Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cell phone exhaustion?

Research found that 7 out of 10 women over age 50 have some degree of sensitivity to the electrical pollution caused by cell phones, cordless phones, computers and other wireless gadgets. Your cell phone should not be your alarm clock according to Louise Gittlemen, Phd., author of Zapped; Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn't Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Way to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution. Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) leads to inflammation in the body.
Another researcher found that EHS sufferers are in a state of chronic muscle contractions so their bodies store L-carnitine and CoQ10, leading to fatigue, pain and weakness according to Stephen Sinatra, M.D.. His own son had to overcome EHS. Dr. Sinatra recommends taking 100 to 200 mg of CoQ10 and 750mg to 1500 mg of L-carnitine daily to restore levels and ease symptoms of EHS.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Find ways to beat the heat!

Go for a dip and pass on SAD (seasonal affective disorder). Lounge around a pool for 30 minutes and erase blue moods within 3 days.
Avoid headaches and slip on the shades before the sun hits your eyes. Once the sun hits your eyes it signal the brain which causes headaches.
Dab your face with witch hazel to cool the face and tighten capillaries. It reduces summer puffiness in as little as 3 days.
Defend your skin and enjoy a half a grapefruit or an orange daily to fight agains UV rays.
Spritz the inside of your wrist to lower your blood and body temperature fast.
Reduce heat induced dizziness by rubbing the shins which are filled with accupressure points. Dizziness should disappear within 30 minutes.
Lie in the grass and take a whiff. The smell of grass turns on the brains calming alpha waves.
One cup of cantaloupe eaten can chase away heat-triggered fatigue.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tips for great skin

Sun damaged skin:  Mix 1 Tbs. honey and 1 Tbs. yogurt together.  Apply the mixture and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing.  The yogurt will exfolliate your skin and the honey will moisturize and repair the skin on a cellular level.

Heal Cracked Lips with Licorice Oil.  Lips don't have oil glands which make them succeptable to drying out.  In the winter when the air is dry, it is even worse.  To soothe cracked lips, dab on licorice oil.  Licorice oil will ease inflammation and seal in moisture.  It also inactivates the virus that causes cold sore outbreaks.  Find the oil at

Dead Sea mud is great for banishing blemishes on the body.  If you cannot float in the dead sea, try buying some off of  Amazon.   Dead sea is great for clearing acne or psoriasis.  Researchers found that the mud's high sulfide level kills off the bacteria that leads to breakouts.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Get slim at the beach!

Fly a kite and tone your shoulders and arms.  Flying a kite is an effective upper-body workout.  Lifting your arms activates the deltoid, trapezius and tricep muscles.  This helps create definition in the shoulders and arms.  It also forces the heart to pump blood to the fingertips which increases calorie burning.  Be sure to pull the kite up and down against the wind to increase tone in triceps and biceps.

Play with kids at the beach.  Chasing your child in the sand can increase calories burned.  Don't forget to lift and swing the little ones to increase tone in the latissimus dorsi and rectus abdominus.  And then bend your knees and squat to pick up the little ones to increase tone in the lower body.

Volleyball for thighs!  Volleyball in the sand increase more calories burned than in the gym.  In the sand more demand is put on the hamstrings and quadraceps increasing tone in the legs.  Keep your arms straight when hitting the ball and create strong shoulders.

Don't forget to jump in the water especially when there are big waves.  Allow them to pull and tug at your body as you resist against them.  This movement is good for the transverse abdominus.  Then start jumping in the water and the obliques and hip flexors will be activated and toned.  Try walking laterally to increase tone in the adductors and abductors of the hips and legs.

Find a ball and kick it around.  The sand creates resistance that muscles must work against.  This is a great lower body workout and helps the body to burn more fat.  When you kick, twist your waste to the side to increase oblique work.

Have fun at the beach!  I do.  I swim against the current in the Mississippi...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July in Munising, Michigan

We travelled to Munising, Michigan for the 4th of July.  Munising is located on the shores of Lake Superior and is one of the biggest secrets in the US.  It was actually featured on the Weather Channel.  We brought friends with us because we felt everyone needs to see what Munising has to offer. We had soooo much fun.
We started out visiting Munising Falls.  Munising falls is a fascinating adventure in the summer as well as in the winter.  In the summer it is falling through the air from top to bottom allowing you to walk behind it.  As a child I used to climb all over this beautiful sight all year.  In the winter it is fascinating because it freezes from top to bottom leaving one big iscicle.  Don't forget the snowshoes if you plan to visit in the winter.  Then we went on the Glass Bottom Boat Tour where we got to see sunken ships in Munising Bay.  They also showed us sights on Grand Island.  Grand island is an island as large as Manhattan Island and has echo lake in the center where you can catch trophy sized bass.  Murray Bay and surrounding waters abound with Salmon, Trout, Pike and Perch.  There is a bus tour, but you can also bike or hike the island.  This is an island I have never got to enjoy but I know many of my Munising friends have.  Next time I visit, I will enjoy it.
The next day we went to Wagner falls and view from the top of a scenic view where you have a great sight of Lake Superior.  And then we drove on to Autrain River beach.  The reason why I picked this beach is because it gives us the opportunity to swim the warm river or the cool Lake Superior.  I chose both.  I love swimming in Lake Superior.  My friends said they would take this day over any day in the carribean.
Then on to the next day where we got to see half of the 4th of July Parade and then went on Pictured Rocks Cruises.  What a blast!  They were very entertaining and gave us up close and personal views of the many colors formed in the sandstone rock formed by the many minerals in the rock.  Go on a nice day and see the best of Pictured Rocks!
The reason why I wanted to go is because Munising is so good at celebrating the 4th of July.  They have a huge parade and a wonderful celebration down at the dock on Lake Superior.  The night ends with some of the best fireworks I have ever seen.  The lake gives way to a big sky and the fireworks fill it nicely.
Thank you Munsing for the nice visit and we will see you again very soon!