We all age, every single one of us as long as we are alive. We don’t age suddenly or overnight. Aging is a gradual process that occurs across a person’s lifespan with neon warning signs at every stage. But, we do suddenly look into the mirror one day and finally, see those unwelcome lines, wrinkles, grooves, sagging cheeks, flat lips and pouty mouth, baggy undereyes, turkey gobbler necks, a nose that doesn’t fit the face anymore…and much more.
There is non stop research for the purpose of defining or redefining aging and its causes. We know from good Science that “stem cells” are a key internal factor in our aging process. As they age, they degrade and become less functional, hence visible signs of aging gradually appear all over the body. External factors include a host of things such as lifestyle, diet, sun exposure, smoking and more. One group, for example, that exists for the purpose of “redefining aging” is called Redefining Aging.org. Their research method is to question everything about the process of aging. There are many other groups and organizations doing the same or similar in an ongoing quest for solutions to the aging process. So what of all this?
Aging Gracefully terminology has been for decades to describe people who choose to grow older without concern over the bodily signs of aging. They know they don’t look as good as they once did but their attitude about life is terrific. But, todays’ Boomers, Generation X, and others, are fighting back against looking older. Because, people are staying more active, they feel healthier, are healthier and they want to look healthy! A Youthful appearance and health are partners. Age Defying!
The Media and generational attitudes, married with today’s advanced age reversing options, have virtually erased all “taboo” about cosmetic/plastic procedures. Men and women today are choosing to age “youthfully.”
In a recent blog I mentioned the Mom who gave birth to her daughter at age 40 and then for years suffered the hurtful remarks about this lovely girl being her “granddaughter.” She finally realized that she did look much older, came in and we tailored a “Mommy Makeover” for her. Today, people ask if she and her daughter are sisters! Beautiful outcome and restored confidence! See my website for age defying options: www.davinciplastic.com.
EVERYDAY ANTI AGING TIPS: Don’t smoke, limit alcohol use, avoid too much sun exposure, get plenty of good sleep, rest when fatigued, stay well hydrated…there is no substitute for pure water (your body is 96% water), exercise daily – walking, biking, swimming, Yoga, Pilates etc! Good nutrition with lots of anti oxidants including uncooked live foods like fresh salads, fresh fruits, herbal teas, good cold water fish (salmon, cod etc ), poultry minus the hormones, eggs and other high quality proteins like nuts, whole grains (avoid products made with bleached and bromated flours as they are deadly!) Limit sugar, honey and real maple syrup are better. The Mediterranean Diet is a good example. Breathe to help rid the body of toxins. See Dr. Davison for age related, age reversing options to help you look as great as you will feel!
Best to You and Yours,
Steven Davison M.D.
“DAVinci…where I combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.”