The staff has been hearing Jill rave about P. Jentschura products ever since she got back from Paris. So of course we needed to bring the German-based line to you. We are now carrying various supplements, teas and brushes, and had the pleasure of welcoming P. Jentschura rep Tianne Banerd in the studio. She came down from Canada to train the staff on the products, as well as discuss the importance of an alkaline lifestyle.
Before we start singing the praises of the Alkabath and the MorgenStund, it’s important to talk about how important a balanced pH is. You may have heard Jill discuss this before—she’s passionate about it. And if you’ve used Biologique Recherche products, you already working to create a balanced pH on the surface of your skin.
But let’s talk internally. Our blood is alkaline, and requires a pH-level between 7.35 and 7.45 to flow optimally, nourish cells, and cleanse the body.
Guess what? This usually isn’t the case for most of us. Rather, acids and toxins build up in our bodies because of our lifestyle and diet. Processed foods, meats, sugar, coffee, soda, and stress are just a few of the things that add acidity to our bodies. When our pH level drops (i.e. becomes more acidic), our blood becomes thicker and clotted, and doesn’t provide cells with oxygen and nutrients as well as it should. Acids, toxins, and other harmful substances build up in the body, and hormones, enzymes, and our immune systems can’t function in this acidic environment. To keep our blood in the proper pH range, the body does all sorts of things to deal with excess acidity, including flushing acids into fat cells or leaching calcium (alkaline) from our bones to neutralize the acids. As you can imagine, this isn’t good.
Aside from feeling less that great on a daily basis, ongoing excess acidity can lead or contribute to rosacea, weight gain, migraines, arthritis, digestive disorders, aching joints, varicose veins, ulcers, infertility, and diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Not only are you what you eat, you’re also what your body doesn’t eliminate. Scary thought, right?
That’s where the P. Jentschura products come in. The AlkaBath pulls out toxins through your skin. Brush massages affect blood circulation and the nervous system. Try a dry brushing in the morning and watch your energy soar. The 7x7 AlkaHerb is chockablock with 49 herbs, seeds, spices, roots, and blossoms to cleanse and flush the body of toxins. We make a big jar of 7x7 iced tea to drink every day. The MorgenStund (which translates to “morning hours”) is a millet and buckwheat porridge packed with fruit and seeds that is as easy as oatmeal to prepare and provides you with energy and power (and it’s gluten-free). We make this, add some berries or banana to it, and sprinkle WurzelKraft on top of it. A blend of fruit, pollen, herbs, and vegetables, the granules pack vitamins B2, B2, B6, C, E, and K1; essential amino acids; biotin, niacin and folic acid; and minerals K, Ca, Na, Mg, Fe, Zn, Se, Cr, and Si. To get the most nutritional benefit from WurzelKraft, take 3 teaspoons each day—sprinkle on yogurt, cereal, or fruit salad, spread onto toast with honey, or mix into a glass of fruit juice.
These are just a few of the P. Jentschura products we will be introducing into the studio. We are committed to your beauty and wellness, both inside and out, and creating a balanced pH and alkaline environment in your body will be reflected through your skin and appearance. The French approach to skincare takes into account digestion and circulation so this philosophy fits perfectly into the work Jill has been doing for 20-plus years.
Stay tuned for more information on these products and the importance of pH, as well as testimonials from staff and clients as we see results from using these products and committing to a more alkaline lifestyle. Or come into the studio and check them out yourself!
(pH chart: knol.google.com; AlkaBath photo: beleko.be; P. Jentschura product shot: floressa.de)