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Antimicrobial Milk Proteins

Antimicrobial Milk Proteins could help alleviate acne, psoriasis and halitosis

by Katie Bird

Proteins in milk that form part of the cow’s natural protection against milking related infections can be formulated into anti-microbial cosmetics and oral care products, according to manufacturer Quantec. The New Zealand based company has been working on the Immune Defence Proteins (IDP) for three years and is now ready to launch the ingredients onto the skin care and supplements market.
Rod Claycomb, managing director of the company, explained how the proteins form part of the cow’s own defence system. “After milking, cows are quite prone to bacterial infection of the mammary gland called mastitis. This suite of proteins is nature’s own way of helping to protect the cow,” he said.
Currently the company is preparing for the launch of the ingredient onto the oral care market at the food and supplements show Supply Side West in Las Vegas. “IDP is good at nailing the bad bacteria in the mouth that lead to halitosis and gum disease,” Claycomb explained. In addition, the company is launching the ingredient onto the topical skin care market where the antimicrobial mode of action is similar but the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of the proteins are equally important.
Potential applications for skin care include anti-acne formulations, products proposing relief from psoriasis and dandruff, as well as antifungal systems such as those fighting against yeast infections like candida albicans and athletes foot.
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The Importance of Good Nutrition During Pregnancy

The importance of good nutrition during pregnancy

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), about 300 extra calories are needed daily to maintain a healthy pregnancy. These calories should come from a balanced diet of protein, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains with sweets and fats kept to a minimum. A healthy, well-balanced diet during pregnancy can also help to minimize some pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and constipation.

The American Dietetic Association (ADA) recommends the following key components of a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy: appropriate weight gain, consumption of a variety of foods in accordance with the Food Guide Pyramid, and appropriate and timely vitamin and mineral supplementation.

Fluid intake is also an important part of healthy pregnancy nutrition. Women can take in enough fluids by drinking six to eight glasses of water each day, in addition to the fluids in juices and soups. An expectant mother should talk with her physician about restricting her intake of caffeine and artificial sweeteners. All alcohol should be avoided in pregnancy.
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Protect your childrens' teeth at home.

• Before teeth erupt, clean gums with a clean, damp cloth.
•Brush teeth with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush. Introduce a pea-sized
dab of fluoridated toothpaste after two years of age, once the child
is old enough to spit out the toothpaste after brushing.
•Prevent baby bottle tooth decay: Do not give children a bottle of
milk, juice or sweetened liquid at bedtime or when put down to nap.
•Limit the time your child has a bottle. Your child should empty a bottle
in five to six minutes or less.
•Help your child brush his or her own teeth until six years of age. Allow
the child to watch you brush, and follow the same brushing pattern to
minimize missed spots.
•Avoid foods and treats that increase tooth decay: hard or sticky
candies, fruit leather, and sweetened drinks and juice. Offer fruit
rather than juice; the fiber in fruit tends to scrape the teeth clean,
whereas juice just exposes the teeth to sugar.
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Rhonda Allison Clinical Enterprises Enzyme & Mask Trio

Rhonda Allison Clinical Enterprises Enzyme & Mask Trio

The Enzyme Trio Facial targets dehydration, depletion from environmental elements, free-radical damage, and dull, slackened skin tissue. Following deep cleansing, the skin is treated with a combination of three Rhonda Allison enzymes, which will deliver a potent dose of antioxidants, and will smooth, rebuild, and purify the skin. This signature treatment will awaken the senses with delicious aromas and soothing sensations.

Step 1 - Skin Preparation
Squeeze Citrus Gel or Skin Brightening Cleanser into hands and begin cleansing. There is a very specific technique for optimum cleansing when using Rhonda Allison concentrated cleansers. This step is shown on Rhonda Allison Live website.

Step 2, Phase One - Enzyme Applicaions
Pepsin and Papain a digestive enzyme will begin the process of removing surface dead skin cells. Enzyme is applied to skin evenly (light steam may be used) and removed with wet gauze in seven to 10 minutes. Transformation has begun.

Step 2, Phase 2
Maui Peel is a blend of bromelain enzyme and the AHA L-lactic acid. This step will further soften and lift remaining unwanted cells and begin deeper regeneration. Smooth evenly onto skin and massage into skin for five minutes. Rinse with tepid water and gauze pads. Blot dry. Skin will feel like butter.

Step 2, Phase 3
Cherry Jubilee Enzyme is a phyto-nutrient enzyme and infuses antioxidants into the skin. When enzyme is applied place dampened eye pads on eyes and lay 4 inch gauze on upper and lower half of face. Wrap face in slightly warm compress for five minutes. Rinse skin with tepid water and gauze. Skin is stimulated and absorbable.

Step 3 - Vital Nutrient Application. Customized Cocktail Mix

• 2 drops of
Hyaluronic Serum
• 2-3 drops of Super
C Serum
• 2 drops of Amino
Peptide Serum
• 2-3 drops of Drops
of Essence

Blend into skin and begin stimulating face massage to increase circulation and aid in penetration of nutrients.

Step 4 - Milk Parafait Lift Mask Application (blend of three masks)

The Natural Lift Mask is prepared. This creates a setting mask and lifting affect for the skin. Add equal parts of Milk Mask and Grape Seed Parfait Mask to Natural Lift Mask. Mix well. The mask blend is cool and refreshing on the skin and works in tandem with the cocktail to nourish, hydrate, and refine skin.

Step 5 - Finishing Application
Mist skin lightly with Cucumber Spritz, a humectant spray, and do light tapotement. Apply a thin layer of Ultra Hydration Cream (a final antioxidant moisturizer) and blend gently into skin. Finish with Daytime Defense SPF30.

For more information please contact Rhonda Allison® Clinical Enterprises at 888-7-GET-RAW, or www.rhondaallison.com
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Enzyme Therapy Skin Revision Treatment by Danne Montague-King (DMK)

Enzymes are nature’s biological catalysts that instigate change in the skin’s cellular functions. DMK Enzyme Therapy is the only treatment of its kind in the world and uses transfer messenger enzymes to enhance optimal skin function. This treatment works with the internal functions of the skin to increase circulation, oxygenization and lymphatic drainage by using reverse osmosis to ‘back flush’ fluids through the cell wall, leaving a clean clear, toxin free matrix. Enhances collagen production strengthening and firming the skin, and also induces a ‘plasmatic effect’ in the skin by dilating the peripheral capillaries and improving cellular oxygen uptake and delivering fresh nutrients to the skin.

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Great Fruit Treatments

Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals – fruits are a great way to keep your skin healthy whether they are eaten or applied during skin care treatments. With the current trend of clients wanting their skin care regimen to include treatments that are natural, organic, and healthy – fruit is a great way to go. Citrus fruits can help with anti-aging and acne; while cranberries, blueberries, and raspberries are some of the great sources for antioxidants as well as detoxification. We have included several different fruit treatments from spas around the world to provide you with an idea of treatment menus that can help you provide your clients with natural, healthy resolutions to their skin care challenges and/or concerns.

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There are so many beauty benefits to incorporating a hint of peppermint into your beauty regime. Peppermint is a large source of vitamin A, which is proven to reduce the signs of wrinkles. It is often used in balms because of the herb’s ability to increase blood flow and stimulate nerves. Menthol, one of the main ingredients in peppermint, is extremely healing to dry skin, acne, and red blotches.

To prevent heartburn… drink peppermint tea before and after meals. Try adding a drop or two of peppermint essential oil to water and drinking small sips during a meal.

Poison oak and poison ivy: Contact with these beautiful woodland vines causes a hot, itchy rash; poison oak is the culprit on the West Coast, and poison ivy on the East. This contact dermatitis can be quite severe for some people. There are several simple and effective home remedies for this painful itch. Though it is tempting to take a hot bath or shower, which will temporarily make the rash feel better, hot water will always agitate the condition in the long run. Therefore, avoid hot baths, showers, saunas, and sweat lodges. Bath only in tepid water. A drop or two of peppermint essential oil (no more or you will be flying out of the tub before you get in it) added to the bathwater will help cool the rash and give temporary relief from the itching and burning.

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Seven Simple Tips to Grow Active, Healthy Kids

Seven Simple Tips to Grow Active, Healthy Kids

by Carol Torgan, Ph.D.

Kids cannot stare at a screen and their hands are not available to text or play video games when they are building a snowman, splashing in a stream, scaling a rock wall, digging in a garden, or climbing trees.

1. Lead by example: You are a role model for your kids. If they see you plop on the couch and watch TV they will be inclined to recline as well.

2. Think outside the box: Give a child an expensive gift and they promptly rip it open and… start playing with the gift paper and box. Skip expensive toys and break out glass jars to catch and release insects. Use gift boxes and shoe boxes to display and stow keepsake shells, rocks, dried leaves and other found treasures. It is often said the best toys are 10 percent creation and 90 percent imagination.

3. Watch and Listen: What do your children enjoy doing outside? What activities do they talk about doing? (Ask them). Encourage those activities and build on them.

4. Share: What are your favorite childhood memories of outside play? Share them with your family and then go on a night hike, build a tree house, or run through the sprinklers to create new family memories.

5. Sculpt: By providing your children with opportunities to move and create, you are sculpting their brains. Play fosters new neural connections and prunes existing ones. As kids sculpt snow and sand, they sculpt their futures.

6. Meet: Safety is one of the major reasons parents are hesitant to let their children play outside. Organize a play-date that really is about play.

7. Create opportunities: Do not over schedule your children or yourself. Leave open little windows of time – even if only for 10 minutes – just to goof off and move around and explore outside. Any outdoor activity is much, much better than sitting inside staring at a screen.

8. Resolve: Make a resolution to join the National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There Movement and take the pledge to get your kids outside.

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LED Light and Green Tea Cream Smooth Facial Wrinkles

LED Light and Green Tea Cream Smooth Facial Wrinkles

Scientists in Germany are reporting a major improvement in their potential new treatment for facial wrinkles that could emerge as an alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery. The non-invasive technique combines high-intensity light from light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and a lotion made of green tea extract. It works 10 times faster than a similar anti-wrinkle treatment that uses LEDs alone.

American Chemical Society (2009, September 9). LED Light And Green Tea Cream Smooth Facial Wrinkles. ScienceDaily. Retrieved

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Using eyeliner as eye shadow is easier than you think!

Using eyeliner as eye shadow is easier than you think!

by Linda Eisner

Whether it is on the eyelid crease, the entire eye, or under the brow, using eyeliner as eye shadow is simple to apply and offers the wearer long lasting waterproof color that can be layered. There are an infinite number of simple ways to use eyeliner as eye shadow.
For all applications, it is recommended to dust translucent powder over the entire eyelid. The powder will help to spread, blend, and set the color. Using the side of the pencil, gently shade in the area you want as shadow. Apply the pencil a bit darker than you want the final color to be. Then take any sized concealer brush and blend the color. Small brushes are preferable because they are easy to control. Use short, light strokes blending the edges up away from the majority of the color. This technique will spread the color to look like powder shadow but will have the benefit of a long lasting waterproof shadow. Plus depending on how light or dramatic you want the shadow, you can blend several colors using this technique. Use them as a base to hold powder shadow too. The powder color will look more dramatic and will adhere to the pencil base beautifully. Be creative and use the pencils as both liner and shadow together. Once all the color is applied, dust again with translucent powder to set the color.

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