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10 Unexpected Things Harming Your Immune System…

You’re doing all you can to keep yourself healthy, and yet you still come down with a cold… fever or worse yet, the flu. There are things that aren’t all that immunity. So keep washing your hands, drinking all the orange juice you like, and avoiding close contact with anyone who is obviously sick, watch for these added immunity sappers.

You’re breathing polluted air: The smog in the air isn’t doing
your lungs or your immune system any good. Research has shown that dirty air causes inflammation in the body and suppresses T cells, essential in terms of your immunity.
Invest in an air purifier for your home or office so you can breath easy inside.

You’re sitting too much: If you have a desk job, you likely spend
lots of time in the chair at your desk. This can slow down your
metabolic rate, causing your body to naturally absorb immunity
boosting nutrients at a slower rate than normal. Every hour and a
half, get up and step out of doors for a five-minute break. The
movement will activate your muscles, fire up your metabolism, and
the fresh air will wake you up, make you feel more alert.

You’re using the wrong beauty products: Things like foundation,
concealer and lipstick not only sit on your skin, they are absorbed into the body all day long. Some of these products have artificial ingredients that your immune system isn’t used to breaking down, so the bad stuff can readily slip past your internal defenses. Go all-natural with as many products as you can. The fewer ingredients a product lists, the safer it is for your body and immunity.

You’re eating too much white flour: The white flour in some
baked goodies actually impairs the T cells and B cells, both key illness fighters in the body. Make sure the grains you’re eating are
primarily whole grains, as they have lots of immunity building fiber.

You don’t make sleep a priority: If your body doesn’t produce
enough melatonin naturally as you sleep, your immune system isn’t
able to make the white blood cells it uses to fight off bacteria
and keep your body in good repair. Try for seven to eight hours of
sleep each night, and make getting that a priority, not a luxury.

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Fact: Poor Sleep Increases The Risk of Death/ Disease

Ever lain awake at night and counted the hours till dawn? Isn’t frustrating to be in bed and be unable to sleep?

With around 18 million prescriptions written every year for expensive sleeping pills…

…it’s clear that there’s a national epidemic.

So, what do doctors do when they can’t sleep?

Here’s the answer.

Learn how a retired M.D. Laney Chouest from New Orleans broke his 5-year addiction to Ambien, and now sleeps peacefully without medication.

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You’re eating too much animal protein: Too much animal protein
causes the body to naturally produce more of the IGI1 hormone, known to speed up the aging process and impact your immunity. Try to keep your intake of meat and dairy to 10% of your daily intake of calories. You might even consider cutting animal protein consumption even more, to about 5% of your daily intake, and you should see a difference.

Your diet doesn’t have enough good fat: Healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fats from fish, avocados and nuts do have anti-inflammatory properties that help improve your immunity. So avoid the processed foods, limit your intake of animal protein,
but try and add foods such as salmon, sardines, almonds and kale.

You’re lonely: Lonely souls tend to be less resilient in terms of stress, which causes the immune system to struggle. If this is you, schedule some time with those you like, friends, co-workers, neighbours, members of groups of like-minded people. People who have more relationships in their lives also appear to have a greater resistance to infection.

You think you thrive on stress: People think they work well under pressure, but long term stress brings up cortisol levels, and this reduces levels of other hormones like testosterone and estrogen.

When hormones are out of balance, your immune system can’t react to threats as quickly. Learn how to stress less, or find quick ways to relax.

You’re not doing yoga as part of your workout
: This type of workout appears to have the most impact on Immunity as it stimulates the body’s circulatory, digestive, endocrine and nervous systems, and these all work together to make the immune
system stronger. There are tons of tips out there for beginners so there’s no reason not to give yoga a try.

To your good health,

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Detect Signs Of Nutrient Deficiency

Our bodies are amazing… they can sometimes tell us when something’s wrong before a doctor can confirm it with tests. If you start to see a change in your own body… in your hair, your nails, your skin or even your energy level… this could be a signal from your body that a vital nutrient is missing from your diet.

Some of the signs your body might give you…

Unhealthy looking nails

Healthy strong nails are a sign of good overall health and strong immunity. What you don’t want to see on nail surfaces are white spots (injury), raised ridges, an inward curve or nails that otherwise look less than healthy. Most often unhealthy looking nails are a sign you need iron (not zinc, that’s a popular myth) so try to include as many natural sources of iron (red meat, fish, poultry, lentils and beans) as you can in your diet.

Interesting that you’re not alone, according to the World Health Organization, iron deficiency is the leading nutritional disorder the world over.

Leg cramps at night

Cramps in your legs or calves at night are a sign that you’re lacking potassium, and essential nutrient. This can happen easily if you’re exercising hard during the day, losing both fluid and electrolytes and only replacing the fluid. Rehydrate with electrolyte rich drinks or try some potassium rich foods like bananas, spinach, broccoli or grapefruit.

And while healthy adults should get enough potassium from food sources, often we don’t. Your doctor may recommend a potassium supplement, or you might try upping natural sources for a time and see if this helps.

Numb hands or feet

If you feel like your hands (or feet) go numb or you get tingling or a prickling feeling in your limbs this can signal a low intake of B vitamins like B6 or B12 and folic acid. Deficiencies of B vitamins directly impact the peripheral nerve endings on the skin’s surface. You’ll want to eat lots of dark leafy greens like spinach and lean proteins like eggs, beans and poultry. Fortified whole grains are good too.

Again, deficiencies of this nutrient are surprisingly common, with about 15% of the general population affected by a deficiency.

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Acne

Small red or white acne like bumps on your skin (face, arms, even thighs) can signal a vitamin A deficiency. This nutrient helps to remove dead skin and unclogs pores to discourage the growth of acne bacteria. Veggies or other foods rich in beta carotene (a precursor to vitamin A) are key here.

Sadly vitamin A deficiency is a problem for more than half of all nations, especially in Africa and South-East Asia.

It’s important to realize that if you are deficient in one nutrient, based on your body signals, you are likely lacking others as well. It’s hard to believe that with the abundance of food in the developed world that nutrient deficiencies happen at all, but as you see, they are surprisingly common. Once you take steps to address them, you’ll be feeling and looking better than ever – a signal from your body that all is well.

To your good health,

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8 Ways Every Woman Can Look Younger

As our largest organ, our skin gives many clues about overall health and wellness… not to mention age. If you’re tired of looking your age (or older) there are many things you can do to keep your skin glowing and healthy, no matter how many birthdays you’ve had. Here are eight of the best ways to help yourself look younger.

Be sure your skin care products contain these three powerful ingredients for youthful looking skin – antioxidants (vitamin C is one) to brighten skin, retinoids to encourage cell turnover, stimulate the renewal of collagen, along with a gentle scrub of alpha hydroxyl acid to remove the top layer of dead skin cells.

Wear sunscreen every day. If you haven’t already, make this step a part of your skincare routine because it’s vital to protect your skin from the aging looks of sun damage, lessen your risks of skin cancer. Experts remind us that any product beyond SPF 30 has not been shown in research to be any more protective… those higher numbers don’t give you more safety.

Fake a healthy glow by applying a gradual self-tanner instead. A product that works gradually will keep you from seeing the blotchiness, streaking or buildup on your ankles, soles of the feet and knuckles. For your face, use a cream blush to give your complexion a lift, and apply in a circular motion with your finger, blending the edges.

Go easy on foundation as too much will tend to settle into fine lines or on top of the rough patches of your face – calling attention to these areas. Instead, go for a transparent moisturizing foundation or a tinted moisturizer. Stay away from any product with a powder base.

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Stay away from the glitter as products with shimmer and glitter actually make wrinkles more obvious. These products don’t look good on lids that have tiny lines or rough patches. Dark tones combined with lighter neutrals are the most youthful options for eye color. Skip the liquid liner and go for a soft pencil liner that’s blendable instead.

Choose the right shape for eyebrows, and let a professional do the plucking and shaping. Droopy, tired looking eyes can be improved by slightly arching the brows and letting them extend out from the temple. The arch is a key part of the brow and should be both gentle and gradual… professionals are just better at getting this look.

Your neck loses elasticity faster than anyplace else on your body, so be sure to take care of the skin on your neck and décolletage area. Follow the same routine you do for your face, moisturize in the morning and again at night, exfoliate one or two times each week and use sunscreen every day.

Last, but not least, pay attention to your hands. As old fashioned as it seems, you’ll really want to wear gloves when washing dishes as chemicals and hot water combined strip away the protective lipid barrier on the skin, making dryness and irritation more likely. Cover your hands with lotion before you put on those rubber gloves and this will protect them from the harsh environment and give them a warm moisturizing treatment at the same time.

To your good health,

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5 Things To Know About Sun Protection

The sun is wonderful, pleasing and feels great on bare skin, but those rays can also be dangerous if you aren’t careful about protecting yourself. So while all of us enjoy getting a little sun, soaking up the warmth and light, we need to be safe and smart about our exposure.

Here are of the most important reasons sunscreen is such a key part of protecting yourself from being damaged by the sun. Feel free to share with everyone you know.

1. Wear sunscreen, even on days that the sun isn’t out. You don’t need the sun to be shining from a clear blue sky for exposure to damaging UV rays. Even on a cloudy or partly cloudy day the UV exposure can be high enough to damage. Use sunscreen as an essential part of your daily routine to be sure you’re always protected.

2. Natural sunscreens work great, providing a physical barrier, rather than being absorbed by your skin. Using a product with zinc oxide or titanium oxide that’s fragrance free is the most natural option. There have been many Improvements in these products over the years, so you might be pleasantly surprised when you try them anew. Lastly, don’t forget to reapply every two hours you are out in the sun.

3. Using sunscreen prevents further skin damage. People get sunburned when our DNA is too damaged for the typical enzymes to repair, leaving our skin cells to die. Chronic sun damage has been linked to DNA mutations that can foster skin cancer growth. Recent research has found that a unique enzyme in the body (photolyase) is used for internal repair of sun damaged DNA.

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4. Sunscreen does not have to cause deficiency in vitamin D. While sunscreen does block the natural ability of the body to make this important nutrient, you should also know that we really only need about 10 minutes each day in the sun to achieve healthy levels of vitamin D. And though the body gets vitamin D best through the skin, fortified foods are a good source too, so don’t forget them and the few natural sources, fish, eggs, milk, ricotta cheese, beef liver, mushrooms, out there.

5. Sun damage to the eyes is a serious problem. Long-term damage can bring cataracts, corneal sunburns and other growths, and those who are especially susceptible are people with lighter colored eyes, blues, grays and greens. Some are so sensitive that they can’t bear to be out on a sunny day without sunglasses. To choose shades that are most protective look for ones that block 98-99% of UV and UVB rays and are polarized to neutralize the glare coming from sources of light. Wrap around sunglasses are best of all as they reduce UV rays from all angles.

Now you know so much more about sunscreen and how it can protect you so that you can enjoy the sun, without worrying that you’re damaging your skin or putting yourself at risk for skin cancer.

To your good health,

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14 Food Combos To Improve Your Life, Part 1

Isn’t it great when two good things combine to create something even better? This is exactly the case with the food combos we’re sharing with you here. All seven are readily available, tasty combos you can add to your diet right away.

1. Green Tea + Lemon = Healthy Heart

Green tea is good for the heart due to catechins, a powerful antioxidant that’s naturally abundant in green tea. When researchers added lemon juice to the tea, the availability of those beneficial catechins skyrocketed, from 20% to 80%.

2. Broccoli + Tomatoes = Cancer Fighting

Cancer fighters on their own, research finds that eating these two veggies together might be even better. Eating tomato and broccoli at the same time was more effective at slowing down the growth of malignant prostate tumors than eating either veggie alone. Try a pizza topped with broccoli or sprinkle florets over a plate of pasta and sauce.

3. Red Bell Peppers + Black Beans = Better Immunity

You absorb more immune boosting plant iron from the beans when you add in a few red bell peppers. The iron in beans exists in a form known as non-heme iron that’s harder for your body to take in, but adding a dose of vitamin C (like in red peppers) convers the iron into a type that’s easier for the body to absorb. Add some red bell peppers to your next batch of chili.

4. Eggs + Mango = Firmer Skin

To keep your skin looking firm, try eating a combination of eggs and mango, as the eggs are naturally rich in two amino acids essential to the formation of skin plumping collagen. Foods that have lots of vitamin C, such as mango, work with these acids to help boost the production of collagen. This restores lost stores in the body and can really improve the look of your skin. Try an omelet with fresh chunks of mango for breakfast.

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WARNING: The truth about Moles, Warts and Skintags…

There are so many “scare” stories that it’s sometimes hard to know what to believe. Which is why this is so timely…

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5. Green Tea + Black Pepper = Smaller Waistline

A cup of green tea with dinner, and a half-teaspoon of black pepper shaken over your meal and you’ll boost the absorption of EGCG (an antioxidant in green tea tied to burning calories) by 130%. What’s more, those who drink green tea with a meal say they feel fuller and are less apt to go for a second helping than those drinking water.

6. Radicchio + Kale = Stronger Skeleton

You’ll take in even more of kale’s calcium by combining it with some radicchio. The colorful veggie is a major source of inulin, a carb that naturally enhances calcium absorption in the digestive tract. Try these two tasty greens in your next salad.

7. Avocado + Green Salad = Complexion Protection

You’ll absorb more of the good for your skin plant compounds (carotenoids) from a salad by adding a bit of avocado, full of healthy monounsaturated fats. This combo helps you absorb up to 15 times more carotenoids than if you didn’t eat your salad with avocado. It seems that carotenoids need some fat to be best taken in by the body, so add a half of an avocado into your next salad to reap double benefits.

That’s all for part 1, watch for part 2 coming soon.

To your good health,

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10 Never-Ignore Symptoms For Women

Nothing elicits real fear like the word cancer attached to your own name, so it makes sense to be watchful when it comes to symptoms you experience that don’t seem right. There are cases, too many of them, when having all the screenings right on time is simply not enough to catch a cancer. Sometimes it’s simple timing… a scan was done before cancer was present, or at a detectible size. Screenings alone are not enough, vigilance is also call for in the fight to prevent cancer..

Fear is natural, understandable and nothing to feel badly about. Change is not an easy thing to acknowledge, to face, for anyone, and the suspicion of cancer is the worst type of change. BUT, if you don’t respond, or let fear keep you from responding to one of these symptoms, you will do yourself more harm than good. You will give cancer a foothold it never should have had.

Here are the symptoms that warrant taking action now…

1. Breast changes such as a lump, even if you have had a normal mammogram. Also, if your nipple gets scaly or starts flaking this can be a sign of Paget’s disease of the nipple, associated with an underlying cancer in almost 95 of all cases. Any milky or bloody nipple discharge or dimpling of the skin over the breast (with the look of an orange skin) should also be checked.

Tests to expect: breast exam, medical history, mammogram and often a sonogram, biopsy depending on results.

2. Irregular vaginal bleeding after menopause is a warning sign. Bleeding, staining, little drops on your panties or big clots are not normal and need to be checked out by your doctor. For younger women, bleeding that’s unusual for you (between periods, heavier periods) should be investigated right away..

Tests to expect: transvaginal sonogram, biopsy depending on the sonogram results.

3. Rectal bleeding can be a warning sign of colon cancer, the third most common cancer in women, and should not be ignored. You might put this down to hemorrhoids, and while this is a common cause, you need to be sure, this isn’t always the case. Red or dark blood in your stool calls for a visit to the doctor.

Tests to expect: rectal exam, colonoscopy

4. Vaginal discharge that’s smelly can be a first line symptom of cervical cancer. This discharge can have blood in it, and might come between periods or even after menopause. Do not self-treat this discharge, instead go in for an exam to see what’s happening.

Tests to expect: internal exam, swab of fluids, blood tests

5. Bloating is one of the four most frequent symptoms of ovarian cancer, the others being a full feeling that comes when you eat that’s typically earlier than you would normally fill up, a change in bowel or bladder habits as well as low back and/or pelvic pain. Having one or two of these symptoms occasionally isn’t all that strange, but if you have two (or more) symptoms daily for over two weeks, call your doctor. Do not wait, as ovarian cancer is the number one killer of reproductive organ cancers.

Tests to expect: pelvic exam, transvaginal sonogram, blood testing to check for cancerous cells

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6. Unexplained weight gain/loss (10 pounds or more) if you typically keep yourself at a normal weight and your gaining extra weight month to month this is something to watch. Sometimes this is the first sign of a growing cancer and is often linked to pancreatic, stomach, esophagus or even cancer of the lung. The weight might also be the result of a buildup of fluid in the abdomen related to ovarian cancer, so you need to see your doctor about this.

Tests to expect: thyroid test, sonogram of the abdomen, other blood work

7. Persistent cough, one that lingers for over 2 to 3 weeks and is not tied to an allergy or upper respiratory infection should be investigated at once. Also, if your cough produces any blood, you need to see your doctor to be examined. The majority of lung cancers that happen in nonsmokers also happen in women.

Tests to expect: chest x-ray, CT scan

8. Change in lymph nodes. If the nodes in your neck or under your arms feel hard, you need to see a doctor. Though this can often be caused by an infection, other cancers that have spread can first be seen by an enlarged lymph node.

Tests to expect: physical, biopsy

9. Fatigue is extreme tiredness that will not improve with rest. If you’re often feeling this way, it’s time for a visit to your doctor as leukemia, colon or stomach cancers often bring fatigue as a symptom. A symptoms that’s all too easy to ignore.

Tests to expect: physical exam, blood tests for thyroid function

10. Skin Changes include sores in the mouth that won’t heal; sores or irritated skin in the vaginal area that won’t clear or changes in moles or the pigmented lesions on the vulva itself all can be the first clues to aggressive cancers.

Tests to expect: biopsy

If any of the symptoms listed here are persistent and progressive for a two-week period, it’s time to make a call to your doctor. Now. Today.

To your good health,

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Tip To Look Good and Refresh

Sleep is no longer a luxury… more and more people (healthcare pros too) are recognizing the value of sleep. It helps you stay healthy, functioning at your best and not surprisingly, keeps your skin glowing and fresh. The term “beauty sleep” is no myth, your skin uses the time you sleep to heal itself from the damage of the day. As you snooze, your skin takes the chance to improve.

To keep your skin smooth and soft, be sure to practice a nighttime skin-cleansing regimen. Start with a mild cleanser to get rid of the dirt of the day. Next apply a good quality moisturizer. Finish with an eye cream that has glycerin and a petrolatum based balm for the lips.

Another nighttime ritual that’s great for skin is a warm bath. It’s relaxing and the warm, steamy air is good for your skin as well. An alcoholic drink might seem like it’s just the thing before bed, but it’s not a good idea as this ritual is more likely to show itself in large pores and dry skin the next morning. Drinking clear, zero calorie water instead helps your skin flush toxins, look better, fresher. Using a toner that has zinc sulfate or alum will help make your pores look smaller.

Here are six benefits to your skin of getting enough sleep.

1. You’ll have fewer breakouts as more sleep helps clear
skin
. A lack of sleep can bring on stress, and this causes both blackheads and pimples to emerge, even in adults. In one research project, experts saw that college students had more breakouts when they were stressed, like during exam time, then when they were not stressed.

2. You outsmart eye puffiness that comes when fluid collects around your eyes as your head lies flat on a bed during sleep. Instead, prop your head so it’s above your heart when you sleep at night. An ice cold cloth applied to your eyes in the morning can also help the remaining puffiness
disappear
and leave you feeling awake.

Another tip on puffiness, night owls need to avoid salty snacks before bed as these can leave you with a swollen face. Foods high in salt cause you to hold onto fluid, and this brings on the puffiness we all hate.

3. Your
eyes will sparkle
. Dark circles often do run in families, but they don’t have to steal the focus from those beautiful eyes. Getting enough sleep helps this. You might also try to apply a light layer of eye cream as a primer, then dab on and blend concealer that’s one to two shades lighter than your natural skin tone.

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Fact: Poor Sleep Increases The Risk of Death/ Disease

Ever lain awake at night and counted the hours till dawn? Isn’t frustrating to be in bed and be unable to sleep?

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4. Retinoids (products with vitamin A) work best at night to smooth out any wrinkles. Using these products in the evening avoids the sensitivity, redness or marks on the skin that can come when wearing these products during the day. Also, when it comes to wrinkles, sleep face up to keep from getting lines and creases in the skin from your pillow. These can become permanent over time. If you can’t sleep this way, try satin sheets.

5. Your skin tone will be more even. Lack of sleep can make your skin look blotchy or pale as death. Sleep encourages healthy blood flow to the skin. If you wake and your skin isn’t as even as you’d like, apply foundation and set with translucent powder or one tinted green to balance out any redness.

6. You just look “better” with enough sleep. Researchers in Sweden asked a group of subjects to look at pictures of sleep-deprived people compared to those who’d had a full eight hours of sleep. The well-rested people appeared healthier, less tired and more attractive to the participants.

To your good health,

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10 Unexpected Things Leading To Poor Immunity

You’re doing all you can to keep yourself healthy, and yet you still come down with a cold… fever or worse yet, the flu. There are things that aren’t all that obvious that might be impacting your immunity. So keep washing your hands, drinking all the orange juice you like, and avoiding close contact with anyone who is obviously sick, watch for these added immunity sappers.

You’re breathing polluted air: The smog in the air isn’t doing your lungs or your immune system any good. Research has shown that dirty air causes inflammation in the body and suppresses T cells, essential in terms of your immunity. Invest in an air purifier for your home or office so you can breath easy inside.

You’re sitting too much: If you have a desk job, you likely spend lots of time in the chair at your desk. This can slow down your metabolic rate, causing your body to naturally absorb immunity boosting nutrients at a slower rate than normal. Every hour and a half, get up and step out of doors for a five-minute break. The movement will activate your muscles, fire up your metabolism, and the fresh air will wake you up, make you feel more alert.

You’re using the wrong beauty products: Things like foundation, concealer and lipstick not only sit on your skin, they are absorbed into the body all day long. Some of these products have artificial ingredients that your immune system isn’t used to breaking down, so the bad stuff can readily slip past your internal defenses. Go all-natural with as many products as you can. The fewer ingredients a product lists, the safer it is for your body and immunity.

You’re eating too much white flour: The white flour in some baked goodies actually impairs the T cells and B cells, both key illness fighters in the body. Make sure the grains you’re eating are primarily whole grains, as they have lots of immunity building fiber.

You don’t make sleep a priority: If your body doesn’t produce enough melatonin naturally as you sleep, your immune system isn’t able to make the white blood cells it uses to fight off bacteria and keep your body in good repair. Try for seven to eight hours of sleep each night, and make getting that a priority, not a luxury.

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You’re eating too much animal protein: Too much animal protein causes the body to naturally produce more of the IGI1 hormone, known to speed up the aging process and impact your immunity. Try to keep your intake of meat and dairy to 10% of your daily intake of calories. You might even consider cutting animal protein consumption even more, to about 5% of your daily intake, and you should see a difference.


Your diet doesn’t have enough good fat
: Healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fats from fish, avocados and nuts do have anti-inflammatory properties that help improve your immunity. So avoid the processed foods, limit your intake of animal protein, but try and add foods such as salmon, sardines, almonds and kale.

You’re lonely: Lonely souls tend to be less resilient in terms of stress, which causes the immune system to struggle. If this is you, schedule some time with those you like, friends, co-workers, neighbors, members of groups of like-minded people. People who have more relationships in their lives also appear to have a greater resistance to infection.

You think you thrive on stress: People think they work well under pressure, but long term stress brings up cortisol levels, and this reduces levels of other hormones like testosterone and estrogen. When hormones are out of balance, your immune system can’t react to threats as quickly. Lean how to stress less, or find quick ways to relax.

You’re not doing yoga as part of your workout: This type of workout appears to have the most impact on Immunity as it stimulates the body’s circulatory, digestive, endocrine and nervous systems, and these all work together to make the immune system stronger. There are tons of tips out there for beginners so there’s no reason not to give yoga a try.

To your good health,

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Six Tips To Gorgeous Skin

Your skin is the one thing that really impacts how good you look (and feel), more than the right clothes or makeup, the trendy haircut or fine jewelry. A lit from within complexion will get you noticed faster and more often than any of these things. And while some people win the lottery in terms of heredity when it comes to skin, there are still things you can do to help keep your skin glowing.

1. No smoking as researchers found when studying identical twins, those who smoked looked years older than a twin who didn’t. Studies have shown that smoking is linked to premature wrinkling, and we all know it is not good for your health. If you can’t quit for health reasons, maybe looking older before you time might motivate you.

2. Use sunscreen as the same research on smoking saw that the twin who wore sunscreen looked far younger than the one who did not. Dull, rough skin and uneven skin tone are often related to being out in the sun without sunscreen, getting that golden tan.

Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects you from UVA and UVB rays and has an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30. Do this even on overcast days and remember to reapply every two to three hours while you’re outside.

3. Consider retinoids to unclog pores, help clear acne as well as reduce fine lines, boost collagen production, lighten brown spots and freckles and even help with skin texture. They are even thought to be helpful in treating precancerous lesions. These are available by prescription only and are a good part of any topical anti aging regimen.

Making a retinoid part of your nighttime regimen starting in your 20s is a smart move. The side effects of retinoids are dryness, flaking and redness in the beginning. You might try by applying a pea sized amount every second (or third) night to help your skin adjust.

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4. Keep skincare simple because overuse of skincare products is one of the biggest mistake people make in taking care of their skin. Using a lot of different ingredients is often irritating; what’s more, some cancel out each other’s benefits. The acid in salicylic or glycolic acid breaks down an ingredient like retinol, hydroquinone or vitamin C. So more isn’t better, instead choose a simple cleanser, sunscreen, a moisturizer and a retinoid or retinol.

5. Be patient and give skincare products time to work. Changing your skincare products every few weeks can really do more harm than good. You need to give the products you choose a chance… finish the whole tube or bottle of an item before you decide how well it works. The only exception to this rule is if your skin reacts with swelling, redness or burning.

That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t make changes with the season. Swap the oil free moisturizer you use in the warmer summer for one that’s more emollient during the winter, when the cold and indoor heating can take moisture out of your skin.

6. Live a balanced life which includes eating right and staying away from processed foods as much as you can. A key part of a healthy lifestyle is to exercise regularly as a workout ups circulation and the natural flow of nutrients to the skin. Also important is to be sure you are getting enough sleep, at least seven to nine hours a night. Regular sleep is especially good for your skin as it optimizes the natural secretion of human growth hormone and promotes cell turnover and collagen production.

To your good health,

Good Tips To Look Great During Cold Season

This time of year, it’s hard to avoid getting a cold. One of the best things you can do for yourself when you feel a cold coming on is to get enough good quality sleep. Sleep is the time when the body, and your skin, repair themselves. Of course if you’re fighting congestion, body aches or a cough, a good sleep isn’t always easy.

But, if you don’t get the right amount of sleep, your body naturally produces a hormone, cortisol, that’s linked to stress. This can make you look just as bad as you feel. Luckily, there are ways to manage the most common challenges a cold brings to looking your best, and we’ve got them here for you.

Fight dark circles
– these look bad because of lack of sleep of course, but congestion and dilated blood vessels can make them look so much more obvious. A quick fix is to cool a steeped tea bag in ice water and put one over each eye. The cold and caffeine will combine to constrict your blood vessels and have you’re eyes looking brighter, less puffy.

Acne can be brought on from the stress that’s a result of lack of rest, causing your skin to produce more oil, which brings on those awful looking breakouts. Over the counter (or prescription) products that have retinol will help keep your acne under control, but they may not be good for skin that’s already red and angry looking.

Turns out that extra moisture is a good choice when you’re fighting a cold, even if your skin is prone to acne. The trick is to avoid the heavy moisturizers and look for something that’s oil free and contains ceramides, good for acne prone complexions without making things worse.

Dry skin can look and feel awful, and is hard to avoid with a cold. Cover up the red, raw area under your nose with petroleum jelly, or try a tissue that has lotions already inside to soothe the skin. Your heating system can make already dry skin even worse, so try using a humidifier to bring some moisture into the air. This will help your skin and may also ease the congestion you have at night, when you try to sleep.

Cracked hands/feet
are as painful as they are hard to look at. Giving these areas a little extra attention as you fight your cold is key. Cover hands and feet with cream and then putt on gloves or socks to help the moisture penetrate your skin. You might even want to try and cover your feet with plastic bags, before putting on your socks, for an added benefit.

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Chapped lips really hurt, so always apply a lip balm before you go to bed at night, Look for one with wheat germ, almond jojoba, coconut oils, aloe vera or shea butter. Avoid products that have fragrance or artificial flavors as these will tempt you to lick your lips and remove the protection. You also want to avoid products with beeswax because the wax sits on the surface and doesn’t add moisture. Also stay away from camphor and menthol as these can be drying.

Wrinkles are often more noticeable when your skin is dryer, and this happens when a cold hits because your body naturally uses moisture to make mucus. While you’re fighting the cold, treat your face to a moisturizing mask, and try sleeping on satin pillowcases as they allow your face to slide and this prevents the creases that come from lying on one side for long periods. Sleeping on your back is even better, as you don’t put any pressure on your face.

By following these simple tips you’ll fight off that cold, and look good doing it too.

To your good health,