Medical spas are on the rise and for all the right reasons. Conventional Western medicine is proving to not be as effective as was originally thought. Especially with the way health care is currently operating in the United States, people are turning to alternative methods to try to get themselves healthy. Med Spas are becoming the perfect mix of Eastern and Western medicine and also health and beauty.
The CDC reports that up to 85% of all illnesses are caused by toxins and pollutants in our bodies. The human body functions best when the ions are balanced at 80% negative and 20% positive. What we put into our bodies, such as the foods we consume, have either acidic or alkalizing properties. An ionic detox helps to facilitate the alkalization process through the process of ionization, which removes free radicals from the body. Here is an article about one woman looking to find the truth about the effectiveness of ionic foot detoxes.
A recent fad has been sweeping the country: ionic foot detoxes. You may not recognize the name, but you probably have seen the infomercials about foot patches or foot baths that pull all the toxins out of your body through your feet, leaving you with a patch or bath full of brown liquid (aka the toxins). But is it all just a scam? Or is there actual scientific proof to support these claims?I decided to try it out for myself with Pacific College Alumna and Oncology Specialist Christine Adamo, LAc, and see for myself what the scoop is all about. Christine is a supporter of “true” ionic detoxes and uses them in her practice, particularly with her cancer patients to help with the side effects of chemotherapy. First off, I say “true” because Christine warned me upfront about the many false companies out there who claim that the brown water produced in their bath or patch is the result of toxins coming out of the body. “This is NOT true,” Christine said. The water changes color naturally because of the chemical reaction between the electricity and the salt water, not because of toxins. So, don’t be fooled by the infomercials. It’s actually, the debris that begin to form in the water that are the toxins.Don’t just take Christine’s word for it; the scientific evidence speaks for itself. “We can do a test and you can see for yourself if you’d like?” asked Christine, before we began the detox. “Why not!” I said. Afterall, what better way to determine a treatment’s efficacy than with a scientific experiment? We decided to do a urine pH test before the detox and then another pH test after the detox to compare the results. My first pH test showed to be more on the acidic side of normal. I was ready to see if this detox would really change my pH level in just 30 minutes.The main point of these detoxes is to make the body’s pH more “alkaline,” but what exactly is the importance of being alkaline? An alkaline body is crucial to a person’s health. Diseases thrive in an acidic environment. So basically, the less acidic your body is and the more alkaline, the less prone you are to contracting a disease, such as osteoporosis or cancer, according to Christine. The Center for Disease Control reports that up to 85% of all illness are caused by toxins and pollutants in our bodies. The human body functions best when the ions are balanced at 80% negative and 20% positive.So how do we achieve this? What we put into our body, such as the foods we consume, have either acidic or alkalizing properties. Check out the food charts for yourself here. The more of the higher alkaline foods you can incorporate into your diet the better. An ionic detox, helps to facilitate the alkalization process through the process of ionization, which removes “free radicals” from the body. How do ionic detoxes fit into Chinese medicine?
Almonds: Hey, guess what? Almonds are seeds, not nuts, and they’re stuffed with vitamin E, a potent sun blocker. Volunteers who consumed 14 milligrams of the vitamin per day (about 20 almonds) and then were exposed to UV light sunburned less than those who took none. “Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant that helps to protect skin cells from UV light and other environmental factors that generate cell-damaging free radicals,” explains Jeffrey Dover, M.D., associate clinical professor of dermatology at Yale University.
Suitable switch: 2 Tbsp peanut butter; 1/2 cup
Carrots: Think of them as orange wonder wands-good for eyeballs, good for clearing up breakouts. Credit vitamin A. “It helps prevent the overproduction of cells in the skin’s outer layer,” says Howard Murad, M.D., associate clinical professor of dermatology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. That’s where dead cells and sebum combine and clog pores. Another reason to snack on carrots: Vitamin A also reduces the development of skin-cancer cells. Nibble on a half-cup of baby carrots (that’s about 16) per day.
Suitable switch: Milk (1 cup); cheddar cheese
Dark Chocolate: It’s medicine-so of course you need it! Flavonols, the antioxidants in dark chocolate, reduce roughness in the skin and protect against sun damage. In a study published in The Journal of Nutrition, women who drank cocoa fortified with 326 milligrams of flavonols (equal to a standard Hershey’s Special Dark bar) had better skin texture and stronger resistance to UV rays than those who drank cocoa containing just a small amount of the antioxidant. You need just a few ounces a day.
Sort-of-suitable switch: Blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries-though you’d have to eat a huge amount.
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The only limit to what 3D printing can do for us is our imagination. In the beauty field, 3D printing could revolutionize what is currently possible. One example researchers are looking into is visual mapping using 3D software that allows them to measure and understand wrinkles like never before and therefore how to fill them.
People have been using Botox for quite a while in an attempt to restore youthful glow and tone. More recent studies are showing exactly how and why Botox is so successful in helping patients achieve a younger look. As the skin loses elasticity, Botox has become a wonderful cure on a molecular level.
With manscaping becoming more accepted, and now even down right required by some woman, t is important for a man to understand the importance of preparing such a sensitive area for a shave or waxing. Manscaping is much more involved thn just shaving your nether regions. There is a lot of care and consideration taken by anyone preforming a Manscape on someone. So don’t be scared guys! Do a little prep work as mentoned in this article and everything will come out smoothly!
The Final Frontier?
Ten years ago ‘downstairs’ grooming was
pretty much the final frontier in terms of keeping up appearances. But
with the recent growth of interest in manscaping, all eyes have shifted
southwards in the pursuit of neat and tidy nether regions.
so that, according to a recent survey by Gillette, one in five men now
sport a close trim down below (though given that the survey also showed
that 92 per cent of women prefer a man with a tidy trunk line, the other
four fifths might want to consider some pubic topiary, too).
fact, a whole industry has developed around keeping men’s tackles clean
and fresh, so grooming below the belt isn’t so much an eyebrow-raising
oddity, as a practice you should probably consider taking up.
So, here’s everything you wanted to know about ‘down below’ grooming but were too afraid to ask.
Shaving Private Ryan
to the popularity of beards, I can’t think of another grooming trend
that’s proved as popular as the removal of body hair (also known as
‘manscaping’), especially in the pubic area.
There are lots of
reasons for this – trends in porn, pressure from partners and the fabled
‘optical inch’ pubic hair removal supposedly provides have all been
cited – but the bottom line is that some men just prefer the way it
looks and feels.
“Hair-free skin can certainly feel cooler and
fresher, and also helps to reduce body odour, especially during hot and
humid weather,” says body waxing expert Andy Rouillard, owner of Axiom Men’s Grooming Salon. “As for anything below the belt; nobody likes to see sideburns poking out the side of a pair of trunks, do they?”
So, if you fancy trimming, shaving or waxing, here are a few simple pointers:
1. Trim Before You Shave
light trim is often all that’s needed to neaten pubic hair, but if you
want an altogether smoother look, and are using a razor to achieve it,
trim the hair back first with a specialist device like the Philips
Bodygroom, Braun CruZer6 Body, Wahl Body Groomer or the King of Shaves
My how our ideas and ideals on beauty in woman have changed of the years. This awesome article takes a look at how throughout time the ideas of beauty in woman have changed drastically. From the idea that woman were extensions of men and supposed to look as much like men as possible to some of the ideals that we carry today. What can you do to change the face of beauty tomorrow?
The best part about this article is that it shows a bit more about the people who were making these sorts of decisions at the time and how society has changed so much around hollywood and media. This makes an interesting point that beauty is very much in the eye of the beholder. What we are coming to realize that the main “beholder” is you!
The people over at BuzzFeed made an informative and interesting video depicting the desirable body types for women throughout history.
As you can see, the standard caliber for what is considered beautiful
has significantly changed throughout the years, along with the places
where these idealized body types come from.
BuzzFeed categorizes the types of beauty int 11 eras.
View the entire article here: http://www.ijreview.com/2015/02/244465-society-considered-idolized-female-body-types-throughout-history/