Senin, 24 Desember 2007

Practical Massage Therapy Business Card Tips

Most excited first time businessmen would probably have a massage therapy business card printed first. You should remember though that a massage therapy business card is around for a purpose.

Why You Need It

There are a couple of reasons why people have business cards. The most obvious reason for a massage therapy business card is to use it as a marketing tool. Aside from your ads, banners and targeted media marketing, your massage therapy business card can be a little tool that can go places. Let's get this straight though, not everyone agrees to using a business card as a marketing tool. For some a business card is simply a professional statement that they are reputable therapists and businessmen. In this day and age, a business card adds to the image of a business.

Rabu, 05 Desember 2007

Carbohydrates: Explained

We have all heard of the low carb diet rage. But, what exactly are carbohydrates and what do they do for your body? In essence, carbohydrates are our body’s energy source. They are found in many foods including breads, pastas, cakes,, grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. They are made up of one or more molecules of simple sugar.

The types of sugars in carbohydrates are:

~ Monosaccharides: 1 Molecule sugars found in glucose (blood sugar), fructose (fruit sugar), and galactose (mainly in milk)
~ Disaccharides: 2 monosaccharides linked together as in sucrose (table sugar), lactose (milk sugar), and maltose (malt sugar)
~ Polysaccharides: Complex Carbohydrates, which are simple sugars linked together in different ways

The last one, complex carbohydrates, are the ones that your body breaks down slowly for energy. They are a vital part of a healthy diet. They assimilate slowly, have a lower effect on blood sugar, are less processed than other carbs and provide a variety of other nutrients.

In order to provide your body with the complex carbohydrates it needs to give you energy, there are a few key points to remember:

~ Buy organic whenever possible
~ Eat whole grains as much as possible
~ Leave the nutritious skin on your fruits and vegetables
~ Avoid refined, simple sugars such as cakes, cookies, etc
~ Avoid refined complex carbs such as chips and white bread

Keep in mind your body needs these. They provide essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and fiber. So stock up on your fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, limit your dairy intake, and start eating your way to a healthier life!

Remedy For Oily Hair

Oily hair can be a pain and is a common complaint among persons who have acne problems. Oily hair is difficult to manage, can be limp, and hard to style. A common misconception about oily hair is that it is caused by an oily scalp. The exact opposite is usually true. A dry scalp causes the oil glands in the scalp to produce more oil, and once on the scalp, this excess oil transfers to the hair itself. Therefore, to treat oily hair, one of the best things to do is focus on the dry scalp. Some people produce a lot more oil than others. There is nothing you can do about it other than frequent and regular shampooing with a mild shampoo. The best time to shampoo your hair is first thing in the morning. This way your hair is fresh all day. Many persons mistakenly think that hair shampoo is to wash the hair and not the scalp. Actually, shampoo is designed to clean the scalp and beautify the hair. Thus, the first recommendation is to shampoo the scalp. Women with long hair should apply the shampoo to the scalp without piling the hair on top, and use their fingers to massage the scalp.


When it comes to hair growth, we've all been guilty of anxiously peering in the mirror every single day to see if we have made any progress, only to become frustrated with the fact that it takes a long time to regrow hair. Added to that is the frustration that comes along with not being able to style your hair during this stage. That is why many refer to hair regrowth as an "awkward stage."

While hair growth is a slow process (locks normally grow about " per month), there are several things that you can do to make your transition to longer tresses smoother. No matter whether you want to add a few more inches or you are trying to grow your hair down your back, hair growth can be frustration free if you go about doing it in the right way.