Irene

How to Have Fresh, Pink and Healthy Skin

In exercise, heatlhy eating, toxins, Uncategorized, wellness on January 10, 2013 at 1:39 am

One day I was speaking to a 35-year-old woman; she confided to me that her skin was fresh, pink and acne-free during the teenage years, but now, as she is getting older, she constantly fights acne and skin rashes.  I explained that the environment is full of toxins.  “You don’t even need to do anything, ” I said, “because they can be easily absorbed through the skin.  Then it was perfect timing–a nearby construction site started to blast.  As for my own skin, it just seems to get more and more sensitive every year.   I can easily end up with red, botchy, itchy skin–and it’s not only cosmetics, but hair products.  My hair is chin-length and, when I’m particularly sensitive to a hair product, I start to itch where the hair grazes the face.

Toxins are everywhere, and we can’t avoid them.  But there are a few things we can do to help us “fight” them.

  • Try to eat organic as much as possible. canstockphoto0171110Most foods contain harmful pesticides and genetically modified organisms. If that’s not always possible, try to stay away from some of the dirtiest, such as apples and green peppers; for a complete list of the “dirty dozen,” click here.
  •  Engage in periodic cleanses or detox programs:  There are many ways to do this, but my personal favorite is the Isagenix product.  Please contact  me if you’d like to know more–I’ll also give you a complimentary 30-minute wellness discovery session!
  • Eliminate toxins through the skin in sweat, through sauna, yoga or other exercise.  In fact, some people say yoga is the ultimate toxic release–many sweat like crazy in yoga, so toxins are released through the pores.
  • Stretch daily: The yoga pose, the triangle, is often referred to as the happy pose because it stretches and opens so many muscles.
  • Use natural cleaning agents, such as baking soda, vinegar or orange oil to replace almost any chemical cleaner.
  • Read labels on food products and avoid those that you are unfamiliar with. The fewer ingredients, the better–and if you can’t pronounce them, well….
  • Drink wheatgrass. Wheatgrass juice is nutritionally equivalent to many vegetables. (Hint:  If you’re not crazy about the taste, ask them to blend in some fresh ginger.  It won’t change the chemical make-up of the wheat grass juice–and you get an additional detox benefit from the ginger.
  •  Eat at least three of the best detoxifying foods daily–  broccoli, garlic, spinach, cabbage, sprouts, blueberries, ginger and turmeric.
  • Get a massage: It improves circulation and helps stimulate the lymph nodes. (The lymph picks up toxins throughout the body so it can be eliminated.)

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Irene Ross is certified nutrition and health coach who helps people alter unhealthy habits so they can live healthy, happy and well-balanced lives.

She is a speaker and teacher who conducts workshops for both individuals and corporations who also conducted tele-seminars and has also been a guest on tele-summits and radio shows.

Speeches can be a customized, one-of-a-kind program targeted for your audience, or it can be one of her sought-after talks, such as:

  • KICKING  YOUR SUGAR CRAVINGS TO THE CURB
  • FIRING  UP YOUR DAY
  • ARE   YOU SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SICK AND TIRED?
  • WHAT  TO DO WHEN YOU JUST CAN’T SEEM TO LOSE THAT WEIGHT
  • THE   WELLNESS-CENTERED FAMILY
  • HOW  TO GET YOUR KIDS INTERESTED IN HEALTHY EATING
  • HOW   CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAMS HELP PRODUCTIVITY, MOTIVATION AND THE  BOTTOM-LINE

Author of the e-book, Sugar’s Sour Story and of the forthcoming book, 25 Ways to Fire Up Your Day: Increase Energy, Get More Done in Less Time, Balance your Life, she is also a wellness pro for the 4-legged, writes frequently on pet nutrition and wellness and is developer of the blog:  www.furryfriendshavefun.wordpress.com

If you or your company would like her to present a workshop, or if you would like her to be a guest on your tele-seminar, tele-summit or radio show, please contact her at: irener@eating4achieving.com.

For more information, please visit:  www.irenefross.com

Irene spoke last Thursday about the importance of the “attitude of gratitude” and how it affects health.  To listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/timetoplay/2013/01/02/timetoplaycoms-empower-half-hour

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  1. Thank you, I’ve just been searching for info approximately this subject for ages and yours is the best I have found out till now. But, what about the conclusion? Are you positive concerning the source?

    • Hi–Glad you found it helpful. Your question about the conclusion–do you mean the last item on massage? If so, there has been a lot of research on the positive effects of it, and that does include the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Or do you mean something else–like at the very end “About Irene”–yes, that’s me, so I’m positive about the source. Or do you mean something else?

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