Thursday, August 28, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

What Are Free Radicals?

Adapted from an article in The Share Guide July/August 2008 by Gary Null, Ph.D.

Free radicals are molecules that have an unpaired electron, which makes them capable of damaging cells, tissues, and organs. These dangerous molecules can weaken many vital aspects of body functioning, including our cardiovascular, neurological, and immune systems.

A growing body of research shows that free radicals contribute to the aging process and to a long list of disorders, including heart disease and cancer, which now rank as two of the leading killers in our society.

The Origin of Free Radicals
Once a free radical if formed, it will try to restore its balance by stealing an electron from another molecule. Every time a molecule loses an electron, it may damage a healthy molecule in the process. As a result, the body's normal function will be impaired. A single free radical can destroy an enzyme, a protein molecule, or an entire cell.

Free radicals can stem from external pollutants or from our internal biochemical processes. The main sources are the environment, internal production, and pathology, stressors on the body systems.

The environment is full of toxins that either contain free radicals themselves, or generate free radicals after we breathe or swallow the substances. Free radicals form chain reactions. An initial free radical may form a second unbalanced free radical, which produces a third, and so on. If this chain reaction is not stopped, cellular damage may occur.

Assisting The Body's Defense Mechanisms
We must continually strive to balance the events taking place in the molecules of our bodies. The foods we eat and the drinks we drink are our first line of defense against free radicals, because they provide the body with nutritional support. We must obtain an adequate supply of the vitamins that contribute to the body's defenses against oxidant imbalance.
We need to take antioxidants, most commonly vitamins C, E, and A, such as those found in One Natural Experience drinks: O.N.E. Amazon Acai and O.N.E. Cashew Fruit...

Friday, August 15, 2008

One Natural Experience Coconut Water mentioned in new book!

Thrive Fitness soon to be released
Brendan's much anticipated follow-up to The Thrive Diet will be published in January 2009 by Penguin. It is entitled: Thrive Fitness: Mental and Physical Strength for Life.

Back-cover synopsis:

Developed by Brendan Brazier, professional Ironman triathlete, two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion and bestselling author on performance nutrition. In an easy-to-apply system, complete with detailed exercise descriptions and pictures, Brendan explains how to gain maximum results in minimal time. Thrive Fitness is not simply a program; it's a way of life.

Learn how in just 45 minutes three times a week you can:

- Sculpt, strong, lean functional muscles that move with grace and ease
- Prevent sports injuries and strengthen, bones, tendons and ligaments
- Boost heart health and efficacy
- Reduce body fat and inflammation
- Increase sleep quality and energy levels
- Cut sugar cravings and dependants on caffeine

In addition to physically gains, non-physical benefits will be realized by the living the Thrive Fitness lifestyle:

Right-brain stimulation which helps develop and cultivate creative thought
Improve subconscious problem-solving ability
New neurotransmitters creation
Improved memory
Greater willpower, focus and the ability to work more efficiently
Reduced risk of developing depression
Living the Thrive Fitness lifestyle will dramatically reduce the risk of developing type-two diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis and North American's number-one killer; cardiovascular disease.

Nutrition section that includes:

30 whole food, plant-based, sport-specific, performance enhancing recipes that are free of all common allergens including: wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, corn and yeast
The top foods to fuel performance
Also Includes:

Sample Meal Plan
Shopping List for top performance foods
Running Mileage-buildup Chart
Training / Nutrition Log sample
Travel section - maintaining the Thrive Fitness lifestyle while on the road
Fully scalable program: whether you're new to active living, a time-crunched executive or a high-performance athlete, Thrive Fitness can be tailored to suit your lifestyle.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

O.N.E.™ coconut water radio segment on "Dr. Nancy Talks Health

High vitamin C intake may cut diabetes risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An abundance of vitamin C in the diet may help lower a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

In a study of middle-aged and older men and women, those with the highest blood levels of vitamin C were significantly less likely to develop diabetes over 12 years than those with the lowest levels, researchers found.

Fruits and vegetables are the main source of vitamin C in Western diets, and blood levels of vitamin C are good markers of fruit and vegetable intake, Dr. Nita G. Forouhi, at the Institute of Metabolic Science at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, England, and colleagues note.

The current findings "re-endorse the public health message of the beneficial effect of increasing total fruit and vegetable intake," the investigators wrote in Archives of Internal Medicine.

Forouhi's team followed 21,831 healthy men and women who were 40 to 75 years old for the development of type 2 diabetes. At study entry, all participants provided detailed health and lifestyle information, as well as blood samples, which investigators used to determine vitamin C levels.

Over the course of the study, 423 men and 312 women developed type 2 diabetes, an overall rate of 3.2 percent.

According to the investigators, the likelihood of developing diabetes was 62 percent lower in men and women with the highest circulating vitamin C levels, relative to men and women with the lowest vitamin C levels.

Factoring out other characteristics associated with diabetes risk, such as older age, gender, family history, alcohol intake, physical activity, smoking status and body weight did not significantly alter these associations.

These data offer "persuasive evidence of a beneficial effect of vitamin C and fruit and vegetable intake on diabetes risk," Forouhi and colleagues conclude.

SOURCE: Archives of Internal Medicine, July 28, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

One Natural Experience Hosts Bar at Industry Insider Social

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - Our Industry Insider Social Returns!

Brought to you by Planet Shark Productions & One World Music in association with The Duncan Miller Gallery, Hollywood Film Industry Meetup, and Java with Javelyn, our cool INDUSTRY INSIDER SOCIAL is back by popular demand! So c’mon down & meet other accomplished industry professionals working in film, music, fashion, TV & more! Over 100 ‘Hollywood Influencers’ attended our last event & this one will be the best one yet!

When: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 from 7pm-10pm ** NO cover ** Open Vodka Bar sponsored by One Natural Experience and 360 Vodka (7pm-9:30pm) **
Location: Duncan Miller Gallery, 10959 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90034; phone: 310 838 2440; url:

Duncan Miller Gallery is a discreet exhibition space where producers, actors, agents, and directors are among its regular clientele. Rated #1 Critic's Choice by the LA Times for six consecutive weeks this Spring, the gallery presents important and collectable photographic works … For our event, the gallery is featuring 'Jim Marshall Platinum Prints' … Photographer, Jim Marshall, is known for his iconic photographs of musicians. He worked most of his career in the music business doing magazine and editorial work, documentary photography, and album covers.
He was a chief photographer at Woodstock and the only photographer granted all access to the B eatles’ last concert. His work is part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian.

Dress: Business casual or whatever feels hip, cool & groovy - Ages: 21+ RSVP REQUIRED: via or or or

Note: Our monthly mixer was conceived out of our desire to create a new kind of social for intriguing creatives working in film, music, TV, fashion, etc. Please let us know if you’d like to sponsor this event or an upcoming one. We’re also open to swag bag goodies, etc. - Contact us via planet shark if interested. Media Inquiries:

Directions: The gallery is located in West LA, 1/3 mile East of the 405 Freeway on the North side of the street. From the San Diego (405) freeway, take the Venice Blvd exit and go East 1/3 mile. Look for the number sign "10959" atop the building. Ample street parking.

Monday, August 4, 2008

O.N.E. Coconut Water featured at Topanga Nights


What: Topanga Nights Dance and Movie Extravaganza on the New Lawn
When: Sunday, August 17, 2008; Gates Open at 5:30 – Close at 10:00 p.m.

Where: Topanga Community House, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.; Topanga 90290

Why: Topanga Nights fund raiser benefiting the Topanga Community Club (TCC). Howling coyotes and the shooting stars above the full size movie screen are added free attractions.

August 17 Line-Up: Spin Master: Brother to the Night; Live Entertainment: Melanie Kareem’s Middle Eastern Dance School and Francesco’s Drum Heaven, composer of additional music for “Thin Red Line” (Movie nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Dramatic Score) Movie: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (PG), starring Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Jude Law and Liam Aiken, introduced by Ernie Demontreux of Topanga Lumber; Emcee: Billy Portman.

Suggested Donation: $10 Adults, $7 Teens & Seniors, Free 12 & Under, Free entry 20 minutes after movie starts

Parking: Limited parking on premises $5 per car

After eight weeks of tender loving care the Topanga Community House ball field is once again open for public enjoyment, kicking off with the Topanga Film Festival on Friday-Saturday, August 15-16 for juried showcase of short films by new filmmakers and then climaxing in the cosmos on Sunday, August 17 with the TCC fund raiser Topanga Nights line-up of home grown talent.

Starting at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 17th, the Community Center’s new lawn will be christened with a dance celebration extraordinaire with Brother to the Night ushering in picnic families and friends with his urban funk, followed by the vibrant color, small to tall exotic dancers of Melanie Kareem’s Middle Eastern Dance School with live drumming, which will meld into the cosmic, hypnotic extravaganza, tribal dance beat of Francesco’s Drum Heaven.

“Francesco’s cosmic dance beat sound is truly unique and I think everyone will be swept up and dancing on the lawn with him and his African drummers,” explains event chairperson Dianne Porchia. “He doesn’t want to be up on stage, but rather down on the grass along with the audience so everyone can really feel like they are participating in the musical experience.”

The movie on Sunday is the Oscar winning family-fantasy-comedy-adventure, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, by director Brad Silberling, based on the children’s books by Daniel Handler.

“Charley Gilleran of C&H Studios will be providing professional movie rigging for our 16”x24” movie screen facing our new green grass,” says Porchia. “And Topanga’s own Ernie Demontreux of Topanga Lumber will be introducing the movie and giving us his ‘inside scoop’ on some of the building materials used on the movie set.”

“The Topanga Nights events make for a great date night out or even a fun business promotion opportunity for the community,” boasts Porchia. “The Canyon Bistro offers a special box dinner menu especially for Topanga Nights with 20% going to the TCC and during last month’s event, Chryssa Lightheart of Pritchett-Rapf & Associates Realtors hosted a private wine tasting under the Big Oak for her clients and friends, which was a big hit.

Elaine Hanson of the same real estate office has also added Topanga Nights to her web site at, Topanga’s Country Natural Food Store and Von’s Calabasas have donated drinks and snacks for our concession sales along with sponsor O.N.E. Coconut Water. As this annual event becomes more popular I will be curious to see what other creative pairings develop in and out of the Topanga community.”

What to Bring: Warm clothing for cool evenings; low back lawn chairs, flashlights for walking to your car at night; picnic dinner. Do Not Bring: Pets, glass bottles, large coolers.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for self-catering picnic and entertainment. Movie starts approximately 8:15 p.m. or at sundown. Event ends at 10:00 p.m. Topanga Nights merchandise: nylon picnic blankets and fleece throw blankets on sale.

Sponsored Concessions: O.N.E. Coconut Water & Açai Juice; packaged snacks and popcorn (no food concessions.

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