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Evidence Establishes that the COVID Pandemic Came from a Laboratory

Congress Dives In Deeper to Investigate Findings

It’s hard to turn on the news these days without hearing about the covid lab connection. Over the last two years, suggestions that Covid-19 came from a lab were deemed to be a conspiracy theory.  These days, the opposite is true. In fact, according to many researchers and scientists – including our own Dr. Steven Quay – the virus almost certainly came from a lab.

Dr. Quay, along with fellow scientist, Richard Muller; David Asher, who led the Trump State Department’s Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance investigation into COVID-19’s origins; and Brett Giroir, an assistant secretary of health and a member of Trump’s White House Coronavirus Task Force, all spoke before Congress on Tuesday to report their findings.

Quoted from the Denver Gazette on Tuesday, June 29:

“Quay, the founder of Atossa Therapeutics, said Tuesday: “I believe the evidence conclusively establishes that the COVID pandemic was not a natural process but instead came from a laboratory in Wuhan, China and that it has the fingerprints of genetic manipulation through a process called ‘gain-of-function research.”

Dr. Steven Quay was invited to speak in Congress about his findings with COVID 19 (see his WSJ op-ed article). The Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis invited Dr. Quay to do an in-person forum this past Tuesday, June 29, 2021, entitled “Led By Science: The COVID-19 Origin Story.”

Where does that leave us? We’ll leave it to the experts to decide.

In the meantime, stay safe, stay informed and stay healthy!

Try These Sugar-Free 4th Of July Popsicles!

Healthy and delicious made easy…

Photo Courtesy: Sugarproof

We know that sugar is bad for us for a myriad of reasons, many of which were outlined in Sugarproof: The Hidden Dangers of Sugar that are Putting Your Child’s Health at Risk and What you can do by Dr. Michael Goran; Ph.D. and Dr. Emily Ventura; Ph.D., MPH.

But by gosh, it’s so hard to keep the kids away from sugar when the holidays come up, isn’t it? Especially the 4th of July! So many desserts, so many options…so much sugar! How is a parent supposed to keep their kids away from it all?

The answer? Substitutions. Don’t keep the desserts away from your children. Just try your best to swap the more sugar-dense ones with lighter ones, like these perfectly fruity yogurty berry popsicles! They are so simple you’ll wonder why you hadn’t made them already!

Here is what you need to do:

Make this delicious, vibrant ice pops by plopping some blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries into molds and spooning some plain yogurt on top (we like coconut yogurt- rich in probiotics and naturally sweet).

That’s it! Seriously – it’s that easy!

Enjoy and Happy 4th of July to you and your families!

The World’s Healthiest & Only Natural Memory Foam Mattress!

Get a Better Night’s Sleep with an Essentia Mattress…

If you’re reading this right now, then it’s safe to say that you care a lot about health. We know you care about the food you put into your body. That food is probably organic, or at least free of pesticides. We are guessing that your meals are overall healthy (with a few cheat meals that are a bit unhealthy here and there).

We are betting that you have also implemented some kind of meditation practice.  How about that workout regimen? We know you like to be fit because it makes you feel good. Gotta love those endorphins!

Our point is, that you take great care to make sure you do everything you can to lead a healthy life. But maybe you have one thing missing in your wellness equation… your mattress. Does no one ever think to ask if this mattress organic? Is it free of unhealthy chemicals?

That’s right, most people don’t think about the mattress they sleep on every night, nor the pillow! What about your sheets?  Are they organic cotton? Right now, we are asking you to think about your pillow and the mattress you sleep on!  Your nose is in direct contact with the materials in the pillow and the sheets every night. We want you to be sure that those materials are not just safe for you to breathe in, but also healthy, and comfortable!

Meet Essentia, The World Healthiest and Only Natural Memory Foam Mattress


Organic mattresses are comfortable. You’ll never have to trade in comfort for your health. This is exactly why Essentia created their brand of mattresses!   The brand blends health and comfort together so that you can get a good night’s sleep.  Their mattresses are non-toxic, comfortable, and perfect for better performance for your body the next day.

Get Better Sleep Performance Today!

In fact, Essentia wins on these 6 major elements:

1. Temperature Control
Essentia mattresses naturally pull heat away from your body and out of the mattress, allowing you to sleep on average 7 degrees cooler* than your body temperature over an 8-hour time-lapse thus promoting ‘micro-hibernation’.

2. Allergy Friendly
Essentia mattresses are impervious to dust mites and do not contain latex proteins.  According to Dr. Robert G. Hamilton of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, these proteins may trigger allergies. Essentia does not use any wool or fiber batting that may also act as a nesting ground for dust mites. You can rest easy knowing you won’t be exposed to potential allergens on an Essentia mattress.

3. Accelerated Recovery

Essentia mattresses offer ultimate pressure relief.  The mattresses increase blood circulation and eliminate numbness and soreness at night.  How? Essentia’s patented natural memory foam, that’s how. Fall asleep quicker, recover faster, and stay asleep longer on Essentia.

4. Optimized Sleep
Essentia Wholebody Recovery category mattresses feature Essentia’s patented molded technology resulting in a high-density natural memory foam comfort layer that reacts quickly to your natural movements at night.  Therefore, it reduces sleep interruptions and keeps you in crucial REM sleep cycles.

5. Organically Clean
Essentia’s natural and organic components reduce VOC exposure.  This is so your body can spend less time fighting outside elements and more time healing. All Essentia products are manufactured in Essentia’s GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic factory.

6. Proper Posture
Essentia mattresses eliminate negative space to properly support the back for a more comfortable sleep. The natural hevea latex support core featured in all Essentia mattresses ensures proper spinal alignment.

Don’t waste another night on a mattress that isn’t working as hard for you and your health as an Essentia mattress does!

For more information, and to snag $50 off your first order, go to Essentia!

Improve Your Health With Les Mills’ BODYFLOW™ Yoga Program!

International Yoga Day is June 21st!

It’s Father’s Day this coming weekend. Happy Dad’s Day to all the papas out there! 

The day after Father’s Day happens to be International Yoga Day.  On June 21st the world will honor the ancient practice.  Yoga has come to dominate the conversation – and with good reason!  Yoga has been scientifically proven to improve sleep quality, confidence, motivation, reduce depression and anxiety.  Not to mention it also will improve overall satisfaction in life. It’s time to dust off that good old yoga mat!

Not sure where to begin? Allow us to make a healthy suggestion.

Introducing…Les Mills’ BODYFLOW™ Yoga Program

Les Mills has been providing people with innovative ways to exercise for over 50 years.  As a global leader in group fitness programming, Les Mills created over 20 science-backed group fitness programs, including BODYFLOW™ (yoga with elements of Tai Chi and Pilates), BODYPUMP® (weights), BODYCOMBAT® (martial arts). RPM® (indoor cycling), LES MILLS GRIT® (30-minute high-intensity interval training), and the revolutionary immersive cycle experience THE TRIP™.  LES MILLS workouts are delivered by 140,000 certified instructors in 21,000 clubs across 110 countries.  These programs are also available for at-home exercisers via the Les Mills On Demand™ streaming platform.  


Les Mills’ BODYFLOW Yoga Fusion fitness program

The Les Mills’ BODYFLOW™ yoga program is ideal for anyone and everyone.  The yoga-based classes will improve your mind, body, and life. Uniquely, BODYFLOW has an inspired soundtrack that plays as you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves.  It also embraces Tai Chi and Pilates elements into the program.  This class focuses on breathing control, with modifications for anyone just getting started with a yoga practice.  You’ll strengthen your entire body and leave the class feeling calm, centered, and happy.  BODYFLOW classes are available on the Les Mills on Demand™ app and are an average of 55 minutes in duration.
If that doesn’t entice you, may we suggest…

The Les Mills Yoga MBX Mat™

The brand’s high-density eco-PVC yoga mat provides supportive cushioning yet delivers a firm grip to avoid sinking and sliding.   This was designed in the first place so that during poses you can focus on staying calm and centered. Apart from other mats, the high-density eco-PVC also stops indents and surface compression from forming. Secondly, the anti-slip coating keeps you anchored even during intense sweat sessions. As a matter of fact, the mat features a semi-closed cell surface for hygiene performance and cleans easily with water and a few drops of mild dish soap.  Retail price $79.00

Available for purchase online at Les Mills.
Happy International Yoga Day, everyone!

Cheers!

Dunn Pellier Media, Names New Director of Public Relations

Shea Gorden Named Director of Public Relations

Gorden will now serve in the new role of Director of Public Relations. In this role, Gorden will focus on leading the culture, training, and development of our teams.  And, she will also manage and oversee the company’s PR teams and their activities.  Gorden began her career as an intern in 2017 and worked her way up to Publicist in 2019. She has acted as a catalyst in keeping clients happy and satisfied with much success in the wellness industry.

“Working at Dunn Pellier Media has been the fuel to my health and wellness fire. I’ve always had a fondness for the industry, but getting the opportunity to work with game-changers, thought leaders, and others interrupting the space has catapulted my fondness into passion,” said Gorden.

New Goals for the Company

Her goals will include educating the PR team on public relations best practices, paving the way for new media relations, and ensuring the publicity goals of our clients are being met. In addition, Gorden will continue working with clients while guiding the entire account services team.  She will report directly to CEO and founder, Nicole Dunn.

As a result over the last year, Dunn Pellier Media has had a 20% annual growth rate.  The agency closed a number of new accounts including the Les Mills fitness brand, Essentia – the world’s only natural memory foam mattress – and SideChef with a collaboration with Walmart. 30 clients trusted DPM with their PR efforts throughout the pandemic, creating new opportunities for current DPM personnel and growth. Dunn Pellier Media is also happy to welcome Jocelyn ClendeningElon University graduate of 2021 and former intern, to the team as a Junior Publicist. This role will report to Shea Gorden, Director of PR.

“This is an exciting time for Dunn Pellier Media. We are growing rapidly and have a diverse and incredibly interesting client base who are driving real change in the health and wellness marketplace.  Wellness opportunities are happening in many major industries.  This is helping brands create a purpose-driven culture for their consumers. Wellness is sure to be a part of every facet of our lives — from food and skincare to airlines, hotels, cars, and even banking.  By creating a wellness-oriented mission, brands can evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of both their consumers and the world at large,” said Nicole Dunn.

About Dunn Pellier Media:

Dunn Pellier Media specializes in health and wellness public relations.  It is at the forefront of the growing wellness marketplace. Our team is passionate about doing our best.  We love connecting brands, experts, and other game-changers who are working to improve lives. Our clientele ranges from medical experts, cookbook authors, and fitness trainers to innovative apps, beauty products, and more.

To learn more about what we do please visit www.dunnpelliermedia.com.

For more information please contact Nicole Dunn at nicole@dunnpelliermedia.com.

Dunn Pellier Media Wins Awards for ‘Cooking Made Easy’ Campaign

SideChef and Panasonic Designer Meals in the Microwave Made Easy…

Thank you to the Bulldog PR Awards and the Telly Awards!   Today as a team, we get a chance to celebrate our team wins within the Public Relations and Journalism field.

We are recognized and awarded both The Bulldog PR Awards and the Telly Awards for our social media campaign “Cooking Made Easy,” with SideChef and Panasonic!  These high-profile awards from leading industry trade media, demonstrate DPM’s Public Relations and Social Media innovation.

“SideChef and Panasonic are a highlight in my career path – this was a fun, challenging, and unique campaign. From the start, I was determined to create a great campaign and the results are a reflection of my strong capabilities. I became extremely invested and passionate about this project.  This award will now forever be a memory of that hard work,” said Social Team Coordinator for DPM, Sean Saavedra.

Thank you to both media organizations for recognizing Dunn Pellier Media, for its exceptional skill, agility & performance amid an uncertain start to the year worldwide.

Bulldog PR Award / Silver Award: for the “Best Use of Influencers”

Telly Awards: Silver Award for “Food & Beverage Social Video Series”

We are thrilled for our team and our client SideChef and Panasonic.  Dunn Pellier Media values the wellness brands/products we represent.  

Public Relations will take your wellness brand to a new level.  Email us today to set up a time to talk!

Nicole@dunnpelliermedia.com, Oumy@dunnpelliermedia.com – Business Development for Dunn Pellier Media

Les Mills On Demand Fitness Presents: Born to Move

Get Your Kids Moving!

Things have looked drastically different in many ways for us all during the course of this pandemic. As we have navigated our way through the changes, our children have to follow suit. Now more than ever their mental health is more important than ever.  Our children have sacrificed so much on account of the pandemic.  Number one, the lack of social interaction, and number 2 their physical health.

Are you interested in a way to get your children involved in physical movement?  Les Mills created a program to change that, with their online workout for kids called, BORN TO MOVE!

If you are looking to get your child moving and instill a life-long love of physical activity – this may be for your family.  BORN TO MOVE™ will help children experience the joy and vitality of moving to music.  Each session feeds the young person’s natural appetite for action, movement, and play.  They will instantly have more energy, confidence, good health, and increased ability. The biggest bonus to the program BORN TO MOVE is that it helps with core developmental stages, and features programming for children aged 2-5 and for those aged 6-16.

“The early and school years of life are a critical window to form positive habits. That’s why we’ve developed BORN TO MOVE. We want to instill a love of being active in children so they can grow into active, healthy, and happy adults.” – Dr. Jackie Mills, MD, Less Mills Chief Creative Officer

For more information and to check out Les Mills’ 5 pillars of child development (which explains why BORN TO MOVE works so well), visit https://www.lesmills.com/us/btm-activeschools/

Here’s to breaking a sweat and having fun while doing it!

Sugar is 8 Times More Addictive Than Cocaine

Sugar Talk with Dr. Michael Goran and Dr. Bill Cole

Dunn Pellier Media’s PR client, Dr. Michael Goran, Ph.D., and Dr. Emily Ventura’s recent book, SUGARPROOF: The Hidden Dangers of Sugar That Are Putting Your Child’s Health at Risk and What You Can Do. Sugarproof busts myths about types of sugars and sweeteners, which can go by over 200 different names, and encourages families to take on a life-changing 7-Day No Added Sugar Challenge or 28 Day gradual reduction to kick start change and right-size their  intake of the sweet stuff.

Sugarproof: The hidden dangers of sugar

Last week, Dr. Goran teamed up with fellow Dunn Pellier Media Wellness client Dr. Bill Cole. Together they hosted an Instagram Live to dive deeper into a discussion about sugar and its negative effects on the body. We encourage you to listen and learn things about sugar and how it may be negatively impacting your life. Spoiler alert: if you’re eating added sugars beyond whole fruits, you are being impacted. The extent depends on how much you’re consuming. Click here for Instagram Live.

Take Back Your Health Now

Dr Bill Cole takes a look at sugar intake

To summarize a little bit of the discussion, Dr. Bill Cole talked about his 5 step method to help his patients take back their health:

  1. Identify the source of energy depletion (which is often sugar itself)
  2. Regenerate the cell membrane
  3. Restore energy (and remember: the sweet stuff will create energy depletion)
  4. Reduce inflammation
  5. Establish methylation

How Adults Can Reduce Sugar Intake

Dr. Goran discussed the two plans in his book to reduce intake of the sweet stuff.  One is just quitting cold turkey for 7 days and the other which is a gentler 28 days. Research shows that you can get metabolic benefits even after just 7 days of eliminating sugar! For any parent dealing with behavior issues like ADHD, Dr. Goran shares that these kinds of behaviors improve within just a couple of days of eliminating sugar!

How Toddlers Can Reduce Sugar Intake

And for those of you with toddlers, keep reading. Because the effects of the sweet stuff are far worse on a toddler or growing child than on an adult. Why? Because sugar can alter the state of cellular development as a child is developing. During brain development, it can be more detrimental because it can alter the state of cellular development. High levels of fructose can make a stem cell more likely to develop into a fat cell!

Dr. Goran and Dr. Cole discuss the differences between fructose and glucose (and trust us – there is a difference), along with a discussion about fruits versus alternative sweeteners, and more.

If you have children – or if you yourself are suffering from health issues and you know you are consuming too much sugar –  tune in to this important Instagram chat!

Learn more about Dr. Goran and his book, Sugarproof.

Find out more about Dr. Bill Cole

Fitness Brand Les Mills Makes a Comeback

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Les Mills On Demand is a global leader in group fitness programming. LM is a family owned and run business. It has been that way for over 50 years.

The weather is getting warmer, and with it, the whispers of those summer days are calling. If you’re looking to get a little fitter as summer approaches we have just the thing!

There are so many group online fitness programs out there these days.  In fact over 150K online programs. But are they all created equal? They are not!

The Mills Fitness Backstory

In 1968, four-time Olympian Les Mills started his first gym in Auckland, New Zealand. It was a simple operation, basic strength, and cardio training for a small community of athletes. 50 years later, it is the hub of a global revolution.  It’s a vibrant destination where the world’s top fitness talent and programming came up with a new way to get fit, combining music with movement.

After returning from a UCLA track scholarship in 1980, Les’ son, Phillip, grew the family business by creating group workouts to the beat of modern music. The Les Mills fitness classes were born and were so popular that people lined up practically down the street!

Phillip spent years developing the concept, with his doctor and former gymnast wife Jackie.  They learned first-hand what makes – and breaks – a good fitness class. In 1990, they changed the game entirely by introducing weights – BODYPUMP was born.

Phillip and Jackie took BODYPUMP to the world. The organization employs a team of talented presenters to travel the globe to provide great group fitness. To date, there are now 20,000 clubs offering LES MILLS programs!

Phillip and Jackie’s children, Diana and Les Jr, are now propelling Les Mills into the future. Leading a global team of thousands they are tapping into the freshest exercise trends, fusing science, music, movement, and ground-breaking technology, and doing whatever possible to make life-changing fitness experiences more accessible.

Millions of People Get Fit with Les Mills Every Week

Over time, the suite of LES MILLS programs has grown. These days the organization offers everything from yoga to cycling, dance, martial arts, HIIT, and more! To date, this powerhouse of a fitness company has created 20 science-backed group fitness programs, including BODYPUMP® (weights), BODYCOMBAT® (martial arts), RPM® (indoor cycling), LES MILLS GRIT® (30-minute high-intensity interval training), and the revolutionary immersive cycle experience, THE TRIP™. Want to know more about LES MILLS On Demand or workouts with over 140,000 certified instructors in 21,000 clubs across 110 countries? All available on the LES MILLS™ On Demand streaming platform – do it from home or at the gym!   (And yes, gyms are getting back up and running!)

Millions of people are getting fit this summer with LMOD fitness.
Beginning April 19th, 2021 you can try it out for FREE for 30 days! We know that fitness deals don’t get offered like this offer  (We’ve been working out and doing public relations for top fitness brands for over 15 years!)

For more information, visit: Official Les Mills Website

Cheers to summer and 30 days of free workouts!

Drew Manning’s Weight Loss and Fitness Journey

Losing Weight at 40 is Hard, But Not Impossible

You may recall Dunn Pellier Media’s fitness client, Drew Manning, from Fit2Fat2Forty. In anticipation of his 40th birthday, he set out to gain weight over 4 months to prove to himself and to his clients that you can get fit after 40!

Drew is well on his way to proving his point, bringing his fitness followers and followers on Instagram along for the ride. In the weight gain part of his plan, he showed four diets – vegan, paleo, keto, etc. – and demonstrated all of them in an unhealthy way.  He also dropped all of his fitness routines.  He wanted people to see how not to do these diets in order to gain weight.

In his “back to fit” portion of the plan, he is showing everyone these same four diets but this time following them the right way.  And he has added back his fitness routines and the motivational part to keep everyone moving!  He was able to demonstrate that when done correctly, you can get fit no matter your dietary preferences – with a few tweaks, of course.

Drew is presently 28 weeks into this 8-month journey. Let’s see how he’s doing!

Photo courtesy: Drew Manning’s Fitness Journey

9 Weeks into the Back2Fit Journey

And 9 more weeks to go to get his fitness back! Drew is currently down almost 39 lbs! 23ish more pounds to go!

Beginning Results (Aug 27, 2020):

– Weight = 181.6 lbs
– Waist = 33.5”
– Hips = 38”
– Body Fat % = 8.4%

Heaviest Results (Dec 27, 2020):

– Weight = 244 lbs
– Waist = 46”
– Hips = 47.5”
– Body Fat % = 26.2%

Current Results:

– Weight = 205.4 lbs
– Waist = 38”
– Hips = 41.75”
– Body Fat % = 15.4%

Physical/Emotional Changes – Get Your Fitness Back

Here are Drew’s Physical/Mental/Emotional Changes as he grows his fitness routine:

– This week I did Keto + IF
– Digestion was way better this week
– Not as hungry in between meals
– More mental clarity this week
– Sleep efficiency dropped this week but could be due to stress from preparing to move soon
– Still continuing to make my bed, take cold showers, meditate, gratitude journal, positive affirmations and walk every day

Are you interested in joining Drew on his fitness journey?  You can join the program at any time – even after he loses all the weight!

For more information, visit Drew at the Back2Fit program.

We are rooting for you (and Drew) here at Dunn Pellier Media!
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