Friday, 25 January 2013

Freshline Gourmet Shares Authentic Quality Greek Foods With Us

The food experts and inspectors at I.C.B. Services Ltd have recently established their Freshline Gourmet ( food distribution enterprise, with a mission to provide an extensive line of the highest quality, great tasting & all natural foods Greece has to offer. By doing so, they want to expand the presence of Authentic Greek foods of certified quality to both European and International markets. The Freshline Gourmet team, strongly believes that people deserve to enjoy outstanding quality foods reassured by knowing that these have been produced with attention not only to taste and origin, but also to consistency, nutritional value, and most importantly, food safety.

“We are very excited to bring health and longevity to family tables across the world, by providing them with some of the highest quality foods Greece has to offer. We feel confident that our new venture will prove to be an overwhelming success and that we will contribute considerably in increasing Greece’s food export activity,” said Andri Andreou, Managing Director of I.C.B. Services Ltd.

The company's Non-GMO, Gluten Free Extra Virgin Olive Oil of extremely low acidity (commonly below 0.2% at harvest) recently hit store shelves in the UK, while very soon International delicatessens and supermarkets will enjoy Freshline Gourmet's Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Pomace Oil, Feta Cheese, Hard Cheeses, Greek Yogurt, Canned Fruits, Ice Cream, Desserts, Sweets, Wines, Greek Salads, Ready Meals, Marmalades, Honey as well as Olives & Olive Pastes. As customer demand for certain Greek foods increases, Freshline Gourmet will keep expanding its product range to better fulfill the needs of its customers. As the company grows, it forms new partnerships with the best small scale producers (from different regions of Greece) of various carefully selected natural foods, which adhere to their very strict quality control guidelines.

These small producers of genuine Greek products (some even home made), find a way to export their products through Freshline Gourmet, taking advantage of the knowledge and guidance they provide, while at the same time assuring their customers on the authenticity, quality, origin, taste, nutritional value and last but not least the food safety of the products they sell.

For more information about Freshline Gourmet and its products, visit

I.C.B. Services Ltd (Contact Name: Dennis Koutoudis)

56 Kyriakou Matsi Street

Ayios Dometios, Nicosia 2368, Cyprus

Tel: 00357 97895225

Fax: 00357 22007922


Thursday, 24 January 2013

How men can maintain their youthful skin

How men can maintain their youthful skin

It may not be the most manly topic, but men who worry about their outward appearance need to take skincare seriously. Having too many wrinkles can bring down self-esteem. Fortunately, there are ways that men can reduce the appearance of fine lines on the face. Here are some tips, courtesy of Men's Fitness, that may help ward off these pesky signs of aging.

Double washing

If you're used to simply splashing a bit of soap and water on your face while in the shower, then you need to make a change. The news source suggests washing the face once in the morning and again at night - and you'll also need to give it a good scrub after a workout. Lukewarm water is best, and remember to pat dry, instead of scrubbing.

Monday, 14 January 2013

A Winter Essential

Skip the it-balms and fancy lip smackers this winter and go back to basics. Vaseline‘s micro-sized case is everything you dreamed of. The tried and true petroleum jelly in a convenient nugget-sized design—perfect for your pocket or pouch. Find this mini delight in drug stores and convenient stores across Canada.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

NIVEA Lip Care

  • Effectively protects sensitive lips before they crack.
  • Strengthen lip skin barrier functions.
  • Contains natural ingredients: Bisabolol andshea butter.

Monday, 7 January 2013

All-Day Skin Hydration with Obagi Hydrate™

New Obagi Hydrate™ Moisturizer provides speedy relief and rejuvenation, and continues to release active compounds for all-day moisturizing protection from wind, sun and environmental elements.

Obagi Hydrate™, part of the Obagi Nu-Derm™ System, rejuvenates and restores skin cells to health and vitality.

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Friday, 4 January 2013

The Natural Health in Canada in out !


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Lavender and skin safety / Truth In Aging

Lavender and skin safety / Truth In Aging One of my best vacation memories is of ending a really long drive across France by checking late at night into a hotel in a small village. We slept fitfully becoming increasingly aware of an extraordinarily heady and intense smell of lavender. With the arrival of dawn we were able to discover that we were next to the village's lavender processing factory.
I love lavender. But perhaps it doesn't love me. In 2008, I read en passent somewhere that lavender oil in cosmetics may kill skin cells. Then I found a study - by strange coincidence conducted at my alma mater, University of Westminster in London - that makes the cell killer case pretty convincingly. Dr I C Locke found that in concentrations of 0.25%, lavender oil can be cytotoxic to human skin cells. He thinks that linanool, a component of lavender oil and an ingredient that crops all the time in cosmetics and shampoos, is the culprit along with linalyl acetate. I did this research in 2008 and oddly, at the time, this seemed to be the only study of its kind. I couldn't find another that either corroborated or disproved it. There was, however, additional evidence that lavender can irritate the skin and cause allergic reactions. And at least two studies linked lavender (and tea tree oil) to the development of breasts in young boys and premature breast development in young girls. Discontinuation of shampoos and lotions with these oils results in a rapid reversal (source). 18 months later in January 2010, I felt that I hadn't really got to the bottom of whether I should love lavender or relegate it to those sachets that freshen linen closets. PubMed (the US Library of Medicine) has a long entry on lavender and confirms that it can be a skin irritant. However, it says nothing about the Westminster study. In fact, it cites "small Phase I human trials" of the lavender constituent perillyl alcohol (POH) as a treatment for cancer, although says efficacy has not been demonstrated. As far as I can tell Dr Locke has not repeated his 2004 study on lavender oil. He has, however, performed tests on cloves and concluded that they are cytotoxic as well. Eventually, I found a 2007 study on a different plant's essential oil that was also composed of linalool and which also proved to be cytotoxic. A similar study from 2004 (testing another non-lavender linalool source) came to the same conclusion. Actually, there are numerous studies that show linalool to be cytotoxic. This can be a good thing if you want to get rid of cancerous cells, but you wouldn't want it zapping the cells that you are spending a fortune on trying to preserve. The important conclusion that I have come to is that lavender oil is probably best avoided in direct contact with the skin given that it is mostly comprised of linalool and linalyl acetate. Many cosmetics simply list linalool, without giving its source. However, it seems that linalool, wherever it comes from, is cytotoxic. Of course, we don't know what quantities are used, but the Westminster study suggests you don't need a lot.