Infrared and Ions and Amethyst, Oh My!

Posted on January 20, 2014

Infrared and Ions and Amethyst, Oh My!

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For some of us, the world of infrared, ions, and amethyst is beyond our comprehension. It sounds like something from a science fiction movie. But for those of us familiar with them and what they can do, we know that life changes by their very existence. So let’s bring it down to the basics and build from there. Many of us have heard of or are familiar with the term infrared. While researching the effects of heat on the seven colors, they found that temperature rises when the color changes from purple towards red and beyond. This light with heat is called long wave infrared rays. These infrared rays have three important characteristics. First, they produce a radiation similar to the way the sun light does, but in a healthy, healing way. Second, it has the ability to penetrate deeply into the body from the inside out. And third, is the rays resonance and absorption. Similar to the concept of when you touch a bell with your finger, an inherent number of vibrations will occur. These rays act as the vibrations ringing the bells within your body to strengthen molecules and increase energy.

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Bye-Bye Dry Itchy Winter Skin!

Posted on January 18, 2014

Bye-Bye Dry Itchy Winter Skin!

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It’s about that time when most of us want to become a reptile and shed our skin hoping for a newer, moister covering.  But since that is not an option, I’ll settle for the next best thing…let’s move to the tropics! No? Okay, lucky for you there is a much cheaper option to alleviate that dry, itchy skin that attacks us in the cold winter months. But first, let’s tackle the question of why is my skin dry and itchy in the winter. When the temperature drops we all run to our trusting thermostat and turn on the heat to a nice toasty climate.  However, unless you paid for a top of the line system that has a high end humidifier built into the house that you can adjust, your toasty climate is going to dry out your skin.  All that dry, forced heat is like setting the hair dryer on low and running it for the majority of the day.  The air would turn dry by sucking all the moisture out of the air. This same concept is responsible for our dry, itchy skin in the winter.

But don’t forget that we also go outside in the cold, frigid air. We subject our skin to thermal shock by being all nice and toasty and then heading outside.  We all know what happens to glass when it is exposed to thermal shock right?  It cracks.  So why would our skin not react in the same manner?  It cracks and chaps and causes all kinds of discomfort.  By protecting ourselves from hypothermia and heading out into the cold, we are drying out and cracking our skin which can cause serious problems for some and minor irritation for others.  The solution is the same no matter what degree of dry, itchy skin you suffer from.

So what’s the solution?

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What’s lurking in your laundry?

Posted on December 18, 2014

What’s lurking in your laundry?

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Ever take the time to read the label on your laundry detergent or fabric softener? It looks like a toddler got a hold of a keyboard and randomly typed letters and numbers that make no sense. Yet we blindly fill the washing machine with these chemical- laden liquids and scratch our heads when our children develop asthma or horrible skin conditions. Many of us are unfamiliar with the dangers that are lurking in our laundry rooms. For example, here is a list of ingredients from a leading brand laundry detergent listed on the manufacturer’s website.

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How toxic is your toothpaste?

Posted on June 19, 2013

How toxic is your toothpaste?

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Today’s market is flooded with choices of toothpastes, including several “natural” choices. Just glance at the minute print, paragraph long list of ingredients on any toothpaste label. Dangerous ingredients like glycerin, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sorbitol, aspartame, fluoride, and triclosan are on just about every toothpaste label. Not only do the FDA and toothpaste manufacturers know the ingredients are dangerous, but they warn you on the label that it’s not safe to swallow. Seriously? Something we are supposed to clean our mouth with is dangerous if swallowed?  

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Bath Salt

Posted on May 16, 2013

Soak Up the Sole!

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Himalayan salt is one of the most profound and fundamental health re-discoveries of our time. This crystalline, unrefined salt, comes from the original prime body of sea—The Primal Sea.

Located deep below the earth’s surface, Himalayan salt was created when the primal sea was dried up by the sun and then compressed over millions of years by the pressure of the land masses that formed the top of it.

Taken from the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, Himalayan salt is still hand mined and sun dried. By keeping these practices, the salt maintains its original properties containing all 84 minerals and elements our bodies are made up of.

So what does that mean to us?

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