Monthly Archives: January 2012

Do you believe cosmetic or pharmaceutical claims that are supported by the FDA or University research?

How many times do you hear or read about stories like ‘Research at the University of Blah Blah shows that Americans should drink more than x glasses of milk a day’….and because a university has done the research, then it must be accurate? Yes? NO! We need to know if the research was made possible through the gracious grants of millions of dollars by a major milk producing organization (in this hypothetical example I created here)…and we need to know how many corporate interests are involved in the FDA approving standards/new drugs/making safety claims.

In the world of ‘our lives’ versus corporate profits….guess what…our lives rank pretty low in many situations, and so-called ‘facts’ are nothing more than manipulated hype and lies….

2 recent examples:
Women’s health:
A watchdog group recently urged the Food and Drug Administration to hold a new vote about blood clot risks from popular birth control pills, after advisers to the agency were shown to have ties to the pillmakers. The FDA asked outside experts in December to discuss the safety of birth control that contains the compound drospirenone, including Bayer’s Yaz and Yasmin. The panel decided by a four-vote margin that the benefit of pregnancy prevention from these pills outweighed their risk of dangerous blood clots.  But according to court and public documents, three of the FDA’s 26 advisers had research or financial ties to Bayer. A fourth adviser had a connection to a manufacturer of generic copies of Yaz, Barr Laboratories, now part of Teva Pharmaceuticals. All four of these advisers voted that the drugs’ benefits outweighed risks, meaning the pills could stay on the market, according to the Project on Government Oversight (POGO). Read the article.

Everyone’s health:
A University’s fake resveratrol research was in the limelight recently. When seen in the light of the fact that universities get paid millions in grants that they rely on for their research departments, it stands to reason that there is pressure to deliver results that will benefit the grantors…. In a recent article this has once again been brought to our attention… “As a result of UConn’s three-year investigation that culminated in a 60,000 page report on the allegations, UConn has declined $890,000 in research grants and cut off external funding to the lab.” Read the article

Stress is the reason why adult acne is not like teen acne

Every year the American Psychological Association releases its “Stress in America” survey — the latest was released recently — warning us that we’re frazzled beyond belief, especially if we’ve got health problems or are caring for someone who does. No surprise there. Oddly, the APA expressed alarm that only about 31 percent of the survey respondents thought that their stress level was having an impact on their health even though the vast majority said they knew that stress can contribute to major health problems like heart disease, depression, and obesity. Read the article.

Stress Recovery Complex is a great way to help your skin look better in stressed out situations….

For more information on Teen and Adult Acne see the 2 part video series at SkinCareTV on YouTube.

The information provided here is not meant to diagnose or cure any medical conditions. Please see your doctor or a trained medical professional should you have any concerns.

I support family farms and NOT Monsanto’s GMO abusive corporate greed and it’s government supporters…

“On January 31, family farmers will take part in the first phase of a court case filed to protect farmers from genetic trespass by Monsanto’s GMO seed, which contaminates organic and non-GMO farmer’s crops and opens them up to abusive lawsuits. In the past two decades, Monsanto’s seed monopoly has grown so powerful that they control the genetics of nearly 90% of five major commodity crops including corn, soybeans, cotton, canola and sugar beets.”

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION IN SUPPORT OF ORGANIC, FAMILY OWNED, AND NON GMO FARMERS.

For more information on GMO see the SkinCareTV video.

Best skin care for your 50’s and 60’s

The best skin care means you must start dealing with the visible signs of aging so commit to good skin care before it is too late. Build strength and balance in your skin with a home care regimen that does not involve harsh detergent cleansers and irritating ‘marketing hyped’ bad products. 

Watch the video….FYI the brown spot on my cheek is a melanoma skin cancer and will be cut out soon after this video is made. Cancer’s can happen to anyone as we age so take precautions NOW!

If doing something more than good healthy skin care is on your radar, one of my clients has recommended aesthetic ultrasound treatment for the face and neck and her results have been impressive (yes she is in this age category).

Eating meat affects acne

Food animals get 80% of the antibiotics used in the U.S. — mostly in ways that can lead to the growth of drug-resistant superbugs. Emerging drug resistance in bacteria is one of the world’s greatest health threats, according to the CDC, the FDA, the World Health Organization, and a wide range of medical professional societies.

These groups cite “strong evidence” that many of these hard-to-treat germs arise in food animals and spread to humans. For this reason, the FDA argues strongly against unwise — “injudicious” — use of antibiotics in livestock.

It is no wonder that so many people with serious type 4 acne don’t respond to antibiotics….

Read the WebMD article.

For more information on Acne see the SkinCareTV 2 part series on acne.