Greens Are a Girl's Best Friends
Published: (June, 2016)
Answering Your Questions...
Do You Know What Greens Can Do For You?
Q: I am French and I moved recently to Australia. I'm eating mostly raw, now. My skin is still very nice but here in Australia it's very hard weather to keep skin smooth and hydrated. The sun here is so strong that I've started to get sun spots. How can I protect my skin? Can I use a good organic sunscreen on my face?
A: By all means, if you find a sunscreen that works well for you and you believe it will protect your skin from sun spots, use it. Now, as to sunscreen, I believe in the internal kind. And that is: greens.
But let's be clear... Tossing a handful of greens in a salad now and then just won't do it. Make sure you add greens in your juices or smoothies.
My morning vegetable juice is always green, because I include bok choy, chard, or collard greens, together with some celery or zucchini, and an apple for taste.
If I have to spend time in the sun, my immediate protection will be a big hat and some coconut oil splashed over uncovered parts of my body. Coconut oil has natural SPF. More about the benefits of greens in this article: Greens for Health and Beauty
Let me offer you a perspective on sunscreen that's different from the mainstream approach in this article: Sunblock… Sunglasses… How Much Sun Protection Do You Really Need?
How to Prevent or Stop Hot Flashes
Q: I'm only 45, and I started to have hot flashes. I would wake up in the middle of the night feeling very hot. It really upsets me. What can I do to stop them?
A: Hot Flash! For some women, that name is apt indeed. Intense flashes which can happen day and night, lasting minutes or longer. And, in accompaniment, sweating, dizziness, lightheadedness, and even heart palpitations. The bad news: About 85% of women will experience hot flashes sometime during menopause. The good news: You don't have to be one of them! More in Hot Flashes—What Are They Telling You?
10 Things You Must Do in Your 30's and 40's to Ensure Beauty in Your 50's and 60's
Q: I've turned 52. People used to guess my age at least 10 years younger than I am. Now, people guess my age right on. What happened?
A: That fearsome decade of life—your fifties—can bring a bunch of unpleasant surprises. Hot flashes are only one of them. But hot flashes, dry skin, excessive wrinkles, and many other markers of aging can be avoided or reduced—if you're prepared.
The main goal of my newsletter is to tell you what's coming, so you can ready yourself. You, equipped with some knowledge and a few simple beauty techniques can make your fifties and beyond the very best time of your life. Wisdom and youth—what a combination! See 10 Things You Must Do in Your 30's and 40's to Ensure Beauty in Your 50's and 60's.
Website Updates: Now You Can Easily Find the Answer to Your Question
Thirteen years ago, in 2003 I launched my website www.beautifulonraw.com. Since then I've written a great number of articles on every imaginable topic pertaining to health and beauty. The website has burgeoned with information—it's now over 600 pages and still growing!
To help you navigate, I've organized most of the material into 12 sections. You can use each section as you might a FREE e-book containing a broad collection of articles on the topic of your interest.
I’m not a doctor, so I can’t suggest any “cure.” But for many popular ills—constipation, parasites, osteoporosis, dry skin, acne, and so on, I’ll point you in a good direction. I do try to answer every general question I can. If I’ve missed one…please ask!
This being hyperspace, you can expect also that many particular articles you read will link you to others—often within your chosen section, sometimes farther beyond.
Once on the homepage, scroll down and click on your area of interest.