Women who use make-up on a daily basis can absorb almost 5 pounds of chemicals into their bodies each year.
Some of the compounds present in make-up have been linked to side effects ranging from skin irritation to cancer.
Varicose veins are often considered an unavoidable part of getting older. Maybe they even run in your family. Most likely, they’re due to the lack of sufficient dietary fiber intake over the years.
A good diet is the first place to turn when you want to make real improvements in your appearance. Beautiful eyes, skin, hair and nails need a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, and plenty of water. Beautiful skin, hair and eyes all depend on a healthy liver. Too much alcohol, caffeine and drugs put a heavy load on the liver and rob the body of B vitamins. All tissues need a rich, high oxygen blood supply, and plenty of mineral building blocks. Plants are the most absorbable way for the body to get them.
Skin problems seem to run in my family. I have severe rosacea, my husband has a new scar on his face and my daughter has acne and warts! Help us; we look like the Munsters" from TV. What are some "Suzy secrets" to help clear the skin?
D.V., Tulsa, Oklahoma
One of my favorite health books is the best-selling Prescription for Nutritional Healing by certified nutrition counselor Phyllis A. Balch and her husband Dr. James F. Balch, M.D.
No matter whether we are 20, 30 or 60 or more years of age, male or female we all want to look our best!
Here’s the good news: you have an awful lot of control over your skin’s appearance. Sure, there are some factors you can’t change—like your genetics, or the suntans you got when you were 16.
If everything in life worked as efficiently as skin we'd have no worries.
In some cases, foods alone can’t provide enough of specific nutrients, unless you plan on eating more than your weight in produce.