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How Our Skin Absorbs Chlorine đź’¦

This is another good reason we should be showering with Kangen Water. Our health is not about what we inject into our body it is also about what we put on our body and tap water that comes from our city supply in most cases has chlorine infiltrated into the water. We drink it, we flush it, we do our washing in it and in most cases we shower in it. 

Enagic has this shower system called ANESPA DX  .This gadget is great for you hair, skin, and of course you are not breathing in harmful toxins while you are bathing or showering

 


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Plus there is a free Ebook- On the advantages of Kangen water.

 

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Common drugs can halt the progression of skin cancer

I read this article today online from the Australian Courier Mail. I thought it was rather interesting and hopefully promising for anyone that has developed skin cancer.

 

COMMON anti-inflammatory drugs could stop skin cancers turning into deadly ulcerated melanomas, Queensland researchers have found.

A study by the Brisbane-based QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has shown that regular use of some anti-inflammatory painkillers including aspirin and ibuprofen reduce the likelihood of melanomas becoming ulcerated and thus worsening survival odds.

Statins, a popular cholesterol lowering drug, were also found to lower the risk of the condition, with researchers suggesting this medication might “modify inflammatory mechanisms in the body that cause melanomas to become ulcerated.”

Conversely, the 787-person study found that diabetes sufferers were at increased risk of developing ulcerated melanomas which occur when the top layer of skin disappears.

Lead researcher Lena von Schuckmann said further studies were needed, but the findings, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, were “really exciting.”

“Potentially, down the track, we can find some causations and potentially find some modifiable risk factors for melanoma ulcerations,” she said.

Meanwhile, a University of Queensland study released yesterday found that adding aspirin to some cancer drugs could boost their effectiveness.

The mouse study, published in journal Clinical Cancer Research, showed that mixing the painkiller with Sorafenib, a cancer inhibitor drug, “strongly enhanced its effectiveness” for treatment of lung cancer and melanomas with RAS genetic mutations.

Cancer Council Queensland chief executive Chris McMillian said ulcerated melanomas were associated with poorer survival outcomes because they were fast growing.

“Research into this area is vital to help us better understand how to detect and treat melanomas early to improve survival and reduce long-term effects on patients,” she said.

“If you notice a new spot on your skin or a change in the size, shape or colour of a spot, it’s important to visit your GP as early detection saves lives.”

 

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Unusual Signs of Dehydration

As you know dehydration occurs when you body is lacking in water and other fluids to function in a healthy way. Dehydration can lead to blood clots, seizures and other complications also effects mood and of course energy. That is why it is essential that you keep your body hydrated.

Here are six surprising indicators that you might be dehydrated.

  1. Bad breath. Saliva has antibacterial properties in it, but dehydration can prevent your body from making enough saliva.“If you’re not producing enough saliva in the mouth, you can get bacteria overgrowth and one of the side reactions of that is bad breath from chronic dehydration,” says John Higgins, MD, associate professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Texas in Houston, and chief of cardiology at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital.
  2. Dry skin – Dehydration can cause dizziness not allowing enough blood volume so you are inclined to get dry skin. Flushing of the skin is usually because dry skin is not evaporating as well as it should. Dehydration can also exist even if the climate is cooler, it is milder but proper hydration is necessary .
  3. Muscle cramps – When you overheat it can cause muscle cramps if you are dehydrated as the muscles work harder and they seize up for the heat.
  4. Fever and chills – Dehydration can also cause symptoms of fever or chills. Fever can be dangerous so if the fever rises over 101 F be sure to seek medical advise.
  5. Food cravings, especially for sweets – This can also be a sign of dehydration. Mistaking a craving that you are hungry but in fact you are dehydrated.  The liver which use water to release some glycogens and other components of your energy stores, so you can actually get cravings for food especially something sweet or salty snacks as your body is experiencing difficulty with glycogen production.Instead of  those sorts of snacks go for high water content food such as fruit, and vegetables, that will help you stay hydrated. Watermelon is a good example.
  6. Headaches – Hydration is very important to keep the fluid sack that keeps your brain from injuring itself on the skull. As depletion of fluid can cause the brain to push up against parts of the skull and causing headaches. This can be quite debilitating so you need to be assured that Hydration is essential to complete healthy conditions.
  7. Yellow Urine – Urine is low volume and more yellowish than normal.

Ionized water is one of the best ways to keep your body hydrated and alkaline. This is where I will introduce you to that complete water system of Kangen Water.

If you go to LIFECHANGING-WATER.COM. You will be able to find out all the information on this ionizing machine plus a free eBook on the subject.

“If you don’t do different nothing will change”

 

 

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Better Than Botox?

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I have been getting articles from this great website called Draxe.com . You can actually sign up for free and get his articles, its worth it as he has some great information.

The article I am presenting you today is especially interesting to us girls although these days I am sure the boys would be interested as well.
Its all about fish collagen. Heard of it? I have heard of just plain collagen powder but not this. ‘Fish collagen is absorbed up to 1.5 times more efficiently into the body and has superior bioavailability over bovine or porcine collagens’.
Fish collagen can be absorbed at a higher level through the intestinal barrier into the bloodstream and carried throughout the body. This leads to collagen synthesis in the joint tissues, bones, skin dermis and many other essential body systems. Sounds like good stuff to me.

The health benefits of this collagen is
1. Anti aging
2. Helps regenerate and heal bones
3. Heals wounds
4. Increases your protein intake
5. Has antibacterial qualities

This collagen was first found about 1985 by a pharmacist extracting it from the skin of fish. Sometimes it can be called marine collagen but marine collagen could be extracted from shellfish and jellyfish which is not recommended so keep that in mind.

This protien comes from the scales, skin, bones and fins of fresh or saltwater fish and parts we do not normally eat like the eyes and the rest of the head. You can also get this protein through making a fish stock by boiling the whole of the fish (gutted). Fish collagen is high in essential and non-essential amino acids.

Anyway it all sounds good. I think I may make a face mask out of it see if it plumps up the wrinkles.
Will let you know.

Apparently it does not smell like fish so you don’t have to worry about the fishy smell on your face or food. Hydrolyzed fish collagen is the best as it is broken into small molecules and easily absorbed.
For me I think its worth giving a try.

If you want to read more about this go to Dr Axes website, sign up and get his news letters.

I have found a site on Amazon that sells this collagen – Fish Collagen – Amazon

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The Benefits Of Zinc For Protection From The Sun

 

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Zinc oxide is made from zinc, a type of metallic element found in nature.  Like other elemental metals, including iron or electrolytes like magnesium, zinc is able to carry a certain electric charge that gives it special benefits within the body. Zinc Oxide has a benefit to the  immune system, digestive tract, brain and skin. It is a  “building block” for protein synthesis, enzyme creation, and metabolic processes.

Zinc oxide is not naturally occurring, but rather created when zinc is chemically heated and combined with oxygen molecules. The two elements are vaporized, condensed, and formed into a powder that is fine, white, crystallized and sits on top of the skin providing a protective layer.

Zinc Oxide as I know it always left a white creamy film on your face  when applied but now with an advanced formula this is not so and is now more widely accepted as a sunscreen.

Zinc Oxide has now found to have many great benefits:

  • Helping to lower skin inflammation associated with rashes, allergies or irritation (including diaper rash)
  • Providing broad-spectrum sun protection that prevents burns (including on photo-sensitive skin)
  • Providing protection from skin cancer/neoplasia (basal cell carcinoma)
  • Improving wound healing and preventing bacterial infections
  • Aiding in recovery of burns and damaged tissue
  • Helping to treat acne breakouts
  • Keeping moisture locked into dry skin
  • Reducing dandruff
  • Treating warts
  • Lowering inflammatory dermatoses (including rosacea)
  • Treating pigmentary disorders (melasma)
  • Preventing aging of the skin
  • Improving synthesis of collagen and forming of new connective tissue

I personally have been a little dubious of a lot of the sunscreens as they have some quite toxic chemicals in the ingredients. On the other hand Zinc Oxide is a natural alternative that has been proven to be beneficial to the skin at the same time giving it protection from the elements.

Zinc is a mineral and has the ability to sit atop the skin and scatters away the ultraviolet rays. Due to the Zinc’s ability to do this you will probably find a small amount in most commercial sunscreens. Most chemical commercial sunscreens include the ingredient oxybenzon which is said to irritate the skin because of its toxicity.

Most commercial sunblock only protect you from either  UVA or UVB rays, but not both types, hence more toxic chemicals are added to try to stop the sun burn.

  • Zinc oxide is a substance created from zinc and oxygen which is usually found in powder form, but added to many lotions, ointments, sunscreens and rash creams.
  • Zinc oxide has been found to have natural antiseptic and antibacterial abilities. Other benefits include healing epidermal wounds, burns, rashes, skin oiliness, infections and acne.
  • Unlike many chemical sunscreens, zinc oxide protects against UVA and UVB light rays and is often used as a natural, non-toxic sunscreen to prevent burns, signs of photo-aging and irritation.

So when you next look at buying a sunscreen or actually changing your sunscreen immediately it is worth looking for a good Zinc Cream.

The cream that I use and the family use is the ‘Invisable Zinc’ product which came recommended to me.

You are able to purchase these on Amazon.

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Mistakes That Make Your Hair Look Thinner.

  1. Using the wrong brushes.

Having great hair has a lot to do with the tools you use on your hair especially the brushes.  “Flat brushes and metal brushes won’t give you as much tension when working with the hair as a boar bristle or mixed bristle round brush. Celebrity stylist and founder of Eva Scrivo Salon. ” Tension allows you to get a better grip to get lift and volume in the right places.”

There is a brush called Kent CSGL Ladies’ Thinning Hairbrush that has been  designed to use on hair for those with a thinning problem.51HoWsNO9uL._SL1000_

2. Your hair is just one all-over color.

Hair that is all the one color tends to make your hair look thinner
Add varied tones. Highlighting definitely adds depth to your strands.

3. The length locks could be weighing you down and make your hair look thinner.

Cut your hair short or mid length. If your hair is thinning, long hair will look a little stringy and wispy. Keeping it shorter is easier to keep it healthy.

4. Hair color too close to your skin color.

When you have a pale complexion and your hair is platinum it is inclined to make your hair look thinner. Add some varied colors to your hair to take that bland look away.

5. Dying your hair too dark.

If your hair is thinning and your hair is too dark it seem to make your part a little wider which gives the appearance of thinning hair. Put some varied shades to help give the appearance of thicker hair.

6. Be careful of the products you use on your hair

Oil- and silicone-based products lay heavy in the hair and tend to make it look thinner.

7. Hot Tools

Be so careful how often you use hot. Hot tools can damage the cuticle, promoting hair breakage.
Use a heat protectant before styling with hot tools to avoid scorching your hair.

8. Your cut is too blunt.

Have your hair layered as it gives your hair that thicker look.

9. Don’t over shampoo

Do not use shampoo every day. When you shower use just conditioner and say shampoo only once or twice a week. Avoid products with harsh detergents, like sodium lauryl sulfate,which can cause breakage.
When you suds up, don’t rub shampoo into the hair itself. Instead, gently massage it into your scalp and let it slide down through your locks.

10 Try a tinted hair spray.
Use a colored powder made specifically to disguise hair loss. These come with an applicator like the kind you use to apply eye shadow. Choose a shade that matches your roots. Apply the product lightly — tap the excess off the brush and dab it gently onto your scalp.

11. Don’t Tease.

Teasing seems like an easy way to give your locks a boost, but it can damage your hair and cause split ends and fly-aways.

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HONEY MUSTARD SALMON

This is easy and delicious

HONEY MUSTARD SALMON

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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 lb. salmon fillets
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon garlic, minced

The rule of thumb is to cook for about 10 minutes per inch of thickness which is measured from the salmon fillet’s thickest point. That would be the middle.

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