Joanna’s Health & Beauty News – June 2004 Edition
From the editor’s desk
Welcome to the June issue of Joanna’s Health & Beauty News,
The monthly newsletter from Joanna’s Beauty Slimming & Acupuncture Clinic.
As the air temperature drops our body requires warm nourishing foods to keep going.
In this issue you can read how to deal with uncontrollable weight gains in the cooler months, we tend to eat a bit too much.
The baby boom generation is fully committed to the idea of looking and feeling good. Read how acupuncture techniques can deliver the best possible holistic service for a healthier, younger looking you.
Good health from the inside out
Inside the issue:
The following is meant as information only, for any health issues please consult a registered health practitioner.
In ‘Tips for the month’ you will find how to choose the right lipstick and avoid the lethal poisoning of common supermarket foods.
The great June special offers you the touch of luxury in the pampering hands of your therapist.
I hope you enjoy this newsletter.
The truth about the real cause of weight gain
Weight gain is often not only caused by your poor willpower or high calorie intake but it could be your nutritional imbalance causing inadequate function of immune and lymphatic systems, liver and pancreas function.
Yo-yo dieting, danger pharmaceutical / appetite suppressants or artificial sweetener makes you only fatter, sicker, more frustrated and confused. They don’t help you at all. What you really need to loose weight is the knowledge about your real enemies the hidden causes of your binging and cravings.
Why you binge, and never feel satisfied?
If you binge, and don’t feel satisfied you suffer from cellular hunger, that doesn’t mean emotional hunger, but a starvation for real cells nourishment.
Most supermarket foods we find are chemical- laden and processed making them no longer nutrients sufficient to liberate our cells from continuous state of malnourishment.
We consume more and more calories that we need – and still feel hungry, because our bodies aren’t getting complete nourishment.
Organic foods free of chemicals and pesticides are packed with essential fatty acids, antioxidants, potent enzymes, rare trace elements and absorbable proteins. You need a diet rich in fiber, nuts, legumes, healthful fats, proteins, fruit, and vegetables and phytonutrients nature’s super foods to satisfy your “cellular” hunger. These unique foods replenish your depleted nutrient stores. As a result, your appetite subsides, without an ounce of willpower! You’ll lose weight effortlessly.
Why you crave processed foods high in sugar?
The cause could be the food sensitivities or allergies.
If you’re sensitive to specific food, your body, releases “invaders”, narcotic-like addictive chemicals called opioids, in an effort to mask your symptoms – such as fatigue, bloatedness or diarrhea etc. You unconsciously seek out the foods that get the opioids flowing again. These “favorite” foods are usually fattening ones. The processed, chemical-laden foods like pasta, bread, and prepackaged snacks. Most allergy sufferers eat a diet consisting up to 29 trigger foods that they eat over and over again.
To protect you from these foreign food “invaders,” your fat cells expand (along with your hips) and act as buffers between the “toxic” chemicals and your organs. This is a protective mechanism to keep you from poisoning yourself…and as a result, you’re carry around pounds of toxins and fat cell “buffers!”
Effective liver restoration and tissue detoxification is dependent on the immune and lymphatic systems.
Lymphatic Drainage Computerized Air Pressure Massage is a proven and efficient way to restore the healthy balance as it detoxifies and shrink the expanded fat cells effortlessly.
Uncontrollable cravings can be suppressed by auricular (ear) acupressure/acupuncture. The selected acupoints have been showed proven therapeutic effect on the cerebral cortex, digestive and endocrine systems.
Acupuncture for looking and feeling good.
The theory of the Internal Organs is often described as the core of Oriental Medicine and it represents the view of the body as an integrated whole. According to this theory that is a functional relationship between certain tissues and each organ. The state of the organ can be deducted by observation of the tissue related to it.
Thus the lungs control the skin and manifest in the body hair.
The liver controls the tendons and sinews and manifest in the nails.
The heart controls the blood vessels and manifests in the complexion.
The spleen controls the muscle and manifests in the lips.
The kidneys control the bones and teeth and manifest in the hair.
Commonly known phenomenon of good health from the inside out has proved that health of internal organs reflects on our appearance.
Good kidney energy will manifests in strong teeth, bones, healthy (not gray) hair and a capable mind. Balanced liver energy will reflected in healthy strong nails and balanced emotions. Strong lung energy will results in beautiful, supple skin etc.
Observation, listening, questioning, palpation and especially the pulse diagnosis allows for a unified interpretation of the entirety of the patient’s symptoms. The diagnostic reading determinates the course of the holistic treatment to follow in order to fortify the vital energy and rebuilding the physical constitution.
In Oriental Medicine there are no surgical, internal, gynecology, dermatology, psychopathology or ophthalmology divisions, just one complete system to treat the human being as a whole.
Toyohari is the unique Japanese acupuncture technique where restoration of health means treatment of the whole person, through a comprehensive diagnosis of the entire body based on the reading of the pulse. The resulting strengthening of vital energy and rectification of the physical constitution leading to a relief of all the patient’s symptoms, along with weight reduction and reversing the effects of ageing.
Tips for the month.
Watch out for those lipsticks, but especially for those that are supposed to stay longer.
If your lipstick stays longer, it is because of the higher content of lead.
Lead is a heavy metal the chemical, which causes cancer.
Recently a brand called, “Red Earth” reduced their prices from HK$67 to HK$9.9.
It contained lead.
The Brands, which contain lead, are:
CHANEL (Lip Conditioner)
RED EARTH (Lip Gloss)
There one test you can do yourself:
1. Put some lipstick on your hand,
2. Use a gold ring to scratch on the lipstick.
3. If the lipstick color changes to brown or black then you know the lipstick contains lead.
Clean it off.
Whenever you buy any canned soft drink, please make sure that you wash the top with running water and soap or, if that is not available, please drink with a straw.
The investigation of soda cans by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta discovered that the tops of soda cans could be encrusted with dried rat’s urine, which is so toxic it can be lethal. Canned drinks and other foodstuffs are stored in warehouses and containers that are usually infested with rodents, and then they get transported to retail outlets without being properly cleaned.
In Maui, Hawaii the stock clerk died as a result of exposure on dried mouse or rat droppings dust after clean up a storeroom. An autopsy on the clerk body’s verified there was a virus (much like the Hanta virus) that lives in dried rat and mouse droppings. Once dried, these droppings are like dust and can easily be breathed in or ingested if a person does not wear protective gear or fails to wash face and hands thoroughly.
This is why it is extremely important to ALWAYS carefully rinse off the tops of canned foods, and to wipe off pasta packaging, cereal boxes, and so on. Almost everything you buy in a supermarket was stored in warehouses that often have the rodents.