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. (http://goo.gl/yjaaEg)

“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.

Where Are Worried Parents To Turn If Their Child Is Obese?

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doctorglobeFrom Your Health Journal…..”An interesting article from Ireland in a publication called the Independent that I wanted to promote. It brings up the interesting question for parents…..Where Are Worried Parents To Turn If Their Child Is Obese? Childhood obesity is on the rise all over the world as children are showing risk factors for heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, weak joints, and asthma. The reduction of physical activity, increase of sedentary lifestyle which includes technology, as well as poor diet have all contributed to this growing concern. But, where should a parent turn to for help? Here are a few suggestions:

1. Your child’s pediatrician
2. The school nurse, principal, or PE teacher
3. A nutritionist
4. A dietician
5. A grandparent
6. A coach
7. A family role model

You get the point. A parents objective in this situation is to have long list of supporters who may be able to help an overweight or obese child. Once this is in place, then parent and child can become educated on lifestyle changes that may help them get on the path to a healthier lifestyle. Please visit the Independent web site (link provided below) to read the complete article.”

From the article…..

Where do you go and who do you turn to if your child is overweight or obese? Apparently, parents have little or no services to turn to. This startling fact was revealed at the launch of the INDI (Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute) Nourish Children Week in Dublin.

This lack of services is particularly worrying when, according to figures from the national Growing Up in Ireland survey, one-in-four of the 30,000 primary school children in this country are either overweight or obese.

The school yard is a jungle for all kids. The last thing a child needs is to be singled out for their weight. Overweight children often complain about bullying in school. This, on top of their already fragile self-esteem, is a dangerous combination.

Nourish Children Week is aiming to highlight the lack of HSE childhood obesity services. Dietitian Richelle Flanagan, INDI’s president, said there is a dearth of services despite child obesity now reaching epidemic levels.

“73pc of the country doesn’t have access to a child obesity programme and 88pc of the country doesn’t have access to a group intervention programme when kids are already obese,” he says.

The INDI presented a map of Ireland which showed that just three HSE childhood obesity prevention programmes exist across seven counties, along with two group treatment programmes that cover three counties.

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