Eye Lashes Health and Beauty Part 1

 

 

Welcome once again to our blog, this week  52, we are sharing our findings on eyelashes not just for vanity also for you to know what their purpose is and how to protect them, I am sure that all of you are interested in protecting your eyes and help your eyelashes to thrive.

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Eyelashes are small hairs on the upper and lower eyelids. Both eyelids have layers of eyelashes within a row, most healthy people have three to five layers of eyelashes in each eyelid, they are there to protect and frame the eyes. Is similar to the anatomy of the human body hair. Lashes are anchored to the eyelid by an individual root. There are small muscles located in the eyelids which, with a muscular contraction,(an automatic response), make the eyes blink and close before an external threat, like particles of dust, or any foreign particle which could cause damages to the eyes.

With every blink, the eyelashes like curtains close access to the eyes, protecting them. Also with every blink, the eyes are irrigated with a lubricant secretion that is generated from sebaceous glands (tear glands)that run along the edge of the eyelid, which openings are located between the eyelashes. This very important lubrication ensures that the eyes don’t dry out, keeping them wet, healthy and protected.

The lashes on the upper eyelid are longer than those of the lower eyelid. The upper eyelashes can reach a length of an average of 8 mm. and tend to curve upwards. The upper eyelid has more eyelashes: around a seventy to one hundred fifty lashes and the lower eyelid has generally a row of sixty to eighty eyelashes, smaller and they curve downwards. This curved shape of both rows of eyelashes helps to slip sweat and foreign particles out of the eyes.

Like all the hair in the human body, eyelashes are a biological polymer, made up of about 10 percent of water and 90 percent of proteins, such as keratins, and melanins, the substances that give hair its color.

like all human hair, lashes are fed by follicles, located below the skin. Those follicles have also three phases of growth:  first the growing phase, that lasts about 45 days, and is followed by the declining phase in which the growth stops, for about three weeks, with the last phase of two weeks, the time of rest, when the lashes shed, the hair falls out. After this period, a new cycle begins and the hair is regenerated once again.

When an eyelash is pulled out or drops out, it needs about two months to be regenerated that is why is important to keep in mind that false lashes and pulling mascara off the lashes can cause much damage to the lashes sometimes permanently.

At the annual Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology gathering, scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology presented the findings of a study on lash length, they had examined the eyes of 22 mammals, from hedgehogs, the smallest animals, to giraffes, which were the largest study.
When measuring the lashes and eyes of each individual animal, regardless their size, the researchers found that in every case, their eyelash length was about one-third the width of the animal’s eye, all across the board. This proportion, they found, is the optimal one for retaining moisture and keeping the corners of their eyes clean. When they tested the measurements on eyes that were wearing synthetic lashes and exposed them to a small wind tunnel, the eye wearing false lashes reduced moisture evaporation and particle deposition, that means that wearing the false eyelashes allowed debris to get in the eyes, not allowing the eyes to protect themselves, no so good right? I love my eyes and wish to keep them safe.
The purpose of the study is a step toward creating effective dust and debris control mechanisms for the optical sensors, but for you, so with that said that lash-lengthening serum adds unnatural length to the lash  The researchers also discovered that lashes longer than the one naturally created by your eye it will actually funnel air toward your eyes, increasing dryness and the likelihood that airborne dust or dirt will get stuck to your eyeballs, I learned a long time ago that the body is a genius and knows exactly what to do. Wearing lashes occasionally is one thing but every day it will definitely cause a few drawbacks.

 

How many eyelashes are on each lid range widely as the top eyelid usually accommodates approximately 150 to 200 individual hairs, the bottom eyelid averages somewhere between 75 and 100 hairs. A lifestyle that is healthy will result in faster growth of hair in general.
Here are some questions that we have received.

 

Why are eyelashes so important?

 

Is so many particles in the air, dust, sand, which can get into your eyes and harm them. Eyelashes help to communicate with the eyelids when they need to shut and protect the eyes. Along with your eyebrows and forehead, your eyelashes also help to shield your eyes from the bright light of the sun and wind.

 

Can eyelashes fall out from stress?

 

I found plenty of other reasons that eyelashes might fall out like excessive eye rubbing, nutritional deficiencies, and hormonal imbalances. pulling, eyelash curlers, etc, stress was named among the top reasons for unhealthy hair and full body.

Is many reasons, lash extensions, burns, and chemotherapy may lead to eyelash loss also. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, if the eyelashes get burned as long as the hair follicles are still intact, the lashes will usually grow back in 6 weeks. If the hair follicles were damaged, the eyelashes might not grow back.

 

 

Do eyelashes grow back after cutting them?

 

It takes roughly 2 to 3 weeks for the eyelash to grow from nothing to its full length! So if you cut your eyelashes, they will actually not grow back but you will have to wait about to 3 months for them to fall off and the new ones to take their place.

 

Do Eyelashes stop growing with age?

 

Eyelash growth has four stages: growth, resting, shedding and re-growth that is the process As we age, eyelash follicles (the openings in the skin through which the lash grows) can slow or stop producing, especially with poor health.

 

Lash extensions, burns, and chemotherapy may lead to eyelash loss. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, if the eyelashes get singed but the hair follicles are still intact, the lashes will usually grow back in 6 weeks. However, if the hair follicles were also damaged, the eyelashes might not grow back. May 18, 2018

 

 

 

Eyelash Growth Serum

A natural way to make lashes look as long as fake lashes using only natural ingredients.

These natural “eyelash extensions” use:

Castor oil– Natural source of Omega-6 fats, proteins, and vitamins that helps encourage dramatic hair growth

Emu oil– “highly anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, anti-wrinkle, penetrating, a transdermal carrier, promotes skin regeneration, non-comedogenic (does not clog pores), nourishing, anti-aging and bacteriostatic.”

Coconut oil

Vitamin E oil

Castor oil alone would give noticeable results, as it has been extremely helpful for lengthening and thickening my hair, but the addition of emu oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E give this serum a wider range of fatty acids and nutrients to help speed eyelash growth.

Eyelash Growth Serum Ingredients

 

1 teaspoon castor oil
1 teaspoon emu oil (optional, can use extra castor oil instead)
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
2 capsules Vitamin E oil (optional)

 

Eyelash Growth Serum Instructions

 

Mix all ingredients and store in a small dropper bottle.
To use, squeeze one drop on to your finger or a cotton swab and gently massage into the lash line. I prefer to do this at night to let it work overnight before washing my face in the morning.
Use daily for best results.

TIP: This can also be used on eyebrows to help with thinning eyebrows.
This will last up to a year as long as it is kept in an airtight container and not contaminated with a liquid since it contains to water, aloe or other liquid ingredients that will spoil.

 

How to Make a Natural Eyebrow & Eyelash Growth Serum

Probiotics for wellbeing

 

 

 

From Health Ambition — www.healthambition.com

 

In week 73 we are sharing information on Probiotics. The immense benefits of our total wellbeing from the inside out. We say this with confidence, it will aid with so many issues from skin outbreaks all the way to your overall welfare, we encourage you to consume a good source of probiotics, and with this said probiotics are an essential ingredient to keep yourself in top shape, healthy gut healthy life.

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Have you heard about kombucha yet? It’s one of the most fashionable beverages floating around the alternative health scene. People are raving over the vast number of health benefits linked to this ancient Chinese “immortal health elixir”.

Many claims are made ranging from fighting severe illness to preventing degenerative diseases, and so on we are not qualified to do so, so in this post, we will be sharing information we gather, please consult your health practitioner before you make any changes. With all the claims it’s no wonder so many are jumping on the kombucha bandwagon. But what are the kombucha tea health benefits? I’m going to share what we have gathered about this product.

 

 

 

What is Kombucha Tea?

 

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In simple terms, kombucha is a fermented tea that is indeed the bottom line. Kombucha is made by mixing black or green tea with specific strains of bacteria, yeast, and sugar. Over the course of about a week, the bacteria and yeasts enzymes digest the components of whatever tea is used, giving it a more acidic flavor.

Throughout this process, a small mushroom-like substance forms and floats on top of the liquid. This particular substance is a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast or what is referred to as SCOBY. This is what gives kombucha its nickname ‘mushroom tea’. The SCOBY can then be used to ferment the new batch of kombucha.

During fermentation, small trace levels of alcohol are formed alongside gasses and various acidic compounds which are responsible for carbonating the liquid.

Quite a bit of research about the health benefits of kombucha has been carried out in the first half of the 20th century.

In the 1990s kombucha made its first appearance in the US. Research. However, a lot of Russian and German study was made available in English and which sparked enormous interest in the beverage.

Kombucha is a powerhouse of general wellness benefits – mainly due to fermentation and its raw organic ingredients. I think that the majority of people could benefit positively from drinking kombucha on a regular basis. The following are just some of the benefits it has on the body:

 

It’s Packed With Probiotics

 

Yes, that is correct probiotics, my friends. I’ve already written a number of articles on the magnitude of benefits probiotics have to offer. During kombucha fermentation, is a vast amount of probiotics that are produced.

Any type of probiotic food is a good thing to add to your diet, fermented food falls into this category. These healthy microorganisms do everything from aiding digestion to boosting immunity.

 

 

 

 Culture for Health how to make Kombucha from click below link

 

http://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/kombucha/how-to-make-kombucha/

 

 

 

Recipes for making Kombucha 

 

 

Kombucha Recipe – 1-Gallon

Scale up or down depending on the size of your vessel and your needs

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4-6 bags tea –  for loose leaf, 1 bag of tea = 1 Tsp
  • Kombucha Starter Culture – SCOBY
  • 1 cup starter liquid
  • purified/bottled water
  • tea kettle
  • brewing vessel
  • cloth cover
  • rubber band

 

Process

 

  1. Boil 4 cups of water.
  2. Add hot water & tea bags to pot or brewing vessel.
  3. Steep 5-7 minutes, then remove tea bags.
  4. Add sugar and stir to dissolve.
  5. Fill vessel most of the way with purified water, leaving just 1-2 inches from the top for breathing room with filtered cold water.
  6. Add SCOBY and starter liquid.
  7. Cover with cloth cover and secure with the rubber band.
  8. Say a prayer, send good vibes, commune with your culture (optional but recommended).
  9. Set in a warm location out of direct sunlight (unless the vessel is opaque).
  10. Do not disturb for 7 days.

After 7 days, or when you are ready to taste your brew, gently insert a straw beneath the SCOBY and take a sip. If too tart, then reduce your brewing cycle next time you make it.  If too sweet, allow brewing for a few more days to let the mixture to sour a bit more.  Continue to taste every day or so until you reach your optimum flavor preference. Your own Kombucha Tea Recipe may vary from preparation to preparation.

Decant & flavor (optional).

Drink as desired! Start off with 4-8oz on an empty stomach in the morning, then with meals to help with digestion or as your body tells you it would like some more! Drink plenty of water as it is a natural detoxifier and you want to flush the newly released toxins out be your own judge.

What are Probiotics 

 

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According to https://www.gastro.org

 

Probiotics are living microscopic organisms, or microorganisms, that scientific research has shown to benefit your overall health. For the most part, they are bacteria, but they may also be other organisms such as yeasts involved. In some cases they are similar, or the same, as the “good” bacteria already in your body, here we are referring, in particular, those in your gut. These good bacteria are part of the trillions of microorganisms that inhabit our bodies. This community of microorganisms is called the microbiota. Some microbiota organisms can cause disease. However, others like in the case of probiotics are necessary for good health and digestion.

The most common probiotic bacteria come from two groups, Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium, although it is important to remember that many other types of bacteria are also classified as probiotics are essential to keep these facts in mind. Each group of bacteria has different species, and each species has different strains. This is important to remember because different strains have a range of benefits for different parts of your body. For example, Lactobacillus casei Shirota has been shown to support the immune system and to help food move through the gut, but Lactobacillus bulgaricus may help relieve symptoms of lactose intolerance in many cases, a condition in which people cannot digest the lactose found in most milk and dairy products. In general, not all probiotics are the same, and they don’t all work the same way we leave it to your discretion.

Scientists are still sorting out exactly how probiotics work. They may:

  • Boost your immune system by enhancing the production of antibodies to specific vaccines.
  • Produce substances that may prevent infection.
  • May prevent harmful bacteria from attaching to the gut lining and growing there.
  • Send signals to your cells to strengthen the mucus in your intestine and help it act as a barrier against infection.
  • An inhibitor that can destroy toxins released by certain “bad” bacteria that can affect your wellbeing.
  • Produce B vitamins necessary for metabolizing the food you eat, warding off anemia caused by deficiencies in B6 and B12, and maintaining healthy skin and a robust nervous system.

 

 

According to https://1md.org/article/what-are-probiotics-1md

 

Some of the Most Important Probiotics Strains

Let’s look at some of the most important strains of probiotics and what they do best.

Lactobacillus acidophilus: L. acidophilus boosts immunity, and by that, it supports healthy digestion, particularly in people who have a difficult time digesting lactose.

Bacillus laterosporus: B. laterosporus has been proven to efficiently to resolve an array of harmful organisms and has been determined to rid candida in a short period of time.

Bifidobacterium breve: B. breve plays a crucial role in colon health and is considered one of the probiotics best able to activate dendritic cells, by boosting your immune system.

Bifidobacterium bifidum: Is one of the best-known probiotics, B. bifidum efficiently keeps unwanted bacteria out, it enhances your immune system, plays a crucial role in allergy response,( so many people can use help with this issue) and helps ease digestion.

Bifidobacterium lactis: B. lactis is genuinely one of the most versatile strains of probiotics. It helps your body digest lactose, as well as all types of sugars, fats, and macronutrients while reducing the effects of ulcerative colitis, minimizing the occurrence of diarrhea associated with antibiotic therapy, and supporting healthy cholesterol levels.

Lactobacillus salivarius: this is a potent antibacterial, L. salivarius is considered crucial for good oral health. In addition to controlling bacteria in your mouth and small intestines, it relieves the effects of asthma and allergies and lowers cholesterol levels.

Lactobacillus plantarum: L. plantarum has been proven shown to enhance lysine production. Lysine is an amino acid that supports hormone production, strengthens the immune system, and promotes calcium absorption.

Lactococcus lactis: There are plenty of benefits associated with L. lactis (26). The qualities include reducing inflammation and allergies,  strengthening the immune system (particularly in the elderly), improving cholesterol levels, and increasing blood glucose control in diabetics.

Lactobacillus gasseri: L. gasseri supports healthy digestion, promotes weight loss, combats obesity, and may lower glucose levels and improve glucose tolerance, which is of great importance for diabetics..

Lactobacillus brevis: L. brevis is another versatile strain that increases the production of the natural killer cells to boost your immunity, supports digestive health, it helps to enhance the effectiveness of antibiotics, has potent antimicrobial properties, and helps improve the condition of your gums and overall oral health. Recent studies indicate that it may help combat ulcers caused by H. pylori.

Bifidobacterium longum: B. longum lessens the symptoms of Celiac disease, IBS, and allergies, while also boosting cognitive function, alleviating anxiety and depression, lowering cholesterol levels, and relieving inflammation.

 

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Health Benefits of Probiotic Foods 

 

 

According to neurologist Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride

 

“Every traditional culture, when you look at their regular diet, they ferment their foods. They fermented everything. You can ferment dairy, grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, meats, and fish. Everything can be fermented, and there were fermented beverages in every culture. 

Perhaps for a month or two, you were eating fresh cabbage, but then for the rest of the year, 10 months of the year, you ate your cabbage in a fermented form pretty much with each meal. Quite a significant percentage of all the foods that people consume on a daily basis were fermented. And with every mouthful of these fermented foods, you ingest trillions of beneficial bacteria. at the same time.”

Fermented foods have been consumed for over 5000 years, and even in the past 100 years, certain cultures have excelled on probiotic-rich foods.

Germans consumed sauerkraut, Indians drank lassi, Bulgarians consumed kefir, Asians cultures consumed kimchi, Russians consumed raw yogurt, and Kenyan’s consumed amasi.

Fermented foods give you way more units of probiotics and strains of probiotics than a supplement ever will this is an excellent point to keep in mind.  When Dr. McBride tested the fermented vegetables she made to a bottle of a good quality probiotic she found that her vegetables had trillions of probiotic units and over 30 strains which means her one serving of fermented vegetables was equal to an entire bottle of probiotics.

Dr. McBride also states that “Nature is exceptionally wise and populated all organic fruit and vegetables, our soils, and all plant matter with Lactobacilli. The fresh cabbage leaves, if it’s organically grown (not the one from harsh chemical farming), will be covered in Lactobacilli Lacto-fermenting bacteria. You don’t need to add anything it will ferment on its own. You just chop it up. Add some salt in the initial stages. (The salt is added in the initial step to stop putrefactive bacteria from multiplying.) Then as the Lactobacillus stop working and start reproducing, they produce lactic acid. That’s why they’re called Lactobacillus. That’s just lactic acid.

If you look at the research in lactic acid, it is one of the most influential antiseptics. It kills off lots and lots of harmful bacteria…. So as the lactic acid starts producing, it will kill off all those putrefactive and pathogenic microbes and preserve the food. It’s an excellent preservative… A good batch of sauerkraut can keep for five to six years without spoiling or rotting, as long as it is covered by its own juice.”

This process of fermentation does even more than preserve your food, it also makes the nutrients in the food more bio-available.  According to Dr. McBride, the amount of bio-available vitamin C in sauerkraut is 20 times higher than in fresh cabbage! Amazing right?

One of the other aspects that make the probiotic benefits in fermented foods so surprising is that they also kill off harmful bacteria!

The healthy bacteria, or probiotics, live longer than the unhealthy ones and actually help to end the harmful bacteria reign in the gut.  This decrease in ‘bad bacteria’ like candida and h. Pylori naturally benefit the body with less illness and diseases and lower rates of inflammation.

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Probiotic Foods

 

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Kefir – Is similar to yogurt, this fermented dairy or nondairy product is a unique combination of cow milk or even coconut milk and fermented kefir grains. Kefir has been consumed for well over 3000 years, and the term kefir was started in Russia and Turkey and means “feeling good” now that is a significant little bit of trivia. It has a slightly acidic and tart flavor and contains anywhere from 10 to 34 strains of probiotics.  Kefir is similar to yogurt, but because it is fermented with yeast and more bacteria the final product is higher in probiotics.

 

 

To make and maintain your own Kefir click this link – http://www.wikihow.com/Maintain-Kefir-Grains

 

 

 

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Cultured Vegetables (Sauerkraut and Kimchi)

 

Made from fermented cabbage and other vegetables, sauerkraut is high in organic acids (what gives food it’s sour taste) which support the growth of good bacteria.  Sauerkraut is extremely popular in Germany and many other parts of the world today. Kimchi is a cousin to sauerkraut and is the Korean take on cultured veggies that are eaten with most of their food. Both of the fermented formulas are also high in enzymes which can aid digestion.

 

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 Kombucha

 

It is an effervescent fermentation of black tea that is started by using a SCOBY also known as a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast. Kombucha has been around for over 2,000 years originating around Japan. Many claims have been made about kombucha but it’s primary health benefits include digestive support, increased energy, and liver detoxification.

For information on Kombucha 

Check out this post at www.healthambition.com

 

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 Coconut Kefir

 

This Kefir is made by fermenting the juice of young coconuts with kefir grains.  This dairy-free option for kefir has some of the same probiotics as traditional dairy kefir but is typically not as high in probiotics.  Still, it has several strains that are great benefits to your health. Coconut kefir has a great flavor and you can add a bit of stevia, water, and lime juice to it and make a great tasting drink.

 

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 Natto

 

A popular dish that is consumed in Japan consisting of fermented soybeans.  Natto contains the extremely powerful probiotic bacillus subtilis which has been proven to bolster your immune system, it supports cardiovascular health and enhances digestion of vitamin K2. Also, Natto contains a powerful anti-inflammatory enzyme called nattokinase, so as you can see

 

 

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 Yogurt

 

 

Probably the most popular probiotic food is live-cultured yogurt or Greek yogurt made from the milk of cows, goats, or sheep. Yogurt in most cases can rank at the top of probiotic foods if it comes from raw milk from fed grass-fed animals.  The challenge there is a large variation in the quality of yogurts on the market today.  It is recommended when buying yogurt to look for 3 things.  First, that it comes from a cow, goat’s or sheep milk, second, that it is grass-fed, and third, that it is organic.

 

 

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 Kvass

This is a fermented beverage in Eastern Europe since ancient times.  It was traditionally made by fermenting rye or barley, but in more recent years has been created using beets, fruit along with other root vegetables like carrots. Kvass uses lactobacilli probiotics and is known for its blood and liver cleansing properties and has a mild sour flavor.

 

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 Raw Cheese

Goat’s milk, sheep’s milk, and A2 cows soft cheeses are unusually high in probiotics, including thermophillus, bifudus, bulgaricus, and acidophilus.  Always buy raw and unpasteurized cheeses if you want to receive any probiotics at all.

 

Probiotic Breakfast Ideas

 

Key

F = Fundamentals, S = Sourdough, CD = Cultured Dairy, and LF = Lacto-Fermentation.

All fermented foods are listed in italics.

Salsa (LF) with eggs Soaked, sprouted or sourdough muffins (F, S) with cultured butter (CD) and preserves (LF)
or fermented honey (LF)
Plain kefir or yogurt (CD) with fruit, fruit preserves (LF) or fruit chutney (LF), soaked nuts, dried fruit, and/or fermented honey (LF)
English muffin (S) egg sandwiches with raw cheese (CD) and mayonnaise (LF) Hard-boiled eggs with various condiments mixed in:
olives (LF), kraut (LF),
sour cream (CD), mayonnaise (LF), raw cheese (CD), salsa (LF), or cultured butter (CD)
Sauerkraut (F) or kimchi (LF) with scrambled eggs and any other breakfast fixings, like sausage or bacon
Smoothie with
plain kefir or yogurt (CD) with fermented honey (LF), coconut oil,
fruit, fruit preserves (LF), fruit chutney (LF), or fresh or frozen fruit
Sourdough crepes (S)
with fruit preserves (LF), fruit chutney (LF), fruit relish (LF), sour cream (CD), and/or fermented honey (LF)
Sourdough crepes (S)with scrambled eggs, sour cream (CD), salsa (LF), and/or guacamole (LF)
Toast with cultured butter (CD) Beet kvass (LF)
or other fermented beverage

 

 

 

 

 

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