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Gut-Hormone Connection: The Link Between Poor Digestion, Estrogen & Skin Problems

Hormones play a key role in regulating the skin as an organ. When there is an imbalance and the body produces more stress hormones than adaptive hormones, the skin becomes compromised. Of the many hormones that can negatively affect the skin, estrogen is particularly damaging. As we will discuss in greater detail, estrogen can weaken the integrity of the skin.…

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Hypothyroidism & Skin Cancer Link: Tips for Naturally Preventing Skin Cancer

Cases of malignant melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer, have been steadily increasing. According to conventional knowledge, the top risk factors for skin cancer are genetics, skin type (fairer skin), excessive sun exposure, and hereditary (family history of skin cancer). Most of these factors are short-sighted. At worst, they are fate-driven, meaning there isn’t much you can do to…

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6 Skin Benefits of Coffee: Sun Protection, Anti-Wrinkle, Fights Skin Cancer & More

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While most of the research behind coffee and caffeine’s benefits are attributed to internal use (ingestion), there are actually a surprising amount of benefits that can be reaped from topical use.  In this blog, we focus on the skin benefits of coffee. There are plenty of studies that have looked at the effectiveness and safety of caffeine applied topically for…

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The Ultimate Guide to Water Health: Cellular Hydration, Energy Metabolism, Detoxification & More

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Optimal water intake is without a doubt one of the most vital factors in good health. In essence, we need the proper amount of water in our bodies for every cellular function. Even mild dehydration leads to fatigue, brain fog, headaches and dizziness. However, the subject of water and hydration also happens to be one of the most confusing topics…

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Infrared Sauna Detox Benefits & Tips: Get Rid of Heavy Metals

  Unfortunately, most of us have some level of toxic heavy metals in our bodies. Over a lifetime of exposure, they accumulate and circulate within the body, burdening it with an array of unwanted side effects. The good news is that there are natural solutions for handling our increasingly toxic environment – one of which is sweating toxins out. Here…

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How Digestion Affects the Skin: Gut Health For Better Skin

In our previous post on inflammatory skin problems, we discussed a little bit about the gut-skin connection. Here, we will go deeper into the impact of digestion and how to improve your gut health for better skin. The gut-skin connection is one of the most established and well-recognized relationships in the body by practitioners of all types. Today, even many…

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Harmful Ingredients to Avoid For Glowing Skin

Despite appealing packaging and clever marketing tactics, most “beauty” products today are actually far more harmful than they are helpful. In this blog post, we will guide you through the most harmful ingredients to avoid for glowing skin. There is significant scientific evidence unrolling all the time about the dangers of the synthetic ingredients found in commercial facial cleansers, lotions,…

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Healthier Kidneys, Healthier Skin: The Kidney-Skin Connection

The kidney-skin connection isn’t often discussed, however in reality, it turns out that healthier kidneys equal healthier skin. As taught in Chinese Medicine, the kidneys are one of the most important organs in the body and play a major role in determining skin health and beauty. The Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach Westerners often fail to understand the intimate interconnectedness of…

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The Skin and Beauty Benefits of Salt

Salt has a pretty bad rep. It has been deemed to cause hypertension, high blood pressure, and heart disease. However, in this post on the skin and beauty benefits of salt, we’re going to debunk that. Those claims do not tell the whole story and they fail to point out that there are key differences between refined, heavily processed salt…

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How Horsetail Benefits Your Skin

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Horsetail, also known as Shavegrass, Bottle Brush or by its scientific name Equisetum arvense, is a perennial plant that resembles a horse’s tail. It commonly grows in North America, Asia, and Europe. Horsetail contains important nutrients that support the health of the skin, including iron, manganese, silica and various antioxidants. Additionally, horsetail is known to possess antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory…

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