Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Be a Good Little Girl And Drink Your Water...With Lemon

  1. Good for stomach
    Lemon can help relieve many digestion problems when mixed with hot water. These include nausea, heartburn and parasites. Due to the digestive qualities of lemon juice, symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are relieved. By drinking lemon juice regularly, the bowels are aided in eliminating waste more efficiently. It also acts as a blood purifier and as a cleansing agent. The intake of lemon juice can cure constipation. It is even known to help relieve hiccups when consumed as a juice. Lemon juice acts as a liver tonic and helps you digest your food by helping your liver produce more bile. It decreases the amount of phlegm produced by your body. It is also thought to help dissolve gallstones.

  2. Excellent for Skin Care Lemon, being a natural antiseptic medicine, can participate to cure problems related to skin. Lemon is a vitamin C rich citrus fruit that enhances your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within and thus bringing a glow on your face. Daily consumption of lemon water can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin. It acts as an anti-aging remedy and can remove wrinkles and blackheads. If applied on the areas of burns can fade the scars. As lemon is a cooling agent, it reduces the burning sensation on the skin.

  3. Aids in Dental Care Lemon water is used in dental care also. If fresh lemon juice is applied on the areas of toothache, it can assist in getting rid of the pain. The massages of lemon juice on gums can stop gum bleeding. It gives relief from bad smell and other problems related to gums.

  4. Cures Throat Infections Lemon is an excellent fruit that aids in fighting problems related to throat infections, sore throat and tonsillitis as it has an antibacterial property. For sore throat, dilute one-half lemon juice with one-half water and gargle frequently.

  5. Good for Weight Loss One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water is that it paves way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a great weight loss remedy. If a person takes lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey, it can reduce the body weight as well.

  6. Controls High Blood Pressure
    Lemon water works wonders for people having heart problem, owing to its high potassium content. It controls high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea as well as provides relaxation to mind and body. It also reduces mental stress and depression.

  7. Assist in curing Respiratory Disorders Lemon water assists in curing respiratory problems, along with breathing problems and revives a person suffering from asthma.

  8. Good for treating Rheumatism Lemon is also a diuretic and hence lemon water can treat rheumatism and arthritis. It helps to flush out bacteria and toxins out of the body.

  9. Reduces Fever Lemon water can treat a person who is suffering from cold, flu or fever. It helps to break fever by increasing perspiration.

  10. Acts as a blood purifier The diseases like cholera or malaria can be treated with lemon water as it can act as a blood purifier.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Relax Your Muscles with an Epsom Salt Bath

 Feeling sore from the gym? Or maybe you just want to relax your body...try an Epsom salt bath.

Researchers and physicians suggest these health benefits from proper magnesium and sulfate levels, as listed on the web site of the Epsom Salt Industry Council:
  • Improved heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, and lowering blood pressure.
  • Improved ability for the body to use insulin, reducing the severity of diabetes.
  • Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.
  • Relieved stress. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to produce large amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.
  • Reduces pain and muscle cramps.
  • Improved oxygen use.
  • Improved absorption of nutrients.
  • Prevention or easing of migraine headaches.
All this from a bath? Hurray! While there are many different brands of Epsom salt, they are all the same product chemically, and can be found at most drug stores. Add two cups of Epsom salt and soak for at least 12 minutes. Do this three times weekly.
You can buy Epsom salt at any drugstore its about $8 for a large bag.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Obsessed with the Galvanic Facial!

I wanted to start off by saying that I don't get regular facials or peels because I never really got amazing results from them, so I saw it as a waste of time and money. However, over the weekend I went to Face to Face Spa in Studio City for a Galvanic Facial and I am very pleased with the results...pleased enough to blog about it. 
You might be wondering WHAT exactly the Galvanic facial does....

By using electric stimulation, the capacity of your skin absorption is increased by the galvanic ion and this improves the penetration of nutrition products (anti wrinkle lotion) through your skin.

The result: skin will be completely cleansed as negative ions force all the dirt and debris held within your pores to the surface. At the same time the positive ions gives you a fresh look and plumps the skin, banishing wrinkles.

Here's a brief explanation of what was done to my face.
Lotion was applied to my face and then a galvanic machine gently rubbed my face.  
And that was it! 
Galvanic has the ability to stimulate the circulation of oxygen and blood in the facial skin supplying an elevated level of nourishment. 
Immediately my skin felt fresh and tightened. Today my skin tone has evened out too, it was nice to leave the house without any makeup.
The cost was $125 but Marianne often has specials...sometimes even half off.
By the way, I don't get a discount or any free treatments for this post, I am just sharing a positive skincare treatment with you :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

OPI Favorite Nude colors

Here are my top picks for some cute nude nail colors.

left to right: Dulce de Leche, Bubble Bath and Samoan Sand.

Then there is my go to color Coney Island Cotton Candy:

And if you are looking for a sweet light pink there is Mod About You:

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Supermodel Skin on a Supermarket Budget!

My top picks for drugstore skin care products.

 FACE SCRUB: Skin Effects by Dr. Jeffrey Dover Enzyme Scrub
 Why I love it: The scent is nice...slightly like cucumbers. The granules are smooth, which exfoliate without scratching. My skin feels really soft and not dry.

FACE WASH: Cetaphil
This is why I love it:
Helps skin retain needed moisture. Mild enough to cleanse baby's skin. Dermatologist recommended

TONER: Burt's Bees Rosewater and Glycerin Toner. 
This is why I love it:   It takes off dirt I had no idea was being left behind by other more expensive products I have used in the past. It is so very gentle and soothing to the skin. It doesn't feel dry at all after using, no taught stretchy feeling at all. I can't imagine being without it. 

EYE CREAM: Preparation H Cream.
This is why I love it:  Helps reduce puffy eyes and fine lines

MOISTURIZER: Avalon Organics Vitamin C Moisturizer.
Why I love it: Nourishes my skin. Has Sun-Aging Defense and anti- oxidants. Protects Repairs and Firms Diminishing the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles.And it smells like fresh oranges.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Our Doritos Commercial for Crash the Superbowl Is a Finalist!!!

I'm so happy to share with you that the Doritos spot we did for Crash the Superbowl has made it to Top 5! I can't even believe it.
Anyway, if you could vote and tell your friends to vote it would really mean a lot. It's called Adam and Eve. I would really appreciate if you could take a second and watch the commercial and vote--you can even do it from your phone, i tried it and it only took me about 20 seconds!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 Fruit Flush 3 Day Detox Diet

The fruit flush three day detox diet is for the after-festive season cleansing. I am curious to try Jay Robb's methodology of ridding the body of all the indulgences during the holiday season.
Regaining the figure and vitality is the mantra of this diet. Besides over indulgence in food and weight problems, the system gets clogged up and requires cleansing, hence the all fruit diet.
The fruit flush is strictly a 3-day diet of just fruits. Fruits help in dissolving stored toxins and the water and fiber in them help to flush out aiding in weight reduction. It also fortifies the body and helps in speeding up the liver's metabolism of environmental toxins.

1st day: the pre-flush
Between 8 am to 4 pm drink ounces of protein mix (11/4 cup protein powder and 1 quart water) every two hours. Eat 3 to 6 cups of raw vegetable salad and 3 to 6 ounces of lean chicken, beef, fish or turkey at 6 pm. Top it up with 1 to 2 ounces of olive oil or flax seed oil, or half an avocado and the juice of half a lemon. One hour after each protein drink or meal drink an 8-12-ounce glass of water.

2nd and 3rd day: fruit flush three day detox diet
From 8 am to 4 pm eat servings of fresh fruit every 2 hours. At 6 pm, like day one eat 1 serving of raw vegetable salad. Also drink one protein drink comprising of 12 ounces of water and 5 tablespoons of protein powder.
Unlike the 30-day detox or fasts, the fruit flush three day detox diet can be followed for a period of up to 12 weeks with 3-day diet and 4 days off alternatively. The diet is based on natural fruits and vegetables and followed back-to-back aids in considerable weight loss. The program has had very good reviews; dieters say the diet is rich in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants and low in potassium and sodium. This not only aids in detoxifying, losing weight but also improves energy, regular bowel movements and improves skin tone.
The fruit flush diet program does not support any preservatives, laxatives, chemicals or pills; also Robb suggests no exercise regime during the diet; yet there are a few negatives.
It is a very low calorie diet, hence not a balanced one. It is not a long-term solution for weight loss and not ideal if you are on a fat loss program.