Prevention in Women
Beauty and Wellbeing
Especially in today's hectic world, women are subjected to increased physical and mental pressures. Harmful environmental influences and stress caused by managing the many demands of having a family and career make an adequate supply of vital nutrients a must. In order to maintain performance and beauty along with physical and mental wellbeing, a balanced and healthy diet is a prerequisite.
A lack of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals, as well as the presence of oxidative stress or inflammatory processes taking place in our bodies are often reflected in a blemished or splotchy complexion. This means that, in order to maintain our health and beauty, we must constantly strive to maintain a balanced, varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Fats are an important source of energy for our bodies. They make up parts of our cell walls, constitute building blocks of some hormones, and are a necessary component for absorbing fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins D, E, A and K) ingested through our diets.
The female body has different fatty acid requirements than that of the male body. These differences can be attributed primarily to their distinct in endocrine systems.
A woman's body must respond constantly to changing hormonal conditions.
Hormone fluctuations and PMS
From the onset of menstruation to menopause, women experience hormone fluctuations. Consuming an adequate supply of essential fatty acids through daily diet can, among other things, have regulating effect on the female endocrine system. This has impact on the overall mood and well-being of a woman during her menstruation.
Fatty acids support the skin’s natural elasticity
"True beauty comes from within," the saying goes. And there’s something to it! Healthy, smooth, and rosy skin is not only a beauty ideal, but also an indication of health. The daily ingestion of a wide range of valuable fatty acids has a beneficial effect on the immune system, relieves inflammation, and prevents the skin from losing moisture.
Primarily unsaturated fatty acids are of significant importance for our bodies. Among these is the vital- in other words essential- alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). It contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels and thereby helps prevent the development of cardiovascular disease.
Take good care of your digestive tract!
Whether our cells actually benefit from the food we consume each day, depends largely on our intestinal health. The decisive factor is our intestines’ ability to absorb the nutrients that we eat. Dr. Johanna Budwig, thus, recommended daily consumption of fresh sauerkraut juice or sour milk to maintain our intestines and their intestinal flora. Furthermore, the regular consumption of dietary fiber plays an important role in healthy bowel function. Therefore, an integral part our daily diet should include 1-2 tablespoons of shredded and fortified linseed, blended into a Budwig cream, made of quark and flax seed oil, or in Muttersaft (pure, unfiltered, unsweetened first-press juice of a fruit or berry) such as Fermentgold.
It’s all in the mix!
It is of vital importance to our health that we consume daily a variety of healthy, essential fatty acids. Energetic oil compositions make ideal sources of these valuable nutrients.
For maintaining optimal health in women, look to high-quality vegetable oils such as flax seed, evening primrose oil, argan oil, almond oil, and sea buckthorn oil.
Evening primrose oil has a long tradition of use in treating gynecological ailments. It has a particularly high content of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). The oil is particularly useful for treating stress-related mood swings and has a stabilizing effect on the psyche and nervous system. Evening primrose oil also has a positive effect on many skin problems by having a regulatory influence on cell metabolism and the sebaceous glands. It helps to prevent premature skin aging, decreases in elasticity of the skin, and prevents hair from becoming dry and brittle.
Argan oil is – as many healthy polyunsaturated fatty acids - an excellent source of vitamin E (tocopherol). As an antioxidant, it reduces free radicals and, thus, helps to keep blood vessels and cells healthy. Two phytosterols (spinasterol and schottenol), which are not found in other oils, make argan oil special. These have been attributed with high effectiveness against skin diseases, rheumatism, heart disease, and even cancer. Phytosterols reduce the absorption of cholesterol in general. This exceptional combination of ingredients makes argan oil the perfect care product and remedy for maintaining healthy skin and hair.
Almond oil contains a very high percentage of oleic acid (a monounsaturated fatty acid) and linoleic acid, and is rich in E and B vitamins. Oleic acid protects the heart, circulatory, and vascular systems, as well as our skin. It stimulates gall bladder function and promotes digestion.
Sea buckthorn oil is a high grade vegetable oil obtained from the fruit of sea buckthorn, which is especially rich in unsaturated fatty acids. Through its high content of carotenoids, the oil is an orange-red in color, acts as an antioxidant, and is considered anti-inflammatory. In addition, the oil is used to heal irritated mucous membranes and restore their moisture. Sea buckthorn oil supports the skin's own repair system, thus preventing premature skin aging.
The bottom line
Consuming a varied, balanced diet provides the body with additional vital building blocks that can help skin to become and remain healthy and radiant. A valuable, finely tuned blend of high quality vegetable oils such as evening primrose oil, argan oil, almond oil and sea buckthorn oil help women to meet the daily requirements for preserving their health.