Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Treat Yourself for a Body Makeover at Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery

Every one of us wants to be always beautiful in the eyes of other people. We pamper ourselves with the latest innovation of beauty enhancements that are available in the market today. There are lots of derma clinic to pamper your skins and also for body enhancements you can visit several clinics offering body parts surgery. And it is a good timing for everyone to give themselves a makeover this Christmas season because most of the beauty clinics are offering discounted prices of their services.
Do you have some deformities in your body or do you want to change the look to some parts of your body? Then, Los Angeles plastic surgery will solve your problem. They offer exceptional services like augmentation, lifting, liposuction, plastic surgery, skin care and many other services at a reasonable price. You don’t need to worry because they have the best staff that will take care of your needs. The doctors are professional trained to do the task, in which the customers are assured of their safety before and after the operation. One of their services which a lot of women want to have is the los angeles breast augmentation. Every woman really desire to have breast augmentation for the purpose of having a larger breast, in order to look sexy and others wanted it because of the type of their work especially in the entertainment world wherein it requires them to be always beautiful and appealing to the viewers. They also do breast lifting especially for women who underwent pregnancy and breast feeding. As the person is aging it follows that their breast is also sagging most especially for women so if they want to feel and look sexy despite of their age then breast lifting is also recommended. So why not treat your moms for a Mommy makeover this Christmas! There’s no wrong to look sexy and beautiful despite of the age as long as you feel comfortable of carrying your looks. But, before you decide to have a makeover or surgery make sure that the clinic is one that is already established and with good reputation. That is why Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery is established to cater your surgical needs safely and in a very affordable price. Hurry up feel sexy and beautiful at Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Go Orange!

Do you eat orange fruit? Well and good because it is a good source of vitamin C. More than that, shredded citrus peels are a delicious source of fiber, which is essential for a healthy digestive system. It can also add a tasty zing to food salads. Citrus peels contain limonene, a compound which shown to inhibit cancer cell growth. So the next time you peel your orange fruit, don't be so quick to throw away the skin. Make use of it!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fascinating Facts About Sweet Potato

Do you eat sweet potato? If yes, then you have the best choice of food. It is because sweet potato has almost twice the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A, 42% of recommended vitamin C, and four times recommended beta carotene. So, can you give up your junk foods in favor of sweet potato? Well, some would say no, and some would say yes. For those who answer yes well and good because you will get the following nutritional benefits from sweet potato. And for those who say no, then it’s time to change your eating habit. 

1. Fiber – It helps to get rid of body toxins and lowers the risk of constipation and colon cancer. The skin can also be eaten which have more fiber than an oatmeal.  
2. Protein – It provides anti-oxidant activities that come from the root storage protein.  
3. Saturated fat content – It is good for those who are on diet because it is almost fat free and low in sodium content.  
4. Vitamin A – It has the highest Vitamin A content among root crops. Eating sweet potato can lead to healthy skin and healthy surface linings of the eyes and the respiratory, urinary and intestinal tracts. The vitamin A content also fights infections and protects the walls of arteries and veins against hardening.  
5. Vitamin C – It helps reduce the severity of asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.  
6. Vitamin B6 – It helps transform homocysteine into harmless molecules.  
7. Anti-oxidants – Purple fleshed potatoes have higher concentration of anti-oxidants called anthocyanins and is 3.2 times higher than that of a blueberry variety. Antioxidants are the protector of the body from lung and oral cavity cancers.  
8. Lowest in glycemic index – Sweet potato digest slowly which cause a gradual rise in blood sugar. If you want to lose weight, eat sweet potatoes. It has the elements that keep you full which help you control food intake. For diabetic person, sweet potatoes stabilize blood glucose levels and enhance the response to insulin.   
9. Anti-aging properties – It help prolong the aging of the person.  
10. Potassium – Regulates the blood pressure levels and helps prevent heart attack, stroke, muscle cramps and injury or even fight against stress.  
11. Copper – It contents copper which is important for enzyme reactions, energy production and growth.  
12. Manganese – It keeps the bones healthy and strong.  
13. Calcium – It contains calcium which is good for bone density, muscle contraction, blood vessel contraction and expansion, secretion of hormones and enzymes and sending messages through the nervous system.  
14. Iron – It has 1.4 mg of iron which is very good as compared to green leafy vegetables

    In order to keep those nutrients together, roast, bake or steam rather than boil the sweet potato. Because submerging them into the water may take out some of the water soluble nutrients. So to keep yourself fit and healthy, eat sweet potato now!

    source : health and home Nov. 2010 issue

    Wednesday, November 24, 2010

    Conditioned Your Hair

    Hair is considered the crowning glory of every woman. That is why it is very important to keep it healthy and shiny everyday. Most of the women will immediately go to a salon to have their hair treated. But for those who are short in their budget, you can still achieve gorgeous hair by conditioning your hair. Conditioning your hair regularly will improve its strength, shine and keep hair damage to a minimum, though it’s not actually repairing the damaged hair. The conditioner will help smooth the cuticles, reduce static electricity, protect against UV damage and enhance the overall appearance of the hair says Dr. D’Anne Kleinsmith.
    Conditioners will also help keep the hair cortex hydrated. It gives moisture content of the hair by improving the weatherproofing of the cuticle. The length, the kind of hair, the chemical processing it endures and the frequency of using hot styling equipments you use are all factors to consider on conditioning routine. There are two kinds of conditioners. One is the volume conditioners. It has ingredients that will plump up the hair. It is made up of grapefruit or some type of citric ingredient. Second is the smoothing conditioners, it has more oils or lanolin to help coat the hair shaft.
    Fine or Thin Hair - This type of hair cannot hold a high level of conditioning agents. So in order that the conditioner will be effective, try to put conditioner just the middle and ends of your hair where it is the most susceptible to damage. If your hair is very fine, you can use a leave-in conditioning spray, which can boasts a lighter formulation and help strengthen the hair shaft.
    Thick Hair – Unlike fine hair, thick hair can hold a lot of conditioning ingredients, so it is recommended to have more intensive conditioning products. Other option is putting a detangling night treatment which helps detangle and repair the hair while sleeping.
    Curly Hair – Hair experts recommend conditioning your hair every time you shampoo. For days that you cannot shampoo, just run a conditioner through your corkscrews if they become bulky and tousled, this will help your hair relax and detangle easily. Rinse your scalp thoroughly but leave some trace of conditioner in your hair strands. To avoid dehydration and frizz, you can use a deep conditioning mask every two weeks. Cover it with a shower cap or plastic wrap and blow dry it for about five cm above your head five to ten minutes. If the hair is dehydrated use a basic conditioner to detangle and followed by a leave-in conditioner to maintain the moisture.

    Monday, November 15, 2010

    Know Your Beauty Etiquette

    Manners and good etiquette are very important factors that we need to display wherever we go. If there are right manners in eating there are also right manners for beauty. For beauty points of view, the manners you wear can be a kind of perfume you spray to your body. That is why manners play a larger role in defining your style and brand. I guess everybody is doing this casual manner which we think is correct like combing, fixing your makeup anywhere, too much scent in our body etc. But there are tips to make  it right and in order.
    1.      Fragrance tactic- To know how much is too much. Use your right arm; stretch them out making a 360 angle. That is considered your scent circle. That is how far your perfume should reach. Beyond that point can be irritating to the other person especially if you have a strong smell of scent. If unsure of the smell you can ask some friends to give comment so you can correct it earlier.
    2.      Combing of Hair. There is a simple rule. Brush your hair inside the bathroom or in a private place – not on your desk, at the bus, or at the dinning table. If you are at someone’s home do not leave the bathroom floor or sink with some hair, as a courtesy to the next user use a tissue paper to pick up the hair and throw it to the garbage basket.
    What about this situation. How do you tell someone politely if she has lipstick on her teeth or has anything on her face? Speak up! If you were the other person, wouldn’t you want to know? Just do it as discreetly and as respectfully as you can, especially if it’s a higher-up at work or a business acquaintance. For friends, it should be easier and less sensitive. Casually point it out and move along.

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010

    The Importance of Concealer

    Even how I tried to follow my daily beauty routine still I wake up with under-eye bags or dark circles which they said resulted from lack of sleep, fluid retention, hay fever and other factors. Some Dermatologist said that the thin tissue around the eye is more prone to stress than the other areas of the skin. That is why it is one of the problem areas of women. But a good concealer can help hide the problem. You just have to know the right shade and formula for each type of skin. Each color represents something different that is why they are often packed side by side in a single compact. That is why I’ve been using concealer to hide my under eye dark circles. So far it works and I feel confident facing to people.

    Friday, October 29, 2010

    Main Causes of Liver Damage

    The liver is one of the vital organ in our body. It has a wide range of functions like detoxification, protein synthesis, and production of biochemicals necessary for digestion. Therefore, we should take care liver in order not to get sick. And if our liver is healthy it follows that we also look beautiful. That is why we should adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to 'schedule.' We can prevent this without necessarily spending more. Below are some of the wrong habits that we should stop in order to maintain good liver.

    1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.

    2. Not urinating in the morning.

    3 . Too much eating.

    4. Skipping breakfast.

    5. Consuming too much medication.

    6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.

    7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil.
    As much as possible reduce cooking oil when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.

    8. Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver.
    Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

    Thursday, October 28, 2010

    Ten Easy Steps on Applying Make-up

    Looking beautiful is what everybody wants to have. So it is important to know the techniques and the correct way of putting make-up on our face. Here are a few tips to consider in speeding up our daily routine and achieving the best results on our face.

    · Apply a concealer that is lighter than your foundation. Dot it over on any blemishes or under-eye circles and blend with your fingertips or a makeup sponge. If you’re using a cake concealer, apply the eye cream first.

    · Choose foundation that matches exactly with your skin tone. Apply it in dots over the central part of your face; blend it out with a makeup sponge or using your fingertips until it covers your entire face.

    · Use a loose or pressed powder to keep foundation and concealer stay longer on your face. Use pressed powder to touch up when you're away from home.

    · Do your eyebrows next. Use powdered eyebrow shadow on brows instead of pencil, which can often look unnatural. Apply it with a hard, slanted brush.

    · Choose three colors of eye shadow: light, medium and dark. Use the dark only to line your upper eyelid, in a fairly thin line along the upper lashes. Use the medium shade for the crease and the lightest shade for the area under the eyebrow.

    · Apply eyeliner. Use cake eyeliner with a damp, thin liner brush, or an eyeliner pencil, and line the lower lid below the lashes. Line only the outer two-thirds of the lower lid, or all the way across if you're trying to achieve a darker look. Line all the way across the upper lid or start the line where your lashes begin.

    · Apply mascara to upper and lower lashes, in two thin coats to avoid clumsiness. Choose brown mascara if your coloring is fair; black or brown-black works well for darker coloring.

    · Smile to find the apples of your cheeks, and apply blush to the apples or below, whichever you prefer.

    · Choose a lipstick color that's suited to your skin tone and that's perfect for your day look. You can mix colors and textures to suit your moods and your outfit.

    · Line lips after applying lipstick, not before. That way you won't end up with a dark circle of lip liner after your lipstick has worn off. Avoid combining very dark lip liner and pale lipstick.

    Being conscious with how we look is important especially when we are dealing with people.

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010

    Beauty Hints At No cost

    For Wrinkled Brows

    Try the well-known cream, SWEETNESS OF TEMPER. It tones up the

    facial muscles,reduces wrinkles and is very uplifting.

    For The Lips

    Use the marvelous lipstick SILENCE. It is particularly good for lips that have been distorted by uncharitable gossip.

    For Lovely hands

    There's really only one preparation to use. It is called GENEROSITY. Get a large size jar.

    For Facial Tone

    Expose the face to the morning air, especially between six and eight o'clock. The air on the way to MASS is especially refreshing and uplifting.

    For Clear Eyes

    Faithful care with that tried and true protective preparation, MODESTY. For the best results I recommend that you carry it with wherever you go.

    A Wonderful Cleansing Agent


    An Ideal Conditioner and Beautifier


    Monday, October 18, 2010

    Fashionable and Branded Products Available at Bluefly

    As an individual, we have different weaknesses when it comes to fashion. Going with what is the trend will give the person the sense of belonging to a certain group of people. For me, my weaknesses when it comes to fashion are on shoes, bags and sandals. I cannot resist myself to buy those things whenever I can pass by in a department store or even search online the latest styles.

    When it comes to latest fashionable items on the net I had bluefly to give you the latest, durable, affordable and they caters the needs of every individual both men and women. They have various brands of your choice. One of which is Cole Haan. Cole Haan produces a wide range of products and accessories like shoes, handbags and wallets. For their handbags, I like the black leather ‘Raleigh’ whip-stitched hobo. It is made of pebbled leather with silver tone hardware and whip-stitching, magnetic top closure, It has a 20” shoulder strap with 12” detachable logo charm at handle .It has an interior leather patch pocket, cell phone pocket, pda pocket, detachable zip pouch and it measures 14”x12” with 6” deep, and weighs 3 lbs which is perfect for everyday use and for special occasions.

    For shoes design, one of the most trusted brands is Marc by Marc Jacobs. They offer an aesthetic design that cannot be imitated. I like their sandals particularly the black patent leather logo engraved sling backs because it is made of elasticized ankle strap, leather lining and sole and with a 3” heel suited for daily and office use. Another signature brand from bluefly is one of the America’s premier fashion designers named Michael Kors. He designs luxurious style of clogs and slides. You will look gorgeous with his natural braided ‘Brag’ slide wedges, which is made of crystal stones along vamp, padded leather insole, braided, waxed cord upper and comes in different sizes. It is good for everyday use or can be worn during special occasions too.

    Bluefly offers fast and easy online transactions and they have a lot of luxurious brands and styles which you can choose from.

    Monday, October 4, 2010

    10 Tips For Better Sleep

    Adults need eight full hours of sleep and teens need nine hours and 15 minutes says John Shepard, Jr. M.D. However the average person only gets seven hours and 25 minutes of sleep per night.

    You don't have to count sheep in order to sleep, by following the 10 tips for better sleep you can have a restful sleep during the night. Just try one or two or a combination until you have enough and quality sleep to feel alert and rested during the night.

    1. Stick to a schedule and don't sleep late on weekends. Don't sleep late on Saturday and Sunday you'll get a Sunday night insomia. Instead, go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Don't rely on the alarm clock to wake you up when you get enough sleep.

    2. Don't eat or drink a lot before bedtime. Eat only light dinner two hours before sleeping. And also do not drink too much liquid before sleeping you'll wake up repeatedly in the night to go to the bathroom. Don't eat spicy or fatty foods. These foods will cause heartburn. Avoid eating midnight snacks. Don't drink alcohol near bedtime. It will cause you to snore or develop sleep apnea.

    3. Avoid caffeine and nicotine. They will keep you awake because of the additive stimulants present in these food and cigarette.

    4. Exercise. For a better sleep, the best time to exercise is in the afternoon. It enhances the deep and refreshing stage of sleep.

    5. A slightly cool room is ideal for sleeping. Try to sleep in warmer night clothes and wear socks if your room is cold. Use also blankets. If it's hot at night wear light night clothes and sleep under a single sheet.

    6. Sleep only at night. Daytime naps steal hours from nighttime slumber. Limit daytime sleep up to 20 minutes. if you work in the nights, keep window curtains closed so that you will not be bothered by the rays of the sunlight. If you have a day job and sleep at night, leave the window curtains open and let the sun's light wake you up.

    7. Keep it quiet. silence is more conducive to sleep. Turn off the radio and tv. You can use earplugs to mask sound that you cannot control such as a snoring partner, busy street, vehicles blowing horns, etc.

    8. Make your bed. Make sure you have a comfortable bed that offers a good night sleep. Go to bed when your tired and turn out the lights. do not agonize about falling asleep, stress will only prevent from sleeping.

    9. soak and sack out. Taking a hot shower or bath before bed helps bring on sleep because they can relax the tense muscles.

    10. Don't rely on sleeping pills. Check with your doctor before taking any medicine for sleeping.

    Thursday, September 30, 2010

    Not So Expensive Beauty Regimens

    When it comes to looking at our best, we always set aside a budget for that. We spend so much for salon treatments to make ourselves beautiful. Actually, there are beauty regimens that can be done at home, in this way we will be able to cut down our budget.

    Don’t you know that some of our household items are great option for cost effective skin care? Say for example, you can use honey with sugar and salt crystals for a great smelling home face mask. A slice of cucumber can be a great help to soothe tired eyes.

    Most women spend so much on anti-aging creams but they are not really necessary as long as we keep up the daily moisturizing and wash off the make up before going to bed.

    To have a healthy, young looking skin, always avoid too much exposure to the sun or don’t forget to wear moisturizers and foundations with sun protection. Above all, drink plenty of water. It helps the excrete toxins in our body giving a clearer and young looking skin.

    See! We don’t need to spend too much; all we need is to be creative.

    Friday, September 17, 2010

    10 Tips for Beautiful Hair

    They said that hair is the crowning glory of a person. That is why I really wanted to have long hair. It is really nice to look at a woman with shiny black hair. Below are some of the tips on how to keep our hair shiny, strong, smooth and beautiful without going to the parlor.

    1. Keep your diet balanced, eat protein and calcium rich foods. This is essential for healthy hair. Stay away from eating junk foods!

    2. Foods and supplements that will give nourishment to your hair:

    • Beans
    • Yogurt
    • Almonds
    • Vitamin B
    • Fish
    • And of course, the most substantial - WATER

    3. Before taking a bath, comb your hair to make sure that all knots has been loosened from your hair.

    4. Before applying shampoo, use warm water (35 to 38 degrees Celsius) to run through your hair to rinse and wet it thoroughly.

    5. When applying shampoo or conditioner, don't use your fingernails to scrape your hair. Instead, use your palm and fingertips to massage your scalp and hair gently, in circular motions. This will help the circulation and also help to keep your hair shiny and smooth.

    6. After rinsing away all the shampoo, run water over your hair for at least another half a minute (3 minutes is best) to ensure there are no remains of shampoo remaining in your hair, since this will cause a great deal of damage to your scalp.

    7. When applying hair treatment products, do so just after you have washed your hair, so that your hair can absorb all the good stuff while it is half wet. This will be the best time for it to absorb nourishment.

    8. NEVER go to bed with your hair wet! Hair that is half wet is most easily broken, and if you sleep during this time, your hair will be rubbing against each other, damaging your hair in the most terrible way.

    9. Too much pressure may lead to hair loss! Relax... try some good relaxation methods such as soaking in a nice scented bath, listening to music, and eating healthy comfort foods such as strawberries and grapes.

    10. Terming and coloring seriously damages your hair. Avoid it as much as possible. When using hair setting products such as gel or putty, use only a little amount as

    Friday, September 10, 2010

    Happy Ed-il-Fitr to Our Muslim Community!

    Eid-il-Fitr has been known as the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. This has to do with the communal aspects of the fast, which expresses many of the basic values of the Muslim community. It is believed that fasting is to commend fundamental distinctions, lauding the power of the spiritual realm, while acknowledging the subordination of the physical dominion.

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    Friday, September 3, 2010

    The Importance of Color Matching To Fashion

    Color matching affects greatly to your personality. It is one way of expressing yourself in fashion. That is why it is important to know how to match and combine colors to your taste and complexion. Consider the following tips.
    1. Match colors to your skin tone. Basically there are two groups of colors: cool and warm. Try to check your veins whether your color is cool or warm. If your veins are more bluish then you’re cool. If your veins are greenish, then you’re warm. By matching your skin tone to your designated colors, your look will be accentuated and your wardrobe will be more flattering.
    2. Try to use monochromatic colors- these are different shades of a single color or hue. A simple example is matching a light blue with a dark blue.
    3. Use opposite colors to look attractive.
    4. Apply a more harmonious look with closely related colors. These colors are also considered to be neighbors on the color. Examples for these are purple with blue, gold, orange with yellow and etc.
    5. Try to use neutral colors. These are the safest way to match. White, black, gray and brown are some of the examples of this color. These colors look nice to anyone especially for black which has a slimming effect. That is why most ladies prefer to wear black dresses or pants in order to look slim.

    Thursday, August 26, 2010

    Tips for Damaged Hair

    Hair is the crowning glory of a person. That is why we need to take care of it everyday. When our hair is damaged it looks dull, brittle, curly and flying away. But what are the common causes of damaged hair? Some causes of damaged hair are hair dyeing, poor diet or heat from dryers and pollution of the environment. But you can restore the luster, strength and quality of your hair by following some of the simple tips.

    1. Combine one egg yolk with two tablespoon olive oil in a bowl. Apply it to hair especially on the ends. Leave for few minutes and rinse before applying shampoo. It can be done once a week for about a month to help restore the damaged hair.

    2. If you have vitamin E capsules at home, then open six capsules and combine it to your shampoo, because vitamin E helps hair look healthy, shiny and smooth.

    3. It is advisable to have regular hair trims once a month. This is to get rid of damaged and split ends and it also encouraged hair growth.

    4. Try to use the lowest heat setting when blow drying your hair.

    5. Ideally, you need to shampoo your hair 2-3 times a week to prevent from drying.

    6. Rinse and shampoo your hair immediately after swimming from salt water or in a chlorinated pool because prolong stay of the water into your hair can cause it to brittle.

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    Fashionable Hunter Wellington Boots

    Most people in every side of the world pay attention to fashion. They make it sure that the wardrobes and accessories that they wear are in the step with the times and even indulge in a trend or two each season. Fashion is always changing, slightly elusive, and extremely seductive. It is one way of expressing yourself. It has the power to transform an image and make a social statement. It is also an art which uses wide imagination of the designer to come up with a product.

    Fashion statements can be made with clothes, accessories, shoes or boots, hair, makeup or even to cellphone. I would like to talk about boots. I know for sure that only few of us wear boots, specifically hunter boots. Then you must have to try it like what I did. First thing I really don’t have any attraction to it because I only saw one design in the market. Until I discovered a unique and fashionable design at This is an online store which specializes premium, authentic and with high quality country clothing. They have variety of products and I tried their hunter wellington boots. I choose the Hunter Original Adjustable Wellington Boots-Fuchsia. I like it because they are waterproof and are made from rubber or poly vinyl chloride (pvc). It has a discreet gusset concealed behind the buckle which allows my feet and legs to move and feel comfortable wearing it. I decided to buy it because of the weather condition that my place is experiencing right now which is rainy season, since it protects my feet and legs from the muddy ground and keeping my feet dry even from heavy rain showers.

    The company also manufactures different kinds of hunter wellies, like boot socks, boot bags, umbrellas and many other fashionable accessories for everyone’s need. Hunter Wellington had been existing since 1856 until at present. They keep on improving and increasing the variations of their products for a wider range of choices of their customers. They always follow their motto of " Better Fit, Better Comfort, Better Durability, Better Performance". As part of the company's services they offer free worldwide delivery for every product you order online and you can also chat live their customer representatives if you have some inquiries about the product. Visit their online store now and grab the chance of discounted items they offer.

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010

    Health Benefits From Sweet Potato

    Do you know that sweet potatoes have a number of health benefits which can be a good supplement to your diet? The most nutritious way to prepare sweet potatoes is to roast or bake them. It is not advisable to boil sweet potatoes because loss some significant vitamins and nutrients during the process. Below are some of the health benefits which are present in sweet potatoes.

    1. Vitamins and Nutrients – they are excellent source of vit. A, B6, copper, iron, manganese, potassium and dietary fiber.

    2. Beta Carotene – it contain as much as beta-carotene in the form of vitamin A which can help prevent cancer, heart disease, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. The darker the flesh the more beta-carotene it contains.

    3. Carotenoids – this will help in stabilizing blood sugar and lowering insulin resistance.

    4. Antioxidants – it helps removes free radicals from the body by protecting the cells from damage and repairing damaged cells.

    Wednesday, August 4, 2010

    Foods That Will Help Look Beautiful

    They said that you are what you eat. And it is true because whatever you eat reflects on your physical appearance. We should take extra careful of the food that we intake, we have to see to it that they are all nutritious so that we can achieve a healthy body and will give us a good looking skin. Below are some foods that will help us look beautiful and healthy.

    Red Bell Pepper. Believe it but one red pepper has 2 to 3 times more vitamin C than an orange fruit. Vitamin C keeps skin healthy because it helps protect us from the sun, which prevent from anti-aging, and it’s a key nutrient in collagen production, which keeps skin firm.

    Avocado. This unsaturated, heart-healthy fat helps keep skin moist and it contains vitamin E, it has powerful antioxidant, which help protects the skin from aging.

    Shrimp. This iron-rich protein helps us achieve shiny and thick hair, it also give us strong nails while the zinc in shrimp is great for our skin.

    Sweet Potato. It has a ton of beta-carotene which is important for new skin cell turnover.

    Wild Salmon. This fish is loaded with omega-3 fats, which keep toxins out of cells and allow good ingredients in.

    Tuesday, August 3, 2010

    Ways to Stop Picking At Acne

    1. Identify high risk areas: Set a limit for how much time you spend looking to mirrors.
    2. Blow it off: Inhale deeply. Exhale completely, this can help release tension and create an overall feeling of well-being.
    3. Touch if you must: While avoidance of pimples is probably the best choice, some of us "need" to touch the pimple. Gentle pressure or in circular massage can alleviate the urge and tension.
    4. Practice Alternate Behaviors: Redirect your energy. Activities such as, exercise, and self-hypnosis can all help squash the impulse to squeeze. Leave your home when the urge to pop is very strong. And avoid popping on public.
    5. Scar Scare. Visualize the damage that squeezing or picking produces, like scarring and redness.
    6. Pick Up The Phone: If popping and picking is taking over your life, consider contacting a mental health professional.

    Monday, August 2, 2010

    Why Is Picking of Acne So Addicting?

    Yes it is really addicting and I cannot resist from picking it whenever I saw and feel something on my face. But it is not anymore a big problem these days, because there are plenty of acne treatments that make no traces. Over the counter products containing benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or retinol can help. If not, or if you see things like scarring, open wounds, it’s time to head to the dermatologist. He or she can put you on a prescription-strength plan. But remember, treatment takes time and patience. “The best over the counter, the best prescription product, is going to be one to three weeks before we see any significant improvement. Therefore it needs patience to get over from acne

    Friday, July 30, 2010

    The Importance of Drinking The Right Amount of Water Everyday

    What is the most essential nutrient do we need in order for us to actively participate in chemical reactions; lubricates and cushions joints, eyes, spinal cord; aids in body-temperature maintenance and serves as the solvent for many small molecules? The answer is WATER. Many of us just think that water is for quenching our thirst but in reality it is the most important nutrient in our diet. It is very important to drink the right type and amount of fluid to stay healthy especially when our body excretes more sweat during hot season and hard days work
    Amount of Fluid Needed Each Day
    If you are one of the many people who find it hard to drink the recommended six to eight glasses of water a day, don't lose hope. Most fruits and vegetables contain up to 95 percent water, and many meats and cheeses contain at least 50 percent. A key point is NOT to wait until you're thirsty. If you're thirsty, it means your body has already lost more water than it should have, and it's urging you to fill up the tank. An easy way to check your fluid status is to look at the color of your urine. It should be a very pale yellow. If it's a dark yellow, it means that you're not drinking enough.
    Type of Fluid Needed
    Water -- First and foremost, our bodies need water. Juice and milk have a high percentage of water, but they also contain calories. If you're watching your weight, drink water. Avoid caffeinated beverages such as most sodas and regular coffee, as caffeine actually causes the body to lose water. The same goes for alcohol.
    If you exercise during hot weather, you may prefer a sports drink. Sports drinks contain electrolytes such as sodium and potassium, which are lost in sweat. The salt also makes us thirsty, causing us to drink even more. Juice and soda aren't absorbed as easily during exercise, so save them for before or after your activity.

    Thursday, July 29, 2010

    The Power of Salt

    We know that slat are just mere condiments use for cooking but in the other aspect of its component, it has several benefits to our body. Below are some of the uses.

    1. Salt has been given a bad rap in terms of how it affects health. However, salt does heal some conditions as well. Here's how to go about using this natural substance.

    2. Salt is good for relieving body aches and pains. Dissolve the salt in water and use for soaking the body or the aching body part.

    3.Salt is good for sore throats. Dissolve salt and gargle several times during the coarse of the day; or dip a towellete in the saline water and wrap around the throat.

    4. Salt is also good for cleaning or flushing the sinuses. There are several ways of doing so. One way is to use a syringe and filling the nasal

    5. Salt can be use as face exfoliant. Just combine an amount of salt and honey in a bowl, mix it well and gently rub it on your face. Wash with water and wipe off with dry cloth.

    Sunday, July 25, 2010

    Going Easy On Your Pancreas

    Most people with acute pancreatitis recover completely. But even if you experience no lingering symptoms, it is still important to take necessary steps to keep your pancreas healthy as possible. Below are some of the important things to remember:

    1. Avoid alcohol. If you can’t voluntarily stop from drinking an alcohol, seek treatment for alcoholism. Because abstaining may or may not reduce your pain but it will reduce your risk of dying from the disease. That is why it is important to really stop from drinking alcohol.
    2. Eat smaller meals. The more you eat, the greater the amount of digestive juices your pancreas must produce. Instead of large meals, eat smaller but eat frequently.
    3. Limit fat in your diet. This will help reduce loose and oily stools that result from a lack of pancreatic enzymes. You should eat healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean protein sources.
    4. Follow a high-carbohydrate diet. A carbohydrate gives you the energy to help fight fatigue. Try to get most of your daily calories from complex carbohydrates found in grains, vegetables and legumes.

    Saturday, January 16, 2010

    The Magic of Lemon Grass

    Lemon Grass also called as oil grass, fever grass or citronella grass, works well as medicine in some parts of the world. Lemon grass is not only an excellent stuffing ingredient and food flavoring in fish and poultry dishes, it is also used to flavor wines, sauces, salad and spices. This tropical fragrant grass, with an aromatic citrus flavor and tinge of ginger can be an answer to your medicinal, cooking and drinking needs.
    Medicinal Uses:
    1. Gaseous Distension. Boil 1 tbsp of dried or 2 tbsp of fresh chopped leaves in 1 cup of water for 5 minutes. Strain, drink while warm.
    2. Diarrhea. Boil 10 leaves in 2 glasses of water for 10 minutes. add a tablespoon of sugar and a piece of crushed ginger. Take the solution after each loose bowel movement. For adults 1 cup 3x a day, babies 1 tbsp 3x a day, 2-6 yr old 1/4 cup 3x a day, 7-12 yrs. old 1/2 cup 3x a day.
    3. Diuretic. Make a 20% decoction of leaves. Drink 1/4 glass of decoction 3x a day.
    4. Mosquito Repellent. topically apply the juice from pounded leaves.
    5. Aromatic Bath. Boil 4 handfuls of leaves in 1 liter of water for minutes. Add enough water to make it lukewarm. good for the sick and for mothers who have just given birth to use for bathing.
    6. Mouth Wash. soak 2 tablespoonfuls of chopped leaves in 1 glass of hot water for 30 minutes. Strain. Use the infusion as mouthwash.

    Lemon grass has 65-85% citral that contains active ingredients like myrcene citronella, citronellol and geraniol. The study found out that citral causes cells to 'commit suicide using apoptosis a mechanism called programmed death" A drink with a little as one gram of lemon grass contains enough citral to prompt the cancer cells to commit suicide in the test tube. Teh success of their research led them to conclude that herbs containing citral may be consumed as a preventive measure against certain cancerous cells.

    Research also showed that the antibacterial and anti fungal properties of lemon grass help improve skin by reducing acne and pimples, and at the same time act as muscle and tissue toners. Citronella, known for its calming effects helps relieve insomnia or stress.

    Friday, January 15, 2010

    Lemon Grass Drink

    Lemon grass, as an herbal tea is a good cleanser that helps detoxify the liver, pancreas, kidneys, bladder and the digestive tract. Below is the procedure:

    What you need:

    4 cups water

    1/2 cup fresh lemon grass tops, chopped

    sugar to taste

    Calamansi (optional)

    What to do:

    1. Add lemon grass to boiling water

    2. Turn off heat and let solution stand for 8 to 10 minutes

    3. Strain, squeeze calamansi, sweeten to taste and chill

    4. Serve with ice

    Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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