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November 21, 1993 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
That spinach salad, a great source of vitamins, wasn't met with much gusto by your little eater? Here are some vegetable options: Vitamin A. Good vision; healthy skin, teeth and bones. Romaine lettuce, asparagus, green beans, tomatoes, carrots. Vitamin B family. Healthy nervous system and digestive system; development of red blood cells. Vitamin B2 (riboflavin). Spinach, asparagus, salad greens. Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid). Cauliflower, sweet potatoes, broccoli.
June 21, 2004 | Elena Conis
Pantothenic acid -- also known as vitamin B5 -- was first identified in the 1930s, when it was named for the Greek word pantos, meaning "everywhere." The essential vitamin, which the body uses to manufacture hormones and cholesterol and turn food into energy, is found in many foods, including cereals, grains, fish, eggs, organ meats and vegetables. It's particularly abundant in avocados, peanuts and brown rice.
August 12, 2012 | By Kavita Daswani, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Summer can play havoc on the hair with prolonged exposure to the sun, seawater and chlorine as well as the inevitable perspiration and humidity that accompany the season. "It's important to always keep the hair hydrated; deep condition at least weekly," says Marco Pelusi, owner of the namesake West Hollywood salon. He recommends using a leave-in conditioner to lock in moisture and guard against color fading, both in the pool and while lounging in the sun. This summer, there's a profusion of new products designed to make hair care easy and effective.
February 8, 1987 | PADDY CALISTRO
Most people have gotten the message that it is vital to protect their skin from the sun's rays with conscientious applications of sunscreens. The sun wreaks havoc on hair, too, and it's not just a summer problem. The wisest people protect year-round--whether in swimwear or street wear--because sun damage knows no season. In Southern California, ultraviolet light can be just as harmful in February as in August. Is a hat or scarf the only way to keep hair from becoming sun-bleached straw?
January 27, 2013 | Kavita Daswani
Chapped lips, flyaway hair, dry skin, cracked elbows -- Southern California winters may be mild, but they still cause beauty problems. "Independent of where you live, your skincare regimen needs to change with the seasons," says Dr. Ava Shamban, a dermatologist and author of "Heal Your Skin," a book that lays out regimens for improving complexions. "The most common complaint people have about their skincare in the winter is that it's no longer doing its job," she says. Experts say that just as the contents of a wardrobe shift to accommodate the change in weather, so should what's on the bathroom shelf.
January 6, 2007 | Steve Proffitt, STEVE PROFFITT is senior producer for the NPR newsmagazine "Day to Day."
I HATE SHAVING. But what are the alternatives? Waxing is out of the question, and I don't want to look like Saddam Hussein emerging from his spider hole. So, I shave. Because I have also reached an advanced state of baldness, and keep my hair cut short in a No. 1 buzz cut, I spend what seems to be an inordinate amount of time engaged in hair removal. I suppose I am lucky. I'm not nearly as hairy as a friend of mine, who is one of those guys with a line at his collar where he stops shaving.
The term smart drug or smart nutrient is used to apply to any product or compound made from naturally occurring or manufactured ingredients that is believed to stimulate the brain in such a way that a person can become more alert and energetic. The word smart is used almost as a slogan. Researchers generally agree that basic intelligence cannot be greatly influenced, or influenced at all, by taking drugs or nutrients.
February 23, 2013 | Elise Oberliesen
Winter does a number on skin, from head to toe. But it's possible to resist letting the dry winter air wring every drop of moisture from your skin. "It's an environmental problem," says Dr. Nicholas Perricone, dermatologist and author of "Forever Young: The Science of Nutrigenomics for Glowing, Wrinkle-Free Skin and Radiant Health at Every Age. " Much attention has been given to the summer skin problems that come from the sun's damaging rays. Winter brings other issues. As the temperature drops in the winter, fewer water vapors circulate in the air. Then we crank up the furnace to warm our homes, further depleting available moisture.
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