Drinking Wine Rules

by Ella Patterson

Does A Glass of Wine a Day Help You Live Longer?

As you may already know, some Champagne’s are truly awful. Try not to upset or offend your guests with too-sweet, gold, fat-bubbled juice tasting. Ignore your caterer’s liquor list and do some shopping on your own. Bulk up on both wine and wedding knowledge, and don’t let the question of what to serve for the toast cause a panic attack. This can be one of the easiest, most cost-effective decisions you make.

The science is still a bit ambivalent about whether drinking alcohol will help you live longer or greatly shorten your lifespan. However, after a certain age, the way you metabolize alcohol changes. It gets way more difficult for your body to handle that one glass; you’ll get a worse hangover and higher degree of toxicity from your drink. So be sure to drink in moderation.

Ayurvedic Fruit Massages

Ayurvedic massage with a real fruit facial. It refers to as a organic spa treatment. Some holistic spas offer creative workshops and group healing sessions. Food will be organic or vegetarian and there will be a ban on toxins. This one is great if you are already interested in or curious about alternative therapies. If you are trying to find yourself, get in touch with nature or wanting to heal your soul after emotional upheavals.

 

Enjoy A Day Spa

Day Spas offer hourly services. Choose a day spa near your home or while traveling when you want a spa experience for a short period of time. Day spas are designed to provide a beautifying, relaxing, or pampering experience with individual treatments that last for as little as an hour or multiple treatments that may take up to a whole day.

Day spas are freestanding or located in health clubs, hotels, shopping centers, department stores, or even airports. A day center wholly dedicated to the pursuit of health, beauty and well-being. It includes any day center, including hair and beauty salons, complimentary health centers and wellness clinics and offers at least one hydrotherapy treatment. Varies from anything between a clinical, white-walled atmosphere geared towards walk-in appointments, to a subterranean, peaceful sanctuary geared towards pampering. This is a solitary experience where the only person you encounter is your therapist.

Most day spas will offer a large range of pampering and grooming treatments including massages, facials, pedicures, manicures and a wet room offering hydrotherapy treatments such as body wraps and balneotherapy. Inch-loss and toning treatments are also common. Beauty salons sometimes offer more specific anti-aging treatments such as laser therapy and face peels. Complimentary and well-being centers will offer a range of holistic, alternative, naturopathic or complimentary therapies. Try well-being in bite-size pieces. It’s perfect for those who don’t have the time or funds to go on a proper spa holiday but still want to de-stress, pamper themselves, maintain a sense of well-being, look after their skin, treat minor ailments, lose a few inches or just get-away from the hustle and bustle of normal life for an afternoon. If you’re looking for activities

Mattress Cleaning

The Best Way to Clean a Mattress (and Why)

Tackling this five-step chore a couple times a year can help keep things fresh in the bedroom You spend about a third of your life on your mattress. When was the last time you gave it a good, deep clean? The seldom-used living room sofa probably feels the bristle of a vacuum brush more often than your trusty mattress. It’s time to change that. Besides promoting a more pleasant and productive night’s sleep, a clean, cared for mattress can last longer—and it might even help prevent nasty, not to mention costly, pest infestations.

Back when most mattresses could be flipped over, the conventional wisdom was that you should turn it twice a year, and take that opportunity to clean it as well. These days, a lot of mattresses, including the pillow-top variety, can’t be turned because they have a proper top and bottom. But cleaning your mattress two times a year remains a good rule of thumb. (Check the mattress label for instructions since the manufacturer might recommend rotating the mattress head to foot to ensure even wear.)

Step 1
Start the cleaning process by stripping the mattress of all sheets and bedding and tossing the items in the wash. To remove tough stains, always use a Consumer Reports top-rated laundry detergent and the hottest water setting on your washing machine; dry on high heat as well to zap any surviving critters.

Step 2
Next, vacuum the entire mattress surface with the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner. Pay attention to seams and crevices, where dirt, dust, dead skin, and other icky stuff collect; switching to your vacuum’s crevice attachment can help get in deep.

Our tests have found that a normal vacuum cleaner provides capable cleaning, but if you’re fastidious, consider investing in the Dyson V6 Mattress Handheld Vacuum, a $250 device designed specifically for the job. In a Consumer Reports at-home mattress test, we cleaned half of a foam Tempur-Pedic mattress with a top-rated canister vacuum and half with the Dyson handheld. The Dyson sucked up 3 grams of material, including dead skin cells that dust mites like to nosh on, compared with the 1 gram that our regular vacuum removed.

Step 3
Once you’re finished vacuuming, check for stains and spot treat them with an appropriate cleaner. An upholstery cleaner or enzyme-based pet-odor remover can do the job on many bodily fluids. You can also try a simple solution of 1 teaspoon mild dish detergent and 1 cup of warm water.

Step 4
Next, deodorize the mattress by sprinkling baking soda over the entire surface. Especially if this is your first cleaning, don’t be afraid to empty an entire 1-pound box onto the mattress. For best results, leave the baking soda there for 24 hours. That means you might need to plan the project around an overnight trip—or be willing to sleep elsewhere in your home. If you can place the mattress near a window, the sunlight will add its sanitizing power.

Step 5
After the baking soda has had a chance to tackle odors, go back over the mattress with your vacuum’s upholstery attachment. If you don’t already own a mattress cover, we recommend buying one. And adding a mattress pad between the cover and bottom sheet will help absorb moisture. Along with the periodic deep cleaning described here, these extra layers of protection will help prevent mites, fleas, and other pests from sharing your bed. That should really help you sleep tight.

Become Aware of MitoQ

Getting better with age is easier with finely-tuned mitochondria.

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Mitochondria are one of the most important components of a cell.  Without them, many crucial biochemical processes would not happen.  Not only do they host cellular respiration, the process by which food and oxygen is converted into energy, they also send messages to other components within the cell, tailor the cell to perform specific functions, and control both cell growth and cell self-destruction. Mito Q supports Heart Health and cardiovascular health as well as general health and support.

Being responsible for so much comes at a cost: biochemical reactions generate free radicals as by-products.  While free radicals do have some important benefits when present in the right place and in the right numbers, if their levels are not controlled effectively and overproduction occurs, they can inflict severe damage on the delicate cell components that they encounter.

Naturally, our bodies do try to keep the numbers of free radicals at manageable levels.  Much of this task falls to our mitochondria.  Because mitochondria are at the core of the energy

production process, they are responsible for 90 – 95% of the free radicals in our cells.  To keep these free radicals in check, our mitochondria produce a home-grown antioxidant called CoQ10, which they use to line the mitochondrial membrane, giving it a secure, defensive barrier that neutralizes free radicals, helping to protect essential energy production and prevent free radicals from escaping in the main body of the cell, where they can cause damage.

Mitochondria give us the energy we need to be at our best.

When we are young and healthy, our mitochondria work at maximum efficiency, giving our cells all the energy, they need.  We can run and jump, fall and get back up again.  We bounce back quickly from injury and illness.  As we get older, mitochondria naturally start to decline in function.  Indeed, it is thought that mitochondria decline in performance at around 10% per decade, once we hit our thirties.  We don’t notice it immediately, but over time, we start to have less energy; we don’t recover as quickly from injury or illness; our organs age; and we start to look and feel better.

What causes mitochondria to slow down?  Well, because of the energy production process, they are 10 times more exposed to free radicals than any other part of the cell; and over time, they start to suffer from wear and tear.  Damage inflicted on mitochondria may not be enough to kill them but is usually enough to disrupt their normal function.  Dysfunctional mitochondria send incorrect messages, decrease energy production and produce more free radicals.  In addition, under-performing mitochondria produce less CoQ10, which weakens the mitochondrial wall; this means that less free radicals are neutralized, and the defensive barrier is less secure.  Free radicals escape into the cell, where damage starts to accumulate.  At this point our cells are in a state of oxidative stress.

Give your cells the energy and the support they need.

MitoQ® is a world-first, mitochondria-targeted CoQ10 antioxidant, which is absorbed through the mitochondrial membrane and directly into the body of the mitochondria, hundreds of times more effectively than regular CoQ10 supplements.  The mitochondria use MitoQ® to re-line the mitochondrial membrane, helping to maintain its structural integrity and support the defensive barrier.  This means that more free radicals can be neutralized, and their levels can be managed, delivering a double benefit:

  1. normal energy production is supported; and
  2. the risk of harm to our delicate cell equipment can be reduced.

Here’s how it works:  MitoQ® is a shortened form of the antioxidant ubiquinol (CoQ10) with the addition of an ion called Triphenylphosphonium, which gives it a positive charge.  These two modifications create a duel effect:

  1. MitoQ® is small enough to pass through the normally impermeable mitochondrial membrane; and
  2. MitoQ® is instantly attractive to the negatively charged mitochondria.

Regular CoQ10 antioxidant supplements are popular and readily available – however, they are largely ineffective.  Why?  Because they are too big to penetrate the very selective mitochondrial membrane.  So, whilst they get into your bloodstream, they are unable to get into the mitochondria itself.

The unique properties of MitoQ® mean that it is absorbed directly into your mitochondria in large concentrations.  The inside of the mitochondria and inner membrane is the major site for biochemical reactions, including cellular respiration. This puts MitoQ® exactly where your body needs it the most.

MitoQ® is one of the most-studied mitochondrial-targeted antioxidants.  To date, over 50 million US dollars has been spent on independent research and over 300 peer-reviewed articles have been published, testing MitoQ® across a range of health-related applications.  Research has shown that after oral administration, MitoQ® rapidly accumulates in mitochondria-rich tissue such as the heart, brain, skeletal muscle, liver and kidney, helping to guard against oxidative stress and maintain healthy function and performance.

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Become Aware of MitoQ

Getting better with age is easier with finely-tuned mitochondria.

#AD #MitoQ

Mitochondria are one of the most important components of a cell.  Without them, many crucial biochemical processes would not happen.  Not only do they host cellular respiration, the process by which food and oxygen is converted into energy, they also send messages to other components within the cell, tailor the cell to perform specific functions, and control both cell growth and cell self-destruction. Mito Q supports Heart Health and cardiovascular health as well as general health and support.

Being responsible for so much comes at a cost: biochemical reactions generate free radicals as by-products.  While free radicals do have some important benefits when present in the right place and in the right numbers, if their levels are not controlled effectively and overproduction occurs, they can inflict severe damage on the delicate cell components that they encounter.

Naturally, our bodies do try to keep the numbers of free radicals at manageable levels.  Much of this task falls to our mitochondria.  Because mitochondria are at the core of the energy

production process, they are responsible for 90 – 95% of the free radicals in our cells.  To keep these free radicals in check, our mitochondria produce a home-grown antioxidant called CoQ10, which they use to line the mitochondrial membrane, giving it a secure, defensive barrier that neutralizes free radicals, helping to protect essential energy production and prevent free radicals from escaping in the main body of the cell, where they can cause damage.

Mitochondria give us the energy we need to be at our best.

When we are young and healthy, our mitochondria work at maximum efficiency, giving our cells all the energy, they need.  We can run and jump, fall and get back up again.  We bounce back quickly from injury and illness.  As we get older, mitochondria naturally start to decline in function.  Indeed, it is thought that mitochondria decline in performance at around 10% per decade, once we hit our thirties.  We don’t notice it immediately, but over time, we start to have less energy; we don’t recover as quickly from injury or illness; our organs age; and we start to look and feel better.

What causes mitochondria to slow down?  Well, because of the energy production process, they are 10 times more exposed to free radicals than any other part of the cell; and over time, they start to suffer from wear and tear.  Damage inflicted on mitochondria may not be enough to kill them but is usually enough to disrupt their normal function.  Dysfunctional mitochondria send incorrect messages, decrease energy production and produce more free radicals.  In addition, under-performing mitochondria produce less CoQ10, which weakens the mitochondrial wall; this means that less free radicals are neutralized, and the defensive barrier is less secure.  Free radicals escape into the cell, where damage starts to accumulate.  At this point our cells are in a state of oxidative stress.

Give your cells the energy and the support they need.

MitoQ® is a world-first, mitochondria-targeted CoQ10 antioxidant, which is absorbed through the mitochondrial membrane and directly into the body of the mitochondria, hundreds of times more effectively than regular CoQ10 supplements.  The mitochondria use MitoQ® to re-line the mitochondrial membrane, helping to maintain its structural integrity and support the defensive barrier.  This means that more free radicals can be neutralized, and their levels can be managed, delivering a double benefit:

  1. normal energy production is supported; and
  2. the risk of harm to our delicate cell equipment can be reduced.

Here’s how it works:  MitoQ® is a shortened form of the antioxidant ubiquinol (CoQ10) with the addition of an ion called Triphenylphosphonium, which gives it a positive charge.  These two modifications create a duel effect:

  1. MitoQ® is small enough to pass through the normally impermeable mitochondrial membrane; and
  2. MitoQ® is instantly attractive to the negatively charged mitochondria.

Regular CoQ10 antioxidant supplements are popular and readily available – however, they are largely ineffective.  Why?  Because they are too big to penetrate the very selective mitochondrial membrane.  So, whilst they get into your bloodstream, they are unable to get into the mitochondria itself.

The unique properties of MitoQ® mean that it is absorbed directly into your mitochondria in large concentrations.  The inside of the mitochondria and inner membrane is the major site for biochemical reactions, including cellular respiration. This puts MitoQ® exactly where your body needs it the most.

MitoQ® is one of the most-studied mitochondrial-targeted antioxidants.  To date, over 50 million US dollars has been spent on independent research and over 300 peer-reviewed articles have been published, testing MitoQ® across a range of health-related applications.  Research has shown that after oral administration, MitoQ® rapidly accumulates in mitochondria-rich tissue such as the heart, brain, skeletal muscle, liver and kidney, helping to guard against oxidative stress and maintain healthy function and performance.

https://www.instagram.com/mitoq/ https://www.facebook.com/Mitoq/ https://twitter.com/Mito_Q https://www.youtube.com/user/MitoQHealth https://www.pinterest.com/mitoq/ https://www.instagram.com/realellapatterson

Running Is Beneficial

Early Morning Workouts Are Best
Sleep is just as important for your health as exercise, and a lot of terrifying things that can happen to your body when you’re sleep-deprived. Mitigate these risks as you age by putting sleep first. Your workout can wait until a later time.

An Apple A Day

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
While it is important to eat healthy, especially in middle age, exercising and eating right isn’t all you need. This is the age where you need to start getting colonoscopies, mammograms, and other screening tests regularly.

Eat More Fruits

Eating fruit provides health benefits — people who eat more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Fruits provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.

Nutrients
Most fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories. None have cholesterol.
Fruits are sources of many essential nutrients that are underconsumed, including potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and folate (folic acid).

Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure. Fruit sources of potassium include bananas, prunes and prune juice, dried peaches and apricots, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and orange juice.

Dietary fiber from fruits, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber is important for proper bowel function. It helps reduce constipation and diverticulosis. Fiber-containing foods such as fruits help provide a feeling of fullness with fewer calories. Whole or cut-up fruits are sources of dietary fiber; fruit juices contain little or no fiber.

Vitamin C is important for growth and repair of all body tissues, helps heal cuts and wounds, and keeps teeth and gums healthy.

Folate (folic acid) helps the body form red blood cells. Women of childbearing age who may become pregnant should consume adequate folate from foods, and in addition 400 mcg of synthetic folic acid from fortified foods or supplements. This reduces the risk of neural tube defects, spina bifida, and anencephaly during fetal development.

Health benefits
Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.

Eating a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancers.

Diets rich in foods containing fiber, such as some vegetables and fruits, may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

Eating vegetables and fruits rich in potassium as part of an overall healthy diet may lower blood pressure, and may also reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and help to decrease bone loss.

Eating foods such as fruits that are lower in calories per cup instead of some other higher-calorie food may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake.

Eat More Veggies

Why is it important to eat vegetables?
Eating vegetables provides health benefits – people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.

Most vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories. None have cholesterol. (Sauces or seasonings may add fat, calories, and/or cholesterol.)
Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, and vitamin C.

Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure. Vegetable sources of potassium include sweet potatoes, white potatoes, white beans, tomato products (paste, sauce, and juice), beet greens, soybeans, lima beans, spinach, lentils, and kidney beans.

Dietary fiber from vegetables, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber is important for proper bowel function. It helps reduce constipation and diverticulosis. Fiber-containing foods such as vegetables help provide a feeling of fullness with fewer calories.

Folate (folic acid) helps the body form red blood cells. Women of childbearing age who may become pregnant should consume adequate folate from foods, and in addition 400 mcg of synthetic folic acid from fortified foods or supplements. This reduces the risk of neural tube defects, spina bifida, and anencephaly during fetal development.

Vitamin A keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect against infections.
Vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps teeth and gums healthy. Vitamin C aids in iron absorption.

Health benefits
Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.

Eating a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancers.

Diets rich in foods containing fiber, such as some vegetables and fruits, may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

Eating vegetables and fruits rich in potassium as part of an overall healthy diet may lower blood pressure, and may also reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and help to decrease bone loss.