Bleisure Travel
Sep14

Bleisure Travel

The world’s population is becoming healthier and they are taking it on the road.  Maintaining healthy habits when traveling is essential to maintain one’s sense of balance, happiness and connection to the healthful programming that many have attained as a feature of everyday life.  Here are just a few of the ways that travelers are creating healthful experiences outside of their routine. Airport Workouts:  Depending on the extend of...

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The Big “C”
Aug18

The Big “C”

Cancer is a leading cause of death in the United States.  Mingyang Song, M.D., Sc.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, and Edward Giovannucci, M.D., Sc.D., of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, Boston, analyzed data from two study groups of white individuals to examine the associations between a “healthy...

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Digital Therapy
Jul30

Digital Therapy

“Digital Therapy” is hitting the spas and promotions for home use.  What is digital therapy and how does it work?  Basically, TENS and muscle stimulation technology are utilized to produce motor contraction.  This type of application has been used for years for pain, cellulite reduction and slimming, whole body detoxification and all over health. Generally, digital therapy equipment is comprised of electrode pads that can be placed in...

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Korean Beauty Trends
Jul03

Korean Beauty Trends

Korean beauty trends are leading the way in many realms to give the consumer options for beauty ingredients, treatments, devices and skin care products. 1) Wetness is the essence of life. Skincare brands are starting to put a lot more thought into what is almost always the first ingredient in their formulations: water. Instead of distilled, “there’s a big push for using mineral-rich waters so that the base is also an...

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Easy Skin Care
Feb29

Easy Skin Care

Easy skin care is as simple as looking in your pantry and perhaps your refrigerator.  So if you can’t make it to the spa or don’t have a budget for professional skin care items or regimens, try these simple to find and use skin care farm fresh ingredients. Milk and honey: Cleopatra is one of our favorite legendary beauties, and was known for her flawless skin. History tells us that she bathed milk, honey and olive oil. All...

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New Ways to Track Wellness
Feb16

New Ways to Track Wellness

As the focus of wellness tracking surges throughout the world, technology is attempting to keep up the pace.  New ways of tracking wellness abound and seem to improve faster than the consumer can purchase these cutting edge gizmos. As the fitness options ramp up, many of these devices are ending up unused.  Furthermore, just as getting on the scale can help some and discourage others, the personal monitoring devices like Fit Bit and...

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Rhamnose
Nov19

Rhamnose

Unlike retinoids, which work by increasing cell turnover (often leaving redness and flaking), rhamnose signals a jump-start, allowing more aged cells to act younger. It was shown to thicken the epidermis significantly after eight weeks and increase production of elastin, collagen, and other beneficial proteins while diminishing the enzymes that break down collagen and lead to wrinkles.  Read whole...

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Vitamin K
Oct05

Vitamin K

Vitamin K plays a key role in protecting skin elasticity and could soon be the latest nutraceutical appearing in savvy cosmetic lines.  There are two main forms of vitamin K: phylloquinone (vitamin K1) which is found in green leafy vegetables such as lettuce, broccoli and spinach, and makes up about 90% of the vitamin K in a typical Western diet; and the menaquinones (vitamins K2), which make up about 10% of Western vitamin K...

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Biometric Nose
Sep24

Biometric Nose

South Korea has been blowing the world away with their appetite for plastic surgery and cosmetic personal care goods.  Perhaps it is no surprise, then, that scientists in South Korea have invented a “biometric nose.”  Quite literally a nose that can smell and deifer fragrance of any sort, naturally derived and lab designed, with a human description of the scent.  Ultimately this sort of discovery will grace technology that...

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The Healing Power of Water
Aug31

The Healing Power of Water

SPA, Salus per Aquum, is with reference to the age old tradition of health through water.  Either via mineral spring, sea inspired balneotherapy, saline inhaler practice or Watsu, water is a winner for increasing vibrancy and grounded calm.  As though earth cries out for calm water in various forms is life giving and tranquil through a variety of means. Read whole...

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