Skinning the surface of toxins!
This week we will look at what products we put on our bodies. Our skin is one of the ways that our body eliminates toxins. We do that through our sweat as it takes out toxins through our pores. The flip side of that is looking at what we absorb into our bodies through those same pores with our skin products. It’s been said, if you can’t eat it then don’t put it on your skin! How many of us would be willing to eat our skin lotion or shampoo? There are many chemicals in skin/body care that we know are very toxic for our body like: Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), Fragrance, Triclosan, Parabens and Phthalates. How do we make the transition to better quality products? The simple rule, just like with food, is to look at the label. If your skin care has multiple ingredients that you can’t pronounce, then it’s probably not good to use. The Environmental Working Group has a website called SKIN DEEP (http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/) to rate products for their potential risk of toxins. Improve the quality of your life by reducing toxins and chemicals and take a positive step towards healthy living.
Simply Easy Tip:
Coconut oil is a great skin moisturizer for face and body and it’s simple and clean. It fits the bill that you can eat AND put it on your skin!
Simply Supportive: Annmarie Gianni Skincare
We offer a wonderful clean line of skin care called Annmarie Gianni Skincare that is free of all chemicals and fillers. It’s made with the purest ingredients like natural herbs, essentials oil and good quality fats. To order these high quality products, you can contact our front desk team at (860)519-1916 or Info@IntegrativeWellnessAndPT.com or visit our products page: Annmarie Gianni Skincare
Simply Delicious: ULTRABATH by Dr. Mark Hyman
Add 2 cups of Epsom salts, 1 cup of baking soda, and 10 drops of lavender oil to
bathwater as hot as you can tolerate.
Take a 20-minute UltraBath just before bed every night.
For extra-powerful detoxification wrap yourself in towels immediately after the bath, get in bed under the covers and sweat more for 20 minutes, then remove the towels and go to sleep. You can go directly to sleep without rinsing off after the bath.
The benefits of the UltraBath include:
*Relaxation of your nervous system and lowering of cortisol through the use of lavender oil, which promotes weight loss and lowers inflammation.
*Enhancement of detoxification through the effects of the magnesium and sulfur in the Epsom salts.
*Enhanced sleep through the effects of the hot bath and magnesium.
*Increased heart rate variability, a sign of a healthy nervous system and reduced stress.
*Increased sweating and elimination of toxins.