Collagen is the main protein in the vaginal canal and is a thin lining that separates the internal and external surfaces of the vagina. Collagen plays a role in supporting vaginal elasticity, and strengthening the pelvic floor and reproductive tract, which is important for birth. Collagen is not only needed during pregnancy to prevent stretch marks, but should be supplemented post pregnancy to replenish lost collagen during birth.
Healthy beautiful skin, gleaning hair and strong nails are a checklist for most. The common denominator within this check list is that they all require in part collagen as one of the main building blocks alongside keratin and elastin.
Collagen is abundant throughout our body and its main function is to support the structure and firmness of our dermis which in turn supports our epidermis. This resilient triple helix structure is a building block for our body’s internal framework reaching from our skin, internal organs and cartilage.
There is no consensus on what the cause is for of the collection of symptoms referred to as eczema. There is no lack of speculation though. It’s either ‘genetic’, a nutritional deficiency, due to ‘food allergies’ or some variant of immunologic disorder. Or, all of the above plus a lot more.
The symptoms are real though, causing a great deal of distress. Childhood eczema is quite common, though the symptoms often reemerge later in life.
While there are various tests that might be employed, the Mayo Clinic states flatly “No lab test is needed to identify atopic dermatitis (eczema)”. Depending on the point of view, the range of treatments is very extensive. Some though stands out as showing
As The Merck Manual says “Dermatitis (Eczema) is superficial skin inflammation, characterized by epidermal edema and inflammation and clinically by vesicles (when acute), poorly marginated redness, edema, oozing, crusting, scaling, usually pruritus (itchiness), and lichenification causing by scratching or rubbing. Eczema is a group of medical conditions: Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Stasis Dermatitis, Neurodermatitis, etc...
It is estimated that more than 5million people in Canada live with eczema. The cause of eczema is a combination of genetic (hereditary-allergy; new research on Filaggrin Null Genotype*) and environmental factors (humidity, temperature, exposure to toxins, every day stress, food sensitivity, Leaky Gut syndrome, hormonal changes in women, etc.)
Eczema has a severe impact on a person lifestyle causing
Sunlight and Cancer
The connection between Vitamin D deficiency and cancer was first made by Drs. Frank and Cedric Garland from the University of California, San Diego. After finding that the incidence of colon cancer was nearly three times higher in New York than in New Mexico, the Garland brothers hypothesized that lack of sun exposure, resulting in a vitamin D deficiency, played a role. Research now indicates that being deficient in vitamin D increases the risk of many cancers, especially breast and colon. For example, a four-year, placebo-controlled study involving 1,179 postmenopausal women concluded that vitamin D supplementation produced a dramatic 60% drop in the risk
This winter with the freezing temperatures, low humidity, and the inside furnace blasting dry air, you may have found your skin has become very dry, flaky, and/or itchy. Everyone needs to protect their skin. It is our largest and most porous organ and paying attention to what we soak it in or smear on our bodies is very important. Why? There is evidence of the skins ability to spread what it touches throughout our entire body and bloodstream. In an attempt to clear up dry skin, we are slathering our bodies with the latest anti-aging moisturizer creams that sometimes contain harmful toxins and further aggravating pre-existing skin conditions. They may help improve the look and feel of your skin, however, in order to improve our complexion, we will need to decrease the free radicals from occurring. Many skin care products on the market contain parabens and because the layers of the skin act like a strainer
Simple and gentle tips to improve and maintain your kids skin health. A healthy, safe skin-care routine for your child should revolve around one word: gentle. There are many skincare products made forbabies and children containing irritating ingredients. Thats not good for your childs skin but there are many alternatives!
Kids like to explore new things and by doing so, unfortunately, they become more prone to rashes, bruises and skin infections. Sometimes a poisonous plant or a bug bite can cause irritation and itchiness. Bruises might be very common with your child if he/she has an active lifestyle. Act immediately to avoid its severity in order to eliminate chances of further infection. Natures Aid is a great first aid and us
There has been a lot of confusion about how much sun is enough and what if anything should be put on our skin to protect ourselves. What does remain true is that we have been smearing ourselves in many chemicals in order to protect ourselves from exposure to the suns rays. The long term effects of this have not yet been tested.
What we do know is that Vitamin D is very important to our health. Did you know that our bodies convert the suns rays into 10,000 international units of Vitamin D in just 20 minutes? Vitamin D is essential for good health because it protects us from cardiovascular disease and cancers. Keep in mind, overexposure to the suns ultraviolet radiation can have negative results of premature aging, cataracts and ski
If youre looking for a clean, safe, natural body care products the first thing you probably do is flip over the bottle and read the label. If youve always gone by the rule of thumb that if an ingredient has too many lettersor if you cant pronounce itthen the ingredient is likely a nasty chemical, it might be time to change your approach to label reading strategy.
Starting November 16, 2006, labels must now conform to the International Nomenclature for Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI.) INCI was developed over a period of more than 30 years and is the basis of the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook.
The INCI system is based on Latin and is both multinational and multilingual. INCI is t