When I lived in New Haven, the obesity research unit at Yale had a very simple diet for its in-patient program– boiled turkey and raw vegetables. I tried it at home to pare off post-baby weight and in less than a week I dropped more than 5 pounds. Despite the great results I could not stay on it for long. It was the kind of diet that I think needs to be followed in a contolled, supervised setting. But I always wondered if there was something inherent in turkey that made it especially effective in weight control.
Flash forward to Thanksgiving this year and as I prepped by the turkey for dinner I wondered about turkeys nutritional profile. Protein? calories? and how did it compare to chicken? Was … Continue Reading… →
While I cover many anti-aging tools, I get so many questions about Retin A, I decided to do a post covering the Five Top Questions. This actually increased the number of questions that I posted a free, four page PDF guide to Retin A. Retin A Road Rules covers the basic issues such as how it works and who should use it. The guide continues with a step by step program for incororating Retin A into a daily skin care. For example to avoid irritation and flaking you need to wait at least 20 minutes between the time you wash your face and when you apply Retin A before bedtime. Road Rules also includes a complete review of the six different types of Retin A , including the pros and cons of each … Continue Reading… →
This week the host of Fashion Flash is Mirabai of Moving Free with Mirabai. From Aqua ballet to Wellness and Nutrition, Mirabai drills down to explore exercise options. Rather than a one size fits all solution, Mirabai keeps offering different types of exercise to deal with different needs and challenges. This week her site offers a wonderful short cardio video that gets that heart rate going without endangering 50 plus joints. I’m a world exercise avoider and this video made me feel better, not exhausted and achy.
I just back from a two week trip to France and Lessons From Madame Chic helped me extend the glow. Like most women, I’m almost in awe of the almost effortless chic Parisian women seem to master from birth. But how do they do … Continue Reading… →
Question: Last year I bought a spendy night cream that I only use when my skin is very dry. How long can it be safe and effective?
Answer: Great question! Researching this question certainly opened my eyes and resulted in a major clean-out of my beauty arsenal. Turns out that there are two different time frames to consider:
(1) How long will a product last unopened ?
(2) How long can you use a skin/hair care product after it is opened?
Most experts feel that, in general, an unopened product will stay usable up to three years ( 36 months) after manufacture before it expires. But once its opened, different types of beauty aids have varying lifespans. Where it used and whats in the formula have a big impact on longevity. Water based formulations have a shorter shelf life that those that are oil … Continue Reading… →
This week Staness of Menopause Makeover is hosting Fashion Flash– and you don’t have to be menopausal to love this site. Packed with health and fitness info, Menopause Makeover offers important advice and support for a wide range of medical and emotional issues. For example, Staness looks at heart disease risks, breast cancer care and weight control changes as we pass birthdays. Her easy to do and delicious recipes make staying healthy a lot more fun.
The December issue of New Beauty magazine has two comprehensive articles that make it a keeper. I was thrilled to see that my orthodentist Dr Jacquie was one of the featured experts for their comprehensive piece on new ways to get a beautiful smile. Using celebrity smiles for examples, the eight page article explores … Continue Reading… →
I’m so excited to publish the very first guest post on No-Nonsense Beauty Blog. If you are already a fan of Diva Debbi, you know her flawless style and always helpful advice. If this will be your introduction to Diva Debbi, you’re in for a real treat.
Like me, Diva Debbi tries out different anti-aging tools and reports on their results. I have been curious, but a little nervous, about Ultherapy, an FDA approved ultrasound device that tightens collagen. When I learned that DD had tried it out, I was thrilled when she agreed to repost her experiences on No-Nonsense Beauty Blog. DD had Ultherapy on her eye area and on her neck. There are very few non-surgical options for the neck and it was wonderful to add a new … Continue Reading… →
This week Kari of Fab Over Forty is hosting Fashion Flash. I have fallen into the good habit of checking out Fab Over Forty when I am looking for new make-up. This month I took her advice on a Dolce and Gabanna liquid eyeliner- and as usual Kari had picked another winner. I always thought that I was just a klutz when it came to liners but it turned out that its the way my eyelashes grow which make lining such a challenge. The D &G consultant at Saks explained not only why I had trouble with eye make-up, but showed me how to get around the problem. With the D&G pen I now make tiny connected dot and voila, a prfect line appears on the upper lids. It only took 40 years to learn this trick.
One of the most frustating aspects of popular health news report is that they are … Continue Reading… →