Monday, March 15, 2010

The Benefits of DMAE

DMAE is a naturally occurring nutrient found in high concentrations in fish, salmon and sardines in particular. Our brains maintain a small amount of it, which plays several crucial functions. Most fundamentally, this nutrient protects the integrity of cell membranes. The deterioration of cell membranes can lead to premature aging.

One of the best DMAE benefits is that it promotes healthy skin, by preventing the manufacture of arachidonic acid, which is a substance that leads to the formation of wrinkles. For these cosmetic purposes, it can be both taken as a nutritional supplement and applied topically via a cream.

Several controlled studies have tested the ability of DMAE, which is one of the B vitamins to improve the appearance and condition of aging skin. One study (reported in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology in 2005) measured DMAE benefits by comparing a group of volunteers using a topical gel containing the molecule for 16 weeks, with a group who used a gel that did not contain DMAE. At the end of the study, researchers found improvement in wrinkles in the forehead, around the eyes and nose, and on the throat. The shape and fullness of the lips also showed improvement. When the volunteers stopped using the gel for two weeks, the skin did not regress to its former condition.

DMAE information from studies indicates that the topical application of this product is safe: short term use was not found to cause redness, peeling skin, dry skin, itching or other discomfort. Further study found no significant problems after one year of use. Adding to DMAE benefits, it is apparently an anti-inflammatory, and continued use results in an increase in skin firmness. It seems as though this product may indeed have a role in anti aging skin care.

DMAE has become very popular as a result of Dr. Nicholas Perricone, M.D.'s top-selling book, The Wrinkle Cure, in which he promotes supplementing with DMAE as a treatment for reducing wrinkles. When applied to the skin DMAE would stimulate acetylcholine release which would trigger a response in the muscles of the face. This activity creates a firmer facial tone and less sagging.

Aroma Pharmica has created an incredible face moisturizer called DMAE Hydrator. Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to give you skin all its daily needs, while providing instant and lasting results from this amazing nutrient that extends the life of cells, inhibits the cross linking of proteins, which gives the skin a tone and firm appearance. This moisturizing serum is very light and can be put on over or under the makeup. The firm appearance that DMAE can bring to the skin occurs within about 20 minutes and wears off by the end of the day.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Integrative Wellness with Aromatherapy

I am here today to tell you about essential oils and how for hundreds of years, they have been used successfully for healing and deserve serious consideration as a current therapeutic option.

Briefly, the stance of aromatherapy as an alternative medicine in the present social and cultural landscape can be applied as a self care method, returning the power to the patient, lessening the dependency on the authority of the medical establishment.

With a population growing impatient with the expense and complexity of managed health care - it is time to return medicine to our communities. The warlike fighting of disease is an expression of masculinity along with the creation of the "health care" system of the last 50+ years. Let's explore the realms of creatively solving problems of life through the feminine; our first mother - Earth.

God has laid before us a plethora of healing plants. In the garden of Eden, he provided absolutely everything we will ever need to keep ourselves well. To maintain harmony with nature and to prevent illness, we can take that first step by boosting our immune systems with essential oils. These are the life blood of a plant and within each drop of essential oil are tiny molecules that can penetrate into every cell, administering healing therapy at the most fundamental levels of our bodies.

The medicines manufactured by man cannot compare with the healing capabilities of essential oils. Man-made pharmaceuticals lack the life force, the intelligence imbued by God and the vibrational energy found in healing oils. The point here is that essential oils are a gift from God to us, his children. They are special. They have been a gift too long ignored and misunderstood. The time is now to correct these misunderstandings and bring the art of aromatherapy back into the uses for which God intended.

Please join me at Aroma Pharmica, where we can together bring our energy bodies into complete health and wellness. I would love to hear your thoughts and views on how we can integrate with nature and live an optimum life.