Let’s talk about some great foods for your skin! One of the best foods for your skin, if you are not a vegetarian, is northern fish. Fish that comes from cold water and grows in cold water and basically is living off the food chain that starts with the krill in the cold water. These fish contain a number of beneficial things, one of which is Omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids, and they will help the membranes of your body both be healthy and be less inflammatory.
Green tea has antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory activity–and anti-tumor activity. So, drinking green tea can help protect you against a lot of the environmental damage that’s occurring from a number of different sources.
Green tea has less mold in its production than black tea, so it seems to be more beneficial in that way, and various compounds isolated from green tea have been tested for decades and shown to have anti-cancer activity in the test tube. Those products include something called EGCG, and a number of other related compounds. So I recommend that green tea become a regular part of your diet if you’re not sensitive to the small amount of caffeine in it.
WHAT IS MAKING ME ITCH? ~ Scratching the Itch Naturally
You know “itch” is caused often by allergic reaction and sometimes by various chemicals that set off a reaction. For instance, various kinds of bits from insects, various kinds of plants that cause allergic contact dermatitis, like poison ivy. When you have itching, it’s a sign that something is going on that needs to be remedied or avoided. It’s really important to think back about what is going on when the itching started and what was going on a few days before the itching began in case it was something you contacted with and set it off with a delayed response.
Finding out the cause of an inch is a detective game that you are the deputy detective here and you need to start looking back at what was going on and put that information together so you can present it to your doctor or your dermatologist. Now, if this is been a complex long-term problem, it can take some real serious detective work. This is when digging in deeper to the causes can make a real difference. This is where real holistic dermatology begins.
This time to the center of the stage, let’s have: broccoli! Broccoli has a lot of benefits, not only for your skin, but for the rest of your body. Especially because it has various substances in it that help you detoxify chemicals in your body. Things like indole-3-carbinol and di-indo-methane are related to the substances in broccoli that are so valuable for protecting you. I think it’s best to cook your broccoli. Why is that? Because in uncooked broccoli, there are substances called goiter-ages, that will bind-out iodine. And if you eat too much raw broccoli and its cousins like kale, raw, from the broccosica family, you’ll pull out iodine and you’ll put a stress on your thyroid. So I recommend steamed broccoli as a great food for helping your skin and helping detoxify your body from potential carcinogens.
Water is one of my favorite, well I guess you could say, foods. But you have to know how to use it. Water should be pure as possible, and the temperature should depend on what you’re doing. You don’t want to have ice cold water if you’re a type of person who’s already cold. And you don’t want to have it in the winter. Water should be taken between meals, because if you take the water with your meal, you dilute your digestive juices.
But it’s really important to hydrate your body adequately. So that means making sure that you remind yourself to drink water in-between times. Remember that if you’re drinking coffee or tea, that doesn’t always count as water, because those beverages are stimulating the kidney to get rid of water, so if your body needs more hydration, make sure you actually take it as water, and not water with other things in it like sugar or caffeine.
What to Do if Your Eczema Cream Stops Working ~ Holistic Skincare
It’s possible that you became allergic to one of the components of your eczema cream. It’s important to realize that there are certain kinds of things like preservatives in the creams that are very limited in the types that can exist.
So even if you go to another cream you might find that you’re still going to break out. If that’s the case, you really need to go to somebody who has a great background in chemistry or in dermatology who understands what these things are and can help you figure out what things you need to avoid. It could be either the preserve system or it could be the actual emollient, the oil part of the cream.
Remember that many components of creams are required as opposed to an ointment or an oil which doesn’t need any kind of emulsifier or preservative, but certainly is not as elegant, as it stains your clothing. It’s important to vary what you’re using, but to do it in a way that avoids the things that have cause problems before. This is the beginning of holistic skincare.
Oatmeal is soothing to the entire digestive system and can be very calming to irritation in the gut. However some oatmeal does have gluten in it, and if you’re gluten-sensitive, you may want to avoid that, and if you’re grain-sensitive, you may want to avoid the oats as well. So, this is a food to choose if you don’t have sensitivities to grains or wheat, certainly not if you have sensitivities to oats, that can make a big difference in calming yourself down.
In addition, they have some anti-depressant qualities, so it’s soothing not only to your gut, but also to your mind.
And finally, avina sativa, oats, is a natural soothing element for the skin when applied topically. Oatmeal baths have long been used to soothe irritated skin, so oats are an excellent food to be aware of if they match your body’s capabilities of dealing with them.