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neck wattleFacelift alternatives rid patients of neck 'wattle' without the downtime of surgery

As people age, they often loose definition in their chin and jaw line due to fatty deposits, weakening muscles and loose skin where the neck and chin once made a right angle. By improving the neck region, patients' profiles look years younger and clothes and fashion accessories such as ties, turtlenecks, and necklaces are worn more comfortably.

I Admit It, I'm Vain!
I admit it, I'm vain!  Guilty as charged! I think every women is vain to some degree. Face it, the face is the first mark of aging, as aging is an irreversible process. I care what I look like and how my skin looks.

beautiful lips, lip balmLip Balm Recipe - How To Make Lip Balm
Making your own lip balm and/or gloss is simple, very economical, and it is truly rewarding. By making your own lip balm, you know what products are going into it, and that you are using safe ingredients. I have made my own lip balms for a couple of years now. They also make great gifts.

whitening teethTeeth Whitening - Teeth Bleaching
One of the first things people notice when they meet someone new is their smile. Teeth Whitening has become an accessible and relatively easy way to instantly improve appearance, create a positive first impression, and achieve a more youthful and radiant appearance.

cosmetic labelsUnderstanding Cosmetic Labeling - Decoding the Cosmetic Label
As we are learn more about our skin, the public is becoming more ingredient conscious. Understanding what substances make up a product can be helpful. This is not meant to be a complete list of every ingredient used in the industry, but will attempt to cover the most popular individual ingredients and categories that have gained recognition as of late.

pouring of glass of waterWater - The Fountain of Youth!
For thousands of years, people of all countries have been seeking a mythical fountain of youth.  If I told you that there is something that will give you beautiful glowing skin, diminish those fine lines and wrinkles, increase your energy level, and help your overall health, I bet you would be interested.

beautiful handsYounger Looking Hands - Keeping Hands Beautiful As We Age
A lot of us take care of our faces, but forget about our aging hands. Next to your face, your hands are probably the most visible parts of your body. Knowing how to maintain your hands as you age is the best way to make sure they look your best and that you, in turn, look your youngest.

Why Weight Matters: Obesity and Your Health
We are a growing nation. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, more than sixty percent of Americans aged twenty years and older are overweight, and one-quarter of American adults are also obese. What does this mean for the health of our nation? Nothing good!
 


Calories Burned = Fat Burned = Weight Loss
Low Intensity Workout vs. High Intensity Workouts. Let’s solve the debate on low intensity vs. high intensity workouts. There are many conflicting statement about how long and how hard you need to exercise in order to lose weight.

cup of coffeeCoffee Drink Calories
How much damage can your favorite coffee drink do in additional calories added to your diet? You don't need to give up your favorite coffee drink, but just adjust your coffee order to make it more calorie conscious. Try these tips to make your next coffee drink guilt-free.

Daily Calorie Goals
The number of calories you regularly eat are reflected in the week-to-week changes of your weight record. Extra calories, obviously, can turn into extra pounds. So, it's important to regulate how many calories you eat each day in order to lose or maintain weight. If you can regularly meet these daily calorie goals, you should be able to reach your overall weight goal.

Dark Chocolate is Healthy Chocolate
Dark Chocolate - not white chocolate or milk chocolate - is good for you. As there is no question that chocolate procures pleasure for those who eat it, you never need to feel guilty again!

Diet Recipes Since I always seem to be one a diet and trying to lose weight, I've included my personal collection of low fat recipes, low calorie recipes, low carbohydrate recipes, and diet recipes that I have collected (includes many recipes from my main web site that I have adapted).

Dieting Hints & Tips
Lots of dieting hints and tips for help you on your dieting goal.

Food Nutritional Value Chart
This chart is strictly an aid to help you on your favorite diet program in analyzing your recipes. All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

dining out at a restaurantHow To Eat Out On A Diet or How To Survive Without Blowing Your Diet!
Don't avoid restaurants when dieting! Eating out is fun and relaxing. You can eat out and eat healthy, too. Many restaurants offer delicious low-fat, low-cholesterol meals. The most important thing you can do is to be aware of healthy choices and to make wise choices.

Juicing For Health - Can green smoothies stop junk food cravings?
Drinking whole raw foods blended in to a nice smooth drink can help overcome addictive cravings for coffee and donuts. Drinking a green smoothie is taking the first step to replacing a bad eating habit with a better one.

Juicing Fruits and VegetablesJuicing For Weight Loss
Juicing for weight loss has such a wealth of body benefits that it is fast replacing water detox regimens. If a healthy diet and nutrition program is uppermost on your list of priorities, you will soon discover that juicing for weight loss is the optimal option.

Juicing - How Foods High In Vitamin C Can Boost Your Juicing Recipes For Weight Loss
Vitamin C is about so much more than fighting colds! Do you need to lose weight? Did you know that you can target foods high in vitamin C in your juicing recipes to make fat-burning easier? Yes! This simple and well-known nutrient has been shown to play an important role in boosting weight loss and metabolism.

Best Juicing Recipes For Weight Loss
What are the best juicing recipes for weight loss? Did you know that by simply remembering to add goodies like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale, you could be giving your juicing for weight loss recipes fat-fighting clout at a whole new level!

Linda's Diet Statement
Eat to live, don't live to eat!  I hate or dislike (hate is a strong word) the above statement because I am a true "foodie" who loves good food. I still love good food and always will. I just try to be selective in what foods I choose to eat at any given time. 

Making Sense of Portion Sizes - Portion Control Secrets
Most of us tend to underestimate the amount of food we eat and tend to overestimate the recommended portion sizes for many foods. Almost everyone underestimates the amount of calories they consume, and people who weigh more do so to a greater degree.

middle age spreadMenopause and Weight Gain
After menopause and over a span of years (usually 10 or more), you may also see changes in your skin, such as increased dryness and wrinkling, and a change in hair texture. At this time, most women (around 2/3 of women) experience weight gain or difficulty maintaining their usual weight.

Resist The Stimuli Tempting Us To Overeat Our relationship with food is complex. Eating is voluntary — and mandatory. Either way, we indulge. More than 67 percent of us are overweight, significantly so in many cases. Treat the information I'm about to provide with a certain respect. I have some ideas about how to get rid of that roundness in the area of your mid-section.

Stevia - A Natural and Healthy Sweetener
Stevia is used as a dietary supplement and sugar substitute. It has no calories, no carbohydrates, and a zero glycemic index which makes it a great natural alternative to sugar and chemical sweeteners. Stevia is up to 300 times sweeter than sugar.

measuring sugarSugar: The Natural Sweetener - Only 15 Calories Per Teaspoon!
Wouldn't it be great if sugar, that marvelous all-natural sweetener that makes Grandma's apple pie the best in the work, didn't make people fat? Pure and simple, sugar is as perfect as it gets. For balancing taste and flavor in foods from apple pie to tomato sauces to zucchini bread, it’s the sweetener you can trust for your family. And it’s only 15 calories a teaspoon!

Tea - Drink to your Health
Whether it's drunk hot or cold, did you know that tea is one of the best things you can drink? Tea drinking has been claimed to have health benefits for centuries, but only in recent years have doctors conducted studies to see if the claims are justified.

Why Weight Matters: Obesity and Your Health
We are a growing nation. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, more than sixty percent of Americans aged twenty years and older are overweight, and one-quarter of American adults are also obese. What does this mean for the health of our nation? Nothing good.


sleepless nightA Life without Sleeping Pills – Ending the Cycle of Insomnia
Another sleepless night. We’ve all been there at one point or another watching the clock roll past midnight, one a.m., two a.m., and perhaps even seeing dawn before finally drifting off.

Aromatherapy - What We Live and Breathe
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative, holistic medicine that uses essential oils and other aromatic compounds extracted from plants for the purpose of affecting mood and health. 

Chia Seeds - Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
You may know Chia as the sprouts that grow on the porous clay figurines called Chia Pets, however there is much more to it than that! Chia has both nutritional and medicinal benefits. The seeds are an excellent source of essential fatty acids and are a great addition to a healthy diet.

Cooking Oils and Fats
Not all cooking fats and oils are the same. Check out some basics on the various types of fats to help you make sense of what is best for your own body. Includes the smoke point of individual oils.

Fight Memory Loss with These 10 Brain Boosting Tips
Fighting memory loss is not as difficult as you might imagine, and you definitely don't have to assume that simply because you're getting older you'll have memory issues. There are many steps you can take, and small changes to your daily routine that can help bolster your memory.

Food Labels 101
Do you read the labels on the food you buy? If you don't, it is time to educate yourself and start reading the labels of foods you buy for yourself and your family. A food label is like a recipe - It tells you what's in the food you eat.

Food Mood Swings - Can What you Eat Affect your Mood?
We all know that food makes us feel good, both physically and emotionally. The food we eat fuels our bodies but it also affects our minds. Certain foods make us feel warm and safe – think comfort food and soul food.

blueberriesHealth Benefits of Blueberries
According to researchers at the USDA Human Nutrition Center (HNC), blueberries rank hands down number one with regards to natural antioxidant content. This is in comparison to 40 other fruits and vegetables.

Health Benefits of Tart Cherry Juice
While some other fruits may have some of these bioactive compounds (such as antioxidants), tart cherries possess a wider variety of them and in greater amounts.  For this reason, it is extremely beneficial to seek out tart cherries at your local grocery store and make them a regular part of your diet.

Health Benefits of Walnut Oil
Most of the research on the health benefits of walnuts has focused on consumption of the nut itself, although interest in walnut oil has grown over the last decade. The health benefits of walnuts and walnut oil are similar if the oil is unrefined, fresh (6 month shelf life), and uncooked.

kaleKale - Healthy Kale
Righteously so, kale is starting to garner well deserved attention amongst dieticians and other health care professionals. This is due to its natural and nutrient rich phytochemical content which brandishes unparalleled health promoting benefits. Kale is a nutritional powerhouse.

Living in a Wheat-Free World - Wheat Sensitivities and their Implication for our Daily Bread
Wheat is a staple of North American life that is both highly nutritious and inexpensive.  It's also one of the top eight food allergens. Wheat shares this dubious distinction with the likes of peanuts, tree nuts, milk, fish, shellfish, and soy. Though true wheat allergies are rare (less than one-half of one percent of the adult population), wheat and gluten intolerance are much more common and affect up to 15 percent of the population.

Problem Forgetting May Be A Natural Mechanism Gone Awry
It may turn out the reason some people grow increasingly forgetful as they age is less about how old they are and more about subtle changes in the way the brain files memories and makes room for new ones - differences perhaps better blamed on patterns of cell-to-cell communication than the number of birthday candles decorating the cake.

Stay Healthy this Winter with Natural Cold and Flu Fighters
'Tis the Season for late night wrap sessions, festive baking, and joyous celebration. Throw in a poor diet, and the inevitable holiday sleep loss, and before you can sing "Let it Snow," you've got the makings of a long, miserable cold and flu season. 

Super-Sizing of America
Fast-Food Restaurants. Americans are getting fatter and fatter every year. It is estimated that as many as one in five Americans is obese, a condition defined as being more than 30 percent above the ideal weight based on height.

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Toxic Cookware - Beware!
Teflon and its associated by-products are dangerous and pose a significant health hazard to all.

Water - The Fountain of Youth!
For thousands of years, people of all countries have been seeking a mythical fountain of youth.  If I told you that there is something that will give you beautiful glowing skin, diminish those fine lines and wrinkles, increase your energy level, and help your overall health, I bet you would be interested.

Why Weight Matters: Obesity and Your Health
We are a growing nation. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, more than sixty percent of Americans aged twenty years and older are overweight, and one-quarter of American adults are also obese. What does this mean for the health of our nation? Nothing good.
 


Determine Your Body Mass Index (BMI)
Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is a tool that can help adults determine whether you are at risk for a weight-related illness by correlating the ratio between your height and weight with body fat.

Exercise: The Real Fountain of Youth
Want to age gracefully? Keep moving. Regular exercise can reduce the risk of chronic disease (such as heart trouble, diabetes, even cancer) and keep you feeling and looking younger as you age.

Ladies - Do Your Kegels!
Kegel's are a specific type of exercise that target the muscles of the pelvic floor. These muscles support the rectum, vagina, and the urethra in the pelvis. Pelvic floor exercises are one of the first-line treatments for stress urinary incontinence.

What About Exercise? Calories Burned Per Minute of Exercise By Weight
Every activity you do burns calories. The more calories you burn, the faster your body uses up incoming fuel (food) intake. If your requirements exceed the calories provided by incoming fuel, the body dips into its reserves (fat) to supply the energy you need.

yoga exercisingYoga - Old Way of Getting a New Body
While yoga doesn’t claim to be a cure-all, a regular yoga practice enhances well-being (both physically and emotionally) by relieving tension and restoring energy flow and balance. Health benefits include stress relief, strengthening and toning, increased range of motion ,and improved functioning of internal organs. Yoga is accessible to everyone and it is also great fun!

yoga exercising2Yoga - Fitness and Weight Loss
As anyone who watches late-night television can attest, there are no shortage of “innovative” new weight loss programs out there. Numerous infomercials tout the benefits of expensive machines, videos, and pills, all of which are “guaranteed” to help us lose weight and look better. However, there’s another form of exercise that offers these same benefits, as well as countless others. It is yoga, and while you probably have heard of it, you may not be aware of just how powerful


 

 



 

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