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Feminization Hypnosis – LIPSTICK TRIGGER SCRIPT

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PRE-SESSION

Before you start this session, there is something I would like you to do. Get your make up bag. Take out your favorite lipstick. Hold it in your hand for a few moments. Feel its weight, shape, and surface. Then, take a closer look at it. Notice its color and shape. Suddenly, a thought crosses your mind: ‘This lipstick is my friend’, you think. ‘The two of us have a really good relationship.’ Feel a smile spread across your face, and happiness take a hold of your heart.

Next, close your eyes for a second. Breathe out. Let all air leave your lungs and flush out any particles of strangeness or conventional perceptions that may still be trying to disturb the relationship between you and your lipstick.

Next, open your lipstick, hold it under your nose, and take a deep breath that comfortably touches the walls of your nose and the inside of your body as it brushes past, until it reaches the depth of your feminine core. The air you are breathing in now contains the aroma of your lipstick. This is YOUR scent. YOU are the woman whose seductive aroma you can smell. Feel this exciting sensation spread in your mind and body. Feel it release a spark of glowing excitement that triggers a fountain of calm.

As you breathe out, the last tiny particles that have been trying to keep you and your lipstick apart leave your mind and body. As you breathe in again, a confident feminine calm flows into every corner of your body. With your next breath, let go of all stress and negativity. Whatever may be going on in your life, you are now ready to forget about it for a while, find a quiet place, and begin your session. Close your lipstick, send another portion of gratefulness to your powerful little friend, take it with you and place it in front of you where you are planning to start your session.

RELAXATION

For a brief moment, gather your determination. You are determined to find what you’re looking for. You are determined to find the center of femininity in yourself that allows you to walk, talk, act, and feel like a woman. After that, all you have to do is relax and follow my instructions as I lead you towards the goal you have specified.

Open your eyes. Choose a spot on the lipstick in front of you. Zoom in on it and concentrate on all its details. Look at its texture, color, light, and shade. As you try harder and harder to discover even the tiniest detail, your eyes acquire a kind of superpower. You can now literally zoom in on the spot and discover even more: tiny particles in its texture, slight color variations, traces of your own finger prints, dots of light reflected in the surface, smooth, shiny stretches, tiny indentations.

As you focus on every detail of this spot on your lipstick, everything in the room around you begins to fade away and assume soft, gentle shades and forms in the background, releasing a deeply relaxed, natural femininity. Feel how the room around you begins to ooze this comfortable, feminine feeling. ‘Soon, walking, talking, acting, and feeling like a woman will come to you naturally!’ the room seems to say as you focus more and more on your lipstick, advancing towards its hidden soul.

Breathe in the room’s substance and aroma. With each breath, you feel more at ease with yourself, with each breath, you feel more and more like a soft, curvy, confident woman. You can feel your muscles change, getting ready to produce a natural, undulating, feminine walk the next time you get up. You can feel your voice box getting smaller, molding itself to produce a beautiful, feminine voice the next time you open your mouth. Every time you breathe out, your eyelids feel heavier and heavier, wanting to sink towards the comfort of this feminine abode forming deep inside your body.

But resist this impulse just a little longer. Do not close your eyes just yet. The spot you are looking at sucks you in, seduces you, and keeps your attention. Feel its irresistible energy, its magic power. Feel its feminine soul draw you in. As you keep your attention on this spot, your body and soul open up even further to the confident, feminine calm all around you. Let it seep into your pores and deep into your body. At the same time, feel how your eyelids get even heavier. You have been trying hard to keep them open. But finally they have become so heavy, you can no longer resist the temptation of closing them.

DEEP RELAXATION

Close your eyes. As your eyelids touch, they melt into each other like liquid wax, completely relaxed. A wave of calm goes through your body like a sigh of relief. Finally you are allowed to truly relax. Let yourself sink completely into the relaxing, feminine atmosphere of the room. With each deep, slow breath you take, fill your lungs with this sweet smelling, beautifying, calming air.

Feel how you, the soul of the lipstick, and the room become one as you breathe in the aroma and the energy around you. You are this sweet smelling, beautiful woman, calm and confident, relaxing in the soft folds of her femininity. Breathe in and out within this comfortable feeling. Remember what has brought you here. The magic of the lipstick.

Is this really true? Has your lipstick really brought you this magic present? You feel the strong urge to assure yourself one more time that your lipstick will help you walk, talk, act, and feel like a woman. With great effort, unglue your eyelids and open your eyes one more time. Find your lipstick in front of you and notice how it fills you with happiness and relief. No doubt, your lipstick is really there for you whenever you need it. With a feeling of deep gratefulness, breathe in the presence of your dear new friend one more time. Your eyelids are now so heavy, when you breathe out, they simply sink, melting together even more solidly than the first time.

Breathe in and feel a warm stream emanate from the lipstick in front of you spiraling into every cell of your body. You can feel an instant feminine calm spread to your core, connecting you with nature, the world, your true self, and everybody else around you. Breathe out and let this feeling sink even deeper into your tissue. Feel how this perfect, natural feminine calm soaks the tissue and bones in your right arm. Breathe in. As you breathe out again, your right arm gets even heavier, sinking further into the surface beneath it. Repeat this one more time, breathe in, breathe out, and notice how your right arm sinks so deep and gets so heavy, you could not lift it even if you tried.

Next, focus on your left arm. Here, too, tissue and bones are soaking in more and more heavy, feminine calm. Breathe in. Breathe out and let your left arm get even heavier with this precious natural femininity. Breathe in, breathe out. Let your left arm sink deep into the cushion beneath it. One last time, inhale the essence of the warm feminine stream emanating from your lipstick and feel your left arm sink so low and get so heavy, it is now impossible for you to lift it.

Keep breathing in long, deep breaths of air. Then, let the air stream back out. Feel how the weight of the perfect feminine calm in your arms seeps into the center of your body, and further down into your legs. Feel how your thighs, knees, calves and feet soak up this heavy feminine essence and sink deeper and deeper into the cushions until you are unable to lift any part of your body. Your whole body is soaked with feminine calm, and too heavy and relaxed to move.

You are now completely relaxed. Suddenly, you notice that there is a small being in the room with you, a little goblin who doesn’t trust you for some reason. He thinks you might not be a real woman, but you are too relaxed to pay any attention to him. Really, the goblin has come to perform the ultimate test on you. He knows, if he can lift your arms and legs, you are not a real woman. But if he can’t lift them, this is the ultimate proof that you are a real woman. Feel a smile spread inside your mind. You have already passed the test.

Feel how completely relaxed you are, how nothing in the world could move you from where you are. The goblin jumps up onto your lap and tries to lift your arm. Impossible. He tries and tries, pulls on it with all his might, but however much he tries, it cannot be moved. He hobbles down to your leg and tries to lift up your leg, but once again, no matter how hard he tries, your leg cannot be moved. He has performed the ultimate test. You are a real woman. The goblin dissolves and leaves the beautiful woman he has so wrongfully mistrusted to descend even further into her subconscious.

Take one more long, deep breath and think THANK YOU to perfectly absorb the beautiful present from your lipstick into your mind, heart, and body full of deep gratefulness. When you breathe out, your breath will take you to the edge of a staircase. A staircase that leads deeper and deeper. You will now walk down the stairs and step further and further into a deep state of relaxation. You are on your way to the new, beautified, seductive feminine soul you have received from your lipstick.

Breathe in. When you breathe out, take one step down the stairs onto an even deeper level of relaxation than the plateau you are now standing on. Breathe in. Breathe out. Step down. As the last bit of air leaves your lungs, feel your feet sink into the step you’re standing on. Repeat the same process and walk down the stairs further with each breath as I slowly count backwards from 5 to 1. When I arrive at 1, you will feel so heavy and relaxed, not even the strongest person in the world could lift you up. You are right here, where you want to be. Deeply relaxed, ready to discover what helps you walk, talk, act, and feel like a woman without the slightest feeling of doubt or anxiety in your mind. It will become completely natural for you. When I arrive at 1, you will see a door in front of you. Here we go. 5-4-3-2-1.

MAIN SESSION

It is very dark. Look at the door. You can see the outline of a plaque on it. Look at it more closely. It is difficult to decipher the word, but finally it hits you: the door has your name on it. This room is yours. Open the door, and step into the room. This room is your room. It is the room of a long forgotten you. You have decorated it when you were the woman you are now trying to find in yourself again. When you were born as her, when you were allowed to be her 100% at all times, freely, and full of confidence. When you walked, talked, acted and thought like a woman as if it was nothing.

This is your soft bed, these are your beautiful, silky cushions and bed spreads. This is the wallpaper you picked. At the opposite end of the room you discover your favorite item of furniture: your dressing table with your hairbrush, your hair clips, pins, and accessories, your perfume and makeup.

You put some perfume on your wrists and rub it on the sides of your neck. Already, you are feeling closer to the woman that decorated this room, the woman that is slumbering somewhere inside yourself. Simply natural and feminine.

Next, your eyes are drawn to your lipstick. You want to touch it and lift it up, but it seems to be surrounded by a dark barrier. You realize that there is an obstacle between you and your friend that you have to overcome. Take a step back. Remember your past experiences with this lipstick. Is there anything negative in your memory in connection with lipstick? Anything that made you feel anxious, nervous, embarrassed or fearful? Anything that scratched your confidence as a woman? This is your chance to get rid of these old problems and turn towards a future as a confident, fearless, unshakable woman. In order to do this, you first need to bring back each unpleasant memory connected with your lipstick, invite it into your body with a deep breath, and, as you breathe out, send it far, far away, never to come back.

Have you found one of these unpleasant memories in your past? They are the only thing that is keeping you from making a fresh connection with your lipstick, a magical connection that could be your entrance to a world where you can simply apply lipstick, and be transformed into a natural, confident woman, where, as soon as you apply your lipstick, you can walk, talk, act, and think like a woman without the slightest effort. A world where you no longer feel anxiety, stress, nervousness or embarrassment about moving among people as a woman. Where you can finally be the woman you really are, alone or in public.

One by one, breathe in each negative experience connected with your lipstick, breathe in all the fear, all the embarrassment, all the nervousness you felt at the time. Then, when your lungs are completely filled with the situation and the way you felt, breathe out, and let it all go. Let your breath flush it all out, breathe the experience far, far away. Send it out of your body and mind, never to return. With each breath, the dark barrier around the lipstick in front of you fades away. As you breathe out watch how with each negative memory you send away, the space around your lipstick emerges from the darkness and becomes brighter and brighter like a stage that is being lit up before a performance. Breathe in all negative memories connected with your lipstick, breathe out, and let them go. Repeat this process a few more times, until, finally, you realize that you have no more bad memories connected with your lipstick. Your breathing is now completely clean, calm, and empty. Watch as your lipstick suddenly appears in a sparkling, almost magical light.

As you look at your lipstick, illuminated by this bright, sparkling light, you realize that this lipstick contains what you need to leave all your fears behind, all those things that have been keeping you away from the woman you really are, the beautiful woman that has been locked up inside you, anxious to come out and dazzle the world with her beauty.

Your fingers tingle, wanting to grab your lipstick and find out how it feels to use it. Finally, you can’t wait any longer. You grab and open your lipstick. Its sweet, feminine aroma hits your nostrils and fills you with natural femininity, confidence, and happiness. Breathe in this aroma. Feel how it moves through your body. First, it creeps into your voice box and changes its shape, making it smaller. Your new voice box feels soft and small, and you know the next time you open your mouth, a feminine voice will come out. The lipstick’s aroma moves past your voice box into your body and transforms your muscles into soft, sensuous feminine muscles that will make you walk like a woman. The comfortable tingle then spreads into your abdomen, your center of gravity, the place where your movements and actions are born. Here, it seeps into every fiber, every cell of tissue, and transforms your center of action into that of a woman. Finally, the sparkling tingle that has sprung from your lipstick’s scent shoots up like a golden fountain into your head and beyond, opening your crown all the way to the sky. Feel your golden, warm connection with your feminine guardian muse. Your mind has opened up to true, authentic feminine thoughts and inspiration. The aroma of the lipstick has prepared your whole body and mind to walk, talk, act, and think like a woman.

The time has finally come. Look at your face in the mirror. Already, you can detect in it a hopeful glow that makes it look more feminine, more confident, more beautiful. Make the right shape with your mouth and apply the lipstick to your lips. As you feel the moist color spread across your lips and sink into the pores of your lips, you can feel a sparkling, sensual tickle go through them. In an instant, they have changed into perfect beautiful women’s lips. Looking at your eyes, you can see them sparkle seductively. These are clearly a woman’s eyes, radiating happiness, beauty, and confidence. Look at your face. Your features have changed. Nothing you see suggests that this beautiful person in the mirror is not a woman. Your face is full of feminine charm and beauty. But something else has changed, and it is this other, magical change within you that makes you feel like you have been kissed by the divine muse of femininity: the really special present you have received from your lipstick is how you feel inside. You feel like a woman. You are so excited to finally have arrived in your own, natural female body, you want to experience it in all its splendor and take it out somewhere for everyone to see.

Full of excitement, you begin to hum a little tune to yourself. You can hardly believe your ears as you realize that the voice that comes out of your mouth is completely feminine, high-pitched, relaxed, and natural, simply humming a happy tune, letting her inner beauty flow out in a smooth, feminine song. This makes you so happy, you get up and start walking and dancing about the room. You notice that your movements feel different. They have become smoother. When you walk, your hips have a slight, natural swing to them, and your breasts bounce rhythmically as you do your little happy dance.

Suddenly, you remember where all this natural, feminine beauty has come from, and what has helped you discover all this within yourself. You turn towards your lipstick on the dressing table, kneel down in front of it, put your hands together and send a little prayer to the divine source of this blessing: ‘Thank you!’ you say. And ‘All I did was apply some lipstick, and I’m walking, talking, acting, and thinking like a woman! Thank you! Thank you so much!’

You feel ecstatic. You are ready to go out and show your beauty to the world! You will never leave your lipstick at home again. You will take it wherever you go, and it will give you the power to be a confident woman unperturbed by anything or anybody.

CLUBBING

Tonight, it’s party time. You arrive in the parking lot near the night club and park your car. Put on some drops of perfume and feel it brighten your spirits. Next, take out your lipstick. This magic wand will turn you into exactly who you want to be when you get out of the car and walk into the nightclub. A beautiful, sensual, completely confident woman who will not be shaken up by anything or anybody. Look at your face in the rear view mirror. Open your lipstick and feel its magic aroma spread in your car. As you open it, you feel its aroma waft up your nostrils and seep into every part of your body, changing your voice, your muscles, your action center, and your mind.

You are now ready for your transformation. Apply the lipstick. As you purse your lips to rub the color all over them, your face turns into a perfect, feminine face. This is the face you are going to show to the world. Confidence and femininity radiate from your body. You are so full of bouncing, sensual female energy, you cannot wait to get out of the car and into the nightclub. Nobody will be able to intimidate of fluster you. Even if they try: nothing can startle your brilliant sense of humor. Nothing can stand in the way of your irresistible feminine charm.

You put your things in your purse and leave the car. Confidently and upright, with a feminine hip swing, you stroll towards the club. The female walk comes to you naturally. You don’t have to think about it. Your hips and legs simply move, comfortably, and beautifully. You are walking like a woman. You line up. People are waiting behind you and in front of you. Some of them just continue their conversation, some women give you the typical once-over they reserve for other attractive women that might be competition for them. Some men look at you, their eyes darkening with lust. Some men give you challenging smiles, asking for a reaction. Some people giggle as they talk and look in your direction, but you couldn’t care less. In fact, you feel sorry for them. They are like the pitiful little goblin that came to test your authenticity as a woman. They are missing beauty in their lives, something that YOU have plenty of. You get to the entrance. It is your turn to pay and show your ID. The man at the entrance looks at your ID, then at your face, gives you a friendly smile. As he hands your ID back to you, you say ‘Thank you!’ Your own feminine, sensual voice hits your ears and makes them rejoice, giving your confidence the final push it needed. You enter the club, readier than ever to dance out your soul and party till morning. Your hips are rolling with femininity, your breasts are bouncing, and you tingle all over as you begin to move your body to the music, meet people’s eyes, and interact with them full of confidence and happiness, having the time of your life.

END OF SESSION

When you go to bed, you will have the most relaxing, rejuvenating sleep. When you wake up again, you will be fresh and ready for more adventures. Remember: All you have to do is apply some lipstick, and you the beautiful woman inside you will re-emerge. You no longer feel separated from the woman you really are. Let this feeling permeate you one more time, before you enter the next stage of your life, the stage you have been waiting for, the stage of life in which your true inner woman has come to the surface again and freely gets to live her life, the life she is entitled to, for herself, and for everybody else to see.

I will now count to 5. The first time I count to five, let your mind drift halfway to the surface. The second time I count to five, you may either let yourself fall into a deep sleep, and give this new you a chance to rest and fully return to your body, ready to start your new life when you wake up rejuvenated and revitalized. Or you may rise straight back to wakefulness, giving the beautiful woman that has been unlocked inside you a head start to her new life in the real world, on the surface of things, where people can see and admire her true beauty, where she is confident, free of fear and anxiety, ready to talk, walk, and dance with anybody she meets.

Ready? 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5. Take one more deep breath before you journey on to the next stage of your life, the stage you have been waiting for. Appreciate one more time what has changed in you. The woman inside you has been unlocked. If you ever threaten to forget, if you ever feel anxious or nervous, if you ever feel her drifting away again, all you need is apply some lipstick, and you will be reminded of her presence, of who you REALLY are. Are you ready? Decide whether you want to fall asleep or bounce into wakefulness. Either way, welcome back to your own, true self. Here we go. 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5.

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Days Gone By – Adapting to a New Reality in Health and Wellness

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Success: A Challenge to Change.

Western medicine systems based around hospitals, highly trained professionals and high-tech equipment with little role for patients and care-givers has been remarkably successful. Indeed, science and technology are continuing to revolutionize healthcare: who would argue many infectious diseases have been controlled, maternal health (mother/newborn mortality) improved and that vaccine development has curtailed large-scale viral epidemic.

However, as our populations grow older and they suffer more from long-term conditions such as diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer treatment/care and coronary disease — they can’t simply be treated with a system of diagnosis and control set up to fight the diseases of a half century ago.

The basic problem in all wealthy countries is diseases have changed but health services haven’t really. The health problems of the early 21st century are not the same as those of the middle of the 20th century — when current western healthcare systems were formed.

They require services in the home and community as well as in the hospital and, critically, the involvement of patients and care-givers.

Larger Effect on Disease than Smoking

As reported in 2010, an analysis (of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data from1993 to 2008 of 3.5 million adults) by researchers at Columbia University and The City College of New York showed that obesity now had a larger effect on disease, while smoking had a greater impact on deaths. Why? The number of adult smokers decreased 18.5 percent over that time, while the proportion of obese Americans increased 85 percent.

Findings like these now account for an increasing majority of illness and healthcare costs in richer countries.

Of course, as witnesses by highly publicized healthcare reform last year, changes are trying to be made. Yet, reimbursement systems reinforce the old model, institutions and professional training are largely constructed around it, commercial interests promote it and the public see hospitals as the bedrock of healthcare.

Dread Cost of the Clinic; Fear Change Even More

As we’ve seen most challenging of all are questions about resources. What should someone do if they can’t afford the system but fear approaching (generally) more affordable alternative or complementary medicinal techniques?

The answer appears to lay in grassroots wellness training of health workers and introducing technology that is “translatable in education and practice” to the mainstream. Today many emerging health professionals are very interested in global health and eager to experience and learn from cultures and countries unconstrained by our healthcare history.

Competence, Professionalism and Cooperation in Holistic Healthcare

For example a small but vibrant educational institution in the Pacific Northwest of the USA is training people differently, creating new sorts of viewpoints, engaging families and communities and concentrating more on promoting health rather than on just tackling disease. The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) fosters competence, professionalism and cooperation in holistic healthcare. Graduates build a holistic foundation for personal health care and rely on finding ways to use, preserve and share knowledge in natural medicine to provide for patients. ACHS students are gaining the all-round expertise that will help them to become the health professionals we need for the 21st century.

And governments can do much more to support efforts such as these, just as the US Department of State relies on a “3-D” philosophy to advance their mission: defense, diplomacy and development. Governments can promote the exchange of ideas and people and help health and wellness workers from richer countries to work in poorer countries. In doing so they will learn for themselves the subtitles of cultural and social health practice and, at the same time, help to repay a debt for the many professionals who have migrated to richer countries. As the Department of Defense has shown it can be a win-win situation from which we will all gain. Security can beget peace which can lead to even greater sustainable development.

As Lord Nigel Crisp, former chief executive of the NHS and Secretary of the Department of Health in England notes in his new book Turning the World Upside Down: The Search for Global Health in the 21st Century: “when old methods no longer work, are we willing to look outside the mainstream for new ideas? Or are we content to stick with professional structures and working arrangements created 50 years ago?”

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10 Healthy Snacks For Weight Loss and Wellness

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Contrary to popular belief, snacking is actually very beneficial. It helps to refuel your body, maintain blood sugar and energy levels and control your appetite.

Healthy snacking will help your body get the nutrients it needs and help you avoid overeating at meal times.

Indulge in these guilt-free snacks. Remember we encourage an anti-inflammatory, low-glycemic, paleo-style diet for weight loss and wellness. A body must get healthy before it can lose weight.

1. Fruit and Yogurt Parfait.Organic plain yogurt is best. Yogurts with added flavors are higher in sugar. Instead, flavor your yogurt with fruit. Blueberries are an excellent choice as they have a lower glycemic content that will help balance blood glucose and insulin levels.

2. Romaine Lettuce Wrap With Organic Turkey and a Slice of Raw-Milk or Skim Mozzarella Cheese.

Romaine lettuce contains the highest nutritional and fiber content of all lettuce. Turkey is 94% protein which helps you to lose weight by boosting your metabolism and decreasing hunger. Adding raw milk grass-fed cheese not only adds flavor but also adds calcium without any harmful hormones or preservatives. A great source for grass-fed wild meat, game and poultry is at U.S. Wellness Meats.

3. Veggie Sticks With Cottage Cheese Dip. Non-starchy vegetables contain almost eight times the amount of fiber found in whole grains. Fiber is essential for a healthy digestive system. Fat-free organic cottage cheese makes an excellent low calorie snack.

4. Shrimp Cocktail Shrimp is 90% protein. Try dipping it in some cocktail sauce for a low calorie, high protein snack.

5. A Handful of Nuts. Walnuts are the best choice as they’re rich in protein and fiber but they also contain a high dose of omega 3 fatty acids (good fats) as compared to other nuts. Healthy fats help lower your risk of disease. Omega-3s are anti-inflammatory, meaning they help prevent inflammatory diseases such as stroke or heart disease. People who are overweight are actually suffering from an inflammatory condition.

6. Celery Sticks and Almond Butter. This is a great combination of protein, monounsaturated fat and energy. Almond butter is a healthier alternative to peanut butter as it contains no added ingredients or preservatives and better fats. (peanuts are a legume not a nut)

7. Deviled Eggs. Eggs are very high in protein which makes them a great snack. My Guacamole Deviled Eggs are a great high-protein healthy snack with good fats.

8. Herring Wraps. Buy a few tinned containers in a few different flavored sauces such as tomato or tangy mustard, herring fillets are high in omega 3 fish oils. Don’t but if they are in soybean oil. Try wrapping them in a few leaves of romaine lettuce.

9. Banana Nut Pop. Dip a banana in plain organic yogurt and roll in walnuts or coconut. Freeze. Yummy!

Bananas are a great source of fiber and potassium. They do have a high sugar content so eat in moderation. Coconuts have anti-microbial, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and are one of the best sources in the world for MCFA (medium-chain triglyceride fatty acids)

10. Lemon Tuna Avocado Snack. Halve an avocado and scoop out the flesh. Mix with lemon juice and tuna. Serve in the shells. Good protein, good fat.

Avocado’s are high in monounsaturated fat and potassium. Tuna is a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acid and is very nutrient-dense. Protein builds muscle which in turn burns more calories to help you lose weight.

And here’s your BONUS snack idea….

***Smoked salmon.

Don’t get salmon that’s been smothered in brown sugar. Salmon is one of the best sources of protein and healthy fats on earth. Always try to buy wild-caught and not farmed raised (fed grains).

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Fingernail Disorders – Paying Attention To Your Nail’s Health Might Save Yours.

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Fingernail condition has been used for thousands of years to accurately diagnose ailments and maladies in the body. Chinese physicians mastered this practice.

Fingernail changes may signify a number of disorders elsewhere in the body. These changes may indicate illness even before the rest of the body shows any signs. Although I will discuss later in this article what nutrients may help with actual nail problems you should always seek professional help if any of the below changes are observed on the nail.

o Thick nails may indicate a vascular problem.

o Ridges running lengthwise may indicate a kidney disorders.

o White moon area turning red may indicate heart problems. If it turns dark blue then lung problems may exist.

o Brittle nails may indicate possible iron deficiency.

o Yellow nails may indicate internal disorders.

o White nails may indicate possible liver or kidney disorders.

o Nail beading may be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis.

o Nails that chip, peel, crack, or break easily show a nutritional deficiency.

o Brittle, soft, shiny nails with no moon may indicate an overactive thyroid.

o Nails separated form the nail bed may indicate a thyroid problem.

o White lines across the nail may indicate a liver disease.

o Red, inflamed looking skin at the bottom of the nail may indicate a connective tissue disorder.

o Ridges across the nail may be a sign of the flu.

o Nails curving downward at the ends may indicate heart, liver, or respiratory problems.

o White lines show possible heart disease, or arsenic poisoning.

o Unusually wide, square nails can suggest a hormonal disorder.

These are a sampling of nails conditions that may point to serious health problems. These are not intended to serve a diagnostic tool. If in doubt seek the diagnosis of a physician.

Don’t wait if you suspect a problem. Seek help. Also consider looking at your eating habits, environment, and general well-being. Consider taking extra vitamin supplementation to balance out your system.

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Swimming and Skin Care – Repairing the Skin Barrier

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Often pool swimmers complain of water related skin problems. Chlorine has a caustic effect, causing a disruption to the Stratum Corneum (the outermost layer of the epidermis) the skin’s barrier. This skin barrier, was coined by Dr. Peter M. Elias of the University of California, San Francisco, an expert on skin barrier and epidermal biology.

The Stratum Corneum functions to form a barrier to protect underlying tissue from infection, dehydration, chemicals and mechanical stress. This skin level consists of dead cells (corneocytes) composed of 15-20 layers of flattened cells with no nuclei and cell organelles. These corneocytes are embedded in a lipid matrix composed of ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids.

This barrier is produced through a process called desquamation, cells shedding from the surface of the stratum corneum, and balancing proliferating keratinocytes (cells that produce keratin, a beneficial protein for the body). Then these cells migrate through the epidermis towards the surface in a journey that takes approximately fourteen days.

In other words, we are born with a healthy skin barrier that is capable of naturally keeping skin moist, and hydrated. Unfortunately, over time that layer of skin gets damaged from things like cold weather, excessive sun exposure, prolonged water submersion, wind conditions and other environmental factors. These causes break down the components of this layer of our skin and leave it without protection, susceptible to pruning, wrinkly skin, inflammation, bacteria, dryness, itchiness and allergens – damage.

Can Drinking Water Help to Hydrate Skin?

We are made of water (the average adult human body is 50-65% water). Copious quantities of water from our bodies is excreted daily. Therefore, the drinking of water is important because it replaces our supply. According to the FDA, we are to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day to maintain what we lose. The myth is that by doing so our skin is then adequately hydrated. For skin purposes, unfortunately, the consumption of water doesn’t help all that much. In fact, the water we drink has a lot to do before it even gets to the skin. Think of the long and winding path water takes in our bodies and you’ll note how many stops it makes to other organs, etc., before it even makes an appearance at the surface of the skin, for example:

1. Ridding the body of toxins,

2. Aiding with our digestive system,

3. Helping our organs function properly, etc.

Therefore, in theory, we need to apply water to the skin topically and somehow hold it there in order to keep skin moist, hydrated and wrinkle free. Moisturizers seek to accomplish this very task.

Moisturizers and the Skin Barrier

Despite what some advertisers tell us, many moisturizers available today do very little to keep moisture in the skin. That is because very few can penetrate the stratum corneum. With that truth, can the skin barrier even be repaired? The good news it that ‘yes’ it can. Because this layer of cells is made up of ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids, it stands to reason that if those elements are depleted causing damaged skin then adding them back to the skin will improve its texture. We accomplish this by putting the missing ingredients of ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids together in proper measurements (formulas) so that they work homogeneously to improve the skin. The mixture is key because just as we initially had them in our bodies, we must replace them similarly.

Which Moisturizers Even Work on the Dermis?

1. Shea Butter – contains fatty acids stearic and palmitic acid

2. Dermalogica Barrier Repair – shea butter, evening primrose oil

3. Zerafite – sold by dermatologists as a barrier repair face cream and body cream. http://lesliebaumannmd.com/dr-baumann-recommends-barrier-repair-moisturizers-heres/

4. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream 16 oz Daily Face and Body Moisturizer for Dry Skin – formulated technology allows ceramides to penetrate the skin

5. Water – douse your skin in fresh water before swimming

What About Working from the Inside Out?

1. Supplements – such as borage seed, fish oil or evening primrose oil

2. Hyaluronic acid – despite some claims, many dermatologists profess that it cannot enter the dermis when applied topically https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4110621/

3. Water – drinking 8-10 glasses a day does improve the skin’s quality, but it takes time to reach the skin, as previously mentioned

Conclusion

Swimmers have special needs that pertain to moisturizing and protecting of our skin. Addressing these needs in logical, well-informed and consistent ways can allow swimmers to enjoy the water for a lifetime. The information above does not cover all that there is known on this subject. There are tons of more products and procedures that have been proven to work on a swimmer’s skin. This post is an overview, generally giving insight on how swimmers should approach their skin care needs.

Try the moisturizers and supplements above after speaking to your dermatologists and doctors to see if they are right for you. If they are not, hopefully the information above will lead you to the correct combination of internal and external remedies designed for your needs.

As swimmers, we have to design and implement a routine to protect our skin. Doing nothing can only help to erode our skin barrier over time.

If this post has been helpful to you, please leave a comment below.

Thank you and Go Swim!

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Easy Tips to Settle Your Career As A Makeup Artist

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These days every career is blooming and all because of the increasing demand for the same. Talking of which, the career of a makeup artist is one of the best ones that is ruling market these days. Certainly, a skilled person with good experience, knowledge and of course creativity is right suited for such career. And if you think you belong in this career, and then certainly this is the right place where you have landed up. Take a look at some of the effective tips which will help you out to make the right choice in getting into this career.

Career as Makeup Artists:

A beauty artist is a creative person who is using the human body as a medium applies different styles of makeup for television, fashion, theatrical and even magazines. In the modeling industry, it holds a great importance. If you have noticed, awards are given to such experts in the entertainment field such as an Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hair styling and Golden Globes awards. If you want to make a career in this field, you can grab for the best production company. You also have a good scope to settle your career in this as a freelancer and earn pretty good.

Easy Tips to Become a Makeup Artist:

Brush Up Your Skills:

This is important as it helps you practice a lot on your hands and techniques. You can try for yourself and friends and make yourself perfect in the craft. Remember, even if you are a settled actor, to apply makeup to yourself and others requires anal together different set of coordination and skills.

Experiment with Different Looks:

For makeup artists, this is the most crucial thing to be done. Get inspired by reading magazines and check out some incredible fashion blogs. You need to keep yourself updated with new trends and styles of makeup that are coming up these days. This will help you deliver the right type of make that your client expects.

Join A Beauty School:

Once you enroll yourself in a beauty school, you will learn some good tricks and techniques. Besides, it is a great opportunity to earn money and utilize your time. Many schools also allow their students to get selected for the top most companies and this can be a great chance.

Other than this, try to market yourself. Create a blog and put pictures of your talent so that people will know about your style of art.

As long as you have a good experience, keep experimenting with new styles, aware about the best beauty products ruling the market and undergoing some of the best certification course, you certainly will have a good opportunity in this sector. Beauty artists play a huge role in the entertainment field. Some beauty artists are well talented to do makeup for the bride while some artists are well talented to do makeup in a salon. Now, what is your style you decide and go ahead with the best makeup that you can come across?

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App Review: I Can’t Wake Up! Alarm Clock for Android

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Waking up is a huge problem for me. There have been mornings where I have hit snooze in excess of 20 times before finally uttering a swear word, stretching, and forcing myself to get up. I am the kind of person who wakes up hours after they intended to, unless there is some motivation for me to get up.

The app I am about to describe eliminates that. As a result, I kind of hate it, but only because I love it so very much.

Miklos suggested the I Can’t Wake Up! Alarm Clock app to me before bed the other night. Having to scan a barcode in order to shut the alarm off? Excellent concept. I hopped onto Google Play and downloaded it free to my Android phone. (There is a paid version, but I think the only difference is that it doesn’t run ads. Don’t quote me.) Well, it definitely didn’t shut off the first morning. I had selected Memory and Barcode as wake-up methods. Memory did a good enough job of making me want to stab my eyes out while the alarm rang. I had however not realized I’d have to install the barcode scanner separately (Menu > W.U.M Preferences > Barcode Method > Method config info), and, of course, choose which barcodes to scan.

… Listen, I was tired when I downloaded the app.

After shutting off my phone to silence the infernal, seemingly endless racket it was making (proclaiming that the barcode scanner was not installed and simultaneously demanding I scan a barcode), I fell back asleep.

I was skeptical. Of course, I had not given I Can’t Wake Up! a fair shot.

The next night, I configured the Barcode method, scanned my barcodes and added the Pairs method. Now my wake-up program was a fail-safe random ordered Memory/Barcode/Pairs combination. I would have to solve all three. Surely I’d be awake by then.

The alarm went off as it should. And I was disappointed that it chose Barcode first. I had to leap out of bed and scan my face-wash. Disgruntled, I zombied myself back into the bedroom solving the Memory puzzle and then choosing Pairs (in this case, choosing one of two city names to match with the country it belonged to). The alarm is a bit less effective when you crawl into bed because your house is cold and begin to text someone who loses interest after 20 minutes. I fell back asleep for 2.5 hours. Crap. It has an Awake test ensure you actually woke up. Perhaps I should select this option for tomorrow morning, yes?

Let me say, I Can’t Wake Up! Alarm Clock is good. It’s very customizable with lots of interesting options and it really does get you out of bed. The ringing is annoying enough and doesn’t stop until you’ve completed your chosen tasks. Ensure you have a warm house to wake up to, or at least some slippers and a robe on to ensure coziness when you get out of bed, and you’re golden.

The only star I take away from this app is half because it installed some other program I had to delete right away (hopefully it actually deleted), and half because the app doesn’t physically grow hands out of the phone to slap my face around until I’m awake. I guess that’s my own issue, though.

Rating: (4/5)

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Banish Those Disgusting Yellow Nails For Good – Toenail Fungus Killer Revealed

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Do you live with unsightly, extremely discolored YELLOW toenails? And are you absolutely desperate to get rid of them? Please tell me you answered YES to the latter question there. Anyway, I know the pain you’re going through. Having toenail fungus can be extremely embarrassing. Especially if you go on holiday and chill out by the side of the outdoor pool – can’t hide the infections with socks then, can you? No you can’t. So if you want to get rid of your unsightly nail fungus, or you’re fed up of being down right embarrassed by the infection… then read the rest of this article.

Okay, so I’m about to reveal an extremely effective toenail fungus KILLER, that will help banish your infection for good. This fungus killer has been used for centuries to beat off fungus infections. It’s a well known cure, and it’s likely that you’ve heard of it before since it’s super effective at killing a range of infections and skin conditions. The toenail fungus killer that I keep referring to is… tea tree oil. This oil is super effective in banishing fungal infections on the nails. So either buy the solution from a health store and apply it as directed.

OR you can buy a solution that contains tea tree oil and other effective ingredients. For example, sulphur X12 is extremely effective in killing fungus infections. So if you can find a cure that contains both tea tree oil and sulphur X12 then you infection is going to banish within weeks, maybe even days. There are a few products out there that contain both of these strong ingredients, I’m not sure of all of their names but a quick Google search should bring them up. Once you’ve found one, purchase it and apply the solution as directed then within a week or so you should see a MASSIVE improvement.

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Perry Ellis – Perfumes and Clothing

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Born in Portsmouth, Virginia to a middle-class family, Perry Edwin Ellis is one of the most successful fashion designers in today’s modern age. He was born on March 3, 1940 and was raised comfortably by his family with the support of their own fuel company. He studied in Williamsburg, Virginia taking up a degree in Business Administration, which he later used in managing his own fashion business.

Perry Ellis’ interest for fashion first came out while he was running his own department store retailing in Virginia. He established that firm to gain experience in the world of fashion simply as a merchandiser and buyer.

In his search for the ultimate experience, he joined the sportswear company owned by John Meyer in New York. The Vera Companies approached him in the 1970s for one purpose – to make designs for the Vera itself. It was only in 1976 when Perry Ellis decided to create his own line of women’s sportswear he called the Portfolio.

Since the introduction of the Portfolio, critics and consumers of fashion products praised Perry Ellis as one of the most outstanding designers of sportswear. Particularly the women love him for one reason – Ellis creates his own designs, each boasting a clean cut casual style. He established his own fashion house with the help of The Vera Companies, and named it Perry Ellis International. His showroom was first opened on Seventh Avenue in New York City.

Months after the release of Ellis’ casual styled sportswear, he came up with a menswear collection which was introduced successfully in the world market. Critics considered this product line as modern classic in appearance and style. This collection was followed by other successful launches; now featuring shoes, furs, accessories, and fragrances.

Perry Ellis International continued to expand throughout the 1980s. A number of labels were then released, including the Perry Ellis Collection and the Perry Ellis Portfolio. In 1984, the company formed a cooperation with Levi Strauss. The Portfolio line was revised one year after, and in 1986 the company saw a rise of about $250 million in their product revenues.

The House of Perry Ellis was transferred to a new management headed by Robert L. McDonald, Ellis’ close friend, in 1986 after Perry’s unexpected death. Marc Jacobs then took the role of Perry Ellis as a fashion designer for the company, who at that time was a fresh graduate. Jacobs started his own labels just in 1993, and it was him who became the head of the House of Louis Vuitton in Paris.

Perry Ellis International has undergone several other changes in the company management. Manhattan Industries was traded to a licensee of Perry Ellis, the Salant. It was from them where a Miami based textile company acquired the Ellis House in 1999. The corporation also acquired several other companies, including the Original Penguin and the Ping collection of the golf brand, both acquired early in the year 2003.

Today, the House of Perry Ellis is continually producing all the fashion products it is known for. Massive expansions are expected to occur with more and more consumers becoming interested to Perry Ellis’ great collections.

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How to Treat Impure Skin and Cure Pimples

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Many young people suffer during puberty from pimples, blackheads and impure skin. Over the past few years the number of teenagers that are suffering from acne has doubled and it’s mainly due to bad eating habits, dirt on their skin, hereditary and hormonal imbalances. Therefore not only the predisposition plays a role, but also the external circumstances and personal habits.

Acne is one of the skin diseases that occur most frequently. Like any other disease and they should be treated medically if it has reached a certain level of severity. Here, the rule of thumb is the sooner, the better! A cure for pimples isn’t that easy to find as you may already know conventional medications and lotions will NOT work. So do not wait too long before you consult a dermatologist. Before starting treatment, you should be aware that you will need patients. Short-term or quick results are not feasible, certainly not if they are to last longer. Most treatment takes several months to years, however a natural treatment can work wonders and they’re more recommended.

Due to the different treatment options that exist, and the efficacy that is different for each patient, a doctor should contribute his expert advice. Own tinkering is usually futile and often cause scars. Acne and pimples can be treated internally and externally. How to carry out the treatment usually depends on the severity of acne and on each individual patient.

It is also important that the skin is properly cleaned daily. For this you can use different cleaning products that match the individual skin type. Wash your face regularly with warm water and face wash, and pat it dry with a clean face-towel every time.

Externally are often used peeling agents such as Vitamin A acid or Benzoyl Peroxide. Also increased scaling may occur. This so-called healing crisis and it occurs because the skin is irritated by the new treatment. As a conclusion, conventional lotions and medications are only a short time relief and not a permanent cure.

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Simple Opalescence Teeth Whitening System Directions

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Opalescence teeth whitening system comes in kits that are for use at the dentist’s office, for the consumers to use at home, or for use during traveling, and then there is a kit for maintenance. The whitening ingredient in the Opalescence for home uses is carbamide peroxide. It is a lower dosage version of hydrogen peroxide, about 18% of the strength. Consumers can leisurely use the teeth whitener over a period of time, instead of visiting the dentist.

Depending on which Opalescence teeth whitening product that you are getting, you might have to get your teeth trays made at the dentist’s office. Your dentist can take an impression of your teeth, and have trays ordered for you. Custom teeth whitening trays fit your teeth perfectly, and ensure the maximum contact of the Opalescence bleaching gel onto the surfaces of your teeth.

If you are using an Opalescence teeth whitening system for home use, you need to brush your teeth before applying the Opalescence gel onto your teeth. You can use a Rembrandt or a Colgate teeth whitening product for better result. Dry you teeth before the application.

Make sure your teeth trays are clean and dry, apply Opalescence gel onto the bottom and top trays of the front teeth sections. Excessive application of the gel would cause spillage over the edge of the trays, and could cause irritations to the gums. One can use some tissue to clean up the spillage to avoid discomfort. The trays could be worn overnight if one is using a low Opalescence concentration, such as a 10% gel, or a 20% gel. When you’re done, or when your teeth become too sensitive, remove trays, brush and rinse teeth. Wash trays and leave them to dry. Repeat the process daily until the whiten result is achieved.

Opalescence teeth whitening system directions are not that hard. Yet you have to use the trays, and deal with the gel, and clean up the trays. The initial cost of the Opalescence teeth whitening system is affordable, but you have to pay for refills for the continuous maintenance.

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