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Fresh fruits are plentiful in the summer time, and nothing tastes better than fresh pastries loaded with juicy, fresh blueberries. From Allrecipes.com here is an easy recipe for a yummy summer desert:
Let us know if you make it and how it comes out!!
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Why is seaweed such a vital ingredient in formulations which promote good health and heaing? Why do we at Bonne Foi use it in the formula for our skin care line? It’s not pretty to look at. It doesn’t have a pleasant odor. Why then is it so important?
Seaweed lives and thrives in the ocean. The ocean contains minerals, vitamins and nutrients that have been proven to promote healing for centuries. There is mention of the ancient cultures, including the Romans used seaweed to heal burns, cuts ad even reduce swelling. In Japan the people include seaweed in their diet, and that fact is thought to help keep the level of cancer very low in that country. We like it for all of those reasons, but mainly for it’s anti-inflammatory properties.
You say you don’t care how good it is for you, you would never eat seaweed in any form? Well you are probably already consuming plenty of it without knowing. If you eat sushi, it’s in there. If you brush your teeth its in your toothpaste. Like a little jelly on your toast? Think seaweed. And for those of you who love your dairy products, it is in your yogurts, chocolate milk, and health drinks.
Quote from the www.skinstore.com/seaweed site:
“ A traditional marine cure and as a relaxing treatment, seaweed baths were popular during Edwardian times, particularly in Britain and Ireland where seaweed was indigenous to the area. Ancient Greeks believed that seaweed could encourage longevity while preserving their health. Seaweed baths and treatments were commonly used to treat ailments assumed to be the result of a mineral imbalance. Steaming seaweed produces oils filled with minerals, vitamins, proteins, and complex polysaccharides. Since the oils become suspended in the water, they are readily absorbed by the skin’s pores, which have become opened by the steam. Credited with detoxifying the body, seaweed offers restorative capabilities. Seaweed treatments, wraps, and poultices are used to remove toxins while also infusing the skin with the rich nutrients found in seaweed…..
Seaweed offers conditioning capabilities for the skin as well as for the hair and is used in treatments for cellulite and aging.
Absorbing large concentrations of chelated minerals daily, seaweed is filled with Selenium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Manganese, and Zinc. It is also vitamin rich, containing up to a dozen different vitamins (A1, C, E, K, B1, B2, B6, and B12). Seaweed offers conditioning capabilities for the skin as well as for the hair and is used in treatments for cellulite and aging. Hair products containing seaweed boost moisture and shine, improving the look and feel of the hair. Skin products containing seaweed are often non-irritating, while enhancing the skin’s natural glow.”
That is why we use seaweed in our natural skin care line here at Bonne Foi.
Comments Off on 8 Ways to a Healthy Summer
Summer is one of my favorite times of the year, the next most favorite being the fall. I know we all complain about the heat, but here in Huntington Beach it’s usually fairly cool in the morning, hot in the afternoon and it cools down again in the evening.
For those of us with children, summer is our main vacation time. It’s a time to travel, to go to amusement parks, to head to the mountains or beaches. This is family time.
So what can we do to help make certain we stay strong and healthy for what is left of the summer?Eat fresh fruits and vegetables Take a multivitamin Stay hydrated Wash up thoroughly after spending time in public places, and when we are in the large crowd at amusement parks, use sanitizer wipes to keep hands clean Use sunscreen, sunburns are a big cause of pain and discomfort in the immediate, and in the long run set us up for skin cancer STAY Hydrated!! Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink water. And if you plan on being out in the sun for the entire day, make up some water bottles with plenty of ice and maybe even some lemonade. Children will only drink so much water, but some lemonade that has plenty of ice in it is better than becoming dehydrated. Try to keep stress levels low. It can be difficult with working parents to coordinate day care for children during the summer. Network with other working parents and see if you can help each other out. Instead of each of you having to miss work, perhaps each person takes one day off and takes the others children. Let your children play. Don’t try to make the perfect summer, just have some days where there isn’t a grand plan. Trying too hard to fill every minute with activity can be overwhelming for you and your children
At Bonne Foi, we are lucky to be located in Huntington Beach. Our company is in a location that other’s come to for a vacation, and sometimes a walk along the beach, snow cone in hand, can be the perfect way to spend the afternoon.
Don’t forget your sunscreen, your Keratin Hair treatment, and your Bonne Foi moisture cream.
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How to stay cool and keep on track? At Bonne Foi we know that eating well is just as important as good skin care. But eating well doesn’t have to mean eating bland. Eating well can be tasty and fun.
Summer is most people’s favorite time of the year, but it can get pretty hot here in Southern California. So in the summer, most of us opt for grilling and eating light. Having to use the stove and oven on an already hot day just doeant appeal to me. We also know that this time of year most of us show our bodies more than we would in the fall or winter, and looking our best makes us feel better about ourselves.
Out on various websites there are great recipes that are fat free and healthy but still cool and tasty for those hot summer nights when cake and cookies are too hot to cook and too fattening for that little swimsuit.
Here is the recipe from Allrecipes.com:Ingredients Edit and Save
Original recipe makes 6 servingsChange Servings
1 lemon peel, finely diced
1 cup water
½ cup sugar
½ cup of lemon juice
½ cup carbonated mineral water
6 strips of lemon zest for garnish
1. In a saucepan, stir together the diced lemon peel, 1 cup of water and sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, and allow to cool. 2. In a pitcher or bowl, stir together the lemon syrup with peel, lemon juice and mineral water. Pour into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Garnish each serving with a twist of lemon peel. 3. If you do not have an ice cream maker, you may freeze it in a tall canister. Freeze for 1 1/2 hours. Remove and stir with a whisk. Return to the freezer and stir about once every hour for about 4 hours. The more times you stir, the more air will be incorporated, resulting in a lighter finished product.
Hope you enjoy this tasty, cooling treat. Share this with your friends!!
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We have talked about this before, but it’s been a while so let’s address it once more. What does Bonne Foi mean? It means Good Faith. My team and I thought long and hard about this name. We wanted it to reflect our commitment to our products and our customers. As you can well imagine before we chose the name Bonne Foi we bantered around plenty of other names, but when this one came up, we chose it.
Our natural skin care products have been developed using the finest ingredients, exhaustive research, and made with the highest of standards. Although our ingredients are high quality, it was important to us that our natural skin care line be affordable, so we made it our mission to keep our prices reasonable. We wanted a high quality skin care product at a reasonable price and we are proud of what we have made.
Okay, on to the second question, what does it do? In very simple terms, our system of products makes your skin smoother; it tightens pores, and nourishes your skin. It also makes wrinkles disappear, takes away dry, flaky patches of skin and it will eliminate brown sun spots. Bonne Foi’s Seaweed Extract formula helps plump up your skin, while the lactic acid product will gently exfoliate and take away the old, dead skin cells. Our Keratin hair care product infuses the hair shaft with Keratin, and makes your hair stronger and thicker.
Now, on to the last question, exactly how does BonneFoi work? That answer comes directly off the pages of our website, https://bonnefoi.com
“n 2003 Dr. Peter Agre won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his ground-breaking discovery of aquaporins, the water-channel proteins that enable water molecules to pass directly through cell membranes. This work paved the way for Bonne Foi’s innovative natural skin care system, which opens up these water channels to allow even more moisture and nutrition to flow directly into your skin’s cells.
If you’re looking for a natural way to take the best possible care of your skin and hair, then you need to try Bonne Foi’s unique products. Our products are specially formulated to work for people of all ethnicities and on a wide variety of skin and hair types and tones, Bonne Foi has no harsh chemicals and no toxins.
Even though the surface of your skin is normally in a mildly acidic state, during the day your higher activity level increases this acidity. Unfortunately, this lack of pH balance – just at the time when your skin is also being battered by UV rays and exposed to chemicals, toxins and pollutants – helps to accelerate your skin’s aging process.… Read more”
Bonne Foi’s mildly alkaline Cell Rejuvenation Tonic balances out your skin’s pH and opens up the molecular water channels into your skin’s cells, allowing the youth-enhancing nutrients of the Bonne Foi Day Serum to flow in. Many sensitive-skinned men also find that the Cell Rejuvenation Tonic helps decrease the irritation caused by daily shaving.”
Bonne Foi is not just a product which has been designed to make your skin look smoother. It is an entire system that will work together to rebuild your skin. You can use each or the products individually, but for the best possible results, using all , or most of the products in the correct order is the way to go.
From those of us at Bonne Foi, we wish you a bright day, filled with smiles and smooth, glowing skin!!
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At Bonne Foi we care about your skin, we care about your hair and we care about healthy lifestyles. There are people in Orange County who struggle to provide a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their families. Throughout the county there are health fairs that help people maintain their family’s health.
This month the Pretend City Children’s Museum is hosting the ” The 5th Annual, Good To Go From Head To Toe Family Fun & Wellness Fair is taking place on Saturday, June 7, 2014! Families throughout Southern California travel to Pretend City every year for the annual fair to receive free health screenings and checkups while enjoying good food, live music, and informative offerings from the exhibitors. Last year the fair saw over 1,500 visitors and completed over 2,000 free health screenings!”
Mark your calendar for June 7th. Pack up you children and Grandchildren and come to the Fair.
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There are countless skin care companies today. Some of them are very expensive and promise they will eliminate all signs of aging. The irony is their models look to be teenagers, made up to look like 20 year olds.
Others take older models, and with just the right lighting, make them look unlined and gorgeous, until you see them without all the special effects when they appear on a talk show. It leaves one wondering how well their products actually work.
Our products can not make a 50 year old look like a 20 year old. Not even surgery can do that. But our Bonne Foi Natural Skin care is formulated based upon a Nobel Prize winning formula, will help you keep your skin looking soft and firm. If you start using it in your twenties, keep using your sunscreen and stay hydrated, your skin won’t have the same wrinkles that your Mom got. If you start using it in your 40’s it will smooth away those fine lines, keep your skin looking fresh and hydrated, and it will eliminate those pesky brown age spots. How do I know? Because I had all of those things when I began using it, and I no longer have those problems.
I also had dry hair. Living in a beach climate is lovely, but we all love spending time out doors, walking on the beach . The wind, sun and salt air can significantly dry out one’s hair, but Bonne Foi’s Keratin Hair treatment will take your dry and sun damaged hair, and repair the hair strands so they are once again strong, healthy looking and shiny. You can also use it to set and style your hair.
We care about your skin, and we hope you love our products, and that you tell your friends and family about them. Remember, Bonne Foi is NOT just skin care for women, plenty of men use it too. Sun damage doesn’t care whether you are male of female. It is equal opportunity!
Keep a watch on our Facebook page and here on our blog for our specials. And remember, if you are introducing our products to friends or family, we do have free samples!! Don’t give away yours!!
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The American Diabetes Association has identified some foods as super foods. These foods are benenficial for all of us, not just diabetics. They contain vitamins and minerals that are essential to healthy cell productions. Healthy cells make a healthy body, mind and skin. Here are Nine of them best:“Dark Green Leafy Vegetables Spinach, collards, kale – these powerhouse foods are so low in calories and carbohydrate. You can’t eat too much. Citrus Fruit Grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes. Pick your favorites & get part of your daily dose of soluble fiber and vitamin C. Sweet Potatoes A starchy vegetable packed full of vitamin A and fiber. Try in place of regular potatoes for a lower GI alternative. Berries Which are your favorites: blueberries, strawberries or another variety? Regardless, they are all packed with antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. Make a parfait alternating the fruit with light, non-fat yogurt for a new favorite dessert. Tomatoes An old standby where everyone can find a favorite. The good news is that no matter how you like your tomatoes, pureed, raw, or in a sauce, you’re eating vital nutrients like vitamin C, iron, vitamin E. Fish High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids Salmon is a favorite in this category. Stay away from the breaded and deep fat fried variety… they don’t count in your goal of 6-9 ounces of fish per week. Whole Grains It’s the germ and bran of the whole grain you’re after. It contains all the nutrients a grain product has to offer. When you purchase processed grains like bread made from enriched wheat flour, you don’t get these. A few more of the nutrients these foods offer are magnesium, chromium, omega 3 fatty acids and folate. Pearled barley and oatmeal are a source of fiber and potassium. Nuts An ounce of nuts can go a long way in providing key healthy fats along with hunger management. Other benefits are a dose of magnesium and fiber. Some nuts and seeds, such as walnuts and flax seeds, also contain omega-3 fatty acids. Fat-free Milk and Yogurt Everyone knows dairy can help build strong bones and teeth. In addition to calcium, many fortified dairy products are a good source of vitamin D. More research is emerging on the connection between vitamin D and good health. Bonne Foi, natural skin care, skin care made in the USA, products made in the USA
– See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/making-healthy-food-choices/diabetes-superfoods.html#sthash.pmyg4vkZ.dpuf
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Bonne Foi customers know that our skin care line helps reduce and in some cases even eliminate signs of aging. Our unique formula helps plump up cells from the inside, and makes your skin look fuller and younger. We love that our skin care line works so well.
But we also advocate for being sun smart. Wear a wide brimmed hat, use sunscreen, when you are going to be sitting out in the sun for long periods of time, try to get undercover of an awning or an umbrella. All these things can help keep you free from skin cancer.
If when you were young you spent most of your time outdoors swimming , playing at the pool or the beach, and you are over 40, there weren’t many good options for effective sunscreen. During those care free summer days you may have done more damage to your skin than you know. If you start to see any abnormalities on your face or body, be careful, and err on the side of caution, go see a dermatologist.
Before you do go off to the dermatologist, take a look at the following excerpt from Science Daily.com:
“”When caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable,” said board-certified dermatologist, Brett M. Coldiron, MD, FAAD, president of the Academy. “Despite this, many people don’t know how to be their own detective when it comes to skin cancer, including what to look for on their skin or when they should see a dermatologist.”
To increase people’s chances of spotting skin cancer early, the Academy recommends everyone learn the ABCDE rule, which outlines the warning signs of melanoma:
• A — is for Asymmetry: One half of the mole does not match the other half.
• B — is for Border irregularity: The edges are ragged, notched or blurred.
• C — is for Color that varies from one area to another.
• D — is for Diameter: While melanomas are usually greater than 6mm (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, they can be smaller.
• E — is for Evolving: A mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.
“Although skin cancer is more common among people with light or fair skin, everyone is at risk of getting this life-threatening disease,” said Dr. Coldiron. “SPOT Skin Cancer™ encourages people to invest in their health and spot skin cancer early, when it is most treatable. If you see anything on your skin that is changing, itching or bleeding, you should make an appointment to see a board-certified dermatologist.”
Always check your skin for any signs of irregular moles, as they say in the Science Daily post, it is always better to catch cancer early. With the current treatments available, it doesn’t have to be the scary word it used to be. Take care of yourself.
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Audrey Hepburn’s style was simple. She let her big, beautiful eyes tell her story. In photo after photo I have seen, her clothing was classic, never fussy. No large flowery prints, just simple dresses, but on her they looked glamorous. Women are still wearing the same style of little black dress that she made famous. Her hair was never fussy either. Unless it was for a movie role.
When I was a young girl watching those re-runs of her old Hollywood movies made me happy. Too often the women of Hollywood were blonde or large busted, everything I was not. To see a woman with dark hair and eyes more similar to my own than any of the other starlets of the day, she became someone I could identify with. Yesterday, Google had a pink logo with her likeness on it in celebration of what would have been her birthday, and it made me think back. It conjured up images of beauty, warmth, and elegance.
She always seemed to keep it simple. That is what we have done with our Bonne Foi skin care line. Dress simply, keep your makeup natural and enjoy your life. Keep the clutter away and live life simply and beautifully..
Best wishes, Bonne Foi
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