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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Brazillian Blowout! It's the rage!

Ladies, if you havent heard of the Brazilian Blowout, then you havent heard of the new rage! This Keratin treatment, can reduce your frizz by approx 50%. It cuts your drying time in half. The next time you go for a walk on the beach, you wont have to worry about the big hair.. This product helps your hair fight the big hair urge. Try the brazilian blowout, and give yourself back the time spent each week drying your hair..
Happy Brazillian!
If you'd like to book a treatment, call Janna at Ty Alexander Salon
714-609-5225 tiptonconn@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Quinoa? How do you say it?

Ok, I know so many of you have either heard of it, or read about it, and like me, you said it wrong. Most people call in quin o ah? Nope.. it is pronounced (KEEN WAH) THATS IT Quinoa!
This is the most amazing part of Quinoa!
A recently rediscovered ancient "grain" native to South America, quinoa was once called "the gold of the Incas," who recognized its value in increasing the stamina of their warriors. Not only is quinoa high in protein, but the protein it supplies is complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids. Not only is quinoa's amino acid profile well balanced, making it a good choice for vegans concerned about adequate protein intake, but quinoa is especially well-endowed with the amino acid lysine, which is essential for tissue growth and repair. In addition to protein, quinoa features a host of other health-building nutrients. Because quinoa is a very good source of manganese as well as a good source of magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus, this "grain" may be especially valuable for persons with migraine headaches, diabetes and atherosclerosis.
To read more about its health benefits, like helping those plagued by migraines, go to this link... http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=142&tname=foodspice
For a great recipe, look in my previous posts and youll find a great black bean and quinoa recipe!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Vanishing Veggies? Start you own garden!

Ever wanted to taste a tomatoe that was eaten during the Revolution War Times? Who would have known that the tomatoes we eat today aren't even from the same seeds. Those seeds are extinct!
Do they taste different?
Let's order seeds from one of the seed exchanges, and see how they taste. Keep me posted, and I will do the same.
Save the Seeds!Three things you can do to help preserve endangered fruits and veggies:
1. Donate. Give to Seed Savers Exchange (seedsavers.org), a nonprofit dedicated to saving rare produce, or join the organization to receive discounted seeds.
2. Plant. Purchase seeds from Seed Savers Exchange or websites such as rareseeds.com, heirloomseeds.com, or heritageharvestseed.com to grow in your garden.
3. Discuss. Chat with gardeners about heirloom produce via online forums such as idigmygarden.com. Link
also, click on the title, to ready the story in it's entirity.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Having Trouble Sleeping? Try this SUPER FOOD!

Cherries as sleep aids- and their gluten free!
Along with walnuts, cherries are one of the few good food sources of melatonin: a bodily potent antioxidant produced in the pineal gland, which regulates the body's circadian rhythms and sleep patterns. Tart cherries contain 13.5 nanograms (ng) of melatonin per gram (Burkhardt 2001). Prominent melatonin researcher Russel J. Reiter, Ph.D. of the University of Texas speculates that eating a handful of tart cherries may help increase melatonin levels in the blood, thereby promoting restful sleep. Melatonin may also help protect the vascular system, lessen inflammation, and reduce ischemia and reperfusion injury associated with surgery (Tan 2000 and 2003, Cuzzocrea 2001, Lissoni 1997, Reiter 2001 and 2000). A study by Dr. Reiter and researchers from St. Marianna University of School of Medicine in Japan found that feeding chicks a diet containing plants rich in melatonin indicating that dietary melatonin is absorbed into the bloodstream and can binding to sites in the brain and other tissues (Hattori 1995).
Click on the title and follow the attached link to read more about cherries and their numerous benefits, from anti aging and cancer fighting, to incredible brain power! We all can use more brain power!!!
I found a site that you can order dried sour cherries.. I personally havent ordered from this site, but I think it looks pretty good, and they discuss the cherries health bene's..so that's a good thing!http://www.nutsonline.com/driedfruit/cherries/sour-tart.html?gclid=CLap76iYiqMCFRxEgwodqW2QaA