The colder weather has certainly started to settle in and yet it seems all the summer fruits are still around. This is positively confusing and quite irritating to your general wellbeing.
First of all, I’d like to share what the impact is on your health when eating foods that are grown in the opposite season to where you live and secondly, will identify which foods are best consumed now and why.
Enjoying the nice warm Autumn breeze is a welcomed relief to the hot Summer sun but for many this breeze can lead to skin flare ups, dry, flaky skin and itchiness all over the body.
So why does Autumn seem to have such a negative effect on our skin?
I can’t tell you the number of patients that have commented on their skin being more dry and having this uncontrollable itch that never seems to go away. In Chinese Medicine, wind causes itchiness.....
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’?
Before I share the wonderful news that you don’t have to suffer from Chronic Fatigue forever, let me first define Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a disorder of its own entity. It was poorly diagnosed for many years as tests in the GP’s office couldn’t simply give you the diagnosis, so as a result many people suffered in silence. These days it is much more accepted and there are criteria a doctor can use to better diagnosed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms. As for Chronic Fatigue this can be a symptom of an other disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, skin diseases such as psoriasis or any other chronic disease.