Best Acne Treatments

It may not be a big deal to someone with a clear, pimple free face, but to a teen or adult suffering from acne, finding the best acne treatment is an important task! Maybe it shouldn’t be so prioritized, but in our society, our looks affect our self esteem in many ways.
Treating acne can be difficult and even with the wide range of products available, chronic breakouts can still be difficult to overcome. Which one is “best for you,” is really the question. There are natural ingredient products, prescription creams and antibiotics to choose from. Some of the latest techniques include blue light therapy or diode laser therapy.
When you see the “zits” rising, your first reaction may be to run out and buy an over the counter solution, but, products that include large amounts of benzoyl peroxide, alpha-hydroxy-acid and beta-hydroxy-acid, can cause redness, tingling and a burning on people with sensitive skin.  This can actually make the acne seem worse.
Acne products that exfoliate the skin can be more irritating and not help clear the acne at all. These will just irritate your skin and make your acne more red.
Use a more gentle cleanser, like those made with castile soap. Castile soaps are made using pure vegetable oils, and they’re moisturizing, and much gentler for sensitive skin.
Never wash your face more than twice a day (morning and evening). Otherwise, you may dry out your skin and irritate it while increasing your skin’s oil output. That will make your acne worse.  If your face feels greasy between washing times, use a tissue to blot oil and rinse your face off with water.
The best acne treatment is one that’s based on salicylic acid. This is one of the more gentle chemicals you can use to not aggravate sensitive skin. Find a salicylic acid-based treatment that combines  a moisturizer or lotion to help sooth your skin and protect it from becoming dry (common side effect of acne treatments).
And then supplement the salicylic acid treatment with a natural treatment. Natural acne treatments help sooth sensitive skin and increase the effectiveness of the salicylic acid. Witch hazel and Aloe Vera are two of the most commonly used ingredients.
The best acne cures are great, but are there causes that help create the problem, that we can eliminate? Does stress cause acne?
When you’re stressed out, your body produces a chemical called cortisol. Unfortunately, many women are stressed out with chronic, unending stress, which causes the adrenal glands to continuously produce cortisol. Teenagers are sometimes the most stressed out of all age groups.
When cortisol is continually elevated, the body doesn’t have the time to shift back to its peripheral functions and it gradually breaks down. The results can be depression, fatigue, weight gain, and of course, acne.

What about your diet, does it matter?

Eating certain foods doesn’t necessarily cause breakouts — but your diet does matter when it comes to helping with clearing acne problems. Diets high in sugar, refined carbohydrates and Trans- fats should be avoided.  A diet that includes these will always create system wide inflammation, which manifests itself in your skin, as acne, rosacea, and premature aging.
Adding omega-3’s and antioxidants to your diet will help reduce inflammation and heal your skin.
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Cleanse Your Body

When I talk to some people about “bodycare;” colon cleansing or a parasite cleanse are the last thing they’re expecting to hear. Their face goes sour and they look at me like I’m in a “health cult.” IS there such a thing?

Anyway, this stuff may not be a topic for your dinner guests during the holidays, but it’s so important.

We take better “bodycare” of our car than we do our own bodies and if our car breaks down, we get upset when it stops working, but when our health goes, what do we do then?….

We run to the doctor, thinking they can “undo” the mess we’ve created. Unfortunately, most of the time we’re not even aware of what we’re doing to hurt ourselves. If we were more informed about the risks we’re exposed to everyday, we would all make bodycare, parasite cleanse, detoxification, liver cleanse and a colon cleanse a priority in our lives. They don’t have to be done every month, but to go many years of your life and never know what’s going on inside you, could explain your poor health conditions.

The truth is, we live in a world that’s full of “parasites, toxins and over processed foods” that are literally killing us daily. Bodycare will only be successful if you educate yourself and take the steps to “maintain a healthy body.” It is a battle against your health and you won’t win unless you fight back.

It’s estimated that over 90% of diseases can be a attributed directly or indirectly to an unhealthy digestive system. Dr. Bernard Jensen, the pioneering naturopathic physician and master herbalist in the 60’s and 70’s said, “It is the bowel that invariably has to be cared for first, before any effective healing can take place.”

Due to poor eating habits, it’s become increasingly clear that almost every person in this country over six years old is developing serious problems in the intestinal tract, which in later years may contribute to the development of various acute, chronic and degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart trouble and diabetes, as well as lack of energy, premature aging, poor eyesight, memory loss, a poor complexion and wrinkles.

Toxins from a polluted and congested bowel constantly seep into the bloodstream and lymph systems. They eventually settle into the weakest areas of the body, then various symptoms develop and are given names according to those areas and the degree of cell degeneration. Unfortunately, the symptoms resulting from the toxic overload in the bowel are generally treated, rather than the cause.

This encourages the beginning of diverticulitis, colitis, colon cancer, constipation and a host of other bodily malfunctions. Any buildup of this old matter produces fermentation, putrefaction and stagnant packets of poisons and harmful bacteria (auto-intoxication and self-poisoning).

This is the ideal environment for worms and parasites. There are a few hundred varieties that can live in the human body. Parasite infestation is growing rapidly, due to a lack of raw fruits and vegetables in the diet and an increased consumption of cooked and acid-forming foods. Once in the intestinal tract, parasites have easy access to other parts of the body where they cause various symptoms and diseases.

People get infected from flies, mites, food, pets, fingers, feces and from the air. They may have no symptoms or there can be abdominal discomfort, diarrhea alternating with constipation or if acute, bloody dysentery, general discomfort, chills and fever. Even worse, it can enlarge the liver, invade the lungs, brain and skin, and cause deadly complications. Lack of energy and bowel problems are the most common symptoms.

Many people don’t realize the importance of removing unhealthy bacteria, mold and fungus from the intestinal tract and reestablishing healthy bacteria. Proper bacteria is essential to a strong immune system, assimilation of vitamins, proteins, fats, carbohydrates and the manufacturing of Vitamin B-12, K and amino acids. It helps reduce cholesterol in the blood, control the pH in the intestines and detoxify the poisonous materials in our diets, while producing cancer-suppressing compounds that strengthen the immune system, increase calcium assimilation and help retard candida, gas and bad breath.

When unhealthy bacteria overrun the healthy bacteria, outside pathogens penetrate the immune barriers and feed the blood and lymph with further toxic substance. Proper implantation of healthy bacteria begins with cleansing and removing the harmful bacteria from the alimentary canal.


Natural Testosterone

If you want to boost your testosterone level naturally without having to use prescription replacement therapies that cause bad side effects, here are 3 general areas that you should focus on: diet; herbs; and exercise.


There are certain foods to focus on if you want to boost your levels of testosterone.

* Oysters — Oysters should top your list because they’re packed with the mineral zinc. Zinc does many important things in the body, but one of them is to help create more mucle and thereby boost testosterone levels.
* Beef
* Chicken
* Eggs — The egg yolks especially contain some important building blocks for testosterone. For example, egg yolks contain cholesterol and testosterone is produced from cholesterol. Now, before you think you’re going to clog up your arteries, don’t be too concerned. Most people don’t realize that actually 85% to 95% of your cholesterol is made by your liver, and not from the foods you eat. Egg yolks are also jammed packed with other crucial nutrients and vitamins.
* Garlic is one of the the best natural ways to raise testosterone levels because it contains a strong compound called “allicin” that can increase the levels of testosterone. Allicin breaks down easily, so make sure you eat real garlic — supplements often don’t have any active allicin.
* Broccoli and Cabbage — these can be great natural testosterone boosters because they contain Indole-3-carbinol. Indole-3-carbinol can lessen estrogen in your body. Estrogen is a female hormone but men also produce it too — and women also naturally produce testosterone. Too much estrogen can lead to more fat and reduce muscle — and since muscle is so important for healthy levels of testosterone, having elevated estrogen is not good.

In addition, make sure you don’t smoke, and drink alcohol to excess, which both can hurt you in your quest to boost your testosterone levels.

Natural Testosterone Boosters


No herb can directly boost your testosterone, but some can indirectly help your body make more of this hormone.

The best one is called “tribulus terrestris.” Clinical studies have shown tribulus to boost strength and stamina. Athletes and bodybuilders use it, and it’s available without prescription in supplement form.

How does it help to increase testosterone? In simple terms, our bodies have something called luteninizing hormone (LH).

LH has a role in telling the body to make more testosterone.

LH gradually slows down and diminishes as we age. The older we get the less luteninizing hormone.
Tribulus terrestris can naturally boost levels of LH — the increased LH then leads to more healthy testosterone production once again.

Natural Testosterone Boosters


Among the best natural ways to raise testosterone levels is exercise. But not just any kind of exercise. Strolling around the park isn’t going to do the trick.

It should be short duration, high intensity exercise which helps to boost human growth hormone production and keeps testosterone levels peaked. Obviously not everyone can exercise this vigorously, so talk to your doctor before you do.

But if you can, focus on doing high intensity exercises like sprinting for short durations. If you work out with weights, focus on exercises that require large muscles in your body to execute such as leg squats and bench presses.

If you follow the tips above, you’ll have the best natural testosterone boosters available.