Denie Hiestand is a natural health consultant, author, research expert, and former successful New Zealand dairy farmer. Denie has spent decades studying the skin and toxins/chemicals in everyday cosmetics and personal care products and identified a strong link between the high usage of chemical personal care products and the growing rates of cancers, infertility, hormone imbalances, allergies and various other modern day illnesses.
In response to his patient’s requests, Denie set about to create a completely pure and natural range of skincare products which not only contained none of the harmful additives found in the majority of commercial products, but equally importantly, contained life-giving, cell nourishing ingredients which feed and nourish the skin.
It took him eight years, many attempts and a big investment of his own money (including selling his wife's car out from under her!) to develop his skincare line, called The Cream.
Denie has a no-nonsense "New Zealand farm boy" style in his communication. His passion to prevent women from using dangerous skin care products, and his passion to formulate alternative, effective products is evident in this interview.
Here are a few things he shared about conventional skincare:
- Chemicals in skin cream are designed to enter through skin
- This makes them the #1 source of toxin ingestion- absorbing up to 2.6 lbs a year
- 99% of disease involves toxins
- 90% of chemicals in use are used in cosmetics
- One month on commercial skincare is worse 10 years of smoking
- In reproductive women, toxins are stored in the fatty acid reserves, which the fetus lives off of in the 1st trimester
- In menopausal women, storage is more in the organs such as the breast
Denie's skincare line is colostrum-based. Colostrum is produced in lactating mammals the first 72 hours after giving birth.
These days colostrum is being used more a health supplement. Denie was already aware of the power of colostrum from his experience as a dairy farmer. Colostrum activates the cells, the immune system, and has "electric and zeta potential." It stimulates growth hormone.
Their colostrum is sourced from healthy, grass-fed, antibiotic-free New Zealand dairy cows. The cows produce a surplus, so collecting it is no detriment to their offspring.
Denie and his staff are extending a 20% discount plus free shipping to our listeners through June 30, 2016 with the code HEALTHYSKIN at check-out. Shop and explore at TheCream.com.
You can listen to the interview below, and be sure to subscribe to a podcast at iTunes or most podcast players.