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The capacity for repairing and rejuvenating itself makes the human body a pretty incredible thing. Today many of our bodies support very unnatural lives: we sit all day and barely move, we hardly ever sweat, we eat things that aren’t grown anywhere but made in labs. Many of the repair and maintenance systems in our bodies have begun to slow down if not turn off altogether, which has led to toxicity of varying degrees, even immobility in some cases. To get back to our naturally healthy, naturally balanced state, sometimes, the body needs just the right nudge from nature for those wonderful internal processes to begin again, restoring us to our pristine pre-toxic selves.
Whereas Calvert Rejuvenations’ Organic medi-facials and products encourage our skin’s internal process for reinvigorating itself to its full youthful glory, Infrared saunas utilize heat therapy with far-infrared light to trigger the body’s most efficient mechanism for detoxifying and shedding the residue of a busy life: sweat. Deep, cleansing sweat, poured directly from your body’s subcutaneous fat. Your body stores excess fuel in the form of fat, and the fat stores all the body’s unusable residue, and there isn’t a person among us who wouldn’t benefit from shedding that stuff. Sweat is the release valve.
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Good morning CR friends, Sometimes I find that discussing the “mind/body connection” is a little too esoteric for me to grasp…it’s not always accessible. Sometimes I am just too much in my head, too wrapped up in my to-do list, in LIFE to wrap my head around anything but what’s next.
In my practice yesterday I explored the body/brain connection instead and, guess what? Something clicked. In yoga; in self-nurturing acts like tea rituals (or coffee, i suppose), dependable monthly facials, massages, meditation, whatever… you are refining, tuning up and maintaining that which literally contains your brain and therefore your mind. As you stretch, and tone, build flexibility and stability in your body, so too are you supporting those qualities and growth for your brain. Furthermore, these acts of self-nurturing lead to a healthier, cleaner, more fertile environment for your precious mind (brain) to reside in!
Yogis across the ages have explored acknowledged the impact that cleanliness and order have on the mind’s ability to expand and be free of anxiety and mental clutter- I believe that this mind (brain)-body connection idea is an opportunity explore that concept in a way that is more accessible to those of us who are too oft to be bowled over and consumed by our to-do lists.
Next: to explore the mind-body-SPIRIT connection and how to access that
cliche lesson in our every day. What the heck does it really even mean? I’ve got an idea and I think it may work for you, too.
Good Morning Calvert Rejuvenations friends!
I write to you this morning as I sit here sipping some of the new holiday tea that we stocked for this season (Vienna Cinnamon is my new favorite- oh. my. goodness. So good! slightly sweet, a little spicy, warming and so totally appropriate for the season. Love it.), but I digress. I thought you might appreciate to hear that estheticians also have skin issues occasionally and that it might be helpful to know how we treat ourselves when they pop up.
Just a quick note about skin and nutrition this morning…
Over the last 6 weeks or so I’ve been struggling with unusual redness and rash-like irritation around my nose and mouth…nothing too unsightly or worrisome, but still annoying. I pulled all my usual esthetician tricks for this kind of thing: reduce retinoids, increase us of calming serums, wash my face just at night with a more gentle cleanser, focus on hydration (moisturizing throughout the day to reduce irritation from getting overly dry…) My hydrating, organic medi facial infusion with Ina 2 weeks ago was helpful, but didn’t FIX it entirely.
I had to take a fresh look at what else may be contributing to the condition… it dawned on me that I’d started drinking coffee right about the time that this redness appeared! That and with the Thanksgiving holiday my usually gluten-free diet had lapsed into a full blown carb-lover diet. I’ve never been a coffee drinker- maybe one cup every 2 weeks, so this new daily habit was a HUGE dose of acidity, caffeine stimulation and the accompanying dehydrating effects. Reluctantly, I gave up the coffee, switched to tea (one cup black in the morning- that Vienna Cinnamon is really special, and green or white or herbal throughout the day), started using Stem Factor serum at night (to give my skin all the growth factors required for optimal skin function) combined with my Calm serum, Digestive Health harmonized water to help with the digestive issue and…As much as I’d like to keep up the coffee habit, I have to admit that the redness is gone after only about 4 days of the new routine, the flakiness is virtually healed, the bumps are barely visible.
Harumph. No coffee club membership for Calvert.
The moral of the story is this: if you have some unexplained skin symptoms you can’t shake make an appointment with a knowledgeable esthetician to help you troubleshoot your at-home routine, pump your skin full of nutrients and clear the way for renewed skin. Then take a good hard look at how you’re fueling your body. Everything you eat shows up in your skin and your overall wellbeing.
Coffee= acid, dehydration, stress and inflammation (which all = AGING…for real)
Gluten- if you have any intolerance, as I do, = see above.