from www.macrobioticcooking.com One easy way to help your immune system is eliminating sugar! See #4 below...
White Sugar weakens the body by:
1) causing over acidity. The body neutralizes acidic-causing sugar by using mineral reserves of calcium and magnesium from the bones;
2) "robbing" the body of B vitamins that are needed for calcium absorption;
3) blocking the absorption of magnesium which is necessary for the 'fixing' of calcium in the body;
4) weakening the immune system by neutralizing white blood cells. In one study it was found a healthy white blood cell can kill 14 bacteria. But after 6 tsp. of white sugar it could only kill 5 bacteria and after 18 tsp. only 2 bacteria. With the U.S.A. , Great Britain, and Switzerland averaging 50 kilos of sugar consumed each year, this study might show a link to the high rate of infectious diseases, AIDS, and other immune system related illnesses;
5) weakening the ability of neurons to transmit effectively;
6) stressing the pancreas because of its continuous demands for insulin'
7) contributing to obesity by demanding the secretion of insulin which is considered the 'fat storage hormone'.
NO MORE ACNE - This amazing juice combo gets rid of acne. Drink regularly to see its effect.
- 2 cups of purple cabbage
- 2 heads of Romaine lettuce
- 1 small cucumber
- 2 red tomatoes
Of course in order to get rid of acne always AVOID: processed and refined foods, deep-fried foods, dairy products, flour and sugar products, alcohol, and caffeine.
Remember to drink plenty of water. Along with this juice drink 1-2 tablespoons flaxseed oil daily.
Now, say goodbye to acne!
SOURCE: Juicing For Health
Via: Dave Sommers
“Stock your cart with Romaine lettuce, spinach, cucumber, bell peppers, and tomatoes on your next grocery run,” suggests beauty nutritionist Paula Simpson. “A diet fortified with these silicone-rich foods fights wrinkles and keeps hair and nails healthy.”
"Applying a thick night cream becomes absolutely essential once you hit 30," says BettiJo Hirschi, Creator of Bath by BettiJo. "It helps boost your skin's regeneration at night.”
Prevent early signs of sun damage by taking oral supplements rich in vitamins A, C and E.
“Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis and protects against wrinkles,” says Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, nutritionist. “So stock up on kiwi, oranges, and grapefruit, which are all rich in the nutrient.”
Crash dieting may seem like the best way to get back in your skinny jeans, but skipping meals can cause skin to age faster and dry out more quickly. Build up your skin’s health by including vitamins C (oranges), B3 (peanuts), E (avocados), and A (sweet potatoes) in your meals.
"While it's tempting to go with a full-coverage formula, if you're having breakouts, stick with sheer foundation and spot cover," says Brett Freedman, owner/creator of VANITYMARK cosmetics. "You don't want to load up the parts of your face that are clear with more coverage than they need. Put a dab of acne-drying cream over large or bulbous pimples to 'retexturize' them and then cover up."
You’re going to hate us for saying it, but avoid the sweet stuff whenever possible. Proteins in your skin react with excessive sugar, which causes your skin to age faster.
"Adding sweet potatoes and carrots to your diet will keep your skin incredibly smooth," says Lisa Drayer, MA, RD. "They are rich in beta-carotene and, when ingested, are converted into vitamin A in your body, which helps keep skin touchably soft."
"Alcohol zaps the body of vitamin A, an important anti-oxidant that is necessary for repairing skin tissue," says Dr. David E. Bank, director of The Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in New York. "When vitamin A levels drop below normal, your skin will look dry and flaky."
Instead of waging war with your under-eye circles, reduce pigmentation and increase the elasticity of saggy skin by using products that contain peptides.
So long, junk food. "Eating a lot of fatty and sugary food can trigger an increase in insulin production, which ramps up your body's production of androgen," says Dr. David E. Bank, director of The Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in New York. "Androgen is responsible for excessive sebum production, which clogs pores and attracts bacteria, resulting in acne."
A healthy glow starts on the inside, so get a head start by taking a daily multivitamin with C or E to combat fine lines and pesky wrinkles. For smooth skin, stock up on fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6.
"If you have cystic acne, benzoyl peroxide will only dry out the surface of your skin," says Dr. David E. Bank, founder and director of the Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery. "Treat these deeper cysts and nodules with a warm or hot compress several times a day to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation."
“To control inflammation, apply a thin layer of cold yogurt over your face for five minutes in the morning,” suggests Richa Purohit of KeSARI beauty. “The probiotics will cool skin and help restore it to its natural pH balance.”
Gentle superficial peels with a low percentage of glycolic acid can help erase dark spots and pigmentation problems. Consult your dermatologist to find out what the right strength peel is for your skin type.
“Women often buy high-end products and moisturizers, but don't pay attention to what’s actually in them,” says Jennifer Fifer, owner of Tru Skin Clinical Spa. “Avoid products containing SD-40, isopropyl alcohol, a common ingredient that can be an irritant for acne-prone and sensitive skin types.”
"To see increased smoothness, improved skin tone, and fewer wrinkles, exfoliate with a well-formulated alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta hydroxy acid (BHA) product," says skin-care expert Paula Begoun. "You don't need both—AHAs are generally best for dry, sun-damaged skin while BHAs are best for acne- or blackhead-prone skin.”
“Greens like spinach and arugula are packed with naturally occurring antioxidants,” says Robyn Flipse, MS, RD. For a radiant and blemish-free complexion, add a side salad to your lunch or dinner.
Niacin works for people whose acne is caused by problems in metabolism, while Zinc works for people whose acne is caused by hormonal problems???
As fars as blotchiness and redness go, I'm about to try Antony's solution (do a search under his name), here's what he recommends:
"If you also have those unsightly blotchy red marks (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) that just don't seem to fade: 10g (2 teaspoons) MSM (sulfur powder available at any vitamin store) diluted in 1 large glass water; drink it down all at once. Do this every day until red marks fade completely. This combined with the other supplements below, especially the vitamin C, will more or less COMPLETELY clear red marks if taken daily for MINIMUM 2 months. "
Not sure. I didn't have a problem with it, but your skin might be more sensitive than mine or less.
I would definitely spot treat though for the first night to make sure it won't cause problems.
Just beware, salicylic may cause purging/might not be immediatly effective. When I started using a lot of SA, I broke out pretty bad for 4-5 weeks before my skin started really improving.