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silverstreak

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2015, 09:14:26 AM »
cara4art:  I have to post 10 comments before I can link all the latest research to do with Artemisinin, so be patient. Prof Lai thinks that because I was caught at an early stage and because I was determined to go down this route positive thinking probably had something to do with the cure as well.  Artemisinin has a very bitter taste as does fresh/dried artemisia annua tea.  I grew my own because everything on the market seemed to be mostly stem and stalk which is not the best part, the leaf is the most potent part.

milla:  Google "artemisia annua" the Chinese have been using it for yonks!  I was given some seeds and Bob I planted and harvested last October, I have another couple of rows planted this year which will be ready to be harvested this October as well.  Will need a new freezer!  Bob suffered dreadfully when the weather changed and after drinking this tea daily he doesn't suffer as much.  We drink one mug each for 2 weeks then take a break for 2 days.  I sleep much deeper and I no longer wake up at 5am!!  On average I manage 7 hours sleep instead of the 5 I used to get.

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cara4art

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2015, 10:27:52 AM »
@silverstreak: - I just googled that, and it seems that it's a malaria, cancer, and certain type of parasite treatment. Were you very ill with any of these conditions? Just curious!:) What has this to do with skin care ingredients, may I ask? Again, just curious!:)

silverstreak

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2015, 06:29:19 AM »
@silverstreak: please tell more about this artemesia tea and why it takes a whole 5 years to do, and what it does. Does it improve skin, or is it a general, very slow-acting tonic that's beneficial for one's whole body?

Artemisia tea is what the Chinese have used for centuries as a cure all.  Best way to understand is to google it.  I cannot attach any of my ref papers because transferring them from pdfs to jpgs would make them all too big.
5 years - apparently according to Cancer UK, et al, if I stay clear for 5 years the chances of a recurrence are close to 0
That is why I will continue taking Artemisinin tablets w/iron and drinking the artemisia tea
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silverstreak

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2015, 11:38:29 AM »
You know I'm pretty careful with skin care, but the whole issue with parabens I think has been overblown. If they were THAT bad, a whole lot of people would be very ill. The thing is, they are excellent preservatives, and preservatives are essential if a product has any water, or the kinds of oils that aren't stable. Sure, there are alternatives, but many might not be as effective, or cost-effective for that matter. Trust me, you DON'T want mold in your skin care products, or rancid oils. That's the problem with some of the lovely-sounding stuff at the natural foods store - you open the jar or bottle when you get home, and it's RANCID because it's been sitting on the shelf for far too long, and smells really bad too.:( I think having a whole healthy lifestyle overall is best, followed by finding skin care stuff that does agree with one for what one wants to achieve. Just my take here!:)

I agree with you re the parabans and the link I gave basically said that the American Cancer Society  said there is "no proof of a linkage between Parabens in skin care products and cancer".
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silverstreak

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2015, 11:14:44 AM »
I have never heard of it! tell me more...

Here for information
http://www.naturalnews.com/046903_natural_cures_Johanna_Budwig_cancer.html#ixzz3WvAqdYrC
http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/amazing-herb-kills-cancer-cells-in-just-16-hours/
There are a lot more but I don't want to bury you with too much - ask if you want more.
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milla

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2015, 12:34:01 PM »
The articles make very interesting reading especially the first one, about Johanna Budwig's findings. as for the second article (the one on Artemisia) I cannot help thinking that the claim 'it can kill 98% of lung cancer cells in less than 16 hours' is a bit far-fetched to put it mildly.  I  am aware of the controversy re. parabens, but I am not totally convinced....

gilberte

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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2015, 06:31:15 PM »
Welcome, Silverstreak and I share the others' wishes for you that you thrive and remain free of all illness!  Thanks for the tea info. 

I also don't freak about parabens, and don't go out of my way to avoid them.  I have liked Paula since she started, 20+ years ago, though now I find that she's been bought out by someone, or else she has someone else writing all of the copy on her site and it's not as informative or unbiased as it used to be.  So that is a disappointment, but I like her products which I've bought (BHA, makeup, and sunscreens).  She used to have wonderful eyeshadow singles, but no more.  While I like some Beautypedia information, some of it seems  off, or rather, not helpful to me; it's no longer a reference I swear by, and no, there is no ftrustworthy reference in the wild world of cosmetic marketing.  I like her but I no longer like her as much as I used to. Though I give her credit for being a made-in-America (I think??) and reasonably priced line. 

Emily

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2015, 01:33:51 AM »
Retinol is the most important ingredient you skincare product must have.

himanshu12

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2015, 04:04:40 AM »
Natural ways can prove to be the best way to preserve your skin’s glow. Natural skin tips care are easy to apply and you can see instant results and it’s not very tiring as well. Some skin care tips are good night sleep, regular exfoliation is very important and a cleansing routine must be adopted to get the perfect glow in your 40s. Consumption of water and kicking soda and coffee out of your routine is also very important.

milla

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2015, 11:37:53 AM »
Water  and sleep are vital, but some women find that  their sleeping pattern becomes erratic during and after menopause; unfortunately I am one of them.

Styyna

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2015, 07:46:55 AM »
My sleep pattern has changed drastically in the past year or two (and I am years past menopause). For years I was a night owl, staying up until 2, 3, or even, sometimes, 4 AM. Then out of the blue I started getting sleepy at 8 or 9 PM and waking at 3 or 4 AM. Usually I wake up around midnight or 1 AM and have to get up for a few minutes before I can settle back to sleep.

I have no idea what triggered the change. I'm still getting enough good sleep so I feel good during the day but I worry that my involuntary sleep changes aren't done.
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cara4art

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2015, 11:24:06 AM »
That is very true about sleep patterns changing after menopause - it's due to the hormonal shifts. I never had a problem in my LIFE sleeping until well after menopause(like 15 years or so). I always slept soundly through the night and got my full 7 hours too, which I need to feel right(although 8 is better:). People say that one "doesn't need as much sleep" as one gets older but I have NOT found that to be the case whatsoever. Now, I have no trouble GETTING to sleep - it's staying asleep beyond 5 hours that's the problem. At least once a week I have a situation where I wake up after 4-5 hours of sleep and not able to get back to sleep. So I get up for a few hours and then later in the morning have to take a 2-hour snooze. Since I don't have to go to work, I can do this, and I do get my sleepI will NOT take sleeping pills - I do everything I can to assure good sleep hygiene including no screens whatsoever for a full hour before bed, I take my magnesium and Ashwaganda herb(helps with controlling cortisol and also general immunity), and just read my book in bed for a little while before sleeping.  I also get plenty of exercise, something else I totally need in order to sleep well. Sleep IS really really important for our health lifelong but after menopause even more so, because if we continue to not get enough sleep, many things go haywire, including our immunity. One time I read that continuing sleep deprivation causes as much body chemistry changes as gaining 30 pounds - pretty sobering, actually. Meanwhile there are many people going around in a sleep-deprived state, menopause or not.

milla

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2015, 01:08:41 PM »
Cara, my sleeping patterns are very similar to what you describe. I am sure that I should have a nap during the day; my grandmother always had a couple of hours in the afternoon and she lived to 96! But I just can't. Once I am up, I am on the go until it's time for bed (and that's between 10:30 and 11:00pm). Like you, I used to sleep soundly until the menopause.

silverstreak

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2016, 08:46:06 AM »
You are very smart to consider what you put on and in your body. I really hadn't thought through the possible long-term consequences.

Congratulations on becoming clear of breast cancer and may you have continued and long good health.  :flowers2:
Thank you so much Styyna, sorry I missed your post until today. Got my 2nd all clear year on Oct 14th 2015, yippee! Still taking Artemisinin with iron tablet and still drinking home grown artemisia annua tea, still tastes foul!
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Angelcat47

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2016, 06:33:16 PM »
Silverstreak,Congratulations on your all clear 2nd anniversary!!   Yes, I always read ingredients. I want to know that  there's good ingredients and a good amount of them. I also avoid certain ingredients as I'm still acne prone and oily even at age 55.

As for parabens,they are the oldest,safest and most studied preservatives. I agree with Cara;without preservatives products would be contaminated,grow things and render the ingredients usless or even harmful.
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