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"NATURAL BEAUTY BEGINS...WITHIN"


I've noticed subtle changes in what is being presented as beauty lately, and I'm liking it! The 'natural and clean beauty ideal' is something I can completely get behind! The problem may be...how many of us really feel that we possess that natural, dewy, fresh beauty that is often sought after? Especially after the year we've been through, am I right? What I'm going to focus on today is about making healthy beauty happen! The obvious place to start is our skin. The skin is the largest organ in our body. Caring for our skin can have a direct impact on our health and yet, it is often forgotten about. What we put on our skin, our thirsty bodies will rapidly absorb. If we use products that are full of chemicals and other ingredients difficult to pronounce, our bodies will have to work extra hard to process that. On the other hand, if we soothe our skin with nourishing moisture, we are also nourishing our body. Dr. James Hawver, a Naturopath who I admired, used to say, "If your digestive system has nowhere to go with toxins, it will take the path of least resistance...and exit through your skin." So, if we are dealing with frequent breakouts and rashes, it's time to see what might be imbalanced inside our bodies. A Meridian Stress Analysis (MSA) screening can be extremely beneficial. It can help us see the imbalances in our organs, glands, and systems that might be causing or contributing to our external symptoms.* BEAUTY COMES FROM INSIDE* This investigation and addressing the nourishment our bodies need will help with a lot more than just our skin. Vitamins such as Biotin, vitamin B, vitamin E, and collagen can impact the thickness of our hair, strengthen our nails, and also help us to have fewer wrinkles. Did you know there is actually a homeopathic remedy for eye-brightening? Who doesn't want brighter eyes? Some clients report an immediate improvement in their skin after doing a cleanse, but the benefits we see on the outside are only just the beginning. By eliminating what's clogging up our system from the inside, we're freeing it to give us more energy and to experience better health and vitality. A diet rich in healthy fats, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins supports beauty from the inside. Here are a few more things we can do to support our healthy beauty goal:

  • Get plenty of sleep. Put away your electronics for a minimum of an hour before bedtime and try to go to bed at the same time every night.

  • Address your emotions. By processing, rather than pushing down, what we've experienced in the day, we give our mind and nervous system a chance to calm down and rejuvenate. Try journaling, praying, contemplating life, and not procrastinating in taking care of yourself.

  • Drink less alcohol and more water! If we drink more than two drinks a day, we put a strain on our liver that can be visibly seen on our skin. It can create dilated pores, broken capillaries, dehydration, and contribute to excess oils and breakouts. On the other hand, water flushes out the toxins and helps to hydrate our skin and organs to function better.

  • Scrub for energy. Starting at our feet and working our way up while in the shower, gently exfoliate the skin with a brush or loofah. Don't forget the face. When working on our face, we need to make small circular motions and gently move towards our temples and then down behind the ears to drain the toxins out through the lymph system. This habit energizes the body and helps to move along and eliminate toxins. Better out than in!

  • Move your body. Amazingly, vigorous exercise can help us with the signs of aging. I suggest you research Dr. Tarnopolsky's and his mice study at McMaster University. He had middle-aged mice run for 45 minutes, three times a week. The results were phenomenal. Their skin became tighter, their fur not only grew back but they also stopped turning grey! So, if not for how it makes you feel but also how you look (Ha!), don't forget to exercise!

In short, everything mentioned above we have within our power to address. We just have to find the motivation to do it. As long as we're working towards taking good care of ourselves, I say, "enjoy it!" Wherever we're at in the process, we're still making progress. Joy, self-esteem, and confidence are also beautiful and sexy. As John Legend says, we're "perfectly imperfect." So, let's enjoy the ride, my friends!


Warm Regards,


Tracy Abraham, President of Amplify Health & Wellness


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