Holiday Stress Relief

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We’re about to enter the busiest season of the year. Are you ready? In the weeks ahead, many of us will be shopping, cooking, entertaining and creating memories to last a lifetime. But for some people, this time of year can also be stressful. Holiday stress may be related to family, travel and so on. As we head into this busy time, here are our six tips for a stress-free holiday season. Click the link below for details.

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Looking for Hair Loss Solutions

canstockphoto14539757Anyone dealing with hair loss knows that it is a continuing conversation.  Sufferers of alopecia, who have no remedies for lost eyebrows, lost eyelashes, and balding are always open to suggestions and remedies for this condition.  It is a welcoming fact that now women (and men) feel comfortable enough to wear their heads bald as ‘beauty’ statements.  However, many other alopecia victims remain uncomfortable.

I am often on the www looking for and researching topics I find useful and interesting. Recently, I was told about a product called neuHAIR.  This NEUHAIR2product promises to: 1) provide nutrients to the hair and scalp, 2) deliver thicker hair, 3) give the hair volume.  The cost: $150.00 .  The company stands by their product and gives you a 90 day guarantee return policy.  neuHAIR also has products for eyebrows and eyelashes.You can read more about it  by clicking this link – neuHAIR

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To learn more about how to manage/prevent hairloss Dr. Oz had guests on his show, who discussed this issue.  Here’s what they had to say:

  • As much as 30 percent of women will experience some sort of hair thinning, usually first noticed with age as a skinnier ponytail or a little more visible scalp peeking out. Thick hair screams “youth,” which makes thinning a tough pill to swallow. But there are many ways you can help slow down thinning and hair loss, from eating the right foods to cutting back on stress, even strategically styling your locks. Here, seven ways to stave off hair loss and keep your ‘do’ looking young and healthy for longer.
    Source: 7 Hair Loss Solutions | The Dr. Oz Show

I hope this is helpful 🙂

Fooducate | eat a bit better

FYI 

There is every reason to read on a regular basis the information from the Fooducate APP.  The report listed below was found on their site. http://www.fooducate.com/.  Join in and learn about the  nutrition details of the groceries you buy regularly.  In the meanwhile, here is the latest information on processed meat that hit the news headlines recently.

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You may have already heard the news. The World Health Organization (WHO), published the findings of a massive meta-study, correlating the consumption of processed meats with colorectal cancer.

Over 800 studies from the last decades were reviewed by a team 22 of scientists working for the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a WHO subsidiary.

The findings:

* Each 1.5 ounce portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%.

* People who consumed the most processed meats – bacon, ham, hot dogs, and sausages – had a 17% higher risk of colorectal cancer compared to people who consumed the least.

* The absolute risk can be explained as follows: in the UK, 61 out of 1000 people will contract colorectal cancer in their lifetime. 66 out of 1000 habitual processed meat eaters will get ill vs. just 56 of the light eaters.

* Inconclusive evidence has tied consumption of processed meat with stomach cancer.

* Limited evidence found that increased consumption of red meat – beef, lamb, pork –  probably causes cancer.

* The preparation technique of the meat was not found to be a major factor in determining the risk level.  However, preparing meat at high temperatures or in direct contact with a flame or a hot surface, does produce more carcinogenic chemicals than other methods of cooking.

What does all this mean for the average American? It’s simple – if you are a meat eater, try to limit your consumption of red meats and processed meats. You don’t necessarily need to abstain. However, you should eat more vegetables and fruits. Same advice as always.

— Source: Boulevard et al, on behalf of IARC – Carcinogenicity of consumption of red and processed meat – The Lancet Oncology, Oct 2014

4 Reasons Why You Should Use Lemon Essential Oil

cold_picI’m wondering if the allergy season is coming later this year. Usually I suffer sneezing, itchy throat, and coughing during the month of September. However, the past two days I am surprised to find these symptoms of allergies are in full force. I reached for my newly purchased The Essential Life book to find a remedy right away. The remedy: Take 2 drops of lavender, 2 drops lemon, 2 drops peppermint one of three ways. You can learn more about essential oil reference materials, history, and research on the upper right corner links of this blog. Mobile devices can click Menu to find information about Essential Oils.

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In the meanwhile, here are some great tips of the best uses of lemon essential oil. We can always use information on how to be healthwise.

I hope this is helpful 🙂

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(1) Detox – Putting a couple drops of lemon essential oil in your water helps to keep the bile in your liver flowing, thus self-cleansing of this most important organ.  Warm lemon water also promotes peristalsis (contraction and movement) in your bowels, so you feel less backed up.

(2) RelieveUpset Stomach – When you have an upset stomach, sip warm water with a couple drops of lemon oil.  Lemon alkalizes the body, and changes “sour stomach” back to normal.

(3) Mood Enhancer – Many of us have a slump in the afternoon, where we have had lunch and just want to take a power nap.  When I feel like that, I put a few drops of lemon essential oil in my diffuser and enjoy the mood lifting feeling.

(4) Cleanser –  Lemon oil is antibacterial, and is commonly used in household cleaners.  I made my own* and keep a bottle in the kitchen. …

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Back to School – Diet and Health Tips

back to school - foodThe beginning of a new school year makes me feel that it’s an opportunity to start fresh with family health priorities.  Students need good health and the energy that comes with it to sustain the rigorous schedules and brain power involved to get their work done.  So, with that in mind I searched the www for tips about what parents can do to help their families reach their goals.

  ♦ Here are some tips for parents, students and families. These tips  were  collected from the Fooducate community.

  ♦ Best Lunch Box Ever: Ideas and Recipes for School Lunches Kids Will Love by Registered Dietitian and mom Katie Sullivan Morford – can save your sanity. The book is chock full of ideas and great recipes. The food photography is mouthwatering. Flipping through the recipes makes you wish you could go back to grade school. However, the ultimate test is whether your kids will eat the lunch or not, so here are two sample recipes for you to try. via Stumped for Lunchbox Ideas? Try These Two Yummy Recipes | Fooducate. Continue reading Back to School – Diet and Health Tips

Back to school – are you ready?

As parents we want to help our children get off to the best start when attending school for the first time, or returning to school after a nice long summer.  But what are the things we should focus on to aid us in providing the care they need?  I searched around the www to find some guidelines for you.  As always click the link to read the details.

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  • The following health and safety tips are from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Feel free to excerpt these tips or use them in their entirety in any print or broadcast story, with acknowledgment of source.

MAKING THE FIRST DAY EASIER -Remind your child that there are probably a lot of students who are uneasy about the first day of school. This may be at any age. Teachers know that students are nervous and will make an extra effort to make sure everyone feels as comfortable as possible.via Back to School Tips.

– BACKPACK SAFETY – Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back. Pack light. Organize the backpack to use all of its compartments. Pack heavier items closest to the center of the back. The backpack should never weigh more than 10 to 20 percent of your child’s body weight.

* BULLYING – Bullying or cyberbullying is when one child picks on another child repeatedly. Bullying can be physical, verbal, or social. It can happen at school, on the playground, on the school bus, in the neighborhood, over the Internet, or through mobile devices like cell phones.

Help your child learn how to respond by teaching your child how to:
1. Look the bully in the eye.
2. Stand tall and stay calm in a difficult situation.
3. Walk away.

– DEVELOPING GOOD HOMEWORK AND STUDY HABITS –Create an environment that is conducive to doing homework. Children need a consistent work space in their bedroom or another part of the home that is quiet, without distractions, and promotes study.

  • Establish a good sleep routine. Insufficient sleep is associated with lower academic achievement in middle school, high school and college, as well as higher rates of absenteeism and tardiness. The optimal amount of sleep for most adolescents is in the range of 8.5 to 9.5 hours per night.

See more at: https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/Pages/Back-to-School-Tips.aspx

 #1_prize I hope this is helpful!

 

DIY: The Perfect Summer Pedi | LaMuse Beauty

flower feetWe can’t have too much information to help us put our summer look together.  Once again I’ve found some good suggestions for you. Check out what LaMuse Beauty has to say about pedicures and save some money at the same time.

The awesome thing about pedicures is you don’t have to pay a professional, you can totally do it yourself. You have both hands at your disposal, so you don’t have to deal with the manicure struggle of painting your non-dominate hand. There are so many gorgeous pastels and bright new polishes this season to play with. Whether DIY pedicures are weekly events or something  you do when you’re feeling particularly girly, you can get a salon quality look from your own bathroom.  Click the link for more tips -via DIY: The Perfect Summer Pedi | LaMuse Beauty.

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I hope this is helpful 🙂

Summer Hair Tips!

sun damage pic for post I love the summer, beautiful beach water, fire flies, surfing!
However, what summer can do to your hair is cause for concern.  I searched around for some tips on what you can do to prevent damage.

Just as the sun damages your skin, it can damage your hair, too. Saltwater and chlorine also take a toll on our tresses. The not-so-pretty outcome: A few weeks into summer, hair that was shiny and easily managed looks and feels fried.

Fried hair isn’t just a figure of speech. Jessica J. Krant, MD, MPH, a New York dermatologist, says the ultraviolet rays of the sun actually “cook the hair shaft.” The damage is most obvious when we see color-treated hair becoming faded, bleached, and brassy. Even hair that isn’t colored will suffer from sun-induced stress. Those UV rays dry out hair and rough up the normally smooth cuticle, or outer layer, of the hair shaft. via Summer Hair Care – Keep Your Locks Looking Great.summer hair

  • Once you’ve found the right cut for your texture,  a few of the right products—applied at the right time—is all it takes to create a terrific style. via The Best Summer Hair Products.

I hope this is helpful!

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.

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