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Inside Insight, Issue #004 -- Health Womens Mind Body and Health 'Problems'!/B>
November 02, 2006
to the November 2006 Edition of Health Womens' 'Inside Insight' Newsletter
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1. Healing Thoughts, Healing Actions:
Mind Health - How to clear out the clutter from your mind for a freer healthier you!
Inspirations - Do You Know What Inspires You?
2. Living Fit: - Woman Heart Disease:
A Womans Health - Skills For Wellness:
Goal Setting Forms And Guidance: Part
3. An Apple A Day - Anti-aging nutrition
'Cooks Corner' - Zucchini Bread
4. Beauty And Beyond - Are Cosmetics Safe?
How To Minimise Your Risk With Hair Dyes?
What Are Beauty Foods?
Plus... Beauty Tips and Beauty Remedies
5. Looking Ahead A glimpse at just a few of the issues to be covered in the next edition of Inside Insight Newsletter
If you're far too busy to afford time to those small worries or to your emotional needs, you become less equipped to adequately manage the 'big' 'problems' when they do arise. Just as you make time in your busy schedule to take care of all your other pressing priorities, you also need to make space to attend to your emotional and mental stability.
Your mind body and health womens problems or issues are interrelated. So for instance, if you perceive or feel 'fear', (which starts in the mind), you'll show fear (which is expressed in the body). Similarly, if you perceive yourself as having a health or womens 'problem' as opposed to a womans health issue you need to attend to and resolve, it will be reflected in the approach you take. This will either be from a 'problem'-focused or a solution-focused mindset. Understanding this connection will help you assess how you deal with issues that confront you and whether your approach is promoting or dis-empowering your emotional well-being. How do you think about or respond to 'problems?'
A clean un-cluttered mind can make all the difference to how well you're able to manage challenging situations. It will broaden your solution-focused perspective and strengthen your decision-making abilities. If you have a lot of cobweb you need to get rid of, take heart - We've all been there!
De-cluttering is not an activity solely reserved for our kitchen cupboards or our junk rooms. We also need a regular clearing out of our minds. It too can become overcrowded with clutter, to the extent where it becomes impossible to find the priceless gems that are hidden beneath the rubbish we want to be rid of. If you haven't already taken advantage of this complimentary cd gift, grab your copy now. It will help you on the road to cleaning out the clutter of your mind. Get your copy at zero cost to you.
What gives you inspiration? Is it a quote, a short story, an inspirational song by someone you happen to admire and respect? Or is it something as simple as a dew drop on a beautiful flower such as the logo for this health womens Inside Insight Newsletter?
How do you maximise on your inspirations? For instance, when you read a famous inspirational or motivational quotation, do you ever note the impact it makes on you or does that last for all but a few seconds before you move on to your next task. Does an inspirational quotation evoke within you, a feeling, a meaning, a desire, or even a need etc.,? Do you ever act upon these feelings, desires or needs and if not, what do you suppose would happen were you to take that bold step and make a change?
Are you interested in knowing what inspired me to produce this Health Womens Newsletter? Or even what it is that led me to include an inspirational quote on each page of the website? Whether the quotes are by famous people, or they are just typical every day 'sayings', what they all have in common is that they are designed to provoke an emotion or a reaction within you or from you. One that will call you to action that is relevant to that particular situation!
If there's a history of heart disease in your family or if a close family member has suffered a heart attack, the chances are that you're more likely to develop heart disease. It is also true to say that the older you get, the more likely you are to develop the condition.
Although this does not necessarily mean that you will have a heart attack, what it does mean is that you will need to take greater care of yourself, in ways that promote your heart health. This is especially the case for African American women and women from other ethnic groups.
Woman heart disease is an issue for all women. Irrespective of your age or race, you should become proactive about taking care of your heart. Here are a few basic self-help steps you can take today! The American Heart Association is offering a free cookbook entitled "Learn and Live Recipes"
Are you aware of the health skills for wellness you possess and more importantly, how to use them to assess where you're at in each of the 7 dimensions of your health and wellness! The 7 dimensions of your life are physical, spiritual, social, emotional well-being, family and personal relationships, career/work and financial.
Associated with each of your wellness dimensions are a variety of factors that can cause you to move toward the optimum wellness end of the spectrum or toward the illness end. How is this possible? All your health dimensions are interconnected and are inter-dependent on each other. This means that they are each interacting with the other. Depending on what is happening in each dimension, can either significantly enhance or adversely affect all of your other wellness areas
Find out how you can improve your knowledge and understanding of these factors to balance and rebalance each of your wellness dimensions in response to the events in your life.
Use This Wellness Wheel To Assess The Current State Of Things In
Goal Setting Forms And Guidance Part Three: How to write your health goals
How are you getting on with your life changing goals?
I do hope you are putting the goal-setting guidance to good use. You will derive enormous benefit from both the guidance, goal forms and worksheets, when you follow it by the letter. Why not drop me a line to let me know how you're getting on! I would love to hear from you.
As per usual, the goal-setting guidance is open to all readers, however, the goal setting worksheets and goal setting forms are strictly for Members of this newsletter. You will be required to enter the pass-word that was sent to you in your welcome email when you signed up for this Newsletter.
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I'm sure if I were to ask you what your main beauty goal was, the chances are that you'd reply anti aging nutrition, anti aging supplement or your need to find a facial skin care product that works.
Beauty, for many women is about looking good and feeling great about the way they look. Naturally, the drive to slow the aging process without having to resort to risky or costly cosmetic surgery is at the forefront of many women's minds.
Getting your anti aging nutrition the natural way isn't as difficult or time consuming as you might think. If you rely on a facial skin care product, dietary supplement or commercially packaged beauty food, then what you're about to read could change all that for the better!
As a healthy eating vegetarian option and an excellent addition to your diet, try a zucchini bread recipe.
Zucchini, also known as courgette, belongs to the marrow and squash family. It is elongated in shape - resembling a cucumber and there are both green and yellow varities. Zucchini, which is commonly referred to as a vegetable, is in fact a fruit.
As well as being the main ingredient in zucchini bread recipe, zucchini or courgette is an excellent vegetable that is very low in calories (approximately 15 calories per 100 g fresh zucchini), yet rich in nutrients, including folate, potassium and vitamin A.
The zucchini flowers which are also edible, are used by many Mediterranean people when they are fresh and the flower is slightly open.
Apart from the zucchini bread recipe, there are a variety of other ways to cook this simplistic yet versatile vegetable. cooking methods include: lightly steam-cooked, stir fried, grilled, in relishes, batter coated and fried. The flowers may be stuffed, sauteed, baked or used in soups. Zucchini is also widely used in Greek recipes.
There is a wide variety of both sweet and savoury zucchini bread recipes you can make. These include:
In addition to its use in zucchini bread recipes, zucchini also makes an excellent ingredient in many other recipes such as relishes, fritters etc.,
Commonly used ingredients in zucchini bread recipes include flour, eggs, sugar, fruit, nuts, spices etc., Savoury recipe varities can include onions, cheese, and the use of other vegetables.
Zucchini (or courgette) is a widely available vegetable and one you can quite easily grow yourself. That way you're assured of a good supply of organic home produced zucchini that is full of flavour, as well as being at its freshest.
1. Basil is a known anti-inflammatory herb that is excellent for stomach cramps and for relieving wind.
2. vitamin A is essential for replenishing skin cells. Vegetables are rich in beta carotene, which is an important antioxidant for your skin health. These include green leafy varieties such as broccoli, carrots and dried apricots.
3. Avocado is an excellent source of vitamin E and is used extensively in many beauty products. Avocado helps with the regeneration of your skin, with acceleration of healing and in the prevention of scarring. It is also an good source of essential fatty acid that helps in reducing cholesterol and improving circulation.
Are Cosmetics Safe? - The most common cosmetic-related injuries!
Would you be surprised to learn that some of the most serious injuries from cosmetic make-up are self-inflicted? On a whole make-up is fairly safe, however, in the practice of using make-up, many women are putting themselves at avoidable risks. Here are 3 of the most common ways you could be doing this.
If you are one of those ladies who like to tempt fate by applying your mascara while in transist - i.e. while driving, or riding in a car, bus, train, or plane, then stop dicing with your eye sight health.
Risk number 1: According to womenshealth.gov, the most common injury caused to women is from a mascara wand scratching the eye. If left untreated, infection can set in, possibly leading to further complications such as ulcers on the cornea, loss of lashes or in some cases, even blindness. So ladies, don't gamble with one of your prime assets - put your make-up on at home!
Risk number 2: Make-up sponges and brushes are a hot house for bacteria from both your skin and especially if you moisten your make-up brush with saliva. You can see the additional risks to you every time you borrow or share your make-up. The advice is to never moisten anything with saliva; never lend or borrow make-up and always wash your hands prior to applying your make-up.
Risk number 3: We've all been there! You come home late, tired after a night out on the town and go to bed with your eye make-up on. This can cause itching and especially if flakes of mascara get into your eyes. Not only will you have bloodshot eyes but you run the additional risk of scratching to your cornea and/or infection. No matter how tired you are, always remove your eye make-up before you go to sleep.
Minimising Your Risk With Hair Dyes
Experts suggest that you may reduce your risk of cancer by using less hair dye over time and by not dyeing your hair until it starts to grey.
A number of studies have linked hair dyes with a higher risk of certain cancers. Most hair dyes on the market today, have not been subjected to the same safety testing that other cosmetic color additives have. Statistically, women are more likely to dye their hair and are therefore at greater risk. We are also more often on our own when it comes to figuring out which hair dyes are safe.
Hair dyes used to contain a main ingredient, that is now known to cause cancer in animals - (coal-tar). This compound was responsible for causing allergic reactions in some women when it was first used in hair dyes. While hair dyes are now made using an ingredient from a different source - i.e. petroleum, the FDA still consider hair dyes to be coal-tar, since they contain some of the very same compounds found in the older dyes.
Despite the fact that cosmetic manufacturers have now replaced using ingredients known to cause cancer in animals with newer ingredients, some experts believe that these are not very different from the compounds they're replacing. This is because these newer chemicals are being made in almost the same way as the previous cancer-causing compounds.
If you use hair dyes, here are some precautionary tips from government womens health:
1. Don't leave the dye on your head any longer than needed
Never ever dye your eyebrows or eyelashes. Attempting to do so will put you at risk of causing damage to your eyes from serious infection or even blindness, should dye get into your eyes. There is an FDA ban on the use of hair dyes for eyelash and eyebrow tinting or dyeing even in beauty salons.
While there is no evidence as to the safety aspect of hair dying for expectant mums, the general consensus is that since only a small amount of chemicals is absorbed into your system, very little if any, would get to your baby. In the few animal and human studies that have been carried out, no changes were seen in the developing baby. If you're pregnant, the advice is to talk with your doctor should you have any concerns.
Beauty Health Tips
1. Avoid color additives that are not approved for use in the eye area, such as "permanent" eyelash tints and kohl (color additive that contains lead salts and is still used in eye cosmetics in other countries). Be sure to keep kohl away from children. It may cause lead poisoning.
2. For a fabulous and natural way to highlight your hair, take a leaf out of Spanish women's book. Use a quarter cup of cranberry juice, mixed with a quarter cup of water for your final rinse. For blonde hair, substitute the cranberry with lemon juice instead, to prevent your hair from changing colour.
Health and Beauty Foods
It has yet again been confirmed that beauty really starts from within and has much to do with your beauty fitness food nutrition.
Without a shadow of a doubt, every woman want to look her very best. While physical exercise and food nutrition is by far our best means of staying fit and healthy, we need also to pay attention to our anti aging nutrition diet.
If you want to maintain your outer glow, then beauty food is your main allie. Yes, eating the right kind of food will help you to look your most youthful and beautiful.
Avocado Topical Beauty Food
As well as being an excellent source of nutrition you ingest, avocado is very rich in oils and is therefore a wonderful topical beauty food as well.
The elements of heat, cold, wind can take its toll on our skin, making it dry, flakey and even prone to break outs. This is especially so as we get older. Avocado face masque are an excellent way to soften and smooth dry skin. Try this beauty recipe if you have dry skin.
1. Mash an avocado and add a little natural plain yogurt
Note: if your skin is oily, try adding a small amount of lemon juice to the mashed avocado.
Natural Beauty Remedies
1. Olive Oil For Your Feet
For super soft feet, try applying a liberal amount of olive oil to your tootsies at bedtime, then put on some cotton socks. Unlike baby oil, olive oil is not drying. It will absorb much better and has wonderful softening properties.
2. Try using 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in your bath, for silky soft skin
3. Anti-aging Exercise: In much the same way that physical exercise of your body is a must for maintaining your fitness level, bear in mind that your face will also benefit from a thorough fitness workout too. Facial exercises can be carried out any where (be careful though). For a toned face and jaw line, try exercising your facial muscles by grinning, opening your mouth wide with a big aah, pouting and relaxing, grimacing, tensing then relaxing your facial muscles. Anything that will work your facial muscles will help
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