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Want to know the secret to staying young inside (and out)?

the secret to staying young inside and out

If you’re a long-time follower and read our blogs of CELL INFUSE Australia, then you may already know the answer to the question: What is the secret to slowing aging?

It’s a topic I am extremely passionate about and something I hope to explain to as many people as I possibly can!

The answer is this: the secret to staying young on the inside – and out – is your telomeres. These are the protective caps at the end of each strand of your DNA. When you are young, your telomeres are long. But every time a cell divides the telomeres get shorter. Over time, your telomeres get so short they can’t protect your DNA as well. When a cell divides, new are defective. You begin to develop the signs and diseases of old age.

Aging is not inevitable – here’s how are we at CELL INFUSE are slowing it down, with ingredients I include in your CELL INFUSE products.

When formulating the skin care products I consider the following:

• Powerful Antioxidants. Preventing oxidation encourages healthy telomeres.
• Hydrating botanicals and Native Extracts.
• Peptides. Assisting and rebuilding the collagen.
• Plant stem cells.

Also other factors to consider:

• Sun protection.
• Walk more.
• Reduce stress.
• Eat a balanced diet.

I also learned that there are several things we can do in our lifestyles to improve the health and youthfulness of our telomeres.

1. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables.
set more fruits and vegetablesDiets lower in refined carbohydrates and higher in fresh fruits and vegetables are linked to longer telomeres. Also, eating magnesium-rich foods, such as leafy greens, preserves and repairs DNA. Boost your magnesium levels by eating more kale, spinach, Swiss chard and seaweed. Other good choices include quinoa, lentils, almonds, sesame seeds, avocado, spirulina, and dark chocolate.

2. Exercise.
exercise for stayingyoungStudies show people who do little or no exercise have the highest risk of short telomeres. Vigorous exercise can lead to longer telomeres, but you don’t have to be an endurance athlete to stretch your telomeres! Short bursts of medium to high intensity exercise can give you anti-aging benefits. I personally include 5 times a week 15 to 18-minute incline in my walk to expand the lungs and strengthen the body. I suggest you build up to this – and don’t use your age as an excuse not to try.

3. Reduce Your Stress.
reduce stressI suggest some meditation, prayer or listening to relaxing music. These are the best ways to reduce stress, and can also turn on telomerase activity, the enzyme that rebuilds telomeres and helps rebuild a younger body. Watch this space for a product I will launch next year an identical enzyme to turn on the telomerase in a skin care product.

4. Raise Your HDL Levels.
telomeres and HDL levelsOne of the best ways to maintain your telomeres is to raise your HDL (“good”) cholesterol as high as you can, as studies show that people with the highest HDL have the longest telomeres. You might want to consider taking a vitamin E complex called tocotrienols. Studies show that these give your HDL a huge boost. Look for a tocotrienol supplement with as much gamma and delta tocotrienols as you can.

Supplements to support long telomeres

• Folate or folic acid is one of the B vitamins. Men with the highest folic acid levels have longer telomeres than those with low folate, according to research.
• Zinc, Magnesium Vitamin C,D, K & E are all beneficial to anti-ageing.
Collagen is a group of proteins that together form the building blocks for your skin (and connective tissue). Collagen gives volume, flexibility and strength to your skin and is what makes it look healthy and young.

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Mother Nature’s Perfume

Who doesn’t love a beautiful perfume!!

I go back many years ago, when I learnt that perfumes had nasty chemical ingredients in them so my current perfumes at the time went out, and I went on a search to find what was safe and I looked at what our grandma’s used. I discovered that perfumes originally were made from natural things like flower extracts and herbs.

perfume with natural ingredients

At the same time I did an aromatherapy course and learnt the power of what pure unadulterated oils could do for our health and well being.

I also learnt that the fragrance industry may be begin with bouquets of flower abstracts but it’s the addition of toxic chemicals that made it a lot cheaper & this moves it away from the real thing.

How sad I was when I learnt what really was going on. Perfume manufacturers don’t want their competition or even you to know what’s in their products. So they came up with a clever way to keep their ingredients a secret.

You see the TGA requires most industries to clearly list their ingredients on their product labels. This offers protection for you and I. But the perfume industry petitioned some time ago to let them keep this information hidden from consumers by saying they were trade secrets.

So came chemicals like acetone. This is a nasty, as it’s the same toxic component that’s in paint thinner… something you’d never put on your skin! Along with many other chemicals that cause skin irritants, shortness of breath, linked with a certain cancers, endocrine disruptors, nervous disorders and many other major concerns were added to these potions.

essential oils for perfumeI started making my own nearly twenty years ago and as I said above I looked to Mother Nature & I would love you to enjoy a sample today, along with one of my formulations for you to make for yourself.

I love to spritz my clothes even now rather than my skin but with a natural one either is fine.

You can make your own sweet-smelling signature scent with essential oils. This will be natural and safe to wear… and they smell amazing.

On your next day off, try blending this & have fun experimenting.

  1. In a large container melt 2 tsp. grated beeswax. Add 2 tsp. jojoba oil and mix. Or for a liquid fragrance you can use a Geranium hydrosol as the base, which I have opted for in the sample so it’s easy to roll on.
  2. Then add 2 tsp. of jojoba oil and mix.
  3. In another small container, mix approximately 20 drops of sweet orange essential oil, 15 drops of ylang-ylang and 10 drops lavender 8 drops of Patchouli
  4. Remove from heat, quickly add essential oil mix and pour into clean container, (for the beeswax base a small lip balm container), or with the base as geranium hydrosol a brown bottle as the essential oils retains it’s value.

Enjoy wearing and note the comments you will receive!!!

 

 

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Free Natural Anti-Aging Techniques

I’d like to share today about real natural anti-aging – and how great it can be for your health and wellbeing. First though, let’s start with a little problem we have as a culture. We spend so much time living in our heads – analyzing, planning, predicting – that we don’t pay enough attention to intuition, even though it’s so important for being healthy and happy.

Free Natural Anti-Aging TechniquesOur language still remembers the importance of intuition.
We have those great phrases:

“I’ve got butterflies in my stomach…”
“I’ve got a gut feeling…”
“My stomach is in knots just thinking about this…”
“Follow your gut…”

Interestingly, science validates some of what our ancestors were talking about. We now know that the stomach is filled with neurons that help determine our mental state (this known as the enteric nervous system.

In many ancient medical traditions (such as Ayurveda), caring for the gut health and ensuring good digestion is at the heart of good health.

So let’s bring back the gut back to our everyday focus. We know it doesn’t start and stop with a product you apply to your skin. We need to use our intuition to remove out those high stress, toxic influences in our life that age us and attack our health.

Intuition, more than reason is what lets us know we’re in the wrong career, relationship or lifestyle or around acquaintances that bring us down. Unfortunately, she whispers, so we have to bring silent, reflective time into our lives to hear her. And we’ll hear her in the guts.

Hearing that voice is the easiest part though. Taking action takes courage and energy. However, with better health and happiness as your reward, it’s worth the effort.

If you don’t already, try taking 10 minutes every day to still your mind and bring intuition back into your life.

  1. The first step is awareness. Sit quietly, relax your breathing and look over the different areas of your life that need attention.
  2. The second step is intention.  Decide on the changes you’d like to make and declare them so they’re clear in your mind.
  3. The third step is taking action to integrate the changes into your everyday life. In other words, create your reality, rather than just let it happen to you.

This can be done immediately and routinely. Begin today!! Let me know personally how you go?

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Making yourself younger from the inside out

health tip for staying younger naturallyHow this year is flying and here we are in September, what a beautiful time of the year. I just love this time, brisk nights but warm days. We have this most amazing heritage tree near our home, it’s a deciduous fig so we have leaves falling absolutely everywhere.

Then there’s the joy of seeing the new leaves opening up, one really knows it’s spring. Here in Queensland we don’t have all the beautiful annuals we had in the South Australia but we have beauty all a round in other ways.

It also is a time of the year where many people may have put on a few extra kilos over winter, and here is my latest exercise I do nearly every day, to firm and tone but also to expand my lungs.

Why do I want to expand my lungs? I know as we age it decreases in size.  The more we expand the lungs and increase our oxygen the more youthful we become. A great way to anti-age internally, and it will show externally.

So here it is…

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Extend your arms out in front of you, parallel to the ground with your hands open and palms facing down.
  • Inhale and pull your hands straight back toward you as if you’re rowing.
  • As you pull back, turn your wrists up and make a fist.
  • At the end of the inhalation, your elbows should be behind you with both hands in a fist, palm side up.
  • From this position, exhale, bend your knees and squat.
  • Let your arms fall to your sides and touch the ground with the tips of your fingers.
  • Continue exhaling and let your arms swing up as you stand back up to the starting position.

You may notice in two to three weeks how much deeper you are breathing, but observe your tone on your arms, legs and overall body. You will love the results!  Let’s share the results?

Yours in good health,
Judy and Team

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The Queen of Anti-Aging Vitamins

Niacin - Vitamin B3Of all the vitamins out there – there’s one that stands out in keeping you looking young. Interestingly, you might have seen it on ads for things like digestion and athletic performance. Let’s leave your Iron Woman training aside for a moment though and see how great it can be for your skin – Niacin!

Around 7 years ago, I was doing some testing of people’s hearts and looking at their circulation. I would encourage those that required it to take niacin (niacinamide) and ubiquinone (CoQ10 Complex) and their heart health improved significantly in only a few weeks.

However, I also noticed another benefit that took many women by surprise. They developed a great sense of wellbeing and looked years younger. I was seeing first-hand how niacin rejuvenated their skin.

Here’s how it worksniacin benefits skin care

As we get older, our skin dries out. The epidermis and dermis layers become thinner, which leads to wrinkles. Meanwhile, UV rays from the sun oxidise our cells, leaving us with age spots.

Niacin intervenes by promoting the turnover of new skin cells. It repairs sun damage and strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier. All of that creates younger-looking skin.

Niacin repairs DNA, preventing the effects of aging at the source. You’ll generate new, healthy skin cells that replace older cells faster. It also dilates your capillaries which increases blood flow, delivering essential oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells.

niacinamide for youthful appearanceAs if all that wasn’t enough, it boosts skin hydration. Niacin increases the production of ceramides – skin lipids that prevent water loss. Niacin is also known to cool inflamed skin.

When you use a product with topical niacin in it, you’ll notice your skin looking younger and more vibrant. In one study I read, 50 women aged 40 to 60 used a moisturizer with niacinamide for 12 weeks. It significantly improved fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, texture and red blotchiness.

To help you enjoy the benefits of niacin, we created Regenisis Vitamin Serum. It’s rich in niacin along with Vitamin B5, C, E and A, and organic bio-active extracts. This product has made such a difference to not only my skin, but many of our customers. People have found their skin smoother, more youthful and radiant.

Contact us to find out more.

Here’s to a more beautiful you!
Judy &  Team


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The Free Natural Anti-Aging Technique

intuition for anti-ageingI’d like to talk today about real natural anti-aging – and how great it can be for your health and wellbeing. First though, let’s start with a little problem we have as a culture. We spend so much time living in our heads – analyzing, planning, predicting – that we don’t pay enough attention to intuition, even though it’s so important for being healthy and happy.

Our language still remembers the importance of intuition. We have those great phrases:

“I’ve got butterflies in my stomach…”

“I’ve got a gut feeling…”

“My stomach is in knots just thinking about this…”

“Follow your gut…”

Interestingly, science validates some of what our ancestors were talking about. We now know that the stomach is filled with neurons that help determine our mental state (what’s known as the enteric nervous system, or ‘second brain’).

awareness for health and happinessIn many ancient medical traditions (such as Ayurveda), caring for the gut and ensuring good digestion is at the heart of good health. So let’s bring back the gut back to our everyday focus. Back to Natural Anti-Aging though – here at LifeCell Australia, we know it doesn’t start and stop with a product you apply to your skin. We need to use our intuition to weed out those high stress, toxic influences in our life that age us and attack our health.

Intuition, more than reason is what lets us know we’re in the wrong career, relationship or lifestyle or around acquaintances that bring us down. Unfortunately, she whispers, so we have to bring silent, reflective time into our lives to hear her. And we’ll hear her in the gut.

Hearing that voice is the easiest part though. Taking action takes courage and energy. However, with better health and happiness as your reward, it’s worth the effort.

If you don’t already, try taking 10 minutes every day to still your mind and bring intuition back into your life.

believe in your intuition1. The first step is awareness. Sit quietly, relax your breathing and look over the different areas of your life that need attention.

2. The second step is intention.  Decide on the changes you’d like to make and declare them so they’re clear in your mind.

3. The third step is taking action to integrate the changes into your everyday life. In other words, create your reality, rather than just let it happen to you.

This can be done immediately and routinely.  Begin today!!

Let me know personally how you go? Email to support@lifecellaustralia.com.au

Yours in good health,
Judy and the LCA Team

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Top 3 Foods for all of the Benefits of Good Fats!

benefits of good fatsThis week I want to encourage and share with you why you MUST eat plenty of fat.  At the same time, not just any fat will do… some fats are no good at all, while others have health boosting and fat-burning amazing benefits. Here are three of my favourites that I personally eat just about every day.

Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats as well as loads of vitamins (E, K and C to mention just a few). Not only that, but they pack a serious fibre punch, 5 grams in just a small half cup!

avocadoBetween the fibre and healthy fat content, you’ll have no problem being sufficiently satisfied for hours after enjoying a delicious avocado. Makes for a great addition to salads or as guacamole! Smashed avocado & feta is popular right now.

Great research is coming through now to ground the avocado stone as people with cancer challenges could have great assistance. Your skin will love it as avocado oil increases the amount of soluble collagen in the skin. This keeps your skin smooth and elastic, and eliminates the tiny fine lines around your eyes.

It also does an amazing job of retaining water in your skin, making it a great moisturizer. I love what I am hearing from the people using the CELL Infuse Body Custard with Avocado Oil in it. Sandra, one of our clients says: ‘In my last order I picked up CELL Infuse Body Custard, I first noticed how rich and silky it felt, along with a beautiful fragrance. As I continued with applying it each day all the dryness on my legs has gone. It looks like my skin on my legs did 15 years ago in my forties.’
I personally always put avocado in my protein shake, it helps to thicken, plus gives my husband and I all the health benefits.

eggs contain good fatsEggs are a great source of fat as well as high quality protein. Just make sure you don’t skip out on the yolk!  Why?  The yolk is by far the most nutritious part of the egg, providing over 11 vitamins and minerals including nearly 100% of the daily RDI of energy-boosting B12 from just 3 eggs daily. They are a great breakfast item, but of course they can be enjoyed at any time of day! This is one of the first solids I gave my girls as babies at 6 months. Egg yolk liquid, what a start in life they received, and in turn they both did it to our six grandchildren.

coconut oil health benefitsCoconut oil is one of the richest sources of perhaps the most beneficial fats known to man, medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs have been shown to improve brain function, lower cholesterol, improve skin and hair health, and best of all, burns fat! I am putting Coconut Oil into so many of the CELL Infuse skin care products which clients love. The down side can be it may harden a little during the winter months, so be mindful of that. Simply activate to warm with your fingertips. Coconut oil is a hot topic in health and skin care. I use both internally and externally. It can assist in preventing diabetes, boosts your immune system, and can promote a healthy thyroid and more.

So for good health and less fat on the body look at these three foods daily, and enjoy!

Yours in good health,
Judy and Team.

avocado and cacao mousse recipe

Directions

  1. Whiz all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Scoop the mousse into small serving dishes, such as antique teacups and put in the fridge to chill for at least two hours.

OR this one incorporates Coconut Oil as well!~!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tsp water
  • 2 heaped tbsp raw cacao
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup or Rice Malt Syrup
  • Raspberries or blackberries to serve

Directions

  1. Melt the coconut oil in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of hot water, then transfer to a blender with the avocado flesh and water and whizz until very smooth.
  2. Add the cacao powder and syrup and mix until completely smooth.
  3. Put the mousse into ramekins.
  4. Place in refrigerator for an 1 hour.
  5. Serve with berries and enjoy!!
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Bring back the beauty and youthful appearance of our skin

I totally understand what it’s like to deal with aging skin — because my skin is aging too. That’s why I developed and am passionate about bringing products that will make a real difference to you. The Ultimate answer to Youth – Enhancing.

cat's claw facial creamCELL Infuse skin care products… with mainly organic ingredients so women can have a real, healthy option for enjoying young, smooth, wrinkle-free skin no matter what their age. The key is to have no toxic ingredients that will cause mimic estrogen and age the skin further.

But today, I want to share what recent Harvard study reveals…

telomeresUnder the microscope researchers could see that cat’s claw extract supported telomeres by… 201% (note cat’s claw in a plant, not animal as some of you may have wondered) We have used an extract as I am always looking to get the best results. Telomeres are the protective caps at the end of each strand of your DNA. You know I have talked about this amazing discovery previously but just to recap …when you are young, your telomeres are long. But every time a cell divides the telomeres get shorter. Over time, your telomeres get so short they can’t protect your DNA as well. When a cell divides, new cells are defective. You begin to develop the signs and diseases of old age.

Imagine 200% support for your telomeres. And this very ingredient – is Cat’s Claw.

With Cat’s Claw, even after you wash it off, you can literally go to bed and it is still working. That’s wonderful news!!!

Other ingredients to enhance the Cat’s Claw include a number of the new anti-aging wonders, one being…

Prickly Pear Oil… which is extremely high in essential fatty acids & rich in amino acids to stimulate collagen production to promote faster cell turnover. Prickly Pear Oil is also rich in Vitamin K, which brightens under-eye dark circles, and also promotes your skin’s elasticity.

Kakadu Plum… is a native extract known for its healing properties and dramatically increases the synthesis of collagen.

pomegranate benefits for skin care-jpgPomegranate… As pomegranates are rich in antioxidants, they not only nourish the skin, but also prevent damage caused due to free radicals.

Also assists cellular regeneration – In addition to being effective anti-inflammatory and high in essential fatty acids, pomegranate possesses potent anti-aging compounds, which helps in stimulating keratinocyte cells (skin cells) thereby aiding cellular regeneration.

Anti-ageing – Vitamin C present in pomegranate plays a key role in formation of collagen (skin is made up of collagen and elastic fibres), thus enabling various proteins responsible for making healthy and stronger skin. Moisturizer – Organic pomegranate juice not only penetrates deeply into the skin, but also moisturises the skin with micronutrients and phytochemicals. Exfoliation – Pomegranate acts as an excellent natural aid for exfoliating dead cells present on skin.

Other ingredients were added to maximise rejuvenation of the skin supporting telomeres to remain healthy and strong, to bring back your beauty.CELL Infuse Glow Facial Mask

Usage: Smooth on this creamy mask and you will feel it cleaning, firming, lifting and exfoliating. It can be left on the skin for 5- 15 minutes then rinse off well. I have been leaving mine on now for 15mins even longer, and seeing the smoothness, firmness and uplifted skin. “Just love the feel and look of my skin” a friend said after using it.

This is really one of the most exciting products we have brought to the LifeCell Australian market and one of the first products to support the telomeres. Plus all the other amazing benefits, you will see for yourself.CELL Infuse Power Scrub for Men

And wait …. there’s more good news & this is for the guys who want to reduce wrinkles & slow ageing with nature’s most effective cell protector. We have our ORGANIC & Natural Minerals formulation: CELL Infuse Power Scrub for men. Click here to find out more… https://www.cellinfuse.com.au/product/cell-infuse-power-scrub-men

Here’s to a more beautiful you!

Judy & Team

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Remove Toxins From The Body

health benefits of magnesiumRecently I had a wonderful visit with my youngest daughter in Adelaide. Every night after story time she said to her boys, seven and five, `Mum will get your lemonade’. At first I was surprised because I knew they didn’t have any lemonade in their home. The answer?

She was giving them Magnesium – a nightly ritual in their home. I absolutely loved seeing my daughter do this for her boys!

Magnesium
has so many wonderful benefits. This is something my husband and I have done every day for years, usually at night, and I would encourage everyone to start their own nightly Magnesium ritual. For best results I recommend sourcing powdered magnesium for quicker digestion and better utilisation throughout your body.

According to the National Academy of Sciences, America is undergoing a Magnesium deficiency and we are no different here in Australia. Magnesium deficiency is increasing rates of heart disease, stroke, obesity, arthritis, osteoporosis, joint pain, digestive problems, stress-related illnesses, and chronic fatigue. The importance of Magnesium to our bodies is huge – it is the second most abundant element in human cells and is accountable for over 325 enzymes. It helps to…

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve blood flow
  • Boost oxygenation

Magnesium is even more crucial for sports enthusiasts because it supports muscle and nerve function. Magnesium is known as an excellent de-stressing mineral levelling out excess adrenalin and helping to produce a calming serotonin.

epsom salts magnesium sulfateSomething else I truly love to do is add Magnesium to my bath water. Commonly called Epsom Salt, Magnesium Sulfate gives you a combination of Magnesium and Sulfate. These two minerals work together in a process called reverse osmosis to remove toxins from the body and build key protein molecules in your tissues and joints. The skin is a highly porous membrane, and an Epsom Salt bath gives you a double health benefit – first drawing out the toxins, and then helping the skin absorb the Magnesium and Sulfate. Sulfates are necessary for healthy skin, brain, joints and nerve tissue and help activate the pancreas by triggering the release of digestive enzymes.

How To Take an Epsom Salt Bath

how to take an epsom salt bathExperts advise that you need about 40 minutes to get the true benefits from an Epsom Salt bath. Run a warm bath, and try to use water that is filtered (non-filtered water is full of fluoride, dioxins, and heavy metals that can counteract the detoxifying benefits of Epsom Salt). The first 20 minutes are for pulling out the toxins, and the second 20 minutes are to let the Magnesium and Sulfate soak into your skin. Light some candles going and make the most of this time for you. Enjoy!!

Try it for yourself – the benefits are wonderful!

Yours in good health,
Judy and Team

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Is your salad dressing making you fat?

salad dressingThese days I consider myself lucky that my husband is our grocery-shopping guru. Which is great because when I do go into a supermarket there are some things that make me really mad – not because they are unhealthy – but because they really shouldn’t be!

So…salad dressings!

Last week I stopped off for an Italian seasoning packet – and it happened to be in the same aisle as a pretty huge range of salad dressings marketed as everything from gourmet to low fat and all natural. So of course, curiosity got the better of me and I started reading the labels… and I didn’t see one with a list of ingredients I would recommend!

And here’s why:


1 – Estrogenic Oils

EstrogenOils like Canola Oil, Soybean Oil and Vegetable Oil are called estrogenic (or oestrogenic) because they are full of inflammation-promoting Omega-6 fatty acids that lead to estrogen excess. This kind of hormone imbalance puts your body in a depressing cycle of storing and gaining weight – particularly around your middle – that can continue no matter how much effort you put into shifting it. Not to mention all the other things that go wrong when your hormones are out of kilter and all the other health risks that have been associated with estrogenic oils from breast and prostate cancers to the early onset of puberty in children.


2 – Trans Fats

trans fatsFats that began life as unsaturated oils but have been so processed they behave worse than natural saturated fats. Put simply, these are oils that have been so processed they contain trans fats, unsaturated fats that behave like saturated fats – only worse. Westerners were consuming these trans fats in everything from doughnuts and store bought cakes to margarine for years before it was recognised how bad for our health they were – increasing our bad cholesterol and risk of heart disease and contributing to type II diabetes and inflammation. They are so bad they are being phased out in both Australia and the USA. But they are not all gone yet, and while it’s easy to see we should avoid store bought cakes and doughnuts – it’s not so easy to see the health risks in a humble bottle of store bought salad dressing.


3) – Tricksters

extra virgin olive oilDon’t be fooled by labels that claim: “Made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil”.  Sure, they’ll point that out on the front of the label because it sounds good and leads you to believe that it’s an extra virgin olive oil based dressing.  They can say that even if there’s only a drop of extra virgin olive oil in the bottle – and often that really is all it is. Have a look at the ingredients listed on the back and you will quickly see the same harmful vegetable oils listed first and extra virgin olive oil …way down the bottom. Is it unethical? Yes it is. Is it healthy? Certainly not. By the way – don’t forget to do the same ingredients check on the ‘all natural’ salad dressings in the supermarket refrigerated section because you will most likely find those same cheap, nasty oils listed there too!


4 – Bad Sugars

high fructose corn syrupMore often than not, in addition to cheap potentially harmful oils, store bought salad dressings are also loaded with sugar. Even worse, it often comes in the form of high fructose corn syrup – the absolute worst form of sugar available. If you research high fructose corn syrup it won’t take you long to see how widely it is used in processed foods and just how bad this massively processed sweetener is for your fat stores and your overall health. Check the label!


5 – Artificial Additives

artificial additivesAs if nasty hormone-hacking oils weren’t enough, most store bought salad dressings are plagued by a long list of artificial additives and preservatives. If you’re looking to avoid artificial chemicals in your food, simply put, you won’t have much luck with store bought salad dressings. My suggestion is to educate yourself, and a great place to start is Peter Taubert’s Your Health and Food Additives. My husband and I have worked alongside Peter and if you’re interested in knowing what effect food additives are having on your health, I can recommend his book.

So now you know why we NEVER buy bottled dressings.

Ever.

Most are horrible for you, and usually that includes the “all natural” versions too.

healthy salad dressingWhich brings me back to the Italian seasoning packet I went to the grocery store for in the first place. Getting the right food into your body doesn’t always have to be difficult. In the case of salad dressing it is okay to use oil as long as you choose the right one. At home we regularly enjoy our salads with a simple dressing made from a little Italian seasoning mixed with red wine vinegar and REAL extra virgin olive oil – it’s easy, delicious and absolutely healthful. So go ahead – drizzle a lovely oil-based vinaigrette over that salad leaf mix, dip some crunchy fresh vegetables in a lovely home made aioli – just make sure you get the oils right first!

Yours in good health,
Judy and Team.