Hi my name is Nina-Ann I am a twice cancer survivor. Surviving cancer twice is a tough gig. I am sharing my journey to help others. I have written a book also. I am covering cancer, double mastectomy, chemotherapy, family and friends. My blog has lots of information, helpful and a few things to brighten your day. I am a cancer advocate. My story is happy, sad and inspirational.
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Olive Oil - Greeks have this spot on
So any Greek child will tell you this same story. Yep Olives as a 2 year old yia yia had me eating them like lollies....omg 😳
But hey I still love them, yia yia had a big jar in the cupboard of Olives in her pantry. She told me these are special and bar-pou's treats. Yep that's the ones I had to have....
Olive Oil ?
Olive oil has received well-deserved attention over the last 10-15 years. This is the main ingredient that plays an important role in the Mediterranean diet. For years, studies have shown people who consume this type of diet live longer and enjoy a better quality of life. Olive oil is a lot more than just a health food. In fact, it can be used for soothing skin, managing hair, and as a natural sunscreen.
Olive oil has nutrients that support the heart and brain, and the Omega-3s in olive oil make blood flow easier. The antioxidants found in the oil protect against aging by reducing damage from free radicals and oxidative stress. Populations who consume the highest amounts of olive oil enjoy low rates of coronary heart disease.
Erase Stretch Marks
If there’s a downside to pregnancy, it’s the stretch marks. In one study, olive oil reduced scarring from severe stretch marks following pregnancy.  The topical as well as the internal use of olive oil may provide this benefit.
Speeds Wound Healing
Although olive oil aids skin recovery when applied to wounds like burns, eating olive oil or foods featuring olive oil also improves wound healing time. Regular consumption of olive oil lowers inflammation and heals the body from the inside out.
Heals Burns Faster
Olive oil is loaded with vitamins and essential fatty acids involved in speeding the healing of burns. The Amish are often credited for creating a natural method for reducing burns with olive oil that’s as effective as conventional treatments, and they’re not alone. The Hatay of middle Turkey use a mixture featuring olive oil to ease the severity of burns. The olive oil supplies essential nutrients to the injured skin and discourages harmful organisms from infecting the wound.
Someone once wrote"...when i get really cold, or get goosebumbs all over my body, the whole things really scrunch up, like, my entire areola scrunches itself up into a wrinkled little mound. it looks really weird and ugly, and i haven't ever seen other people's breasts do it. what is wrong with my areola/nipples??"The answer:
Well nothing is wrong. This is what my areola does too. It's a normal reaction to the coldness or to irritation / stimulation. The little muscles in the areola do a similar goosebump thing as your other skin can do. People often call this phenomenon "hard nipples".
Also note that skin on areola has less feeling or sensation to it than other areas of your body. If the areola was very sensitive, then breastfeeding would probably be quite uncomfortable because the baby pulls and tugs it! The nipples are sensitive but the sensitivity changes with hormonal changes, such as occur at mestrual cycle or pregnancy. Also this varies with ind…
Here we go again a brand new year. Lots to be grateful for. This year sees a lot of interesting things happening and as we know you get out of life what you put into it.
You know when you spend time with people and they don't do fun things and they don't have much to offer a conversation.
Well that is no one that I know. (Anymore) if you get what I mean.
This year sees my favourite travel buddy of all time Ann and I heading on another adventure. Well actually it's true 3 for us.
Trip 1) Dubai, Egypt, Cyprus and Gallipoli 2005
Trip 2) Italy, Athens, Mikonos and Santorini 2011
So this year sees us off to a great part of the world again and different,
Trip 3) Amazon Jungle, Rio, Argentina and Chilli 2018 yay this year!
Ann and I have been friends since kindergarten so there is a long history nearly all our lives just about.
We have a ball on our trips we have met so many amazing people and seen some pretty amazing things. But all in all we are doing adventures seeing the worl…
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