Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Understanding You...

Every health care professional should have a basic understanding of Anatomy and physiology. This includes knowledge of how the body is organized, how its parts function together, and how its structures and functions may be affected by disease and other factors. To build this understanding, health care professionals must be familiar with basic anatomy and physiology terms, body references planes, the content of the body cavities, body regions, and the principles of homeostasis. 

But, everyone should take a little time to build a basic understandings about their bodies as well. You are the best to understand how you're feeling and with a little help and understanding of what's going on inside of you, You can treat simple illnesses or even powerful ones,... naturally.  For many ailments allopaths recommend pharmaceuticals, but pharmaceutical are not always needed, nor are they always the answer. They can effect our prayers, relationships with others, judgement, and our over all quality of life (negatively). You can treat or heal yourself "naturally" with little to no side effects. All it takes is the knowledge of "you;" "Your Anatomy and Physiology," your illness, and a comprehensive understanding of holistic health. Thereafter, you may find that Nutritional, Fitness, and Spiritual Exercises were the answer. Maybe an old herbal remedy or salve you remember from your parents or grandparents recipe box. 

So, get started familiarizing yourself with "You" and you'll feel a sense of confidence walking into your practitioner office because you'll have some knowledge of what he or she is saying, and you will have the power of choice for healing.

Friday, September 14, 2012

What is Your Acne Telling You?

I really Don't know how accurate this Acne graph is, However I do agree with the great information given for acne control (I have added comments and suggestion).... This was a  great find on http://thebeautygypsy.com/what-is-your-acne-telling-you/ and I thought it was worth sharing and researching!

1 and 2: Digestive System — Eat less processed or junk food (Suggestion from Kalandra: Stop all processed and junk foods foods, you just never know in what chemicals, additives  and preservatives your flare up lies), reduce the amount of fat in your diet, step up water intake and opt for cooling things like cucumbers.
3: Liver — Cut out the alcohol, greasy food and dairy. This is the zone where food allergies also show up first, so take a look at your ingredients. Besides all this, do 30 minutes of light exercise every day and get adequate sleep so your liver can rest.
4 and 5: Kidneys — Anything around the eyes (including dark circles) point to dehydration (Comment from Kalandra: Dark circles also point to sinuses, allergies, and lack of rest). Drink up!
6: Heart — Check your blood pressure and Vitamin B levels. Decrease the intake of spicy or pungent food, cut down on meat and get more fresh air. Besides this, look into ways to lower cholesterol, like replacing “bad fats” with “good fats” such as Omegas 3 and 6 found in nuts, avocados, fish and flax seed. Also, since this area is chock-full of dilated pores..., check that your makeup is not past its expiry date or is skin-clogging. Suggestion from Kalandra, Stop wearing make-up altogether it only clog pores and allow in more toxins, resulting in more flare ups... Natural is Beautiful as you were created.
7 and 8: Kidneys — Again, drink up! And cut down on aerated drinks, coffee and alcohol as these will cause further dehydration.
Zone 9 and 10: Respiratory system — Do you smoke? Have allergies? This is your problem area for both. If neither of these is the issue, don’t let your body overheat, eat more cooling foods, cut down on sugar and get more fresh air. Also keep the body more alkaline by avoiding foods that make the body acidic (meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar) and adding more alkalizing foods like green veggies and wheat grass juice. Another thing that most of forget – dirty cell phones and pillow cases are two of the top acne culprits and this area is what they affect the most!(Comment from Kalandra, Also dirty hair, oily hair, and sometimes hair in the face can be an irritant.)
Zone 11 and 12: Hormones — This is the signature zone for stress and hormonal changes. And while both are sometimes unavoidable, you can decrease their effect by getting adequate sleep, drinking enough water, eating leafy veggies and keeping skin scrupulously clean. Another interesting point: breakouts in this area indicate when you are ovulating (and on which side).
Zone 13: Stomach — Step up the fiber intake, reduce the toxin overload and drink herbal teas to help with digestion.
14: Illness — Zits here can be a sign that your body is fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Give it a break, take a yoga class, take a nap, take time to breathe deeply, drink plenty of water and know that everything always works out. (Comment from Kalandra, Fasting is a great way to combat stresses, illness, and nutritional over indulgences.) 

*Get a food allergy test, Many natural foods can be the foundation for your breakouts as well.*
So the next time you break out or notice dark under-eye circles, look to your face map: your skin is probably trying to communicate on behalf of the internal organs. However, do remember that, as with all medical issues, it is always best to see your doctor or dermatologist for a proper prognosis. This is just a general guide to head you off in the right investigative direction – just because you break out between the brows doesn't always mean you have a bad liver!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"21 Reasons to Start Walking."

1. Walking Trims your waist line.
2. Walking lowers your risk of cancer (Especially breast and colon cancer.)
3. Walking prevents weight gain.
4. Walking helps you build lean muscles.
5. Walking Pumps up your metabolism.
6. Walking helps you loose inches of fat.
7. Walking reduces risk of strokes. (Top killers of Men and Women)
8. Walking reduces the risk of heart disease. (Top killers of Men and Women)
9. Walking reduces the risk of diabetes. (it helps maintain blood sugar balance.)
10. Walking boost brain power. (Makes the mind sharper.)
11. Walking improves your mood.
12. Walking decreases stress.
13. Walking can prevent erectile dysfunction.
14. Walking is an energy booster.
15. Walking helps with arthritis pain.
16. Walking builds strength.
17. Walking reduces the risk of Osteoporosis.
18. Walking maintains joint flexibility.
19.Walking strengthen bones.
20. Walking is GREAT for All the systems in the body, especially The Cardiovascular and Digestive System.
21 Walking is ultra eeeeeeasy and natural.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Acne/ Troubled Skin Fact#1

FACT: During Adolescence, the body begins producing large amounts of hormone androgen, which causes the sebaceous glands in the skin to over produce oil, when excessive oil gets trapped in the passage ways under the skin, pimples can and will form.

Acne and/or Troubled Skin FACTS...

No ones skin is 100% flawless; although for some people their skin can come really close to looking like it, but for others it can be very difficult to maintain healthy looking skin.... I know we have heard it a million times but I will say it one more time to make it a million and 1 times. Skin troubles are most times resulting from what you put inside of your body and on your skin. Acne can be hormonal, hereditary, or sometimes resulting from food allergies. Either way it goes, ACNE or  PROBLEM SKIN is NOT fun! Read under my -BLOG LABEL- "Acne Facts and Help 101" on this Blog to see facts on acne , troubled skin, and  simple guidelines and treatment that can possibly help.

Monday, September 3, 2012

More Positives on our Ole' Friend Fiber."

I'm sure we have all heard the positives about our ole' friend fiber.... Well there is more, According to the National Cancer Institute, There were a group of patients followed over a course of nine years. The scientific findings were that the intake of about 30 grams of fiber per day reduced the risk of death from any disease and/or ailment including Cardiovascular, Infectious, and Respiratory diseases. Make sure to get in your fiber my family and friends.