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www.InnerLimits.net

Hey Adventure-lovers – check out http://www.innerlimits.net – a website set up by a friend of mine I met during the Sahara Race.  This is a special site for those who love adventures, races, and expeditions.  It is an information sharing site for those who want additional information for training, packing, and preparing for an event such as a marathon, ultra marathon, hike, or expedition.  If you have something to add, create a page and share your experiences with a blog and advice for others to learn and enjoy your experiences.

http://www.innerlimits.net

http://innerlimits.net/profile/JennieHopePeterson

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Health All-Star: Psyllium Husk

Hello Friends,

I consider psyllium husk fibers a Health All-Star when incorporated into a diet for additional fiber, digestive health, and appetite control.  This saw-dust-looking powder is a natural, taste-free, gluten-free, nearly no-calorie, fiber-rich food which turns liquids, smoothies, soups, etc into a somewhat gel-like substance if not consumed immediately.  It is this gel-like texture which forms bulk in your GI system and promotes a healthy colon by absorbing fats and cholesterol from the digestive tract, pushing out mucoid plaque, and preventing constipation.  Other beneficial health properties of psyllium husk include the following:

  • Blood pressure improvement
  • Treatment of IBS
  • Treatment of yeast infections
  • Pain management and treatment of hemorrhoids and cystitis
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Weight loss control
  • Pregnant women should consult a physician prior to use

Personally, I find psyllium husk helpful during weeks of detoxing and tightening up my diet, or mornings after a wonderfully indulgent evening out (see shake recipe below).  Although I do not consume this product daily, it helps me feel clean, refreshed, and light and is a welcome addition to my personal health program.  I purchase 200-300 gram packages at 360 supermarket in Elements or Hyrdohealth in Central and keep it refrigerated and sealed for freshness.

Jennie’s Super Healthy Morning Shake: Blueberries (any fruit as desired), heaped spoon spirulina, heaped spoon psyllium husk fibers, 1 cup almond milk, 1 cup ice, 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil, 1 heaping spoon vanilla protein powder.  Blend and be prepared to eat with a spoon… the psyllium will make this thick… and it becomes thicker the longer it sits out.  Add psyllium powder to the blender after the milk for easier cleaning.  Almond milk is used for the naturally sweet taste, protein, and low calorie properties.  Spirulina has a strong earthy flavor balanced by the fruit and vanilla protein powder.

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Simply the Best in Hong Kong: The Mandarin Oriental


 

People often want to know where to go for hair, skin, and all things grooming.  I believe the top service, talent, and style for men and women in Hong Kong is available at the Mandarin Oriental in Central.

The salon on the 24th floor offers an unparalleled understanding of service for men and women for hair care, facials, waxing/threading, eye-lash & eye-brow tinting, manicures, pedicures, etc.  The Mandarin Barber on the 2nd floor is a world-class gentleman’s retreat for  the finest grooming services in the city and is the place to go.

I’ve been a loyal ‘fan’ for years with regular hair appointments to see Ronald, who continues to exceed my expectations on taste, color, cut, and style.  My beauty Yoda is Betty – she offers immaculate facials, threading, and tinting services along with advice about what you are [not] doing correctly.  She tells it like it is… sweetly.  Ling is my go-to for a picture-perfect pedicure to remove corns, calluses, and ultimately, the best foot care available.  Calvin Lim is the best make-up artist in Hong Kong, available through the Mandarin salon by private appointment – an absolute must for a special occasion or important function.

As a bonus, the famed Cake Shop on the Mezzanine floor has a tea set with knock-your-socks-off rose-petal jam and a variety of pastries and breads for an indulgent treat.  I highly recommend the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong.   http://www.mandarinoriental.com/about_mo/media/press_kits/hong_kong/spa_beauty.aspx

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