Salt Can Improve Your Overall Health

Bringing a salt therapy room to Northeast Ohio started with Linda Machalicek’s vision and two years of researching, planning and remodeling a building to create a beautiful salt room located in Dolcé Organic Salon Med Spa & Salt Room. The Dolcé Salt Room is a beautiful tranquil room with 8,000 pounds of pure, white Himalayan Brick Salt. Dry salt therapy, also known as “halotherapy,” is a growing trend across the country. Around 275 dry salt therapy rooms have opened in the U.S. and Canada, up from about a dozen in 2010. (CBSNews.com)

What is Salt therapy/Halotherapy?

“Halos” literally means “salt” in Greek. Halotherapy, better known as salt therapy, is the therapeutic use of natural salt in a simulated microclimate, like a salt room, which simulates the effects of actual salt mines. Salt therapy is specially used to help relieve and support clients with respiratory and skin ailments but provides so much more.

How Does Salt therapy Work?

During a salt session, dry salt aerosol micro-participles are dispersed into the salt room. The salt aerosol is then inhaled and penetrates deep into the lungs, nasal cavities, sinuses and bronchial tubes with normal breathing. Salt is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and mucolytic by nature. It reacts with the mucus in the respiratory system and helps to loosen the mucus. is environment is also very beneficial to exposed skin. The non-inhaled salt particles fall onto the skin, and with its anti-inflammatory properties, it can help improve circulation to the surface of the skin.

What Type of Clothing Should I Wear?

Comfortable clothing is best. The salt will not harm your clothes, and if you are coming for skin conditions, it is recommended to wear clothing that will expose as much of the area of concern as possible.

For more information contact Dolcé Organic Salon Med Spa & Salt Room.

Nonsurgical Lift that Counteracts the Effects of Time & Gravity!

Q: What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a safe, non-surgical ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. Ultherapy uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift skin on the eyebrow, under the chin and on the neck, and smooth lines and wrinkles on the decolletage.

Q: What is unique about Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift skin. Ultherapy is also the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue targeted during the treatment to ensure the energy is deposited to where it will be most beneficial. With the addition of the new Ultherapy® Decolletage Treatment, Ultherapy is also now the only non-invasive procedure specifically indicated by the FDA to improve lines and wrinkles on the chest.

Q: What is the downtime?
The treatment typically takes around 90-minutes. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately, without having to follow any special post-treatment measures.

Q: When will I see results?
After your Ultherapy® Treatment, you may see some initial effect, but the ultimate results will take place over 2-3 months, as your body naturally regenerates collagen. Since the procedure stimulates your own collagen production, how long the results last really depends on you.

Q: Who is a good candidate?
A good Ultherapy candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to feel and look less firm. Examples include a lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin, and lines or wrinkles on the chest. Of course, the best way to find out if you’re an Ultherapy candidate is to consult with a practitioner.

 

 

CVS Health Takes Major Step to Address Chemicals of Consumer Concern

Parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors will be removed from extensive line of store brand beauty and personal care products.

CVS Pharmacy (NYSE:CVS), America’s leading retail pharmacy, took a major step forward in advancing its efforts to address chemicals of consumer concern by announcing the removal of parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors across nearly 600 beauty and personal care products from its store brand CVS Health, Beauty 360, Essence of Beauty, and Blade product lines. The Promise Organic line of store brand products also does not contain any of these ingredients. CVS Pharmacy will stop shipping store brand products that don’t meet these standards to distribution centers by the end of 2019.

As a company driven by its purpose of helping people on their path to better health, this latest action is a significant milestone in its journey toward more sustainable products that satisfy consumer expectations. “We are committed to providing our customers with the safe, efficacious products that they are looking for,” said Cia Tucci, vice president of store brands and Quality Assurance at CVS Health. “We listened when customers voiced their desire for products that still provide the benefits they need with fewer ingredients of concern. Today’s announcement is a natural step in the evolution of our comprehensive approach to chemical safety.”
While all store brand products have always been subject to stringent standards of safety, quality and environmental responsibility and – at a minimum – meet all federal and state requirements, customer feedback has driven this move to eliminate parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors.  In addition to listening to customers, CVS Health has also engaged with industry experts and key advocacy groups to ensure that product quality can be maintained through this transition. Over the past several years, CVS Health has engaged with the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families (SCHF) coalition and its Mind the Store campaign, an organization working to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in consumer products, strengthen the understanding of chemicals of consumer concern and inform opportunities for retailers to advance chemical safety in consumer products.
“This announcement is an exciting milestone not only for CVS Health, but for retailers and the role they play in driving change toward safer consumer products,” said Mike Schade, Mind the Store campaign director for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. “We applaud CVS Health for the action it is taking today and we look forward to continued collaboration ahead.  We hope other retailers will follow suit.”The evolution of CVS Health’s chemical policy builds off a foundation laid over the last decade to advance its chemical management efforts. In 2007, the company became the first major drugstore to establish a Cosmetic Safety Policy in 2008. Since then, CVS Health has made substantial progress toward sustainable chemical management, including the launch of the WERCSmart tool in 2013 to ensure suppliers register ingredient information for all chemical-based products. In 2016, CVS Health became the first major pharmacy chain in the country to become a signatory of the Chemical Footprint Project.

“Our consumers expect both transparency and quality when it comes to ingredients in the products they use,” said Eileen Howard Boone, senior vice president of CSR and philanthropy at CVS Health. “This is an important step, and we look forward to continuing to work with stakeholders to address additional chemicals of consumer concern and focus on more product categories in the future.

For more information on CVS Health’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, visit: www.cvshealth.com/social-responsibility.

About Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families is a coalition that represents over 450 organizations and businesses united by the common concern about toxic chemicals in homes, places of work, and products used every day. The coalition fights for reform of outdated toxic chemical laws, working with retailers to phase out hazardous chemicals from the marketplace and educating the public about ways to protect one’s family from toxic chemicals.
About CVS Health
CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com
About CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America’s leading retail pharmacy with over 9,700 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS Pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS Pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.

Source: Drake Communications LLC, 113 Nassau St, New York, NY, 10038, United States

Discover Unique Boutiques

Bou•tique [boo-teek] – small fashionable shop, exclusive business offering highly customized service or product, a small business, department, specializing in one aspect of a larger industry.

The Latest Trends in Hair Additions

As seen in the latest trend reports, ponytails and bangs are IN. There are many types of synthetic and heat resistant synthetic ponytails including the sleek “Pony Wrap” that uses part of the hair to wrap around the point of attachment to make it look more real and right on trend. Bang pieces are available in short, thick styles or wispier with the sides getting gradually longer. Then there are also easy to use clip-in hair extensions, you can add instant length and volume. They are available in almost 2 dozen great colors and hair types, from human hair to the new cutting-edge heat defiant fibers.

Wigs N’ Things, is a premier wig shop located in Fairlawn, providing a large variety of wigs, hairpieces and extensions for a specific hair need or just for fun.Wigs N’ Things is staffed with certified hair experts who are dedicated to finding the solution that fits you and your lifestyle. Wigs N’ Things offers the latest in designer wigs and hairpieces, featuring an assortment of colors, styles, and types of caps to suit every need. Our wig experts will do a complimentary consult to assist you in choosing the hair solution to create the look
you desire, regardless of your hair loss situation. If you have a specialized need a custom piece can be designed to your exact specifications. Wigs N’ Things offers a full line of care products to ensure your investment is properly cared for and a large selection of hats, scarves, and cover ups. Come visit owners, Melisa Jung and Debbie Carter to receive a complimentary consultation today.

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Beautiful Summer Fashions at NEW Location – Ohio Outlets

It’s time to celebrate summer! Owl Eyes On You carries all the latest summer trends and classic pieces to brighten up your wardrobe. Casual elegance is the theme for 2016, with bright colors and shimmering materials. Fringe, off the shoulder styles and dangling earrings are the hottest trends on the runways. Boutique owners, Wendy and Allison, are a dynamic Mother and Daughter team that travel to various fashion shows throughout the year seeking new and exciting pieces at affordable prices! Discover unique jewelry, fashion accessories, clothing, beautiful gift-ware, owl pieces, fun home goods and local artisans. Find the perfect outfit for vacation, weddings, graduations or a summer night out.

Screen Shot 2016-07-11 at 8.20.24 AMCheck out our June July issue for special offers, for Women’s Journal readers ONLY, from both of these great boutiques!

Protect Yourself From the Sun

sunshine with shadesWe all find sunshine therapeutic as a mood booster. However, sunshine can have dangers as well as benefits. Sun damaged skin from sunburn or chronic exposure is the major cause of skin cancer. Doctors believe that most skin cancers can be avoided by using proper prevention. Sun damaged skin also contributes to premature aging. Repeated sun damage skin will look thicker, leathery and wrinkled. It can cause age spots, fragile and sagging skin.

The best way to avoid the dangers of the sun is to stay of out of the sun, but for most of us that is not realistic. Thus, when we go outside below I offer a few tips to minimize the sun’s harmful effects.

1) Always wear sunscreen  Sunscreens are variable by type of ingredients and the SPF. SPF stands for sun protection factor. The SPF number tells you how the product will protect you from the burning rays of the sun-UVB. Most sunscreens will protect you from UVA rays- the second major ray of the sun too. Everyone should wear a minimum of SPF 30. If you have had skin cancer, then use a sunscreen with even higher SPF. Everyone is recommended to wear sunscreen including children greater than 6 months old. Recently, a researcher reported that if sunscreens were used regularly by children through the age of 18, there would be a 72% reduction in the cases of skin cancer later in life.

The ingredients are important because they offer different types of protection. For complete block, look for titanium dioxide or zinc oxide.

I also recommend a natural plant based option. Several people report regular Cataplex F use can prevent sunburn used in conjunction with SPF.

2) Wear sunglasses that filter the UV light.

3) Wear protective clothing. Some clothes today provide SPF in fabric in addition to clothing being a basic layer of protection. Wear a wide brimmed hat to provide more shade and protection.

4) Avoid the “hot” sun in the middle of the day. This is about 10am-3pm. The ultraviolet rays which cause sunburn are strongest during this time.

Treating damaged skin

Even if we try to prevent sun burn, sometimes it happens. Several skin treatments with medical grade skin care products, chemical peels or optical light laser can stimulate collagen and elastin to gain tightening and elasticity for a more youthful appearance. Laser can help diminish broken blood vessels and brown spots from sun damage skin. I also recommend an annual skin check from your doctor or a dermatologist.

Let’s not forget the sun’s benefits.

Vitamin D is important for many processes in the body. Muscle, prostate, bone health and immunity to name a few. It also plays a role in sugar and mood balance. You can get Vitamin D from: 1) Food 2) Sun 3) Supplements

Vitamin D is tough to get in your diet. It is only present in a few foods. It is naturally present in fatty fish like salmon and shellfish. Other foods like milk and fresh orange juice are fortified by the manufacturing industry.

We need sunlight for our bodies to make Vitamin D. It does not require a lot either. Only 10-15 minutes of sun exposure with no SPF is required to generate Vitamin D.

Since most adults don’t get enough Vitamin D in their diet or get enough sun exposure because of wearing sunscreen to prevent risk of skin cancer, supplements are necessary to get the recommended daily dosing. You can use Vitamin D3 over the counter. You can also use a plant based supplement from Standard Process, which from my experience gets absorbed very well. I offer both to my patients. I recommend you see your doctor to get your Vitamin D levels measured initially and a follow up. I recommend follow up levels because a leading test center reported that over 30+ brands of Vitamin D supplements tested, the average contained 33% of the dose on the level. There was also variability from bottle to bottle of the same manufacturer. Make sure your body gets what it needs and what you paid for.

Enjoy your summer. May the warmth of the suns rays make you feel good on the inside while you protect your skin on the outside.

Written by Dr. Kathleen Fearon D.O. – Physician and owner of Comprehensive Internal Medicine and Skin Care Solutions. An Internal Medicine practice where complete medical care along with an integrative nutritional approach is being offered when desired as well as advanced skin care evaluations and treatment plans are implemented.

 

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

Your child not only has a different development and arrangement of their teeth than adults, but may have specific dental and behavioral needs that are unique to a child. These needs may include dental sealants, fluoride applications, home treatments, or just simply education in oral hygiene. In addition to treating existing dental problems, our office focuses on prevention through patient education. Our mission is to give our patients the best and most advanced dental care possible to enjoy a cavity-free future.

Natural Dentistry! No Needles! No Drills! No Pain!

With cutting edge technology like the dental laser, Brunswick KiDDS uses this laser energy and a gentle spray of water to perform a wide range of dental procedures, without the vibration and pressure associated with the dental drill which are the primary causes of pain. Doctors have used lasers for years to provide better care for their patients.

Now, thanks to Brunswick KiDDS, you can benefit from advanced laser technology for your child’s dental care. Without the use of the drill, our lasers allow us to perform many dental procedures without shots, without the need for anesthesia, and without any numbing at all! Also, our lasers reduce the amount of bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling, and the need for pain medication after treatment! Brunswick KiDDS’ Lasers are extremely precise and accurate in their ability to remove tooth decay. Since they use light energy, they can eliminate even microscopic amounts of bacteria and infection while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. As a result, we can often treat all areas of decay in one or two appointments, reducing the amount of anxiety that build up every time your child has to come back for treatment! It is the natural way of doing dentistry.

Have You Had Your Child Evaluated for Braces?

The American Association for Orthodontists recommends that every child have an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. Early detection and treatment gives your child the edge – a much better chance for natural and normal development. One advantage of having Brunswick KiDDS for your child’s dental home is that we monitor their growth and development on a regular basis. Our parents truly appreciate having orthodontic treatment done in our office. This allows them to coordinate cleaning and check-up appointments with orthodontic appointments. By working with the natural growth instead of against it, we can prevent problems from becoming worse, and give your child a lifetime of healthy smiles! Studies have shown that people who have straight healthy teeth are more likely to smile more. This can lead to a greater self-esteem which may lead to a more fulfilling life.

Dr. Milton and Dr. Brittany are pediatric dentists, specializing in the treatment and prevention of dental disease, as well as the overall oral health of children. Through extra years of schooling, training, experience, and certification, a pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children, adolescents, and those with special health care needs. Dr. Milton, Dr. Brittany and their team regularly attend seminars and conferences devoted to new treatments, new technologies and excellent patient care practices.

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The Happy Emoticon Effect: Changing Facial Contours to Turn that Frown Upside Down

Study demonstrates the social impact of a unique facial rejuvenation approach

TAMPA, Fla., March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Improving facial expressions through natural-looking surgical rejuvenation greatly improves social acceptance, according to “The Emoticon Effect,” an original study from Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Christian Drehsen, M.D., that explores the link between facial expression vectors and social response.

beforeafterFor years, scientists have studied how humans perceive and classify emotions based on common facial vectors. Findings have shown that downward vectors – commonly associated with frowning – universally convey negative emotions, while upward vectors – such as smiling – convey positive emotions and youthfulness.

“Facial expressions and emoticons alike are instantly understood, as they symbolize with a few lines or ‘vectors’ universal human emotions or state of mind,” said Dr. Drehsen, Medical Director of Clinique of Plastic Surgery, located in St. Petersburg, Fla. “Unfortunately, as we age, these vectors often create unflattering and misinterpreted expressions that at times trigger discrimination, indifference or prejudice.”

The Emoticon Effect, which was published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, concludes that by improving facial vectors in a uniquely natural looking facial rejuvenation, patients will benefit from a much greater social desirability than before the procedure.

The study asked 80 medical students to rate a random selection of before and after photos of patients who underwent facial rejuvenation in terms of social acceptance. The students were asked to rate photos on a scale of one to five – one being very pleasant and they would like to meet them, and five being unpleasant and they do not wish to meet them.

For the purpose of the study, facial rejuvenation included a vertical Refresher Lift, modulated Dual Plane Brow Lift and sectional fat grafting. The Refresher Lift, a groundbreaking facial rejuvenation process developed by Dr. Drehsen, uses upward facial vectors as a guide to restore vitality and youthfulness to the face.

“This study amply supports the need for a paradigm shift in the planning of facial rejuvenation procedures,” said Dr. Drehsen. “While many celebrities seek out ‘quick lifts’ or other miraculous nips and tucks to mimic youth for their aging face, most of these blatantly obvious transformations rarely produce the expected positive responses from their social environment.”

Source: www.prnewswire.com

Find Your Local Boutiques

bou•tique [boo-teek]- small fashionable shop • exclusive business offering highly customized service or product • a small business, department, specializing in one aspect of a larger industry.

Below are a few local boutiques you’re going to want to check out!

The Latest Trends in Hair Additions
As seen in the latest trend reports, ponytails and bangs are IN. There are many types of synthetic and heat resistant synthetic ponytails including the sleek “Pony Wrap” that uses part of the hair to wrap around the point of attachment to make it look more real and right on trend. Bang pieces are available in short, thick styles or wispier with the sides getting gradually longer. Both ponytails and bang pieces are available in a wide variety of colors. Then there are also clipin hair extensions, you can add instant length and volume with these easy to use clip-in hair extensions. They are available in almost 2 dozen great colors and hair types, from human hair to the new cutting-edge heat defiant fibers. They can be applied so quickly and styled with heat to perfectly match your own hair.

wigs n thingsWigs N’ Things, is a premier wig shop located in Fairlawn, providing a large variety of wigs, hairpieces, and extensions for a specific hair need or just for fun. Wigs N’ Things is started with certified hair experts who are dedicated to finding the solution that fits you and your lifestyle. Wigs N’ Things offers the latest in designer wigs and hairpieces, featuring an assortment of colors, styles, and types of caps to suit every need. Our wig experts will
do a complimentary consult to assist you in choosing the hair solution to create the look you desire, regardless of your hair loss situation. If you have a specialized need a custom piece can be designed to your exact specifications. Wigs N’ Things offers a full line of care products to ensure your investment is properly cared for and a large selection of hats, scarves, and cover ups. Come visit owners, Melisa Jung and Debbie Carter to receive a complimentary consultation today, located at 77 N. Miller Rd. Ste B in Fairlawn.

Find more information at www.wigsnthingsfairlawn.com or call 330.864.5251


Beautiful Fashions at Affordable Prices

Casual elegance is the theme for 2016, with soft pastel colors and shimmering materials. Off the shoulder styles and dangling earrings are the hottest trends on the runways. Stop into today to find the perfect piece that has “Owl” Eyes on You! This dynamic Mother and Daughter team travels to various fashion shows throughout the year seeking new
and exciting pieces at afordable prices! Discover unique jewelry, fashion accessories, clothing, beautiful gift ware, owl pieces, fun home goods and local artisans. Find the perfect gift for someone special or lift your spirits with a new spring outfit!

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Not Just for Women After Breast Surgery

Imagine going braless and still having full support. Find extensive assortment of fashion bras and solutions for any woman uncomfortable with their everyday bras. Offering innovative products and unique line of clothing from camisoles, nightdresses to workout wear! Bra fittings available in personal and private setting with experienced Board
Certified Fitters. Specializing in: after breast surgery care items, breast forms, brassieres, compression therapy products and MORE! Elegant Essentials is located in Medina at 5164 Normandy Park Dr., Suite 300.

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PrintFind out what kind of exclusive specials these boutiques are offering to Women’s Journal readers. Check out page 29 in our Cleveland issue or page 19 in our Medina issue.

Women You Should Know

The Women’s Journal is very excited to feature our WOMEN YOU SHOULD KNOW section, pages 8-27 in our Cleveland edition and pages 22-34 in our Medina County edition.

Their stories will educate, energize and empower! Passion for helping others is the common trait that has led to their success. Each woman takes the time to listen to her customer’s needs and provides exceptional customer service.

Check out our Women You Should Know in our August September issues!

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Looking for a NATURAL Approach to YOUR Beauty Regiment?

By Linda Machalicek, Dolcé Organic Salon

Well, you don’t have to look very far. I opened Dolcé Organic Salon in September 2008 after a life-threatening battle with pancreatic cancer. I developed a genuine interest in new and ancient organic and holistic approaches to beauty during my illness.

Dolcé Organic Salon is a new type of salon offering toxin-free, natural hair coloring, manicures and pedicures for women and men and the only salon of its kind in Northeast Ohio. I wanted to open a salon that embraced a philosophy of a natural approach to beauty. The best thing about our hair color is what we leave out; you no longer need to use hair color products that contain ammonia. Organic Color Systems uses a natural, non-ammonia based method to open the hair cuticle for color penetration. It doesn’t give off offensive fumes or damage your hair. The hair retains its natural moisture and essential protein balance. This creates beautiful, more natural looking colors that last longer.

We pride ourselves on being not only healthy and organic, but innovative. So we are INTRODUCING our new product line “Unwash.” The latest rage in hair care right now is cowashing, but what does it actually mean? After years and years of being told that the proper way to achieve clean, healthy hair is by using a shampoo followed by a conditioner, we’ve become accustomed to this two-step method. But what many of us don’t realize is that the majority of shampoos out there contain harsh detergents (sodium lauryl sulfates and sodium chloride) which not only strip the hair of essential oils that protect, moisturize and add shine to hair, but which also can cause a dry scalp, flaking and over time the breakage of strands.

Essentially, it’s just an ongoing cycle of stripping and replenishing. Luckily, we’ve now entered a new era, the era of cowashing and cleansing hair in just one step! The idea of cowashing, which stands for conditioner washing, was derived using the notion that hair should be treated exactly as it was created to the body — as an asset. Hair follicles and strands are not “alive” like the rest of the body and as such need to be nurtured rather than stripped.

Cowashing is cleansing the hair with conditioner instead of shampoo. Rather than using detergents, there’s a conditioner-like formula void of any harsh surfactants that can dry out hair. Excess oils and buildup are safely and gently washed away while the cuticle of hair is left undisturbed, unharmed and perfectly intact. I like to call it the “intelligent” approach to ideal hair care.

Schedule or stop in to our Salon to experience our new innovative product “Unwash” and you can discover the best way of cleansing to maintain an overall moisture balance and optimal scalp and beautiful healthy hair.

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