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ANTI-AGING FOR WOMEN

Everybody knows that after thirties those first deep wrinkles begin to emerge, turning once-charming crinkles into full-on crow's-feet. Acne may decide to make a comeback, or crop up for the very first time. Damage from decade sold summer-camp sunburns can begin to emerge as brown spots and saggy skin. A formerly plush ponytail may become a scrawny shadow of its former self. You get the not-so-pretty picture.

Hormones are one of the main reasons for that.  The changes start around age 30 when our reproductive hormone levels begin to taper off in our thirties, which can result in hair loss and funky skin conditions. Human growth hormone, or HGH, begins to peter out too, which means cells don't turn over as quickly. This puts the brakes on collagen production, giving way to dull, slack skin.

And if you spent your twenties on a beach chair with a glass of chardonnay in one hand and a cigarette in the other, those vices will begin to show, quite literally, on your face. The majority are going to see some changes starting in THEIR her thirties due to hormonal shifts, but if you have been tanning, drinking, smoking, and eating poorly, there will be more problems.

To help you maintain your look throughout your thirties  and beyond, our practitioners are ready  to consult you and provide treatment to suit your needs.

About 85 % of women have some cellulite and a cottage cheese-like appearance. "A lot of people have desk jobs and don't have as much time to exercise. In addition, collagen production starts to taper off at this age, making the skin thinner and cellulite more noticeable. Start weight-training exercises like squats and lunges three or four times a week to tone up and blast fat. Stop yo-yo dieting and consult our nutritionist to create an individual plan for you. Schedule a series of anti-cellulite massage at Wellness Plus Clinic to help eliminate those extra inches.

Wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30: it is the best thing you can do for your skin. Use a physical sunblock like titanium dioxide that doesn't wear off as quickly as chemical sunscreens. Do not forget about vitamin C that helps make sunscreen more effective. Say “no” to processed foods, too much alcohol, and smoking! Consult our health care practitioner regarding vitamins and supplements that will help in achieving your anti-aging goal.

Ask our doctors regarding prescription retinoids. Studies show that retinoids, those all-powerful skin rejuvenators, can zap sun spots. Apply an OTC retinol product with a moisturizer to clean skin a few nights a week. Try to stay off OUT OF the sun!

If you've been exposed to the sun a lot,  a dose of Botox — even at 30 — may be in order. When used in conservative amount, it may keep "dynamic" wrinkles (lines that show up only when you frown or smile) from turning into "static" wrinkles (which hang around no matter what your expression is). It doesn't take much to make a big difference.

When you start seeing clumps of hair swimming around your shower drain and some thinning around your temples, this is largely due to the hormonal shift, which is genetically determined, but big-time thinning can be triggered by stress, a vitamin deficiency, an excess of mercury, or giving birth. More serious causes include hypothyroidism and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which is most often seen in women ages 30 to 40. Schedule a free consultation with our doctors to discuss your symptoms and to establish the course of treatment which is right for you.

Eat a well-balanced diet that's rich in B vitamins, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids, and keep mercury levels in check by sticking to low-mercury fish like tilapia and herring, and eating it just twice a week. Take a daily multivitamin with hair-and nail-strengthening biotin and zinc. Please refer to our vitamin and supplement page to find out more information.

If you suffer from PCOS, switch to a low-glycemic (low sugar, low carbohydrate) diet that can reduce overall body fat and reset your blood insulin levels. If it doesn't, our doctors may prescribe Metformin, a drug for diabetics that controls blood-sugar levels.

Also you may experience the hair growth in the places on your body where they should not be due to the ratio of androgens (male hormones) to estrogen that may change turning your soft, fine hair into a whisker. Our doctors could advise you how to keep this at bay.

it's a myth that acne ends in your teens. A natural decline in estrogen levels, switching birth-control pills (which can create a temporary hormonal imbalance), and stress could be the reasons for that. The adult responsibilities may make cortisol levels spike, resulting in a case of adolescent-like acne. Wrinkle-fighting retinoids have a way with pimples.

Most of us know we should be eating more produce each day (at least five servings) for healthy body and overall radiant look. According to a recent study based on government nutritional data, we're coming up short in terms of eating a variety of fruit and vegetable colors: 69% of Americans don't get enough green; 78 % don't get enough red; 86 % don't get enough white; 88 % don't get enough purple/blue; and 79 % don't get enough yellow/orange. We tend to eat the same produce over and over again. "There are unique phytochemicals, or plant chemicals, that vary from color to color. These various compounds all do different things to protect your health. If you're eating only red bell peppers, you're going to be limited as far as health benefits because you're not getting all those other colors," says David Grotto, R.D., author of 101 Optimal Life Foods. When it comes to selecting produce, there's no one tint that rises above the rest. "We need the full spectrum. That's why we're omnivores," Grotto says. Here's the list of main fruits and vegetables and the best season to purchase them:

Artichokes —  March to May
Asparagus — February to June
Avocados — Year-round
Broccoli — October to April
Green Beans — May to October
Kiwis — Year-round
Romaine Lettuce — Year-round
Pears —  August to March
Pineapples — March to July
Peaches — May to October
Bell Peppers — Year-round
Strawberries — April to September
Tomatoes — June to September
Watermelons — June to August
Blueberries — May to October
Grapes — May to October

Schedule a free consultation with our anti-aging specialists that could provide a comprehensive list of steps you need to take to keep the signs of aging at bay.

ANTI-AGING SUPPLEMENTS FROM LIFE EXTENSION WE CARRY:

Hormones: DHEA | Melatonin | Pregnenolone
B complex vitamins: Folic Acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12
Anti-Aging Supplements: CoQ10 | Acetyl-L-Carnitine Arginate | Aspirin | Carnosine | Green Tea Extract | Fish Oil | L-Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine | Nexrutine® and 5-Loxin® |Calorie Restriction

Of the various approaches to slow down the aging process, calorie restriction is considered the gold standard. As the Life Extension Foundation surpasses its twenty-fifth year, the scientific community, the government, and even the news media are slowly recognizing that our concept of extending life is in fact technically feasible. This change in perception represents an enormous transformation in how humans view their role in the universe. Although none of the therapies in this section have been proven to slow aging, there is suggestive scientific evidence that they significantly suppress damaging free radical and inflammatory reactions that are linked to underlying aging processes.

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