nutrition

Festive Fitness

Discover how a Palms Springs spa focuses on fitness
I’ve already noticed a big influx of sweets and rich foods, and it’s only the first week of November. There’s no time like the present to ramp up the fitness routine to look great at holiday functions and keep off unwanted weight gain during the decadent season. The Riviera Palm Springs (CA) is offering its guests a FIT & PHAB...

New Nutrition

Find out how to win counseling with a nutritionist
A new year often means a fresh outlook on nutrition. Spa Week certainly agrees with the Healthy and Lean in 2014 Giveaway . During the month of January, visitors to www.spaweek.com can enter to win a series of four dietary counseling sessions with nutritionist Keri Glassman . The package, which is valued at $2,500 and includes a pantry and fridge...

You Are What you Eat

Dermalogica’s Claudia Aguirre, Ph.D., dishes on how food can affect the skin.
This age-old adage may have been dismissed over the generations as somewhat of an old wives’ tale, but in fact it is deeply rooted in a real biological connection between our bodies and the food we eat. With technological advances, we are better able to understand how micro- and macro-nutrients really affect our health on a cellular level. This notion...

Try these Collagen Boosting Foods for Firm Skin

Top collagen boosting foods include:
Collagen makes up 30% of the protein in the body and constitutes 70% of protein within the skin. Located within the dermis (below the outermost layer of skin,) collagen is the foundation of connective tissue that supports skin’s structure. As we age, the natural weakening in cellular activity and increase in environmental stressors break down this structural framework, resulting in...

Wellness Bites

From skin care treatments, yoga, massage, cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, diet and meditation, the spa can offer more today than we could even 5 years ago.
Photo protection from within? Nutrition research continues to show that certain antioxidants may further protect the skin from the permanent cellular damage cause by sun exposure. On the top of list, melons, green tea, cocoa, berries and tomatoes (particularly tomato paste as it is lycopene rich,) have shown that when consumed in concentrated amounts through supplement form can help reduce...

Functional Foods Controversy – Are superfruits all they are hyped up to be?

Amidst all of the media furor over superfruits and their potential health benefits, here are the latest facts . . .
As seen on TV, the internet and newsstands, it is hard to avoid the exaggerated claims and promises made by smart marketers and manufacturers of the so called “super fruit” juices. This caught my eye in particular last week when I read a recent superfruit company was put under scrutiny by US regulators who filed a complaint that their unsubstantiated...