Links to Some of My Favorite Products

 

People often ask me for product recommendations, so today I am giving you a list with links to a few of my favorite products that I order from Amazon and Nature’s Sunshine. If you have any questions about any of the items, please feel free to ask me!

Here’s the link: List of Links to Some of My Favorite Products

Autoimmune conditions are on the rise, affecting old and young alike. For free education about this growing health concern, check out the free online Autoimmune Summit from November 5 to November 11.

Here’s the link: Autoimmune Summit

Keep learning to be healthy!

Lisa Hernandez, Certified Nutritionist & Health Coach

www.learningtobehealthy.com

1 Corinthians 10:31–“Whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for God’s glory!”

This information is for educational purposes only and is not to intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Consult your health care provider about making dietary and lifestyle changes that are right for you.

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Support your health with sulfur–nature’s detoxifier and “beauty mineral.”

Sulfur is part of the immune system and aids the liver in detoxifying chemicals and toxins from the body.  This helps protect us from illness, including chronic disease and cancer.

Sulfur is also necessary for repairing the body and promoting the health of hair, skin, nails, and joints.  It’s known as nature’s “beauty mineral.”

Sulfur is found in insulin, the hormone that regulates carbohydrate metabolism.

Sulfur is a component of bile, which is made by the liver to help digest fats.

Sulfur-rich foods include onions, garlic, egg yolks, legumes, and cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, mustard greens, horseradish, radish, daikon, kale, turnips, rutabaga, arugula, bok choy, collard greens, watercress, wasabi, and mustard seeds).

Boost your immune system with a serving or two of sulfur-rich foods in your daily diet.

Note:  If you have a weak thyroid, it may be beneficial for you to lightly steam cruciferous vegetables.  Cooking reduces compounds that may interfere with iodine uptake, a nutrient needed to make thyroid hormone.  Overcooking can reduce sulfur compounds.

Nature’s Sunshine sells an MSM (MethylSulfonylMethane) supplement that is a form of organic sulfur commonly used to help strengthen connective tissues and reduce inflammation, including that in the lungs, muscles, and joints.  Find it at www.learningtobehealthy.mynsp.com.

Keep learning to be healthy!

Lisa Hernandez, Certified Nutritionist, CNHP

1 Corinthians 10:31–“Whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for God’s glory!”

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www.learningtobehealthy.mynsp.com (Nature’s Sunshine)

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.  It does not take the place of any medical care that you may need. Consult your health care provider about making dietary and lifestyle changes that are right for you.

What are you feeding your skin?

Whenever you use those skin care products, fragrances, and cosmetics, you are feeding your skin.  The question is what?

I hope  that you’re making it a habit to read the ingredients  on food and beverage labels to reduce your intake of unhealthy ingredients.  Are you reading the ingredients on your personal care products?  When you put product on your skin, it gets absorbed into your bloodstream!

So many personal care products use parabens as preservatives.  These are known endocrine disruptors, can affect hormonal balance, and parabens have been found in human breast tumors!  There are many types of parabens (ethylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben, etc.), and you can find them in shampoos, conditioners, lotions, body washes, and face cleansers. Look for paraben-free or preservative-free products.

Triclosan is another endocrine disruptor often used in soaps, hand sanitizer, and toothpaste.

Some preservatives actually release formaldehyde when applied to the skin, and formaldehyde has been linked to cancer!  These  formaldehyde-releasing preservatives are used in many personal care products, including shampoos, liquid baby soaps, nail polish, eyelash and nail glues, hair gel, hair-smoothing products, body soap and wash, and  cosmetics.  Some of these ingredients:  diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, DMDM gea

Avoid the UV filters octinoxate and oxybenzone, commonly found in sunscreens, liquid foundations, and some shampoos.  These are endocrine disruptors.

How about that seemingly innocuous ingredient “fragrance”?  It’s sort of like the word “natural flavors” on your food labels.  What does it really mean?  Fragrance could be any number of synthetic chemicals found in any number of personal care products, especially perfumes, colognes, body splashes, and air fresheners.  Buy fragrance-free products, and use essential oils instead of synthetic fragrances.

Some other ingredients to be wary of:  petrolatum, petroleum jelly, paraffin oil, and mineral oil.  Petroleum is used to fuel automobiles, and if not fully refined, it may be contaminated with toxic chemicals.  Mineral oil used on babies has been found to make it more difficult for them to absorb minerals, because it coats the lining of the digestive tract.

Lip balms and lipsticks may contain petroleum, mineral oil, and even lead!  That kiss could be leaving more than just a lipstick print!

Watch out for coal tar, which is a known carcinogen and may cause neurological damage.  It’s often found in shampoos, soaps, hair dyes, and lotions.

Remember, it’s the accumulation of toxins over time that can weaken your health, especially if you’re already dealing with a health issue.  Think about where you are applying those personal care products:  on your scalp (brain), on your face (sinuses), on your neck (thyroid), wrists (veins), abdomen (digestive tract, liver), chest (lungs), back (kidneys), knees (joints), etc.!

To learn more, visit www.safecosmetics.org.

Keep learning to be healthy!

Lisa Hernandez, Certified Nutritionist & Natural Health Consultant

www.learningtobehealthy.com

1 Corinthians 10:31–                                                                                                                   “Whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for God’s glory!”

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www.pinterest.com/healthywithlisa

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.  It does not take the place of any medical care that you may need. Consult your health care provider about making dietary and lifestyle changes that are right for you.