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Top 10 Benefits of Vitamin E

Top Benefits of Vitamin E What Is Vitamin E? Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble antioxidant compound that aids the body in neutralising the harmful after-effects of oxidation of fats. In other words, it is considered a powerful antioxidant and is a very important element in the overall maintenance of a healthy immune system.  When talking about skin and beauty we cannot overlook the benefits of vitamin e that can contribute to glowing, lovely skin. Vitamin E works inside & out Since we are holistically connected through spirit, mind and body, it is a prerequisite to give proper attention to what we consume internally. If we don’t get enough of vitamin E, we are more prone to infections, and weaknesses. Fortunately, vitamin E is found in many foods and one is unlikely to become deficient unless their nutrient absorption is compromised. Foods High in Vitamin E Vitamin E is a…

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Digestion & Your Skin Health

Good Digestion Can Do Wonders For Your Skin! The digestive system is a group of organs in your body. Its processes allow you to get rid of waste and absorb the nutrients you need for the healthy functioning of your body. Some external factors such as the intake of processed foods, chemicals in foods, antibiotics, and medications, can cause damage to your health and ultimately affect the skin. This means good digestion plays an important role in your skin health and skincare routine.   Skin Conditions & Digestion During my years of practice, I have discovered that that the skin has a great connection with the digestive system. Many people that suffer from skin problems especially facial conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis or rosacea, are often surprised to learn that these conditions may be linked to digestion. Dry and flaky skin may just be a sign that your body…

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Spirituality, Your Attitude & Your Skin

Spirituality, Your attitude & Good Skincare We all have common experiences  and ‘symptoms’ that will at different times in our lives affect our skin and our skincare regimes. Two major ones this article address are: a) Stress: we all suffer stresses; and b) Age: we all will age – age is unavoidable. However, there are certain things which differentiate us or that we can control especially when it comes to skin and skincare. The things, we propose include: a) Lifestyle b) Attitude or on another level “spirituality” Stress, Age  & Your Skin It is widely accepted that stress is a major factor in the ageing process and ultimately affects how our bodies and minds work. Stress also affects how our skins look, feel and heal. There are some who suggest that a change of attitude – even going as far as embracing spirituality can play a role in ones overall…

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Skin – First Impressions Count

First impressions count We all know how the saying goes – first impressions count? Well, never could this be truer than when we talk about our skin. Yes, it is an organ – the largest organ in the body in fact – weighing almost 10 whopping kilograms (5 pounds) and making up about 15% of the weight of the average human being But it also has its functions: It is a protective layer shielding us against harmful substances and the harsh environment; regulating body temperature, storing water, fat and the much-vaunted vitamin d, and as part of the immune system guarding us from illness while interacting with our nerve cells. But the skin is also a– a physical canvas reflecting and projecting our inner selves, our lifestyles and our emotional, physiological and spiritual states of mind to ourselves and the world. Skin – a connector On the surface, the skin…

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How Juicing gave me freedom from migraines

HOW JUICING GAVE ME FREEDOM FROM MIGRAINES!! Unmanageable Migraines For many years I suffered unimaginable migraines. At my worst, I was having migraines 4-5 times a week.  I was under a doctor’s care, on daily prescription medicine to prevent them which wasn’t working. I was forced to practically live on heavy-duty migraine prescription drugs to keep them at bay.  I was miserable to say the least. I finally reached out to one of the Naturopathic Doctors who was part of our certification program faculty staff to see if he could help me.  Within 90 days, he essentially brought the migraines to a stop. How juicing opened the door to treatment The treatment was to heal my gut from damage caused over several decades by an overgrowth of Candida yeast which feeds off sugar.  I’ve written an entire Blog about that experience which you can read here – but here’s the critical point.  I…

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Try it – Orange & Spinach Smoothie

This is a healthy, tasty treat! Easy, with tons of fruits and veggies. 1 large orange (peeled and separated), ½ a large banana, 1 handful of mixed berries, 2 cups of spinach, 1/2 cup of Almond milk, 1 cup of ice into a blender. Blend for 20 Seconds. Enjoy! Loveyourskin Magazine will be taking you on a journey to discover more recipes and ideas to share and like on various platform. Join us on the journey!

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Skincare with Body Butter Scrubs

Skincare with Body Butter Scrubs You love caring for your skin with body butter scrubs? Luxurious pampering at its height to me! What could be more indulgent and gratifying than exfoliating your beautiful skin with a sensual body butter scrub? Body butter scrubs can be used at any time of the year but they are particularly beneficial during the colder months as they help to maintain and keep the skin in a moisturised state. Body Butter Scrubs Perfect for Exfoliating Exfoliating is especially good during the winter when you are all covered up as it gives your skin continuous care. It also allows time for your cells to regenerate as you are constantly shedding the build up of dead skin that usually accumulates due to neglect during these months. This means that, when the warm weather returns and you start doing away with the layers of clothing, you will be…

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Lifestyle & Identity 

So what is holistic health after all?

So, What Is Holistic Health? Holistic Health is an ancient healing tradition, that dates back 5,000 years ago to mainly India and China. It buttresses living a healthy lifestyle in harmony with nature. Although the parlance holism was popularised in the 1920s as a way of viewing living things as “entities greater than and different from the sum of their parts,” the term holistic gained prominence in the 1970s as a common adjective in contemporary usage. An Approach to life Holistic Health is, in essence about adapting a wholesome “approach to” or “way of” life. Fundamentally speaking, it does not limit itself to illnesses or specific parts of the body, but considers the whole person that is, spirit, mind and body. The well-being of the holistic person depends on how one interacts with one’s environment. It embraces the connection of mind, body, and spirit to ultimately achieving exuberant balance. Holistic Health, is all about people taking…

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Spinach…royalty amongst leafy greens?

SPINACH – Royalty amongst Green Vegetables? It is widely agreed that eternal beauty emanates from internal care…what do I mean by that? Well, when all your internal organs are well-nourished and well-fed you tend to look better and feel better. Simply put – the right foods have cosmetic benefits. From glowing skin, to improved temperament and moods. Simply put… good food – does good…. One such food is spinach… The power of dark green leafy greens Spinach was, according to an article in American Medicine – far back in 1927 – hailed as the “king of all vegetables,” and was  “therapeutically” indicated in conditions as diverse as: “…anemia, blood depravity, heart disturbances, kidney disarrangements, dyspeptic conditions and piles”, and in other conditions such as “low vitality” and “marked general debility” Used in various cultures throughout history, from South East-Asian, Mediterranean to Middle Eastern – this leafy green vegetable contains a…

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Juice to boost your immune system

Juice to boost Your immune system Fresh juices can really save the day especially during the festive season when systems are under pressure. If you already juice on a regular basis, chances are your system is protected and you won’t even get sick. Why? Because we “catch” those pesky bacteria and viruses when our natural defences. are weak. Over-burdened System When our immune system is overburdened with all those inflammatory ingredients that just about every tasty bit of food is laden with these – especially during festive times when everything from eggnog to the cookies to the creamed vegetables and bread stuffing in the turkey, our bodies become worn out trying to digest, process and eliminate these foods that tax the liver, the kidneys, the pancreas, the lymphatic system – basically every organ that works so hard to keep us healthy and energised. Now, if you have been juicing regularly…

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Avocado – the many wonders of avocado

  What is it? The Avocado is native to Mexico and Central America. It is a tree, a flowering plant known as Persea Americana or the alligator pear. There are dozens of varieties of avocados, including the Hass, Fuerto, Zutano and Bacon varieties. The Hass variety is the most popular type of avocado in the United States. An average California Hass avocado weighs about 6 ounces (170 grams) with a pebbled, dark green or black skin. Its Characteristics. It is pear shaped and comes in many colours from black to green shades. The Hass avocado has an alligator shape and skin. The avocado has edible yellow-green flesh with the skin and seed discarded. It is a popular super-food amongst the health-conscious people. It is a unique and nutritious fruit and has many culinary purposes – it gives good texture to  smoothies, is used in salads and most famous in the…

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How to Read & Understand Beauty Product Labels by Zane Piese

Is your “natural” product truly natural?   With the skincare market catching on with the ‘go natural’, it’s really important for you, to be able to tell – beyond catchy new product names and flashy packaging – if a product is indeed truly made with natural ingredients. Have you ever looked at ingredient lists and felt instantly confused? Don’t worry, this happens to the best of us! My passion is showing you how you to understand what is inside the many different, beautiful tubes, pots and bottles of skincare products, so that you know if what’s inside is actually good for you skin and health! A few pointers below… Check 1: The Ingredient List – How does work? 1. The placement of ingredients on the list is deliberate. The lists are according to quantity i.e. The more of an ingredient in a product, the higher up its name will appear…

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