Nutritional yeast looks like wheat germ and tastes like a nutty, flaky, grated cheddar cheese. It is made from a single celled organism sporting the impressive name: Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, which is grown on molasses and then harvested, washed and dried with heat to kill or ‘deactivate’ it. Because it is inactive, it doesn’t froth or grow like baking yeast. Don’t confuse it with Brewar’s Yeast as it has nothing in common AND, it will not give you a yeast infection (as many misguided people believe!). 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
As we age, our ability to effectively slosh off dead skin cells naturally fades. However, if you are vigilant with exfoliation you don’t need to worry! Here are some reasons why exfoliation is important: Continue reading
I knew a girl in Manhattan who was famous for her vast wealth, her couture day wear, her Park Avenue spread and her shiny skin. Let’s call her G.G. – for Glow Girl.
G.G. was a chain smoker but she had better skin than non-smokers. After a particularly messy cocktail party chez elle, I cornered her in her bedroom and demanded her secret. We were enveloped in a huge cloud of smoke (we were both lit) and I could barely see her but for the effervescent gleam of her skin which was like a private light source. 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
Power Foods can cause explosions of pleasure in our mouths while making our skin firmer and plumper at the same time. If you are serious about anti-aging you are going to have to be more vigilant about what you eat – and where you eat. (Since where is linked to the what!). Even in the best restaurants you have no idea where the food is coming from and if it is organic or wild – or, more likely, polluted and farm-raised i.e rife with antibiotics etc.
The solution? Cook more. Yes, you are going to have to start going to the market, buying new knives and a blender – and, if you are really serious, a juicer.
Get started in your kitchen by throwing a few items away and replacing them: Continue reading
People who age quickly lack key vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Get the most out of your food by making certain your intestine is clean enough to absorb those nutrients.
I’ll save the ‘I’m Passionate About Colonics’ for another entry… In the meantime… Continue reading
All of the below can affect your hormones, metabolic processes, and damage cells.
- Anything plastic that you might store something warm or hot in – i.e. hot soup. Get rid of your blender if the body is not plastic. Get rid of your plastic spatula you use to make pancakes! Plastic is made with a chemical called BPA that can cause developmental and hormonal problems. The healthier we keep our hormonal balance the younger we will look. Buy glass storage containers online or at a store. Continue reading