Archive for the ‘Physical Healing’ Category

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

What Is the Difference Between Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery?

jc - plastic surgeryIncreasingly, we have more and more customers purchasing Jeans Cream for post-cosmetic surgery care. We weren’t sure exactly what the difference was between cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery, so we thought we’d do a little research. Here is what we found:

Cosmetic surgery is an elective process that involves surgically or medically enhancing any area of the head, neck or body to match an aesthetic ideal. Plastic surgery, on the other hand is dedicated to reconstructing body or facial defects caused by birth disorders, trauma, burns or disease.

What’s interesting is that it can get a little tricky to find a medical professional who has been properly trained in cosmetic procedures. There are currently no US residency programs dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery, so this has to be an additional training that the doctors seek out after they have completed their residency training. Even surgeons who have done their residency in plastic surgery may not have had training in the cosmetic procedures they are being asked to perform.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Stretch. Run. Walk. Jump. Dance.

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We all know the saying, physician “There’s nothing like a good cry.” And we know how true it is. When what we’re feeling gets stuck, stuff it’s terrible. We get cranky, frustrated, sluggish, or confused. But when our emotions move through us, we are relieved and become free to face the world anew.

The same is true in our bodies. When our blood and lymph aren’t circulating well, our bodies weaken and become toxic. We are more susceptible to disease.

Circulation is vital to well-being and physical healing. So move. Every day. Swing your arms. Twist your hips. Bend your knees. Stretch. Run. Walk. Jump. Dance.

[Photo of contemporary dancer, Kayleigh Lush, courtesy of Kenny Smith Photography]

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Crazy Sexy Woman

Need a dose of inspiration? Check out Kris Carr’s story! Kris has come a long way since this project was filmed. But here is a video that is short, drugs inspiring and still makes the journey of life feel beautiful, no matter what comes our way: Watch the story.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

7 Tips for a Great Night’s Sleep

Getting a great night’s sleep can make the difference between a challenging day and one in which you feel strong and positive about your life. Sleep is also one of the most important factors in decreasing stress and healing our bodies. Here are a few tips to help you get those much-needed zzz’s.

1. Create a bedtime ritual. Every night before crawling into bed, try getting yourself into a routine. It could be as simple as reading a few pages in a book, petting the dog, or washing your face. As these activities become second nature, your mind and body will automatically begin associating them with winding down and transitioning from day to night, from alertness to relaxation.

2. Follow your natural rhythms. According to some experts, tiredness comes in cycles. If you ignore your body’s natural tendency to fall asleep at 10pm, for example, you may find it difficult to shut off your mind once midnight rolls around.

3. Consider going it alone. If you sleep with a snorer: dog, cat or human, think about reclaiming your nighttime quiet. See if you can create a loving solution that allows you to have silence in the bedroom for at least a few nights a week.

4. Go nuts and have a late night snack. We’re not encouraging you to wreck your diet here, just to give yourself a chemical advantage for sleep. Nuts like cashews and almonds are high in magnesium, a mineral found to be associated with high-quality sleep and fewer nighttime awakenings. And walnuts are a rich source of both melatonin (hormone that signals to the brain when it’s time to sleep at night) and tryptophan (amino acid that helps calm down the brain for sleep). Grab a handful as part of your winding down routine.

5. Cover up the alarm clock. Put it in a drawer, cover it with a scarf, or at least turn it away so that the light can’t disturb you. And if you do happen to wake in the middle of the night, you’ll do better to avoid seeing the time anyway.

6. Chill out. Experts have found that we sleep best when our core body temperature is slightly lower than the daytime 98.6 degrees. Taking a hot bath an hour to two hours before bed can stimulate your body to shed some heat before sleeping. You can also try keeping your feet warm in bed with a pair of socks or a hot water bottle, which will encourage blood to flow down into your legs during the night, keeping your trunk cool.

7. Write. As part of your bedtime ritual you might want to spend 10 minutes writing about your day. This can help you release thoughts and stresses before they have a chance to disturb your sleep. And keep your journal nearby. Should you wake up in the middle of the night with a brilliant idea or with a huge to-do list running through your mind, simply grab your notebook and write it all down so you can return to relaxation as soon as possible.

It can take some experimenting to find what works the best for helping you fall asleep. Some people use essential oils like lavender and vanilla on their pillows or in an atomizer to help calm their minds. Others swear by 10 minutes of reading before bed. Hopefully your own exploring and the tips above will find you sleeping soundly in no time.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Get Ready To Laugh!

You have probably heard how good laughing is for you ….how it boosts the immune system, healing cancer through laughterlowers stress hormones, decreases pain, relaxes muscles, and improves mood.

When is the last time you laughed? Have you made laughter a priority in your life? If not, we want to help you laugh more starting today.

Here are a few websites we’ve found that always seem to get us laughing. Do you have any others that you like? If yes, please share them! Post a comment with a link to the website.

Hyperbole and a Half
This is a particularly funny blog entry…you’ll be rolling on the floor laughing. We promise!

FML (F*** My Life)
Please forgive us for the crudeness here…..but, this site really is hysterical. With one sentence you can tell the world what was the one thing that ruined your day. Of course you get to read everybody else’s problems, some of which are completely hilarious and give you a fresh perspective on your own troubles.

The Oatmeal
Offers comics and quizzes to make you laugh.

Stand Up Comedy
These women are great – great ready to crack up!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Supporting Our Immune Systems

Anyone who is trying to heal will probably want to support his or her immune system in every way possible. In addition to lowering stress, mind getting plenty of rest, order and drinking lots of water, we can give our immune systems a boost by increasing the natural, whole foods in our diet.

For example, the good bacteria in yogurt can increase the body’s white blood cell count. Garlic has antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-parasitic properties and contains antioxidants and anti-tumor components. Broccoli, bell peppers and berries have very high levels of Vitamin C. Asparagus, beets and carrots offer lots of beta-carotene; and, chard, spinach and sunflower seeds can provide the Vitamin E our bodies need to destroy germs and cancer cells. Foods such as oysters, red meat and poultry, beans, nuts, whole grains and dairy products provide zinc, which helps increase the production of white blood cells while helping them to fight infections and disease more effectively. Then there are vital minerals like selenium (found in tuna, egg yolks and brown rice) and omega fatty acids such as those in fatty fish oils and flax seeds, which act as white blood cell boosters.

When we increase any one of these foods in our diets, we benefit. But when we begin taking in a variety of fresh colorful vegetables, whole grains and healthy sources of protein and essential fatty acids, the nutrients begin to work together synergistically and fortify our immune systems greatly.

During the winter months is an especially important time to make sure we’re eating well. If you’re undergoing radiation therapy or are trying to heal from eczema, psoriasis or other conditions, then proper nutrition is non-negotiable.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Your Liquid Body

You hear it all the time: drink six-eight glasses of water a day. But do you really understand why this is so important? We’re Waternot going to lecture you here…just try to help you get a sense for the connection you already have with water. Your body right now is almost two-thirds water. That means you are more liquid than solid!

You know what happens to still water, tadalafil right? It grows algae and bacteria and becomes dangerous to drink. Well, check if the water in your body stays still like that, it can become toxic as well. When you drink a lot of fresh, clean water, you help to flush out the old water and keep the liquid of your organ and tissue cells from becoming stagnant, toxic and contributing to ill-health. If you are serious about your healing process and truly want to help your body, you absolutely must drink at least six-eight glasses a day. It’s not an option. This is what your body needs.

Try it – just start with doing it for three days. Try drinking the recommended amount of water. See how you feel.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Moving Forward in the Face of Chronic Illness

GUEST POST BY JAMES JORDAN

I’ve seen and experienced a great deal of illness in my personal and professional life. I was chronically ill (Chronic Fatigue James Jordan for Jeans CreamSyndrome) for six years in the 1980s and after recovering my health, changed careers from lawyer to nutritionist. After I recovered my health I continued working as a lawyer but found myself advising many of my clients and colleagues on nutrition and health. I remember one day realizing that I was more inspired to teach people how to improve their health than practice law, which began a career transition that took several years.

The first thing I needed in my own healing was a motivation to get well. I saw the world as upside down and full of injustice and suffering. There was no reason to live but I didn’t want to die either so I sat out much of my 20’s. I had rejected spirituality and life beyond the senses. When I open up to a spiritual dimension of life the decisions I made pertaining to my health became better decisions and I gradually recovered. In “Man’s Search for Meaning”, Viktor Frankl talks about how finding meaning in life was the key to surviving his experience in Nazi concentration camps. This was important for me as well.

After developing meaning for my own life, I had to address toxicity and nutrition in order for my body to heal. In becoming a nutritionist, I learned that many degenerative and chronic illnesses have toxicity and nutrient deficiency components to them. I’ve also found that different people heal with different types of diets. Since we are all biologically unique, the diet and supplements that purify and regenerate our cells the best are based on our unique metabolic imbalances and biological conditioning. And so, this has become the focus of my work in helping my clients to recover their health.

Purpose and meaning in life, along with the right diet and nutrition program, from my perspective, are the two keys to recovering from illness of all kinds. Said another way, I believe that both motivation and discernment are critical to success. Motivation to live and experience life fully, and discernment between what is good for our bodies and what is not. We can’t give up. We must use our discernment to make decisions based on what increases our health and vitality.

James Jordan, CNC, JD, is a certified nutritional consultant and a certified metabolic typing advisor who helped heal himself from a six-year battle with chronic illness. In the field for more than a decade, James has supported thousands of people in regaining their health. He has been on staff at the Optimal Wellness Center in Chicago and led his own private health practice in Illinois and Oregon. He is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in natural healing, while completing his naturopathic degree. James has also been a featured nutrition and alternative health care expert on Channel 7 News in Chicago.

NOTE: Jeans Cream does not dispense medical advice or necessarily support the views of its contributors. Always consult with your physician regarding your treatment options. Jeans Cream does not endorse any products other than Jeans Cream and receives no financial compensation from its contributors.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

6 Most Important Things To Help You Heal

We did some research. We wanted to know: What gives the body the best shot at healing and staying well? There seem to be six main tips the experts keep giving over and over for help in keeping our immune systems at their best. These tips may come as no surprise and hopefully reading them here all together will remind us to make them a priority:

1.    Drink lots of water. Sodas, coffee and wine don’t count. Pure water helps remove toxins and wastes from our system, and helps transport oxygen and nutrients throughout our body.

2.    Get plenty of rest. This means sleeping a solid 6-8 hours a night, taking naps when we’re tired, and taking off our superhero cape from time to time.Healing

3.    Move your body. Circulation in our blood and lymph system are vital to good oxygenation and fighting disease. Working some exercise and movement into our weekly schedules is a must.

4.    Stay connected. Feeling the support and connection with others holds tremendous value in our outlook and ability to face the challenges that come our way. Love for and from others can help us feel our best.

5.    Cultivate inner peace. An angry or resentful heart or a fearful, troubled mind causes stress and can be harmful to our health. Do what you can to make peace with your life so that your body can begin reflecting your inner state of balance and calm.

Healing Apple6.    Nourish yourself well. Every body is different, but the general rule is to eat a balanced diet with lots of whole foods like whole grains and vegetables. A diet rich in varied vitamins and minerals gives our body a better array of supportive nutrients with which to draw from.

Try an honest evaluation to see if you are weaker in certain areas over others. Today could be a great day to start giving your body the most basic things it needs in order to heal.

Here’s to your health!

Note: This is not an attempt to give medical advice. Make sure to speak with your physician about any specific medical protocols you might need.