Pearls are now a girl’s best friend

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WE LOVE PEARLS, PEARLS  FOR EVER…

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Maybe diamonds are woman’s best friends but pearls belong to her heart. Woman and pearl have many common features: Mystery, charm, softness, sensuality. We love pearls because no other precious stone reflects so natural beauty.

Pearls are now a girl’s best friend thanks to yes, you’ve guessed it, the Kate effect again … plus a whole host of other stars making them trendy and sexy.

Duchess of Cambridge has given pearls a contemporary edge
Fashion trend watchers says Kate has helped revive the gem’s fashionable status, and It’s not just British royalty who are pearl advocates. Michelle Obama, Mariah Carey, Jessie J, fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker and Rita Ora are also fans.

Kate teams her pearls with high-fashion outfits to create a more contemporary look – meaning the gem has suddenly become cool and worn by the likes of Jessie J and Rihanna

Do those natural wonders ever really drop off the fashionista radar? Girls have been wearing pearls since ancient Rome and beyond. A fragment of the oldest surviving pearl necklace, found in the sarcophagus of a Persian Princess who died in 520 B.C., is displayed in the Louvre in Paris.  A younger fashion set is now completely at home wearing classic pearl earrings and you’re as likely to see them in nightclubs and races.

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Part of a pearl’s appeal is its organic origins: It comes from a living animal, a mollusk. And because pearls are slightly porous, they warm up against the skin as they are worn. The wearer and the gems become one, and organic things are another big trend.

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PEARLS

These enchanting gems have represented beauty and perfection ever since man discovered them in ancient times. They have been the subject of countless tales of history, beauty, myth and elegance. Cleopatra dissolved a pearl in wine and drank it to prove her love to Marc Antony and ever since, the precious gem has adorned famously chic women throughout time.

A pearl is produced within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusc.

Pearls that occur spontaneously in the wild – or ‘natural pearls’ – are rare but extremely valuable and are made up of nearly 100 per cent calcium carbonate and conchiolin.

They come in a variety of shapes but, the rounder they are, the more valuable.

The Arabian Gulf was the world’s first source of natural pearls and remained so for centuries. Natural pearls from the Gulf are notable for their transparent and high-luster nacre. Together with pearls from the Red Sea and the Strait of Manaar, they have been referred to as “oriental pearls” and are highly valued.

Cultured pearls, however, are the result of the a piece of mantle tissue from
a shell being transplanted into another shell.

The only way to differentiate between natural and cultured is via X-ray at a gem-testing laboratory – a cultured pearl will show a different structure.

Imitation pearls are made of mother-of-pearl, coral or conch shell.

£2.19m is one of most expensive pearls to be auctioned at Christie’s

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Photo by Yulia Solovyeva

Styling by Irina Kalonatchi

Model wearing 3pc set of pearls.

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Show-off jewels to celebrate the colors of the rainbow.

We are in love….  sequins, crystals, coloured rainbow neon stones, Swarovski elements, crochet, vintage touches – just gorgeous for a night out on the town.  And a necklace… its all about the statement rainbow necklace!

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That shining drops in red, orange, yellow, blue, green and purple that appears in the sky after a rainstorm is the result of the sun’s reflection and refraction of water droplets. The secret hiding place of Shourouk jewels has been discovered and the pot of gold has been opened. Kaleidoscopic masterpieces of haute joaillerie that reward the power of color, statement and the refinement of detail.

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Nuances that liven up any outfits and that are highlighted by bold design. Rubies, diamonds, emeralds and amethysts that also inspire new Psychedelic or Geo Moroccan print clothing pieces – because, as well all know, the bond between jewelry and fashion is ever tighter. Chemotherapy where jewelry mixes glamour and wellness, and the natural, ephemeral beauty creates a lifelong connection. Owning a piece of Shourouk is like owning a very glamorous piece of the world that has been tailored to perfection by a haute couturier.

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Who is designer behind this brand? Shourouk Rhaiem studied graphic design, then pursued fashion studies at Studio Berçot in Paris. After working as a textile and accessories designer for some of fashion’s biggest houses, such as Chloé, John Galliano and Roberto Cavalli, she decided to launch her own accessory line.

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In each piece from Shourouk, you will find remnants of designer penchant for travel converging with her devastatingly chic Parisian heritage. Whether it is the extravagant palaces of Rajasthan colliding with the neon hues of the Paris nightclubs or some other creative mash-up, each bib necklace, statement earring and three-finger ring is a ping-pong match between ethnic exuberance cooled off with cosmopolitan refinement.

-11Shourouk designs for a contemporary and fashionable woman, offering a unique combination of refined embroideries style interacting with crystal and sequins. Using iridescent sequins, Swarovski crystal, pearls and stones blended with colourful threads.

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WE’RE OBSESSED: SHOUROUK’S STATEMENT NECKLACE

The word “statement” gets attached to many things in the fashion genre, but none quite pack the same punch as the necklace variety from SHOUROUK range. The right one can transform an outfit from dull to major in an instant — a white button down can go from staid to chic, a t-shirt turns from messy and unkempt into high-low fashion moment.

We’re obsessed with this bright, layered  red stones bib necklace, but nearly all of her pieces are same stunners.

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-9Shourouk embodies the NEW boho girl. One who travels the world yet sees it though an urban lens. She’s vivacious yet streamlined. She’s wild yet graceful. This signature balancing act has made Shourouk a fixture in every magazine and spotted on tastemakers like Anna Dello Russo season after season

All Photos by Mani Veiszadeh

DIY home made HONEY hair mask

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Would you like to know what? I’ll tell you what. Winter is hard on your hair, like really really hard on it.  All that running to and fro in the cold air really makes a girl’s hair feel sad and dry.

But I’ve got your back always, always.  I’ve put together a little DIY home made hair mask to spruce up your limp hair.  Remember V05 hot oil?  This is kind of like that, only free and totally natural and not 1990. Get ready for it, it’s 2 ingredients long.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil

Can you believe that nonsense?  Two ingredients.  Boom.

STEP 1: Spoon 1 tablespoon of honey into a small bowl and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil.  Pop the hair mask into the microwave for about 30 seconds, and then mix it up as well as you can.
Honey and olive oil,  try to make them get as friendly and mix as you can.  You want the hair mask to be as warm/hot as you can take it, so keep microwaving it if it isn’t warm enough.

STEP 2:  Now that you’re all mixed, go get your hair completely wet.  When it’s all wet but not dripping, pour the hair mask a little bit at a time onto the ends of your hair, working your way up to the scalp.  As soon as you’ve used all the mask and your hair is thoroughly coated, wrap it in a damp warm towel or a shower cap and find something to do for 30 minutes.

Watch TV, write in your journal, do some lunges, take a little nap.  If you’ve ever wanted the excuse “I can’t go out with you, I’m washing my hair” on a Saturday night, this is your big chance.

STEP 3:  When 30 minutes is up, rinse and shampoo your hair like usual.  No need to condition, you’ve already taken care of that business.

That’s it!  Can you believe the magic?  Believe, it’s gorgeous.  My hair felt amazing afterwords, totally lustrous and conditioned.  Let’s get on that.

–Note: I used this recipe for my long and very fine hair and it was perfect.  If you have really thick hair, you’ll want to double this recipe.  If you have a pixie cut, you’ll want to cut this mix in half.

Ella Fitzgerald about Marilyn Monroe.

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In the 1950s, the popular nightclub, Mocambo would not book Ella Fitzgerald because she was black. Fortunately for Ella, she had a powerful and unlikely benefactor Marilyn Monroe. “I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt…it was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the ’50s. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she promised she would take a front table every night. She told him – and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status – that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – and ahead of her time and she didn’t know it.” – Ella Fitzgerald

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How to slow or reverse hair loss with a healthy diet and nutritional supplements

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www.4hairgain.com HOW TO REVERSE HAIR LOSS (with a healthy diet and nutritional supplements):

Unless you were trying to make a fashion statement – think David Beckham or Sinead O’Connor – you probably wouldn’t be too pleased with hair loss. In Western society, hair loss – especially male pattern hair loss – is fodder for jokes, unless the hair loss is a result of chemotherapy or other medical treatments. If you’re suffering from situational baldness or male/female pattern baldness, you may laugh about it among your friends. Chances are, however, that you’re crying about it in privacy. But by no means are you alone. Fortunately, there are many natural remedies to relieve hair loss and the personal embarrassment that results from it. I know, text is long and looks like boring staff…but if you really really care about reverse hair loss or simply grow hair fast and dense, please take time and read below the wisdom of the experts:

We can blame the typical American diet for yet another unfavorable thing: Hair loss. American’s high-fat, high-animal protein and high-salt diet damages the kidneys and creates acidic blood, thereby leading to hair loss, according to Paul Pitchford’s Healing with Whole Foods and Janet Zand’s, Allan N. Spreen’s and James B. LaValle’s Smart Medicine for Healthier Living. The typical American diet is also usually low in vitamins. This lifestyle leads to vitamin deficiency, which is another cause of hair loss. And thanks to the globalization of fast food chains and the American diet, we’re exporting hair loss overseas.

If your diet is relatively healthy, you may have to scrutinize other potential causes and use the process of elimination to determine the cause of your hair loss. For example, do you dye your hair or treat it with other chemicals? According to Bill Gottlieb’s Alternative Cures, these treatments may be thinning your hair. Similarly, have you been experiencing a lot of stress in your life? Stress may literally be making you pull your hair out.

If you’re a woman: Are you pregnant, menopausal or on birth control pills? These are three big factors in female hair loss. Hormone imbalance is arguably the most common cause of hair loss in females. Pregnancy, menopause and sometimes birth control pills can create hormone shifts, according to The Doctor’s Book of Home Remedies for Women. In fact, according to Dr. Neal Barnard’s Eat Right, Live Longer, “Childbirth almost always causes some degree of temporary hair loss, sometimes occurring after a delay of a few months… In other animals, this has a useful function; rabbits, for example, line their nests with shed hairs. Humans have less use for it.” So unless you’re intent on finding new ways to decorate your baby’s room, you’re just going to have to wait out the temporary hair loss. Excessive dieting also causes hormone shifts. Hair loss is thus one of the major symptoms of anorexia and bulimia.

Hair loss doesn’t have to be controlled entirely by genetics:
If your hair loss is caused by a controllable factor, such as using chemical hair dyes, then by all means, change your behavior. Take vitamin supplements, stop dying your hair, change your shampoo or choose a different method of birth control. On the other hand, hair loss could also be genetic. No, you can’t alter your genes yet. But you can rely on natural medicines to help counteract an inherited hair loss trait. Vitamin E, Golden Maidenhair (found in a tea shampoo), red sage extracts (also found in some shampoos) and formulas that mix turmeric with horsetail or oat straw are all found to prevent or slow the process of hair loss. Additionally, eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in starch may slow down the hair loss process, according to Arthur C. Upton in Staying Healthy in a Risky Environment.

The average human sheds between 50 and 100 hair strands every day. If you’re shedding more than that, you don’t have to accept it as a burden you must bear. A little lifestyle change goes a long way to stop hair loss. If your parents or grandparents exhibit hair loss, you’re not doomed, but you do have an even greater need to watch your diet and use herbal remedies. If you do start losing your hair, however, handling it well can make all the difference between hair loss becoming a source of embarrassment or a fashion statement.

The experts speak on hair loss:

Americans have the greatest incidence of baldness of any people; this is understandable since hair loss is tied to high-fat, high-protein diets, which damage the kidneys and create acidic blood. Meat and dairy, besides being high in fat and protein, are also generally considered “sweet” in Oriental medicine. Considering the additional sweets, desserts, and sugar-laced foods and drinks in which Americans indulge, we can see that the sweet flavor dominates the typical diet. The Inner Classic cautions that too much sweet-flavored food makes the head hair fall out. A further caution from this ancient text: “Too much salt damages the blood [and therefore the hair].” As discussed in the Salt chapter, excessive salt is consumed by Americans, nearly all of it highly refined.
Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

Avoid consuming excessive amounts of animal fats, animal proteins, and salt. This may help delay hair loss in men prone to male pattern baldness.
Smart Medicine For Healthier Living by Janet Zand LAc OMD Allan N Spreen MD CNC James B LaValle RPh ND

Acute deficiency may cause hair loss or thinning, dermatitis, and decreased growth. Both poor appetite and digestion are also experienced by adults with zinc deficiency. Loss of taste sensation may occur, as can brittleness of the nails or white spots on the nails, termed leukonykia. These and most other symptoms can be corrected with supplemental zinc. Sulfur may be helpful as well. Skin rashes, dry skin, and delayed healing of skin wounds or ulcers may result from zinc deficiency, and stretch marks, called striae, are also produced by this condition. Zinc and copper are both needed for cross-linking of collagen, and when they are low, the skin tissue may break down.
Staying Healthy With Nutrition by Elson M Haas MD

Not all hair loss is inevitable, however, nor is the decline entirely controlled by genes. Stress, hormone changes, and vitamin or mineral deficiencies can lead to fast fallout. Moreover, you’re likely to lose hair faster if your hair follicles become inflamed or if you get skin disorders that affect your scalp.
Natures Medicines by Gale Maleskey

If you are experiencing hair loss, have a hair analysis done to uncover any nutritional deficiencies or toxic metal contamination. As hair is formed, available minerals and amino acids circulating in the blood are laid down in the hair. A hair analysis can therefore provide a picture of your mineral status and pick up any exposure to toxic metals. You should also consult your physician to check for an underlying health problem, such as hypothyroidism or infection.
Smart Medicine For Healthier Living by Janet Zand LAc OMD Allan N Spreen MD CNC James B LaValle RPh ND

All forms of undereating, skipping meals, or eating only limited foods will lead to poor nutrition and eventually, to problems from protein, calorie, vitamin, or mineral deficiencies. Other symptoms include lack of energy and subsequent weakness, malnourishment of internal organs, skin problems, and hair loss. Severe weight loss in spite of regular eating may indicate an underlying medical condition and warrants an evaluation by a doctor.
Staying Healthy With Nutrition by Elson M Haas MD

Lack of protein, although not generally a problem for well-fed Americans, can force hair into a resting phase, leading to hair loss.
Symptoms Their Causes and Cures by The Editors of Prevention Magazine Health Books

For men, Dr. Klaper says that a low-fat diet may help slow down the balding process. “On some level, male pattern baldness might be tied to increased testosterone levels during puberty, which are often the result of a high-fat diet or eating too many animal products,” says Dr. Klaper. “If you look at Japan, male pattern baldness was almost unheard of prior to World War II. The Japanese diet is now far more fatty and Westernized, and Japanese men are going bald everywhere. It’s clear that a high-fat, meat-based diet raises testosterone levels, and that may adversely affect hair follicles. I’m not sure eating low-fat foods will stop hair loss, but it might slow it down.”
New Choices In Natural Healing by Prevention Magazine

Hair loss in women is often difficult to diagnose and can be caused by many factors, including alopecia areata, hormone imbalances, menopause, dietary protein and amino acid deficiency, intestinal parasites, damage from hair treatments, and stress.
Alternative Cures by Bill Gottlieb

Whether using a dye at home or going to a salon, don’t skip the patch test for possible allergic reactions (that may be causing hair loss). At home, follow package directions carefully.
Wellness Self-Care Handbook by John Edward Swartzberg MD FACP and Sheldon Margen MD, page 334

For women, thinning hair or hair loss can be a sign of a problem in the gastrointestinal tract, says Michael A. Klaper, M.D., a nutritional medicine specialist in Pompano Beach, Florida, and director of the Institute of Nutritional Education and Research, an organization based in Manhattan Beach, California, that teaches doctors about nutrition and its relationship to disease. “Occasionally, it’s a sign of insufficient stomach acids or that she’s not absorbing protein, zinc and other nutrients,” he says. “If she takes acidophilus after meals for a month or so, that often helps.” Dr. Klaper recommends nondairy powdered acidophilus, available in most health food stores. He says to take two tablets between meals (four to six tablets per day) for at least two months.
New Choices In Natural Healing by Prevention Magazine

Taking large amounts of vitamin A over long periods can be toxic to the body, mainly the liver. Toxic levels of vitamin A are associated with abdominal pain, amenorrhea, enlargement of the liver and/or spleen, gastrointestinal disturbances, hair loss, itching, joint pain, nausea and vomiting, water on the brain, and small cracks and scales on the lips and at the corners of the mouth.
The A-to-Z Guide to Supplements by James F Balch MD 

Also see your doctor for fungal infections of the scalp or nails, because these infections can be difficult to treat. In the case of progressive scalp infections, they can produce scarring and permanent hair loss.

Sudden hair loss in a certain area, such as the scalp or beard, is called alopecia areata and is sometimes caused by an autoimmune illness. Alopecia universalis is a condition in which all body hair may be lost. The total loss of all body hair, including eyebrows, eyelashes, facial and body hair, and hair on top of the head, is known as alopecia totalis. Unless hair loss is widespread, new hair may grow back within a few months, but with no color.
Disease Prevention And Treatment by Life Extension Foundation

In telogen effluvium, the hair loss is temporary. It results from a large number of hair follicles entering the resting phase of the growth cycle, leading to a rapid, synchronous shedding of hair. The condition usually clears up when any irritant is removed.
Staying healthy In a Risky Environment by Arthur C Upton

“Hormone-related hair loss, including life events and male and female pattern baldness”

We normally shed somewhere between 50 and 100 hairs every day,” says Dr. Caserio. “But there are a whole host of life events; namely, hormone shifts from birth control pills, pregnancy and menopause that affect growing conditions, so that we can sometimes lose hundreds of hairs a day.” Rapid weight loss, severe dandruff, iron deficiency and a low protein intake can also speed up the normal rate of hair loss by forcing hairs into a rooting stage. A serious illness or a physical stress, such as childbirth, can trigger dramatic (but temporary) hair loss of up to 50 percent, but this only occurs in extreme circumstances, says Dr. Caserio.
The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Women

It is a rare physician who puts his patient on the pill and tells her that her face might break out, or that she might suffer hair loss; but many women on oral contraceptives find this out soon enough. In fact, many drugs can be the cause of skin and other cosmetic problems.
Vitamin Bible for the 21st Century by Earl Mindell

Childbirth almost always causes some degree of temporary hair loss, sometimes occurring after a delay of a few months. In other animals, this has a useful function rabbits, for example, line their nests with shed hairs. Humans have less use for it.
Eat Right Live Longer by Neal Barnard MD

As for hair loss in women, which is a much more complex problem that often requires professional diagnosis and treatment, many experts in alternative beauty care believe that you can help the problem with natural remedies.
Alternative Cures by Bill Gottlieb

“A woman with hair loss should discuss the proper treatment with a naturally oriented medical doctor or naturopathic physician. He can help you get to the bottom of what’s causing the loss of hair and then prescribe the appropriate action,

Elson Haas, M.D., director of the Preventive Medical Center of Marin in San Rafael, California.

Alternative Cures by Bill Gottlieb

Although a certain amount of hair loss is normal, it can sometimes suggest that something is wrong somewhere in your body, specially if hair loss is accompanied by an increase in facial hair, abnormal periods or a deepening of the voice.
The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Women

Hormonal changes linked to pregnancy or menopause can cause hair loss in women. Finasteride, a drug that helps keep testosterone levels high and other male hormone levels low, can also keep balding in check. Ask your doctor for more information about treating female balding with this drug.
Uncommon Cures for Everyday Ailments by the editors of Bottom Line Health,

Pregnancy, a high concentration of metals in the body, and autoimmune diseases can sometimes cause hair loss.
Prescription For Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch CNC and James F Balch MD

Actually, when it comes to hair loss, everyone is a loser all of the time. Even the owner of the world’s most luxurious locks sheds 50 to 150 hairs a day. What separates him from the guy who could double as a billiard ball? In someone with a full head of hair, new hairs constantly grow in, filling all of the empty spaces. Whether you sprout enough new hairs to prevent baldness depends mostly on your parents. Genes are the culprits in what is known as male or female-pattern baldness.
Healing With Vitamins by Alice Feinstein

First your barber starts charging you half-price for a trim. Then your wife develops an odd habit of licking her palms and matting your stray hairs into place. Next you find yourself sarcastically referring to perfectly coiffed entertainers and newscasters on the tube as Mr. Hairdo. It’s time to face the nearly bare facts: You’re probably one of 50 million Americans suffering from male or (women, take note) female pattern baldness the most common forms of hair loss.
Symptoms Their Causes and Cures by The Editors of Prevention Magazine Health Books

The most common pattern of hair loss is called male pattern baldness or hereditary alopecia. In this condition, hair is lost from the crown and temples and is often replaced by a more fine, downy type of hair. This pattern of hair loss is also called androgenic alopecia, meaning it is more common in males and is usually inherited. It may also affect women (female-pattern baldness) and occurs especially after menopause.
Alternative Medicine by Burton Goldberg

The most common form of hair loss andro-genetic alopecia (common male-pattern baldness) does not occur as a result of injury, illness, or environmental influences but is a genetically programmed process that affects numerous men and women (particularly after menopause).
Staying healthy In a Risky Environment by Arthur C Upton

This type of balding usually begins around the age of 30 and becomes more noticeable at age 40, and can be more evident after menopause. Female-pattern baldness usually causes the hair to thin out all over the head, but it rarely progresses to total or near baldness as it does in men. This type of hair loss is permanent. Females may also suffer hair loss because of temporary shedding, known as telogen effluvium; breaking of the hair due to styling treatments and twisting or pulling of the hair; alopecia areata, an immune disorder temporarily causing patchy areas of total hair loss; oral medications; and certain skin diseases.
Disease Prevention And Treatment by Life Extension Foundation

Hair loss afflicts millions of people—and not just men, though their hair loss is often the most noticeable. Most women, too, experience some degree of hair loss as they grow older.
Wellness Self-Care Handbook by John Edward Swartzberg MD FACP and Sheldon Margen MD

The best way to prevent hair loss is to choose parents and grandparents with great hair. Unfortunately, choosing one’s genes is not (yet) an option. Consequently, hair loss cannot be considered preventable. It goes without saying, however, that you should take good care of your hair and consult a physician should you suspect you are developing any kind of infection on your scalp.
Smart Medicine For Healthier Living by Janet Zand LAc OMD Allan N Spreen MD CNC James B LaValle RPh ND

Baldness or loss of hair is referred to as alopecia. Alopecia to-talis means loss of all the scalp hair. Alopecia universalis means loss of all body hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes. If hair falls out in patches, it is termed alopecia areata. This condition is usually temporary and rarely leads to baldness. Factors that are involved in hair loss include heredity, hormones, and aging.
Prescription For Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch CNC and James F Balch MD

But of more concern to many men and women afflicted with hair loss is alopecia areata, a lesser-known disorder that causes hair loss in nearly 4 million Americans.
Uncommon Cures for Everyday Ailments by the editors of Bottom Line Health

While it’s true that many men experience some hair loss as they age, many others begin to lose their hair in their twenties or thirties. Premature baldness can be caused by nutrient deficiencies — and in these cases, it can be reversed. Usually, however, genetics is the cause for male pattern baldness.
Natural Health Secrets by Glenn W Geelhoed MD Jean Barilla MS,

If you’re a typical adult, you have about 100,000 hairs on your head. And you’re not willing to part with a single one of them. Yet once your hair starts to thin, there’s little Western medicine can do. Except in cases caused by radiation treatments, scalp infections or severe stress, hair loss in men and women is hereditary and permanent. Only one prescription product, minoxidil, has won approval as a hair loss cure. And it doesn’t work for everyone, especially when there is actual baldness rather than thinning. The natural remedies in this chapter, used with the approval of your doctor, may help slow hair loss or increase hair growth, according to some health professionals.
New Choices In Natural Healing by Prevention Magazine

Cancer-related hair loss

There are approximately 100 drugs used as chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer. The goal is to destroy cancer cells with the use of various poisonous drugs and compounds of either plant or chemical origin. Used for a wide variety of cancers, chemotherapeutic drugs are especially intended to attack and destroy fast growing cells typical of the behavior of cancer cells. Unfortunately other fast growing cells include hair, gastrointestinal cells and important immune potentiating cells of the bone marrow. This is why individuals commonly experience gastrointestinal upset together with acute hair loss.
Treating Cancer With Herbs by Michael Tierra ND

Natural ways to help you counter your hair loss

Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in starch. This may help to slow down the process of hair loss. Fruits and vegetables contain flavonoids, many of which are antioxidants that may provide protection for the hair follicles and encourage hair growth.
Prescription For Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch CNC and James F Balch MD

Vitamin E has a wide range of positive effects in cancer particularly vitamin E succinate. It enhances the effects of selenium, and enhances some chemotherapies, radiotherapy, and hyperthermia. It also may help prevent hair loss, and it protects the heart (in animal studies) from cardiac toxicity from doxorubicin.
Choices In Healing by Michael Lerner

Golden Maidenhair (Adiantum aureum, Polytrichum vulgare, commune) A moss used for a scalp tonic, prevents hair loss (tea shampoo), and used against swellings and lumps, and cold uterus abscesses.
Anti-Aging Manual by Joseph B Marion

In the days of the pharaohs, the Egyptians had developed a great skill in the use of herbs, and their herbal traditions were kept alive by the Copts, early Christians who were their direct descendants. The ancient Egyptians used an oil made from seeds of the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis), while the Copts employed the root of the plant. The Copts crushed the root in water, allowed it to steep for some time, strained out the root, and applied the remaining water as a wash to the head. Other peoples from the Far East generally applied castor oil directly to the hair as a treatment to halt hair loss and to promote the growth of new hair. Castor oil treatments were sometimes alternated with slathering the scalp with aloe vera juice, olive oil, equal amounts of rosemary tea and olive oil, onion juice, or onion juice mixed with honey. Directions: Apply any of these concoctions to the scalp before bed and cover with a plastic wrap to protect the bedclothes. Rinse your hair thoroughly each morning.
Ancient Healing Secrets By Dian Dincin Buchman PHD

Silicon is useful to stop hair loss. Two herbs high in soluble, digestible silicon are horsetail and oatstraw. These are synergistic with turmeric, so turmeric should be added to either or both to make a formula.
Herbal Defense by Ralph T Golan ND

Researchers have also discovered that inositol prevents hair loss in animals. So far, however, there are no studies documenting the same effect in people. The vitamin is found in beans, fruits, grains and nuts.
Home Remedies What Works by Gale Maleskey and Brian Kaufman

Asia, red sage has a reputation as a hair restorer and hair-care helper. I can’t vouch for the former claim, but the latter is supported by the fact that extracts of red sage are used in several shampoos.
Anti-Aging Prescriptions by James Duke PhD

When hair loss is accompanied by internal heat symptoms such as dry skin, insomnia, red eyes, and irritability, it indicates yin deficiency—dehydration of blood and body fluids, hormone imbalance, or other causes. Blood-building herbs can have good effects when they nourish the source of the hair—blood, bone marrow, the liver and kidneys—especially combined with herbs that increase circulation in the head.
Asian Health Secrets by Letha Hadady DAc

Results of this double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that long-term oral therapy with daily doses of 18,000 IE retinol, 70 mg L-cystine and 700 mg gelatin led to an improvement of diffuse hair loss relative to controls.
The Clinicians Handbook Of Natural Healing by Gary Null PhD

“My study in reversing hair loss did not rely on phytochemicals alone, but was holistic in scope. The program overcomes the genetic threshold through a multiple assault on the problem, by removing stress and doing exercise, becoming vegetarian, and detoxing by removing bad food.
Get Healthy Now by Gary Null

There it is used as an appetite stimulant; for hair loss; alcoholism; liver, spleen, and gallbladder disorders; and to treat irregular heartbeat, anemia, leg cramps, and fevers of all kinds. In the U.S., quinine bark is used as a tonic and digestive aid; to reduce heart palpitations and normalize heart functions; to stimulate digestion and appetite; for hemorrhoids, varicose veins, headaches, leg cramps, colds, flu, and indigestion; and for its astringent, bactericidal, and anesthetic actions in various other conditions.
The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs by Leslie Taylor

Hair loss: Use a formula of cooked and raw rehmannia root, ligustrum fruit, dang gui root, donkey skin gelatin (e jiao), deer antler, turtle shell, shou wu root, epimedium, and salvia root.
The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook by Alan Keith Tillotson

Prevents hair loss and graying of hair—Perhaps because pantothenic acid deficiency in rats leads to graying of hair and loss of hair, many manufacturers have added pantothenyl alcohol (panthenol) to hair conditioners and other hair treatment products. There is anecdotal evidence that pantothenic acid can restore some color to human hair and prevent or slow its loss, but these claims have not been tested in scientific studies.
Vitamin And Mineral Encyclopedia by Sheldon Saul Hendler MD PhD

There is no evidence that pantethine can prevent hair loss or graying of hair. Similarly there is no evidence that pantethine can enhance athletic performance.
PDR For Nutritional Supplements by Sheldon Saul Hendle and David Rorvik

Additional ways to possibly stop hair loss:

Hair transplantation can be a very successful treatment for hair loss if you have enough of your own hair to graft onto the bald area. Make sure to find a physician skilled in the technique if you decide to pursue a hair transplant.
Prescription For Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch CNC and James F Balch MD,

Because the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is involved in premature hair loss, scientists have experimented with a wide variety of antiandro-gens in an attempt to prevent or reverse the process. Among the antiandrogens that have been used to treat hair loss are progesterone, spironolactone (Aldactone), flutamide (Eulexin), finasteride (Proscar), cimetidine (Tagamet), serenoa repens (Permixon), and cyproter-one acetate (Androcur/Diane). Of these antiandrogens, the most effective has proven to be oral finasteride (Propecia and Proscar).
Disease Prevention And Treatment by Life Extension Foundation

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Love is in the air

Originally posted on Lusine Barseghyan's Blog:

Love is everywhere – in music, in art…. love is in the air (like a famous song)… At this moment, when there’s a kind a uniqe and interesting feelings inside my heart and mind, and when I want to write something sentimental, I understand that not able to find any word to describe my feelings. Now, the only thing, that I can find – to post are drawings of Leonid Afremov… This pictures is just what I feel right now, so enjoy :)

Love in art of Leonid Afremov:

 

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Love Hormone

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Do you know why you feel so euphoric when you’re in love? Why you feel happiness when you’re with your love? Do you know what happens in your body and how you can influence this all?

Well I’ll try to tell you something about this. I’ll tell you something about at least six hormones that are involved with love. You probably know them, at least the names. So let’s talk about adrenaline, dopamine, fenylethylamine, endorphin and oxytocin.

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Dopamine

Did you know that when you’re in love, dopamine gives you the same feeling as when you would use cocaine? Every time you see your love, you get a shot of dopamine and it’s addictive. Everyone who has been in love knows they wanted to see the one they were in love with again and again and again.

But when you’re in a relationship for a longer period, let’s say about two years; your body doesn’t produce that much dopamine anymore. The feeling of being in love slowly changed in loving him or her.

When you eat healthy, you’ll probably get enough vitamin B6 and magnesium.Those two together make your body produce dopamine. So make sure you get enough. And besides food, nice things like sex can lead to an extra production of dopamine

Fenylethylamine

Uhhh What? Yeah, try to pronounce this word without stumbling.

Fenylethylamine is produced in your brain. It has the same effect as XTC and speed. Your heartbeat is increasing, you start to breath faster, and the palms of your hands start to sweat, your cheeks and genitals get an extra blood flow and you start to feel happier.

When you eat a lot of cheese, eat lots of chocolate and drink plenty of red wine, maybe your brain gets some extra Fenylethylamine. (Besides the fact you’ll probably get nauseous.) Most of this gets decomposed in your intestines. When you have eye contact your brain also produces Fenylethylamine. The pupils of your eyes get bigger. But only when you see something you like. On the other hand, when you get the fright of your life, your brains starts producing this hormone too.

Adrenaline

Who hasn’t heard of it? The hormone that makes people run or fight. But when you’re in love adrenaline causes the reaction that you’re on standby all the way. Your pupils get bigger, your heart rate goes up, your breathing gets faster and you’re not so hungry because your digestive system starts to work slower.

If you want to let the adrenaline flow, get really angry, get into a situation where you get really scared, get overheated or go outside in your underwear when its ten degrees below zero outside or get some real physical exertion at the gym or maybe even at home with your loved one.

But be careful when you have a bad heart because in that case too much adrenaline can get you into trouble.

Endorphin

Endorphin is the morphine that your own body produces when you feel pain. When you’re in love it has the same effects as heroine and opium which cause you to feel more happy and joyful.

Eating fat, chocolate (Mmm again chocolate) and sugars make you produce more endorphin. An orgasm or running more than just around the block or far away from your in laws has the same effect.

When your body is producing less endorphin, there is a chance that you feel depressed or have mood swings.

Vasopressin

Vasopressin works for men in the same way as ocytocine does for women. It’s said that this hormone makes people monogamous.

If you want enough of this hormone, you’d better drink no alcohol. Alcohol is a restraining factor for the production of Vasopressin. When a man ejaculates there is a large amount of this hormone made by the hypothalamus and released in the blood stream. Vasopressin is also an antidiuretic hormone. So when you have enough of this hormone, you won’t wet your pants very easy. (If you have them on)

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Oxytocin

Oxytocinis also called the mother hormone or cuddle hormone because when a mom breastfeeds her baby, this hormone is produced in large quantities. When you hug or caress this hormone is produced too. It makes you feel connected, takes away fear and makes you feel confident. That’s why a lot of people need foreplay before being able to make love all the way.

Where would we be without our own drug alike hormones?

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How to Take Care of Hair

Whenever you are out in the grocery store, or at an interview one of the first features someone notice about you is your hair. Healthy hair is part of your personal hygiene up keep, and it should be taken care every day.

There are all types of hair; how healthy or unhealthy your hair is will depend on how well you take care of it. For most people it is a matter of “how to take care of hair” that is hard to manage. Believe it or not a lot of people have wild unmanageable hair. The first step to maintaining a healthy glow and to prevent dry brittle hair is to purchase vitamins for hair. The hair needs to be fed the proper supplements just like the body. It needs to be shampooed, and conditioned on a regular basis. There are hundreds of hair care products on the market that contain vitamins for hair growth and most of these products are great. As women gets older the hormones in their bodies begin to change, and this causes problems with the hair shedding, breaking, thinning, graying early, splitting, and balding. To prevent these unpleasant things from happening, it is important be eat healthy and take vitamin supplements. The food that goes into the body contains all the nutrients we need to keep our bodies strong, healthy, and functioning properly. Foods that promote healthy hair and skin are foods that contain the Vitamins A (which is need for a healthy sebum scalp) vitamin C (which is contains antioxidants) vitamin E (it increases circulation in the scalp)

AAPlus Tablets US product (promotes healthy hair follicles) contains vitamins B6, and B12 for prevention of hair loss.

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Antoinette Style in Fashion and Movies

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Fashion in the years 1750–1775 in European countries was characterised by greater abundance, elaboration and intricacy in clothing designs, loved by the Rococo artistic trends of the period. The French and English styles of fashion were very different from one another. French style was defined by elaborate court dress, colourful and rich in decoration, worn by such iconic fashion figures as Marie Antoinette. After reaching their maximum size in the 1750s, hoop skirts began to reduce in size, but remained being worn with the most formal dresses, and were sometimes replaced with side-hoops, or panniers. Hairstyles were equally elaborate, with tall headdresses the distinctive fashion of the 1770s.

Hair Cutting Styles

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Summer is the season to consider taking your hair to new heights with these sizzling short hairstyles. Stay cool with these simple cuts and styles that keep your hair up and off your shoulders.
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