Louise Hay states, ““Probable emotional cause of skin problems (hives, psoriasis, rash) is anxiety and fear. Old, buried guck. I am being threatened” in her book Heal Your Body.
Louise Hay believes every disease is connected to an emotion. Over a period of time, this emotion manifests into a dis-eased state, which can be seen in the body as a physiological change to the healthy state of the body.
Over the years since we launched Salubre Cosmeceuticals in 2010, I have heard many different comments in relation to our ingredients list.
This includes, "wow you have a lot of ingredients", "you have a lot of actives, you only need 7% actives to make a product effective and you would have over 80%” - from a contract manufacturer we sort to make our creams", "I use coconut oil and that works really well for me, why do I need to use a product with so many ingredients?"
When it comes to skin conditions the most common ones seem to get all the attention; that being acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Today I wanted to talk about a skin condition that isn’t talked about but affects 20,000 Australians and New Zealanders, and that is Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematous, SLE).
I was prompted to write this article as I have heard the term ‘toxic people’ being used a lot in social media and even in conversations with patients in my clinic.
It got me thinking what does it mean to have a ‘toxic person’ in your life? Do they know they are ‘toxic’ or do they think that perhaps you are ‘toxic’?
Recently I interviewed a wonderful GAPS diet practitioner for my podcast, Salubrious Skin with Dr Irene (episode will be uploaded next week).
It was an interesting chat about the importance of gut health for all aspects of our health.
This got me thinking and as a result spiked so many conversations in my clinic.
Is stress actually bad for our health or is it a great motivator to doing great things with our life?
We constantly hear stress is bad for us and most of us know stress can make us have sleepless nights, anxiety, chest pain, easily catching someone else’s cold/flu, headaches, making poor dietary choices and the list goes on.
Now this list can truly go on and on but IS STRESS ACTUALLY BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH?
Could the time of day dictate how you feel?
Well according to Chinese Medicine, there are 12 2-hour periods of the days that correlate to a specific meridian. When that period presents, there are symptoms that present when there is a deficiency in that organ system but the great news is if you make a few little changes, you can actually improve your health.