The Natural Beauty Solution: Manage Your Hormones for a Brighter, Fresher Look

The Natural Beauty Solution: Manage Your Hormones for a Brighter, Fresher Look

Let’s talk beauty makeovers. Television talk shows love these segments, and fashion magazines are packed with beauty tips and cosmetics tricks to transform flab to fab. Covering up beauty problems is one way to deal with them, but a better answer is to work on these conditions from the inside out. A good place to start is with BioSignature Modulation™.

Top personal trainers associate BioSignature Modulation with the acceleration of fat loss, especially for stubborn problem areas. The reason for its effectiveness is that stubborn fat stores are often due to hormonal imbalances. Doubt the power of hormones? Sports organizations don’t, which is why out-of-competition drug testing has become the norm in Olympic sports to prevent men from using a hormonal assist to turn into supermen – and women into superwomen (and sometimes into supermen due to unwanted side effects). However, that’s a subject for another time. For the purposes of this article we’ll confine ourselves to the effects of hormone imbalances on your face, specifically those of the thyroid, which is just one of many problems that can be identified and mitigated with BioSignature Modulation.

First, though, if you want to make a dramatic improvement to your looks, rid yourself of any excess body fat you may have because it makes the face appear rounder and lose its character. Look at photos of Jerry Lewis when he was taking the drug prednisone to deal with pulmonary fibrosis, a medical condition associated with scarring or thickening of the lungs. The steroid caused tremendous weight gain in Lewis to the extent that his famous face became almost unrecognizable. Lewis’s experience is just one example of how chemical imbalances can affect facial appearance.

A BioSignature assessment addresses thyroid hormone imbalances, among others. Thyroid hormone is of special interest to those trying to lose weight, as it creates metabolic reactions that increase heat, which in turn keeps the body slim. Further, there is evidence of a relationship between childhood obesity and heat production. Dr. Mark Schauss, an expert in this area, says that to deal with toxins, the body lowers its body temperature, and this results in fewer calories being burned. In fact, Schauss says the current standard of 98.6 degrees is under review by the American Medical Association, as doctors are finding that average temperatures as high as 98.6 are becoming less common.

So, how can the thyroid gland affect your looks? Let’s start from the top down, beginning with the hair, and look at common beauty problems, their cosmetic solutions and their connection to thyroid imbalances.

Split Ends

Technically called Trichoptilosis, a split end is characterized by the fraying of the end of the hair shaft, such that it has an unappealing feathery appearance.

Cosmetic solution: Cut the end of the hair where the splitting occurs, avoid chemical products such as hair coloring, use special conditioning agents.

Thyroid connection: In a German study published in 1980, 15 percent of 34 patients with thyroid disease displayed split ends.

Dry Hair

Hair that is dry often lacks luster and tends to break easily.

Cosmetic solution: Avoid hair sprays containing alcohol, wear a bathing cap when swimming in chlorinated pools, avoid blow-drying the hair.

Thyroid connection: A 1991 study on Indian populations found a statistically significant relationship between thyroid deficiencies (hypothyroidism) and dry hair.

Facial Puffiness

Having an accumulation of excess fluid around the face, technically called facial edema, causes the face to appear more rounded or puffy.

Cosmetic solution: Apply a cold compress to the face, splash the face with cold water, prop the head on extra pillows when sleeping.

Thyroid connection: A 1997 review of 37 cases of hypothyroidism found that 27 of the subjects displayed facial puffiness.

Eyebrow Thinning

Hair loss in the temporal aspects (towards the ears) of the eyebrows. Loss of the outer third of the eyebrows is known as the sign of Hertoghe, named for Dr. Eugene Hertoghe of Belgium, a pioneer in thyroid research.

Cosmetic solution: Avoiding overplucking the eyebrows; use an eyebrow pencil.

Thyroid connection: The association between thyroid deficiency and eyebrow thinning was first mentioned by Dr. Hertoghe in a lecture he gave in 1914 and in a 1915 journal article. Also, a 1996 medical textbook on the thyroid noted that loss of or thinning eyebrows are associated with 25 percent of individuals with hypothyroidism.

Pale Skin

Although pale skin is preferred in many cultures, often a darker skin is associated with more vibrant health.

Cosmetic solution: Spray on a tan and apply blush to pale skin, especially the cheeks.

Thyroid connection: In a 1998 textbook on endocrinology, it was reported that 67 percent of the hypothyroidism cases reviewed had “pallor of skin.”

Puffy Eyelids

Under the technical term eyelid edema, this condition is characterized by a swelling (inflammation) of the eyelid.

Cosmetic solution: Apply a cold compress or apply cucumber slices on closed eyes, and change the type of makeup used.

Thyroid connection: A 1998 endocrinology textbook reported that in a study of hypothyroidism, 90 percent of the cases reviewed had eyelid edema.

Swollen Lips

The lips appear swollen or puffy and are often associated with a medical condition called myxedema.

Cosmetic solution: Apply a cold compress and apply aloe vera extract before bedtime.

Thyroid connection: A 2004 review of 19 cases of hypothyroidism found that myxedema was associated with 73.6 percent of the cases.

These are just a few examples of how a thyroid deficiency can affect your facial appearance. Moreover, the opposite problem, an overactive thyroid, can result in many other physical conditions relating to your face, such as hair loss or a red complexion. In either case, trying to treat the condition cosmetically may not necessarily address the true cause, which may be a hormone imbalance. When it comes to identifying what’s really going on with your thyroid and many other hormones, a BioSignature assessment is just the ticket.

A BioSignature assessment can provide insight into how hormones may be affecting your health, at which point you can take proactive steps to address and often correct these conditions without drugs or covering them up with cosmetics. The BioSignature protocols include changes in diet, exercise and targeted supplementation to resolve the problem healthfully – in effect, to create a BioSignature makeover.

 

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