Inflammation, Disease and Skin by Deborah Tosline

Inflammation Detail by: doyouseewhy7 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

Inflammation Detail by: doyouseewhy7 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

Deborah Tosline wrote and published “Skin Remodeling DIY: An Introduction to the Underground World of Do-It-Yourself Skincare” in 2015. Her approach to skin care is based on a scientific background, love of research and over 30 years of DIY skincare experience.

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Acute, short term, inflammation protects the body. When inflammation is chronic it is considered to be the “root of most diseases”.

For this reason, it is mandatory to eliminate sources of inflammation and to promote an anti-inflammatory lifestyle to the maximum extent possible, as soon as possible.

After reading about the relationship between inflammation and disease in the late 1980’s I chose to consume nutrient dense and anti-oxidant rich foods and to embrace anti-inflammatory living as insurance to prevent chronic inflammation and the illness associated with it. Today at sixty years of age and because of my experience, I enthusiastically recommend evolving your lifestyle to include delicious anti-inflammatory eating habits and lifestyle activities that fully support the reduction and prevention of inflammation in every way.

Preventing chronic inflammation is not difficult to do. In fact, it’s the same old healthy lifestyle “song and dance”. However, don’t you feel a greater sense of urgency after reading about how inflammation essentially = disease?

Aside from promoting internal health, practicing an anti-inflammatory lifestyle promotes healthy and beautiful skin.

Notice others in a non-judgmental way. Do they have puffy and swollen facial skin or is their skin tight and are their facial features chiseled? What do you think their lifestyle is like? Over time you will notice that the folks who eat the most veggies and fruits and who exercise and live a balanced healthy lifestyle appear to lack chronic inflammation.

I think that it is best when folks learn about the many different ways that may be used to promote an anti-inflammatory lifestyle and to select methods that fit their lifestyle, routine, budget and schedule (LRBS). This makes me reluctant to share my personal anti-inflammatory habits because my way is not perfect and may not be the “right” way but it’s the best way for me based on my LRBS.

Inflammation Time-Course by Jenglish18 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

Inflammation Time-Course by Jenglish18 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

A few examples of Deborah’s anti-inflammatory lifestyle habits:

·     Food – my priority has been to only choose nutrient dense, anti-inflammatory, high quality food, that is amazingly delicious. Have you ever tried vegan desserts? For me, this includes 100% whole organic food at home for 28 years. It does not include processed food. I spend 2 to 4 hours on weekends doing food prep to support my delicious highly nutritious food cravings for the week. You know the drill. Make it happen. Learn to cook. Vegetables, vegetables, vegetables and lots of fruit, nuts, seeds, and raw organic fats, etc. You must avoid processed foods like the plague, search the internet for recipe substitutions and make your favorites at home with nutrient dense ingredients. Is it expensive? Cooking from scratch saves money and I’ve always chosen to buy fewer material goods and spend my money on good food.

·     Beverages – (only) choose nutrient dense, anti-inflammatory beverages. At the age of 19 I was low on funds and my gut (ha ha) instinct was to drink only beneficial beverages. At that time, I chose to no longer consume soda’s or fruit juice and I only drank coffee in the morning and water or tea the remainder of the day, until I discovered kombucha, Matcha green tea and homemade chai. Why spend your hard-earned bank on nutrient deficient inflammation promoting beverages? This is huge. Stop buying that empty soda and juice stuff as soon as possible. 

Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumour by Nephron [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumour by Nephron [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

·     Inflammation reducing activities: 

o  Sleep – Another priority. I use black out curtains and I follow a bedtime routine that includes softened device screens, noises, and actions to pave my way to slumberous rest. I take melatonin and count my Nadi Shodhana alternate nostril breathing, which by some miracle transitions me into unconsciousness. I know you may say you only need 4 or 6 hours sleep per night, but based on the variety of references that I’ve read on sleep requirements, I don’t believe you. Don’t rob yourself of a vibrant life. Sleep 7 to 9 hours a night and allow Alzheimer’s promoting waste to be cleaned out of your brain. Read about sleep hygiene and implement these practices to foster and embrace sleep, sleep, sleep. Retrain your brain to sleep.

o  Sauna – I began taking a weekly sauna about 28 years ago and continue today. I love dry or steam sauna’s and have recently added near-infrared sauna time to my routine. Most often, I dry brush my entire body (including my face) and apply a raw, organic oil before a dry or steam sauna. This lymphatic flow promoting activity will help transport metabolic wastes for processing and elimination and reduce inflammation. After all these years, I am able to spend 1 hour in the sauna going in and out, heating up, cooling down, heating up and cooling down. Try it for 10 minutes and cool down and repeat this ritual for up to 30 minutes. This is extremely relaxing, you cannot do anything but rest when you sauna!

o  Exercise – every time I take a walk, I feel good, so I’ve walked 4 miles a day 6 days a week (or a one-hour cardio equivalent) for 31 years. I would not give this up and honestly, it’s my mainstay and foundation for strength. Besides that, the increased circulation reduces inflammation. In fact, there are a variety of exercises that are anti-inflammatory. Yes, one must carve out one-hour a day to exercise, but in the long run you will be so glad that you made that time for yourself and I have found that it actually enables me to do a bit more due to the extra stamina that it brings.

Inflammation of a Forearm Extensor Muscle by www.scientificanimations.com [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

Inflammation of a Forearm Extensor Muscle by www.scientificanimations.com [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

I feel that I can justifiably “guarantee” that your skin will improve when you embrace an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. Try it with gusto for 3 months and reassess everything.

If you need more information, go to the library, search the Internet, read my past Blog articles, or get my book “Skin Remodeling DIY: An Introduction to the Underground World of Do-It-Yourself Skincare” 

Take good care of yourself. xo

Deborah

This article is intended to be used as general information only and is in no way intended to replace medical advice, be used as a medical treatment program, diagnosis, or cure of any disease or medical condition. There are no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the effectiveness of the practices described in this article. Products or substances discussed herein are for educational purposes only and are not intended as recommendations of the author.

One-Year Later: Natural Methods to Smooth Forehead Muscles for Results that Look and Feel Amazing by Deborah Tosline

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In May 2018, I wrote about My Practices to release tension in my forehead fascia and muscles to naturally maintain a smooth forehead. Read the 2018 article here

This article provides an update and describes the methods that I currently use for forehead skin and muscle rejuvenation. 

Many of us are influenced by advertising. I’ve seen a surge in commercials promoting botox injections for a smooth forehead. Is it possible to achieve a relaxed forehead naturally without the expense, appointments and injections?

Beautiful Skin begins with Vitamin A Almost Every Night and Vitamin C Every Morning by Deborah Tosline

Whether you are a skin care enthusiast or minimalist you may achieve dramatic results following a simple skin care regime of applying vitamin A almost every night and vitamin C every morning to face and neck skin.

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Dermarolling to Rejuvenate Lips by Deborah Tosline

For decades, I obeyed the recommendations of skin care specialists and avoided using strong Do-It-Yourself (DIY) products and devices on eye, neck and lip skin.

Over time, I noticed that my eye and neck skin were not improving or even maintaining good health when compared to the skin exposed to DIY advanced skin care methods. When I noticed this difference, I made a choice to treat my eye and neck skin the same as my facial skin and began applying strong DIY active ingredients and dermarolling treatments to the eye and neck skin. As a result, my eye and neck skin is slowly rejuvenating.

Despite my revelation to treat eye and neck skin the same as facial skin I continued to neglect my lips.

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New Year – New You, DIY Your 2019 Desires with Holistic Health and Skincare by Deborah Tosline

Hello! Here we are at the end of 2018 with the fresh New Year only minutes away! Once again, I summarize some of my favorite routines, tools and techniques for healthy skin because they continue to be effective! Its time to ditch some “products” and treatments, save some hard earned bank, reduce waste, promote personal health and reduce synthetic chemical exposure by avoiding processed foods and material goods that are easily replaced with whole natural products straight from the Earth. No doubt, some pre-made stuff is worth buying but rampant consumerism is a burden and appears to be hazardous to the planet and us all.

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Remodel Facial Fascia and Muscle Indentations beneath Deep Wrinkles with a Gua Sha Tool and Support Lymphatic Flow by Deborah Tosline

I began using the Gua Sha tool to release tight facial fascia and muscles. While scraping the Gua Sha over deep wrinkles, I felt indentations in the deep tissue beneath the wrinkles. This affirmed my belief that facial fascia and muscles must be smoothed and strengthened or it will be difficult to smooth the overlying skin.

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Are You Hoarding Personal Metabolic Waste? Essential Physical Detox – Begin Immediately by Deborah Tosline

Do you value yourself, your range of movement, your silky skin and amazing brain? If so, it’s time to adopt physical detoxification into your routine to promote basic health so that you may function at your top level. Just like the garbage, your home, your car, and your outsides - your insides need to be serviced and maintained on a consistent basis.

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Why I Extreme DIY and Don’t Buy, Buy, Buy: Do-It-Yourself for Health, Wealth, and Beauty by Deborah Tosline

I’ve saved tens of thousands of dollars and believe that I am using premium DIY skincare practices. Periodically, I’ll use an expensive cream or serum however, after decades of DIY, I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised by DIY skincare.

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Podcast: Body Function: Choose to Lose, Maintain, or Gain Health = Beauty

Did you have a chance to read my article on maintaining body function - presented as a life philosophy? I discussed the critical elements of the article with Eric Michaels on the podcast: Body Function: Choose to Lose, Maintain, or Gain Health = Beauty posted on eHealth Radio.

Review: Derminator 2® Microneedle Device from Vaughter Wellness by Deborah Tosline

The Derminator 2® is a mechanized microneedling device designed and produced by Sarah Vaughter of Vaughter Wellness for Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI) treatments, also known as microneedling or dermaneedling. Sarah Vaughter founded OwnDoc which means: "Be your own doctor" following Hippocrates' advice. Sarah is a dermaneedling expert and an investigative blogger regarding health matters.

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On-Off On-Off, Everything On, Back Off – It’s Complicated. Hormones by Deborah Tosline

All body communications are via an electrical system (nerves) or are chemical via the endocrine system (hormones). Hormones send global and specific instructions to start and stop body functions.

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Maintaining Corners, Edges, In-Betweens and Behinds by Deborah Tosline

There are a million ways to be and ways to accomplish goals. Who is to say which is right?

Here is one way to care for facial skin.

Natural Methods to Smooth Forehead Muscles for Results that Look and Feel Amazing by Deborah Tosline

Determined to naturally smooth my forehead, I developed an evolving routine to smooth the muscles and overlying skin. The routine has a forehead focus combining several practices and expanding on techniques developed by Sanford Bennett (1841-1926) who, I’ve mentioned before, remodeled his entire body.

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The Rambo Barbie Rugged Routine for Skincare by Deborah Tosline

Rugged femininity is my approach to lifestyle and skin care.

There are a variety of ways to achieve skin care goals and assertive flexibility is a key to success. Your skin care routine typically depends on available resoures including: funds, time, products and information. With so many ways to accomplish a goal, you may pick and choose what works best for you based on where you live, your routine, and lifestyle.

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Body Function - Choose to Lose, Maintain, or Gain Health = Beauty by Deborah Tosline

Sometimes I practice guitar. Recently, I tried to play a riff and it hurt my finger so bad I could feel my forehead muscle frown and the little wrinkle between my brows deepen. I relaxed my forehead (will use Sanford Bennett’s wrinkle rubout later) and told my finger not to worry, it will only hurt a little before it gets stronger. Just like self-care.

Under the Skin – Mesotherapy and Dermarolling Techniques with Concentrated Serums - Challenging Times Call for Advanced Treatments by Deborah Tosline

Is it possible to radically improve skin vibrancy using Mesotherapy techniques combined with concentrated skin care serums? I think so, don’t know yet and am excited to find out. Here’s why.

Facial Muscles: Tight and Ropy or Relaxed and Soft by Deborah Tosline

Facial muscle tension is wrinkling your skin (and may be increasing anxiety). Heal thyself with compression.

Yes, Do-It-Yourself Advanced Skin Treatment Devices Work. The Science of Increasing Collagen by Deborah Tosline

Initiating a biochemical healing cascade (BHC) in the skin results in rejuvenation and better skin health. The BHC strives to maintain balance in the little biome universe of us. The primary action is an old story with a relevant premise; when it comes to skin and health “Use it or lose it” is truth.

Stimulate the Skin or Else - Use It or Lose It by Deborah Tosline

For real, stimulate skin through exfoliation and massage or slowly lose the structure, elasticity, circulation, new cell production, and vibrancy of your skin.