I steered my little Nissan rental car higher… deeper into Jamaica’s John Crow Mountains. S-curves and switchbacks emerged suddenly out of the sheets of blinding rain.
As the storm finally began to clear, I spotted a cluster of tin-roofed houses and tiny shops. I had reached my destination: the home of Jamaica’s last living Maroon healer, Ivelyn Harris.
For centuries, the Maroons have been among the world’s most skilled herbalists. With just the plants growing in their mountain home, their healers may have already conquered problems that still challenge modern medicine. For example, I’d heard stories that…
Here’s something you won’t hear from your dermatologist. If you want the best-looking skin possible, you need to make sure you get enough of one overlooked nutrient. It’s the essential fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
Unfortunately for us, we can’t make GLA in our bodies. We have to get it from outside sources. And it’s not called “essential” for nothing. Your body has to have it to help maintain your largest organ – your skin.
In our culture, youth is prized. And for women, having great-looking skin means one thing.
It looks young.
But if you’re like many of my patients, it’s tough to find a skincare product to help you appear like you turned back the clock.
You can spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on the latest skincare products that promise you the moon. But they’re often the ones loaded with chemicals like parabens, carcinogens and gasoline distillates that can harm your skin and your health.