Insomnia is one of the more common everyday problems and is estimated to affect one in every three adults at some point in their lives. Each year doctors prescribe more than 20 million sleeping pills (hypnotics), and researchers have now identified some 80 different sleep disorders. 15% of the population are believed to suffer from chronic insomnia. The condition is chronic if it continues for longer than three weeks.
Eczema is a skin condition that causes patches of dry, scaly, extremely itchy skin. Worldwide, eczema is now three times more common than asthma, and it is on the continually increase. Researchers believe the problem is a genetic one, exacerbated by environmental pollutants. Although common in children, up to 40% of children will outgrow eczema. Long-term effects of eczema include infection and scarring and the emotional frustration is also under-minding!
Acne is the term for plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and even deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and even the upper arms. Acne affects most teenagers to some extent. During adolescence, rising hormone levels are thought to increase the number of oil glands and the amount of sebum they produce. The increased production of sebum causes blockage of hair follicles, leading to the formation of small bacteria-filled cysts.
Introduce baby to one food at a time and use that food for three days: Begin with vegetables: carrot, parsnip, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kumara, yams, pumpkin and fruits: pears, plums, melon, apple.
Organic Benefits Skin: Consider the impact of substances absorbed through the skin - whether it's soap, shampoo, cosmetics, suntan oil, or lotions for babies and children. This process of direct absorption through the skin and capillaries into the body is particularly important, because it completely bypasses the kidneys and liver, which normally filter out toxins.
The ability of skin to serve as a direct and unfiltered gateway into the bloodstream is exactly why nicotine patches and other medicinal surfactants are so effective. When you rub chemicals on your skin, they can pass straight through and enter your bloodstream within minutes. Unfortunately today's skincare products tend to be loaded with the chemicals we would want to avoid.
Skin and body care products can be both safe and indeed act as a therapeutic protector and replenishers to the body.
Organic certification helps ensure that your skin and hair care products are free from the chemicals that you wouldn't find safe to eat.