10 natural cures - no drugs - for ulcers, memory loss, fatigue, benign prostate enlargement, PMS, candida, headache, allergies and endometriosis

See a doctor with a problem, and more than not, you'll be told, "Take this drug." I tell my patients, "Change your diet and take nutrients." Here's why, and the nutrients prescribe for 10 health problems.

For a quarter century, I've strived to replace the risky medical treatments that are commonly used to treat chronic diseases with safer, gentler measures that I have found to be consistently more effective. When treating chronic disease, it has always seemed senseless to me to first turn to drugs and other invasive procedures with all their side effects. * At the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in Manhattan, patients are initially prescribed nutrient therapy, along with dietary and other lifestyle changes, to treat all kinds of health problems, some even life-threatening. We've seen these patients consistently overcome illness, often without drugs and surgical procedures that other doctors deemed necessary. * Forty-three-year-old Jack Spanfield is a good example. He came to our center with an 11-year history of ulcerative colitis. He had frequent bloody diarrhea, mucus, and cramps. Strong drugs hadn't helped Jack, and when I first saw him, he required two painkilling enemas daily. After two weeks of nutritional therapy and a sugar-free diet, he began to improve. In six weeks his bowel function was normal, and in three months he was off all medications. * Patients like Jack are told by their doctors that nothing but drugs can help them. My advice: Don't believe anyone who tells you that! * On the following pages are nutrient protocols (including vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other substances) that are used at the Atkins Center to successfully treat and prevent 10 serious and increasingly common chronic health conditions. Additional conditions are profiled in my latest book, Dr. Atkins' Vita-Nutrient Solution: Nature's Answer to Drugs (Simon & Schuster, 1998). This book contains nearly 1,000 scientific references that document the efficacy of specific nutrients.

Please note the following before you undertake any of these supplement programs:

* Consult with your doctor before discontinuing your drugs or combining nutrients with drugs (since the effectiveness of the nutrients could make the drugs unnecessary).

* Determine the cause of your sickness and correct it. Nutrients will help, but until the cause is eliminated, be it a bad diet, stress, or other factors, the problem will persist.

* Dosages represent the total daily amount to take, including the dosage that you will get from a basic formula (see sidebar, "Where to Start" at right). Divide the total amount into three or more equal doses to be taken with meals.

* Once you derive clear benefit from your program, taper down the quantities to one half.

* If a nutrient approach does not work, see a doctor informed in nutritional medicine. Nutrients may still help, but you need a tailored program.

* Take nutrients with meals, but take herbs 20 minutes before eating. If you are on a low-fat diet, make sure you take the following with a meal that contains some fat or oil (to ensure absorption): vitamins A, E, D, tocotrienols, carotenoids, lycopene, lutein, and Co[Q.sub.10]


Thought for a century to be the result of stress, ulcers are now believed to be caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. The lesions that form on the stomach walls did not occur before the refining of foods, leading one to think that they are caused, at least in part, by a heavy consumption of refined carbohydrates like sugar and flour. Of this I am certain: Reducing the intake of dietary carbohydrates helps heal ulcers. Adding fiber to the diet is also important, as are beneficial bacteria supplements. Moreover, the following nutrients are excellent for helping the two most common types of ulcers --duodenal and gastric--to heal.

Dr. Atkins Recommends

Gamma-oryzanol 450 TO 900 mg

Glutamine 1,500 TO 3,000 mg

Zinc 50 TO 100 mg

Vitamin U 120 to 240 mg

Pantethine(*) 600 TO 1,200 mg

Licorice 100 to 200 mg

Vitamin E 400 TO 800 IU

Cat's claw extract 500 TO 1,000 mg

Vitamin A 15,000 TO 30,000 IU

(*) Half pantethine and half panthenic acid.


The Coming of the new millennium has fostered widespread interest in ways to improve and maintain brain function with nutrients. Convincing scientific evidence has shown that nutrients are better than drugs at preserving our nerve cells. No drug has been proven to prevent memory loss. However, optimal nutrition can improve your memory, concentration, mood, and judgment, and will help you realize the maximum life span of your brain and nerves.

Dr. Atkins Recommends

B complex 50 TO 150 mg

Ginkgo biloba extract 60 TO 120 mg

[B.sub.6] 100 TO 200 mg

Folic acid(*) 3 TO 5 mg

[B.sub.12] 1,000 TO 2,000 mcg

[B.sub.1] 100 TO 200 mg

Octacosanol 6 TO 12 mg

(*) Women who need to shrink uterine fibroids, prevent breast cancer recurrences, or deal with endometriosis or fibrocystic breasts should keep daily supplemental folic acid below 600 mcg.


Without a doubt, the most common complaint I hear from my patients is fatigue. There are many reasons for this condition, including a chronic debilitating illness, a viral overload, an accumulation of external and internal toxic byproducts, an underactive thyroid, and a stressed immune system. But the most common cause of tiredness is diet--and, more specifically, unstable blood sugar. In other words, a diet high in protein and fat and low in simple sugars is usually the best approach for overcoming fatigue. However, other dietary practices can also help. You can optimize digestive health by avoiding metabolic poisons such as margarine and junk foods, eating several meals a day (as opposed to loading up at one or two meals), and avoiding caffeine and other stimulants.

Dr. Atkins Recommends

B complex(*) 50 TO 150 mg

Co[Q.sub.10] 50 TO 100 mg

NADH 2.5 TO 5 mg

Phenylalanine 500 TO 1,500 mg

Octacosanol 12 TO 24mg

DMG 125 TO 250 mg

L-carnitine 500 TO 1,000 mg

Vitamin [B.sub.12] 2,000 TO 4,000 mcg (SUBLINGUAL)

PABA 1,500 TO 3,000 mg

(*) If the B complex does not help, try coenzymes of the B complex. These are active forms of the B vitamins and are available at health food stores in sublingual tablets.

Benign Prostate Enlargement

This condition, in which the prostate gland becomes swollen enough to obstruct urine flow, makes urination difficult and causes frequent trips to the bathroom during the night. It strikes most men by the time they reach 60 or 65. Americans spend $3 billion annually managing benign enlargement of the prostate, mostly with medication and surgical procedures. However, prostate enlargement responds so well to nutritional and herbal medicine that mainstream solutions are, in fact, completely unnecessary. The treatment program below is also an excellent support for general male reproductive health. Plan to take the supplements for at least three months:

Dr. Atkins Recommends

Saw palmetto 2501O 300 mg OF STANDARDIZED EXTRACT

Pygeum africanum 100 TO 200 mg OF STANDARDIZED EXTRACT

Glutamic acid 500 TO 1000 mg

Glycine 250 TO 500 mg

Alanine 250 TO 500 mg

Manganese 20 TO 40 mg

Essential fats formula(*) 3,600 TO 7,200 mg

Zinc 50 TO 100 mg

(*) Combine an equal mixture of 400 to 800 mg each of borage oil, fish oil, and flaxseed oil, for a total of 1,200 to 2,400 ma, three times a day.


Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) includes symptoms such as irritability, breast tenderness, food cravings, and depression that come just before the bleeding' phase of the female cycle. They can often be alleviated by optimizing nutrition. Elimination of sugar and caffeine is a must, and consuming adequate protein throughout the day--not just at one meal--is essential. The shown nutrients and herbs will also greatly reduce symptoms of PMS.

Dr. Atkins Recommends

Essential fats formula(*) 3,600 TO 7,200 mg

[B.sub.6] 100 TO 200 mg

Choline 1000 TO 1,500 mg

Inositol 1,000 TO 1,500 mg

Methionine 500 TO 1,000 mg

Magnesium 300 TO 600 mg

Chromium 200 TO 600 MCG

Acidophilus, bifidobacteria and bulgaricum(**) 1 TO 3 tsp

GABA 500 TO 3,000 mg

Black cohosh extract 12 TO 24 mg

(*) Combine an equal mixture of 400 to 800 mg each of borage oil, fish oil, and flaxseed oil, for a total of 1,200 to 2,400 ma, three times a day.

(**) Mix 1 to 3 teaspoons of each in glass of room-temperature water and take in the morning upon rising and 20 minutes before meals.


I consider blood sugar imbalances the most problematic nutrition-based condition in the Western world. Diabetes is both a major disease in its own right and a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. The term "diabetes" really applies to two very different illnesses. Type I is an acquired autoimmune illness in which the pancreas's insulin-making capacity is destroyed; insulin must be provided in order for the patient to survive. Type 11, the more prevalent form, is characterized by blood-sugar elevations due mainly to the body's inability to use insulin effectively (insulin resistance). Most Type II diabetics have elevated insulin levels, and providing more insulin, a frequent medical practice, simply accelerates the cardiovascular complications. As many as 40 percent of Americans have some characteristics for this condition; the most common are high insulin output, insulin resistance, tendency to gain weight, and hypoglycemia, an unstable blood-sugar syndrome. Many of the same nutrients can be helpful for all these conditions. That's because the treatment goal is basically the same: to keep your blood sugar within normal ranges by helping your body metabolize dietary sugars more effectively.

If you remove all forms of sugar and refined carbohydrates from your diet (including alcohol and caffeine) and take the following nutrients, you can ameliorate or prevent early Type 11 diabetes, pre-diabetes, and hypoglycemia:

Dr. Atkins Recommends

Chromium 500 TO 1,000 mcg

Vanadyl sulfate 30 TO 60 mg

Lipoic acid 300 TO 600 mg

Co[Q.sub.10] 90 TO 180 mg

Biotin 7.5 TO 15 mg

Inositol 800 TO 1,600 mg

Zinc 90 TO 180 mg

Niacinamide 300 TO 600 mg

DHEA(*) 20 TO 40 mg

(*) Take after having your doctor test for blood levels Take only if blood levels are low. Test again as your doctor advises Adjust dosage accordingly.


The overgrowth of the yeast organism Candida albicans, which normally resides peacefully in our intestinal tract, is an increasingly common problem. The result of sugar-gorging and the overuse of antibiotics, candida overgrowth contributes to chronic fatigue syndrome, immune system weakness, "brain fog," irritable bowel syndrome, and food intolerances. A sugar-free diet, which also eliminates fermented foods, is the starting point. Next come these nutritional therapies:

Dr. Atkins Recommends

Acidophilus, bifidobacteria and bulgaricum(*) 1 TO 3 tsp

Undecenylic acid(**) 100 to 200 mg

Caprylic acid(**) 600 TO 1,200 mg

Oil of oregano 2 to 4 DROPS

Olive leaf extract START WITH 500 mg BUILD UP TO 1,500 TO 2,000 mg

Vitamin C 1 TO 3 G

Pantethine(***) 600 to 1,200 mg

Garlic 75 TO 1,500 mg

Essential fats formula(****) 3,600 to 7,200 mg

Biotin 7.5 TO 15 mg

Mixed fiber blend 8 TO 16 g

(*) Mix 1 to 3 teaspoons of each in glass of room-temperature water and take in the morning upon rising and 20 minutes before meals.

(**) These compounds are natural substances that work by interfering with the nutrition of the yeast organism.

(***) Half pantethine and half panthenic acid.

(****) Combine an equal mixture of 400 to 800 mg each of borage oil, fish oil, and flaxseed oil, for a total of 1,200 to 2,400 ma, three times a day.


Determining the cause of an illness is a vital part of nutrient therapy. In other words, the proper treatment for a headache is to prevent it. This is accomplished by determining its cause and steering clear of it. In general, a good strategy is to check for food allergies, avoid sugar and caffeine, and eliminate the foods to which you may be allergic. You should also try to avoid pro-inflammatory fats, such as safflower, sunflower, and corn oils, and cheek for toxic metals and high copper, both of which can cause headaches. Remember, though, that painful, recurring headaches require medical supervision to rule out other serious health problems.

Dr. Atkins Recommends

Magnesium 500 TO 1,000 mg

Acidophilus, bifidobacteria and bulgaricum(*) 1/2 TO 1 tsp

B complex 50 TO 100 mg

Vitamin C 1 TO 3 g

Essential fats formula(**) 4,800 TO 7,200 mg

Ginkgo biloba extract 240 TO 480 mg

Feverfew 100 TO 200 mg

(*) Mix 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of each in glass of room-temperature water and take in the morning upon rising and 20 minutes before meals.

(**) Combine an equal mixture of 533 to 800 mg each of borage oil, fish oil, and flaxseed oil, for a total of 1,600 to 2,400 ma, three times a day.


Allergies cause not only the familiar stuffy nose and watery, itchy eyes of hay fever, but also important illnesses like asthma, eczema, and hives. Allergic reactions like these can be relieved by certain nutrients.

If you have food allergies, you should use elimination diets or blood tests to determine the foods to which you may be sensitive. If your allergies are airborne, you should use air filters or some other system to purify the air you breathe; uncarpeted wood floors will also help. This program is helpful for both food and air-borne allergies.

Dr. Atkins Recommends

Pantethine 600 TO 900 mg(*)

Quercetin 600 TO 1,200 mg

Vitamin C 3 g

Magnesium 400 TO 600 mg

Grapeseed extract 50 TO 300 mg

Licorice extract 100 TO 300 mg

DHEA(**) 30 TO 100 mg

Pregnenolone 30 TO 100 mg

[B.sub.12] 1 TO 3 mg

(*) Half pantethine and half panthenic acid.

(**) Take after having your doctor test for blood levels. Take only if your blood levels are low. Test again as your doctor advices. Adjust dosage accordingly.

Endometriosis and Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Endometriosis (uterine lining tissue growing elsewhere in the abdomen), fibrocystic breast disease (the benign lumpy breast condition often mistaken for early breast cancer), and uterine fibroids (the nonmalignant tumors that grow so large that hysterectomies are recommended) are all conditions that can occur because of imbalanced female hormones; estrogen predominates over progesterone. Supporting the liver with methionine, choline, and inositol helps the body balance the hormones by converting estradiol to the weaker, more innocuous estrogen, estriol. In women who practice the accompanying regime, I have seen these problems disappear over a period of six months to a year.

Dr. Atkins Recommends

Methionine 500 TO 1,000 mg

Choline 1,000 TO 1,500 mg

Inositol 1,000 TO 1,500 mg

Essential Fats Formula(*) 3,600 TO 7,200 mg

[B.sub.6] 100 TO 200 mg

Vitamin E 200 TO 400 IU

Note: Folic acid, PABA, and boron, three nutrients that help overcome menopausal symptoms by increasing estrogen levels, must be eliminated from the list of basic supplements in "Where to Start" on page 94.

(*) Combine an equal mixture of 400 to 800 mg each of borage oil, fish oil, and flaxseed oil, for a total of 1,200 to 2,400 ma, three times a day.


The average American diet falls short in meeting people's minimal nutritional needs. This is due to many factors, including modern agricultural practices, stress, air pollution, and the heavy consumption of refined foods, like sugar and flour, that rob nutrients from the body. The following formula meets basic nutrition requirements. It is not the only formula, but it is a good starting point. Do not worry if a formula you use does not contain the exact amounts listed. If it's close, you will be helping Yourself. You may order the formula below by calling 1-800-628-5467. For specific health problems, this formula needs to be individualized.

The lower amounts apply to adults weighing less than 130 pounds or to those with less severe illnesses. The higher amounts are for people who weigh more than 240 pounds or with more difficult conditions.

Natural beta carotene   Pantethine            Vitamin [D.sub.2]
3,000 TO 6,000 IU 75 TO 150 mg 90 TO 180 IU

Vitamin A Vitamin [B.sub.6] Vitamin E
1,500 TO 3,000 IU 30 TO 60 mg 150 TO 300 IU

Vitamin [B.sub.1] Folic acid Copper
30 TO 60 mg 2,000 TO 4,000 mcg 600 TO 1,200 mcg

Vitamin [B.sub.2] Pyridoxal phosphate Magnesium
24 TO 48 mg 6 TO 12 mg 50 TO 100 mg

Niacin Biotin Calcium
15 TO 30 mg 225 TO 450 mcg 200 TO 400 mg

Niacinamide Vitamin [B.sub.12] Choline
30 TO 60 mg 180 TO 240 mcg 300 TO 600 mg

Pantothenic acid Vitamin C Inositol
75 TO 150 mg 500 TO 1,000 mg 240 TO 480 mg

PABA Molybdenum
300 TO 600 mg 30 TO 60 mcg

Manganese Vanadyl sulfate
12 TO 24 mg 45 TO 90 mcg

Zinc Octacosanol
24 TO 48 mg 450 TO 900 mcg

Citrus bioflavonoids
450 TO 600 mg

150 TO 300 mcg

120 TO 240 mcg

N to acetyl cysteine
60 TO 120 mg

Note: Along with this formula, include essential fatty oils, preferably an equal mixture of borage, fish, and flaxseed oil. Strive to get 400 mg of each, three times a day.

Natural Poison Oak-Sumac-Ivy Remedy

Have you ever casually strolled into a patch of poison oak or sumac? And then, of all times, you realize for the first time in your entire life, that you are extremely allergic to these wonderful, little plants? Have no fear, Holistic Junction has the perfect and most natural remedy for you.

Most affected persons would spontaneously run to their local drug store or family supermarket for the latest cortizone treatment. And although makers of Aveeno have undeniably captivated nature's essence, most persons would like instantaneous relief from this itchy, plant-induced rash.

Naturally, what works miraculously can be found right in your own kitchen cupboard. Oatmeal. Quick oats, as one might call it, is nature's cure-all for various rashes.

Simply pour a cup of plain, instant oatmeal or oats into a nylon knee-hi, or cut nylon hosiery. Tie a knot on the end and loop over the bathtub faucet, where hot water can flow through the hosiery. Now, the oatmeal bath is optional, but one can easily concoct a salve from the same directive.

Simply place the oatmeal-filled hosiery into a small bowl of very hot water. Allow to set for about 10-15 minutes. When time has lapsed, squeeze the natural oatmeal baggy several times to allow as much fluid to escape as possible. (The soapy-colored and textured liquid will be a little sticky.) Once completed, take a cotton ball and gently apply potion to rash. That's it. The itching should diminish and healing can begin.

© 05/2003

C. Bailey-Lloyd

aka. LadyCamelot

Public Relations' Director &
Staff Writer for http://www.holisticjunction.com/healing_arts_schools_directory.cfm

Vanadyl Sulfate and Diabetes

Vanadyl sulfate is a form of vanadium, a trace mineral. In Europe, vanadium is often used as a natural treatment for diabetes.

Vanadium has been found in human studies to imitate the effects of insulin in our bodies. This ability may allow some of those with diabetes, a natural method to help lower blood sugar, take less insulin, or in some instances stop taking insulin altogether.

Vanadium is believed to assist in the transfer of sugar in the blood (glucose) into muscles, similar to the function of insulin. It is also believed to increase insulin sensitivity in the muscles. This is important to Type 2 diabetics especially, in that one factor in the development of diabetes can be insulin resistance.

This transfer of glucose into muscle tissue has also been touted by weightlifters and body builders. Vanadium allows the body to store more energy in the muscles, therefore decreasing the need for conversion to triglycerides, for fat storage.

Diabetics should consult their physician prior to taking Vanadyl sulfate. They should also monitor their blood sugar regularly when taking a vanadyl supplement because of the potential to lower blood sugar and decrease insulin needs.

The effects of vanadium have been shown to last for weeks, even in the absence of further supplementation. Therefore, it is suggested that it be taken in cycles.

It is probably best to take vanadyl sulfate supplements for about three weeks and then discontinue their use for about three weeks. By utilizing this valuable adjunct to the treatment of diabetes in this manner, a diabetic can improve sugar control, and avoid any potential toxicity.

Herbal Remedies Can Really Work

Today many people are turning to alternative medicine rather than conventional medicine in a search for both a healthier option to prescription and over the counter drugs, and for an inexpensive means of health care. While some natural methods of health care can be as expensive as conventional ones, many of the options do promote a better way of healing the body.

There are many people who swear by herbal remedies, and there are even some doctors who incorporate herbs with modern medicine. If you go into any health food store, no doubt you will find at least one aisle stocked with all kinds of herbs in boxes, bottles and loose in bins or bags. Your first encounter is most likely because you have a cold or flu. Maybe someone in the office suggested you take some Echinacea. On the other hand, maybe you have been having difficulty sleeping, and you remember reading somewhere that chamomile tea was good for getting rid of insomnia? The very first thing you need to do before taking any herbal remedy is to do your homework. By themselves and in certain doses, some herbs are beneficial. There are, however, herbs that should not be mixed together and herbs that should not be taken in more than the recommended amounts.

One such herb is Ephedra, or Ma Huang. While this herb can be useful, far too many people abused it. More is not always better, especially with an herb like this. A few years ago, Ephedra was touted as the miracle herb, and quickly gained popularity in the gyms and with athletes. Ephedra boasted quick weight loss by increasing the metabolism and could help with respiratory problems. What people did not know was that Ephedra increases the body's core temperature and is a very powerful stimulant, and in some cases, people have died from taking too much of this potent herb.

Herbs do not offer an overnight cure. Where taking an aspirin or allergy pill will take merely hours to start to work, herbs often take up to three weeks to start working. Unlike conventional means, the substances in the herbs have to build up in the body before they can start to take effect. There are some herbs, like Seneca (a laxative), or ginger (a digestive aide) that will work within a few hours.

There are some herbs that work more quickly than others. Chamomile, Kava-Kava and Valerian, which are all good for sleeplessness, will begin to work in a few hours. If you have an upset stomach or a case of car sickness, ginger will take care of that immediately. If Valerian sounds familiar, it should, this herb's derivative is Valium. Although Valerian is not addictive it is still best to use it with care. As with all herbs, do your research first and remember it is best to err on the side of caution and treat all herbs with the respect and care they deserve.

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Jeff Clare has worked in healthcare and now writes regularly on health related topics including homeopathy and lung conditions and much more

Natural Skin Care - 3 The Most Important Things!

Today the tempo of our life is fast and is getting faster every day. We spend more and more time at our job, which drains our inside energy. The food we eat is prepared faster and less healthy, we eat fast and rush back to our job. We get to sleep less than before, forget to drink enough water during the day and finally when we go on our deserved vacation we get too much sun exposure.

Wait, what am I talking about here? Wasn't this article about natural skin care? Do I write nonsense?

Think about all the above things I've said. If we live an unhealthy lifestyle like that, where do you think the consequences will show up?

The answer is: » Our skin! « So many people with skin problems usually believe that if they buy and use the products they saw on commercials, they will experience instant results. That could be true yes, but if our body is not healthy from inside no matter how hard we try to cover the skin problems, they will always be there.

What would you think if I told you that there are 3 things we can do to help our skin get healthier, rejuvenate, have that young glow and look fresh again, and that these things are almost completely free and everyone can do it, even you, today, right now, would you believe me?

These 3 things aren't something you can buy, they are something you must remember, and do every day.

First thing: Drink Enough Water!

I just can't express enough in words how important it is to drink enough water daily. Our body is mostly composed of water and more than any product that we see in the commercials we need simple, plain, fresh water.

Our body can't clean itself from inside out without enough water. If we don't drink enough water we could dehydrate our body and it could cause us several health problems like muscle soreness, poor muscle tone, excess of body fat, digestive complications and even retention problems. Those are just a few things that dehydration can cause.

When our body is not healthy inside, our skin shows that on the outside. And also fast aging of our skin is the most visible consequence of body dehydration. So, drink enough water. It's the best and easiest natural skin care you can do for your pretty skin.

How much water is enough? Daily Water Requirements: Drink 50-75% of your body weight in ounces. Sedentary people: 50%; Active people: 75%.


Pounds of body weight = 150 lb. Water requirement from above (75% of body weight for an active person) = 112.5 oz. Add for dryness of climate + 16 oz. Add for strenuous exercise + 16 oz. Total per day = 144.5 oz. Divide by the number of hours you're awake to find your hourly water requirement: 144.5 ÷ 16 = 9 oz.

Therefore, a 150-pound active person who works out should drink 9 oz. of water for each hour awake. (Info: 1 US fluid ounce = 0.029 liters)

This is only an estimate. "Actual milage may vary."

Second Thing: Get Enough Sleep!

Average adult person needs 7 hours of sleep, give or take an hour. But it's sad that today our life is so fast that most of us don't get enough sleep. And most of us forget or don't have enough time to unwind before we go to bed. I used to work whole day, even before going to bed and I never relaxed myself before sleep. So I always ended up lying in bed, not being able to fall asleep, because the only thing I was thinking about was that job stuff I was doing before the bed time. So here is my advice: Don't work late at night, if you must, relax yourself before going to bed. Take 20 minutes just to empty your head. Find out what works for you. For me a short walk on fresh air works just fine. This way you will sleep like a baby ;)

Getting enough sleep is just as perfect natural skin care as any product out there could be. So before using any products, get enough sleep and try to relax, you will be surprised how great this works as a natural way of taking care of your skin and your body.

Without enough rest your eye circles and puffiness can become more pronounced. Your forehead lines might also get deeper and your facial color might be less glowing.

So, get enough sleep! It doesn't cost a dime; it only takes your time. It's probably the cheapest natural skin care for your most beautiful skin.

Third thing: Avoid too Much Sun Exposure!

By monitoring sun exposure we can protect our skin from skin cancer, premature wrinkles, aging or sun damage. Too much sun exposure could blister our lips and make them sore and charred. I hate when my skin starts peeling, and that's what we get if we are not careful, also it leaves skin areas blotchy and sensitive.

That's it. No money can buy all the positive effects on our skin which we get by following these tips. Natural skin care doesn't always mean you have to buy some product to get desired effect. If you love your skin think about the things I've wrote. Your skin will be thankful to you. And others will notice positive changes on your skin.

About the Author

Zoran Gajic, a professional makeup artist that is always happy and ready to help, specially with the skin care and makeup related issues. To see my work and find great free tips and advices, please visit my natural skin care tips website at http://www.easynaturalyou.com/