MiBellaReina.com Paints the Nail World with Vegan Nail Polish

(PRWEB) February 23, 2015

As an online beauty store, Bella Reina has become a trusted name in the market for health and beauty products, including nail polishes. The goal of Bella Reina has been to make it easier to shop for the best products while guaranteeing quality. Given the competition in the marketplace, Bella Reina keeps on innovating as new concepts are introduced. The latest from the company is the Bella Reina Vegan Nail Polish, which is going to change the way nail care products are used. This is perfect for fashion-forward women who would like to explore more choices for nail polishes, while making sure they are cruelty-free and free from non-toxic ingredients.

Why Vegan Nail Polish?

Vegans do not eat animals or use any products made with animals, which also extends to cosmetics. Simply put, vegan nail polish adapts the vegan lifestyle as it does not contain products or by-products with animal origins. In addition, vegan products are not tested on animals. The synthetic materials are less, but quality remains the same, especially in the case of Bella Reina. For example, fish scales, crushed insects, and animal fats are commonly used for the glittery and other effects in nail polishes. The vegan nail polishes from Bella Reina use bronze, aluminum, and mica mineral to create amazing iridescent, opalescent and chrome pearl nail polishes.

Vegan Nail Polish is 7 Free

Bella Reina nail polishes are 7 Free vs. 3 Free, which means it is not formulated with xylene, parabens, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor, formaldehyde resin, or animals. Xylene, which is a powerful compound, can be risky with skin contact, eye contact, inhalation, ingestion, or aspiration. Parabens, on the other hand, have estrogen-mimicking properties and can be dangerous because they are linked to an increased likelihood of having breast cancer. Dibutyl Phthalate or DBP can disrupt endocrine and can lead to birth defects. Toluene, which makes the nail polish smooth, is considered a nervous system toxin. Camphor, on the other hand, is a plasticizer that makes the nail polish flexible after drying, and also poses serious health risks. In addition, formaldehyde is used as a hardener and is also considered as a carcinogen. Lastly, animal ingredients demonstrate cruelty in its production. Given all of these, there is no wonder why a vegan nail polish, such as developed by Bella Reina, is worth being taken into consideration as a viable alternative.

Beyond Being 7 Free

While the vegan nail polish from Bella Reina is known for being 7 Free, this is not the only reason why their products should be given a try. They come in a wide array of colors, providing you with limitless choices. They are dazzling, and they also dry fast. They are made with the use of novel formulation, which makes them superior in terms of quality, application, and drying time. Karla Parrilla, one of the Master Nail Technicians at Bella Reina, said, “From the seven day wear, to the non-drying formula of our vegan polish, our clients have healthier nails, without the side effects of traditional polishes.”

For more information on the Bella Reina Vegan Nail Polish or to purchase, click here. To try a vegan manicure, call Bella Reina Spa in Delray Beach, FL at 561.404.7670.

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PolyU Strikes a Deal with Kinex Pharmaceuticals

(PRWEB) February 24, 2015

Under the agreement, Kinex will also develop oral versions of cancer drugs currently administered through intravenous injection. Kinex will also support PolyU’s future research to bring about new technologies with an aim to improve cancer treatments and patients’ quality of life.

Jointly undertaken by PolyU’s Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, McGill University, as well as the Partner State Key Laboratory of Chirosciences and Shenzhen-based State Key Laboratory for Chinese Medicine and Molecular Pharmacology of PolyU, the research is led by Professor Larry Chow and Professor Bill Chan, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, PolyU.

As a critical reason for cancer treatment failure, drug resistance remains one of the biggest challenges in the industry. Researchers at PolyU have thoroughly studied the mechanism of drug resistance and developed a new inhibitor to prevent drug efflux from Apigenin, a natural nutrient found in many fruits and vegetables. Acting as a fit “lock”, the inhibitor Apigenin Flavonoid Dimer can prevent cancer cells from pumping out cancer drugs, developing MDR and lowering the efficacy of chemotherapy.

Professor Chow explained, “The Apigenin Flavonoid Dimer aims at common drug-resistance proteins. Thanks to the unique design of dimeric in structure, the inhibitor can specifically bind to the cancer cell’s drug pump and reverse cancer drug resistance. More importantly, it is 10 times more potent and 3 times safer than the best inhibitor available in the market. The inhibitor only targets the tumor and causes no damage to normal tissues. Just a tiny dose can produce remarkable healing effects.”

“We have also developed a new strategy to increase dimer structural diversity, so that a large pool of flavonoid dimers can be easily produced to match different cancer drugs. It is a breakthrough in tackling MDR,” he added.

Another breakthrough achieved by this Apigenin Flavonoid Dimer is that it can change the way of chemotherapy treatment. Some anticancer drugs cannot be absorbed in the digestion system of human body and have to be administered intravenously. The Apigenin Flavonoid Dimer can act as an absorption enhancer and enable the drugs to be taken orally, reducing the risks associated with intravenous injection, and making the treatment less time-consuming, more convenient and comfortable. Paclitaxel, a drug commonly used in treating breast cancer, is expected to be the first modified oral drug because of the Apigenin Flavonoid Dimer.

Dr Johnson YN Lau, MD, Chairman and CEO of Kinex, stated “Kinex contemplates to actively collaborate with PolyU to further develop this drug delivery platform and to convert more current intravenous drugs into oral form. Such an effort, if successful, will have the potential to impact healthcare delivery globally and substantially.”

The commercialization of the Apigenin Flavonoid Dimer has led to a closer tide between PolyU and the industry. Mr Nicholas Yang, Executive Vice President of PolyU, remarked, “We are confident that the collaboration between PolyU and Kinex will open a new chapter for cancer drug development, bringing new hope to cancer patients globally and taking us one step closer to a revolution in cancer treatments.”

LA Goes Vegan! The World Vegan Summit & Expo Comes to Marina Del Rey

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 22, 2015

At the World Vegan Summit & Expo, to be held at the Marina del Rey Marriott on March 20-22, 2015, speakers, thinkers, movers and shakers will meet to focus advocacy and activism on creating a compassionate, healthy, environmentally-sustainable vegan world, with the abolition of all use of other animals for food, clothing, entertainment, experimentation, and (impossibly unattainable) “humane animal products.”

Trend-setting LA Goes Vegan for a new start as Spring begins, with the World Vegan Summit & Expo offering a multitude of topics for coverage and outstanding participants available for interviews who will answer the question “What does it mean to Go Vegan?”

Dozens of speakers, presentations, and workshops, are accompanied by social events, music, film, food, and fun. Among the participants will be luminous figures in the world vegan movement, including:

Philosophers, professors, and ethicists addressing moral issues, featuring Professor Gary Francione of Rutgers University, the first academic to teach animal rights theory at an American law school;

Yeb Sano, chief UN climate negotiator for the typhoon-ravaged Philippines;

“Peace Mom” Cindy Sheehan and Will Tuttle, author of the best-selling “World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health & Social Harmony”;

Olympic skier Seba Johnson, the first champion vegan bodybuilder Kenneth G. Williams, sexagenerian couple Alan Murray and breast-cancer survivor Janette Murray-Wakelin;

Michael Klaper, M.D., world-renowned health and nutrition expert, consultant to NASA, “Sounds of Healing” radio show host;

Cesar Chavez birthday celebration honoring the life of the great vegan, peace, and social justice activist;

Greetings via video from 92-year-old Jain spiritual leader Gurudev Chitrabhanu plus a presentation from healer Vaidya Priyanka, from a 700 year lineage of ayurvedic women healers;

As attendees strategize to save the world, the animals, and the children, they will be rewarded with world-class entertainment from some very talented vegans. Popular on national TV, comedian Myq Kaplan will provide his unique stand-up comedy, “American Idol” favorite Amy Jean Davis will sing, and solo sensation — and Madonna’s back-up singer for 20 years — Donna De Lory will perform with her band. The Saturday night dinner show, “Soul Food-For-Thought,” celebrates veganism with an Ethiopian feast and exciting music from vegan LA reggae sensation Blaze Mob and rapper Vegan Boss, plus presentations from food experts.

Someone has to save the planet, billions of innocent animals, and humanity from hunger, disease, war, violence, and climate change, and it won’t be the people telling you to eat “humane,” free-range, cage-free, organic, grass-fed meat, dairy, fish, and eggs. It will be the people attending the Los Angeles area World Vegan Summit & Expo, March 20-22, 2015.

For the complete schedule of the Expo, please visit http://worldvegansummit.com/full-schedule/

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Fill Your Basket with Early Spring Flowers!

So the Spring is in the air once again, bringing loads of colors along. Maiden Spring comes after long days of autumn and winter, and announces the renewal of life. Being a social animal, nature has always attracted and moved human beings more than anything else. A cheerful sight of flowers growing under a Spring sun and light breeze across the town is just the perfect thing there can be to cheer you up! Some people like to celebrate this renewal of life, and some choose to order flowers online to do that. Online flowers give a variety of options for the flower lovers to choose the perfect flowers for those that they love.

Flowers grow throughout the year. Each season brings its own staff of colorful performers. However, when it comes to Spring, she brings the whole circus with her! There are early Spring flowers, late Spring flowers and evergreen ones. It is up to you to decide which ones to send. How about catching some early Spring buds and gathering them in your basket this year? There are a number of online flowers that you can present to your loved ones.

Some of the most precious early flowers include hyacinth, crocus, early star-of-Bethlehem, Eastern redbud, iris and bloodroot. Hyacinth is a beautiful flower that grows early in the Spring in a number of different colors. Purple, pink, red and yellow are its common colors. Usually the hyacinth bouquets are arranged with white tulips around. Iris is another flower that blooms with the start of Spring. Iris takes its name from the Greek word “rainbow” because of its variety of shades of growth. Iris can be found in a number of colors such as pink, purple, white, blue, red and violet. If you wish to order flowers online, a bouquet or floral basket arrangement of Iris is the best season welcoming gift you can give to someone you care about.

Early Star of Bethlehem is a beautiful little golden flower that grows in Mediterranean, central Europe and places such as Germany and France. It takes its name from a Palestinian city, Bethlehem, where most of these flowers grow. An arrangement of early star of Bethlehem with iris is among the most famous flower arrangements you can find during spring. Eastern Redbud grows in Northern America as well as in various parts of California. These unique styled purple flowers grow on small trees and are often collected by florists for floral basket arrangements. These flowers usually go with tulips, roses, irises or carnations. They are also the famous food of native birds. Bloodroot is a charming little white flower with a golden mid, and grows in clusters in Canada and Florida. As it is a very small flower, its arrangement is usually designed along with some bigger sized Spring flowers. So if you are planning to online flowers, fill your basket with welcoming Spring buds this time around.

If you are a flower enthusiast, you can order flowers online this spring. The online flowers give you a variety of flowers to choose from, so select your favorites today.

Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk, Safely and Naturally


Maintaining optimum cellular health throughout the entire body can greatly reduce your risk of developing a number of age-related diseases and health conditions, namely cancer. Keeping your cells functioning properly, with all organs and systems working in balanced harmony, is the foundation for radiant health and well being. However, we do not always experience a perfect state of health, and appreciation for good health often doesn’t exist without episodes of illness. For so many of us in today’s world, it is only when we are faced with a serious diagnosis or a chronic, persistent condition that we finally take action and commit ourselves to a healing path. One particularly prevalent health condition that more and more women are facing today is breast cancer, and chances are good that you or someone you love is struggling with this frightening diagnosis. If so, I want you to know that there is hope, as exciting medical research continues to show progress in treating breast cancer. From brand new treatments to natural, effective strategies, you can gain the edge you need in your fight against breast cancer without compromising your health, energy and vitality in the process.

The Importance of Essential Fatty Acids and Omega-3
When it comes to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer, one of the most important factors to address is your diet. Proper diet and supplementation can have profound benefits for improving overall health and for preventing and treating numerous chronic and deadly health conditions. Many natural compounds and ingredients have been shown to help address breast cancer, and one of the most well researched is fish oil, which is rich in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), mainly omega-3. Results of numerous studies indicate that this popular and extensively researched supplement shows promise in helping to reduce a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. In addition to reducing risk of breast cancer, studies reveal that the anti-inflammatory effects of the omega-3 fats found in fish oil have powerful additional health benefits for those suffering with other serious conditions such as heart disease, fatigue, depression, arthritis, and much more.

Numerous studies have demonstrated the powerful ability of DHA and EPA (omega-3 fats in fish oil) to lower inflammation in the body and help maintain appropriate levels of free radicals. Given the positive analysis of the omega-3 fats in fish oil, some doctors do promote the use of these supplements for breast cancer and other conditions that are related to inflammation, such as cardiovascular disease. Since the “Standard American Diet” has been shown to contain drastically low levels of omega-3 fats in comparison to the diets of other cultures and countries, it is important, especially for women, to incorporate proper Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) and omega-3 supplementation into their diet to maintain optimal breast health.

Poly-botanical Breast Health Formula
Another powerful supplement that can help support breast health is one that I formulated using high quality natural ingredients. It works in part by reducing inflammation, actively maintaining various support systems such as immune function and hormone metabolism, and protecting breast cell integrity and function. This comprehensive breast formula integrates leading-edge scientific research together with traditional herbal medicine to create one of the most innovative and comprehensive dietary supplements for helping to prevent and treat breast cancer and metastasis. Using eight clinically tested compounds, this synergistic formula is proven to reduce breast cancer cellular proliferation, promote cellular health, promote healthy hormone modulation, and support healthy immune function.

This breast health formula has been studied at top medical research universities with excellent results, and further studies underway continue to confirm the significant anti-cancer abilities of this unique supplement. The blend contains the antioxidatant flavanoid quercetin, turmeric rhizome extract, Astragalus membranaceus root extract, Scutellaria barbata herb extract, and an advanced formulation of DIM (3,3′- diindolylmethane). DIM, an ingredient found in broccoli, has been extensively researched for its ability to promote cellular health, and support healthy estrogen metabolism. The formula is completed by the addition of three powerful, botanically-enhanced medicinal mushrooms for immune support.

The positive evidence for fish oil, as well as for my polybotanical breast formula and other breast health compounds and ingredients, is substantial and impressive. Whatever treatment path you decide, it’s helpful to know that there are numerous natural adjuncts available which can help improve your clinical outcome.  Whether you decide to supplement with fish oil or another supplement for breast health is a personal decision that should be made with the help of a health care provider experienced in the use of dietary supplementation. By supplementing with natural ingredients which integrate scientific research together with nutrition and traditional herbal medicine, women can better equip their bodies with the materials needed to regain and maintain lifelong health and vitality. For more information about natural breast cancer therapies, visit breasthealthsolutions.org.


MATTER to Showcase 50 Promising Healthcare Technologies from Nine Midwestern Universities

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 10, 2015

Inventors of 50 promising new healthcare technologies from nine midwestern universities will connect with 100 investors and industry executives tonight at the Midwest University HealthTech Showcase at MATTER. The showcase, sponsored by MB Real Estate, is being held in conjunction with the MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum, the premier healthcare investing conference, which opens tomorrow in Chicago.

Hosted by Chicago healthcare incubator MATTER and catalyzed by the Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation, the health technology networking and innovation showcase will include innovators from some of the Midwest’s top research institutions and investors from across the industry. Several Big 10 schools – Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin – will be represented, along with Notre Dame and the University of Chicago. A number of MATTER member companies will also participate in the program.

Examples of new technologies include: Anagin, which is developing small molecules to treat PTSD; Rithmio, a gesture recognition software platform for smartphones; and ElectroCyt, a finger-prick blood test that can detect patients at risk for sepsis in 10 minutes at the point of care.

The Midwest University HealthTech Showcase will attract life sciences and health technology investors from across the country, as well as industry professionals responsible for in-licensing and investment opportunities from companies such as Merck, Baxter, AstraZeneca, AbbVie, Marathon Pharmaceuticals, Horizon Pharma and Cook Medical.

“Indiana University is a leading health sciences innovator, and we are delighted to show off nine of the most interesting technologies developed at Indiana University,” said David Wilhite, IURTC’s head of marketing and competitive analysis. “The goal of the Showcase is to bring a mix of new technologies and early stage healthcare startups together with investors and industry executives to accelerate the commercialization process. Our approach is to connect people and then get out of the way.”

MATTER is a not-for-profit organization that was developed by a team of entrepreneurs and industry leaders with the support of the state of Illinois. MATTER began as a project of ChicagoNEXT, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s council on technology and innovation, and officially opened on February 13, 2015.

Dr. Maryam Saleh, MATTER’s director of member experience, said she is thrilled to have MATTER bring in university researchers from outside of Chicago.

“MATTER opened three weeks ago with a mission of building the healthcare technology community in the Midwest, and this event does just that,” Saleh said. “It’s great to see so many investors from across the country converge on Chicago to look at technologies that will shape the future of healthcare.”

About Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation

IURTC is a not-for-profit agency that helps IU faculty and researchers realize the commercial potential of their discoveries. Since 1997, IURTC’s university clients have accounted for more than 2,800 inventions, nearly 1,900 patent applications and 77 startup companies. IURTC is part of the Innovate Indiana initiative, which engages strategic partners to leverage and advance IU’s intellectual resources and expertise, enhance Indiana’s economic growth and contribute to the overall quality of life for Hoosiers.


MATTER is a community of healthcare entrepreneurs and industry leaders working together in a shared space to individually and collectively fuel the future of healthcare innovation. MATTER’s mission is to proactively connect and promote collaboration between entrepreneurs, scientists, physicians and industry partners in order to bring next-generation products and services to market that improve quality of care and save lives. For more information, visit http://www.matterchicago.com and follow @matterchicago.

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Breast Augmentation For Fuller, Shapelier Breasts

Breast augmentation is an ideal procedure to consider, if you want fuller, shapelier breasts. Women of various age groups have had the procedure. One of the most common reasons why women want to change their bust line is to increase their confidence in their appearance. Pregnancy, breast feeding, and fluctuations in weight can cause changes in the breast size and shape. Breast augmentation can help women achieve fuller breasts with firmer tissue, and regain a younger vibrant look.

Breast Augmentation Using Implants

The use of implants can increase the volume of the breasts and help them attain a better natural shape. The two most commonly used breast implant options are saline and silicone gel implants. The new silicone gel implants or Memory Gel implants are softer than saline implants. Silicone gel implants are a popular choice for patients with very little breast tissue and subcutaneous fat.

Breast Augmentation the Procedure

Depending on a number of factors specific to each client, implants can be placed either under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle. For more natural, softer breasts and to provide more coverage over the implant, the implants are placed underneath the muscle (submuscular) rather than underneath the breast tissue (subglandular). These factors also play a role in the placement of the incisions for the procedure. Breast implants will be placed through one of four incisions: in the crease under the breast, through the areola (at the border of the colored part around the nipple), through the belly button, or through the armpit.

Breast augmentation surgery takes approximately 1-2 hours and can be performed in the doctors office as an outpatient procedure. It can be done under general anesthesia or conscious sedation depending on the technique and the patient.

Benefits from a More Appealing Breast Contour

Breast augmentation will give you a new and improved breast contour and can also improve your overall body shape. Your plastic surgeon will work closely with you to understand your goals and expectations of the procedure regarding the desired size and shape, and will explain the process, your recovery and answer all your questions to help you make an informed decision, before to make sure that the results will meet or exceed your expectations.

Breast Augmentation Wilmington – Dr. Lonergan and Dr. deLeeuw of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Delaware, PA provide specialized body contouring procedures including liposuction, tummy tuck, etc.

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