Category Archives: Skin Care

The Sunscreen You Swallow

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

May 14, 2012

  • Why the best protection against melanoma is an inside job
  • Don’t apply your sunscreen… eat it!
  • Summertime supplements

As much as you might want to enjoy the lazy days of summer, you can’t ignore the risks of sun exposure… even if you wanted to. Continue reading

Exposed!

By Bonnie Jenkins

Summer is officially here—and for many that means spending more time under the blazing sun. But even doing a bit of gardening or driving around town sans sunscreen can leave you vulnerable to skin damage. Enough cummulative damage can eventually lead to skin cancer—a potentially deadly disease that affects one in every five Americans. Continue reading

The Psoriasis Solution

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

For the nearly six million people that suffer from psoriasis, it’s almost as if their skin is on speed. Normally, skin cells go from birth to death in about 28 days. But when you have psoriasis, your skin cells complete the whole process in a mere three to four days—almost nine times faster than usual. As a result, affected areas develop thick, red patches of skin covered with flaky, silvery scales. In severe cases, pus-filled blisters form on the palms of the hand or soles of the feet and the nails may become pitted and discolored. Itching and bleeding are common. Continue reading

Look As Young As You Feel

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

It seems like every time I look in the mirror, I see yet another wrinkle or age spot that wasn’t there the day before. Of course, I may be exaggerating a bit, but these signs of aging cannot be denied. And I’m not alone. I constantly hear from other women, hoping to find a way to turn back the clock. Continue reading

How to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

Back in Circulation
By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

Skirts, shorts, capris, culottes – these days, women have a lot of options for showing off their legs. But if you’re one of the 80 million Americans with varicose veins, your legs probaby spend most of the time hidden under long pants and floor length skirts. Continue reading

Skin Cancer Prevention

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

I love this time of year! The sun is shining, and my garden beckons. But, too often, I’m so wowed by the flowers that I forget to put on my sunscreen. I know better, I really do. After all, skin cancer strikes more than one million Americans every year – and I certainly don’t want to become one of the statistics. But, even if I slather on sun protection every day, the National Cancer Institute estimates that 40 to 50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will have skin cancer at least once, and overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the primary cause. Continue reading

The Problem with Parabens

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

If you’re concerned about maintaining good health, you probably put only the highest quality, least adultrated food and supplements into your body. But what about the things you put on your body? Even the most expensive cosmetics and personal-care products can harbor some pretty shady ingredients. One type of cosmestic ingredient you should be especially concerned about is parabens. Continue reading