Before we start with filling our brain with
fun facts for Halloween, my heart felt prayers and blessings to those in NJ and
on the east coast affected by the Sandy.
Best Face Forward
Diet’s high in inflammatory foods
such as dairy and sugar have been linked to more acne outburst in those who are
suffer from these scary sebaceous cysts. Hormones also play a key role.
Dr. Natasha Turner reviews how
keeping your body’s biochemistry in track not only affects your beauty, but
also prevents diseases (such as breast cancer)!
hormones in check: Women often experience a flare-up of acne symptoms from a
few days to as much as a week before the onset of their menstrual period. This
occurs as progesterone, which tends to worsen acne, is naturally highest during
this time of the cycle. Estrogen, highest in the first half of the menstrual cycle
is typically beneficial for preventing acne. If any of these patterns apply to
your acne prone skin you may want to consider the following options methods to
balance estrogen and progesterone:
• Consider a
formula that provides the nutrients involved in the breakdown and elimination
of estrogen such as magnesium, B complex, calcium d-glucarate, turmeric and
• If you are
coming off the birth control pill, indole 3 carbinol is a must for you. This
compound, an extract from broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, helps to
correct estrogen balance against certain forms of cancer such as cervical,
breast and in men, prostate cancer. Typical dose is 200mg twice per day and it
is best to take this product for three consecutive months.
• The herb vitex
may be useful for the treatment of hormonally related acne, especially
blemishes associated with PCOS.
• Vitamin B6
may also be of benefit. Taking 250 – 500mg per day is useful for both men and
- (Be sure to also look at Reisa’s tips!)
Dr. Natasha Turner. Natural Ways
to Treat and Prevent Adult Acne. Huffington Post. 10/31/12.
What to Do with Halloween Sugar Temptation
Trying to avoid those treats that
cause havoc to your face and create insatiable cravings?
Here are some ideas to use those
treats for goods.
1. Think Creatively:
My sister decided this year to
give out stickers and pencils in fun bags to children–that’s cool!
2. Don’t Leave Health Out
Consider more organic or natural
candies that don’t contain any GMOs or trans-fats that damage your cells (https://dr-lobisco.com/trick-or-treat-gmos-not-just-for-halloween/).
Nautralcandy.com offers a variety of healthier alternatives, even organic jelly
3. When in doubt, toss it out
If you’re going to partake in a
treat, make sure you’re going to actually enjoy it. We all know the power of pleasure
to decrease stress response and aid in digestive capacity
Dana Sullivan Kilroy from the Los
Angeles Times provides ways to get the candy out:
• When they
return from trick-or-treating, have your kids separate their candy into two
piles: Like and Don’t Like. “Immediately pack up the candy in the ‘don’t
like’ pile and give it away,” says Johnson. This will not only reduce the
amount of sugar in the house, it will remind kids that when they indulge in
sweet treats, they should be ones that they really like rather than ones that
are just there for mindless snacking.
• Consider a
candy buyback. “I know of lots of dentists who buy Halloween candy from
their patients,” says Johnson. Some dentists offer cash or coupons,
toothbrushes or other services, she says. The candy is sent to troops overseas.
You can find information about the program, and share it with your family
dentist, at http://www.halloweencandybuyback.com.
Kilroy, Dana Sullivan. Taking the
fright out of Halloween candy. Los Angeles Times. 10/27/12.
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homepage in October’s Holistic Health Top