Why You Need to Start Dry Skin Brushing Today

Why You Need to Start Dry Skin Brushing Today

Q: “SHOULD I DRY SKIN BRUSH?” 

DR ALLEGRA SAYS….

A: Short answer= YES

Dry skin brushing is my favorite way to help detoxify your skin, boost your immune system, and help your skin glow.

Don’t you love it when all those benefits go together?

BENEFITS OF DRY SKIN BRUSHING

  • Reduce cellulite
  • Support detoxification
  • Speed healing
  • Exfoliates
  • Increase circulation
  • Balance bacteria on your skin
  • Increase oxygenation to your skin

HOW TO CHOOSE A BRUSH…

First, you need a natural fiber brush like this one. This one is available through my apothecary. When choosing a dry skin brush you want it to just have a little bit of give in the bristles. You can see it’s just moving a bit while I press on it (in the video), but it’s still pretty firm.

WHAT DOES DRY SKIN BRUSHING DO?

Dry skin brushing acts as a street sweeper. The brush is a natural way to help sweep the streets of your lymph vessels. Your lymphatic system is your garbage collector system helping your body collect and get rid of waste and toxins. When lymphatic fluid starts moving it also helps to draw blood flow to your skin. This increased blood flow helps the lymph fluid to pick up cellular waste AND brings more nutrients to your skin to help with tissue repair. Such repairs are essential to help reduce congestion that can lead to cellulite and pain.

HOW DO I USE A SKIN BRUSH?

This natural fiber brush and make little short strokes starting from your fingertips and move slowly up each arm. Keep moving in short little strokes up each arm and then from your toes up each leg. up your trunk. We’re focusing on funneling towards your heart.

We want all your lymphatic fluid to go towards where it can then be dumped into your heart. From your heart, the fluid is then pumped down to your kidneys which do their job by filter out the waste and toxins and reabsorbing nutrients back for recirculation.

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

It takes just a couple of minutes to do this quick sequence. This special sequence helps to get your skin glowing!

WHEN SHOULD I BRUSH?

The best time to get your lymphatic system moving is before a shower or before you go to bed.

BUT for some people it can feel very invigorating, if this is true for you, do this special sequence in the morning.

WHY IS DR. ALLEGRA’S APOTHECARY SKIN BRUSH IDEAL?

My brush is a bit more gentle compared to other body brushes on the market. Other brushes can be very firm and too aggressive for sensitive skin.

CAN I BRUSH EVERY PART OF MY BODY?

Make sure you avoid any rashes, open wounds, areas of skin that are easily damaged, areas of known skin malignancies or lymphatic malignancies, your face and eyes, and open and weeping rashes.

Start here with Dr. Allegra’s Self-Care Starter Pack!
This pack includes the tools you need to amplify your health!
1.  Dry Skin Brush
2.  Organic Cotton Cloth for a castor oil pack
3. Organic Castor Oil to apply to your pack.
4. Dr. Allegra’s bestselling book, Nourishing Space Within: Essentials of Self-Care, to teach you how to use these tools easily and effectively!

We all can use healthier options.

When will you start?

In Health,

We all need a little help….with our digestion

A majority of people who come into my office have some sort of digestive issue. This is why digestive enzymes can be so helpful to so many different people.

70 to 80% of your immune system is located in your gut. This is why it is so important to start with building a healthy diet first. When you have a healthy digestive system, then your immune system is stronger. When your immune system is stronger, you have the ability to be more flexible with all types of pathogenic exposure.

A digestive enzyme can help you build your digestive function, by helping you break down your food more fully. When you were able to break down your food more fully, you have access to more nutrients. When you have access to more nutrients, you have more building blocks to use to help your body heal. When you have more nutritional building blocks available, your immune system has more resources to run itself properly. When you have more access to the nutritional building blocks, your metabolism has more resources to run itself at a proper rate.

Naturopathic Physicians have long known that strong digestive function is the key to building a strong foundation of health.

Total Support Digestive Enzymes will help you break down fats, proteins, carbohydrates, dairy, and gluten better.

Of course, if you are allergic to nuts, dairy, or wheat, you still need to avoid these foods completely. If you avoid some of these foods due to allergy, autoimmune disease, or intolerance, these enzymes will help you break down any inadvertent exposure that you might have. This will reduce the inflammatory reaction that can occur from consuming foods that you are sensitive.

Why You Should Care About Inflammation


Why do you need to be concerned about inflammation?

Inflammation is the body’s reaction to initiate healing. The problem with inflammation occurs when this reaction is constant. This is a large problem in our modern societies. Inflammation happens to bring about healing but when it continues beyond is normal parameters it limits heal.

What is inflammation?

The best way I can describe it is to give examples. I am sure you have had a cold before. That cold may have been accompanied by a sore throat. Your throat may have felt swollen and red and hot. This is the reaction of inflammation. The purpose is to sequester any pathogens in the area and not let it spread to the rest of your body. This is very helpful, but for true and lasting healing to begin we must balance inflammation and reduce it in the long run.

Why should you care about inflammation?

Cancers of all kinds start as inflammation. This is why it is so important to address inflammation at its early stages rather than let it progress into something malignant.

This is why is it so important to utilize anti-inflammatory herbs and nutrients. Our modern world has so many stressors that push inflammation and we must balance that with extra nutritional and herbal support.

This is why this anti-inflammatory, Advanced anti-inflammatory complex, is the most frequently prescribed supplement in my dispensary.

This can be a tremendous support if there is any chronic inflammation such as joint pain, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cellulitis, frequent infections, digestive disturbances, chronic pain in all forms, and even anxiety and depression.

Start reducing your inflammation today!