MSG the unsung hero of food

Written on May 22, 2015 by Reuben

There was a time when there was a major battle between supporters and those who oppose the use of food additives in food that we eat. But unbeknownst to many from both sides, food that they consider safe do contain the food additive in a form or another without them even knowing about it. In countries/regions of the earth where food is more of a necessity rather than a luxury(who doesn’t eat by the way) it keeps us all fed with the savory flavor of the best food that money can but.
We’re not talking about the thousand dollar plate order of Kobe Beef but cuts from all parts of the bull combined and made into sausages that anyone could appreciate. We all worry about msg when the US education system feeds kids meat treated with pink slime(ammonium) to make it palatable. From bags of chips to cup noodles, most of these products are the culmination of years of use and study regarding the way we eat and how to make food more desirable to more people. Ever wonder why we crave for a bag or two of chips? You could be sure msg has a hand in that and that continues to this day. Sure they have taken out the MSG content in their ingredient tables/charts but they have merely substituted it with another term name which makes it harder to spot. Have you ever scanned the things used in that bag of chips you are about to partake in? anything with glutamate in it is sure to be msg. And that’s a fact!

Beware of Harsh Ingredients

Written on May 15, 2015 by mctreve

We need to be careful of what we feed our skin. A lot of products in the market are made up of fillers that are really harmful to the skin. In checking out skin-care product labels, look out for terms such as mineral oil, lanolin, and alcohol. Oil-based products, those with mineral oil and lanolin, mainly clog the pores, and if the pores cannot breathe, its tendency is to become bigger. Also, oil tends to attract more dirt from the surroundings to your skin. Oil- and alcohol-based products are the main causes of skin discoloration when the skin is most exposed under the sun.

Ways To Protect Your Skin Under The Sun

Written on May 8, 2015 by Marie

Do you know who the best people are when it comes to protecting your skin from the sun? They are the Asians of course. 30 degrees and up is their temperature most of the time, but they still got a fair skin and beauty that cant be compare. So when I had my opportunity to go to Thailand, I made it sure to learn Thai to interview some of the women there. And this is what I’ve found out. There are various ways to protect your skin when you are under the sun. Here are some of them.

1. Avoid direct sunlight during 10am to 2pm; it is the time of the day where the sunlight is too strong to be resisted by our skin. However, if you really need to go during these hours, you may use sun block high in SPF, long sleeves and a hat with a brim to protect your skin.
2. Using moisturizer with SPF protection is a great way to reduce skin wrinkles and aging signs.
3. Cover your entire face, nose, ears, forehead and even your lips too, with proper sunscreen protection. SPF 15 is a good choice but SPF 30 is better.
4. For sensitive skin, a Foundation with SPF protection is the best makeup solution to use for protecting your face from the sun.
5. Skin around your eyes is also sensitive to sunlight. It can be easily damage and are very prone to fine lines. It’s advisable to use a sunscreen stick or Mineral Makeup Powder in protecting areas around your eyes.

Having a healthy skin doesn’t mean spending your life hiding on the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, dust, pollution and harmful situations. You can surely enjoy outdoors activity as long as you know how to keep your skin safe, healthy and always young. So follow the simple tips above and have beautiful skin.

Your Skin : Your First Defense

Written on May 1, 2015 by Avatar

skinc1.jpgThe skin functions like a porous plastic bag that keeps all the vital fluids in and waste products like excess salts and sweat out. It also acts as the blood cooling system for it has many blood vessels and capillaries running through it that when you exert yourself and sweat starts flowing the cooling effect of evaporation also cools the blood returning it to the heart and lungs. It also acts as out first line of defense against many nasty stuff that without protection we�d be dead in a few days. Burned skin allows fluids to come out of the skin that is damaged that is why burns weep. These fluids are vital for our survival and if we loose too much we simply die.

Remove Your Makeup

Written on April 24, 2015 by Victoria

Daughters may have heard this from their mother’s as early as they became aware of the existence of make up; they must be vigilant about removing their make up at night, no matter what. This advice has stood the test of time.


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Make up has long been used to achieve a certain look. Today, this is most often used to look better. For women, make up is even considered a necessary part of grooming after a certain age has been reached. This is often expected as part of dressing appropriately once the woman joins the work force.
Taking care of the skin once make up is used is not very difficult. One has to be sure to have the right tools just as the right make up is needed. Taking the time to remove all make-up with make-up remover, cleanse the skin, and then moisturize after is one sure way not only of keeping the skin youthful but of also preventing acne and other skin conditions.

The Joy of Lip Sugar

Written on April 17, 2015 by Victoria

In protecting your skin, your face, your body, there is sometimes a part that is left unaddressed and this is the lip. Yes, this part of the face needs some tender loving care too and it does require a tiny bit of effort.

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You can take good care of your lips with a simple weekly routine of exfoliation. All you need is some pure coconut oil, some honey, and some brown sugar. Take a tablespoon of firm coconut oil, mix with same amount of honey until a paste is formed then take two packed teaspoons of brown sugar and mix it into the paste. Store in a clean jar and keep for around two weeks in the fridge. This scrub will assure you of soft lips and done at low costs and naturally.

Skin Care Compound Update (Copper Peptide)

Written on April 9, 2015 by Avatar

cupeptides.jpgCopper Peptide is also a possible key to attaining the fountain of youth for it has the ability to promote the production of elastin and collagen. It is also a very good anti-oxidant and is one of the elements that are essential for survival. The human body has traces of copper compounds that are utilized by enzymes that promote renewal of tissues. Copper peptides also promote the production of glycosaminoglycans which are enzymes that help in the removal of damaged collagen and elastin while promoting the growth and development of new ones to replace them making one look younger as if the clock has been turned back.

Water and Skin

Written on April 2, 2015 by mctreve

To elaborate further about the importance of water in protecting and taking care of our skin, I want to mention what Dr. Colbert said in his book The Seven Pillars of Health. He said that water keeps your skin supple and in addition to that it keeps your eyes bright, and your body spry. He somehow illustrated it with plums; removing water from plums and you get prunes. In the same way, removing water from your skin you get wrinkles. The skin was designed to hold in moisture to be elastic, and depriving it with water the skin becomes dry, flaky wrinkled, sagging and loses elasticity that no amount of wrinkle cream can cure it.

Beauty is only skin deep

Written on March 26, 2015 by Avatar

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Naaah….. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder for we are the ones who define what is beautiful and what is not. But skin can be used to asses one’s health for any problems internally manifests itself on your skin. Red healthy skin is a sure sign of good physical build-up. Burned skin is a sign of too much exposure to the sun thus there may be a higher risk of skin cancer and other health problems. Scaly skin, and that person may lack some essential vitamins and minerals in his/her diet that might need adjustment. Calloused skin may result from excessive wear and tear on that particular part of the body which may be due to occupational hazards allowing better protection in the afflicted area and many more. So skin is not only a sign of sure beauty but a mirror of who we are and how healthy we are on the inside.

Ozone – The Unsung Protector of Your Skin

Written on March 19, 2015 by Avatar

ozonehole.jpgSome people have never even heard of Ozone till it was broadcast over the news which singled out its importance to our very survival. As it turns out, the sun’s UV rays (which comes in many forms) come in UV-A, UV-B and UV-C forms. The most damaging is the last type, UV-C but the ozone layer normally takes most of it out of the equation which makes it vital for our survival. UV-a is the most abundant form of UV radiation and UV-B is the most damaging, well with the exception of the last type which the ozone layer normally takes care of.