Saturday, October 8, 2011

Skincare Solutions

As women we work hard at bringing out our natural beauty. An area of concern to each of us is the condition of our skin; especially the delicate skin that covers our face. We as women spend boo-Koo bucks to keep our skin looking healthy.  We dream of dewy, youthful and radiant skin. We long to look into the mirror with a smile as we view a vibrant glow reflected back at us.  On the contrary if, while gazing in the mirror, we see a visage marred by blemishes, wrinkles or worn-out looking skin .. we just don't feel prepared or confidant to face our world.

 There are many skin care products on the market to assist you in creating beautiful skin.  There are also many skin care products which contain toxic chemicals that are dangerous to your skin and your health. Most women are not aware of these dangers.  Let me share a list of the top 10 toxic chemicals found in commercial skin care and cosmetic products.
Top 10 Cosmetic Toxins

1.MercuryKnown human carcinogen.
2.Lead AcetateKnown human carcinogen.
3.FormaldehydeKnown human carcinogen
4.TolueneReproductive/developmental toxin
5.Petroleum DistillatesPossible human carcinogen
6.EthylacrylatePossible human carcinogen
7.Coal TarKnown human carcinogen
8.Dibutyl PhthalateReproductive/developmental toxin
9.Potassium DichromatePossible human carcinogen
10.2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-DiolForms carcinogens if mixed with nitrosating agents
It is amazing to me that these types of products are allowed on the market without a warning on the labels. If you value your skin and your health ... please read labels.   For a more extensive list of chemicals found in skin care products go to this website natural skincare authority.

There are many natural and safe products to choose from in today's market.  The safest way, other than reading labels and wading through chemical terminology, is to choose certified organic skin care products.  You will typically find these products at your local health food store.  You can also find organic skin care products by typing certified organic skin care products in your search engine.  Make sure you use ALL of the words - certified organic is the key to finding chemical free and pure products.

Another safe and effective way to treat and address acne, wrinkles, tired looking skin while creating youthful, radiant skin is by utilizing  light therapy treatments.  Light therapy actually works better than Benzyl Peroxide and does not cause skin irritation.  You can receive light therapy treatments through your local dermatologist's office, many spa's and beauty center's also offer light therapy.   My choice is to enjoy light therapy treatments from the comfort of my own home.  There are hand held units available today.  My favorite? I recommend this affordable little product which utilizes blue light to treat acne, soften wrinkles and revive tired looking skin.  Create the complexion you've always dreamed of with light therapy.

Whatever you choose to enhance your beauty; be wise and only use safe products.  I would love to hear from you if you are using a GREAT and safe product that has created GREAT skin for you.

Read more about creating Pure and Beautiful Skin

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fiber in the Diet

Why Do You Need Fiber?  

Dr. Mercola, who is a self proclaimedfiber guru and our featured authority, states that less than 10% of the people in the United States consume enough Fiber.            

He continues to explain that a lack of consuming quality Fiber has more repercussions to our health than you can imagine .... Did you know that the ability to maintain a healthy heart, to rid the body of harmful toxins and possess a healthy digestive system are all dependent upon eating enough fiber? .... Did you know there are different types of fiber and a variety of ways to get the required amount?

Cancer is on the rise in the U.S. the American Cancer Institute recommends eating 20-35 grams of fiber a day

Fiber is found in a variety of foods. The highest quality of fiber is found in vegetables and the highest quality vegetable you can consume is locally grown and organic. You can also find good amounts of fiber in dry (cooked) beans, oatmeal, whole grain products and bran.
The fiber source that Dr. Mercola suggests and highly promotes is called Psyllium, (water soluble and insoluble). Psyllium is a wondrous, healthful source of fiber which has amazingly been approved and recognized by the US FDA .
Psyllium is a natural fiber grain, not related to wheat, that yields 60 to 70 percent soluble fiber, eight times that of oat bran. Psyllium helps: 
  1. Psyllium has binding qualities which encourage normalization of your bowel movement while supporting your digestive function.
  2. Psyllium's anti-inflammatory activity is helpful with gastric ulcers and its binding properties are useful with treatments for diarrhea, hemmorrhoids and cystistis. Cystitis can sometimes be caused by fecal bacteria created from the diarrhea that migrates up to the urethra.                  
  3. Psyllium can also relieve chronic constipation with habitual straining which often leads to hemorrhoids.
  4. The anti-spasmadic properties of Psyllium can also help with Intestinal spasms.
  5. Do you struggle with your weight? Psyllium bulks up and gives you afeeling of fullness.
Dr. Mercola gives a major warning about the type psylliums out there today. He explains that psyllium is one of the ... most contaminated crops ... out there and unless it is Certified Organic it will be loaded with pesticides and insecticides. His recommendation is a brand called Organic India, which has USDA Organic Certification.
When you purchase Psyllium from Organic India you will be supporting India’s 150,000 Farmers whose living conditions are hugely improved by the implementation of organic farming…
Start eating your Fiber and take care of the body you have been entrusted with. You can find Organic India in most local Health Food Stores - or you can visit them online.