Teen Acne

Do you feel like you have tried everything to help your acne, but nothing has worked? Have you tried changing your diet, drinking more water, doing yoga, working out, no make-up or a clean make-up, using natural soap....maybe taking supplements?  Do you break or pop the pimple because you just can't keep your hands off them? Are you getting scarring? Wow! Thats a lot of trying. 

If your adolescent child is anything like my two girls, he or she will be willing to try anything to help their acne. My daughters tried everything! And of course, nothing worked. I cannot begin to tell you the time and money we have spent trying things. Please don't give up-- we have found a amazing product that works.

I still remember when my daughter called from college and said "MOM. This is this best my skin has every been." I was so excited, then wondered why it was not working as well for her sister. Come to find out, it was, but not as fast because she was only using the product once a day (maybe every other day). She wasn't using the product everyday, but the good news is, it still worked!

Don't get me wrong. I VERY much believe in addressing the whole person in dealing with acne. For a true healing, acne must be addressed both internally and externally on many levels. Severe acne can be extremely traumatic to a teen and devastating to a teen's self image. We must treat this holistically with safe, natural ingredients. For more information about the miracle working product and dealing with your teen's acne (or yours!), let's chat

Turning 16 in a toxic world

My 16-year-old daughter and I, with the support of two friends staying with us, will be experiencing the Colorado Cleanse for the next two weeks. I would like to thank them for their support in advance; it will be worth every effort we put into our daily routine. Because in the end, we will be healthier. The goal is to limit allergies, weigh less, heal the gut, gain energy and free ourselves from pain. What a great start for my daughter-- turning 16 in a toxic world. I love you, my darling, for being you!

This is the day before the cleanse starts. When you eat 6 meals a day, the body takes all its energy from each meal with no need to draw energy from your fat reserves. Why would the body burn fat when it is fed 2-3 hours with a snack -- even if its healthy? When I head to the grocery store today, I am keeping in mind NO SNACKING! Information about snaking is from Colorado Cleanse.


Why detox?

Over time, stored chemicals undermine our immunity, render us susceptible to disease, infection and premature aging. The Environmental Working's Group reported on the amount of pesticides in our fruit and vegetables.  Celery (non-organic) was found to have 67 pesticides in it even after power washing. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has the 10 Ugly Truths Behind the Myth of Cosmetics Safety:

  1. Toxic chemicals are in our beauty products and in our bodies
  2. Small exposures can add up to harm
  3. The government should be protecting us, but it's not.
  4. You can't believe industry safety claims
  5. The $50 billion U.S. cosmetics industry routinely opposes laws that would protect consumers and the environment
  6. We have to protect ourselves until we convince the government to protect us.
  7. Two of the highest-concern cosmetics are marketed to African American women
  8. Even ingredients that are known to cause harm can be put into personal care products.
  9. Men are not immune to these problems
  10. The word "natural" on a product label doesn't mean it's safe- or natural

One third of personal care products contain at least one chemical linked to cancer, according to the skin deep report by Environmental Working Group, a partner in the campaign for safe cosmetics. This is the many "why's" in Why Detox in the Spring. The need to detoxify the body regularly has become a prerequisite for optimal health. Fortunately, the body was designed to detoxify these toxins naturally. However, as we age and endure higher levels of stress, our detox and digestive systems weaken and a toxic world can be a threat.

Detoxifying these chemicals regularly is important, but it's not enough.  In order for this problem to go away, we must also restore the body's natural detoxification pathways. John Douillard book Colorado Cleanse says, "If we only detox chemicals from fat stores into the blood stream, where do they go?" He says they are likely stored because the body's natural detoxification system had already become inefficient. Just doing a detox may only relocate these chemicals from one fat cell to another. John talks about how this is not only futile but dangerous as the fat located in the brain and organs are vulnerable storage site for toxins. Without the ability to digest fats well, we lose the ability to make energy last, sleep through the night, recover from stress and detox dangerous cancer causing chemicals and emotions.