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10 Foods That Prevent Spots & Do Not Aggravate Pimples


Experts recommend a tastier way to detox using herbal teas claim that there is no such thing as foods that prevent spots and that acne is not caused or aggravated by certain foods or stress, their statements are annoyingly inaccurate and can cause confusion among acne sufferers. Although it is argued that food and stress do not directly cause acne breakouts, they do in fact create a reaction inside your body that triggers acne breakouts to occur. This article aims to settle the score. How To Get Rid Of Acne At Home  If you’ve always believed chocolate and oily foods cause acne, it’s finally time to put that myth to rest. It’s one of the biggest misconceptions about acne, but the only thing these foods can actually do is raise cholesterol levels, says Rachelle Wood, registered holistic nutritionist in Charlottetown P.E.I.  ”Hormonal changes within the body have the greatest impact on acne formation. High stress lifestyles can promote acne production, so stay calm and relaxed to avoid breakouts,” she tells The Huffington Post Canada. So it’s not a coincidence that those annoying little zits always manage to pop up when we feel overwhelmed — but that’s not the whole story.  More at Best foods for acne – Huffington Post I don’t know about anyone else, but these so called “Experts” make my teeth itch at times with their narrow minded and profit protecting opinions about acne treatments. I am of the growing opinion that certain foods and stress do in fact cause acne to breakout and become aggravated. My rationale is that, if a person were to avoid eating a specific type of food that is known to be an acne aggravator like sugar for example, then acne would not appear or become aggravated. Therefore, the sugar does in fact cause acne to appear, a typical example of cause and effect. I guess as with everything, draw your own conclusions. Click To Read More »

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Great Tasting Superfoods For The Skin

The term super-foods has been somewhat overused and has been utilised with great effect to get people rushing to buy the next best food that claims to make amazing leaps towards healthy living. Despite the hype of some of these foods, there are some that do live up to their name especially when it comes to super-foods for the skin. Top of the list to increase eating are antioxidant-rich foods. These powerhouses are good for your body and your skin, helping counter the accelerated ageing oxidative effects of free radicals. So it pays to up your consumption of vitamin-rich fruit and vegetables for all-over benefit. Omega fatty acids are another sure-fire winner and these are found in fish and some plant oils.   A TREAT TO EAT  There are plenty of foods that are good for us, but it’s harder to isolate those that actually make us look good. We know greasy stuff should be bypassed in favour of healthier takeouts, but some food sources stand out on top of the obvious five-plus a day exhortations. More at Eat yourself beautiful with superfoods for skin There are many superfoods out there ranging from shitake mushrooms, goji berries, hemp seed, wheatgrass, salmon, celery to name a few, but lets not forget to mention the humble and often silent powerhouse commonly known as the nut. The humble nut, which has many antioxidants, rich in omega 3, loaded with vitamins and mineral but is also high in vitamin e, which is great for the skin. ensure not to over do it, as they are also high in saturated fats, just add a handful to your diet on a daily basis, the other health benefits and great as well. Click To Read More »

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The Detox Healing Crisis

The detox healing crisis is a very real experience that everyone goes through and can involve a variety of symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, sickness and also constipation. Not a very pleasant subject but going through the healing crisis is a sign of your body doing what it is supposed to be doing.  Experiencing the healing crisis, law of cure, or Herxheimer reaction is a given when cleansing and purifying the body by way of detoxifying the body, especially with our herbal-based Full Body Detox, created by our master healer and herbalist Djehuty Ma’at-Ra. One of the most common inquries we receive from detoxing customers here at, especially when performing our Full Body Detox, is that for the first several days of starting the detox, they feel or experience constipation. This is pretty normal if it in fact occurs. Just remember, everybody and ‘every body’ is different. Constipation while cleansing is a form of healing crisis. What’s happening in most cases is the body is getting backed up in order to give a big great release (as the bowels may be hardened and stubborn from years of backup), and when it comes, it will come – a big, hefty bowel movement and you will feel so good. You will feel so relieved as well as light. More at Full Body Detox Healing Crisis: Constipation   Other symptoms that you may experience when under-going a full body detox can be dizziness  weakness, body pains, body odour and bad breath as well as getting the opposite of constipation, diarrhoea. During a detox, although these symptoms are not ideal, remember that this is a process of healing that your body is going through and will be short lived.   Click To Read More »

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Keep Calm, Stay Healthy And Beat Those Pimple Breakouts

No More Acne   This feature discusses the importance of staying healthy, staying calm and keeping stress levels down to a minimum in your life, to help in preventing acne or pimple breakouts. It shares with you more about reducing stress and also improving your diet which is also a major contributor to the onset of acne and aggravating acne conditions. Read on to discover how you could be getting rid of pimples and get a healthy clear skin.   A person should eat a healthy diet with fresh fruits and vegetables and plenty of water according to It is also important to consistently take a multi-vitamin and not over consume any one vitamin or mineral. Within six months of this change, I lost 40 pounds by turning to a healthy lifestyle, and this helped a good portion of my acne problems. However, I knew my weight was not the only factor contributing to my skin problems. My stress level was through the roof with balancing a large class load, working and my social life. More at Healthy lifestyle, stress management key to overcoming acne, skin issues   Getting Rid of Pimples It’s interesting to read the steps taken by this person, and it’s great to see them doing things correctly to help treat the causes of acne, but I think it is also worth mentioning, that they state the the use Clinique’s face washing system has also helped to keep the acne breakouts at bay. Even though they are doing something right, they are still dependent on using an over the counter chemical based product to treat the external issue. This shows that they still have more to do in correcting diet and improving internal health and detoxing their system fully. Provided you do this correctly, you will not have to use another acne treatment product or drug ever again. There are natural treatments for acne you can use to treat the symptoms of acne. Click To Read More »

Shutdown Of Illegal Online Pharmacies By FDA

The Global Shutdown Of Illegal Online Pharmacies Selling Dangerous Acne Drugs!

Accutane Acne   There has been a major shutdown of illegal online pharmacies over the past few weeks who sell cheap medications and drugs, including acne drugs and skin treatment products. The FDA has headed up this attack on copycat websites, but who benefits?   Illegal online pharmacies around the world were just hit with a global crackdown, courtesy of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and 99 other national governments. In the Fifth Annual International Internet Week of Action (IIWA), a period where governments worldwide collaborate to stop the illegal sale of prescription drugs and medical supplies, 18,000 websites selling illegal or counterfeit drugs were terminated. The weeklong effort was titled Operation Pangea V and lasted from Sept. 25 to Oct. 2 with the help of 100 countries. More at Global Crackdown Hits 18000 Illegal Online Pharmacies   Although this action has been taken to protect people from using illegal medications, I cannot help but think that this whole operation  is purely to protect the interests of the big pharmaceutical companies and their massive profits, and over inflted prices of medication drugs. They claim this will stop the selling of substandard  counterfeit and unsafe drugs. Are they really saying the the drugs from pharmaceutical companies are safe, what about Accutane for example, is that safe FDA? We are not big supporters of anyone using medication drugs, certainly not for long term use, but this is purely about the pharmaceutical companies and medical world who get commissions for drug pushing by big pharma. Click To Read More »

The Bald Truth About Pimple Medications

The Bald Truth About Pimple Medications

If you are suffering with acne and have been taking acne medications, you may have noticed the thinning of your hair or maybe it’s even falling out. New research has found a link to between this and medication drugs including acne drugs. So here is the bald truth about pimple medications, read on to find out more.   From painkillers to beta blockers, we reveal the pills that can make your hair go curly, fall out – or even change colour! Going thin on top? Or is your hair losing its colour? Your medication could be to blame! Drugs for blood pressure, acne, depression — even common painkillers — can lead to hair loss, according to a report by scientists at the University of Melbourne. And other drugs can turn a brunette into a redhead, or make straight hair curly. Hair loss or thinning can occur up to a year after taking medication but, thankfully, in most cases, hair loss or any other changes are reversible. More at Bad hair day? Blame it on your medicine   Acne pills such as vitamin A or retinoids (accutane, isotretinoin) that are widely prescribed by doctors and dermatologists can actually cause the hair follicle to shut down if the drug is over prescribed or taken for too long.  This is another example of what medication drugs can have on the human body. It makes you wonder what other health complaints taking modern medicine has, that is yet unknown. But the good news is, you don’t have to take drug to treat your acne, go natural and treat the causes and not just the symptoms.       Click To Read More »

Keep On Juicing But Keep The Fibre

Keep The Fibre And Keep On Juicing

Juicing fruit and vegetables is a great and tasty way to get those all essential vitamins and nutrients. But the traditional methods of juicing takes away one important nutrient that can make all the difference that makes this tasty beverage even more nutritious. All the juice bars I have ever come across take out this important substance which prevents sugar spikes.   Instead I went with a blender on steroids, Vitamix. Just to be clear for those who know about “affiliate links”, there are none. I am not making anything for mentioning the name. I chose a blender because it includes the whole fruit or vegetable I am adding, not just the juice. When I started out I visited a number of retail juicers and smoothie stores, because I was undecided which way to go AND I wanted to see what I could actually “stick to” before I invested in equipment. As I watched my drink be prepared in the juicing establishments. I could not help but notice the “pulp” being discarded and I immediately translated that to “fiber”. All the benefits of fiber came flooding into my head and it did not take long for me to drift to the “blending” side. More at Chronicles of a juicing/smoothie neophyte Juicing is a great way to detox your body and get healthy clear skin, but is also important to keep nutrients and vitamins which is found mostly in the pulp and peel of fruits and vegetables. So next time you do yourself a juice, keep the peel and pulp to make sure you get that fibre that will have even greater health benefits than just drinking the juice alone. Just keep on juicing with the pulp and peel for that added benefit. Click To Read More »