Salon Safety

Salon Safety

You’ve all heard the horror stories about the cleanliness of nail salons. Don’t just cross your fingers in hopes that you won’t end up with a health problem, though. Here is some handy information and advice to keep your nails healthy and fungus-free: Where does nail fungus come from? Nail… Read more...

My Best Self: Cici Coffee

In the early ’80s, natural cosmetics were rare. But Natural Body Spa and Shop founder Cici Coffee was convinced that if women could experiment with the products, they’d be a hit. She opened the first Natural Body Spa in Atlanta’s Morningside neighborhood in 1989 as a cosmetic sampling room, a… Read more...
Belly Busters

Belly Busters

While your main concern may be looking good in and out of your clothes, there are serious health reasons to pay attention to your midsection. The “visceral fat” that is stored in the belly can build up around your organs and become a risk factor for cancer, heart disease, stroke… Read more...
Unplug & Unwind

Unplug & Unwind

Between Facebook, Twitter, iPhones and the multitude of other electronic distractions vying for your time and attention (or should that be “addiction”?), it’s important to just unplug every now and then and get away. These days, it’s crucial to be able to break away without breaking the bank, and with… Read more...

The Atlanta Smiles Foundation

When the victims of domestic abuse finally muster the courage to leave their abusers and rebuild their lives, their scars and battered faces are not only a constant reminder of the abuse they endured, but also a hindrance to getting a job and regaining their self esteem. They are ready… Read more...

Freedom of Movement

As our bodies age, our joints become less and less durable, and we become more at risk for arthritis, a painful condition affecting joints. To delay the onset and to manage the pain of arthritis, it’s important to be aware of the types, risk factors and treatments of this condition.… Read more...

Buying Organic Foods

Many people want to eat healthy, but can’t afford to buy all organic. To help you make informed decisions at the grocery store, here is a list of the main products you should be buying organic: 1. Coffee: Many of the beans you buy are grown in countries that don’t… Read more...

Just Dance

Recently, TV shows like Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance have brought the joy of dancing into our homes and hearts. While the professionals have trained hard to make it look so effortless, there are classes and options for any skill level, age group and… Read more...

Top 5 foods in your home that could lead to obesity

Whites: flour, rice, salt In their original form, rice, flour and salt are considered “whole” foods, says Jennifer Hnat, integrative nutritionist and longevity coach with NEWtrition in Atlanta. But the white rice, flour and salt available at most grocery stores have been stripped of their essential minerals and nutrients, making… Read more...

Diabetes - Evaluating your risk

Could you be at risk for diabetes and not know it? According to research by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the total incidence of diabetes increased 13.5 percent from 2005 to 2007. Knowing your diabetes risk factors means you can take proactive steps to lower your risk and follow-up regularly… Read more...