GO ON ....SWEAT...It's great for your Skin...
SKIN WEEK SPECIAL:
Sweating is the body's built-in mechanism for keeping cool, but some experts believe that, because it opens up and unclogs the pores, perspiration is also a secret weapon for keeping our skin looking its best. However, i am asked alot about why does sweat sometimes seem to aggravate conditions like acne and eczema? When you work up a sweat, is that healthy glow really healthy? The answer to this question isn't a simple "yes" or "no,"and we'll take a closer look at why that's the case.
First, let's break down exactly what's in perspiration. Sweat consists primarily of water, as well as concentrations of sodium and chloride, and to a lesser extent, potassium. There are two types of glands involved in sweating: eccrine and apocrine. Eccrine glands trigger perspiration to keep our core temperature regulated, while apocrine glands release sweat as a response to nerves or stimulation, such as exercise. In addition to the aforemen...
You realise by now that our skin is the biggest organ of our body....
It is a reflection, a barometer of our inner and outer being in so many ways. The skins state can be attributed to other processes that are functioning in the body
Not many of us relate the outer glow of our complexion to our liver health. Over many years I have come to understand the tremendous importance of our liver function to our appearance.
Your liver is the metabolic factory of your body, producing energy to sustain the thousands of functions performed every minute by all of your body’s cells.
Your hair follicles need energy to grow strong shiny hair and your skin cells require energy to eliminate toxins and repair and regenerate themselves. Your heart requires energy to pump blood efficiently to your skin to maintain collagen production and oxygenate the cells to protect them from aging.
If your liver is not doing its job of breaking down toxins efficiently, they must be eliminated from your body by other means –...
FATIGUE: ADRENAL CONNECTION
No 2. STRESS, STRESS AND MORE STRESS....
These days. it seems like we are buzzing from one place to another, have multiple deadlines to meet, have multi tasked roles, have a plethora of people who depend on your services as a parent, sibling, lover, friend, boss, worker, etc have extended ourselves financially. Not forgetting for those times where you would normally have peace and quite, we now have Netflix, Stan, Foxtel, mutliple gadgets to fill in the time and continue our daily stimulation. Just maybe you find yourself checking your phone constantly instead of JUST BEING in the stillness. When there is no rest, no stillness, when you’re stressed to the max due to constant stimulation, your adrenal glands suffer the most.
If you’ve ever been suddenly frightened, you know what an adrenaline surge feels like. This is a natural defense mechanism controlled by the adrenal glands. Unfortunately, chronic stress and busyness can trigger an abnormal adrenal re...
Of course you're tired so you use it as a pick me up.
It’s no big secret to you that you probably consume too much caffeine. You drink the coffeee, the soft drinks, the tea, the chocolate bars- all stimulating caffeine driven products to get you through the day. This popular stimulant increases both physical and mental energy, but that boost often comes at a price that includes poor sleep and over-burdened adrenal glands. So if you have symptoms of adrenal fatigue e.g., tired for no reason, trouble waking up in the morning, cravings for salty and sweet foods—what should you do when it comes to caffeine?
Many health experts advise adrenal fatigue sufferers to cut caffeine completely from their diets, period, full stop. That, for some ends up being the best medicine. But others may need a more “middle-of-the-road” approach when it comes to caffeine. One thing to consider: people in other cultures have been safely enjoying traditional...
OH I AM SOOO TIRED AGAIN, AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.....
THE ADRENAL CONNECTION:
I've heard so much of this in clinic lately which really distresses the client that they cannot live their life optimally when feeling so fatigued. In fact I get quite concerned that the patient does not have the ability or energy to live the life they want. So I really want to talk about the causes of Adrenal Fatigue....
We are a society of sleepiness, running on fumes and caffeine, craving sugary foods, and suffering from debilitating exhaustion. Today, chronic fatigue affects more than over a million people iin Australia and chances are you are one of them. That’s not even counting all the mildly to moderately fatigued.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is multifaceted, but one common aspect of the condition is something called adrenal fatigue.
The adrenal glands, which sit on top of your kidneys like little kidney baseball caps, release several important hormones, one of which is cortisol. You’ve probably heard about co...
Follow these 8 hints for Fabulous, healthy, glowing skin
1. MUNCH ON MIXED NUTS
Brazil nuts are rich in selenium, which increases skin elasticity and may decrease skin cancer, according to recent studies. Throw in walnuts, which are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids to lower inflammation and prevent breakouts. Adding some macadamias that are full of high quality oils and fatty acids will help aid the skin to repair and rejuvenate.
2. DROP DAIRY FROM YOUR DIET
Dairy products—even those that are organic—contain cow hormones that stimulate your oil glands and your pores, leading to acne. Beware of hidden dairy in foods like salad dressing, protein bars, and shakes. And if you have to go there, stick to skimmed milk. The hormones are concentrated in the fat, so it's your best option
3. GIVE YOUR SKIN RESERVATOL.
Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant and polyphenol found in red grape skins, has been found to prevent the lines, wrinkles, and sagging caused by environmental skin saboteurs like smo...
Some of my patients favourite times in clinic is when I educate them about their body signs. Here is a glimpse of what Health Body signs may be telling you......
Many of us dismiss the little physical annoyances we live with daily — dark under-eye circles, peeling fingernails, perpetual bloating. We think of them as mere idiosyncrasies (“Oh, that’s just me . . . ”) or as the inevitable signs of aging. But what if these signs are the body’s way of letting us know something is amiss?
Although irregularities like brittle fingernails and skin discoloration aren’t necessarily harbingers of serious disease, they can clue you in to underlying imbalances that may eventually contribute to chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.
If people self-monitor and pay attention to their symptoms, it can open them up to subtle underlying health shifts. If you tend to ignore your body’s signals, you’re not alone.
To learn how to start reading the signs of imbalance, he...
Sports Special ~ ULTRA MARATHON RUNNERS
*Inspirational people that inspire every day*
BRETT MORRISON –
Performance & Business Coach, The Leadership Sensei
Business Lecturer and Trainer
Seriously, you ran how far?
When this Clarke Kent strips off his suit at night it’s easy to see the metamorphosis into Superman as he goes about his vigorous training schedule. Brett has transformed the lives of many people on a regular basis transforming them and their corporations to be the best they can be. Here I take a sneek peek into this superman’s journey and immerse myself into his world of ultra marathons to get some idea how he does it.
100km trail run means that you may be running continuously anywhere between 10-18 hours. Running a 100km trail run isn’t an ordinary feat . It’s one reserved for supermen/women. I have observed you running over sand for km’s, inclining the tallest cliffs in Australia, the Gables, through forests, rivers and desert exposed to weather co...
Did you know we are only 10 percent human? Ninety percent of our cells are nonhuman, microbial cells. Since our diet influences our microbes, it’s true: We really are what we eat.
The good news is that you can cultivate a new microbiota, formerly known as gut flora, in just 24 hours—by changing what you eat. Bacteria that live in our intestinal tract, also known as gut bugs, flourish off of colorful, plant-based foods.
The latest studies on microbiota continue to show us how the process works, which explains why the mere mention of gut bacteria sparks conversations in both research labs and newsrooms.
Healthy gut bugs act like quarterbacks in our intestinal tracts: They call the shots and control the tempo by helping our bodies digest and absorb nutrients, synthesize certain vitamins, and rally against intruders, such as influenza and toxic cancer-forming carcinogens. In addition to boosting our immune system, microbiota sends messages to our brain and helps regulate metabolism.
The consumption of additives in food is a serious issue. On the one hand, no-one plans to consume them in the first place and some – a limited number – have been linked to health problems ranging from asthma, wheezing, rashes, digestive upsets, behaviour problems in kids resulting in overactivity, lack of concentration and impulsiveness (hyperactivity).
Food Manufacturers believe they utilise additives to help us live a fuller life if the products we buy can be stored without refrigeration, look attractive, keep for weeks without separating, drying out or crumbling, as well as allow us to eat out of season and minimise the need for salt or oil for preserving.
Not all additives are harmful, therefore below I have concentrated on the the worst additives. For clarity, I've divided them down into Colours, Preservatives and Flavour Enhancers. I've listed all the possible additives from the food code but in practice only one or two from each group are commonly added to food. So you won't see A...