Are You Looking For Targeted Skin Support?

There should be more emphasis placed on “loving the skin your in”.  Many fail to comprehend that their skin is the largest elimination organ their body houses.  Our skin is the 1st barrier of protection!

I also advocate that you need to support your skin nutritionally from the inside out too, however, there are times when topical solutions are a very real and needed thing.  When that is the case there is a product that I highly recommend and often reach for and it’s Pau D’Arco Lotion :  

 

paudarco lotion

BENEFITS:

  • moisturizes & soothes the skin
  • is non-greasy
  • absorbs fast
  • contains NO parabens, fragrances or dyes
  • is safety-, allergy- and dermatologist- tested

One of the key ingredients is Tabebuia heptaphylla bark extract which is derived from the pau d’arco tree, which grows in humid climates.  Yet somehow this tree does not grow fungus on its bark.  Scientists studying the bark have found that it contains lapachol and beta-lapachone, two compounds that help this tree provide important antifungal properties.  These compounds are noted for their activity against fungi and microbes. This bark also contains a significant amount of the antioxidant called quercetin.

Ingredients:
Water ( PURIFIED WATER),

alcohol (ETHANOL this allows the liquid extract to flow easily through the formula) ,

cetearyl alcohol (VEGETABLE OIL, stabilizer of fatty alcohol that provides texture),

caprylic/capric triglyceride( COCONUT OIL  skin conditioner commonly referred to as Fractionated coconut oil which is a fatty acid that moisturizes the skin),

glycerin( VEGETABLE OIL humectant which is plant based),

pentylene glycol(SUGAR CANE/CORN skin conditioner moisturizes the skin & enhances delivery of ingredients to the skin) ,

c13-15 alkane(SUGAR CANE aesthetic enhancement provides  luxurious feel with light texture without the use of synthetic silicones),

Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil,

glyceryl stearate( VEGETABLE OIL, emulsifier keeps water based and oil based ingredients together),

potassium olivoyl hydrolized oat protein (POTASSIUM, OLIVE OIL & OAT  provides additional moisturizing & emulsifying benefits,

Tabebuia heptaphylla bark extract( PAU D’ARCO TREE replenishes the skins moisture barrier, prevents damage to the skin & promotes skin elasticity),

behenyl alcohol( VEGETABLE OIL emulision stabilizer keeps water based and oil based ingredients together),

xanthan gum ( FERMENTATION, thickener enhances creamy feel),

Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter,

Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil,

hydroxyacetophenone (found in certain trees, works as a preservative, antioxidant, antiirritant, emulsion stabilizer and protects the product from contamination; protects the skin from free radicals & irritation; a good source of antioxidants),

glyceryl oleate (VEGETABLE OIL),

benzyl alcohol (cassia oil PRESERVATIVE KEEPS PRODUCT FREE FROM CONTAMINATION),

sclerotium gum (Fermentation stabilizer and thickener, enhances creamy feel),

lecithin(NON-GMO SOYBEANS emulsifier),

pullulan(fermentation, stabilizer & thickener),

Macadamia ternifolia seed oil,

Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil,

Olea europaea (olive) fruit unsaponifiables,

sodium phytate (RICE BRAN, skinconditioner and chelator moisturizes the skin and helps keep product stable),

sodium hyaluronate( Fermentation, skin conditioner and provides deep hydration).

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OTHER KNOWN PROPERTIES LISTED BELOW

Other Known properties of PauD’Arco:

  • can be beneficial for helping the body to purify the blood
  • its properties help reduce inflammation
  • it’s antibacterial

So what conditions would this cream be helpful for?

  1. Age spots
  2. athlete’s foot
  3. cradle cap
  4. dermatitis
  5. eczema
  6. fungal /yeast infections on the skin
  7. herpes break outs
  8. acne break outs

This lotions is fortified with Tabebuia heptaphylla bark extract which is derived from the ancient pau d’arco tree, it will replenish the skin’s moisture barrier, prevent damage to the skin & promote skin elasticity.  This is also great for winter dry skin which flakes and itches.

Bottom line as a practitioner, I “LOVE” the stuff !

Healthfully yours,

Dr. Jodi Barnett N.D.

Harvested Health LLC

For more wonderful products that I recommend in my practice you can go to www.harvestedhealth.mynsp.com


FOOD TIP TUESDAY:Carrots

carrots  Incorporating raw carrots into ones diet particularly through juicing, depending on the person from one to six pints a day, has the effect of helping to normalize the entire system.

 

It is the richest source of Vitamin A which the body assimilates quickly, as well as contributing a nice supply of Vitamins B, C, D, E, G, and K.  It promotes ones appetite and helps with digestion.  The properties of raw carrot juice is also a valuable aid in the improvement and maintenance of the bone structure of the teeth.

nursing-mother  Nursing mothers should drink plenty of raw carrot juice to enhance the quality of their milk, as a breast milk diet depending on the mom’s diet and lifestyle may tend to be deficient in key nutrients.  One pint of carrot juice, daily, has more body value than 25 lbs. of calcium tablets, which in most cases the calcium is not metabolized in it’s entirety through tablets.

cancerRaw carrot juice is resistant to infections, and works efficiently with the adrenal glands.  It is a natural solvent for ulcerous and cancerous conditions.  It prevents infections of the eyes and throat as well as the tonsils and sinuses and respiratory system.  It also is protective for the nervous system.

intestines Intestinal and liver issues are sometimes due to a lack of certain nutritional elements which are prominent in raw carrot juice.  So if you begin a regime of daily raw carrot juice you may notice a clean up of the  liver, and the material that was clogging it may be found to dissolve.  Frequently this is release so fast that the intestinal and urinary channels struggle to keep up with the overflow, so it ends up rolling through the lymph system which can result in the body using the skin and can cause a temporary discoloration of the skin either in yellow or orange in color.  When my youngest son had intestinal surgery as an infant, once we brought him home, I wanted to help his system detox from the drugs given to him, and hence he turned orange for about a week, then it disappeared.  Take notice that if this occurs KNOW that your liver needed the added assistance with cleaning itself.  It is NOT the carrot juice itself nor the carotene that comes through the skin, as this discoloration will take place even if the juice is filtered to the point of clearing it of all color pigment.  If you were to juice beets daily your skin would NOT turn red, or if you had liquid chlorophyll daily again your skin would not turn green.

endocrineThe endocrine glands, especially the adrenals and the gonads (sex organs), require food nutrients found in raw carrot juice.  We are seeing a lot folks struggling with infertility issues, when we consume a diet of nothing but cooked foods, “breakfast, lunch and dinner”, please remember that the needed atoms and enzymes are destroyed by cooking and pasteurizing.

skinDo you struggle with dry skin, dermatitis or acne? How about night blindness?  Adding raw carrot juice daily can and will support these issues.  Remember that carrot juice is super rich in organic sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron as well as vital organic elements of phosphorus, Sulphur, silicon and chlorine that is perfectly balanced in their action and reaction on our body.

ulcerFor those of you who may be dealing with stomach ulcer issues, raw carrot juice can prove to be very healing, and I will also suggest that one remove ALL concentrated sugar, starch and flour from their diet while this healing is occurring.  From and emotional basis there is also a strong connection to ulcers and certain cancers when one has been nursing resentment for a long time. So you should be willing to address any emotional connections to what maybe contributing to your health imbalances.

 

I have also had client’s who have embarked on a juice regime and called me saying that they couldn’t continue because the juices were making them sick.  Please understand that the juice routines are meant to implement house cleaning and sometimes that house cleaning may NOT be comfortable.  When ones body has been functioning on tilt without ample supply of needed nutrients, and then it begins to receive them, the organs and tissues start the rejuvenation process and now have added vigor to take the trash to the curb.  When that occurs it may get your attention.  Please stick with it, if the cleansing response feels brutal, then slow it down by drinking less juice daily but don’t quit.

microscopeFUN TIDBIT:  Studies have found that the carrot juice molecule is comparable to that of the blood molecule, I found this revealing fact to be so interesting.

Healthfully yours,

Jodi Barnett N.D.