Finding Wellness with Essential Oils

essential oils_hairbluesHow many of us are looking for alternatives to take care of our health? I’m wondering how many of you have heard of using Essential Oils as a way of addressing, allergies, headaches, and other day-to-day health annoyances.  What about using Essential Oils to clean your home? And, how about using Essential Oils in your recipes for food preparation? I find this information so interesting that I feel that I have to share it with you on my blog. Continue reading Finding Wellness with Essential Oils

Diet & Beauty… Are These Two Related? Does It Matter?

vegetablesHow many of you believe that what we consume, what we put inside of our bodies,  also contributes to what we manifest externally? For example, if you eat too much salt, does it show up as puffiness around your eyes?

The questions about what we are consuming in terms of real nutrition remains mostly a mystery to many of us.  Did you know that you can buy a bottle of dill pickles, which do not have any dill in it? What do those descriptions on the back labels of food that we buy really mean? Maybe we need to get “food-educated”!

  • Fooducate is a personal grocery advisor, helping people make healthy food choices for their families. Fooducate’s nutrition app is available online and for iPhone and Android mobile devices.via About Fooducate | Fooducate.

Continue reading Diet & Beauty… Are These Two Related? Does It Matter?

A cardiologist’s advice on how to use this “wonder drug”

To My Dear Brave Heart Sisters,
We can’t have too much information about tackling heart disease. Read on.

Heart Sisters

by Carolyn Thomas  @HeartSisters

pillboxThe heart drug called nitroglycerin was once described like this in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation:

“Newer drugs quickly replace older remedies. This has not been the case with nitroglycerin, now in continuous medical use for more than a century.

“Although other applications for it have been found in cardiology, nitroglycerin is the mainstay for affording rapid, indeed almost immediate, pain relief for angina pectoris.

“At a time when the cost of pharmaceuticals is growing out of reach for many, nitroglycerin is still obtainable for pennies and remains one of the best buys in medicine.”    

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Kelleemudiva’s Beauty Blog | All Things Women Love

canstockphoto13252072[1]I truly enjoy discovering new blogs and I am delighted to share Kelleemudiva’s Beauty Blog with you.  As we celebrate Black History Month; I am confident that you will find new ideas on this blog to enhance your beauty regimen.

 

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In honor of celebrating phenomenal contributions to the African-American community, I wanted to recognize those, who in my opinion have made a significant contribution to how we interpret black beauty and how it translates into the beauty industry.  The black community spends 9 times more than any other ethnic group on beauty and hair care products in the United States (African American Consumer Report 2013), yet the beauty industry fails to offer a range of product options to meet black consumer needs.  I would like to recognize Vloggers and Bloggers who have spent years on the web offering their insight on how to utilize products to meet our needs while encouraging us to embrace our beauty. via Kelleemudiva’s Beauty Blog | All Things Women Love.

 

February is American Heart Month

canstockphoto17900597Do you know if you have a healthy heart? Do you know the signs that indicate that a heart is not healthy or a heart attack may be imminent? Let’s do our best to be knowledgeable about heart disease.  Below is information I think will be helpful in learning how to prevent a heart attack.  During February HairBlues will continue to bring you up-to-date news to help you take care of your heart.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable.

The five major symptoms of a heart attack are:

Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back.

Feeling weak, light-headed, or faint.

Chest pain or discomfort.

Pain or discomfort in arms or shoulder.

Shortness of breath.

Every journey begins with one step, whether it’s climbing a mountain or preventing heart disease. This American Heart Month, CDC is offering weekly tips for better heart health. Take your first step onvia CDC – DHDSP – Heart Disease – February is American Heart Month.

Use SPF in Winter Too!

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 Everyone knows wearing sunscreen in the summer is important, but many forget that even in the winter our skin is exposed to harmful UVA and UVB rays. If you’re like me you think, “but I work in an office and am inside all day, why wear sunscreen?” Well, Dr. Marsha Gordon, St. Ives Consulting Dermatologist, has thankfully made me rethink this notion. Dr. Gordon says that although “the amount of ultraviolet radiation produced by ordinary fluorescent lighting is very small, in winter we are still exposed to ultraviolet rays from the sun. We are exposed during our commutes because UVA penetrates window glass, in our offices and homes if they are sunny and we are exposed even more if we enjoy snow sports because of the reflection added by the snow.” She emphasizes that this cumulative UV exposure is what causes photo aging (exactly what we don’t want!), so it’s important to protect our skin (face, neck, chest, anything exposed) everyday. via SPF in Winter Too, Your Skin Will Thank You! – Beauty News NYC – The First Online Beauty Magazine.

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Living Healthwise for 2015

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Happy New Year!

Once again there is an opportunity to start fresh our commitment to create a healthful lifestyle, which adds longevity and happiness for ourselves, and loved ones.  Living health conscious benefits us all.  However, most of us need guidance, and can use a little help from our friends. That’s why I was happy to find the Fooducate app, which will aid you in being savvy about how to eat. Continue reading Living Healthwise for 2015

Organically Beautiful

canstockphoto1007021How many of you are thinking about using beauty products that are organically produced? Does it make a difference? How can you know if a beauty product is truly organic?  Below are a few things Julyne Derrick, Beauty Expert had to say:

  •  A bottle marked “organic” must contain 95 percent organic ingredients, but those marked “natural” or “made with organic ingredients” may still contain the bad stuff. 
  •  Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database is all you need to find out what beauty products are safe, and which ones get a poor rating.
  • Extra virgin coconut oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, olive oil and really, any sort of oil, work great to hydrate skin both on your face and body.

Continue reading Organically Beautiful

Brush Your Tresses Less!

brush wi hairI have heard from more than one person that while brushing their hair many of their locks remained in the brush!  You can imagine their alarm about hair loss.  This is something we see happening with women often these days.  Not only with older women, but also with younger women.  So, I checked what some of the hair specialists had to say about brushing  hair 100 strokes a day. Continue reading Brush Your Tresses Less!

What’s Your Fall Beauty Regimen?

FALL  &  BEAUTY …  

canstockphoto10814817 As the Seasons change, so does our skin. How we treat these changes can determine how our skin will look.  In this Post I want to share with you some suggestions for taking care of your skin in this Fall season.  See what some of the experts say about what we should do, and what products can help us.  After you read the summary, click on the link to read the full details.  Continue reading What’s Your Fall Beauty Regimen?

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