The epidemic of addiction, pervades every crevice of society today. I’m sure we all know of people struggling with some type of addiction, or compulsion. The days of seeing addiction as a malfunction in our brain chemistry, are in the rear view. We now see that addiction is manifested by lack of connection, or lack of ability to connect to oneself and others. The power of therapeutic/healing touch is undeniable. Often times those who struggle with addiction, have had negative experiences regarding touch in their early developmental stages. Getting massages can help them to reconnect with their own bodies, knowing that the touch is for their healing not for someone.
The latest research suggests that taking a pure probiotic or eating probiotic rich foods, may reduce inflammation in the skin, i.e. acne, dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema. The benefits of probiotics, is that they introduce healthy bacteria to the gut and create a barrier to reduce inflammation, which can trigger certain skin conditions. At first it may seem strange that bacteria in your gut would play a role in your skin health, but when you consider that your skin is literally bathed in bacteria it’s not such a stretch after all. There are about 100 trillion microorganisms — bacteria, fungi and more — living on and in your body. Digestion is affected by stress,.
There are thousands of pores on every square inch of skin, acting as a thousand open mouths, absorbing that which is applied to the skin directly into the bloodstream and lymphatic system. Unlike foods, toxins absorbed through the skin bypass the organism’s natural defense mechanisms. Recent studies have shown that we may actually acquire more toxins through skin absorption than through the foods we eat, this is especially true due to the lack of regulations banning synthetic chemicals from skin care products. As the largest organ in the body, skin has a fundamental impact on the immune system and metabolic functioning. Restricting exposure to toxic synthetics and cleansing harmful substances.
Taking care of yourself and doing what brings you peace and joy, is NOT selfish. It is self nourishing- And there is a major difference. Being selfish, means doing whatever you like without regard for how you affect others, which can cause pain for those in your life. Being self nourishing, is taking time to refuel, recharge and heal so that we can be of service to others in a more fulfilling way. As a mother of two and a business owner, I know how hard it can be to take time for myself, especially guilt free time. But once you recognize how much better you and those around you.
People often think that they can not get “clean” radiant, healthier looking skin, without being aggressive. But what most people don’t understand about their skin is- that it is an organ, just like your heart, kidneys, liver etc. Would you pour chemical acid peels,use harsh scrubs, or clarisonic brushes, any of those organs?? I would hope not. Think of it this way, anything you attack usually fights back, or begins to weaken. This is exactly what happens to skin that is being treated roughly. It will usually fight back by becoming inflamed, dry, tight, flaky and is usually prone to more break outs and premature ageing. When you attack and.
Here is a list of toxic ingredients to avoid in your beauty care items! Print this out and take it shopping with you- this will help you make a healthier choice. Remember, EVERYTHING you apply to your skin goes INTO your body. *Benzoyl Peroxide: Used in acne products, the MSDS states: Possible tumor promoter. May act as mutagen: produces DNA damage in human and other mammalian cells. Also, toxic by inhalation. Eye, skin and respitory irritant. *DEA(Diethanolamine), MEA ( Monoethanolamine), TEA(Triethanolamine): This foam booster is a skin/eye irritant and causes contact dermatitis. Easily absorbed theough skin to accumulate in body organs,and brain. * Dioxin: Won’t appear in ingredients. Often.