It is not a secret that everyone wants to look young and radiant. And while in my opinion your attitude to life, diet and good vibes are the key to longevity, there is a number of natural remedies that can do wonders.
Some may think that it is easier said than done to always have a positive attitude to life and good vibes. However I can assure you that all you need to start this change is the willingness and a strong intention to change. You need to be ready to let go off heavy emotions, negative thinking patterns and addictions that drag your down. Once you do this you will feel lighter and clearer. It is a necessary thing to do, like weeding, in order to see your true self. One of the wonderful tools that I have tested myself is when you get up in the morning and look in the mirror, tell yourself how beautiful and amazing you are, give yourself a smile. For you need to love yourself to let love and joy into your life, and that automatically will make you more beautiful and let your unique essence shine through.
Natural remedies for your radiant healthy self:
Evening primrose oil is a fabulous resource for women’s health as it contains a high concentration of a fatty acid called GLA that is responsible for amazing healing properties of this plant. As a matter of fact, evening primrose contains one of the highest concentrations known of this valuable substance while only a few other plants contain it at all. This makes it a valuable medicinal herb. The gamma-linoleic acid, linoleic acid and other nutrients in this oil are essential for cell structure and improve the elasticity of the skin. These important fatty acids help to regulate hormones and improve nerve function aiding problems ranging from PMS to migraines. The hormone balancing effect is essential for a healthy breast tissue.
Evening primrose oil may help to relieve the symptoms of PMS, menopause, menstruation, endometriosis, and fibrocystic breasts. For more information about it go to: http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-evening-primrose.html
Tamanu (Kamani) Oil
Tamanu oil is extracted from a nut of tamanu tree that grows in the tropical part of the Pacific. It is known as Kamani in Hawaii. Polinesians knew about its healing properties and extensively used it to cure all skin conditions. Today a lot of experts say that tamanu oil can be one of the most effective skin curing agents available on the market. They say it heals and helps regenerate 4 epidermis of skin, promoting formation of new skin cells and tissue which helps grow new healthy skin and aids in the process of healing skin abrasions and scar tissues. In addition to its regenerative powers, kamani oil is a powerful antioxidant and is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent.
Here are some of the benefits of tamanu oil:
- Healing skin abrasions, cuts, blisters, and blemishes
- Preventing and healing wrinkles and other skin marks
- Help for dry skin, Eczema, and a number of skin conditions
- Healing for sun burns, chemical burns, insect bites, and stings
I personally use it extensively and was amazed that when it was applied on a burn right away — there was no blister and no burn mark left on my skin after a fast healing. It is one of my favorites and I highly recommend to have it in your first aid kit!
Dandelion is not merely that weed that invades your yard in spring, in fact it is very medicinal and has been used as such since 900 AD. All parts of this plant are edible: leaves, flowers and roots.
This humble plant contains vitamins A, C, and D and significant amounts of zinc, iron, magnesium, and potassium as well. Did you know that dandelion contains more beta-carotene than carrots per serving?
Dandelion root and leaves greatly help the digestive system. However, they say that the root is best for liver problems while the leaf is best for kidney issues. And while there is no study yet that indicates directly that dandelion helps to treat acne and eczema, it greatly helps liver by detoxing it. A liver that is out of balance and full of toxins (especially if you eat a lot of unhealthy foods) can easily cause hormonal imbalance bringing acne along the way. Our liver is the powerhouse of our immune system, it is our filter. It deserves to be detoxed naturally on a regular basis because besides everything it will mean less allergies for you.
I personally noticed a significant complexion improvement and acne disappearing after a week of drinking dandelion tea on a regular basis! It was a pleasant surprise to say the least. And I think it tastes great too!
Since I know that mostly women will be reading this, here is another interesting fact about dandelion: scientists found that dandelion root extract can block the invasion of noninvasive breast cancer cells. This clearly demonstrates that dandelion root may be beneficial in preventing the metastasis — of breast cancer cells.
People with an allergy to yarrow, ragweed, chamomile, chrysanthemum, marigold, and other flowers like daisy should avoid dandelion. Also anyone pregnant, nursing, or taking prescription drugs should talk to a health care professional (preferably a naturopath) before adding any medicinal herbs to their diet.
Milk thistle has been used to treat liver disorders for thousands of years. This herb has been used to heal liver from mushroom poisoning, chronic hepatitis, alcoholic cirrhosis, as well as acute viral hepatitis.
It is a powerful detox for liver especially when it comes to drug and alcohol related toxins, polluted environments, etc. Besides that a lot of main stream drugs are very hard on liver. Therefore your liver will thank you if you detox it from time to time. As a rule, a healthy glowing skin is a result of a healthy gut and liver.
Spirulina is one of the superfoods that is incredibly beneficial for health. It is a powerful boost for immune system, it gives you energy, improves digestion, eases PMS symptoms, and it is a fantastic antioxidant. This blue-green algae is rich in vitamin A, the vitamin that is essential for healthy eyes.
Spirulina comes in tablets and powder. Powdered spirulina is easy to use in smoothies.
What about Gluten?
So many people leave their lives suffering from poor digestion and skin problems, when nothing seems to help much. Until they find the culprit and remove it from their diet — WHEAT! Yes, wheat, and it doesn’t matter much if it is bleached or whole grain because it contains high amounts of GLUTEN. And while wheat is the main source of gluten, it is not the only one: oats, barley, and rye contain gluten also. Let’s face it: the use of GMO is harmful for people and animals and, regardless of what they say, is out of control. The reality is that wheat, even organic, is not the same as it was 100 years ago. It contains a much higher amount of gluten today. Interestingly enough, I hear a lot of stories of people with gluten intolerance travelling to Europe, where it is nearly impossible to resist pasties and bread, and they have no gluten allergy there. Why is that? One of the reasons I think is because the use of GMO is banned there. They realized that human lives are more important than profits. And honestly I do not miss gluten a bit now — there are many cook books about gluten free cooking available on the market today that will teach you how to make virtually anything but without gluten.
Do your research and I highly recommend to try to stay away from gluten for at least three weeks or a month to see if you notice any difference.
When I was pregnant with my daughter I was intuitively guided to eat and avoid certain foods. My skin was glowing healthy, people even asked me what creams I used. To their big surprise the answer was no creams but a healthy diet.
One of the highlights was absolutely no sugar. I ate an apple (organic) every day and my diet included lots of green salads, extra virgin olive oil, tons of avocado, coconut oil and basil, cilantro, garlic and mostly veggies. Later I came across an article about a glowing skin secrets and it talked exactly about the diet I was intuitively drawn to.
Listen to your body, listen to your intuition and allow yourself to be guided.
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