An introductory article to the topic from SkinInc.com “Cell-to-cell communication is emerging as an exciting area in cosmetic product development. Peptides, stem cell technologies, botanicals, vitamins and even less active cosmetic ingredients all have the capacity to positively or negatively affect the skin.
So far, it is said that Cytokines are water-soluble chemical compounds that are not stored in the body, but are made as needed for a particular function. There are three individual types of cytokines: autocrine, paracrine and endocrine. In fact, many cells in the body can make cytokines.”
See full article and much more skincare info via Understanding Cytokines and Cell Communication | SkinInc.com.
This clip talks about 8 untruths regarding the use of the Dermaroller (Dermal Roller) that are circulating right now…
A nice demonstration video here from Shelly Hancock, on how to use an ULTRASONIC Skin SPATULA, OR ULTRASONIC Skin SCRUBBER ,as some call this item. It’s not really a scrubber, but it is said to clean better than a manual scrubbing brush, or an exfoliating scrub alone.
We shall see. There are plug-in models, and dozens of reasonable looking no cord models. Prices ranging from $45 – $299 and up. Though I am looking for all the specifics that would warrant the different prices.
I had called to purchase a series of 3 regular facials from a local aethetician. What a poor experience. And she was less than honest to boot. What people get away with in South Florida is pretty serious.
In the video below is the classic high-frequency that the Boca Raton, Florida medical spa owner stated, clearly, was included in ALL of her regular facials. I specifically asked before I set up the first appointment.She did not, and left scabs and scars from her treatment.
I have not been back for the other two facials. I was too stunned. And I have witness who knows exactly what my skin looked like before the facial.
( Many aestheticians no longer use this technique and I have found their replacement procedures to range from ineffective to appalling.)
click for a video to view the lovely lymphatic 科学映像館 Medical lymphatic system リンパ管の収縮
I so appreciate the rivers, streams, tributaries that run through this form that I am residing in. Among the other divine forces that operate in around my form, I consider the lymphatic system as it relates to everything I aim to understand on practical health.
Excerpt and image via Biohacking ? – Free Fermentology Foundation.
There exists a so called “dogma of molecular biology“, which, although considered as obsolete by most researchers, is still widely used by biotech companies to promote their products to the masses (GM crops, Monsanto, etc…). Using this dogma, they can pretend that they are doing a precise, predictable cut and paste work on the DNA.
According to this dogma, life is mainly encoded into the DNA, which is a kind of computer program for the cell and eventually the superior organisms like us. It is now clear that a human being cannot be encoded with 30,000 words (genes), and hopefully living organisms are inextricably interconnected with their environement, and involved in a number of complex feedback loops which makes a reductionist approach very naïve. The very notion of gene is not even well defined.
Furthermore, it is still very common to hear some stupid announcements (“we have found the gene of schizophrenia”), often made by serious scientists in search of fundings, which generates in the non-specialist audience a reaction of blind admiration (and sometimes of fear).
On the other hand, modern biology tells us that life has “discovered” an incredible number of very clever mechanisms. For example a muscle is much more efficient and flexible than most of our motors. And we don’t even understand how to mimic photosynthesis (from which solar energy can be turned into gasoline). All this was not obtained by using a down-top, reductionist design, from the DNA to the cell and then to Mozart. On the contrary, it is the macroscopic process of evolution which is at work behind all this.
This is this global approach that we will follow in these pages. Most of our work will stay at the macroscopic level, with populations of bacteria, symbiosis, etc. Evolution lead to the emergences of complex systems in interaction. A typical example are the few symbiosis discussed in these pages (Kefir, Kombucha, …) which are not well fitted for a standardized industrial process. Their commercial potential is limited, and so is the corresponding academic research. Here alternative structures like hacklabs and networks of amateurs working in an open source spirit can play a crucial role.