Celery Juice: Is It Worth the Hype?

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The celery juice craze is flooding instagram, with over 175,000 posts tagged #celeryjuice. The juice is praised as a miracle detox drink and cure-all for a wide range of health issues. The trend has taken over social media, with enthusiasts sharing posts wearing “celery juice” shirts and even feeding the drink to their dogs. Although the drink is Kardashian-approved and supported by health and wellness influencers, we did our research to find out if celery juice is really a miracle cure-all or just another trend. Keep reading to see if you should add celery juice to your diet!  How did celery juice become so popular?  The craze began with Anthony William, the so-called Medical Medium. His website claims that celery...

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Why You Should Avoid Sulfates and Parabens

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Have you ever checked the ingredients in your hair products? If that's not something you usually do, chances are you're buying products that have harmful chemicals. Just walk down the beauty aisle in any store, and you'll find a ton of products containing synthetic ingredients. Many well-known brands add chemicals in their products that can harm your hair, skin, and other areas of your body you wouldn't think they could affect. Two ingredients in particular that you should watch out for are parabens and sulfates. What are parabens and sulfates? Parabens are man-made preservatives that mimic anti-microbial agents in plants. It's a cheap way to prevent mold, bacteria growth and stimulate hair growth, which is why brands find it beneficial.  There are...

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Everything You Need to Know about Sun Protection and Vitamin D

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We all know the dangers of too much sun exposure, but there are also risks associated with a vitamin D deficiency. We need vitamin D to strengthen our immune systems and support bone health, so you’re probably wondering… how can I protect myself from harmful UV rays and still get enough vitamin D? Keep reading to learn all there is to know about the essential “sunshine vitamin” and how to properly protect yourself from the sun.  Why do we need vitamin D?  Vitamin D is necessary for calcium absorption, which promotes bone strength and health. Low levels of the vitamin lead to bone pain, muscle weakness, and weakened bone structure, which increases the risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis. In...

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Living a Happy and Balanced Life 

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Happiness is a place between too little and too much. A little note to keep in the back of your mind throughout your daily life. Whether it’s fitness, diet, self-care, social life, or work, striving to find a balance between it all is the key to living a healthy, happy life. So if you feel overwhelmed or your juggling too much, stop, take a deep breath and read our four tips to living a more balanced life. Live With Intent Adopting this mantra can take you further than you may think. We each have our own unique desires and ambitions, however, pointing them out can make a big difference in your day-to-day life. Start by asking yourself the following questions:...

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DIY Hair Masks Essential For The Summer

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Summer’s here, which means you’ll probably be spending a lot more time under the scorching sun. Now you must be thinking of your next beach (or pool) day–– as you should–– however keep in mind the impact that all your summer activities will have on your hair and scalp. The harmful sun rays, sea salt, chlorine, and sweat cause dryness and unwanted build-up, which is why your hair and scalp are going to need some extra TLC this summer. But let's be real, it's hard to find hair products that are natural and effective–-and you might just end up spending more money than you want on products targeting different issues. Luckily, you can cleanse, moisturize, repair, and condition your hair...

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6 Natural Ways to Protect Your Hair This Summer

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The sun is out, and summer is officially here. Most of us are in the habit of using sunscreen to mitigate skin damage, but those harmful UVA and UVB rays can do just as much damage to our hair. We know this is the season of getting your best tan and summer glow, so we found 6 ways you can protect your hair while still enjoying the sweet sunshine. Keep reading to learn how to have shiny, frizz-free hair all season.  1. Stay hydrated Staying hydrated is key to hair growth and strength, since water is essential for cell health and reproduction. When your hair is dehydrated from the hot summer sun, it becomes dry and weak. Luckily, drinking water...

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6 Ways to Spice Up Your Summer Wardrobe

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Oh yeah, it’s that time of the year…sunshine season! If you're trying to spice up your summer wardrobe with the latest trends, we have all the style tips you need. Summer 2019 will be bringing you back to 1985, with everything from ruffled floral dresses to oversized blazers to bike shorts. Yes, I said bike shorts! But trust us, when you put them on, you’re not going to want to take them off. These trends have all been influenced by ‘80s fashion with a modern twist. From the runway to the streets, we have six styles that will have you rethinking your summer essentials. Biker Shorts We all love leggings because of their comfort, so for those hot summer days, bike shorts are...

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5 Foods for Healthy Hair

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Long before the days of fancy beauty treatments and hair products, healthy hair was tied to a nutritious, balanced diet. Fortunately, eating a balanced diet with nutrient-rich foods still promotes hair growth and strength, giving you healthy, thick, and shiny hair. Yes, you really can see improvements in your hair just by eating the right nutrients, so we’ve picked the 5 best foods to get your healthiest, most beautiful hair. Berries Berries are rich in vitamins and antioxidants that promote hair strength and growth. Blueberries, strawberries, and blackcurrants are loaded with vitamin C, which protects hair follicles and helps the body produce collagen. Collagen is a protein that strengthens hair strands to eliminate breakage and brittle hair. Vitamin C also...

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5 Foods for A Better Brain

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When we talk about nutrition, the conversation usually lends to heart health, reducing blood pressure, gut problems and so on. Somehow, we manage to overlook the control center of all those issues—the brain! What we eat has a profound effect on our brain health and function. Maintaining a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and antioxidants, has proven to enhance memory and concentration, and even ward off dementia, which has become an overwhelming concern with aging. Here are some of the best foods to boost your brain. Leafy green vegetables There’s a reason leafy greens are always trending. One study evaluated 950 adults over the course of five years, and found that those eating leafy greens just once...

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7 Beauty Superfoods

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What’s the secret to looking your most beautiful self? It's not found in your makeup bag per se, but rather in the nutritious foods you feed your body. Superfoods, in particular, are rich in nutrients that affect the way you look and most importantly, the way you feel. Now what does the term superfoods actually mean? Superfoods are whole foods that are highly dense in nutrition and typically low in calories. They contain antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that your body needs to thrive mentally and physically. Each element provides different nutritional values that help support certain areas of your body, like hair, skin and nails. Superfoods that beautify you: Blueberries These tiny berries contain powerful antioxidants that support healthy skin...

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Are Probiotics the Answer to Better Skin?

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Did you know that the largest organ in your body actually isn’t in your body, but outside of it? That’s right, we’re talking about skin! It serves as the protective barrier from many bacterial and fungal pathogens and a wide array of physical and chemical assailants as well. Thus, your skin health and strength are critical for optimal overall health. But let’s face it, we’re usually more concerned with our complexion than the structural integrity of our skin. If you want to improve both, don’t try another face wash…try probiotics! What are probiotics? Interestingly, probiotics are live, good bacteria that already reside in your digestive tract. In fact, there are billions of these little ‘bugs’ that live comfortably in your...

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Simple, Delicious Spring Meal

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One of my favorite things about Spring are all the delicious vegetables that become available at the market! The freshness of in-season produce make cooking a simple delicious spring meal so easy and fast. Music to your ears and your skin, nails and hair! A perfect way to slim down and beautify in preparation for summer. Let's talk about a simple, beautiful and delicious Spring Recipe. Shrimp & Green Veggie that I make in my cast iron pan and transfer right to the table for serving. In this dish I used sugar snap peas, asparagus and edamame, all sourced at my local natural foods market but you can get creative.   One Pan Spring Greens & Shrimp  Ingredients Serves 4...

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3 Beauty Benefits of Keratin

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From conditioners to full treatments, keratin products are all over the market. Although they all claim to make your hair smoother and healthier, you’re probably wondering what keratin really is and how you should incorporate it into your beauty routine. We’ve got all the details, so keep reading to find out how keratin can boost your beauty from within. What is keratin? First things first, keratin is the protein that makes up your hair, skin, and nails. Keratin has both structural and protective benefits that promote strength and growth for hair, skin, and nails. When keratin is damaged, it shows up as brittle hair and rough skin. Luckily, keratin supplements can help replenish and restore any damage. 1. Increase hair...

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Hair Treatment for Dyed Hair

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Whether you are doing a basic color change or your are trying a new dying trend such as rainbow hair, it's a wonderful feeling when you leave the salon with beautiful, vibrantly colored hair. However, after a few weeks, you may tend to notice that hair will begin to look damaged or dry and the look will look bland instead of the rich color that it once was. Doing some basic hair treatments and properly taking care of your hair can make a huge difference when it comes to the health of your hair. Take a look at some of our basic hair treatment tips for dyed hair. 4 Basic Hair Treatment Tips for Dyed Hair Dyed hair will always...

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Beauty Boosters

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Nowadays there are so many beauty products, procedures and gadgets. Certainly they can help us achieve an array of beauty-boosting attributes. The most commonly overlooked beauty booster? Creating it from within! Whole food nutrition, proper supplementation, exercise and mental wellness are some of the best ways to see your beauty efforts come to fruition. Here are a few suggestions to help you feel more beautiful, from the inside out. Whole food nutrition Whole food nutrition is crucial to feeling and looking your best. Eating in a way that supports balanced hormones, proper digestion and optimal brain function is of the utmost importance. As a certified holistic nutritionist and wellness coach, I’m going to break it down into a simple formula...

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Beauty Sleep: 5 Steps to Wake Up Looking & Feeling Your Best

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There’s no doubt that a good night’s sleep can leave you feeling energized and empowered, but can you really wake up more beautiful? Research shows that “beauty sleep” is, in fact, a real thing. Continue reading to find out how to optimize your sleep and wake up with a brighter, more youthful complexion.  Step 1: Understanding the Benefits of Sleep If you’re still not convinced of the benefits of sleep, studies show that sleep is not only necessary for our bodies to function on a molecular and intellectual level, but also has the power to improve our mood and mental health. Dr. Merrill Mitler, a neuroscientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), claims that this connection allows us to...

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Chasing Summer Holiday Sunburn 911: Your Guide to Healing ASAP

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Jetsetting for the holidays to warmer weather? No matter how much we avoid it or how cautious we are with winter skin, sometimes the inevitable happens. Yep, we’re talking about those unfortunate sunburns. Luckily, we’ve done some research to help nurse your skin back to its healthy glow in a flash. For an even faster healing time, follow these steps and be sure to continue your daily regimen of Nouráge beauty supplements to restore the antioxidants and vitamins into the skin. 1.  Relieve Pain With At-Home Ingredients Apple cider vinegar, milk, cucumber, raw honey, greek yogurt, cornstarch, oatmeal, and black tea can all be applied to the skin to instantly cool and alleviate inflammation from the burn. 2.  Meet Your...

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Lashing Out

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Thinking about taking on the latest trend of eyelash extensions? With so many styles and options to choose from, it may be overwhelming. That’s why Nouráge is leading you through the process of choosing the perfect lash for your desired look. Your real lashes will thank you for nourishing and strengthening them with Nouráge so the false lashes can adhere. For eyelash extension care, follow our helpful list of tips to ensure that your lashes will remain eye popping. Tips: 1. When it comes to falsies, you get what you pay for. Do your research and compare prices, but don’t go for the cheapest option. You want to make sure your eyes are in good hands, so this is the...

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Nouráge in Paris

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By Founder Tina Sarafa When I arrived in Paris for fashion week with my son Matthew, it felt so surreal and brought back memories of my European adventures when I was in my 20’s! Europe is where I tried rose' wine for the first time and discovered one of my favorite treats; marron glacé (candied chestnuts). Paris is also where my mother and I first learned about the incredible ingredients of a hair growth supplement which our family would later transform into Nouráge. Working for Nouráge as a family business has changed my life. It has allowed me to work side by side with my mother who has always been my best friend and confidant. It has also connected me...

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Color Me Crimson

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When we think of fall, burgundy leaves, candied apples, and fiery sunsets come to mind, which has us feeling pretty inspired by nature. If you’re on the same page, you may be thinking about taking a walk on the wild side with a little red dye. Here’s some of our favorite red-headed looks to help give you that extra push you may need to be one with nature this autumn. 1.  Copper Like a shiny penny, this glowing shade of copper is definitely worthy of attention. Our two cents: add dimension by incorporating darker and lighter copper colors throughout the hair with the balayage technique. 2.  Black Cherry Summer may be over, but we’re still all about that dark cherry...

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