There is plenty of research that indicates that the unnaturally accelerated aging process associated with modern living and/or natural environmental exposures such as excessive ultraviolet radiation (photo-aging) can be slowed. In fact, over 150 natural substances have been indexed on aging in the GreenMedInfo.com project with demonstrable “anti-aging,” Continue reading
No one ever talks about the health benefits of organic sulfur.
It truly is the forgotten mineral – yet the third most abundant in your body. Only phosphorous and calcium can be found in higher quantities. Did you know that sulfur is present in every living organism?
Even the United States Food and Nutrition Board has neglected sulfur; its last update on organic sulfur’s recommended daily allowance (RDA) was more than twenty years ago.
Why is this a concern? Because your body needs organic sulfur, Continue reading
Cosmetics giant Neutrogena, whose parent company Johnson & Johnson has allowed the use of potentially cancer-causing chemicals in their products (and only announced in August 2012 that they would be removing them by the end of 2015), has taken on Continue reading
A recent study on over 1,900 French men and women analyzed diet, sun exposure, physical activity, age, and geographic location. The study followed participants for over two and a half years and found that those with the lowest levels of monounsaturated fatty acids in their diets displayed the greatest likelihood of photoaging and being classified among Continue reading
… that an inexpensive nutritional supplement called L-Carnosine is being hailed as by integrative doctors—including Dr. Oz—as the possible “end of old age?”
The nutrient L-Carnosine may come closer to an anti-aging magic bullet than anything else yet discovered. Continue reading
Do you want to look younger for longer? Do you want to fight the effects of aging? Have you tried a boatload of anti-aging creams and anti-aging solutions to no effect? A new study suggests that pine bark might be worth a shot.
Over time, skin shows its age because of the gradual breakdown of collagen and elastin. But skin can be made healthier, no matter what age you are. “Pycnogenol” is a patented natural supplement with antioxidant abilities that comes from the bark of the French maritime pine tree. The new study found that it improved skin hydration and elasticity in women.
Researchers used 75 milligrams of pine bark extract each day for 12 weeks on 20 healthy women aged 55 to 68. Continue reading
Although the cosmetic industry would have us believe otherwise, beautiful skin doesn’t come from a jar full of perfumed chemicals. Beyond being born with great genes, the best thing you can do for your skin is to eat a healthy diet. Learn how to enhance your skin from the inside out by eating foods that will make your epidermis glow with health. Try adding these foods to your diet to both feel and look better.
Chia Seeds: Chia offers a multitude of health benefits. The word chia derives from the Aztec word for oily. Chia seeds offer high levels of omega-3 acids which the human body needs but cannot produce and which only come from a few dietary sources.
Without omega-3’s, people can suffer from poor circulation and dry skin, as well as heart problems, fatigue, Continue reading
Though wrinkles may be an inevitable effect of aging, there are many things we can do to hold off wrinkles as well as lessen and eliminate existing ones. Here are some natural suggestions for preventing and getting rid of wrinkles:
Excessive sun exposure leads to wrinkles, though it may take years. Thus one should avoid getting too much sun. However, don’t avoid sunshine entirely. Regular sunshine and the resulting vitamin D3 is actually beneficial for the skin, and it is hugely important for overall health. The best advice is to get out of the sun when you first notice your skin beginning to turn pink. Continue reading
LONDON – A new approach to treating wrinkles could emerge as an alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery.
The non-invasive technique combines high-intensity light from light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and a lotion made of green tea extract. It works 10 times faster than a similar anti-wrinkle treatment that uses LEDs alone, the researchers say.
Andrei P. Sommer and
Recently, scientists showed that use of high-intensity LEDs, similar to those used in automotive tail lights and computers, could help reduce skin wrinkles when applied daily for several months.
But exposure to intense LED light is also involved in generating high levels of reactive oxygen species as byproducts that can potentially damage cells.
To combat that effect, the researchers combined the LED with a potent antioxidant in green tea extract called epigallocatechin gallate.
The combination treatment resulted in smoother skin, including “less pronounced wrinkle levels, shorter wrinkle valleys, and juvenile complexion”, the scientists say.
The treatment showed promising results in only a tenth of the time it took for LED therapy alone to reduce wrinkles.
The study could form the basis of “an effective facial rejuvenation programme”, and lead to a new understanding of the effect of reactive oxygen species on cellular ageing, they note.
Their study was published in the Oct 7 issue of ACS’ Crystal Growth & Design, a bi-monthly journal.