Browse Category: Anti-Aging
If you’ve been keeping up with the latest health news, you’ve probably heard of the wonders of resveratrol. It’s an antioxidant so powerful it has been heralded a modern day “fountain of youth.” This potent anti-aging compound is found in wine, fruits, some nuts, and cocoa, and it promises some pretty remarkable health benefits.
In addition to exotic facials, deep tissue massage, and body wraps many spas are adding a new selection to their menu: facial acupuncture.
In an age where a significant segment of the population is looking for ways to halt or at least slow down the aging process, some attempts to turn back the clock are highly invasive and can be downright dangerous. Recently celebrity Heidi Montag publicly discussed her harrowing experiences with too many plastic surgery procedures. Though it’s hard to fathom why a beautiful 23 year old girl would put herself through such an ordeal, it’s not uncommon in Hollywood. And it’s pretty common among the “rest of us” as well. Sometimes the promise of youth and beauty is too strong to resist.
When you’re living life in your 20s the last thing on your mind is how many years you have left. It’s a decade of self-discovery, adventure, and exploring new avenues so it’s all too easy to get caught up in living in the moment.
Two years ago Dallas Wien’s face was destroyed by a jolt of electricity. A team of surgeons saved his life and reconstructed his face from other parts of his body. It is without features and has only indentations for eyes, but it comes from his own body tissues. Now he's waiting for another surgery. This time he will get someone else's face.
Halloween is here and a parade of ghosts, goblins, and mummified trick-or-treaters will be out in all their spooky glory. While it seems Halloween costumes get more creative every year, sometimes the simplest getups are the best. Not only that, but some of the best health and beauty secrets
have roots in ancient practices . . . such as mummification!
Just because you’ve passed a certain number of milestones in your life does NOT mean you have to surrender to the effects of aging. It’s never too late to start turning back the years, no matter what you may think when you look in the mirror or try to work and play like you did decades ago.
Have you ever noticed how pictures of ancient Buddhist monks look decades younger than they really are – very few wrinkles and skin as smooth as a baby’s bottom? I have and thought it must be because they spent so much time indoors and covered themselves from head to toe when they went outside. I’m sure that had something to do with it. After all, everyone knows too much sun exposure can age your skin.
Plus, it’s not unusual for monks to stay healthy and strong well into their nineties. Their simple anti-cancer diet of no red meat and fresh fruits and vegetables undoubtedly comes into play here.
But the real secret is out. There’s much more to their youthful appearance and longevity than staying out the sun and eating right.
As you get older, your body is less effective when it comes to absorbing nutrients. When you take every day drugs for one reason or another, this can even further compound the problem. This dangerous combination can seriously interfere with the absorption of nutrients and cause major health problems down the road. Keep reading to find out which everyday drugs might be killing you.
It appears that the fountain of youth may have been within our reach all along. New research indicates that every cell of your body has a hidden key that controls how many years you walk this earth as well as when you will die. The secret to eternal youth could lie in unlocking the key.
As if the threat of layoffs and job loss isn’t enough to worry you to death, there is even more bad news for cubicle dwellers. If you’re sitting down on the job more than six hours a day, guess what? You could be shaving years off your life.
Sound far-fetched? According to the latest research, it’s true.
If you’re shelling out hundreds of dollars on cosmeceuticals to turn back the clock, now you may be able to pocket at least some of that money. Like a lot of people out there, you may be sabotaging your anti-aging efforts without even knowing it.
But by making a few simple changes in your life style, you can save yourself from wrinkles and the effects of aging…and save a little money, too.
If shedding pounds isn’t enough motivation to get you out of the recliner and into the gym, here are 11 powerful reasons to finally get up and get moving. According to U.S. News & World Report exercise not only helps you lose weight, but can boost your brain functioning and your mood, too. But that’s not all.
"Take two and call me when your wrinkles disappear."
Who wouldn’t love to hear that from their doctor? Could it be that easy?
If you’re like many baby boomers, chances are you’re on a quest for a magic elixir to
hold back Father Time. There is a cornucopia of options to choose from, too. From human growth hormone (HGH) to hormone therapy creams, from “facelifts in a jar” to FDA- approved Botox, there’s something for every taste and pocketbook. Getting older is an $80 billion business and it’s quickly growing.
But there is a simpler, less expensive, and much safer way to hold on to your youthful appearance.
You read and hear things everyday about how to live a longer, healthier life, such as “eating healthy” or “exercising.” But there are little-known facts that you can use to your advantage as well when improving your health and extending your life. Keep reading for 10 facts that you should know about when it comes to living a longer, healthier life.
As the medical community makes amazing strides to extend the human lifespan, more and more emphasis is being put on extending the quality of life. Consequently, there are many products on the market today which promise to slow or reverse the effects of aging on the body and the mind. There are several common herbal supplements which are touted to have positive anti-aging effects, as well as proven dietary and lifestyle methods for slowing the aging process. Let’s take a look at just a few proven methods . . .
In the future, showing your age might become optional! A striking new Canadian study shows that it is possible that a complex cocktail of nutritional supplements will one day help you ward off certain aspects of the aging process, as well as increase your longevity.
The word that is heard over and over when it comes to living longer is ANTIOXIDANTS . . . and the more the better! But there are other age-fighting nutrients that also help. Starting to eat foods that have anti-aging properties now will benefit you in the long run in reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and the overall aging process. Let’s take a look at five foods you should be eating to fight the effects of time.
The word “antioxidant” is certainly a buzz word these days when it comes to your health and the fight against aging. But how exactly do antioxidants work to improve your health and ward off the effects of time? And are some antioxidants more effective than others? One way to determine antioxidant value is through an ORAC score. Keep reading to learn more about the ORAC score, and why it’s so important.
CoQ10 has been around for a long time but recently a new form of CoQ10 has become available. You might wonder why this is a big deal; what makes uniquinol different from CoQ10?
You may have heard about the possibility of an excise tax being imposed on plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery procedures. It’s a tactic by the Senate Finance Committee to help raise money for the healthcare overhaul plan (which comes in at a hefty price tag of a trillion dollars).
But is it really going to work? Some opponents to the plan state that it’s going to be more of a headache that anything, partly due to the fine line that sits between medically necessary procedures and those that are purely cosmetic.