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THE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET AND AGING

The new buzz in medical research is the role inflammation is playing in aging and its link to diseases of aging. Inflammation is a normal metabolic process when the immune system is activated in response to an infection, irritation or an injury. Think of a bug bite, characterized by an influx of white blood cells that results in redness, heat, swelling, and pain. This is the body’s attempt to “clean up” the site of injury or irritation. Much like a slow burning fire, when inflammation persists, the immune system is always activated and creates chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation produces chemical agents, such as cytokines, that contribute to degenerative changes leading to chronic disease and aging of our cells.

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IS FOOD ALLERGIES OR SENSTIVITIES AT THE ROOT OF YOUR ECZEMA?

Have you ever wondered why all the topical creams and ointments haven’t worked on your skin? It may be because you are treating a symptom of an internal imbalance. The red inflamed itchy skin could be an external reflection of an internal issue – food allergies or sensitivities.

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WHY ROSEHIP SEED OIL IS ESSENTIAL TO ANY SKIN CARE PRODUCT

Rosehip Seed Oil is the hottest commodity in skin care products. What’s all the fuss about? Rosehip oil packs a punch with its strong anti-oxidant properties, anti-aging benefits and photo production qualities. The benefits of Rosehip Seed Oil is not new. In an article in the Huffington Post by Dana Oliver in June of 2013 titled “Rosehip Seed Oil: Why This Miracle Skincare Product Will Be the Next Coconut Oil”, former Victoria Secret’s Model, Miranda Kerr was quoted as saying: "I like to wear rosehip oil at night. It’s full of that many antioxidants and it really works on a cellular level too to rejuvenate the skin. I put that on at night and I wake up glowing."

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OXIDATIVE STRESS AND ANTIOXIDANTS

Sun damage, poor diet and environment exposures can produce an abundance of free radicals. Free radicals are highly charged oxygen atoms that are unstable and create damage to cells and expedite the aging process. Oxidative stress causes free radicals to be produced which play a central role in initiating and driving events that cause aging at the cellular level. Oxidative stress breaks down protein (collagen), alters cellular renewal cycles, damages DNA, and promotes the release of pro-inflammatory chemicals in the body causing skin to age. Oxidative damage is the main culprit for sun spots, decreased skin elasticity, and wrinkles, all of which contribute to the appearance of premature aging, or photo aging.