Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mangosteen Benefits for the Skin

MANGOSTEENS have long been used in Chinese, Ayurvedic and folk medicine. Now, it’s benefits takes a new form – BB (blemish balm) cream by Origins. The new VitaZing BB SPF 35/PA+++ Revitalising Cream with Mangosteen, contains a blend of naturally-derived ingredients that aim to deliver eight correcting, perfecting and protecting skin care benefits.
The latest addition to the brand’s VitaZing range, this lightweight, oil-free cream is said to control oil and shine, minimise pores, hydrate skin, provide anti-ageing benefits and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, all while providing a natural-looking coverage.
The core ingredient is the Mangosteen Energy Complex, a combination of mangosteen, cordyceps mushroom and ginseng claimed to help optimise cellular energy and fight free radicals. The product also contains a blend of mineral pigments and plant actives to provide an even and radiant skin tone.
An essential oil blend of grapefruit, bitter almond, rose and field mint lends a light, fresh scent to the cream. The BB Cream comes in two shades.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Childhood Obesisty

Disney sets nutrition guidelines for food advertising

The Disney Company is now the first major media company to introduce standards for food advertising during programming that targets kids and families.

Under Disney’s new standards, by 2015 all food and beverage products advertised, sponsored, or promoted on the Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Radio Disney, or Disney-owned online destinations oriented to families with younger children must meet Disney’s nutrition guidelines.
Since the Disney guidelines are aligned with federal standards to promote fruit and vegetable consumption while limiting calories and reducing saturated fats, sodium, and sugar, this means kids should be seeing and hearing fewer commercials for junk food.

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Combat childhood obesity before pregnancy

Efforts to combat childhood obesity should start much earlier, even before conception, say researchers.

Obesity clearly begins early - in fact, before pregnancy, the researchers wrote in the June issue of Childhood Obesity.

Markers for later heart disease appear in 3-year-olds, they stated.

They suggested a multidisciplinary approach to break the cycle of obesity moving from generation to generation is needed.

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In fight against childhood obesity, healthy choices are better than harsh rules

< by Sarah Lemanczyk   Sarah Lemanczyk, St. Paul, is a writer and independent radio producer. She teaches radio production at the University of Minnesota's Radio K.
It was my son's birthday. Following 21st century birthday protocol, we went to the grocery store to pick out a non-homemade, individually wrapped, peanut- and soy-nut-free, non-sugar snack to share with his first-grade classmates. He chose mini-carrots. And he was excited about it.
Don't laugh. These are the rules and he doesn't know any better. Think about it — children celebrating with mini-carrots. As adults, are there any milestones we celebrate with raw vegetables? Congrats on landing that dream job — this calls for some turnips! 
Yes, we are fat and getting fatter, and as a nation we're facing an obesity epidemic that puts our children's very lives at risk. In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is responding to the threat with a ban on the sale of large-size sugary drinks in restaurants and movie theaters. Elsewhere, elementary schools are the first line of defense. I know for certain only two things about this:

1. It's a serious problem, and saddling first graders with a paunch (not to mention Type 2 Diabetes) will make both middle school and life that much tougher; and
2. I should have bought stock in a mini-carrot farm years ago.

Let's go back in time: I am in first grade at Sauk Trail Elementary School, and we celebrate everything with sugary treats. I'm talking birthdays, Christmas, Halloween, Easter and National Dairy Month (it was Wisconsin). I know, you can't look back. But if I did look back just once more, I'd tell you that there were 23 of us lined up next to Mrs. Nelson in that 1978 class photo, smiling back in orange, brown or orange and brown stripes.

In 2012, that same photo has 30 kids, each one clad in an even more ironic Gen X product-placement T-shirt. (Assuming about 10 mini-carrots per kid, that's 300 carrots per birthday, times 30 birthdays — damn investing hindsight!) But, assuming that these seven additional kids have only one birthday each per year, it's hard to believe the argument that today's larger classes and their seven extra cupcakes put our schools at risk for a full-scale pastry invasion.

But we need an obesity scapegoat. Birthday sugar-treats, you're it.

So, as 100-percent fruit juice, cupcakes and candy corn form an axis of evil, we muster a coalition of raisins, mini-carrots and water to battle against it. Listen, I know cupcakes have consequences. But merely branding foods as good or bad isn't going to teach our children about self-control, moderation or health.

I struggled with anorexia for a decade, and I can assure you that attaching a set of cascading moral values to food is not a good idea. Yes, my permanently weakened bones are a result of the opposite problem. But fetishizing foods and eliminating choices: These are not the hallmarks of a balanced diet. This I know.

Cupcakes are out there; we need to teach our children how to handle them. We need to give them the tools they need to build a balanced diet. We need to teach them to respect the food they're putting in their bodies, not fear it. Cupcakes have their place in a healthy diet — particularly a child's healthy diet. They're turning 7 — just this once, let them eat cake.


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Friday, June 1, 2012

Childhood Obesity Rates

Centegra HealthBridge is helping combat childhood obesity in McHenry County by lowering its fitness center membership age to 12 years old and continuing its Kids in Motion program.
“Illinois has the fourth-highest childhood obesity rate in the country,” said Matt Carlen, vice president of health and wellness with Centegra Health System. “This new membership aligns with Centegra Health System’s mission to promote wellness in greater McHenry County.”
Statistics show 1 in 5 children in the state struggle with obesity.
Centegra’s fitness centers lowered the membership age from 14 to 12 last month with encouragement from families and physicians concerned about childhood obesity, said Kim Piraino, sales and marketing manager for the Health Bridge fitness center.
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Research from the UVa Children’s Hospital is on display as doctors and students share their latest work in the efforts to keep kids healthy.
Some of the projects included treating kids with deadly food allergies, finding better ways to manage asthma, recognizing illness in infants, and studies on how to reduce obesity rates among kids. The chair of the Pediatrics Department at UVa Children’s Hospital, Dr. Jim Nataro, says prevention is the key.
“The most important thing we do is keep kids healthy. We want to keep them at home and keep them in school. We want to keep them out of the doctor’s office when we can and we want to keep them out of the hospitals. The key is preventive medicine and understanding what we can do to make sure kids don’t get into trouble,” said Dr. Nataro.
In all, about 50 research projects were on display. All of the research on display was done over the last year by doctors and residents at the UVa Children’s Hospital.
The topic dominating this research symposium on Children's health was how to deal with childhood obesity.
"There's been an overall increase in prevalence of obesity across the nation in the last ten to twenty years," said Dr. Stephanie Grice, Pediatrics Resident.
That's an issue that's growing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2008, more than one third of American children and teens were overweight or obese. In the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than tripled and it's health crisis doctors say is tough when it comes to treating.
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EMC Editorial - Recently, the provincial government announced an ambitious goal of reducing child obesity rates by 20 per cent over the next five years. Many commentators on the issue, including Kate Hammer and Tamara Baluja in the May 23 Globe and Mail article "War on child obesity: out of the cafeteria and onto the playground", focus heavily on the role of schools as a means of meeting this goal, and debate whether improving cafeteria meals or increasing physical activity in schools is a more effective means of doing so.

While a school's culture can certainly play a large role in influencing kids to live healthier lifestyles, we believe that medical professionals and parents should also be encouraged to do more in the struggle against child obesity.

For instance, if the medical community spent half the time and energy encouraging parents to feed children a balanced, properly portioned diet as they spend stressing the health benefits of breastfeeding babies, perhaps more parents would think twice before taking their families to fast food restaurants multiple times a week.

Furthermore, children are in the care of their parents far more than they are the school system. More parents need to recognize the importance of getting their children involved in sports, or even simply taking them to the park on a weekend afternoon instead of letting them sit in front of the TV all day.
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