Archive for May, 2012

Holistic Scalp and Organic Hair Care

May 29th, 2012

Most people, especially women, spend so much time focusing on skin care, but what about their scalps?   Usually, we don’t think about it until there is a problem.

For example, Seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff) affects about 12  percent of the population — and the reasons why can be the weather, diet, or stress,  but sometimes your genes play into it all.  It can be from anything that causes the excess oil production, and most likely it is from your genes.

The symptoms are when your scalp is red, and the flakes may have a yellowish tinge. The reason people get dandruff is because of an overgrowth of malassezia or fungus which everyone has on their scalp. It is basically from excessive oil production or sebum. The fungus digests the surface oil on the scalp, and that causes an inflamation that turns into the flaky, itchy, dry scalp.

To relieve the symptoms of dry scalp, many people find that they do better with less irritating, more gentle organic hair care products such as those found at Herbalix, such as the Shampoo For All Hair Types (Balancing) – No Added Fragrance. This shampoo has a clean, mild, aroma that comes from the healthy base oils, and it is great for people with sensitivities to essential oils or those who enjoy fragrance free products.

Can Detoxing Underarms Cut Down on Abdominal Fat?

May 18th, 2012

The proportion of fat to body weight usually increases as we age. Especially women after menopause around 50 years of age. The extra pounds pile on around the midsection, causing that dreaded middle age spread also known as muffin top in women and beer bellies in men. This dreaded abdominal fat, is in actuality, visceral fat and it hides deep in the abdominal cavity of your body near the organs, which is why it can be a key component in many health problems. The other kind of fat that you can grab onto is known as subcutaneous fat.

Visceral fat is known to cause metabolic disturbances and increased risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  Some believe it is also  associated with the need for gallbladder surgery and even breast cancer, which brings to mind how our bodies deal with toxins.

For instance, did you know that many of the branded deodorants today on the market have aluminum, and other ingredients known to clog the sweat ducts underneath your arms?  One of the best-selling products is the Herbalix Detox Deodorant, which helps detox aluminum from the body through use nightly. More and more consumers are switching to non-aluminum deodorant today.

Check the labels to see if your deodorant products contain any type of aluminum, alum, petroleum or propylene glycol.  These ingredients can lead to the buildup of chemicals under your arms, resulting in irritation or worse. Antiperspirants may leave  alum salts in the underarm and some believe it can cause undetermined DNA damage.  Just remember that the detox deodorant Herbalix makes can help clean out your lymph glands and tissues to rid the body of aluminum.

And remember that  toxins in our bodies cause the accumulation of abdominal fat, which stores the toxins deep in the visceral fat, often causing excess inflammation and metabolic disorders.  That is why Herbalix is soon to announce a new and exciting product that uses the same theory of detoxing the underarms, to detox the fat in your body — and in particular, helping to rid the body’s visceral fat of toxins – while you sleep.  What for news soon. Visit www.herbalix.com