Jean’s KETO KITCHEN: CREAMY TOMATO-BASIL SOUP

Jean’s KETO KITCHEN CREAMY TOMATO-BASIL SOUP My parents request this soup every time I visit. So fresh and creamy, you will never want to eat canned soup again.     30-MINUTE VEGETARIAN SERVES 4 PREP 5 minutes COOK 15 minutes Per Batch Calories: 957; Total Fat: 87g; Carbs: 36g; Net Carbs: 29g; Fiber: 6g; Protein: 12g Per Serving Calories: 239; Total Fat: 22g; Carbs: 9g; Net Carbs: 7g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 3g 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes (I use Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes with Italian Seasonings) 2 ounces cream cheese 1/4 cup heavy (whipping) cream 4 tablespoons...

HYALURONIC ACID: QUENCH YOUR SKIN’S SUMMER THIRST

Think of cells in the body as bricks and the collagen or connective tissue between cells as the mortar in a brick wall. Hyaluronic Acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the skin and joints, keeps the mortar from drying out and cracking.   Hyaluronic acid attracts and binds water within the cells of the skin and tissue underneath, literally acting like a sponge to retain a supple, firm skin tone and youthful appearance. In fact, HA absorbs approximately 1,000 times its own weight inside the extracellular...

DEBUNKING  FOUR RETIN-A MYTHS

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THE NEED TO NEEDLE

Creating tiny channels in the skin to stimulate the formation of healthier, more youthful skin and to allow anti-aging ingredients to seep in? Réjuvapen works by speeding up the rate at which skin repairs itself. Read on to learn how micro-needling treats fine lines, rough skin, large pores, discoloration, and acne scars. How it works Micro-needling stimulates the body to create new collagen to repair the area without scarring through the body's innate wound-repair mechanisms. The skin is normally covered by an impenetrable matrix of dead skin...