Nutrition For Better Skin Health

Nutrition For Better Skin Health

20th May 2016

By Marie Be

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Proper skin care is important, since the skin is the bridge between the outside and the inside of the body. What you put on your skin gets directly absorbed into your body; put toxins on your skin, and you body will take the toll. For this reason, avoiding toxic products from the cosmetic industry and instead using food-grade ingredients on our skins has become the routine of many (for more info, please see Skin Science – Debunking Cosmetic Industry Propaganda).

But what about our diet? Can a toxic diet directly cause skin ailments? The answer is simple: Yes. To alleviate skin troubles, it is not enough to look at what we put onto our skin but also what we put into our bodies.

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Forgotten Knowledge: Natural Skin Care for Your Baby

Forgotten Knowledge: Natural Skin Care for Your Baby

By Marie Be

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

The largest organ of the body, the skin, begins its complex process of development about a week after conception, and continues to evolve throughout pregnancy and following birth. Proper skin care during the first year of an infant can positively affect the full term development of the skin, as well as enhance a child’s overall developmental health. Sadly, with the propaganda from the cosmetic industry, we’ve lost fundamental knowledge on how to properly take care of the skin of a baby.

Many baby products have been associated with systemic toxicity. This is in part due to the fact that the cosmetic industry created the misconception that the skin is impervious, and regulations misleadingly classify skin care products as ‘external’ products (1) – ignoring the effects of dermal chemical absorption. Baby products do not escape this lack of safety and therefore contain a smogboard of toxic chemicals. (check out : The Cosmetic Industry; A History of Subsidies, Under-Regulation and Propaganda) Continue Reading – Forgotten Knowledge: Natural Skin Care for Your Baby

How GMO Foods Turn Your Intestines Into an Insecticide Factory

How GMO Foods Turn Your Intestines Into an Insecticide Factory

By Marie Be

Guest writer for Wake Up World

The rise of GMOs in our food supplies raises a variety of issues, from environmental degradation to nutrient depletion, dependency on toxic agro-chemicals and government corruption — many topics with lots of well sourced information. Often falling into the cracks is the effect of GM foods on intestinal health. Why does it matter? Because intestinal health is directly linked to genetics, immunity and our overall health and well-being.

The History of GMOs

The GMO revolution was fueled by oil subsidies, government corruption and university funding (1). GMOs were engineered after WW2, based on a surplus military product. There was extra bomb making material that was found to work as fertilizer, so the synthetic fertilizer industry was created. There was excess nerve gas that could be used as an insecticide, and the insecticidal industry was created.

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How to Detox the Body of Heavy Metals and Avoid Common Exposures

How to Detox the Body of Heavy Metals and Avoid Common Exposures

By Marie Be

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Exposure to heavy metals such as such as mercury (Hg), arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) can cause numerous toxicological health effects, including cancer, nervous system damage, and in the case of extreme exposures, death. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, “medical literature continues to support the growing association between exposure to [heavy metals]… and the rising incidence of neurobehavioral, reproductive, and musculoskeletal diseases”.

Unfortunately, we are all in contact with toxic heavy metals every day. It is in fact impossible to completely avoid exposure to toxic metals. (1) Even people who are not occupationally exposed carry certain metals in their body. (2) However, exposure to metal toxins can also be substantially reduced by understanding the sources of metal exposure and adopting strategies to reduce contact with them.

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A Guide to Heavy Metals and Their Health Effects

A Guide to Heavy Metals and Their Health Effects

By Marie Be

Guest Writer For Wake Up World

Everyday, the body is exposed to toxins and heavy metals, absorbing small amounts of contaminants. Not much, but enough that they can accumulate in the body. With ongoing exposure, the body can become overwhelmed, natural detoxification pathways become clogged, and chronic toxicity can be the result.

Heavy metal toxicity has a slow degenerative effect on the body. For example, some heavy metals inhibit the cellular function, which is to protect the organism from oxidative damage, reducing the effectiveness of this antioxidant defense system for detoxification. (1) Other heavy metals act as molecular “mimics” of nutritionally essential trace elements; depleting the body from cofactors essential to cellular regeneration.

Diagnosing metal toxicities can be difficult and is often overlooked by health practitioners. Aside from acute toxicity where the symptoms are apparent, the symptoms and health effects of low to chronic toxicity may often resemble other diseases.

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How Heavy Metal Toxicity Can Ruin Your Health

How Heavy Metal Toxicity Can Ruin Your Health

By Marie Be

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

To a greater or lesser degree, most of us are contaminated with heavy metals today – some seriously, some without ever knowing it. It is a subject that just doesn’t cross our everyday minds and physicians are often not alert to the possibility of metal exposure such as lead, mercury, and cadmium. In fact, the chronic accumulation of toxic contaminants that may not achieve classic ‘acute toxicity’ thresholds levels receives little attention at all, although it may nevertheless contribute to important adverse health effects. (1)

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How Modern Symptom-Based Medicine Can Make the Sick, Sicker

How Modern Symptom-Based Medicine Can Make the Sick, Sicker

By Marie Be

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

The advancement of modern science and technology has allowed for ways of studying the incredibly small and the commensurably big. Technical capabilities for research make possibilities endless, but private funding means that our great scientists work in silos, answering to competitive economic interests. Sadly, the system as a whole has been forgotten.

Modern medicine has roots in the Hippocratic, Newtonian and Cartesian school of thought, also referred to as reductionism. Though this way of relating to the world, philosophers and scientists defined the universe as a great machine; a complex system that is nothing but the sum of its parts, an account of which can be reduced to accounts of its individual constituents (1). Likewise, early physicians began to define the human body as a machine, studying it by breaking it down into independent parts, losing touch with the study of the whole.

According to this paradigm, the body could be analyzed, catalogued, adjusted, and repaired in parts, as required — just like any other machine. Disease was no longer viewed as a body state (much less an energetic state) but merely as a set of symptoms. From this foundation, modern medicine has become the observation, classification and management of individual symptoms, without seeking to understand the body as an holistic entity (2). Meanwhile, rates of sickness, disease and over-medication are steadily increasing.

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Natural Detox : Detoxing as a Way of Life

Natural Detox : Detoxing as a Way of Life

By Marie Be

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

The link between increased toxicity and a range of diseases is now becoming well recognized by medical authorities. Many studies describe a general health decrease as well as specific ailments that occur in the body with increasing levels of toxins.

In toxin-free conditions, the body is efficient at detoxifying and eliminating free radicals, but the rising quantities of toxic compounds we breathe in, ingest or absorb daily demand more of the body’s resources, and drastically impede the body’s optimal performance. That’s why detoxing needs to be a way of life. As the environment around us, the foods we consume and the water we drink become more and more toxic, the body’s natural detoxification systems become overloaded. And as the body cannot perform optimally, toxicity slowly increases over time, reducing the body’s natural capabilities to maintain good health. That’s when disease occurs.

The equation is simple; the less toxins that accumulate in tissues and organs, the stronger the body’s natural healing capabilities.

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Preventative Detox: 6 Foods to Avoid for a Clean Healthy Body

Preventative Detox: 6 Foods to Avoid for a Clean Healthy Body

By Marie Be

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

The body is designed to constantly gather up and remove toxins from its cells. But in our highly toxic world, unprecedented levels of toxins are present in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and cosmetics, body lotions and skin-care products we use every day – so detoxing has to happen as a daily way of life instead of being just the occasional cleansing diet.

The first step in maintaining a clean body is to minimize exposure to chemical toxins. By decreasing the stress of chemical overload, the body naturally returns to a state of equilibrium, and will detox naturally.

Importantly, some foods actually increase the retention of toxic compounds within the body. By simply reducing your exposure to these foods over the long term, you will give your body the ability to rid itself of some of these toxins through its natural elimination processes.

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Natural Detox Series : Flush Your Toxins Down the Drain

Natural Detox Series : Flush Your Toxins Down the Drain

By Marie Be

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

The alarm rings, time to wake up. Your body feels heavy, tired. You wish you could sleep in a few more hours. Your body is not fully rested; it was unable to process all the toxins accumulated. It is your day that will take the toll. Lack of energy, drowsiness, bad mood – let’s talk about waking up on the wrong foot.

Overwhelmed with pollution, pesticides, antibiotics, saturated fats, sugar, stressful lifestyles and lack of exercise only to name a few, your body simply can’t cope. Day after day, your body accumulates toxins it is unable to process naturally. The more toxins it accumulates, the more its natural healing systems become clogged. That feeling tiredness slowly becomes the norm; your body forgets how alive and vibrant it used to be.

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“the medical literature continues to support the growing association between exposure to popularized toxins such as heavy metals (e.g., mercury, arsenic, lead), exogenous hormones (e.g., recombinant bovine growth hormone and synthetic estrogens), and industrial plasticizers (e.g., bisphenol A) and the rising incidence of neurobehavioral, reproductive, and musculoskeletal diseases — everything from attention deficit disorder to autism to infertility to fibromyalgia. It has been estimated that there are over 80,000 chemicals presently used in the United States, with some of them not extensively tested for their effects on human health.” [1]

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Easy Home Recipe: Skin and Body Detox Cream

Easy Home Recipe: Skin and Body Detox Cream

By Marie Be

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

No matter how pure your diet and what vitamin supplements you may take, your body absorbs toxins that must be removed. Science is now clearly linking toxicity and disease in the same way that they understand the link between poor nutrition and disease, and health-conscious individuals are turning to natural detox systems for support.

In a recent article I explained how it is possible to bypass the digestive system and convey healing agents into the body through the lymphatic system and the bloodstream. By following the simple principles of a 5000-year-old Ayurveda tradition, you can support the natural health of your skin and remove toxins from your body by using transdermal detox creams.

You can even make your own at home!

The key ingredient of any transdermal detox cream is zeolite, nature’s most powerful detox agent. When reduced to the size of a red blood cell and applied to the skin through a conveyor oil, the fine micro particles of zeolite get absorbed through the skin, making their way through the vascular system and lymphatic system to organs, glands and cellular tissues. In the body, zeolite attracts toxins such as radiation, chemicals, heavy metals and free radicals into its structure and excretes them through natural bodily functions. Gradually the body becomes less toxic, which is conducive to immune system improvement and healthier natural repair functions.

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Transdermal Detox – Taking Your Health Supplements Through Your SKIN!

Transdermal Detox – Taking Your Health Supplements Through Your SKIN!

By Marie Be

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Is it possible that the skin could convey healing agents into the bloodstream and lymphatic system, reaching organs and glands faster than when absorbed through the digestive system?

Human skin is like a tightly woven fabric, seemingly impervious but porous at the microscopic level. There are thousands of pores on every square inch of skin, acting as a thousand open mouths, absorbing that which is applied to the skin directly into the bloodstream and lymphatic system. Think about nicotine or birth control patches: the skin can be used to bypass the digestive system and convey active ingredients into the body.

Transdermal healing, or healing through the medium of the skin, has been extensively described in many ancient Ayurveda texts of over 5000-year-old.

Some believe that ingesting healing agents and supplements become much less effective due to stomach acids and digestive enzymes. Bypassing the stomach and liver means a much greater percentage of the active ingredient goes straight into the bloodstream where it’s needed. Most digestive systems are not functioning at peak efficiency and cannot properly metabolize the healing agents, or the digestive system is efficient but the liver is sluggish or overloaded with toxins. Furthermore, ingested supplements “cook” in your stomach for multiple hours, similarly to a crockpot, before being released through your body. This process often transforms the molecular structure and healing capacity of the medicine.

Transdermal absorption bypasses these systems, sending healing agents straight where the body needs it via the lymphatic system and bloodstream.

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