Monthly Archives: May 2012
Pepper Fights Fat!
Black pepper – the “king” of spice. It has been used for centuries as a culinary spice, in traditional Eastern medicines and therapeutically in dentistry. Black peppercorns contain exceptional amounts of minerals like potassium, zinc, calcium, iron and magnesium as well vitamin C, A and B complex groups. You can even add a teaspoon of pepper to your wash load to keep the… read more
Don’t Get Burned By Sunscreen!
In the last blog entry, Vitamin D: Key to Lower ♥ Disease,we talked about Vitamin D and it’s link to the sun. The sun is a great way to soak up much needed Vitamin D but we still need to be careful and remember to use sun protection. Recently, the Environmental Working Group released the 2012 Sunscreen Guide. According to this… read more
Vitamin D: Key to Lower ♥ Disease
Vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin. We get most of our Vitamin D though sunlight rather than food. It activates the Calcium in our bodies that we need for strong, healthy bones. According to researchers, Vitamin D can help reduce the risk of heart disease! Researchers from universities in Germany as well as Austria, came together and created the Ludwigshafen… read more
Pregnancy Glow vs Pregnancy Mask
Pregnancy Glow vs Pregnancy Mask We’ve all heard about the infamous pregnancy glow. Little spoken of is the pregnancy “mask”. This mask is a darkening of the skin called melasma. The glow is caused by hormonal changes as well as increases in blood flow that gives a “blushed” look. Because of the darkening, the glow is muted. Being pregnant can… read more
Florence Colgate: Most Beautiful Face
Florence Colgate from the UK won a competition held in Britain called “The Most Beautiful Face”. If you’ve never heard of Marquardt’s mask you’re in for an interesting bit of information. Marquardt’s mask is a set of proportions that most faces have. It works for both male and female as well as for all races, eras and cultures. The reason… read more
Strawberry Surprise: The Anti-Cancer Fruit
The Strawberry is a delicious, sweet fruit and a favorite of many. Did you know that one serving of strawberries (about 8 of them) provides more vitamin C than a whole orange? Not only are they rich in vitamin C, studies show that they have anti-cancer and anti-mutagenic properties. Researchers from Oklahoma State University did a study on 16 women… read more
Red or White Wine? That is the Question.
“He (or she) who aspires to be a serious wine drinker must drink claret.” -Samuel Johnson Have you heard a glass of wine a day can help protect your heart? It’s been said that wine can actually increase the risk of breast cancer in women. However, new information poses that red wine may not actually have this threat on women. In fact, a new study… read more
We’ve talked about how modern Botox was discovered in a previous blog post: The United States of BOTOX. Recently, scientists have been working with the main ingredient in Botox – botulinum toxin. They have come up with a topical, gel-like version of this ingredient and with it have created a treatment called RT001 (Topical Botox). Enough of all the science talk –… read more
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