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Wheat: Starvation Hero or Grim Reaper?

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Do you know why wheat is associated with heart disease? The complex carbohydrate in wheat is amylopectin A. Not only can it drastically increase blood sugar, even more than table sugar, but it can also lead to the growth of visceral fat, which contributes to heart disease. Wheat is found in many foods…but it’s not just wheat that threatens your health, other grains can pose various threats as well! Eating grains of any kind may increase your risk of cancers, autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, infertility, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, autism, depression and mental health issues, along with many forms of allergic reactions....

The Naturopathic Medicine Approach to Skin

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Radiant and glowing skin has long been associated with good health. What the skin care industry would have you believe is that healthy skin is achieved from the outside through treatments. The truth is, healthy skin is achieved from the inside out. While you may try to improve the health of your skin from the outside, truly healthy skin is achieved by building from the inside out through key nutrition and dietary supplements. What you can do for your skin through diet and nutrition far exceeds what the skin care industry can with their approach. Common skin conditions can often...

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Dealing with Skinflammation

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Have you ever wondered why some people seem to struggle so much with their skin problems while others seem to always have clear, healthy, glowing skin? Well, it’s not a matter of chance or fate. There are usually specific reasons people have skin issues. Whether from going through puberty, the overuse of toxic cosmetics, triggers in your diet, or just environmental exposure to toxins, there are very real reasons for developing acne. The good news is that you don’t have to give up on having the healthy glowing skin you desire. Whatever the problem with your skin health, it’s possible...

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Healthy Skin & Getting the Right Sleep – What’s the Connection?

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Did you know that sleep has a direct correlation to skin health? The first step to achieving the healthy glowing skin you’ve always wanted is to get a good night’s sleep! You don’t need to spend a fortune on spa treatments, expensive topical solutions or dangerous plastic surgeries in order to get the healthy glowing skin you want. You don’t have to give up all the foods you love. All you might really need is good quality sleep. Research shows that poor sleep causes all kinds of problems for your health, including the skin health. When you get proper sleep,...

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Dealing with Body Image and Self Esteem – The Difference of Healthy Skin

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Did you know your body image and self esteem very much affect your appearance? Wait, what? You might be thinking these things are totally unrelated! Your body image is what you see in the mirror and how you perceive your body mentally. Your self esteem is how much value and respect you give yourself. So, just how can your self esteem and body image greatly affect your appearance? If you have low self esteem, the chances of you caring what you look like are very low. If your body image is unhealthy, you’re going to have difficulty realistically judging how...

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Use Diet to Balance Your Hormones & Enjoy More Glowing Skin

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Your hormones can get out of balance for all kinds of reasons. When they do become imbalanced, you can suffer from all manner of health problems. Your skin can suffer many ravages due to your hormonal imbalance. Plus, you can develop serious skin conditions. There are several skin conditions you may develop as a result of an imbalance in your hormones. You may develop acne, eczema and sagging skin, just to name a few. Adult acne is caused from overproduction of androgens, and eczema can be caused by low thyroid function. Sagging skin, especially under your eyes, can be a...

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Women’s Health Issues & Skin

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Did you know that hormones play a significant role in the development of acne? If your skin is suddenly oily and broken out, you may be suffering from a hormone imbalance. Hormonal acne tends to flare up on the jawline and around the mouth. What’s more, it affects about a third of adult women. If you think you are experiencing signs of hormonal acne, it’s best to go to your doctor and dermatologist for professional treatment. The problem needs to be treated internally because topical creams and applications will not eliminate acne caused by hormonal imbalance. Treatments for hormonal acne...

Adrenals, Stress & Skin: What You Should Know

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Both adrenal function and cortisol play significant roles in the health of your skin. They both transport the hormones your body needs every day. It’s important to understand that in order to get the healthy glowing skin you’ve always wanted. All the cells of your body, including those that make up your skin, need the right amount of hormones from your thyroid for properly function. Your cells need to open up to let these hormones inside their walls. Opening the cell “doors” is what the cortisol does. After the adrenal glands get the hormones to the cells of your organs,...

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The Thyroid-Skin Connection

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Did you know that the health of your skin is directly connected to how well your thyroid is performing? If your thyroid is unhealthy, it will contribute to your skin being unhealthy. If you want to get healthy glowing skin, it’s important to do what you can for a healthy thyroid. An unhealthy thyroid may cause your skin to dry out and form wrinkles prematurely. It can cause fluid retention and swelling of the skin. Your eyes may have bags and your skin may swell and bloat in different parts of the body, especially lower extremities. If you experience these...

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The Hormone Skin Connection

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Your hormones play a big part in the health of your skin and how you experience the aging process. If your hormones are in balance, you may be able to achieve the healthy glowing skin you’ve always wanted. If there is an imbalance, you can pretty much expect to have some types of problems with your skin health. Intrinsic skin aging is the process of aging as determined by your own body. One reason you age is a decrease in your hormone levels. As your hormone levels decrease, you may begin to experiences the changes in your skin health associated...

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