Published on March 1st, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz With the 2020 summer season just months away, many of us are still looking to get into great shape and/or feel better. In turn, below are 30 fun, healthy and/or fashionable — and in many cases also absolutely creative — items I have recently discovered as a result of research, recommendations, and recent travels. Among the showcase events which I reviewed pitches for and from were Cercone Brown’s recent “winter house” hosted trip to Park City, Utah, the Natural Products Expo West, and the upcoming Bourbon + Bites happening via Rendezvous Event Management in New York City. With three different collections inspired by three different parts of the world, The Lore Co. has the globetrotter in mind offering all-in-one body washes that clean your face hair and body allowing you to pack lighter. The Lore Co.
Providing freshness and effective protection from day-to-day body odors, The Lore Co. offers an organic, chemical and aluminum-free deodorant that’s never tested on animals. Body washes and deodorants are available within the brand’s No1 and No2 collections and they come in TSA-approved sizes and kits. Its soap-oriented No3 contains no parabens, glycerin, phthalates, sulfates, gluten, harsh chemicals or preservatives. ScanWell Health
Scanwell Health aims to make healthcare more accessible through smartphone-enabled, at-home diagnostics. Using Scanwell, everyday people can test from anywhere with their smartphone, get instant results, and immediately be connected to a telemedicine provider for treatment. This innovative approach allows people to avoid the time and expense of in-person doctor and ER visits without sacrificing quality of care.
The company’s first offering is the only FDA-cleared and over-the-counter urine testing app and test kit for urinary tract infections (UTIs); other solutions will follow in 2020. Affordable, forward-thinking and easy-to-use medical technology. This one is the only musical entry on this item round-up, even though music is one of the world’s few universal languages, and often can be used for medicinal and healing purposes. Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame act Hall & Oates — comprised of singers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Daryl Hall and John Oates — recently announced the first ever vinyl release of its 2004 album Our Kind Of Soul via the Friday Music collector’s club. The album, which debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart, features the legendary duo reinterpreting some of their favorite soul classics by Aretha Franklin, The O’Jays, Gladys Knight and other musical legends. Mastered for the first time for vinyl by Joe Reagoso (Todd Rundgren, Doobie Brothers) and Joe Gastwirt, this limited edition deluxe double-LP re-release also includes three original Daryl Hall and John Oates compositions: “Let Love Take Control,” “Soul Violins” and “Don’t Turn Your Back On Me.”
Our Kind Of Soul vinyl release aside, the duo will be headlining a 32-date North American tour this summer with Squeeze and KT Tunstall supporting. This Live Nation-produced tour kicks off this May at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Notably, Hall & Oates just performed at New York City’s Madison Square Garden — “the world’s most famous arena” — and that girl sold out months in advance. Hall & Oates will also host their annual HoagieNation Festival this May in their hometown of Philadelphia. Tour dates and more can be found online at www.hallandoates.com . Developed by Jeff Brinkhoff (founder of Red Monkey Foods) and partner Sameer Mehra (founder of Suminter India Organics), Hopapops is committed to sourcing sustainable ingredients and dedicated to making a positive social and economic impact in the communities in which its operates. Billed as “America’s next favorite snack,” Hopapops are a plant-based snack full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Used in Ayurvedic medicine, water lily seeds are an ancient superfood known for being highly nutritious and full of micronutrients like B12, folic acid, and iron. They are easily digestible and boast more nutrition than other salty snacks. Hopapops currently has three additional flavors that include White Cheddar, Coconut, and immediate consumer favorite Mango Habanero. My recent trip to beautiful Park City, Utah was partially supported by Marmot, an outdoor clothing and sporting goods company founded in 1974. Keeping me espcially warm was the brand’s Moment Jacket. Windproof, waterproof, and breathable, the Men’s Moment Jacket is made with Marmot MemBrain Eco fabric plus 100% seam-taping, so you will stay dry no matter what the day brings. Keeping you further safe, its RECCO Avalanche Rescue Reflectors bounce a signal back to any and all needed rescuers should you encounter a rough situation of the slopes.
All great from Marmot are its Nano Pro Gloves. Also waterproof, they are dexterous and ideal for climbing. Its outer nylon is undeniably durable and rip-resistant. All the while, they keep you warm and padded. Liveli is a line of brain health supplements — known as nootropics — as scientifically formulated by doctors who were educated at Stanford Medical School. Launched in 2018, Liveli is a line of brain health supplements, known as nootropics, scientifically formulated by two founding doctors who were educated at Stanford Medical School.
As noted by co-founder James Lee: “My journey of being diagnosed with a brain tumor is what inspired us to create Liveli. We explored supplementation and searched desperately to find the vitamins and extracts that are most essential for supporting brain function. We weren’t happy with the supplement options available, so we wanted to create one that would help others perform at their peak as well. As a result, I have made it my purpose to help others reach their full potential and achieve their ideal livelihood through Liveli.” Disco makes guy-centric, non-toxic grooming products make it easy to keep one’s skin looking and feeling its best. Disco’s face scrub (retailing for $22) is a natural blend of apricot and chamomile that gently buffs away dead skin to leave your skin healthy and smooth. Recommended for usage once or twice a week, it blends natural exfoliants like apricot seed X alumina with aloe, which delivers moisturization and healing properties. Other ingredients include chamomile, sea […]