The common phrase “you are what you eat” actually holds more truth than you may have originally thought. Although it does feel good to splurge on that cheeseburger and french fries every once in a while, what we put into our bodies does have a pretty large impact on our outward appearance. The best way to achieve a healthy complexion begins with nourishing your insides. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is one of the most important nutrition tips out there. In addition, foods such as fresh vegetables and fruits contain powerful antioxidants that can protect our skin from cellular damage caused by environmental factors and free radicals. Continue reading “Eat your Way to Healthy, Glowing Skin”
Jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax derived from an evergreen shrub plant that grows in areas with desert-like climates. This wax contains many essential vitamins and minerals needed for healthy hair and skin because it is very similar to the natural sebum our bodies produce. Specifically, the vitamins and minerals in jojoba oil are vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium. Continue reading “Ingredient of the Week: Jojoba Oil”
Chamomile has been used since ancient times by the Greeks and Romans for medicine, drinks and incense. This “miracle herb” has been is known to ease inflammation, upset stomachs, nausea, heartburn, vomiting, diarrhea, anxiety and insomnia.
There are two types of chamomile: Roman and German. Both German and Roman chamomile plants grow wild in various parts of the world and have similar soothing properties. Roman chamomile is a small evergreen perennial plant that grows very low to the ground with large flowers and has a sweet apple scent. German chamomile, on the other hand, is not a perennial plant and it has fewer flowers than Roman chamomile. It also has more of a sweet straw scent.
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