Skincare: Is It Possible To Turn Back The Clock?

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femalewashingfaceOn March 31, 2015, Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, in an article titled “How to Age Backward,” offers several lifestyle changes that will reportedly reverse the effects of aging. Central to these discussions are telomeres, the caps at the ends of chromosomes that serve to protect one’s DNA from damage. Shorter telomeres are associated with chronic diseases and may also make one look older. As one ages telomere’s naturally shorten, and the article makes several recommendations that may prevent telomere shortening and even lengthen existing ones. Also cited in the article, fractional laser resurfacing and ultrasound/radio frequency procedures are two of the latest aesthetic treatments that can reverse the signs of aging by promoting collagen growth. (

“The research cited in the article is very interesting,” says Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills. “It’s important to note that there’s still a vast gap in our understanding of how telomeres function. Some scientists believe there’s a connection between higher cancer risks and telomerase activity.”

According to the Harper’s Bazaar Magazine report, the Mediterranean diet, one rich in vegetables, fruits, fish and olive oil, may contribute to telomere lengthening. Sugary sodas are specifically named as a source of telomere shortening, with daily consumption of 20 ounces associated with a biological aging comparable to that of smoking. TA-65, an over-the-counter supplement derived from astragalus root extract, is said to counteract telomere shortening. Finally, regular endurance training such as biking or running contributes to younger looking skin according to a Canadian university study.

“The treatments we offer work best when combined with the right lifestyle; a healthy diet, regular exercise, and, of course, no unprotected sun exposure,” says Dr. Ourian.

Dr. Ourian has been a pioneer in laser technology and non-invasive aesthetic procedures including UltraShape, VelaShape, Restylane, Juvéderm, Radiesse, Sculptra, and CoolSculpting. These treatments are used for the correction or reversal of a variety of conditions such as acne, acne scars, skin discoloration, wrinkles, unwanted fat, stretch marks, varicose veins, cellulite, and others. More information about skin care can be found on Epione’s website.

Eating Healthy On Vacation Is Totally Possible

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By Cole Millen and Kac Young Ph.D, ND, DCH

healthychoiceTravelling itself can be frustrating, exhausting and challenging. Add into the mix trying to eat healthy while being a guest in someone else’s country. Some of us just prefer to “give up and give in” to temptation and deal with it when we get home. If you don’t want to fall into that trap, here are some suggestions that may help you stay healthy, not gain weight and be true to yourself so you can truly enjoy your vacation

· Buy food in advance, prepackage a meal or two to fend off hunger. If you experience delays or changes in your itinerary, you’ll have staples to get you through. I always carry my soy, rice or almond cheese with me, so I can have local chefs make me a healthy pizza when I arrive.

· Make a list of the foods you want to eat on your trip then research restaurants online in your destination country where you know you’ll get what you want. Having a list handy will make your journey easier, especially if you arrive tired.

· Pack Healthy Snacks. One of the simplest healthy snacks a person can take on vacation is an assortment of fruits. Apples, pears, peaches, oranges, bananas, unsalted nuts are all excellent healthy snack choices. Power bars can also be helpful but beware that some of these bars have too much sugar and fat with little nutritional value. Choose bars with ample fiber and protein minus the fats and sugars. Wholegrain crackers are also good idea to take along.

· Buy Healthy Food on Arrival. If your room has a refrigerator you’re in good shape. If not, call the desk and ask for one. Low fat yogurt makes a great healthy snack, lean deli turkey or chicken meat and whole grain breads, plus low sugar fruit cups, applesauce round out a handy snack feast. Buy healthy drinks and take advantage of the complimentary ice most hotels offer. Neighborhood supermarkets and grocery stores are a good source of fresh food and also give you a sense of the local culture as a bonus.

healthyheart· Take Advantage of the Hotel’s Amenities. Watch the continental breakfasts as they can be alluring with their sugary cereals and fattening pastries, but they usually also have free yogurt, healthy cereals, boiled eggs, and oatmeal. Some hotels may even offer room service options that are healthier than their restaurant. You probably can’t take along your slow cooker unless you’re traveling by car, but you can use a slow cooker to prepare healthy, nourishing meals in your room. Often times determining which of the hotels have the amenities necessary be difficult so don’t be afraid to call head and ask questions before you book.

· Choose the Healthiest Meal You Can at a Restaurant. Going out to eat is a fact of vacationing, but you can still make the healthiest selections in a restaurant. Avoid battered, breaded, fried, or deep fried dishes as well as rich, buttery sauces. Fish is often the leanest meat, especially if it has been grilled, seared, or baked. Bright-colored vegetables are often healthier than their duller counterparts, and all-you-can-eat establishments should be avoided. Buffets are a toss-up because they have food exposed to the elements and self-service and afford the temptation of eating too much. Be sure you read the menus carefully as restaurants often designate certain meals as healthier than others.

The bottom line is that you can stick to your diet, your healthy food preferences and your tastes with a little research and a little planning ahead. The way to make your vacation a dream is to make healthy eating easy and follow our well-traveled tips.

Kac Young, a former television director and producer, has earned a Ph.D. in Natural Health and is a Doctor of both Clinical Hypnotherapy and Naturopathy. She is the author of 10 books. Heart Easy is a system of nutritionally sound, delicious meals that promote heart health, long life and taste great. Traditional recipes are turned into heart healthy meals that anyone can make. The health results are outstanding.

Cole Millen, is an avid traveler and foodie who never forgets that life’s best memories are made through real life apprehension of legitimate “experiences.”

Obesity: Its Main Causes, Health Effects And Possible Solutions

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By Dr. Mario Pary

bellymeasurementsmallObesity usually results from an energy imbalance between your consumed and expended calories. For those who wish to lose or gain weight, it is crucial to find the right balance between the calories they take in and burn to achieve their fitness goals. Note that whether a person wants to maintain a healthy weight or remove excess pounds, there is still a strong connection between the energy taken in by his body through the drinks and foods he consumed and the energy used by his body when performing various activities. Here are some of the main causes of obesity that should be avoided by those who wish to obtain a healthy weight:

1. Inactive Lifestyle

Living an inactive lifestyle makes it impossible for your body to burn your consumed calories. This results to taking in more calories daily than burning them through normal daily exercises and activities.

2. Emotional Factors

There are those who eat more than usual because of their emotions such as stress, anger, and boredom. This will lead to overeating which is one of the risk factors for obesity.

3. Poor Diet and Eating Habit

The daily diet plan and eating habits that you follow play a crucial role in your weight. This means that following a diet plan which is rich in calories, eating a lot of calorie-rich foods at night, eating oversized portions, drinking beverages rich in calories and skipping meals especially breakfast contribute to excessive weight gain.

4. Pregnancy

Pregnant women gain weight because of their need to support the growth and development of their babies. Most of them experience difficulty losing their accumulated weight after they deliver their babies. This triggers obesity especially for women who have already undergone several pregnancies.

snoring5. Inadequate Sleep

Inadequate sleep, characterized by sleeping less than 7 hours every night, triggers hormonal changes that might boost your appetite. It can also cause uncontrollable cravings for foods rich in carbohydrates and calories.

Other risk factors and causes of obesity are medical problems like hypothyroidism and poor metabolism, age, environmental factors and genetics.

Health Effects of Being Obese

Obesity can trigger a variety of harmful health conditions that have the tendency of affecting your entire life. Your risks of experiencing the following conditions are also high if you are obese:

• Metabolic Syndrome
• High Blood Pressure
• Stroke
• Coronary Heart Disease
• Breast and Colon Cancer
• Type 2 Diabetes
• Gallbladder and Liver Disease
• Respiratory Problems
• Sleep Apnea
• Gynecological Problems such as infertility and abnormal menstruation
• Osteoarthritis
• Abnormal Blood Fats

Natural Solutions to Obesity

1. Dietary Changes

There is nothing more effective in treating obesity than making a few dietary changes that aid in reducing your weight. One dietary solution in overcoming obesity is to follow a low-calorie diet plan. Note that the secret towards achieving a dramatic loss in your weight is to reduce the amount of calories consumed by your body.

Make sure to talk to a health care provider or dietician so your present drinking and eating habits will be reviewed. This is crucial in determining the amount of calories normally taken by your body and how this can be reduced. The typical amount of calories taken by people who aim to lose weight is around one thousand to one thousand six hundred calories daily.

Another tip is to adhere to a healthy eating or meal plan. Eat plant-based foods like whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Consider increasing your intake of foods rich in protein like lean meat, soy, lentils and beans. Adding fish into your diet two times weekly is also necessary.

Another healthy eating habit tip is to reduce your intake of sugar and salt. Stick to dairy products that are low in fat and reduce your intake of unhealthy fat sources. Your fat sources should be from foods that are good for your heart including nuts, fish, and canola or olive oil.

joggers2. Physical Exercises

One of the best physical exercises that you can do on a daily basis is brisk walking. This is valuable in reducing your risk of dealing with obesity and preserving your healthy weight and body. It is also advisable to work out in the gym for approximately thirty to forty-five minutes 4 to 5 days weekly. Combining your regular workouts with healthy dietary habits can aid in significantly reducing your weight.

Dr. Mario Pary, owner of Shreveport Dentist. I focus most of my energy on serving my patients as best as possible. In my spare time, I enjoy writing articles for various dental journals. I also enjoy playing guitar and spending time with my family.

14 Signs Of Possible Mental Illness In Teens And How To Help

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By Diane Lang

friendAs we settle into 2013, the aftermath of the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary is still very unsettling for many of us who are asking how we can help prevent something like this from ever happening again; hence the recent gun law debates and changes in gun laws. But how can we help individually? One way is to educate ourselves on the signs of mental illness in teens or young adults and how to help the person who may be ill. Author, Psychotherapist, and Positive Living Expert, Diane Lang, provides 14 signs to look for in teens and what to do to help.

Here are 14 signs that teens or young adults might possibly have a mental illness or problem:

  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Anxious and feelings of intense worry or sadness
  • Extreme fear and/or unexplained fear
  • Changes in school — grades/behavior
  • Loss of interest in normal activities/hobbies/leisure activities — social isolation
  • Lack of interest in family, friends, etc.
  • Changes in sleep patterns or eating habits (too much or too little)
  • Increased mood swings, anger, irritability and/or impulsiveness
  • Loss of focus and concentration
  • Talking about suicide
  • Obsessive dieting or extreme exercising
  • Destroys property and breaks the law
  • Uses alcohol or drugs
  • Hears voices

If you suspect a mental illness/problem in a teen or young adult:

– Have someone close to that person (friend or family member) approach them and let them know they are concerned about them. Be non-judgmental, calm, caring and empathic.

– Let them know there is help available.

– Give them resources of local agencies/therapists that can help (or as a parent of a teen look up resources yourself to get help)

– Let them know mental illness is treatable.

Diane Lang – Positive Living Expert and psychotherapist – is a nationally recognized author, educator, speaker, therapist and media expert. Lang is extremely mediagenic and offers expertise on a variety of health and wellness topics about creating balance and finding happiness through positive living. Lang offers expertise in multiple mental health, lifestyle and parenting needs. In addition to holding multiple counseling positions, Diane is also an adjunct professor at Montclair State University and Dover Business College.

Some Type 2 Diabetes Remissions Possible With Exercise, Diet

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From Your Health Journal…..”As many of you know, I raise money for diabetes awareness if I can – and have a link on one of my web sites to assist with donations. The CDC came out with a new report that states one out of nine type 2s who followed an intensive diet and exercise program for one year were able to record normal or prediabetes-level blood sugar levels. Yes, this is something we already know, since type 2 diabetes is environmental, and many times, associated with obesity. So, eating right and getting some daily physical activity can potentially lower someones weight and help a type 2 diabetic have normal blood sugar levels. Researchers noted that patients most likely to achieve remission of diabetes-level blood sugar measurements had been diagnosed with type 2 for fewer years, and lost more weight and achieved greater fitness during the course of the study than their peers. Please visit the Diabetes Health web site for the full story (link below) – as well as learning more about diabetes, it is a fantastic site.”

From the article…..

One out of nine type 2s who followed an intensive diet and exercise program for one year were able to record normal or prediabetes-level blood sugar levels, according to a study recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In the multi-year study, which has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 11.5 percent—roughly one in nine—of the type 2 patients who followed a rigorous diet and exercise routine were able to drop their blood sugar levels below the diabetes threshold of 126 mg/dL without the use of medication. This compared to 2 percent of patients in a non-diet, non-exercise control group who were able to achieve the same result.

The diet called for a daily intake of 1,200 to 1,800 calories, including beverages, and physical activity adding up to just under three hours per week.

Researchers noted that patients most likely to achieve remission of diabetes-level blood sugar measurements had been diagnosed with type 2 for fewer years, and lost more weight and achieved greater fitness during the course of the study than their peers.

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