Here’s to Disease Prevetion and Long Life!

For four years now, I have been drinking it and slathering it on my skin, with no new skin cancers showing up, and a heck of a lot more energy.  The “It” is Resveratrol, and over the past 10 years, myriads of research studies have been completed showing the promise of many health benefits. There are still questions to be answered, and on going research trying to find those answers (just go to pubmed.gov, type “resveratrol” in the search box).

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Recently, the research journal, Science, published findings that prove

a single anti-aging enzyme in the body can be targeted, with the potential to prevent age-related diseases and extend lifespans. [Read more…]

How to Enjoy the Sun and Protect Your Skin!

Ever wonder how those beautiful, warm rays of the sun can have such long lasting and damaging effects on your skin?

Like a straightened rainbow, you can picture the spectrum of sunlight with the red, orange and yellow wavelengths being the longest and making up infrared light.  As wavelengths shorten, green and blue light speeds up into indigo blue and violet colors, which are visible and contain Ultraviolet A and Ultraviolet B rays.  These are the rays that cause sun damage to our skin. [Read more…]

Secret Beauty Ingredient of an Ancient Chinese Princess!

Secrets of ancient beauties may still be useful today! One such beauty was Empress Lu Zhi, who was known far and wide for her beautiful skin. When asked what her secret was, she would reply “Tremella”.

“Empress Lü Zhi (241BC-180BC), wife of Liu Bang, founding emperor of  the Han Dynasty (206 BC – AD 220), set great store by Tremella fuciformis. Both in civil life and as empress, she started each day with a bowl of soup made from this edible jelly fungus.”

As I’m feeling a little more ancient with each year,  a little ancient beauty secret is just what I’m looking for!

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