Rosacea is estimated to affect over 16 million people in the United States alone. Most people affected by this face inflammation and “acne like” (benign) skin disease simply assume that they have hyper sensitive skin that turns rosy or flushes easily. Rosacea is commonly mistaken for many things such as sunburn, heat agitation, acne, improper diet or simply just having rosy cheeks and although all these may contribute to the Rosacea to “flare” up, there is a deeper root that these irritations stem from. And the truth is, if left untreated it can gradually get worse adding more discomfort.
Well now you can stop shying away from it all and take your spot light back! Let our team of professionals introduce you to our Intense Pulse Lighting (IPL) treatments. According to a recent article by the National Rosacea Society, it has been confirmed that using IPL can help address “components of the disorder that are more difficult to treat.” The IPL works wonders in removing redness since it was specifically designed to do so.
Take control of Rosacea. We recommend you meet with your doctor to discuss possible dietary allergies or sensitives. Always use sunscreen to prevent UV Light irritation and treat yourself to regular skin care treatments. Call us here at SB Health & Beauty Spa to give you back your glow!
Dietary fat: is it good or bad?
Both. You see, not all fats are created equal.
The Skinny on Fats
Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. They can compromise the cardiovascular system, immune system, and contribute to behavior problems. They can also lead to weight gain, skin breakouts, high blood pressure, and liver strain.
That said, our bodies need fat for insulation, vitamin and mineral absorption, and to protect our organs. High-quality fats can steady our metabolism, keep hormone levels even, nourish our skin, hair, and nails, and provide lubrication to keep the body functioning fluidly.
Where to Find Healthy Fats
· Avocados, olives, and coconuts are great sources of healthy fat, along with wild salmon and omega-3 rich organic eggs.
· Whole nuts and seeds, and their butters like almond butter or tahini
· Look for the highest-quality organic oils when shopping. Words to look for: organic, first-pressed, cold-pressed, extra-virgin, and unrefined. Avoid expeller-pressed, refined, and solvent extracted.
How to Use Healthy Fats:
· For cooking at high temperatures (stir frying and baking), try butter, ghee (clarified butter), or coconut oil
· When sautéing foods, try organic extra virgin olive oil.
· Oils like flaxseed, sesame, toasted sesame, walnut, and pumpkin seed are best used unheated in sauces or dressings.
Try this delicious, easy recipe:
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Makes 1 cup
1 large peeled and pitted avocado
2/3 cup plain yogurt, goat yogurt, coconut yogurt, or almond yogurt
1 diced tomato
a squirt of lemon or lime juice
dash or two of cayenne pepper
sea salt and black pepper
· Mash avocado with a fork until very smooth.
· Add yogurt, tomato, cayenne. Blend until smooth. This may be done in a food processor, in a blender, or with a fork.
· Add sea salt and fresh black pepper to taste.
· Serve chilled with mixed raw vegetables.
Tip: Best made a maximum of 1 hour before serving.
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I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I learned about more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
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