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Say Good-Bye to Inflammatory Skin Problems

skin inflammation

According to Functional Medicine, 95% of diseases have roots inflammation. When it comes to skin problems, the same is true. Most skin disorders, whether its acne, eczema, or psoriasis, all have one thing in common and that is inflammation. The word inflame, literally means “to make on fire”. Inflammation is essentially a normal immune response, in which the body produces…

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The Skin Benefits of Beauty Sleep

beauty sleep

We’ve all heard the term “beauty sleep”, and while we’ve all experienced the griefs of a sleepless night, not all of us know exactly why. Overall, there are a number of things that go wrong for the health and beauty of our skin from sleep deprivation. However, there is one primary culprit behind the eye bags, fine lines and lackluster…

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Growing Younger with Plant Stem Cells: Edelweiss & Gardenia Stem Cells

plant stem cell

For years now, new technologies and scientific research has brought forth the most incredible healing abilities Mother Nature has to offer. The growing innovations have led to an increase in breakthrough anti-aging and beauty products. One of the most recent and profound findings in natural, anti-aging remedies, is the discovery of Plant Stem Cells. What are Plant Stem Cells? In…

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The Thyroid – Skin Connection: How Your Thyroid Affects Skin Health

thyroid skin

Skin conditions associated with thyroid hormone are common. In fact, thyroid hormone is actually an important regulator in the homeostasis of the epidermal. If the thyroid isn’t functioning properly, the skin will not be able to regulate as easily. There is even a scientific term for thyroid associated skin disorders. Myxedema refers to skin disorders caused by increased glycosaminoglycan deposits…

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The Hidden Dangers of Popular “Peel-Off” Masks

peel off mask

While peel-off masks are nothing new, they have seemed to make a comeback in the mainstream. People all over the internet are sharing their experience with the new “charcoal peel masks” with the hopes of ridding their black heads for good. However, anything that seems too good to be true, it usually is. The fact of the matter is, while…

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The Best Supplements for Healthy, Glowing Skin

supplements for healthy skin

There are countless supplements on the market that promise improved physical beauty and “anti-aging” benefits. The question is, how can you know for sure what works, and what doesn’t for healthy skin? In order to truly know, it is helpful to know a bit about how the body works and what the skin needs to be healthy. So, before you…

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What to Look for In a Quality Body Lotion – Clean and Green

best body lotion

The Fall season is approaching, which means the potential for slowed metabolic rates and therefore dry, flaky skin. However, this doesn’t have to be your destiny. Dry skin is often a result of sluggish thyroid function (more common during the winter), which is caused by many things, but severely affected by a high toxic load. Of the many sources of…

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The Most Common Skincare Myths

skincare myths

The skin is the body’s largest organ; it is so much more than a surface to be cleaned and dressed up. In fact, the skin is an alive, dynamic and complex organization of microorganisms, nerves, glands and trillions of cells, which orchestrate together to serve as a protective barrier, detoxification system and a large part of your immune system. As…

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Andy Hnilo visits Dave Asprey of Bulletproof to Plan the Future of Alitura

Late in Summer 2013 I reached out to Bulletproof Executive CEO, Dave Asprey, in hopes of landing a job with his company. I didn’t know his email address so I found the general email in the Contact section of the Bulletproof site and troubleshooted it by coming up with as many different combinations as I could, based on his name.…

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The Best & Worst Foods for Your Skin

worst food for skin

The world is filled with conflicting views, especially around what or what not to eat. There is a lot of confusion as to what is health and what isn’t when it comes to food. However, if we zoom out and take a broader look at nutrition, we’ll find that it’s a much easier situation than it has been made to…

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