Every time you open a magazine or read a celebrity blog there is some actress or singer sharing a beauty or health tip on how to have better skin or giving their diet tips well the Sense About Science has taken some of them to task. I loved this report because so often women look at this snippets of information and take it to heart heart. Where most of them are not dangerous per se they are on accurate. Here is what the report had to say:
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Supermodels and celebs always seem to have some secret method for looking so good.
Elle Macpherson swears by copious amounts of water and “organic, locally sourced food,” while Miranda Kerr had eyebrows raised when she expressed her devotion to coconut oil (four tablespoons a day!) For Gwyneth, it’s those kickass Tracey Anderson workouts and those famous detoxing cleanses. And the Duchess of Cornwall supposedly swears by a face mask made of bee venom.
But scientists have decided to rain on our Celebrity Beauty Secrets parade. Sense About Science is a non-profit that aim to make sense of scientific and medical claims for the average citizen. In a recent paper, spotlighted by Racked, Sense About Science asked several scientists and doctors to take a closer look at celebrities’ nonchalant claims.
The conclusion? Lots of celebs have no idea what they’re talking about.
For example, Juliette Lewis’ claim that “coconut water is pretty much the most hydrating thing you can drink, and much better than man-made sports drinks”? Not true, says sports dietitian Ann Ashworth: “Coconut water has about half the amount of carbohydrate but also a different balance of salts than a typical sports drink, and so could be less hydrating.”
As for Pippa Middleton’s claim that rinsing her hair in cold water “closes the pores and gives it a lift and shine,” beauty and grooming senior scientist Dr. Frauke Neuser said, “Rinsing with water — whether hot or cold — doesn’t close or smoothen the cuticles” of one’s hair — moreover, hair doesn’t have pores.
And in response to Gisele Bundchen’s self-serving explanation of sunscreen (“I cannot put this poison on my skin… I do not use anything synthetic”), pharmaceutical scientist Gary Moss stated, “You might be surprised that you use a wide variety of synthetic materials in many aspects of your life: ‘synthetic’ does not automatically mean bad, just as ‘natural’ does not automatically mean safe or beneficial.”
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The moral of the story, take every thing you hear with a grain of salt and just to be clear that is not a heath tip
Well that’s what Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) thinks.
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MediaBistro reports that Sensenbrenner was overheard talking on the phone, retelling an incident in which he said about Michelle Obama:
“She lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself.”
The most bothersome issue here is the conflation of two entirely separate matters: the First Lady’s (natural) physique and her campaign for healthy eating and physical fitness.
Michelle has traveled the country for her “Let’s Move!” campaign for over a year, talking about healthy eating, promoting a more user-friendly pyramid graphic, getting stores like Walmart to stock their shelves with nutritious items and playing sports with kids.
here is more from Rush Limbaugh:
Yet some conservative critics don’t see it that way. Before Representative Sensenbrenner spoke out, Rush Limbaugh was on the case, disparaging Michelle Obama’s body as a way to critique her healthy eating campaign. The radio host said in February:
“The problem is, and dare I say this, it doesn’t look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice…I’m trying to say that our First Lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue or of a woman Alex Rodriguez might date every six months or what have you.”
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Is he serious? or is he high?
HERE’S A NEWSFLASH YOU IMBECILE: NEITHER DO THEY! THEY ARE LL PHOTO SHOPPED WITHIN AN INCH OF BEING A PAINTING! PERHAPS SHE SHOULD BE ON THAT HEALTHY WATER DIET USED BY ONE OF THOSE VICTORIA SECRET MODELS! THAT WOULD BE HEALTHY HUH?
So Wait! First of all why are you checking out her ass? and second of all what the HELL are you talking about. Michelle Obama is neither fat, nor out of shape. What she has are hips! She has a classic pear shape she’s small on top and wider in the hips. No matter how much weight she loses, she will always be wide across the hips because THOSE ARE HER BONES! I think it’s very interesting because Michelle does not have that “ideal” Body type that the media and fashion have promoted but what I love about her is that she is a shape and size that most American women (and others) can relate to, black white, red or yellow. She is not “camera ready” Hollywood thin (like a size 0) but she is fit and you can see by the way she carries herself that she is in her body she is active and exercises, and not just because her arms of buff!
The level of blatant disrespect is mind blowing, but as I say, it’s sad that things like this no longer take me aback. In these days and times with the way the world is…people will do and say anything in public—trust me, they were saying it on private but now they feel so comfortable that they will say it in the light of day and almost with impunity. These comments are incendiary on so many levels, first of all why are you talking about her ass? When people want to wound (or hope to) they know that most women’s Achilles heel is her appearance, especially their weight. The second thing wrong with this is the fact and I have to say it– You just can’t say stuff like that about a black woman’s behind… seriously now, you know that puts the race card automatically in play. And what is so silly is for a Black woman, Michelle’s booty is not big (as in round, shelf, or as Miss. Phaedra Parks of RHOA would say “Donkey Booty”)
I have to break out ma black woman for a second and say a word to crazy white male (and female for that matter) politicians who want to come out of their face with crazy talk about a the first Black Booty…
You better check yo’self before you git wrecked! Don’t know her husband has access to all sorts of cans of whip ass– Secret service, CIA, Nuclear WEAPONS!!! You gonna come out the side of you face wit some nonsense and git yo’self popped!
Sorry that’s the best written black speech I can offer…
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It sounds like something out of a horror movie and I guess it is horrific if you went into Downward Facing Dog with 2 breasts and came up into Cobra with 1! Now all you plastic surgery finger wavers before you judge, just know that the woman is 59 a breast cancer survivor and had implants after breast reconstructive surgery…
But still it’s kins freaky!
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Pilates is intended to realign the body. With every focused breath and movement, the physical fitness system is supposed to help you achieve balance as you reach deep into your body’s core.
But all one 59-year old woman found in her core was her right breast implant, which shifted when she engaged in a deep exhale.
The case of the pilates-session-turned-breast-disappearing act was published by Johns Hopkins’ University emergency medicine doctors in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The woman, who had not been identified, had a history of breast cancer and had undergone a bilateral mastectomy and breast reconstruction.
But while forcefully exhaling while keeping her mouth closed and nose pinched shut — called the Valsalva maneuver — the woman lost her implant somewhere in her body.
“I remember her saying, ‘My body swallowed my boob,'” Dr. Tiffany Fong, resident physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, told ABCNews.com.
An ultrasound performed in the emergency room helped doctors find the implant, which was lodged between the lower part of the woman’s right lung and ribcage.
“When she would do the breathing maneuver, we saw a part of the chest bulge out,” said Fong. “We found that it was a part of her lung that was protruding.”
But for this woman, it didn’t hurt as bad as it sounds, the emergency physicians wrote in the case report.
“She could’ve had a hard time breathing because it would’ve taken up space in her lungs,” Dr. Gedge Rosson, director of breast reconstruction at Johns Hopkins Hospital, told ABCNews.com. Fortunately, she didn’t.
You can’t be whole if you are trying to be Perfect!