Thursday, November 6, 2014

Winter Skin Care

As temperatures drop so does the moisture in our skin. Choosing the right skin care to keep that moisture and natural glow with out clogging pores can be tricky.

The first step is to always make sure you are applying those moisturizing products on exfoliated and damp skin. This allows your products to penetrate and not just sit on top and feel heavy. What do I mean by exfoliate and damp skin?

  • Exfoliation should be done by natural and not-so-harsh products. For example, enzymes that come from pineapple or papaya and mild-foaming cleansers. Stay away from harsh scrubs and a lot of chemicals that you can't pronounce. Don't over exfoliate-do this 2-3 times a week. 
  • After washing your face, splashing it with water, and gently patting it with a towel; your skin will still feel a little damp. However, a great way to make sure your skin is ready to absorb all products that you apply you can spritz it with a toner. Toner should not be full of alcohol or chemicals because that will just cause your skin to become more dry. Osmosis carries an amazing pH balanced toner water called "CLEAR" that allows your skin to drink up all the product and absorb in for the maximum benefit. 
Choose products with "good oils." Some examples of good oils are:

  • Avocado oil
  • Primrose oil
  • Grape Seed oil
  • Almond oil
  • Argan oil
All of these oils are also good for your hair and skin on your entire body! 

Lastly, a few key factors that many don't think about when it comes to our skin are hot showers, diet, and exercise. As tempting as a steamy, hot shower may be when its cold outside; the hot temperature will only strip your skin of the "good oils" and more moisture.
Drinking a lot of water and eating fruits and vegetables, and getting frequent exercise will also keep your skin balanced and glowing. Fruits and veggies will be your key source to a lot of your vitamins and antioxidants. 

Don't forget your SPF!! Even when its cold and cloudy. A natural SPF is very important for skin protection. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Good Sunscreen vs. Bad Sunscreen: Do you know the difference?

The Importance of Choosing the Right Sunblock!
Unprotected exposure to the sun can lead to many health concerns with skin cancer at the top of the charts. Choosing the right sunblock is not just about the SPF labeled with the highest number (like SPF 85+). In fact, SPF 50 is only a couple percentages away from the 85 or 100. An SPF of 35 is a sufficient amount of protection. What you really need to be watching for are the ingredients. Sunblocks can contain many harmful chemicals that can absorb into the bloodstream and cause more damage.    

Physical VS. Chemical Sunblock
Physical (Natural Minerals) are Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide and are low to no toxic concern. Physical sunblocks lay right on top of the skin and reflect the sun's rays, they do not create free radicals, they are safe enough to be found in baby diaper rash cream, and they provide protection immediately.

Some chemicals you may see in sunblock are oxybenzone, homosalate, and octinoxate and have a high toxic concern. The chemicals in sunblock will absorb into the skin and quickly reach the bloodstream, and in turn only work by absorbing sun's rays as well. This may disrupt the hormone system, cause allergic reactions, create free radicals in the body, and you have to wait 20-30 min. before going out to the sun.

Below is a diagram illustrating physical vs. chemical sunblocks for a better understanding. 

Gone are the days of sun bathing with our bodies covered in baby oil... 

At least 20 min. a day of protected sun exposure can boost our vitamin D and improve our moods!  

Over exposure of the sun can could cause our immune system to suffer, cause pigmentation (uneven skin tone), wrinkles, premature aging, and even worse skin cancer.   

Stop by our office today to pick up your sunblock for the summer...receive a FREE bottle of sunblock when you purchase a Laser Hair Removal Package.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Thermography vs Mammograms: Facts You Need To Know

Thermography vs. Mammogram:

Facts You Need to Know

Most tumors take years to develop to a size measurable on a mammogram. What is happening in the body during that time the tumor is developing? What is causing this growth? Mammograms cannot provide the same early detection and insight you get from a Thermography screening. Mammograms expose your body to radiation that can be 1,000 times greater than that from a chest x-ray, which poses risks of cancer. Mammography also compresses your breasts tightly, and often painfully, which could lead to a lethal spread of cancerous cells, should there be any present.

Aside from the radiation risks, mammograms carry a first-time false positive rate of up to 6 percent. False positives can lead to expensive repeat screenings and can sometimes result in unnecessary invasive procedures including biopsies and surgeries. Not to mention that women have unnecessarily undergone mastectomies, radiation and chemotherapy after receiving false positives on a mammogram.

And what about IBC (inflammatory breast cancer), a condition most are not familiar with, which has no lumps to see on a mammogram but is just as threatening? Thermography can detect this kind of hidden condition in its earliest stages.

Of the examination techniques used today, regulation Thermography is the only method which gives significant metabolic and vascular phenomena that occurs in breast tissue response. While all other methods mainly explore morphology, Thermography examines the physiology and its regulating mechanisms. More and more clinical studies are showing that an alternative, non-invasive breast cancer screening test - Thermography - could soon become the initial breast screening tool for pre-menopausal women.

Neither mammograms nor Thermography diagnose breast cancer, they are screening tools for early detection. Choose the safer option.

Call the Thermography Clinic of Scottsdale to find out more information 
and to schedule your Thermography screening: 

(480) 664-2288

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lipogenex Summer Slim Down - Choose to Lose for a Healthier, Happier YOU!

Reasons to consider giving our weight loss program a try:

- Health- 
How well you treat your body now directly reflects how well you will feel in your later years. Excess weight can cause serious health problems that impact quality of life, not to mention costly treatments &  medication!
 - Confidence -
Stop hiding behind baggy clothes. Wear your short shorts and feel good about it!  When you look great you feel great, it's as simple as that. Feel beautiful and sexy in whatever you're wearing. 

- Energy -
Have you lost your "oomph" to get up and conquer the world? Tired of always feeling "sluggish" and unmotivated to do things you used to love? Losing weight increases metabolism which in turn gives you energy! Don't accept "chronic fatigue"!
- Save Money! -
Fit into those clothes that have been sitting in your closet taking up space! Losing weight can double your wardrobe options! That's something to smile about! :)

Weight Loss doesn't have to be a never ending battle! 
Conquer your weight loss goal & start living a better, healthier life! 

At Lipogenex, your success is our success. Our weight loss programs are100% customized to your individual needs. Our tried &,true weight loss programs will deliver real, healthyweight loss in 4-6 short weeks. 
Summer is practically here, feel comfortable in your own skin and enjoy those sunny pool days and family vacations. 
All Weight Loss Programs include:
-Weekly monitoring consultations
-Required Protein Powder for shakes
- PhenTabz (for energy & fat burn)
- Weekly B12 Shot
-hCG injections (optional)
-Recipe Book! 
Call to schedule a FREE consultation with Dr. Karampahtsis to discuss which weight loss plan is right for you: 
Our all-inclusive programs start as low as$299 this month!
Wear your Summer apparel with confidence!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Thermography: Your number one choice in disease prevention & early detection

Lipogenex is your local choice for Thermography screenings in Arizona.
We are among the first clinics to offer Regulation Thermography, not to be confused with Heat Imaging Thermography. Continue reading to learn the difference between the two, and why Regulation Thermography 
screenings should be an important part of your health and wellness care.  

Check out our new website for details & more information:

Health. Wellness. Prevention.

Thermography is great for men, women and children. Here are some areas of health the Thermography screening tests:

- Adrenal     
- Breast    
- Thyroid     
- Prostate     
- Immune    
- Digestive           
- Uterine/Ovary    
- Cardiovascular     
- Food Intolerance     
- Dental

You will receive a 6 - 8 page color report that will include a consult with Dr. Karampahtsis.

Thermography allows your body to reveal information that measures temperature, a method dating back to 400BC when physicians would use mud on the body to find disease. Technology today, fortunately, has developed use of a temperature sensor device for changes in the body, even before disease may begin.  

Our Thermography screening will give you a road-map of your health so you then will have the power to take action with your health.  Both medical and naturopathic doctors love the information from these reports which help guide them in helping you. 
This screening should be an important part of your 
health and wellness care.  
European Regulation Thermography is simply the measurement of heat and provides a whole-body evaluation. These are evaluations that show functional changes happening in the body before those changes become labeled as disease processes, such as lymphatic tissue changes and toxicity, that are indicative of breast health concerns that may be related to cancer or other issues.  Thermography is a safe, no radiationalternative to getting annual mammograms, which can cause more harm then good. Mammograms detect breast health problems such as tumors after they have already began development. Thermography detects abnormalities up to 4 years in advance, BEFORE a tumor has been created in the tissue.

Thermography examines a wider range of tissues, organs and glands due its methodology, and the information is plotted on a graph in order to more accurately detect patterns. Unique benefits of European Regulation Thermography are earlier detection, more comprehensive information and the opportunity to evaluate a wider range of organs, glands and tissues.

Thermography is affordable, accurate, and can save your life! Prevention and early detection are key to maintaining health and wellness.

Call our office today to schedule your Thermography screening

(480) 664-2288

Did you know? Most insurance plans cover Thermography for you. Give us a call for a free insurance verification.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

.:: Weight Loss & Wellness Detox ::.

.:: B O D Y ::.  
Why detox?

In our increasingly toxic world, we are exposed to toxins every day and a build-up can affect our neurological, immune and endocrine (hormone) systems. The most common offenders are air pollutionfood additivespesticidesalcoholcigarette smoke, heavy metals, processed food, pharmaceuticals and stress.

When large amounts of toxins are consumed over a long period of time, health issues arise. By following a detox diet you reduce the toxic load and enable the body to function more efficiently. Detoxing simply requires a little discipline and a fridge full of nourishing foods.

At Lipogenex, we offer a very affordable, easy to follow detox plan that consists of 3 full weeks of detoxing which includes weekly monitoring by Dr. Karampahtsis, IV Therapy for detox, B12 Shots, and select physician grade supplements for cleansing and heavy metal removal. 

 Lose weight, boost your immune system & eliminate toxins in just 3 short weeks. 

This program is right for you if you:
  • want to focus on your health, energy, lifestyle and long term wellness and don't have obvious health concerns.
  • if you're overweight, want to reduce quickly and learn new methods for controlling weight designed to last a lifetime.
  • know that your body is over-stressed and you want an intensive detoxification and regeneration program.
  • believe in the healing power of nutrition and want to improve your health through diet, and detoxification.
Call to get started today and take advantage of our Spring Detox Special this month!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Alkaline Water System for Improved Health & Wellness

The Importance of Healthy Drinking Water For Life!
Water, and the quality of water is crucial to support most of the vital functions of the body.

Adequate hydration is necessary for life! The body itself is approximately 70% water. Much of the water today is acidic, or has impurities or both. Combat acidosis and chronic dehydration with alkaline water! Alkaline water is far superior to any other purified water reaching an alkalinity of 9 on the pH scale! 

Alkaline H2O vs
Bottled Water
Alkaline water is far superior to any other purified water reaching an alkalinity of 9 on the pH scale! 

Most people are surprised to learn that most bottled water is acidic and carries chemicals and pollutants that are leached from the plastic bottle itself. Many bottled water manufacturers use either the process of reverse osmosis or distillation to process their water, both purification processes result in what is commonly referred to as "dead" water. Instead of nurturing and supporting your body, drinking acidic water can actually have negative effects on your body's ability to absorb important nutrients.

Reverse Osmosis (RO) water as well as distilled water are considered "dead waters" because everything has been removed from it including important minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium. If you're drinking "dead water", you're not eliminating free radicals. On the contrary, you are, in actuality, increasing the oxidation in your body rather than reducing it, and making water absorption for hydration much harder.

Our unique Water Enrichment System produces pure water that works to restore an individual's pH levels. It removes contaminants but provides the important minerals. In addition,  this alkaline water helps to detoxify and to super-hydrate your body. 

Health Dangers of Temporary & Chronic Dehydration
What Are Some Potential Results From Dehydration?

Dehydration causes enzyme activity to slow down. 
Water moving between the inside and outside of the cell also generates energy. Who wants to go through the days drained and tired?  People often think they are drinking more than they really are.  For instance, some who drink a lot of coffee think they are hydrating their bodies, when in reality the coffee is really dehydrating and depleting the water in the tissues.  So instead of the water substitutes, instead of the bottled waters, drink real Alkaline Water for superior hydration.  One guideline for the amount of water to drink, is to take your actual weight, divide it in half and drink that number of ounces of water per day.   For example, a person weighing 150 pounds should drink at least 75 ounces of water daily.  But remember that in intense heat, you may need even more.
Digestive Disorders

The friendly bacteria in the "gut" require negative ORP values to thrive. 
When drinking beverages with a positive ORP, like soda pop and other popular drinks, (even most bottled waters) your body is being deprived of the important antioxidant potential. (ORP = oxidation reduction potential.) Remember that Alkaline Water does have a strong negative ORP, meaning that it provides vital antioxidants.
Acid-Alkaline Imbalance
Dehydration significantly impacts how the body moves acid wastes.
This is important. We all need to strive for that critical balance of the acidic and alkaline in our bodies. When that balance is not maintained, many illnesses ensue. Everyone knows that many people suffer from acid reflux, and many other gastrointestinal maladies.

Dehydration causes the colon to pull as much water from the waste as possible. This contributes to constipation.  Don't set up residency in the bathroom, waiting for proper elimination. Sure, you can read the paper there,  daydream, and watch flowers. But proper and regular bowel movement is more likely to be facilitated with significant hydration.
High Blood Pressure

Did you know that 95% of blood plasma is water?  Dehydration thickens the blood and therefore elevates blood pressure. Keep blood pressure in the normal range by getting enough water daily. Don't risk dangers of an elevated reading caused by common dehydration.

Cholesterol is produced to slow down cellular water loss when there is not vital hydration. Why risk an elevated cholesterol? It may be shocking to find out that cholesterol may increase just from lack of water. There are enough other factors that may be more difficult to control. But water-we can easily regulate. Drink to your health.
Weight Gain

At 2% hydration the body is too acidic and goes into fat storage mode. (A one hour workout can get you to this point). Who wants to put in a one hour workout, only to be more liable to gain weight? Not a good idea! It's simpler to make sure that you are properly hydrated before, during and after the workout. But, remember to watch what form of hydration you are selecting. Soft drinks and most sports drinks simple don't help.
Skin Disorders

Dehydration reduces the ability of the skin to eliminate wastes and causes wrinkles, etc. So lubricate that skin- its the largest organ in the body. And then, also, in the hot summer climate, pay attention to the damage of the sun rays, when your skin is not protected. Well, that's only common sense.
Liver, Kidney, Bladder Problems

Dehydration increases the concentration of toxins in these organs of elimination. Who wants to house toxins needlessly?  Flush them out with adequate hydration.  Send emergency assistance to the liver, the kidney and the bladder.  For the best rescue, send lots of alkaline water to the source.  Your organs will thank you.
Respiratory Problems

Dehydration causes the respiratory system to dilate to reduce water loss via exhaling. But you can breathe easily, breathe deeply when you know that providing your body with plenty of healthy, alkaline, ionized water will prevent such respiratory problems that could otherwise be caused from dehydration.
Joint Problems

The fluids around the joints are mostly water. What if there is not enough fluid around the joints?  There is more pain, stress, and less ability to move freely.  Many individual, anecdotal records reveal relief from chronic joint pain, after drinking adequate amounts of alkaline water.
Premature Aging

Dehydration places great stress on the body and increases oxidation and aging. Well, this may be like saving the worst for last. Who do you know who wants to age faster? Well, when you cut open the apple and leave it, then you observe oxidation or instant aging. So why should we want to have instant aging? Nevertheless, a great deal of our population suffers from dehydration, and not just dehydration from excessive heat.
This is a year round problem, affecting all ages, and backgrounds. In a recent study, 31% of Seniors were found to be dehydrated.

Lipogenex now offers a New Water Enrichment System for Alkaline Water!

The Water Enrichment Unit creates natural mountain spring water in one portable counter-top system.

This unique water system provides natural, pure, healthy and delicious drinking water with these benefits:
  • Peace of mind knowing where your water comes from
  • An affordable system that delivers priceless water
  • It's portable. You can take it anywhere
  • Uses only gravity and natural minerals without electricity, plumbing or chemicals
Fortify your water with essential rare earth minerals that produces water with remarkable health benefits:
  • Super Cellular Hydration - Assists the body in rebuilding
  • Incredible Antioxidant Source - Supports healthy aging
  • Powerful Anti-inflammatory - Reduces free radical activity
  • Creates High Alkalinity - Transforms water's pH level to 9.5 naturally 
  • Makes Micro-Clustered Water-More easily absorbed by cells
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Call Lipogenex to order your Stand Alone Water Enrichment Unit......
start drinking good, ALKALINE water today and feel the noticeable difference!
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