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Do you need a health coach, or Not!

Do you feel you’re missing out on something?

If you’re one of the lucky 2% on this planet for whom money is not an issue and you delegate any given task (I wouldn’t blame you), then don’t read on.

Health Coaching is an example of a service that started as a trend between the rich and wealthy and is now trickling down to the average income person.

The in thing now is to be either a health coach or being coached by one. Another cost for gratifying your inner being and for being healthy. But If you’d rather spend this money on a nice vacation or on an enriching experience and still want to be healthy and at the top of your game, then here’s the deal.

Taking charge of your health is a do it yourself (DIY) must, plus doing things yourself is the hip thing nowadays. Why can’t we decide nowadays for ourselves what to eat and what to wear and use our common sense, like it has always been over the past centuries of human existence? Some might argue that you should leave it to the professionals, but this is somewhat irrelevant here because it’s basic eating and physical effort and not an open heart surgery.

So to sum it up: Continue reading Do you need a health coach, or Not!

What are your suggestions to bring my hair back to life?

Question:

I have a question related to the condition of my hair, I used to dye it very often a cendre (ash blonde) colour that always faded to an orangy colour that I hated. I decided to have some highlights done, it worked and the colour result is what I want.

The point is that I used to have beautiful straight hair, now it’s straight but stiff and the ends are dry. What are your suggestions to bring my hair back to life?

Thanks a lot.
Dina

Answer: Dear Dina,

Damage to the hair is usually caused by heat (irons, blow drying, curlers, heat lamps), UV rays (Sun, lights), mechanical devices (combs, brushes, curling irons), chemicals (colour, perms, relaxers, pool chemicals, the air) or poor diet (specifically a lack of proteins and essential fatty acids). In each case lipids are lost from the hair. These lipids are humectants which attract and hold moisture into the hair. They need to be replaced. You must ask your pharmacist and take the appropriate vitamins.

Hair growth requires the right amount of oxygen and nutrients from the circulatory system to the hair follicle. Without the required vitamins, amino acids, protein, and nutrients your hair may lack maximum fullness, strength and the vibrancy you desire.

Other than the vitamins, here are some tips for you to help bring back life to your hair:

  •     Eat a diet high in protein (Fish, poultry, nuts and beans)
  •     Blow dry hair with cool air.
  •     Do not brush wet hair.
  •     Use a quality shampoo and conditioner.
  •     Try a protector if you use heat on your hair (creams, leave-in conditioners).
  •     Have your stylist do all chemical work (colouring and relaxing).
  •     When blow drying, stop when your hair is “almost dry”.
  •     Use a UV protector on your hair.
  •     For dry ends…try a DROP of extra virgin olive oil which is very rich in vitamin E (it won’t smell if you put just a drop!!)