How does the body detox?
Your body has its own amazing internal ability to cleanse and detoxify. The primary organs involved in these critical processes are the liver, colon, lungs, skin and kidneys. They work to filter wastes, protect the body from harmful invaders and eliminate toxins. Over time, dealing with poor dietary habits, environmental pollutants, stress, medications and lack of exercise can overwhelm the body’s ability to detox and eliminate impurities impacting the digestive system, joint health, immune function, hormone balance, skin health and more.
Four Key Processes to Health
Assimilation, Elimination, Circulation and Relaxation are integral to overall health. Assimilation refers to the body’s ability to absorb and utilize nutrients. These nutrients are used by every cell in the body to nourish and repair themselves. The body’s Elimination system uses a number of different channels to rid the body of wastes. The liver, lungs, lymphatic system, blood/ circulatory system, colon, kidney and skin are vital filtering and cleansing systems. The body’s Circulatory system is the key to sustaining life for the entire body. It works to carry the rebuilding forces to the body, as well as aiding in eliminations. Relaxation is fundamental to the health of the body’s nervous system. You may be familiar with the phrases: “thoughts are things” and “mind is the builder”. Harnessing the mind-body connection is a powerful tool for health.
Helpful Hints for Detoxifying, Naturally
1. Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily.
The body is composed of almost 70% water. It is needed by every cell in our body to function properly. It lubricates joints, aids the body’s eliminations, supports healthy kidney functions, improves skin complexion, boosts the immune system, and improves energy levels.
2. Breathing Exercises
Slow, deliberate, deep breathing has wonderful benefits. It calms and relaxes both the body and mind, helping the lungs to release carbon dioxide as well as ease pain, enhance lymphatic flow and improve digestion.
3. Stretching Exercises
There are many styles of stretching, including static, yoga and pilates. Stretching exercises can help improve circulation, improve posture putting lease stress on our internal organs, ease muscle tension resulting in greater flexibility, support healthy nerve function for better relaxation and improve lymphatic drainage for stronger immune function. Try Peter Van Damn’s “Exercise for All” DVD for 15 minutes daily.
4. Take a Daily Walk
This simple practice exercises the heart, improves circulation and increases oxygen intake. It’s also a great stress reducer.
5. Natural Laxatives
While laxatives can relieve occasional constipation, they are generally not recommended for long term use. But when you need one, a laxative can bring fast relief. Laxatives have different modes of action, some adding bulk fiber and others helping with motility/bowel movement. Sulflax, Senna, Fletcher’s Castoria, Inner Clean, Baar’s Organic Olive Oil and Fig Syrup offer natural choices.*
6. Sauna or Sweat Baths
Get ready to sweat. Taking a sauna can mimic the benefits of mild exercise. It can improve blood flow, help the body get rid of stored toxins (detox), strengthen the immune system and improve skin health.*
7. Castor Oil Pack
The external use of this ancient oil is enhanced through the application of a pack. Castor Oil applied to wool or cotton flannel and placed over the abdomen helps focus the benefits of this therapeutic oil over the organs of assimilation and elimination, stimulating the gallbladder, spleen, immune and lymphatic systems as well as digestive organs. Adding mild heat from a heating pad helps to further concentrate the oil’s absorption.
8. Herbal Tonics
Formulated to help restore, detox, tone and invigorate various systems in the body, an herbal tonic is prepared from a specific blend of plants, known as herbs. These herbal tonics (from the Cayce Readings) use select herbs to support health and promote well-being. New Seasons™ Tonic 545, Optikade™ Vibratonic™ 3810, Herbal Tonic 208, De-Tense™, Respicol® and Herbal Tonic 636 are just a few of the formulations that help the body’s natural detoxification, assimilation and elimination processes.*
* As with any program, before you start check with your physician if you are on medications or have an existing health condition.
Don’t just make a resolution, create a lifestyle change. Incorporate the habits that support your physical, mental and spiritual health and experience a stronger, more joyful and healthier you.
Many facial cleansers contain ingredients that can dry and irritate skin, making them too harsh for delicate, sensitive or acne-prone skin. Selecting the best cleanser may be easier than you think. Surprisingly, many plant-based oils offer a simple yet effective way to cleanse while hydrating and nourishing skin.
The antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of Olive, Almond, and Castor oils and Witch Hazel make them a perfect choice to naturally balance skin pH, repair dry, flaky skin and restore a radiant, healthy glow. Nutrient-rich and deeply moisturizing, these oils bind to impurities and dissolve them without drying the skin. Not only do they lubricate skin, they also protect and renew skin health.
Blending in a drop or 2 of your favorite essential oil, like Tea Tree, Lavender, Peppermint or Rosewater Blend, can add another dimension to your facial cleansing oil formula. These essential oils have astringent and antibacterial properties that work to minimize excess sebum, reduce redness and balance skin tone.
Here are some suggestions for formulating your own combination of oils for a personalized facial cleanser. These ratios may be adjusted depending upon your skin type. Typically, if you have dry skin, prepare a formula of 1/3 Castor Oil to 2/3 Almond or Olive oils. If your skin is Oily, use a ratio of 2/3 Castor Oil to 1/3 Almond or Olive Oil. Add a drop or 2 of essential oil and watch your complexion glow.
How to use your Personalized Facial Skin Cleanser:
1.Mix your oils together thoroughly.
2. Pour a small amount of the oil mixture to fill the palm of your hand.
3. Rub hands together then rub into face, making sure to massage for a few minutes, allowing the mixture to penetrate the pores.
4. Dampen a washcloth with hot water, making sure to ring out excess water.
5. Place dampened, warmed cloth over your face. This will cause a steaming effect. Let the warmed cloth lay over the face for several minutes.
6. After several minutes, use the same cloth to wipe off the excess oil.
7. Pat face with a dry cloth and voila!
Clean, nourish and moisturize at the same time! Pampering your skin with these organic and cold-pressed oils will keep your skin looking radiantly ageless. Create the special formula that works for you.
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Keep your skin care basic, simple and easy-to-use with these 5 roll-on lotions. Our favorite oils for skin health and muscle and joint massage are perfect for home, work or travel, easy to carry and even better, they can be applied with less mess in their convenient roll-on applicators.
Castor Oil Roll-On
Baar Products Castor Oil in a roll-on is a great way to apply this versatile oil. Use for topical relief of minor muscle and joint aches and pain, minor skin irritations and sunburn, chapped lips, insect bites and as a facial or skin moisturizer. This amazing oil not only keeps skin hydrated, soothed and protected, but helps restore skin health and vitality.
Palma Christos® Roll-On
Our roll-on Castor Oil is now available in the Organic Palma Christos® line. Just roll it on and rub it in. Use it as part of your beauty routine or for general skin care and massage. Palma Christos is the premier Organic Castor Oil. It penetrates deeply to heal, moisturize and nourish.
Peanut Oil Roll-On
Add Peanut Oil to your daily skincare routine to add moisture and nutrients to dry, cracked and chapped skin. Rich in oleic fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamin E, Peanut Oil promotes skin health, improves elasticity and adds a radiant glow. Applied overnight, this oil will keep your lips hydrated, for softer, smoother skin.
Energize your body and help alleviate aching joints and tight, sore muscles by massaging Peanut Oil to lubricate skin and enhance circulation. It can be considered a “food” for the muscular and nerve forces and adds vitality and strength to the body.
This nutrient-rich blend of oils is formulated to improve the appearance of body scars and to help return the naturally soft look and feel to your skin. Customers have shared with us that it works great for stretch marks, too! Apply 2-3x daily to diminish the scars that range in appearance from thickened, red, raised tissue to pale, sunken or tightened tissue that often occur due to trauma, injury or surgery.
To loosen stiffness and relieve aching in muscles, ligaments and tendons, massage Arthro® into affected areas daily. Formulated with a blend of simple yet stimulating oils; Olive Oil, Peanut Oil, Mineral Oil, Lanolin, Oil of Pine Needles, and Sassafras, Arthro is a must have for those suffering from minor aches and pains. The roll-on applicator is perfect for stimulating circulation to smaller, localized areas of the body.
Roll-On applicators help you apply your oils exactly where you need them, using as much or as little as desired. No more dripping or spilling. Order some extras to keep at home, in your car, or even your purse! They make great gifts, too!
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Have you ever noticed the thin film between the shell and the egg white when you crack a hard-boiled egg? This is the eggshell membrane and it is loaded with joint-cushioning and flexibility enhancing vitamins, amino acids and proteins. While you may want to run to the kitchen to hard boil all of your eggs right now and peel away this membrane, this may not be a realistic method for getting the amount that you need.
It is estimated that 140 million adults in the United States alone suffer from some sort of joint pain. (ie, arthritis, gout, neck or back pain, etc.) A few different studies, using patients with pain and stiffness in their knees, hips, elbows, neck, shoulders and lower back, have proven the effectiveness of Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®). The results of these studies demonstrate that NEM® can help to promote normal joint comfort and flexibility, usually within 7-10 days.*
“Supplementation with NEM produced a significant treatment response at seven days for flexibility and at 30 days for general pain, flexibility and ROM-associated pain.”1 “ROM” stands for “Range-of-Motion”.
“Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®) is a possible new effective and safe therapeutic option for the treatment of pain and inflexibility associated with joint and connective tissue (JCT) disorders. Supplementation with NEM 500 mg taken once daily, significantly reduced pain, both rapidly (seven days) and continuously (30 days).”1
“The proprietary study, by Dr. John Berardi, followed 60 adults through a workout program designed to challenge their irritated joint. Participants in the eggshell membrane group reported significantly less joint pain post-exercise following eggshell membrane supplementation when compared to those in the placebo group.”2
Put the Pep back in your Step with flEGGsible!
Nature’s Blessing™’s new Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®) supplement, flEGGsible™, naturally contains glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, collagen, chondroitin and more in an easy-to-take capsule. All of these substances help to cushion the joints, promoting ease of movement in your daily activities.
Are you ready to bend, stretch and move with ease? Start supplementing with flEGGsible today!
- Ruff, K. J., DeVore, D. P., Leu, M. D., & Robinson, M. A. (2009). Eggshell membrane: A possible new natural therapeutic for joint and connective tissue disorders. Results from two open-label human clinical studies. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 4, 235–240.
- Berardi, J. Eggshell Membrane Reduces Joint Pain. Precision Nutrition, Inc. http://www.precisionnutrition.com/eggshell-reduces-pain.
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You probably have Olive Oil in your kitchen, but do you have any in your bathroom cabinet? This versatile oil has been used for centuries not only for cooking, but also for personal care. Rich in vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, it provides intense nourishment for hair, skin, nails, lips and more. There are countless uses for Organic Olive Oil and more are being discovered every day.
Nourish your Skin with this Beneficial Oil
Organic Olive Oil provides your skin with the nutrients it craves. It has the exceptional ability to penetrate deeply, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth from head to toe. This moisture-trapping emollient envelops your skin forming a protective barrier against dirt and bacteria without clogging pores. It enhances skin elasticity, relieves swelling and restores and repairs damaged skin.
Massage: During massage, Organic Olive Oil absorbs quickly to ease muscle stiffness, relieve ligaments and tendon strain, renew dry chapped skin and stimulate muscular strength.
Soothing Bath: Mix a few drops of your favorite essential oil with several tablespoons of Organic Olive Oil and add to your bath water. Indulge yourself in an aromatic, revitalizing soak and emerge feeling renewed.
Exfoliator: Add a small amount of Sea Salt to Organic Olive oil to create a natural exfoliating scrub for your face or body. This mixture will remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling silky soft and smooth. The antioxidants in it work to calm the effects of acne, reduce redness and soothe minor skin irritations.
Revitalize your Locks with an Olive Oil Treatment
Applied to the hair, Organic Olive Oil hydrates and seals in moisture for shiny, strong, touchably soft locks. It may be used by itself as a treatment or mixed with other beneficial ingredients for intense conditioning.
Scalp and Hair Treatment: For shiny, softer hair, massage it into your scalp and hair and cover with a shower or swim cap for at least 30 minutes, then shampoo. It wraps your strands with delicate moisture to nourish dry, brittle hair that is prone to breakage.
Added ingredients: Add one egg or a few teaspoons of lemon juice to your warm Organic Olive Oil. Work this mixture into the scalp and hair for an extra conditioning boost. These mixtures help renew lifeless hair, leaving it soft and manageable.
Keep your Nails Beautifully Manicured
Nails and the skin around them can often become dry and brittle. Rather than using chemical laden lotions, rub some into your cuticles and nails and experience its moisturizing and skin repairing benefits.
Cuticle treatment: Rub it into your cuticles daily to prevent hang nails and cracking skin. For extreme dryness and cracking, soak the fingers in a bowl of warmed Olive Oil for 15-20 minutes. This allows the oil to penetrate deeply into the skin and nails, giving them new life.
Add this nurturing oil to your daily beauty routine and let the revitalization begin. Do you use it in a unique way? Please share with us!
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