Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Recently I received some emails, questioning a recent report on lead in make up. As I did my research, I found that according to the results, the brands that we use and trust had high levels of lead. Surprisingly, of the 400 lipsticks tested, who would guess that the 99 cents, Wet N' Wild brand appeared with the lowest levels of lead while the fancy high priced Cover Girl, L'Oreal and Maybelline lines held many of the top spots in this research. Estée Lauder, Mary Kay and Avon also place high on the list, keeping in mind that they tested 400 lipsticks.
Here is the list so that you may review and consider what brands you may want to purchase-> The Survey/Research Reports
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
* Make your favorite meal or order some take out and watch your favorite shows
* Invite your friends over and plan a fun evening (Have a gratitude party - thank
goodness I am no longer in that relationship with ________)
* Get busy working on your goals it will occupy your mind :-)
* Do not play love songs, romantic movies or start reminiscing on the good old days
* Give someone a call to say Happy Valentine's Day (parent, neighbor, someone you
have been meaning to call, or stop by and visit an elderly or sick person)
How about this - ask them to Be Your Valentine. A visit or call can do the trick - it will do wonders for those receiving your attention and it will pick up your spirits as well.
I love flowers and I love chocolate but most of all, I begin with loving me!
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Have you ever heard of Hearbalife? They promotes their products as healthy and delicious protein shakes that are loaded with essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients. They also suggest that it's perfect for busy people who are on the go and would like a nutritious meal, the Herbalife Formula 1 shake claims to satisfy your hunger and help manage your weight.
According to Herbalife the key benefits are:
*20 vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients
*9g of protein and healthy fiber help support weight management
*Includes the antioxidant vitamins C and E
*Contains Aminogen®†, plus bromelain and papain, to support protein digestion
*0 cholesterol; 0 trans fat
They have a variety of flavors:
*Vanilla - Allergen Free
*Cookies 'n Cream
I have never tried Herbalife but from the variety of flavors - it sure looks tempting. If I ever try their products, I will definitely let you know. It is important to note that you should clear this or any kind of changes with your doctor. Although it may be considered safe and healthy, it may not be right for YOU. Let's continue.....
According to their website, the Medifast 55 Shakes are specially formulated for women. They claim that their great-tasting shakes are heart-healthy and contain 11 grams of protein and 24 essential vitamins and minerals per serving. Medifast 55 Shakes come in six delicious flavors and mix easily with water. The Medifast 70 Shakes are formulated for men, or for women who prefer a higher protein count. These shakes are soy-based, heart-healthy, and contain 14 total grams of protein per shake.
An example of their specialty line - Plus for Diabetics Shakes are specifically designed for people with type 2 diabetes.
As seen on their website, a clinical study from a major university teaching hospital found that after 34 weeks, diabetic participants using Medifast's portion-controlled meal-replacement program lost twice as much weight and were twice as likely to complete the study as participants following a standard food diet based on the dietary guidelines of the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
Also, after 34 weeks, 24 percent of the Medifast users decreased or eliminated their diabetes medication, compared to 0 (zero) percent on the standard food diet.
Medifast Plus for Diabetics is recommended for men and women with type 2 diabetes who want to lose weight or boost their regular nutrition. They can be used during the weight-loss phase or in the Transition and Maintenance phases as an occasional meal replacement or snack.
Medifast recommends that you contact your primary care physician or diabetes specialist before beginning a program using their Medifast Plus for Diabetics.
Their product lines includes the following - Kosher Dairy, Caffeine Free, Certified Gluten Free, Heart Healthy, Vegetarian
My favorite fruit smoothies are made straight from my blender with fresh fruits, no added sugars, milks, creams, yogurts, syrups, etc. The fruits are delicious all on their own. I can mix the fruits and blend them together to see how they mesh together and who knows? I may come out with a nutritional smoothie/shake line of my own :-)