Jessica Alba Launches ‘The Honest Company’

p7Jessica Alba has launched a new online business that sells eco-friendly and non-toxic baby products. Called The Honest Company, she learned about toxic chemicals in baby products and household cleaners and so she set out to find the safest and healthiest choices for her baby.

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Gel Manicures: Too Good to Be True?

Gel manicures are all the rage–but are they really safe? For those who are looking for a manicure that lasts 2-3 weeks, gel manicures have become an increasingly popular choice. These manicures differ from traditional manicures in their formulation and drying process, which involves letting each coat of polish set and harden for 30 seconds under a UV light.

Sounds great. But is it safe? Not surprisingly, if it seems too good to p6be true–it may well be. There are some safety concerns associated with these seemingly miraculous manicures. Firstly, some salons are not using “real” gel manicures, instead mixing acrylic products with powders like methyl methacrylate, a chemical that was banned as a carcinogen by the FDA!

Secondly, although there is no clinical data that directly links the use of UV lamps for nail drying to skin cancer of the hands, if you are a person who is at-risk for skin cancer, it might be wise to avoid gel manicures because of these lamps. The gel manicure treatment involves exposing your hands directly to UB light, much the way tanning beds expose your whole body to the same light. Lifetime exposure to UV rays does indeed increase the risk for developing skin cancers, and the best way to limit your risk is to limit your exposure.

Is getting a manicure that lasts a week or two extra really worth the cost (nearly double that of a regular manicure) and exposing yourself to potentially dangerous chemicals and UV rays? Think twice before gelling!

Get a Nose Job, Look Younger

This article from EmaxHealth reports that a rhinoplasty or nose job AA035558surgery makes you look younger. The nose continues to change shape as we age, and the nasal tip weakens. With a rhinoplasty procedure, strength to the tip is restored along with your youthful appearance.

Just another reason why this plastic surgery procedure may be right for you….

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Imperfect Makeup is a Trend for 2012

Imperfect Makeup is a Trend for 2012This year’s beauty trend is “coming home from the party.” That’s right ladies, tousled hair, smudged eyeliner, and dewy lips are in. The best part? Freeing up time to beautify elsewhere. Natural is all the rave and Dr. Yagoda understands natural. All-natural BeautyScoop is the fastest, easiest way to get beautiful, shiny locks, strong, sexy nails, and the glowing skin you’ve always wanted for that “I look beautiful straight out of bed” look.

Read more about the latest fashion trend in a 2012 article entitled  “You Can Fall Out of Bed and Look Good.”

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Paula Deen to Pitch Diabetes Drug

It may not be a shocker that southern comfort food chef Paula Deen p3has Type 2 diabetes, but it is important to know how to avoid such health problems. Obesity increases your risk. Avoid eating fatty, sugar-rich foods and try to cut down on fats and oils, sugars and simple-carbohydrates like white rice, and bleached flour. Substitute for whole grains, non- or low-fat, or natural alternatives. Moderation is key.

Paula Deen, now being the spokeswoman for Victoza, a diabetes drug company, is now learning that healthy eating is key. Plus, eating healthy reduces the signs of aging and improves the appearance of wrinkles. Now doesn’t that carrot look extra appetizing?

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Singer’s Take Note!

Singers Take NoteHolidays tend to be a time of overindulgence. Rich foods and “one-too-many” cocktails can cause acid reflux, and lead to vocal problems.  When acid rises up from the stomach, it can land in the voice box, often directly onto the vocal cords themselves.

This can cause swelling of the vocal cords, making it difficult for the cords to close properly, which leads to associated problems such as breathiness, raspiness, or hoarseness.

Here’s what you need to know:

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Being Alert to Sleep Apnea

Being Alert to Sleep ApneaIt is important to know what sleep apnea is and to find help to remedy it.

Here is a list of ways to help self diagnose sleeping apnea, but you should always seek out a health professional before coming to any conclusions.

Read more here: Being Alert to Sleep Apnea.

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Fight Back!

p1Combat wrinkles with regular exercise and a well balanced diet that includes foods rich in antioxidants.

Eat leafy, green veggies, lean proteins including beans and lentils, omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon and flax seed, brightly colored berries, dark chocolate (yes! even chocolate has antioxidants), and green tea.

Also, don’t forget to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated!

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