Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What's all the fuss about Detoxing?

What's all the fuss about Detoxing?

More and more evidence suggests that the toxins in our environment, foods, water, air, personal care, cleaning and beauty products, plastics, petrochemicals, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides hormones in meats, medicines, pharmaceuticals, dusts, dust mites, allergens, bacteria, viruses, pathogens, electromagnetic pollutions from our cellular phones, computers, TV's, microwaves, power lines etc. can have a very negative effect on our bodies and our health.

The presence of toxins in our body in any amount is not healthy or beneficial and the accumulation of  toxins is harmful and may lead to fatigue, general aches and pains, declining appearance, performance, decreased focus and mental sharpness, premature aging, allergies, and many other chronic diseases. Although it may seem harmless to many people, medical science is discovering that releasing and cleansing these toxins can have a great impact on health.

An ionic detox foot spa or a series of them can help your bodies natural cleansing and detoxification process. Feet soak in electromagnetically charged water and a half hour session may help recalibrate energy levels and detoxify the cells.

With the treatment I do on my client's, your body is completing an electrical circuit where a small current, too low for you to feel, is passed through your body stimulating and creating an energizing and refreshing effect. At the same time, a larger current is directed to the array in water. The array contains two sets of metal plates or rings, one set that acts as the anode and reduction at the cathode. As part of the process, gas is released. Bubbles will form depending on the amount of fats released from the body during the process. The treatment will infuse your body with negative ions to balance, relax, refresh, restore, and de-stress.

Have you ever wondered why you feel so good when hiking in the mountains, being close to a waterfall, or just walking on a beach?

Negative ions may explain! Negative ions are molecules which have more electrons then protons thus giving it a negative charge. These ions are created in nature as air molecules are separated due to sunlight, and moving air and water. Although the peace of being surrounded by nature is a reason enough to go outside, evidence shows that negative ions are released in these environments can aid your body's health and well being.

Pierce J. Howard, PhD, the director of research at the Center for Applied Cognitive Sciences in Charlotte, N.C. stated: "Generally speaking, negative ions increase the through of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy.


Reduction of allergies
Help with asthma related issues
Reduce respiratory-related issues
Aid in  regulation of serotonin to the brain
Migraine headache relief
Help individuals sleep better
Improve performance of mental-oriented activities
Improve physical performance
Increase concentration
Improve blood circulation and strengthen cardiovascular system
Help regulate hormone imbalances
Ease joint-related pains and body aches


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Are currently undergoing any form of radiation or chemotherapy
Are a hemophiliac or taking blood thinners
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Call/text for appointment at my studio, 724-328-2211

Peace in your heart, 
Making Beauty & Wellness Simple  Bethany Montecalvo

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Thick Hair in your future

I have always wanted thick hair. The kind I can toss out the window and rescue someone with. Growing up, I heard that I have thin but a lot of it. That's great and all but I want some serious locks. 

My hair has always been long and I started wearing extensions. The clip in's, the semi permanent, and Halocouture hair. I recently cut my hair all off! Worst mistake of my life. I truly disliked it. It's growing thankfully. I love the stage it's in now because it's shoulder length and I can toss in some entensions when I want. I call my Halocouture my Cher wig. Love it. 

I'm always trying new natural ways to plump my locks. Found one I actually like and I feel works. Consistency is the key to life folks. Here's my goddess locks recipe:
2 Tablespoons of Cold Pressed Castor 
1 Organic Egg
1 Tablespoon Raw Honey

You can put this in a container and store in the fridge. Mix it together before letting in set in fridge. You should do this twice a week for 6 weeks. I separate my hair like I'm putting hair color on. Same method with this. I use my finger and rub into the scalp. 

You need to keep this on for 4 hours. I just go to sleep with it. I suggest laying a towel on your pillow and I have a vintage silk scarf I wrap around my head when I do this. In the morning you will look like a sea creature. It's not a pretty site but so worth it. 

I started noticing a difference on the third week but remember consistency. It's important to use all organic food items here because this is absorbing into your head. 

I hope you liked my little homemade goddesses locks recipe. 

Peace in your Heartđź’–
Bethany Montecalvo 
Pittsburgh Union Makeup Artist 
Pittsburgh Holistic Health Coach
Pittsburgh Non Toxic Spray Tan Artist

Monday, March 21, 2016

Sprouts and Power Greens

Good morning my fierce wellness Warriors or natural make up junkies. Today I wanted to give you two awesome products that can make a difference in your life. As you know I'm always on the search to find good products that actually are good and what they advertise is the truth. We know how hard that is to find. 
I attach this picture for what I had for breakfast. I absolutely am in love with a company called "The Sproutman". I get yoga salad or protein power salad. You're probably thinking well what the heck is that? Let me just share with you the goodness and power that are in these little packages. The yoga salad has organic alfalfa, organic arugula, organic red lentil, organic French lentil, organic peas. It's all organically grown fresh sprouts are grown with pure well water. You could put these sprouts on sandwiches, salads, tacos, soups, omelettes and basically anything. What does sprouting really do for a body and why is it so amazing for us. I debated breaking all of this down until I found someone that explained it so well that I'm going to attach the link to his website because he is on point.

Secondly I always drink organic juice in the morning. The purpose of juicing is to get greens in with a minimal amount of fruit. Your base should be all greens and one fruit if any. It shouldn't be all fruit and a handful spinach. There's a variety of ways to get your greens in your diet when juicing. You can juice at home but then you have to worry about getting all organic produce and also understanding and have a knowledge of what type of juicer to get. I'm all for juicing at home if you have the time. I have a juicer but truthfully I'm lazy. I would rather just pay to have it done so I don't have to clean out the machine. I'm not saying that's the right way, that's Bethanys lazy girl away. You can go to a juice place but just make sure it's organic and not conventional veggies you're getting juiced. Lastly you could buy organic coldpressed juice. The Thing with this is you don't know how long it's been on the shelf and after a couple of days it does start to lose its nutrients. Always buy organic I can't stress that enough when it comes to juicing. I tell my health coaching clients that any type of greens is better than none when it comes to juicing. I don't care how you get it in your diet to start just get it in because I know at times it can be stressful. I have a lot of clients that asked me well what about regular juicing or coldpressed juicing. I'm a cold pressed girl because you're getting all the nutrients pressed out. Cold pressed is a slow and careful process of hydraulically extracting fruit and vegetable juice, you not only get the highest quality plant-based nutrition available, you also get the freshest tasting juice possible.

Cold press juicers use just enough pressure to extract the juice while preserving its vitamins, enzymes, trace minerals and overall nutrients up to five times more than any other juicer.

Because cold press juicing is so precise with its process of extraction, there is minimal air and heat so very little oxidation occurs. 

I bought Suja elements "Power Greens". Their company they use cold pressure also known as high pressure processing HPP, instead of high heat to extend shelf life and help maintain essential vitamins, minerals and enzymes. All of their products are certified organic, non-GMO and cold pressured, made sunny in San Diego. They also use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Their product is gluten free dairy free soy free PBA free vegan no added sweeteners. The power greens that I buy only has 4 g of sugar per 8 ounces. That deserves A hoot and holler! 

I hope I educated you guys on some good things to add into your diet and spired you to make a change for the absolute better. Have a great and blessed day always remember be true to yourself! 

Peace in your heart,đź’—

Bethany Montecalvođź’‹

Pittsburgh holistic health coach

Pittsburgh nontoxic Spray Tanning

Pittsburgh vegan Esthetician 

Pittsburgh union make up artist

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Detox your stank Armpits

I love good smelly items just like the next gal, but do you know how toxic your deodorant really is. Our skin is our largest organ. I tell my clients it's like a sponge. Non-organic deodorant's contain some of these harmful cancer-causing ingredients. Most conventional deodorants contain a slew of toxic chemicals, such as aluminum chlorohydrateparabens, propylene glycol, triclosan, TEA, DEA, FD&C colors, and Talc, among others. Unfortunately, the clarity we desperately need is not so easy to come by. 

Let's get to the detox and what you will need. This might just change your life. It changed mine. I always got lumps and bumps because my pores were clogged under my arms because of the chemicals.

                    Detox Recipe
1 Tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar "Braggs is what I use"
3 Drops of rosemary essential oil. Please use either Doterra or young living. You can order from my site and it can be shipped right to your door.
5 Drops of cilantro essential oil 
1 tablespoon of Clay "Health beauty Aztec secret Clay". You could find on Amazon for a few dollars, also in your local health food store

                  Get Detoxing 
Mix everything that I said prior in a glass bowl. When you are using pure essential oils, it is crucial that you only use glass items. If you don't you can destroy the oil and cancel out what you were working so hard to do. You can use a foundation flat brush to mix up the product. It should be like a yogurt consistency. Gently rub in a circular motion under your arms and let sit for a few minutes. Wipe it off and do every day until the odor subsides. Throughout the day if are smelling some FUNK, it's you! That's normal and you're detoxing. You are welcome to soak a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar a wipe throughout the day if you smell.

Detox should go on for six days. Remember to drink plenty of water because you are detoxing. You need to flush that out of your system.

I hope this helps and happy detoxing!

Peace in your heart, 
Bethany Montecalvo 
Pittsburgh Union Makeup Artist 
Pittsburgh Holistic Helath Coach
Pittsburgh Organic Spray Tanning

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Gluten free honey cinnamon wild orange oil

Get ready for the easiest light fluffy gluten free muffins. I wanted to get ride of my Pamela's gluten free mix for pancakes. During the holiday my sister invited my mom and I over to have breakfast and I bought Pamel's gluten free mix for waffles. It was super yummy and everything else we all made for breakfast was healthy but super delicious. 

Let's get down to it my peeps! This is all you'll need to make this awesomeness. 
1 cup of Pamela's baking and pancake mix "gluten free"
1 egg yolk. I just had it in the fridge. If you want to do this vegan style. Go for it. 
1 tablespoon of coconut oil and then I decided to put one more teaspoon of coconut oil in. 
1/3 cup of cashew milk or any kind you prefer
2 teaspoons of raw honey and tags the brand name. The trick is it's the creamed honey and cinnamon flavor
3 drops of wild orange oil from Doterra

That's it. Mix up with a folk and fold and grease muffin pan with coconut oil and fill half up. 375 for 12 minutes. 

Enjoy and peace out!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sugar does Whaat?!?!

Hola my loves,

I made a video for you all! It's about something that is so very bad for us but we feel like we gotta have it!! What could that be except for..... SUGAR!!!

I hope you enjoyed this video and learned a few things to kick SUGAR in the booty!!

Peace in your hearts,
Bethany Montecalvo
Pittsburgh Holistic Health Coach
Pittsburgh Union Makeup Artist
Pittsburgh Organic spray tan artist
Fierce Wellness Warrior

Monday, June 15, 2015

Protein made easy and FAST!!!!

Good afternoon my loves,

I am not the type of girl that stays home and cooks for hours! I would hate that so much!! I am busy all the time and need fast good healthy eats. My typical day starts by opening my eyes and saying "I'm Late"! I feel like that Bunny in Alice N Wonderland that has that clock and is always running and always late.

I used to battle with making the perfect meal and that meant from scratch,  perfect proteins, carbs and juicing every day!! Then I would have to start the process of getting dressed and looking my best in that area and it just went on and on. One of the best things about getting older is that you really start to love yourself the way you are. Perfectly imperfect! I love everyone but if you don't like me, I'm okay with, that and it doesn't bother me a bit. I still love you though. Through life's lessons,  I've started  to realize how to make some areas in my life efficient.

My goal as a Health Coach is when I work with families or one on one to make food, FAST, EASY and GOOD! Every bodies body is different. I do not believe that one diet, one exercise, works for everyone. We all have different aches, pains, and struggles with our bodies and we need to figure out what works best for us.  I get asked a lot,  just tell me  what to do to fix me. That's like asking a professional MMA fighter to teach you everything he knows in 30 minutes. Impossible!  It took a while for you to get to this point and it will be a journey back. This time though, it will be a beautiful journey back!

Let's chat protein. When you think of protein, what is the first word that comes to play? Chicken, or maybe peanut butter. What are protein sources? How much? How often? I want to encourage you to look outside the box today and think about some great alternatives that are FAST, EASY, and GOOD!

Brown rice provides 5 grams and 1 cup of cooked quinoa provides 9 grams. Seitan, or isolated wheat gluten, is much higher in protein, with 31 grams of protein in a 3-ounce serving. Japanese Soba Noodles provides 5.8g protein per 1 cup. Kamut provides 9.8g cooked per cup. Amarath cooked provides 9.3g per cup.

Legumes include some of the most common protein sources, such as soy, lentils, black beans, chickpeas, peanuts and peanut butter. These foods are much higher in protein than most grains, with a single serving providing between approximately 14 and 89 percent of your daily intake. For example, 1 cup of cooked lentils contains 18 grams of protein, 1 cup of chickpeas contains 12 grams and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter provide 8 grams of protein. Soy products, which provide all essential amino acids, vary in their protein content. For example, 1 cup of cooked soybeans contains 29 grams, while 1 cup of tempeh contains 41 grams of protein. I had to add in this little crazy fact.  I bet you never heard of Moth beans or mat bean. It is a drought resistant legume, commonly grown in arid and semi-arid regions of India. The pods, sprouts and protein rich seeds of this crop are commonly used in India.  100g of raw, uncooked moth bean seeds contain343 calories, 23 grams of protein.

Nuts and Seeds
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans includes nuts and seeds among the recommended protein sources for vegetarians and all people.  Examples of nuts that are high in protein include almonds, with 8 grams in 1/4 cup, and cashews, with 5 grams of protein in 1/4 cup. Although they contain less protein than legumes, seeds contain similar amounts of protein as nuts. A 1-ounce serving of roasted pumpkin or squash seeds contains about 9 grams, 1 ounce of roasted sesame seeds contains 5 grams and 1 ounce of dried chia seeds contains 5 grams of protein. Using these values, a serving of nuts or seeds can provide approximately between 8 and 19 percent of your daily protein intake. You can add these bad boys into your eggs, shakes, and oats.

 Bird's eggs contain different amounts of protein. For example, 1 large, white chicken egg contains 4 grams of protein, while 1 duck egg contains 9 grams of protein.

I belive in meat and I think God put meat here for us to eat.  Again, going back to everyones body is different. I myself, do not eat meat. I love going to bed and putting quinoa in the crock pot, then done like magic in the morning.  Then I can toss that into a salad, with dinner, make morning porridge. Its already made for you!

Morning Quinoa Porridge
2 cups of Quinoa that I usually have left over from dinner
1 cup of flax seed milk with pea protein in it. 
1 teaspoon of raw honey
pinch of Ceylon cinnamon 
pinch of nutmeg
let shimmer in pot and holy goodness! 

Peace in Your Hearts,
Bethany Montecalvo
Pittsburgh Holistic Health Coach
Pittsburgh Union Makeup Artist
Fierce Wellness Warrior