At Mënaji Skincare, we know you are most confident when you look good.  And there is no one more confident than Philippe Petit who 40 years ago walked a tightrope between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.  Lasting 45 minutes, he walked and danced back and forth eight times along the 450 pound cable. An amazing site for everyone watching below on the city streets of New York!

He eventually came down and was taken to the local police station. Charges were eventually dropped as along as he agreed to perform a free aerial show for kids in Central Park.

So in honor of “confidence”, we celebrate Philippe Petit.  You can read more about this man and his journey in this PBS Biography and watch this video from 1974. 

Tightrope walk across World Trade Center (1974)

 

Photo credit AP World Wide and Internet

 

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Men's Health

 

OK guys, listen up.  Do you believe that your attractiveness is only skin deep?  Wrong! We are talking skin health here and what you see on the outside can be tweaked by what you do to your insides.   Adding some of the right nutrients each day can go a long way in promoting how handsome you are!  And as we all well know, when you feel good about the way you look, you benefit in many ways.  So go eat with “handsome” in mind.

Nutrition science supports the connection between certain nutrients and skin health so go ahead and nourish your skin from the inside out.  Including certain nutrients in your diet will help reduce the harmful effects of UV exposure, reduce aging of the skin, eliminate toxins and even limit hair loss. Skin is our largest organ and its prime function is to act as a barrier between the internal and external environment of our bodies. A whole food diet with particular attention paid to specific vitamins and other nutrients is a powerful tool not just for skin health but for overall health. Where do we find those vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants which can improve your handsomeness?

  • Wild salmon, sardines, flaxseed, walnuts, and chia seeds for omega-3 fatty acids needed for skin repair, moisture content, anti-inflammatory effects and overall flexibility
  • Citrus, kale, parsley, broccoli and bell peppers for vitamin C to protect skin from damaging sun exposure
  • Carrots,  sweet potatoes, spinach, apricots and chili peppers for vitamin A that promotes proper repair and maintenance of skin
  • Almonds, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, avocado, and asparagus for connective tissue and UV protection
  • Tuna, brazil nuts, garlic, eggs and brown rice for the anti-oxidant selenium to quench free radicals, reduce hair loss and for tissue elasticity
  • Green beans, garbanzo beans, strawberries, cucumber and celery for the mineral silica essential for the connective tissue in hair and nails
  • Pecans, oats, ginger, pumpkin seeds and oysters for zinc needed for controlling oil in skin and acne

While you’re at it, don’t forget the powerful role of sleep and exercise for your skin health. Sleep goes a long way in improving our appearance as well as reducing daily stress, re-energizing us, or helping with repair of body tissues.  Exercise helps with detoxification as well as a myriad of benefits for skin and anti-aging.

Bottom Line: Eat handsomely, get plenty of sleep, pump some iron and your skin will glow!

Donna Brown is a Clinical Nutritionist and founder of Nutrition Kitchen, a nutrition and culinary consulting practice focused on sports nutrition, weight loss and detox programs, general nutrition and health from the kitchen. Donnais an active speaker and technical writer plus blogger on many nutrition and health topics. Her clients include corporations, community groups, athletic teams and individuals.  She lives in Fairfield, CT and can be reached at donna@nutritionkitchenusa.com. Please visit her website at www.nutritionkitchenusa.com for further information on how Donna helps her clients improve their health and fuel their mind and body.  

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Mënaji Launches #MenajiWorldCup Giveaway

Mënaji Worldwide, LLC invites readers to Instagram a photo of themselves with their favorite World Cup Jersey for a chance to win a free Mënaji Face and Body Scrub. The giveaway runs through midnight EST on Friday, July 11, 2014.

To take part in the giveaway, entrants must:

1.Follow @menaji_skincare on Instagram

2.Post a photo of themselves with their favorite 2014 World Cup Team Jersey

3.Mention @menaji_skincare and tag #MenajiWorldCup

We will review the entries on Instagram and pick a winner each week. Each photo counts as one entry, with a limit of one entry per Instagram account. Instagram users who submit a valid entry agree to allow Mënaji Skincare to use the photo as it pertains to the #MenajiWorldCup giveaway. The giveaway will close at midnight EST on July 11, 2014, and winners will be contacted via Instagram. No purchase necessary to win. Open to US and Canadian residents only.

 

 

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