cancer prevention

September: Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. (Share Article / Promote a Healthy America)

Posted on Updated on

Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 12.57.06 PM

Cancer is defined by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) as a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. Cancer is always named for the part of the body where it starts, even if it spreads to other body parts later.

Childhood Obesity: In the United States, Childhood obesity is a serious problem. Children and adolescents aged 2-19 years shows a prevalence of obesity has remained fairly stable at about 17% and affects about 12.7 million children and adolescents.

Ovarian Cancer: Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. However, treatment works best when the cancer is found in the early stages. Therefore going to the doctor for any female issues is very important to catching it early.  Signs and Symptoms  according to the US CDC are listed below:

  • Vaginal bleeding or discharge from your vagina that is not normal for you.
  • Pain in the pelvic or abdominal area (the area below your stomach and between your hip bones).
    Back pain.
  • Bloating, which is when the area below your stomach swells or feels full.
  • Feeling full quickly while eating.
  • A change in your bathroom habits, such as having to pass urine very badly or very often, constipation, or diarrhea.
  • Pay attention to your body, and know what is normal for you.  The earlier ovarian cancer is found and treated, the more likely treatment will be effective.

Don’t Let Cancer Take You Down!  Recognize how Diet, Health, Nutrition and Food play a valuable role in your health. Cancer and disease according to Dr. Sebi “finds it genesis when and where the mucous membrane has been compromised. For example, if there is excess mucous in the bronchial tubes, the disease is Bronchitis; if it is in the lungs, the disease is Pneumonia; in the pancreatic duct, it is Diabetes; in the joints Arthritis.”

Below are some very useful website links that are a must read for anyone interested in health:

Modified: After I first published this, I found out Dr Sebi (referenced in this article)  died. I am so very sorry to hear about his death and the manner in which it occured. A true travesty. http://www.naturallifeenergy.com/dr-sebi-died-august-6-2016-from-complications-after-being-arrested.

In His Memory: 

The author, T. Bohler, and owner of Mikios Natural Body Scrub, observes and supports health months in order to promote a Healthy America. Healthy ingredients, healthy products, healthy foods  and healthy choices creates the groundwork for a Healthy America.

Skin Care Tips

Posted on

Skin Care is important because your skin, (the largest organ in the body), is your body’s first and primary line of defense against germs, bacteria, viruses, disease, and environmental intruders.  The way you care for your skin determines how your skin looks, when it wrinkles and at what rate it ages. Many say that it is gene related, however, even a person with great genes who does not care for the skin will see some negative results.

As we age, our skin changes. Moisturizing skin with nutrient rich natural ingredients is so very important in the aging process. As we age, skin becomes thinner, sensitive to product ingredients and materials, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. Veins and bones can be seen more easily. Cuts, bruises, scratches, or bumps may take longer to heal. Years of sun tanning  may lead to dry skin, damaged skin, wrinkles, age spots, and even cancer. But, there is hope because there are things that you can do to protect and preserve your skin. The earlier you start with these practices the better for your skin in the longterm.

Avoid things that age the skin!

  • Excessive Sun
  • Tanning beds
  • Harsh Weather
  • Smoking
  • Inflammatory Foods
  • Excessive Alcohol
  • Bad Diet
  • Stress
  • Pollution

Make Olive Oil Your Best Friend!

  • Add it to your bath
  • Add it to your body while in the shower (after soap))
  • Mix it with water in a spray bottle and splash yourself while at the beach
  • Add it to your skin right before a workout
  • Put it on your body before you sleep
  • Use it to remove makeup

Incorporate Healthy  Lifestyle Habits!

  • Eat Healthy (Add more Alkaline Foods to All Meals)
  • Minimize Acidic Foods
  • Exfoliate your skin weekly
  • Add foods rich in Omega 3 to your diet
  • Wear Suntan Lotion of SPF of 30 or higher
  • Wear Protective Clothing
  • Commit to Using Olive oil or Coconut oil or Shea Butter on Skin daily
  • Minimize chemical exposure and absorption when possible
  • Clean skin regularly
  • Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize Skin

Keep Positive Energy Around You! 

  • Minimize negative friends
  • Eliminate “unnecessary stress”
  • Make choices that are good for you mentally, physically, and spiritually
  • Deal with stress head-on… by exercising your worries away
  • Surround yourself with Motivational type people who encourage your growth and development
  • Smile at every chance that you get
  • Eat to Live; Don’t Live to Eat

Skin is a very complicated organ but taking care of it does not have to be a complicated process. Early prevention, healthy lifestyle habits, nutrient rich diets, exercise, and tons of positive energy will help to keep your skin vibrant and healthy.

The author, T. Bohler, wrote this article to spread the news about the importance of skin care and the simple things that can be done to preserve the look, feel, and quality of your skin. The earlier you start in the process the better. She has been using olive oil on her skin since she was 20 years old (over 28 years ago). In addition, as the CEO of Mikios Natural Body Scrub, she ensures that all body scrubs are made  with olive oil.

Great Skin Care Tips to Preserve Skin

Posted on Updated on

Did you know that your skin plays a vital role in your life. It not only protects your organs but it controls your temperature and is the first thing that people see when they see you.

Avoid things that age the skin:

  • Excessive Sun
  • Tanning beds
  • Harsh Weather
  • Smoking
  • Inflammatory Foods
  • Excessive Alcohol
  • Bad Diet
  • Stress
  • Pollution

Things You Should be Doing to Preserve Your skin:

  • Eat Healthy (Add more Alkaline Foods to All Meals)Screen Shot 2015-08-23 at 6.00.50 PM
  • Minimize Acidic Foods
  • Screen Shot 2015-08-23 at 6.03.31 PM
  • Exfoliate your skin weekly
  • Add foods rich in Omega 3 to your diet
  • Wear Suntan Lotion of SPF of 30 or higher
  • Wear Protective Clothing
  • Commit to Using Olive oil or Coconut oil or Shea Butter on Skin daily
  • Minimize chemical exposure and absorption when possible
  • Clean skin regularly
  • Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize Skin

No, You Can’t Eat Them, But You Sure Can Wear Them!

Posted on

The National Cancer Institute stated that preliminary research in lab animals has shown that “antioxidants help prevent the free radical damage that is associated with cancer.” Increased antioxidants in the body help slow the process of aging, and may even increase longevity. The following is a short-list of antioxidant-rich Foods ( to eat raw). Try to incorporate as many as possible into your daily diet.

Hey, while your at it, lather some on your body by taking advantage of our body scrubs that all contain the antioxidants–Olive Oil, HONEY, and Coconut oil. Topically applied antioxidants can work to prevent the occurrence and reduce the severity of UV-induced skin damage and skin aging. Antioxidants such as olive oil, HONEY, and coconut oil all protect skin cells against the damaging effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS), such as singlet oxygen, superoxide, peroxyl radicals, hydroxyl radicals, and peroxynitrite.  So if your body is in need of antioxidants check out our body scrubs at http://www.shop.mikionaturalbodyscrub.com.  No, you can’t eat them, but you sure can wear them! 

List of Antioxidant Foods to Include In your Daily Diet. 

  • Corn
  • Lime
  • Kale
  • Lemon
  • Dates
  • Chiles
  • Cloves
  • Honey
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Prunes
  • Mangos
  • Squash
  • Millet
  • Almonds
  • Berries
  • Carrots
  • Peppers
  • Oregano
  • Spinach
  • Apricots
  • Broccoli
  • Cinnamon
  • Tomatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Artichoke
  • Green Tea
  • Pineapple
  • Red Beets
  • Goji Berries
  • Acai Berry
  • Coconut Oil
  • Pinto Beans
  • Broad Beans
  • Wheat Germ
  • Pomegranates
  • Hempseed Oil
  • Barley & Rye
  • Black Currant
  • Blood Oranges
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Raw Nuts & Seeds
  • Whole Grain Brown Rice