How Antioxidents Help the Body
Rosehip and Maize Exfoliating Masque
Rosehip Whip Moisturizer
a wide variety of health impacts and more news becoming available on
them everyday, antioxidants are an important part of today's health.
Find out their background and what makes them worth learning about.
a week goes by without news of antioxidants' health-promoting benefits.
Experts believe these nutritional substances may help prevent heart
disease, fight certain cancers, ward off dementia, and even slow certain
There are thousands of antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, meats, poultry, and fish. Even
foods once not known for being especially healthful, such as chocolate,
coffee, and red wine, are now recognized as potent delivery systems for
need oxygen to live. It travels from the lungs to every corner of the
body, helping cells metabolize food into energy. But oxygen has a
downside. Normally, the molecules in our cells have a full set of
electrons, which keep them stable--think of them as a fortress
surrounding a castle. But when these molecules come into contact with
oxygen (i.e., they are "oxidized") they lose an electron, converting to
an unstable type of molecule known as a free radical.Read more...
radicals, if left unchecked, assault whatever cell constituents are
nearby, including proteins, fats, and DNA," says Joe Vinson, PhD, a
professor of chemistry at the University of Scranton. "Once those
molecules are attacked, their structure and function are changed and
they don't work as well."
Ingeniously, Mother Nature created an
instant free-radical fix. Antioxidants disable free radicals by donating
electrons to replace those lost during oxidation. Some antioxidants can
be manufactured by your body; others must be obtained from food....
Skin Care Products are rich in antioxidents, bioflavinoids and amino
acid ingredients, to heal and support the external health of your skin
while working in conjunction with what you consume internally.
Antioxidents: Carrot, Pumpkin, Rosehip, Paprika, Sour Cherry, Quince
Apple, Lemon, Oranges and Almonds
Bioflavinoids: Dark Berries, Purple Grape, Whie Peel of Lemon, Orange
Amino Acids: Alpha and Beta Hydroxyl Acids found in Apples, Grapes,
Naseberry and Tomato
Gentle Detox with BionicHydrotherapy
|Are Your Personal Care Products Really Organic?
body care products marketed as organic will be disappearing from the
shelves at New Leaf Community Market (San Diego) for failing to meet the
want really organic," Mariana Friedman, body care product coordinator
for the local organic pioneer, said Monday. "The industry has really lax
The products being discontinued are targets of a lawsuit filed Monday by the company that makes Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps.
lawsuit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, accused 10 companies
and two industry groups of selling and promoting soaps, lotions and
other products that are manufactured using conventionally grown crops or
chemicals derived from petroleum.
Bronner's alleges it's unfair to label such products organic and is
asking a judge to prevent Hain Celestial Group Inc., Estee Lauder Inc.
and the other companies named in the lawsuit from doing so.
is widespread abuse of the word 'organic' throughout the industry and
it's spiraling out of control," said Dr. Bronner's company president
David Bronner. "It's an industry based on marketing and hype, and the
organic labels are a form of corrosive marketing."
said a negotiated settlement before the lawsuit was filed broke down
over some of the companies' refusal to stop the use of petrochemicals in
products bearing organic labels......
the products that New Leaf is discontinuing: Alba Botanica Passionfruit
Body Wash, Alba Replenishing Shampoo, Nutribiotic Supershower Gel
Shampoo, California Baby Supersensitive Bubble Bath, Giovanni Smooth as
Silk Shampoo, Healthy Times Honeysuckle Baby Bath and Healthy Times
Pansyflower Baby Shampoo, Nature's Gate Awapuhi Shampoo, and Nature's
Gate Fruitblend Liquid Soap....
Originally published in the May 2008 Skinformation Newsletter. Click here for your free email newsletter subscription.