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If there is anything you need to know about your breast health or the differences between bras, you have found the RIGHT place.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Natural Skin Care & Nutritional Products

Just came back from Convention where some incredible new products were unveiled! I love our New Natural Skin Care Line and Baby Dream products that are all organic without any harmful ingredients found in most products. Our Basic Five Nutritional Line is something everyone of us need to be on. Our nutritional intake of food is not easily measureable and our body needs the appropriate amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to function optimally. Our new Synbiotic products are essential for digestive health. They include a PreBiotic, a ProBiotic and an Immune Complex. Anyone with a colon should try this product. Please let me know if you would like any information on these products.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Women's Entrepreneurs' Expo

Just came back from the 9th Annual Women's Entrepeneurs' Expo which was a full day event. Great Networking and contacts were made. I loved being in a room with over 350 independent women business owners. I defintely plan on being their next year!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

85% of Women Wear The Wrong Size Bra...Are You?

This is NOT the Result of Plastic Surgery!

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This is What a Custom Fitted Bra
Do For You!
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Mary Black
Your Breast and the Bra You Should Be Wearing

Health Considerations

An improper ill-fitting bra gives little or no support, and distorts the breast tissue. It will often impeding circulation, and in extreme cases, divide the tissue of the breast into separate glandular masses. An ill-fitting bra displaces the breast tissue pushing it under the arm, flattening it farther over the chest wall, or allowing the figure to become droopy and pendulous.

Most bras tend to constrict both the blood circulation, and the type of lymphatic drainage from the breast, which may play a major part in breast disease. The breast is subject to movement, and stretches due to the pull of gravity with every step if not properly supported. The least a woman should do is perform monthly self-breast examinations, and wear a properly fitted orthopedic type bra to give proper support.

The Smaller Figure

A small-busted woman usually does not make the most of what she has. She usually wears a padded bra that gives her a false front. It also flattens and spreads her breast tissue over her chest wall, and impedes circulation throughout the tissue. Separating the breast can cause mastitis and other health problems especially during pregnancy or lactation.

The Normal Figure

Most of these women buy bras that not only do not adequately support and protect their breast, but the bras they wear are really a source of irritation as well. Through the years they develop pendulous, matronly looking breast because of a lack of proper support from their bras. The breast tissue moves with each step in an ill-fitted bra so that the collagenous fibers supporting the tissue is stretched or broken, stretch marks are visible in the skin. The breast tissue is displaced under the arms, down the midriff and into a now pendulous bust line. A properly fitted bra, worn through the years, will keep that youthful figure a woman desires.

The Large Endowed Breast

The fuller figured woman has the greatest problem for finding a bra that really fits and supports. The extra weight of her breast not only compounds the problems previously mentioned, but makes it nearly impossible, in today’s marketplace, to find a bra that fits correctly. Most bras only provide support by being suspended from a sliding shoulder strap. The pressure makes deep, painful grooves in women’s shoulders. Elastic straps progressively stretch, causing the problems described above. The weight of the breasts can also cause posture problems.

The correctly fitted bra on the other hand provided proper support, relief from sore shoulders. It minimizes the appearance of the fuller figure by facilitating improved drainage of accumulated breast fluid afforded by improved circulation. She looks thinner and is more comfortable.

Teenage Figure

The teenage girl needs to have a bra that will provide her with support and direction so that she can continue to keep the loveliness of her youthful figure. Her breast tissue needs to be properly positioned and supported, which only the proper bra can provide.

Sports Minded Figure

When a woman is active in sports, the breast tissue will be subjected to a great deal of movement. The proper bra will counteract the effects motion play upon the stretching of delicate bust tissue.

Mother-To-Be Figure

The pregnant woman is experiencing many changes in her body. The proper fitting bra can help provide gentle and firm support to aid the increase in the breast’s fullness.


A woman who has undergone a mastectomy has special needs. A correctly fitted bra can assure that the prosthesis can be worn with comfort and security and that the woman has renewed confidence and self-esteem.

Three Steps to Follow for Breast Care

1. Control weight. Avoid caffeine, dairy and yeast products. Drastically reduce dietary fats, particularly low density fats, but get adequate essential fats like cod liver oil. Keep the colon functioning well with a wide variety of fiber food (veggies). Limit your stress. Take Vitamins C and E, Beta Carotene a balanced B Complex Formula and the minerals, Selenium and Chromium.
2. Maintain an exercise program and strengthen pectoral muscles.
3. Buy and wear proper custom-fitted bras that will reposition your breast tissue to its natural position and give you the support you need to comfortably keep your bustline in its proper place.

Features of an Excellent Supportive Bra

· All the breast tissue must be encompassed by the supportive triangle and the cup.
· Support must be from beneath the breast, rather supported by the shoulder straps.
· There must be no pressure to redirect the breast and restrict circulation.
· The support should be firm enough to take out most of the motion of the breast during walking and other motion.
· The bra should be constructed of soft fabrics, custom-fitted to each woman’s size and configuration. Then should be no wires or stays to gouge or bruise delicate tissue.
· The breast position should be supported so the point of the breast is halfway between the shoulder and elbow.
· The best supportive bras have an inner support triangle that positions and supports the breast.

Wearing a Good Suspension-Type Bra Will…

· Reposition her breast tissue, and give the support to comfortable keep her bust line in its proper place.
· Support is from beneath the breast, rather than being supported from the shoulder straps.
· Prevents pressure from flattening the breast tissue, and will not restrict circulation.
· Firmly supports the breast to take out almost all the motion of the breast during activities.
· Supports and holds the breast forward, and high enough so that the apex of the breast is midway between the shoulders and the elbows.
· Re-establishes optimum breast circulation.
· Helps keep a post-lactation breast from drooping, makes an excellent nursing bra.
· For women so unfortunate to have lost a breast due to cancer, the Jeunique bra with a custom prosthesis with a similar weight as the remaining breast will feel properly balanced.
· There are no wires or stays to gouge or bruise the breast tissue.

Every woman, from puberty on throughout life, should wear a properly fitted, custom-fitted bra, just as she would wear properly fitted shoes. This helps her to not only feel better, but she can enjoy better health through a very vital step in proper breast care.

Why and How the Jeunique Bras Work

The Jeunique custom-fitted bra is not an ordinary bra. It does not use wires or pads because it does not need them for support or to produce its unbelievable results.

Muscles do not support the breast. Skin actually supports the breast, and skin stretches. When skin stretches, allowing the breast to drop (the shear weight of the breast tissue stretches, and enlarges the breast), breast tissue becomes pulled and stretched. Wearing a good support bra is essential to minimizing this condition.

Pressure points are also a factor in the health of the bust. When a bra is worn for more than one day in a row, the pressure points on the bust keeps rubbing and irritating the same place. This is believed to be one of the causes of breast problems. You should alternate ordinary bras to prevent pressure against the same area of the breast.

This is not so with Jeunique bras, because the “Thrust Principle” brings all of the breast tissue forward, and up from around the rib cage through the triangle, and the bust weight rests on the banderin. Our 707 bra comes in more than 200 different sizes allowing the bust to be properly fitted in the right cup size.

By measuring properly, determining the customer’s correct size, a personalized fitting results in a truly beautiful and comfortable fit.

Bras are custom-fitted, not custom-made.