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Love The Skin You’re Living In -10 Habits of Glowing Skin

Your skin is your second mouth. It is also the largest organ of the body. As your second mouth, your skin readily absorbs everything you apply to it. It will absorb into your internal body the nutrients and chemical compounds applied to it, so consider what you’re feeding it.  When we talk about health and wellness we do not usually mention the skin. The skin gets looked at more from a beauty or vanity perspective. Here is what you need to know…

What you put on your skin matters as much as what you eat!

Really?

All the time we spent focusing on what we eat, and we forget about what we feed our skin!

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With this ebook you will also get practical application of the 10 habits of glowing skin that are :

1.Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate.

2.Commit to a Daily Regime

3.Sleep Soundly

4.Optimize Your Digestion

5.Exercise Daily

6. Breath and Meditate.

7.Avoid Environmental Toxins.

8.The Power of Your Thoughts.

9. Invest in You.

10. Beauty as a Sacred Act.

We need to consider what we’re putting on our skin because this essential barrier is not as impermeable as we’d like to think.  Passive absorption of whatever is on the skin occurs quite readily.

For example, you wouldn’t want to put the ingredients in your favorite lotions, potions, creams and cosmetics in your mouth. When you look at topicals from this perspective, if you’re like me, you might make some drastic changes to your skin care routine!

In PART 2 I will be covering how skin problems can be an indication that something is wrong within your body – like toxicity, gut imbalances, hormone imbalances, food allergies, leaky gut, low thyroid function and nutrient deficiencies. Unfortunately, most people inflame the situation by treating it externally with harsh chemicals that can make you even more toxic than before.

SIX WAYS SLEEP DEPRIVATION CAN LEAD TO WEIGHT GAIN

Most people know they should cut calories and exercise more to trim down, but there’s now significant scientific evidence that another critical component to maintaining your natural normal weight  is avoiding sleep deprivation, sleep scientists say.

“There is no doubt that insufficient sleep promotes hunger and appetite, which can cause excessive food intake resulting in weight gain,” says Eve Van Cauter, director of the Sleep, Metabolism and Health . She has spent 15 years studying the topic.

Here are six specific ways sleep deprivation is linked to weight gain.

  1. When you are running on low energy, you automatically go for a bag of potato chips or other comfort foods.
  2. Ghrelin is the hormone that tells you when to eat, and when you are sleep-deprived, you have more ghrelin.
  3. Leptin is the hormone that tells you to stop eating, and when you are sleep deprived, you have less leptin.
  4. The more sleep-deprived you are, the higher your levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which increases your appetite.
  5. When you’re sleep deprived, the mitochondria in your cells that digest fuel start to shut down.
  6. Your body goes into survival mode. Sleeplessness can fool your body into thinking you’re in danger. Your metabolism slows because your body is trying to maintain its resources, and it also wants more fuel.

Melatonin and Migraines

Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone. In humans, melatonin is produced in several tissues, including the brain (pineal gland), retina, and GI tract. In the brain, melatonin synthesis is stimulated by darkness. Once synthesized, it enters the blood stream and acts as an endocrine hormone involved in sleep regulation and a number of other cyclical physiological functions. Daily biological rhythms thought to be influenced by melatonin include activity and sleep, core body temperature, immune function, antioxidant defenses, blood pressure, feeding, and glucose regulation.

Please note that melatonin supplements are not sleeping pills. Oral melatonin supplements support the human body’s natural circadian rhythms and promote healthy sleep. When taken an hour before bedtime, melatonin supports the natural rise in melatonin that typically occurs before sleep.

The role of melatonin is not limited only to sleep. No single therapy works for everybody, but here is some very recent research to consider if you suffer from migraine headaches.

A recently published clinical trial shows that taking melatonin (3 mg) at bedtime for 12 weeks is as effective for migraine prevention as a commonly used medication called amitriptyline (25 mg). The trial compared the use of melatonin, amitriptyline and placebo once daily in people with 2-8 migraine attacks monthly. Melatonin reduced headache days by 2.7 compared to 2.2 days for those receiving amitriptyline. In addition, melatonin cut migraine frequency in half for more patients than those taking amitriptyline. Melatonin was as well tolerated as placebo and resulted in fewer side effects than amitriptyline.

Study conclusion:

“Melatonin 3 mg is effective and better than placebo for migraine prevention. Melatonin is as effective as amitriptyline 25 mg in the primary end point, but better than amitriptyline in the secondary end point (50% responder rate, patients with a higher than 50% improvement in headache frequency). It is more tolerable than amitriptyline 25 mg.”

SOURCE  USANA ask the scientists – health and science education

Full paper:

http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/early/2016/05/10/jnnp-2016-313458.full