The "Whiz-ard" That Is Dr. Oz

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46 Weeks to Go

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I made a mistake – it’s not unfixable.  When I bought flax seed, I bought whole instead of ground.  Ground flax seed is better for your digestion and for getting the benefits of the Omega 3 fatty acids.  My advice to you?  Always carefully read things.  I’m a skimmer and now I have to grind flax seed the old fashioned way – in a coffee grinder as a result.  It’s too early for me to say whether the flax seed and zinc are helping my skin, but I am trying to use both every day.  Since it’s also the beginning of my 46 week countdown, I’ll also give you a tally of what I spent.  I bought zinc/copper balance capsules for $19.99 and Gold Top Organics Golden Flax for $6.99 – grand total with tax was $30.49.  I have a feeling both will last me quite awhile though so it’s really pennies (if we still had them in Canada) a day.

Now, off the topic of flax and onto something that you put on your face – or rather something you should put on it – sunscreen. Dr. Oz on both his website (30 Days of Beauty) and in “You Being Beautiful” recommends using sunscreen on your face.  This is not new information, but it is very important.  I, for one, refuse to be a victim of photoaging, plus skin cancer isn’t something that any of us want to get.  I’ve never been a sun worshipper, and have been a regular user of a broad spectrum sunscreen on my face for a number of years.  I use both Ombrelle (for face) and Neutrogena (for face sunscreens).  I’m using one that I bought in the USA right now – Neutrogena Age Shield Face SPF 110.  I don’t love it – I prefer the Canadian Ultra Sheer Face Sunscreen (SPF 45).  An SPF of 110 isn’t really going to make a huge difference and it tends to be really hard to blend in.  It serves as my moisturizer during the day, and I find it just doesn’t absorb well.  I am too cheap (weirdly only about things that I buy at a drug store) to throw it out, so I’ll use it until the bitter end. 

There is no getting around it – sun screen is no longer an option anymore.  I know it’s not a fun skin  product to use, but it really is a necessity – and that means using it daily, rain or shine and no, you can’t skip it in the winter. 



Author: Jill Schneiderman

Hello and welcome to my blog. This started as a one year experiment to try to improve my health, turning to Dr. Oz for advice. One year became two and after that, the writing bug hit and writing about travel, lifestyle and my own musings became more fun. I'll return to the "Whiz-ard" when the feeling comes, but exploring other topics and getting to connect with new people and re-connect with old friends has been fun! Remember, any health advice you see here should be vetted with your family doctor. Any travel advice that I give though, should be followed! I am a marketing professional, working in media. This allows me to continue my obsession with all things TV and print and get paid for it. I'm an avid traveller, reader and shopper but make time for friends, family and volunteering so that I don't feel completely shallow.

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