"The one constant in life is change"and realizing how true it is. I've always believed that the real beauty is inside us and for that reason have persevered in the service of holistic beauty. More than ever we need to better ourselves in order to better the world. And this is my New Years resolution. Stay with me...and stay tuned. Peace, Namaste, Marlene
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
There are many people who buy into the belief that organic skin care is the best. I prefer the term holistic. To me holistic is taking the whole into consideration rather that simply parts of the whole. When I shop for food, I buy for the week and make sure I use the food so there is little or no waste. I make decisions to be conscious of the environment. So I bring my own bags, I don't buy plastic goods and I recycle. When I buy organic foods, I am assured of many things; that my foods do not contain growth hormones, and that the farmers follow rules and ethics dictated by USDA organic standards. Why do I bring this up when we are talking about skin care? First off, in reference to skin care organic is very gray term It is still to be defined and until then anyone can say what they want without too much scrutiny. Last point I wish to comment on is that there is much more to formulating a good and healthy skin care product than just to use organic indgredients.
There is a large push for "green chemistry" which addresses environmental concerns. The myth that synthetics are "bad" for the environment needs to be explored as often it is not the case. Rather I point out that science is a good thing. People with acne, rosacea, and sun damaged skin have benefited from scientifically engineered products. Preservatives that are added to a natural based formula will ensure that harmful bacterias, molds, microbes will not grow. To be able to mix together in a beaker the best of science and nature is a truly holistic formula.
Monday, December 1, 2008
My favorite juice blend-(I like Acme juicer)PS: Whole Foods makes this too.
1 sliver of a beet
1 sliver of ginger
2 celery stalks
Add in a home-spa tip-dry brush before showering. This helps stimulate your circulation, and works to combat cellulite.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Menu: Almond crusted Mahi-Mahi, Israeli cous cous with black lentils and a chopped salad with feta cheese, olive and balsamic drizzle.
The age rebel factor: Skin friendly oils from the fish, almonds and olive oil. (FYI: I love almond oil and it is found in many of the Intelligent Skin Sense moisturizers)
Friday, November 14, 2008
Veggie Stir Fry-four to six servings-depends on your appetite, and palate!
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Vegetables: 1/2 cup ea: mushrooms, carrot, celery, and add to this any of the following
1/4 cup ea: broccoli, bean sprouts, cabbage, bok-choy
Protein: a handful of Almonds and optional is 1 cup of shrimp, chicken or beef
Flavor makers Scallion, Garlic, Ginger, Orange or Lemon, Soy or Tamarind sauce, Tabasco or Chile peppers (for hot spice) honey or agave (to sweeten sauce).
Chop one garlic clove (or use garlic powder if need be), grate a small piece of ginger (or use ginger powder) a few scallions, half a lemon or orange (or both) and set aside in a bowl.
In a frying pan or Wok, heat 1/4 cup of olive or sesame oil (or both) for a minute and then add the vegetables. Keep stirring with a wooden spatula for five minutes and then add the flavor makers to the pan. Stir again, and add soy sauce to taste. If you have a problem with soy, then use sea salt. Add in sweetening agent to taste. Add in hot spice to taste. Continue cooking (and stirring) until the vegetables are at a texture you like. I like Al-dente so ten minutes is perfect for me. Set veggies aside in a large bowl. Add the protein in the same pan and brown to your liking. Add some more soy or salt. When cooked, add the protein to the vegetables, mix in well and serve alone or over rice or noodles.
Salad Dressing: Take two carrots, one (quarter size) small piece of ginger, 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar, a couple of tbsp. of soy sauce and put into a Cuisinart or blender. Puree. Great over greens or cucumbers.
Age Rebelling Factors: good for skin and for health!
Cucumbers and Celery: Natures diuretics, great for kidney strength
Carrots: beta Carotene's: High in anti-oxidants, helps with adult acne, (and adult eyes...)
Garlic and Onions: Natural anti-inflammatory properties
Ginger: Aids digestion
Green Vegetables: Chlorophyll, Folic-Acid- wonderful nutrients for the cells
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Marlene Katz, Age Rebel, founder of Intelligent Skin Sense .
Friday, June 13, 2008
Think about it-a few cups of hot coffee, can cause the heart to race, the skin to perspire and this flush also creates a skin flush.
The skin has a natural built-in thermometer and foods can warm or cool the skin and therefor the skin is greatly affected by what we eat.
If someone has roasacea, spicy foods, caffeine and alcohol will aggravate the already sensitive skin.
For this reason, in my spa, we have a resident nutritionist on call to meet with our clients who want to improve their skin from the inside out.
Additionally we conduct seminars to discuss what foods are good to eat for the season.
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