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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Jambalaya Salad

3/4 cup salad dressing
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cup rice, cooked
6 oz shrimp, tiny, cooked
6 each bacon slices, cooked, crumbled
1/2 cup celery, sliced
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon pepper, red, ground
1 each garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup ham, cubed
1 cup tomato, chopped

Combine first eight ingredients. Add remaining ingredients except bacon. Chill and add bacon just before serving.

05/2008 - www.freecookingrecipes.net

Understanding the All Natural Beauty Products

Everybody wants to be beautiful naturally rather than being beautiful through high chemical content products. We know that there are people suffering from chemical sensitivities that are looking for all-natural beauty products that are 100% natural. All natural beauty products are what we consider to be truly healthy beauty products.  

There are so many beauty products nowadays which contain different kinds of chemicals that some of us might not understand what that chemical really is. Also, we do not know what benefits they could give to us. I remember going to a store where different kinds of beauty products are on sale. I saw this whitening lotion and out of curiosity I picked it up and read the labels at the back. I was kind of surprise to see those different kinds of chemicals that are being used. I did not even finished reading it and put it back to the shelf. Just imagine how these chemicals could affect your skin. I would rather mash up the papaya pulp and apply to the surface of my skin 

All natural beauty products must be considered to be the high standard beauty products that are being sold today. All natural beauty products and natural food have no difference. Just like natural food has become accepted and revered, natural beauty care is finally beginning to receive the credit that it deserves.  There are no strict standards in place to direct consumers to the real thing when it comes to completely natural.  So its buyer bewares, and be educated as to what constitutes a completely natural product.   

We see a lot of beauty products using the word “natural”. But do not be deceive by them. When you see the word "natural" on a beauty product, it is basically meaningless and worthless.  This is a buzz word that is being used to attract you to buy those beauty products.  So you better read the ingredient labels very carefully as much as possible.  If you see any long chemical names that you can barely pronounce, there is a very good chance that it is not completely natural. 

I may sound harsh but that is the truth. So, if you are using such chemical based products and even if you have been using that for years or decades, I would suggest that you compare your beauty products to food.  The skin that surrounds your entire body takes in a large portion of whatever is put onto it.  If you think that skin does not absorb, then think about birth control and Nicotine patches.  Yes, skin does absorb and it is presently absorbing toxins every day if you use beauty products that contain dangerous ingredients. It may be a small amount on a daily basis, but when used continually all through your life, it can be a large amount, some of which remains. These chemicals may have been tested for so many times, but just imagine when all of these chemicals are put into the body, they will basically merge with each other.  These combinations have not been tested.  So it simply means that you are the guinea pig. 

All natural beauty products are not just an imitation that you are buying in stores everywhere. They are the real thing.  Different companies are coming ahead, bringing their wonderful, truly natural products to the market under the name all-natural or organic.  Just continue to read your labels. It is your time to give your skin the beauty that they need. In turn, your skin will thank you with radiant, healthy beauty.

05/2008 Author: Allison Jane Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/wellness-articles/understanding-the-all-natural-beauty-products-213262.html

The Big Ten: How to Add Years to Your Life

1. Connect with others.  People with spouses, friends, and a rich social network live longer and have happier lives than isolated loners.
   Potential Life Span Bonus: Up to 30 years

2. Live within your means.  Financial insecurity and worries about money are a major source of stress and premature aging.
   Potential Life Span Bonus: 8 years

3. Eat your antioxidants.  These nutrients, found in fruit and vegetables, can reduce the risk of disease, including cancer.
   Potential Life Span Bonus: 1.6 to 8 years

4. Take care of your teeth.  Daily flossing and brushing prevent the buildup of bacteria that could damage your blood vessels and immune system.
   Potential Life Span Bonus: 6.4 years

5. Sleep seven hours a night.  People who get a good night's rest have lower mortality rates and more energy during the day.
   Potential Life Span Bonus: 3 years

6. Don't stop studying.  Although scientists don't know why, lifelong learners and people with advanced educations live longer.
   Potential Life Span Bonus: 2.5 years

7. Laugh.  Laughter may truly be the best medicine: it reduces anxiety and, more often stress and revitalizes the immune system.
   Potential Life Span Bonus: 1.7 years, more if you laugh more often

8. Go outdoors.  Ten to 20 minutes of sunlight spurs production of vitamin D, which boosts immunity and cardiovascular function.  But too much sun accelerates aging.
   Potential Life Span Bonus: 1.7 years

9. Eat breakfast.  No one knows exactly why, but eating breakfast correlates with a longer life.
   Potential Life Span Bonus: 1.1 years

10. Walk the dog.  Simply owning a pet reduces stress and helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Dogs offer an extra advantage: walking them gets you moving.
   Potential Life Span Bonus: 1 year

05/2008 Source: Based on Roizen, Michael. RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be? New York: HarperCollins, 2000 - Invitation to Fitness and Wellness - Dianne Hales & Charleen Zartman

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