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Natural Health

I am amazed that more people don’t connect their face to their food. They wake up and see a little more puffiness around their eyes, their nose might look larger than yesterday with a bit less definition in their cheekbones, and they don’t ask themselves:

‘Did those sun dried tomatoes and provolone on my salad last night do this?’ or ‘What about that micro-waved pre-packaged pasta I had for lunch?’ ‘Did I drink enough water yesterday?’ (FYI – the more water you drink, the less water you retain) or ‘did that diet soda and anchovy pizza go to my face?’

They just unhappily accept these changes as part of the aging process and something they can’t control. They might consider a few nips and tucks for the future, but other than that they feel as if there is nothing they can do. Well there is something that can be done and it is as simple as paying attention to what goes in and out of your belly.

For example, convenience and processed foods, and foods with preservatives, often make the body work harder at digestion, assimilation, and elimination. Consequently, that difficulty shows up in the body and on the skin. Processed foods are often pre-packaged in boxes, cans, and even frozen. Here are a few criticisms about these foods:

–Typically they are manufactured from almost inedible agricultural products
–They are high in fat and calorie contents
–They are the real culprits behind obesity
–They are often Genetically Modified (GMO)
–Sometimes an irradiation process is used
–Preservatives are almost always used

The reason these types of foods can affect your face is because more often than not your body identifies these types of foods as a foreign invader, or allergen (to which the body reacts allergically). Then, the body’s immune system is activated to fight this invader or allergen. One of the actions of the immune system is inflammation and therefore puffiness can occur.

If there is a sluggish elimination system and the body can’t get rid of this foreign stuff easily, then more puffiness can occur! I want to point out here that although I’m writing specifically about how these foods affect our looks, I don’t want to minimize their negative effects on the entire body (that’s for another article). But what I will say here is that this inflammation happens throughout the body affecting joints too (arthritis is related to many foods that are eaten and the condition of the digestive system).

The organs that are involved in elimination are the skin (yes, that’s an organ – its the largest organ in the body), lungs, kidneys, liver, colon, and the lymphatic system. When the colon is sluggish the other organs of elimination can be affected resulting in things like skin rashes, coughs, and constipation. The lymphatic system is a circulatory system whose primary function is to help cleanse the body of toxins. There are vessels and glands that run throughout the body – including the face and the colon.

When the colon is sluggish, the lymph can get sluggish, and consequently this can show up in your face. The areas around the eyes and the face have many lymph vessels. Therefore, proper elimination is very important in minimizing facial puffiness!

As a colon therapist, I know of several ways to help a sluggish colon. There are mechanical ways (colonics, enemas, colema boards) and there are nutritional ways. Both approaches can be effective. I just learned about a new product that Young Living has developed and I am very excited about it. It is a cleansing product and a nutritional superfood energizer that tastes delicious. It is called ‘Balance Complete’.

Balance Complete has balanced fiber that is really important in a cleansing product. Balanced fiber includes both soluble and insoluble fiber and accomplishes two things:

–Absorbs toxins
–Cleanses and scrubs the colon walls as it moves through the intestines

Along with balanced fiber this product has essential glyco-nutrients, essential fats, key antioxidants, protein from very clean whey out of New Zealand, digestive enzymes, and lots more!
Here are the some of the actions of this product:

–Toxin and fat elimination
–Enhances nutrient absorption
–Supports cholesterol levels
–Maintains normal blood sugar
–Nurtures probiotics and colon health
–Eases gas and bloating
–Curbs food craving

It’s a great meal replacement for people who are looking to take off pounds, nourish themselves, and cleanse at the same time. And of course, it has the highest-grade essential oils in it. Essential oils help to drive nutrients into the cells as well as balance the digestive system.
Mix 2 scoops in 8 ounces of water. It’s delicious.

Health & Beauty Tips

With the summer months approaching and as the warm sunny weather will soon be upon us it will be time to take off those winter layers and start catching a few sun rays. Whether, you are staying at home or planning to go abroad on holiday you need to get your body prepared. The good thing is there are a many inexpensive ways for you to get your body in shape for the summer ahead. Try these following tips out for size.

Perfect Feet

With the warm weather we have the urge to peel off our socks and tights and put on a nice pair of cool sandals or flip flops. However, to ensure your feet, toes and nails look the best book yourself in for a pedicure session. This will help to ensure your skin is smooth and soft and tidied up after been hidden away for all those winter months.

Healthy Skin

After many months of being covered up your skin deserves a little tender loving care. There are many ways you can give your skin a treat from a traditional and soothing massage to a body wrap. These beauty therapies will help to ensure that any toxins that have gathered over the winter months are removed from the skin and ensure the blood in the body gets properly circulated. This will also help with your skin tone, improve your complexion and make you look healthier and younger.

Shedding Weight

During the winter months we tend to eat a heavier richer diet which enables the body to produce more heat to keep us warm. However, the side effect of this is weight gain. Therefore, in preparation for the summer months it is a good idea to lose a few pounds and get back into shape. You can do this through exercise or else you can use a number of beauty treatments such as acupuncture which can help you shed weight and improve your blood circulation and energy levels.

Unwanted Hair

If you are going abroad to where it will be nice and sunny and you’re planning on wearing a bikini then, it would be prudent idea to check the body hair department to see if any areas could do with a little trimming. Waxing has got to be the most effective method at getting the job done at a relatively low cost. If you have not had it done before, this is definitely a good time to start to ensure you look the best in your new bikini.

Shopping For Health & Beauty Skin

There are an overwhelming number of beauty skin care products in the market, just go to your favorite retail store and you will see creams for every type of skin. However too many choices creates confusion in the consumer, in fact there are many facial products that cause side effects.

It is common to hear from people that tried a skin product and got secondary effects like irritation and inflammation. The problem is that using those creams is harmful due to the chemical substances that they contain. You should avoid products that contain parabens, petrolatum, alcohol, fragrances and other synthetic ingredients.

If you want to buy healthy beauty skin care products, you should keep in mind a few important facts before making your choice.

– Read the label of the product
– What ingredients does it contains
– Does it contain chemical substances?
– Does it contain allergens?
– is it made from natural ingredients?
– Does it moisture your skin?
– Does it reduce wrinkles by increasing collagen

Does are the most important questions you should keep in mind the next time you go shopping for a topical cream. Is important that you look for products that contain only natural ingredients, if you apply chemical ingredients on your face, you will experience secondary effects like dryness and irritation.

Is recommended that you look for natural ingredients such as CynergyTk, Avocado extract, Phytessence Wakame, Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin C and others. Those ingredients can stimulate your skin to produce more collagen and prevent the formation of new wrinkles.

Be aware of popular brands that make huge claims, in the US skin care products are not highly regulated, however in New Zealand you can find creams with the best quality standards that are safe to use on any type of skin.

Health Beauty and Everyday

The health benefits if the extra virgin Coconut oil are many. It is very useful in weight reduction. It helps boost the metabolism and helps reducing stress on the pancreas, burns more energy and this helps with weight control. It is highly recommended as daily cooking oil and is considered on of the healthiest oils for internal use. It is also very easy to digest and it helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid and enzymes systems. It helps increase immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, high blood pressure and bone strength. These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, which possess properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti fungal and antibacterial. This Virgin is considered one of the healthiest oil with both benefits for internal and external use.

It is one of the best conditioners for hair. Massaged into the scalp,it nourishes the scalp as well as strengthens the hair shaft helping reduce the hair breakage and improving hair growth. Used as hair oil it also encourages healthy hair growth, regenerates thinning hair and promotes a healthy scalp. Organic coconut oil is sourced from the virgin coconut oil project in Samoa, which is run by a not-for-profit woman’s foundation- a unique venture aimed at rebuilding economic independence of individual villages.

It is produced from the coconut flesh and has been traditionally used for skin and hair conditioning. Pure oil should have a distinctive fragrance and taste and does not require any bleaching or refining. Many oils in the market are produced from Copra, and this process strips away the natural benefits found in it. So coconut oil produced from Copra and Virgin Coconut oil produced from the coconut flesh are two very different products. Virgin oil is the purest form you can get of any oil.

It is excellent massage oil for the skin as well. It works wonders on dry skin. Cold pressed oils, such as cold pressed Coconut oil are very anti aging for the skin. It also delays wrinkles, and sagging of skin which normally become prominent with age. This Organic oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. It therefore is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It has also been known to be helpful for skin conditions such as eczema and is a wonderful natural emollient for dry skin. It deeply nourishes the skin, is easily absorbed and can also used as massage oil for the body.

Anti Aging Health Beauty

Nowadays it has become a priority to take care of our skin, if we want to be seen as a hygienic and professional person, we see every day models and celebrities in magazines that people want to imitate and look like. However although you may not have the perfection of a model you can certainly have a beautiful looking skin and not look like an average person that has many wrinkles and face lines.

There are many anti aging health and beauty creams that help to retard the effects of aging and make you look younger, however most of the creams do not work as advertised and a high percentage of them contain chemicals are hard substances that produce side effects.

But before I tell you what kind of creams you should take a look, lets see which are the 3 key elements of a long lasting young skin:

1) Follow a healthy lifestyle, avoid smoking, alcohol, sunlight, drink plenty of water and eat nutritive foods

2) Follow a skin car routine, clean, tone and moisture your skin every day.

3) Use a Natural anti aging skin care cream that will stimulate new collagen, protect your skin from free radicals and increase hyaluronic acid levels.

Those are the 3 most important steps that you should follow on a daily basis, this way you will be able to keep a healthy and young looking skin even at your 50s.

But not all anti aging creams are created equal, most popular creams in the U.S. contain harsh chemicals. Instead there are creams made of just organic ingredients that have been proven to have very important anti aging properties.

For example CynergyTk stimulates new collagen production in the skin, ConezymeQ10 is a powerful anti oxidant and Phytessence Wakame increases hyaluronic acid. There are many more powerful natural ingredients that a few creams include.

Health Beauty Products

When one is faced with economic hardships, the first thing to go is often attention to health and beauty. If you have been in a money crisis, then you full understand what we are speaking about. Many women give up haircuts and manicures, never mind facials and other so-called luxuries, in an attempt to save money.

With the booming cosmetic industry, companies are focusing more and more on finding ways to attract customers and also be better than the other companies working in the same field. Each company is striving to be called as the top company with most effective beauty products.

They are trying to get more and more customers by using convincing tactics like expensive advertisements on print and multimedia, free gifts and wonderful packaging of beauty products.

Name any type of beauty product and you will find every company offering one with a different touch.

The advertisements of beauty products are done in such a way that they look promising to the people who want to enhance their beauty. Unfortunately, many end up having sore and damaged skin after using beauty products.

Seldom advertisements warn people to consult their dermatologists before using these products and hence the result is unfortunate. People keep on using these products without ever taking a look at the elements of which the product is composed of.

A few who do, do not really understand what they mean in common language and what their ill-effects are. More so, many people end up over using the products and over use of anything is bad.

It is important to consult your doctor before using any of these products because the doctor will exactly tell you what the product consists of and how good or bad it is for your skin.

Doctors can explain what ingredients can be harmful to your health. Toxins wherever used, without doubt, are very harmful.

Same is the case with steroids and parabens which various studies show can lead to skin cancer. Although the case of parabens is disputed but there are various elements whose ill-effects the dermatologists know nothing of yet. Even then it is important to do a complete research on what these products are composed of.

Business in the Health & Beauty Market

Divide and conquer

The obvious answer is, to not try and tackle it all. The size of the health and beauty market can actually work to your advantage as it’s made up of so many “sub-markets” you can target. By focusing your dropship business on a smaller market, specific to a particular product or type of treatment, there’s going to be less competition; which will make it easier for your to get a foothold and sell your dropship products.

And these smaller sub-markets don’t mean smaller profit potential either. For example, the natural health and beauty market is forecast to be worth $14billion by 2014, so if you just concentrated on this niche, there would still be plenty of demand for your dropship business.

You might decide to look at the home fitness and body improvement market. Every year, people spend billions on products and equipment to help improve their fitness, the way they look, or ease a particular ailment. Breaking it down even further, you could concentrate on the market for home stress relief, or massage products – there’s really no end to the number if niches you could choose for your new dropship enterprise, all giving you the chance to compete, and make money.

Become the expert

Once you’ve chosen the markets for your dropship business, one of the best ways to establish yourself is to become the specialist, or expert in those markets. Of course, there are benefits to providing a range of dropship products across several different types of sub-markets in the health and beauty niche, a kind of “one-stop-shop” for everything your customers might need. But a better approach for most dropshippers, would be to concentrate on each market individually.

If you build a dropshipping business around one specific product type or focus on solutions for a particular ailment, your customers will come to see you as the specialist in that area, and people always like to buy from a merchant who looks like they know their market, and what the customers want. You could even provide free advice, downloadable guides, or “how to” videos on your site, to support your expert status. Existing customers will keep coming back for information and to buy more, and they will recommend you to there friends and families who are also looking for the dropship products you are selling.

Reliable supplier with the right dropship products

The health and beauty market is a great example of where customers are happy to pay a little bit more for products that they have confidence in, which can be bought from a reliable retailer who is looking to help them solve their problem. By choosing a Dropship Supplier who has the best quality products, presenting them in a way that shows the buyer you understand their needs and how your products will benefit them, more customers will trust you. In markets like health and beauty, buyers need to trust in the product they’re purchasing, and the dropshippers who sell them – if you can achieve this, customers are more likely to buy from you.

The size of the Health and Beauty market, and the number of competitors, might put a lot of dropshippers off, but if you approach it right, you could find a niche that offers even the smallest and newest dropship business, great profit potential. Health and beauty products are always in demand, and customers in this market spend a lot of money. If you build your business up using these tips, you’ll soon have a loyal customer base, who’ll buy from you time and time again.

Health & Beauty Properties

Drink eight glasses of water per day! How many times have you heard this statement? Is there any truth to assumption that water can cure all kinds of diseases? Can water actually make your skin healthier and stronger? Water cures may seem like a mystery, but in this case the facts really speak for themselves.

Water has various health and beauty properties that can’t be ignored. Our bodies need water in order to survive. In fact, without water we would all be shriveled up and dehydrated. The scary part of this equation is that most people never even drink one glass of water per day.

Rather than filling our bodies with water, we tend to consume large amounts of alcohol and caffeine. Alcohol and caffeine can be fun to drink, but they also dehydrate the body causing our skin to dry out. If you want to maintain a healthy, anti-aging, glow throughout the years, water is the way to go.

Did you know that our bodies consist of 70 percent water? Numerous parts of the body including blood, muscles, lungs, and brain all need water to survive.┬áSince we lose water throughout the day, it is important to recognize the signs of dehydration… do you know when you are dehydrated?

If you have chronic pain in your joints and muscles; constant headaches; constipation; and lower back pain you might be suffering from mild dehydration. Dehydrating can also speed up the aging process, but by drinking water you can promote anti-aging. Even if you don’t feel thirsty, your body still needs water. In fact, your body needs water long before that thirst ever hits you.

So, how much water should you drink? While every health and beauty expert out there seems to have a different number of glasses in mind, the best way to figure out your daily water intake is through math. Dividing your body weight in half will give you the number of ounces of water per day that you should be drinking.

If you happen to be an active person, it is wise to add another eight ounce glass of water per twenty minutes of exercise to your daily water intake. Additionally, if you have an alcoholic drink you should match each drink with one glass of water.

It’s hard to get enough water every day. Most of us lead busy lives that don’t include stopping to take care of our bodies throughout the day. However, if you get into the habit of drinking water every day, you will see that your skin begins to glow from the inside out as natural anti-aging devices begin to work within you.

Our bodies need water to survive, so make sure to give your body plenty of water. Drinking water for health and beauty reasons may seem simple, but it is also the best way to arm your body with numerous anti-aging benefits.

From health and beauty articles to studies that can be found in many different scientific journals, water always wins out when it comes to replenishing your body. If you want healthy, youthful, skin remember to drink water all day, every day.

Revealed! One of the Greatest Health & Beauty

What is it that makes Hollywood insiders so special? They, along with several others from the entertainment and fashion industries, seem to belong to some kind of a fairyland, where none of us seem to have any access to. It is a fact that these celebrities have some very rare health and beauty secrets, which are not only closely guarded but do not trickle down to mortal souls like you and me. This is because of various factors including their wide and extensive travel all across the world, access to most of the opinion makers of the health and beauty industry and most importantly, they have endless money to spend on whatever they want!

Frankly news good or bad spreads faster than a phone call in Hollywood. The social networking is so strong that if some one knows something wonderful, soon publicists, agents, stylists, make-up artists, costumers, nutritionists, acupuncturists, plastic surgeons and even masseuses are completely aware of the entire story! They hold the key to some of the most well kept secrets of the world – particularly information related to health and beauty.

Everything usually starts with a small buzz when one health or beauty-related product catches the fancy of some celebrity. Soon the buzz becomes noise, which catapults into something even louder till everyone joins the bandwagon. This is true especially when one of the top celebrities or a highly regarded professional ‘chances upon’ a product that works like magic.

It is important to remember however, that a product only reaches this status, not because of any promotional gimmick, but for its intrinsic efficacy, safety and innovativeness. No run-of-the-mill product can achieve true and sustainable favors from the Hollywood crowd, who demand only the best and hate mediocrity in anything, especially products for personal use. And if you are fortunate enough to crack this code of perfection, it could catapult you and your product to new heights of glory as you enter the exclusive world of the rich and famous. Not only does your personal career sky rocket to fame, you become the proud owner of a product that have won the hearts of people who actually rule the world of beauty, fashion and health.

One such product, which has been able to crack the Hollywood code of perfection in health and beauty, is Aloeride. The essential ingredient of this product is the time-tested Aloe Vera, famous for its health giving and beauty enhancing properties. But what makes it so special? What is it that this English product has, which is not there in any other product? Well, the truth of the matter is that only this Aloe Vera pill has the purest Aloe Vera, made into compact and user-friendly powder form.

So what is wrong with Aloe Vera in gel or liquid form? Research has revealed that as soon as Aloe Vera in these forms gets exposed to air, rapid degradation starts. This problem is handled well by Aloeride where all the natural goodness of Aloe Vera is captured in small hypoallergenic capsules. Further these capsules are wrapped in blister packs, which is an important step to retain its efficacy by preserving all its beneficial properties. Furthermore, unbiased clinical studies has revealed that one capsule is capable of delivering over 300 active molecules of pure Aloe Vera straight into your blood stream.

Thus with every capsule you are ingesting valuable nutrients which act on every cell of your body. Not just for beauty, Aloeride gel capsule looks after your health too. It has proven healing properties, which act on the intestinal lining, which in turn helps the body to digest and assimilate all the dietary nutritional elements more effectively. When your digestive system is working in perfect harmony, the body also gets relief from harmful toxins and useless fat depositions. This undoubtedly is a bonus for all weight watchers who are working hard to lose those extra pounds.

It did not take long for Hollywood to discover the amazing qualities of this wonder product. In fact, to go by the philosophy of Aloeride, which says: “Your skin is your natural calling card, which shows others how healthy and attractive you are…”one cannot help but conclude that there is no place on earth where this is truer, other than industries where how much you earn depends on how you look. This includes cinema, entertainment, fashion and the like.

In fact, anyone who has to face the glare of the flashlights and camera every day knows the importance of having a glowing and youthful skin. Aloe Vera capsule in short, is keeping its promise in delivering what it is made to deliver. This includes providing anti-ageing assistance, strengthening the digestive system for superior assimilation of food, which in turn is resulting in a naturally glowing and radiantly vibrant skin.

Natural Health Beauty Tips

The number one natural beauty tip I can give you is to take your health seriously. In Chinese medicine, we know that natural beauty is a reflection of inner health and well being. Often, the solution to external beauty problems is an internal one. That means foods and herbs. In the case of skin problems, herbs can be use to create creams or wraps and applied directly.

In Chinese medicine, we treat problems like acne, blemishes, and other skin problems, hair loss, and premature graying of the hair. Some of this you may need to see a Chinese medicine herbalist for, but some of it you may be able to deal with yourself. I’m going to give you natural beauty tip after natural beauty tip to help you do just that.

Natural Beauty Tip 1 – Eyes Lacking Luster
what does it mean? You can see it in babies and young children – bright, glowing eyes. Our oldest Chinese medicine classic states that “the essence of the internal organs ascends to the eyes.” The Bible says something similar, “Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light.” Clear and glittering (shining) eyes indicate vitality of mind and essence. Dull, clouded eyes reflect a disturbed mind, and weakened essence – this often happens in people with long term and deep emotional problems.

How can you fix it? Well, first of all, if you have some emotional problems, work through it with a professional- a counselor, therapist, or someone within your religion. This is one part of getting to the clear, vibrant personality that shines through in bright eyes. It may take a while to get there. Second, you can take herbs and eat foods that benefit the eyes.

Natural Beauty Tip 2 – Bags under Your Eyes
Bags under the eyes indicate Kidney-system (root energy) deficiency, blood stagnation, or allergies. Respectively, the solutions are to increase energy and minimize overwork; get more movement and circulation; and find the allergy cause, eliminate it, and take anti-allergenic herbs and foods. The Kidney-system energy is limited. If you overwork, have too much sex, or use more energy than your digestive system can produce, you’ll dip into this limited energy fund. This can lead to more than circles under your eyes- you can end up with premature aging and hair loss, impotence and infertility, and ankle, knee, and lower back problems. If that’s your problem, try to practice moderation, eat better, and take supplemental herbs and foods.

Natural Beauty Tip3 – Dry Skin
Moistening herbs and foods are soy, spinach, asparagus, millet, barley, salt, seaweed, apple, tangerine, pinenut, persimmon, peanut, pear, honey, oysters, and clams. A seaweed facial wrap would be nice, too!