BEAUTY: BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS & CUT FOR SUMMER AT DANIEL GALVIN

Now that’s a cut and colour! I’m somewhat ashamed to admit that I haven’t engaged with a proper hairdressing session since the beginning of September last year. I’ve had two cuts in the interim -not enough – at local Camden chain salons which weren’t great, (walking in at the last minute and taking an appointment because a stylist is free and you’ve got a big event the next day probably isn’t the best way to get a haircut) and it grew out badly both times.

(The recent experiences of my sister and me make very good arguments for doing your research, building a relationship with, and investing in, a good hairdresser. I know I usually hop off to the shiny of the shiniest, but good hair doesn’t have to cost the earth; my sister used a Camden national chain salon last time which gave her a seriously bad colour job, and charged her more than the Mayfair salon I love – woah, was I FURIOUS on her behalf. So she went to the Toni & Guy Academy on Monday for a cut and colour by a stylist with four years of experience, and overseen by a director; it cost her £35 and she looks incredible.)

Anyway, there’s no real reason why I didn’t get round to getting my highlights done apart from the usual – time and inclination, and, now that I’ve seen these before and after images I am resolved not to leave it ten months until my next session. I wear my hair every day – it’s one of the first things people notice about you, and it’s such a simple thing to get right.

And so it was that when I finally pitched up at the Daniel Galvin hair palace on George Street (a few blocks from Marble Arch, and just west of Marylebone High Street), the lovely Chelsey actually looked aghast when I said the last time I had my highlights done was last September.

I’m a natural blonde  – I have the pale eyelashes and brows of a bunny rabbit, but our northern climate and my insistence on wearing a hat anywhere near a sunbeam means that the top of my head starts to look decidedly murky without a little helping hand. A half head of highlights to be precise.

I had an actual line where the old highlights had grown out six inches down from the tip of my head.

And let’s draw a veil over the greys lurking on my temple. (Fun fact: both my mother and sister have the same swoosh of grey on their temples too.)

So here are my highlights baking:

So hurrah for my lovely new summer hair, thanks to Chelsey who has restored me to my happy blonde place. And a big shout out too to the lovely Lauren Greene for the perfect blunt cut and softening layers at the front: she took all the time to check in with me about my hair and meticulously – and rapidly made it look wonderful, taking off just enough to get rid of the frizz, but not so much that I felt scalped. I’ve washed it twice since, and it fell just perfectly each time when I air dried it.

And HELL-O perfect, super rapid, blow dry.

This was a complimentary press appointment for a cut and colour in June 2018

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HOME: MY SMALL LONDON GARDEN PROJECT. PART TWO.

Well, the garden is almost approaching the state I imagined when I plotted out my ideas in the spring – you may have seen my beginning of summer post here. I bought the bare minimum of furniture last summer from Ebay – the amazing double lounger, a large parasol, an 8ft folding table (easier to store over the winter than a large wooden one, and easily disguised with a pretty tablecloth), and then there’s the lovely John Lewis Croft Bench that my mother gave me as a housewarming present – and now I have to work out what else I need.

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I took these photos in the middle of May, just over a month ago and goodness what a transformation from my beginning of April post. I hired a local gardener/handy man who did the brute force work: he dug out the dead box hedge, weeded all the borders and beds, dug over the vegetable patch, weeded and cleared all the flagstones and patios, pruned all the hedges, and helped arrest the gradual encroachment of the Virginia creeper.

Meanwhile I went to Camden Garden Centre, and to my local Camden Morrison’s and spent around £150 on plants. I bought a few key shrubs and plants – a peony, euphorbia, a beautiful Choisyia (Mexican Orange Blossom), as well as umpteen boxes of bedding plants for my hanging baskets and  window boxes. (Nicotiana, violas, pansies, ivies, lavenders, mint and the palest of pink fuchsias.) I also robbed a large alchemilla mollis from my father’s garden border.

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Above – lovely empty main bed waiting for plants

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The amount of garden waste has been quite astonishing: this is the box hedge chopped into pieces, stuffed into IKEA bags, and on its way to the Regis Road Recycling Centre in Kentish Town in the boot of a Zipcar.

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The ash tree is now in full bloom, and providing some much needed shade. I’ve also got the large 3metre umbrella from last year up again. I spent ages looking for parasol weights – first I bought the ones that needed to be filled with ballast, and I just couldn’t face dealing with builders’ sand, and water wasn’t heavy enough, so I bought these brilliant ones. (Was surprised to discover that weights cost the same as the parasol – around £50 each.)

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Below is the back wall and patio with the bare patch where the box hedge was removed to the left – the plan is for this to be weeded and I want to find an outdoor sofa set to place here for lounging and working. It’s a great spot for both as it’s pretty much always in shade, so it also means that any garden furniture I put here won’t be bleached by the sun. (I’ve got my eye on this set.)

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We’ve now dug over the vegetable patch and I’ve found a new home for the Japanese Maple (Acer)  via the NextDoor app, as I don’t have another bed for it, and it’s not very happy being stuck in this corner which it has outgrown.

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The small cream canvas umbrella was from Argos last summer – a bargain at around £30, but I bought the wrong size stand and it blew over one day and a strut broke, so I need to replace this and buy a heavier stand. Still extremely pleased with the double lounger. (The cushions were from Homesense, and the delightful leopard  fleece rug was also from Ebay)

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I found the compost in the most amazing special offer in Camden Sainsbury’s of all places. The dogs are loving having access to the sunshine, and roast themselves outside at every opportunity.

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I bought this pretty hanging basked on Columbia Road a few years ago. That’s rosemary in the bottom, and I plan to put fuschias in the top basket.

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I am extremely pleased with my herb window box – I can just lean out of the kitchen window and snip what I need. I’ve planted thyme, oregano, sage, chives, Greek, and Italian basil. The silver zinc planter is one of five I’ve bought from Primrose for all my window sills.

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Here are the plants I’ve collected waiting to go in the beds, borders, and baskets. Camden Morrison’s has been a particular joy and the source of most of my bedding plants.

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I was sent this mint box by John Lewis last summer and, whilst it died down over the winter, I was astonished to see it thrive from spring onwards and it’s now providing me with plenty of leaves for fresh mint tea.

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Wilco has the most amazingly cheap large terracotta pots (although I’ve yet to see how they last the winter).

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LONDON LIFE: APERITIVO ON THE LE CAPRICE X GREY GOOSE SECRET JARDIN SUMMER TERRACE

This is a Sponsored Post in association with Le Caprice

It’s always surprising to me how few places there are that I would like to have a drink in the afternoon and evening in and around Mayfair that aren’t chic hotels. Sure, there are lots of pubs, many exceedingly smart and very busy bars, and the afore-mentioned chic hotels (Duke’s and The Stafford are particular favourites), but finding somewhere that isn’t rammed, where I can always sit down (heels and age do not make me a fan of standing in any circumstance) and where the drinks and snacks are utterly delicious usually feels like a Sisyphean task.

So hurrah a thousand times over for the Caprice.

This summer, they’ve turned their small but perfectly formed Arlington Street terrace into a secret garden, serving a menu of lighter bites, alongside a specially created Grey Goose cocktail menu.

I love the Caprice – I used to book tables there for my very first bosses at Conde Nast – the legendary Peter Stuart of GQ, and Nicholas Coleridge the Managing Director, in my very early twenties, graduated to eating there of my own account a few years later, and even celebrated my thirtieth birthday in its warm embrace with my family, so I am very happy to know that I can now go there not just for delicious meals, but to sit outdoors for something a little lighter.

To create their Secret Jardin, the Caprice’s terrace has been enclosed with a wall of plants, herbs and botanicals; citrus trees line the sides of the space, walls of climbers create a barrier between the terrace and street, wisteria flowers hang from the ceiling and a selection of potted herbs reflect the ingredients of the specially created Grey Goose cocktail menu.

Le Caprice’s Head Chef, Will Halsall, has created a menu of dishes which are ideal for enjoying al fresco, so those who are ravenous post-work can enjoy a lovely aperitivo.

I took Holly Hannah and Chloe for drinks and snacks after our day at Royal Ascot; happily no one batted an eyelid at our spectacular Rachel Trevor Morgan hats.

After a day outdoors in the sun at the races, we were delighted to see lovely, long refreshing drinks on the menu – the Secret Jardin cocktails created especially for the space include a Garden Goose, made with Grey Goose vodka, elderflower cordial, lemon juice, thyme, rosemary, sage and basil leaves, a Le Grand Fizz, with Grey Goose vodka, St-Germain, lime juice and soda, a French Negroni, with Grey Goose L’Orange, Campari, Martini Rosso, and a Goose Bloody Mary.

We were hungry after our racing exertions, so mulled over the menu – too many things amongst which to choose – from Norfolk asparagus, served hot with hollandaise or cold with herb vinaigrette, to a crispy duck salad with pineapple, pink grapefruit and spiced cashews.

Above: the pickled and raw beetroot salad, goats cheese and multi seed granola crisp, and the Isle of Mull scallops. And, because I am a fervent lover of the high low mix – some of the Caprice’s legendarily delicious French fries.

And, if you ask, nicely, they’ll even let you order pud from the main menu.

HEAVEN

The Le Caprice x Grey Goose Secret Jardin is open from now until Sunday, 30 September

 

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TRUMP PROTEST – LONDON JULY 2018

I had been in two minds about joining the protest march in central London yesterday:  racism/corruption/wall/incarcerated children/Roe v Wade/LGBTQ rights etc etc vs another country’s president/trade/special relationship etc etc  but Trump’s shocking bad manners, and divisive and ill-informed actions and words during his UK visit decided me firmly in favour of participation.

It’s true that we don’t all get on the streets when our government hosts other corrupt world leaders but Trump truly is in a special league all of his own.

(And watching my dog, Lettice, go berserk thanks to his sodding helicopter convention above Regent’s Park for the past two days hasn’t warmed me up much either. I am loving my friend Debora’s description of it as a helipram – for a president to scared to travel by road because of the protestors everywhere.)

I joined my Americans in London posse – Ayla, Chloe and Anne for a little light protesting on Regent Street.

 

The Daily Mail may have called us a mob of some 10 000 pro Corbynists but don’t believe their propaganda. The march was well in excess of 100 000, with some reports putting it as high as 250 000. And I’m pretty sure George Osborne is no Corbynista…

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ENGRAVING SECRET MESSAGES WITH LINKS OF LONDON


This is a Sponsored Post in association with Links of London

I’ve written before about my problems with crippling social anxiety and, although it’s got so much better over the years, I still sometimes get the fear when walking into social situations where I don’t know anyone. In these situationsI find it’s helpful to have a mantra – I like to say the word ‘courage‘ to myself as I enter the room to give me some much-needed mental strength..

So when, Links of London asked me to choose a piece from their very wide range of items that can be engraved, from jewellery, including bracelets and pendants, to tie bars, collar stiffeners and cufflinks, although I was very tempted by the idea of self-gifting myself the compact mirror, and I’ve always loved the idea of engraving a message on the back of a watch for only the wearer to know, I decided on this beautiful gold vermeil necklace and pendant, which had a tiny secret on it, just for me.

On one side I asked for the word ‘Courage‘ to be engraved.

I’ve always liked the idea of engraving personal messages for just the wearer to see – it follows on from the Seventeenth Century idea of poesy rings, where a short message -religious, friendly or amorous – was engraved on the inside of a ring. (The name was derived from the French word “poésie” or poem and, if you are interested, I wrote a long feature for The Wall Street Journal about antique jewellery here.)

Hence ‘courage‘: a little reminder for me to always be brave

Y0u can check out the entire collection of  items suitable for engraving at Links of London here.

 

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Why Good Replacement Shakes Require Optimal Protein

It is no secret that protein is a macronutrient. Your body not only requires protein but you need it in large amounts on a daily basis. Aside from this, protein is also known as one of the key nutrients for weight loss. Below we go over the different ways protein work to ensure weight loss both in the short term and in the long run. We will also go over the most common proteins in healthy meal replacement shakes and highlight some of the reasons why these proteins are chosen over other readily available protein sources. 

How Protein Helps with Weight Loss: 

Boosts Body Metabolism

A high metabolism is essential for weight loss. Numerous studies have actually found that that one of the reasons why many people go from one diet to another without seeing any results is low metabolism. With a high metabolism, you burn calories round the clock, even when your body is at rest. Good meal replacement drinks should always have a good dose of protein that promotes raising your metabolism 

Burn More Calories During Digestion and Processing 

More calories are used during protein processing when compared to other nutrients. Some studies have shown that about 30% of the calories in protein are used up during digestion. This means that only 70% of the calories in the protein remain after digestion. 

Stays in The Stomach Longer 

It takes more time to digest protein as compared to carbohydrates. Since the protein stays in the stomach for a longer duration, you do not get hungry as fast. You will, therefore, be less likely to snack and feed on unhealthy meals. Meal replacement shakes for women should have hunger surprising qualities. Protein is the main ingredient that causes this, making it all natural. 

Helps build muscle 

Muscle growth over time is key to long-term weight loss. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn. You have to increase the amount of protein you take if you want to accumulate some decent muscle mass. Protein in healthy meal replacement shakes helps grow your muscles after a workout.

Control Hungers Hormons 

Proteins work to reduce the production of hunger hormones. They also increase the production of appetite reducing hormones. With adequate protein, sticking to a low calorie becomes easy and excessive hunger becomes something of the past. 

From the above points, it is clear that protein is effective in reducing the calories you take in and increasing the calories you burn at any given time. While a high protein diet will help you lose weight, in the long run, it is important to remember that all proteins are not created equal. There are proteins that are better than others. Below we compare the common proteins you find in meal replacement drinks in terms of quality. 

Whey Protein 

Whey is a great protein that comes with all the 9 essential amino acids. It is also easily assimilated into the body which makes it perfect for post-recovery. Whey protein is also great for the immune system. On the downside whey is a byproduct of dairy which means that it does not sit well with strict vegetarians or people who cannot take animal and milk-derived proteins. Whey doesn’t taste as great and you need to consider the taste of the end product and what can be done to enhance the taste. However, there are some great meal replacement shakes for women that don’t have whey protein if you are vegan. 

Casein 

This is yet another protein that is derived from dairy. Casein is also a great source of protein. The only downside is that it can be hard to digest. It also does not work well with people who are lactose intolerant. As said before, there are meal replacement that contain no dairy for those who are lactose intolerant. 

Soy Protein 

This is another protein that comes with a good number of the essential amino acids. The fact that it is derived from plants makes it great for vegetarians. Though soy taken in moderation is okay, excessive consumption of soy has been linked to digestive disorders and reproductive problems among other health-related issues. Meal replacement that contain soy protein should, therefore, be taken in moderation. People who suffer from hormonal imbalance should stay away from soy as it can completely mess their hormones. 

Other sources of protein for meal replacement shakes for women include pea, brown rice, and hemp. These are perfect for vegetarians. 

Since protein forms the bulk of most healthy meal replacement shakes, you need to consider the quality of protein in the shake you choose. The amount of protein in every serving also matters. Go for shakes that contain more than 10 grams of protein. Lastly, ensure that the protein in your meal replacing shake of choice does not come with any negative side effects that may affect your health and derail your weight loss efforts.

The Best Technology Trends for SMEs in 2018 And Beyond

Having the right form of technology in a business can be the most important deciding factor for its success. Actually, all big businesses were once SMEs that capitalized on the ongoing advancement in technology. Now a day, these SMEs grew to become big multinationals and they still rely on newer technology trends to spread their wings further. 

It is therefore wise that every small and medium size business owner knows the best technology innovations to adopt for future scalability.  

If you are one such SME owner, here is a list of 5 technology trends to look out for in 2018 and beyond. If you get it right with these, then you are on your way to developing better business for tomorrow. 

Upgrading to Mobile Business 

The 21st century business person knows too well that if he or she wants to reach more customers, then upgrading to mobile business is the way to go. 

Right now, there are more than 8 million mobile apps on Google Play Store, and 2.2 million on the Apple App Store. These apps are being used by entrepreneurs all over the world to drive sales to a higher level. 

SMEs are now operating more on mobile app platforms, with a market of 3.5 billion mobile users up for grabs. 

In order to compete in today’s market, you need to introduce mobile business to your venture. It’s not as expensive as it was some years back, and it’s easy to learn. 

Cloud computing 

Uploading all important business media to the internet where customers can easily access it is one of the opportunities SMEs should tap into. 

Think of a situation where clients can buy or access services and goods without even being there to bargain with them. It provides the freedom needed to pursue further in the business. 

Today, enterprises don’t have to worry so much about security when it comes to exploiting the cloud for better business opportunities. The ever-growing investment in cloud-based business has birthed out a new frontier in encryption for more security. 

Additionally, the vast space available for best technology innovations means that SME owners now pay even less for state of the art cloud solutions. 

IoT (Internet of Things) and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) 

Come to think of it. A business where you don’t have to always remember who ordered what and when it will be delivered, or what items you’re running low on. Think of the possibility of having all your important devices connected to the internet and controlling all of them from one place. With Internet of Things, this is no longer a dream. 

You can advance this to your home also and get to run your business from the comfort of your living room. With IoT, you don’t really have to be at the office. 

By incorporating “Bring Your Own Device” at the workplace, a SME owner gives the employees freedom and confidence that they too can be an integral part of the overall growth of the enterprise. 

It also provides opportunity for learning new things and also to preserve only the best technology innovations for the success of the business. 

Big Data Analytics 

By using big data analytic tools, business owners are able to know market trends and customer preferences through the results gathered from social networks, public forums and mobile phones. 

Small and medium enterprises now need to take note of what historical data can do for the business especially in terms of forecasting. 

Chatbots and automated customer experience feedback 

If you have finally made the wise decision to go the internet way, add chatbots to your strategy. 

Garner research predicts that by 2020, 85% of all interactions with customers will be automated. 

Engaging with both established and prospective customers on live chats has a lot of benefits. As a modern SME owner, you will be able to get client feedback that will in turn help to improve the business. This will especially be of help with customers that you never get to meet personally.  

These new innovations are the best technology trends for any small and medium-size businesses to adopt. They are slowly shaping the way businesses are being conducted and paving way for a better future. 

If you are one of those ambitious investors out there, time has finally come for you to act. Go right ahead and do some research so that you can identify the best technology trend to suit your business.

The 5 Nuggets of Life to Follow: A Decent Life That is Worth Living By

We all want to have a healthy lifestyle , want to maintain our lifestyle better and keep along with the fashion , that’s not going to be achieved by just reading the lifestyle news or reading about the best lifestyle habits , but doing what we read in the lifestyle new and do what we read about the best lifestyle habits is the thing which will provide us with the best lifestyle and healthy one , lifestyle news are all around these days , but finding easy steps to making your lifestyle better is hard in all the things around these days . So, not like any other lifestyle news article, this is an article about the best lifestyle you could ever have with maintaining these healthy habits.  

  1. Eat Healthy  

Healthy food could change our lives dramatically , maintaining the habit of eating healthy could change our working time ,our thinking and even our emotions , according to nutritionists , Eating the right food could change the way you feel , for girls eating a lot of soy products could enhance the production of Estrogen in their bodies to make them feel happier and more active , which will make their emotional life better , and also make them work harder towards their dreams , and the other way around for men , eating good amount of protein and wheat germs and oats products could enhance their Testosterone , which will allow them to be happier , tougher and work harder , and in all aspects of life , if you’re eating healthy enough you could reduce the idea of getting sick , reduce the rate of diseases and keep your body smart, you’ll keep on working for straight hours without feeling tired , and also healthy food could let you think better by advancing the work of your brain , so eating healthy is the first habit that must be achieved in your life to have the best lifestyle .  

 2. Keep the fitness  

According to two thousand and eighteen lifestyle news, keeping yourself fit is a way to change your life upside down in a good way, which is playing sports or making exercises regularly on a weekly basis.  

Exercising could make you stronger, more active to achieve more work with better quality and better thinking methods. Exercising will also help you manage your day time, by specifying actual number of hours weekly in specific timings, that will allow you to plan a schedule for your life and enhance everything in your life.  

Exercising would enhance your brain efficiency and body efficiency to have the best lifestyle you could ever dream of and keep your life stable and successful.  

Exercising will get your self-confidence up to the skies, which will affect every aspect of your life, whether you’re a man or a girl, getting your confidence up will make your life extremely better.  

3. Maintain your weight  

Well , although keeping in regular exercises and eating healthy food would control a huge amount of your weight and keep your weight in better values , but it’s kind of not enough if it’s not done well , to keep your shape and body healthy you have to maintain the perfect weight , whether you eat healthy too much or don’t eat enough and still do exercises that will bring you to deficiency ,not having ideal weight affects human dramatically in his life so far , it has been proven in the world wide lifestyle news that not having ideal weight affects your mood even if you do exercises and eat , and also affects your day life , but the other way around if you have a good maintained ideal body weight , you’ll get your mood and day life better and enhanced.  

4. Stop Alcohols  

Stop Drinking Alcohols , After doing the three above steps , stop drinking alcohols , you surely can’t do it within a night , you have to take it step by step , which means if you drink average two liters of Alcoholics weekly , then it’s about one and a half cups a day , change the two liters to one and a half liter weekly , and keep going down and down until reaching about half of the amount you were on to , keep on this average to a certain limit , then start going down slowly to three quarters of a liter , and so on until reaching no alcoholics in your life , this method will take about three months of your life , but as the three months pass , you’ll notice great change in your life starting from your memory , proven facts about the best lifestyle that reducing alcohol will improve your memory cells and keep them alive for the highest amount of time of your life , also quitting alcohols will improve your digestive system dramatically through the first two weeks of stopping alcoholics , and in all directions of your life , stopping alcohols will advance your life to the next level.  

 5. No smoking  

The last habit you have to stop according to the best lifestyle news, you have to stop smoking, whether you’re a smoker or not, if you’re not a smoker you have to not even think of going in that direction, you have to fight yourself to not even try smoking, smoking destroys every inch of your body and reduces your heart strength and brain and could expose you to dangers of cancer, also it’s something to get addicted to. In the other way around if you’re a smoker, you have to quit smoking, it’s going to be in the same way of alcohols quitting but a little further for six months because quitting smoking is a little bit harder and it needs a strong will, after you stop smoking you won’t feel any anxiety, your brain cells will regenerate to let you have healthier lifestyle, thinking, body shape, digestion, and every aspect and direction of your body will be enhanced to a certain level.

Positive Effects of Drinking Coffee On Your Health

The best thing about coffee is that it somehow has the power to turn your crappy day into a better one. For years, it’s proved that coffee releases a neurotransmitter called dopamine which produces happy feelings in people. But new facts have been proved which not only links coffee with euphoria but also good health and longevity of life. Science has proved coffee to be one of the healthiest beverages on planet earth. And people are rejoicing! 

A study was conducted on over 520000 people residing in ten European countries. This study can also be regarded as largest scientific to be ever conducted related to coffee and human health. Another study was more diverse and conducted on the non-whites population such as African American, Asians, Latinos, Native Americans and so on. More than 185000 subjects were chosen for this research. The results were loud and clear. According to the study, people drinking over three cups of coffee everyday had 18% lower risk of death when compared to people not having coffee. The result of the study conducted on non-white population was consistent with that conducted on the European population. The fact that these studies were conducted in different countries and diverse population which had different diet and lifestyle still provided similar results, proved that coffee is indeed a life saver. It is also important to note that drinking excess cups of coffee (6 or 7) doesn’t produce any additional benefit to the human body. 

The study was conducted on smokers as well since everyone knows that smoking reduces the lifespan of people. But coffee was seen to be helpful for the smokers as well and smoking couldn’t blunt the positive effects of coffee. However, experts have warned about this result and said the result doesn’t imply one could smoke as much as they want and reverse its ill effects on their bodies by the drinking coffee. Smoking cigarettes harms one’s body many fold and the benefit of drinking coffee is much less than that and hence people should be careful how they are interpreting the results of this study. Smoking is very injurious to health and drinking more cup of coffees would only positively affect your health by, let’s say 10% 

Drinking coffee was also related to having lower risk of many cancers including liver, endometrial, prostrate and skin cancer. Also, coffee can reduce the risk of getting gout, type 2 diabetes ad gallstones. Another study proves that drinking only one day of coffee everyday could reduce the risk of getting cirrhosis by 22% whereas drinking 2 cups of coffee everyday reduced this risk to 43% and drinking 3 and 4 cups of coffee everyday reduced this risk to 57% and 65% respectively. Since we are now talking about health benefits of drinking coffee, let’s also talk about its effects on Alzheimer’s disease. People drinking regular coffee are 16% less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s, cognitive reduction and dementia. Also, a large study was conducted on 5000 women that proved that drinking at least one cup of coffee everyday reduced the risk of depression by 15% whereas drinking 2 to 3 cups everyday reduced this risk by 20%. Studies have also found coffee to have anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects that can reduce the risk for Parkinson’s disease. Also, these benefits of having coffee can’t be attributed to caffeine as people having decaffeinated coffee also showed the same results as people having caffeinated coffee. 

The experts have this suggested that moderate coffee consumption can be included in a lifestyle to improve one’s health. Though the results are not large in numbers, yet they are still significant. However, there are few disadvantages of consuming coffee as well. If consumed in large quantity, it can cause vomiting, dizziness, headaches and nausea. Doctors warn pregnant women against consuming coffee during their pregnancy and women with fractures should also avoid it. It’s hence safe to say that drinking coffee is beneficial and can increase your life but like everything else in life, you should have it in moderation.  

Even though coffee was immensely demonized in the past, it has emerged as a hero due to scientific studies being conducted on it. Not only that, but coffee also lifts our mood up and prepare us for the rest of the day. So, one shouldn’t guilt himself out of having that extra cup of coffee, coffee is healthy and good for the body.

A Research On The Effects Of The E-Cigarette On Regular Users Who Never Smoked

The introduction of E-cigarettes has for some time been considered one of the world’s health tips to take it avoiding the serious health conditions the use of cigarettes can cause. Scientific reports believe that long-term users of electronic cigarettes may still stir the development of same conditions such as heart diseases, cancer, brain and the respiratory tract conditions and many other body parts that are affected in the same way by the typical cigarettes. However, a research done on nine daily users versus other 12 non-users shows no significant changes in the bodies of the people on both sides of this discussion. However we cannot rule that the body fitness is not compromised and anything might come out of the E-cigarettes used.  

E-cigarettes(ECs) 

ECs use batteries to power themselves. Every time a user takes a puff, they heat up the EC and the vapor turns into the liquid that mainly does not have nicotine. In a bid to leave smoking some users have resorted to the use of ECs as one of the fitness tips to follow in the place of real cigarettes which for many years have been known to be harmful.  

The vapor technology that ECs uses is a healthy source of smoking fantasy but the residues of toxic load on an EC cigarette could be another threat. This has lead to an investigation into finding out the effect of the residue on a human body. If the research turns out that the use of the electronic cigarette emissions is less or not harmful, then ECs will be recommended as one of the health tips to those who have been considered as long-term users of the typical harmful cigarette. This research is a first of its kind done to check for the healthiness in using the EC.  

Apart from the researches done on users and nonusers of the ECs, the Scientific Reports Organization did a vapor toxicology to find out the effects of the EC vapor on human health.  

Methods Of Data Collection  

Use of the participants and study design To check for the fitness of the E-cigarettes for use. Those that were never smokers and were using the ECs were described as non-smokers by their sellers. They were also included in the research and after three months tested in the hospital. The same tests were repeated for some months buts still the users were safe.  

Another investigation was done to check for the blood pressure, the heart rate and body weight. The test was to be done twice, and the users warned not to use caffeine drinks for an hour. Spirometry procedure  

In this case the forced vital value, the forced expiratory and maximum-mid exploratory flow. On checking the sums of forced vital and forced expiratory values, the data that met the quality control methods were to be used to check for pulmonary function to establish whether the Electronic Cigarette has an effect on those using it.  

Another way to test was through respiratory functions and behaviors Here questions were designed to establish the effect of the E-cigarettes. The questions are coined to help answer whether the user of the cigarettes is one the fitness tips in the respiratory tract and body health. The person participating in the test is asked of what he or she feels around the chest, wheezing, coughing, and length of breath.  

The lungs were checked using the High-Resolution Computed Technology to check for fitness. Here lungs were scanned for the presence of any stranger pathological signs that might have resulted from form the electronic cigarette.  

The Use Feno Measurements 

The Feno device checks for respiratory tract health through the use of the Feno device. These tests are done in the morning, Any user involved is not supposed to vape for more than hour into the tests. Data collected is later analyzed to establish the viability and fitness that comes with the use of the E-cigarettes.  

Eco Measurements 

With a handheld eco-Meter, one expiratory breath is taken for testing. The participant is barred from vaping an hour to the test. The data that meets quality control standards are put together for later analysis into the use of E-cigarettes and its fitness to use by smokers and non-users  

The Results 

To establish results, data collected by the methods and instruments above was analysed. From the vapor toxicology test to the Eco Measurements. Nothing changed in behavior, for example, all the data that passed the quality control test for analysis indicates no pathogenic signs in the lungs of the users, no change in blood pressure, no change in heart rates and no changes in body weight.  

Conclusion 

Even after the long use E-cigarettes, nothing changed in the health of its users. This device is there viable for use as one of the fitness tips in a bid to eliminate the effects cigarettes have on human health.