Join me on a journey to discover optimum ways to naturally support your internal cellular health, combat the effects of aging, boost your metabolism, fuel the natural detoxification pathways of your body, balance your brain chemistry and repair damaged DNA. As a MD, I am committed to your well-being and offer a way to supplement your lifestyle with healthy choices.
Be Aware of Environmental Impurities and Their Adverse Effects
Exposure to toxins is a chronic daily occurrence that affects everyone on this planet-young and old alike. Thousands of new chemicals are released into the environment and put into our food and water supply every year. Studies show most Americans have somewhere between 400 and 800 chemicals stored in their bodies, typically in fat cells.
A recent study in the British Medical Journal estimated that 75% of most cancers are caused by environmental and lifestyle factors, including exposure to chemicals. Another report by the Columbia University School of Public Health estimated that 95% of cancer is caused by diet and environmental toxicity.
There is undeniable scientific evidence linking numerous detrimental diseases to toxins. In addition to malignancies, toxins have been linked to autoimmune diseases, birth defects, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary diseases, gastrointestinal disease, endocrine disease, urological disease, weakened immune symptom.
Be Aware of What Can Harm Your DNA
Because DNA contains our genetic information in each living cell, its integrity and stability are essential to life. DNA is constantly subject to assault from the toxicity in our environment, and any resulting damage, if not repaired, can lead to mutation and possibly degenerative disease, inflammatory disease and even cellular dysplasia that can lead to malignancy.
Our world is full of herbicides, petrochemicals, hydrocarbons, heavy metals, food additives and synthetic drugs and these overabundant toxins can have an adverse effect on our overall quality of life. Animals raised for consumption in factory farms are often injected with hormones, steroids and antibiotics. There are so many insecticides and pesticides on our fruits and vegetables that these noxious chemicals seem to have become part of our food chain. We are all chronically exposed to these substances. Everything we eat, drink or breathe has a direct effect on our internal and external health.
Be Aware of What Causes Your Skin to Age Naturally and Prematurely
Research demonstrates that there appears to be two distinct types of aging related to the skin: intrinsic and extrinsic aging.
Intrinsic aging, or the “natural aging process”, is a continuous process that normally starts in our mid-20s even though it may not be visible for decades. Within our skin, collagen production slows, and elastin (elasticity) starts to loose its “spring”.
A number of external factors often act together with the intrinsic aging process to accelerate the aging of our skin. Most of this is caused by sun exposure, environmental pollution/toxicity, gravity, sleeping positions, and primary or secondary cigarette smoke. Both of these processes can lead to:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Deep furrowing of the skin
- Thin and transparent skin
- Sagging skin
- Age Spots (hyper-pigmentation)
- Rough, leathery skin
- Blotchy, mottled skin
- Actinic Keratoses (thick wart-like, rough, reddish patches of skin)
To support healthier, supple and younger appearing skin:
- Avoid deliberate tanning, including use of indoor tanning devices.
- Stay out of the sun between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
- Wear protective clothing, such as a wide-brimmed hat and long sleeves, when outdoors during the day.
- Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen year round
- Eliminate smoking
- Maintain daily hydration
- Eat skin nourishing foods that contain high levels of antioxidants, omega-3’s, and carotenoids
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