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Is Detoxing Effective? Fueling All 5 Detox Pathways

Are you considering a “detox protocol”? There’s quite some debate in the scientific and medical communities about whether or not we need to assist the body’s natural detoxification process. Dr. Cassie Irwin tells The Peanut Mill community her thoughts on detoxification of the intestines, liver, kidneys, lung and lymphatics.

More Than Skin Deep – 4 Whole-Body Supports for Healthy Skin

More Than Skin Deep – 4 Whole-Body Supports for Healthy Skin

Zoning in on the acne, wrinkles and dryness you see in the mirror pulls focus from the amazing functions of the body’s largest organ. We tend to forget that the skin serves important roles as a barrier to the external environment, a route for detoxification, and a factory for converting sunshine into vitamin D. Your nutrition, supplements, topical skincare and lifestyle practices can change the skin you’re in.

Vitamin D and the Sun: Dermatology association provides guidelines

There has been some confusion about the amount of sun exposure required to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D, according to the Canadian Dermatology Association. "People are hearing many different recommendations, some of which can be misleading," says Dr Cheryl...

The Anti-Aging Oat? Beta-glucan study suggests skin benefits

The fight against aging has received a scientific boost thanks to research that dispels a hard-held belief about the natural ingredient, beta-glucan. The study is the first to show that the oat beta-glucan can penetrate the skin despite years of doctors and scientists...

Skin Sense: Probiotics may be answer to eczema

Eczema is the most common form of dermatitis, a term which literally means “inflamed skin.” The condition can affect people young and old and encompasses a number of red, itchy skin conditions. Eczema may look like a dry, scaly rash or weepy, oozing blisters. Recent...

Beyond Blemish: options for acne

The most common type of acne (acne vulgaris) is an inflammatory condition of the sebaceous glands of the skin. The red, elevated areas (pimples) occur most often on the face, neck and back, in teenagers and, to a lesser extent, in adults. While there is no “cure” for...

About Face: Natural help for rosacea

An estimated 5% of North American adults suffer from rosacea (some times called “adult acne”), a chronic skin disorder that usually affects the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin with blotchy, red patches. Though the exact cause is yet unknown, the redness and flushing...

Eating to save your skin!

Could healthy eating protect your skin from sunburn, wrinkles and even skin cancer? Some studies now suggest that diet may play a role in reducing damage that accumulates from minor sun exposure. But experts emphasize that this can’t replace strategies like using...

Silica: an answer for acne and psoriasis?

Silica is an essential mineral, long used to improve degenerative diseases and connective tissue disorders. This mineral is required for the proper formation of collagen for bones and connective tissue as well as healthy skin, hair and nails. Silica also helps...

Antioxidant creams smooth skin: study

Pycnogenol, an antioxidant derived from the bark of pine trees, is reputed to help protect skin cells from the damage of UV rays as well as support collagen and elastin production in the skin. Vitamin E, both used internally and topically, is believed to help heal...