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Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Pagoda in Feng Shui by The Crabby Nook


The Pagoda brings not only protection against bad energy and pernicious forces in your surrounding but career and scholastic luck to its owner. Auspicious Chi gathering around the pagoda will energize the person who work nearby making one feeling fresh and alert during his work or study. The Pagoda is also a powerful symbol of protection against illnesses.

The Pagoda makes an excellent gift for those pursuing higher education, people who are constantly sick or those vying for a promotion at work.

The pagoda is a temple of knowledge, peace and silence. It symbolizes the path of wisdom. It is said that a person who knows more or is knowledgeable stands firm like a mountain or a Pagoda and cannot be shaken by anything. The Pagoda is believed to possess the power to tame unruly minds and behaviors. As you may read in many Chinese tales, the Pagoda is used for taming of cheeky spirits by 'imprisoning' them in it. Hence the Pagoda can be used to ward of evils and bad chi.

The Pagoda is a very useful Feng Shui enhancer and cure that brings literary luck, fame luck, protection and advancement in career. It is also potent to ward off bad energy and killing forces (sar chi') in your abode.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Skin Care Products for Chemo Patients Part II/III

Skin Care Products for Chemo Patients 


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Facial Skin Care after Chemo

avon productsI have always waited until after I was finished with my chemo treatment before I start working on bringing my face back for socializing. If you are like me you will notice that your skin color may look a little ashen and very dull.

Right after my first chemo treatment, I tried every expensive department store skin care products that I could find or used to use on a regular basis while working as a professional career woman, to bring my skin back to looking healthy. I am not going to name the list of products and brands that did not work for me just to be respectful and because they are still very good products. And, because they may work for you.

After trying a lot of different products, I happened to catch an advertisement for Avon ANEW products. The ads talked about rejuvenating and moisturizing your skin. I had never used Avon cosmetics before and didn't have much hope. At the time I thought Avon cosmetics were inexpensive so how could they do wonders when the most expensive products couldn't?

I started using the ANEW Ultimate line. After a few weeks, my skin looked and felt so good that I was able to move down to the Reversalist line. This time around I went straight to the Platinum line. I use the face wash, serum, day cream, night cream and eye cream. I also use several of the ANEW Clinical products. You will love how it feels when you start using these products. You will be able to feel them working. Your skin will start looking so good that you too, will be able to move down one level of product strength.

You should also know that these products work for men too. They are not just for women and men will see great improvements in their skin too.

PLEASE NOTE: I do not sell Avon products.

The best compliment I have ever gotten after finishing up chemo treatment was, "You look so healthy!"

Avon ANEW Platinum

found on Amazon

Avon ANEW Ultimate

found on Amazon

Avon ANEW Reversalist

found on Amazon

Avon ANEW Clinical

found on Amazon

Cancer Fighting Foods - on YouTube

Tarocco Facial Care Products

found on Amazon

Another product that I use in addition to the Avon products is Tarocco.

Tarocco, meaning "Beautiful" in Sicilian dialect, is also known as "blood orange" and "red orange". This fruit, rich in antioxidants, will leave your skin soft, replenished and toned.

You will love how smooth and soft your skin feels and how much moisture the face cream adds to your skin. I love the citrus orange fragrance and feel very pampered after using these products.

Part I covered Body Skin Care during treatment and can be found here

Part III will cover Body Skin Care after treatment

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Skin Care Products for Chemo Patients Part I

Skin Care Products for Chemo Patients Part I/III

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This blog is meant to help others who have the experience of chemo treatments and the effect it has on their skin.

I personally have been prescribed Chemo treatments on three separate occasions. For a 12 month treatment in 2002, a six month treatment in 2008 and another six month treatment in 2012. Just so you know, I think I have it beat this time! I am waiting to hear about my most recent test results from my doctor.

Each time the treatment prescribed was more harsh than the one before. The practice of medicine is a science and they are constantly working on cancer cures. For my most recent treatment, I went to a wonderful hospital that put together a treatment that was more direct to fighting the type of cancer disease that I had. It was very hard to get thru, but, I made it through to the end.

Each time I have taken chemo my skin has always gone through many changes. I want to share with those who may not have thought to use some of these products to help ease their discomfort. So, if you know someone going through this awful treatment, please be aware that it really does change the way someone looks and feels even though they may still be laughing and look okay to you. Hopefully, you will be able to suggest using one of these products to help them.

PLEASE NOTE: There are many wonderful products available to help a chemo patients' skin, however, these are the products that I tried and found to be effective.

Cancer Survivor Song - on YouTube

BioSilk Therapy Oil

biosilk therapy oil
The first product I want to tell you about is BioSilk. Not only can BioSilk be used as a hair conditioner, it is a perfect body lotion! And, wow!, does it have the most fabulous smell!

BioSilk contains Silk Proteins, Botanical Extracts, Vitamin E and Vitamin B for moisturizing.

BioSilk is the perfect leave in hair conditioner when you first start your chemo treatment and have not lost your hair. It really does help repair the drying damage. I massage this into my scalp when my hair is dry also. Another thing I highly recommend is that you just let your hair dry naturally. If you blow dry of use a hot iron, it will further damage your hair while going through chemo. This does not mean that you can't blow dry or use a hot iron, but, if you are not going out into public, I highly recommend that you just let your hair dry naturally.

BioSilk can be purchased in many stores including Wal-Mart, Target, CVS and K-Mart. I buy the largest container I can find because I go through it so fast. My doctor advised me that it was important to use your body lotion within ten minutes after getting out of the shower for the best absorption.

I happen to use BioSilk even when I am not sick because it makes my skin feel silky smooth! Use sparingly because a little goes a long way. Absorbs in the skin quickly.

Blue Emu Oil with Aloe

bue emu oil creamPart of the side effects that I experienced during treatment was a peeling rash. This was very dry skin and when it peeled, it would bleed. I needed a deep penetrating medicinal cream. Although I tried many, this was one of my favorites.

Emu oil quickly penetrates the skin to deliver ingredients directly to the source of discomfort, while helping moisturize the skin and reduce inflamation. Blue-Emu Oil is deep penetrating, non greasy, and has no lasting odor. It is great for use on the back, neck, shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, legs, feet and ankles.

I just set up a monthly delivery schedule during my treatment with Amazon getting an additional discounted price! I used two jars a month.

Other Highly Recommended Healing Body Creams

found on Amazon

I have used all of these products. You will be pleased with any of these selections! Shea Butter is another rich and creamy skin healer. I love Avon's Skin So Soft products and use them all year long. Eucerin and Cetaphil are both highly recommended for severe dry skin.

Cancer Survivor Song - on YouTube

Part II will cover Facial Skin Care here
Part III will cover Body Skin After Treatment

Saturday, March 9, 2013

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