New Study Results for Healthier and Longer Life!

Fruit ParfaitA recent study from the University College of London, shows significantly that eating 7 or more servings of vegetables and fruit each day reduces your risk of dying of disease by 42%. This is great news for those who love your veggies, salads and fruit bowls. Seven servings, usually consisting of 1/2 cup of each, can be daunting for someone who considers popcorn at the movies meeting their daily requirement. But if you want to stay healthy and live a long life, then we need to look for some creative ways to get all those vegetables and fruits in.

“This is the first study to link fruit and vegetable consumption with all-cause, cancer and heart disease deaths in a nationally-representative population, the first to quantify health benefits per-portion, and the first to identify the types of fruit and vegetable with the most benefit. [Read more…]

Protect Your Skin Cells With Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract is a rich source of antioxidants, including proanthocyanidins. Several studies have demonstrated the health benefits of grape seed extract, which include protection from oxidative stress, cardiovascular health support, and immune system support. It also shows promise as a cancer fighting ingredient.

With so many people developing skin cancer each day, it’s great to hear about natural ingredients that help with prevention. Those colorful fruits and vegetables are loaded with amazing health benefits. [Read more…]

Tips for the Manly Man’s Healthy Skin!

Do men care about their looks more than their skin? Do they think they look young and virile, completely missing the wrinkles around their eyes and mouth from years of sports, sun damage and fun-filled nights?

Man doing bodybuilding at gym by NPE Demo SiteThat’s what I came away with after spending a full day in a gym, talking to quite a few men, most of who were in their late forties to early fifties. What was the most astonishing to me, was that they did not think they had any fine lines or wrinkles at all, and what’s more, definitely didn’t want to try anything to combat the signs of aging showing all over their manly faces.

They were very worried about puffiness under eyes, and feeling their facial skin was developing areas of dryness that nothing seemed to help. It was  clear to me that they are extremely concerned about their appearance, and maintaining their youthful physique by keeping their muscles buffed.  Their skin was only important if there was a skin issue that was bothersome or it was pointed out to them that they were beginning to show signs of aging. One even said to me “I don’t have any wrinkles” while looking me in the eye – he had a zillion around his eyes and lips and was definitely not a sunscreen user! [Read more…]

Hey! Where’d That Age Spot Go??

Hey! Where’d That Age Spot Go??? That’s exactly what I said aloud last week when I realized a large age spot on my right cheek was almost completely gone!

Guess what else I noticed…my cheek has “lifted”!! Woooohoooo!!

What Am I Doing? (Please have your skin checked by your dermatologist at least once a year.)

1. Celloxylin MD 20Ex Acid Peel: Twice a Week

2. Derma Firm Illuminator: 4 – 5 Times a  Week, Spot and Wrinkle Cycles

3. Celloxylin Skin Care + Lifeoxylin Elixir: Daily

What is Beneficial Beauty?

In today’s market, the demand for anti-aging skin care continues to grow rapidly!   While Baby-Boomers look for new methods to slow aging and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, a younger generation is increasingly seeking out preventative anti-aging strategies to help them look younger longer.  Topically applied products are undeniably an important tool for supporting skin appearance, structure and function – we love to slather cream everywhere it seems!Happy! by iamamylou

While incredible advances in anti-aging technology are making skin care products more and more effective, for many people, fighting the clock is a losing battle.  Why?  No matter how many “Potions and Lotions” we spread on our skin, the single most important – and BASIC – step in maintaining healthy, beautiful skin is taking care of it from the inside out! [Read more…]

Tips to Prevent Chronic Inflammation

Ever had a paper cut?  Ouch!  So tiny, yet so red and painful!  That redness and pain is a result of acute inflammation.   A simple little cut in our skin causes our body’s immune system to activate a variety of cecut finger by TheTruthAbout...lls that destroy bacteria, form blood clots, and renew the skin so that our wound heals with a tiny little scar.PA280032 by Calpurnius

Acute inflammation has a special short-term purpose of healing our bodies from injury, infection,  and allergies.  Once the situation is under control, the inflammatory response shuts down. Chronic inflammation occurs when our body doesn’t  recognize when the “fire is out”, and there are still “smouldering embers” somewhere inside.

Let me put it another way.  We’re sitting on the 50 yard line, watching our home team football game, and we have the ball.  The opponent is our cross town rival  and we begin to run the ball.  The defense pushes back, effectively, but doesn’t stop when the play is done!  Then, our opponent’s bench Battle for the Ball by Mark Griffithclears as they all join in, aggressively continuing to tackle us.  Unbelievably, these guys start going into the stands, taking out the spectators!  People of all ages are getting hurt, the trainers and medics can’t take care of the injured quickly enough, and our team can’t shut them down!

Silly example, I know, but you get the idea!  As our body’s immune system continues fighting the infection, injury or allergy, even after things have calmed down, damage is done to tissues and organs that were otherwise perfectly healthy.  Chronic inflammation consists of acute inflammation that just keeps going, having far-reaching effects.  If  left uncontrolled over time, it can lead to degenerative conditions and diseases.

Here are some lifestyle changes that we can implement right now to vastly reduce the inflammation already existing in our bodies and prevent it in the future.

  • mediterranean salad by SabincheDIET Diets high in sugar and saturated fats promote inflammation.  A great way to change it up is by increasing our intake of monosaturated fats like cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, adding Omega 3 (we use Flax Seed oil at our house), and eating whole grains, rainbow-colored fruits and vegetables, and dark chocolate (80% if you can). Look for probiotics in Kefir, live active cultured yogurts, or even a probiotic tablet is good.
  • MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT Prevents chronic inflammatory diseases.  Don’t forget to EXERCISE!! Even as little as a brisk walk for half an hour a day will make a huge difference in your overall health and bone strength!
  • STOP SMOKING! “nuff said!”
  • GET PLENTY OF REST Solid, uninterrupted, restful sleep restores, replenishes and rejuvenates our body’s cells and tissues.  If you can, a good 7 – 10 hours a night is the goal.
  • Mr.Sleep Puff Bear *Kumanoko* by Seattle RollREDUCE STRESS Yes, you can!!  Try some yoga, meditation, deep breathing, listening to calming sounds, visualization and relaxation techniques, and saying “no” more often to over commitment.
  • SUPPLEMENTS When you eat on the fly, you can’t always be assured of getting all the nutrients your body needs! When it comes to antioxidant supplements, I can only recommend one product line, because IT WORKS and has the widest variety of high antioxidant fruits and vegetables available!  Lifeoxylin Elixir lets you drink your colors!  Diets high in antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables provide a wide array of health benefits; in addition to protecting our cells from oxidative stress, antioxidants are known to strengthen our immune systems, reduce cancer risk, prevent macular degeneration, and protect against heart disease. What colors do you get from Lifeoxylin Elixir? Concord Grape, Blueberry, Purple Carrot, Acai, Noni, Blackberry, Mangosteen, Beet, Escobillo, Goji Berry, Pomegranate, Apple, Cranberry, Strawberry, Mango, Quebracho Extract, Yellow Carrot, Pineapple, Pear, Aloe Vera, Polypodium, Broccoli, Olive Leaf Extract, Spinach, PLUS…RESVERATROL, CO Q 10, and ATP (energy!)
  • Colorful by stukinhaSKIN CARE Celloxylin Skin Care System is jam-packed with Free Radical fighting ingredients such as Resveratrol, Caffeine, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, and Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract to name just a few. Skin is the largest organ in our body, and what we put on our skin goes directly into our bloodstream. It is wonderful that there is now a way to put these great antioxidants right on our skin, so we can get the oxidative stress/free radical fighters working internally and externally, all day long, every day.

So, please, while you can, take care of yourself from the inside out and even aging can be beautiful!!

References:

“Fighting Free Radicals”  http://www.aprioribeauty.com/FIC/candace/back_office/did_you_know

“Is Chronic Inflammation the Key to Unlocking the Mysteries of Cancer?” http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=chronic-inflammation-cancer

“What is Chronic Inflammation?” http://www.womentowomen.com/inflammation/whatischronicinflammation.aspx

“Two Faces of Inflammation”, Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D., Linus Pauling Institute http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/ss07/inflammation.html

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