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Why Can’t I Sleep?

LWBG | Beauty,Health |

By Stephanie Schorow, Special to Lifescript

Get eight hours of shut-eye a night. Drink milk before bedtime to fall asleep faster. Mom’s advice not working for you? If you’re still wondering why you can’t sleep, separate fact from fiction with these 10 common sleep myths…

Spending another night tossing and turning in bed? So are 40 million Americans.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine reports that 30% of adults have insomnia, most of them women. It’s no wonder that sleeping aids are a $20-billion industry and that Ambien is one of the top five prescriptions written in the U.S.

Sleep is as important to your health as eating right and exercising. It helps repair, refuel and refresh the body and mind.

But before you lose precious sleep over not getting enough shut-eye, find out how much you really need or if a scotch or sleeping pill is better to get you to Snoozeville. Here’s the truth behind 10 common sleep myths:

1. Everyone needs at least eight hours of sleep a night.

False! Eight is not the magic number. Some women thrive on only seven hours; others need more to feel refreshed, according the National Sleep Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes better sleep.

In fact, studies show that those who sleep seven hours may live longer than those getting eight or more hours, says Gregg D. Jacobs, M.D., an insomnia specialist at the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Massachusetts and author of Say Goodnight to Insomnia (Holt Paperbacks).
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New Diet to Cut Acid Reflux

LWBG | Beauty,Health |

By Linda Childers, Special to Lifescript

Think heartburn and indigestion are the only signs of acid reflux? Turns out that nagging cough or hoarse throat could signal the condition too. In this exclusive interview, we ask a leading medical expert to share symptoms, treatments and recipes for relief….


About 100 million Americans have acid reflux, a condition in which contents of the stomach back up to the esophagus or higher. But more than half don’t realize it, says Jamie Koufman, M.D., F.A.C.S., founder and director of the Voice Institute of New York, a treatment center for reflux and other conditions that affect the voice.

One reason, says Koufman – an authority on acid reflux, as well as a sufferer – is that some experience atypical, “silent” symptoms, such as coughing or postnasal drip. As a result, they and their doctors assume they’re suffering from allergies or sinus problems.

Diet changes, as well as medication, are effective treatments for the condition.

In her new book, Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure, Koufman teams with ear, nose and throat surgeon Jordan Stern, M.D., and French chef Marc Bauer to introduce a healthy eating plan for people with acid reflux.

In this exclusive interview, Koufman shares clues you might miss, how to get help and low-acid recipes to get symptoms under control.

Why do so many people have acid reflux?
One reason is higher levels of acid in most foods we eat, especially those that are bottled or canned.

In the 1970s, the Food and Drug Administration raised the levels of acid in prepackaged foods to discourage bacterial growth and prolong shelf life. But they failed to anticipate the adverse health consequences [on people].

Today, some prepared foods and beverages are as acidic as stomach acid itself.

Who’s likely to develop it?
Research suggests a link between being overweight and developing acid reflux, but I’ve seen many patients at a normal weight or even very thin who also suffer from it.

And while we once thought this was a disease that only struck older people, we’re seeing more in their 20s and 30s with the condition.

Can you explain the “silent” symptoms people can get?
Silent, or atypical, acid reflux can cause symptoms such as coughing (including a dry cough), chronic throat clearing, and the sensation of having something stuck in your throat.

Many sufferers also have postnasal drip and have been told their symptoms are abnormal nasal drainage, infections or sinus problems.
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Could Thyroid Activity Raise Depression Risk in Seniors?

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THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older adults with slightly elevated thyroid activity may be at increased risk for depression, a new study indicates. Researchers analyzed data from more than 1,500 people, average age 70, who were depres…
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Scientists Use Fishing Line, Thread to Make Artificial Muscles

LWBG | Beauty,Health |

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Fishing line and sewing thread can create powerful artificial muscles that could be used to help disabled people or to build incredibly strong robots, a new study says. Compared to human muscle of the sa…
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FDA finds fraudulent Botox in the U.S.

LWBG | Beauty,Health |

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that fraudulent versions of the wrinkle treatment Botox, which is made by Allergan Inc and also used to treat headaches, underarm sweating and overactive bladder, are being sold in the United States.
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People who don’t stink still wear deodorant, study finds

LWBG | Beauty,Health |

For most people, putting on deodorant is a necessary ritual on par with brushing teeth or washing hands. But for those who produce no armpit stench, it is totally unnecessary. Despite that, more than three-quarters of them still do, a study finds.
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Take Ten minutes, regain your sanity

The world is crazy! Wall Street people are in panic, which make others panic, and a boatload of loudmouths preaching of doom , global depression , the end of the world and what not all of a sudden are given 15 minutes of fame on the news… and why not? it sells :)

While the rest try to find their bearing and regain their center do what is best and restore your own calm, your own sanity.  Impossible? Not for the most wise people on the planet. What they do in time of turmoil is the same as we can do while others are panicking: a tad of what you love best

Although it’s different for every person the top five Fav’s from the LWBG team that can be done in 10 minutes are as follows, and please, don’t feel guilty for spending or treating your self to a little luxury, after all  this IS your SANITY we are talking about

A GOOD cup of Tea:

either green, chai, decaf, darjeeling or herbal a GOOD cup of tea hits the spot every time. Get a Pot, a cup whatever you can, use fresh clean pure water , and sweeten with honey, raw sugar, artificial sweetener. Pour into your cup and sip, while you inhale the aromas… Don’t gulp it!  Take a full 10 minutes to enjoy.

Teavana Perfect Tea Mug Teavana Perfect Tea Mug       

This beautiful glass mug holds up to 16oz of tea with a frosted Buddha and one of four quotes on the Teavana lifestyle. This glass mug exactly fits with our Perfect Tea Maker.

 

 

 

 

 


Chocolate: in any way shape or form

There’s no denying we love chocolate, so treat yourself to 10 minutes of pure indulgence and have some DARK chocolate . By the grace of the goddesses who heard our pleas, we managed to combine two of our favorites for when on a diet  try calorie free CHOCOLATE tea!

Loose Dark Chocolate Tea Loose Dark Chocolate Tea     

This is certainly a surprise, and one that works very well. A firmly dark and delicious chocolate flavour in the tea creates a most enjoyable taste – and it is nearly without calories. It is essential not to brew this wonderful tea too strong, or the Black Tea will take over. Using just one teaspoon of leaves for a 6-cup teapot to create a stable reviving brew with scrumptious chocolate flavour. Sweeten with honey! The tempting flavour comes from cocoa bean kernels and chocolate pieces. Ceylon and China Black tea, chocolate pieces and cocoa bean kernels, flavouring. GBP1.95 per 100g

 

 

 


Or get a bite of the best chocolate known to womankind made the old fashioned way…

WARNING!!! this is no ordinary candy bar, it comes in classic and delights such as cinnamon, ginger, chili, coffee, pistachio, orange and wonderful vanilla.

Casa Don Puglisi Pure Chocolate from Modica - Classic Casa Don Puglisi Pure Chocolate from Modica – Classic     

We are pleased to introduce this luxurious chocolate bar, courtesy of the renowned Don Giuseppe Puglisi of Modica, Sicily. Puglisi’s chocolate bars are made in the Aztec tradition, creating a rustic, brittle chocolate untainted by modern machinery and artificial flavorings. The chocolate’s opaque patina comes from its cold production process which maintains the full flavor of each ingredient. The cocoa is cold-pressed with sugar granules , rather than heating the cocoa and corrupting the purity of its flavor. Delicate and speckled with reddish blooms, the brittle chocolate crumbles upon disturbance. The unusual texture is the antithesis of mass-produced chocolate. Thanks to a painstaking handmade method, the quality of the ingredients is allowed to shine through. This treat will be a find for any chocolate lover! *Available in 8 flavors: Classic, Chili, Coffee, Cinnamon, Ginger, Bergamotto (Orange Essence), Pistachio, or Vanilla.

 

 

 



 

 

Light some Mango Grapefruit Candles, the mango soothes and the grapefruit promotes a “positive energizing” sensation

Brazilian Mango Grapefruit Candles - 1 1/2 Brazilian Mango Grapefruit Candles – 1 1/2″d x 2″h (Votive; Burn Time – 15 hours)    

Rich sultry fleshy mango is blended with bright tart grapefruit. Reminiscent of summer tropical paradises and hot days this delicious fragrance will make your mouth water. Buddha prized mangoes so much he was given a grove in which to meditate. The Mango plays a sacred role in India it is a symbol of love and some believe that the Mango tree can grant wishes. To see or eat a mango in your dream symbolizes fertility sexual desires and lust. Brazilian Mango Grapefruit Aromatherapy Candles are a favorite with it’s sweet tropical undertones and fresh grapefruit notes. It will bring summer into your home.

 

 


 

 Play that funky tune! : either Marley, Madonna, Nora Jones or Kiss ( are they still around?)  whatever is your favorite crank it up to your delight, close your eyes  and get carried away from the craziness. We highly recommend a personal mp3 player such as the Apple Ipod over the imitators, it’s sleek, comes in colors such as turquoise and purple and do not require a Masters in Engineering to use and load music and change . Plus the sound is GREAT!

Apple iPod shuffle, 1GB - Purple - MB233C/A Apple iPod shuffle, 1GB – Purple – MB233C/A   

Free Shipping, Free Engraving on All iPods. Apple iPod Nano 8GB Blue. iPod shuffle, 1GB – Purple. A new gig for iPod Shuffle. Now in 1GB and 2 GB. The new iPod Shuffle. Born to be worn. – Clip on the world’s most wearable music player and take up to 240 songs with you anywhere. Choose from five colors including four new hues to make your musical fashion statement. Random meets rhythm. – With iTunes autofill, iPod shuffle can deliver a new musical experience every time you sync. For more randomness, you can shuffle songs during playback with the slide of a switch. Everything is easy. – Charge and sync with the included USB dock. Operate the iPod shuffle controls with one hand. Enjoy up to 12 hours straight of skip-free music playback.

 


How to chose the right color nail polish

Gorgeous | Beauty,Grooming,Main,Styling |

YES!!!! every gorgeous person has at least one good color, and there is there a “right color for you” out there! Unfortunately there are also have MANY MANY wrong colors for you, and it has to do with your skin undertone.

Red is good for everyone, you have to find the RIGHT RED! If you have pink, or yellow undertones try a vibrant red with either pink or yellow undertones. Nars has the most divine RED!! that will compliment all skin undertones. It classy and very neutral despite it’s JUNGLE RED name

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 Neutrals are great, shear nudes, pale pinks, and are very forgiving! If it chips, it will not be as noticeable as with a vibrant red. How about this lovely shade : Butter London Royal Ballet? 


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Again, undertones, undertones undertones. A pale pink that will look great on one lady will look girlish or plain wrong on another! Lippmann has just the right pink for the right gal. My Romance is a chic shade that caters to all skin undertones

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All of these are reasonable priced at around $15 dollars, and before you start saying WHAT???? let me warn you: a manicure will last a good 10 days. If you skimp, you will pay in the long run with frequent chips, dull color and lack of that beautiful gloss shine after your first hot bath … gorgeous ones.. this is experience speaking… save money somewhere else :)