Saturday, August 16, 2008

An Apple A Day Vitamin C Skin Care

Vitamin C and Skin Care

Vitamin C is often thought of as a wrinkle fighter or an anti-aging agent. The main objective of using a Vitamin C Skin Care, in scientific terms is to increase the structural protein that is found in skin, collagen. The additional benefit of Vitamin C skin care is its countering of free radicals which cause damage to the skin.

Vitamin C skin care faces a major challenge today. This is related to the oxidation tendency of Vitamin C skin care products. On coming in contact with air, the Vitamin C in the Vitamin C skin care products gets oxidized making the Vitamin C skin care product useless rather counter productive. The oxidized Vitamin C turns the color to a brownish so check before buying a Vitamin C skin care product. Even after you buy a Vitamin C skin care product, you need to store it properly and keep checking that it’s still good to use.

The manufacturers of Vitamin C skin care products have tried to deal with this oxidation problem and research on Vitamin C skin care products is on the top of their list. One such method of retaining effectiveness of Vitamin C skin care products for a long term is to keep a high concentration at around 10% of Vitamin C. However, this makes the Vitamin C skin care products even more expensive. The other way is to use Vitamin C derivatives like ascorbyl palmitate and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. These are not only more stable but also inexpensive. Even though the derivative based products are not as effective as the Vitamin C skin care products, their stability against oxidation is a very desirable feature that makes them very attractive. These are also known to be less irritating too. Not everyone responds to Vitamin C treatments. It’s not a magic potion in any way.

Sandy Hinic Google me

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Diet And Weight Loss

A Guide to Weight Loss Always Check With You Health Care Provider Before Beginning Any Weight Loss program

Here are some weight loss diet tips that can be followed anywhere, everyday:

1. Make a delicious low fat mayonnaise by combining one teaspoon of Dijon mustard with a low fat yogurt.

2. Do not skip meals. Skipping meals slicks the body into slowing down the metabolism, attempting to conserve calories during a period where limited fats and fuel are available. Remember that eating increases the metabolism.

3. Stuff vegetables like zucchini with flavored fillings or minced chicken, white meat or fish. These are healthy and contain low fat.

4. Take pita bread roll ups or wraps with salad fillings.

5. Eight hours after waking up, our metabolism slows down that is why 30 minutes of exercise before dinner will increase the metabolism for about two to three hours. This produces an increase in burned fat even hours after the work out is over.

6. Add alfalfa or bean sprouts to salad to get extra iron.

7. Good cooking and healthy eating begins with learning about nutrition and how to prepare healthy recipes.

8. Learn how to make the family favorite recipes and make sure that fats, salt, and sugar are cut out. Substitute non-fat yogurt for cream, stir fry without oil and use herbs and spices instead of salt to taste.

9. Consult the doctor before beginning an exercise or weight loss program.

10. Slowly eat and chew each bite during meals as this would decrease one's appetite.

11. Complete three small meals and two snacks everyday instead of one or two huge meals.

12. Use chicken stock when stir-frying. This will cut down on hidden fat.

13. As much as possible do not remove the skins of fruits and vegetables since most of the nutrients are concentrated under the skin.

14. Warm water with just a squeeze of lemon juice before breakfast get the metabolism going for the day, this also help preventing constipation and is excellent for the skin.

15. One of the best sources of vegetable protein is from soy beans or tofu. All legumes provide some protein, so include lentils, Lima beans etc into casseroles and soups.

16. Look for a weight loss buddy, club, or support mates. This will motivate you to stay and enjoy your weight loss program.

17. Though it's hard at first, try not eating 3 hours or more before bedtime.

18. Make pasta a fast food choice preparing a pasta meal or salad will only take 10-12 minutes.

19. Chili helps to speed up metabolism even the milder varieties.

20. Try making omelette's without adding the yolks! A dramatic decrease in fat.

21. Substitute baking soda, baking powder, MSG and soy sauce in cooking.

22. Remove fat by dropping ice cubes into the baking tray. Fat will stick to the ice cubes.

23. Drinking hot water instead of cold water in the morning can increase the speed of your metabolism and burn more calories.

24. Eat before you go food shopping and always prepare a shopping list. Only buy food which relates to your weekly menu plan and don't be tempted to buy goodies.

Make sure that the right discipline is still practiced to promote consistency on the diet plan. This will lead eventually to a healthy life style and a more fruitful living without the extra fat and extra pounds on the side.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Looking For Discount Vitamins

Looking For Discount Vitamins

There are a number of ways that you can find discount vitamins. The most common is to wait until your favorite vitamin store has a sale. The problem is mainly due to the discount time. Most discount vitamin offers only have a limited amount of stock available and it is a case of first come, first served. The other issue with trying to get these discount vitamin offers is that they are strictly time limited and again, you may miss out unless you find out about the sale in advance.

A large number of stores produce coupons that offer discount vitamin purchases. These coupons are often distributed in newspapers and magazines, the Sunday newspapers are so full of coupons that it may be time consuming looking for the discount vitamin offers but it is worth the effort. You may find that some of these coupons do not give an instant discount vitamin purchase but you can claim the appropriate money back through a rebate system. Beware that some of these rebate discount vitamin offers require you to purchase additional equipment or accessories to qualify for them.

One extremely good source for discount vitamin offers is to actually look for bulk purchases. This is an extremely underestimated resource as many people do not actually understand what a bulk purchase discount vitamin really is. In all honesty you are likely to get a better discount vitamin offer if you opt for a bulk purchase from your local outlet. This is because the bulk purchases offer the best discount vitamin prices possible. This is especially the case for vitamins that you may want to take on an ongoing basis. Vitamin C, for example, is a great choice to buy in bulk and obtain a discount vitamin price.

It is extremely important, however, to ensure that the bulk discount vitamin purchases do not include vitamins that may have an expiration date that could be exceeded before they are all consumed. Do not be tempted to purchase bulk amounts of vitamins simply to obtain a discount vitamin price unless you are sure that you can consume all of the vitamins within the expiration dates given. One of the major mistakes that people make when looking for a discount vitamin is to overlook the expiration date. There may not be any danger if the discount vitamins are a few days past their sell by date but it is not worth the risk just to save a few pennies.

Sandy Hinic Google Me ;)

Saturday, April 5, 2008


Vitamin E

This vitamin is extremely important for a variety of functions in the body. A healthy heart needs plenty of the vitamin E as it has been shown to actually prevent heart disease. The e vitamin can also help contain any slow or stop existing heart disease from getting worse.

Vitamin E is also vital in protecting the cell membranes from the harmful free radicals that are present in the body. It is a fat soluble vitamin so it can be absorbed into the cell membranes. The vitamin E is essential for the immune system.

The recommended daily amount is dependent on body weight. The more fat a diet contains then the more of the vitamin E is needed. The only foods that really contain any reasonable amount of vitamin E are vegetable oils, seeds, wheat germ, and nuts.

A deficiency of vitamin E does not affect a person immediately. It can take months for the effects of insufficient vitamin E to be detected.

Sandy Hinic, Dennis Hinic Google Me


A Fun Way To Health

When you talk about sports fitness, what comes first in your mind? It is, basically, the different sports activities, right? This is because sports fitness has always been referred to as the sports itself.

Sports bring to mind physical activities that are usually carried out for a recreation functions like self satisfaction, entertainment, competition, etc. Using physical activity is why most fitness experts regard sports as one way of staying fit and healthy. The only difference is that sports fitness is geared toward the development of skill or ability.

Like physical fitness, sports fitness is capable of burning the body. Because of its rigid and strict health program, a sports enthusiast is able to maintain a well-balanced lifestyle in order to cope up with the strenuous demands of sports.

In sports especially, we need to learn how to value their health. We can never endure the kind of energy that is required when playing sports activities if we don't learn to value health.

Drink Water

Humans can survive days, or even months without food, but not the same with water.

Water is the most important element for the body. Perspiration without any means of replacing the lost fluids will result to serious health problems.

Therefore, for people who are into strenuous exercises and trainings, it is best to always drink lots of water.

However, for sports enthusiasts, water may not be enough to replace the kind of fluid lost. It would be better if they would have sports drinks instead. Sports drinks have additional important ingredients needed by a person who is into sports fitness, carbohydrates and electrolytes.

More veggies

People who are into sports fitness require more vegetables and fruits. More vitamins and mineral supplements, it makes the body stronger and healthier.


People who are into sports fitness should have calcium present on their diet. This is to provide stronger bones to the body.

Since the body is more exposed to greater physical activities, it is important to have stronger bones in order to avoid fractures or certain bone diseases like osteoporosis.

Calcium can be found in different vitamin and mineral supplements, also in foods like sardines, tofu, dairy products.

Warm up exercises

This kind of activity is needed in order not to strain the body. Before playing sports, it is best to do some warm up exercises first.

Engaging into sports activities is one great way of being physically fit. The best thing is in sports, you get to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Sandy Hinic and Dennis Hinic Google Me


Safe Weight Loss

People who want to lose weight commonly think about reducing the amount of food they eat. This may seem like a good solution but not exactly the best there is. In fact, depending on the amount you reduce in your food intake, it may even be dangerous to one's health. So how do we lose weight effectively and safely? Here are some points we should consider when trying to lose weight:

Always check with your health care provider before beginning a weight loss program.

Beware of Crash Diets

Most people think that trimming down the calories can shed off their unwanted pounds. This maybe because of the hype there is in advertising about low-calorie food products and beverages. What people don't know is this could be dangerous When they decrease their calorie intake way below the required levels, the body begins to digest the fats. Burning fat requires a lot of energy. Since there is not much energy in the body to start the metabolism of fat, it will run at a very slow pace resulting to fatigue, illness, and weak immune system.

People on a low calorie diet who go back to their old eating habits end up gaining back more weight than they had originally lost and would consist mainly of fats. Since fats have more volume per mass than muscle, they end up having the same weight as before but more bulkier. In losing weight, we should keep in mind that we should lose excess body fat only.

Trying to eat small meals at more frequent intervals, the body will not think that it is being starved and will not store food as fat.

Eating Properly

We may have considered throwing the crash diet idea away, but we should also not forget to watch what we are eating. Variety must always be considered so that one may be able to get the necessary nutrients from his diet.It is also healthier to eat food which are roasted, steamed or broiled rather than fried. It is also important to include a lot of fiber in the diet. Frequent rehydration is also necessary.

Lean Muscle Mass

Muscles burn calories when they work; they even do so at rest. Unlike fats which just lie around, bulge around the pants and dangle beneath the sleeves, muscles burn calories all-day round. With this fact, one can start weight loss by increasing muscle mass. The more muscles, the less fat will be left. This is attainable starting with working out with resistance exercises.

Aerobic Exercise

Aerobics are not only good for the heart by increasing cardiovascular health. Aerobics can also help in increasing lean muscle mass while decreasing excess body fat. Aside from these, aerobics make the metabolic process more efficient, even after a long while. Imagine burning fat efficiently while driving along the freeway or even while watching television.

Extra Push

Some people believe that smoking and caffeine can actually help in losing weight. This can perhaps be true; however, they do the body more harm than good because of their side-effects. For that extra push, you can try out taking food supplements. 95% of these products out in the market are good.

On Taking Diet Pills

Over-the-counter diet pills affect the amount of weight one loses as well as how long one keeps that amount of weight off. However, one must be wary of the side-effects of these diet pills. As such, one must faithfully follow the instructions provided for in the packaging. It is also prudent to consult the physician anyway before trying out these drugs and also to find out which type would be best for the individual.

Losing weight does not have to mean sacrifice and suffering. It actually means opening up to a more full and healthy life where one may not have to feel bad about himself having to look the way he does or not being able to do what he wants to do. Losing weight might entail a little adjustments plus the discomforts, but as the old saying goes, "no pain, no gain." Besides fat, what has one got to lose anyway?

Dennis Hinic Google me :)

Thursday, March 20, 2008


The day has finally come, I promised I would have this done by Friday March 21. With my hands shaking and my palms sweating I am creating My first Blog! May not mean much to most people but just months ago I never really new what a blog was. You may think I'm kidding or wondering "Where has she been?"
I went on the Internet but never thought much when I saw a blog, just pasted by them.

"Why did you make a blog?" Thanks for asking, I tell you how this all started.

Last October as my husband, Dennis, was making calls with his insurance leads he came across this man who invited him to a meeting about Friends Win Social Networking. Being curious he went. (of course he did or the story ends) Here was this enthusiastic man, Jim Cobb, explaining what this Friends Win Social Networking was. Sounded really good since we had started our MLM business with Ecoquest International. Here's the kicker, we had no clue what social networking was, but Jim Cobb made it all sound like a great idea. So, now we had to figure out what this was.

As I write this I can understand why someone may think we were living in the dark ages, I know I am. Here I thought because I did online banking, have an E-Mail account, shopped with my sister or daughter online, etc... I was up to date.

Well any way the world of the Internet was about to open up to us, and I mean in a big way.

Dennis was just about ready to quit Friends Win Social Networking because we did not understand the concept. Well... here comes Jim Cobb with an invitation to Friends Win University, there was hope. We now had someone to help us understand what this was, Friends Win Social Networking. Jim Cobb came with hope and gave hope not only for us but for so many others.





Do I sound mushy, really I don't care. Because of this man, Jim Cobb, Friends Win Social Networking, Friends Win University, MyVMTeam, Stephanie Haile and the rest of the group I am on the road to learning what the Internet has to offer, and a safe place to learn. There is so much to know, Blogging, Internet Marketing, Branding, Hubbing,etc...(meaning i can't rememeber it all), I almost ran from it all, but I really am curious and I need to know what this all means. Mistakes, of course I'll have many but I am learning and the road has many friends who's hands I can take to pull me up.

Please comment and any suggestions would be appreciated.

Sandy Hinic, Dennis Hinic Google Me :)