Back in the Crazy Days of Yore, activated carbon was a major weapon in my survival kit as well as my anti-aging regimen. Its magical absorptive properties enable it to pull all kinds of toxins, poisons, free radicals etc from your body. Some say activated carbon can also absorb bacteria and fungi… If I’ve been exposed to too many cigarettes, truck fumes, sick children, pollution – I will make a little glass of black magic and feel much better about myself. How much you ask? I put 2 big spoonfuls in a glass of water and glug it back like a soldier. It’s not caviar but it’s not the worst drink I make. If you read my article on Himalayan mud and had the courage to try some you know my strength. Continue reading
In order for your body to take advantage of all the nutrients you ingest, it is important that you keep your insides clean. Our immune system is largely contained within our bowels. Good health begins in the gut.
We live in a toxic environment; from pesticides and strange ingredients in our food, to polluted air, harsh chemicals in our cleaning and beauty products, prescription drugs and excessive stress. Ninety percent of these toxins enter your bloodstream through the intestinal tract. Toxins suppress the natural, self-healing mechanisms in our body. Our poor liver gets overloaded, trying to do its main job of keeping the body clean and functional. If it can’t keep up, many of the body’s systems begin to malfunction. Continue reading
If you are really, really serious about fighting aging then take out your grocery list and add: FLAX SEEDS. Flax seeds are a super food for anti-aging like none other!!
Three Important Points to Remember:
- Buy whole flax seeds not pre-ground as they will last longer and the precious oils are better retained
- Store flax seeds in the fridge
- Buy a coffee grinder to grind the flax
But why are they so important you ask? 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