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Cynthia Rowland’s Blog

  • Give One, Keep One - Valentine's Day Special

    Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011


    Research reveals that Women’s lips are the
    ‘sexiest body part’ for men

    Give One - Keep One  

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  • A Reminder That Laughter Is The Best Medicine

    Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011

    Her deadpan delivery and lines like ...This is the first time I've ever been old... and it just sort of crept up on me ... soon had everyone rolling in the aisles. With the timing of a professional comedian, Mary shines a very funny light on the foibles of aging, to the delight of this audience of senior-care experts.

    Cynthia Rowland - Facial Fitness Expert

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  • One More Girl Film Documentary To Unveil The Truth About HPV Vaccines

    Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011

    Two film making brothers and prominent advocacy groups have announced the planned production of a provocative new documentary film about HPV vaccines titled "One More Girl". The just issued press release announcing the film and seeking funding donations promises that the film will reveal to the world a trail of death, injured young girls and devastated families following HPV vaccinations. The film also plans to take a critical look at the social and political trail of deception which enabled vaccines described as "medical experiments" to get by the world's health regulatory agencies.

    Film making brothers Ryan and David Richardson decided to make the film after witnessing the adverse reaction and long road to recovery of their 18-year-old sister Donielle Richardson. Her experience led the Richardson family to research other Gardasil girl injuries. Their discoveries resulted in the brothers' decision to create a powerful documentary film to prevent similar travesties from happening to other girls and their families.

    "One More Girl" represents a collaboration between two brothers whose sister was injured by the HPV vaccine Gardasil and two prominent advocacy groups involved in exposing the truth about HPV vaccines - TruthAboutGardasil.organd S.A.N.E.Vax, Inc 

    The Richardson brothers plan to devote a large portion of their film to a platform for several other young women and their families to share their experiences in their own words. The first-hand testimonials promise to be some of the most powerful and moving segments of the film.

    Viewers will be able to watch the girls and their families share their dismay and sense of betrayal for believing the pharmaceutical and medical industries marketing about the safety of HPV vaccines and their use for the prevention of cervical cancer. Included in the testimonials are stories of anguish, loss of innocence, and the guilt felt by many mothers who trusted the vaccine makers and the advice of their doctors. Viewers will also learn how financially devastating it has been for many families to try to find cures for the illnesses their daughters became stricken with after they were vaccinated.

    The Richardson brothers' film making company, ThinkExist Productions, is working in conjunction with the advocacy groups to include the history, research, and data both organizations have compiled over the last four years. Combined, the organization's global networks include concerned activists in 120 countries and every state in the U.S.

    A preview of "One More Girl", which is being funded largely by public donations, can currently be found on both the TruthAboutGardasil and S.A.N.E.Vax sites as well as the Kick Starter-Fund & Follow Creativity website . 

    Kick Starter is a unique site for film producers and aficionados to preview documentary concepts and donate funds for completion of the films.

    It is hoped that funding needed for the film will be raised within 90 days and current plans call for beginning full production during the second quarter of 2011 with a tentative release date of the summer of 2012. ThinkExist Productions,TruthAboutGardasil and SA.N.E.Vax. plan to market "One More Girl" globally and enter the film into various film festivals.

    According to the latest VAERS figures, there have been 21,113 adverse events reported for HPV vaccines thus far, including 89 deaths and 692 disabilities. The reports also show 8,617 emergency room visits, 2,092 hospitalizations and 4,396 instances where the victims did not recover from their injuries.

    "One More Girl" promises to open the eyes of viewers around the world to the truth about HPV vaccines. The stories and revelations in the film are sure to fill many of those eyes with tears of sadness and anger.

    For more information on this topic see "The journey of a Gardasil victim's mother from trusting vaccines to vaccine activist"and "Gardasil Exposed - Deadly vaccine pushed on millions of young boys and girls worldwide."

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  • You Are Brilliant!

    Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011

    By Kathy Wright 

    I met a woman who I line up with her ideas almost perfectly as she inspires me I am going to share some of her ideas with you.Her comment about herself to me was she was brilliant (does not know everything) but still brilliant. I know you are in a healthy body by now and I am confidant you know you are in a healthy body, but did you know you are brilliant?

    I want you to start knowing you are brilliant and I am going to share some thoughts about your brilliance.

    Always remember "I am Brilliant", even when I don't feel it, think it or show it.
    Always remember that every Person on this planet is 'Brilliant', even though s/he may not always think it, feel it or show it.
    Always pursue excellence, even if you do not know always know how.
    Always live by the 'I can have it all' Rule until the Rule becomes your reality.

    When you realize your brilliance you will radiate beauty and glow youth. The invincible attitude of youth is not something to get over, it is something to carry through life with you as you mature and learn to be.

    Always remember and tell yourself "I am Brilliant", even when you don't feel it, think it or show it.
    Always remember that every Person on this planet is 'Brilliant', even though s/he may not always think it, feel it or show it.
    Always pursue excellence, even if I do not know always know how.
    Always live by the 'I can have it all' Rule until the Rule becomes your reality.
    Always take responsibility for all that shows up in your life, no matter how good or bad.
    Always remove your blinders, in order that you may see the opportunities surrounding you.
    always live as a 'Radiator' of positive energy, even though at times it may seem like the hardest thing to do.
    Always speak your truth and live your truth.
    Stop climbing 'Struggle Mountain', get off 'Wallow Island' and get on the 'True Purpose Train'
    Always be the best you can be at all times and understand that all whom you come into contact with are being the best they can be at the time.

    B. Kathy Wright ND, CEO Anti Aging, Beauty and Personal Wellness Products

    Cynthia Rowland - Facial Fitness Expert

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  • Kittens for Lunch

    Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    Cynthia Rowland - Facial Fitness Expert

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  • When Looks Can Kill

    Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011

    By John Naish 

    Far from making us happier, disturbing new research shows plastic surgery can lead to self-loathing, disappointment, and even suicide  

    Laura Pillarella was hugely disappointed the first time she had plastic surgery. The naturally-attractive, but insecure, young woman had hoped the procedures to remove the bags under her eyes and insert a chin implant would improve not only her looks, but also her life. They didn't.  

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    'When the bandages came off, I was disappointed,’ she says. ‘I wasn’t beautiful - just different. It wasn't enough.’

    So Laura planned another operation...and then another. For the next decade she became trapped in a vicious cycle of surgery, dissatisfaction and more surgery.

    Insecure: Laura Pillarella became trapped in a vicious cycle of surgery

    Finally, after her 15th procedure, a plastic surgeon told her the real problem with her looks was that she had had excessive amounts of surgery. It was too much for Laura to bear.

    After spending more than $40,000 trying to be beautiful, she seriously thought about taking her own life.

    Insecure: Laura Pillarella became trapped in a vicious cycle of surgery  

    ‘I had my suicide all worked out. I was going to rent a room in a hotel, get some sleeping tablets and wash them down with red wine,’ says the American personal trainer and author.

    ‘I wasn’t going to leave a suicide note. People would know why I’d killed myself. One look at my face said it all - I’d made myself look hideously ugly. My face was lopsided, my nose was too skinny, my lips were ­distorted and my chin was crooked.’

    Laura is typical of many cosmetic surgery patients who are left profoundly depressed by their appearance afterwards.

    Naturally pretty: Laura, pictured before her surgery, had procedures to remove the bags under her eyes and insert a chin implant  

    New research shows that behind the ‘easy glamour’ of nip‘n‘tuck lies a silent epidemic of ­disappointment, leading to a wave of suicides.

    Women who undergo plastic surgery have a much higher risk of killing themselves, say experts in the journal, Current Psychiatry Reports.

    Their conclusions were based on five large-scale, independent studies, which found that the suicide rate is up to three times higher in women who have had breast implants.

    The toll is not only restricted to suicides - cosmetic surgery patients had a three-times higher rate of death due to self-destructive acts, such as binge-drinking, drug overdoses and reckless driving.

    Psychological damage related to plastic surgery is ‘a critically neglected area‘, said researchers from the International Epidemiology Institute in the U.S..


    Women who get cosmetic breast implants are three times as likely to commit suicide as other women

    Meanwhile, another study found that in eight out of ten cosmetic surgery practices, former patients had developed post-traumatic stress.

    Surgeons were seeing at least as many psychological side effects as physical complications.

    ‘Disappointment, anxiety and depression were the most frequently seen psychological problems,’ says the report, published in the journal, Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery.

    ‘The next frontier for the specialty is to improve patients’ emotional and psychological results.’

    It’s a problem not just confined to women - indeed, men are thought more likely to be distraught at the outcome of their cosmetic surgery, even if they have had a ‘technically good result‘, say researchers.

    Last year, in journal Annals of Plastic Surgery Melbourne University researchers advocated increased psychological screening before ­surgery and support for patients afterwards.

    Such help was sadly never offered to Colin Phillips, 62. In 2009, an inquest in Cardiff heard how he hanged himself in a wood, distraught at how his third facelift had gone.

    On a knife edge: Laura in 1997 after having work done to her chin, eyes and lips (left) and in 1998 (right) after having a rhinoplasty  

    Phillips, a retired managing director, was ‘fanatical’ about his looks and had twice before undergone plastic surgery on his face.

    But he felt his appearance had been butchered after a third procedure by a Harley Street surgeon and refused to leave his $600,000 home.

    His wife, Janice, 62, said: ‘After the first facelift he felt tremendous.’

    But her husband’s original surgeon refused to operate on him a third time, so he searched the ­internet for a Harley Street doctor who would.

    The mother-of-two said: ‘He was pinning his hopes on having a maxi-facelift. But after the operation he would look in the mirror shaking.’

    A month later, Mr Phillips, a grandfather, took an overdose of drugs and was admitted to hospital. After being discharged, he made two other failed suicide attempts.

    Finally, eight months after the operation, Mr Phillips killed himself.

    'I was trying to boost my self-esteem, but plastic surgery never worked. If I had my time again I wouldn't have surgery. I'd have therapy'

    As the demand for cosmetic surgery grows, such post-operative distress can only increase, say experts.

    A study carried out for the Girl Guides recently found almost half of secondary school girls said they plan to have plastic surgery.

    ‘Girls and young women tell us they are finding it hard to accept their appearance, and it is starting at a much earlier age than we had previously thought,’ says Nicola Grinstead, of Girlguiding UK.

    Experts such as ­Professor Nichola Rumsey, a director of the UK Centre For Appearance Research, feat the underlying psychological issues that trigger the desire for plastic surgery are not being addressed.

    People seeking cosmetic surgery often believe that it will solve dissatisfactions with their lives.

    Laura Pillarella, the woman driven to plan suicide after 15 unsatisfactory procedures, said: ‘I was manipulating my face to build a new self. I was lonely as a child. My parents split up when I was six. Mum would often say giving birth to me and my brothers had ruined her looks and body.’

    ‘I was distant from my dad and lacked emotional security so I was trying to boost my self-esteem. But plastic surgery never worked and each operation strengthened my quest to fix myself.’

    Mercifully, her suicide plans stopped when her brother asked her to speak at his wedding. Suddenly, she says, she felt valued and began, slowly, to realise her unhappiness came from emotional problems.

    Now aged 41, she has written a book charting her experiences, Chasing Beauty: My Cosmetic Surgery Takeover. ‘If I had my time again,’ she says, ‘I wouldn’t have surgery. I’d have therapy.’

    Experience: Laura, 41, has now written a book charting her experiences, titled Chasing Beauty: My Cosmetic Surgery Takeover  

    It’s a message that Charles Nduka, an NHS plastic surgeon, wishes many patients could hear.

    ‘We are seeing a lot more people with psychological problems seeking plastic surgery,’ says Nduka, who works at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, West Sussex.

    There are two types of these patients, he says. Those who have pre-existing psychological issues with their appearance, such as body dysmorphic disorder, and should be having psychiatric help rather than surgery; and young women who are perfectly attractive, but have been made deeply unhappy with their bodies by constantly comparing themselves with airbrushed models.

    ‘Often, these young women have a small amount of breast asymmetry, which causes them anxiety due to the “perfection” they see in magazines. But 90 per cent of women have a degree of asymmetry.’

    Unrealistic expectations of surgical results are another growing problem, says Nduka.

    ‘Ethical surgeons spend a lot of time talking to patients about their motivations for surgery and what they will achieve,’ says Nduka, who runs the not-for-profit website He increasingly finds himself referring patients to psychologists.

    Indeed, one survey found that surgeons refer about 20 per cent of patients to psychologists due to unrealistic expectations - they may believe it will improve their lives dramatically by getting them the glamorous job or the partner they want.

    'Vulnerable customers are initially pleased, but when the euphoria wears off, their ­disappointment with their looks returns. So they have another procedure'  

    But Nduka warns that often patients never go to the ­psychologist and seek out a less scrupulous cosmetic surgeon.

    Such patients can get caught in a costly and traumatic spiral of serial surgery, says Professor Rumsey.

    ‘Vulnerable customers are initially pleased, but when the euphoria wears off, their-disappointment with their looks returns. So they have another procedure.

    ‘The problem is exacerbated by hard-sell incentives that are offered by some non-mainstream providers. Some even offer discounts for people who want more operations,’ she says.

    Nduka says many UK clinics do not follow good practice and is worried by the ‘buy one get one free’ (BOGOF) offers and ­aggressive marketing that ‘plays on people’s insecurity‘.

    ‘Often in these places, you meet a salesperson before a surgeon. One lady I saw went in for a consultation about eye wrinkles and the salesperson said: “Never mind your eyes, what about those wrinkles around your neck?“’

    Three years ago, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) launched a  ­campaign to halt bad practice, such as bonus cards and BOGOF offers.

    However, the association - which represents about a third of cosmetic surgeons - is not a ­regulatory body and has no powers to take action.

    Mr Nduka wants to see health warnings on overseas treatment. ‘Patients who end up going abroad only get one follow-up appointment. But they need more than this.’

    This is also an issue in the UK, as doctors can set ­themselves up as plastic surgeons without being properly trained.

    Nigel Mercer, president of BAAPS, says: ‘In Britain you can call yourself something - such as a facial plastic surgeon - and need no ­relevant qualifications or training. In this respect, we are worse than anywhere else in Europe. Terrible things are happening to patients.’

    BAAPS and the Care Quality Commission (the independent health care regulator) are drawing up Europe-wide standards of safe practice and regulation.

    Mercer says: ‘Patients ought to be able to get referrals to good clinical psychologists after the event if someone is having problems. It is very important.’

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    Cynthia Rowland - Facial Fitness Expert

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