ARIIX

How Important is Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)?

Coenzyme Q10 (Co-Q10) or Ubiquinone – What Is It? Coenzyme Q10, also known as Co-Q10 or ubiquinone, is found in the mitochondria of all cells. It is naturally made in our bodies using the same pathway as the production of cholesterol. Coenzyme Q10 is found in most body tissues with the highest amounts in the

Pollutants

Bottled Water Safe to Drink?

Is bottled water safe to drink? Recently, a good friend and fellow medical school classmate, Dr. Kaaren Douglas, M.D. (www.thefollowupdoctor.com) send me a link to a recent bottled water recall. We’re told that tap water isn’t safe, so drink bottled water. But recently, Niagara Bottling issued a voluntary recall of its bottled water products after

Health

Fat Soluble Vitamins – When to Take

When I was in medical school, we would ask our attending physician teachers if it was necessary to take vitamins every day. We were told that supplemental vitamins were not needed since all the vitamins we needed, including the fat soluble ones, were already in our food. What we now know is that this was

Pollutants

Is Bottled Water Good or Bad?

Bottled water is more expensive than tap water The amount of bottled water we buy every week in the U.S. alone could circle the globe five times! It is estimated that in the United States alone that we purchase somewhere between a half a million to a billion bottles of “bottled water” each week. Considering

Aromatherapy

PRIIME Essential Oils

The Story Behind PRIIME Essential Oils During the Summer of 2015, ARIIX will release four blends of essential oils under the name of PRIIME. The philosophy of these blends is that “PRIIME belongs neither to the world of essential oils nor to the world of traditional healing.” PRIIME is dedicated to the best of both

Aromatherapy

How Essential Oils Work

What is the Chemistry of Essential Oils? Essential oils are Mother Nature’s volatile aromatic compounds. They are generated within flowers, shrubs, roots, trees, bushes and seeds. They are extracted from these plants through distillation of one sort or another. The power of an essential oil is determined in the constituents and synergy of the bio-constituents

Skin Care

Avoid These Skincare Products

With all of the different beauty care products on the market and less than optimal regulation of what is put into these products, you should carefully select the skincare products you place on your body. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and it will absorb chemicals you place on it. It is not uncommon

Breast Cancer

Avoid Parabens

Recently, researchers published their work in which they found higher concentrations of parabens (preservatives found in many products, especially beauty products) in the upper quadrants of the breast and axillary area, where antiperspirants are usually applied. This highly suggests that parabens may contribute to the development of breast cancer. One or more paraben esters were

Aging

How to Lessen Skin Aging

Here’s a disturbing fact – at this very moment, a destructive process called glycation (actually Advanced Glycation End Products or AGEs) is aging our skin from the inside out. What this actually means is that glycation occurs when sugar molecules bind to collagen in living tissues and form these deadly complexes called Advanced Glycation End

ARIIX

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils – Fact or Fad?

Recently, one of my nursing students asked me what I thought about essential oils and aromatherapy. Now she wasn’t talking about the essential fatty acids that we need to consume because we do not make them, but instead the oils that are rubbed into the skin, inhaled or ingested. To be perfectly honest, I told