2004-03-04

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How to Choose Fine Pearls

Pearls are very alluring and hold a quality that both defines elegance and natural beauty. There are more varieties and availability of pearls today than ever before. The ?cultured pearl? now rivals with fine diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, and rubies.


10 Food Remedies for Reducing High Blood Pressure

1. Drink warm celery juice three times a day or drink lukewarm celery juice on an empty stomach at least once a day.

2. Eat two raw tomatoes on an empty stomach every day for a month.

3. Eat three apples daily.

4. Take garlic oil capsules to clean out the arteries. The capsules have the advantage of not being too stimulating for the digestive system.

5. Steam tofu, cool to room temperature and add vinegar and sesame oil. This can be combined with soupy rice for a nutritious breakfast.

6. During the summer, make watermelon juice or eat watermelon every day.


Eat Your Way to Hair Health!

Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old system of holistic healing from India, is becoming increasingly popular among spas, beauty salons and skin and hair care manufacturers worldwide because of the efficacy of its skin and hair care solutions. Ayurvedic recommendations for your hair are not only effective at maintaining hair strength, color and luster, they also steer you away from chemicals-based hair care that can create health problems in the long term.

Healthy hair starts on the inside


Vitamins for the Soul

We are all into wellness these days. Personal fitness is all the rage.

Many resolutions start with 'lose ten pounds' or 'exercise more'.

Now, physical health is all fine and dandy.

But what about our emotional and intellectual health?

Maybe it could go something like this...

Daily Vitamins for the Soul

- Vitamin A equals Attitude

A daily dose of realistic optimism combined with gratitude can really turn our thinking around. Remember that our thoughts determine our direction.

- Vitamin E equals Excellence


Quick Facts about Green Tea

Recent studies show that a synergistic blend of Green Tea Extract (GTE) reduces breast tumor volume ~10 fold and overall tumor inhibition by 80-90%.(1,2,3) Other studies are showing that GTE can prevent, and possibly treat, numerous diseases including, arthritis, stroke and cardiovascular disease.

GTE acts as an antioxidant, lowers serum glucose, maintains kidney health and blocks angiogenesis.(4 It reduces platelet aggregation (preventing clots) and lowers high blood pressure.


I Resolve: 10 Tips for Making Resolutions That Last!

It's that time of year again. If you like the idea of making a fresh start, but are tired of enduring the frustrations of broken resolutions, try these simple tips for starting new habits that really last!

1. Test it.

Whims do not make good habits. Don't even attempt a resolution you're not serious about. How to tell? Are you willing to try it for a week? That's a good sign. Only interested in talking about it? Move on to the next one.

2. Gather supportive resources.


Cholesterol and the Pharmaceutical Industry's Biggest Secret

A commonly held myth is that high cholesterol, especially LDL cholesterol, is a major risk factor for heart disease (known as atherosclerosis). Thus, in a panicked attempt to prevent this pandemic killer millions of people are using cholesterol-lowering drugs. However, when we consider the scientific evidence it appears that the aforementioned myth is the antithesis.

1. With respect to women, researchers at the University San Diego School of Medicine show that no study has shown that cholesterol-lowering drugs lower overall mortality in women.


Push the Right Button

You can live a much more successful life than you think! Just push the right button and see how it opens the doors of success for you. Yes, its so simple and easy. Yet the great majority of people fail to achieve success. Why? Because they push the wrong buttons.

The switch board of life has both right and wrong buttons; the right buttons of success and the wrong buttons of failure. You need to differentiate between the two if you want to succeed in life. You should not blindly push any button. Be selective! Life is not a gamble!


Why should I lose weight?

Carrying around extra pounds can be detrimental to your health. If you are considering starting a healthy eating and exercise plan or you have fallen off your diet, this article may motivate you to get in gear.

What Extra Weight Can Do to Your Body

1. Carrying around excess body fat will decrease your energy level. Having just 10 lbs. of excess body fat is like carrying around a 10 lb. bag of lard.


The Top 10 Time Wasters

There are many time wasters that will really eat into your time if you allow them to. To free up your time you need to identify those time wasters, decide what you want to do about them and then take action. I've identified what I've seen to be the 10 most common time wasters. Just consider in what way these are relevant to you, rather than just assume they're not. This will open you up to seeing how you can make improvements in the use of your time. For each item, I suggest you ask yourself the question, "In what way does this waste my time?" For now, just see it as it is.


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