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Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Tog Shop Deal of the Week

The Tog Shop: Deal of the Week. New Deals Every Monday- 468 x 60

This week deal at The Tog Shop:

''Indian Summer'' Embroidered Weskit by Alfred Dunner
Was: $50.00
Now: $31.99
This ''Indian Summer'' Embroidered Weskit by Alfred Dunner is a graceful top embellished with a cascade of embroidered blossoms that sparkle with tiny beads and sequins. Textured poly crepe. Machine wash & dry. Imported. Generously sized. 8-20; 23'' length.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The shoes for the woman who desires comfort but doesn’t want to skimp on style: Walking Cradles.

Walking Cradles
Walking Cradles® is a unique line of shoes for the woman who desires comfort but doesn’t want to skimp on style. Walking Cradles is known for offering fashionable styles that are trendy and fun to wear.

Each pair of Walking Cradles shoes, boots and sandals is constructed using only the finest materials, available in a vast array of sizes and widths and feature an exclusive “cushioned like a pillow” footbed. These are just a few of the luxuries offered by Walking Cradles.

Walking Cradles is the “Want Them...Need Them…Must Have Them” footwear for people who desire comfort at home, work and play. When you wear a pair of Walking Cradles you are guaranteed the perfect fit.


The most popular are:

Walking Cradles - Caden (Brown Nappa) - Footwear
Walking Cradles - Caden (Brown Nappa) - Footwear
This is a tailored comfort casual that you will never want to take off your foot. Made with a wonderful soft nappa leather that has a deep, rich luster finish. Padded for added comfort. Easy on easy off silhouette. The flex unit bottom has a stable heel. This may become your favorite shoe for Fall!

Walking Cradles - Peace (Black Nappa) - Footwear
Walking Cradles - Peace (Black Nappa) - Footwear
This is the best!; Beautiful, rich, soft nappa leather upper. Gored on each side of the vamp to yield supreme fit and comfort!; The unique padded insole is layed over even another layer of foam. Flexible unit bottom with a low heel. Available in a large selection of sizes and widths!

Walking Cradles - Premiere (Navy Leather) - Footwear
Walking Cradles - Premiere (Navy Leather) - Footwear
This casual but dressy flat is so comfortable you'll never want to take it off. The low, light weight, flexible unit makes it perfect for everyday wear. The cushioned insole means you'll never want to take it off. Walking Cradles are available in expanded sizes and widths for your total comfort!

Walking Cradles - Faye (Bone Cashmere Leather) - Footwear
Walking Cradles - Faye (Bone Cashmere Leather) - Footwear
Faye is just the skimmer to complete any outfit. Soft leather uppers mold to your feet with each step for added comfort. Classic slip-on design for easy on/off wear, ideal for the woman on the go. Generously padded footbed with massaging bumps to soothe your feet all day long. Lightweight rubber outsole provides added support and a durable finish.

Walking Cradles - Demi (Pewter Cashmere Leather) - Footwear
Walking Cradles - Demi (Pewter Cashmere Leather) - Footwear
Quality craftsmanship and premium materials come together in the Demi loafer. Supple leather or micro-stretch uppers are breathably soft and mold to your feet. Dual goring across the instep provides a comfortable fit. Exclusive Walking Cradles insole massaging system for continuous cushioning. Rubber outsole offers lightweight support and lasting durability.

Walking Cradles - Zorro (Bone Leather) - Footwear
Walking Cradles - Zorro (Bone Leather) - Footwear
Make casual comfort a stylish affair with Walking Cradles Zorro sandal. Smooth leather uppers with a delicate buckle accent for style. Full leather linings wick away moisture to keep your feet dry. Cushioned insole absorbs shock delivering the ultimate in comfort. Durable and light polyurethane outsole for long lasting wear.

Walking Cradles - Truman (Camel Leather) - Footwear
Walking Cradles - Truman (Camel Leather) - Footwear
When it comes to style and comfort Walking Cradles Truman is true to form. Smooth leather uppers with subtle gold-colored detailing for style. Leather linings wick away moisture to keep your feet dry and healthy. Dual hook-and-loop closures and an adjustable buckle for a custom fit. Cushioned insole absorbs shock delivering the ultimate in comfort. Durable and light polyurethane outsole for long lasting wear.

Walking Cradles - Dewey (Denim Fabric) - Footwear
Walking Cradles - Dewey (Denim Fabric) - Footwear
'Dewey' from Walking Cradles is a summer casual sandal that will work anywhere. Breathable mesh upper with delightful accents of leather or denim. Instep hook-and-loop strap ensures the perfect fit. Padded footbed with massaging bumps soothe your feet all day long. Rubber outsole offers lightweight support and lasting durability.

Walking Cradles - Patricia (Pewter Dusty Metallic) - Footwear
Walking Cradles - Patricia (Pewter Dusty Metallic) - Footwear
You will love the amazing style and comfort offered by the Patricia . Premium leather upper beautifully detailed with whip and contrast stitching. Double stretch goring along the instep for a comfortable fit. Generously cushioned footbed ensures support for extended wear. Chic leather wrapped wedge heel is flexible and trend-right. Textured rubber outsole provides stability and lasting durability. Available in a large selection of sizes and widths!

Walking Cradles - Candice (Fuchsia Nappa) - Footwear
Walking Cradles - Candice (Fuchsia Nappa) - Footwear
Softness, flexibility, comfortability, dressy or casual - this is a wonderful sandal. The three bands of leather under a beautiful matching leather flower will make you feel just terrific. The soft leather insole and extra cushioning are so soft it will feel like nothing at all. The polished poly unit is light weight, flexible, and shaped to fashion. Made on a combination last that insures a wonderful feel.

Walking Cradles shoes ship free from Zappos



Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Eat this and you won't gain weight

Women who eat whole grains and shun highly-processed refined grains gain less weight as they age, according to a 12-year Harvard University study of 74,000 middle-aged women who were between the ages of 38 and 63 when the research began, reports Reuters.

Those with the highest fiber intake, especially from such foods as oatmeal and whole-grain breakfast cereals, were half as likely as those with the lowest intake to become obese over the 12-year study period. But the women whose diets were heavily laden with refined grains, such as pasta and white bread, gained more weight over time. The results included the effects of alcohol intake and exercise.

The big takeaway from this study is that not all carbohydrates are alike, study leader Simin Liu explained to Reuters. Carbs containing whole grains are much more filling than highly-processed carbohydrate products, so people who choose brown rice over white rice or oatmeal over a doughnut are more likely to eat less--and gain less weight in the process. In addition, whole grains create a slow, sustained release of sugar into the blood, unlike starchy grains that trigger a rapid increase in blood sugar. This slower release is thought to be beneficial for metabolism and fat storage.

Liu explained to Reuters that whole grains contain enzyme inhibitors that may get in the way of metabolic efficiency. That means the body is forced to burn extra calories just to digest and absorb whole-grain foods.

Here's the tough part: Most of the grain products Americans eat are highly processed, low in fiber, and packed with calories. That means we have to learn how to distinguish fiber-containing whole grains from refined ones.

The study findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
source: Netscape.com



Kashi 7 Whole Grain Flakes


Kashi 7 Whole Grain Nuggets


Kashi 7 Whole Grain Puffs


Kashi 7 Whole Grain Honey Puffs

The Seven Whole Grain Company Story
In 1984, our mission to help people enjoy more healthy foods was sparked by our passion for whole grain nutrition. After mixing grains and seeds for months in our hometown of La Jolla, California, we chose our unique blend of Kashi Seven Whole Grains & Sesame® for its supreme nutritional profile-a complete plant protein with energy sustaining complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Our heritage blend started out as Kashi Pilaf, but continues to inspire nearly every food we make.

Whole Grains for Health
Whole grains are truly one of nature's premier superfoods. Sure, they're know for their fiber content, but they're also packed with hundreds of beneficial phytochemicals, selenium and vitamin E.Eating more whole grains is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, a healthier body mass index, more hunger satisfaction and better blood sugar control; all important to maintaining a healthy weight and feeling great.
Whole grains also provide a variety of colors, textures, shapes and flavors, which adds up to pure eating enjoyment-something we believe is equally important to great health.
But how much is enough? Experts recommend 3 or more servings of whole grains per day. Beginning your day with Kashi cereal is an excellent start.

Like a haiku, our 7 grain cereals appear simple at first impression. Upon deeper reflection, you'll find rich content and diverse ingredients warmed by our hearts and souls.

Kashi Seven Whole Grains & Sesame

Buckwheat ~ Hearty in flavor and a good source of fiber, buckwheat is actually a seed-like fruit, closely related to rhubarb.
Tritacale ~ A natural cross between durum wheat and rye, this unique grain is higher in protein and more robust than its parents.
Rye ~ A staple grain made popular in medieval times, rye was chosen for its distinct flavor when combined with other whole grains.
Hard Red Winter Wheat ~ A hardy winter crop, this wheat berry is naturally higher in protein and gluten than traditional durum wheat.
Barley ~ Sweet and nutty in flavor, barley was considered "strength" food among early gladiators and is also a terrific source of soluble fiber.
Oats ~ Prized for their cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber, oats provide a natural sweetness all their own.
Long Grain Brown Rice ~ Delicate in flavor, brown rice has five times the fiber of white rice and is intimately involved in food culture throughout the world.
Sesame Seeds ~ Once credited with mystic powers ("Open, sesame!"), sesame seeds were the key to forming a complete protein in our Seven Whole Grains & Sesame blend and impart their distinct essence to our foods.

We Love Whole Grains!
As does the Whole Grains Council, an organization dedicated to spreading the benefits of whole grain nutrition.

Diabetic Exchange: 1 Carbohydrates
Kosher Certification: OU



Monday, July 28, 2008

Want to Keep Your Memory? Drink THIS

Remember when you had a great memory? If you laughed at that, go make yourself a steaming mug of green tea.

In yet another scientific study touting the memory-preserving benefits of this traditional Japanese beverage, researchers from Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan have determined that people who regularly drink green tea may have a lesser risk of mental decline as they grow older, reports Reuters.

Led by Dr. Shinichi Kuriyama, this study of 1,003 Japanese men and women who were 70 or older found that the more green tea they drank, the lower their risk of cognitive impairment. Even when diet, smoking and exercise habits were included in the mix, green tea still had a protective function.

Why? The beverage contains certain compounds that protect brain cells from the ravages of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, which may explain why the Japanese have a markedly lower rate of dementia and Alzheimer's than is found in North America and Europe.

How much green tea do you need to drink to protect your memory? Two or more cups a day will do it. Drink that much and you slash your risk of cognitive impairment in half when compared to people who drink three cups or less a week. Men and women who average one cup per day fall somewhere in between, notes Reuters.

But a word of caution: The researchers warn that the study was observational and not a controlled experiment so they cannot demonstrate a cause-and-effect relationship. It could be that healthier and more active individuals are more likely to drink green tea, a beverage that is typically consumed in Japan in social situations. Still, given the prevalence and burden of dementia, the researchers conclude that any benefit of drinking green tea could have a "considerable" public health impact, reports Reuters.

The study findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Source: Netscape.com

Want green tea? Choose the best: Mellow Monk's Green Teas


Mellow Monk's Green Teas offers the best small-farm green tea grown by independent growers certified under the Japanese government's Eco Farmer Program. This delicious tea is immensely popular with green tea aficionados, as well as people who prefer products from Japan and those who insist on environmentally responsible products.



Saturday, July 26, 2008

The first footwear that has a positive effect on the entire body: MBT

MBT: MBT Shoes

MBT shoes are physiological footwear - the first footwear that has a positive effect on the entire body. MBT stands for "Masai Barefoot Technology." MBT sneakers and casual shoes are designed using a multi-layered, curved sole which makes for a unique and rewarding walking experience. Few shoes can keep your muscles engaged in a purposeful way, but this is what MBT has done.

The many benefits of MBT shoes are not only substantiated by numerous scientific studies; they are also being enjoyed on a daily basis by more and more health- and fitness-conscious people who improve their physical fitness by merely wearing this physiological footwear. MBT shoes can activate neglected muscles and tone and shape the entire body.

Doctors and physiotherapists recommend MBTs as an effective therapeutic tool, and top athletes like Benni Raich and Michael von GrĂ¼nigen use their MBT sneakers as mini training and regeneration centers. Shoes designed by MBT can have a positive impact in improving posture and gait, reducing stress on the knees and hips, and even help with joint, ligament and tendon injuries.


The best-sellers are:

MBT - Sport Low '08 (White PU-Coated Material/Mesh) - Footwear
MBT - Sport Low '08 (White PU-Coated Material/Mesh) - Footwear
The 'Sport Low '08' sneaker features PU-coated material and single-layer mesh uppers for style and breathability. Ghillie lacing allows for quick and easy adjustability and a customized fit. Padded tongue and collar offers added comfort for immediate wear. Mesh lining helps wick away moisture for a healthy foot environment. Perforated, EVA insole provides added cushioning with antibacterial treatment to reduce odor. TPU and glass fiber shank adds firmness to sole construction and also ensures a natural rolling movement of the foot for even weight distribution. PU midsole with pivot is the balancing section underneath the metatarsus which requires an active rolling movement with every step. This activates a large number of stabilizing muscles throughout the whole body when walking or standing. Masai Sensor (Masai Barefoot Technology) creates a pleasant feeling of walking on a sandy beach or soft moss. Instantly offers a natural instability to which the body automatically reacts increasing muscle activity. Durable rubber outsole offers lightweight support with good traction on a variety of surfaces.

MBT - Boost (Rose Mesh/Synthetic Leather) - Footwear
MBT - Boost (Rose Mesh/Synthetic Leather) - Footwear
The 'Boost' sneaker features combo synthetic leather and poly mesh upper for both breathable and durable wear. Padded tongue and collar offers added comfort for immediate wear. Mesh and microfiber lining helps wick away moisture for a healthy foot environment. Perforated, EVA insole provides added cushioning with antibacterial treatment to reduce odor. TPU and glass fiber shank adds firmness to sole construction and also ensures a natural rolling movement of the foot for even weight distribution. PU midsole with pivot is the balancing section underneath the metatarsus which requires an active rolling movement with every step. This activates a large number of stabilizing muscles throughout the whole body when walking or standing. Masai Sensor (Masai Barefoot Technology) creates a pleasant feeling of walking on a sandy beach or soft moss. Instantly offers a natural instability to which the body automatically reacts increasing muscle activity. Durable rubber outsole offers lightweight support with good traction.

MBT - M.Walk (White/Orange Mesh & Synthetic Leather) - Footwear
MBT - M.Walk (White/Orange Mesh & Synthetic Leather) - Footwear
The 'M.Walk' sneaker features combo synthetic leather and poly mesh upper for both breathable and durable wear. Padded tongue and collar offers added comfort for immediate wear. Mesh lining helps wick away moisture for a healthy foot environment. Perforated, EVA insole provides added cushioning with antibacterial treatment to reduce odor. TPU and glass fiber shank adds firmness to sole construction and also ensures a natural rolling movement of the foot for even weight distribution. PU midsole with pivot is the balancing section underneath the metatarsus which requires an active rolling movement with every step. This activates a large number of stabilizing muscles throughout the whole body when walking or standing. Masai Sensor (Masai Barefoot Technology) creates a pleasant feeling of walking on a sandy beach or soft moss. Instantly offers a natural instability to which the body automatically reacts increasing muscle activity. Durable rubber outsole offers lightweight support with good traction.

MBT - Staka (Dawn) - Footwear
MBT - Staka (Dawn) - Footwear
'Staka' sandal features rich nubuck leather uppers with an elasticized lacing system for a perfect fit. Soft microfiber and split leather lining wicks moisture to keep your feet dry and cool. Perforated EVA insole provides added cushioning with antibacterial treatment to reduce odor. TPU and glass fiber shank adds firmness to sole construction and also ensures a natural rolling movement of the foot for even weight distribution. PU midsole with pivot is the balancing section underneath the metatarsus which requires an active rolling movement with every step. This activates a large number of stabilizing muscles throughout the whole body when walking or standing. Masai Sensor (Masai Barefoot Technology) creates a pleasant feeling of walking on a sandy beach or soft moss. Instantly offers a natural instability to which the body automatically reacts increasing muscle activity. Durable rubber outsole offers lightweight support with good traction.

MBT - Chapa (Rock) - Footwear
MBT - Chapa (Rock) - Footwear
The 'Chapa' lace-up features rich nubuck leather and single-layer mesh uppers for breathable wear. Antimicrobial Dry&Cool mesh and foam sock lining allows for breathability and assists moisture management. Perforated EVA insole provides added cushioning with antibacterial treatment to reduce odor. TPU and glass fiber shank adds firmness to sole construction and also ensures a natural rolling movement of the foot for even weight distribution. PU midsole with pivot is the balancing section underneath the metatarsus which requires an active rolling movement with every step. This activates a large number of stabilizing muscles throughout the whole body when walking or standing. Masai Sensor (Masai Barefoot Technology) creates a pleasant feeling of walking on a sandy beach or soft moss. Instantly offers a natural instability to which the body automatically reacts increasing muscle activity. Durable rubber outsole offers lightweight support with good traction.

MBT - Kisumu '08 (Chocolate Nubuck) - Footwear
MBT - Kisumu '08 (Chocolate Nubuck) - Footwear
The 'Kisumu '08' sandal features a nubuck upper for easy care and durability. Triple hook-and-loop strap adjustability allows for a customized fit. Microfiber lining helps wick away moisture for a healthy foot environment. Perforated, EVA insole provides added cushioning with antibacterial treatment to reduce odor. TPU and glass fiber shank adds firmness to sole construction and also ensures a natural rolling movement of the foot for even weight distribution. PU midsole with pivot is the balancing section underneath the metatarsus which requires an active rolling movement with every step. This activates a large number of stabilizing muscles throughout the whole body when walking or standing. Masai Sensor (Masai Barefoot Technology) creates a pleasant feeling of walking on a sandy beach or soft moss. Instantly offers a natural instability to which the body automatically reacts increasing muscle activity. Durable rubber outsole offers lightweight support with good traction on a variety of surfaces.

MBT - Casual (Brown Nubuck) - Footwear
MBT - Casual (Brown Nubuck) - Footwear
The 'Casual' lace-up features nubuck upper for great looks and easy care. Padded tongue and collar offers added comfort for immediate wear. Mesh lining helps wick away moisture for a healthy foot environment. Perforated, EVA insole provides added cushioning with antibacterial treatment to reduce odor. TPU and glass fiber shank adds firmness to sole construction and also ensures a natural rolling movement of the foot for even weight distribution. PU midsole with pivot is the balancing section underneath the metatarsus which requires an active rolling movement with every step. This activates a large number of stabilizing muscles throughout the whole body when walking or standing. Masai Sensor (Masai Barefoot Technology) creates a pleasant feeling of walking on a sandy beach or soft moss. Instantly offers a natural instability to which the body automatically reacts increasing muscle activity. Durable rubber outsole offers lightweight support with good traction.

MBT - Voi (Black Leather/Mesh) - Footwear
MBT - Voi (Black Leather/Mesh) - Footwear
Get on board with the MBT movement in a pair of Voi sneakers!; Leather and mesh uppers feature dual instep straps for quick and easy adjustability. Padded tongue and collar help prevent bruising and blisters for instant comfort. Microfiber lining helps wick away moisture for a healthier foot environment. Removable, perforated EVA insole provides added cushioning with antibacterial treatment to reduce odor. TPU and glass fiber shank adds firmness to sole construction and also ensures a natural rolling movement of the foot for even weight distribution. PU midsole with pivot is the balancing section underneath the metatarsus which requires an active rolling movement with every step. This activates a large number of stabilizing muscles throughout the whole body when walking or standing. Masai Sensor (Masai Barefoot Technology) creates a pleasant feeling of walking on a sandy beach or soft moss. Instantly offers a natural instability to which the body automatically reacts increasing muscle activity. Durable rubber outsole offers lightweight support with good traction.


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