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Thu, May 26, 2016 3:14 PM
The healthiest sunscreen ingredients

This is what you need to look for, for you and your kids.

It covers and protects everything on your body, I' m talking about your skin. How you treat it is incredibly important to your health. However, the skin is one of the most unappreciated organs, and one that I used to totally take for granted, slathering products full of toxic chemicals on it day after day.

Here is a list of chemicals TO AVOID in sunscreens and what they do to your body.

Oxybenzone Detected in nearly every American; found in mother’s milk; 1-to-9% skin penetration in lab studies Acts like estrogen in the body; alters sperm production associated with PCOS, endometriosis in women Relatively high rates of skin allergy

(Octylmethoxycinnamate) Hormone-like activity; reproductive system, thyroid and behavioral alterations in animal studies Moderate rates of skin allergy
UV filters with moderate toxicity concerns

Homosalate Disrupts estrogen, androgen and progesterone

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that, at certain doses, can interfere with the endocrine (or hormone) system in mammals. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders. Any system in the body controlled by hormones can be derailed by hormone disruptors. Specifically, endocrine disruptors may be associated with the development of mental or learning disabilities, severe ADD/ ADHD and brain development problems; deformations of the body (including limbs); breast cancer, prostate cancer, thyroid and other cancers; sexual development problems.

In addition it will cause:

1. Persistent weight gain.

2. Belly fat and loss of muscle mass.

3. Low libido.

4. Fatigue.

5. Anxiety, irritability and depression.

6. Insomnia and poor sleep patterns.

7. Sweating.

8. Digestion problems.

9. Cravings.

Researchers at the Environmental Working Group, a Washington-based nonprofit, released their annual report claiming nearly half of the 500 most popular sunscreens may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and spread skin cancer because they contain vitamin A and its derivatives, retinol and retinyl palmitate.

Furthermore, the FDA has known about the dangers of vitamin A in sunscreens since ordering a study 10 years ago, but has done nothing to alert the public of the dangers.

According to AOL news, other problems with sunscreens include:

The use of the hormone-disrupting chemical oxybenzone, which penetrates the skin and enters the bloodstream.
Overstated claims about performance.
The lack of needed regulations and oversight by the Food and Drug Administration.
Is Sunscreen Really a Necessity?
Let's consider a question that naturally arises out of this latest failure by the FDA – do you even need to use sunscreen in the first place?

The answer is "yes" only when you can't control how much sun you are exposed to. For instance, if you work outdoors all day as part of your job, or if you need to protect sensitive areas of your face, like around your eyes and lip, that are particularly susceptible to photoaging and not that large a surface area to impact vitamin D levels if blocked with sunscreen.

Or If you are like me and an outdoor girl on an adventure with the sun reflecting off the snow or in a boat with it reflecting off the water you definitely need some kind of shelter.

But you certainly don't want to use most of the commercially available sunscreens under any condition as they not only block your body's ability to produce vitamin D, they're also loaded with toxic chemicals that cause hormone imbalances.

However, sunscreens available in most health food stores, and on are safe to use when the need arises.

The fact is, getting safe sun exposure every day is actually one of the best things you can do for your health. Sun exposure allows your body to naturally produce your own supply of vitamin D, and experts agree that this is the best form of vitamin D available.

The point to remember is that once your skin turns the lightest shade of pink (if you're Caucasian), it's time to get out of the sun. Past this point of exposure your body will not produce any more vitamin D and you'll begin to have sun damage. And sunburn anywhere on your body is never good for your health.

A Better Alternative to Sunscreen
One of the best strategies to protect yourself from the sun is actually not a sunscreen at all, it's wearing clothing or getting into the shade and using natural ingredients such as carrot oil and zinc - I recommend Conqueror Cream.

Most sunscreens are loaded with toxic chemicals that can actually accelerate skin cancer, or get into your bloodstream where they can disrupt your hormones. Also, the protection sunscreen manufacturers claim is often misleading due to improper application.

So you don't always need to apply sunscreen, and you definitely do want to get some safe sunlight exposure every day,
Tue, May 17, 2016 12:01 PM
Is your fork giving you wrinkles ?
Go back in time by avoiding these foods that age your skin.

Wrinkles are a natural part of aging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything to prevent them. While spending money on good products for our skin topical is helpful for youthful skin, the other place to find anti-aging products is in your grocery store or garden. What we eat is just as important, as what we slather on our skin. Nourishing our skin from the inside out can help beat the clock. And just as some foods can help slow the effects of time, other foods can speed up our skin’s aging process, contributing to wrinkles and sagging.

What Keeps Skin Looking Healthy

Your skin is important—it’s actually your body’s biggest organ. Our skin is coated in a layer of natural oils that protect it and lock in moisture. As we age, the oil production slows down, and skin cells lose the ability to repair themselves as easily. Our skin’s reserve of collagen—a type of protein that keeps skin firm, elastic and youthfully plump—also begins to run low, making skin thinner. And thin skin wrinkles more easily than thicker skin.

Environmental Factors that Affect Skin

Environmental factors, such as chemicals, cigarette smoking, and sun exposure, can make your skin look older, drier and dull. What you eat matters too—avoid the following skin-aging foods to help minimize wrinkles and keep your skin healthy.


1. Sugars and Sweets

The average American eats a whopping 22 teaspoons of sugar a day. a diet high in sugar activates enzymes that devour healthy collagen, leaving behind damaged fragments of collagen. When skin’s healthy collagen-making cells run into these fragments, they get confused, shut down and stop making collagen. As a result, the collagen-depleting effect, a process called glycation, is exponential. If collagen is a rubber band that keeps your skin looking firm, then glycation is tying it into knots and rendering it useless.

The end products of glycation (advanced glycation end products, typically and appropriately shortened to AGEs), damage skin and other tissues. Among healthy people, the effects of glycation on skin start to show at about age 35 and just increase after that.

2. Saturated Fats

Saturated fat may also be a major contributor to aging skin. A 2007 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study that looked at more than 4,000 middle-aged women concluded that dietary differences did appear to influence the degree of wrinkling. A 17-gram increase in daily fat intake increased the likelihood of a wrinkled appearance.

The reason for the sat fat-wrinkle connection is those pesky AGEs (again!). It turns out that saturated fats can also react with collagen to produce AGEs.

3. Processed foods

Researchers are noticing higher levels of AGEs in people in part because of the spread of processed foods. Yes, AGEs are also present in many processed foods that have been exposed to high temperatures to lengthen their shelf life. That high heat reacts with the sugars and fats to form AGEs. No need to switch to a raw diet though. Cooking methods that involve lots of water—such as steaming, stewing, poaching, braising and blanching—reduce the AGE-creation process because the liquid offsets the heat. So the more you cook with water, the more you stop AGEs.

What to eat to protect your skin from sun damage and wrinkles.

As the weather warms and we all start spending more time outside, chances are you’re upping your sunscreen usage. But did you know that certain foods also shield your skin from the sun—and the damage it wreaks on your skin? Sunscreen with chemicals not only ages you; in addition it is harmful to the rest of your body too. Next month I will be launch'n a new congueror cream for outdoor women with sun shelter from all natural ingredients. It has carrot oil and natural minerals in it. According to a study published, products containing carrot seed oil have a natural SPF of between 38 and 40. WE DO NOT, put an SPF on our products. But know that carrot oil, which doubles as an antispetic is said to contain a high SPF factor when diluted with a carrier oil.

Boost your defenses against and help keep your skin looking younger with these 5 foods.


A cup of strawberries delivers about 150 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C—and eating more vitamin-C-rich foods may help to ward off wrinkles and age-related dryness


Tomatoes get their red hue from lycopene, a carotenoid that may help to keep your skin smooth.
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