Natural remedies are best for healthy, glowing skin. To get that clear healthy skin we all want, we have to take care of our skin on the inside and out. This section will be devoted to the things that we can do on the inside spotlighting some of the very best natural remedies that I have found to improve my skin.
Increase Essential Fatty Acid Intake
Essential fatty acids are critical in maintaining healthy skin. Some essential fatty acids are Omega's 3, 6 and 9. You can get many essential fatty acids from eating fish. Make sure the fish you are consuming is mercury free. You can also get the beneficial fatty acids from taking a fish oil supplement. Costco has a great inexpensive brand. You may need to take 6-12 a day to get the skin improvement you desire. Nordic Naturals also has many varieties of supplements that contain the essential fatty acids. Green Pasture also has a fantastic fermented cod liver oil that is extremely beneficial.
You can also get good fats from chia seeds. Chia seeds can be purchased at a health food store or online. I found a really good deal on Amazon. Chia seeds can be added to salads, smoothies, baked goods and pastas. They can also be left to soak in water, juice or kombucha. The seed will soak up the liquid and turn it into a gel. You can then drink the gel. It sounds a little strange but I love it.
Add Coconut Oil To Your Diet
Coconut oil is a superfood that can be eaten to improve the quality of your skin. Coconut oil is high in medium chain triglycerides. Medium chain triglycerides are not stored as fat but use immediately as energy and to rebuild cells, including skin cells. Taking coconut oil internally will also help you burn fat better. Coconut oil also contains lauric acid. Lauric acid destroys the cell membrane of harmful fungus, viruses and bacteria. It is also kills candida. Candida overgrowth in the digestive system can lead to a variety of skin problems from acne to eczema. Killing off the bad flore i.e. candida will greatly benefit the appearance of skin.
Coconut oil can be purchased online and in health food stores. The best quality brand that I am aware of is called Tropical Traditions. Coconut oil can be used to cook just about any food. You can also use it in place of butter and oil in baked goods. It can be added to smoothies as well or taken by the spoonful.
Take a Whole Food Multi-Vitamin
I am usually taking a whole food multi-vitamin. There are many out there. I like to look on Amazon for the best deals. Some brands I have tried are Standard Process, MegaFoods and Garden of Life. Nutranomics is also a great company with a really good multivitamin.
Reduce Stress with Emotional Healing
Many skin problems can be related to stress. Stress can be alleviated by deep breathing, yoga, meditation and emotional healing. Visit Pure and Simple Healing for some great ways to heal emotionally.
I will be posting multiple recipes to make your own supplements. Why make your own supplements? Supplement can get very expensive! Also, the prices are often marked up 1000% from cost. There are multiple supplements that can be easily made at home saving you lots of money!
Homemade Supplements Candida Clear - Many people struggle with candida and yeast issues. Clearing out unwanted yeast is essential for a great immune system, great skin and mental clarity.
Homemade Omega Supplement- Omegas are absolutely essential for a balanced diet. We need them for brain health, healthy skin, balanced hormones, a healthy gut and many more functions.
Female Balance Supplement- Have you been feeling a little off lately? This may be just what you need. The herbs in this formula gently balance hormones alleviating symptoms of PMS and helping you feel calmer all month.
For a great list of 18 herbs that are helpful for several ailments click here.
ADD Natural Remedies
ADD and ADHD afflict millions of Americans. Visit this page for ADD natural remedies Dr. Judi Moore D.O.
Natural Cures for the Common Cold
For several great pages of health information on everything from the digestive system to allergies, visit The Cure Zone by Natural Health Girl.
I have found that we can have many things at home that can help up boost immunity and fight infections. For my favorite home remedies and list of ten favorite supplements click here.
Return from Natural Remedies to Homepage