Basics for an anti-aging lifestyle

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In North America we like quick fixes. The common concept is that you should be able to pay money for something that will provide an instantaneous solution to your problem. We tend to apply this attitude to our health as well. When it comes to our bodies and how we age we can’t expect to buy back our youth, we have to live a healthy anti-aging lifestyle that helps us maintain our youthful vibrance. Elements of a healthy, anti-aging lifestyle Healthy, whole foods diet Consistent exercise Natural skincare regime We become what we eat… so, eat fresh whole foods! One

Risks and side effects of plastic surgery

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The desire to turn back time and regain your youthful glow is often all it takes to overlook the possible risks and side effects of plastic surgery. What some people don’t realize is that surgical facelifts are not the only way to remove wrinkles and saggy skin. Let’s take a look at some of the possible side effects of plastic surgery, and some great alternatives. What are some possible side effects of plastic surgery? The list of possible side effects of plastic surgery is extensive, but some of the more common side effects include scarring, bruising, hair loss and a

Spiced Sweet Potatoes and Yams

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Favorite Side Dish Spiced Mashed Yams and Sweet Potatoes Bake a yam and a sweet potato at 350 with the skin on until both are soft to the touch, about 35 minutes Mash them together until smooth. Add 3 to 4 tbsp of OJ, 1 tbsp of butter, tbsp of pumpkin spice or 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Add salt to taste and enjoy!

Nourish your Body with these Anti-Aging Foods

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When we think of our bodies aging, we tend to look back on our younger days, longing for the soft, smooth skin we used to take for granted, wishing we had done more to maintain our youthfulness. There is still hope! There are actually anti-aging foods that can help turn back the clock and make you look and feel young again. Listed below are just a few of these anti-aging foods you can add to your diet and start seeing and feeling the  results! Avocado for anti-aging with healthy fats: Did you know that the avocado is actually a fruit? 

Superior Beauty Products: Why They Are Worth It

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For most women and even for some men, beauty products are a part of every day life. Many people choose to regularly visit a beauty salon in an effort to look his or her best. Being beautiful is not simply about attracting the opposite sex, being beautiful is about feeling confident. The exceptional performance of some beauty products enable many people to feel better about themselves walking down the street, in social settings with friends, at parties and in business meetings such as job interviews. Clearly, beauty products make a big difference in the lives of many. Treating yourself to

Beauty Products: A Balance Between Healthy Skin, Quality and Cost

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The beauty and cosmetic industry is one of the biggest in the world because almost everyone wants to look their best. It is however interesting to note that many people hardly pay attention to the safety of the products they use. Many clients simply rely on commercial adverts for information. This source of information is always biased in favor of the beauty product in question and those beautiful, flawless models they use can be rather persuasive. As much as it is important to compare the prices of any products you intend to buy, it is equally vital to consider the

OxyLift for Wrinkles

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One of the most obvious signs of aging in skin is the appearance of wrinkles. But have you ever thought about what causes the skin to wrinkle? What makes our skin go from smooth and youthful to aged and wrinkled? Wrinkles are creases, folds, or ridges in the skin. One of the main causes of wrinkles is the loss of collagen in the dermis, the deeper layer of our skin, as we ageOver time our bodies begin to produce less and less of the collagen that makes our skin so resilient and elastine. Smoking, exposure to the sun, and air

OxyLift for Acne

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Acne gets its name from its source: the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes. This bacterium is usually a normal inhabitant of the skin, but when it gets out of hand we experience the condition we call “acne.” Some bacteria are aerobic, which means they thrive in an oxygen-rich environment. Other bacteria are anaerobic and prefer to live in an environment without oxygen. The bacterium P. acnes is of the second group, generally doing best in an oxygen-deprived environment. P. acnes uses our skin’s natural moisturizer—sebum—as a nutrient for growth. This sebum is produced by microscopic glands, called sebaceous glands which we have

Coconut Smoothie of all Smoothies!

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Rev up your energy & release weight with this satisfying Coconut Smoothie: 1/2 cup frozen berries of your choice 1 tbsp Hemp Seeds 1tbsp Chia Seeds 1/2 banana 1 tbsp Coconut butter (oil) melted 2 tbsp Spirulina (or 15 tablets) Small handful of raw Brazil nuts or Almonds 1 cup low fat Coconut Milk or almond, soy, rice milk Blend all ingredients (except oil) until smooth. Keep blending and slowly add oil  Mmmmmm!.

Delicious ways to use Hemp

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How to use Hemp Seeds: Our tasty, nutty organic Hemp Seeds can be used in many ways: Mix with any nut butter and spread on toast, crackers, apples or bananas Sprinkel on oatmeal, granola or cereal Add to hummus or other dips for veggies Great on salads, cottage cheese and in yogurt Eat out of the bag for a nutty treat Mix with water in blender to create a “milk” for smoothies

Kefir Recipe

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Kefir Recipe – Enjoy! As you work with kefir, you quickly develop a feel for the process and of how it varies according to the room temperature and the type of milk you use. Also, you can increase its thickness by using more grains; and you can increase its tartness by increasing the fermenting time. As you continue to re-use these grains, they will multiply and you can share grain starters with friends.    1 tablespoon kefir grains    1 scant quart (4 cups) milk (goat, cow, pasteurized, raw, reconstituted, skim or full fat) Place kefir grains and milk in a quart

Fabulous Low Carb Lasagna

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 Shelleys Fabulous Eggplant Lasagna!  “Carbless Noodle”: 1 large eggplant sliced lengthwise into 1/4 in. Lasagna size strips (this can be done with zucchini too) olive oil salt Meat Sauce 1-1/2 lbs ground sirloin or turkey breast (or Ital sausage) 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 onions, chopped 2 cloves chopped garlic 1 red pepper, chopped 1 pkg sliced mushrooms (optional) 2 tsp italian seasoning 1 tbsp. Rosemary salt and pepper 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional) 1 (10 oz) pkg frozen chopped spinach, defrosted drained 1 (28 oz) can tomato sauce 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes (for less sugar you