Blog Posts in August, 2012

  • Eating for Great Skin

    Summer is the time for beautiful skin, but with winter approaching in the far distance, you may be starting to think about how dry your skin will soon feel. The way your skin looks is greatly influenced by your genes, but also by your lifestyle. The things you put into your body play an essential role on your outside body as well. If you want beautiful skin during those upcoming dry months, eat ...
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  • Coffee linked to reduced skin cancer risk

    A new study has found that drinking coffee may reduce your risk of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), a common form of skin cancer. The research was published in the medical journal, Cancer Research . After studying more than 112,897 individuals, both male and female. The analysis found that individuals who drank more than 3 cups of coffee per day were at significantly lower risk (17% lower) than those ...
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  • Home Sunburn Remedies

    The sun was scorching the past weekend. If you got sunburned, that can be very uncomfortable. Taking NSAIDs (like aspirin or Ibuprofen) may help relieve pain and inflammation, especially if you take it within 24 hours of getting the sunburn. Here are some other natural remedies to help. Vinegar – apply vinegar to the area then cover with a towel overnight Oatmeal – soak in an oatmeal (not instant) ...
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  • Six simple ways to stay healthy at work

    Aug 1st, marked the official Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. But before you run out with your co-workers for lunch, here are some tips to stay healthy while at the workplace. Berman and his team of Psychologists at the University of Michigan discovered that those who went on a 50 minute walk during lunch improved the memory spans of their focus group participants by 20 percent. Here are some other ...
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  • How are sleep and heart disease related?

    After a long day in the office and dealing with the countless tasks that build throughout the day, all you really want to do when you get home is relax and eagerly await face planting in your 500 count Egyptian cotton mattress. We all know the value of getting a glorious night of sleep, you feel calm and refreshed the next day. Scientists also believe that sleep is beneficial for your overall ...
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  • Reasons to shop at a farmer's market

    Ever try a gooseberry or tasted a rhubard? Visit a local farmer’s market to try a new fruit or vegetable. If you have been to one before, you understand the excitement of supporting local, and eating organic produce made in California’s backyards. If you haven’t yet, it could be an eye-opening experience for you and your family, at the very least a fun activity to do on the weekend. Farmers ...
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  • LiteLift™ Event: September 15th, 2012

    Dr. Jed Horowitz and Dr. Larry Nichter of the Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery will be hosting an informational event for the LiteLift®, a modified “mini” facelift which reduces signs of aging around the lower face, neck, and jawline. The LiteLift® is an innovative procedure which yields more natural-looking results than a traditional facelift, and is also less invasive and involves less ...
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  • Healthy Summer Picnic Foods

    We’re in the thick of another beautiful Southern California summer and what better way to enjoy it than to have some family and friends over for a picnic bbq. But you may want to think twice before you run out to stock up on sodas and fried chicken. Here are a few helpful and fun picnic substitutes to ensure that you don’t gorge on a month’s worth of sodium and fat in one afternoon. Skip the meat, ...
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