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Nourish Food for Healthy Skin™
Organic Raw Shea Butter Intensive Moisturizer

Be Informed, Not Fooled!
produt labels shout about the "good stuff" in them and many claim to be "organic." Are they really organic? READ the ingredients on the labels. LOOK OUT for chemicals-they can dry or irritate skin, absorb into our bodies, risk our health, and contaminate our earth. LOOK FOR the USDA seal to ensure that the product meets strict standards and really is 95-100% certified oragnic.

For centuries, shea nut trees have been harvested for their exotic, rich butters, wich offers skin nutritional benefits. Soothing & Smoothing intensive care. Nature's gift for dry or irritated skin all over the body (including lips, elbows, feet, heels and hands), dermatitis, minor burns, streach marks, chapping. Fragrance-Free
Supplement Facts

USE A small amount goes a long way; apply to areas all over the skin to nourish, smoothe and soften. Massage into skin. Use when shaving to avoid irritation. Use when massaging muscles or before strenuous exercise. If any sensitivities occur, which can develop even with organic ingredients, discontinue use.

Other Ingredients: certified organic shea butter

No Animal Testing, Expeller-Pressed and Hexane-Free.

Sensibility Soaps, Inc. Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Health Notes

Going Raw? Here's What You Need to Know

Going Raw? Here's What You Need to Know
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Raw foods are those that have not been heated above 108°F to 118°F
“Raw” is all the rage these days, but what does it mean to eat raw? And is it possible to get enough protein and other nutrients while following a raw diet?

Raw, defined

Most raw foodists eat only plant-based (vegan) foods, including vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, and seaweed. Raw foods are those that have not been heated above 108 degrees F to 118 degrees F, depending on who you talk to. The logic behind this is that many of the nutrients in foods are extremely sensitive to heat. This is especially true of the water-soluble vitamins, like the B-vitamins, folate, and vitamin C. As Katie McDonald, a raw food chef and certified Holistic Health Coach in Rhode Island puts it, "The more you do to a food, the less it does for you."

Raw food advocates also look to the enzyme content of raw foods, saying that cooking destroys delicate enzymes that could otherwise go toward improving the digestion of the foods you're eating.

Health benefits of a raw food diet

Raw food advocates say that people suffering from any kind of inflammatory condition (heart disease, diabetes, ulcerative colitis, or arthritis, for example) and people looking to lose weight, increase their energy, and reduce their risk of chronic disease, including cancer, may benefit from eating a raw food diet. While most of these claims have yet to be well demonstrated through research, some less-than-desirable effects of cooking on health are known:

  • Cooking foods can lead to toxic by-products. Compounds called HCAs (heterocyclic amines) and PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) form when animal protein is cooked at high temperatures, like on the grill. These substances can cause cancer in laboratory animals.
  • Animal foods high in fat and protein (like meats, butter, and cheese) also contain advanced glycation end products (AGEs). The level of AGEs in these foods may increase during the cooking process. AGEs can also be found in baked goods, such as breads and cookies. These compounds promote oxidative damage and inflammation in the body, increasing the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
  • Foods heated above 120 degrees F can also contain acrylamide, a substance that may increase the risk of certain types of cancer. Potato chips and French fries are particularly high in acrylamide.

Can I get enough protein eating raw?

The World Health Organization says that 0.83 grams of protein per kg of body weight per day is a safe amount for most adults. For a 150-pound person, that would be about 57 grams of protein per day, which translates to about 11% of the total calories in a 2,000-calorie daily diet.

"We really don't need as much protein as we're taught that we do," says McDonald. "If you're eating a variety of whole plant foods, it's easy to fulfill your protein requirements."

According to McDonald, plant protein is easier to digest than animal-based protein because it takes longer for animal protein to pass through the gastrointestinal system. "When the body is busy digesting, it has less time to do its other functions, like keeping the immune system healthy," McDonald says.

McDonald suggests soaking nuts, seeds, and legumes to improve their digestibility and enhance their nutrition. These foods contain enzyme inhibitors and other substances in their outer layers that can interfere with digestion if eaten prior to soaking. When they are soaked and/or sprouted, the toxic substances are removed and their nutritional content rises dramatically. Some of her favorite high-protein foods include sprouted alfalfa, lentils, aduki (aka adzuki) beans, and chickpeas. High-protein grains like buckwheat and quinoa are also tasty when sprouted. Katie makes her own almond milk by combining soaked almonds, dates, vanilla, and water in the blender.

Kids going raw

It's certainly easier to feed the whole family the same thing, but getting kids on board with the raw lifestyle can sometimes be a challenge. Since chocolate seems to be a universal hit, here's a recipe from Katie McDonald that highlights super-nutritious cacao nibs in a delicious treat that no one can resist.

Cacao nibs are the fruit from the pods of the cacao (cocoa) tree. They are a terrific source of magnesium and they're also high in protein: 1 ounce of raw cacao nibs contains 4 grams of protein.

Gogi Cacao Energy Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup soaked almonds
  • 1 cup date paste or 12 dates
  • 0.25 tsp sea salt
  • 3 Tbs goji berries
  • 2 Tbs cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

  • Line a brownie pan with parchment paper.
  • Grind raw almonds into a powder in food processor.
  • If using individual dates, mash them into a paste.
  • Mix almonds, dates, and salt together.
  • Add goji berries, cacao nibs, and vanilla.
  • Press dough evenly to desired thickness and cut into bars.

What the critics are saying

With all of the purported benefits of eating raw, the diet also has its opponents.

"When the food is consumed raw, plant enzymes do not aid in their own digestion inside the human body," says Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of the book, Eat to Live. "It is not true that eating raw food demands less enzyme production by your body, and steaming vegetables and making vegetable soups breaks down cellulose and alters the plants' cell structures so that fewer of your own enzymes are needed to digest the food, not more."

While many foods are indeed healthier eaten in their raw state, others, especially those containing fat-soluble vitamins, appear to be more nutritious after cooking. Lutein and lycopene are examples of potent anti-cancer compounds that are better absorbed after cooking and when eaten with some fat.

Concerning the vitamin C content of foods, Dr. Fuhrman explains that vitamin C contributes less than 1% of the antioxidant activity of fruits and vegetables. "For example, the main antioxidant activity in apples is provided by classes of chemicals called phenolics and flavonoids, both of which are made more available by cooking."

Cooking also destroys many potentially harmful microorganisms that can hitch a ride on your food.

What works for you?

Eating more raw foods is a great way to improve your overall health and vitality. Some people may choose to go raw for a short time as part of cleanse, while others may find that this is a way of life they'd like to continue. "If people really enjoy eating meat, I advise them to cut back, even a little bit, and to replace those calories with ones from fresh, raw foods," says McDonald.

The bottom line is that everyone needs to find a healthful diet that works for him or her. Whenever you increase the amount of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds in your diet, it's a bonus for your body.

Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, received her doctoral degree from Bastyr University, the nation's premier academic institution for science-based natural medicine. She co-founded South County Naturopaths in Wakefield, RI, where she practiced whole family care with an emphasis on nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, detoxification, and food allergy identification and treatment. Her blog, Eat Happy, helps take the drama out of healthy eating with real food recipes and nutrition news that you can use. Dr. Beauchamp is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire
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4.1

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  • Soothing (5)
  • Simple to use (4)

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Refined Organic Product

    By charlene.roney

    from TX

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        Comments about SENSIBILITY SOAPS Nourish Skin™ Organic Raw Shea Butter Intensive Moisturizer:

        So, this product is the first time I have ever purchased anything from GNC. I normally purchase my shea butter from another online source, but they were sold out, so I decided to try GNC's Organic Raw Shea Butter.

        When I received the order I was in disbelief; this product is not raw unrefined shea butter. The shea butter is white and has no smell; in its natural state, shea butter smells like nuts, and usually tends to be yellow. I decided to go ahead and keep this product because I wanted to see if it worked despite it being refined. Unfortunately, this product has done nothing for me, I have been using it on my feet exclusively for the last month and a half. My feet are now dry like the Sahara desert. I will not be purchasing this product again.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Somewhat disappointed

        By stacyandalexis

        from Atlanta, GA

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            Comments about SENSIBILITY SOAPS Nourish Skin™ Organic Raw Shea Butter Intensive Moisturizer:

            I really wanted to like it, I was so excited when I purchased this, however I'm disappointed. I use it as a nightcream, but I'm not sure it ever soaks in. Sometimes I put it on at 7:00 pm, to give it time to soak in, but it never does. I'm convinced it all goes on my pillow when I go to bed. After further research, I've discovered this is refined shea butter, it isn't supposed to be as hard, and shouldn't have a white color, so I will search for unrefined shea butter, oh well.

             
            5.0

            Best product I've found my skin

            By kenh

            from Cranberry Twp. Pa.

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              Comments about SENSIBILITY SOAPS Nourish Skin™ Organic Raw Shea Butter Intensive Moisturizer:

              I had some skin problems for years and this product was effective

               
              5.0

              LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

              By Kevin McGee

              from Northern part of the State

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                Comments about SENSIBILITY SOAPS Nourish Skin™ Organic Raw Shea Butter Intensive Moisturizer:

                My Family and I, have been using this product on every part of our body for over 2yrs now. I am a 35yr old female, my eldest Dtr is 16, middle Dtr is 13 and my youngest Dtr is 5. Our hair has grown so much since we began using this product, and our faces are just beautiful and extremely soft. My Husband really love's my skin...This product is "GREAT" for any Race or Gender!

                 
                5.0

                Great Product

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                  Comments about SENSIBILITY SOAPS Nourish Skin™ Organic Raw Shea Butter Intensive Moisturizer:

                  Best Shea Butter I have bought. It doesn't have the strong smell that other shea butters have and it works great for my baby's skin and hair. Cheapest price around on GNCs website especialy if you have a coupon code or free shipping through Shoprunner.

                   
                  5.0

                  Effective over the counter product

                  By kenh

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                  • Simple to Use
                  • Soothing
                  • Worked for my excema

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                  • A little greasy

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                  • Ease Pain

                  Comments about SENSIBILITY SOAPS Nourish Skin™ Organic Raw Shea Butter Intensive Moisturizer:

                  I had been to 5 or 6 dermatoligists over the years with little or no success for excema. A friend suggested this cream and it brought amazing results.I could'nt understand and still can't why these learned doctors did'nt suggest this instead of the scrips they would write.

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome moisturizer

                  By abaker216

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                    Comments about SENSIBILITY SOAPS Nourish Skin™ Organic Raw Shea Butter Intensive Moisturizer:

                    My daughter has severe eczema and this has been a wonderful product to help ease the itch. The only downfall is it is rather difficult to get out of the container. One really needs to warm it up before use otherwise you have to dig at it.

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again and again

                    By tracielove94

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                    Comments about SENSIBILITY SOAPS Nourish Skin™ Organic Raw Shea Butter Intensive Moisturizer:

                    I use it everday I love it clears skin and gives it a wonderful glow not greasy this is the only moisturizer i use on my face its wonderful!!!!!!!

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