As we experience one of the worse flu seasons in recent years, Fromgirltogirl decided to explore products to fend off the common cold and more importantly the flu virus. Wash your hands and drink plenty of orange juice were words of wisdom we’ve heard since childhood but now there are products available to help us along the way. One product that caught our eye: Cold-Q™ .
What is Cold-Q?
It is an all-natural oral spray, designed to attack the cold and flu virus. We are big on being environmentally friendly, so we appreciate Cold-Q being a pesticide and heavy metal free, non-GMO product. But more importantly, we appreciate the product integrity as Cold-Q doesn’t make any claims that it will cure the common cold or flu. Instead, we look at it as an effective product for combating the cold and flu. Here ‘s our thoughts on Cold-Q:
Reacting to the serious SARS crisis in China in 2003, Cold–Q™was developed to effectively treat SARS infected patients in hospitals. The Chairman and CEO, Dr. Don Segal, has a long and distinguished career in the biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, which spans over 40 years.
Dr. Segal founded Helix Biopharma Corp. where he was instrumental in inventing the lung cancer candidate drug L-DOS47, now in clinical trials. Dr. Segal was introduced to Cold-Q a few years ago and believes in the product’s potential for cold and flu relief. Given Dr. Segal’s background in cancer therapeutics, he saw another opportunity and that was to help the most vulnerable, those with a compromised immune system. With that in mind, he personally invested in the product to help brand, and gain awareness.
A clinical study was carried out on 152 patients who were screened for defined symptoms of a full-blown cold or flu attack. The treatment group (82) was treated with Cold-Q™ for 4 days. The control group (70) was given a combination of competitors’ product (acetaminophen and amantadine) and assessed as was the treated group over the 4-day treatment period. The results summarized in the chart below suggest that about 80 % of patients were free of symptoms within two days of treatment with Cold-Q™ as compared to the control group which showed less than 10 % response by day 3.
In vitro Studies
In vitro studies demonstrated that Cold-Q can inactivate influenza A, influenza B, and more specifically swine flu strains: H1N1 and H3N2, the dominant flu strain being H3N2 this 2018. Bynature of its formulation, we believe Cold-Q™ also provides significant immune support.
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• A mother and son who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), have remained free of cold/flu since using Cold-Q. Seevideohere.
*** This was not paid or sponsored post. Fromgirltogirl.com reviewed a free sample, given by Cold-Q with opinions of our own. ***
When it comes to reducing cellulite formation, you can do a number of things. You can load up on antioxidant foods, such as citrus fruits and veggies. There are many other things you can do. These things include the following:
Drink green tea often because this can reduce the visibility of cellulite. Green tea also can play a role in helping you lose weight and it is considered to be an antioxidant. Ideally, you should drink up to three cups of it per day.
Stop eating bad fats and replace them with omega-3 fats. These fats come from stuff such as nuts, oily fish, flaxseed and fish oils. When you have poor circulation, then your body won’t deliver nutrients to your skin cells as effectively as they could be.
Exercise regularly because this will burn fat and boost your circulation. You’ll increase muscle tone, which will reduce the visibility of cellulite. Not only that, but you’ll improve lymphatic drainage, which will carry away toxins from your cells.
Cut Toxins Out
According to Dore Aesthetics The dermis can be affected when toxins are allowed to build up and this can lead to the formation cellulite. You want to remove toxins such as coffee, tobacco, and coffee. Also, stay away from heavily processed foods that contain a bunch of chemical additives and sugars, and don’t forget about drinking a lot of water.
Give herbs a try, such as Dandelion leaf tea. You can drink this tea to help you flush out toxins, but you can also use the leaves in fresh juices. Another good herb to try is Ginkgo bilboa, which is also available in an array of forms and it can help boost your circulation.
Don’t forget about using external treatments on your skin, such as a coffee scrub, which you can use about 2-3 times per week. Once you’re out of the shower, take the coffee granules and massage them into the areas that are affected. Afterwards, you can rinse it off, and make sure you get all of it off.
Is getting into shape one of your new year’s resolutions? Don’t give up. Getting in shape is a big resolution each year and Ashley Madison , the world’s leading married dating website, surveyed its members to find out if their extramarital relationships motivated them to live a healthier lifestyle by exercising. The survey results show that cheaters are more likely to stay in shape while in an extramarital relationship.Here are key takeaways from their study:
52% say their spouse isn’t fit and 58% say they wish their spouse exercised more
70% say that their extramarital relationships actually motivate them to stay fit
12% of women (vs. 9 % of men) use the excuse of ‘going to the gym’ to meet their extramarital partner
The findings also go into the top exercises that turn people on (male vs. female) and much more. Check it out below:
Nearly half (41%) of respondents exercise 2-5 times per week and 80% consider themselves to have an average level of physical fitness. But it’s not the new year’s resolutions that are keeping cheaters fit, 70% of survey respondents say it’s their extramarital relationships that motivate them. This goes both ways as 71% consider their extramarital partner to be fit and/or seek an extramarital partner that is fit. Not surprising because let’s face it, healthy is sexy.
But if they’re in search of someone who is fit, does this mean their spouse doesn’t fall into this category? The answer is yes with 52% saying they don’t consider their spouse to be fit and 58% saying they wish their spouse exercised more often.
Working out or “Working out”?
Gyms are noticeably busier in January, bringing new people together and more wandering eyes. In a previous survey of Ashley Madison members, going to the gym was the fifth most common excuse for men (9%) and women (12%) when planning to meet with their extramarital partner. However, in a recent survey done of Ashley Madison members, when cheaters do go to the gym 73% say they are there strictly to exercise and not to seek an extramarital partner. Moreover, 72% are not likely to exercise with their spouse or their secret partner.
Even though they aren’t consciously seeking an affair at the gym, it doesn’t mean there aren’t certain exercises that work as a turn on for gym goers. The top exercise that turns people on most is yoga/stretching (51%), followed by squats (19%).
Top exercises that turn people on the most when someone else performs them
Yoga/stretching – 51%
Squats – 19%
Other – 13%
Bicep curls – 6%
Stationary bike – 3%
Other – 26%
Yoga/stretching – 22%
Bicep curls – 19%
Squats – 16%
Tricep pull-down -7%
Jump rope – 5%
Stationary bike – 3%
Lunges – 2%
Pilates Machine – 1%
Yoga/stretching – 59%
Squats – 20%
Other – 9%
Stationary bike -3%
Lunges – 3%
Jump rope – 2%
Bicep curls – 2%
Tricep pull-down – 1%
Pilates machine – 1%
*Survey of 1,112 members of Ashley Madison between January 3, 2018 – January 4, 2018.
** Survey of 1,491 members of Ashley Madison between October 4, 2017- October 13, 2017.
Do you know the “lose weight and exercise more,” is the No. 1 most commonly broken New Year’s resolution? 60 percent of gym memberships bought in January are never used, which means a great amount of money and opportunity is wasted. The personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2018’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle.
If you made the same New Year’s resolution, don’t feel bad. This year Fromgirltogirl is attempting to lose weight and focus on strength training, see clips below and follow on Instagram:
To determine where Americans have the best chance of balancing a healthy diet with ample physical activity, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities across 34 key metrics. The data set ranges from average monthly fitness-club fee to bike score to share of physically inactive adults.
Best Cities for an Active Lifestyle
Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle
Jersey City, NJ
San Francisco, CA
San Diego, CA
New York, NY
North Las Vegas, NV
Best vs. Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle
New York has the most sporting-goods stores (per square root of population), 0.4500, which is 16.6 times more than in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the city with the fewest at 0.0271.
Scottsdale, Arizona has the most public golf courses (per square root of population), 0.0599, which is 37.4 times more than in Cleveland, the city with the fewest at 0.0016.
Lincoln, Nebraska has the most fitness trainers and aerobics instructors per 100,000 residents, 185, which is 6 times more than in Bakersfield, California the city with the fewest at 31.
San Francisco has the highest number of dance schools (per square root of population), 0.0510, which is 36.4 times higher than in Fresno, California, the city with the lowest at 0.0014.
New York has the most playgrounds (per square root of population), 0.5737, which is 17.4 times more than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.0330.
Positive energy is something we cannot get enough in a day, week or lifetime. The deep inner flow of positive energy can inspire us to be at our best each day. Remember happiness is an aspect of our lifestyles that we have to continuously work on. There is no destination to happiness. From scents to clothing positive stimulate can inspire us to challenge ourselves and seek out the best versions of ourselves. To hone in on your positive zen, start by adding positive messaging and symbols to your everyday fashion. One place Fromgirltogirl recommends holiday shopping at is Zenvibes.com, an online shop dedicated to providing products designed to capture attention, help you express yourself and spread positive vibes. Some popular items include Mandala leggings, Good vibe only mugs, colorful hexagon pillows, beautifully designed shoulder bags and mesmerizing hams slip ons. There is something special for just about anyone on your holiday list. See for yourself today. And feel free to hashtag #FG2G to show off your fashion.
Patient safety is important to every hospital marketing effort. Yes, health care is still a business like any other business. How can patient safety improve? One way is for doctors and nurses to wear shoes built for comfort that can also serve as a health monitor. Now there are syncing technology shoes that can:
Motivate a person to get out and walk
Monitor your heart rate and blood pressure
Responds to voice commands
The new line High Lights are an incredible innovation, and the perfect mix of comfort, useful tech, and affordability. The team at high beams crammed much of tech in these shoes with more still to come. Here is a list of what synching technology shoes can do:
Voice activated Head light system: One single light, is super powerful and discreet. Simply say “lights on”, and the lights come on and shine up to 50 feet with 180 degree radius.
Fall Notification: A series of built-in gyros also other sensors, trigger a fall alert if the shoes are at irregular positions for a time. A pressure sensor in the sole lets the shoes know if the wearer is in the shoes or not. The shoes vibrate and the lights start to blink to alert the wearer. If the shoe receives no response from the wearer, the shoes make a decision. Once the shoe determines a fall has occurred, it takes action.
Alert Messaging: Once a fall has been detected, the shoes send messages to the contacts that have been programmed into the app. included in the message is a location map.
Follow Up Phone Call: If the shoes receive no response from the wearer or the messaging, they start calling the people in the app. If there is still no change…alarm is issued and last text At this point the shoes trigger the phone alarm (via the app) to each person the phone app list, and last text is sent.
The Shoes Call 911: The shoes notify emergency services via phone call, (and text where available).
The new High Light series can monitor heart rate and blood pressure at regular intervals and send vitals via text to care givers or family. Each shoe has the technology already inside, all the user needs to do is select the options they wish to use, via the phone app. Our team is working on other technology, like drug monitoring, to prevent accidental overdose or to remind the wearer to take the medicine. You can watch an actual working model in the video. Release date is this year and expected cost from $120-150.
See the video above to check out the shoes in actions:
It’s wedding season and swimsuit model Kate Upton sat down with Yahoo Style’s recently to discuss her insecurities about wearing a bikini, her weight as well as her plans for her upcoming wedding. Here are some highlights from Upton’s interview:
Swimsuit Model Kate Upton Says She’s ‘Still Not Confident in a Bathing Suit’
Yes, even a super model like Kate Upton has body image insecurities. She says she is still not confident in a bathing suit. This is why she eats healthy and sticks to a work out routine to feel at her best. Upton says:
You always have struggles. It’s not like I always feel my best. Everybody has moments where they don’t feel confident in a bikini. It’s what we’re striving for: self-love. We work our way up. When I don’t feel my best, that’s OK.”
Yahoo Styles asked Upton is she trying to lose wait for her wedding day. The answer is no because she is not worried about a number. Why won’t Upton lose weight for her wedding? Here’s her complete answer:
“Honestly, because coming from the fashion world, weight — when I first started modeling — was very important. How much you weighed, how much you needed to lose, whatever it was…I’m not trying to be fit for a number on a scale. Whenever I’m happiest, I try to maintain that. I don’t need a number.”
Upton does not even stick to a strict diet. Instead, she tries to eat healthy, work out and keep up a healthy lifestyle. Upton does this because she wants to allow herself the freedom to enjoy what she eats. In the interview Upton admits “I weight-train, which also really helps raise my metabolism and gives me the ability to enjoy food.”
At the start of the New Year, I made a promise to myself to eat healthier by buying fresh foods, organic foods and making more homemade meals. In addition to making healthier choices, I also self-promised to workout daily for 15-30 minutes. Some days I feel less motivated to workout but I try to be physically active in some shape or form – walking, running, yoga or dancing. Since keeping up with this habit my body feels lighter and I have more energy. Now I am searching for healthier beverages.
One of my favorite beverages to drink is wine – Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. But what if I could get a healthier, more refreshing option of my favorite wines? This started my journey to natural wine, vegan wine.
What is Vegan Wine?
Vegan wine is wine that doesn’t include animal products. You may be asking “Don’t all wines not have meat?” That depends on the wine filtration process. Tiny particles , traces of meat are found in wine when filtered through animal products. With vegan wine you can avoid animal products altogether without sacrificing the delicious taste of wine. Some common animal products you can find in traditional wines are:
Albumin, the protein in eggs
Casein, an animal protein found in dairy products
Gelatin which from animal skin, bone and cartilage
Isinglass which is the gelatin from fish bladders
Chitosan carb found in shrimp, crab, and crustacean shells
Older wines may also have dried blood powder. If this sounds gross to you, wine lovers have drunk wines with some if not these particles inside. But why are these ingredients in wine? The animal products help clarify, filter, and refine wines and beers. Inevitably small traces of those animal products are found in the final beer and wine products. The wonderful thing about vegan wine is that it doesn’t have to use animal products to clarify, filter and refine. Instead, bentonite clay can refine wines to make them 100% vegan.
If you are wondering whether you can easily spot vegan wines when shopping for wine, you may find it challenging because the refining ingredients are not actually in the wine and not required to be listed on the wine bottle. I recommend going directly to a wine maker or wine retailer to confirm which wines are vegan wines – a high quality vendor will always keep track of wines that are vegetarian-friendly. This is how I discovered Proud Pour , a vegan wine provider committed to pairing wines with solutions to local environmental problems.
Environmentally friendly products are very important to me because I want to be mindful of how my habits and behaviors impact the world around. Doing research on Instagram about vegan wines, I discovered the hashtag#CheersToChange – a tagline Proud Pour uses on their Instagram page @ProudPour. They have two wines available now.
The first wine is The Oyster, a Sauvignon Blanc that restores 100 wild oysters per bottle. It also happens to be the perfect pair for oyster or seafood plates. This is appealing to me because I’m on a chicken and seafood diet now while also enjoying vegan food here and there.
The second wine is Oregon Pinot Noir that saves bees by planting 875 wildflowers. Pinot Noir goes well with salmon, roasted chicken, pasta dishes, casseroles, stews and game birds like duck or quail. It can also go well with chocolate desserts and those with caramel.
No matter your preference of wine type, both are sustainably grown, vegan wines (and soon beer come this summer or summer 2018) to save the environment. Between the Sauvignon Blanc and the Oregon Pinot Noir, I decided to go for the wine that saves the bees. Regardless you cannot go wrong with either because you are making a difference.
I look at the back of the Oregon Pinot Noir wine bottle and read the facts about the importance of wildflowers to bees. Bees pollinate one-third of the food we eat. Native bees are disappearing because of pesticide use, disease and lack of wildflowers and habitat. By buying this vegan wine from Proud Pour, I help ( and you can support too) the bees survive because Proud Pour plants 875 wildflowers when wine lovers buy. That amount of wildflowers is the equivalent of 90 sq ft of bee habitat. Where? Local farms. The project is called Xerces Society.
Wine Tasting of the Oregon Pinot Noir
The Oregon Pinot Noir is not only sustainably grown and vegan, it is delicious with supple tannins, earthy tones, and rich notes of red plum, rhubarb, and vanilla. What I absolutely love about Proud Pour is their attention to detail. The wine bottle is beautiful. It has an illustration of a bee with the description “This wine saves bee species.” It also comes with a lovely sack that has seeds to plant wildflowers which I cannot wait to use when I get my first home. This wine has no eggs, casein or isinglass. I love it – cannot wait for my family and friends to try. Moreover, I am proud that a woman entrepreneur, Berlin Kelly, founder of Proud Pour produce this excellent wine for us to enjoy on date night, at weddings, corporate events and our favorite nights of TV.
About the Proud Pour Team
Berlin and business partner Brian Thurber launched Proud Pour because they wanted to drink to make a difference. How many beverages can you really say make a difference when you go to the bar? Not many. They partner with local environmental group to do just that – and it’s awesome. Check out the list of non-profits Proud Pour supports today. The Proud Pour team encourages their fans to attend the non-profits’ events or reach out to see how they can help. Learn more on how they got started by reading ‘ Paired with Oysters, This Wine is Cleaning Up the New York Harbor.’
Where to Buy
The great thing about Proud Pour is that it gives wine lovers (and soon-to-be beer lovers) options on how to get their drink on. If you click Where to Buy at ProudPour.com you can find a Proud and Pour wine distributor near you or order right online. I love the buy online option because it allows me to buy in advance of special occasions and comes right to my door. Once it’s a habit, it’s easy.
Let me know what you think about Proud Pour by using the hashtag #CheersToChange
Most people know that eating plenty of fresh, raw, and organic fruit and vegetables is the perfect way to enhance their health and increase the likelihood of living a longer, happier life. The more fresh produce you get into your system, the more open your diet will be to a host of vitamins and minerals made to improve daily health and digestion. Some people even believe that certain items of fresh produce can help guard the body from chronic diseases such as diabetes, and cut the risk of suffering from cancer. Unfortunately, the busy lifestyles that most of us lead means that we do not have time to spend hours a day searching for new recipes that will help us get the right amount greens into our diet. Juicing is one of the most convenient ways to get the nutritional boost your body needs. But what makes juicing more beneficial than drinking smoothies? Read some answers below.
The Problems with Smoothies
If you make a smoothie using a lot of produce and no added extras (like greek yogurt), the likelihood you are going to consume a large amount of fruit and vegetables is high. Remember when you put item in the blender to make your smoothie , you are using the entire fruit or vegetable – not just the liquid content. Although getting large doses of fresh produce into your diet might seem like a good decision on the surface, it also means that you are consuming more calories than you might be able to burn, which not only prevents the weight loss that can come with juicing, but could lead to weight gain. If you compare that to the process of creating juice, which you see below, you will quickly discover that juicing only uses the liquid content of the fruit or vegetable, leaving much of the calories behind.
If you do not have a produce-only smoothie and choose to pack your drink full of other substances like ice cream, flavored yogurt, sweetened milk and honey, then you could definitely add to your intake of daily sugar. This drastically increases the calorie count involved with each of your beverages.
Why is juicing better than smoothies?
The best reason to consider juicing is that you will be able to increase your intake of fresh produce. Most fruits and vegetables will supply the body with a wealth of minerals and vitamins that help to battle against oxidative stress and boost your body immunity. Many Americans do not get the right amount of fruit and vegetables into their system; juicing is a quick and effective way to get the extra nutrition the body needs.
Juicing also gives the body a unique opportunity to experiment with vegetables and fruits that it would not normally digest or enjoy in standard recipes. That means that you can get healthy doses of things like beets and kale, which are brimming with vitamin B and vitamin K. Just look at some of the recipes that are included here:
An easier way to eat your greens
Although plenty of people love eating their fruits and vegetables, there are some out there who simply do not like the taste or texture of items of fresh produce. While there is nothing wrong with having a preference on the food that you would like to eat, missing out on certain items of fruit and vegetables could mean that you do not get access to essential vitamins and minerals that cannot be accessed in the same amounts elsewhere.
If you are a busy person who does not have much time to sit down and craft new recipes for your fruit and vegetable intake or you struggle to consume fruits and vegetables (you do not like the taste), juicing is an excellent way to fill in the nutrition gap. You get everything you need without textures that might put you off. Additionally, it takes much less time to sit and drink a glass of juice than it does to put together and drink a smoothie. This means that you can get all the minerals and vitamins that you need for a single day in one glass in the morning.
Trying to keep up with the workout routine you committed to at the start of the New Year? You’re not alone. Don’t give up.
Fromgirltogirl is here to help you keep on track ( and even do the workout routines along with you). In the New Year, Fromgirltogirl has focused on toning up and core strength. Laura Varney, a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and nutrition coach in Los Angeles, has great Youtube videos on weight loss, body sculpting, strength and functional training and high intensity interval training. Remember, being active plays a major role in your overall health and wellness. Yes, find time for that hike, enjoy those sweaty workouts, meditate and log your thought. Try some healthy eats with friends and family. This is your year to get it done.
Varney is healthy and toned because she includes a variety of workout routines in her regimen, including yoga, hiking, strength training, pilates, kickboxing and running. A key philosophy Varney lives by is to change routine and challenge self once the body adapts to a routine. It is easier to stick to aworking out daily or weekly if you surprise your body every time and make exercising fun.