Culprits in Your Beauty Bag

Believe it or not, yourbeauty products could be giving you more bang than you bargained for.

In 201O, the FDA found lead in all of the lipsticks tested, with amounts ranging from 0.09 ppm to 3.06 ppm,and an average value of 1.07 ppm. The FDA concludes that the lead levels found are within the range that would be expected from lipsticks formulated with permitted colour additives and other ingredients which are prepared under good manufacturing practice conditions.

In the Gut – Part 2

The Leaky Gut Syndrome

Like a trusty security guard, the thin lining within your intestinal track regulates the ins and outs to your gut, allowing nutrient absorption and preventing nasty toxic by-products to be re-absorbed into your system.

The Leaky Gut Syndrome occurs when the intestinal lining fails to function properly, thus allowing toxins to permeate the gut. This can be caused by a propagation of bad bacteria or parasites in the intestinal track and foreign chemicals like antibiotics, titanium dioxide from whitening agents, pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables and oral contraceptive pills loaded with sex steroids.

11 reasons why exercise is good for you

The 4 Pillars of Health

Pillar 3: Exercise

I’ve had many folks tell me about all types of exercise rituals, and just as many who tell me why exercise isn’t good for them – mostly excuses to get avoid a sweat out.

Exercise is actually good for you. Very good for you in fact.

And whether you’re managing a money printing organization, climbing the rungs, or just buzzling the kids to school, it pays to put some time aside to exercise. One of the more immediate benefits of exercising is its endorphin-releasing powers which work as a natural opiate to help you feel good. So, you can look forward to more good days without anti-depressant drugs made from unnatural substances.

Unsuspecting foods that do more than just look good

The 4 Pillars of Health
Pillar 2: Nutrition

My son used to pick the greens out of his food and line them like a little forest around his plate when he was younger. He would stop and reluctantly munch his little green empire when he felt his mother’s hot gaze on his back.  A pretty comical sight actually.

In my previous post, we talked about how detoxification can help you get healthier and feel better. This week, we’ll discuss how your choice of food can contribute to your health.

Does your face tell all of YOU? Is beauty just a skin deep?

I strongly disagree with the phrase “beauty is just a skin deep”. “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep” is a 1966 hit single recorded by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label.

True beauty is a reflection  on the ‘glow of the skin’ and with little presence of wrinkles, acne, sagging of the skin/facial muscles and  skin pigmentation .A ‘gorgeous person ‘ will have shinning eyes surrounded by a clear aura around her that depicts calmness and yet in control of her/himself…. And this is contributed by a balanced state of mind, body and spirit.

Balanced Hormones

Your skin and even the shine in your eyes thrive on balanced hormones (estrogen, cortisol ,  growth hormones) .Perhaps .. the eyes are the windows of your soul…. May hold  some truth afterall . With the right hormone balance, you will notice that your biological skin will also look even 10 years younger and this is the changes that I see in my practice .

Vitamins and Diet

’Life nutrients’ (vitamins ,minerals and anti-oxidants) from  fruits, vegetables, sprouted grains and protein will provide adequate essential building blocks for skin and internal body repair and healing.The 21st century diet is too refined and modified and we are eating a lot of foods that are devoid of nutrients. Hence, I coined the word “ urban malnutrition’  .You eat foods that are just fillers to your ‘hunger pangs’ and if this is continued ,the skin

Is Hormones Replacement Therapy Right For You?

Hormones regulate your body and your life! Your QUALITY of life will depend on hormones and hence, it makes sense to want to balance and feel alive.

There are lots of simple things in life that you take for granted. The ability to carry your grocery bags without having neck pain  the next day may be due to low cortisol or testosterone level. Remember, you used to carry these things without any pain when  you used to help your parents carrying the grocery bag home. Have you had neckpain upon getting up in the morning? Changing the new pillow or posture when sleeping did not help you at all. It may be due to your hormones.

What is Hormones Replacement Therapy?

You  are vibrant due to your balanced physical state where the hormones, vitamins and minerals, anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids are in a balanced state of health.

When you are exposed to too much of stress for too long, our body age faster and the hormones and our nutritional status will decline. Your body is in degeneration mode.

Hormones are specific chemical messengers to your body   that affect the other cells in other parts of your body. Hormones that are found in your body will include:

WHY DETOXIFY ..IS it a MYTH or reality?

How important is detoxification?

As we eat and get exposed to toxic substance, we oftentimes accumulate toxic by-product wastes in our body.The human body does not necessary die from these toxins but continue to malfunction and suffer from chronic ailments especially in the presence of high levels of metal toxin such as lead, Aluminum, arsenic etc.

Hence before we get sick, we must be able to eliminate these wastes and that is why detoxification is important. Detox is a process of eliminating these toxic by-product wastes, and our body does it through the help of our liver, kidney, and skin. Also providing channels for detoxification are the large intestines.

It is most important to stop the use or ingestion of toxic substance as you undergo the process of detoxification, and in this process you will need enough tissue oxygenation, hydration (water intake), more probiotics and enough minerals and anti-oxidant.

Boost Your Oxygenation Level

It’s time to change your live and become the healthier you. It’s time to increase your energy level, improve your memory, improve the quality of your skin, develop a strong immune system. It is about time that you wake up fresh in the morning, do some workout and still make your body easily recover from it and protect your muscles from spasms. No more afternoon naps, just a whole day spent with so much pleasure.

Getting the ideal body weight, a regular bowel habits, good quality of skin, and a strong immune system ready to fight any kinds of infection, can be reflections of a healthy body. All these happen when you are not stressed or when you have a good eating habit because stress and bad eating practices may cause acidity to the pH level of your body and this may result to a situation where your red blood cells become sticky.

Have a Glowing Beautiful Skin by Releasing the Power of Cosmeceuticals

Do you suffer from dry and dull skin? Is your skin beginning to sag? Are you having a problem with your eyebags? Are you bothered with the development of crows feet and upper lip line in your face?
Natural skin ageing happens faster due to too much sun exposure, cigarette smoking, stress, lack of sleep, and poor diet or the lack of vitamins A, C, and E, alpha lipoic acid, glutathione, and good fats. Other causes are excessive alcohol consumption, harsh soaps, chemicals or toxins in cosmetics or environment, and the lack of sex hormones.
It is therefore important to understand the process of skin aging. Here are the common results of skin aging:

1. Lack of colour and radiance
In order to have a glowing skin, it is important to maintain the intricate balance between the hormones and the anti-oxidants and these must be amply supplied to the skin.

As women ages, also goes with it is the diminishing production of estrogen, which is a very important female hormone that