anti-aging february news research
Three Anti-Aging Tips That Are False
Water helps plump up your skin.
According to dermatologists, being dehydrated will hurt you, yes. Extreme dehydration, “causes damage to the cells involved, and damaged skin cells cause wrinkles, as well as thin and saggy skin throughout the body,” dermatologist Alex Rivkin told SheKnows. But he says the opposite isn’t true. Adding more water than you need to your body is much like adding extra electricity to a dishwasher. It won’t make the dishes twice as clean. But, he does say that topical moisturizers can be helpful — so fight wrinkles from the inside and outside.
If you have dark circles, you need an eye cream.
Anyone who has suffered from dark circles for as long as they can remember and has tried every eye gel, cream and serum under the sun knows this is unlikely to help — and experts agree. That’s because dark circles are an issue under the surface of the skin, unlike wrinkles. The discoloration you see is due to genetics, allergies or leaking blood vessels in the under-eye area. Eye creams simply treat the symptom, not the cause. For example, some creams can help plump up the skin under the eyes, camouflaging circles, and others contain caffeine which helps circulate blood in the area.
Brushing your hair 100 times will make it shine.
But before you reach for the boar bristle brush, listen up. Trichologists say brushing hair that much could actually make hair break off, causing more of a thinning appearance if you excessively brush. On the other hand, moderate, light brushing does help keep your hair healthy and shiny by delivering nourishing oils from your scalp all the way down the hair shaft and helps stimulate blood flow.
Anti Aging Tips that work well
Last week, we discussed 19 ways to recapture youth. Our topics included melatonin, GABA, BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy), DHEA, HGH, Epsom salt baths, going organic from food to cosmetics, exercise, sleep, proper hydration, multivitamins/mineral supplementation, glutamine supplements, probiotics, extra dose of vitamin C, daily fiber intake, exercise, nanotechnology, nondrug patches and natural medicine (pharmaceutical drug only when urgently needed).
What to do
1) Address your acidity levels.
The culprit and cause of disease is internal inflammation, a precursor of illness.
Because inflammation is associated with acidity, it must be corrected because acidity is the perfect environment for cancer.
It is also the condition conducive to developing yeast infection. Being too acidic or too alkaline isn’t the goal. The ideal pH alkaline level must be around 7.0. The lower you go from 7.0, the more acidic you are.
Alkaline foods are vegetables and fruits.
Acidic foods are meat, poultry, eggs, legumes, grains, nuts and cheese.
To prevent colds and flu, consume alkaline foods and take four alkaline minerals: magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium.
Quick fix: 1 teaspoon of baking soda daily in a cup of warm water
2) Maintain healthy telomeres.
Telomeres are an essential part of human cells that affect how our cells age. These are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect our chromosomes.
Acai—this antioxidant-rich fruit has been heralded for centuries as a healing, immune-stimulating, energy-boosting fruit
Apples—they contain quercetin, which prevents internal oxidation of LDL cholesterol or bad cholesterol
It also lowers the risk of arterial damage and heart disease. The fiber pectin is a soluble fiber that is beneficial to lowering blood cholesterol levels
Almonds—superfood and great source of protein and minerals
Avocado—contains minerals and heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fat
Beans—rich in vitamins and minerals, high in fiber
Beets—high in carotenoids and flavonoids, organic pigments beneficial to one’s health due to high antioxidant values
Blueberries—contain pterostilbene which reduces LDL
Broccoli—contains indole-3-carbinol (13C) and diindolylmethane (DIM), both powerful antioxidants
Cabbage—rich in isothiocyanates and cancer-preventing nutrients which boost the immune system
This means your coleslaw isn’t just a salad—it’s good medicine! (Just go easy on the mayonnaise.)
Garlic—prevents cancer in the colon, breast, stomach, prostate, esophagus