Tag: skin

My Daily Skin Care Routine

My Daily Skin Care Routine

Today I’m giving you a behind-the-scenes look at my own skin care routine. Over the past couple weeks I’ve talked about how skin care starts on the inside. An important part of my skin care routine involves eating a healthy diet, keeping my gut bacteria in balance, getting plenty of exercise, and finding relief from everyday stress. Today, I want…

How Diet Impacts Eczema and Psoriasis

How Diet Impacts Eczema and Psoriasis

We usually think of skin conditions as being affected on the outside—after all, our skin comes into contact with so many different substances throughout the day, how could it not be affected by all that? While it’s true that your skin can react to what you touch, it’s far more likely to respond to what happens inside your body. In…

Bacteria and the Skin

When someone talks about the bacteria that are found in and on the human body, the conversation usually turns to the gut because that is where the majority of these microbes are found. But the skin is an often overlooked habitat for a large diversity of microbes that are only recently being recognized as important for human health. In a…

Phthalate Exposure Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

If you know me, you know that I’m all about reducing toxin exposure and supporting the body’s detoxification processes. My book The Detox Strategy is a great resource for just that. I am concerned about the harmful effects toxins have on our bodies. With 80,000 chemicals in use today and over 1,000 new chemicals introduced each year—with minimal testing—we are…

The Human Microbiome Project

The Human Microbiome Project is a five-year research collaboration between 200 scientists at 80 universities and scientific institutions, all funded with $153 million by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with the aim of, “characterizing the microbial communities found at several different sites on the human body, including nasal passages, oral cavities, skin, gastrointestinal tract, and urogenital tract, and to…

Daily Levels of Toxin Exposure Not Safe

An important report on the dangers of low doses of toxins, similar to doses encountered by people in everyday life, has been published in the journal Endocrine Reviews.1 Twelve scientists spent three years compiling the 78-page report on the low-dose effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, also known as hormone disruptors, and their harmful effects that interfere with normal hormone function. Chemicals…

Lead Exposure During Pregnancy Increases Blood Pressure

  High blood pressure during pregnancy can be a major concern because it can lead to preeclampsia, a potentially dangerous condition. A recent study found that even very low levels of lead exposure—levels way below the standards set by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)—increased blood pressure in pregnant women. The researchers did not expect to find an effect from…