Monthly Archives: March 2015

Try microdermabrasion


Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic technique that uses a mechanical medium for exfoliation to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis. It is a non-invasive procedure and may be performed in-spa by one of etant’s very skilled professional estheticians.

After microdermabrasion, skin will be much more sensitive to sun exposure. It is best to keep out of the sun and wear sunscreen at all times after the procedure.  Microdermabrasion recovery time may be as little as one to two days.

Microdermabrasion may be performed to decrease the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation, and photo-damage, as well as diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and shallow acne scars. Removing the dead skin will aid in the penetration of skin care products by up to 50% and make-up will go on much more smoothly.

If you haven’t tried it yet you should think about booking an appointment today. With summer on the horizon it is a great time to try micrdermabrasion and give that glowing complexion a head start for summer!




It’s time to turn over a new leaf. Check out some lighter fresh greens at your farmers market today. Try different varieties to get optimal benefits, whether in your smoothie or your daily salad.

Radicchio. Sharpens your brain, antioxidant properties also due to the color (anthocyanins) and may help to improve memory. Toss in a salad with white beans, parsley, pecorino romano cheese, lemon juice and olive oil.

Watercress. Helps prevent breast cancer according to the British Journal of Medicine. Combine with quinoa, almonds, avocado, and lemon juice.

Arugula. Strengthens your bones. This peppery favorite packs more calcium (125 mg per cup) than most other leafy greens. Top with roasted beets, lentils, and goat cheese.

Romaine. It protects your heart. Just one cup of this tried and true salad ingredient contains the entire daily requirement of vitamin A which works with vitamin C to prevent high cholesterol. Go Greek by tossing with red onion, kalamata olives, cucumber and tomato. Stuff into a toasted whole wheat pita pocket.

Spinach. Just like Popeye eat it RAW! Spinach reduces inflammation and according to a Tufts study researchers have shown that the vitamin k helps reduce the inflammation associated with osteoporosis and heart disease. Mix with strawberries, radishes, avocado, and balsamic.

GO GREEN and enjoy the fruits (sort of ) of the earth!

Take care of yourself today


Some tips to nourish you Mind, Body and Soul………

Mind. Seeing the glass half full benefits more than just your outlook. Various studies suggest that optimism can protect against everything from breast cancer to the risk of stroke! It can also put money where your mouth is. Research shows that economies rebound faster when people are optimistic.

Body. According the Mayo clinic the adequate amount of daily water intake for the average sized woman is one half gallon plus one cup. Did you exercise today? add another 2 cups to that amount. Athletes calculate 2/3 oz of water per pound per day. Go Olympians!

Soul. We in the United States take our clean tap water for granted. Across the globe more than 4,000 children die each day from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation facilities. Donate at and 100% of your donation goes to bringing water to more than 6,100 hospitals, schools, and communities in the developing world.

Hopefully you find yourself adequately hydrated and wearing a smile on your face today!

Clogged pipes…..


Did you know that cholesterol busting statins are the number one selling class of prescription drugs prescribed in the U.S.? Annual sales exceed $27 BILLION. Holy Guacamole! Many people taking these drugs experience a myriad of annoying and/or dangerous side effects. Do not fear…there are natural ways to lower your cholesterol through regular exercise and a diet rich in the following nutrients.

Plant sterols – waxy substance found in greens that are added to many cholesterol lowering food items.

Fish Oil. Where have I heard this before…WE LOVE fish oil…See Fish Oil is King earlier blog

Garlic. We also LOVE garlic…its so good for us!

Red Yeast Rice. This has incredible statin like properties without any of the side effects!

Polycosanol. reduces the production of cholesterol and is derived from sugars.

Guggul. NOT GOOGLE!. a plant that is found in Ayurvedic traditions and can be found in supplements labeled as guggulipids

Niacin. AKA vitamin B3 can raise HDL (good cholesterol) and lower triglycerides (bad blood fats)

Regular exercise including brisk walking and moderate weight training are great examples of heartrate elevating techniques that are proven to help elevate HDLs and lower LDLs Good/Bad cholesterol respectively.

Always check with your physician before embarking on a new exercise regimen or adding any supplements to your diet.

Ummmm…..I don’t remember that


So many people in their 40’s, 50’s and beyond are told that memory loss is a normal part of aging but it doesn’t have to be so.  Although some drugs, strokes, head injury, alcoholism, and dementia can impair memory, age-related memory loss and decreased brain power can be stopped and even reversed.

Numerous studies have shown that brain function is directly related to nutritional status. In addition to a healthy diet, a high-potency multivitamin and mineral formula and 3 grams daily of fish oil contain the key nutrients that can reduce the odds of memory loss.

Here are some other brain power nutrients: CoQ10, PQQ, Phosphatidylserine (PS), Curcumin (tumeric), and Fish oil.

As always consult your doctor before taking any new supplements.