My blog a few days ago introduced us to the power source of antioxidants.
Antioxidants are for every body of every age & stage in life!
ANTIOXIDANTS nurture body cells to ward off disease and antioxidants neutralize “free radicals.” Antioxidants have a proven track record and are hailed by medical people in all arenas ….antioxidants are an effective way to protect, prevent and reverse skin/cell damage.
FREE RADICALS are the enemy. They are unstable compounds that are missing an electron and must try to steal one from healthy cells and tissues like DNA and collagen. Free radicals are generated both internally (inside the body) and externally (from excess sun exposure, pollution, smoke etc) and cause the break down of collagen, elastin and healthy cell function. This all promotes lines, wrinkles, lackluster skin (dullness), photo damage, uneven skin texture and skin cancer.
SOURCES OF ANTIOXIDANTS...can be taken into the body through food sources or can be applied externally to the skin using topical lotions, potions and serums. Here are some to look for:
- Green Tea, White & Black teas beneficial for “polyphenols” and “flavonoids”
- Grapeseed Extract
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Vitamin C and E
Antioxidants are found naturally in many foods like citrus fruits, red wine, green tea and tomatoes, grapes, berries….blue berries, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, pomegranate etc. and many more. Nuts are an excellent source of omega 3s and should be eaten a few times a day. Bottom line…antioxidants come in many forms…from our diet… and make up “compounds” ….some compounds are more effective than others…so be sure to eat a range of healthful, living (uncooked) foods. Also know that, high heat destroys enzymes or antioxidants …so eat lots of raw fruits, vegies, nuts, green drinks…natural raw fruit smoothies etc…and minimize the cooked foods. There are many good books available on this subject…or google it and print out a list/chart and get eating and sipping your “age defying” antioxidants.
TOPICAL ANTIOXIDANTS have been around for a long time and advanced technology and delivery systems ensure you are getting the good stuff delivered into the deep skin cells. Nora can educate you on skin care, are reversing formulas and treatments and anti aging systems as well. There are many good ones available today. Talk with Nora about excellent skin care and the products that are right for you.
HYDRATION...the skin is composed of water! The body does not recognize any other liquid as a substitute for water. Water is as essential as good nutrition, balanced vitamins and minerals and sleep…to name a few. Drink lots of pure water throughout the day. Pure, living water hydrates the body and flushes toxins out of the body also. Enough said!
Look for more helpful information in my blogs throughout 2013…to learn about the many advanced anti aging and age reversing options to help you look, feel and be your absolute best!
Again, Happy New Year 2013…let’s have a happy, prosperous, healthy year together!
Steven Davison M.D.
“DAVinci….where I combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.”