Posts tagged “health/nutrition”
May 13, 2013
Lots of water and a healthy amount of probiotics are two tips offered by Julie Gabriel in a recent article entitled “5 Ways to Detox Your Face.”
Holistic nutritionist Julie Gabriel is the author of Holistic Beauty from the Inside Out: Your Complete Guide to Natural Health, Nutrition, and Skincare, a wonderful guide to taking care of your body that brings all four corners of the natural beauty paradigm together: natural skincare, holistic nutrition, stress-relief, and healthy lifestyle.
Gabriel states that the skin can be helped along in the detox process by fiber intake such as eating oatmeal or muesli for breakfast, or switching to whole meal bread. Some of Gabriel’s suggestions, like a weekly home spa ritual including a facial steam infused with lavender, nettle, chamomile, and rosemary, are nourishing for the soul as well as the skin. Others, like replacing your chemically based, paraben-containing, expensive cosmetic products with organic essential oils, should also be healthy for your wallet.
May 5, 2010... What surprised you the most as you were writing and researching this book in particular? As I was speaking with women for my research, I would educate them and say, 'Guess what? If you wear a high-heeled shoe on a regular basis, over and over and over again, you're going to change the shape of your feet and be likely to have serious foot pain later. ' And occasionally women would say, 'Oh, I don't care, it's worth it. When it happens, I'll just have the surgery.' There was one woman in New York City whom I interviewed who told me that she wore these heels that weren't even that high but they were too narrow and too tight so she literally had to take them off and she didn't have money to take a cab home. She had to walk around the city barefoot. And I said, 'Oh, that's awful. So now you've learned a lesson, right? Next time, if you wear those shoes, you'll carry a second pair of comfortable shoes to change into.' She looked as me as though I was crazy. It was as though she felt, I must wear these shoes, even if it is unhealthy, because I look great. If you stand back and examine this, it's oppressive. She's a savvy, sophisticated woman but in her mind, she must wear a certain shoe in order to look attractive. — Lemondrop interview with Leora Tanenbaum