Healing Face & Body Cream (DIY)

you are your own kind, stay unique 

There are so many chemicals and sketchy ingredients in the products being bought in stores. Beauty stores, Drug Stores, Supermarkets. The lotions, creams, basically most any skin product may have long or/and jumbled components really hard to pronounce, that may mean ‘they are natural,’ or ‘fake/man made chemicals,’ or ‘this came from an animal,’ or even worse, ‘this came from animal bones and feces.’ …..Gross.

Just because a paid well seen human being advertises the product on tv/social media, showing off a “perfect glow” that may have came from really good lighting or talented makeup artists. Some claiming natural ingredients even.

It may just be more awesome to make your own! Plus! These actual natural ingredients are very beneficial for your skin!

Lets talk about it!

Now, these three ingredients exhibit great health benefits! And they are used in a variety of cosmetics, creams, lotions and medicinal formulas in combination with other additives or natural ingredients.

The botanical elements in this healing skin process we are using are:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil,
  • 1 cup shea butter,
  • 1/2 cup almond oil.

you can use any other substitute if you want, such as olive oil, jojoba oil, or any other healthy organic oil

1. Melt the shea butter and coconut oil together. This can be done either in the top of a double broiler, or out in the sun (on a hot day probably). Whatever you prefer. After it is melted, remove from the heat source and let cool for 30 min.

2. Now you can stir in almond oil and essential oils, or any other skin ingredient you want. Your choice, babe.

3. Wait til oil starts to partially solidify, and put in blender/processor to mix til its a butter-like consistency. Should take a few minutes.

4. Place in a glass jar and enjoy!

5. PS if you are making this in the summer, you can put in fridge for awhile til it becomes solid.

 

We were supposed to talk about those benefits, right?

 

Shea Butter contains plant antioxidants, such as Vitamin A & E. These vitamins protect cells from free radicals and environmental damage (pollution is not good for skin).

Coconut Oil contain fatty acids (caprytic and lauric) which reduce inflammation internally and externally, and moisturize, making them a great solution for all types of skin conditions. It protects the skin and has many antioxidants that make it ideal for healing the skin.

Almond Oil contains Vitamin E, which minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It has antioxidative properties, which protects the skin against UV radiation damage and keeping the skin soft and supple.

 

What else did I use? I personally added Rosewater, which is soothing & protecting & Noni juice, for healing and healthy skin. Also Kate’s Magic Aura mist: Stream of Success/ Cedarwood & Red Mandarin.

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Healing Face & Body Cream! Yay! 💕

 

 

Read on for more info:

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-benefits-of-shea-butter-for-skin-hair-and-health/#gref

20 Coconut Oil Benefits & Side Effects (#5 is Life Saving)

https://draxe.com/almond-oil/

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that results in the damage to the optic nerve and vision loss.

 

Expected reference range for IOP is 10 t0 21 mm/Hg

For eye pressures, a value greater than 21 mm/Hg or 2.8 kPa is often used with higher pressures leading to greater risk.

 

There are two primary types of Glaucoma:

  • Open-angle Glaucoma
  • Angle-closure Glaucoma

Open-angle glaucoma developes slowly over time and there isn’t any pain.

Closed-angle glaucoma can present gradually or suddenly.

 

The mechanism of open-angle glaucoma is believed to be the slow exit of aqueous humor through the trabecular mesh work while in closed angle glaucoma the iris blocks the trabecular network.

 

Risk factors that lead to Glaucoma include:

  • Tumors
  • Diabetes Mellitus

 

How you can prevent Glaucoma.

Prevent stress in your life.

  • Meditation
  • Yoga

Keep proper blood flow in your body.

  • Exercise regularly

Protect your eyes from the sun. 

  • Wear sunglasses when you go outside.

Keep a balanced diet.

  • Spinach and other leafy greens, rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, both components produced naturally in the eyes.
  • Antioxidants, prevents oxidative stress

 

 

Sites:

http://bodyecology.com/articles/glaucoma-and-the-one-antioxidant-you-have-never-heard-of

http://www.glaucoma.org/treatment/nutrition-and-glaucoma.php

Vegan Pancakes!

 

Vegan Pancakes

Ingredients:

1.5 cups Oatmeal

1 cup Almondmilk or Coconutmilk

1 ripe Banana

 

Directions:

Blend Oatmeal in blender, blend til it is a flour consistency. Once you have the consistency you like, add in the Almondmilk or Coconutmilk and Banana in blender. Process til it becomes a smooth batter.

Use a non-stick pan or use coconut oil for pan. Flip when you see the bubbles/browning.

And you have pancakes!

 

Toppings/Decor:

Chocolate Sauce- blend 3 dates (pitted, soaked for easier blending), 1 tbsp cacao/cocoa powder, 1-4 tbsp water to adjust consistency.

Banana slices

Coconut flakes

Walnuts

Blueberries

etc

Apple Cider Vinegar

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There have been ample loads of information about Apple Cider Vinegar! It has so many unbelievable properties and there are so many outstanding uses for it!

Apple Cider Vinegar has been used as a natural treatment for allergies and has thought to reduce the risk of cancer.

For many centuries, Apple Cider Vinegar was considered the Fountain of Youth! It was commonly consumed as an elixir because of its properties. Many people in this day of age have totally forgotten about it.

In 2014, the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) published a study where it has been indicated that alternative therapies, such as Apple Cider Vinegar, may be more effective than prescription drugs.

More of the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar include:

  • Preventing flu & stomach illness
  • Balances pH in the body
  • Helps to relieve heartburn, nausea, acid reflux
  • Helps relieve asthma & allergies
  • Helps relieve gout
  • Helps relieve migraines
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Works well to clear up fungus, bacterial rashes
  • Gets rid of warts
  • Helps reduce/prevent acne

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Inspired by & Cite Info from

http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/amazing-benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar/?c=d

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Everything should be practiced with Love!
Health and Wellbeing is Internal, External, Mental, and Spiritual!
I hope you do find everything written and listed as very helpful and educational!
If there are any questions, you can always write to me here! =)

With Love, Always
Suz, The Holistic Love

Multiple Sclerosis.

Also known as Disseminated Sclerosis. MS is a chronic progressive and degenerative disease characterized by scattered patches of demylinations and glial tissue overgrowth in the white matter of the brain and spinal chord. These structural changes in nerve tissue lead to decreased nerve conduction. As inflammation diminishes, some remylination may occur, and nerve conduction returns.

Among the clinical symptoms associated with MS are:

  • extremity weakness,
  • visual disturbances,
  •  ataxia (involuntary muscle movement coordination),
  •  tremor (shaking movement, also from involuntary muscle contraction),
  • incoordination,
  • sphincter impairment,
  • and impaired position senses.

There isn’t really a definitive diagnostic test, but there are some tests that are used in conjunction for a careful history and physical examinations such Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Visual Al-Evoked Potentials, and Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis. The diagnosis of MS is based on criteria from Revised International Panel on MS Diagnosis (Revised McDonald Criteria). The patient needs to provide a detailed history to assist in accurate diagonosis of MS. Patients may experience symptoms for many months before actually learning they have Multiple Sclerosis. A Magnetic Resonance Imaging test is used to detect the presence of MS plaques. Visual Al-Evoked Potential tests are useful in confirming diagnosis of MS. Demyelination that occurs with MS results in a slowing of response time. Analysis of cerebrospinal fluid is done to detect increased immune cells indicative of MS.

Contact the health care team if urinary symptoms occur, as well as motor, sensory, visual disturbances or exacerbations. Prompt treatment can be initiated when reported early.

Check for unsteady movement, muscle strength, weakness, coordination, balance, and reluctance to attempt movement. Changes in motor weakness are used to assess progression and remission of MS. Consult a physical therapist and occupational therapist for help with assistive or ambulatory devices. Goal for using adaptive devices is to promote safety, increase mobility, prevent falls, and conserve energy.

Assess for visual impairment such as diplopia (double vision), blurred vision, nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), visual loss, scotomas (blind spots), and impaired color perception. This could be linked to Optic Nerve Demylination. Psychological responses to visual loss is also good to recognize such as anger, depression and withdrawal since self esteem is negatively affected. Rest eyes when fatigued since fatigue can afflict in visual problems.

Urinary Retention/Incontinence is a sign of a Neurogenic bladder. A spastic bladder, characterized by frequency and dribbling, or a flaccid bladder in which an absence of sensation to void results in urine retention may be experienced. A bladder training program may be initiated. Suggest the Crede method and intermittant catheterization for residual urine if signs of retention are present. A residual urine greater than 100 mL predisposes the person to UTI’s. Bladder Crede methods stimulate complete emptying of the bladder. Also recommend vitamin C and cranberry juice (best to make your own!) as these nutrients acidify the urine and reduce bacterial growth.

Sensory changes may result in hypoalgesia (decreased sensitivity to painful stimuli), paresthesia (pins and needles feeling in extremities), and loss of position sense. These can lead to trauma, injury, and skin integrity changes. Be aware of extremes in  heat and cold, and prolonged physical pressure, which can lead to injury of the skin.

Natural Treatments

Avoid Alcohol

If alcohol is overused, it will produce multiple effects on the Central Nervous System. Alcohol can be very inflammatory if nerves are already inflamed.

Exercise . Yoga . Tai Chi

Exercise, Yoga and Tai Chi typically is crucial to health and well-being and is advised in easing symptoms of MS

Meditation . Deep Breathing

Meditation and Deep Breathing is definitely recommended!  Techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing, deep breathing, and incentive spirometry exercises can be included in regular exercise, yoga and tai chi.

Hypnosis

Stressful events make  MS symptoms worse. Hypnosis is powerful for stress release! Hypnosis in general is powerful! Learn more info  here  on how Hypnosis treats MS

Green Juice . Wheatgrass . Chlorella . Spirulina

Greens boost the immune system. Which in fact is great at keeping the body and pH balanced! Therefore, it will ease auto-immune system attacks. Plus, greens nourish nerves!

Fresh Organic Fruits and Vegetables

People with MS should do a short juice fast for five days. Then consume a plant based diet enriched with organic fruits and vegetables!

Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseeds in general are basically the omega 3 miracle. They fight off Heart Disease and protect against inflammatory illnesses! They prevent degeneration of the cells, nourish and protect myelin nerve sheaths.

Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract in Coconut Oil

Even though this is considered a Hemp product, you still have to be on the waiting list to have the product available to you. You can sign up  here and learn more about Charlotte’s Web here

Evening Primrose Oil

Totally rich in omega 6! The Arthritis Foundation has listed Evening Primrose Oil as an approach to relieving joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation.

Rest

Basically, with good exercise, yoga, tai chi, meditation and deep breathing exercises, you have a much better chance at getting excellent sleep and rest!

 

I hope this has been a big help for those who have MS, or know people with MS. Even those seeking Alternative Therapies and Medical (Pre) Professionals!

 

Love Always!

Suz

 

Sites

Gulanick, Meg, and Judith L. Myers. Nursing Care Plans: Diagnoses, Interventions, and Outcomes. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby, 2011. Print

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Living-Well-With-MS/Health-Wellness/Alcohol

http://multiplesclerosis.net/symptoms/breathing-problems/

http://hypnosishealthinfo.com/hypnosis-for-multiple-sclerosis/

http://www.health-food-supplement.com/ms-and-spirulina.html

http://www.indianetzone.com/1/multiple_sclerosis.htm

http://www.msdietforwomen.com/flaxseeds-relapse-reducers

http://www.growweedeasy.com/cannabis-extract-hash-oil

http://www.mult-sclerosis.org/news/Dec2003/EveningPrimroseOil.html