I got my DNA Report back and this was the most interesting and insightful test I’ve ever done!
The more thorough understanding we have of ourselves, the better we can protect ourselves and each other.
It is “The World’s Most Comprehensive DNA Test”
Health is Wealth – Invest in yours by understanding everything your DNA can tell you today, so you can start taking control of your health:
115 Cancers & Disease Risks Reports, 60 Diet Fitness and Wellness Reports, and 163 Carrier Condition Reports are tested.
It really is SO amazing all you need to do is take a swab of your saliva and it’s done.
I’m 100% European! 72.9% North Western European 20.86% Northern European 6.85% Eastern European.
A beautiful mixture of Swedish, Russian, Irish, French to name a few of my ancestors.
Genetic testing can save lives, assist with disease prevention, answer diagnostic questions, provide insights into medication responses, and be a tool for discovering ancestry information.
What I was most impressed with was the Nutritional side, specifically being educated that the Mediterranean diet is best for my type.
Under the Diet & Lifestyle Profile- Nutrition section, the testing results I was able to learn about how my DNA plays a role in my body’s ability to absorb certain vitamins and minerals, so that I can take control of my long- term health with personalised nutrient recommendations. For example, based on my genetic results I was told that I am likely to have higher antioxidant needs.
Antioxidants are important as they minimise the harmful effects of ‘free radicals” that are responsible for a variety of health problems such as heart disease and cancer.
The genetic result for Selenium, suggested that my body may have difficulty in efficiently processing selenium. It is advisable to increase my selenium intake as it is an important antioxidant for thyroid metabolism and kidney function.
Selenium is a trace element that is essential for reproduction, immune function, thyroid hormone metabolism and DNA synthesis.
Under the Sleep and Stress section, my genetic result was a “Warrior” with a higher stress tolerance.
It is so interesting to note that certain genes influence how our body breaks down specific chemicals in the brain, in- part helped by how fast or slow the enzymes act to remove stress-related chemicals. “Warriors” tend to be able to alleviate stress faster while “Worriers” tend to suffer from anxiety more than the general population.
My favourite result was in the Skin section. My genetic result based on my genetics showed that I am more likely to have a youthful appearance.
This suggests that I may look younger than my chronological age.
Your genes can tell you a lot about the type of person you are. One other section I found interesting was under my personality traits, my genetics tested confident and calm. Based on my genetic results, I have a balanced personality, that is a mix of both compassion, helpfulness and competitiveness.
People who are agreeable are kind, warm, friendly, tactful and optimistic. These are genetic links that determine personality traits.
Norepinephrine vs Aggression
Norepinephrine is a hormone and neurotransmitter associated with stress, has been linked to agreeableness.
Studies have found that a low level of norepinephrine may cause aggression, which is likely predicted by low agreeableness.
Based on my genetic results, I am balanced.
It’s here that you will learn about how your unique gene profile can offer a deeper look into the role your DNA may play in how you think, feel, act, and react.
What an insightful test. I highly recommend!
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Victorian Dermal Group
Level 2, Suite 206
1 Princess Street
Kew Victoria 3101
Hey Angels! ♡ People often ask me how I keep my skin so clear. And of course I want to share my little beauty secrets with you.
When it comes to a natural beauty glow, the inescapable truth is, a high quality anti inflammatory alkalining diet, pure water and essential beauty sleep should be the backbone of your approach with balance of exercise like yoga for mindfulness and then supported by regular treatments and good active skincare sourced by the best dermal clinician.
I have been having regular treatments for the past year with the with out a doubt BEST skin clinicians in Melbourne at Victorian Dermal Group
I have had Clear and Brilliant laser, Ultra Former III, which is (The World’s No. 1 Choice for non-invasive Skin Lifting & Tightening treatments.) And Fraxel. (which I will go into further detail below, as this has been a game changer for me!!!) I have also had TCA to target scars on my skin as well as regular Light therapy and chemical peels every month with extractions. So, you can see I have been treating my skin with a lot of love!!!
Let me tell you about the latest treatment I have had done.
Summer skin starts in Winter! So, now it is Winter in Melbourne and is the BEST time to repair and resurface the skin. Let’s be honest, when it comes to skin treatments, my motto is ‘no pain, no gain’…
The painful ones are working because they’re damaging, whatever, making your collagen renewal and renewing your skin like a reboot. Fraxel Laser, is kind of painful for a reason, because it is doing quite deep damage to create fresh clean pure beautiful skin. It’s not really unbearable pain, more satisfying!!!
When it comes to our skin, we all want a beauty glow that is healthy and radiates. And while there are plenty of products and treatments out there, sometimes we may need something a little more vigorous and invasive than a topical treatment to treat major skin concerns such as open pores, wrinkles, scarring and age spots. This is where cosmetic procedures such as FRAXEL is what you need to do! The mechanism of Fraxel heavily relies on resurfacing your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skins cells from the inside out.
LADIES & GENTLEMEN I cannot tell you enough how much I push for you to try this! After 1 treatment I am having such great results. I am LEGIT so Happy I could cry.
HONESTLY You’ll see benefits… Fraxel significantly improves quality and skin health, so anyone who has prematurely aged their skin with too much sun kissing exposure will benefit enormously from treatment. Not only will the skin be stronger and more hydrated, wrinkles will be softened and you’ll see a reduction in pigmentation. The overall effect is a noticeably younger cleaner complexion. I truely believe that Fraxel is also the gold standard treatment for acne, trauma or surgical scarring. The results are immediate and progressive. Soon after treatment the surface of your skin will feel softer and smoother, brighter and more even skin tone. The next 3-6 months will bring more improvement as your skin continues to create more collagen.
You’ll need to be incognito for???… It’s an important question, as it’s super crucial that you know what to expect. You will have a healing phase of seven days, of which the first three to four days are the most obvious. You are extremely RED post-procedure, with that sunburnt feeling. Mild swelling starts post-procedure, and is at its full peak the morning after, lasting a day or so. The skin will feel then feel really rough for up to a week where it goes brown and ultimately this is actually a really positive thing as it’s all the old dead and damaged cells shedding off the skin, leaving fresh, vibrant, healthy new baby skin complexion.
You’ll need to pop in again… It depends on the extent of damage, and that’s part of the reason you need a personalised skinconsultation with Derya https://victoriandermalgroup.com.au/about-us/ prior to your appointment. Some people do three treatments, six weeks apart and others that just do a treatment once a year.
I highly recommended you book an appointment to see Derya and transform your skin this Winter! Its ultimately the BEST time to heal and deal with renewing a lifetime of summer damage.
Victorian Dermal Group
Level 2, Suite 206
1 Princess Street
Kew Victoria 3101
BAMBOO PLANT BASED FEMALE HYGIENE PADS
This really got me questioning the production and ethical integrity behind the mainstream female hygiene products. They are mass-produced, heavily marketed, and cheaply made out of bleached rayon and plastics. Cotton is the most heavily pesticide sprayed crop. Why would we want to use that?
I love women to be empowered and I believe in a holistic clinical approach to female health and gynecology.
HOW IMPORTANT IS IT USE ORGANIC TAMPONS, CONDOMS, AND LUBRICANTS?
It’s so important to use organic products in and around our bodies, especially delicate vaginal mucosa. Studies show that women who eat organic foods have a 90 percent reduction in pesticide residues in their blood. While we certainly don’t eat tampons, the chemicals within them absorb into our bodies and bloodstreams via vaginal mucosa.
Bamboo pads are obviously a healthier and safer option!
Biodegradable Eco Friendly Sustainably grown Bamboo based womens hygiene pads.
What is something that every woman has to endure in her lifetime? Menstruation. On average, a woman will have her period once a month, for about five days, for around 40 years of her life. During this time, she’ll need to use various products to stay clean and fresh.
This is why a Natural product like Bamboo Babe is extremely crucial to use longterm for womens health and the earth.
Bamboo is actually a grass that it naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial.
When it comes to feminine hygiene and womens health and wellbeing this green product is an intelligent innovation. As a fact, Bamboo is more absorbent than cotton! This makes this product highly functional as Bamboo grows without any chemical fertilisers or pesticides.
If the average women uses about 17,000 pads or tampons during her entire menstruation lifetime, and you multiply that by 3.5 billion women in the world! WOW!
Why pads are a healthier and safer option than Tampons
Tampon use has the potential to change vaginal microflora
If abnormal bacteria are harboured in the vagina, menstrual blood which is accumulated inside the vagina above and within a tampon can act as a culture medium allowing micro-organisms to multiply, thereby promoting infection.
Another common concern is Toxic Shock Syndrome
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening illness, believed to be caused by infection with particular bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. Menstruating women are most susceptible and it is thought that the infection is associated with tampon use.
The underlying mechanisms are not fully understood, but one theory is that the bacteria naturally present in the vagina can overpopulate in the presence of a blood-soaked tampon. However, one-third of menstruating women who develop toxic shock syndrome are found to have Staphylococcal bacteria already present in their vaginas.
The toxin produced by the bacteria that causes toxic shock syndrome, rather than the presence of the bacteria themselves. Staphylococcus aureus is a common type of bacterium that lives on the skin and inside the nose.
In most cases, it is harmless. However, it can cause a wide range of infections if it gains access to deeper tissue and the blood stream. For toxic shock syndrome to occur, particular strains of the bacteria must first overpopulate and produce large amounts of the toxic shock syndrome toxin as a by-product. Then, the toxin has to enter the bloodstream.
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SUPPLE SKIN CO
After all, our skin is an outer glow of our inner health and beauty, and how we care for it from the outside, as well as the inside, is SO important.
The good news is that, people are waking up and are aware of the green movement, now more than ever we are seeing skincare product manufacturers making a difference to avoid using toxic ingredients and chemicals in their skincare products.
This is why I support local Aussie brands like Supple Skin Co. A Hemp skin perfecting serum.
I think this is the way of the future as more people are conscious of using natural and eco friendly products. I heavily believe in reducing your toxic load, and one of the many concerns I have with most commercial, popular brands of skincare products is they contain toxic ingredients and petroleum product derivatives that can both contribute to toxicity. Your skin is an organ through which chemicals are absorbed.
True health and beauty arises when we eliminate toxins from our bodies, so on the pursuit of beautiful natural glowing skin I have found this bottle of liquid gold. “Supple Skin”
100% PURE NATURAL CONCENTRATED VITAMINS. ZERO FILLERS, ZERO NASTIES WITH AN EMPHASIS ON PLANT BASED, ORGANIC INGREDIENTS. EACH & EVERY INGREDIENT IS THERAPEUTIC.
To make the most of your Dew Drops:
Cleanse thoroughly. Add 2-3 drops to each cheek. Massage in small circular motions for at least 30 seconds. Work the drops deep into your pores, this lets the serum do its magic.
How beautiful are the ingredients in this product!
Organic Hemp Oil: the skin food. 0% comedogenic rating, the best of the best. That means no clogged pores! High in omega 3, 6, 9 to regenerate, anti inflammatory & highly soothing, balances oily & dry skin
Organic Carrot Seed Oil: the resurfacer. rich in carotenoids known for anti ageing, lightens skin aka great for pigmentation & blemish scars, natural SPF, brightens & rejuvenates skin
Lavender Pure Essential Oil: the all rounder over achiever. penetrates pores & kills bacteria, prevents & heals breakouts, calming, reduces redness & inflammation
Frankincense Pure Essential Oil: the fountain of youth. known for anti ageing, tones & firms skin, fades & reduces scarring
Tea Tree Pure Essential Oil : the anti acne hero. prevent & reduce acne, soothe inflammation, natural antiseptic
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