Health and Beauty Products

15
Jun

Black. Boring or classic? Flattering or draining? Drab or demure? Having told a few clients (with closets full of the colour) that black doesn’t suit them, here’s my stance on the colour.

Black suits in the workplace denote a formality and strong presence. Black fitted sweaters and slick-looking black cargo pants in the movies signal a heist is taking place. A group of men in black suits, white shirts and black ties will forever create a sense of dread for those who are familiar with that indelible scene in Reservoir Dogs. The little black dress is considered a staple ‘go to ‘of a woman’s wardrobe. Black has long been lauded for its ability to flatter women’s figures, match everything and suit every occasion. Black is the #1 selling apparel colour. “Does it come in black?” can be heard daily in most retail shops. Most people own at least one black suit. The most formal of suits, the tuxedo, is traditionally black, except for a few frightful years in the 60s when someone dreamed up pastel tuxes. Black socks are the top choice for women, and fall second-highest to white for men. Black handbags, shoes, wallets, and anything leather far outsell their counterparts.

So why do I suggest many of my clients should NOT wear black?

#1. Black doesn’t look great on everyone. Especially close to your face, black clothing can highlight dark lines under the chin, shadows around the eyes and wrinkles on the skin. Surface imperfections and sunken areas of your face may appear more pronounced. Looking closer at the eyes, you may detect dark spokes or fissures in the iris. People with warm undertones to their skin and naturally golden hues in their hair will witness a mild to dramatic loss of colour in their face, as if they were sick or tired. Standing in front of a mirror (sans make-up), comparing a warm brown piece of clothing to a black garment, will give you a basic idea if you look for all the ‘tells’ listed above. Love black, but find you can’t wear it well? Just keep it away from direct contact with your face.

#2. Black lacks any kind of friendly personality. In the movies, the character in black is very often the menacing villain, like Darth Vader or the Wicked Witch of the East, or the sociopathic hard case antihero, like Mad Max or ‘V’, the titular character in V for Vendetta. My pregnant clients will attest to the difficulty in finding maternity clothes that are not black. What part of growing a little baby in your belly finds harmony with dressing in black? For those of you in the business of sales (and we’re all in this business to some degree, whether we’re selling our ideas, ourselves, our products, our services), black is not the colour of choice if you wish to endear yourself to people. If you wish to play the power card to subordinates, sure, black works. But if you want to incorporate approachability into your image, add some colour.

#3. Black is boring. Perfect for a funeral where the focus should be on the deceased, who is often surrounded by bouquets of white or bright flowers. Black is drab in large doses. But it can be elegant and classically ‘in style’ in moderation, or when presented in interesting textures. Black can be depressing. Ever notice your mood when you get dressed in the morning? Guaranteed, given you have the choice in your wardrobe, you’ll pick the brighter colours when your mood is up, and the muted colours when your mood is somber. And if you’re still not convinced, look to those children you know. Does the average happy child under twelve ever ask to wear something black? No, they save the black obsession until they’re teenagers.

My overall stance on black? Black can be elegant, sophisticated and professional on a person whose facial tone and hair colouring are suited to it, and whose personality matches black’s standoffish, powerful and exacting presence. For everyone else? Let us show you how to find colours that match your unique colouring, personality and lifestyle.


Janelle Long

Principal/Consultant

JANELLE LONG
IMAGE MANAGEMENT

Phone 416 994 1614
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8
May

A LIGHTER LOOK AT WHY WE NEED SUPPLEMENTS:

We all try to eat well. We think we obtain all the nutrients we need from the foods we eat, but read these points below. You may find that, perhaps, we’re not. For instance, iodine, an essential mineral for regulating the thyroid gland, can only be found NOW in sea vegetables. Maybe that’s why many of us have thyroid problems. Here’s a few more points for you to ponder:

YOU WOULDN’T NEED VITAMIN AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS…..

• If our nation’s soil was virgin – which it is not!
• If our ancestors had been perfect – they were not!
• If you could teach people to eat to satisfy the body’s needs and not their appetites – which you cannot!
• If we could all own our cow or goat, raise our own meat, and poultry – which we cannot!
• If foods were not harvested green and immature – but they are!
• If storage did not produce deficiencies in vitamins – but it does!
• If we lived in a stress-free world – but we do not!
• If chemical fertilizers were not used in our soil – but they are!
• If the animals were not force-fed hormones and antibiotics to increase their weight and man an earlier market day – which they are!
• If the animals we eat were fed a perfect diet – which they are not!
• If insecticides did not penetrate every cell of our food – but they do!
• If most of our grains were not refined into dried cereals – but they do!
• If our white sugar possessed anything more nutritive than sand – which it does not!
• If our modern white flour was all used for wallpaper paste instead of bakery goods – which it is not!
• If our foods were not overcooked – but they are!
• If our deep fry fats were not to be found in almost every restaurant – but they are!
• If man would live by the laws of nature – which he will not!
• If our environment (water, air, food, etc.) was not severely polluted – which it is!

DID YOU KNOW?

• Except for your brain cells, 50,000,000 of the cells in your body will have died and been replaced with others, all while you have been reading this sentence.
• The adult heart beats about 40,000,000 times a year. In one hour, the heart works hard enough to produce enough energy to raise almost one ton of weight one yard from the ground.
• The liver is often called the body’s chemical factory. Scientists have counted 500 different liver functions.
• The central nervous system is connected to every part of the body by 43 pairs of nerves. 12 parts go on to and from the brain, and 31 go from the spinal cord. There are nearly 45 miles of nerves running through our bodies.
• Messages travel along the nerves as electrical impulses. The fastest they travel is about 248 miles per hour.
• In one square inch of skin there are four yards of nerve fibers, 1300 nerve cells, 100 sweat glands, 9 million cells and 3 yards of blood vessels.

The point behind all these facts is that your body is a wonderful complete creation. Like a machine, all of its parts, (organs, glands, muscles, and tissues), must be in good working condition. Its’ electrical system (nervous system), must be carrying energy smoothly to all areas. There must not be any short circuits. Finally, it must be fuelled with the proper nutrition to keep it functioning, alive and well.

P.S. Not all supplements are equal – you get what you pay for. Stay away from those one a day types. If you’d like some supplement suggestions, just call!

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11
Apr

The body is made of 60-70% water.  In fact every cell in our body is made of water.  We can survive for weeks without food, but only 3-5 days without water.  Water is also required for every bodily process; such as digestion, absorption, circulation and elimination.  It is also the primary transporter of nutrients throughout the body.  Water is also used to protect joints, organs and tissues.  The body also uses water to help regulate body temperature (such as when sweating) — therefore, it is important!!

How much water do we need?
Water requirements depend on our size, activity level, health, diet and climate.  We also must take into account the water we lose daily due through our skin (25%), lungs (19%), urine (50%) and bowels (6%).  Coffee, tea, cocoa, pop and alcohol do NOT count as water and act as diuretics.  In other words, they increase water loss; as well as vitamin and mineral loss.

Benefits of water
Bowel, bladder and headache problems can be improved substantially just by increasing water consumption.  It also helps to flush toxins out of the body.  Some other problems that can be improved include anxiety attacks, arthritis, high stomach acid, muscle pains and chronic fatigue.  In fact, not drinking enough water may contribute to kidney problems since they are responsible for removing various acids that build up in the body.

What types of water are best?
For now, in my opinion, the best option for water is reverse osmosis.  This method removes everything, although it does waste water.  Distilled is another option; however, there is concern that the high temperature used to make it, causes different biochemical effects on the body.  With reverse osmosis & distilled, it’s best to include extra liquid trace minerals in your diet as they can leach minerals from your body.  Please avoid tap water as it can/may contain chlorine, heavy metals, pesticides, industrial chemicals, parasites, phosphates, & fertilizers that leak into the water supply – many of these have been linked to cancer.  Also be careful with spring water.  If it’s bottled at the source, it’s often not treated and may be contaminated.  Others may be similar to tap water.  Simple granulated carbon filters also do not do much and germs can accumulate if their filters are not cleaned/changed frequently.  Brita is an example.  Solid block carbon filters are better than granulated carbon because they retain natural trace minerals; however they still can contain bacteria and some heavy metals.  Well water may contain heavy metals and agricultural/industrial pollutants.  If you use your own well or spring water, have them tested often.

DID YOU KNOW?

• One pint of water is lost daily just from breathing alone.  This is because the lungs need to re-moisturize themselves.
• The body needs 1 cup of water just to process an equal amount of coffee, pop or tea.  Again, these are NOT water sources.
• To determine your daily needs take your weight divide by 2 and divide by 8 to give how many cups you need per day (more is required if you exercise).
• Water can slow aging.
• Downs, mottled teeth and cancer is linked to fluoridated water.
• Water is very beneficial for constipation.

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12
Mar

What’s the smell?

How much do we need and how important are they?  When we eat protein, the body breaks it down into amino acids.  These amino acids are then used to make other proteins.  For example, amino acids are used to build cells of the immune and muscular systems, hormones, enzymes, hemoglobin and neurotransmitters.  There are 8 essential amino acids that we must obtain from our diet (the liver produces the rest):

  • Isoleucine – helps energy production and muscle building
  • Leucine – essential for growth, heals skin and bone injuries
  • Lysine – helps calcium absorption, bone growth and collagen.  Also helpful for cold sore treatment
  • Methionine  – prevents fat buildup in the liver and helps prevent fatigue
  • Phenylalanine – important for brain neurotransmitters, pain and depression
  • Threonine – tooth enamel and collagen formation
  • Tryptophan – helps with mood, insomnia and other sleep issues
  • Valine – essential part of other proteins
  • Arginine and histadine are considered essential for young children for growth

It’s very important for someone who is vegetarian to eat very well in order to ensure they don’t develop anemia (low iron).  In other words, they must eat lentils or other dried beans (kidney, navy, lima, chickpea, soy) together with whole grains in order to obtain all the essential amino acids the body requires.  Whole grains include brown rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth, buckwheat or spelt.  Whole wheat pasta or bread is not a whole grain!  Eggs are another excellent way of obtaining a complete protein.

Faulty Digestion  If the body is not digesting proteins properly, they can wind up in the small intestine as small proteins instead of amino acids.  When this occurs, the intestine becomes inflamed and rotting of food begins.  The intestines will also become “leaky” allowing undigested foods to enter the blood stream.  The immune system will consider these as foreign to the body and will attack them, resulting in an allergy.  Note that infants are born with a leaky gut and cannot properly breakdown any protein (or grains) other than mothers milk for up to one full year.

Excess Protein  Excess protein puts strain on the liver and kidneys, which have to deal with the waste products of metabolism.  One waste product is ammonia.  It is toxic to us and the liver must convert it into another form for the kidneys to eliminate.  By the way, strenuous exercise is one way we produce an accumulation of ammonia in the body!

What about protein powders?  Aminos are great to take as they can be absorbed directly into the blood stream.  They are best taken between meals.  They must be taken in moderation and for no more than 2 consecutive months at a time.  Protein is also best taken within 1 ½ hours after a workout/before bed.  This allows the body to rebuild  muscle.  Look for those containing stevia as a natural sweetener.  Avoid those with aspartame or splenda (sucralose). 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The body can only process 25 grams of protein at one time
  • The body recycles protein
  • When it comes to protein, it’s quality, not quantity that’s important
  • The average person only requires 15% of their daily intake from protein, 65% from GOOD carbs and 20% from GOOD fats
  • All 8 essential aminos have to be present together for the others to be used

By the way, we’re hosting an amazing speaker on the product of Isagenix on the 24th of March @ 7-8 pm.  Find out how they handle protein intake and what they do about it.

Check out our website www.nosugarplease.com for more information or give us a call at (905) 825-3528.

Christine and John

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