What Is Gluten?

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past decade, then you’ve probably heard of gluten – particularly the gluten-free, celebrity and health nut diet craze. While you may have started to avoid gluten like the plague, how much do you really know about it?... Read More

5 Foods for Boosting Brain Power

Nov 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

The holidays are coming up, and with all of the stress that comes with entertaining and shopping for the luxury gifts you plan to shower your friends and family with, you’re going to need to hold on to your sanity. That means getting enough sleep, exercising, and keeping a balanced diet— one that your brain, specifically, will benefit from. We already know what foods are best for upping your fiber intake or curing a cold, but what items in your pantry will boost your brain power? If this question has been at the tip of your tongue for a while now, relax your boggled noggin and read on to find out.... Read More

Essie Opens First Flagship Salon in New York

Jul 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

On June 26, beloved nail beauty brand Essie opened its first Flagship Salon inside the newly renovated Samuel Shriqui Salon on Manhattan’s posh Upper East Side. Located at 65th and Madison, this is the first stand-alone salon from the brand. The location was hand-picked by the brand’s founder, Essie Weingarten. She was already a frequent client of the... Read More

What is Ayurveda and How Can it Help You?

Jun 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  3 Comments

Ayurveda is an ancient medical system that was developed in India approximately 5,000 years ago. "Ayur" and "veda" are two Sanskrit words that mean "knowledge of living." Ayurveda is often referred to as the "sister science" of yoga, and it’s believed by many to be the basis of several therapeutic approaches like aromatherapy, massage, energy therapy, and yoga postures.... Read More

MSG Linked to Weight Gain

Jun 3, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

MSG, the food additive that is often associated with migraines and found in preservative rich American foods and Asian cuisine, has been found to increase the waist line. A study conducted in China followed men and women around for 5 ½ years, and... Read More

No Sports Drinks for Children and Adolescents

Jun 1, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Pediatricians have come out against children and adolescents using sports drinks and energy drinks as a form of rehydration after exercise. A new report published in the journal of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), states that these drinks,... Read More

USDA Changes Icon Pyramid

Jun 1, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is changing its face of nutrition. The iconic pyramid, which showed which food had the hierarchy status of “nutritious”, is being replaced by an easier to understand plate icon. The USDA believed that the... Read More

BMI Not as Accurate as Waist Size in Predicting Heart Disease

Jun 1, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The BMI, or Body Mass Index, has become a number that most are obsessed with, and watch closely to determine their risk of diseases; however, a new study has shown that a high BMI is indicative of a low risk of heart disease. Those who scoff at... Read More

What are Phthalates and Where Are They Found?

Jun 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Phthalates (AKA phthalate esters, bisphenol A or BPA and phthalates) are added to plastics to increase their flexibility. When plastic becomes brittle, it means that phthalates are no longer effectively bonding to the plastic. Used in hospital equipment, adhesives, ice trays, plastic wrap, flooring, plastic containers, furniture, wallpaper, shower curtains, and many other things made of vinyl or PVC, phthalates are everywhere.

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Sensitive to the World’s Gadgets

Jun 1, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Are you experiencing headaches, nausea, a rash, fatigue, or fainting spells? If so you may be experiencing what some are calling “electrosensitivity syndrome” from being too close to electromagnetic radiation. While this isn’t a medically... Read More

Organic Food Ruse

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Protestors are complaining against the sale of genetically modified foods and their target is none other than the most unlikely target, Whole Foods Market. This may seem like an odd place for them to be protesting genetically altered food, but... Read More

Sunscreen Results are out

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Just in time for summer Consumer Reports, a nonprofit consumer organization, has come out with their list of top sunscreens to protect you and your loved ones from harmful summer rays. The top of the “best buys” list was Target's Up & Up's... Read More

Keep the Taste without the Salt

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Food makers are facing a conundrum, how to keep the flavor in food, while lowering the sodium. Salt has been a leader in health scares over the past decade, and food companies like Wal-Mart and VIP's like Michelle Obama are asking companies to... Read More

SmartShawl to Protect Unborn Babies

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With the world we live in being inundated by technology, our kitchens regularly having microwaves in use and electromagnetic fields all around us, what is there to protect the unborn children from possible harmful effects? With horror stories that... Read More

Medication Meltdown

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

A $5 Billion dollar settlement, one of the largest in US history, has been paid out by pharmaceutical companies for marketing anti-psychotic drugs, in cases when they were not proven safe or effective. In some instances these drugs have caused... Read More

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