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{VIDEO} Health and Wellness Products I’m Loving + Life Update

April 22, 2016

It’s been a while since we went Beyond The Food. Remember when those happened weekly? Yeah…neither do I.

I really want to get better at keeping you guys updated on life things but everything has been happening at such a high speed that I’ve barely had a second to sit down and process it all. But I’m physically in the same location for the entire month of April (wahoooo!) so I thought it was time that we caught up.

I’ve also found some new health and wellness products I’ve been loving and wanted to share them with you so make sure you watch my latest YouTube video where I’m sharing my Spring Favorites!

So here’s what’s been happening lately…


Mid-March I headed to Arizona with my fam. I chatted a bit about what I ate there in this post but didn’t do a real recap of the trip. It was so nice to spend some quality-time with my parents and C. Lots of amazing hikes, food and glorious, glorious sunshine. Here are a few gems from the trip:

Scottsdale, Arizona 2016And some places I loved:

Granite Mountain Trail
Sonoran Light Show at the Botanical Gardens
Different Pointe of View – for Mom’s birthday!!!
The Herb Box
Tom’s Thumb Trail


ummmmmsothishappened. Literally the craziest, most amazing, thrilling, nerve-racking experiences of my life doing a live segment on Global TV Morning. Here’s the truth: I was kind of freaking out before the segment. Not at all for the live TV aspect but because I was responsible for all of the food and organization of the table and was convinced I was going to forget something. And then of course there was a MASSIVE snowstorm (in April, no less!), which meant everyone was running late.

Regardless, it went off without a hitch and I’m so looking forward to doing more.

TV segmentHere’s the segment!


Bettina is the genius photographer behind many of THM’s glamour shots. Besides being insanely talented, she’s also hilarious and one of my favorite people. So when she asked me to food style for one of clients I was honoured/excited/in food heaven.

If you follow us on Snapchat (TheHealthyMaven) you would have seen when I nearly died in a food prop shop and then got to play around with delicious food for 10 hours straight. I also got to watch Bettina in her element, which not surprisingly is incredible and I’m so happy about how everything turned out.



I find it funny when people get nervous to meet bloggers (bloggers are real people too!) but I totally lost my shit and fan-girled hard-core when I got to meet Deliciously Ella. I’ve always really admired her approach to health and how she’s built her business authentically.

Meeting her in person only confirmed my admiration and she was kind enough to pass along some amazing blogger wisdom. Sorry for holding up the entire book signing line! P.S. Her new cookbook is amaaaaazing.



In case you’re wondering, he’s still my favorite…here’s a gem from our daily walks down to the Toronto harborfront.


Coming up…

-Travel Travel Travel

In the coming weeks I’m in the Bahamas, New Orleans, Northern California, New Mexico and ICELAND. I KNOW. Wish me luck. I will of course be sharing my adventures here, on Instagram and videos on YouTube! If you guys have any tips on places to see and where to eat and stay in all of these places, pass them along!

Team Fit Foodie is visiting

That’s right! Lee and Linley will be here for a few days in April/May and I cannot wait. I’ve missed my partners in crime!

-Big blog plans

Somewhere amidst all of the travelling, I have some amazing blog plans in the works. Let’s just say it involves a lot of writing and some changes to the THM storefront. If you have any suggestions on how to make the site more user-friendly, I’d love your feedback!


We love Rhett dearly, but his mama comes home in June, which I am so sooooo excited about (to see her, not say goodbye to him!) but we still need to fill that void ASAP. Yes, you can expect your Instagram feeds to be bombarded by puppy pics. I have no shame about it. PUPPPPPPY!!!!!

What’s good in your hood? Any products you’re loving lately?


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  • Reply
    Stella @ Stellicious Life
    April 22, 2016 at 6:13 am

    LOVE these RL posts Davida! 😀

    Wow, so exciting all these travel plans! Enjoy them, and can’t wait to see some photos and hear about your adventures! Will you be travelling for pleasure with C or friends/family or blogging business?

    I was pretty sure that after falling in love with Rhett you’ll have to get your own puppy to cuddle all the time 🙂 He’s such a cutie! (I’m at work so can’t watch the videos right now, but can’t wait to see your TV segment, congrats!!)

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 22, 2016 at 7:29 am

      Thanks, girlfrannnd! I’ll be travelling for both 🙂 Luckily C will be along for all of the rides, which doesn’t always happen so I’m grateful!

      Yup, the puppy was inevitable. Can’t imagine not having a cuddly buddy by my side all day (he’s currently nuzzling into my arm as I type this – dyinggggg)!

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    Kim M Lee
    April 22, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Your appearance on the morning show was awesome! Way to go, girl!

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    Beverley @ Born to Sweat
    April 22, 2016 at 10:26 am

    omg i just watched the morning segment haha that was so awesome!! its such a shame they rushed it near the end, i wanted to see the dressing get blended. and i am off to find that avocado cheesecake recipe cause the woman host really sold it to me haha

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 22, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      LOL she was hilarious! I can give you your own private showing of the blending haha. Your special treat 😉

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    April 22, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Ahhh, so much travel envy. Where in Northern CA!?

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    Hannah @CleanEatingVeggieGirl
    April 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Baha, love the end of the favorites video 😉 Also, totally Googling that toothpaste company now!

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    Kelsey Preciado
    April 22, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    You are the cutest!!! I think we need a whole video of bloopers 🙂 So excited for all of the amazing things happening with THM right now!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 22, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      izzzzzz soooooo craaaaayzayyy! Also I’d probably destroy my entire brand in under 5 mins if I did a whole reel of bloopers LOL. We’ll save the inappropriateness for snap 😉

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    April 22, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    I stumbled on your blog a few months ago and I love it. I haven’t seen a video like this from you and love this style!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 22, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      Aw thanks, Hope! I like filming them 🙂 Will definitely drop by with more!

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    Dani @ Dani California Cooks
    April 22, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Lol, I agree with what you said in the video —> I am a creature of habit and I often don’t have too many “new” favorites. Although recently I have discovered this place called LovingCup around the block from me and they serve nice cream (banana-based, no dairy) which I know is going to become a staple.

    Sooooo you’re visiting Northern CA…..does that mean we’ll be able to meet up?! 🙂

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    Mariann Dunsmore
    April 23, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Products I am loving…NUTRIBULLET RX I went for the top of the line with NutriBullet as I am so tired of not getting all the VEGGIES, FRUIT pulverized just using my Blender. The other draw was seeing the Raw King, David Wolfe endorse this product (ends up he is behind the design, company) Then the price point, compared to a Vita mix, this is a bargain.
    I am juicing away and totally pleased with this product, NutriBulletRX

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 23, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Ohhhh that’s really great to hear! I love my blendtec but good to know about options!

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    Christy @ Feasting Not Fasting
    April 23, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Love the video! I’m trying to switch over to natural products and its sooo damn hard to find the good ones! My bathroom cupboard is a graveyard of sucky deodorants and face products. Its a struggle.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 23, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      I gotchu girl! Mine is too, but I’m finally finding products I absolutely love! I’ll keep sharing!

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    Stella @ Stellicious Life
    April 24, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Hi Davida,

    thought you should know that I saw your post reposted in its entirety, with the photos here:

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    April 25, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    UGH, can I just say CONGRATULATIONS ten times?! Traveling to Arizona, being featured on television, collaborating with another AWESOME blogger, meeting one of your idols (Ella is also one of mine!), and making amaaaaazing future plans! I’ve really been looking into my own future for college and making this big transition to adulthood!

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    April 30, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Your avocado segment was fantastic. No pressure at the end there where they’re counting down the seconds. 🙂

    Glad to see life is treating you so fantastically. It is well deserved.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 2, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Thank you, lovey!! Hope all is well with you and the babe!!! xoxo

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    Rebecca Dawkins
    May 26, 2016 at 2:01 am

    When it comes to skin health, I always chose organic products as I have too sensitive skin and is more prone to skin itchiness and allergies. I enjoyed the first video. Keep sharing!

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