2 Health Tips For 26/4/07
April 25, 2007 3:07pm CST
1. Get In The Clear (Once And For All) Your complexion's number one enemy: stress. It can increase irritation, acne, inflammation and itchiness, and even hamper the skin's natural ability to heal. A quick tip: Zap stress-induced pimples fast by dabbing on some benzoyl peroxide. 2. Drink Up The OJ Orange juice is likely to make the list of power foods, if it's not on your own list already. Beyond its virtues as a vitamin C supply, orange juice was the focus of a study that demonstrated its ability to raise 'good' (HDL) cholesterol in the blood. Participants raised their HDL levels by more than 20 percent. This finding surprised the researchers because HDL levels are difficult to change through diet.
• Lincoln, Nebraska
26 Apr 07
I currently feel like I have a lot of stress but I don't have acne. I do however have skin problems such as psoriasis and contact dermatitis. Also some eczema. My skin has always reacted to emotion though as when I was in high school the back of my neck would break out in hives if someone snuck up on me and scared me. As for the orange juice I love orange juice. I need to drink more but lately I have been eating a great deal of oranges which have more fiber.
• United States
25 Apr 07
Thanks for the good discussion. I knew that stress effected a lot of things but I didn't know that it could cause acne. I always open to learning knew things and this is a big one. I did know that orange juice is a good source of vitamin C but I didn't know that it could lower your HDL. Mine is still high which I just found out. I had a blood test on 12 April and no one called and bothered to tell me that there were some things that are high in my blood work. What is the sense of getting a blood test if they don't give you the results if some of the things are high. I have a habit about once of month getting copies of my medical records for my file at home. When I saw the results of this blood test I was not happy at all.