Monday, March 21, 2016

Winter Wonderland

Girly Girl Healthy You~

Healthy Skin & Hair

Healthy Hair Begins Within

Move that shampoo and conditioner aside. The pursuit of luscious, shiny locks starts with fish, beans, bananas, and lentils. Indeed, a healthy diet is as good for the 150,000 hair follicles on your head as it is for your body. "Having a balanced diet, while putting a little extra emphasis on things like protein and iron, gives your hair a boost," says Neil Sadick, a clinical professor in the department of dermatology at the Weill Cornell Medical College.

Protein, for example, is the building block of hair. If you don't get enough, your mane will grow more slowly, and strands will be weaker. "Pump up the protein," says registered dietician Dawn Jackson Blatner, author of The Flexitarian Diet. "Include a small dose at each meal and with each snack, and you'll keep your hair follicles strong." Safe bets include poultry, lean beef, fish, beans, and nuts.

If you start a hair-healthy diet today, you'll likely see improvements within six months to a year, depending on how fast your hair grows. The following are the 10 best foods for your tresses.

                         Lean Red Meat

Too little iron can cause baldness, according to research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic. Treating iron deficiency may help regrow hair. "People who have problems with hair loss or hair growth tend to be iron deficient—especially women," says dermatologist Paradi Mirmirani, who practices in Vallejo, Calif. Other iron-rich options include turkey, egg yolks, whole grains, dried fruit, and dried beans (soaked and cooked, of course).


They're full of biotin, a B vitamin that promotes hair growth and overall scalp health. A deficiency can cause brittle hair. Other high-biotin foods include peanuts, almonds, wheat bran, salmon, low-fat cheese, and avocados.

Bananas, Oats, Raisins & Yes Beer~

These contain the mineral silica, which is thought to improve hair thickness, Jackson Blatner says. Emphasizing foods rich in silica helps make hair stronger and more durable. (Although beer contains a good dose of silica, it's wise to stick to a moderate amount—one drink a day for women and two for men.  Or you can just poor it on ur hair).
Dark Green Veggies

Load up on spinach, broccoli, Kale and chard. They're packed with vitamins A and C, which help produce sebum—a scalp oil that works as a natural hair conditioner.

Opt for these to get plenty of zinc, a mineral that helps regulate the production of androgens. These are hormones that, in low levels, are associated with hair loss. People with low levels of androgens can also suffer from slow hair growth and dandruff. Adjusting your diet—and emphasizing zinc-rich choices like oysters, along with crab, clams, liver, lean beef, and wheat germ—will help stave off hair loss and keep your mane shiny and healthy.

Sweet Potatoes

These are packed with beta-carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A, a nourishing agent for your hair and skin. Vitamin A protects against dull hair and dry skin, a leading cause of dandruff. Other smart choices to get glowing hair and skin include carrots, kale, butternut squash, asparagus, and pumpkin.

Legumes like kidney beans and lentils are great sources of iron-rich protein. Lentils, in particular, play a role in hair maintenance and support.
Fruit & Veggies

They're full of vitamin C, which helps your body absorb iron. Getting too little C makes hair dry and weak. The best sources? Broccoli, leafy greens, green peppers, citrus fruit, and strawberries
Omega Fatty Acids

They support scalp health; a deficiency can lead to dry scalp and dull hair. Good sources include salmon, sardines, herring, mackerel, flaxseeds, and walnuts.
Healthy Oils
No one wants dry, lackluster hair. But if your diet is too low in fat, that's what could happen. Healthy oils like olive, peanut, safflower, and sunflower can restore the shine. About a teaspoon a day will do the trick.

Eczema Free Skin

A natural eczema treatment or cure is really not about topical applications nor is it about the use of pharmaceuticals or OTC medications. And, suffice it to say, if you are in search of a magic lotion or potion for an eczema treatment or cure, you won’t find it here.

What you will find, however, is a safe and effective protocol that is long-lasting – That which has worked for the many who were frustrated with all the promises of a cure-all product or even medical advice that held no water. Essentially, this cure is based on eliminating root causes of eczema. If you are serious about “curing” your eczema once and for all and not satisfied by just treating the symptoms, you should read on.

Many people are choosing to search out more natural cures as opposed to conventional means. If you are looking into a natural eczema treatment, you may have decided that conventional medicines (steroids, antibiotics, or over-the-counter drugs) were not an option for you, safety being the main reason. Or you may have exhausted the conventional approach and are questioning what can be done using an alternative back-to-nature protocol.

Some have even found that the uses of many of these synthetic, lab-produced treatments may help for immediate relief of the irritating, unsightly symptoms that impose on your life, however, the chronic issue still lurks in the shadows.

Searching for an alternative to conventional medicine, is not only the smart way to treat and cure your eczema, but is the only way! Most health practitioners will tell you that there is no cure only because there is no drug or surgery to actually cure eczema. Well, let me tell you that this isn’t so – You WILL find an
eczema cure here!!

~You Are What You Eat~

Most eczema diet plans tell you what to avoid or which foods act as triggers of outbreaks, this eczema diet plan, instead, stresses the need to eat certain foods that will promote the body’s natural healing processes.

My physician suggested to increase the omega fatty acids in my diet; oily fish. Sardines, salmon, and tuna. Also, flax based products.

Additionally, I stopped using traditional soaps, and started using Black soap, and bath wash products; with an exfoliating towel. This will remove the dead skin, stimulate circulation and cause the rash to clear up. Afterwards a mixture of calendula extract, emu oil, and shea butter will keep the area treated. This works for the most extreme scars and dark marks. Be consistent & you will reveal smooth beautiful skin.

Among the most effective steps to take to be successful in curing eczema, an ideal diet is of utmost importance. The reason eating healthy, has a major impact on your eczema's ability to be a  natural cure is because nutrient-rich foods are being consumed – foods that have medicinal elements needed for the healing processes and normal functionality of the body (such as cleansing, balancing and re-generation).

If you look at your diet and see that you consume many processed or canned foods, many bad fats, lots of dairy and meats, cooked foods, too much refined sugars and starches and/or not enough fresh raw fruits and veggies, you can be sure your body is not getting the right natural “medicine” it needs to maintain good health or prevent or heal any ailment or sickness.
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