Friday, January 27, 2017

Detox with calcium d-glucarate

We naturally produce calcium d-glucarate in our bodies and it’s involved in the process of detoxification. When your liver decides to send a substance it classes as harmful out of your system, it does so by packaging it up into a compound called a glucuronide. This is sent to the bowel, where, if all goes well, it leaves your system the next time you visit the bathroom. This process, however, can be interrupted by a few things, including poor gut health and high levels of an enzyme called beta-glucuronide. Calcium d-glucarate reduces production of beta-glucuronide, helping ensure the dirty hormones pass out of your system successfully. Take 500-1,000mg daily if you want to rev up your natural detoxification system. However, because it can speed up liver metabolism, if you’re on prescription medication, particularly statins, the contraceptive pill or antidepressants, such as diazepam, speak to your doctor before using calcium d-glucarate.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Traditional Chinese Medicine - The Chin

The sides of the chin, along the jawline, are associated with the ovaries and the reproductive organs. Outbreaks around this area are often triggered by hormonal changes and it’s the most common place women get blemishes before their period. The middle of the chin, however, reflects bowel health, specifically how well you are eliminating toxins. Congestion here could indicate chronic constipation or incomplete evacuation creating chaos in the gut. Try drinking more water and increasing sources of soluble fiber in your diet to get things moving more efficiently. Some people also find that overdoing gluten can cause slow motility and affect how well your bowels move. Cut back and you might find acne or lines in this area disappear.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Foods to Choose: Antioxidants

Basically fruits and vegetables: eat as many as you can consume at every meal. These should be the mainstay of your meals, taking up at least half of your plate. Also eat as many different types as you can- I personally try to include five or six different varieties at every meal. Do, however, focus mainly on vegetables. While fruit is extremely healthy, too much can raise sugar levels in your diet. Aim for at least twice as many servings of vegetables a day as fruit, if not more.
While raw vegetables are fine during the day, at night it’s best to lightly steam them. Digestion starts to slow at night and steamed vegetables are easier for your system to break down. This might surprise you as it’s often believed that raw vegetables are better for us, but we actually absorb higher levels of nutrients from some vegetables, such as carrots and tomatoes, after they’ve been cooked.
Many of the nutrients in vegetables are found in the peel, so, where possible, I suggest not peeling vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes and carrots. Of course you do need to wash everything extra well if you’re not eating organic to reduce exposure to any pesticides left on the skin.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Try my Dairy Face Mask to Reduce Dairy Inflammation on your Skin

Mash 1/4 avocado in a bowl, add 1 egg yolk and 1 tsp yogurt and mix into a smooth paste. Apply to your face with your fingertips, moving upward. Leave for 15 minutes then rinse off with warm water.