May 30, 2022

Age Beautifully with FoodTrients

As I’ve been telling my story these past few years about how I developed an anti-aging cookbook based on the food-is-medicine principle called FoodTrients, I’ve expanded my method for creating delicious, comforting recipes designed to keep you young, healthy and beautiful. It’s a lot easier than I imagined, and it’s the focus of The AGE BEAUTIFULLY COOKBOOK: Easy and Exotic Longevity Secrets from Around the World. The recipes are mainly quick and easy to make, and will introduce readers to age-defying foods and flavors from around the world, with a focus on beauty that emanates from the inside. As I […]
February 11, 2022

The Top 50 Foods for Beautiful, Healthy Skin

As winter continues, dry, red, flaky skin abounds in the cold weather. The good news is that diet plays a major role in supporting your skin health. Foods that are good for your skin help to hydrate and guard from environmental damage. Beneficial foods contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties in addition to being hydrating and supporting wound healing. Here is the ultimate FoodTrients® list of the top 50 foods for your skin with a holistic view of the many factors that support our largest organ. 1. Arugula This bitter veggie contains nutrients critical for the skin. Arugula is actually a […]
June 6, 2021

The 5 Best Foods for Beautiful Skin

Winter weather is not kind to our skin. Dryness, redness, flaking or general discomfort abounds as the colder weather continues and we head towards spring. Aside from a slew of lotions and products you are what you eat and your skin is no exception. Foods that are good for your skin, helping to hydrate and guard from environmental damage, have a few things in common including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  Studies show that antioxidants in foods may work by breaking down and neutralizing free radicals, protecting skin from the sun and increasing the expression of genes related to replicating and […]
August 18, 2020

3 Ways To Beautify Yourself From the Inside

Perhaps the best example of a systemic approach to beauty is based on the microbiome— the trillions of bacteria
August 11, 2020

Using ‘Good Bugs’ for Beautiful Skin

Today, research on probiotics and the microbiome—the millions of bacteria and biomes found in and on the human body supports the fact that certain bacteria types are actually good for us. Although we most often associate this concept with digestion and gut health, a newer body of science points to the fact that your skin has its very own microbiome, too. “At the cellular level, skin represents a complex set of ecosystems composed of skin cells and their associated microbiome,” says William B. Miller Jr., MD, author of “The Microcosm Within” (Universal, 2013). This microbiome varies based on a range […]
March 24, 2020

Answers to Your 16 Top Skin Questions

Q: With every change of seasons, the skin on my hands and around my nails gets really dry and cracks. It’s so painful. What can I do to prevent this? “Changes of season can bring about a lot of skin changes,” says Dr. Caroline A. Chang of Dermatology Professionals in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Temperatures rise or drop, and the air’s moisture content may change drastically. Irritants in the air can also cause skin dryness. Research published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, for instance, shows that pollen may provoke both contact and atopic dermatitis. If you know which seasons […]
December 18, 2019

Rapamycin May Slow Aging In Human Skin

The “Fountain of Youth” may not be flowing with water, but instead a drug designed for an entirely different purpose, research suggests. A study published in the journal Geroscience has found that rapamycin, a drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of organ rejection following transplant surgery, may also slow aging in human skin. When applied to human skin, the drug appears to help reduce wrinkles and sagging and improve skin tone, researchers report after a small study. “As researchers continue to seek out… ways to live longer, we’re seeing growing potential for use of this drug,” […]
October 15, 2019

The Solid Case for Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Under the sea, vibrant, diverse ecosystems used to flourish. But today, coral reefs, also known as “rain forests of the sea,” are at risk. Whether on the shore or inland, consumerism—from plastic waste to chemical sunscreens—is harming ocean health. But could there be blue skies ahead for our blue waters? Maybe, but that depends on us. “People are waking up and recognizing that our lifestyles are having such a significant impact on the ocean that we can’t ignore it anymore,” says Vicki Nichols Goldstein, founder and executive director of the Inland Ocean Coalition and Colorado Ocean Coalition. “No matter where […]
October 15, 2019

Keep Your Skin Healthy Using Natural Oils

It’s getting colder in many parts of North America now and many people may start to be bothered by “winter