Clean, clear, beautiful skin is something that most of us desire and strive to attain. Whether you’re trying to prevent spots or a more serious condition or prolong the aging process there are a number of key factors that influence the health and beauty of your skin regardless of your age or concern.
Women with beautiful glowing skin aren’t just lucky. They are also very disciplined about caring for it from the inside AND the outside, knowing that healthy skin is achieved via good nutrition, effective skin care, and various lifestyle do’s and dont’s.
One beauty elixir that I have been guzzling for over 10 years and that which I can’t and don’t ever want to live without is Udo’s 3 • 6 • 9 Oil Blend®. I have been drizzling it on my salads, blending it in my smoothies, and pouring it over just about everything and anything that calls for a little hint of nuttiness.
WHY? three simple and straightforward reasons.
REASON 1 : Regardless of how natural, organic and pure your skin care products are … healthy glowing skin begins from within. If your diet is lacking essential fatty acids then dry skin, brittle nails, dandruff, hair loss, and depression are highly likely to be present.
REASON 2: Udo’s 3 • 6 • 9 Oil Blend® is, without a doubt, the best certified organic, GMO-free, essential fatty acid (EFA) blend that is available today. Based on 15 years of practical experience with fats and oils, this lovingly created formula is a 2:1:1 ratio of omega-3: omega-6: omega-9, a combination most therapeutic for the omega-3-deficient, omega-6-rich diets, as well as ‘low’ and ‘no’ fat diets, common today.
REASON 3: The founder Udo Erasmus has been a hero of mine ever since I was a student at The Australasian College of Natural Therapies. One book we were encouraged to read was Udo’s best-selling Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill. Quite simply the most comprehensive book on fats that has ever been written and one which I’d encourage anyone who is interested in their health to read at least once in their life. Udo Erasmus is the leading authority on essential fatty acids so it’s no surprise that his essential fatty acid blend is the most superior, most beneficial and most awesome blend out there.
Udo’s 3 • 6 • 9 Oil Blend® is a special blend of carefully chosen, natural, unrefined, EFA-rich oils that has a delicious nutty taste. It contains oils from fresh, certified organic flax, sesame, sunflower and evening primrose seeds as well as oils from rice and oat germ. Udo’s Oil Blend is pressed and filtered in a state-of-the-art, low heat, light and oxygen-free environment to maximize stability and provide nutritional value and freshness. Nitrogen purged, amber glass bottles are filled with the oil blend and then nitrogen flushed to eliminate oxygen. The bottles are then capped and packed in a box to further protect the ingredients and ensure the highest possible quality. It is kept refrigerated in storage and ice packed when in transit to keep the heat sensitive EFAs fresh.
One other thing worth considering … is when we think we’re doing the “right” “healthy” thing by heading to the supermarket to buy an essential fatty acid oil blend … but the reality is that most oils on the supermarket shelves have been damaged by modern processing practices and further damaged by heat, light and oxygen. It is highly unlikely that these oils provide health-promoting EFAs, and more so disturbingly might even be harmful to our health.
Udo’s 3 • 6 • 9 Oil Blend® is available for purchase in Australia here
NOTES ON ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are a group of naturally occurring fatty acids that can not be made by the body. They must therefore be eaten in the diet.
All essential fatty acids are easily oxidized or damaged by heat.
It is important to have sufficient amounts of both Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for correct metabolic functions. In our society the Omega 6 fatty acids are in oversupply because of the types of foods we gravitate towards in a western diet, and there is often a deficiency in Omega 3 fatty acids.
Essential fatty acids are crucial substances for fine tuning the whole system of the body. They are made into hormone like substances called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins have a very brief but potent life span, and it is thought that they strengthen hormonal effects on the cells, increase the body’s response to, and increase the output of hormones.
Essential fatty acids are responsible for:
• Transport, utilization and excretion of cholesterol
• Strengthening hormonal effect and output. Meaning that EFAs can help with: easing symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and period pain, stress and blood sugar levels.
• Regulating calcium metabolism.
• Maintaining cell membrane stability and health.
• Inflammation by reducing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, eczema, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, mental illness.
• Reproductive system via the stimulation of uterine contractions in pregnancy.
• Strengthening the immune system
• Regulating the production of saliva, tears and sebum in the skin.