Breakouts are the skin bane of teenagers and adults alike. It’s tempting to reach for the “quick fix” to clear skin. Usually that’s benzoyl peroxide, likely the most widely used ingredient in acne preparations both over the counter and prescription. The use of Benzoyl Peroxide (BP) in cosmetic and acne preparations has been banned throughout Europe. So why are we still using it?
You may not be familiar their names, what function they perform to keep you healthy, or what gland produces them, but hormones play a vital role in how you feel both physically and mentally. Hormone imbalances are relatively common, and often go unnoticed. Their symptoms are general, varying, and nondescript, but can easily alter the course of your day.
To honor National Breast Cancer Month, and celebrate the thousands of breast cancer survivors nationwide, we put together a special article for our readers to enjoy. As the holiday season draws nearer, the desire to be with loved ones grows deeper. Some people will sadly miss a family member, left only with their memories as a celebration of that person. For many, it is because of breast cancer.
Easing Away from Estrogen Mimickers
Hormone disruption can cause a variety of unsettling physical and mental health issues that often prove difficult to shake. In our article about the endocrine system, we outlined some of the main components of how your body produces hormones, and what can happen when the functions of this system go awry. Estrogen mimickers, one of the main reasons that our naturally occurring hormones can get throw out of whack, are in more products than you think. Foods, medicines, skin-care products, and cosmetics can often contain some version of these mimickers.
Why does it matter? Well, estrogen mimickers can cause a variety of health problems over the course of time – many of which can often remain under the radar. People who are unfamiliar with the way certain substances interact with their body, and do not fully understand the symptoms that ensue may dismiss encroaching estrogen mimickers. Learn about the surprising items you may purchase or consume that may contain these mimickers, as well as the common symptoms and long-term health effects that they could cause to you and your family.
The Organic Solution to Aging
Looking for more reasons to go organic? It looks as though you may have found them! Organic can make a difference in the way your body ages, both from the inside and outside. This not only applies to the foods you consume, but also to the products you slather onto your skin. Organic, GMO-free options are often inherently healthier, and if you read our blog regularly, then you can find multiple posts backing up this argument with good reasons. Our posts ‘GMO: What to Know?‘ and ‘GMO: Friend or Foe?‘ can fill you in on why opting for both organic and non-GMO verified foods is best for your health in general.
The Buzz About Supplements
A great deal of controversy circulates around the subject of supplements, such as multivitamins, multiminerals, and herbal doses. Many niches of individuals, including doctors, bloggers, and natural enthusiasts alike, argue about whether or not these products actually work. The purpose of supplements is to provide an extra kick of nutrition. Most people understand that they are not stand-ins for consuming healthy foods each day, and ensuring proper eating habits. They simply supplement and fortify what we already consume each day to ensure we get enough of the nutrients we need to keep our bodies working properly.