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What you Need to Know About Trans Fats

Do you remember when you first heard that TRANS fats are bad for you? I remember as a child my sister was making whipped cream (from the raw milk we bought from a local farmer). Only this time it turned into a solid mass. Our parents recognized it – she had made butter! This was…

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Healthy Skin | Preventing Sun Damage (good sunscreens)

How can you protect your skin? In the previous article we looked at the importance of getting sun exposure (tanning, not burning) to maintain adequate levels of Vitamin D, which is protective against skin cancer. We also looked at the most harmful sunscreen ingredients to avoid. Now let’s look at some of the safe options to…

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Sunscreens | Find Out if Yours Could CAUSE Skin Cancer

  There are two primary types of sunscreens – chemical agents and physical blocks. “Physical blocks” sit on the surface of the skin. Typically these are not absorbed and have been shown to be non-reactive with UV light. Since they are not absorbed there is no concern about them building up in the body, being stored…

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Healthy Skin | Getting Tan is Safer than Sunscreen

Our relationship with the sun is complex. Should we relax in the sun to obtain Vitamin D or shun the sun to avoid skin cancer? The very rays (UV-B) that increase our risk for cancer by causing sunburn are also responsible for producing Vitamin D, which is protective against cancer. So how do get the…

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What Your Skin is Trying to Tell You About Your Health

In the first article in this series we looked at some common skin complaints like acne, rosacea, skin tags, bump, wrinkles, spots and dryness. This article dives deeper into some of the underlying imbalances that cause these symptoms. The Gut Biome The balance of organisms in your intestines is analogous to a rain forest. Ideally…

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Skin Care from the Inside Out | Acne, Wrinkles, Spots & Bumps

  Noticing changes in how your skin looks can be a big motivator for adopting a healthier lifestyle. You’ve learned through experience that too much alcohol will give you bags under your eyes the next day, or overindulging in sweets will cause puffiness. But when it comes to wrinkles, redness, spots or acne the triggers may…

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References for Side Effects of Heartburn Medication

LATC Mar 2015 Yang, YX, Lewis JD, Epstein S, Metz DC. Long-term proton pump inhibitor therapy and risk of hip fracture. JAMA 296 (24): 2947-53 http://www.gastrojournal.org/article/S0016-5085(09)00780-X/abstract – http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/issue.aspx?journalid=71&issueid=5765&direction=P – (Mitchell) Valuck RJ, Ruscin JM. Study on adverse effects: H2 blocker or proton pump inhibitor use and vitamin B12 deficiency. J Clin Epidemiol 2004;57:422-428. Russell RM,…

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