Our dear friend Chef Traci Calderon reached out to me personally to help her maintain meals for the elderly and homeless in Seattle. I donated, but thought that I would share her plea for help. Seattle has always been good to Keys and we wanted to share her quest with you. By way of background, Traci has been my friend for over 20 years. She is a deep spirit and is the chef at the Atrium at Pike Market in Seattle. When the C-19 thing hit, it hit the elderly around the world very hard. The ray of hope in Seattle is Chef Traci!
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So the topic of this article is a kind of RBF story or to be more specific, IMS. Irritable Mask Syndrome is genuine and seems to be caused by various things. Some have told me that masks are an invasion of identity or uncomfortable. One said having to wear one is unconstitutional. Some feel self-conscious while others seem to like that they can hide behind one.
Funny as it may seem, the one thing about C-19 that I enjoy is not shopping. I hate to grocery shop, so Bob does it most of the time. He hates shopping as well and has been an online buyer since the first eCommerce stores began in the ’90s. He was one of the first subscribers to eBay and Amazon knows him by his first name. With the stay at home orders, it was the impetus for me to embrace online grocery shopping. InstaCart, Sprouts, and Wal-Mart have facilitated this change in a good way.
RediCare began just after Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans, Louisianna. We had an excellent therapeutic lotion named MetaCare that contains Ayurvedic Neem and Karanja oil. What happened next was the creation of a new product called RediCare.
Get The Facts! – Please!
Living with an engineer scientist, the common phrase I hear is, “Where Are Your Facts?” When it comes to your health, Dr. Google is an excellent resource as long as individuals do not have an intention for themselves. So, where do we go for HealthLine facts so we can make good decisions? You are responsible for your personal and family health. Having a resource that you can count on is paramount.
National Institutes of Health
Enter the National Institutes of Health PubMed. NIH is the health arm of the US Government and much more. PubMed is a database created by the NIH and resource begun many years ago as Medlars ll™ and Medline™. Now it is a fantastic resource to learn as little or as much as you want about any medical or research subject dealing with human beings and sometimes our pets.
Merz, 145 Years and Going Strong – Honest, Integrity, Innovation There is no doubt that the natural market industry is in turmoil since Amazon bought Whole Foods. With all this change and dynamics, Merz Apothecary in Chicago has not missed a beat. Why, because they lead with their HIPS. Honesty, Integrity, Persistence, and Sincerity. Keys […]
by Wendy Steele, Keys CEO
Every skier around the world knows the importance of using sunscreens at high altitude. As the air thins, the UV radiation protection from the atmosphere declines exponentially. The same is true when it gets cold and dry at sea level. Worse, cold winds chap, dry, and redden the skin on your face neck and hands. Ironically, it can be as important to wear sunscreen in the winter as in the heat of summer. Reflected UV can double the dose of UV A aging rays while UV B burning rays can be more docile. Our face neck and hands can take a real beating in the winter months. Even places like the Southwest US, where it is warm, are also dryer in the winter. Make Sense?
In the first two parts of my story, I was diagnosed with two atypical biopsies, discovered that the diagnosis was a coverup for a botched lab test and prepared myself for a visit to the revered hallowed halls of the Mayo Clinic. Surely Mayo would be a much better experience. Right? It can’t get any worse or can it?
In part one of my Ugly Ducklings story, I explained the process and reasons I went through having three moles , aka Ugly Ducklings, biopsied and tested. My story turned from being alarmed at the doctor’s findings to anger when I realized that there was a coverup of a sloppy lab process. I was lead to believe I had potentially cancerous growths that needed retesting only to find out the lab messed up the test. Not atypical, but typical!
Anniversary is a thing to celebrate and to remember. Sounds strange that I celebrate my Melanoma diagnosis and use this to remember my experiences. What I learned then and know now is that I am in charge of my health and well-being.
My doctors have all earned a basic level of my trust. The keyword is basic! I never let down my guard and question everything I hear. I respect the doctors I have chosen, but I do not treat them like gods. I have way too many experiences where what they thought or said was just wrong.
Business people have a thing they call an elevator speech. It is a short description of a business delivered on a short elevator ride that tells someone what your company does and its purpose.
Recently I was, you guessed it, on an elevator and someone asked me what Keys does. Here is what I said:
“Keys 15 Years of natural product development are easy to understand. They are whole natural ingredient products designed to perform by using a deep understanding of the skin. Products use the highest quality ingredients from around the world in therapeutic proportions. They do what they say they do without chemicals. Products include Anti-Aging Skincare, Naturopathic Skin Therapies, Haircare, Alternative Naturals, Personal Lubricants, Dog Topicals & Functional Supplements.”
Keys engineers have been in development of a full line of personal lubricants. Three products offer an alternative to chemical laden and silicone based personal lubricants. These products will launch in early 2018. This is a sneak preview of these exciting new products on the way.
After 20 years of fighting stupidity in a hostile environment I sometimes just get angry and need to speak out. May is Melanoma Month and with all the facts we now have there are still opinions that amaze me. Simply, the sun might kill you. For sure it will make you look older than you are.
The most powerful ingredient in Keys products is Love!
Keys products were born at the intersection of love and positive intention! I believe every product should be made with love and include the power of positive intention.
One of my favorite people, Chef Jeff, recently hosted a terrific small plate and beer pairing event. It reminded me why I love food pairings.
Why do pairings? So that foodies experience transformative dining experiences where great chefs create culinary magic! A scratch kitchen thoughtfully combining key ingredients into complementary flavor profiles is inspirational to us. It is why we love to talk about our favorite restaurants. And our favorite chefs. And our favorite foods. And it explains why delightful experiences become favorites.
For the 10th year in a row, Keys Solar Rx Moisturizer with Sun Protection has been ranked 1 by the EWG 2016 Sunscreen Report. This year Keys KPRO Tinted Moisturizer with SPF joins Solar Rx in the top seat with an identical rating.
Keys has had many inquires from customer who want to use Keys Tortuga for menopausal symptoms. Wendy elaborates on things for women to consider as it relates to dryness and how Tortuga can help.
It is 20 years since I was diagnosed and cured of Melanoma. May is melanoma awareness month and It is time to get wise and become in charge of your own skin health. Melanoma prevention saves lives. Please take some time to read my 2015 Melanoma Awareness Month message. Wendy Steele
For the first time, the US Surgeon General has connected UV exposure from the sun to skin cancer. Solar Rx selling off the shelves, but comes with our own warning.
Perhaps one of my greatest anti-aging secrets is my internal smile and being CNN-Free for the last ten years. Our appearance is an indicator of our approach to life. Be negative and look negative. Be happy and you look younger. Wendy Steele
As for that nagging feeling about the itching and scratching after your dog’s bath or after a grooming session? The most likely reason your dog is scratching and itching is directly related to the perfumes, artificial fragrance and harsh ingredients in dog shampoos!
Wendy Steele, Keys CEO is a Melanoma Skin Cancer survivor. May is Melanoma Month and Wendy has written an article expressing here concern that May is also prom month. That little white dress does not need a tan to set it off! So, it is time to get wise. If the article is not convincing enough, the video just might be!
By Wendy Steele, Keys CEO So what happens when over 20,000 women convene at a special conference in Long Beach CA hosted by The People’s Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger and California First Lady Maria Shriver? Well, we are about to find out! Keys is excited to participate in the CA Women’s Conference events on Monday October 26 and Tuesday October 27. During […]
by Wendy Steele, Keys CEO I did a double-take when I read some hoopla about a drug company suing a cosmetic company over an ingredient that they both touted as a miraculous eyelash growth ingredient. Then I saw a commercial where a celebrity was touting the growth of her eyelashes to taking this prescription topical (never mind […]