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3 Best Tips To Keep Your Body Healthy, Fit During The Holidays - How To Avoid Getting Sick, Gaining Weight And Feeling Stressed

3 Best Tips To Keep Your Body Healthy, Fit During The Holidays – How To Avoid Getting Sick, Gaining Weight And Feeling Stressed

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3 Best Tips To Keep Your Body Healthy, Fit During The Holidays - How To Avoid Getting Sick, Gaining Weight And Feeling Stressed

It’s a sad statistical fact: the holidays, from Christmas to New Year’s, are a treacherous time when it comes to our health. “There’s a spike in heart attacks and other cardiac issues,” says Dr. John Young, a physician specializing in the treatment of chronic illnesses through biochemical, physiological and nutraceutical technologies, and the author of Beyond Treatment: Discover How to Build A Cellular Foundation to Achieve Optimal Health www.YoungHealth.com.



“The incidence of pneumonia cases spikes – in both cold and warm climates. And deaths from natural causes spike. In fact, more people die of natural causes on Christmas Day than any other day of the year!”

While those numbers are well-documented, the cause(s) are not. Stress plays a role, particularly if your immune system is weakened,” Dr. Young says. “If you look at how most of us eat from Halloween through New Year’s, it’s easy to see how the immune system takes a beating and otherwise healthy people become more susceptible to illness during the holidays. It’s basic biochemistry,” he says.

“We eat a lot more refined sugar, for instance, which is a carbohydrate that’s been stripped of all the vitamins, minerals and proteins that make up a complete carbohydrate,” he says.

“Our bodies can’t use that, so the cells in our digestive organs work overtime, burning up a lot of energy, vitamins and minerals to digest it, and they get nothing back. So, eventually, they grow weak.”

So, can we have a little sugar and good health, too? Dr. Young says we can. “The occasional slice of pumpkin pie is fine as long as you’re also feeding your cells with the nutrients they need – the minerals, vitamins, good quality protein, amino acids, essential fatty acids – to stay healthy.”
 He offers these tips for staying healthy through the holidays and throughout the year:

• Get your vitamin D! Vitamin D is actually a hormone, not a vitamin, and one of our best sources for it is sunshine. Unfortunately, many people work indoors all day, so they get little sun exposure. When they do go outside, they wear long sleeves and sunblock to protect against skin cancer. And, of course, in the wintertime, people in cold climates tend to stay inside.

As a result, many of us are vitamin D deficient, and should be taking supplements. “Vitamin D is crucial to many physiological systems, including our immune defenses,” Dr. Young says. “It helps fight bacterial and viral infections, including the flu. It supports our cardiovascular system; optimal vitamin D levels can reduce hypertension, heart attacks and stroke. If I feel I’m coming down with a cold, I’ll take 40,000 units of vitamin D at bedtime,” he says. “The next morning, I usually feel like a new person.”

• Eat your protein – 1 gram for every 2.2 pounds of body weight daily. In this country, we think a healthy diet means eating a lot of fruits and vegetables. We’ve forgotten protein, Dr. Young says. “Our immune system is made up of proteins – our bones are 40 percent protein,” he says. “We need protein.” When calculating your protein intake, consider: an egg has about 8 grams, and 8 ounces of fish, chicken, beef or pork have about 30 grams. Dr. Young does not give any of his patients more than 100 grams of protein a day.

• Get a good night’s sleep, exercise, and manage your stress. Yup, some doctors’ orders never change. Rest, exercise and finding effective, healthy ways to cope with stress are simple ways to pamper your cells. “One of the many cellular benefits of exercise is that it increases the oxygen in our bloodstream. Every cell in our body requires oxygen, so consider exercise another means of feeding your cells.” It’s also important to manage stress during the holidays. With unchecked stress, our body releases large amounts of cortisol which, among other things, suppresses the immune system. “Take time out to meditate, listen to music, or take a walk in the woods,” Dr. Young says. “It feels good – and it’s good for you!” Get your daily dose of exercise with a new, fun activity by checking out the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Half Marathon!

Dr. John Young, (www.YoungHealth.com), is a medical doctor with more than 15 years’ experience working in emergency rooms and pediatric burn units. He’s the medical director of Young Foundational Health Center, specializing in treating patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes by addressing the physiological issues and not just the symptoms. He’s also medical director of Young Health Products, which incorporate the latest biochemical, physiological and Nobel Prize-winning protocols for optimal cellular nutrition. Dr. Young is the author of “Beyond Treatment.” He takes questions via a call-in conference call every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time. Call (760) 569-7676, access code 772967.

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Review: LUSH Halloween Bath & Body Collection! Sparkly Pumpkin, Wizard Bubble Bar, Northern Lights Salts, Fairy Ring

Review: LUSH Halloween Bath & Body Collection! Sparkly Pumpkin, Wizard Bubble Bar, Northern Lights Salts, Fairy Ring

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Review: LUSH Halloween Bath & Body Collection! Sparkly Pumpkin, Wizard Bubble Bar, Northern Lights Salts, Fairy Ring

On those crisp and chilly fall nights, all you probably want to do is grab some hot apple cider and take a relaxing bath. Thankfully, the NEW! LUSH Halloween Collection just added some pizzazz to your next tub retreat, as its sparkly and spooky goodies will have your skin glowing more than a full October moon. Totally in budget and equally fun, there’s no tricks, just all treats, with these festive must-haves.

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Right in the Halloween spirit comes the Sparkly Pumpkin, a lush bubble bar perfect for all sorts of bath time fun. Like most bath bombs, this sparkly wonder promises total relaxation and gorgeous skin with juniper berry, grapefruit and lime oils. Much like a witch’s brew, once placed in hot water, watch how this sparkling delight illuminates your bod and rejuvenates even the most sour of moods.

Review: LUSH Halloween Bath & Body Collection! Sparkly Pumpkin, Wizard Bubble Bar, Northern Lights Salts, Fairy Ring

If you want something more relaxing, treat your mind and your skin to Wizard, an intoxicating blend of tangerine, juniper berry and fennel. Warding away stress after a long day, you’ll simply love how this festive dazzler turns your bathwater a gorgeous shade of purple. Simply crumble the bar into hot water and let the magical spa-like experience begin!

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When you simply want to unwind at night, try adding Northern Lights Bath Salts to your next evening bath. Its calming mixture of jasmine and ylang ylang soothes your tired muscles and your frazzled thoughts. Plus, you’ll totally love the added sparkling stars floating oh-so effortlessly above the lather.

Review: LUSH Halloween Bath & Body Collection! Sparkly Pumpkin, Wizard Bubble Bar, Northern Lights Salts, Fairy Ring

Soaps are also a great bath time joy. So to add some Halloween spirit to your next shower, make Fairy Ring your go-to soap of choice, as it adds some shiitake mushrooms, jasmine absolute and vetiver oils for truly radiant skin.

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Happy World Smile Day, beauties! When your gorgeous smiles are on display, so are your teeth! Brush up (literally!) on some oral health care basics from the Cosmetic Dental Experts at Lowenberg, Lituchy & Kantor and find out about the best whitening products that will not only get your pearly whites brighter than ever, but kill harmful bacteria that can cause tooth decay and plaque. Read on and find your next favorite toothbrushes, mouth rinses and more so you can smile on for the rest of the day… and then some.

Celebrate World Smile Day With NEW! Colgate Enamel Health Whitening Toothpaste, Toothbrush – How To Get/Keep Your Teeth & Enamel Healthy, Strong?

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Brush. Brush twice a day, for two minutes, in front of a mirror. “I love the new Colgate toothbrush. We always recommend a soft bristle brush like this one, and the curved head makes it much easier to reach those upper back teeth, which patients usually tend to miss“. Dr. Lowenberg recommends: Colgate Slim Soft Toothbrush

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Floss. Floss at least once a day and don’t forget to floss between back teeth. “Although many choose to skip this step, flossing is essential to remove plaque build-up in between teeth, where brushing can’t reach. This is where many cavities begin.” Dr. Lowenberg recommends: Oral-B Glide

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Rinse. Rinsing twice a day can combat bacteria, bad breath, and, most importantly, strengthen teeth. “Look for a mouthwash that does more than just freshen breath. The Hello Mouthwash is 99% natural and alcohol free! It leaves your mouth feeling fresh and not medicinal.” Dr. Lowenberg recommends: Hello Mouthwash

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If you’re still into whitening those teeth quickly, no messy whitening strips required. Introducing the NEW! GO SMiLE Sonic Blue Teeth Whitening System (available at Ulta and on GOSMiLE.com), which uses LED blue light technology to kill bacteria, increase whitening efficiency and reduce plaque. You can use the toothpaste of your choice, but to experience even more whitening power, use the GO SMiLE Teeth Whitening Gel twice a day to penetrate teeth inside and out.

Accompanied with 2 replacement brush heads (with rubber gum massagers along the side to clean the gumline) and a charging disk, the safe light wavelengths safely kill bad oral bacteria. You can choose from 2 speeds to really show that plaque who’s boss. With no extra steps or messy applications, you’ll see quicker results: 2 days = 2+, 1 week = 4+, 2 weeks = 5+ and 30 days = 7+ shades!

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Want to whiten as you go? The PRIME TIME SMILE Smile Fresh Pen in Sparkling Mint fights stains and freshens breath with a quick swipe of this portable pen. Use it even when you’re at a party and have to deal with those pesky red wine stains. 7 Best Products To Clean, Whiten, Refresh Your Teeth, Breath, Smile: GO SMiLE Sonic Blue Teeth Whitening System, PRIME TIME SMILE Fresh Pen - Review

Love how clean your teeth feel after using your sonic toothbrush, but find it a hassle to travel with? Dentists Lowenberg, Lituchy & Kantor suggest using the Violight Slim Sonic Toothbrush — with 22,000 strokes per minute (and an array of colors to choose from), it leaves you with a clean and white smile in no time. And did we mention it only costs $15.00?!7 Best Products To Clean, Whiten, Refresh Your Teeth, Breath, Smile: GO SMiLE Sonic Blue Teeth Whitening System, PRIME TIME SMILE Fresh Pen - Review

Ever thought freshening your breath would be just as fun as sucking on a lollipop? Fresh-Tips are disposable travel toothbrushes that help you clean your teeth without having to use water. Available in Peppermint and Bubblegum, Fresh-Tips clean teeth, freshen breath and fight plaque and cavities with no sugar added!

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Review: Celebrate World Smile Day With NEW! Colgate Enamel Health Whitening Toothpaste, Toothbrush – How To Get/Keep Your Teeth & Enamel Healthy, Strong?

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World Smile Day is here! So put your best pearly whites forward by finding your next fave toothpaste (with equal parts whitening and protection). Luckily for us, Colgate just unveiled its new line of enamel-shielding goodies, and we couldn’t be more in love. To see how the collection stands tall against typical oral health baddies like plaque, gingivitis and unwanted germs, we’ve tested out the Colgate Enamel Health Toothpaste-Whitening that you have to see for yourself.

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Like many other beauty-obsessed gurus, whitening has now become top priority in comparison to actual enamel health. That’s why it’s become hard to tell how healthy your teeth actually are. Rough enamel allows germs to stick easier to your teeth, while smooth enamel is less likely to trap these kind of contaminants.

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To demonstrate this concept even further, Colgate sent us on a special demo to illustrate how enamel actually works. We were instructed to use cornmeal on both sandpaper (represents rough enamel) and wax paper (smooth enamel) to show just how germs stick to teeth.

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Unlike the smooth wax paper, the cornmeal leaves an unwanted residue on the sandpaper mimicking how germs cling to rough and acid-softened enamel.

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Contrariwise, when cornmeal is applied to smooth enamel, it simply glides off, meaning that when enamel is polished, germs are less likely to stick to your teeth.

Brush and Toothpaste Review: Celebrate World Smile Day With NEW! Colgate Enamel Health Whitening Toothpaste, Toothbrush - How To Get/Keep Your Teeth & Enamel Healthy, Strong?

To brush up on your enamel health while keeping your teeth vibrantly white, the NEW! Colgate Enamel Health Toothpaste-Whitening gets the job done without hesitation. Using a special, natural calcium-replenishing formula, it strengthens and smooths your enamel with each and every use. Plus, it brings some enamel-protecting action to your toothbrush with the Colgate 360 Enamel Health Manual Toothbrush, which polishes and whitens your chompers in no time.

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Are you beauties going to begin taking better care of your enamel?

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Review: Gillette Venus Snap With Embrace, Best Sensitive Razors – Ribbon Of Moisture Formula

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Review: Gillette Venus Snap With Embrace, Best Sensitive Razors - Ribbon Of Moisture Formula

I just recently came back from a much-needed 3-day weekend vacation and of course packed my trusty Gillette Venus & Olay razor. In a hurry, I wrapped it in some paper towel and as soon as I arrived at my hotel room, hung it up awkwardly in the shower. “If only there was an easier way to travel with my Venus Razor!” I shouted up into the heavens. Hoping that maybe the goddess, Venus herself, would answer.

When I got back home, I was invited to a Venus event (which let us try out some amazingly cool new workouts: SurfSet Fitness, anyone?) and was completely surprised. Gillette Venus has just come out with a new, TRAVEL-FRIENDLY razor: Venus Snap, which features a Venus Embrace blade refill on a mini handle, all in a convenient and cute compact for instant smoothness in a Snap!

Review: Gillette Venus Snap With Embrace, Best Sensitive Razors - Ribbon Of Moisture Formula

I quietly mouthed “Thank you” as I looked upward, and I think the goddess herself answered my plea. The Snap is beautifully designed and comes in a portable compact that conveniently goes anywhere you might need instant smoothness – from your purse, travel or gym bag to the desk drawer and car.

The mini handle is easy to grip for control while shaving and convenient to store. The mini-handle is also interchangeable with Venus Embrace blade refills. Can this get any better?
This beauty essential features 5-blades surrounded by a Protective Ribbon of Moisture for glide, delivering Venus’ unsurpassed closeness. Just wet the razor and you are ready for any on-the-go touch-ups.

DID YOU KNOW?  Venus set out to discover why 60% of women felt their sensitive skin was getting in the way of a close, smooth shave…

Review: Gillette Venus Snap With Embrace, Best Sensitive Razors - Ribbon Of Moisture Formula

And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, there is another new addition to the Venus razor clan: Venus Embrace Sensitive — brings together 5-blades for an ultra-close shave and a protective ribbon of moisture with a touch of aloe to reveal beautiful skin, even on sensitive skin.

Venus’ most advanced shaving technology gives women a closer shave with 5 thin, floating blades that are spaced closely together for reduced pressure per blade. New Lubrastrip Technology helps avoid irritation with 3X Glide Enhancers to create a thick cushion between the razor and your skin. The enhanced Ribbon of Moisture has a touch of aloe and increased protective lubricants to surround the shaving surface for a smooth glide before and after each stroke.

Now I have my little Snap to go with me on more vacations and a razor made exclusively for sensitive skin. Bring on the summer!

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What do you beauties think of these new razors from Gillette Venus? Which one are you more excited to try?

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