How to avoid flu and stay healthy this winter

Screenshot 2018-12-12 at 12.57.42When I read this article by By John Hamilton, Bio-Gerontologist& Dermatologist from Essentially Yours about how to avoid winter flu, it made a lot of sense. Natural remedies along with some straightforward, sensible steps that our grandmothers would have known…

As the UK braces itself for the annual Winter flu outbreak, protect yourself by surrounding and absorbing the power of botanicals.

The strain of the flu virus that exists this year is probably the worse we’ve seen & it seems to be getting worse each year. The power of Essential Oils, used properly, can dispel & destroy this threat.

You can build up resistance with Vital Oils which contain Vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, B6, C, D, E, Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Amino Acids Sterols, Pantothenic Acid, Lecithin & Folic Acid, all of which are virus inhibition & cell protection.

Essential Oils of Therapeutic grade are the key, they are not like the aroma oils you buy in the shops for the smells. Ours bring order to cells & tissue, dispel bacteria & infection whilst stimulating repair. All of this just from our Shower gels & oils, especially the body oils which we recommend applying after the shower!

Influenza Viruses enter the cell membranes and spread throughout the body, therapeutic grade essential oils make the viruses collapse before it can go on to cause havoc, even using our powerful hand wash with essential oils means you are not passing it around on door handles etc

Read the full article to gain the top tips and Essentially Yours suggestions for staying healthy this Winter: https://essentially-yours.co.uk/blog/avoiding-flu-staying-healthy-this-winter/

  • Every morning enjoy a glass of fresh orange juice or grapefruit juice with Turmeric in it.
  • If the sun is out, enjoy it! It may be cold outside but absorbing just 10 minutes of sunlight on the face can boost your immune system and get you some much needed vitamin D.
  • Wash your hands as regularly as you can! We do of course recommend our anti-ageing & anti-viral hand wash for this, it will prevent any germs or viruses spreading and there will be no drying of the skin!
    If you’re more of a bath person in the winter time, add a couple of drops of Essentially Yours Reviving Body Oil. 
  • Pick your alcohol wisely! festive season but always try to opt for good quality alcohol.

Read the full article here

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At CSJ, our ethos is:
  • Natural, very high quality products
  • No chemicals AT ALL
  • Performance/Results
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  • Innovative
  • Great value
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  • Expert knowledge
Essentially Yours meet all our high standards  and that’s why I LOVE their products:
Essentially Yours:
  • Natural, very high quality products
  • No chemicals AT ALL
  • Achieves high performance/results
  • A UK owned company manufacturing products in Worcestershire to pharmaceutical standards
  • Innovative
  • Great value
  • Good customer service
  • Expert knowledge – John Hamilton is a Cosmetology Dermatologist & Anti-Ageing Biogerontologist – that means the study of the process of ageing. John is Founder of Essentially Yours Research & Development Institute for Natural Skincare, Creator of Natural Elements skincare & Therapeutics skincare for problem skin

Essentially Yours products also happen to have a lovely smell and don’t irritate around the eyes.

 

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Most human ailments stem from infections and inflammation. The healthy chemicals in nature can combat these…

“I believe Essentially Yours products are much much more than anti ageing, 100% harsh chemical-free skincare & toiletries…”  Ceri Rundle

247e343d-0cf7-4ddf-b18f-8e129eccbcd2It has just been announced that the most famous brand of baby products (Johnson & Johnson Ltd.) has led to USA courts awarding £4 billion in damages, to 22 women, who suffered ovarian cancer, as a result of using  Johnson’s baby powder. 

Yet Johnson & Johnson  is still the most popular brand used by mums… That might be because at times in our lives, we’re just too busy and weighted in tradition to take on new information. However after suffering cancer of the pituitary gland, I believe it’s really worth taking the time to consider absolutely everything that you put into your body, hair and skin.

Essentially Yours started out 20 years ago

Essentially Yours were the very first company not to use harsh chemicals like parabens, synthetic colours and harsh chemicals. I was delighted when I found I could use natural products on my skin and now recent medical discoveries are proving that natural ingredients are a much safer way to treat your body and your skin.

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On 12 July 2018, New Scientist ran a very worrying article about a new superbug  

Mycoplasmas Genitalium has been around since the eighties, however, the main worry is that antibiotics are almost non-effective on Mycoplasma anymore.

Now, certain essential oils have shown in animal studies to be anti-Mycoplasma and 4 out of the 5 named  are used in products like Essentially Yours Number 6 Body Oil and our Peppermint Shower Gel

The Interstitium

This important organ has been newly discovered in the human body and previously missed. The Interstitium is just beneath the top layer of skin and is a body-wide interconnecting meshwork between the blood vessels, Could this be why Essentially Yours products are having such an impact on human health and wellbeing? Because all the good nutrients in Essentially Yours products get in through the skin and are distributed by the interstitium?

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So next time you are in the shower or applying our oils etc… be aware that a lot more could be happening from Essentially Yours products than you think. 

It’s the healthy chemicals in nature that prolong health and life, fight infections and combat inflammation – the main cause of human ailments today.

Could that be why so many people who use Essentially Yours products, report back to say just how healthy they are?

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So much sunshine! Now protect yourself from sunscreen

shutterstock_111465218-850x500I’ve just read a message from Essentially Yours to say that they’ve restocked their sun products this year twice already! No one expected this much sunshine and it’s good news that more and more people are beginning to take notice of healthy sun protection.

However one of the Essentially Yours’ customers, who is very into health and wellbeing sent in this shocking video on the cause of skin cancer from sun screens.

It’s well worth looking at as this information is not reaching mainstream media yet and if you’re outdoors a lot this year training and at shows and events, please pay attention…

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PS. If you hate horse flies as much as I do, you’ll like this product even more  – Natural Elements No: 1 Reviving Body Oil, made with Tea Tree, Patchouli & Geranium in a 200ml bottle, is not only good UVA protection, but is brilliant at keeping pesky flies away. Just the thing for dog handlers who compete outdoors in the sunshine.  I personally use and love it.  Horse flies definitely don’t like it – I know! Check it out 

Here’s what Essentially Yours say about the video above

For many years, we have been told to shield ourselves from the dangerous rays of the sun by using strong and ample amounts of SPF to ensure we don’t end up with skin cancer. However, in recent years, various studies are beginning to uncover the inconvenient truth hiding behind this vicious lie.

First and foremost, the sun is not an evil predator out to cause you harm. Actually, the sun provides us with the necessary vitamin D to function and lead healthy lives.
And many sunscreens actually block our vitamin D production, on top of being filled with toxic chemicals that have known links to cancer. Despite people slathering on the SPC, the Centre for Disease Control recently reported that skin cancer rates have more than doubled in the previous 30 years.

With that being said, scientists continue to blame this increase on the sun, while continuing to overlook the obvious reasons.

Typical sunscreens are created with hormone-disrupting chemicals that affect how hormones such as estrogen and other hormones work within our body. Due to these chemicals and how they act in our bodies, exposure to them can cause a number of issues for us and our health.

OMC (Octyl MethoxyCinnamate), the main component in many sunscreens that litter the shelves today has been shown to kill mouse cells at even the lowest of doses. Furthermore, when exposed to the sunlight, this chemical can become toxic. According to The Truth About Cancer, titanium dioxide (another ingredient in typical sunscreens) has been listed as a carcinogen by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and health. And it gets even more nefarious from there, with Oxybenzone being used, despite the fact that it is one of the hormone disruptors listed above.

If that isn’t enough to make you want to throw out the SPF, think about it: For years, people went out in the sun, and nothing happened to them, other than maybe a slight burn here and there. Cancer rates only recently began to rise, around the same time as sunscreen was pushed hard and heavy on the masses.

In one study, that was issued by the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba, Canada, found a significant rate of penetration of the chemicals included in traditional sunscreens, meaning that all of the dangerous chemicals I listed above are absorbed within the tissues in your body.

Another study, carried out by the Environmental Working Group found that half of the usual 500 most popular brands of sunscreen actually increase the speed of the growth of malignant cells that cause skin cancer.

So what can you do to keep yourself safe?… Instead of applying toxic sunscreens, wear a wide-brimmed sun hat that covers your entire face. Also, wear a swim shirt, and sunglasses. Umbrellas are also helpful. There are also all-natural alternatives, that can be found here.

Remember, the sun is the most potent from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. during the summer months. So enjoy your sunshine but in moderation!

Luckily Essentially Yours have natural sunscreens back in stock now

Essentially Yours Natural Sun Protection products offer a way to free your skin from the harsh chemicals in sun products (SPF’S). I use them all the time now and can highly recommend them.

How do natural sunscreens work?

The natural oils provide intensive antioxidants that stop the main source of cell damage from UVA.

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Important…. Skin protection from UVA

71829334-244b-4043-ba08-8be63ecc1004With this week prediction that we are going to see 30+c in the UK with even more powerful UVA (Ultra Violet A), I recommend you make sure you look at the Essentially Yours UVA oil. You can even use it under your SPF (Sun Protection Factor). UVA ages the skin and is responsible for much more skin cancers than UVB.

When you’re working outside, UVA bypasses many SPFs. It actually goes through shade, clothes, glass & water and speeds up damaging free radicals. Luckily, natural oils can stop that free radical damage. A further worry is that many chemicals in SPFs have also shown they increase the damage of UVA, so the natural oil can act as a barrier to such nasty chemicals in the SPFs. If you want to know about what’s in SPFs, find out more 

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Visit the Essentially Yours website to get your  kit of oil and after-sun 

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Skin Cancer is now the No. 1 killer and life changing surgeries are taking place on a daily basis

“I recently read this report below from John Hamilton,  non-medical dermatologist and MD of Essentaily Yours about SPFs in sun creams. Like me, most dog handlers, are outdoors a lot as we train and compete outdoors in all weather conditions, but critically we don’t always remember to protect their skin.   Farmers are the same…  That’s why you often see farmers with skin problems on the tops of their ears. I care a great deal about sun protection and think it’s worthwhile to stop and think about what exactly we’re all putting on our skin”. Ceri Rundle

a1a5a830-62ca-4b1e-9688-225aca2f7d71At a recent Research Centre for Cancer,  of almost 20 years, John asked a Scientist, “Just what are you doing?”.

Skin Cancer is accelerating at huge rates, yet some Scientists still stand behind the recommendations to use and trust SPF’s whilst dismissing the many new studies that link SPF to Skin Cancer. Note that according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “data fails to show that sunscreen use alone helps prevent premature skin ageing and skin cancer.”

Evidence has shown that countries who population use large amounts of sunblock have the most skin cancer. John even heard a Scientist say a particular brand of SPF is safe, so decided to take a look into the ingredients.This SPF is one of the very few SPF’s that does not contain Dioxides which is great but the ingredients it does contain are below. Hardly Natural or safe!

  • AQUA / WATER
  • DIISOPROPYL SEBACATE
  • ALCOHOL DENAT
  • GLYCERIN
  • DIMETHICONE
  • ISOHEXADECANE
  • BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE
  • OCTOCRYLENE
  • SILICA
  • DROMETRIZOLE TRISILOXANE
  • ISONONYL ISONONANOATE
  • ZEA MAYS STARCH / CORN STARCH
  • C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
  • STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
  • ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE
  • PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE

(1) Very high levels of alcohol which on your recommend site EWG show are linked to cancer and are molecules which are restricted in cosmetics because of toxicity. Remember, the higher an ingredient is on the list, the more potent it is in that particular product.

(2) Petrochemicals are heavy metals, an the item that leading cell decay Scientists at Cambridge University say causes cell decay and damage.

(3) BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE is what this SPF uses to absorb UVA. Again, on the website EWG, it says it has links to cancer.

(4) OCTOCRYLENE: When this chemical is exposed to UV light, it absorbs the rays and produces oxygen radicals that can damage cells and cause mutations. It is readily absorbed by your skin and may accumulate within your body in measurable amounts. Plus, it can be toxic to the environment

(5) Silica is highly toxic and restrictions are in place when working with it to not be overly exposed. However it is often found in SPF’s like this one.

(6) DROMETRIZOLE TRISILOXANE has not been approved in many countries, including IE and the USA.

When speaking with the Scientist at the recent Research Center, she didn’t disagree that there is a deficiency in Vitamin D throughout the Western World. Many recommended SPF’s on the market today stop us absorbing Vitamin D.

Interesting Fact: On Tuesday (May 1), Hawaii’s Legislature passed a bill to ban sunscreens containing the common chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, effective Jan 1, 2021. The ban follows research suggesting that sunscreen drifting off the skin of tourists can damage coral. Imagine what this is doing to your skin? Check out the full article here.

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Why John and Karen don’t use SPF

John & Karen co-founders of Essentially Yours and Natural Elements / Therapeutics brands explain why they haven’t used SPF for 20yrs…

and they are better for it 

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‘I’m much more careful now about what I put on my skin than I used to be. I’m outdoors so much with the dogs and need something to protect from the sun. However the last thing I want to do is cause serious skin problems through using SPF.  This article, written by the co-founders of Essentially Yours explains the dangers of SPF .’ Ceri Rundle

After 20 years in the development world of skincare, with the last 5 years following the university’s research of leading scientists in cell decay and  causes of damage to cells, we believe that the chemicals in sunscreens are the root cause of skin irritations like Rosacea.

Reports back from eczema sufferers this year show that cleared skin issues came back immediately after using a sunscreen. This further points at the fact that SPF products are toxic to human cells. Worse still they also could actually be causing skin cancer…

In the USA in the last few years it has  shown in a clinical test that when the ingredients  in all SPFs are present, it dramatically speeds up the oxidative stress of free radicals. This  in turn  causes cell decay, ageing and the damaged mutated cell [cancer]. This is why Karen and I simply don’t use SPFs ever.

We prefer to use antioxidant oils to protect us from the free radical damage caused by the suns UVA rays. While this does not stop us enjoying the sun in shorts in the garden or going on holiday in the sun, you do have to be careful.  While the oils in all our products neutralise the very damaging UVA rays, you can still get burnt by UVB. However, you’d have to be somewhat careless, for example, staying out in direct strong sunlight for too long, which even when you use a SPF is damaging.

This works for us enormously and we are told by thousands who also experience using natural oils it works for them. We get great tans which last into most of the winter and of course, because we don’t use SPF’s  we can absorb vitamin D from the sunshine – the most important of all vitamins, which are totally stopped by wearing an SPF.

Did you know that 2/3rds of the western world are hugely deficient in Vitamin D and rickets is coming back?

if you need more help with this get in touch with John and Karen:

mailto:john@naturalelementsskincare.com

karen@naturalelementsskincare.com
or
tel 01299 253994