How to Choose a Functional Medicine Doctor

Hey YOU!  

While behind the styling chair on the daily, your services at Beauty Ecology Organic Salon are fueled by being a lifelong Functional Medicine student and lifestyle coach. 

Ive witnessed hundreds of women's frustration and struggle when trying to find answers to a hormonal imbalance, hair loss and chronic fatigue. 

I hear ya......YOU simply want a practitioner that see's them uniquely.   

Enjoy this post originally shared by Dr. Jill Carnahan as she shares TOP TIPS.

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Most relate to the frustrating situation of making an appointment to see their doctor, only for the appointment to start an hour or more later. Then, after a very rushed visit, being sent home with a prescription and no new insight into what exactly is happening with their health.

This is a cycle that focuses on symptoms, ignores underlying causes, and it’s not one person’s fault. Our conventional medical system arose from the treatment of acute illnesses. It’s a good thing, too! Our modern medicine successfully treats many acute and infectious diseases.

The problem is now when most people get sick, it’s no longer an acute illness that sends them to the doctor. Chronic conditions are on the rise and proper diagnosis and treatment of these diseases requires more than a 15-minute appointment.

Comprehensive medical histories, lab work, and a broad understanding of the body and its metabolic processes are needed. I like to think of it as detective work.

Clues are collected and a diagnosis is revealed. Because finding the root cause of symptoms is the foundation of integrative and functional medicine treatments involve completely addressing underlying issues; infectious, toxic, genetic, nutritional, metabolic, and others.

When you address the root cause, there’s a much better chance of reversing or eliminating the condition altogether.

  Here are my tips for finding the doctor best for you and I hope it helps you on your journey to better health!

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Types of Functional Medicine Practitioners

There are different types of practitioners that specialize in integrative and functional medicine.

  • Medical Doctor (M.D.) – A doctor who first went through traditional medical school and then added training and education in integrative and functional medicine. They will have the most flexibility in ordering tests and prescribing medications.
     
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) – This is a doctor who, like an M.D. has a wide range of services they are able to offer. This means they can prescribe medication, and are even able to become surgeons. They generally focus on the body as a whole.
     
  • Nurse Practitioner (N.P.) – Many people don’t realize that nurse practitioners in many ways have similar abilities as doctors. They are able to own and operate their own practices and can also prescribe medications.
     
  • Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) – While chiropractors are generally thought of a those who primarily treat orthopedic dysfunction, they are also able to practice functional medicine. They cannot prescribe medications and usually have a medical doctor they work with or recommend if you need a traditional treatment.
     
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) – These doctors are more focused on alternative therapies and cannot prescribe medication. The abilities of an N.D. vary by state.

All of these practitioners carry different benefits. Ultimately, it’s up to you to find the best fit for your life.


Key Characteristics of a Functional Medicine Doctor

Here are the key characteristics of a good functional medicine doctor:

  • They recommend a plant based organic often grain free diet.
  • They don’t make grandiose promises.
  • They specialize in complex chronic conditions such as autoimmune disease.
  • They see themselves as your partner in health.
  • They outline expectations so you know what to expect all along the way.
  • They help you prioritize decisions such as testing and changes that need to be made.
  • They make you feel comfortable and unjudged.
  • They spend the time with you.

 The Red Flags

The don’t seem to weigh the cost/benefit of tests or overly recommend expensive testing. For example, sometimes you can eliminate items from your diet as opposed to having testing done. Be sure to be honest about your financial limitations so they can work with you to find the best solution for your health and your wallet.

  • They don’t think diet is very important.
  • They recommend overly expensive and excessive supplements.
  • They recommend harsh or dangerous detoxes.
  • They promise you cures.
  • They make you feel uncomfortable or don’t listen to you.
  • They make you feel powerless or discouraged.

Finding a Functional Medicine Doctor Who Specializes in Your Condition

When you’re looking for a functional medicine doctor, start in your local area with a general Google search. You may or may not find a good few options easily. Be sure to check for any reviews by searching the specific doctor’s name. If you have a certain condition, sometimes you can find a list of doctors who specialize on websites and support groups sites devoted to that condition.

For example, many autoimmune conditions have their own websites of resources that will help you find a doctor more quickly. You may even find forums where previous patients discuss how they liked a particular doctor.

Here’s a quick step-by-step process for how you might narrow your search when looking for an integrative or functional medicine doctor:

  • Google integrative and functional medicine doctors in your area. If you live in a city with lots of neighboring towns, be sure to try searching in some of the areas near you. For example, I’m located in Louisville, CO which is close to both Boulder and Denver. If you live in the Denver area be sure to check: Boulder, Aurora, Centennial and more.
     
  • Do a search based on your condition. If you have a condition, search in your area but also beyond. Sometimes it’s worth it to travel a bit if it means you’ll find someone who specializes in your condition.
     
  • Check reviews. Once you find a couple of doctors you’re interested in, check for any reviews available.
     
  • Once you’ve made a preliminary list, narrow it down or consider making an initial appointment with one or two. You can get a good idea about how you’d like a doctor from listening to interviews, Youtube videos, podcasts, and reading blogs.
  • Make an appointment. The only way you’ll know you’ve found the doctor perfect for you is if you make an initial appointment. I believe your doctor should make you feel at ease and help you understand what needs to be done to be your healthiest self.

Consider Telemedicine

We live in a time where you are no longer limited to medical care within a certain radius of your home. Telemedicine is a fast growing industry that pairs patients with doctors all over the world. Benefits of telemedicine include:

  • Access to a specialist without the cost of travel – With telemedicine you have access to a wider range of doctors than you would in your local area. Plus, you don’t have to travel to their office and can complete appointments with your computer.
  • Convenience – Often appointments are done over Skype in the comfort of your own home and then tests are ordered to a local laboratory.
     
  • Possibly more affordable – Sometimes telemedicine is actually more affordable because it doesn’t require office time and it makes visits more efficient.
     
  • Enhanced patient compliance – Many find they are more willing to interact with a doctor via telemedicine due to the convenience and comfort.

If you find a doctor you think is perfect for you, consider telemedicine. Even if that doctor doesn’t advertise it on their site, it might be worth asking if it’s something they offer. Technology is rapidly expanding our options and telemedicine is yet another way we can think outside the box for better health.


Resources for Finding an Integrative and Functional Medicine Doctor

Here are a couple of websites that can point you in the right direction:

In 2017, Dr. Josh Axe, a functional chiropractor compiled a list of the Top 50 Functional and Integrative Medicine Doctors

You can find the original post HERE

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Do you live in Minnesota and in search of a good Functional Medicine minded practice? Email me, and I'd be happy to help you source. 

In the meantime, visit our lay of the land on the latest innovations none invasive natural medicine with THE DRIP! 

Chris Frykman, Functional Medicine Practitioner is our GO TO for testing, dripping and more.  

Your Breast's Biome + Cancer [groundbreaking study discovery]

OH HEY lovely!

We're talking REAL PREVENTION -  without a PINK ribbon. 

Read on.....

At Beauty Ecology,  all creations and services are built on a Functional Medicine' (starting at the root inside-out) approach.  With NO COMPROMISE to your beauty services and home care.  Benefits are seen first hand by our clients healthier skin, hair and overall wellness.

Leading Functional Medicine Clinic Reveals a NEW STUDY
Cleveland Clinic is the most advanced Functional Medicine Clinic in the US.  When they share new research - I HEAR - and this  recent study was LOUD and CLEAR - that I just had to share. 

Take a moment of true SELF CARE and learn about this most recent reveal and its importance on every women's health - and cancer prevention.   

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Biome + Breast

 [ Fact ]
 

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women (after skin cancer) where 1 in 8 women will develop the disease in their lifetimes.

A recent study unveiled by highly respected Cleveland Clinic has verified a link to breast cancer being directly triggered by elevated inflammation and gene interaction from bacterial growth within the breast tissue.

PRO-biotic Intervention 
It has been reported that researchers have long suspected that a bacteria lives within breast tissue and plays a role in breast cancer while suggesting that the microbes in the gut may regulate estrogen levels, leading to estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer.

This insight brings even more attention and importance around preventative through everyday nutritional decisions in adding support for maintaining a healthy micro-flora ecosystem.    


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A display of the results from this study. The purple spike on the left describes the large presence of Methylobacterium species among non-Cancer patients.



THE STUDY

Breast cancer linked to bacterial imbalances
 

"Women with breast cancer had higher relative abundances of BacillusEnterobacteriaceae and StaphylococcusEscherichia coli (member of the Enterobacteriaceae family) and Staphylococcus epidermidis. 

HOW it happens.
1.
Certain bacteria strains triggers inflammation.
2.
The inflammation damages DNA in chromosomes of cells lining of the milk ducts.
3.
When cells split and create two new cells the damage can be copied into the DNA of the new cells.

4.
If enough errors are copied it can contribute to the development of breast cancer.

In the end...
Lactic acid producing bacteria such as Lactobacillus strains were fewer in number as well. These bacteria are known for beneficial health effects including having cancer preventing properties. 


Read more about the study HERE 

In Summary: Researchers have uncovered differences in the bacterial composition of breast tissue of healthy women vs. women with breast cancer. The research team has discovered for the first time that healthy breast tissue contains more of the bacterial species Methylobacterium, a finding which could offer a new perspective in the battle against breast cancer. 


Prevention + Resources

Assess and Test
A microbiome assessment and  advanced gene marker test are available to learn more about the current microbiome within the body. 

Testing is highly recommended for those that suffer from Chron's, IBS and mental instability such as high levels of anxiety and depression.  

Check out Dr Rosche's personalized approach.  

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Cannabis Heals the Gut! 
Learn more about how our  Evoq CBD Healing Concentrate assists in healing the gastro-lining - decreases the root of inflammation and so much more HERE

Heard of CBD?  If not, catch a post here specifically on the benefits when it comes to healing the gut! 

Resources and References: 

Listen to Dr. Rosche and her great insights on Biome health!  


Functional Medicine + Pioneering 21st Century Health Solutions

I foresee micro-permeability and biome testing to become a part of the base functional medicine testing strategy in preventative healthcare in the future based on this one incredible insight.

Please share with girlfriends - and as always, thanks for committing to your own self care - health and inner beauty.   xo Kassandra

Join Us on our Beauty Chatbot for more articles like this and to stay updated to key beauty + health insights!

Quick Tips & How to Prepare for your Makeover & Headshot Session

A great photo communicates in a nanosecond in the essence of who you are.  

HEY!  You may be thinking....

I'm sure what to wear?

I'm really NOT the best at applying makeup?

What to wear?   

"Why does it matter — it’s a headshot!"

Au contraire, my friend! 

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Remember, our first impression is expressed in 3 seconds. 

Following the KISS method... KEEP IT SIMPLE, SISTER!  

Here are Quick + Simple Tips to Prep for Your Headshot

Haven't grabbed your ticket? 

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Before Your Arrival
|Tips to get the most from your session|

Your Personality & Tone:
Take a minute to think about the tone and personality you want to project. 

To help give you a sense...... do you want to project hip, friendly or creative - or you may prefer to be an air of formality, knowledge and trustworthiness? 
*** Let our makeup artist and styling team at Beauty Ecology know your preference and we can help tailor your look to portray this "tone and look." 

Come prepped with your hair styled. 
Our pro's will assist you in prep of your headshot.   
**If you would like to schedule a blowout or style, please email us at hello@beautyecology.com. 

Staple Favorites?
Bring any makeup staples you wish to use in your session.  Our Makeup session is designed for ONE focus area (ie: eye color technique or contouring basics) while helping you determine the base colors for all over mineral coverage. 


 Makeup Tips

  • Make-up should be clean and natural
  • Our La Bella Donna Mineral line is high definition TV performance - helping to diminish shine, pores size, and the skin looks even and smooth.
  • Line lips  Don't overdo it.
  • Avoid too much shimmer.
  • Do not use any new product on your hair, face or body the day of or before to avoid a bad reaction.

Hair Tips

  • Consider updating your haircut and color prior to the shoot. 
    ***Our expert stylists can help you determine the best color for your skin tone as well as the best cut for your specific face shape. 
  • Keep hair soft and smooth and off the face to diminish lines and shadows
  • Go for lift and body to pull your overall look and essence.  SHINE! 

What to Wear

  • Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you look great.
  • Make sure your jacket and shirt fit you well (especially around the neck)
  • Turtlenecks are almost always a bad idea (since they crowd the face)
  • Clothes should be neatly pressed and should look new or like new
  • Avoid busy patterns and large lines/stripes
  • Blue/green/turquoise shirts/blouses or accents can help emphasize blue/green/hazel eyes
  • Avoid big prints and busy patterns
  • Different necklines will change the apparent shape of your face.  
  • If wearing a colored blouse - ideally go darker than your skin tone
  • Sleeveless tops/dresses can draw attention to your shoulders/arms. 

 Your Jewelry

  • Keep jewelry extremely simple - small is better
  • Avoid jewelry that would distract from your face or that looks dated
  • The picture is about your face, not your jewelry
  • Consider if facial piercings or multiple ear piercings are appropriate for where your photo will be displayed

I hope this answered some of your questions on how to best prep for a great headshot - or any photography sesh, at that!  

 

NOW get your ticket to a Successful Photo Session
and a Refreshed Style for a GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION! 

  

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 The Slumber Before January 20th! 
 

Drink lots of water and be well rested. 


Apply a rich skin oil the night before the photo shoot to plump and hydrate the skin.

Prep Your Skin with Youth Renew
Hydrate & Restore Your Skin's Vital Everyday Health & Barrier

 Barrier Repair + Plumper Skin
 
(Clients RAVE about our Evoq Youth Renewal Oil brimmed full of seed oils such as borage, primrose, cumin, chia, raspberry, more+).  Tap Tap and Purchase for the perfect photo skin prep for a health dewy glow.  


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You get 1 CHANCE and 3 SECONDS

TO MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION

...it’s the difference between someone hiring you, self-confidence or even click on your dating profile.

[ this to that ] 

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Tailor & Update Your Style

It's a Happy Hour!

Healthy Skin Mineral Makeup Makeover

Professional Headshot Session


Take advantage of an entourage of beauty and photography experts to refresh and re:FOCUS your best look and confidant image as you put your best face forward. 

Tell me, when is the last time…

  • you updated your makeup bag colors that suite you best?
  • you’ve felt confident about a photo of yourself?
  • detoxed your beauty drawers of chemicals, synthetics & bacteria

What do you want to FOCUS on?

  •  in a rut and want to learn a new look or technique
  • applying minerals and avoiding a creased or heavy look
  • contouring to pop that bronze, natural glowing look
  • tips on applying minerals for ease and speed
  • match my colors and quick tips for my age

SAVE THE DATE

When: 
Saturday, January 20th

Time: 
Book between 2pm & 6pm
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2 Investment Options:      

 Makeup + Headshot | $75
 Makeup Focus Session Only | $30


Bundle it!
In the end, you will receive....


   Makeup focus session with our national pro-makeup artist
+
 High resolution photo chosen by you with blemish  or find line edits

[ Purchase Ticket Here | RSVP ]

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Where:
Beauty Ecology Organic Salon


On your arrival.....The DEETS and what to expect.

  1. SIP. Arrive and grab a sip on some sparkly or a smooth wine if you prefer from locally owned Shram Wine & Brewery.

  2. Pull a discount code and get lucky with a 10 - 50 percent off Evoq products!

  3. Enter your makeover makeup sesh with Amy! Determine your #goals and prepare your look for your photo shoot! 

    NOTE: not a full face is promised based on your goal with Amy.  We will help to complete your look for your photo, but please bring key essentials you may want to apply prior to your photo.

  4. Our stylist are available to freshen up your hair prior to your photo.

  5. SMILE! Gina will get you comfortable and snap your headshot!

  6. Sip. SHOP. Gab. Enjoy - or run to your next gig.

Makeup & Photo Session Options

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WHY LA BELLA DONNA?

Zero Toxins. Anti-aging. 

 Confidence without Compromise

Not all minerals are created equal. Conventional makeup and mineral lines include fillers such as talc and dyes that pull the moisture OUT of your skin, leaving the skin feeling tight and caky. 

Other mineral lines also contain nano-particles, which leach into the bloodstream - putting your health and exposed skin at risk and lost coverage. 

80% of AGING is from UV rays. 
Makeup should be a true extension of skin care and provide every day UV protection.  Enhance your skin and health with an SPF 50 - on the daily.

Simple Formula, Naturale Philosophy
Experience weightless makeup with 4 natural ingredients to balance moisture, even skin tone, protect from UV/Enviro toxins and leaving your skin a natural radiance.


Your Investment
 - Choose from Two Options -

….and get it all for FREE!  

Our $75 Gift with purchase nulls the fee of your session! 

 Get $75 dollars worth of full size quality La Bella Mineral Makeup when you reserve your session!


[ 1 ]
Makeup Makeover Focus Session $30 | 30 minutes


Just that.  $30 bucks. 
[ focus on makeup goals only]
 

[ 2 ] 
Makeup  + Headshot Photo
$75 | 45 minutes


Yup, we’re nuts. DEAL!  
[$35 makeup + $40 photo sesh]


How to pay & request the best time for your sesh.

To reserve your slot, a downpayment is required. 

Click below and we will reach out to schedule a time, or simply send us an email  to reserve the best times that work for you and we will do our best accommodate.

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Please email us at : hello@beautyecology.com for alternative ways of payment or further questions about your session. 


A Brief on Your Beauty Pro

 
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Meet Amy - Your Makeup Artist

Amy’s worked with the Prestige line as a top leader with Estée Lauder Companies for over 18 with many additional roles such as a lead Account Executive with multiple retailers.

Amy's passion is to help woman learn about the benefits of safe, high performance makeup and for them to feel their best.  "La Bella Donna products offer natural, prestige, affordable and makeup with skincare benefits  perfect for any women of every age.


Meet Gina - Your Pro-photographer

Gina Lemon is a professional photographer and has been capturing couples, families, and individuals for over a decade!  She has taken over 1,000 headshots of local businessmen and women in the twin cities.  

She brings out the natural beauty in those she photographs. She'll capture your best image as an electronic high-resolution image with light airbrushing blemishes. 

 
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The BE Team
Vanessa + Kassandra + Mimi

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More Behind the Brand


In Conclusion...... your image matters.

Having a quality headshot is critical as first impressions are formulated in seconds.

Great photos often inspire the right kind of curiosity to find out more about your background, but a bad photo can do just the opposite. Getting that next job, contract, or perhaps a new love may slip through because your image did not accurately represent themselves online.    

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Beauty + Brains + Bots

BEAUTY +  BRAINS  +  BOTS

Where Beauty & Intelligence Intersect

 
Several months ago
I started vetting the latest top notch chatbot developers after witnessing the value of a  more personable and conversational way of communication with fun experiences for our BE guests.

After meeting Beerud from Gupshup - a partnership was made and we birthed the leading salon chatbot in the industry today - and more on this to come!  Here is a quick article to better understand the future of chatbots. 


BE makes National Recognition
on New Beauty + Tech Solutions

 

Leading Beauty On Demand with New Intelligent Bot Experiences.


Enough Bot CHAT-ing 

....what's the BENEFIT to YOU?

Meet your beauty concierge on demand.

Here's what we can do together! 

  • Request an appointment anytime/anywhere.   

  • Same day requests or a hair emergency?  YES! that too 

  • Personalized styling tips such as the best haircut based on your face shape 

  • Game changing beauty blueprints

  • Expert behind-the-chair (and facial bed) top strategies

  • Answered FAQ’s to debunk top industry myths

  • SELFIE! Send us your pic to prep your stylist with your upcoming color + cut desires or questions!   

  •  Appointment reminders  


Efficiency, fun experiences and beauty + wellness solutions NOW go HAND in HAND.

This is just the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

Let’s Hit it!

I'll see you on the other side.   xo

BE Merry & Bright GC + [FREE] Beauty Bucks

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Important GC & voucher expiration dates and 'Purchase By' details:

The $120 GC must be purchased no later than December 24th to receive the $50 voucher.  All services are redeemable starting January 15th - June 1st 2018. 

How to purchase & redeem your
$120 GC & FREE Beauty Bucks.
 

***If GIFTING your $120 GC: 

  1. Drop by to purchase and pick up your $120 GC to GIFT and we will credit your FREE Beauty Bucks to your account.
    Pickup Hours: 230pm - 8:30pm
     
  2. Email or call [612-824-7611] and we will safely take your credit card and mail your $120 GC to you to GIFT your receiver and we'll credit your FREE beauty bucks to your account.


*** If you're purchasing and GIFTING YOURSELF the $120 GC to further save on the $50 FREE Beauty Bucks: 

 

  1. Email or Call [612-824-7611]  and we will send a payment via PayPal to secure your voucher and credit your account.  
     
  2. Email us and let us know you will send a check to  - Written to: Beauty Ecology.  
    Beauty Ecology
    877 Lake Street North
    Wayzata, MN 55391. 

Please email our team for any additional questions.  

Building UP the BOOB (and your body)

 

 

 I'm thrilled that you joined us! 

You're family, which means...
ROAD TRIP on a very important topic.  

Yes, BOOBS. 

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Fact: 

  1 in 7 women will be affected by Breast Cancer.

Seat belt on as we  gather some facts and shed light on “Breast Cancer” month.

Get relevant information about how our hormones (imbalance) deeply impact us and to how to implement key pro-active everyday actions raising us above that 1 in 7 bell curve.  

I’ll be focusing on the impact of estrogen, clearing your detox pathways and building back up the body (and the boob).

Let the "girls down" and read on! 


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DETOXING DETRIMENTS  
Do not fall for this.

With the best of intentions, many fall into impulsive “Detox in a Box” syndrome. This can lead to a short-term unraveling of toxins from the adipose (fat) tissue to only RE-UPTAKE and re-circulate into the bloodstream.  

WHY and HOW Toxins Re-circulate?
There are 3 essential phases of detoxification. If your liver and body do not have the energy to fully transition the toxins OUT - honey, we have a larger issue.

80/20

At BE, I attribute our total health backed by the rul of  “80/20.” rule

80% of our health is determined by our lifestyle & 20% is genetic.

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FACT

Only 5% percent of breast cancers are related to genetics. Addressing estrogen dominance through lifestyle investments is critical in reducing your estradiol levels and the increase of estrogen-related cancer.

 Xeno - what?

Xeno-estrogens raise estrogen through being a "fake mimicker" of our natural production, tricking the body.   They come from plastics, chemical/synthetic beauty products, and GMO-driven food sources.


How Estrogen Feeds the Fire

BE AWARE: SIGNS & Symptoms

Get to know the normal look and feel of your breast to better detect any symptoms...like: 

  • A lump, lumpiness or thickening.

  • Changes to the nipple such as a change in shape, crusting, a sore or an ulcer, redness or a nipple that turns in (becomes inverted).

  • Changes to the skin of the breast such as dimpling of the skin, unusual redness or other color changes.

  • Change in the shape or size of the breast – either an increase or decrease.

  • Unusual discharge from the nipple without squeezing.

  • Swelling or discomfort in the armpit.

  • Persistent, unusual pain not related to your normal monthly cycle, which remains after a menstrual period and occurs in one breast only.

 -So girlfrend.... what goes down, must GO UP! -


Rebuilding YOU

Yes, and the BOOB.

Our Evoq Beauty essentials focus first on BUILDING  the skin and hair at the cellular level ( root ) for longevity.  

Same goes HERE and back to the DETOX in a box.  

While needing to remove toxins from our everyday, we have to focus on building up - what we tear down.  

RISE-SISTER-RISE by adding these essential tips and high-level nutraceuticals to stock in your newly cleaned out and tox-free cupboard.     


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THE KEY NOURISHMENTS

Fortify & Protect - on the daily.  

Calcium D Glucarate

Known to be the best-researched supplements to help with detoxification and reduce estrogen (breast cancer hormone catalyst) uptake.   

Load up on the Cruciferous
Indole 3 Carbinol has been shown to block and chelate excess estrogens and toxins that lead to cancer growth.  Enjoy cruciferous vegetables like kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage.

Selenium’s High Impact on Fighting Cancer

Selenium is able to inhibit cancer and tumors generated by abnormal cellular growth and development by its powerful natural DNA repairing attributes.  

Recommendations for Selenium Consumption

You can find Selenium in brazil nuts, and even better, indulge in marine algae and sea salt-rich in macro and micro minerals.  

Lifestyle Love with EVOQ:

Relief & Relaxation by Soaking in a Sea of Nutrients
Bathing in a sea salt soak rich in selenium {ritual}

Seaweeds stimulate the body's metabolism, which accelerates the body's own detoxification process. These minerals are easily assimilated by our bodies and this is achieved because seawater has a similar composition to our blood plasma.


TAKE ACTION

Exercising your Breast - Lymph, that is.  

Why?  

When the lymph becomes congested, the cells cannot remove their waste and the white blood cells in the lymph and the immune system become stuck.

This can compromise your breast health and the lymph becomes toxic because they are in an area of dense lymph concentration.  

  • Oxygenated Organic Body Oil to Nourish and Revitalize Cellular Health
  • Our EVOQ Beauty food grade curated Healing Breast and Body Oil promotes breast health and provides adequate transdermal absorption of nutrients beneficial to keep the breast area well cared for.
  • Ritual Breast Massage Benefits:
  • A daily massage stimulates lymph circulation and blood circulation.
  • Improved circulation to the surface of the skin helps blood and lymph flow.
  • Massage promotes the production of oxytocin (happy hormone).

In summary, it is critical to remove the daily exposure from everyday toxins and excess estrogens.

Create a piece of mind and enjoy the grace of everyday by engaging on a long walk with your BFF, laugh, get enough sleep, eat your veggies and  love and let down your breasts - on the daily.

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{PS:}  xo

Here are our top 3 EVOQ Breast loving and Xeno-estrogen FREE rituals to add TODAY for cellular health and healing self-love.

Use our body oil for loving breast massage.

Protect your pits and fatty tissue around the
breast with our top selling (it works!).
Top selling Pureoderant

Our sea-rich mineral bath salt to
detox and relax your mind, body, and soul. 

All my love.  

Continue the rich conversation!  #Rituals.  @beautyecologyon the Gram!

Autumn Chinese Principles "to Fall For." Shifting Inner Health & Outer Beauty

Autumn Ancient Chinese Principle to Shift our Inner + Outer Being

 

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In traditional Chinese medicine we recognize that humans, like animals and plants, are affected by seasonal changes.


Anything done to the body has equal consequence for the mind and spirit also. If you feel good physically, you will be more balanced emotionally, mentally and spiritually”

Autumn is a time of establishing a rhythmic order and turning inward.  The softer calm and re-centering energy ground us from a restless mind and body.

As Women, we innately “nest” in the fall as we prepare our hearts and home with comfort foods brimming with sensational scents of garlic, fennel and sustaining broths.


Lungs, Skin & Large Intestine

Fall corresponds to the lungs, skin, and large intestine.  The lungs and large intestine are in charge of digestion and elimination.  Fall is the best time to focus on digestive health by integrating a light cleanse.

 

Full of Inspiration

The fall element consists of metal and is our source of new ideas and is where new emotions take shape, since it’s our inhalation-connection (lung) to the universe.  

Emotionally

“The Large Intestine ‘lets go’ of what is no longer necessary. A healthy balance between the Lung and Large Intestine is demonstrated by a person that can honor commitments, but then let go of a relationship when it is over.”

It’s a time to let go of old ideas, beliefs, and attachments, leaving room for new space to grow and evolve.

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Autumn + Skin Health

Skin is our largest organ, but it is the LAST to receive essential building blocks from your daily food choices.  Essentially the ability to convert the energy and metabolism from inner intestinal track through out the rest of the body - is key.  


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Why are Dry Skin + Pesky Breakouts are at their worst during Fall?

Frequent dry spots, skin irritation and ailments like blemishes and psoriasis can be at their worst during Autumn months.

Warm and cool air trap the skin’s cellular turn over, met with the natural shifts biorhythm cause inconsistency and much-needed exfoliation and rich oils to replenish the deep layers of the skin.

Your dry, brittle hair and sun-worshipped skin will thank you for it.

Yin + Yan = Cause + Affect

The inability to eliminate through regular bowel movements or continue to move the lymphatic system (we have more lymph than blood).   

If the Lungs are strong, the skin will be lustrous and firm.

 

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FALL FOODS
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Add nourishing {yin foods} to your diet to promote body fluid, soothe the lungs and protect you from dryness.

 

Roasted carrots

The taste associated with metal is pungent or spicy.

HIT LIST to GET STARTED:

Wild rice, raw onions, garlic, radish, turnip, kohlrabi, cinnamon, mint, rosemary, scallions, cloves, fennel, anise, dill, mustard greens, horseradish, mustard, basil, nutmeg are considered metal foods.  

 


Restore your skin and spirit with our leading medical aesthetician by integrating seasonal earth clay masks combined with Evoq Signature Skin Care home rituals brimming with rich oils and minerals.  All essential for restoring the root - to dewy, firm and plump skin - irritation free. 

ORGANIC - FOOD GRADE  -  WILD CRAFT  -  SMALL BATCH

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