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Anti-Aging and Vitality

Awakening from Alzheimer’s video series

I have just watched a couple of episodes for the online video series, Awakening from Alzheimer’s.

I highly recommend viewing it to anyone who knows anyone who has suffered Dementia, or for all of us who wish to maintain or brain health into our later years.  Trust that I will also be implementing what I learn from this series in my practice.

The series began on 21 September, and currently offers one free episode per day.  It appears you may view episode 1 throughout the series.  This episode a good taste of some of the interviews with respected clinicians who have seen measurable improvements in their patients’ conditions.  You may review all episodes October 6-9, and purchase the series at any time.  Episodes appear to be 30-40 minutes in duration, and are posted from 9 AM EST to 9 AM the following day.

http://event.awakeningfromalzheimers.com/trailer-2c/

 

Simple, Effective Weight Loss in 60 Minutes per Week!

Check out this link to a video on a study showing great weight loss results with just 60 minutes of focused exercise per week (“Sprint 8”), without any dietary changes.  Growth Hormone was increased 770%, mitochondria (your energy source!) by 100%, and body fat reduced by 31% in middle-aged, hospital-employee test subjects.

Simple, Effective Weight Loss in 60 Minutes per Week!

What can we do about #Wrinkles?

The Mayo Clinic has this to say about #wrinkles:

Wrinkles are caused by a combination of factors — some you can control, others you can’t:

  • Age. As you get older, your skin naturally becomes less elastic and more fragile. Decreased production of natural oils dries your skin and makes it appear more wrinkled. Fat in the deeper layers of your skin diminishes. This causes loose, saggy skin and more-pronounced lines and crevices.
  • Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Ultraviolet radiation, which speeds the natural aging process, is the primary cause of early wrinkling. Exposure to UV light breaks down your skin’s connective tissue — collagen and elastin fibers, which lie in the deeper layer of skin (dermis). Without the supportive connective tissue, your skin loses strength and flexibility. Skin then begins to sag and wrinkle prematurely.
  • Smoking. Smoking can accelerate the normal aging process of your skin, contributing to wrinkles. This may be due to changes in the blood supply to your skin.
  • Repeated facial expressions. Facial movements and expressions, such as squinting or smiling, lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Each time you use a facial muscle, a groove forms beneath the surface of the skin. As skin ages, it loses its flexibility and is no longer able to spring back in place. These grooves then become permanent features on your face.

 

We at Acupuncture & Herbal Answers suggest these solutions:

  • High quality moisturizers that incorporate refined natural ingredients, peptides, and hyaluronic acid.
  • A safe, natural, mineral barrier sunscreen: We stock  derma-e’s wonderful Age-Defying Antioxidant Moisturizer, SPF 15, for your face; and for your body, Sunclear’s oil-based SPF-30 and Goddess Garden Organic’s Everyday, SPF-30.
  • Stop Smoking SOON: there is evidence that most of the body’s functions begin to repair themselves as soon as you quit.  We can help you with this process.  Acupuncture and Auricular Medicine are proven methods, and Chinese Herbs can aid tissue repair, detoxification, and circulation.
  • If we are experiencing wrinkles due to our life-long facial expressions, then this is how we express ourselves.  Remind yourself to stop grimacing, frowning, and furrowing: this also helps us to maintain a better attitude, and gives those around us a more pleasant environment!
  • Come in for an #EnergyLightRejuvenation treatment!  One treatment will convince you that wrinkles, furrows, dull and dry skin can heal!   This safe, pleasant procedure yields impressive results:

    Smooths fine lines and wrinkles

    Lifts sagging chins, cheeks & droopy eyes

    Improves skin tone, moisture, elasticity & color

    Increases production of collagen & elastin

    Reduces rosacea, blemishes & break outs

    Tones muscles

  • Get the advise of a qualified, preferably licensed (though some states, such as Connecticut, do not require this) aesthetician, such as Elizabeth Taylor, at Mystic Wellness Center.  The right practitioner will set you up with products and/or treatments that are best suited to your skin and voiced concerns.
  • Enjoy your aging: it still beats the alternative!  Your wrinkles are part of your richly spent life.
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