Greetings from the Rocky Mountains where it is High
Summer! The days are very long, the cottonwoods are
letting off their seeds, or "fairies" as my 5 year old son
calls them (much to many allergy sufferers chagrin!),
we're eating lots of fresh lettuce and spinach from the
garden with fresh herbs. Generally , life is good here
in Boulder. When I'm not working, I am usually doing
fun summer activities with my family such as hikes,
trips to the pool, the occasional summer treat of frozen
real-fruit popsicle. With the astronomical price of
gasoline I am even contemplating cycling more often
(like my husband does every day). Some big news is
that my office will be moving. The building sold in
March and we all need to go. After August 1st
my new location will be at the Marine Street Wellness
Center at 2825 Marine street #203. 1 block away from
Arapahoe and 28th street. I look forward to seeing
you all there!
|Diet Best Medicine for Pimply Problem
The researchers have found that what we put in our
mouths can either cause or cure pimples.
The research team, led by Associate Professor
Neil Mann from RMIT University's School of Applied
Sciences, has discovered a solid link between acne
and diet. Findings of the study were presented at the
15th Congress of the European Academy of
Dermatology and Venerology in Greece in October.
The meeting attracted more than 7,000 dermatologists
from around the globe.RMIT University News
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Acne
Abstract: The typical western diet has low
consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, an excess
consumption of omega-6 fatty acids and trans fatty
acids, as well as a reduction in consumption of dietary
antioxidant vitamins. The omega-6 to omega-3 fatty
acid ratio in the western diet generally reaches a ratio
of 20:1. Traditional hunter-gatherer diets are closer to
a 1:1 ratio. Fish, wild game and wild plants have
higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids than do refined
western foods. Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce
insulin-like growth factor 1 in healthy humans. A diet
high in omega-3 fatty acids may be involved in the
prevention of hyperkeratinization of sebaceous
follicles. Leukotriene B4, which is proinflammatory,
has been implicated in the pathogenesis of acne. A
leukotriene B4 blocker has led to a 70% reduction in
inflammatory active lesions. Arachidonic acid is the
major dietary omega-6 fatty acid from meat and is the
precursor for the manufacturing of leukotriene B4.
Omega-3 fatty acids along with a low-glycemic diet
may have a synergistic effect for reducing the risk of
acne. From The American Academy of
|How the Liver Prevents Acne
The liver is responsible for detoxifying the blood as it
comes from the colon, lungs, and lymphatic system. Once
detoxified, this blood moves into your entire body to
provide your cells with oxygen and digested
nutrients. by Rudy Silva
My husband's most favorite vegetable in the whole
wide world just has to be the pea. Early in our
courtship he would nourish our table with pea
omelets, mac and cheese with peas, peas in egg
salad, etc. In fact if I go shopping and forget the peas
we may as well have not gone shopping at all as far
as he's concerned. So now that sugar snap pea
season is almost upon us, I would like to dedicate this
section to the glorious nutritious protein filled pea!
Natural Relief for Acne
During the summer acne often improves in those
predisposed due to more frequent exposure to the
sun. However, for some people with back acne ,
summer can be fraught with embarrassment as the
clothes get more revealing and it is more challenging
to keep covered up. This is especially true for teens
who are often very conscious of body image and most
prone to acne. Luckily there are some nutritional
things that can improve this condition.
1. Wheat ,
sugar, and dairy consumption often aggravates acne.
It has been shown that the cells that are being
sloughed off get more "stuck" together and clog the
pores more easily when these items are consumed.
Indigenous tribes are virtually acne free until they
adopt our western processed foods diet and then they
get acne just like the rest of us. All this to say,
avoiding wheat, dairy, and refined carbohydrates may
exacerbate this condition.
2. Support your liver
health. The liver is one of the body's main detoxifiers
as is the skin. If the liver is overworked processing
extra hormones or other toxins in the environment , the
skin will need to work harder, thus increasing the
chances of developing acne issues. A simple, safe
thing one can do to support the liver is to drink
Dandelion root tea (Taraxacum officianalis). For a
more comprehensive detox, please contact me at the
3. Get plenty of exercise and SWEAT!
Sweat purifies the body and cleans the pores, thus
3. Eat organic foods. not only
do pesticides place undo burden on the liver to
detoxify, but evidence has shown that organic foods ,
especially fruits and veggies contain more
bioflavenoids which support skin health. They develop
these higher concentrations of flavonoid compounds
to ward off pests naturally!
4. Drink plenty of
purified water and eat plenty of fiber. This helps to
flush the kidneys, liver and bowel and to keep the
colon clean, thus aiding in detoxification.
Finally , having a healthy happy liver will help to
process those extra hormones and androgens
produced during adolescence. Happy Skin!
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