Skin Care

  1. Eating Healthy On A Budget Broke But Hungry

     It’s important. Every time you eat out or buy premade garbage, you outsource your food choices. You relinquish your power and give it to someone else. When you make your food at home, you have total control of what goes in your body, and that is a powerful thing. People tend to forget that. So please, get in the kitchen and start cooking!

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  2. Oils to Help Your Skin Breathe

    Oils to Help Your Skin Breathe

    There are several forms of healthy fats such as Linoleic Acid (Omega 6), Oleic Acid (Omega 9), Gama Linoleic Acid and Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) that we will talk about in this article. Oleic Acid rich oils fair better with rough and dry skin types. For active and blemish prone skin, non-comedogenic Linoleic Acid oils are a must. Regular applications can reduce sebum from hardening which contributes to clogged pores. Fats that are solid at room temperature can give food a crumbly texture.  They are called shorteners as they break down gluten into shorter strands hindering the formation of gluten (which would make the dough more stretchy) by preventing the flour from absorbing water.

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  3. Easy, All Natural Solutions to Dry Skin

    Easy, All Natural Solutions to Dry Skin

    Dry skin is usually a benign skin condition. Unfortunately, it can also be very uncomfortable. Our skin is our largest organ and acts as a waterproof, insulating shield guarding the body against extremes of temperature, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. It also exudes antibacterial substances that prevent infection, manufactures vitamin D and helps detoxify our bodies of harmful toxins.

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  4. Natural Sun Care Solutions - Dr. Naomi Ha, ND

    Natural Sun Care Solutions - Dr. Naomi Ha, ND

    Now that summer is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for a suncare refresher. Excessive skin exposure to the sun can result in many damaging effects, and dramatically increases the risk of skin cancer. This is because the UV rays that are emitted from the sun have the ability to cause DNA damage, which then promotes aberrant cell replication, resulting in a cancerous disease that can oftentimes be difficult to treat. Every single year, 80,000 Canadians are diagnosed with skin cancer, so it’s a huge problem. Fortunately, there are many preventative measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of sun damage that are easy to implement.
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  5. Treating Eczema

    Treating Eczema

    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

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  6. As the Merck Manual Says

    As the Merck Manual Says

    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

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  7. What are the benefits of exposure to sunlight?

    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

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  8. The Many Therapeutic Benefits of Sunlight

    The Many Therapeutic Benefits of Sunlight

    Public health authorities warn of the hazards of too much sun exposure. However, excessive UVR exposure accounts for only 0.1% of the total global burden of disease in disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), according to the 2006 World Health Organization (WHO) report The Global Burden of Disease Due to Ultraviolet Radiation. In contrast, the same WHO report noted that a markedly larger annual disease burden of 3.3 billion DALYs worldwide might result from very low levels of UVR exposure. This burden subsumes major disorders of the musculoskeletal system and possibly an increased risk of various autoimmune diseases and life-threatening cancers.

    What are the benefits that exposure to natural sunlight provide?

    Sunlight and Cancer
    The connection between vitamin D deficiency

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  9. Winter Skincare

    Winter Skincare

    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 skin’s 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

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  10. Healthy Skin Routine

    Healthy Skin Routine

    Simple and gentle tips to improve and maintain your skin health. A healthy, safe skin-care routine for you should revolve around one word: gentle. There are many skincare products made which contain irritating ingredients that are not good for your skin, but there are many alternatives!

    We sometimes (kids especially) like to explore new things, and by doing so, unfortunately we 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. Nature's Aid is a great first aid and used as a multipurpose for pretty much everything. It contains only 5 ingredients: aloe vera, witch hazel,

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