Although hormone levels play a major role in acne, careful cleansing of the skin is extremely important for preventing build-up of excess oil and dead skin cells. Over-the-counter cleansing products and daily cleansing routines can be effective treatment for mild acne
Acne & Cystic Acne
Sweat glands are found in the dermis and are long, coiled hollow tubes of cells. Sweat is produced at the coiled bottom and excreted to the skin surface through the hollow tube.
Sleep, Glorious Sleep! Part 1 of 6
Humans, like all other vertebrates (animals with backbones), have biological, internal master clocks similar and related to the environmental circadian rhythm. Our internal master clocks form our own personal circadian rhythm.
Sleep, Glorious Sleep: The Anatomy of Sleep Part 2 of 6
Both the brain stem and the hypothalamus have sleep-promoting cells which produce a chemical called GABA in response to decreasing light and approaching darkness to help us fall asleep. GABA inhibits our level of arousal.
Sleep, Glorious Sleep: Stages of Sleep Part 3 of 6
N3 is our Delta wave sleep of .5 to 3 HZ. We are now deeply asleep. All systems of the brain involved with wakefulness have been inhibited.
Sleep, Glorious Sleep: Falling Asleep Part 4 of 6
Bedtime is the time to allow the wakeful inhibiting neurons to do their job, and they need increased darkness. Instead of watching screens, try reading, listening to music or an audio book, writing in a journal, doing a craft, or playing an enjoyable game with your partner or children.
Sleep, Glorious Sleep Routine Part 5 of 6
Do you remember what bedtime was like when you were a small child? You probably had a special bedtime ritual or routine. I’ll bet it went something… Read more “Sleep, Glorious Sleep Routine Part 5 of 6”
Sleep, Glorious Sleep Part 6 of 6: Natural Remedies
Still can’t sleep? Remember the neurochemicals GABA and Melatonin? They are both available as supplements. One of the best, natural sleep aid supplements I have found is called Sleep Science NightRest, from a company called Source Naturals.
Becoming Your Own Best Friend: Loving Yourself
I am aware that keeping a journal is a powerful tool toward self-discovery, yet, I have never been able to get started and stick with it. However, I have recently discovered a different kind of journal. It is a five-year journal.
Becoming Your Own Best Friend: Healthy Diet
Part 2 of a 3-Part Series Last week, we began a three-part series. Click here to read the first entry. This week, we conquer an important health habit — a healthy diet! Loving ourselves requires thinking… Read more “Becoming Your Own Best Friend: Healthy Diet”