Why is that? It appears that people tend to eat more, and do less physical exercise because lack of sleep plays a part in the release of Ghrelin, two hormones that help keep your hunger levels regular gets significantly disrupted. So if you're trying to lose a few extra pounds it might be more about your sleep, and less about your exercise regime. Certainly something to sleep on. (Psychology Today)
Ghee is a source of healthy, short chain saturated fats that contain CLA and butyric acid. These fats feed your brain, give you energy, heal the digestive tract and detoxify the body. Ghee is naturally lactose-free and also great to cook with because it doesn't burn or oxidize at high temperatures. It is delicious too! To me it tastes like fresh shortbread cookies! Contact me if you are interested in purchasing good, quality, organic ghee.
Last week we talked about skin microbes. This week let's look at how those microbes boost the skin's immunity. Skin microbes manufacture peptides that boost the skin's immunity by protecting the skin from undesirable microbes. The good skin microbes not only provide an immune response, they also seem to educate the immune system as to how to respond to the invaders. The skin's natural fatty/oily sebum is thought to be a natural antibacterial layer that helps to keep some of the bad microbes out. Sebum also secretes fatty acids that help good microbes to colonize and help boost immunity. So lather yourself in a good quality, organic sesame oil to help increase those good microbes that love oil!
The skin on an average human body has over 1 billion skin microbes on every square centimeter, all doing their job. Some of the emerging science on what these beneficial microbes do suggest that they eat fatty acids or oils. The sebum of the skin is an oily substance that helps keep the skin from drying. It appears that these tiny microbes feed off the sebum therefore dry areas of the skin have fewer microbes. Those dry areas tend to be more vulnerable to infection. Applying oil to the skin not only feeds the good skin microbes-it offers a host of other benefits. Check in next week to find out how the microbes boost skin immunity!
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