Fish is great for our bodies and is packed with essential nutrients our bodies need! Not only is it packed with Omega 3 Fatty Acids ,but also Protein and Vitamin D. Our bodies need protein to help maintain healthy strong muscles & bones and it’s especially important for kids to get adequate protein so they will continue to grow at a healthy rate.
Our bodies also need Vitamin D, which helps with bone formation, health and immunity. Again these are things that are essential for growing children, especially for their immune systems when starting schools.
Our bodies need the Omega 3 Fatty Acids as these are crucial to brain development and health. The brain cannot function optimally without enough healthy fat. This is one of the reasons that most infant formulas have Omega 3 Fatty Acids added to them so children get enough for their brain to develop as it should. Also your body has fat soluble vitamins which cannot be absorbed without fat. There are also fat soluble hormones that cannot be dissolved without fat. The Omega 3 Fatty Acids help with not only fat soluble hormones & vitamins and your brain development and health but also help with blood pressure, triglycerides and cholesterol with lowering it.
There are so many great delicious fish out there that are great to eat. For adults there are so many great sushi restaurants if you like sushi with wide varieties of fish. For children it is so great to start them at an early age with fish. Start with off when they start with solids and after cooking the fish puree it with some fruits or vegetables. Salmon, Pollock and Sole are great fish that are high in fatty acids and low in mercury. This way they start getting used to it at an early age and will continue to eat it as they grow up.
It is optimal to eat fish 3 to 5 times a week if possible.
-Dr. Angela Vecellio
Tips to keep your face clean throughout the day!
- Try not to rest face on hands while at work/home because will transfer extra dirt/oil to your face
- Try to wipe clean your cell/office phone every day with an antibacterial wet wipe to keep germs off your face (they come in small convenient individual bags)
- Wash your hands after every meal to remove any oils/leftover food so when you touch your face later it does not transfer
- Definitely wash your face and hands after working out to get the sweat/germs/dirt off of both
- Keep a small pack of face cleansing wipes at the office or in the car to use throughout the day
– Dr. Angela Vecellio
Below are a few tips for at home facials, face masks and scrubs:
- Use steam from shower to open up pores (or) run hot water from sink & put face over steam with towel over head
- Plenty of things to use for scrub; sugar, salt, ground nuts, oatmeal, coffee grounds etc.
- Can mix scrub base with with cleanser, lemon juice, coconut oil, jojoba oil, cucumber juice, green tea
- Can use yogurt, banana or avocado for soothing mask
- Can mix mask with antioxidants like pureed berries and/or fruit
- Use cucumber slices for eyes
- Leave mask on for 10-20 minutes
- Use caution; if anything burns/hurts then remove immediately
Let me know if you have follow up questions!
-Dr. Angela Vecellio
Most people who have their own businesses will thrive on networking and get a majority of their new business from networking in the community. I think that going out and networking can be hard for people who are shy or introverted but not always. Sometimes though people are so passionate about what they do for a living that even thought they may be shy, once they start talking about their business then they will open up. Everyone is different.
A lot of practice consultants or business consultants will say that the hardest part about getting new business is getting that client through the door. Once they are through the door they are usually good clients and it’s up to you for how you go about retaining that client. But to get them, always the difficult part.
Some easy things I’ve found in my time in business throughout three different states are networking groups. There are plenty of these and the great thing is EVERYONE is there for the same thing! This is great for anyone who is nervous or shy knowing that everyone is there for the same reasons. Some of the groups that are networking groups throughout the country are;
- Chamber of Commerce
- Rotary Club
- American Business Women’s Association ABWA
I personally like networking in person because I think it’s nice for people to see how you come across with your personality and likewise with others. You can see what you do or do not like about someone especially if you are willing to refer clients to them.
Other great ways to network, I think, is online with social media platforms. There are some groups and pages on Facebook and Twitter that are free and easy to join. This is also nice to do if you have any timing issues because you can post stuff once home at night, instead of a networking event that’s only a Thursday night from 5-7pm or a Tuesday lunch 12-2pm. I also think that getting reviews online, yelp, Facebook and Google really make a difference too.
Some other ways to network in person are simple things like maybe a church event, getting a booth at the mall or fair (job fair, health fair, bridal expo, green market etc.), working with volunteer organizations and or even hosting your own event at your own office/place/store. This type of networking though is a little more geared towards soliciting because you are trying to get strangers to commit to your business or product. This is not always the easiest thing to do even for someone who is boisterous and outgoing. Before spending much money on a booth or event, look at the costs & see how many clients/sales you will need before entering into a contract that will cost a certain amount if you are not going to get that amount in return. Also, look to see that you have the correct types of outgoing personalities for a booth/event to get the return on your investment.
No matter how much or how little time someone has for networking, there is something that can always be done. Look to see what best suits you for your needs, time and personality to best determine what you can do efficiently in the future.
-Dr. Angela Vecellio