Anti-Aging Products – Which Are Real?

Amongst the billions of dollars spent on products that proclaim they are alone the ‘fountain of youth’, very few actually work! And there are more every day that are coming to market! Save your hard earned bucks. Don’t get suckered by slick ads and quick salesmen in health food stores. But, if you follow these 10 Rules to good health, you’ll save huge cash (cash you can spend on vacation instead of the health food store).

1. There are no short cuts. If you gained too much weight over a year, it’s going to take time to take it back off. Figure on 5 pounds a month. Just cut back on junk and fatty foods. No deep fried or battered in any form. No chips, no soda, no candy , no cookies.

2. If you feel sick, and it’s not nutritional, just go to the doctor, it might actually be a virus. Don’t always self-diagnose and spend more dollars on junk with huge claims to magical health.

3. Eat normal food that actually looks like how it came. If you want potatoes, don’t buy ’em in a box, buy the raw potatoe and steam them. Eat an apple a day, maybe a banana and some carrots. Maybe a pear. The fiber in fruits and vegetables is incredibly important to keep the impurities from re-entering your blood stream via the large intestine.

4. Calories count. Eating more than you can burn up makes you fatter. That’s all there is to it.

5. Don’t spend money on a gym membership if you’re not going to be disciplined enough to use it. Follow the Jack Lalane rule: your body weight with chin-ups, push-ups, sit-ups, bike riding etc, is more than enough if you actually do it. “Power 90 Fitness” teaches some very good techniques. It’s pretty complete compared to other programs.

6. Exercise six days, take one day off. Cycle the exercises you do, and don’t do the same one on 2 days in a row. Give your body one day of rest between exerise patterns.

7. All the water you can drink, but sip it all day. Just do not drink soda or junk sugary juices. They’ll make ya’ tired and you’ll be looking for another suger fix to keep you awake. And no, you don’t need to drink designer water. Water is water. In fact, some of the so-called designer waters are actually out of their tap! Did you know that? Check out the label. And many times, tap water is safer with less bacteria than designer bottled water.

8. Vitamins: Don’t buy the “One-a-day” or “Centrum” garbage type brands. I’ve heard them called “bedpan bullets” because after they don’t work, and you’re now in the hospital sick, they sound like a bullet when you evacuate them in the bedpan. Buy natural vitamins. A good inexpensive B-complex Sublingual, a decent Multi-vitamin, a multi-mineral. Vitamin C is fantastic. At least 1000mg a day. It’s cheap everywhere. For older women, “Natural Progesterone creme” (note the word “NATURAL” – very important. Not synthetic). For older men, natural testosterone creme and saw palmetto. Most everything else you can get from good, fresh food. Try a salad a day with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

9. Sleep! Go to bed the same time, no later than maybe 11:00 pm. Get at least 7 or 8 hours a night of sleep. The body does have sleep cycles where the melatonin levels increase, and too late makes you miss that all important REM sleep. Now, if you can’t sleep, I would recommend “slow release melatonin”. It’s considered one of the anti-aging hormones, and will take that stress right out of your life. By the way, “Saint John’s Wort” is a great stress reducer as well, and has been proven in studies to be more effective as an anti-psychotic than prozac and similar type drugs. “Saint John’s Wort” is mild and simply an herb. Most of these products take time to work. They aren’t like drugs, they’re natural and so they might take a week or two for you to start feeling the difference. But, they do work. And they’re cheaper than doctor visits.

10. Now for the cool stuff that fixes your body without the surgery.

OK, ready? Here’s a list of some great products.

~ Injectable Vitamins: B-Complex, C, D, A, E, calcium, etc. All great, and more effective by 300% to 400% than vitamins swallowed. The B-Complex might even give you an energy buzz at first. B-Complex is one of the very best de-stress vitamin groups.

~ A product called “Procaine H3”, considered one of the best anti-aging products on the market today. Find them at, as well as all the injectable vitamins.

~ Chelation therapy to completely eradicate cholesterol and to increase circulation and even heavy metal overload. If you have fibromyalgia, this might be your answer. Vitamin C IV is also very effective at returning amazing health to your entire body. Try it, you would definitely not believe it works that well. And these are both very cheap natural therapies. I suggest checking out ant-aging doctor, Dr. Gary Gordon’s website:, for some very good information, WEBSearch also for Dr. Jullian Whitaker, for a fantastic newletter called “Health and Healing” (only $50 a year), and Dr. Helen Pensanti in Seattle for natural hormone therapy, for progesterone creme and some great and fair priced products.

~ And this last product is the very best of them all! It’s no longer in that inexpensive category anymore here, but I had to include it because you might holler at me later when you found out about it on your own. Now there is a chance that you might feel ten or twenty years younger, so be careful and don’t start acting all silly if you do start taking it, alright. Pretty much every famous anti-aging doctor has mentioned that this product is the only proven true age-reversing nutrient. Can you guess what it is? Ok, I’ll tell you…. but first, this product, if you use it in even very small amounts, costing only $50 a month, will increase your stamina, and turn your complexion back to a pink hue again, even strangle a couple of wrinkles here and there to boot.

It is injectable, and this is the only way to take it, sorry. If you see a 60 year old movie star, or a 40 year old body-builder, and they look 20 years younger, I can almost guarantee you that after their face lift the doctor gave them this product to heal incredibly fast, and then to keep using small amounts the rest of their life. They might even die still lookin’ good. “Human Growth Hormone”. It was originally developed by Eli Lilly in USA for growth problems in children. But soon after it was discovered that it also worked to reverse the aging process. Yep. that’s right! Skin gets thicker, muscles redevelop, fat decreases, organs grow back to more original sizes. Eyesight improves. And on and on. It’s a natural nutrient found in young people, but it decreases in age and with stress and bad diet and no exercise. Now the product names are varied, but this 192 amino acid base is FDA approved in these names only: Eli Lilly named theirs “Humatrope”, Serono named theirs “Saizen” (my favorite), and “Genotropin”.

Beautiful Skin at Any Age, Really!

We have all heard the saying, “you are what you eat”. Well, this tiny pearl of wisdom is true for everyone and their skin. The desire to have healthy, beautiful skin makes perfect sense. Your skin is the largest single organ of your body. It is the first line of defense against disease and invading elements, and one of the first things people will notice. It will look run down, dull and weathered if not well maintained. We have all heard the expressions, “She is the picture of health” or “She is just radiant” or “She has that glow”. I have often admired women who look radiant and belie their age, so much so that I chose skin care and esthetics as my career. I have studied and practiced and have found that certain factors make a huge difference.

There are definite ties between nutrition and health and healthy skin. There are glow factors everyone should put into practice. Glow factor #1 for healthy skin, is a healthy diet and skin-nourishing supplements. Every woman needs a good multi-vitamin with iron (Centrum and Arbonne make great supplements.). In addition, you will need to add Calcium, Vitamin D-3, Fish Oil, Resveratol, Glucosamine, Biotin and Collagen vitamins to keep your skin nourished and supple. Healthy skin dietary needs are pretty basic. Eating healthy simple proteins like salmon, egg whites and grilled chicken twice a day is a great place to start. However, the bulk of your diet should include large amounts of vegetables like spinach, sweet potatoes, carrots, asparagus and squashes. Vitamin A is a great building block for healthy skin, so carrots and yams should be incorporated often. You also need 2 – 3 fruits daily, like apples, berries, grapes and tomatoes to keep you healthy and vital and to fill you with the anti-oxidant boosts your body needs to combat disease and aging. Eating walnuts and pecans in small amounts daily (4 – 5 pieces) will increase omega-3 and moisture levels. Eating avocado twice a week will do the same.

Morning routines are important: take the time to stretch, to limber up and get circulation going. In the mornings, drink 1 cup hot water with lemon. This is done for cleansing. Wait 10 – 20 minutes after your hot lemon water, then eat breakfast. Make the effort to get in the habit of having a whole fruit or melon slices or berries and probiotic yogurt for breakfast. After-dinner desserts are okay, but opt for sugar-free or Splenda kinds. Ice milk is a good choice (Milk has an acid to break down fats.). Desert fruits are great! So many delicious ones, like strawberries dipped in 1 tsp. of honey or splenda. Glow factor #2: Hydrate! Drink 60 – 75 oz. of water daily. Supplement your beverages with iced tea and hot green tea: these boost metabolism and your antioxidant levels. Glow factor #3: Clean your skin out, SWEAT! Cardio for 20 – 40 minutes a day will keep your skin clean and pores healthy. Glow factor #4. Sleep! Sleep is your body’s time to repair. You should sleep 7 – 8 hr. nightly. If you have trouble sleeping, try melatonin, which is non-addictive and healthy.

Last but not least, you should have an AM and a PM skin regimen. Clean skin is essential. Your skin has the ability to rid waste, take in oxygen and absorb nutrients. Therefore, skin care products are important and some are very affordable, like vitamin E oil. Rub it into your face and neck after you shower once a week as a mask, leave on 15 minutes, rinse with cool water and pat dry, then follow with your normal skin care regimen. Always use an eye cream. It should be used AM and PM, It should be moisturizing, not fragranced and easy to apply so that it does not cause pulling of the skin around your eyes. Another staple you need to use is a vitamin C-enriched moisturizer in the AM, followed by a sunscreen that is made especially for faces. Clinique City Block is great at $14. At night you should use a cleanser, toner, eye cream and moisturizer. Use a retinol twice a week (at night before you moisturize) then sleep in it.

If you can, book a monthly facial. If not possible, do your own. Beginning with a facial scrub (Nutogena is good) thouroughly clean using small circular and upward motions, rinse with warm water. Next, massage with an oil free lotion for oily skin or olive oil for dry, Remove massage product with warm wash cloth. After massage, hold your face over steaming water for 5-10 minutes, then add a mask for your skin type, Clay masks for oily skin, vitamin E or hydration masks for dry skin. Finish with a toner, moisturizer and eye cream. These are simple affordable ways to get beautiful, glowing, healthy and great Skin!

Pimple Remedies – Tips and Tricks For Everyone

Most people suffer during their lives on and off from pimples. Some of them develop zits when they are under too much stress and others due to excessive sweating. I am here talking about the occasional build up of unclear skin on certain areas of the body, and not the serious form of acne.

Pimple prone skin is usually extra greasy and also shows black and white heads. There are many traditional pimple remedies available nowadays, such as the famous proactive solution, the Neutrogena series and Clean & Clear.

Folks with pimples normally cleanse their skin with one of the mentioned products, in a gentle way. Although unclear skin produces more sebum, which leads to blemishes, one must take care not to over dry the pimple affected area.

The extreme dry sensation is only taking place on the surface of the skin, while deep under the epidermis, a whole load of sebum and bacteria is accumulated, just waiting to cause the next major inflammation and outbreak.

Therefore it is best to use an oil free moisturizer every time one washes the face. Skin softening, hydrating but antibacterial pump sprays are also on the market and target the well known T-Zone of the face perfectly, making sure that no blemishes will occur. Traditional pimple treatments are the most celebrated ones worldwide and with the media’s propaganda also the highest sold.

Vitamins and minerals have an enormous impact on the overall health and appearance of the human skin and because of the fact, that everything we put into our system, will be reflected by the skin, it is important to give our body the amount of vitamins and other essential elements it requires. The minerals zinc, iron and magnesium as well as the vitamins e and k are associated with the good looks and well feeling of the skin. In addition to the regular consumption of fruits and vegetables a dietary multi vitamin supplement, such as Centrum, is great and you will see improvements on your skin, hair and nails soon.

Last but not least one overlooked topic of pimple remedies, I still want to mention is meditation. Stress being the number one factor of many serious illnesses, also is at fault for many zit outbreaks. The greatest way to relief your body from all the pressure is to meditate and relax. Try this for once and you will not only feel physically fitter and more energetic, but your mind and soul will finally get a break and being able to take a deep breath. People who feel great on an emotional level, are less vulnerable to diseases and ailments, such as unclear skin conditions. Your body is worth it, so it is high time to pamper even your inner being a little more.

With times being so stressful nowadays, it is no wonder that people suffer under various skin conditions. Pimple remedies exist just like sand on the beach but it is also essential to understand, that we have to find the right balance between our outer being and the inner self. None of the zit treatments will cure the ailment, unless we start to listen to outer body and its needs. The right diet is essential, of course, but stress relief is just as much. Suiting treatment, healthy diet and meditation combined, will reveal a beautiful skin and a more radiant you. http://vampire.gamunity