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Start the day fighting the signs of time with this moisturizing cream gel. PreventAge helps to lessen the look of fine lines and wrinkles caused by sun exposure and environmental pollutants with its soothing blend of beautifying botanicals and vitamins.

 

  • Lessens the appearance of those fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps to counter the damaging effects of solar rays and pollutants
  • Softens and soothes skin with beautifying botanicals and vitamins
  • Team with Cleanser, Toner, and RepairAge™ for a skin-renewing regimen

For additional information please contact me at:

866-677-6843
Herbalwrap4u@gmail.com
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Would you be surprised to know that more women read MindBodyGreen every day than men? Why is it that when I give lectures on nutrition, 75% of the audience is female? Why are yoga classes almost always packed with women but only a handful of men? And why are topics such as testicular self-exams, digital rectal exams, erectile health, and male friendship rarely discussed at wellness events?

Surely health and wellness tips are as valuable to men as to women. Arguably, men need this information even more than women. Men die, on average, five years sooner than women. And new cases of prostate and testicular cancer outnumber breast cancer, but these male diseases don’t get as much as attention.

Guys aren’t helped by the fact that there’s tradition of machismo in our culture. But times they are a-changin’ … right?

Wellness Movements for Men

Thankfully, there are some wellness movements for men that warrant a mention. The Movember movement encourages growing a mustache to focus on men’s health. The Livestrong Foundation and its popular bright yellow wrist band has raised awareness of male health. The Prostate Cancer Foundation founded by Michael Milken has reached many men.

Yet, no campaign for men’s health and prevention has been as visible as breast cancer’s pink ribbon campaign (started by a manufacturer of chemotherapy and rarely teaching cancer prevention). Furthermore, there’s no concerted effort to encourage men to detect and prevent heart disease. (Do dudes need a red ribbon campaign?)

Men Need to Learn about Self-Care

The wellness movement and its message of holistic health (through food, water, personal care products, fitness, relationships and stress management) is as important to men as to women. But men just aren’t versed in self-care.

The challenge of balancing career and family is not often discussed for men but can be stressful; simple breathing practices to manage stress can be of great value to men who might be reluctant to take a yoga or meditation class.

Many men I know are likely to eat on the run, eat late, or simply have no cooking skills — and of which make them vulnerable to eating highly processed foods. Lessons in conscious eating would help them make better choices.

Finally, the male “weekend warrior” mentality of doing intense cardio exercise on weekends can be dangerous. Instead, we should all find ways to guide men into movement practices emphasizing flexibility and breathwork, such as yoga and pilates.

Who Are the Male Wellness Mavens?

If we want men to get more engaged in wellness, we need more role models who are as compelling as the high-profile ladies who inspire legions of women. We need male equivalents of Kris Carr, Dr. Terry Wahls, Suzanne Somers, and others who have turned health issues into “teachable moments” for all of us.

With Lance Armstrong out of the public eye, men need more examples of guys who have used holistic and integrative approaches to beat mental and physical challenges. Rich Roll, Magic Johnson, and Joe Cross come to mind but we need more, particularly among professional athletes and actors who have high visibility. It would also be helpful to hear more often from male cancers survivors sharing how they detected their illness at an early stage.

What Men Need To Focus On

If we want men to stay healthy, we need to encourage them to have wellness checkups, to know their numbers (cholesterol, blood pressure, BMI and waist, glucose, PSA and others), and to learn more about the role of nutrition and fitness in overall and sexual health.

Men need to understand that emotional health, loneliness, and stress are common situations that do not indicate weakness and can be talked about publicly and with health professionals.

Men also need to know the importance of male friendships and peer support. Mens’ nights out at wellness centers, yoga studios, pilates centers, and juice bars could bring more guys into the wellness movement.

Men need to learn the role of selecting personal care products that are organic and free of endocrine disruptors (like triclosan and phthalates) in order to protect their health and their reproductive systems. This topic is featured in the documentary The Disappearing Male, which explores the connection between environmental toxins and male health issues. It’s worth watching, especially since medical centers have done little to address this issue.

Women’s heart centers are available at many centers around the country, including one that I work in. Yet there is no visible equivalent of a “man cave,” where a male-focused approach (including hormonal analysis and early detection and prevention of male health issues) is offered. It’s time for these centers to be developed.

Mickey Mantle once said, “if I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.” Involving more men in the wellness world is an important goal so that they can learn simple steps to take better care of themselves.

By Dr. Joel Kahn

Toner

Refresh, restore, and rebalance your skin to its natural pH level with this ultra-light, hydrating toner. This alcohol-free, botanically based formula soothes and softens without stripping skin of its essential moisture while minimizing the appearance of pores and improving your skin tone and texture.

  • Rebalances skin to its natural pH level
  • Tightens and lessens the appearance of pores
  • Hydrates and nourishes skin with beautifying botanicals
  • Reduces the sting of sunburn, bug bites, and other minor irritations

For additional information please contact me at:

866-677-6843
Herbalwrap4u@gmail.com
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9 Benefits of Massage

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1) Manage Anxiety and Depression
For the same reasons that a massage is relaxing, it can also soothe anxiety and depression. Massage reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, resulting in lifted spirits and often lower blood pressure. It can also boost the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which are involved in depression.
2) Ease Pain
The benefits of massage have been found to be as strong as those reported for other treatments including medications, acupuncture, exercise and yoga. Massage has also been linked to decreased stiffness and pain, as well as better range of motion in people with osteoarthritis.
3) Improve Sleep
If you’ve ever dozed off on a massage table, you don’t need to be convinced that a massage can promote healthy sleep. A number of studies have examined this link, and chalk it up to massage’s affect on delta waves, the kind of brain waves connected to deep sleep, according to Health magazine.
4) Boost Immunity
In one 2010 study, researchers found massage increased a person’s disease-fighting white blood cells. The stress-reducing powers of massage can also help keep you healthy.
5) Beat PMS
At least one small study found that massage can kick pesky PMS symptoms, like bloating and mood swings, to the curb.
6) Raise Alertness and Brain Power
Adults who were given a 15-minute chair massage in a Touch Research Institute study were more alert and completed a series of math questions faster and more accurately.
7) Curb Headaches
Just like muscle and back pain, headaches can also be alleviated thanks to massage. A regular massage can reduce a person’s number of migraines, according to WebMD, as well as limit how painful each migraine feels.
 
8) Improve Skin
A little prodding in the right places can even have beauty benefits. Massage increases blood flow, which plumps up slack skin, encourages lymphatic drainage (the shuttling of toxins out and away from cells so that more nutrients can travel in) and adds vitality to a dull complexion and lackluster hair.
9) Ease Cancer Treatment
Because of many of the benefits listed above, massage is particularly helpful for people living with or undergoing treatment for serious illnesses, like cancer. Various studies have shown that massage can relieve fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression and nausea in cancer patients.

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Wash the day away with the beautifying botanicals of this soap-free, clean-rinsing gel. Cleanser gently removes all oil, dirt, and makeup (even waterproof mascara!) without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. The clean-rinsing lather leaves your skin squeaky clean and silky smooth. It’s even ideal for shaving!

 

  • Removes all oil, dirt, and makeup—even waterproof mascara!
  • Clean-rinsing lather leaves skin soft and silky smooth
  • Beautifying botanicals gently cleanse without drying
  • Formulated for all skin types
  • Pair with the Facial to maximize your results!

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The routine of mornings is a sacred dance that prepares us for our day. While we’re going through the steps of our morning moves, let’s not forget to revel in the present moment. Forget about the duties of hours to come, embrace the new start of the day, and sit with the grace of early light.

Here’s a recipe to help you savor every moment of your beautiful morning.

Gluten-Free Breakfast Cereal With Banana, Blueberries and Walnuts

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cooked cold millet (70g)
  • 1/2 cup cooked cold quinoa (70g)
  • 1/4 cup blueberries (20g)
  • 1/2 banana cut in slices
  • 1/4 apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (20g)
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup (15ml)
  • 1 cup fresh Almond Milk (235ml)

Directions

Place all ingredients into a bowl and top with almond milk.

Note

If you prefer warm cereal, heat the grains on stove top before adding them to your bowl.

To find out more about Molly and the awesome work she’s doing in the world, check out her website, boldvegan.com.


Vegan Cheese

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Trade out your traditional cheese dip for this healthy vegan alternative that will tantalize you taste buds.

Ingredients

34   c almonds, blanched

13   c water, *

3   tbsp tahini

12   tsp kosher or sea salt

14   c nutritional yeast flakes

12   tsp onion powder

12   tsp garlic powder

INSTRUCTIONS

Add all ingredients to Twister jar and place Twiter lid on jar. Hold Twister lid, and use other hand to select Speed 3 for 20 seconds, and then increase to Speed 6 for an additional 30 seconds. Turn the Twister lid counter-clockwise during blending.

*You may need to add ½ cup of water

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Servings 8.0
  • Sodium 155 mg
  • Serving Size 2 tbsp
  • Carbohydrates 5 g
  • Calories 119
  • Fiber 2.5 g
  • Fat 1 g
  • Sugar 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg

Vegan Cheese

Trade out your traditional cheese dip for this healthy vegan alternative that will tantalize you taste buds.

Ingredients

34   c

almonds, blanched
13   c

water, *
3   tbsp

tahini
12   tsp

kosher or sea salt
14   c

nutritional yeast flakes
12   tsp

onion powder
12   tsp

garlic powder

– See more at: http://www.blendtec.com/recipes/vegan-cheese?utm_source=Blendtec+Recipe+Emails&utm_campaign=e396247783-Vegan_Cheese_5_20_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8c09bd62ec-e396247783-215925677#sthash.r45h9yPO.dpuf

Vegan Cheese

Trade out your traditional cheese dip for this healthy vegan alternative that will tantalize you taste buds.

Ingredients

34   c

almonds, blanched
13   c

water, *
3   tbsp

tahini
12   tsp

kosher or sea salt
14   c

nutritional yeast flakes
12   tsp

onion powder
12   tsp

garlic powder

– See more at: http://www.blendtec.com/recipes/vegan-cheese?utm_source=Blendtec+Recipe+Emails&utm_campaign=e396247783-Vegan_Cheese_5_20_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8c09bd62ec-e396247783-215925677#sthash.r45h9yPO.dpuf