5 Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

5 Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Getting rid of unwanted hair can be a daily frustration. Whether you rushed through shaving and cut your leg or you notice in the sunlight that you missed a spot, it can make you self-conscience. If the unwanted hair is on your back or somewhere on the body that is difficult to reach, you may find yourself changing your wardrobe or skipping the pool to ensure the hair stays covered up.

If this sounds like something that you would do, know there is a solution. Laser hair removal has helped countless people get rid of hair they don’t want and achieve smooth and lasting results. Here are the top benefits of laser hair removal, but you’ll discover more on your own after the treatment.

#1: Save time during your morning routine

beauty skincare woman touching perfect skin on face.When you find yourself running around to get ready in the morning, having to shave is just one more item on the list that takes up precious time. If you don’t have time to shave, you end up wearing more clothes to cover your body or leaving the house with small cuts due to a rushed shave job. With laser hair removal, you won’t have to worry about shaving in the morning. You can simply get ready without creams, razors, or waxing.

#2: Confidence increases with smooth skin

There is something about smooth skin that makes people feel more confident. Whether you have unwanted hair on your back, legs, or arms, you’ll love the look of your skin when it is hair-free. Let our doctor know what your goals are for hair removal, and we’ll find out if you are a good candidate.

#3: Laser hair removal is safe and effective

Lasers are designed to target the hair and not the skin, so you won’t have to worry about downtime like you do with waxing. The treatment is safe and effective, and the sessions easily fit in your day. Waxing pulls the skin and can cause redness and swelling. Shaving can result in cuts that have to heal, and creams aren’t always effective. If your skin has a bad reaction to any of these, it can be painful and frustrating.

#4: You save money on temporary hair removal treatments

There are a lot of treatments out there for hair removal. At-home creams, razors and shaving gels, waxes, and more. When you tally up the amount of money spent on these products over the years, it may surprise you! Laser hair removal is a lasting solution that can save money in the long run. Just imagine being able to go the store without having to buy expensive hair removal products.

#5: A laser hair removal consultation is free!

To learn more about laser hair removal and to find out if you’re a good candidate, schedule a free consultation. We encourage you to ask questions and let us know what your concerns are, and we will address these. We’ll also let you know what you can expect from the number of sessions it will take to get the best results, the cost of laser hair removal, and much more.

Benefits of Sachi Inchi for Healthy Hair and Scalp

Benefits of Sachi Inchi for Healthy Hair and Scalp

Grow Hair with Sachi Inchi

For hundreds of years, these plants have been cultivated in Brazil Amazon Forest.  The oil derived from these seeds is also highly popular because of its numerous health benefits including healthy hair growth and relieve irritated scalp.

Health benefits of Sacha Inchi

The health benefits of Sacha Inchi including diabetes, improving digestion, weight loss, reduce inflammation and Alzheimer.

  1. Skin: Sacha Inchi is loaded with natural anti-oxidants omega 3, 6 and 9 to sooth irritated scalp, eczema and psoriasis.
  1. Hair:  Did you know you need healthy oil for healthy hair? These healthy fats can help to add moisture to the hair, thereby preventing dry hair and split ends. It can also fuel hair growth and repair. Is also needed to get rid inflammation on the scalp like dandruff.
  1. Improves Digestion: Sacha Inchi seeds have a high level of dietary fibre, a critical element that aids normal digestive process.
  1. It improves Sleep: Tryptophan in Sahi Inchi is an essential amino acid for enhancing the release of serotonin. Magnesium and tryptophan-rich Saha Inchi help induce relaxation for a good night sleep.
  1. Lowers (LDL) cholesterol.
  1. Eye care. Sacha Inchi has high levels of beta-carotene and vitamin A to help boost vision health by slowing the onset of cataracts and macular degeneration.
  1. Prevent Diabetes. Sacha Inchi regulates the amount of glucose and insulin.


Benefits of Sacha Inchi for Healthy Hair and Scalp

This popular vegan oil derived from these seeds is also highly popular because of its numerous health benefits because of its uniquely high concentration of 94% unsaturated fatty acid. 33% Omega 6 (linoleic acid), 48% Omega 3 and 9% Omega 9.  Healthy and potent natural oil to nourish and sooth hair and scalp.


Why Sacha Inchi Oil for Healthy Hair and scalp

Sacha inchi oil has omega 3 to regulate oil production to soothe the irritated scalp.  Great for eczema and psoriasis of scalp causing scaly or itchy scalps. The oil is very light, making it easy for the scalp to absorb it quickly and hassle-free.


If you suffer from bad and damaged hair, try using Sacha Inchi oil to help improve their hair and keep it healthy.  Sacha Inchi oil is also beneficial for curly hair to control frizz. With the Sacha Inchi oil, your curls will remain beautiful and lovely as it should be.

Sacchi is an exceptional oil rich in vitamin E.  Let it strengthens your hair and soothe your dry scalp and brittle hair.

You can find Sacha Inchi oil in MD Revitalizing Shampoo and Conditioner. www.md-hair.com.  So what more info do you want, when you can search for the product right away and get for yourself a fantastic hair and skin health booster? Get yourself a Sacha Inchi oil!

Are You Eating Too Much After Workouts?

Are You Eating Too Much After Workouts?

You often feel hungrier after your workout than you did before it. This makes sense, because you are burning more calories.

When you are sedentary and sitting you probably burn on average, between 1,800 and 2,300 calories each day. You did this simply by sitting in your office chair, walking to your car, reclining on your sofa while watching TV and just breathing, with little physical activity.

Those average calorie counts expended each day are typical for the modern adult man or woman. Now you have started to become active. That’s a great thing. Exercise combined with smart nutrition is an unbeatable way to get healthier from head to toe, mentally and physically.

When people start working out and exercising, they can become “health fanatics”. Again, this is a good thing. You are putting aside your sedentary lifestyle to improve your quality of life. Congratulations on that.

There is a problem though. Unfortunately, too many beginning exercise fanatics decide they will drastically limit their calorie intake at the same time. This puts your body in starvation mode, and can actually cause you to retain fat and not burn it.

Aside from limiting your results, it means you are hungry all the time. Especially after a workout, where you could have expended 300, 500 or 700 calories. Your mind is going to be screaming for nutrition, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates and calories.

If your exercise leaves you so hungry you could eat a horse, you may not be getting enough pre-exercise nutrition and healthy carbs. You may also believe that a single exercise session will offset a big-sized, fast food combo nightmare free of nutrition, tons of calories and unhealthy carbs.

Checking out the Science

A lot of people eat too much after working out. This is simply the truth. You may not even think you are overeating. However, science shows that for every 10 cal you burn, you have a biological compensation for 3 or 4 cal. This is referring to the time right after your exercise. You are going to eat another couple of times during the day at least, so you will eventually give your body the calories it needs to function properly, accounting for the fat-burning weight loss, muscle building or other physical benefits you are looking for.

A natural human tendency is to believe your fitness efforts are more successful than they actually are, you may think you have burned a lot more calories and fat than you actually did. Psychiatrists call this reward psychology. This is usually the mindset of beginners starting exercise for the first time, or returning to fitness.

The mindset is this.

I have just worked out strenuously for 60 minutes. If I reward myself with some type of tasty treat which may not be that healthy, that is a good thing. I am rewarding positive behavior, exercising. I am getting a taste of something I really love, even though it is probably not too good for me. All of my exercise will help offset that unhealthy reward, and then some.

The problem is the misconception of how much your exercise has impacted your body. In one important study, weight loss subjects were asked to report their own meal consumption and exercise efforts. Even with individuals who were not prone to overeating, the average subject believed he or she ate 47% less than they actually did. Those test subjects also claimed to be working out approximately 51% more than they did.

The only way to guarantee you are not eating too much after a workout is to keep a journal. Log every minute of your exercise efforts, and every single crumb that goes into your mouth. If your fitness efforts are not getting you where you want to be, and more importantly, if they are heading in the wrong direction, it may be because you are over-eating post-workout.

June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

The National Headache Foundation (http://www.headaches.org/) estimates that more than half of those who suffer from migraines have not been diagnosed. What is migraine and how is it different from a tension headache?

Migraines are intense or severe and often have other symptoms in addition to head pain. Migraines can be accompanied by warning signs (“triggers”) that an attack is about to begin. Tension headaches are more common and do not have a warning phase. Tension headaches also don’t typically cause the more severe migraine symptoms.

Migraine symptoms can include nausea, pain behind one eye or ear, pain in the temples, seeing spots or flashing lights, sensitivity to light and/or sound, temporary vision loss and vomiting. The sensations typically occur anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes before an attack.

The Five Phases of Migraines: While migraines can vary, most sufferers experience these five phases:

  1. Prodrome: The early “warning signs”
  2. Aura can affect vision (some do not experience this). A “halo” or bright light appears and gives everything a strange glow. Blind spots, geometric patterns, flashing, colorful lights, or loss of vision in one eye have also been reported.
  3. Headache: Usually occurs on one side of the head (pain described as stabbing and throbbing). Visual disturbances can continue, including extreme sensitivity to light. Many feel nauseous and vomit. Migraine can last anywhere from 4 to 72 hours.
  4. Headache termination: Can sometimes be treated successfully with medication and lifestyle measures. Migraines usually go away by itself at some point, most often if the person goes to sleep. Even after it is gone, there still can be some lingering effects.
  5. Postdrome: Migraine sufferers have reported symptoms after the migraine ends, including a loss of appetite, problems with concentration, and extreme tiredness.

As bad as migraines are, there is hope. The more people diagnosed and report their symptoms, the more we learn about them and the causes. Knowing the signs/symptoms leading up to your migraines are the first steps towards getting effective pain relief. The best option is trying to prevent migraines from happening in the first place. The15 most common migraine triggers are:

  1. Food – aged cheese, salty and processed foods, and chocolate.
  2. Food additives – artificial coloring, flavoring and preservatives, monosodium glutamate (MSG).
  3. Artificial sweeteners like aspartame have been linked to migraines.
  4. Hunger – not eating regularly or too fast.
  5. Alcohol – alcohol such as wine is a known trigger.
  6. Caffeine – coffee, tea and so-called energy drinks like Red Bull have been linked to migraines.
  7. Stress – stress can lead to tension headaches and those prone to migraines are more at risk.
  8. Bright lights – bright lights (clubs and in video games) and too much sun (not wearing sunglasses).
  9. Loud music / noises – loud music at clubs, high sound levels at the movies, drilling and jackhammers.
  10. Strong smells – perfume, cologne and aftershave, paint, paint thinner and other solvents, and cigarette or cigar smoke.
  11. A lack of restful sleep – tossing and turning with insomnia, trouble staying asleep throughout the night, even too much sleep or jet lag.
  12. Physical factors – High levels of exertion like playing sports and after sexual activity.
  13. Changes in the environment – a change in the weather or barometric pressure can trigger a migraine.
  14. Medications – some medications such as oral contraceptives and heart-related drugs (like nitroglycerin) are known as triggers.
  15. Hormonal changes in women – changes in the hormone levels can affect frequency and severity (some report less and some more). Some known triggers are: before / during a woman’s period, pregnancy, perimenopause and menopause.

How Can You Reduce Your Migraine Triggers? Find out what your triggers are. Keep a headache diary notating what you were doing, (eating, taking medications, etc.) before an episode. Many triggers are food and drink related. Cook with fresh ingredients. Avoid diet foods and convenience foods. Don’t get so hungry that you feel stressed and make bad food choices. Steer clear of wine and caffeine. Make lifestyle changes to reduce stress, like light exercise, meditation, or doing something you enjoy to help you relax. Avoid strong-smelling products; air fresheners, scented candles, using potpourri and essential oils especially those loaded with chemicals. Use unscented toiletries if possible. Experts stress that people who suffer headaches should see a doctor for a prevention and treatment plan.

The Link Between Gardening and Fitness

The Link Between Gardening and Fitness

A recent study of participants mostly in their 40s who gardened in a community plot for at least a year had a lower Body Mass Index (BMI) than those who did not; lower by 1.8 points for women and 2.4 points for men. Put into pounds, that amounts to 11 pounds less for a 5’5” women and 16 pounds less for a 5’10” man.

That is a significant weight loss doing something gardeners love to do. Have you really thought of gardening as a fitness workout? Most likely not, but it is. Thirty to forty-five minutes per day reaps many of the same health benefits derived from other types of workouts, such as lowering blood pressure and the risk of diabetes, along with strengthening muscles, joints and bones. The stretching, bending over and lifting are all exercise.

Tasks done when gardening like digging, raking, weeding, mowing, planting and trimming overall burn approximately the same number of calories as walking, cycling, swimming and aerobics – over 115 calories per 30-minute session. Some gardening activities burn more calories than others. For instance, turning over a compost pile with a pitchfork for 15 minutes will burn 100 calories. Pushing a power mower for an hour burns 300 calories. Did you ever imagine that something you like to do is so good for you? Not to mention all of the good produce you can raise and eat with gardening.

Not only is gardening good for you physically, but mentally as well. Digging around in the dirt has a calming effect. Part of the reason is that as you work the ground, the hormone endorphins are released into your bloodstream, resulting in the same euphoric feeling most people experience after working out.

Prepare for gardening as you would any other exercise. Start with a warm-up with dynamic stretching exercises. Warm muscles are less likely to get injured than cold muscles. After gardening, do some static stretching as a cool down. If you lift anything heavy, be sure to lift with your knees and not your back.

You might not even think of gardening as a way to get fit, but make no mistake about it, it is as good a workout as many of the other fitness routines. Not only are you getting fit, but getting healthy fresh vegetables in return to eat as an additional reward.

6 Ways to Exercise Outdoors With Your Kids

6 Ways to Exercise Outdoors With Your Kids

In the past, going outdoors to play was the norm. Video games, smartphones and iPads had not been invented yet. A tablet was something to write on with a pencil!

While technology is great when used the correct way, it has created a generation of obese or at least overweight children. Use these 6 ways to get outside with your kids and teach them the value of exercising.

Obstacle Course– It doesn’t have to be fancy. Use commonly found objects around the house that let kids jump, run, crawl and climb. A ladder, some cement blocks and a board, a cardboard box tunnel, etc. Think outside the box and you’ll have a whole course set-up in no time.

Hiking– Disguised as a scavenger hunt, this is a classic way to get your kids out in the sun and fresh air. Hide some things along a trail for them to find. Give your kid a list of clues on how to find each of the items. Soon they will like “hiking” and never even know they are doing it.

Geocoaching– Almost the same as a scavenger hunt, but for kids a little older. Use the GPS technology and the clues found on geocoaching sites on the Internet to find hidden objects. One good place to start is at http://Geocoaching.com. At last count there were 1,676,355 caches around the world.

Running – Here again, if you disguise it as something else, they will be running and not know it. Remember playing tag as a kid. You and your kids can still do that today, or how about hide-and-seek. Both games require running, but it isn’t the boring kind that us adults do!

Sports– Most sports require some type of moving around. At first, keep the competitiveness out of it until your kids understand the rules of playing. Slowly introduce the competitive angle into it and you just gave them a lifetime of challenge. Badminton, basketball, tennis, soccer, kickball or dodgeball are all good sports that will keep them moving for the duration of the game.

Lawn Games– These games require the players to switch sides after each game. Lawn darts, bean bag toss, bocce ball and an all-time favorite Blongo Ball, are easy to set-up and play, but still provide a lot of exercise.

Getting out and running around with your kids will not only do them a lot of good, but also yourself. The sun, fresh air and exercise will have them (and you) sleeping like babies!

6 Facts About American Fathers

1.      Dads see parenting as central to their identity.

2.      Dads are much more involved in child care than they were 50 yearsi ago.

3.      It has become less common for dads to be their family’s sole breadwinner.

4.      Work-family balance is a challenge for many working fathers.

5.      Despite changing gender roles, many still perceive mothers as better equipped than fathers to care for children.

6.      Seven in ten adults say it s equally important for new babies to bond with their mother and their father.

sourced from the Pew Research Center


How to Treat Road Rash

How to Treat Road Rash

Sooner or later, if you ride long enough, you will suffer a road rash incident. Of course, road rash is the scraping off of the outer layer of skin called the Epidermis and may extend down into the next layer called the Dermis. While a road rash may not bleed a great deal, it is still painful due to the damage to the nerve endings in the skin layers that were cut.

Cleaning the Wound

First, cover the wound the best you can until you get home. Then, use a syringe to clean the wound by squirting it with a solution of mild soap and water or an approved antiseptic wash such as saline solution. Make sure the wound is clean of any dirt or debris.

If not, gently use a gauze pad and try to remove the dirt or debris out of the wound, wash it and check again to make sure it is clean. If this is not done, the wound could easily become infected. If you can’t get everything out of the wound using the above procedure, then go see your healthcare professional for treatment.

When You Need Stitches

Most minor road rash won’t bleed much. But if your wound has not stopped bleeding after 15 minutes of direct-applied pressure, or if your cuts extend deep into the skin, or the edges of the cut has pulled apart, then you most likely are going to need stitches.

Tetanus Risk

While Tetanus is usually associated with stepping on a rusty nail, you can develop it in skin that has been torn or burned. As a precaution, if you have not had a Tetanus shot within 10 years, it is a good idea to get another booster shot.

Dressing the Wound

Once the wound is clean, cover the entire wound with semi-permeable medical dressing such as Tegaderm, Bioclusive or Second Skin. Secure the dressing with adhesive tape made to secure bandages. Remove the dressing every couple of days and check for infection or to see how the wound is healing. Keep the wound moist and covered until healed.

Preventing Rash Guard

Of course one way to prevent road rash, besides not falling off of your bike, is to wear clothing made to protect you in case of falls. Rash guard clothing not only covers exposed skin and protects you from sunburn, but it also lessens the severity of road rash should you fall off of your bike.

Being observant of what is going on around you and obeying all safety rules will minimize the chance of falling and suffering road rash. However in the event that it happens, clean and dress the wound according to the tips in this article.

Spring Into Action This Season to Keep Allergies at Bay

Spring Into Action This Season to Keep Allergies at Bay

Beyond itchy eyes, sneezing and runny nose, one overlooked side effect of allergies is dry or irritated lips.  For

allergy sufferers, managing allergy symptoms is paramount to getting through the season. It starts with the skin, as it is the first line of defense. Dry and cracked lips cause fissures in the skin, leaving them more susceptible to infection. Additionally, by relieving the lip discomfort, allergy sufferers also feel better, which in turn helps them rest and recover.

A few ways to alleviate allergy symptoms include:

  • Using a moisturizing lip balm can provide comforting relief and protection for lips that are feeling under the weather due to allergies.
  • Use an air purifier to remove contaminants from the air, such as dust, pollen and pet dander.
  • Ensure that the vacuum has a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter. A vacuum without this filter may make allergies and asthma worse by disturbing and blowing the dust particles in the air.
  • Bathe in cool water and use a mild soap without perfume or coloring.
  • Wash your laundry in hot water with a temperature of 130 degrees or greater.
  • Change your clothing after spending a lot of time outdoors to keep the pollen out of the house.
Essentials of a Healthy Breakfast

Essentials of a Healthy Breakfast

A wise saying: Skip all food, but not breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal; it is the food that gives momentum to your day-to-day activities. Therefore, a quality breakfast will automatically yield a quality lifestyle. Breakfast is important for your physical and mental growth. People who eat better breakfast have been found to be better performers than those who eat poor breakfast.

The importance of having a wholesome breakfast has lost significance in modern life. The working community has a tendency to skip breakfast and opt for fast food available in the market. Substitutes do not give the necessary nutrients to your body and can harm your body to a large extent.

Below is a summary of the essentials of a healthy breakfast that are recommended for an average human being.

  • Include wholegrain cereals. The cereal bran is an excellent source of fiber. Eating a wholegrain breakfast ensures better fiber content in the body to meet your energy demand. These are low in fat and cholesterol. Go for whole-grain oats, barley, wheat, maize, etc.
  • Add enough protein in your breakfast. Protein food is essential for bodybuilding. Protein-rich food satisfies your morning hunger and lets you manage long work hours without a problem. Breakfast foods rich in protein are milk, egg, peanut, soybean, etc. An excellent combination of a protein rich food will be a combination of nuts with milk. If you are in the habit of eating eggs, make sure that you eat an egg a day. Egg is a good source of Lutein that is essential for the health of your eyes. A poached egg with whole grain toast is an ideal combination of carbohydrates and protein.
  • Have a serving of fruits and vegetables. Our body needs fruits and fresh vegetables daily to protect us from diseases. The various vitamins and minerals present in most fruits and vegetables have nutrients that help fight diseases.
  • Avoid sugary breakfast. Sugar may result in low mental capacity. Also, some studies have proven that women who eat less sugar have better capacity to burn the fat than those who eat more.
  • Avoid processed meats. These are foods rich in saturated fats that are greatly damaging the heart. Most processed meats contain nitrite salts, which are found to be responsible for many diseases such as pancreatic disorders and colon cancer. Sliced and low fat meats such as chicken or turkey can be an alternative.

To sum up, a wholesome breakfast should consist of a bowl of wholegrain cereals, nuts with milk or egg and a serving of fruits and vegetables. One last note: Follow a regular eating pattern.

A Fun Way to Lose Weight and Stay In Shape

A Fun Way to Lose Weight and Stay In Shape

Ballroom dancing or any type of couples dancing burns 200 to 300 calories per hour! That’s the same as a fast walk, but it can be a lot more fun. Other benefits are improving posture and giving you a whole-body workout.

Don’t know how to dance? Classes are everywhere.  Check out Adult Education Programs, Gymnasiums, and Dance Studios. Classic ballroom dance like Waltz, Tango, and Foxtrot are easy steps. Latin dancing like Mambo, Salsa, and Cha-Cha, has fast steps and turns that are sure to be of great fun. Swing dancing is very lively and energetic too!

Another great benefit is the release of negative energy. Many of us internalize emotional pain and stresses. This can change your entire outlook on life. It can lead to low self-esteem, lack of confidence, anger issues and antisocial behavior. Release that negative energy with a little movement. Movement can express what we feel inside but can’t seem to get out any other way.

Dancing is exercise. No one wants to admit it, because it is so much fun when you are doing it. Moving your body in successive motions for a certain period of time is essentially physical exercise. Endorphins are secreted during such activities; it increases well-being, improves mood and promotes clarity and focus. What was bothering you when you stepped on a dance floor can be seen in a clearer light after twirling around on the floor.

Such movement also releases stress. Stress can cause internal body changes and render a body ill when out of control. People who suffer from chronic stress are typically more tense and prone to negative thoughts. Stretching the muscles of the body as you dance releases that tension in the muscles.

Over time, dancing can help you lower your heart rate, increase your endurance and help you get in shape. A person in shape is better able to combat negative energy and turn it into a positive one. Dancing allows the body to move in different ways, releasing negative energy and tension from the muscles as well as the mind. It doesn’t matter what form of dance you participate in as long as it helps you embrace positive thoughts and energy.