Benefits of “Dry Brushing” for Proper Skin Health

The fact that the skin is the largest body organ may be common knowledge, but did you know that the skin is the largest elimination organ in the body? Yes, the skin is the largest excreter in the body, eliminating more than a quarter of the body toxins. Thus, it is important to maintain proper skin health to prevent skin problems. Dry brushing your skin may be one of the easiest and best ways to detoxify your body on a regular basis.

Health and beauty benefits of dry skin brushing:

Reduces cellulite . Brushing your skin every morning greatly aids in the control of cellulite. Oxygen and other nutrients are brought to the uppermost skin layer through the extensive vein network in the dermis-which is the lower layer of the skin. This smoothens the flow of blood and lymph in the skin which prevents cellulite. Firms the skin . Dry skin brushing helps to improve circulation, stimulates lymphatic drainage and firms the skin. Better brain function . The improvement in circulation improves brain function and gives an individual more energy. Fats distribution . Even and efficient distribution of fats in the body. Skin Rejuvenation . Dry brushing your skin is that it aids in the shedding of dead skin cells which encourages cell growth and rejuvenation as well as improving skin texture. Healthy skin cells development . Dry brushing also sloughs off old dead skin cells and the toxic debris within them while initiating the development of new healthy skin cells. Better nutrient absorption. Dry skin brushing helps open pores that have clogged and improves nutrients absorption. The skin is thus able to breath, and this ensures a softer, healthier skin. Strengthens nervous system . Skin brushing strengthens the nervous system. This it does by stimulating the nerve endings in the skin. This is good for the overall body health.

As can be seen, the benefits of dry brushing your skin are many and pretty impressive.

How to dry brush correctly:

It is important to find a brush with soft natural bristles. Synthetic bristles often contain chemicals that are best to avoid. The brushes are typically available at a local health food store in the price range of $6 to $10.

It is best to begin with light, gentle brushing and over time the skin will be able to handle brushing a little deeper. The strokes should move toward the heart to improve lymphatic flow back through the venous system towards the heart. When dry brushing the stomach it is best to go in a clockwise motion as that works with the natural digestive flow.

The skin may be slightly flushed afterwards but should not be red or sore. Be sure to avoid brushing over fresh wounds, burns and cuts. The skin should be dry but not excessively dry when brushing. One can use coconut oil during the brushing process if the skin is very dry but be sure to clean the brush thoroughly after finishing brushing. Shower after brushing to help remove exfoliated skin cells.

Most individuals notice that they feel refreshed and energized after dry brushing. This is due to the elimination of toxic debris and improved circulation. The skin also glows and feels smoother after the whole body exfoliation experience.

Remember, in order to reap all the amazing benefits dry skin brushing, you should do it daily!


FDA Targets Homeopathic Remedies

In December the Food and Drug Administration announced a major change in policy regarding homeopathic remedies. As reported in The Washington Post, CNN, and NPR, the FDA has proposed a more aggressive approach to testing and possibly banning, homeopathic drugs that it considers dangerous, especially those intended for children and others with serious illnesses, such as cancer. Critics of the policy change note that while most natural remedies are known for having fewer side effects than many mass market drugs, this could open the door to eliminating otherwise effective “non-pharma” remedies.

Read More.

Treating Dementia With Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and Yoga

Do you know someone who suffers from dementia? Witnessing a loved one slowly lose their memory and reasoning skills can be a very painful experience. Dementia is a persistent syndrome that tends to get worse over time–affecting memory, thinking, and behavior. It is distinct from Alzheimer’s in that Alzheimer’s is a specific disease, but general dementia can stem from a variety of unrelated brain illnesses.

Read More.
Filed Under: ·

Eating for Beauty by David Wolfe

Eating For Beauty is a well illustrated, delightful easy to read book, by David Wolfe-a raw food enthusiast. You can literally eat yourself beautiful to wonderfully exotic recipes for skin-glow, hair-building, nails, bone strengthening and much more. This book is filled with information about the importance of good nutrition. There are clear explanations on exactly what zinc, iron, chromium, manganese and certain minerals do for the body and which foods supply these nutrients.’

Read More.

3 Delicious, Detoxifying, Bone-Building Herbs by Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

| by Merlian News

Today we’re going to take an in-depth look at the bone health, overall health, and detoxification properties of three flavorful easy-to-find herbs. I also give you a scrumptious recipe to get you started. Fortunately, as you’ll soon see, detoxification can be a pleasant — even delicious — experience! I’d like to start with a decorative herb that more often than not gets ignored. Don’t overlook the.… from www.saveourbones.com

Read More.

Merlian News Podcast Interview with Master Stephen Co: Part 1

In Part 1 of this interview , Master Co talks with Merryn Jose about pranic healing. Stephen Co is a master of the Life Force energy. The “miracles” that Master Co performs are nature’s certain response to the conscious direction of our life force energy ( Chi or Prana ). This subtle knowledge has evolved in the Orient over thousands of years. These ancient mysteries have been organized into a clear-cut science by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, and are taught in the West by his senior disciple, Master Stephen Co. This system is called Pranic Healing.

Read More.

Delay or Reverse Aging with Qi Gong, Meditation, Yoga and More

There’s increased evidence showing that practices such as qi gong, meditation and yoga can not only prevent disease, but actually reverse it and delay aging as well. As scientists learn more about such topics as gene expression, what turns a gene on or off, and how to prevent telomeres, (the strands of protein in our cells that control aging) from unraveling, it becomes impossible to ignore just how much our good lifestyle choices can pay off.

Read More.

The Benefits of Mucuna

The amazing herbal adaptogen that is mucuna pruriens is well known for its wide range of tonifying, strengthening and all around beneficial properties. Perhaps it is best known as a potent herbal aphrodisiac. This Indian herb is known by many names, some of which are cowitch, cowhage, velvet beans, sea beans, buffalo beans, Kapikachu, Atmagupta and many more! From www.secrets-of-longevity-in-humans.com

Read More.

Can We End Alzheimer’s? Dr. Dale Bredesen, and Others, May Have the Answer

Dr. Dale Bredesen is the author of The End of Alzheimer’s, a groundbreaking account of new research and remarkable reversals in cognitive decline that he has facilitated. In a recent interview (video) with Dr. Mark Hyman, he wrote, “My friend and scientist Dr. Dale Bredesen is at the forefront of changing the way we approach neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Dr. Bredesen’s research has led to new insights that explain the erosion of memory seen in Alzheimer’s disease and has opened the door to a new therapeutic approach which uses the power of Functional Medicine.”

Read More.
Filed Under:

The Benefits of Far Infrared Therapy: Now Available in Rye, NY

Dr. Allan Warshowsky has long embraced an innovative approach to family care. Double board certified in integrative holistic medicine and OB/GYN, his practice has revolutionized treatment of women’s issues, chronic conditions, and endocrine problems, and he has expanded his practice to include men and families. Now his office is offering another breakthrough technology to promote wellness: far infrared therapy. After a recent move to more spacious quarters, a special room has been dedicated to a personal sized infrared sauna.

Read More.