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Do You Remember Venus?

I recently spoke at an event where the Keynote speaker was John Gray, Best Selling Author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.

To be honest, I have not thought about John Gray since I read his book in the mid-90’s. I did not have any expectations when he was announced and stepped on stage- but what he had to say (and how he said it) just blew me away! He spoke for 60 minutes- and I was so mesmerized by what he was saying and totally connecting with him, that it did not dawn on me to hit “record” until he was 50 minutes into his talk.

Please disregard the “noise” and bad footage- I am in the back row. But his content is well worth the footage. Please, enjoy reconnecting with John Gray! He will help improve your relationships, lower your cortisol and increase your testosterone (or your SO!).

I hope you enjoy him as much as I did…. I even got a 3 second hug from him! (he taught us how to effectively hug to reduce stress- Ladies, both arms go UNDER your man’s. Hug for a count of THREE!)
New book: Staying Focused In A Hyper World

Wealthy Wellthy by Krisstina Wise, Best Selling Author of Falling For Money

Trina Felber, Skincare Biohacker, Paleo Skincare Expert, International Best Selling Author of Beauty’s Dirty Secret, CEO of Primal Life Organics… Paleo Skincare

Meet Trina.

Trina Felber has a mission to biohack the way your skin is fed.

Her theory of “food is best” is proving to revolutionize skincare.

Meet Trina. She is the International Best Selling Author of Beauty’s Dirty Secret, Paleo Skincare expert and CEO of Primal Life Organics and a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

Connect with Trina:

This Is A Stick Up: Natural Deodorant (of course!)

Question: Why Do Most Natural Deodorants Leave You Stinky??


Answer: Because they were not formulated by a nurse!  But The Stick Up Deodorant formulated by Trina Felber is!

Trina is a RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA

She is a skincare biohacker.  She has revolutionized (or maybe primal-ized is a better term) the way you respond or react to your skincare!  Not sure what that means?  She know that your cells need real food as their diet to be healthy.  Big Cosmo feeds your skin a diet of carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, neurotoxins, heavy metals, and more.  Trina has biohacked how your skin can look, feel and smell just by feeding it food!

She is a Paleo Skincare Expert.  She understands the physiology behind skincare and copy the skin, your largest organ, does absorb what it comes in contact with.  She has studied how toxins enter the body, how they are metabolized, stored and excreted.  Paleo is synonymous with “real food”.  Trina is THE expert in feeding the skin a real-food diet.  If you know what a real food diet does to your insides, you should see what it can do to your outside…  Trina knows and she has formulated over 100 products that are effective at helping to heal acne, rosacea, diminish fine lines and scars, reduce signs of aging, improve dental health by remineralization and prevent body odor!

Trina is the International Best Selling Author of Beauty’s Dirty Secret, her message about the dangers of commercial skincare.  She states “IT’S TIME TO STOP THE SKIN WAR.  If you are using big cosmo beauty products, every cell of your body is silently screaming right now.  The toxins in our skincare products are quietly wreaking havoc on our bodies and nobody is talking about it.. ”

Trina is the CEO of Primal Life Organics, Paleo Skincare.  She has formulated over 100 skincare products from real-food to provide the nutrients to the cells of the skin (and body) to allow healing to begin.  Cells that are nourished with vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants are healthy and reproduce healthy cells.  These nutrients are only found in food sources.  When cells are healthy, our tissues, organs and systems are healthier.  After-all, our cells make up our tissues, tissues make up our organs, our organs make up our systems and all of our systems make up our being.  Being healthy or sick.

But don’t believe her… just ask her customers.


Want to know what she discovered about dental health... and how you can remineralize the teeth back to STRONG?  Check out her WEBINAR!  She has been honored by numerous dentist for finding the way to put the minerals back into the teeth to strengthen them.  If you think your toothpaste is making your teeth strong… think again and watch her webinar!


Want to learn why make up is hazardous to your health?  Trina knows and shares her discoveries in her article Mineral Makeup: Trust Or Trash??


Do you use Primal Life Organics Stick Up Deodorant?  VOTE it the Best Paleo Deodorant in Paleo Magazine’s Best Of 2015!!



Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — January 22, 2016

Synchronicity Biohacking

Synchronicity Biohacking

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Trina Felber Skincare Biohacker & Radhika

Enter a dinner conversation between friends! I love to talk with my clients. The Natural Wonders of the world are the elite of health and fitness and I learn a lot about their successful strategies for love, self, family, work, relaxation, friends and theories.

En Route to Austin, Texas this past weekend I realized my Thursday evening was free. As I contemplated my open evening, I though “How fun would it be to enjoy dinner and conversation with a PLO Natural Wonder!” I posted a dinner invite on Instagram and Facebook and Radhika answered immediately!

We set up a time and place, and she was kind enough to pick me up and we enjoyed such a great conversation, that we decided others would benefit from what we were talking about. Enjoy this weeks blog post Biohacking Synchronicity as we discuss a Synchronicity Biohacking

Trina Felber, Skincare Biohacker, Paleo Skincare Expert, Best Selling Author of Beauty’s Book_White_stackDirty Secret, CEO Primal Life Organics, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA

At The Grove Bar / Kitchen in Austin, Texas

About Radhika Sud

A former high-power executive turned holistic health expert, Radhika Sud helps uber busy, successful women shift into a way of living that makes them feel empowered, energized, and the healthiest they’ve ever been in their lives. Her unique lifestyle formula empowers her clients to deeply connect with their cravings, desires, and inner truth so that they achieve the whole self upgrade they’re after.

Her eBook, Holistic Prana Manifesto: 10 Inspiring Ways to Eliminate Stress and Become the Most Healthy, Calm and Balanced You will be available soon.

You can find her on //   @holisticprana

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Acne Treatment, Yes to Tomato. Trust or Trash?

Types of acne pimples. Healthy skin, Whiteheads and Blackheads, Papules and Pustules
Types of acne pimples. Healthy skin, Whiteheads and Blackheads, Papules and Pustules

Trina’s Toxic Talk: Acne Treatment, Yes to Tomato. Trust or Trash?

Skincare is not always what it appears to be. Marketing deception comes in many sizes, shapes and with many promises. Trina Felber, CEO of Primal Life Organics and author of Beauty’s Dirty Secret has made it her mission to educate men, women, adolescents and children about the “toxins” that can be hidden in their skincare and the harmful effects these ingredients can have on not just the skin, but the entire body.

In this episode, Trina talks about a product called Yes to Tomato that uses “health tomatoes” as it’s obvious marketing tool to instill a sense of health and safety. The product treats acne prone skin and the promise of “clear skin” is identifiable on the package. Trina’s Toxic Talk is her opinion as to the legitimacy of their claims and how safe this really is for your skin and body.

Trina created a 100% food based system that can help skin prone to acne breakouts. Her product, Banished and Beyond for acne feed the skin the nutrients it needs to function normally. Chemicals in commercial skincare can disrupt not just our hormones, but the way the cells of the skin function and rid themselves of cellular waste products. Trina developed this system because she herself suffered from acne for over 20 years. She saw no improvements with the use of commercial acne treatments, prescription acne treatments, antibiotics, medications and other topical treatments. After realizing that food is what heals the body, she developed her own line of acne products and no longer suffers from breakouts.

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Banished and Beyond Treatment for acme


Benzoyl Peroxide: Trust Or Trash?

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Armpit rash with natural deodorants? What to do?

Ask Trina Anything

What to use for deodorant when you do not have it with you!

You can find more information about Trina at Primal Life Organics 

Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — November 04, 2015

Raising Kids Paleo: Tricks, Treats, Tips and Truths

It’s more about YOU than you think!

Trina discusses her secrets to raising kids on a Paleo diet- and how she deals with “conventional” temptations.  Her view on how “owning” her lifestyle influences others to notice and ask questions, including her kids!

Raising kids paleo- how to influence their behavior without saying a word!

Trina is a wife, mother, nurse, CRNA, Paleo advocate, runner, yogi, CEO, naturalist and wants to share her life experience with you!  Ask Trina Anything is her way to tell you WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW!  Send your questions to

Trina is an EXPERT in Skin-food: she researches and creates 100% natural food-based skincare alternatives to commercial products.  She has found relief from acne, eczema and psoriasis since using only food on her skin.  She collaborated with real-food expert, Liz Wolfe, NTP to create a Vitamin C face serum from berries and oils high in vitamin C that is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, essential fatty acids and nutrients to help reverse and “ex” out damage. Perfect for aging skin!

C-ex, Vitamin C face serum  (*****Stars)

I have never wrote a review good or bad but I had to write one on the C-ex!  I cant not believe this serum so pure so healthy, i had use pure organic skin care for 10 years eat organic and very careful what I put on my skin and my body.  But the C-ex had done so much for my skin, clarity smoothness and feels so soft, after a week people had said that my skin look amazing and wanted to know what i was doing different!!!!!!!!!

Anyhow i have been using a lot products from Primal Life and i am never going back to any thing else.  Thank so much for all the greats and pure products.    ~Sylvette on Aug 27, 2015


The Deadly Shave

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Cryotherapy: The Ultimate Freeze For Healing

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Mineral Makeup: Trust Or Trash


Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — October 07, 2015

Benzoyl Peroxide: Trust or Trash

Benzoyl Peroxide, commonly used in commercial topical acne treatments.  I used it for years, but recently took a closer look at what it really does to the skin and the body.

Trina takes us through the chemical facts about what really happens to our face and body when we use Benzoyl Peroxide to treat acne.  Should you trust or trash benzoyl peroxide?  Trina will tell you the truth!

An effective acne treatment you can TRUST: Banished Blemish Serum

A unique and premium blend of organic jojoba oil infused with cayenne pepper, organic menthol crystals and a blend of essential oils specifically designed for acne and acne prone skin.  Banished is an effective blemish spot treatment option for those looking for a natural, Paleo alternative to toxic chemical therapies and treatments.

Essential oils have antiseptic, antibacterial, vulnerary (wound healing) and calming properties that help to treat and prevent acne. Essential oils are a more natural treatment to help manage acne.

Banished Primal Blemish Serum can:

  • Help to clear the infection
  • Reduce and control the amount of sebum produced
  • Minimize scarring
  • Promote and improve healing
  • Reduce redness and inflammation
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Help eliminate toxins
  • Diminish and help prevent whiteheads, blackheads and cystic acne

Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — September 27, 2015

Why Does My Sweat Stink??

Help!  I have tried natural deodorants, including the Stick Up, but nothing works!  My sweat just stinks!!  What can I do about this?  Am I doomed to use antiperspirants and toxic deodorants forever??

Trina examines what is BO, why does it STINK and what can you do about it!!  Natural or Not??



Stick Up Deodorant- reapply when needed.  Made with MCT loaded coconut oil to help fight odor causing bacteria!

Mineral Makeup… Trust or Trash?


Trina’s Toxic Talk:

Did you know Big Cosmo deceivingly uses the term “Mineral Makeup” as a marketing term to grab your attention and gain your trust? The term “mineral makeup” is similar to the term “organic” and I urge you to investigate exactly what your makeup contains. Before you trust… read this!

Makeup Concerns Me! Often, makeup is applied daily in the morning and not washed off until night. Depending on what brand you are using, your skin could be smothered with toxic ingredients for 16 hours. If you are using mineral makeup, and feel it is a “safe” alternative to conventional makeup- think again.

A key selling point for mineral products is that they come from the earth and consist of natural minerals such as zinc and titanium. That doesn’t mean they don’t contain chemicals.  Minerals are made up of chemical elements, but since the companies don’t put in additional chemical ingredients they claim the products are pure.

Minerals sound harmless. They give the makeup their sheen, shimmer and vibrant color- yet, the mineral itself may not be the problem. All minerals must be processed and it is through this “processing” that chemicals are used and remain on the mineral. Big Cosmo will not tell you this… they don’t want you to see through their natural deceptions.

What Are Mineral Makeups?

There’s no legal or real definition of mineral makeup.  Bare Essentials sort of coined the term and brought it to the forefront in the 1990’s and began the “mineral makeup revolution”. Since the financial payoff was a huge success, Big Cosmo jumped on the mineral train. While it sounds good on the surface, I never take anything for granted. In order to gain my TRUST, it has to provide my external and internal structures with nutrients, not chemicals. On that note, lets take a closer look:

Mineral makeup, TRUST or TRASH?

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Minerals give mineral makeup their color, sheen and shimmer. But the minerals can be processed with toxic chemicals and contain heavy metals.

The premise (and silent promise) of a mineral makeup is that it uses earth-derived pigments like titanium dioxide, iron oxide, zinc oxide, and mica instead of artificial colors like aluminum lake and FD&C colors.  However, there are no laws governing how mineral makeups are labeled. Unfortunately, Big Cosmo uses both synthetic and mineral compounds in their products and market them as mineral.

Marketing is the name of the selling game and when a buzzword brings in cold-hard cash, Big Cosmo jumps all over it! Mineral makeup is a fancy, made up term that may have revolutionized how Big Cosmo marketed makeup, but it did not revolutionize the ingredients in makeup.

Perry Romanowsksi, author of Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm? Top Cosmetic Scientists Answer Your Questions About the Lotions, Potions and Other Beauty Products You Use Every Day, doesn’t see it as a revolution. “All makeup is mineral makeup,” he says. “You’ll find the same mineral ingredients — titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, mica, and iron oxides — in conventional products.”

Mineral makeup ingredients aren’t simply mined, pulverized, and poured into compacts. Most “minerals” are not pure and need purified and decontaminated to be included in skincare formulations. Titanium dioxide, for instance, is a popular mineral makeup ingredient. It starts out with natural titanium; but it undergoes an extraction and purification process in the lab. That’s a good thing.

“There isn’t any natural source of titanium that’s pure enough to be used in cosmetics,” Romanowski says. “It’s all contaminated with things like mercury and lead.”

Unfortunately, the purification process is done using toxic chemicals that are know to cause cancer, skin disorders and organ dysfunction. What is left is a mineral (purified ingredient) contaminated with toxic chemicals. (That’s TRASH).

While mineral makeup may sound good to the health enthusiast, reading the label may also make it appear as a healthy choice because of what is left out. Minimal investigation into the top toxins included in skincare and makeup quickly reveals a list with these common ingredients: preservatives, parabens, mineral oil, chemical dyes, and fragrance. Many savy “mineral makeup” companies have excluded these ingredients from their formulations trying to convince knowledgeable and strict “label readers” that mineral makeup is safe and toxin free. (More TRASH)

The most common mineral makeup formulations are powder, however, as I disclosed earlier, the ingredients used in mineral makeup are not really different from liquid formulations at all… and Big Cosmo will take every dollar they can. So, the more recent trend was to refer to liquid makeup (foundations) as “mineral makeup” as well.

For most Big Cosmo formulations, liquid = water.

Have you heard my T3 talk about WATER? Water (polluted water- because Big Cosmo does not purify it for you- TRASH) has no place in skincare or makeup.   In fact, it impossible for mineral makeup companies to create a liquid foundation with a pared-down (almost healthy) ingredients list. Microbes thrive in water, so liquid formulations must include some kind of preservative. Without it, contaminated products can lead to skin infections. Most preservatives destroy your internal health.

Women have been advised to scan makeup labels for bismuth oxychloride, the ingredient that gives makeup its pearly finish. It can cause skin irritation and acne flare-ups.

A little TRASHY irony…. Companies like Bare Essentials and Jane Iredale use bismuth oxychloride as their main “mineral” ingredient. Interestingly, bismuth is rarely found in its elemental state (as a pure metal) in the earth. It is usually obtained as a by-product of mining and refining lead, copper, tin, cobalt, silver and gold.

Let’s Take a closer look

Bismuth Oxychloride

Bismuth oxychloride is manufactured by combining bismuth, a by-product of lead and copper metal refining mixed with chloride (a compound from chlorine), and water. It is used in cosmetics because of its distinct shimmery, pearlescent appearance and its fine white powder texture that adheres well to skin. Bismuth is a heavy metal. In fact, it is the only heavy metal that is not considered toxic.

The biggest concern with Bismuth oxychloride is that it frequently causes skin irritation and sensitization such as redness, itching, rashes and inflammation. The fact that most mineral makeups use large quantities of bismuth oxychloride (more concentrated in powder formulations) means the possibility of skin irritation/inflammation is very high. Because it can cause significant inflammation and irritation, particularly with sensitive skin, it can worsen acne to a cystic level and cause Rosacea to flare.

Inflammation is an allergic response and is a signal from the body that something does not agree with your composition. Because of its molecular crystalline shape, many individuals experience itching from bismuth oxycholorine, which worsens when they sweat.


Lead is a toxic metal that can have neurologic and cognitive effects. Toxicity can also inhibit fertility and triggering joint/muscle pain. As recently as the FDA’s 2009 study of best selling crimson-tinted lipsticks, it was even found that all analyzed samples contained varying degrees of lead (quite possibly from ingredient contaminants or the pigments themselves), some as much as 10+ times the acceptable limit.

Even at relatively low levels, lead can have profound effects in both children and adults.

Children:   Decreased academic achievement, decreased IQ, and decreases in specific cognitive measures, increased incidence of attention-related behaviors and problem behaviors

Adults:   Decreased kidney function, maternal blood lead associated with reduced fetal growth


EWG rating “3”.

Mica is what gives makeup the flecks of sparkle. It can also make concealer appear more natural. Mica gives make-up products such as eyeshadow, nail polish, lipstick and concealer their shimmer.

By covering flecks of mica in titanium dioxide, the pearlescent product can reflect all the colors of the rainbow. Adding in iron dioxide can help to craft earthier and more gold hues. Most concerns regarding mica are related to inhalation during application. Mica is known to damage lung tissue that can lead to fibrotic lung tissue and cancer.

Pure mica is a mineral pulled from the earth in sheets or rock form. Once mica is mined, it is transported to a manufacturing facility where it is processed and treated for a number of applications, including makeup. During processing, chemicals are used that contaminate the powder. Since processing is standard, these chemicals are not listed or disclosed by Big Cosmo. Mica is also a skin irritant and can aggravate or cause skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and perioral dermatitis.

Iron Oxides

EWG rating “2”. Iron oxides are naturally occurring mineral deposits. Iron Oxides used in cosmetic products is an inorganic compound consisting of any one or combinations of synthetically prepared iron oxides that includes hydrated forms of iron oxides. These compounds are used as the pigments and coloring. Iron Oxides used in cosmetic and personal care products are synthetic. Because some of the starting materials for synthetic Iron Oxide may come from the earth there may be trace amounts of heavy metals present.


Hydrous magnesium silicate – which goes by the alter egos of French chalk, asbestine, beaver white and agalite – possesses anticaking properties, which allows cosmetics to be applied to the skin very smoothly. This naturally occurring, widely used mineral has been a staple of infant care for centuries but has nevertheless been deemed potentially carcinogenic, particularly with respect to the lungs and ovaries.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep rates talc a “3” on toxicity level and report that talc can be contaminated with asbestos fibers, posing risks for respiratory toxicity and cancer. Studies by the National Toxicology Panel demonstrated that cosmetic-grade talc free of asbestos is a form of magnesium silicate that also can be toxic and carcinogenic.

Nanomaterials (Nano Sized Particles) – Metal Oxides

Metal-oxide nanomaterials can have an electron-transfer effect when they come into contact with human cells that contain electronically active molecules.

These oxidation-reduction reactions have the potential to generate oxygen free radicals in the body. These free radicals are highly reactive oxygen molecules that damage cells, triggering acute inflammation in the lungs of exposed humans and animals. A nanomaterial has a particle size between 1 and 100nm.

The Verdict:  TRASH I say!  Throw the mineral makeup in the trash.  It is not trustworthy of your health!

There Has To Be An Alternative!tumblr_inline_mt1jdzmxN61qz4rgp

There is. Mother Nature! Plants, flowers, herbs, clays are made up of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and contain natural pigments. I can’t know for sure, but I picture Cleopatra smashing a rose blossom and applying the pigment to her cheeks. Now that is natural color!

ALL Primal Colors Makeup is ON SALE September 12-14th to celebrate the release of our Concealer and Primal Colors two year anniversary!

Primal Colors Makeup by Primal Life Organics… Food from the earth.


Primal Colors Makeup: Foundation, Concealers, Cheek Stains, Lid Stains since 2013. Made from real food and clay.

Yes, makeup can be good for your skin! I created the food alternative. Makeup (foundation, lid stains, cheek stains and concealer) that uses foods, plants, flowers and clays for coverage, color and beauty.

Colors come from cranberries, beets, hibiscus, spirulina, cocoa and clays. Have you ever made beets and craved the color of the juice? Drink a green juice and marvel at the intense color knowing you are drinking in a plethora of nutrients your cells need!

Never any mica, titanium dioxide, lead, bismuth oxychloride, nanomaterials… only food for your skin. The amazing thing about clay and food, when blended together, the color is completely natural. Clays help detoxify the skin, so they are perfect for those suffering from acne, rosacea and other skin conditions. Clay also balances oil production and over dryness, oiliness and helps control shine. Many feel just as fresh at the end of the day as they did when they first applied their makeup.

Because food and clay are healing agents, many find relief or improvement from skin conditions.


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Primal Colors is unique and can be applied both wet and dry. Part of the fun in using Primal Colors is discovering both techniques and mastering your favorite. It takes approximately three applications to feel comfortable with the application process. Once you have the technique down, application takes no longer than traditional makeup application.

Taylor-Make Your Foundation

The best feature of Primal Colors Foundation it that since you do get to taylor-make your wet foundation, you can customize it to fit your needs and make just the right amount for one application.  This prevents bacterial growth ( a problem with all wet foundations that can aggravate acne and other skin conditions) and allows you to customize the foundation for your skins current needs.  A little dry?  Add a drop or two of your favorite facial oil to the mix (my favorite is C-ex Vitamin C Face Serum).  A little oily, just add your moisturizer or serum to your face, do not allow it to “soak in” and apply your wet foundation with just water and powder.

Because you mix each application, your powder lasts longer, has less risk of bacterial contamination and remains fresh without any preservatives or nasty ingredients.  That you can TRUST!  I promise!Fresh Seal

Instructional videos, demonstrations and informational webinars are available on each website. For more information, check our Primal Colors by Primal Life Organics.

Feel free to watch our educational Webinars or send us an email at



Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — September 11, 2015