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Facial Lines/Stretch Marks

Posted by csy11 on June 23, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Did you know?

...that facial lines and stretch marks don't have to be a given just because you're a few years older than you used to be! Nowadays, a general visit to a dermatologist for a simple mole/freckle check-up opens the door to a plethora of pharmaceutical products to reduce facial lines, age marks, sun spots, and stretch marks. You may be tempted to jump on the Rx train. After all, it seems like a quick fix, doesn't it? To no surprise, those drugs all have side-effects and may not necessarily work well, anyway. Think about Botox. Did you know that it is a neuro-toxin? Here are some side-effects you may experience with a Botox injection:  allergic reactions, rash, itching, headache, neck or back pain, muscle stiffness, difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, weakness, injection site reactions (muscle weakness, bruising, bleeding, pain, redness, or swelling), fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, flu symptoms, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, ringing in your ears, and increased sweating in areas other than the underarms. Drooping of the eyelid (ptosis), inflammation of the cornea (keratitis), eye dryness, itchy eyes, double vision, tearing, and sensitivity to light, and eyelid swelling or bruising may occur when used for treating blepharospasm. (

I'm itchy just thinking about it!

Why go down the dark Rx road for a simple beauty regimen?

Instead, nature has provided us a bounty of Omega 6 essential fatty acids, specifically gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), that supports the skin, promotes shinier hair, reduces PMS and menopausal symptoms, helps clear eczema and psoriasis. Additionally, it assists with reduction in blood pressure, cholesterol, blood clot formation, and improved brain function. Not bad!

GLA is naturally found in evening primrose oil, black current seed oil, borage seed oil, grapeseed oil, and sunflower oil. I've seen internet sources that promote corn oil, margarine (oleo), and shortening. Stay away from those "sources" as they are not conducive to health. These oils should NOT be heated, except for grapeseed, but are easily consumed in encapsulated form. It is also important to know that the body cannot create/manufacture essential fatty acids. You'll need a little help.

Give the GLA blend a solid six weeks taken throughout the day at approximately 3,000 mg. Remember, the body assimilates best when given dosages throughout the day and especially at night when the body goes into repair mode.

Your skin's health on the outside mirrors your true health on the inside.

The above is inspired by Dr. Jane Semple.

I can speak to Nature's Sunshine product called Super GLA. Here is the link to my website if you are interested in ordering it.  Look under the category of Vitamins, Minerals and Phytonutrients.

Hair Color Retention

Posted by csy11 on June 15, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Did you know?

...that hair color does not have to gray with age? Sage is an herb that serves multiple purposes, especially when it comes to aging issues, such as: retaining hair color, promoting skin elasticity, and reduces/eliminates night sweats and hot flashes. Sage also improves circulation, memory, concentration, and encourages hair growth. It is easiest to take in encapsulated form. 

It really does work! Who says you are supposed to lose your good looks?

Sage also reduces perspiration and should NOT be used during breast-feeding since it may reduce milk production. It is NOT recommended during pregnancy.

Sage just might become your new favorite!

Look under the Single Herbs category of this link:

Take 2 - 3 capsules daily.

Mineral Deficiency

Posted by csy11 on June 1, 2016 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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Signs of mineral deficiency are broad and may come as a surprise when you read the following list:
  • loss of hair or dry hair
  • restless leg or the inability to relax (especially at night)
  • grinding teeth
  • angry outbursts/road rage
  • panic attacks
  • kidney stones
Luckily, many of these symptoms can be alleviated or even solved through consuming the missing minerals. Sometimes, however, adding the missing minerals just isn't enough.

What impairs mineral absorption?
  • lack of hydrochloric acid
  • vitamin D deficiency
  • too much phosphoric acid (soft drinks/pop)
  • high animal protein intake, including dairy
Hydrochloric acid is naturally found in the stomach and is used to break down proteins. This is probably the most difficult issue, of the four listed above, to solve. It is essential to consume proteins easiest to digest via your blood type. For instance, Blood Type A's don't digest beef well and ought to avoid it. Here's a quick list. For details, see Dr. D'Adamo's book, Eat Right 4 Your Type.

  • Blood Type A - chicken, turkey, salmon, yellow perch, tuna
  • Blood Type B - lamb, venison, beef, liver, turkey veal , cod, flounder
  • Blood Type O - beef, lamb, liver, veal, chicken, turkey, salmon
  • Blood Type AB - lamb, turkey, liver, tuna, salmon, cod
Be sure to consume both probiotics and food enzymes to help the stomach acid do its job. Remember, if you aren't digesting your food properly, you cannot be absorbing minerals and vitamins.

Consider adding Food Enzymes and/or PDA Combination under the Enzymes category or Vitamin D3 from my Order Supplements Page.

The other three reasons for impairing mineral absorbency are much easier to address. 

Happy Absorbing!