Category: Beauty

Karlene Karst on Family, Health & Balance at 40

Did I really just write the truth, that I’M TURNING 40, in a headline? YES, I DID! And proudly so, because I think that if they say that 60 is the new 40, 40 must be… well, A WHOLE LOT YOUNGER! I remember thinking, as a kid, that if you were 40 you were (dare I say it?) “old.” Now, in 2017, my perspective is that 40 is anything but old. My thirties have been about building a business and a family. My husband and I were blessed with three healthy children – Luca (9), Matteo (6), and Capri...

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The Fountain of Youth! Lemon Water

At a seminar, one of the attendees asked me, “If you could make only one suggestion for balancing hormones, what would it be?” I said, “Start your day off with a cup of warm lemon water”. The top six benefits for drinking lemon water 1) Fighting Inflammation Lemons are alkaline in nature. On their own, yes, they are acidic, but when metabolized by the body they create an alkaline environment. More alkalinity in the body helps reduce inflammation. 3) Aiding Digestion The combination of the warm water with the lemon helps eliminate toxins and supports the peristalsis of the digestive...

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Stand up for Vein Health!

Have you heard the news? Have you heard the news? Sitting is a major health risk! It’s true: The American Medical Association (AMA) reports that sitting for extended periods of time – like a full day at work – can be so bad for health that, according to Genevieve Healy, PhD of the Research Centre of the University of Queensland in Australia, not even 30 minutes a day at the gym will counteract it. Sitting, some are saying, is the new smoking. Why is it so bad for us? Research shows that too much sedentary activity (or non-activity) causes...

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Inner Nutrition Outer Glow

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ  in your body? It’s true: your skin is much more than an outer surface for the world to see. It protects you from bacteria, dirt, and the UV rays  of the sun. It also contains nerve endings that let you know if something is hot or cold, soft or hard, sharp  or dull. Your skin also plays an important role in  regulating your body’s fluids and temperatures. Healthy skin mirrors a healthy body. Most of us will spend an exorbitant amount of money on creams, lotions, and potions formulated...

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Elastin & Collagen

Did you know that your skin, your body’s connective tissue, and many of its anchoring structures contain a secret weapon? It’s true! The secret weapon is called elastin. Elastin is a special building block found within the many tissues in our bodies that depend on their ability to flex. These littletalked- about, but very powerful elastin fibres give strength, tone, stretch, and “snap-back” ability to our skin, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Elastin is one-half of the duo that keeps aging skin looking great (the other half being collagen). Elastin also plays a key role in keeping us moving, ensuring...

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