Thursday, July 5, 2012
Surf health & dry skin!
First up, I'm now a health blogger for ST Surf Images!! I'll be banging on about surf health every fortnight. So head over there and have a read and check out all the stunning images that Tom and Sherrin Woods take of our beautiful Coffs Coast! http://www.stsurfimages.com/featured/introducing-little-emm/
One day my nutrition lecturer bluntly pointed out that DRY SKIN is an essential fatty acid deficiency, not a Sorbolene deficiency. How good is that!
Our cell membranes are made of fat/oil so if we’re low in essential fatty acids, the wate...r inside the cell will leak out. And if we’re dehydrated, our vital organs steal the water from our skin to carry out our more important bodily functions like liver detoxification. That leaves the poor old skin looking as scaly as a snake!
There’s a whole lot of dry skin going on in Coffs. Crowds of customers are coming in asking for a heavy moisturiser, which is all very well and good, but I always ask them what they are doing INTERNALLY.
I’m a bit of a broken record. It goes like this...
*How much WATER have you had to drink today? Or have you just been having English breakfast tea intravenously?
*Have you taken your fish OIL/flaxseed oil/coconut oil/sea buckthorn oil today?
*Have you eaten many OILY FOODS like olive oil on your salad, avo’s and fish?
*Have you been EXERCISING for thirty minutes a day, having massages and dry body brushing to stimulate your circulation and LYMPHATIC SYSTEM?
My fave winter moisturiser is using a pure oil like cold-pressed apricot kernel, almond, black sesame or coconut! How many ingredients are in your moisturiser?
Emma the Naturopath xx
PS. Have you guys LIKED the Essential Health Coffs page yet? http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Essential-Health-Coffs/134478949931993