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 →
Loyal readers may recall my article on how eating eggs is important to fighting loose skin (Eggs Can Prevent Your Skin from Sagging). Eggs are rich in iron and biotin, which help keep your skin and hair healthy and full. But the miracles eggs can foment does not end with eating them. Miracles continue if you apply them to your face on a regular basis as a mask. They will tighten skin and close pores to create a smooth surface.
I often have to restrain myself from bringing up the powers of the egg mask at cocktail parties where I find myself staring into the deep cavernous pores of committed smokers or sun worshipers. If you’re going to bring destruction to your skin at least try to rectify matters by wacking some eggs whites on your face! Continue reading →
I am the world’s biggest vitamin junkie – but also – increasingly – the laziest. Sometimes, I get obsessed by a particular vitamin and incorporate it into my daily dozen. But, there is a core group I take daily. Here are 5 of them: Continue reading →
As a true vitamin junkie (who has become a tad lazy about taking them since time is of the essence with a 2 year old…) it would be remiss of me not to spread the word about Acetyl-L-Carnitine – one of my most effective weapons in my anti-aging arsenal.
Acetyl-L-carnitine is the biologically active form of the amino acid L-carnitine and protects cells throughout the body against age-related degeneration. Acetyl-L-carnitine has been shown to maintain immune competence and reduce the formation of a cell-clogging pigment called lipofuscin. Continue reading →
If your immune system is strong then your body is functioning well. The more efficient your body is the less you will age since your hormones and metabolic processes are operating at the most beneficial capacity. Therefore, it pays to boost your immunity in as many ways as possible. The below are ten different foods that will boost your immunity and thereby, keep you young. Continue reading →
Throughout my research on anti-aging, I discovered the unusual (and rather underused) power of herbs and spices. The average person simply reaches for salt, pepper and tobasco sauce at the table – and indeed these condiments are the few on offer at restaurants or in people’s homes. Imagine a restaurant that brought you an array of diversified compatible condiments for each dish?
This rainbow of offerings should be on hand at home where you can take a little pride in shocking your dinner guests and family by adding new flavors on a regular basis. Shake up the spices in your habitual routine by incorporating curcumin. It’s earthy, warm taste is usually used to enhance curries but I add it to everything – because I know all of its miraculous benefits!
And even before I was a ‘happy homemaker’ I was taking curcumin to counter the effects of my wild hedonism. It worked! The vampire lives on as Botox free as ever… Continue reading →
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 →
The below was written by Doctor Howard Murad to explain how to promote collagen and elasticity in skin and prevent aging. Consider the supplement section a gentle segue into my own vitamin and nutraceutical interest which will be addressed regularly in the future! Continue reading →
Eggs contain a number of powerful skin-friendly nutrients:
Selenium – the wonder mineral of anti-aging is very present in eggs and promotes tighter skin
Choline – protects the fat structures of cell membranes which make skin more flexible. Without this flexibility skin can crack and wrinkle. In addition, choline helps in the overall functioning of cells assisting in such functions as transporting nutrients in the body and maintaining proper levels of vitamin B which produces energy in the skin which means elastin and collagen production are constant. While we do produce some choline naturally we need more – two a day will give us 50% of what we need. Continue reading →