FEELING FLUSH

Track your water intake to ensure your’re drinking as much plain, still water as you think you are.  Suggestion – fill 6 mugs/glasses with water in the morning and each time you drink one, wash used mug/glass and put back in cupboard.

Monitor your flushes to see if they are associated with certain foods or drinks.

Check over your supplements because high dose of things like vitamin B3 can cause flushing.  I you are taking a multivitamin and adding other supplements on top of it, you may end up with quite a bit going in without you realising how much.

*Magnesium and Sage are helpful.

Eat an earlier, lighter evening meal to subdue night sweats.

Eat regularly throughout the day, focusing on relaxing and chewing thoroughly to get the best from your food and keep your blood sugar stable.  Take some chromium if you feel your blood sugar is wobbly.

Taken from a Healthy Way Magazine Issue 10 by A Vogel

*I make up herbs tailored to individual needs.

VITAMIN D3

Deficiency of D can cause bone disorders, cramps muscle weakness, tooth decay and other problems.
It helps the absorption of calcium and phosphorus for teeth and bones.
Helps regulate heart beat.

Sources of vitamin D – found in oily fish, mackerel etc., egg yolk, margarine and sprouted seeds.

It contributes to :-

a.  The normal absorption/utilization of calcium and phosphorus.

b.  Normal blood calcium levels.

c.  Maintenance of normal bones and muscle function.

d.  Maintenance of normal teeth and normal function of the immune system.

e.  Has a role in the process of cell division.

Vitamin D3 drops are available from me .

SKIN HEALTH continued

B VITAMINS:  are also important for skin health, especially riboflavin (B2) and pantothenic acid (B5) as they are reported to reduce facial oiliness.  Indeed many nutritional deficiencies of the B vitamins can be detected through skin health, such as, cracking at the corner of the mouth can be a deficiency of B2 and B6, as can red greasy skin at the side of the nose.  Low levels of B12 and folic acid can result in a pale complexion and a general deficiency of the B vitamins is implicated in eczema

CHROMIUM:  it is thought that the skin’s glucose tolerance is significantly impaired in those with acne, which makes chromium a particularly important nutrient in this situation.

SKIN HEALTH (continued)

FISH OIL:  omega 3s in the diet act as natural waterproofing for the skin and can be considered moisturising from the inside. This may help the skin to look more hydrated and improve vitality.  Omega 3s also help to control skin problems caused by allergies and are especially useful for inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema.

ZINC: stimulates the healing of wounds and skin irritations, which makes it especially useful for skin complaints such as acne and ezema.

EVENING PRIMROSE OIL: is useful for many skin problems, particularly inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema.

To be continued.

Taken from a Lamberts Healthc

SKIN HEALTH

Taken from a Lamberts Healthcare leaflet.

The skin is the largest organ in the body, covering nearly two square metres (for an average adult) and accounts for about 16% of the total body weight.  One square inch of skin contains approximately 250 sweat glands, 25 hairs, 40 sebaceous glands, 7.5 feet of blood vessels, 30 feet of nerves with 7,500 sensory cells at their ends.  It is amazing to think we shed one surface layer of dead cels every 24 hours!

SKIN  DEEP: Beta Carotene, Vitamins C and E plus Selenium:  are important antioxidants and free radical scavengers needed for skin protection.  Vitamin E also appears to lessen the likelihood of scars and vitamin C is required for tissue repair.

Anthocyanidins (PCOs): are a particular type of flavonoid that can help to reinforce and preserve collagen in the body, so much so, that these naturally occurring compounds are often included in cosmetics to help improve skin elasticity. 

To be continued.

ALOE VERA!!

ALOE  VERA is an extremely easy plant to grow in the house.

It produces lots of babies, regularly, which can be transplanted.  I you ever want a plant just ask as I have lots!!!  The secret is not to over water it.

Its healing powers are magnificient!   It is bactericidal, antibiotic, analgesic for mild degree of pain.  Also helps stop bleeding.  Contains 18 amino acids and vitamins.  It also helps eliminate toxic minerals from the body.

USES  FOR  ALOE  VERA  –  Great for burns – sunburn, radiation burns, oven or cooker burns.  It soothes almost instantly.

Internally it can be taken for indigestion and stomach ulceration.

Externally it can be used for acne, leg ulcers, nappy rash.  The uses are limitless!

HOW TO  USE  ALOE  VERA  –   simply cut off a leaf (I usually seal the cut on the plant with Slippery Elm powder or plain flour).  Slit along the leaf and apply the gel found inside to the affected area.

 

DEODRANTS/ANTI-PERSPIRANTS

Aluminum is not particularly good for living organisms especially man made aluminum.

Aluminum Chlorohydrate is a synethic ingredient of many anti-perspirants and artificially impedes one of the bodies natural processes – sweat formation. It blocks our ability to excrete sweat therefore our body no longer can naturally use sweating as cooling mechanism or as a way to expel toxins.

There are lots of natural deodrants/antiperspirants – Salt of the Earth, Weleda and the Jason range
to name but a few.

WHAT YOU APPLY TO YOUR SKIN!

Be aware of what you apply to your skin!

Don’t use soaps (shower gels, body wash and shampoo) that have a miriad of different chemicals in them.

There are so many good sources of natural soaps.  Have a look in a health food shop (Jason range, Weleda, Avalon Organics, Neals Yard to name a few).

Or for example you could buy almond oil and add a few drops of essential oils of your choice and apply them to your skin and you could have a different perfume every day!

SKIN SUFFOCATION

Have you thought about the types of fabric that you wear next to your skin??

Synethic fabrics such as nylon, rayon, lyrica, acrylic and polyester don’t allow your skin to breathe properly.  So wear cotton, silk or wool next to the skin.  Falke make socks and tights with wool, silk and cotton.  They make a lovely fine sock that you can wear comfortably with shoes.  SocksFox online a good source).

The palms of your hands and soles of your feet particularly are full of sweat glands so try not to suffocate these areas with nylon socks or non leather shoes.

Next time – What you apply to your skin!!!!!

NUTS

Earlier this month this article appeared in a daily newspaper.

A daily handful of nuts slashes diabetics’ risk of a heart attack or stroke by a third, says new research.

Tree nuts such as Brazils, cashews, pistachios, pine nuts, pecans and hazelnuts are the best.  A Doctor quoted “Its never too late to improve diet after diagnosis with Type 2 diabetes”.

Nutrient-rich nuts are said to help healthy people stave off illnesses like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

I have found using specific herbs have helped patients stave off Type 2 diabetes.

Thanks to Pinterest for the image.mixed nuts