise, and keep stress under control. Another way to stimulate NK cells is to spend time in the forest, breathing in phytoncides from trees (wood essential oils)2,3.

Not everybody lives near a forest.

However, we still can bring the forest indoors. The best way is to diffuse use high-quality essential oils in an atomizing diffuser. This will bring the benefits of the forest into your home, office, or gym. It smells great, too.


A notable phytoncide is Pinene. It is a main component in White Fir oil, Frankincence oil, and Cypress oil. It is also in Eucalyptus oil, but in a less-prominent amount.

Other notable phytoncides are: Methyl thujate, hinokitiol, thujic acid, and thujaplicin found in Arborvitae (thuja plicata) wood oil; and Alpha cedrene, and cedrol found in Cedarwood oil.

Bring the forest air indoors, and give your NK cells a kick.

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When selecting essential oils, be sure to choose oils that are only steam distilled (not extracted with solvents), and that the plants were grown in their native habitat e.g., frankincense grown in an arid climate. The plants should be grown without pesticides or herbicides.

I choose doTERRA essential oils for these reasons, and because their Arborvitae oil is distilled from the wood, not the leaves (which contain the neurotoxin thujone).

If you want to know more about using essential oils, please contact me, or use my link to get essential oils for yourself: Here.
I will be very pleased to hear from you and to help you get started with oils.


References:

3. Li Q., et al. (2010). A day trip to a forest park increases human natural killer activity and the expression of anti-cancer proteins in male subjects. Biol Regul Homeost Agents, 24(2), 157-65.

Tags:
Immune response, immune system, immunity, immunology, essential oils, stress, cancer, phytochemicals, alpha pinene, beta pinene, health, wellness

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lip Care for the Awesome


I've been a bit busy the past few days setting up my site and web-store for Black Label Chap. Have a look!

www.blacklabelchap.com

Black Label Chap is extra flavorful lip balm due to its high amount of therapeutic essential oils. Be prepared to find your new favorite. Your lips will be softer, and far less prone to cracking.

My lips haven't cracked once since I developed this over 6 months ago.

Do me a favor and follow Black Label Chap on Instagram

and like on facebook.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Subliminal Imaging



Does your business need creative graphics done? A logo design, perhaps? Feast your eyes on just a small sample of what you can find from Digital Artist, Steven Davila at subliminalimaging.net

Digital animation, graphics for any printing job.

Are these business cards not excellent?!


tags: graphic artist, designer, business graphics, digital animation

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Godzilla 2014 (ɡoꜜdʑiɽa ˈtɽen-tē-fȯ-ˈtēn-u) Review

Let's face it--the one from 1998 was a steaming, moldy, pile of garbage.

So I certainly wasn't expecting this one to be as good as it was. Using my movie rating rubric, I'd give our 2014 version a 4.5 out of 5!

The casting was excellent, with very good acting. The directing and cinematography were visceral (in a positive way). The vantage points were raw and gritty, which added to the "realness" effect.

The story on the other hand... Hey, it's a Godzilla movie, so it was what it was. It was a tool to bring us to the big-huge dinosaur battles!

Short and sweet, and no spoilers here. If you want to see it, you won't be disappointed.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Something Probably Worse: Common Core


This lady is the best!

I don't post a video on its own--normally, but this has to be shared. I recently became aware of Common Core and have found its take on mathematics to be baloney.

Please share.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Harder and Longer



When I've got to bust out some sprints, or anything else high-intensity, this is part of my warm up. 

I take a drop doTERRA's Breathe oil between my hands, cup them over my mouth and nose, and breathe deeply.

Before finding Breathe, my lungs were my first limiter to high intensity workouts. They'd burn and seize up. Now with Breathe, they feel like they can long outlast the rest of me. I now enjoy higher blood oxygenation, and not coughing like I've been smoking for 85 years.

Use my link, please ;)
mydoterra.com/jmetallo

Click on "Shop," then "Oil Blends." 
You'll save money if you get a membership.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Digest the Zen


This one has saved me at least a few times.
I had important stuff to do, and couldn't be bothered with a digestive problem. Works in a snap. All better.

DigestZen is a blend of essential oils that support the Digestive System. Take it if you have anything from heartburn to constipation (even motion-sickness and diarrhea). Oh yeah, also Crohn's and IBS.

Use my link, please ;)
mydoterra.com/jmetallo

Click on "Shop," then doTERRA Wellness. It's on the second page. You'll save money if you get a membership.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

300 LB. Deadlift Reward


In just a couple weeks' time I plan to pick up 300 lbs. This is a little something I get 
afterwards.