Did you know?

Tocopheryl acetate, also know as vitamin E acetate. Some studies have shown that Tocopherly acetate, or vitamin E acetate, has been linked to cancer.

Tocopherly acetate is used as an alternative to tocopherol (vitamin E) itself because the phenolic hydroxol group is blocked, providing a less acidic product. It is believed that the acetate is slowly hydrolyzed once it is absorbed into the skin, regenerating tocopherol and providing protection against the suns ultraviolet rays.

Phenols are a class of chemical compounds or parent compound used as an disinfectant and for chemical synthesis.

The term hydroxyl group is used to describe the functional group -OH when it is substituent in an organic compound. Organic molecules containing a hydroxyl group are known as alcohols.

So the majority of our everyday skin care products contains Tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E) and other things with scientific names! But do we  really know what they are…we should know what we are putting on our skin, what is going into our bodies. A lot of today’s skin care products are drowned in chemicals and synthectic stuff…is it really doing for you what you want it to and what you need it to?

DO YOU KNOW?

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Asian Vegetable Nori Rolls

This recipe is from RAWvolution by Matt Amsden / This is an awesome cookbook for the those who don’t mind trying something new and raw! These meals are light but super healthy and YUMMY!

Serves 4

Avocado, daikon, carrots, scallions, cucumber, red bell pepper, and clover sprouts in a raw, fish-free nori roll.

4 sheets raw nori

4 large, flat collard green ( or romaine lettuce leaves)

1 1/2 cups shredded carrots

1 1/2 cups shredded daikon

1 avocado, thinly sliced

8 scallions (green parts only)

2 cups clover sprouts

1/4 cucumber, seeded and cut lengthwise into 4 long, thin slices

1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

Lay out the nori sheets on a clean, dry surface. Arrange a collard green or romaine leaf on top of each nori sheet so that it completely covers the half of the sheet that is closest to you. These leaves will prevent the vegetables from getting the nori sheet wet, which makes the nori more prone to tearing.

Place a narrow layer of the carrots along the length of each nori sheet, about 1/2 inch from the end closest to you. Top with the daikon, avocado, scallions, sprouts, cucumber, and bell peppers, keeping the ingredients in a narrow pile.

Fold the edge of the nori closest to you over the filling. Gently roll each nori away from you, tightly and evenly, into a firm, snugly wrapped roll. Seal the exposed edge of the nori to the roll by wetting it with a little pure water or Nama Shoyu.

Cut each roll into 2 pieces with a sharp, serrated knife.

And there you have it! These are awesome and fresh and this book is amazing. Credits to Matt Amsden

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Welcome to the world of Therapy by K…where we can all come together to share our wisdoms of Therapy. There are so many different forms of therapy and my goal is to bring most if not all to you through Therapy by K!

If you have a method of therapy that may get you through the day, that has maybe gotten you through a  medically challenging time, that you just use in everyday life, feel free to share! As well as the therapy that I know and use, I will share with all!

There is so much that I would love to share…so instead of trying to type everything that I am trying to accomplish in a box…let me start to work outside that box!

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