Question- Dr Oz recently recommended ceramide supplements for better skin. I know you recommend moisturizers with ceramides. Do you also take ceramide pills?
Answer- I love Dr Oz as much as the rest of America, but in this case I am not that enthusiastic about these supplements. To start off, there is only a single small study ( as in ONE) that looks at their value as supplements and that was done by the company that is selling ceramide supplements.
Then there are the supplements themselves. They are made from plant derived ceramides and there is certainly a great deal of difference between plant cells and human skin cells. It is also hard to figure out just how much ceramide is in each capsule– or even what the correct dose would be. Some brands are primarily vitamin E and/or a propriatory … Continue Reading… →
This week Jodell of Black Cat Plus is hosting Fashion Flash. I love this site with its blend of social issues and beautiful, affordable plus size fashion. In addition to profiles of plus size icons she calls out media and celebrities who offer a negative view of weight. This week she is hosting a a terriffic fall line-up of posts from our bloggers incuding:
* Fab Over Forty offers the best way to shape your brows
* Menopause Makeover looks at the links between red wine and lowered risk of breast cancer
* Best of Everything explores the third pillar of fitness
* Moving Free with Mirabai gives you the essential moves for flexability
* Aging Backwards gets into the season with Halloween make-up tips
Asparagus is an aristocratic vegetable that has been around since Plato first put on his toga. In addition to a delicious part of a meal, asparagus has been used for its medicinal purposes including relief of a toothache and infection. A member of the lily family, aparagus is especially plentiful in the spring, making it part of the traditional Easter AND Passover dinner. Now with advanced growing techniques and worldwide transport of food, aparagus is available year round.
Asparagus Health Profile
Despite its elitist aura, asparagus is a nutritional workhorse. It is rich in numerous vitamins including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and folacin. In fact, just 4 oz of asparagus has more than 60% of the RDA for vitamin C– important to know since vitamin C is the nutrient most closely … Continue Reading… →
This week Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash with a line-up of posts that are written by our experts ( FYI Martha, many bloggers ARE experts ) that are worth your time and attention. For example, at Fab After 40 you can learn a quick, easy way to apply false eyeashes; Jackie at Aging Backwards offers top smile tips during National Dental Awareness Month; at No-Nonsese Beauty Blog I’m sharing my #1 celebrity beauty tip; Kari of Fab Over 40 is my favorite make-up guru and she does not disappoint in her terriffic guide to wearing dark lipstick.
Fashion Flash Book Review: How to Tie A Scarf from Potter Style
Question: I used Retin A and then was diagnosed with breast cancer. I want to go back on Retin A but don’t want to cause a recurrence of the cancer. Is it safe for me to use it again?
Answer: Wow, this is such an important question-and given that its Breast Cancer Awareness Month, its the perfect time to answer it. According to Dr Albert Lefkovits who is associaed with the Mount Sinai Schoo of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, there are no reports in the medical and scientific literature that point to a link between breast cancer and Retin A. In fact Retin A is well known for its ability to normalize skin cell growth and life span. Actually about ten years ago there were clinical trials to see if Retin A would inhibit breast cancer growth. That didn’t appear to … Continue Reading… →
This week the host of Fashion Flash is Barbara Hannah Gufferman Of Best of Everything After 50– and I can’t think of another woman who is a better role model for the 50+ woman. Slim with beautiful blonde curly hair Barbara can rock a leather moto jacket as she speaks on postive aging for the AARP. She sets the pace for over 50 living with daily exercise and personal health and beauty care. And she is also one of the nicest and genuine people you will meet. Barbara is super smart, but I love the fact that she always reaches out to experts to cull the best and most up to-date advice on eveything from political activism to comfortable sexy shoes. Subscribe to her blog and if you get a chance to … Continue Reading… →
In May I put on my big girl pants and migrated to a self-hosted site. All seemed to go beautifully and the new plugins were just plain fun to use. Then I began getting first a trickle, then a flood of emails asking why I had stopped posting on No-Nonsense Beauty Blog. I didn’t know what to think. Google seemed to like my new site and my traffic was never better, yet my most loyal readers were not seeing my new posts. After a bit of digging I discovered that my subscriber list did not make the move along with almost 600 health and beauty posts. The hundreds of readers who had become friends were no longer getting alerts on new posts. IRL if a letter does not get delivered, it comes back to the … Continue Reading… →
I’m so delighted to be hosting Fashion Flash this week. Our bloggers have outdone themselves with info packed posts on a wide range of health, beauty and fashion topics. Click through all of these timely and effective posts and I promise you it will be worth your time:
*Barbara Hannah Gufferman thinks life after 50 is filled with change, some of it wanted, some not, that can make us feel glued to the floor. She interviewed organization expert Julie Morgenstern to get the secrets to getting unstuck… so that we can move on with our lives. Watch this!
* Mirabai of Moving Free with Mirabai is one of those people who actually likes to exercise. But right now she is down with the flu. All she can manage is a list ofContinue Reading… →