Which is the best prod­uct for you aging skin?

Asian Journal - - Horoscope - Dr. Holly

Don’t you get tired of all the “new­est” and “lat­est” and “newly dis­cov­ered” prod­ucts for your skin; for anti-aging; for wrin­kles; to re­move age spots; etc etc... I sure do. I have to laugh at prod­ucts like Nerium. What they claimed was the ac­tive in­gre­di­ent, wasn’t al­lowed into Canada so they re­placed it with aloe vera - and guess what they sell it as if it were the orig­i­nal prod­uct. Var­i­ous com­pa­nies claim that they have clean prod­ucts, ie., no parabens, al­co­hol, or toxic com­pounds that cause hor­mone dys-reg­u­la­tion or can­cer or or or and yet many of them do. Are their rep­re­sen­ta­tives aware of this? No. When I ex­plain it to them... do they care? No. I work with the rule of thumb: if you are not will­ing to in­gest it, then why would you put it on your skin? Your skin is very vas­cu­lar­ized and vir­tu­ally any­thing that goes on the skin ends up in your blood! So you want to be care­ful what you put on your skin just like you want to be care­ful about what you in­gest. Now here is a novel thought...your body re­quires nu­tri­ent to make the col­la­gen that strength­ens the skin; your body re­quires nu­tri­ents for healthy ef­fec­tive skin; why not eat the foods and herbs that sup­port a healthy glow­ing skin? We have 29 dif­fer­ent types of col­la­gen in the body, it is the con­nec­tive tis­sue that holds things to­gether. Type I is made of amino col­la­gen C and Hyaluronic acid which are the prod­ucts you of­ten find in skin prod­ucts. Th­ese com­pounds in­crease the strength and plas­tic­ity of skin and con­se­quently re­duce signs of aging. But rather than buy­ing ex­pen­sive prod­ucts can we in­clude whole or- ganic healthy foods in our diet that will achieve the same thing? Yes we can. Let’s take a look.

Av­o­cado: Av­o­cado is rich in omega 3 fatty acids which in­crease col­la­gen pro­duc­tion, and Vi­ta­min E • Min­er­als: cop­per, potas­sium • Phy­tonu­tri­ents: fiber • Vi­ta­mins: B5, B6, B9, C,E, K Beans: like cab­bage, beans have hyaluronic acid which helps keep the skin hy­drated so that the skin does do not sag. Beans also con­tain a wide va­ri­ety of nu­tri­ents: • Min­er­als: Cal­cium, Mag­ne­sium, Phos­pho­rus, Potas­sium, • Pro­teins: Ala­nine, As­par­tic acid, Argi­nine, Cys­tine, Glu­tat­mic acid,Glycine, His­ti­dine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Ly­sine, Methio­n­ine,, Pheny­lalaine, Pro­line, Ser­ine, Thre­o­nine, Tryp­to­phan, Ty­ro­sine, Va­line, • Vi­ta­mins: A, B9, C Cab­bage: there are a wide va­ri­ety of cab­bages that con­tain col­la­gen pro­duc­ing agents and other nu­tri­ents for the skin and body: • Anti-ox­i­dants: lutenin, zeax­an­thin • Min­er­als: cal­cium, iron, mag­ne­sium, man­ganese, phos­pho­rous, potas­sium • Pho­tonu­tri­ents: fiber, isoth­io­cy­nantes, thio­cyanates, sul­foraphane • Vi­ta­mins: B6 & B9, K It is not dif­fi­cult to in­clude a va­ri­ety of foods from the cab­bage fam­ily into your diet. How about: cannonball cab­bage, bok choy, choy sum, early jer­sey wake­field cab­bage, Jan­uary king cab­bage, napa cab­bage, Por­tu­gal cab­bage, red drum­head cab­bage, savoy cab­bage, walk­ing­stick cab­bage and win­ningstadt cab­bage Car­rots: con­tain Vi­ta­min A which is nec­es­sary to pro­duce col­la­gen and helps main­tain the elastin in the skin cells. Vi­ta­min A also con­trib­utes to in­creas­ing the “in­tegrity” of the der­mis not only in the skin but also in the blood ves­sels and prod­ucts against UV rays (syn­thetic Vi­ta­min A can ac­tu­ally make you more sus­cep­ti­ble to sun dam­age) and helps pro­tect the skin against can­cers • Min­er­als: Cal­cium, Mag­ne­sium, Phos­pho­rus, Potas­sium, Sodium, • Phy­tonu­tri­ents: Omega 3s & 6 • Vi­ta­mins: A, K, Choline

Cit­rus fruits (lemons): un­for­tu­nately our or­anges have lit­tle Vi­ta­min C any­more, but in gen­eral cit­rus fruits con­tain anti-ox­i­dants like Vi­ta­min C which is also used to cre­ate col­la­gen. Other fruits in­clude: straw­ber­ries, pineap­ple, or­anges, and pa­paya. The fol­low is for Lemons with the peel: • Min­er­als: Cal­cium, Mag­ne­sium, Phos­pho­rus, Potas­sium • Phy­tonu­tri­ents: Omega 3s & 6 • Vi­ta­mins: A, C

Flaxseed: a great source of a vare­ity of omega 3s (es­sen­tial fatty acids or EFAs) which is uti­lized to make im­por­tant com­pounds like ALA which keep the skin healthy and protects against can­cer • Min­er­als: Ca­clium, Iron, Mag­ne­sium, Phos­pho­rus, Potas­sium, Sodium, Se­le­nium • Phy­tonu­tri­ents: Fiber, Omegae 3s • Pro­teins: Ala­nine, As­par­tic acid, Argi­nine, Cys­tine, Glu­tat­mic acid,Glycine, His­ti­dine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Ly­sine, Methio­n­ine,, Pheny­lalaine, Pro­line, Ser­ine, Thre­o­nine, Tryp­to­phan, Ty­ro­sine, Va­line, • Vi­ta­mins: B9, Be­tain, Choline, K,

Red Fruits and Veg­eta­bles: the red pro­vides an anti-ox­i­dant called ly­copene which also pre­vents dam­age to the DNA in the cells. It can ac­tu­ally help to re­verse aging in the skin AND re­duces risk of is­sues like can­cer, heart dis­ease and mac­u­lar de­gen­er­a­tionOlives (black or green): they con­tain great nu­tri­ents for the skin. Again they con­tain sul­phur com­pounds like cab­bage; omega 3s like flaxseed; both of which are uti­lized in a va­ri­ety of com­pounds like en­zymes that are needed for healthy skin As you can see, you can eat a healthy diet and it will pro­vide a wealth of nu­treints for your skin.

Here’s to your health!

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact: Dr Holly at holly@ choic­e­sun­lim­ited.ca Dis­claimer: This site is pro­vided for gen­eral in­for­ma­tion only, and is not a sub­sti­tute for the med­i­cal ad­vice of your own doc­tor or other health care pro­fes­sional. This site is not re­spon­si­ble or li­able for any di­ag­no­sis made by a user based on the con­tent of this web­site. This site is not li­able for the con­tents of any ex­ter­nal in­ter­net sites listed, nor does it en­dorse any com­mer­cial prod­uct or ser­vice men­tioned or ad­vised on any of such sites. Al­ways con­sult your own health care prac­ti­tioner.

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