Category Archives: Health

Seasonal Skin Care Simplified

Well cared for skin is the palette for your future.

Soothing 24hr moisture...The more mature we get, the lighter should be our makeup regimen, and the more we should pay attention to skin care, so the current wisdom goes as we age.  It’s important to act our age, and in doing so, we offer a fresher face to the world!  You might decide to give it up entirely, many women do.  I prefer a little polish, knowing I can’t erase the wrinkles of time and experience.  And really, nor would I want to!

Exfoliating is an important part of my regimen.  I do it twice a week in the shower.  Moisturizer is essential.  I like a tinted moisturizer topped off with a little loose powder.  This evens out my skin tone, I’m one of those that has the  underlying ruddiness!  I save the mascara, blush and shadow when I want to be a little more groomed, however, my usual regimen, including a lipcolor protected by lip gloss, is sufficient for most of my lifestyle activities.   I tend to stick with Chapstick brand Cherry lip gloss.  One with SPF is good for the summer when out all day!

Augment your skin care routine by wearing a sunhat while out in the sun.  Hydrate well with water.  A slice of lemon in your glass of water gives it some “juice”!  Quit smoking, as cigarettes dehydrate the skin.  An alcohol habit also dehydrates the skin.

I wear gloves outside for yard and barn chores, and also when riding.  My hands still seem to show the wear and tear!  I depend on regular use of hand cream.

I hope this gives you some ideas to simplify your routine.   If it makes you feel good, give it a try!

Terri

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February is for tune-up!

Good morning, Friends!

Snow still on the ground and fog in the air!  However, birds are arriving and many horses have decided to start shedding!  I can always tell at home by the amount of hairballs my Cavvi Spaniel, Barney, leaves around the house!  Spring still arrives with all of the accompanying allergy symptoms, some years mild, some years not!

February is a great time to start daily probiotic therapy in time for spring allergies.  I started in February a couple of years ago, and when my trigger allergy month came around, I never had a symptom!  I like to give a two month trial for herbal medicinals and supplements to take effect.  Remember, longer onset, fewer or no side effects!

Daily probiotic therapy has done a great job for me with regularity, digestion, boosting my immune system, and allergy symptoms!  Make sure you pick a product with at least three different strains.  Check the label to see if it needs to be refrigerated after opening. Do yourself a favor, and get started right away!

Terri

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Going Down the Garden Pathway. . . . . .

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Doctor Themed CupcakesA couple of months ago, I got hit with a UTI, which necessitated a trip to the Urgent Care.  I had not established care with a Primary Care Physician since I moved here two years ago.  Can’t I just put it off a little longer?  Logic dictated that I get established, but I had not moved on it.

That day, with my visit, I was diagnosed and given an antibiotic.  I was also tagged for high blood pressure.  I do get higher readings than at home due to “white coat syndrome”, rather like an anxiety producing state of mind.

With the stress of a move, new job, a subsequent job change, and yes, not managing my diet very well, gaining a few pounds, I had set myself up for a wake up call!  Darn!

MedsI really don’t want to go there, down the path of high blood pressure, and subsequent other triggers to heart disease, and more medicine!  I also left that day with a prescription for lisinopril and an appointment with a practitioner for follow-up at the affiliated clinic.

I resolved to clean up my diet and promptly started the Dynamite 180 protocol.  I ordered a couple bottles of the drops and Dynalite.  I already take the usual Dynamite daily vitamins and minerals.   I couldn’t find my blood pressure cuff, so ordered another one from Amazon.com.  Within 10 days, I had lost a few pounds, and my blood pressure was reading my usual-for-me readings, if not a little better!

Salad for LunchI just am not willing to take the band-aid of maintenance medicine.  I don’t like to harp on weight loss, but weight gain does throw your body out of balance, and has a trickle down effect on all your systems.  Granted, artery flexibility is a tough one as we age, I’m researching it!

I’m down fifteen pounds in weight, and having really great readings.  For every twenty pounds of weight lost, you can remove a blood pressure medication.  That is still clinically significant!  Be sure to work that routine in with your provider!  I’m sure they will appreciate your proactive approach to your ongoing health!

Weight LossWhat changes have you made for your health care?  I’d love to know! 

Terri

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