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THE REASON BEHIND HAIR SHEDDING

It seems as soon as we may see some hair on the pillow, in the sink, or in a brush we automatically think that we are going bald. But shedding is actually a normal and healthy process for your hair. On average we lose about 100 hairs a day. However, an easy way to tell the difference between broken hair and hair that’s shedding is simple. If there is a tiny white bulb at the end of your strands, that hair has shed. The bulb shows that your hair has gone through a complete cycle of growth and as a result has fallen out. If you are going through a shedding spell, here could be 3 contributing factors. Stress and Anxiety: Both can play a major...

Exercise of the Week: Inch Worms

This exercise is one of the best exercises for your core. Not only are you targeting chest, shoulders, and arms, but you are engaging your abdominal muscles the entire time. Perform as many rounds as you are able. Do these exercises in between your jump squats for an amazing cardiovascular workout. Let's get healthy! If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact me by email at aveigle@hotmail.com Esté ejercicio es uno de los mejores ejercicios para los músculos abdominales. No sólo estas trabajando con tu propio peso pero también estas usando tu pecho, hombros, brazos y a la misma vez integrando sus abdominales. Haga cuantos conjuntos usted pueda hacer. Podrá añadir este ejercicio entre los saltos de sentadillas que aprendieron la semana pasada....

8 Foods That can Lower Thyroid Function

Since thyroid hormones regulate metabolism in every cell of the body, a deficiency of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) can cause a wide variety of symptoms such as: Depression Difficulty losing weight Dry skin Headaches Fatigue or low energy Menstrual problems Recurrent infections Sensitivity to cold High cholesterol levels A common cause of hypothyroidism across the world is iodine deficiency. The thyroid gland adds iodine to the amino acid tyrosine to create thyroid hormones. Low iodine intake leads to hypothyroidism and/or the development of an enlarged thyroid gland (called a goiter). Few people in the US are now considered iodine-deficient due to the addition of iodine to table salt in the twentieth century, yet some still develop goiters. These goiters are probably a result of the excessive ingestion of goitrogens – foods which block iodine utilization. These include...

SCANDAL STAR KERRY WASHINGTON BREAST FEEDS TO SHED BABY FAT

Kerry Washington, who plays Olivia Pope on the hit T.V. show “ Scandal”  came upon an awesome way to loose weight without stressing over her baby weight. During an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park, Washington said instead of starving herself from different diets, and doing extreme workouts, she breastfeeds her new born. According to Eonline, she has always been the kind of woman to understand the importance of exercising, but has never been the type to take it to the extreme. Washington is not worried about ever being perfect, although she focuses more on being the best she can be. Breastfeeding is another way to loose weight, rather than going crazy about it post pregnancy. Read more about Kerry Washington shedding the baby fat, by clicking...

RECCOMENDED PRODUCTS THAT CAN HELP OILY SKIN

Here's an all-too familiar scenario: Every morning you cleanse, prime and mattify your skin to pore-less, oil-free perfection, but by the time you walk through your office doors, you need another dab of powder -- and by midday, it looks like you've slathered a layer of Crisco on your face. What the dealio? For those of us with oily skin, the problem is not the lack of shine-busting products -- it's the fact that they never seem to work. That magical powder that mattes everyone else's face slides off your T-zone in hours and those oil blotters that work like a charm for your friend, do squat for you. So what's a glistening gal to do? Stay chained to your powder compact? Not anymore. Readers tested...

BE CAUTIOUS OF HAIR VITAMINS!

There is certainly a trend over the last few years in an increased number of new hair vitamins. Since hair grows from within, as a hair expert dermatologist, I have been encouraging the use of specific internal nutrients to help hair health for over fifteen years. However, the majority of hair vitamins contain similar ingredients as a daily multivitamin, just in larger amounts, plus added vitamin H (Biotin); which do not specifically target hair follicles nor help with hair growth or hair thinning. In fact, there can be potential vitamin overdose causing eye, liver, kidney problems and other side effects, especially if also taking a daily multivitamin. Because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate manufacturing of vitamins or supplements, any company can produce without...

Safe Natural Treatments for Vaginal Odor

Vaginal odor is nothing to be embarrassed about and it could be a medical condition that is easy to treat. It is most common in females ages 15-44 year. The most common medical reasons for vaginal odor are bacterial overgrowth known as Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) and candida overgrowth, known as a yeast infection.  Although these two conditions are often confused with each other because of the similarity in symptoms, there are some slight differences in symptoms and bigger differences in how they are treated. What is Bacterial Vaginosis? Bacterial Vaginosis is a bacterial infection of the vagina.  It occurs due to the imbalance of the normal vaginal flora. Some of the most common causes include:  multiple sex partners, wearing underwear made of synthetic fabrics, commercial douches and antibiotic over- use. What...

Proper nail filing and the basic nail shapes!

Are you filing you nails correctly, Do you even know the proper way to file a nail? Do you know the basic five nail shapes? Filing and nail shapes go hand in hand and you can’t do one without the other; in this article I’m going to inform you on how to properly file your nails and educate you on how to file your nails into different shapes. Firstly, when filing you should be going from each side inward, but not going back and forth. DO NOT SAW!!! Sawing the file back and forth instead of in one direction will tear and break your nails. Make sure to let the file form your desired shape as you continue filing. For a curved edge, you need to curve the...

LEARN HOW TO TWIST AND GO

Looking for a style that doesn't take much time and is easy to manage during the day, then “two strain twists” is the perfect style for you. For all my natural ladies or ladies who want to look natural try this quick style. Hypehair.com gives a step by step process on how to twist your hair on your own. To read the whole article click the following link: http://www.hypehair.com/37983/step-step-style-twist-go/ #fabuloushairfridays  ...

MISS BLACK NEW YORK CASSANDRE BRISSOT TALKS ABOUT EATING FOR NOURISHMENT

I am a first generation American of Haitian decent hailing out of Brooklyn, New York. In the Haitian culture almost every meal is based around rice and beans. If I haven't had rice and beans I feel as if I haven't had a real meal. In addition to that my mom always cooked growing up, so we rarely ate out. If we had McDonald's or another fast food it was a treat, not the norm. Over the years particularly the last 3, I've realized there's a difference between eating and being nourished. Just because you've eaten doesn't mean you've eaten anything of nutritional value. However, getting all my nutrients everyday is still a work in progress.  I've started packing almonds, carrot sticks, brown rice, and peanut...