Posts Tagged ‘essential fat uptake’

DARN DRY SKIN

Monday, April 9th, 2012

RADIO HEALTH PEARL #468 …brought to you by the Gesundheit! Nutrition Center.

Living in Montana brings the challenge of dry skin. This is not only frustrating, but it can be downright painful!

For many people it affects the hands, thereby causing peeling skin, paper-cuts, bleeding and skin getting stuck in blouses and other clothing. Other parts can get affected as well, causing rashes, itching and a variety of allergic-type symptoms.

In general, I suggest people may be too low in their essential fat uptake from fish, flax, borage, evening primrose, butter and coconut oil. And trying TABLESPOONS FULL instead of capsules may bring improvement within about a week.

Another option for dry skin could be an increase in the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, because these contain antioxidants that protect the skin.

Also, you may be deficient in the mineral ZINC, especially in the wintertime. Adequate amounts of ZINC are necessary for the proper functioning of the oil-producing glands of the skin.

If you are battling dry skin issues, try several available options at …the Gesundheit! Nutrition Center, on North 19th Avenue.