Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Keeping your body hydrated

Just wanted to share with you some Hydration facts:
  • Not just any liquid will hydrate a person properly
  • Water alone does not provide adequate salts
  • Sugary drinks, such as colas and many juices, can worsen the diarrhea
  • Salty liquids, including soups, can have too much salt and be dangerous
  • Sports drinks do not have the right proportions of carbohydrates (too much) or salts (too little)
When you are properly hydrated everything else in your body works more effectively, due to the fact that our bodies are made up of 70-73% water.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Christmas Shopping

Why use your gas and waste your time going shopping? Especially with the start of Christmas shopping right around the corner . .. you know that it will be crowded and crazy . . . .stay home and do some of your Christmas shopping on line - You will be surprised at how many great gift ideas we have for kids, women, men, even your pets!
Think about it, if gas is at $3.45/gallon, how many gallon will you use to travel to the mall? Don't forget to times that by two because you have to come back home. My guess is that you will spend more in gas than you will in shipping charges and you don't have to change out of your PJ's or fix your hair!

Just something to think about . . . happy shopping!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Do's and Don't of Laser Hair Removal

Wondering whether laser hair removal is right for you? Here are some answers to common questions about this popular procedure.

How does it work?

Powerful, controlled flashes of light are beamed onto the area with unwanted hair. The melanin pigment in the hair attracts the laser energy towards the follicle, heating it up and eventually destroying it.

What kind of hair can be removed?

Laser treatment can target any area of the body, except for near the eyes because of the risk. Common areas include the underarms, lip, bikini line, chest, and legs.

Who's a good candidate?

Laser hair removal is most effective on people with coarse, dark hair and light skin. Because of the way melanin attracts light energy, the contrast between the skin and hair allows the energy to focus on the hair follicle and kill it. However, laser therapy can be effective on other types of skin and hair as well—it just may require more treatments.

Does it hurt?

It can, particularly during the first session. Coarse, dark hair will be the most painful, since the laser energy will create the most heat in that area. As the hair becomes more fine the pain will lessen in subsequent treatments. Sometimes numbing ointments are applied to ease the sensation.

How many treatments does it take?

Usually, you'll need 4-7 monthly sessions to achieve total hair removal on a particular area. Because of the hair growth cycle, it's impossible to kill all your hair follicles at once. However, you can still shave during the process so you don't have to live with unwanted hair.

Is it permanent?

For most people the hair removal will be permanent after the treatments are complete. However, approximately 10-20% require maintenance sessions once or twice a year. And there are a few -- usually people with blond or white hairs -- that will experience complete regrowth.

Is it expensive?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates the average cost at about $429 per treatment. However, costs vary greatly based on where you live and what kind of hair removal you're having done. This is also just the doctor's fee, so you should make sure to get a complete estimate that includes any additional fees before you begin the treatment series. Remember that laser hair removal is an elective procedure, so it's very unlikely that insurance will cover any of the costs.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

The Flu

Well my family is just getting over the flu and let me tell you - it was terrible!  I had both my husband and son down with it at the exact same time.  Fever, vomiting, diarrhea and aching bones. . . it was just terrible and I felt so bad for both of them. 

I made them rest, of course the couldn't do anything else, and drink water.  When they finally felt they could hold something down, I gave them soup, more water and Tylenol. 

Do you have any home remedies for the Flu?  Do you go to the doctors or nurse them back to health at home?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Gray Hair

The other day I looked at my hair and saw some gray shining through.  I thought to myself, at what age do women decide to stop coloring their hair and just go gray?  I do not plan to stop coloring my hair anytime soon but just wondered what is the appropriate age?

Friday, June 4, 2010

June 4th Health Tip of the Day

Drink wine: Research suggests that the equivalent of a couple of glasses of wine a day may be good for health. It can also help you keep a good mental frame.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Health Tip of the Day!

Never sleep over a backache: It is never advisable to sleep over a backache. Research shows that people who take to their beds with backache take the longest time to recover. Those who avoid bed-rest and continue normal activities as much as possible have less pain.