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July 14, 2009

The Venus Giveaway

Every month, there are a few days when we, women look and feel better, and respond better to the world around us. Your hair is glossier and your skin glows. You even seem more appealing to the opposite sex.

Dr. Rebecca Booth, a prominent gynecologist, and author of The Venus Week, calls this your Venus Week, which has tips to help women harness this energy so they can feel this good all the time.

1. Indulge in High-Quality Dark Chocolate: Antioxidant, pro-circulation effect, natural antidepressant, good satiety and it’s delicious!

2. Probiotics are Pro Venus: Eat yogurt that’s rich in probiotics; including these cultures in your diet help create bacterial balance in your gut, vagina, mouth, on your skin and scalp. The benefits of eating Probiotics include: Helping prevent yeast infections, reducing body odors, lessening foot and other skin fungus and even lessening halitosis.

3. Increase Your Intake of Omega 3 Fatty Acids: It has been proven that Omega 3s reduce damage that comes from the natural process of aging but also increase dopamine, which improves mood and sexual function in women. Elevating dopamine can help offset mood swings associated with your period and medications that elevate dopamine have been shown to improve your libido. A safe way to add in your Omega 3s is adding a fish oil supplement to your diet, but make sure you consult with your doctor if you are taking blood thinning medications.

4. Heat Things Up with a Daily Dish of Cinnamon: Studies have indicated that cinnamon has an amazing effect on increasing sensitivity to insulin and lowering blood sugar. The simple dietary addition of ½ teaspoon of cinnamon a day can improve hormonal balance by ensuring better carbohydrate metabolism. Treat yourself to a low-fat latte with cinnamon sprinkled on top while running your errands!

I'm giving away a copy of the Venus Week book, a Venus envy t-shirt and some dark chocolate! Enter to win by commenting on this post. Include your email so I can contact you. Failure to include an email address will disqualify your comment/entry.
Good luck!


Stacy said...

oh I really want to read this book and that shirt is just awesome!
consider me entered, please!


Stephanie said...

I'm interested! girl_in_bleue at yahoo dot com
The chocolate supply we brought back from Europe is almost depleted. We'll be approaching critical need soon. And that t-shirt is cool.

Improve Your Diet & Hair said...

Hey I am interested in this book too.

adrian said...

Interesting book. Would like to read more about those ideas.
smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com

Clueless_Mama said...

Sounds neat. Please enter me :)