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25 March 2010

Ten cleansing foods for daily detox.

1. Organic, leafy green vegetables.
Raw or cooked, greens like kale, collards, spinach, bok choy, and broccoli are packed with chlorophyll, which helps eliminate toxins and protect the liver. Lightly diuretic greens, especially watercress and arugula, work with the liver to flush out toxins while their rich minerals keep you strong.

2. Daikon.
This peppery root looks like a large white carrot; it's packed with vitamins and minerals to stimulate weight loss.

3. Lemon.
A rich source of vitamin C, lemon helps convert toxins into water-soluble form so they are easily flushed from the system.

4. Garlic.
Garlic activates liver enzymes that help filter out toxins. It also stimulates circulation and contains antibacterials that help the body to cleanse efficiently.

5. Whole grains.
Unprocessed grains are excellent sources of soluble fiber, which mops up toxins and strengthens digestion so you assimilate nutrients more effectively.

6. Green Tea.
Loaded with catechins, which improve liver function, green tea is the perfect detox brew.

7. Broccoli sprouts.
While all sprouts aid the body in breaking down fats, broccoli sprouts contain the most cancer-fighting enzyme-stimulating compounds.

8. Cabbage.
A potent anti-inflammatory food, cabbage powerfully activates both types of detox enzymes in the liver.

9. Fresh fruit.
Although high in simple sugars, the fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants in whole fruits trump that downside any day.

10. Water.
When all is said and done, if you aren't properly hydrated, all your cleansing efforts will be compromised. Eat lots of water-rich plant foods and drink at least eight glasses a day for optimal health.

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10 March 2010

The Healing Powers of Oxygen Treatments

Oxygen produces an immediate well-being and energetic sensation. Main importance is that it increases skin micro-circulation and oxygenation of the tissue. High pressurized injection of mixture,oxygen and serum. The actives will penetrate to the deepest level of the dermis. Excellent with Vitamin C Serum for age spots and expression wrinkles. Oxygen is essential to proper healing of bodily tissues, whether it's the skin, or muscles. In most cases, the act of breathing combined with a healthy network of veins and arteries provide enough oxygen for the body tissues to heal. However, in certain circumstances, oxygen treatment is used to substantially increase oxygen flow within tissues to improve healing. Oxygen Treatments used for: Crush Injuries: complications of crush injuries, such as from motor vehicle accidents, falls...etc just to name a few. By increasing oxygen delivery to injured tissues, oxygen treatments reduce swelling, improve healing and help fight infection. Problem Wounds: Wounds may fail to respond to standard care because of low oxygen levels and impaired circulation. Foot ulcers in diabetics are one such problem. By increasing oxygen levels within the wound tissues, therapy promotes healing. Anemia/Blood Loss: In cases where a patient can't accept a blood transfusion for medical or religious reasons, sufficient oxygen delivery (via red blood cells) might be compromised. Oxygen treatments will increase the oxygen content of existing red blood cells. Intra-cranial Abscess: A sinus infection may form an abscess within the body. antibiotics may be ineffective and white blood cells require a minimum oxygen level to kill bacteria. Treatment provides oxygen for white blood cells and inhibits bacteria that need low oxygen levels to grow. Soft Tissue Infections: These are serious infections- in which tissue is dying- that may be complicated by conditions such as diabetes or vascular disease. While primary treatments are removing the infected tissue and administering antibiotics, oxygen may inhibit bacteria from growing and enhance the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria. Radiation Therapy Complications: Chronic complications of radiation therapy used to treat cancer may result form scarring and narrowing of the blood vessels. Oxygen treatments allow more oxygen to reach these damaged areas and help prevent issue form dying for lack of blood and oxygen flow. Skin Grafts: The success of transferred skin grafts or flaps (which might include skin, deeper tissue, muscle and bone) is largely dependent on sufficient oxygen supply to the affected area. Oxygen treatment can be used to saturate the area with oxygen before and after grafting. Burns: Oxygen Therapy is sometimes used to treat burns. Oxygen therapy reduces swelling, limits progression of the burn injury (which continues 3-4 days after the initial injury) and may diminish lung damage from inhalation of heat and smoke. Oxygen Facial~ $110. Oxygen is a life-sustaining element. With oxygen, we have more energy, metabolic function and regeneration occurs. Oxygen infused into the skin reduces the appearance of expression aging, dehydrated skin and fine lines. During this treatment, you will receive cleansing, toning, exfoliation, face, neck, arm and hand massage, concentrated molecular oxygen together with vital skin nutrients are sprayed onto skin, assuring that delivery occurs in it's purest, most energizing and vital form. * Oxygen Mask Treatment additional $50. Sage Skin Spa 945 Spring Street Suite 1 (Bates Plaza) Paso Robles, Ca 93446 805-674-1341

04 March 2010

7 Beauty Myths that Deserve to Die.

We are all so-called experts on skin care. After all, my friend's mother swore by smearing globs and globs of Vaseline on her face each and every night. And her skin was weathered like a piece of leather, so it must be true. Come close and let me share a secret. Would you believe me if I told you that not everything you hear or read is true? (Which might lead one to argue that that statement could therefore be false, which would negate this entire post... ouch I think I just pulled a muscle in my brain.) Here are some common beauty myths and what I found out about each. Myth: Cucumber Reduces Eye Puffiness The cucumber itself does not reduce puffiness. But consider this, have you ever heard of someone being referred to as hot as a cucumber? No, it's cool as a cucumber. Cucumbers are able to stay cold for long periods of time outside of a refrigerator.  That cold is what actually reduces puffiness (it causes blood vessels around our eyes to contract, thereby reducing swelling). That being said, you could lay a dirty sock over your eyes and it could help. As long as it is cold. Myth: Preparation H Reduces Eye Puffiness Yeah okay. NO. In fact, using Preparation H around the eyes can cause dry and inflamed skin. Therefore, you'll just end up with dry, inflamed, greasy eyes. You're better off just saving it for your nether region. Myth: Your Skin Pores Open and Close A pore is not a door or window - they can not open and close. However, if something is built up in the pore (like dead skin cells) the pores can appear enlarged. Seek out an expert esthetician for deep exfoliating in order to remove that gunk stuff. Myth: Soap is Bad for Your Skin When soaps contained lye and animal fat, this was true. But newer soaps are less harsh and often have good stuff like moisturizers. Recommendation - soaps of sage, handcrafted organic olive oil based soaps in 9 varieties. Myth: Vaseline on Your Face every Night will Prevent Wrinkles Petroleum can make wrinkles less apparent by softening lines, but can't prevent aging. Myth: Cutting Your Hair and Eyelashes Once a Week will Make Them Grow Longer We'll believe just about anything, won't we? Try this one out and you'll just end up bald. Myth: Never Pluck a Gray Hair; Ten More will Grow in it's Place Answer me this: If you grow some carrots and pull them up out of the ground, will a bunch more pop up in it's place?  It's just not possible.