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Jessica Simpson Talks About Her Weight & Body Image

Matthias Vriens-McGrath/Glamour

Matthias Vriens-McGrath/Glamour

Jessica Simpson speaks out about her weight and body image plus her recent breakup with Dallas quarterback Tony Romo in a recent Glamour magazine interview.

“It’s not fair that women look in the mirror and feel disgust because of what society has made them believe about beauty. I’ve been through it myself and understand the pressures. We’re all facing the same struggles together, whether you’re a celebrity or not.”

“When I was young, I would look at magazines and feel a lot of pressure. As a child of 12, I would write things in my journal like, ‘I’m lying here and all I can think about is that my stomach is hanging over my underwear.’ That disturbs me even today!”

While she was still with Tony Romo at the time of the interview and photo shoot, Jessica had a  sense that a breakup was on the horizon. Read Full Story

Are Cosmetic Surgery Taxes on Liposuction, Botox & Mesotherapy Coming?

mesotherapyTaxes on lipo, Botox, mesotherapy, lipodissolve,  breast augmentation, you name it and the Government wants to tax it. Nose jobs, breast enhancements, tummy tucks and liposuction could be hit with a ten per cent tax to help foot the bill of Barack Obama’s $1 trillion overhaul of the health care system.

I guess the government thinks that anyone who gets any cosmetic procedure is rich and can afford it, but that is far from the truth. Most patients are hard working middle class people who make less than 100K per year.  And what about procdures that are medically necessary like breast reductions for back pain, deviated septium for breathing problems, reconstructive surgery and more.

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Plastic Surgery Do It Yourself Nightmare (Video)

Economic hard times are causing more and more people to resort to do it yourself (DIY) plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures such as injectable fillers like silicone. The problem is that most patients are at risk with products that can be easily obtained on the Internet as is the story with Mary.

Good Morning America interviewed Mary, a woman who was able to buy silicone and syringes online. After receiving the products, she then injected her lips and face at home.

“Restylane…Botox…that’s hundreds of dollars every time you want to get it done…you know, how many people can afford that?”, she went on to say.

But instead of using medical-grade silicone, Mary used personal lubricant. This is when the nightmare began. The result was that her face became inflamed with infected silicone. Instead of saving money, Mary ended up paying massive doctor’s bills in order to try to have the damage undone.

Mary talks about her nightmare story. Watch video.

Plastic surgery or any medical cosmetic procedure should only be done by a qualified doctor.

Get Meso is a doctor directory where you can find Plastic Surgeons by city and state. Visit Get Meso for more information on cosmetic surgery procedures.

Elizabeth Taylor Hospitalized Over Michael Jackson Death

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor can’t stop crying and has reportedly been hospitalized in Los Angeles for her grief over the death of her close friend Michael Jackson.

The New York Post reports that Elizabeth Taylor is suffering “weakness, tiredness, exhaustion and emotional draining” following Jackson’s sudden death on June 25. The actress has allegedly not stopped crying since learning of his death.

Taylor was reportedly rushed to a L.A. hospital from her Beverly Hills home on Monday. Details on her condition have not been released. Taylor has not commented.

The 77-year-old didn’t attend Jackson’s memorial last Tuesday, saying she wanted to grieve in private. “I cannot be part of the public whoopla. And I cannot guarantee that I would be coherent to say a word. I just don’t believe that Michael would want me to share my grief with millions of others.

Hormone Replacement Therapy – Is It Safe?

A recent NY Times article reads, “New Warning on Hormone Replacement.” A clinical study found an increased risk in lung cancer with women who took hormones for menopausal symptoms. The key is, the hormone given in this study was Prempro, a pharmaceutically manufactured hormone and not a “bio-identical” hormone. In part two of a three part video series, Dr. Mahmud, anti-aging specialist and founder of Innovative Directions in Health, Edina, MN, agrees with the NYT article but he also educates on how to safely benefit from hormone therapy with bio-identicals. He also exposes dirty little secrets of big pharma and lets you know the right way to take bio-identical hormones.

 Bioidentical Hormones Video – Part I

Bioidentical Hormones Video – Part II

Bioidentical Hormones Cost Video – Part III

Dr. Mahmud has also authored a book on breast cancer prevention, “Keeping aBreast.” View Dr. Khalid Mahmud profile at

Read more about bioidentical hormone replacement

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