Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Annual Country Music Marathon and 1/2 Marathon runs through Nashville April 26 - Nashville Skin Care |


Annual Country Music Marathon and 1/2 Marathon runs through Nashville April 26

The annual Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
also known as the St. Jude Country Music Marath, will bring walkers,
runners, wheelchairs, kids and guests to the streets of Nashville on
Sat., April 26, 2014. Participants in the 2.6 mile mini marathon will
kick things off at 6:45 a.m. followed at 7a.m. by the main event--the
26.2-mile Marathon and 13.1-mile 1/2 Marathon through Music City.

Everyone who completes the course will earn an official race t-shirt,
goodie bag, finisher's medal and ticket to the post-race concert that
night featuring Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, and Chase Rice.

Details at: Annual Country Music Marathon and 1/2 Marathon runs through Nashville April 26 - Nashville Skin Care Examiner

Find out more about the concert at: Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Chase Rice perform at Country Music Marathon concert - Nashville Community Examiner

Friday, March 21, 2014

Lori Bush named one of 'Most Influential Women in Direct Selling' - Skin Care Examiner

Lori Bush named one of 'Most Influential Women in Direct Selling'

Lori Bush, who serves as President and CEO of a leading national skin care company, was just named one of "The Most Influential Women in Direct Selling" by Direct Selling News (DSN).  Bush, who previously served as President of Nu Skin International, has
also held several key positions within the skincare divisions of Johnson
& Johnson Consumer Products Companies including Worldwide Executive
Director Skin Care Ventures and Vice President of Professional
Marketing at Neutrogena.

Full Article: Lori Bush named one of 'Most Influential Women in Direct Selling' - National Skin Care Examiner

If you have questions about this unique business opportunity or the dermatologists skin care products from the doctors who created Proactiv, contact me

Monday, March 17, 2014

TOXIC! All Natural vs Conspiracy Theories

My mother grew up on a farm, read "Prevention Magazine," and believed in all natural products. When she developed a mole on her leg, she treated it for two years with olive oil, bacon grease and honey. The melanoma could have been removed in time, but her natural remedies killed her by making her wait too long for REAL help.

I lived in India for three years and returned for a summer after college. India is home to Linseed Oil, Cinnamon Oil, Peppermint Oil, Dill Oil India and many other other essential oils and "natural" remedies, some of which my mother also used. The people of India do not look any younger than the people of our country who DON'T use essential oils. They are not healthier. If anything, they age more quickly and die younger.

Do I use olive oil? Sure I do, for cooking and I rub whatever is on the cap on my hands. Do I raise my own garden? Sure I do, and I buy from grocery stores, too. Do I use honey? Sure I do in tea and other beverages and it is a natural humectant in the skin care products I use along with medical ingredients. There has to be a BALANCE or temperance. 

I can paint with my big brush and say essentials oils don't seem to have helped the people of Asia much the past 1,000 years, and that Western medicine has raised the life span of those countries by decades. You can paint with your big brush and say the government, agriculture industry, pharmaceutical industry, cosmetic industry, medical industry are all part of a huge, multi-industry conspiracy to sell, sell sell. However, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle.

Herbs, essential oils and other natural products have some benefits, and there are some "natural" organizations and businesses that buy lobbyists, publish websites and magazines and pump out a lot of misinformation to sell more natural products because they make more money that way.

By the same token, some government and Big Business leaders are corrupt, and they also buy lobbyists and pump out a lot of misinformation to make money. However, there is very little liklihood that a huge multi-industry conspiracy exists that includes the American Cancer Society and the Mayo Clinic, to poison us with Aspartame or skin care product ingredients. After all, taxpayers who live longer and healthier pay more taxes.

Don't hit the panic button. Check the facts. Look for legitimate scientific studies. Find the balance.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

TOXIC: Dangers of Aspartame?

almost shared an image about the dangers of Aspartame on the Skin, Health & Beauty Facebook page today, because I
have been hearing about the dangers of Aspartame since the 1980s.

 Since I am no fan of artificial sweeteners including Aspartame, I was
predisposed to share the list of "known" issues Aspartame causes with my finger on the "Share" button.
However, I have recently done some research on shock-for-cash activist groups
like The Environmental Working Group/Skin Deep, PETA and the
gluten-free crowd, so I decided to do some quick research on

Imagine my surprise when I found many websites that
disproved some notions I had long held about Aspartame--notions based
upon nothing but here-say and some undocumented claims passed along by
my friends and perhaps a radio announcer, website or other "expert."

you think Aspartame gives you headaches or any other symptoms, clearly you
shouldn't ingest it. I will probably continue to reach for cane sugar
myself. But we have GOT to STOP believing every scare story our Aunt
Bettie, sister Sue and pal Bud tell us without looking for some research
to back it up -- legitimate research. And we have got to stop passing
things along--gossip, Facebook posts, blogs, Tweets, etc. without doing a little
research first.

Here is what Snopes had to say about one scare email circulating about the dangers of Aspartame:

Hattan and I am currently Acting Director of the Division of Health
Effects Evaluation in the United States Food & Drug Administration
(USFDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Hattan and I am currently Acting Director of the Division of Health
Effects Evaluation in the United States Food & Drug Administration
(USFDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

will never recommend you eat Aspartame or other artificial sweeteners. I
have 30 years of myths and here-say circulating through my brain that contradict what I read today, and I
don't quite know what to believe. However, I will recommend you research
it for yourself and not just believe everything your friends tell you
or that you find on the internet.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The TOXIC Truth about the Environmental Working Group

DON'T HIT THE PANIC BUTTON YET: If you are basing any of your fears about "TOXIC!!!" ingredients in cosmetics, sunscreen, baby bottles, vaccines, water, foods, and other alarming reports upon "studies" from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) which owns Skin Deep, Clearinghouse for Environmental Advocacy and Research (CLEAR) , and its other money-raising/money-making enterprises, take a closer look.

Like many other activist groups, the EWG makes its donation money by horrifying people. The more afraid you are, the more you will be tempted to donate to fix the problems organizations like this manufacture, misrepresent or exaggerate.

This is not to say we should not make healthy choices about our skin care, food and drinking water, etc., but the Environmental Working Group is all about alarming people to raise money. And make money they do! In one report (see links below) they received 93 major grants since 1989 totaling more than $20 million. That's just from grant money.

Here are the words you are likely to run across when you read independent reports about the Environmental Working Group and its offshoots like Skin Deep: "shady science," "misleading," "oversimplifying," "inaccurate," "witch hunt," "lies," "exaggeration..."

So when you read a scary report or see an alarming YouTube video, and the information can be traced to the Environmental Working Group, don't hit the panic button yet. Be aware that scaring people IS how they raise donations, and there is probably another side--a more factual side--to whatever alarmist yarn they are spinning that will completely contradict what the EWG is saying.

If you have any questions about skin care, contact me.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Age & Beauty: The Truth about Skin Care

Shortly before my 60th birthday
Age & Beauty: The Truth about Skin Care

Let me speak some blunt truth about skin care and Rodan + Fields: I have seen my friends who use Arbonne, essential oils, Avon, Mary Kay and a slew of other skin care products. I have seen them up close and personal and can tell EXACTLY what those products are and aren't doing for my friends. I have personally tried all of them plus Clinique, Estee Lauder, Lancome, Prescriptives, Nerium, Simple, Boots, Olay, RoC, Provectin and a host of other products long enough to give them more than a passing look. 

Find out what works at: Age & Beauty: The Truth about Skin Care

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ellen DeGeneres Loves the Micro-Needle Roller

Today, the micro-exfoliation roller stepped into the spotlight on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Beauty expert Kym Douglas demonstrated how to roll and talked about the benefits of micro-exfoliation as part of her "Oscar Beauty Tips" segment with the popular daytime host.

Find out more at: Ellen DeGeneres Loves The Micro-Needle Roller  or email me.

Acne bacteria spread from humans to grapevines new study reveals - National Skin Care Examiner

Do you have acne? Do you enjoy grapes or wine? Are you a fan of Frank Zappa? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this article is for you!

If you have acne,
drink the occasional glass of wine, are a fan of musician Frank Zappa,
or just like weird science, here's some news you will find intriguing: Italian researchers have discovered a new bacteria that colonized
pimples and now colonizes grapevines. They named it after Frank Zappa.
 The new studies have exciting possibilities for skin care, especially in the field of acne. As researches study the bacteria, is it possible they might find a cure for acne?

Pimples and blemishes plague millions of teens and adults around the globe. Currently there are some very effective treatments for acne, but a cure has not been found.

Find out what researches have already learned and why they named the new pathogen after Frank Zappa.

Read the entire article at: Acne bacteria spread from humans to grapevines new study reveals - National Skin Care Examiner


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