Anti-Aging or Lifestyle Change – Which Term is Best Used When Talking About Delaying the Onset of Diseases of the Elderly?

Over the past several weeks, I have had the pleasure of helping my daughter take care of her new premature infant. As I did a number of the late night feeds on my newly adopted grandson, I was able to reflect on some of the things that led me to the path of being a Pediatrician. Why was this so important to me? Some of you may know my family history – my dad died…

Can you pollution-proof your skin?

We all know that pollution is bad for our health. The newspaper headlines are a constant reminder that there are toxins in our food and water supplies. Even the air that we breathe can be dangerous to our health. But did you know that pollution can age skin faster? It’s true! But knowledge of this is important because it means that we can take steps to ensure our skin and complexions can look younger and…

Can Essential Oils Alter The Effects of Aging?

Essentials oils have long been used by ancient cultures to cure a broad spectrum of maladies, both of the body and mind (see Aromatherapy and Essential Oils – Fact or Fad?). But in recent years, the Integrative Health Community has come to value the range of benefits that essential oils can offer. While the role of these oils has been well studied on its effects concerning disease and ailments of the body, it’s only recently…

Can You Eat Fat to Lose Fat?

A new study from Kyoto, Japan suggests that fish oil can change fat storage cells in our bodies into those that burn fat. This can result in less midlife weight gain and better results when you “diet.” Scientists have known for some time that “white” fat cells store fat and “brown” fat cells burn fat. We are born with many brown fat cells  which produce energy  when fat is burned helps newborn so infants can…

Reverse Skin Aging Without Botox With Jouve

Here’s a disturbing fact – at this very moment, a destructive process called glycation (actually Advanced Glycation End Products or AGEs) is aging our skin from the inside out. What this actually means is that glycation occurs when sugar molecules bind to collagen in living tissues and form these deadly complexes called Advanced Glycation End Products. These AGEs significantly disrupts collage metabolism, leading to wrinkles, creeping and loose skin. What are the different types of…

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