What You Need to Know About Nitric Oxide

Understanding the Coronavirus: Nobel Prize-Winning Dr. Lou Ignarro’s Take

It’s been 6 ½ months since the world effectively closed down, and the door to the life we knew before COVID-19 was closed. As we look toward a future, one that isn’t free from this or other viruses we have yet to encounter but rather one where we have to learn to live with them, we know this one thing is true: we have work to do. We have work to do in how we as a nation approach new viruses and diseases like this, how we keep everyone safe, how we study and learn how to treat new threats, and so much more.

There have been many bright lights in the midst of the darkness of COVID, and one such light is on our client Dr. Lou J. Ignarro. Dr. Ignarro is a Nobel Prize-Winning and UCLA Distinguished Professor Emeritus, and he has been quite vocal about the importance of Nitric Oxide and proper breathing with regards to combating COVID. In June, he was quoted in Biospace.com when he pointed to a recent study by Ackermann et al. in the New England Journal of Medicine, “Pulmonary Vascular Endothelialitis, Thrombosis, and Angiogenesis for COVID-19.”

Essentially, he said, “this study shows that the coronavirus causes destruction of the capacity of blood vessels in the lungs to produce Nitric Oxide (NO).”

As such, Nitric Oxide may be considered as a possible treatment for COVID-19.

What is nitric oxide?

In Dunn Pellier Media’s client’s own words, “Nitric Oxide, also termed NO, is a gaseous molecule that is produced by our arteries in all organs to regulate cardiovascular function. NO causes the muscle cells (smooth muscle) enveloping arteries to relax, thereby causing vasodilation, or widening of the arteries. This physiological action results in a decrease in blood pressure within the arteries and increased blood flow to all organs through the dilated arteries. In the erectile tissue, the NO released during sexual stimulation causes profound relaxation or dilation of the arteries within the erectile tissue, termed the corpus cavernosum. This results in engorgement with blood and consequently penile erection.”

You can read more of the science behind why nitric oxide might be a good potential treatment for coronavirus here.

But if you want to learn a free way to increase NO right now, here you go:

“One thing I urge everyone to practice during this coronavirus pandemic is to breathe or inhale through your NOSE and exhale through your mouth. The cells and tissues in the nose, but not the mouth, constantly and continuously produce nitric oxide, which is a gas. The physiological significance of this is that nasally-derived NO improves oxygen delivery into the lungs by causing bronchodilation – the relaxation and widening of the bronchi and bronchioles in the lungs. Moreover, when inhaling through the nose, your nasal nitric oxide is inhaled into your lungs, where it stands a chance of meeting up with the virus particles. Inhaling through your mouth will NOT accomplish this. By the same token, exhaling through your nose is highly wasteful in that you would be expelling the NO away from the lungs, where it is needed most.” says Dr. Ignarro in an article on Mark’s Daily Apple earlier this year.

There you have it, a simple technique to help you combat this virus in case you or a loved one should fall prey to it. As for the studies regarding NO as a potential treatment, we promise to keep you updated as the story unfolds.

In the meantime, check out more information about Dunn Pellier Media’s client, NO, and Dr. Lou J. Ignarro here.

Father’s Day is June 21st

Give Your Dad the Gift of Health with These Awesome Ideas…

It seems fitting that Father’s Day falls on the final day of National Men’s Health Week, and on the first official day of Summer! Give your dad a nudge and inspire better health with these wonderful gift ideas:

1. Tropical Oasis Men’s Liquid Multivitamin

Tropical Oasis

This Men’s Liquid Multivitamin is formulated just for men with premium vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and nutrients. Containing over 100 ingredients, it’s the perfect way to stay on top of your health. Check them out at TropicalOasis.com

2. A Membership to Bulldog Yoga

Fun, convenient, and intimidation-free yoga set to popular upbeat music you know and love. From Eminem themed classes to Beyoncé and everything in-between, it’s perfect for anyone who wants to give yoga a try. Check them out at Bulldogonline.com

3. A 6 Minute Workout with Body FX

An intense 3-phase workout system brought to you by the creators of BodyFX. This 6-minute workout will get you visibly fit in just 7 days – even if you hate working out. Check them out at Bodyfx.com

4. A Membership to Inner Dimension TV

Full of high-quality cinematic yoga, meditation, and personal growth content including thematic Power Yoga, Meditation, Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for Beginners, Gentle, Restorative, and Pranayama practices. Check them out at Innerdimensiontv.com

How a Store Chain and a Pop Singer Drove Interest in a Wellness Festival

Kroger and Grammy nominee Jewel, co-founders of the Wellness Your Way Festival, joined forces to publicize the three-day event in Denver through focused promotions

Winner: Dunn Pellier Media

It’s important to see the big picture without forsaking the particulars.

Dunn Pellier Media was tasked with driving 1 billion impressions in total for the 2019 Wellness Your Way Festival (WYWF), a three-day health and wellness festival, co-founded by Kroger Co. and singer/songwriter Jewel.

The attention to both the forest and the trees helped Dunn Pellier Media take home top honors for “Best Event Promotion” in PR Daily’s 2020 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards.

Because wellness is a universal concern, Dunn Pellier Media emphasized the festival’s accessibility, inclusivity and affordability. It also highlighted—with emphasis geared to the media outlet—Jewel’s commitment to mindfulness, as well as her celebrity status and musicianship.

Overall, Dunn Pellier Media solidified 200 pieces of coverage with 1.51 billion online readership, 5.39 million estimated views overall, and 4.21 million reach on Instagram stories. Top press hits include Yahoo, In Touch, Life & Style, Buzzfeed, Extra, and Fox 31 Denver. (The 2019 event was held in Denver.)

Digital Marketing and Social Media Awards Winner

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*Article credit PR Daily.

*Photo courtesy of Wellness Your Way Festival

 

Safe Meal Delivery in Trying Times Avoid Grocery Store Lines with Safe Home Meal Delivery With Z.E.N. Foods

Photo Credit: Z.E.N. Foods
 
Safe Food Prep and Delivered Straight To Your Door
 
Given the current state of affairs, do you find yourself thinking twice before ordering take out or meal delivery? You should, and you’re not alone. With information circulating about how long the virus – and other bacteria – can last on certain surfaces, you’re right to be concerned and to begin questioning your local take out spots and/or meal delivery services. How can you trust that these places are taking extra precautions to ensure you and your family’s safety?

If you’re tired of cooking your own food (or can’t find the ingredients you’re looking for on the bare shelves at the store) and are looking for a safe alternative, consider Z.E.N. Foods. This meal-delivery service has been providing delicious, zero effort nutrition (aka Z.E.N.) meal delivery for their clients for the last ten years, and they take their clients’ health seriously. Even before this outbreak, they adhered to the strictest food preparation safety standards, and now they are complying with all of the CDC’s and other healthcare professionals’ guidance on food safety. And not just the food, but also the containers they come in and the surfaces they are prepared on.

“Z.E.N. Foods has always maintained the strictest standards. Our vendors are local and we grade all of our ingredients for quality, freshness, and sustainability every delivery…Once our food is cooked, it is then blast chilled down to 34° within a 90-minute period. This is to not only prevent any foodborne illnesses but also ensures the freshness of the food. Then everything is plated in a cold room at 34°,” says the founder, Mariana Rossano.

The best part of Z.E.N. Foods (besides them being free of contamination and the possible spread of COVID-19 to you and your family)? It’s price-conscious AND healthy, with dinners starting as low as $9.95/meal! You really can’t go wrong!

USE OUR DISCOUNT CODE: ZEN10 for 10% off your order!

For more information and to place your first order, visit https://zenfoods.com/

 
See Z.E.N. Foods on KTLA discussing food safety for meal delivery and a great way to feed the senior in your life (Mom, Dad, Grandma!!)

Boost Your Immune System!

Get Higher Absorption From Your Vitamins (and Protect Your Health from Coronavirus)

Photo Courtesy: Tropical Oasis

It’s easy to get lost in the supplement world these days. It seems that every time we listen to a new podcast with a new expert talking about a new scientific discovery, we add yet another vitamin to our already long list. Given the state of our soil and food these days – it’s no wonder we need to get our vitamins through supplementation. But with an industry that isn’t regulated, how are we to know if what we are taking is actually working? In the days of Coronavirus and other superbugs on the horizon, we cannot afford to mess around when it comes to our health.

That’s why we are so proud to welcome our newest client, Tropical Oasis, to the Dunn Pellier Media Family. Voted #1 Vitamin by Best Reviews Vitamin Guide for 2019, this physician-approved, GMP certified vitamin company focuses on an array of liquid vitamins to support you and your health. From women’s and men’s health to kids and pets to joint and bone, to skin and beauty, this company has got you covered.

But why liquid?

  1. They are easier on the stomach.

Conventional vitamins also contain chemical additives, called binding agents, used to hold pills together. Binding ingredients like dibasic calcium phosphate (DCP) and microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) pass through the body and are discarded during digestion, but otherwise, add no nutritional value.

That means every time you take a standard vitamin, you’re forcing your body to do the digestive heavy lifting that it doesn’t have to. Liquid multivitamins, on the other hand, are free from these kinds of chemical binding agents, making them more similar to the way your body absorbs vitamins and minerals from fruits and vegetables. It’s the natural sustenance your body craves!

2. They are easier to swallow.

Vitamins are notoriously large and cumbersome, making them harder to get down. And if you have difficulty swallowing pills or suffer from a condition like dry mouth or dysphagia, standard multivitamins may be a non-starter. Liquid multivitamins offer the ideal alternative to bulky pills. Unlike standard tablets, liquid vitamins are designed to be easy on the throat and gentle to swallow—no glass of water required!

3. They yield better absorption than capsules or pills

Did you know that liquids have a 98% absorption rate? If you think about it, when you ingest something, your body begins to create digestive enzymes to break down what you’ve taken in. The denser the food, the more enzymes are required to break the food down into usable pieces for your body, and the longer it takes to absorb. A liquid requires very few digestive enzymes because it is already in liquid form. This is why it has a 98% absorption rate, versus the 39-53% absorption rate as capsules or pills.

You and your family cannot afford sub-quality vitamins at any time, especially during this cold and flu season, and with the Coronavirus running rampant on a global scale.  Just to note that the most important vitamins you should be taking RIGHT NOW ARE:

  • Vitamin C is one of the biggest immune system boosters of all. In fact, a lack of vitamin C can even make you more prone to getting sick. Foods rich in vitamin C include oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, strawberries, bell peppers, spinach, kale, and broccoli. Daily intake of vitamin C is essential for good health because your body doesn’t produce or store it.
  • Vitamin B6 is vital to supporting biochemical reactions in the immune system. Vitamin B6-rich foods include chicken and cold-water fish such as salmon and tuna. Vitamin B6 also is found in green vegetables and in chickpeas, which is the main ingredient in hummus.

Look no further than Tropical Oasis vitamins to safeguard you and your loved ones now and always. For more information, and to check out their vitamin options, visit them online and use our 20% discount code: Health20 at Tropical Oasis.

Stay safe out there, wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and TAKE YOUR VITAMINS!

Healthy Gift Ideas for the Health Conscious People in Your Life!

Photo credit: Vapur

From Workout Gear to Hemp to Protein…

We know, we know. We said it last time. But it begs repeating: the holidays are almost here! Don’t get caught in last minute shopping. Get ahead of the rush with these great gift ideas from our very own here at Dunn Pellier Media. There is a reason we represent all of these wonderful companies: we believe in the visions behind their brands, we believe in their products, and helping them spread the word about their brands downright makes us feel good!

So without further ado, let us gift you with this list of holiday gifts for you and yours this season:

1. Eco Responsible Water Bottles from Vapur

This is a perfect gift for adults or children alike, and you can feel great about buying them! The company is dedicated to eliminating the use of water bottles and to being eco responsible! It’s the gift that truly gives back.

2. The Ooler Sleep System from Chili

Ok, this is a bigger ticket item, but if you can swing it, and you’ve got someone in your life who needs help with sleep, this is the gift for them! Check them out for more information.

3. Body Complete RX (BCRX) Workout Wear

Help your friends and family get inspired to workout and keep their New Year’s resolutions in 2020. Deck them out in workout gear from BCRX that makes them feel sleek, fit, and fabulous!

4. A Guided Weight Loss Plan from Gauge Girl Training

Got someone in your life who cannot seem to lose weight or stick to a program? Gift them the plan that will help them achieve their goals. Check out what Gauge Girl Training has to offer!

5. A Healthy Sex Life from GAINSWave

This one is a little sensitive, but perhaps you know a male dealing with ED. If you do, GAINSWave can truly be a Godsend. Check them out!

6. Prebiotic, Gut Healthy Foods from Uplift Foods

With a company mission to improve mood through food, this is the perfect gift to help someone in your life whose nutrition and gut health could use a boost! Check out their products, recipes and books and pick out the perfect gift!

7. A Class Pack to Perspire Sauna Studio

We all know by now that infrared technology does our bodies good, so why not pass along this amazing benefit to a friend? Give the gift of perspire sauna studio this holiday season. They combine infrared sauna technology and chromotherapy to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul!

8. CBD Relief with HempFusion

CBD is all the rage – and with good reason! Got someone in your life who could benefit from the effects of CBD? Consider giving them a product from HempFusion. Check out their products and pick out the perfect one.

How Samia Gore used Social Media to Build a Wellness Empire

Photo Credit: Samia Gore

We are thrilled to report the amazing success of our client and founder of Body Complete RX, Samia Gore, who built her empire by sharing her 80 pound weight loss and plastic surgery journey via social media. Body Complete RX is a plant based nutrition company designed with diversity in mind, namely, that not every approach works for every body.

According to this article about Samia in Essence, “the wellness industry has begun to diversify — but there’s still a long way to go. And while there are many different definitions to the term “wellness,” Samia Gore is redefining the fact that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach.”

After the birth of her fourth child, Samia didn’t recognize the body looking back at her in the mirror. She wanted to be proactive and get her body back, so she set out on a quest to drop the 80 pounds she had gained in her fourth pregnancy. Her journey may have started there, but it continued after making a decision to get plastic surgery to give her body that final “push.”

Read more about it in this Essence article.

For more information on Samia’s plant based nutrition company, visit https://bodycompleterx.com/

The Holidays are Coming! Got Sleep on Your List of Gifts This Year? Get OOLER

We can’t believe we’re saying this, but the holidays are almost here. Again. Where does the time go? Get ahead of your gift giving this year. If you’ve got someone on your list who needs help with sleep (or if you yourself are someone who does), then you’ll want to add the OOLER sleep system from Chili to the list!

Adjusting your sleep temperature is all the rage right now, and with good reason. The temperature at which you sleep has a direct impact on your quality of rest! But what happens if you run hot and your partner runs cold? One ends up sweating, while the other is fine. Conversely, one ends up freezing while the other sleeps soundly. Well, not anymore, people. Not. Any. More.!!!

Chili, a company that specializes in temperature mattress pads, has been helping couples get better rest for years now! They just introduced a new product: The OOLER®. It is their most advanced and most luxurious sleep system with a hydro-powered thermal range from 55-115°F (13-46°C). It includes a hydronic pad, control unit(s) and OOLER app for sleep schedules. Enjoy upgraded features to not only improve your sleep but to optimize it for one or two sleepers.

Not sure this system is right for you or your gift recipient? No problem. Any of the Chili products comes with a 90 night sleep trial! Their products also come with free shipping, a payment plan if you don’t want to drop too much cash at once, and a 2 year limited warranty, so you really can’t go wrong.

Let the gift giving – and the good sleep – begin! For more information, visit https://www.chilitechnology.com

The Wellness Your Way Festival is Back – An Affordable Music & Wellness Festival For All

Grammy Nominated Singer Jewel’s Festival comes to Denver & Cincinnati…

So, you wanted to go to the Goop wellness festival but couldn’t quite stomach the $500+ price tag for a ticket? We totally get it. The good news is that wellness festivals can actually be accessible to everyone – at any price point. Let’s leave the gooping to the goopers, and instead let’s focus on the crown Jewel (wink wink) of festivals: Wellness Your Way Festival!

Grammy Nominated Singer/songwriter, Jewel (yes, that Jewel) partnered with Kroger and Inclusion Companies to launch the first ever, affordable music and wellness festival last October in Cincinnati. As you can imagine, it was a huge success. But not just because of their star studded line up, including Jewel herself. It was because this festival did something no other festivals appear to be doing: it was made affordable to everyone, no matter their income level. And when it comes to music and wellness, shouldn’t we all have the chance to learn about what makes us healthy and listen to good music? We think so. 

Wellness Your Way Festival is here to stay – they will be back in Cincinnati this October! But they didn’t want to stop at just one city, so they have added another stop: Denver, Colorado in August!

That’s right, Denver fans and citizens, you can attend a celebrity studded, affordable wellness festival in those Colorado rockies for a small fee: $35 for a 3 day VIP pass, $25 for a regular 3 days pass (same deal without the bells and whistles of the VIP stuff), or $10 for a day pass to either day (Friday, Saturday of Sunday).

Got any children under 12? Great. They are FREE!!

You can expect workouts from celebrity trainers like Tony Horton (creator of P90X), The Tone It Up Girls, Denise Austin, cooking demos from famous chefs like The Today Show nutritionist Joy Bauer, main stage events, and a speaker series with influential people – including Jewel, of course! 

There is literally no reason not to go to this festival – you have only your health to gain! Oh, and a whole lot of fun too.

So spread the word: if you live in Denver, get tickets! If you have friends there, tell them about it. And if you just feel like posting about this fantabulous and kind hearted event on your social media channels, please do that too. 

For more information, visit: https://www.wellnessyourwayfestival.com/

Stop Starving Yourself! Sustain Your Summer Health and Bod Mindfully with Body Complete Rx

Photo courtesy of: Body Complete Rx

The summer solstice is just around the corner. What that usually means is talk about getting that bikini bod for summer. But health goes so much deeper than that, and we all know it. It’s less about getting a bikini bod in time for the summer, and more about total body health, don’t you think? When you feel good in your body – year round – everything else follows suit: glowing skin, increase confidence, better sleep, the works.

That’s why we are so in love with our client, Body Complete Rx. They have created effective plant based health and beauty supplements for everyone looking to maximize not just their “bikini bods,” but also, their overall health.

“Being healthy isn’t just a goal. It’s a lifestyle you choose to live daily,” the company says.

From vegan protein to multi and B12 vitamins, to HCG drops, Body Complete Rx is a system of eating, training and supplementing designed to help you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Walk around with confidence this summer, knowing your skin is glowing from the inside out, your muscles are toned to their optimal function, and your organs are thanking their lucky stars that you’ve given them the fuel they need to perform.

We know, it sounds great. But don’t take our word for it. Here is what other people are saying:

“I have always been the one that was struggling to lose the weight. After using the product I have been able to lose the weight successfully and keep it off.” – Alexandria R.

“I have been taking the products for about 9 days and I’m already down 10 POUNDS! I love it! I follow the diet regimen that was provided with the products and I absolutely love it. I can’t wait to order my next kit!” – Katherine

“I have completed my first month and I am down 25 pounds! This product is amazing! Although I was not able to work out as much, I definitely just stuck to the meal plan and the weight just simply fell off. I’ll definitely be reordering this product again. I couldn’t be happier. I’m on my way to a healthier me!” – Crystal L.

So, how does it work and how do you get started? To check them out, and to download their FREE copy of Body Complete Guide, visit https://bodycompleterx.com/

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