Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Colonoscopy



Well, after canceling four appointments in the past year I finally did not bail and went ahead with my colonoscopy. It is not like I haven't had one before. I have had four or five ( I can't even remember how many). I started getting colonoscopies when I turned 40. My uncle died from colon cancer at 46. He was never screened for it. I have had polyps removed multiple times. The polyps are removed during the colonoscopy. You do not feel a thing.
I stressed so much over this procedure because of the prep. It is not the most pleasant thing to do but it is a life saving procedure and it is so wonderful that it is available to us. It is a good thing that I did go because I did have another polyp which was removed during the procedure. After the procedure was over my doctor showed me a picture of what the polyp looked like before he removed it. Amazing!
Since I did have a polyp I have to have a colonoscopy again in three years. Usually it is every five years.


Please Ladies........schedule your colonoscopy if you have never had one or if you are overdue.
I'm not going to stress next time. It is not a big deal.


Next test......mammo/sono!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Soy Foods


Soyfoods.......including edamame, tofu and soymilk can help to keep skin firm. These foods are rich in Isoflavones. Isoflavones help prevent collagen breakdown. They also act as antioxidants----attacking free radicals caused by sun exposure.

Coffee


Drinking coffee (not decaf) may lower your risk of developing skin cancer (non melanoma). Actually the more caffeinated coffee you drink a day the lower your risk. Obviously the ingredient that we are talking about is caffeine. Both in coffee and tea. Caffeine kills precancerous and ultraviolet-damaged skin cells by blocking a protein that they need to divide and multiply.

Ladies, not a reason to start drinking coffee but if you do what great news!

Germ Free

Ladies........


Tip of the Day.....I heard this on "The Doctors" this morning.

If you want your hands to be germ-free wash them for 20 seconds.

Good point since flu season will be here before we know it.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Healthy Eating


Salmon will help keep our skin beautiful!



Salmon contains Omega-3 fatty acids,DHA and EPA, which are also found in other fatty fish such as tuna and sardines. Omega-3 fatty acids will protect your skin from UV damage which in turn will protect your skin from skin cancer. Eating fatty fish will also keep your skin looking young. EPA preserves Collagen. Omega-3s are also heart healthy.




Tip: Eat two servings of fatty fish each week.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

BOOM FOR BOOMERS











GREAT NEW LINE OF COSMETICS FOR US LADIES OVER FIFTY!
CREATED BY CINDY JOSEPH.

CINDY JOSEPH WAS A MAKE-UP ARTIST FOR THE TOP MODELS IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY. CINDY BECAME A MODEL IN 1999 AT THE AGE OF 49. SHE WAS APPROACHED TO DO AN AD FOR DOLCE AND GABANNA. THAT WAS THE START OF HER MODELING CAREER. NOW ALONG WITH HER MODELING CAREER SHE HAS LAUNCHED BOOM. THREE PRODUCTS.....ONE GREAT LOOK!

  • COLOR........ONE COLOR FITS ALL!
  • GLO...........SHINE AND MOISTURE!
  • GLIMMER.......FUN AND GLAMOUR!


CINDY IS AMAZING.....SHE IS AN INSPIRATION TO ALL OF US. SHE CELEBRATES HER AGE. SHE WEARS HER GREY HAIR PROUDLY.

"Who decided wrinkles were a bad thing anyway? How about celebrating your age and wearing it proudly? How about being an example for younger women and taking on a positive happy, healthy attitude towards yourself and aging?" SAYS CINDY "A woman's face tells an individual life story. Our beauty is born out of self knowledge, confidence and wisdom. Let's reveal and celebrate the beauty we have earned!"


I AM GOING TO PLACE MY ORDER RIGHT NOW AT BOOM......WILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK ABOUT THE PRODUCTS. IF YOU TRY THEM PLEASE COMMENT.......THANKS......ELYSE ROSE



"Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic." Rosalind Russell


















Monday, September 13, 2010

How Gorgeous!!!!!




Helen Mirren......you are beautiful!!!!!

On the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival promoting her new movie "The Tempest".You inspire me to be the best that I can be!
Elyse Rose

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Healthy Eating



I think that we should discuss what whole grain means. Most of us when we see something says whole wheat we think that it is the wisest choice to make. It is not! Whole grain is better! A whole grain is a cereal grain with an intact kernel. This consists of the bran, germ and endosperm, which is the core of the kernel. Fiber is found in whole grains. Fiber is so important. It helps with food absorption and it lowers cholesterol. A diet rich in whole grains can reduce your risk for heart disease and cancer. When you eat more whole grains you feel fuller for a longer amount of time therefore you will eat less. Whole grains also contain B vitamins and many minerals. Foods that contain whole grains are oatmeal, whole grain bread, 100 percent whole grain pasta, brown rice, and whole grain cereal. Whole grain is better than whole wheat. Whole wheat does contain fiber but it is not as good as whole grain.Ingredients to look for:
  • brown rice
  • bulgur
  • graham flour
  • whole grain corn
  • whole oats
  • whole wheat
  • wild rice



Just because something says it contains bran, seven grain or multi-grain does not mean that they are necessarily whole grain foods. Ladies....please post recipes that include whole grain foods!!!! Thanks......Elyse Rose


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