Stem Cells for Beauty– Separating Fact from Fiction

stem cellLets start with a definition of stem cells.  To put it simply, stem cells have the ability to mature into  different types of cells including  bones, heart muscle and and  optic nerves.   They are an exciting and sometimes controversial  tool that some day  may treat crippling    health problems including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and spinal cord injuries.   While stem cells  are  constantly in the news, currently  they are   only approved  for one proceedure– bone marrow transplant. This lack of  success in other areas has not discouraged some  cosmetic companies from promoting   skin cell treatments  for expensive skin care lines.

There Are No Stem Cells in Stem Cell  Beauty Products

The first   thing that you should know is that there are no actual  stem cells in most commercial skin care products. Stem cells … Continue Reading…

Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion Flash logoThis week Mirabai of Moving Free with Mirabai is hosting Fashion Flash.  I  have to confess I am not a gym bunny.  I don’t like to exercise, I don’t even like to talk about exercise. But with Type 2 diabetes exercise is not an option and so I am always looking for  exercise that I can enjoy and that doesn’t  leave me  drained and sore. Mirabai was a dancer and her exercise programs reflect  a dancers respct for their body.  Her moves and routinues are created to  devleop that wonderful  long  line that dancers need to showcase choreography.    She tones the body so that my clothes  just look better even without losing weight.  And when I do  lose a few pounds,  her approach to fitness  makes the most of  even a … Continue Reading…