The Perricone Diet:
Dr. Nicholas Perricone has a
fabulous diet for age defying skin. It is said
that Jennifer Lopez uses it (she also loves wild
salmon for Omega-3),
and she has very
Inflammation is a major reason for
age-related diseases such as heart disease,
diabetes, cancer, auto immune disease cancer and
wrinkled, sagging skin. The wrong foods, such as
sugar, processed foods, pasta, breads, pastry and
baked goods, can increase levels of the
Sugar is the number one enemy. It causes inflammation that
destroys our bodies and attaches to collagen,
which results in stiff, inflexible, sagging skin.
Controlling our blood sugar level and insulin
levels will improve our health and give us
beautiful, youthful skin.
The anti-inflammatory diet
consists of high quality protein, like that found
in fish, colorful fresh fruits and vegetables, and
adequate amounts of good fat, like that found in
salmon, flax, nuts, seeds and olive oil.
Our skin is a perfect reflection
of our internal health and when our skin visibly
improves from this anti-inflammatory lifestyle, we
automatically reduce our risk of age-related
disease and body weight normalizes.
peppers can relieve various types of
headaches, such as cluster headaches, migraines
and sinus headaches.
Essential fatty acids are
necessary for elevated mood, beautiful skin,
healthy immune system, increased mental clarity
and normalizing weight (you need to eat fat to
it's not the caffeine) can result in elevated
levels of cortisol and insulin, leading to weight
gain. Remember, elevated insulin puts a lock on
body fat. If you substitute green tea for coffee,
and do nothing else differently, you will lose 10
pounds in six weeks.
- We must drink 8 to 10 glasses a day to maintain
health and beautiful skin, as all biochemical
reactions in the body take place in the presence
Ten Superfoods for Age-Defying
The benefits from eating
healthy are endless. And, according to Dr.
Nicholas Perricone, some foods can be eaten to
help you look and age better!
This little berry is one of
the most nutritious and powerful foods in the
world. It can often be found in juice form in
health food and gourmet stores.
2 Anything in the "Allium
Garlic, onions, leeks,
scallions, chives and shallots can all help the
liver eliminate toxins and carcinogens.
This can be used as a
breakfast cereal, in soups and stews, and as a
rice substitute. Barley's also high in fiber,
helping metabolize fats, cholesterol and
4 Green Foods
Green foods like wheat and
barley grasses can be bought in powder, tablet or
juice form, and offer greater levels of nutrients
than green leafy vegetables. They also help
cholesterol, blood pressure and immune response.
5 Buckwheat: Seed & Grain
Buckwheat is loaded with
protein, high in amino acid, stabilizes blood
sugar and reduces hypertension.
6 Beans and Lentils
You can reduce cholesterol
while beefing up on antioxidants, folic acid and
potassium. Try kidney, black, navy, pinto,
chickpeas, soybeans, peas and lentils.
7 Hot Peppers
Both bell and chili peppers
contain antioxidants, have twice the Vitamin C as
citrus fruit and work as great fat burners.
8 Nuts and Seeds
You can't go wrong with a
handful of nuts a day: walnuts, hazelnuts,
almonds, macadamia and pistachio nuts contain
Omega 3 fats, which are great for your heart. Raw
and unsalted are best.
Numerous varieties of sprouts
are great with any meal. They're a great source of
protein and Vitamin C. Try adding them to any dish
and your immune system will get a boost.
10 Yogurt and Kefir.
These cultured foods contain
healthful bacteria that aid immune function, and
the calcium helps burn belly fat. Try using them
as a base for a smoothie or as a breakfast
A Face-lift in Your Fridge:
Dr. Perricone says that
wrinkles and lines can be reduced by what you
decide to put in your grocery cart. Here are
some of his best bets for anti-aging and better
Best carbohydrate choices
dark-green leafy vegetables, broccoli, cabbage,
Chinese cabbage, spinach, escarole, romaine
lettuce, cherries, berries (blueberries,
strawberries, blackberries, etc.), apples, pears,
barley, beans (dried and fresh), bean sprouts,
endive, eggplant, cabbage, kale, red and green
peppers, bok choy, celery, cucumbers, kidney
beans, pinto beans, chick peas, cauliflower,
Brussels sprouts, honeydew melons, lentils, bean
sprouts, mushrooms, tomatoes, turnips,
pomegranates, snow peas, slow cooking oatmeal.
Best Protein sources
Wild Alaskan salmon, halibut,
trout, anchovies, sardines, poultry, yogurt, high
EFA eggs, kefir, cottage cheese, tofu.
Extra virgin olive oil, flax
oil, flax seed (sprinkle on yogurt), nuts (esp.
almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts and macadamia),
pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds.
Spring water, green tea, white
tea, black tea.
Buckwheat, whole oats, barley.
Turmeric, ginger, cinnamon,
oregano, basil, thyme, cayenne, (every spice and
herb you can think of are stellar anti-aging
TIP: Always read the ingredients - this applies to ALL
products, not just body products but
also clothing, food, furniture,
cleaners etc. Read this list of
to guide you, so you can eliminate
them from your life.
LipFusion XL is an award winning,
non-injectable lip volumizing therapy. It
transforms a unique micro-injected
collagen technology into the most advanced
plumping power found in a lip treatment.
work in synergy with the body's natural
water, lips get optimal enhancement from two
intense naturally-occurring fillers.
dehydrated, marine collagen-filling spheres™
penetrate skin's surface on contact, then
seek out body's natural water, and rehydrate
to instantly plump and smooth lips.
As we age,
the amount of HA produced in the skin is
significantly reduced. Patented, dehydrated,
hyaluronic acid-filling spheres have a
remarkable, sponge-like absorbency that
captures the body's natural water, causing
spheres to swell a dramatic 50 times larger
for maximum hydration and a long-term
LipFusion XL is applied, lips swell
continually for hours to visibly "fill"
lines, boost volume, and keep lips moist.
We use this - yes it
works. it is of course temporary, and it's
- Sephora or
Viviscal from Finland
Hair growth guaranteed:
Viviscal, called the
"miracle mane" pill by Cosmopolitan
magazine, is considered by many to be the
ultimate hair vitamin.
Developed and manufactured
in Finland, Viviscal's unique formula has
been known to help with a wide variety of
hair challenges, including thinning hair
and hair loss.
addition to stronger, thicker, fuller
hair, many women experience an accelerated
hair growth of up to one and one half
inches per month with Viviscal.
$49.95 per box.
Vitamin C, Cartiligeous Marine Extract,
Acerola extract, Silica compounds - high
amount of amino acids (proteins).
It's been reported that
many actors and models take Viviscal for
overall hair health.
used this in the past along with a group of
girls and guys and YES it DOES work! Both
hair and nails grow super fast.
S. Korea has gained an
international reputation for outstanding
beauty products. From
everything we have researched, they
are very enticing to try, but be
sure any product you purchase does
not contain skin whitening
ingredients unless that is what you
This Japanese health
machine has had wonderful feedback from
customers for anti-aging. It improves
the skin and tightens the jowls with
consistent daily use - results in 30
mini-facelift can also be performed using a
silver pen that comes with it.
Note: Some men have
reported the reversal of grey hair to
natural color. Gosh that would be