Hormone imbalance can rear its ugly head in myriad ways: fatigue, moodiness, cramps, bloating, headaches and more. But there are some ‘hormone helpers’ available to you that cost just pennies per use and can shift things quickly.
Megan Schwarz is an attorney turned female hormonal health advocate, with a specialty in skin care. She offers clients dietary, lifestyle, and hormonal support focused on inflammatory skin issues such as hormonal acne, dermatitis, and hyperpigmentation. In this episode, we are going to focus mainly on the internal aspects of skin issues.
Here's what you'll hear:
Min 02:15 Introducing Megan Schwarz
Min 05:50 The connection between stress, healthy skin & ovulation
Min 10:05 The androgens
Min 12:45 Treating clients with skin issues
Min 16:55 Adult acne & PCOS
Min 19:20 Using the birth control pill for acne control
Min 23:35 The gut & liver
Min 24:40 Good skin care tips
Min 30:50 Megan's resources
Beautycounter products - non-toxic line of beauty products
Here's a video version of the interview with Megan Schwarz:
Is Your Gut Messing up Your Hormones?
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.
I've struggled with acne for a long time. My healthy diet has really helped, but it's still rears it's ugly head sometimes, even at age 40!