It’s the month of love so how about giving your locks some extra loving care? If you’re on social media, you’ve been bombarded by DIY tricks from rice water (there may be a grain of truth to this one) to horse shampoo to placental extracts to apple cider vinegar but what are the ‘real’ dermatologist-approved haircare tips and tricks? Hair we go with our top 10 tips….
If you had to choose one New Year’s resolution that should appear on your list, it should be this: get 2021’s toxins OUT of your bodaaaaay!
Let’s face it, we live in a ‘toxic soup’ – if we’re not taking in a host of toxins through the air that we breathe in; then it’s the pesticides in our foods, the dyes & detergents in & on our clothes, the nasty chemicals in our household cleaning products, or the controversial ingredients in our skin care products. Unfortunately, chemicals seem to be lurking in every corner of life, and have resulted in some scary stats: Scientists estimate that the average adult carries within her or his body at least 700 toxins and that a new-born’s body can contain over 200 toxins!
You’ve probably heard a lot about ‘dysbiosis’, otherwise described as an ‘imbalance’ in community of microbes in your gut. Perhaps, you’ve been told that you have too many ‘bad’ bugs & not enough ‘beneficial’ bugs? Or, you’ve been told that you’ve got an ‘overgrowth’ of bugs higher up in the GI tract?
The above may be true for you, however, the science of testing & confirming whether the ‘diagnosis’ is IN FACT true is complex. Learn whether a gut microbiome test is the test you’ve been looking for to shed light on your symptoms.
Coconut sugar vs brown (cane) sugar; honey vs maple syrup and bananas vs dates…
Who is going to come out tops in the natural ‘real sugar’ wars? Keep reading to find out!
If you want to know how old someone is, just look at their hands…
We have all heard this at some point in our lives, but did you know the same goes for your neck and chest area! These are common areas that get neglected and we often miss putting sunscreen there. Because the skin on our neck is thin and sees quite a bit of sun (plus, you know, gravity), it can often show signs of aging sooner than other parts of the body. Most of us are becoming more aware of protecting our skin from the sun and learning how to start looking after our skin from an earlier age but what can you do to prevent your neck from giving away your age or sagging.
Trade in your almond milk latte for a shot of greens in the morning and watch your skin glow.
Now there is juice + there is juice. I’m not talking Ceres boxed juices in lunchboxes, I’m talking freshly prepared superfoods packing a collagen-boosting, cleansing + detoxifying punch. I’m careful with fruit which can spike glucose + insulin levels triggering inflammation but there are certain fruits which I love to juice with + you’ll have to read the full article to find out why…
Before stepping into your doctor’s room, there’s one thing that you should know: psoriasis is not just a ‘skin thing’. Psoriatic disease is associated with systemic inflammation (an inflammatory response throughout the body), and occurs when inflammatory signals (produced by your immune system) infiltrate into the skin; causing certain areas of your skin to produce new cells more rapidly than normal, which can lead to thickening and scaling.
Diet has remained a part of the ‘acne discussion’ for years. It’s time that you listen in!
At TASH 360, nutrition has made its way into almost every conversation as we understand that food plays a pivotal role in the factors that influence the development and progression of acne – whether it be genetics, hormone balance, inflammatory responses, your gut health, your stress and anxiety levels, or your body’s ability to eliminate environmental toxins.
Nutrients communicate with your body on a cellular level. Learn about 3 food groups that say ‘sweet things’ to your cells; essentially, loving on your skin and keeping you free of unwanted, angry spots:
Unfortunately, the existing science on the health benefits of dairy is about as unclear as a glass of milk!
Think about all the components of a dairy product – its fat content;, micronutrient density, added sugar, additives or sweeteners; number of live probiotic bacteria…
Think about how that dairy product has been processed and where it is coming from…
With all these considerations, it’s no surprise that studies reveal conflicting results! Let’s take a deep dive into dairy and decide whether it is a health food or a health risk.
‘Leaky gut’ seems to be the trending term for 2020. If you don’t know about it already, then it’s time to get with it!
Just like the skin, the gut wall is an interface to the outside world. However, its only one cell layer thick, as opposed to 7 layers as found in the skin! Did you realize that you entrust a single layer of cells to control what passes into your bloodstream? Exactly, it’s time that you get to know your gut lining a little bit better.
The gut-skin axis refers to the continual, bidirectional ‘talk’ that happens between your gut bugs and skin cells on a daily basis.
Learn the 5 main ways in which an unhealthy gut could be contributing towards your skin problems and what you can do about it.
In 2008, a massive project was initiated, termed ‘The Human Microbiome Project’. It unveiled the extensive community of ‘bugs’ that exist ON and IN us. It showed that the body contains almost 10 times as many bacteria as human cells! Discover why the future of microbiome research looks so bright and why TASH360 is excited to be part of the story.