Nutritional status plays an important role in the maintenance of healthy skin. Macronutrients, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, micronutrients, vitamins and nutritionally essential minerals work together to maintain the barrier functions of skin in the face of everyday challenges.
I recently had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Michael J. Breus PHD, talk about his life long work that was focused on understanding human sleep pattens and why we are all different in so many ways.
Your face ages in many different and specific ways. Some changes come from the outside—namely the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays and environmental exposures—and others come from the inside, such as your genes and age.
Over the past several decades, few medical conditions have received as much attention and stirred up as much controversy as PMS, the common term associated with premenstrual syndrome.
The ancient Chinese believed that the seasons have a profound cyclical effect on human growth and well-being – that we are influenced by climatic changes and that we should live in harmony with them.
As we begin the new year, we are faced with the core of winter upon us. Whether you are someone who loves the cooler weather or not, one thing we all have in common is the impact of the colder weather on our skin.
In aromatherapy or other holistic therapies plant- based oils often used for massage are referred to as ‘carrier oils.’ The term ‘carrier’ oil in some ways belittles the practical value and dynamics that lie behind the ubiquitous vegetable oils. Nutritionists have long known the true value of oils and fats and their necessity in our diet.
The holidays are a wonderful time to slow down, rest and enjoy time with family and friends. Yet the reality, for most of us is an overly busy holiday filled with stress. Not only are we all super busy preparing for the Holidays but we also have to contend with colder weather, dark mornings and evenings.