Monday, August 7, 2017

5 Ways That You Can Overcome Hair Loss

In the world that we live in, it wouldn't be farfetched to call hair loss an epidemic. Millions around the globe suffer from hair loss. Although it is natural for the head to lose up to 90 hairs daily, it is also a natural occurrence for the body to replace the lost hair. However, it gets more difficult for the body to generate hair as we grow older. If you are looking for ways to overcome hair loss, you have come to the right place. Here are 5 ways that you can overcome hair loss!

1. Stem cell therapy

There are many therapies you can try to help promote hair growth. And, one of the trusted methods that has gained rapid popularity in recent years is the stem cells therapy. So, what exactly is it? In a nutshell, the stem cell therapy involves the isolation of adult stem cells from fats located in the abdominal areas. The stem cells are then introduced to the areas of the body that requires therapy and recovery. So, why are stem cells used? Basically, stem cells excel at repairing tissues and they have been scientifically proven to aid in the development of cells. So, when stem cells are injected to the scalp, they help promote hair growth by encouraging the hair cells to function actively.

2. Using Medical Shampoo

An easy way to prevent hair loss is to swap your usual shampoo for a shampoo that is medically approved. Opting for medical shampoos that contain useful ingredients such as ketoconazole can prove to be extremely beneficial. Scientific evidence proves that ketoconazole functions as an anti-androgen. Now, what does anti-androgen do? Well, it basically prevents the transformation of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone; dihydrotestosterone plays an atrocious role in shrinking hair follicles.

3. Eat a balanced diet

Hair is essentially composed of protein in the body. Therefore, the more protein you consume, the better your chances are of promoting growth of your hair. Hence, it is essential for your diet to comprise of protein-rich foods such as eggs, dairy products, and red meat. In addition to that, you can also feast on fruits such as blueberries and guava, and vegetables such as sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, and broccoli etc.

4. The importance of staying hydrated

Are you aware of the fact that 70% of the human body comprises of water? Hence, it is of paramount importance for you to stay hydrated at all times in order to allow your body organs to function at a high level. In order to promote growth of hair, you must drink water frequently! Drinking water regularly will aid in increasing energy, weight loss, removal of toxins from the body, improvement of the skin, boost of the immune system etc.

5. Minoxidil

Although minoxidil does very little to help the growth of hair, what it excels at is to help maintain the hair and prevent hair fall. How does it do that? Well, it excels at increasing the flow of blood in the follicle. In addition to that, it also provides the necessary nutrients and oxygen that the hair follicles require.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

LG InstaView Refrigerators at Best Buy

*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.*

You all probably know by now that I love Best Buy. Whenever I am looking for electronics, I check out Best Buy first. In fact, after a tragic incident involving our beloved 70" Smart TV, we just bought a new TV from Best Buy 2 weeks ago.

We not only got a great price, but great service. The price actually went down a little after we had ordered it. I called and they refunded the difference so we still got the lower price. It was not even a question. I said "The price is lower now.", they said "We'll take care of it" and processed the refund.

Even when I am not actually planning to buy something I love to "shop" at Best Buy and check out all the cool new products, especially the electronics and appliances. My latest obsession? LG InstaView™ Door-in-Door® refrigerators. They are so cool.

I know, refrigerators aren't normally the type of product that are #goals worthy, but the InstaView definitely is. At least for me. Maybe because I am a stay at home mom, or maybe because it is just awesome. I think it's the latter.

Have you ever told your kids (or hubby or yourself) to close the fridge because they are letting all the cold air out? But you need to see what's inside right? Even if you just looked earlier. You just HAVE to look. Well with the InstaView all you have to do is knock twice to illuminate the contents, allowing you to see inside without letting cold air out. Best knock knock "joke" ever.

While you cannot see every item in the fridge this way,  the most popular items go in the front (door-in-door section), making them more accessible. That is the part that illuminates, so you see all the most used items with the knock twice feature. Plus the door-in-door feature allows for more usable space. If you do still need to open up to see inside, the ColdSaver™ Panel reduces cold air loss to extend the freshness of food.

There are several size and style options available, to ensure you get exactly the storage space your family needs. I love the ones with the double freezer drawers. It's not only the storage capacity, it's the organizational capabilities that makes the InstaView refrigerators so extraordinary. I need all the organization help I can get.

Plus all the styles are so sleek and modern looking. There are 3 different colors and multiple sizes and configurations. They are all gorgeous and, better yet, fingerprint resistant. With kids, that is like the holy grail.

After the TV catastrophe, we cannot afford a new fridge right now (since it's not a need), but I am totally crushing on the InstaView and it will probably be our next splurge purchase. Who needs diamonds? Food is a girl's real best friend, and, naturally, the appliance that keeps it fresh and happy is too.

Do any of you have the LG InstaView yet? How much do you love it? I'd love to hear about it. Is anyone planning to buy one soon? Are you just hearing about it? I love to hear everyone's thoughts.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

WrestleMania 33!!

This year I finally fulfilled a lifelong dream of mine. I have been a wrestling fan since literally as far back as I can remember. We attend every WWE even that comes within a few hundred miles of us. It is always special. This time though, it is earth shattering.

This year it was not just a show, it was The Show of Shows. WrestleMania!! Any real WWE fan dreams of going to WrestleMania. It is the Super Bowl of wrestling. This event was literally life changing for me.

From the moment we arrived it was magic. From the larger than life stage, to the 75,000+ people to the awesome commemorative chairs (VIP seats only.) The energy was incredible! Of course, the show was fantastic.

We were so close to the ramp that we got a great view of everyone's entrance, and an even better view when they walked back up the ramp (on the side) to go to the back. I took literally thousands of pictures. It is so hard to choose the best ones for this recap.

I will start at the beginning. The first match (which was the pre-show) was Austin Aries vs Neville for the Cruiserweight Championship.

It was a great match, lots of high flying and fast action. I was rooting for Aries, but Neville retained. Even still, it was the perfect way to start the show. Next (still on the pre-show) was the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

This was busy and exciting match. Everyone I was rooting for got eliminated, which was disheartening, but there was a weird twist with Rob Gronkowski coming out of the stands into the ring to interfere in the match, helping Mojo Rawley (his friend) to win.

Next was one of the matches I was most excited for. I was pretty upset because this match was bumped to the pre-show after fans complained online about another match on the card that was supposed to be on the pre-show instead. Dean Ambrose vs Baron Corbin for the Intercontinental Championship.

Thankfully, Dean won. He is my favorite in WWE right now. The match was really good, and should have been on the main card.

This is when the actually event begins, surprising since so much awesomeness had already happened. The first match on the main card was another one I was super excited for: Shane McMahon vs AJ Styles.

I love Shane and AJ, so I knew I would be happy with the outcome either way, and I knew that AJ would win. He did. It was a phenomenal match. One of the most exciting of the night. Great way to start the main show and get the crowed pumped up.

Next up was the United States title match: Kevin Owens challenging Chris Jericho.

This match had a lot of action. There is a lot of animosity between the two, so the match was intense. In the end, Kevin Owens defeated Chris Jericho to capture the United States Championship. I am a fan of both. I kind of like that Owens won. Jericho is a legend, he does not really need the title to show his status in the company.

Next came the Raw Women's Championship match. A Fatal 4-Way with Bayley defending against Nia Jax, Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks.

At this point, the kids had to go to the bathroom and get a snack, which took forever. We missed the entire match, but Bayley retained the title.

We also missed the beginning of the next match. Ladder match for the Raw Tag Team Titles.
I was super bummed hearing the entrance of Enzo and Cass but not being able to see it, but it only got worse. The Hardy Boyz, my favorite tag team EVER, made their surprise return, and I missed that entrance too.

I was crushed that I missed the Hardy's entrance, but at least they won the match. The match was awesome, full of high risk moves (like any good ladder match). Jeff went above and beyond, like he always does. Very cool to see live.

Next was The Miz and Maryse vs John Cena and Nikki Bella in a mixed tag match. 

I don't like Cena very much and I cannot stand Nikki Bella, plus I love the Miz, so I was rooting for him and Maryse, but I knew they wouldn't win. I was right. Of course after the match, Cena proposed to Nikki, which was supposed to be a surprise but the whole crowd knew it was coming. That was boring.

Next was Seth Rollins vs Triple H. This is another of my favorite matches on the card. I love Seth Rollins. I have loved Triple H since I was very young, but he currently plays the part of a heel to perfection, making you want to root for Seth.

Seth won the match when Triple H accidentally knocked his wife, Stephanie, off the ring apron (as she was trying to interfere.) Triple H was distracted and Seth made the most of it. Really exciting match and perfect ending.

Next the WWE Title Match between Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton. Another match where I love both superstars. I wanted Bray to win since he had just won the belt and wanted him to keep it for a little while.

Randy ended up winning. I wanted Bray but I was was fine with Randy winning. The match was really cool. I loved the lights going down and the special effects every time Bray went upside down. "Bray Vision."

Next was Brock Lesnar vs Godlberg for the Universal Championship. I don't like either one of them and I am mad that Goldberg was the champion and that either of them had the opportunity at the title.

Thankfully, this match was short. There were a few "power moves" and it was over. I didn't really care for it. Brock won, like I expected. Unless a 3rd person entered the match and won the title, I could not have been pleased with the outcome. 

The main event was Roman Reigns vs The Undertaker. I do not like Reigns at all and I was actually upset that he was even in a match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania, since that is Undertaker's legacy match.

My biggest fear (expectation) was realized when Roman defeated The Undertaker. Though he was no longer undefeated at WrestleMania, a loss to Roman is still a slap in the face to the incredible career that The Undertaker had in WWE and at WrestleMania.

It is especially upsetting since after the match The Undertaker left his hat and coat in the ring, as if to symbolize his retirement. As upset as I am about who he faced and that he lost in his last match, I am still very thankful that I got to be there live to witness the last ever entrance, match and exit of the Undertaker. I will never forget it.

While there were a few people I don't like, that is part of the experience, it is just as thrilling to boo someone you hate as it is to cheer on your favorites. All the energy of all the other fans around you is electric. It is indescribable.

This is an event that my family and I will remember forever. I know the rest of this review did not really mention my families reactions to the matches and such, and that was just because giving 4 different opinions on each match would make forever. We were enthralled throughout the show. My 5 year old daughter and I were the most excited as we are the biggest WWE fans in our house. Hubby and son need to step up their games, lol.

If you are considering any WWE live event, especially WrestleMania, I cannot recommend it highly enough. There is literally nothing else like it. It is incredible. It is unforgettable. We will definitely go again if we ever have the chance, and I we will certainly go to the next WWE event in our area.

Have you ever been to WrestleMania? Another WWE event? I would love to hear about it in the comments. I love to discuss WWE.