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Michael Donnely at Gnet writes about some of the benefits with Thistle/Safflower oil:
There are many oils on the market these days and many are used in the cooking process, so it’s understandable if you get confused from time to time. There is one very special oil however, related to the wondrous sunflower. You’re about to discover a lot more about its properties and uses, so read on and be enlightened.
Where Does It Come From?
The oil comes from an extraction of safflower seeds and has been used for centuries across the globe, but mainly in both Eastern and Western cultures. The plant itself is much like the thistle, and as the yellow petals drop they leave the seeds behind.
Untreated seeds would produce a foul taste and are of no use to humans so they’re used in things like soap and linoleum, but the treated seeds are eventually pressed into two types of oil. Mono and poly unsaturated! The mono variety can be used as cooking oil with the poly frequently used in salad dressings.
In fact it brings us a real link from the ancient to the modern, as we still used it both in dietary and economic terms.
Safflower oil contains the priceless omega 3 and 6 fatty acids!
So What Can It Do For Us?
It should be noted more in depth studies are ongoing but it seems the oil can help ease the symptoms and effects of heart disease, high blood pressure, clogged arteries and type 2 diabetes. Because of the high presence of vitamin E free radicals can be eliminated within the body, and this in turn will help prevent coronary disease and even cancer. These properties alone make it a valuable healthy oil.
Safflower oil has lots of vitamin e which is good for the immune system.
You may not know you can rub safflower oil into the roots of the hair where it can improve its quality and give the hair a great looking sheen. It can also be used as a terrific moisturizer enabling the skin to gain a healthy glow. If you need to hide the visibility of things like wrinkles and lines then this type of oil is ideal.
It’s great when treating eczema and reducing skin inflammation. Safflower oil can also lead to good nail growth and can be used in both massage oils and various types of lotions.
You can take the petals from a Safflower plant and soak them in water for a little while to create a tea full of healthy benefits we can drink. You can also turn this into an extract which we can all use during cooking.
Did you know? The safflower plant is an annual related to the thistle and growing to roughly 5ft tall in arid, dry climates. Each head contains up to 50 seeds cultivated for various uses.
Left over’s after the oil has been pressed are used to feed cows
Recent research studies have shown safflower oil supplementation may be helpful in patients with cystic fibrosis, Friedreich’s ataxia, and neurotoxicity from lithium. This work is ongoing of course and many more things need to be confirmed.
by Michael Donnely
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For the first time on record, Americans spent more than 13.5 billion dollars on aesthetic procedures in a single calendar year, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Demand will continue to grow. As many look for more affordable alternatives, Olympic sports therapist and posture expert, Aaron Parnell, has developed a new therapy called Facial Reposturing®. The therapy is a deep‐tissue facial massage and daily workout that tones and relaxes the core muscles of the face that have been affected by time, stress, and gravity.
Parnell served on the Official Sports Massage Team for the Los Angeles Olympics, and later discovered that by minimizing tension patterns from the core muscles of the face, deep lines and wrinkles progressively relax and diminish, leaving a smooth and more youthful face, jaw, and neck contours.
Parnell originally developed Reposturing—The Pain Elimination Method therapy for his pre-Olympics clients who sought relief from chronic pain or support for peak athletic performance. When they expressed a desire to receive treatment for their facial, neck, and jaw tension, Parnell began to conduct extensive research, noticing that a person’s posture has a direct effect on how tension patterns are formed in the face, jaw, and neck. This discovery eventually led to his development of Facial Reposturing®.
“As facial muscles are restored to their natural tone, the skin will plump and tighten over the muscles, leaving it smoother, with a healthy, radiant glow. It works because we are restoring the freedom and natural muscle tone in the face, jawline, and neck,” says Parnell. He adds, “Regular Facial Reposturing treatments, combined with the Facial Reposturing Workout, will produce positive and long lasting results.”
Client, Marian Jung, CPA says, “After being introduced to Facial Reposturing… people have commented that I look 20 years younger. Through this non-invasive treatment, Aaron Parnell has helped reduce the strain and fatigue in my jaw and face. I consider him a vital contributor on my Wellness Team.”
Silicon Valley dentist, Dr. Richard Gregory, DDS states, “Temporomandibular joint disorder is muscular in nature…[such as with] bruxing and clenching… This treatment adjunct is excellent for people suffering with TMJ problems because the reduction in jaw tension may help with pain, headaches, teeth grinding, and uneven jaw opening, all of which can impact the body’s overall health.”
Parnell declares, “Poor posture and facial tension are at the root of premature aging. When you improve posture and minimize facial stress, you actually feel good all over.” He adds, “People are searching for a non-invasive solution that requires no drugs, surgery, or down-time. I think we have something of value with this treatment.”
First published by Natural Solutions
Chia oil, when extracted, contains essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6, as well as antioxidants called tocopherols, explains dermatologist Dr. Julie Russak. In fact, it has highest levels of antioxidants in the oil family—beating out other popular oils like flax. (Rad.)
But what does it do exactly? Here’s the scoop on how chia oil can boost your beauty routine and why it’s worth trying out.
It’s super hydrating.
In a study published by The Annals of Dermatology, chia oil was clinically proven to “significantly increase skin hydration, reduce trans-epidermal water loss and increase skin barrier function,” says Susanne Norwitz, founder of Maya Chia Beauty, which makes chia oil and other chia-infused products.
Adam Friedman, MD, Director of Dermatologic Research at Montefiore-Einstein College of Medicine, adds that chia oil is also high in fiber, which means it can, “pull water from deeper tissues or even the skin surface, creating a hydrating effect.”
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It strengthens your skin.
As we age, Russak explains, the barrier of the skin’s outer layer (the epidermis) becomes compromised due to thinning, weakening cells, making it harder for skin to repair itself. Topical omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which chia oil has plenty of, actually help strengthen the epidermis. “The beauty of directly applying chia oil directly to the skin is you are delivering these potent, raw nutrients directly to the source of concern, enforcing the cell membrane and improving the texture and quality of the skin,” she says.
It may have anti-aging properties.
Not only can chia oil potentially help skin stay strong over the years, it may also have additional anti-aging benefits. Skincare expert Indie Lee, founder of Indie Lee Skincare, says that chia oil’s high levels of omega-3s help build collagen—a key for supporting skin structure and maintaining youthful-looking skin.
Dermatologist Dr. Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatology Group also says there’s evidence that chia oil can decrease the formation of skin darkening (think dark age spots), another key way this oil keeps your face looking fly.
Omega-3 is not only an anti-aging property, it’s anti-inflammatory, too, making chia oil a great remedy for irritated and inflamed skin, Nazarian says. She adds that it’s even shown success in decreasing chronic and severe itchy skin.
Joshua Zeichner, director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, adds that these anti-inflammatory molecules not only soothe inflamed skin, they can even reduce UV damage, to boot.
It has a long shelf life.
You can get more bang for your buck with chia oil: While other oils might go rancid after six months, chia typically lasts far longer. (Norwitz notes that her products have a shelf life of two years even though they don’t contain additives.)
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It’s less greasy than other oils.
Norwitz says that chia is on the lighter side, as far as oils go. “While other oils may feel greasy and take a while to absorb, chia is ultra light and rapidly absorbs into the skin.” So, if you’re tired argan oil and find it too thick—or you’re still not so sure about putting oil on your oily skin—give chia a spin.
Chia seed oil is the main ingredient in Face it, serum
Written by Natasha Burton
February 1, 2016
Boston University Medical Center
Researchers have developed a process for altering the ingredients in a sunscreen that does not impact its sun protection factor (SPF), but does allow the body to produce vitamin D, researchers report for the first time.
For the first time researchers have developed a process for altering the ingredients in a sunscreen that does not impact its sun protection factor (SPF), but does allow the body to produce vitamin D. The findings, published in the peer reviewed journal PLOS ONE, has led to the production of a new sunscreen called Solar D.
Sun exposure is the major source of vitamin D for most children and adults worldwide. It is also recognized that vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency is a major health problem that afflicts approximately 40 percent of children and 60 percent of adults. However, because of concern for increased risk for skin cancer, widespread sunscreen use has been implemented. As a result, an SPF of 30 when properly applied, reduces the capacity of the skin to produce vitamin D by almost 98 percent
According to the researchers there are several chemical compounds that are typically used in a sunscreen that efficiently absorbed varying wavelengths of UVB radiation. After removing certain ingredients the researchers compared Solar D, which has an SPF of 30, to a popular commercial sunscreen with the same SPF, and found Solar D allowed for up to 50 percent more production of vitamin D in-vitro.
"Solar D was designed with compounds with differing filter compositions to maximize vitamin D production while maintaining its sun protection for reducing erythema or burning of the skin," explained corresponding author Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD, professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine and an endocrinologist at Boston Medical Center.
Solar D is currently available in Australia and will be available in the U.S. summer 2016.
The above post is reprinted from materials provided by Boston University Medical Center. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.
Dieter Kockott, Bernd Herzog, Jörg Reichrath, Kevin Keane, Michael F. Holick. New Approach to Develop Optimized Sunscreens that Enable Cutaneous Vitamin D Formation with Minimal Erythema Risk. PLOS ONE, 2016; 11 (1): e0145509 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145509
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A trial study in Iran shows that foot ulcers in patients with type 2 diabetes can be healed with olive oil, with no adverse effect reported. Nasiri et al. writes:
In present study, 73.3% of the patients in the intervention group had complete ulcer healing as compared to 13.3% in the control group at the end of the follow up, which reveals that patients who treated with olive oil had better healing process.
Our results indicated that olive oil in combination with routine cares is more effective than routine cares alone, and is without any side effect. However, further studies are required in the future to confirm these results.
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