Pomegranates are a superfood. A food so powerful you are actually an idiot if you ignore their existence.
Pomegranate juice was really one of my top anti-aging musts during the wild days in NY, London and Paris. I hunted it down to make sure it was on hand or, in a crunch, I would pop a few pomegranate extract vitamins after a particularly wild night. The results? My moniker as ‘the vampire’…
I have dissected a few bodies in my time but could never face a close-up of the inside of a human skull. Perhaps this hesitation explains why I have never had a taste for cauliflower which looks like an albino version of a brain wrapped prettily in a base of green leaves.
However, once I understood the super-charged powers of this remarkable cruciferous veggie – I embraced it – along with the numerous creative ways one can serve it up. 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 →