Have You Ever Had Complex Complexion Issues? Acne and What You Should Know

Acne affects nearly 85 percent of young adultsAcne vulgaris — just the sound of the word conjures up unpleasant images and those teenagers and adults suffering from this condition usually end up enduring years of emotional distress and, in some cases, physical scarring of the skin.

While this condition afflicts almost 85 percent of the young adult population aged 12 through 24, it doesn’t simply end there. Acne affects people of all ages. Considered one of the most common skin diseases, it ranges in severity from mild to moderate and tends to flare up in the following categories and life stages:

  • Women going through hormonal changes such as during pregnancy, menstrual cycles and when starting or stopping birth control pills
  • Teens reaching puberty
  • Those facing stressful situations

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5 Top Diabetes Myths, Busted!

diabetesThere are many myths surrounding the medical condition diabetes, making it very difficult for people to decipher between the untruths and the facts. Some of the myths create a disturbing and scary picture of diabetes that lead to an overwhelming negative stigma underlined with false information. Below are five of the top myths on diabetes, each followed by the actual research-supported facts.

1. MYTH: Health complications make it too risky for women with diabetes to get pregnant.

TRUTH: If you are a woman with diabetes you can have a safe pregnancy and deliver a baby as healthy as a woman without diabetes. The key to doing this is through monitoring and controlling your blood glucose levels, following a daily exercise routine of 30 minutes of aerobic activity such as walking, swimming and biking and eating a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.

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You Can Purchase Downloads of All 30+ Lectures of the Detox Summit

You probably saw my recommendations to attend The Detox Summit last week. If you attended, you were one of nearly 70,000 people in 160+ countries who learned that toxins are all around– our world is a toxic place and what to do about them.

Experts in various areas of medicine, nutrition and personal growth offered a well rounded, credible approach to a much-debated issue: DETOX. You can still learn to navigate your way through today’s toxic terrain by recognizing toxins, what to do about them and how to change your life into a healthier you!

If you tuned in, I certainly hope you feel empowered about detoxifying your life with the 30+ hours of educational content presented .

If you are just hearing about it, there’s still time to gain lifetime access to all 30 presentations and to listen to the audios anytime you want, or watch the videos on your computer or mobile device. Your purchase includes the complete transcripts so you can study them and take them to your physician.

The Detox Summit package gives you powerful information you need, to recognize toxins, address them and lead a healthier life.

The digital package is $67 now through Tuesday morning-tomorrow at 10am EDT.

After that, it increases to $97. If you learn even one fact from one expert that changes your life, it will be worth it!

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The Detox Summit Was a Smash Hit!

As my patients and readers know, I was one of 30+ participants in the online webinar, Detox Summit this past week. I worked very hard on my preparation for my interview for the webinar and it was very well received. I spoke about environmental toxicity, endocrine disruptors, preconception pregnancy planning, and reducing high mercury fish consumption. I also discuss some of the ways that we clean out some of these toxins.

I was very gratified by some of the comments of the listeners, and I would like to share them with you now. I am delighted to know that I am able to impact people all over the world who are not my immediate patients, as well as take good care of my patients in the office.

The comments:

“Good morning Dr. Khalsa. I listened to you on the Detox Summit yesterday and I was so amazed by what you said and just how caring, thorough and smart of a doctor you are. I would be so blessed to see a doctor like you; but I live too far away in Canada, so it will not be possible. Anyway, I just felt compelled to say that to you”.

“I feel relief and confirmation for living the life I’ve chosen: plant­based eating, clean body products, clean water and air, biodynamic gardening methods, the healing ”and balancing practices of Emei Qi Gong, and regular walking.” Diana H

“Thank you ­very clear message” Juliana K

“I really enjoyed Dr. Soram Khalsa’s presentation. He did a great job breaking down the different toxins” Ngoc L

“Bucket analogy with 2 main streams of cellular illness is Excellent pearl – common sense not so common in practice of conventional one­symptom medicine” Fazia

“Amazing and very clear exposition of Dr. Khalsa. I loved the holistic way he interconnects all the pieces related to toxicity and explained in a way that everybody will understand and compromise for a change. Thanks for that! Don’t miss this presentation!” Rosibel M

“I’m glad I’m not the typical woman wearing all those chemicals on my body everyday. I wish I had learned this earlier in my life, as I started getting smart in my 40?s. Had a relatively clean diet at that time, but wasn’t as educated about the personal products. Now I’m more of a fanatic about what I eat, drink, wear, and smell…and most people think I’m nuts. Thanks for more nuts of wisdom.” Acc

“Wow, this is a great interview. As a person with multiple chemical sensitivities, Dr. Khalsa confirms what I already knew about cosmetics, especially the mysterious ”fragrance.“ As a person whose toxic ”bucket“ is always at or near full, I have to be especially careful around these chemicals, as they make me very ill. And they are everywhere! Thank you Dr. Khalsa, Deanna, and The Detox Summit!” Molly G

“Wow, that was a great talk. Women, don’t use regular body care products (as in ”commercial“), and beware those with ”fragrance“ listed on label.” James B.

These were a few of the comments there were so kindly left on the website after my interview played.

I am enlivened by and grateful for these comments from people all over the world who are learning to take better care of themselves. They are learning that what they put in, and on their body and what they breathe in, can have permanent lasting long­term effects on not only them but their children and their family.

If you missed the webinar, and are interested in hearing the interviews of me, my mentor Dr. Jeffrey Bland Ph.D., or my colleagues Elson Haas, M.D. , Mark Hyman M.D. , David Perlmutter, M.D. and many others, you can now PURCHASE for download the entire set of lectures, both video and audio as well as transcriptions for a very reasonable price.

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12 Things NOT to Do in the Summer Heat

When the thermometer climbs over 80 degrees F, you can easily become fatigued just from being outside in the heat. Once the temperature rises above 90 degrees — a common occurrence during the dog days of summer in the United States — you’re at a very real risk for sunstroke, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

In terms of its potential to harm you, only the cold of winter poses a greater threat than the summer heat, according to the National Weather Service, so knowing how to keep cool is essential to your, and your family’s safety.

This summer, here are the top things that you should AVOID doing to beat the summer heat.

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Good Stress vs. Bad Stress? How to Lose Weight & Be Well With Good Stress Levels

If there’s one feeling that most every adult has experienced, it has to be stress. About 40 percent of Americans say they deal with stress frequently, while 36 percent say they sometimes do, according to a Gallup poll.

This “thing” called stress has become a household term since shortly after Hans Selye, M.D., D.Sc., F.R.S., coined the term in 1936, and defined it as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change.”

But while we all know what stress feels like, it can be difficult to pin down exactly what stress is. And that’s because stress can mean a virtually infinite number of things — and as you might suspect not all of them are bad, not by a long shot.

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New Research Reveals How Stress Can Kill

Researchers from the University of Connecticut Health Center have found a striking link between your nervous system and your immune system, revealing just how chronic stress may kill you.

The researchers found that the same part of your nervous system that is responsible for the fight-or-flight stress response (the sympathetic nervous system (SNS)) also controls regulatory T cells, which are used by your body to end an immune response once the threatening foreign invader has been destroyed.

“We show for the first time that the nervous system controls the central immune police cells, called regulatory T cells,” said Robert E. Cone, Ph.D., a senior researcher at the University of Connecticut Health Center, in ScienceDaily. “This further shows that it is imperative to concentrate on the neuro-immune interactions and to understand how these two different systems, the immune and nervous systems, interact.”

Their new research on mice revealed that the sympathetic nervous system can negatively impact your immune system, and also shed some light on why stress often exacerbates autoimmune disorders like lupus, arthritis and eczema.

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How Midlife Heart Disease, the #1 Killer, can be Avoided

It is the size of a clenched fist, beats approximately 72 times a minute and is one of the most important organs in your body it’s the human heart. But with incredible endurance and life-sustaining responsibilities comes the likelihood for breakdowns, ranging in severity from transient to chronic and slow developing to sudden or even deadly.

And while heart disease is a widely known illness — and the leading cause of death in the United States — there are actually several different “types of heart disease” that fall under the classification of heart disease.

Heart disease, often referred to as cardiovascular disease, is defined as any condition that affects your heart. It is the number one worldwide killer of both men and women and takes approximately 2,500 American lives each day.

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Big Announcement By the Incoming President of the American College of Cardiology

As my patients and readers know, heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States.

So I was delighted and pleasantly shocked to see that Kim Williams, M.D. the incoming president of the American College of Cardiology has just announced that he has gone vegan! In addition, he is now recommending a vegan diet to all his patients.

As you know, the American College of Cardiology is one of the most conservative medical organizations in the world. Their focus is the treatment of heart disease with pharmaceuticals, angioplasties, and bypass surgeries.

Dr. Kim changed his diet because of an experience with a patient. He had read a nuclear scan on a patient with very high risk findings – it showed a three vessel disease pattern of reversible blood flow in the patient’s heart arteries.

Six months later, the patient came back to Dr. Kim and the nuclear testing facility. The patient had been following Dean Ornish M.D.’s program for “reversing heart disease” which is based on a plant­based diet, exercise and meditation. The patient told Dr. Kim that their chest pain had resolved in six weeks after starting this program, and the nuclear scan was then repeated. and it had become essentially normal!

This forced Dr. Kim to study the details of the plant based diet in Dr. Ornish’s many publications. Dr. Ornish has shown reversal of plaque in both one and five year studies using nuclear scans.

Dr. Kim did studies of his own and found that chicken breasts have more cholesterol (84mg/100g) than does pork (62mg/100g).

After he became vegan, within six weeks of starting the diet, his own LDL cholesterol dropped from 170 to 90.

Dr. Kim now encourages all his heart patients to go on this vegan diet.

One concern I have with Dr. Kim’s diet is he is using “meat substitutes” and recommends even a substitute of Italian sausage. Unfortunately, many of these products even though they are vegan, have chemicals and other additives that make it not the best for one’s health. Nevertheless, even with these types of foods on a vegan diet, one’s cholesterol usually drops significantly.

In his recent interview, Dr Kim laments that the American Heart Association prevention guidelines do not specifically recommend a vegan diet.

A wonderful quote from him is “Wouldn’t it be a laudable goal of the American College of Cardiology to put ourselves out of business within a generation or two? We have come a long way in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, but we still have a long way to go. Improving our lifestyles with improved diet and exercise will help get us there.”

What a wonderful thing for the incoming president of the American College of cardiology to be promoting!

If you or a loved one has cardiovascular disease, I urge you to consider a plant­based diet. Two books that will help you get there are:

Dean Ornish M.D. ’s book: The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven

Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health

Caldwell Esselstyn M.D. ’s book: Prevent and Reverse Heart

Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition­Based Cure

10 Questions: Kim Williams, MD

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How to Lose Weight, Enhance Your Health and Find Well-Being by Nurturing Your Mind and Body

lose weightWe all inherently know (but like to forget or choose to ignore) that losing weight is really more about simple mathematics than it is about adhering to the latest dietary craze.

Eat more calories than your body burns off, and you’ll start to gain weight. The equation is really just that simple: Too many calories + not enough activity = excess pounds.

As the American Academy of Family Physicians puts it, “To lose weight, you have to cut down on the number of calories you consume and start burning more calories each day.”

It sounds simple enough … but it if were really that easy, why would 66 percent of U.S. adults be overweight or obese?

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