You can spend as much as you like on expensive creams and procedures. However, these foods will re-vitalize your skin from the inside out for a lot less money. No need to buy them all at the same time and remember to eat what you cut into as quickly as possible – before the fruit or vegetable oxidizes… So get the golden glow of a goddess and take this list to the grocery store!
Doesn’t it make sense that the foods that maintain and enhance fertility can help regulate your hormones even beyond the fertile years? The diet for conception and pregnant women is the same diet women of ALL ages should be eating. The fertility diet is the regimen which balances the endocrine system. If you want babies but haven’t yet found Mr. Right yet or the time, start making sure your body is in prime condition by taking extra care with your diet.
Beware ladies, this is a long article. I found the information so fascinating and so relevant to anti-aging that I kept adding and adding… Rest assured, taking a moment to read this will benefit you! Continue reading
9 Reasons to Indulge in as Much Sex as Possible (with a supportive and loving person!)
- It gets your heart pumpin’ blood flowin’ and nitric oxide movin’
When you are doing anything that feels good, like healthy exercise or having an orgasm, your Nitric Oxide levels rise and blood circulation is increased. More than that, Nitric Oxide is the main neurotransmitter – the one that regulates all the other neurotransmitters. And because it’s a gas, it goes through the body instantly. So high Nitric Oxide levels, let’s say from clitoral stimulation, will instantly change the neurotransmitter levels of the brain and balance them out. As your biochemistry changes, inflammation decreases, and chances of heart disease lessens, and the adrenals improve. Continue reading
Every time I choose what I am going to eat I ask myself: what can this food give back to me? If the answer is nothing (as is the case with processed foods, white starches, sugar etc.) I won’t eat it. I try to always eat strategically which is why educating oneself about food is the first step to anti-aging and better immunity.
Our bodies have a natural detox system that gets rid of toxins that it accumulates from foods and the environment. Help your body work efficiently by regularly indulging in foods that help clean it. We cannot always control our environment and food that is tasty AND detoxifies is an excellent method for battling free radicals, cell decay etc. The below are 11 natural foods that help your body eliminate toxins. Continue reading
As a working girl it can be tough to organize healthy snacks. My office had a little kitchen and I kept a blender there as well as plenty of nuts and other goodies in the fridge… And my filing cabinets had more vitamins than files.
(Unfortunately, one day, I received a 2 pound bags of almonds complete with moth eggs and, three years later, one can still occasionally spot a small flying object…)
If you are serious about anti-aging you will have to be a little organized.
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Part of the impetus of my blog is to show women that we can age gracefully and with minimal damage if we find natural (i.e. non-chemical and non-scalpel) methods to optimize the body’s natural functioning. There is no machine more perfectly engineered than the body. Everything has a function and works well until we start flooding ourselves with chemicals that were never supposed to be there. Our consumer culture has made it difficult to resist buying products – for our skin, our mouth, our homes, our car, our air – everything. But if you want to age slowly you are going to have to return to nature.
Here are 18 foods that tighten and firm skin. Get a natural face lift while eating! Continue reading
If you don’t know which fruits and vegetables are in the Dirty Dozen list (now actually, the Dirty Fourteen though Dozen falls off the tongue better…) yet you are behind the times. All of us struggle with balancing our budgets yet those of us who are obsessed with cleaner living and anti-aging are willing to pay more for so-called organic produce. But did you know that there are fruits and vegetables that are more naturally resistant to absorbing chemicals than others? And, there is produce that is much more vulnerable to soaking up toxins – generally because they are physically softer.
Therefore, there are certain fruits and veggies (the Dirty Dozen) you MUST buy organic (or you are consuming what amounts to a sponge soaked in toxins/pesticides) while there are others you can buy non-organic (the Clean Fifteen). Continue reading
Economizing can bite into your Botox budget but you can get plumper skin by eating a few stalks of celery a day. Celery is rife with a magical mineral called silica. This mineral helps the firmness and structure of your skin and makes nails and hair stronger. Because our food is being grown in mineral-depleted soil (thanks to chemicals, fertilizers etc) we are gaining fewer minerals from our food.
Celery is one of the Dirty Dozen of foods grown naturally that are most vulnerable to absorbing chemicals. Therefore, it is essential that you buy organic. Continue reading
The quick answer is yes. But the more convoluted response is not necessarily. As a passionate ex-hedonist and former party girl (known as ‘the vampire’ or ‘Dorian Grey’ because I never age) there were certain tricks I employed to balance my intake and slow my exposure to cocktails and smoke.
Cigarettes (and other smokable substances)
- If you are deeply obsessed with anti-aging (which I was), pre-roll American Spirit Organic tobacco before you go out and whack them in your purse. My Serbian grandma Daisy was a chain-smoker but never looked old. She told me that it is the chemicals in the tobacco and the filters on the cigarettes which are what are really bad for you. I don’t like soggy cigarette ends so I always add a little stiff-paper filter – usually from somebody-I-plan-on-forgetting’s business card. Continue reading