Do You Love the Skin You’re Living In? Tip 1 from Dr Allie
Do You Love the Skin You’re Living In? Tip 1 from Dr Allie
Today, I’m just going to talk a little bit about skincare. And I’m just wondering whether you love the skin that you’re living in. Right now. At the moment, I’ve got a special offer to help people get started with some great skincare – our “Love the Skin You’re In Pamper Kit!”.
It will just cost £19 to get started – 3 days of Celavive serum, and some probiotics which are really important for skin health, an amazing ebook packed with skincare tips, and a special Celavive mask, which is a fabulous way of helping your skin to rejuvenate. Click HERE to take a look at the package
So I have been using some of the Celavive skincare for about a year and a half now and been really pleased with the results myself. Less crow’s feet at the corner of my eyes, I actually had a skin lesion here that was due to sun-damage, which disappeared very quickly within about three weeks of starting using the serum. So I’m very impressed with it myself.
But today I’m not going to be focusing on that – instead, we’re going to talk a little bit about how you can improve the quality of your skin.
During the next few days, I’ll be taking some of the tips that are in the new EBook. I’ll put the link for our special offer package into the comments below the video.
I’m going to talk a little bit about just one of the 10 habits that help us to improve our skin.
The first to consider is hydration.
With this special package, we’ve also got a 10 day challenge and Facebook group so you have access to our support and a community of like-minded people. And we’ve got some great discussion going on at the moment around water.
One of the things that I do every morning as part of my routine is that I have a glass of water first thing in the morning with my thyroid medication. Now, for those of you that take thyroid medication for an underactive thyroid, for example, you do need to make sure that it is half an hour away from any other strong flavours so you can’t have tea or coffee or clean your teeth until at least half an hour later. So I have a glass of water then. And then I have a mug of water
with three slices of lemon and a dash of apple cider vinegar that helps prime your digestion and helps put your body into a healthy, alkaline state for the day, and then on top then I have a a quarter of a mug of cold filtered water. The rest is hot water from the kettle. So instead of having a cup of tea first thing in the morning, I have this gut rejuvenated drink. You can add things like spices into it to help to help the gut as well. So things like ginger, turmeric and cayenne pepper can be helpful. So that’s what I do first thing in the morning.
Today I’ve been experimenting with some fruit and veggie infused water which is something that I’ve known about for a while and I was lucky enough to have been able to experience when we were at Sanovive Medical Institute in Mexico, in December.
I always use filtered water because I have an underactive thyroid and the thyroid gland does not cope well with the fluoride and chlorine in tap water.
So in my big jug of filtered water today, I put three slices of cucumber and two sprigs of fresh mint because now the mint in my herb garden is just growing like mad. So this tastes delicious Actually, with mint and cucumber in it tastes even better than my filtered water on its own which is of course far superior to tap water.
So when I am talking to patients in my GP practice, I only have about 10 minutes – I’ve not got any time to actually explain the whys and wherefores of what I recommend. So often people say oh, I don’t like water, or they say that of their child. But if you actually filtered water, at the very least in a Britta filter, it doesn’t take enough out to make it safe the thyroid but a Britta is definitely better than nothing, you will find the taste is very different. When I first bought the Nikken filter that I have, a Nikken Waterfall, I was impressed with the flavour as well as the science. it filters in three different ways through charcoal. The flavour of the water is much more like a natural spring water that we as a family experience when we go to Devon, because we’re lucky enough when we go into our holiday cottage in Devon, the water in the house is from a borehole so it’s as natural as you can get.
And the water filter gives us the same thing, which is great.
So a little bit more about the benefits of water.
Our body is 60 to 90% water; when we are babies we have a higher percentage of water in our bodies, which decreases by the age of one. And each of our cells needs water to be able to function. All of our organs need water.
So, for example, to be able to deal with constipation, with the aim of opening our bowels regularly (2-3 times daily is healthiest), you really need to be making sure you’ve got enough water in your system.
When patients are dehydrated through gastroenteritis, it is essential for their kidneys to function properly that they are passing urine at least every 12 hours; this is a time when it is essential to increase your fluid intake.
I recommend about eight glasses of water a day. Herbal tea is great, but caffeinated tea and coffee does actually dehydrate you. So you will need to have extra water to make up for any caffeinated tea or coffee that you have. And of course you’ve got water in your smoothies and soups and any natural vegetables. But I recommend at least eight glasses of water a day. More if you’re an athlete of course especially if you are in a cold climate.
Okay, so this is Dr Allie, the Hormone Success Doctor, signing off; and I hope that you drink a glass of water now; perhaps you’ll be infusing it with cucumber and other delights, such as lemon slices or lime, or maybe slices of apple too in it to give you a good natural flavours. Needless to say, I don’t recommend that you buy artificially flavoured water… all those E-numbers aren’t good for you!