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Open Your Eyes to the Dangers of Commercial Cosmetics

“I wear make-up almost every day.  I did not know that my favorite products were polluting my body with chemicals that can make me sick.  I did not know the colors came from mica…a chemical  known to cause cancer!  I refuse to put chemicals on my face to make me beautiful that also could cause cancer, clog my pores, and essentially destroy the very thing that I was trying to beautify!

So I did something unusual — I created a line of Colors made from real food and plant sources.  Now I feed my skin antioxidants that actually help fight cancer by destroying free radicals!”  -Trina Felber RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO of Primal Life Organics

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We women put it on our faces every single day. But how often do we really stop to think about what is in the products that we routinely put on our face? My honest answer was never.

Once I began my research, however, I was less than impressed with the quality of the products that I was using on a regular basis. A quick Internet search revealed that it was impossible to find an ingredient list for the commercial foundation I had been using for a long time. So, I had to peel off the label on my bottle because the ingredients are listed on the inside of the label – the sticky side that you can’t see unless removed.

Out of the 25 listed ingredients, 23 of them were completely unrecognizable to me, and 11 of them were almost impossible to pronounce! The only two that were familiar were water and synthetic wax. Less than half (11) of those ingredients are scored as a zero by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), meaning that they have not been found to be toxic or hazardous. Six of them are scored in the moderate hazard category, and there is even one scored in the high hazard category.

The purpose of the EWG is to “serve as a watchdog to see that Americans get straight facts, unfiltered and unspun, so they can make healthier choices and enjoy a cleaner environment. We use the power of information to create cutting-edge research and advocacy that transform government policies and the marketplace in order to conserve land and water, produce and use energy responsibly and ensure that food and consumer products are free of harmful chemicals” — Environmental Working Group. Their website harbors a plethora of little known research on the harmful chemicals that we encounter every day through the products that we consume.

So looking deeper into my ex-foundation, I found that the moderately hazardous ingredients included propylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane (CPS), PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, titanium dioxide, talc, and mica. Do you know what any of those are or how they can harm you? Let me enlighten you.

CPS may be associated with environmental toxicity, organ system toxicity, ecotoxicity, endocrine disruption, and neurotoxicity (so it can negatively affect your environment and ecosystem, as well as your organs, your brain, and your hormones).  Propylene glycol has been shown to be linked to cancer, developmental/reproductive issues, allergies/immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, as well as being associated with contact dermatitis and contact urticarial (rashes). PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone may be contaminated with potentially toxic manufacturing impurities such as 1,4-dioxane. Talc can be contaminated with asbestos fibers, posing risks for respiratory toxicity and cancer. Mica may be linked to endocrine disruption, organ system toxicity, cancer, ecotoxicology and neurotoxicity.

But the two most alarming ingredients found in commercial make up – propylparaben and methylparaben – are considered great health hazards because of the overwhelming evidence to back up the risk factors associated with them. These mimic estrogen and can act as potential endocrine (hormone) system disruptors. There is also strong evidence that they are an immune toxicant or allergen. These are considered highly hazardous according to the EWG, to the point where their concentration is restricted in cosmetics. But if the risk is so real that their quantities have to be limited, then why are they being used at all?

I know I’ve only scratched the surface of the potential toxins in one specific commercial make up product, so I want to encourage anyone and everyone to go to the EWG website and look up your preferred cosmetics, as well as the ingredients in them. What are the risks associated with some of the ingredients? I realize you only use a tiny amount of make up with each application, but do you wear it every day? If we are reading our food labels to ensure that we are not putting toxins IN our bodies, shouldn’t we be reading personal care labels to see what we are really putting ON our bodies?

tumblr_inline_mt1jdzmxN61qz4rgpPrimal Life Organics was created to offer the option of Paleo Skincare (skin-food as we refer to it).  Paleo denotes earth-given nutrition for both our insides and our outsides.  Using Paleo skin-food provides the skin with healing, nurturing and moisturizing elements in the form of oils, essential oils, food and plant sources as well as the dirt itself (clay).  Primal Life Organics introduces Primal Colors- Paleo makeup sourced from the earth.  Toxins, chemicals, preservatives and fragrances NEVER find their way into ANY of our products.  Primal Colors is made FRESH when ordered- ensuring the most nutrient dense ingredients.  Our color palate is created by mixing food and plant sources, such as cranberry, beet root, hibiscus flowers, cocoa and spirulina with dirt.  No additives, fillers or chemicals.

We invite you to try Primal Colors.  Please view our Primal Colors instructional videos.  These video thoroughly explain how to obtain the perfect look without harming your skin with chemical make-up. We always welcome questions and our Primal Colors Specialist, Carrie, can be contacted via carrie@primallifeorganics.com.

Paleo embraces Nature.  Nature embraces Primal Life Organics.  Primal Life Organics embraces Primal Colors.  The Re-Generation of Makeup.

Paleo makeup is now available to compliment your lifestyle and your complexion!

For those interested in additional information, click here for an article from EWG on the topic of chemicals in cosmetics

Written by Carrie Perkins
Primal Colors Specialist
carrie@PrimalLifeOrganics.com


Don't Poison Your Gums! Poor Dental Health Where How Inflammation Begins!

                    

“Most toothpaste contains a number of slow moving poisons that accumulate in the highly sensitive and permeable mucous membranes in the mouth and lead to toxic overload. Over time, these toxins can cause serious health risks.” (1)

Poisons.  A harsh word, I know.  But lets call it what it is.  I refuse to pretend a toxin is safe even in small doses!  After all, how do you measure how much is absorbed anyway?  Obviously, for a child, even a small amount is toxic.  

What about how these toxins enter our bodies?  Our mouth and gums are VERY vascular.  Some medications, like sublingual nitroglycerin, are prescribed to be administered under the tongue.  Ever give much thought as to why???  Let me enlighten you!

The first-pass effect (also known as first-pass metabolism or presystemic metabolism) is a phenomenon of drug metabolism whereby the concentration of a drug is greatly reduced before it reaches the systemic circulation. It is the fraction of lost drug during the process of absorption which is generally related to the liver and gut wall. After a drug is swallowed, it is absorbed by the digestive system and enters the hepatic portal system. It is carried through the portal vein into the liver before it reaches the rest of the body. The liver metabolizes many drugs, sometimes to such an extent that only a small amount of active drug emerges from the liver to the rest of the circulatory system. This first pass through the liver thus greatly reduces the bioavailability of the drug. Alternative routes of administration, like sublingual, avoid the first-pass effect because they allow drugs to be absorbed directly into the systemic circulation. (2)

One of the main functions of the liver is to cleanse the blood of drugs and other poisonous substances and toxins.  When we brush our teeth, some of the toothpaste is absorbed sublingually and some is swallowed.  Sublingual absorption is direct, and much faster.  It ensures that the substance will risk degradation only by salivary enzymes before entering the bloodstream directly and travels full strength throughout the body.  This is excellent for cardiovascular drugs that you want to work quickly without being broken down.  This is NOT what you want when it comes to poisons and toxins that are in commercial toothpaste.  Toothpaste that is swallowed will pass through the gut and some will be broken down and detoxified by the liver.  Toxins and chemicals that do not pass thru the liver are more potent as they travel to other organs such as the brain, lungs, heart and all tissues.  Fat is a great place to store toxic build up. 

What are these toxins?

Most commercial toothpastes contain at least three potentially harmful, possibly toxic, and at the very least unnecessary chemicals: Glycerin, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and artificial sweeteners. Fluoride, which many people choose to avoid due to toxicity concerns, is also common to commercial mouth care.

Glycerin is thought to leave a coating on the teeth, possibly contributing to de-mineralization and preventing re-mineralization (the layering of minerals back into the enamel structure). Re-mineralization strengthens the enamel and protects the tooth.

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is readily absorbed by the body and is considered a “probable human carcinogen” by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).  According to the EWG, SLS may cause skin irritation, eye irritation, and even hormone imbalances; exposure may also cause denaturing of structural protein – including the membranes in our mouths. A review of the available literature on SLS by the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (3) (nicnas.gov.au) indicated eye and skin irritation as clinically observed.

SLS and Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate are the synthetic chemicals used as the foaming agents in toothpaste (1).  SLS is also commonly found in engine degreaser, garage floor cleaners, and car wash soaps (4).  In the scientific community, SLS is commonly acknowledged as a skin irritant and has been linked to mouth ulcers and canker sores (1).

Commercial products often include a variety of artificial sweeteners intended to make them palatable. For instance, saccharin is manufactured from petroleum products, and, like most artificial sweeteners, has been linked to cancer. (EWG) 

Two other commonly used artificial sweeteners include sorbitol, and aspartame. These can cause horrible side effects (this list is SCARY) like headaches, dizziness, mood changes, vomiting or nausea, abdominal pain/cramps, change in vision, diarrhea, seizures/convulsions, memory loss, fatigue, numbness in legs, joint pain, unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, systemic lupus, and various cancers (5). Symptoms many may suffer from, but difficult to link to a cause.

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure.  Aspartame is made up of three chemicals: aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol.  Did you know that a by-product of aspartame is formaldehyde??   For a great article on the dangers of aspartame, I suggest you read the article Aspartame is, by Far, the Most Dangerous Substance on the Market that is Added To Foods 

Fluoride has actually been categorized as a “toxic drug” by the FDA (1). If you are buying organic food to avoid pesticides but using commercial toothpaste, you might be interested to know that Sodium Fluoride was at one time widely used as an insecticide and a rodenticide (1).

Fluoride toxicity can occur due to the toothpaste that may be ingested with every brushing. Fluoride toxicity, which may occur with chronic fluoride exposure, can have harmful effects on the entire body.  In children, dental fluorosis (enamel discoloration due to damage to the tooth forming cells) can occur.  Studies have shown that fluoride can also cause damage to the brain, possibly causing IQ deficits in children. Fluoride can also adversely affect the pineal gland, thyroid gland, bone, gastrointestinal tract and has been linked to bone and bladder cancers (6).

Now, think of your kids. Do you think that, on occasion, they probably swallow some of the toothpaste you put on their brushes? Maybe even you do sometimes? And even if you’re not swallowing it, you are still putting it into you mouth where it has access to the rest of your body (Sublingual absorption). Is that a risk you are willing to take on yourself and your family?

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  We need to start reading labels and paying attention to what we are putting in and on our bodies! We need to be educated to know what to look for on those labels! For all of you gum chewers, diet pop drinkers, diet yogurt eaters, or “diet” and “sugar-free” anything- PAY ATTENTION!   Aspartame is used in almost all “sugar-free” and “diet” substances.  We are conditioned to be blissfully unaware – and ok with that!  NOT ANYMORE!!!

Consider This!   

Concerns over toxic or harsh ingredients may seem over-blown, but consider this: if you brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day, your gums are exposed to the paste you’re using for a full 24 hours each year! In the long run, every second counts; so using a paste that is nontoxic and free of industrially-formulated chemicals is critical. Why take a 24-hour chemical bath every year? 

What about brushing? You’ve probably heard that hand-washing should last at least two minutes for maximum effectiveness. Just like washing your hands, brushing for two minutes is actually as important as the products you use. If you can’t source a good toothpaste, you can simply use water. In fact, the simple act of BRUSHING for two minutes is likely more effective at cleaning your teeth than conventional toothpaste! (2)

The toothpaste from Primal Life Organics (Dirty Mouth Primal Toothpowder) is made from direct-from-the-earth ingredients, no laboratory required. Our paste provides protection from plaque and cavities, delivers nutrients for healthy gums and teeth, and can be used without fear of the ingestion of toxins. This toothpaste provides essential minerals that can be absorbed through gum tissue and porous teeth. It whitens and cleans with gently abrasive earthen clays, and leaves the delicate oral tissues feeling fresh.

After all, native cultures with robust dental health practice oral hygiene in ways that may seem unfamiliar to us, but we can certainly learn from them. The practice of “pica” – the ingestion of dirt or clay – is common among tribal communities.  Pica is the body driving us to obtain minerals that are lacking in the diet. I’m not suggesting you eat a bowl of dirt for dinner, but knowing that traditional cultures valued clay for its mineral density, and understanding how critical minerals are to the health of the mouth (they can be considered nutrition for the teeth), using clay for dental health and re-mineralization just makes sense!

 

Dirty Mouth Primal Toothpowder:

Primal dirt:  Fill your mouth with vital and trace minerals important to maintain dental health the natural, paleo way.  Mildly abrasive, gently polishes, detoxifies and refreshes.

 

    

    Available in Refills too!  

 

Also available as a package with Dirty Mouth Boost Primal Gum Serum for added protection.

 

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References

  1. http://voices.yahoo.com/fluoride-other-hidden-toxins-toothpaste-70307.html?cat=5
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_pass_effect
  3. http://www.nicnas.gov.au/publications/information_sheets/existing_chemical_information_sheets/ecis_sls_pdf.pdf
  4. http://dherbs.com/articles/beware-of-toothpaste-222.html
  5. http://www.medicinenet.com/artificial_sweeteners/page8.htm#aspartamecon
  6. http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/cancer/

    Daily Use Of Makeup- Open Your Eyes To This!

     

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    I wear it almost every day.  I did not know they were polluting my body with chemicals that can make me sick!  I did not know the colors came from mica... a chemical  known to cause cancer!  
    I refuse to put chemicals on my face to make me beautiful- after all, how beautiful will I be when I need chemo and radiation?  No makeup will make me beautiful then!

    So I did something unusual- I created a line of Colors made from real food and plant sources.  Now I feed my skin antioxidants that actually help fight cancer by destroying free radicals!

     

    Make up. We women put it on our faces every single day. But how often do we really stop to think about what is in the products that we routinely put on our face? My honest answer was never.

    Once I began my research, however, I was less than impressed with the quality of the products that I was using on a regular basis. A quick Internet search revealed that it was impossible to find an ingredient list for the commercial foundation I had been using for a long time. So, I had to peel off the label on my bottle because the ingredients are listed on the inside of the label – the sticky side that you can’t see unless removed.

    Out of the 25 listed ingredients, 23 of them were completely unrecognizable to me, and 11 of them were almost impossible to pronounce! The only two that were familiar were water and synthetic wax. Less than half (11) of those ingredients are scored as a zero by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), meaning that they have not been found to be toxic or hazardous. Six of them are scored in the moderate hazard category, and there is even one scored in the high hazard category.

    The purpose of the EWG is to “serve as a watchdog to see that Americans get straight facts, unfiltered and unspun, so they can make healthier choices and enjoy a cleaner environment. We use the power of information to create cutting-edge research and advocacy that transform government policies and the marketplace in order to conserve land and water, produce and use energy responsibly and ensure that food and consumer products are free of harmful chemicals” (http://www.ewg.org/about-us). Their website harbors a plethora of little known research on the harmful chemicals that we encounter every day through the products that we consume.

    So looking deeper into my ex-foundation, I found that the moderately hazardous ingredients included propylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane (CPS), PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, titanium dioxide, talc, and mica. Do you know what any of those are or how they can harm you? Let me enlighten you.

    CPS may be associated with environmental toxicity, organ system toxicity, ecotoxicity, endocrine disruption, and neurotoxicity (so it can negatively affect your environment and ecosystem, as well as your organs, your brain, and your hormones).  Propylene glycol has been shown to be linked to cancer, developmental/reproductive issues, allergies/immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, as well as being associated with contact dermatitis and contact urticarial (rashes). PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone may be contaminated with potentially toxic manufacturing impurities such as 1,4-dioxane. Talc can be contaminated with asbestos fibers, posing risks for respiratory toxicity and cancer. Mica may be linked to endocrine disruption, organ system toxicity, cancer, ecotoxicology and neurotoxicity (http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/).

    But the two most alarming ingredients found in commercial make up – propylparaben and methylparaben – are considered great health hazards because of the overwhelming evidence to back up the risk factors associated with them. These mimic estrogen and can act as potential endocrine (hormone) system disruptors. There is also strong evidence that they are an immune toxicant or allergen. These are considered highly hazardous according to the EWG, to the point where their concentration is restricted in cosmetics. But if the risk is so real that their quantities have to be limited, then why are they being used at all? 

    I know I’ve only scratched the surface of the potential toxins in one specific commercial make up product, so I want to encourage anyone and everyone to go to the EWG website (http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/) and look up your preferred cosmetics, as well as the ingredients in them. What are the risks associated with some of the ingredients? I realize you only use a tiny amount of make up with each application, but do you wear it every day? If we are reading our food labels to ensure that we are not putting toxins IN our bodies, shouldn’t we be reading personal care labels to see what we are really putting ON our bodies?

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    Primal Life Organics was created to offer the option of Paleo Skincare (skin-food as we refer to it).  Paleo denotes earth-given nutrition for both our insides and our outsides.  Using Paleo skin-food provides the skin with healing, nurturing and moisturizing elements in the form of oils, essential oils, food and plant sources as well as the dirt itself (clay).  Primal Life Organics introduces Primal Colors- Paleo makeup sourced from the earth.  Toxins, chemicals, preservatives and fragrances NEVER find their way into ANY of our products.  Primal Colors is made FRESH when ordered- ensuring the most nutrient dense ingredients.  Our color palate is created by mixing food and plant sources, such as cranberry, beet root, hibiscus flowers, cocoa and spirulina with dirt.  No additives, fillers or chemicals. 

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    We invite you to try Primal Colors.  Please view our Primal Colors instructional videos that can be found on our website.  We always welcome questions and our Primal Colors Specialist, Carrie, can be contacted via carrie@primallifeorganics.com

    Paleo embraces Nature.  Nature embraces Primal Life Organics.  Primal Life Organics embraces Primal Colors.  The Re-Generation of Makeup. 

     Paleo makeup is now available to compliment your lifestyle and your complexion!

     

     

     

    For those interested in additional information, click here for an article from EWG on the topic of chemicals in cosmetics

    Written by Carrie Perkins

    Primal Colors Specialist

    carrie@PrimalLifeOrganics.com

     

    Heal Your Body By Going Against The Social Grain!

    Sometimes we just don't want to hear the truth.  Sometimes, we have to take a leap of faith and jump right in!

    Sometimes, you have to go against the social grain!  

    That's what I did when I learned how harmful the chemicals in commercial skincare can be to the body.  Disrupting my hormonal system was no laughing matter when I decided I wanted to try to conceive.  Considering the fact that most chemicals in commercial skincare are neurotoxins- I found this no laughing matter when it came to my developing baby- so tiny her neurological system just forming.  Inflammation is the root cause of most systemic disease- including heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, irritable bowel, rosacea, acne, dental disease, arthritis and much more.  The toxins that are put in commercial skincare to increase shelf-life, emulsify oil and water, as thickeners and softeners cause inflammation in our body.  They are every part of UNNATURAL!  

    AMAZING things happen whey you feed the body real food- this is true for skincare as well!  Kimberly found this out when she made the switch to Primal Life Organics- a real food skincare company that provides fresh-made products!  Here is her story:

     
    "Hey Everyone my name is Kimberly and my journey with Primal Life Organics began late last May (2013). I had been hearing great things about PLO on the online community, and I had been wanting to try them out for quite some time. I had gone Paleo the September before, and suddenly found myself very conscious of the products I put on my skin, and began to make efforts to go toxic free – but the college student in me couldn’t justify spending extra money on things that I could possibly do from home – so for months and months I attempts to find a toxic free hair shampoo, and failed.


    I tried  a bunch of different things with my hair – including the no poo method, along with a couple of other things. To say my hair didn’t like it would be an understatement. Within a few hours of washing my hair with the no poo method my hair would be limp, stuck to my scalp and greasy, only to be brittle and dry the next day – it was a strange combination. For months I told my self “its just the adjustment period, it will get better”, but it didn’t – it only got worse. After about 6 months of wearing a hat nearly every day and trying to convince myself that my hair didn’t look that bad – I broke down and ordered the Dirty Poo Primal Hair Wash, along with Dirty Mouth Toothpowder, Boost Gum Serum and the Carrot Seed Cleanser.


    Let me tell you – the Dirty Poo was a game changer. For the first time in months I didn’t feel embarrassed to go out in public because of the way my hair looked, and the need to was it became less frequent, and my hair would even start to look better a few days after washing it. If that wasn’t enough, my hair began to do what I want when I styled it and for the first time in my life my naturally limp and fine hair began to build up some body! I was ecstatic, and will honestly never go back if I can help it. I was equally impressed with the Toothpowder and Gum Serum.

    I have had gingivitis/teeth/enamel/yellowing problems since I was a kid. The vast majority of my teeth have cavities in them and I was told as a teenager that if I didn’t do something about my teeth soon I'd have denture by the time I was 20.

    Hearing that put me into panic mode, and I began to take extra care of them.  

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    I managed to avoid dentures,but until I switched to the tooth powder/gum serum I still struggled with gingivitis, bleeding, yellowing, plaque build up and sore teeth.  No more! The last time I was at the dentist my dentist could not believe how good my teeth/gums looked, and even asked me if I went somewhere else to bleach them because they were looking so white. When I said no she asked me a lot of questions about the product I was using – to which I happily told her.

    My gums no longer bleed, my I have not had a cavity in ages and don’t think I ever will, and they are stronger and whiter than ever.  

    I have also used the Carrot Seed Cleanser and Primal Colors (make up) Lid Stains (I am still learning the art here!) and have had great experiences with them both! I would love the opportunity to use more of Primal Life Organics, and it is my first recommendation to people when they are looking for non-toxic products. \

     


     

     

     

     I have included a picture of myself here – this was taken 6 days after washing my hair with Dirty Poo and its still looking good, and my teeth are looking whiter and healthier than ever.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thank you for changing my life Primal Life Organics! Your products make me feel beautiful."

     ~Kimberly

    PROTEIN DATE BALLS

    Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics:

    LOVE these Date Balls! Very easy, very kid friendly and very addicting! Almost as much as running!

    Originally posted on Paleo Mom on the Run:

    I’m always trying to create foods that I can use in my running and other workouts.  Energy drinks, sports gels and bars that are filled with sugars and other ingredients that I wouldn’t normally consume aren’t what I want to use when fueling my body (although I have).   Hitting “the wall” isn’t a fun place to be but neither is eating things that  I know aren’t optimal for my body.  I also know that fueling smart will help to prevent depleting my body and over stressing it…you know…adrenal fatigue, unbalanced hormones and all the other fun stuff that we hear about with endurance sports.

    That all said, here is my latest pre-workout snack. In my Protein Date Balls, you’ll find the much needed fat, sugar and protein that athletes need…shall we call them power balls?  I love these and have found that they seem to keep me energized while I’m out running.

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    Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — August 24, 2014

    RECIPE: Bulletproof Coffee

    bulletproofSeveral months ago, I heard about this trend “Bulletproof coffee” and I’m not going to lie, I was a little terrified. Butter AND oil in my coffee? That sounds like a really bad way to start your day.

    The idea behind Bulletproof coffee traces back to ancient Tibetan Butter Tea. The idea is that the oil and butter will energize and sustain your hunger longer than your average cup of coffee. 

    I am one of those coffee drinkers that likes her coffee black or very sweet. There’s no in between for me, but I also understand that sweetener’s, syrups, and milk can cause my skin to flare up. Which is NOT what I’m after, so on my quest to drink less coffee, feel more energized, and keep my acne at bay — I discovered that the hype behind Bulletproof Coffee is very much real.

    The joy of Bulletproof coffee is the way in which it leaves you energized for hours while burning fat, and it curbs your mid-afternoon crash and hunger pains.

    The Recipe:

    -2 tablespoons of grass feed unsalted butter

    -1 (to 2) tablespoons of MCT Oil or Coconut Oil (I prefer Coconut oil)

    -2 cups of coffee

    photoThe How-to:

    1) Brew your coffee as you generally would. I prefer a pour over or a french press if I’m sharing.

    2) Get your blender ready. Any blender will work and in fact, if you have a french press, you can use it to froth your coffee with the plunger.

    3) Pour coffee into your blender, add the oil, and the butter. Hit blend. Wait for the oil and butter to form a frothy (latte-like) film over the the top of the coffee and you’re all set. You can’t exactly over blend, but you can definitely under blend. It’s a balancing act of your preferences.

    4) This is optional, but if you like a really sweet coffee here’s where you’d add in your stevia or pure paleo dark chocolate. I, personally add this while it’s blending to create the perfect flavor.

    5) ENJOY.

    Notes on the recipe:

    The first time you try this recipe, you might want to scale down on the oil/butter until you know how your body will react to it. I worked my way up to this level of butter and oil.

    The quality of the beans and brew do matter. The higher the quality of coffee, the better your body will feel. Low-grade coffees are processed differently and do not have the same benefits as the higher end coffees.

    Lastly, enjoy! This recipe is widely used (and not created by me) online. There are hundreds of adaptations and that’s because this style of coffee is easily catered to the individual coffee drinker. You can customize until your heart is content.


     

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    Jessica is a personal style blogger based out of Akron, Ohio. She’s a creative writing student at the University of Akron and when she’s not writing or blogging, she can be found hiking, attempting yoga, or sippin’ on a hand-poured specialty coffee.


    Favorite Summer Salads, Homemade Pickles and a Refreshing Dessert

     Guest blogger Anne Dudley shares a few of her favorite, Cavegirl-friendly summer dinner ideas.

    When it’s too hot to cook, quick and simple salads save me from splurging on to-go meals, or eating shakes and smoothies for dinner every night. Having a few different fresh veggies in the fridge each week means I can get in and out of the kitchen fast and never make the same meal twice! This summer, I’ve been able to source most of my produce from our local farmer’s markets, which really makes a difference in the freshness and flavor of the veggies.

    Here are a few of my favorites:  

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    Throw on some pickles

    I don’t normally do this… but my homemade pickles are so good, I threw them on my salad and was pleasantly surprised. I followed a recipe similar to The Preppy Paleo’s, but there are plenty of recipes online, and with plenty of fresh veggies in season, it’s the perfect time to pickle!

    Like many primal eaters, I try to keep salad dressing simple, so the vinegar based pickles add a little flavor that pairs well with the vinegar and oil dressings I make myself.

    So. Much. Squash. 

    In the summer, squash is plentiful, affordable and filling. Between the market and friends and family’s gardens, there just always seems to be so much of it to use. This week I bit off a bit more than I could chew at the farmer’s market and ended up with too much squash.

    For a quick salad, if you start by cutting up the squash and putting it in a pan with your favorite oil (coconut oil for me – which I usually find on the cheap at Target), you can have the rest of the salad chopped and ready by the time it’s done.

    I chose two varieties of lettuce at the market, small cucumbers, and a beautiful mix of yellow, orange, and red grape tomatoes to liven it up this week.

    Rice on a Salad?

    It doesn’t just happen at Chipotle! Paleo folks go back and forth on rice, but I think Mark’s Daily Apple does a great job explaining the benefits and drawbacks of eating rice occasionally.

    Every now and then, I add rice to a salad, especially when I am having a highly active week and feel like I’ve earned it. It feels like a treat and you can set and forget (and portion control) in the rice cooker. And while you’re having fun in the summer sun, don’t forget Primal Life Organics’ sun protection products — Sun-Up and Sun-Down

    For this salad, I fried bacon and leftover baked beets, sliced and cooked in the fat. I tossed the lot with a little balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and added it to a romaine salad.

    Leave the table refreshed

    As a born lover of dessert, I’ve baby stepped my way and tricked myself into opting for healthy and semi-sweet, and Paleo friendly options. To beat the heat, I sliced fresh strawberries into chilled seltzer water and put them in a fancy glass. It’s just enough sweet crispness after a long day!

    Keep your skin healthy and safe this summer with great Paleo tips and recipes from CavegirlSkinCare.com and our newest additions – Sun-Up and Sun-Down. Learn more about primal skincare PrimalLifeOrganics.com


    Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — August 04, 2014

    Simple Summer Recipe: Paleo Vanilla Almond Milk

    Guest Cave Girl blogger Heather Seikel shares a few of her new favorite kitchen tool and a Paleo recipe for almond milk! 

    Looking for something cool and refreshing to make this summer? Why not try your hand at almond milk? First things first, following the K.I.S.S. Paleo recipe practice, I made Vanilla Almond Milk following Michelle Tam’s recipe.  

    Extensive online research and hands-on comparisons led us to Ninja’s Ultima Kitchen System – which recently found it’s way into our heart and home. With the ability to blend, food process, and make portable smoothies — what’s not to love!

    Paleo Vanilla Almond MilkAfter a few failed attempts at making almond milk before, using ye-olde blender and ye-olde food processor, the “you get what you pay for” saying really is true! The professional performance of the Ninja Ultima Kitchen System blender made for better then anticipated rich, creamy, and smooth vanilla almond milk that was “dare I say it” better then store bought almond milk.

    It’s easy to get overwhelmed and not make time for healthy foods. For breakfast this week I fell in love with On The Go Paleo’s Original Unsweetened Hot Cereal with Steve’s PaleoGoods PaleoKrunch Cereal Maple Bacon sprinkled on top. The texture and flavor combo was serendipitous and I can’t wait to try the hot cereal using my homemade vanilla almond milk.

     
     

     

     


    Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — July 17, 2014

    Natural Sun Protection With A Paleo Twist: Sun-Up Before Sun Protector

    What you’re up against: We all know how difficult it can be to find products that match a Paleo lifestyle. Some products, we just decide to live without. But who really wants to go without sunscreen? Here’s what you need to know to make a game plan for summer fun.

    Sun-Up Before Sun Protector is NOW available for Pre-Sale and can be found here.

    Disclosure: The secret behind my Sun-Protector is the ingredients.  Red raspberry seed oil is the number one ingredient in my Sun-Up Before Sun Protector- and you will not find it in any commercial sunscreen, or any sunscreen product available to buy.  Why?  Red raspberry seed oil has a natural SPF of 28-50 AND, because it is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids, it not only protects your skin from harmful rays, but it actually nourishes, fights aging and heals the skin.  However, it is extremely expensive and therefore, an effective ingredient that Big Cosmo avoids. 

    Well, NOT ME!  Those that know me and my skin-food, know that I am willing to take the risk.  I will only provide the BEST options for the skin and the body.  You may gasp at the price tag associated with this risk, however, please note that not only will you only find 100% natural ingredients; you will NOT find any water in my products.  Full strength, Sun-Up Balms are designed to stay on the skin and repel water, all while protecting your skin and your internal body.  Sun-Up has been tested and has remained on the skin for hours after application and water activity.  A VERY little bit goes a VERY long way.

    Sun-Up Before Sun Protector

    I openly oppose commercial skincare because of all of the added, unnecessary chemicals and toxins that penetrate through your skin and pollute your entire body- ultimately altering how your organs function. 

    Sun-care is no different- in fact, commercial sunscreens may actually be more harmful to your organs than the damage inflicted by the sun itself.  I have always felt it was safer to minimize the time in the sun, use shade to its full potential and dress in sun protectant clothing (sun shirts worn over swim suits and hats).  Having three young children that adore the sun more than I do has brought this topic to the forefront.  I do not want my children to have to sit out of sun-time activities, yet I want to protect them from the harmful rays.  I also cherish their health more than anything and need a sunscreen that will not only be effective, but not contaminate their delicate organs, tissues and cells. Children, especially very young children, are more susceptible to damage from chemicals and toxins (just as the elderly are more susceptible).

    Children are still developing mature neurologic and immune systems, and chemicals and toxins can cause more potent damage much more rapidly to them than to adults.  Secondly, young children have a higher body fat percentage- meaning they can store these fat-loving, absorbed chemicals much faster and longer than adults.  Chemicals stored in the tissue can be responsible for long-term health conditions because they are slowly released into the bloodstream.  More discerning is the fact that these chemicals that are absorbed through the skin DO NOT pass through the liver first.  Unlike foods that are ingested and first pass through the liver and are metabolized into water soluble form to be excreted in the urine, feces, via the skin and respiratory system, fat-soluble chemicals that are absorbed by the skin enter the blood as it travels to the organs, before it goes to the liver for detoxification.  These chemicals travel to the organs, pass through the blood brain barrier and cross the placenta in full strength.  THIS IS WHY CHEMICAL FREE SKINCARE IS SO IMPORTANT!

    When these chemicals are absorbed through the skin, they are delivered in full strength to all of your organs- including the brain.  They love fatty tissue and migrate into fatty tissue very easily.  Unnecessary evils (chemicals) are fat soluble, and our cell membranes are permeable to fat soluble substances; they can easily pass into the cells and cause DNA mutation and damage.  This is true for all skincare products- not just sunscreens. Our body contains fat tissue as a protective mechanism in two forms: adipose fat lies under our skin, visceral fat is found surrounding our organs.  Both are storage places for fat-soluble chemicals such as those toxins found in commercial skincare.  Once stored in the fat, they can feed nearby structures and organs.  The brain is made up of fatty tissue as well.  Chemicals absorbed through the skin pass through the brain via the bloodstream on the way to the liver and can be absorbed and stored in the fatty tissue of the brain.  In fact, recent research has found a link between the aluminum in commercial deodorant with neurological diseases, including dementia, autism, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s because of the levels of aluminum found in the brain tissue.

    The cold, hard truth is this: chemicals that are fat-soluble easily pass thru the blood-brain barrier and do cross the placenta into the developing fetus.  Since most of these chemicals are neurotoxic, limiting exposure greatly reduces your and your children’s risk of neurological damage- including ADHD, mental confusion, sluggishness and anxiety.

    Let’s Explore the Common Ingredients in Commercial Skincare

    Zinc oxide, what you might remember seeing on your lifeguard’s nose, was the original sunscreen. Made in the 1940s, it sort of sat on the top of your skin to protect it from sun and worked similarly to wearing a white shirt (about SPF 15).

    Modern day sunscreens can have chemicals that sink into your skin and blood stream to avoid having this residue – but at what cost? Some of the generic sunscreens on the market have parabens, oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate– each of which have been linked to harmful effects.   These added and unnecessary chemicals are endocrine disruptors, cause DNA damage, are mutagens, can interfere with reproductive organs and may affect fertility, can cause developmental defects, cause neurological damage, are suspected carcinogens, promote aging, damage the immune system, inhibit cell growth and can cause skin irritations such as contact dermatitis, rashes, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, acne and rosacea.  The list goes on- that is just a brief synopsis of some of the internal damage these chemicals can cause.

    Titanium dioxide actually absorbs the sunlight (about 70%), which can produce free radicals in the skin (specifically the hydroxl radical, which we don’t want). Zinc oxide deflects and scatters sunlight and does not produce free radicals. According to the Environmental Working Group, the FDA doesn’t currently regulate at the nanoparticle level; they consider both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide (which the International Agency for Research on Carcinogens called a ‘possible carcinogen) are safe for use in sunscreens. Despite some concerns, EWG considers zinc oxide and titanium dioxide safer than other products on the market – specifically for lotion sunscreens and not necessarily for sprays. Several other skin care companies reference non-nano as better because it doesn’t enter the blood stream, as nanoparticles will.  The gist? Non-nano may be better for you than nanoparticles, which can enter the blood stream.

    Plenty of Paleo sources recommend diet as another natural sunscreen. Mark Sisson, of Mark’s Daily Apple, cites research and shares several alternative methods to boost sun protection, such as eating foods high in lycopene (found in tomatoes), supplementing vitamin D, eating saturated fats, drinking antioxidant-rich teas and more. But what if you need a little extra help? Every person’s skin and situation for sun exposure is unique.

    What you need to know: A commonly cited study from 2000 found that red raspberry seed oil has a natural SPF of 25-50, which is equal to the titanium dioxide used in many sunscreens, and it blocks against the broad spectrum of both UV-A and UV-B rays (UV-B penetrate just the surface of the skin, and can cause aging or wrinkling; while UV-A can harm the dermis, or second layer of the skin and cause mutations that might lead to cancer).

    Raspberry seed oil has the essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, healing oils and antioxidants that are great for your skin. It’s anti-inflammatory characteristics make it useful in treating eczema and psoriasis.

    Relatively new labeling from the FDA requires manufacturers to test sunscreens based on their effectiveness and label them with more recommendations, including whether the product is “Broad Spectrum,” or able to protect you against UV-A and UV-B rays; as well as the amount of time consumers can expect it to work. For raspberry seed oil to be tested by the FDA and proven to be an active ingredient or sun repellant, a manufacturer would have to financially back the process, and then produce enough of the seed oil sunscreen to regain profits. There may not be enough supply of raspberry seeds internationally to do this, which wouldn’t justify the cost.

    My Solution for Responsible, Body-Safe and Protective Sun Care

    I am a minimalist when it comes to ingredients- I am also a perfectionist when it comes to a recipe. As usual, I look to nature to provide the ingredients I need.  Thankfully, many plants have developed their own UVR protection and can provide us with the same natural protection.  Not only are they safe for the environment, but they protect us as well.

    I used to use red raspberry seed oil exclusively as a sun protectant.  It has a SPF of 25-50 and contains vitamins, nutrients and antioxidant protection.   Antioxidants protect against free radical damage. Free radicals in the body can cause a plethora of health issues- including cancer, immune suppression and signs of aging. Commercial skincare contains chemicals that promote free radical damage- add that to sun exposure, which also causes free radical damage- and the sun becomes your foe- not your friend!

    Make friends with the sun!  The sun not only feels great and creates a healthy glow- the sun is great for our mental health too!  It also aids in vitamin D synthesis in the body.

    “Activated vitamin D is one of the most potent inhibitors of cancer cell growth,” says Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD, who heads the Vitamin D, Skin, and Bone Research Laboratory at Boston University School of Medicine. “It also stimulates your pancreas to make insulin. It regulates your immune system.”

    Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin in a family of compounds that includes vitamins D1, D2, and D3. and can affect as many as 2,000 genes in the body.  Vitamin D also regulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, and supports a normal functioning immune system. Adequate Vitamin D is important for normal growth and development of bones and teeth, as well as improved resistance against certain diseases.

    My simple solution of red raspberry seed oil works great- but I knew it needed some help to be more effective- after all, most things in life are better when they are not standing alone but used in conjunction with other beneficial ingredients. The only problem I noticed with using straight Red Raspberry Seed oil was that it absorbed too quickly, thereby reducing the effectiveness of providing UV protection- so I created a solution.

    I created Sun-Up Before Sun Protector using a base of Red Raspberry Seed oil and added additional oils and essential oils that offer additional UV protection, skin healing and cell regenerating properties.  When combined with red raspberry seed oil , they make an effective sun protectant that not only blocks damaging UV rays, but provides a blend of nutrients for the skin in case even a small amount of damage occurs. Secondly, these added ingredients resist water and sweat offering longer lasting protections during water and other activities.

    Red Raspberry Seed Oil

    Red Raspberry Seed oil is the primary oil in Sun-Up because of it offers the skin “broad spectrum” protection from damaging UV-A and UV-B rays and has an SPF of 25-50.  It also is a highly moisturizing and emollient oil. It naturally contains an exceptionally high proportion of alpha and gamma tocopherols (Vitamin E), polyphenols and other antioxidants. It is also rich in Vitamin A and contains up to 83% omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Red Raspberry Seed oil also has pronounced anti-inflammatory properties. Red Raspberry Seed Oil also has high levels of antioxidants.  Antioxidants like vitamin C and E are nature’s own sunscreen, designed to protect living organisms like plants from sun damage, oxidation and disease. The high presence of these vitamins may explain the SPF factor of vegetable oils like red raspberry seed oil, carrot seed, and olive oil.

    What protection does Sun-Up Before Sun Protector provide? Sun-Up contains the following oils, and listed are the SPF for each oil.  Combined, this offers great UV protection as well as a plethora of nutrients in the form of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential fatty acids.  Not only will you protect your skin, but you will actually provide nutrition for the cells of you body.

    Sun-Up Before Sun Protector

    Sun-Up Before Sun Protector SPF
    Red Raspberry Seed Oil 25-50 Organic Red Raspberry Seed Oil is highly moisturizing and emollient. It possesses an exceptionally high proportion of alpha and gamma tocopherols (Vitamin E), polyphenols and other antioxidants. It is also rich in Vitamin A and contains up to 83% omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Organic Red Raspberry Seed Oil  also has anti-inflammatory properties and offers the skin broad-spectrum protection from damaging UV-A and UV-B rays.
    Beeswax* 15 Makes Sun-Up water resistant and allows better protection during water sports and while sweating.
    Avocado oil* 15 Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, B, D and E, fatty acids and lecithin. Avocado oil has quick-acting capacity to be absorbed by the skin tissue and provides the skin with emollients that can hydrate, nourish and regenerate the epidermis or the outer skin layer.
    Zinc Oxide (non-nano sized) 8 A non-toxic, and typically non-irritating, effective broad-spectrum sunblock. The particles sit on the outermost layer of your skin, scattering and absorbing UVA and UVB rays, protecting the skin below.
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil* 2-8 Olive oil works to repair damaged skin and protect against skin cancer.
    Virgin Coconut Oil* 8 Coconut oil has an amazing ability to heal the skin and block the damaging effects of UV radiation from the sun. One of the reasons why it is so effective in protecting the skin is its antioxidant properties, which helps prevent burning and oxidative damage that promotes skin cancer.
    Vitamin E* Is readily absorbed by the epidermis layer of the skin, and can heal damage caused by ultraviolet radiation. It can also provide protection to the skin from sun damage. Vitamin E also prevents water loss from the skin, and helps it to retain its natural moisture.
    Carrot Seed Essential Oil* 40 Has antiseptic properties which helps prevent and heal infection. Carrot Seed EO also helps with skin irritation, is rich in antioxidants and helps to rejuvenate the skin.
    Lavender Essential Oil* 6 Has natural anti-inflammatory and sun blocking properties; also great for soothing and repairing skin.
    Myrrh Essential Oil* 20 Has natural anti-inflammatory and sun blocking properties and is a powerful antioxidant.
    Sandalwood Essential Oil* 30 Helps soften skin by increasing and restoring its ability to retain moisture.

    *Certified Organic

    My Take on Zinc Oxide

    Let’s talk zinc oxide for a moment. Nano-sized zinc oxide (in most commercial sunscreens) means that the particle size is small enough to potentially pass through the skin/cells and enter the body. Most times, they hitch a ride on the oil or chemicals that are contained within the sunscreen. A nano-particle is a particle smaller than 100 nanometers, or 100 billionths of a meter.

    Non-nano sized zinc oxide means the zinc oxide particles are larger, and should be unable to penetrate the protective mechanism of the skin- even if they try to hitch a ride on carrier oil. In essence, they just sit on the skin and deflect the sun.

    I personally have a love-hate relationship with non-nano zinc oxide (NNZO). While I don’t feel 100% safe using it all of the time- because I am not exactly sure that a small amount is not absorbed as it soaks in the oil medium- I do feel that it does have it’s place in the sun.  I feel that I am very well protected during everyday sun with my blend of oils and essential oils in Sun-Up; but there are times I feel the need for extra protection. For example, the first few days of sun season, a sun vacation in the middle of winter, or any vacation nearing the equator!  I also feel children are more sensitive to the sun and it’s damaging effects- so if I feel it will be a long day in the sun, I reach for Sun-Up Ultra with NNZO.

    Words about SPF- don’t EVER let it give you a false sense of security!!  ALL SUNSCREEN FAILS – primarily because it is either sweat off, removed while swimming, or fully absorbed. Any product with an SPF higher than 25 is appealing to your sense of “more is best”.

    ALL commercial sunscreen should be reapplied at least every 2 hours to remain effective- no matter the SPF.   Most contain water and are either removed with sweat or water, or absorb quickly into the body.

    In testing our Sun-Up Balm, we have found that it does stay on the skin and offer protection for at least 2 hours (and up to 4 hours), even while swimming.  I still recommend applying a “touch up” every 2 hours.

    As mentioned earlier, following a diet rich in fresh vegetables, nuts, fruits and meats will help arm your body with the antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids to help prevent free-radical damage caused by sun exposure.  However, diet alone will not prevent sunburn.  With the proper nutrition, you can help prevent the damage caused by the sun.  Arm yourself with a Paleo diet AND Sun-Up Before Sun Protector, and you can enjoy the sun from the outside.  

    To protect yourself from UV and free radical damage, eat plenty of:

    Egg yolks

    Green and black tea

    Nuts

    Kale

    Cabbage

    Broccoli

    Mustard greens

    Collard greens

    Yams

    Salmon

    Tomatoes

    Blueberries

    Blackberries

    Goji berries

    Grapes Yellow, red or green peppers

    Fermented Cod Liver Oil (FCLO). FCLO is a natural anti-inflammatory rich in omega-3 acids. These are the fatty acids that your skin needs to protect itself from the sun. FCLO is also an excellent source of vitamin D itself

     

    For more information about Sun-Up, please what this informational video.  We discuss the cost, ingredients, comparison to commercial sunscreen, and benefits of Sun-Up Before Sun Protector.

     

     

     Disclaimers:

    Primal Life Organics cannot make claims about SPF for this product, as it has not been tested. We do not call this sunscreen and do not claim it to be sunscreen. We can, however, provide you with the information about each ingredient (from legitimate sources that have tested these ingredients) and allow you to make an informed decision as to whether this product is right for you. If we provide the education, you take control of your own destiny- instead of relying on Big Cosmo to make these decisions for you.


    Sun-Up is a “protector” because the research indicates each ingredient does provide some sort of skin protection.

    Primal Life Organics cannot, and does not make claims that this is a sunscreen. We simply compile the ingredient information in one place and ask you to form your own, informed decision of whether this is the correct product for you. In order to make claims of this product being a sunscreen with a specific SPF, we would need to have this product tested, which would be very costly and drive the price up. Also, it would provide little additional information that you can already conclude given the facts I provide you with. Remember, an SPF ABOVE 25 is not needed- as most sunscreens to be reapplied frequently to remain effective. Buying a high SPF product because of the number is appealing to your sense of “more is better” and provides you with a false sense of security- not sun protection.

    We invite you to use this product alone, or in conjunction with a sunscreen you trust- just be informed and make your decision based on the facts.

    Please understand, the information we provide you about each ingredient is documented from legitimate Internet sources. Please be responsible and know that you can verify all this information by performing a Google search for each ingredient and then make your own educated decision if this product is right for you.

    The more you educate yourself about natural alternatives to commercial products and the more you experiment with plant based products, the more you trust what nature has to give you. Un-tampered nature. Pure nature. Only nature based.

    Feel free to contact us at support@PrimalLifeOrganics.com with any questions or comments.


    Healing the Skin With Food to Prevent Acne

    For those looking to heal their skin with real food sources- from the outside, you may want to read Katie’s story from The Eighty Twenty. Using Primal Life Organics, her acne prone skin is healing- and she has taken some great photos to show her progress. 
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    Katie is using the Banished products, which target acne prone skin. The Banished and Beyond Package contains the Beyond Serum and Beyond Moisturizer which contain oils and essential oils that help heal the skin and help to fade scars. They both facilitate cell renewal as well as rejuvenation. 

    I started my nursing career in the Burn Center- where I witnessed numerous and extensive injuries to the skin. What I learned from this experience was priceless. I know the the skin can heal itself- but it must be fed the proper nutrition. Chemicals, preservatives, fragrances and toxins mutate the way the skin, and all of your bodily organs function. I equate chemical skincare with the flu. Your organs are congested, poorly oxygenated and nutritionally depleted. In this weakened state, all of your organs are subject to malfunction and disease. Diseased organs and systems cannot function adequately which further stresses the body, organs and cells. It is a path of destruction that leads to further distress. Acne can be a sign of this distress.

    However, because our cells regenerate and heal, so does our organs- and the skin is our largest organ. Encouraging and facilitating cell regeneration will speed recovery- if proper cellular nutrition, hydration and oxygenation is available. All of my products from Primal Life Organics provide the proper cellular nutrition to allow your organs to heal and function properly. I make food for your skin, which also feeds all of your cells and organs. Keep your cells happy and you will see and feel the difference!

    Enjoy Katie’s testimonial and her photo journal!  Read her article HERE

    Trina Felber RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics