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Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Wine Health Argument

To be honest, I don't drink because I don't like the taste and the effects afterwards especially the hangover. People drink, and it’s usually for a reason like celebration, loneliness, depression, insecurity, stress, or the worst of all, boredom. I’ve rarely seen people drink for reasons other than those. Some people drink because it goes well with food, and that isn’t bothersome to me. If you drink and you’re happy about it, then that’s great for you. I recognize that there are benefits to drinking as well. Sure a glass of wine a day is supposedly good for you. They said that the best bite of your steak is the first bite because steak coats your tongue in a film that inhibits taste. Red wine dissolves that film. The only time I use wine is when I make a fruit cake, lol! If you want to celebrate, then here's a toast for you. Be sure you can control yourself and don't put the wine into your head. Drink to your health! Visit wine online and learn more about wine.

Drink to Your Health infographic from ONEHOPE Wine
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Brain Foods

Salmon: High in Fatty Acids and Omega-3. Salmon assists the repair and development of tissues that increase brain activity. Salmon can also prevent age related disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease.

Flax Seeds: being high in alpha-lionolenic acid (ALA). A fat that is healthy for the brain improves function of the brains cerebral cortex that processes all the sensory information.  

Blueberries: provide an array of functions when it comes to brain activity. Consisting of high levels of antioxidants, blueberries help in any form of radical damage and are known to improve memory functions. Blueberries have also been known to reverse the effects of ageing by improving motor functions.  

Coffee: drinking coffee regularly has been proven to reduce, mental disorders such as Dementia, Alzheimer's and many other. Caffeine is good for the brain and is known to be high in antioxidants. However, it is important to remember not to mix your coffee with any artificial sweeteners because that significantly reduces the positive impact of caffeine on you body.  

Green Tea: having two cups a day has proven to lower the risk for cognitive impairment. Green tea can protect you from Parkinson's disease and other related mental disorders. Studies have shown that green tea increases dopamine that increases positive moods and healthy muscle functions.  

Mixed Nuts: walnuts, pecans, peanuts, and most nuts have properties that aid you in fighting insomnia and promote mental clarity. Walnuts are rich in Omega-3 and are a natural mood enhancing stimulant.  

Eggs: are known to improve memory functions.  

Whole grains: whole grains are exceptional brain foods that improve circulation of the brain and comprise of vitamins as well as Omega-3. Whole grains include whole grain bread or oatmeal. 

Chocolate: the yummiest of all brain food. Chocolate is rich in antioxidants and also improves focus and concentration. In addition, chocolate has the ability to enhance your motor skills and memory.

Avocados: the fat in an avocado is not one to be afraid of. It improves the blood flow and keeps the functioning of your brain at optimal level. Avocados are a considered the best alternate to medicine when you need to reduce your blood pressure. So, if you want to keep your mind sharp and nourished these ten highly effective brain foods will not only improve your memory, mood, concentration, and over all clarity, but will also prevent you from any forms of age related disorders.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Seek Help

Every marriage experiences problems. No matter how long you have been married – whether one year or 40 years – you will have problems. Marital problems can be extremely intense and painful, and those hurts can cut deeply and last a very long time. Ask other couples what it took to build a strong and successful marriage. Rest assured that their strong marriages did not develop overnight. They experienced some of the same problems you have. One reason their marriages are strong today is that they were committed to the idea that no matter what obstacles they faced, they would learn to manage their problems and overcome crisis on an ongoing basis.

The success of marital relationship depends upon how well the couple resolves their conflicts. Lack of willingness from both sides to address the underlying issues often leads in divorce. It would be great if they will seek help from a team of family lawyers from Stewart Esten to assist in addressing all issues arising from marital relationship breakdown. At any point in a legal process, if you are unsure how to proceed, this is when these lawyers are needed to handle the proceedings. With their skills and long years of experience, rest assured that they will assist you each step of the way. Don't go forward without being informed and properly advised.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Homemade Hair Masks

Hair masks are great for improving condition but some of them can be quite expensive. Why not try making your own? The biggest advantage is that your mask won't have any chemicals so it will really help your hair. You may already have most of the ingredients in your home so you can always whip one up for an emergency conditioning session! And it's fun! Give it a try – but be warned, it's addictive!

Here are some lovely hair mask recipes which I got from hair style city - have fun!

 Rescue Masks for dry, damaged hair

You can also use these if your hair isn't in bad condition but just needs a boost. Leave them in for the minimum time.

Coconut cream mask

Soften a large chunk of coconut cream in your hands and massage into hair. Wrap your head in a warm towel and leave it on for an hour. Wash out with a gentle shampoo.

Egg mask

Beat two full eggs with 2 tablespoons of water. Apply to clean, damp hair, massaging in well. Leave for 10 – 15 minutes and then wash out with mild shampoo.

Banana smoothie for hair – not for drinking!

Mix 1 mashed banana, 1 full egg, 3 tablespoons of honey, 3 tablespoons of milk and 5 tablespoons of olive oil. Make sure it's well combined and then apply to hair. Leave for 15 – 30 minutes and wash out with a gentle shampoo.

Yogurt hair mask

Separate an egg and beat the white until it's foamy. Mix with 6 tablespoons of natural yogurt. Massage into the hair and leave for 15 – 30 minutes. Wash out with a very mild shampoo.

Avocado hair mask

Mash the flesh of one ripe avocado. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix until creamy and then apply to your hair. Leave for 20 minutes and then wash out with a gentle shampoo.

Olive oil hair mask

Whisk up 5 tablespoons of olive oil – it doesn't matter which sort – with 2 full eggs. Massage thoroughly into your hair and then cover it with plastic wrap or a shower hat. Your body heat will help the oil to penetrate. Leave for a minimum of 30 minutes and then shampoo out, rinsing well.

Honey and Olive oil mask

Mix 3 tablespoons of olive oil with 2 tablespoons of honey. Apply to your hair and wrap your head in plastic film or put on a shower hat. Leave for at least 30 minutes and then shampoo as usual, rinsing well.

Banana and almond mask for dry, damaged hair

Mash a ripe banana and add a few drops of almond oil. Mix well and massage into your hair. Leave for 15 – 30 minutes. Wash out with gentle shampoo.

Milk and honey mask

Mix a tablespoon of honey in half a cup of full fat milk. Apply to your hair and leave for 15 minutes. Wash out with a mild shampoo.

Masks to help get rid of dandruff

Fenugreek mask

Soak a handful of fenugreek seeds overnight in just enough water to cover them. In the morning, grind the seeds in the water to make a paste. Apply to your hair and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash it out using a mild shampoo.

Thyme hair rinse

Put 7 heaped tablespoons of dried thyme into 2 cups of water and boil the mixture for 10 minutes. Your kitchen will smell heavenly! Strain the mixture and leave it to cool. Lean over a bowl and pour half of the solution onto clean, damp hair. Keep scooping it out of the bowl and re-applying until all your hair is well soaked. Don't rinse or wash out. Keep the other half of the solution for another treatment!

Hair rinses

Rinse for blondes

Add a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice to a pint of water and use as a rinse after shampooing.

Rinse for brunettes and redheads

Add a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a pint of water and use as a rinse after shampooing.

Orange musk rinse for shiny hair

Mix the juice of a fresh orange with 1 tablespoon of honey and 5 – 7 drops of sandalwood oil. Dilute with enough water to make a rinse – about a pint – and mix thoroughly. Use after shampoo and then rinse out.

Honey shine rinse

Mix 1 teaspoon of honey into 4 cups of warm water. Make sure it's well dissolved. Use as a rinse after shampooing and don't wash out. Dry as normal for a great shine!

Be prepared!

These are quick, easy and fun to make – and they're great for your hair! Once you've found a few favorites, keep the ingredients in your store cupboard so you can indulge in one up whenever you want!