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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Everything changes at 40!

It's a new month...the perfect time to embark on a new fitness and meal plan!  Actually, these changes come more as a result of two books I've read in the past week (The Immortality Edge and The Beauty Detox Solution) and my new problem with mid-section fat!

I've read a lot about hormones and the changes that come with age and hormone decline, but I did not understand the toxic overload our bodies encounter after 40.  As a result, I'm eating differently beginning today.  

The hardest part will be giving up cheese!   And, no, I am not giving up my wine, yet!

I tested the new eating plan while working on-air recently and found that I stayed alert during a long schedule that went from 6 am to 1 am and I still felt energetic.

Fruits only in the morning, followed by a green salad at lunch and then some meat protein in the evening with more vegetables.  I will be talking more about this in the days that come, no doubt.

In addition to giving up cheese, I am giving up all dairy.  I will miss the cheese and the yogurt!  Can you tell I REALLY love cheese?

I am following a diet recommended in my book re: food combining.  Fruit by itself, vegetables with protein, and starches with vegetables only.  In other words, don't combine fruit with anything, and no protein with starch.  

Tonight's dinner was awesome.  Mushroom risotto, which was really simple to make.  All you need are reduced sodium chicken broth,  mushrooms and the arborio rice (where you will find the cooking instructions) and I added garlic.

I will let you know how the diet works for my nearly 48 year old body, and I will post soon about my plans for fitness.  I'm changing that up, too!

Happy March!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Plant Stem Cells to the Rescue

Did you know that plant stem cells mimic our own skin stem cells and perform the same functions?  That is why you are hearing about Plant Stem Cells being used in skin care and our Replicate and Renew Double Concentrate contains a very high level of them so you really get results!

We are born with millions of stem cells and have a high concentration in our skin.  As we age, these stem cells slow down and stop performing like they once did.  Sadly, they begin slowing down in our 30s and eventually you end up with the old and dying outnumbering the new.  When we are younger, cell turnover is about every 30 days.  As we age, it happens more slowly and we end up with the signs of aging.

Plant stem cells go in and flip a switch to wake ours back up!  Isn't that incredible and aren't we lucky to be living in a time when discoveries like this are being made so we literally can turn back the clock?  By speeding the cell renewal we have a younger appearance.

In addition to the plant stem cells this line is filled with anti-oxidants that work together to repair and protect.  

This line is great for men, women and anyone 20 plus.  It feels great, smells really fresh and does not leave any greasy feel.   Of course, coming from Serious Skin Care, it does not contain anything that will aggravate acne.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Where I am Now

Well, it has been a busy and exciting past six months for me…and I know it shows by the number of blog entries! 
I sent my second off to college, moved homes and re-launched my career offering products on the live shopping channels.  This time I’m working as a guest instead of a host and I’m offering beauty for Jennifer Flavin Stallone and Serious Skin Care.    
This truly feels like a new chapter in my life as I now have time to dedicate to a career again now that my boys are grown. 
I have always been a voracious reader and student of life and have always been curious to the point of obsession.  Over the years I’ve enjoyed learning about improving myself, raising children, business and the stock market, real estate investing, health and fitness, nutrition and beauty.     
Now that I am offering beauty products and tools for Serious Skin Care at HSN and the Shopping Channel in Canada, I feel compelled to know everything I can about skin and beauty.  I am devouring everything I can get my hands on, including college textbooks on Dermatology!    
There is no better way to take care of your body, your skin and your looks than by combining topical ingredients and ingesting good quality food and supplements. 
From all I have learned in the past 24 years offering great quality beauty and nutrition items and from all that I have added in my studies over the past six months (and ongoing), I will be offering you advice  through my blog. 
Feel free to send questions anytime through my Facebook email and I will do my best to answer them in a timely manner.
We are currently developing my website and I will eventually be offering you some of the products I love.  In the meantime, you can catch me on HSN beginning March 31st and the Shopping Channel in Canada on April 16th
For now, here is what I am doing:  Cleanse with Vitamin C cleanser in the morning and use Vitamin C serum plus the Reverse Lift products and sunscreen.  At night, cleanse with Glycolic cleanser, Our Vitamin A serum and the Replicate and Renew products.  I alternate the eye cream from Replicate and Renew with the Eyetality creams to cover all my bases when it comes to anti-oxidants, plus the Eyetality has the peptide to help grow and thicken lashes. I add in the specialty peels, scrubs and masks as needed.  
For those of you who are wondering about Replicate and Renew…it lives up to its name and I will be giving you extensive information on it in my next entry.      

Monday, January 3, 2011

Looking at a younger version of the mirror!

I am so pleased to tell you my results just keep getting better with my Anti-Wrinkle Light!  I've been using it consistently now about two months and the difference is dramatic.
I'm happy to say that while I did not take a before and after of my face, I am testing the light on just one hand so I have concrete evidence that it is working.
You know how sometimes you wonder if your mind is playing tricks on you or whether you have just convinced yourself you look better...well, this is the real deal!

On another note, I went to Boca Raton recently to interview an anti-aging doctor and he will be featured during our Beauty Buzz shows so you can see what he has to say about it.

Oh, and by the way, you know how cold the whole country has been...and we had the coldest December I've ever seen in Florida.  Well, thanks to the light, I haven't had dry skin at all!  No chapped lips either as I've been using the serum and the light all over my face.  Tune in!  It is money well spent!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Most exciting product of my career!

I've been offering products on television for over 20 years and I've never been able to say what I can say about my upcoming product on 'the beauty buzz' on HSN November 22 and 23rd.  Our Anti-Wrinkle Light erases wrinkles around the eyes!

I've seen it with my own eyes.  I've been treating my most stubborn wrinkle for just about a month and already it is diminished.  I am thrilled because this wrinkle has been bothering me for over 10 years.  I think it's one of those wrinkles that developed because I sleep on my side.     

Saying we can get rid of your wrinkles is a big statement because up until now we have only been able to tell you we could REDUCE THE APPEARANCE of wrinkles with our beauty tools and products.

LED light therapy, or phototherapy, has been used for years by doctors for wounds, pain and even hair growth.
It was developed by NASA in the 70's to accelerate healing in space.

In recent years, many have tried painful lasers to remove wrinkles, and some now have access to light therapy in local spas and doctor's offices.  Now there is a quick, pain-free and soothing treatment you can do at home whenever you want.  And think about the time and money savings of not having to drive and pay someone else to do it for you.

The LED lights give off energy in the form of light which energizes the skin cells and causes them to produce collagen and elastin which plumps the skin, increases moisture, helps skin tone and so much more.  The end result, younger looking skin!

Our Anti-Wrinkle Light comes with a custom-made serum that will optimize your results.

No injections, no instant wash-off wrinkle treatment.  Get rid of your wrinkles!  Isn't this exciting?

Not every machine is the same so tune in at the following times to see what makes our light so special.

Nov 22:  8:30 am, 5:30 pm
Nov 23:  12:30 am, 2:30 pm and 9:30 pm
(Eastern times)