Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pomega5 is paraben free

In August last year, my colleague Darlene developed allergic rhinitis, almost overnight. ‘I would wake up snuffly, my eyes itching and watering, nose running, sneezing nonstop,’ she says. ‘At times, it was so severe my eyelids became dry and lizard-like, and my head throbbed.’ Despite extensive tests, no cause could be found. ‘The specialist said many people don’t find the cause – or causes – and, basically, it seemed I would have to live with it.’

However, Darlene noticed that her symptoms were worse when she used cosmetic or household products containing fragrances (synthetic or natural) or parabens preservatives. So she set out on a quest to find fragrance and parabens-free products for her dry skin, preferably with an anti-ageing element.
As it turned out, it was quite a tall order, involving months of trial and error. Since so many people suffer similarly, I thought it would be useful to share her finds, which are all free of parabens and sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), and, unless specified, also fragrance-free. Darlene says one word:

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Omega 5 botanical oil made from pomegranate seeds may prevent diabetes

Greentech news: Pomegranate seed oil may prevent diabetes

By Stephen Daniells, 26-Aug-2009
Related topics: Research, Nutritional lipids and oils, Phytochemicals, plant extracts, Diabetes,

Consuming oil from pomegranate seeds may prevent the development of diabetes, suggest results from a study with mice fed a high-fat diet.

Pomegranate seed oil, rich in conjugate linolenic acid, was found to change weight gain, reduce body weight, and improve insulin sensitivity in mice, “suggesting that risk of developing type 2 diabetes may have been reduced”, says a paper published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
While the juice and pulp of pomegranates have received considerable attention, particularly for their potential heart health benefits, as well as benefiting joint health and as a potential prevention of prostate cancer, the seeds have been largely ignored.

The source of the fruit and juice’s benefits is the antioxidant content, particularly ellagitannin compounds like punicalagins and punicalins, which accounts for about half of the fruit's antioxidant ability.

However, oil from the fruit’s seeds has minimal antioxidant content, but it is a rich source of 9-cis, 11-trans conjugate linolenic acid. This is a different compound to the one currently on the market - CLA or conjugated linoleic acid.

Study details

Led by Brian McFarlin from the University of Houston, the researchers divided 60 male mice into three equal groups. The first group consumed a high-fat diet, the second group consumed the same high-fat diet but was supplemented with the pomegranate seed oil (61.8 mg per day, POM Wonderful), and the third group consumed a normal diet.

At the end of the study, the mice fed the high-fat diet and supplemented with the pomegranate seed oil gained about 10 grams less than the high-fat only group. Furthermore, insulin sensitivity increased, while leptin decreased and adiponectin increased. “Leptin and adiponectin are closely related to body weight and body composition,” they explained.
However, the researchers did not note any heart health benefits, in terms of reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease. “Despite reduction in weight gain and type 2 diabetes risk, markers for CVD were not altered,” they said.

“It is reasonable to speculate that CVD risk was not altered because POMo lacks the antioxidant properties of pomegranate fruit/juice or was not used at a high enough dose,” they said.
Dr McFarlin and his co-workers stated that future studies should evaluate the potential effects and elucidate the underlying mechanisms of the health benefits of consuming the oil during a period of weight gain.

Source: British Journal of NutritionVolume 102, Pages 54-59, doi:10.1017/S0007114508159001“Pomegranate seed oil consumption during a period of high-fat feeding reduces weight gain and reduces type 2 diabetes risk in CD-1 mice”Authors: B.K. McFarlin, K.A. Strohacker, M.L. Kueht

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Factoid: Pomega5 is not a UFO, you can purchase the products at Wholefoods

The Canadian UFO myth --

Canadians saw a record number of unidentified flying objects in 2008, according to a 20-year study of saucer sightings. Chris Rutkowski, a "ufologist" and science writer in Manitoba, said yesterday that in the past two decades, 15,000 Canadians have reported seeing 8,600 UFOs. These include sightings of lights in the sky and disc-shaped objects, reported to authorities. Mr. Rutkowski said the number of sightings has skyrocketed since 1989, when 141 were reported. Last year, there were 1,004. He said the hike is probably due to several factors: it has become easier to report sightings as UFO-dedicated websites provide forms online; there are more satellites and aircraft in the sky (more objects to misinterpret); and, finally, there may be more genuine UFOs.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Pomega5 unaffected by new California bill to regulate pomegranate juice

A California bill affecting pomegranate juice claims
The Capitol Weekly reports:
The issue is pomegranate juice, a tart, healthful beverage rife with anti-oxidants and increasingly popular with the public. About four out of five pomegranates are grown outside the country. Of those grown in the U.S., most are grown in California, where some 250 farmers produce commercial pomegranates on some 35,000 acres, according to a Senate analysis. The yield is worth about $75 million annually.

“There is no doubt that if this bill gets approved there is going to be a turf war,” said K.C. Pomering, a fifth-generation pomegranate farmer in Madera. “The question is, do we really need this?”

The largest producer and distributor of pomegranate juice in the country is POM Wonderful, which is owned by California billionaire Stewart Resnick, a significant figure in California politics and the owner of Paramount Farms, the Franklin Mint and Teleflora. Resnick is a major donor to legislators of both major parties and to political campaigns, including more than $197,000 in 2007-08. The “Wonderful” in POM Wonderful, aside from the marketing benefit, also refers to a variety of pomegranate known as a Wonderful, grown in California. There are at least 300 varieties of pomegranates. All of POM Wonderful’s pomegranates are grown in the California’s Central Valley.

POM Wonderful and a coalition called the Partnership for Unadulterated, Real and Ethical Pomegranate Juice want California to adopt stringent rules governing the ability of pomegranate-juice sellers to list their product as “100 percent pure.” POM notes that it doesn’t buy foreign pomegranate juice - which may be cut with filler juices - and that it is the “only brand that controls its pomegranate juice from tree to bottle.”

“POM is the only brand guaranteed to contain 100 percent authentic pomegranate juice,” POM Wonderful says on its web site, noting that a number studies have documented the health benefits of pomegranate juice.

POM and its allies -- who, somewhat surprisingly, include the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees -- backed a bill that earlier set forth a series of scientific markers, based on information developed by studies that, among other things, detailed the chemical profile that contains the attributes of pure pomegranate juice.

AFSCME said the bill, SB 190, extols truth in advertising and that any dilution of pomegranate juice cuts its health benefits. Sen. Rod Wright, D-Inglewwod, who is carrying the bill, agreed.
“It only seeks to define what 100 percent is. If you want to call it “100 percent,” it has to be 100 percent,” Wright told an Assembly committee this week.

According to rivals of POM, those characteristics essentially gave POM Wonderful a competitive edge by freezing out other pomegranate producers whose product didn’t meet the chemical profile in the bill. The company itself said POM Wonderful was unique. “All of these studies featured patients who drank POM Wonderful 100 percent Pomegranate Juice, not any other brands.” The rivals include farmers and a national association representing juice producers, along with the California Nevada Soft Drink Association, which has members that own juice companies.

Wright has flatly rejected suggestions that the bill is intended to benefit POM Wonderful or any other single company. Studies of 45 different kinds of pomegranate juice from 23 different manufacturers showed that six of the 23 produced juice that met the 14-point criteria, not just POM Wonderful. The specifications by an entity called the International Multidimensional Authenticity Specification, or IMAS, were included in the bill.

But the Senate was suspicious, fearful that the legislation primarily benefited POM Wonderful. The upper house, which amended the bill five times, approved Wright’s legislation in a 36-1 bipartisan vote, but not before the specific IMAS criteria had been stripped from its language, among other changes. The result: The bill now requires the state Department of Public Health, which has opposed the bill as unnecessary, to study the issue and write regulations in two years. But there are rumors in both houses of the Legislature that the language removed by the Senate will be restored in the Assembly.

The bill emerged from the Assembly Health Committee this week and is expected to be heard by the Appropriations Committee. Committee Chairman Dave Jones, D-Sacramento, said he saw no indication from the language of the bill that it would allow unfair competition, as the bill’s critics contended.

Earlier, on July 1, the bill was changed - again - to say the proposed regulations would apply “regardless of the origin or source of the pomegranates.” The change occurred the same day that the Senate approved the bill. The lone dissenting vote was Sen. Mimi Walters, an Orange County Republican.

Critics believe the issue is federal, not state. “Every juice, not just pomegranate is regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). This bill ties the hands of California processors. What if Washington state has its own rules, or Florida does the same thing with orange juice? We have federal standards already in place,” Pomering said.

“The bill keeps changing. It’s a chameleon,” Pomering added.
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pomega5 responds to our confused readers – Omega 5 oil demystified

SCENARIO: everybody and her sister can write an article about skin care and how pomega5 products truly exceed the performance of other green lines, but someone has got to make a sale, and sometimes you are in that happy place where you’ve gotten into the customer attention by she is not yet ready to purchase your product.
As you work with your customer contact, it gradually dawns on you that she doesn’t have the authority to make a final decision. The real decision-makers are somewhere else up the management chain but your contact seems reluctant to introduce you upwards. How do you cope?

Here’s a five step process:

· STEP #1: Understand the psychology. Assuming that your contact is not actually delusional about her decision-making power (don’t laugh; it happens), your contact probably has cold feet about bringing the idea to the bigwig’s attention. Unlike you, she is not trained to overcome the fear of selling new brands and, if she screws up, she can’t just move on to the next account. She’s got to live with the results
· STEP #2: Take a dose of reality. If your sales activity remains at this level, and with this person, it may add days, weeks and even months to your sales cycle. And it will waste time that you could be spending developing other opportunities. What’s more, there’s a good chance that the opportunity could drag on and on and then end in a “no decision” simply because a decision maker isn’t involved. So you MUST take action.
· STEP #3: Research the power structure. Find out the name(s) of the real decision-makers. It probably won’t help just to ask outright, because your contact is pretending, remember? So ask indirect questions like: “how have offerings like this been purchased in the past?” or “who else in the management influences your final decision?” Worse case, develop some more contacts and ask around.
· STEP #4: Request appropriate access. If you don’t ask, you don’t get. Say something like: “We’ve made a lot of good progress here we are at the point of this process we need to speak to John Smith, the senior VP. This is a something that will help us both, so shall we do that meeting together or shall I contact her myself?” Note that you’re giving a choice, but that each choice moves the sale forward.
· STEP #5: Determine what’s missing. If the contact refuses either choice — she won’t sponsor you and tells you not to talk to the decision maker — you have one (1) fallback position. Say something like: “I apologize for not articulating the situation very well. We’re working together on a deal for x amount of money and made a good start. What needs to happen before we get John Smith involved?” Listen carefully to the answer.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

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In good times: Confidence swells.

We all know what happens when the economy hums: A lot of what businesspeople try works. AIG discovers a profitable market in insuring dicey securities. General Motors sells lots of gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles. Innovation and entrepreneurialism flourish because the odds of success rise. And confidence climbs higher — often, as we can now see so clearly, dangerously high. “There’s evidence that in good times, suddenly everyone thinks that they’re better than everyone else,” says Don Moore, an associate professor of organizational behavior and theory at Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business. “On average, that’s just not true.”

Our problem? We can’t easily view our achievements with anything approaching objectivity. In a study on confidence published last year, Moore gave participants 18 computer-based trivia quizzes and then asked them how well they did. Turns out, most were horrible at assessing their performances — about 90 percent of the subjects guessed wrong about how they did.

Hubris and delusion, as you might imagine, are a dangerous combination. When things are going gangbusters, the truth is we get too full of ourselves. Our confidence has us looking at our businesses through rose-colored lenses.

In stable times: Overconfidence dictates.
When business is OK but unspectacular, we get conservative. We lean on practices that served us well during the earlier boom. Our confidence lies in the fact that we know what works, and we stick with it.
But that confidence can lead us astray again, as we adopt the false belief that experience can replace effort. Veteran cops do this: Moore cites well-known research in which seasoned policemen frequently erred in determining whether or not suspects were telling the truth. The related study, titled “Who Can Catch a Liar,” proves that few folks really can. Experience, it turns out, counts for little. “If I teach the same class for 10 years and start failing to prepare, then my performance suffers,” Moore says. “You have to find that sweet spot: sufficient poise to work with what you’ve already got, and sufficient anxiety to invest time and energy into your work.”
In downturns: Confidence evaporates.
Here’s where we are now. The economy has tanked. People are paying off mortgages worth far more than their homes; folks are out of work. Those still on the job, including company management, walk around office hallways with their heads down, in part because they fear becoming the next casualty.
Again, Moore says that confidence — really, the lack thereof — is misleading, slightly out of whack with reality. Yes, the national unemployment rate is a sobering 8.5 percent, but that means the employment rate is still 91.5 percent. Real estate is cheap, certainly compared with a few years ago, when those looking for homes bemoaned the sky-high prices. Weaker businesses are ripe for acquisition.
You have to look at the proverbial glass as half-full. “These days, I bet there are a lot of managers imagining that they’re not doing well, and that others are doing better,” says Moore. “On average? That’s untrue.”
Confidence experts say that in these stressful times, leaders need to be level-headed and courageous. Be brutally honest with yourself and others, and get comfortable with making changes and even going against the grain. Marriott, for instance, recently took what could be viewed as a leap of faith when it agreed to buy West Virginia’s iconic and bankrupt Greenbrier resort. In the long run, the hotel’s estimated $130 million price tag could very well represent a bargain. “This is a time to do things even if you don’t want to do them,” says Marina Gorbis, who runs the Institute for the Future, a Silicon Valley think tank. “This is a time for heroic actions.”

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The Basic 4-Step Skincare Regimen
Step 1: Cleansing Simple is key here. You need to find a good cleanser that your skin responds well to, and stick with it.

You can find a good cleanser at the drugstore. There's no need to spend $40 on a fancy wash. Avoid bar soaps as they tend to dry out the skin. According to Rona Berg, in her book, "Beauty," a French cosmetics executive once told her "soap should only ever touch your skin from the neck down." We agree. Choose instead a creamy cleanser if you have dry skin or a cleanser without oil if you have oily skin.
Be careful not to cleanse too often. Washing at night should do you. While some skincare experts swear you should cleanse skin with creamy cleansers that you wipe off with a tissue, never letting water touch your skin (some hard waters are especially hard on skin), we prefer the water method. In the morning, a splash of lukewarm water is all you need (we find it's great for removing excess oils from your nightly moisturizing). Never wash your face with hot or cold water (both can cause broken capillaries). Also be careful about overcleansing skin. Here's the best way to wash your face: Use warm water to loosen dirt and clogged pores. Use a dime-sized bit of cleanser, then rinse with cool or lukewarm water. You'll also want to take off your makeup with a proper makeup remover.
Step 2: ExfoliateExfoliation is the step most people skip in their weekly skincare routine. If you start properly exfoliating your skin, you will notice an almost immediate difference. According to Berg, one of the reasons men's skin looks more youthful than women's is because men tend to exfoliate daily when they shave. There are several ways to exfoliate skin: Microdermabrasion, chemical peels and retinoids.
Scrubs work by removing the top layer of dead skin cells that tend to dull your complexion. We find exfoliating skin once a week with a microdermabrasion kit keeps skin glowing year-round. Make sure you use a gentle scrub with tiny grains. Big grains in cheap scrubs can tear skin and cause more harm than good. Try some over-the-counter peels that work over the course of a month. "Collagen is the skin's structural fiber," dermatologist Dennis Gross said in O Magazine. "As we get older, it breaks down, creating lines and large pores." Skincare experts disagree on all sorts of things, but most of them consider retinoids to be a miracle skin saver. Should you use a toner? Some people swear by toners, but many beauty experts do not (I once read a skincare expert claim, "toners are only for copy machines"). Toners are meant to remove all remaining traces of oil, makeup and dirt, but a good cleanser should do this. I firmly believe it's up to you. If you like the way your skin feels with a toner. Buy it. Use it. Enjoy it.
Step 3: Moisturize While I know of at least one famous beauty editor who swore skin doesn't need moisturizer, basically everyone else I've read disagrees and is an adamant believer in it. A basic law of beauty is that everyone, no matter her skin type, should moisturize. Even if your skin is oily, it will benefit from moiturizers. (The only exception is those with acne). Why? Moisturizers seal moisture into skin (Berg calls this the "Saran Wrap effect"). So how much should you moisturize? Your skin will tell you. When your skin is tight, it's crying out for moisture. Be careful not to overmoisturize -- this can cause clogged pores.
Are eye creams necessary? Well maybe. Some beauty experts strongly recommend eye creams. Why? The skin around the eye contains no fatty tissue and is therefore very thin and susceptible to wrinkles. Special eye creams are formulated to 'thicken' this area and keep it sturdy. Yet other experts (including the beauty editors of Allure in their new book) claim your daily lotion works around the eyes just as well.
Step 4: Apply Sunscreen 'O' magazine ran an article featuring interviews with several top skin care experts and dermatologists. Every single one of them said sunscreen was the most important part of your skincare regimen. It was the secret they would pass on to their daughters. The number 1 cause of wrinkles is sun damage, so it's important to use sunscreen from your early years on even in winter and on cloudy days. A great trick is to purchase two moisturizers: one for night and one for day that includes UV protection. Don't use moisturizers with sunscreen at night, the ingredients are not meant to be used 27/7 and can aggravate skin. When choosing a sunscreen, make sure it contains Mexoryl.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Omega 5 oil and SPF

You are religiously wearing SPF all year round? But are you really sure you are protected from sun damage?Here are some tips:* Make sure your are protected from both UVA and UVB rays. UVB (burning) has a wavelength range (in nanometers) of: 280-320UVA (aging) has a wavelength range (in nanometers) of: 320-400Read the label to find out what spectrum of UV rays a sunscreen blocks.* Choose the right ingredient. Various sunscreen ingredients are capable of covering various spectrum of sunrays. Two ingredients that cover the widest spectrum used in sunscreen nowadays include Zinc Oxide (physical blocker) and Mexoryl (chemical blocker). Many products combine several sunscreen ingredients to cover a wider range of sun spectrum.* Apply sunscreen liberally and evenly. Studies show that the average person uses much less sunscreen than the amount needed to achieve the SPF shown on the label. Apply chemical sunscreens 15-30 minutes before sun exposure, physical sunscreens offer immediate protection. * Keep reapplying your sunscreen. Certain sun screening ingredients, such as Avobensene for example, are not photo-stable and tend to break down after a certain time making your skin vulnerable to sun rays. Reapply every two hours. However if you are you are swimming or exercising reapply more often.* Don’t forget your ears. Don't forget to apply sunscreen to areas that are commonly neglected, like the ears, hands, neck, and feet.* Make use of SPF in your makeup. If you can’t reapply sunblock or your moisturizer during the day, use additional makeup such as foundation and powder with SPF and keep refreshing it* Stay out of the sun. No sunscreen can block UV rays 100%. So make sure you are wearing hat with wide brims, long sleeves, sunglasses and don’t spend much time in the direct sun. Make sure to stay out of the sun during the ours of its highest activity (generally between 11 am and 3 pm)
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