Day 53: Alchemical Beauty Secrets: Hair, Skin, Nails

Beauty and Mineralization, Beauty by Nature by Brigitte Mars, Eating for Beauty by David Wolfe, Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr

Welcome to Day 53!

One of the best lines in all of the literature about the impactful nature of live food nutrition is by Eliot Jay Rosen in his preface to Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine by Dr. Gabriel Cousens, in which he says:

“If you’re wondering why Dr. Cousens put so much emphasis on becoming a live-food vegan, it’s because he believes that internal warfare on the battlefield of the biological terrain cannot be separated from disharmony in the external world. Indeed, conflicts between nations, races, and creeds have made much of the world a festering compost heap. Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine is the fastest and most effective way of putting a stop to internal self-composting. Therefore, if we transform our inner environment, the outer world will change, as well.”

The beautiful inner environment that you are giving rise to through your loving determination in this Juice Feast impacts the beautiful person you are on multiple levels, waking up the shining light that you are so that everyone around you–whether you are aware of it or not–is benefited by your presence.

You may have more people approaching you during this Juice Feast who are telling you that you look better, or that you look great! David Wolfe in his book Eating for Beauty establishes some aspects of why your radiance is showing more, and what do eat from a live foods nutrient dense perspective to maintain it.

BEAUTY DEPENDS ON MINERALIZATION. People living where minerals are rich in the food tend to also be the most beautiful. Consider the beauty of the Nordics living beneath the glaciers, the Africans from volcanically­ rich areas, and the Pacific Islanders and Native Americans on their indigenous diets.

Minerals, in an assimilable form, are required for rejuvenation and beauty. If minerals come through to us in the form of plants, then the body can assimilate them and utilize them immediately. Daily ingesting large quantities of colloidal minerals in liquid form can create trace min­eral overdoses. Take those minerals and put them in your garden, then eat the plants.

Becoming more deeply mineralized is a step-by-step process. It involves slowly opening up your body to assimilate more minerals by eating more and more mineral-rich foods. It involves taking in more mineralized food over years of time. It involves taking in all the co-factors that naturally come with the minerals in their living state (as they would be found in raw plants). It involves moving to organic foods, organic superfoods, and beyond. In particular it involves saturating one’s tissues with the beauty minerals silicon, sulfur, zinc, and iron.

This is what we are doing through the Juice Feast in a dramatically effective way!

You are beautiful–and you determine the degree to which your beauty at every level positively impacts all whom you know and meet! Keep shining!

Juicy Tips!

If you are drinking fresh fruit juices at this point in the Feast, make sure that you are adding in some nutrient dense green superfoods such as chlorella, E-3Live, spirulina (1-2 Tablespoons/day); green superfood powder mixes such as Vitamineral Green or Pure Synergy (1-2 Tablespoons/day); and bee pollen (1 Tablespoon/day).

These nutritional elements will increase the mineral density of your juices, not only beautifying you, but will reduce the glycemic index of your juices by adding in protein and minerals. It is important to remember that one place where we get into trouble is eating high-sugar, low mineral foods. If you are drinking fresh fruit juices, give your body a better nutrient profile and add in some superfoods!

See you in The Green Room!

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Learn how to cure eczema with natural supplements, diet & lifestyle changes. Dr. Meschino explains what eczema is, its causes & provides natural supplements, dietary & lifestyle changes that can be used to treat it.

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BEAUTY DEPENDS ON MINERALIZATION. People living where minerals are rich in the food tend to also be the most beautiful. Consider the beauty of the Nordics living beneath the glaciers, the Africans from volcanically rich areas, and the Pacific Islanders and Native Americans on their indigenous diets. . . . Minerals, in an assimilable form, are required for rejuvenation and beauty. If minerals come through to us in the form of plants, then the body can assimilate them and utilize them immediately.

Daily ingesting large quantities of colloidal minerals in liquid form can create trace mineral overdoses. Take those minerals and put them in your garden, then eat the plants. . . . Becoming more deeply mineralized is a step-by-step process. It involves slowly opening up your body to assimilate more minerals by eating more and more mineral-rich foods. It involves taking in more mineralized food over years of time. It involves taking in all the co-factors that naturally come with the minerals in their living state (as they would be found in raw plants). It involves moving to organic foods, organic superfoods, and beyond. In particular it involves saturating one’s tissues with the beauty minerals silicon, sulfur, zinc, and iron. . . .


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The term eczema encompasses a number of red, itchy skin conditions. Eczema may appear as a dry, scaly rash or weepy, oozing blisters. Eczema is a type of dermatitis that literally means “inflamed skin”. Chronic eczema causes dry, red, flaky patches on the skin, most frequently involving the face, neck, scalp, arms, elbows, wrists, and knees. Eczema is estimated to affect up 20% of Americans.


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Proper nutrition is vital for the maintenance of youthful, smooth, healthy skin. Though lotions, washes, and creams can sometimes help treat certain skin ailments, most skin problems stem from an internal nutritional deficiency easily remedied by altering the diet to include specific nutrients. Before you spend a fortune on expensive skin care products, try addressing the problem from the inside out.


Online Articles

[Post-Vegan Experience] Rocking Out With the Hormone Train by Camille Rose-Giglio

Preliminary Note: Camille Rose-Giglio has worked with famous Raw/Vegan advocate David Wolfe and crew for well over a decade. She is married to Chef Frank Giglio, who was trained as a Live/Vegan Chef at the Tree of Life, and at Raw/Live Vegan exclusively. Frank, David, and Katrina were friends as Raw/Vegans at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, Arizona. We are all Post-Raw/Live Vegan.

Camille writes in this excellent article, “I first want to address the raw food diet. My acne started at the age of 12, when I started menstruating. The skin issues have pretty much always been hormonal. When I was on a strict raw-vegan diet for 4 whole years, my skin did not improve, in fact mostly it got much worse. Last year it started improving bit by bit, as I was adding some animal products and cooked food into my diet.

Ok, well back to the skin challenges. I get emails daily from females asking why the raw food diet isn’t working for them and that their skin is still the biggest challenge. These are women that have consistently done all sorts of cleansing, liver flushing, and have been raw vegan for anywhere from less than 1 year to over 6 years. These skin issues are not caused by junk food if they are still not cleared up after a few months of eating a fresh clean organic diet, they are hormonal issues. READ ON.

 Broccoli Better Than Sunscreen At Protecting Skin by Sasha Yates

The recent study conducted by Paul Talaly M.D., professor of pharmacology, and his team of researchers from The John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore tested the extract from broccoli sprouts on 6 healthy adult volunteers. What the team found was that when the extract was applied topically to the skin of these individuals, it reduced the degree of redness caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure by an average of 37 percent. Unlike sunscreen, which absorbs UV radiation and doesn’t allow it to penetrate the skin, the broccoli extract gets absorbed directly into the cells of the skin. It then helps these cells, from the inside, produce a matrix of protective enzymes that defend against damage from UV exposure.

 How your skin health reflects the health of your large intestine (and other holistic principles of wellness) by Mike Adams

Did you know that the health of your large intestine is reflected in the health of your skin? Your large intestine and skin are organs that interact with the environment. They both absorb and emit chemicals, water, and other metabolic products. The large intestine is the body’s largest internal organ; its purpose is to absorb food, nutrients and water. The function of the skin is to hold not only all of your other organs, tissues, capillaries and muscles in place, but also to allow your body to breathe. It is a respiration organ — it both inhales and exhales.

 The top five nutrients for healthy skin by Mike Adams

The skin is one of the most powerful indicators of health. Wrinkles, dry or oily skin, acne, and inflammation all are signs of poor internal health, often brought on by consuming unhealthful foods and avoiding skin-healthy nutrients. To treat skin problems, most people turn to mainstream topical cosmetics, including lotions, soaps, scrubs, toners, and creams. However, treating outer blemishes with expensive, chemical-laden beauty products does little to address the root cause of the problem: poor nutrition and exposure to toxins in dietary and personal care products.

 Petroleum-based cosmetics and skin care products found to contain cancer-causing chemical 1,4-dioxane by M.T. Whitney

A recent study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group showed that many cosmetic products — including more than half of all baby soaps — contained a carcinogenic chemical. Internal studies in the cosmetics industry show that many of their products can be contaminated by a carcinogenic impurity…

 Beauty to die for: health hazards of cosmetics and skin care products revealed by Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D.

Your medicine cabinet is one of the most dangerous areas of your house, and not for the reasons you may think. Lurking just behind your bathroom mirror, where all of your favorite beauty products are housed, is a virtual toxic nightmare. The growing list of synthetic ingredients manufacturers add to their products is turning the most innocent-looking shampoos and moisturizers into cocktails of toxins that could cause cancer or reproductive damage over years of sustained use. Modern cosmetics contain a host of dangerous ingredients, which would be more at home in a test tube than in our bodies.

 For healthy, acne-free skin, just say no to fried foods by Jessica Fraser

Most people with acne attempt to treat their irritated skin with external face washes, soaps, lotions and treatments. Yet, according to a number of natural health authors, the best way to treat acne is by changing your diet and getting rid of acne-causing ingredients such as fried foods.

 Why Dermatologists Still Deny the Link Between Acne and Diet By Seppo Puusa

Almost every dermatologist will tell you that diet has nothing to do with acne. With fervor, many of them argue this and you know they really believe it. In a world of ‘evidence based medicine’ you would think dermatologists would have strong scientific evidence backing it up. It turns out that the notion ‘diet has nothing to do with acne’ is just about as scientific as the notion ‘the world is flat’. In other words, it’s pure dogma with no credible scientific backing. Let’s take a look at how and why this started.

 The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Your Depression Risk By Seppo Puusa

More evidence has come in on the dangerous side effects of Accutane, the powerful acne drug, that is also known as Roaccutane in Europe. A Canadian study confirms that Accutane increases depression risk. The study found that Accutane more than doubles the risk of depression.

 Suicide Link to Acne Drug Officially Established By Michael Jolliffe

A clear chemical link has been established between the acne drug Roaccutane and the history of depression and suicide associated with its usage, according to researchers at the University of Bath. Writing in the journal Experimental Biology and Medicine a team of scientists, lead by Dr. Sarah Bailey of the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, reported on their discovery that the drug, also known as Accutane, reduced the availability of the neurotransmitter serotonin; low levels of which have consistently been linked to a number of psychiatric symptoms including aggression, anxiety disorders, and suicidal ideation.


Great Books

By Brigitte Mars

The journey to lasting beauty involves attention to both outer appearance and inner health. Here is a comprehensive program for attaining radiance and vitality using natural techniques. Includes directions and recipes for making scrubs, toners, moisturizers, facial sprays, and hair rinses, so easy to prepare they can be made in the kitchen. Beauty by Nature is the complete guide to unlocking your beauty potential. Also includes advice on body care for men, babies, and elders.


By David Wolfe

In Eating For Beauty, author David Wolfe, one of America’s foremost nutrition experts, describes how to cleanse, nourish and beautify by utilizing the benefits of a fresh-food diet. The lessons contained within this book can be applied to improve one’s appearance, vitality, and health. This book is about how to become more beautiful, not just how to maintain beauty or even slow the aging process. It is about rejuvenation at the deepest level, and the enjoyment of life.

This book contains the key for creating beauty within oneself through diet and other complementary factors. Though it explores the role of yoga, beauty sleep, and the psychology of beauty, this book is primarily about the way to eat for beauty. The Beauty Diet is based on principles of raw nourishment—representing the cutting edge nutritional science.

With scientific explanations of the human body’s chemical reactions to various elements of nutrition, physical activity and sleep, this book provides a guide for how to reach your potential for beauty. More than 30 gourmet “beauty recipes” and in-depth descriptions of beneficial foods help to steer beauty-seekers down the path of aesthetic enlightenment. The magical, beautifying secrets held within this book will help the human race reclaim one of its most divine attributes: beauty, inside and out.


By Kris Carr

The New York Times bestseller, now in paperback! Kris Carr, author of the best-selling Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips and Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor, takes on the crazy sexy subject of what and how we eat, drink, and think.

Infused with Carr’s signature sass, wit and advice-from-the-trenches style, Crazy Sexy Diet is a beautifully illustrated resource that puts you on the fast track to vibrant health, happiness and a great ass! Along with help from her posse of experts, she lays out the fundamentals of her Crazy Sexy Diet: an anti-inflammatory, vegetarian program that emphasizes balancing the pH of the body with lush whole and raw foods, nourishing organic green drinks, and scrumptious smoothies. Plus, she shares the steps of her own twenty-one-day cleanse, and simple but delectable sample recipes. Carr empowers readers to move from a state of constant bodily damage control to one of renewal and repair, making this a must-have for anyone who seeks to be a confident and sexy wellness warrior.


By Donna Gates

If you’re experiencing discomfort, fatigue, or other symptoms that won’t go away no matter what you do or how many doctors you see, chances are you’re one of the millions unknowingly suffering from a systemic fungal/yeast infection, “the hidden invader.” The result of an imbalance starting in your internal ecosystem, this can be a key factor in headaches, joint and muscle pain, depression, cancer, food allergies, digestive problems, autism, and other immune-related disorders

The Body Ecology Diet reveals how to restore and maintain the “inner ecology” your body needs to function properly, and eliminate or control the symptoms that rob you of the joy of living. Tens of thousands of people have already benefited from the Body Ecology way of life—Donna Gates shows you, step-by-step, how to eat your way to better health and well-being . . . deliciously, easily, and inexpensively!

In this book, you will learn how to: use seven basic universal principles as tools to gain mastery over every health challenge you may encounter; focus on your inner ecology to create ideal digestive balance; conquer cravings with strategies for satisfying snacking and for dining away from home; and plan meals with dozens of delectable recipes, an array of menus, and detailed shopping lists.


Media, Films, & Documentaries

My Stretch Mark Story | How to Reduce the Appearance of Stretch Marks | Thomas DeLauer

Stretch Marks: A study in the British Journal of Dermatology investigated what could be causing stretch marks at the molecular level. Researchers studied skin samples from 27 pregnant women who had recently-formed stretch marks, comparing the stretch mark skin to both nearby stretched skin on the abdomen and to less-stretched skin on the hip. Researchers found the elastic fiber network in the dermis gets disrupted in a stretch mark - after giving birth, this network remains disrupted. Elastic fibers give skin its elasticity, or the ability to "snap back," after stretching - the skin tries to repair the disrupted elastic network but it does not appear to be effective, which in turn promotes the lax, loose skin seen in more mature stretch marks.

Collagen: Collagen is the protein building block of all your connective tissues, including your bones, muscles, skin, hair, nails and tendons. It plays an important role in the replacement of dead skin, hair and nail cells - around 30% of the protein in our bodies is collagen. Collagen is a protein that binds skin cells together and keeps your skin supple. Your body produces less collagen as you age, resulting in the formation of wrinkles and stretch marks. Extreme stretching of the skin paired with a lack of collagen causes the dermis of your skin to tear.

Study - Published in the journal Skin Pharmacology and Physiology: Conducted a double-blind placebo study conducted that found that women who took collagen hydrolysate (the peptide form) regularly for 8 weeks saw a 20% reduction in wrinkles: “After 8 weeks of intake a statistically significantly higher content of procollagen type I (65%) and elastin (18%) in the BCP-treated volunteers (collagen) compared to the placebo-treated patients was detected.” This means that supplemental collagen helps the body’s own production process improve, as procollagen is the precursor to collagen in the body. Also, this showed that collagen consumption can increase skin elasticity and moisture.

Witch Hazel: Witch hazel is a skin-healing astringent that’s capable of naturally inflammation and is popular for skin care due its strong antioxidant and astringent properties. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties make it a great way to preserve skin’s elasticity - tightens skin and can protect collagen and skin elasticity. More specifically, witch hazel contains tannins are responsible for making witch hazel extract a natural astringent, since they remove excess oil from skin. Also contains compounds called “gallate esters,” which include proanthocyanidins, hydrolyzable tannins (galloylated sugars) and methyl gallate. It’s effective as a “free radical scavenger,” meaning it helps protect against DNA damage.

References:

1) Stretch mark science: What happens to your skin when pregnancy gives you a stretch mark? Most topical treatments currently available are not evidence-based. (2018, April 20). Retrieved from https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151117181509.htm

2) Experts Say This Is The Best Way To Boost Your Collagen. (2017, September 18). Retrieved from https://www.huffpost.com/entry/experts-say-this-is-the-best-way-to-boost-your-collagen-production_n_59bbf07be4b086432b06965b

3) Proksch E , et al. (n.d.). Oral intake of specific bioactive collagen peptides reduces skin wrinkles and increases dermal matrix synthesis. - PubMed - NCBI. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24401291


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