Gut Health

A Clean Colon: the Key to Health

Did you know the average American may be carrying as much as 10-25 pounds of impacted fecal matter in their colon? And that is someone of normal weight with no known allergies! These toxins wedged in the digestive track are absorbed by the bloodstream, resulting in the body’s inability to metabolize food properly or to provide vital energy for living.

There is a surprisingly wide range of health problems that colon toxicity contributes to, many that a lot of us experience everyday, including: bloating, constipation, gas, fatigue, food cravings, hypoglycemia, allergies, arthritis, difficultly losing weight, among many others.

A healthy colon should provide you with two to three bowel movements per day, shortly after each meal. Elimination should be complete, fast and easy. The stool should be light brown in color, long and large in diameter, fluffy in texture, and floating on the top of the water. Yes, floating!

Take care of your colon and your colon will take care of you!

Beauty

All You Need is Sleep!

Life seems to get busier and busier, and the amount of hours in the day seems to get less and less. And, although we love it most, sleep often gets compromised in the busiest of times. Coffee may be able to save us for the short-term, but have you ever really thought about what shaving those extra few hours of sleep off your night really do for your body and your appearance?

There’s a reason they call it beauty sleep! And, no, that’s not just a cute, catchy phrase … your body really does need sleep to keep you and your skin and body healthy, glowing, and youthful. When you miss out on sleep, even just a few hours a night, it’s noticeable! BBC Health News reported on a study that found people expressed a statistically significant less amount of attraction to people that slept for only 4 hours a night as opposed those who got a full night’s rest. To read the full article, click here.

So, what is it about sleep that makes you more attractive?? Sleep is your body’s happy hours to…

1) Renew collagen in the skin

While you’re sleeping, your skin is working hard to regenerate collagen, a key chemical in keeping skin plump, tight, and free of fine lines and wrinkles! Reducing your night’s sleep, even by just a few hours, decreases your skin’s collagen production by up to half, leaving skin just a bit more saggy and wrinkled.

2) Circulate nutrients, vitamins, and minerals throughout the body

During those precious hours of sleep, blood flow is boosted to ensure that circulating nutrients are delivered throughout the body. This includes your face! Ever miss a good night’s sleep and wake up with dark circles and bags under your eyes? That’s because the body did not have an adequate amount of time to circulate blood and nutrients properly, so blood accumulated and concentrated. Due to the skin being thin under the eyes, blood accumulation is more apparent and noticeable. Increased blood flow through a night’s sleep also brings a natural, flushed glow to the skin in the morning. So, missing even a few hours of sleep can lead to dull, dreary skin… yuck!

3) Keep your body clock on time

When you change your routine, your body knows it. It’s used to waking, eating and sleeping at certain times, so when that cycle is thrown off, your body gets thrown off too. And one of the biggest consequences is with your colon. Your colon ticks to the same clock. It tends to contract when you wake up and after you eat. So, when you’re sleeping and eating at different times, the cues to your colon will get thrown off too. Getting a good night’s sleep does more than your body good!

4) Rest and rejuvenate; taking in the full benefits of whatever products you use

With this increase in blood flow and circulation of nutrients throughout the body, the products we put on our skin overnight are boosted in benefit with deeper skin penetration and delivery. Without the environmental stressors (i.e. sun, free radicals, etc.) of the day, the body has less in its way of proper functioning and renewal during sleep. Want to bring extra beauty to your sleep? Make sure you’re using in an effective night cream, like Apriori Beauty’s Celloxylin Night Repair 3Deep, that works hard with your body to moisturize skin and combat natural hydration loss through a night’s sleep.

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For these reasons, and so many more when it comes to your overall health and wellness, getting your full 7-8 hours of sleep per night is a must for your beauty routine! But, what if you just can’t get to sleep??

Don’t suffer through another sleepless night! Apriori Beauty’s LifeoxyDream Sleep Mist*, a natural dietary supplement, helps you fall asleep quicker, helps to lengthen sleep duration, and helps to enhance overall quality of sleep with a unique combination of Melatonin and the Sweet Dreams Complex**. Ingredients absorb quickly through the mouth, with the unique spray delivery, so you’ll be off to sleep in minutes. And, as a natural alternative to sleeping pills and remedies, you won’t wake up feeling groggy or disoriented. LifeoxyDream Sleep Mist helps to improve morning alertness and reduces daytime fatigue. Rest assured, LifeoxyDream helps to support a good night’s sleep so you can start your day good to go!

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*For adults only. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. Do not use if you are using any sedative or sleep medications. Keep out of the reach of children.

**Sweet Dreams Complex includes: Phenibut, GABA, Resveratrol and Stevia Extract

Gut Health

Stomach Acid & Arthritis

Here’s a very interesting video about how stomach acid affects your overall health and inflammation in the body and intestines.

An interview about Stomach Acid and Rheumatoid arthritis with Dr. Richard Matthews …