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Free Radical Theory of Aging

So how do we age? The scientific community’s main theory is the Free Radical Theory of Aging. Free radicals are mostly oxygen-containing molecules with an average life span of only one-millionth of a second, yet they are very potent toxins that afflict our bodies. By attacking the cell’s DNA, free radicals destroy the cell, causing healthy cells to die prematurely.

When we’re young, our natural antioxidant defense system functions well by “mopping up” free radicals before they can cause damage. However, as we age, the antioxidant defense system becomes less efficient through down-regulation of oxidative enzymes. The increase in free radical damage impairs cellular regulation and functioning and triggers aging symptoms as well as many diseases.

Dr. Steven Rosenblatt and daughter Camille (photo) have created a product that can address these issues and cover ALL the body’s daily baseline needs because it is jammed with probiotics. They call it DoctorRBrand Daily Nutritional– combinations customized for men and women–with a morning packet for extra energy and an evening packet for winding down nicely. Dr R Brand is filled with antioxidants including citrus bioflavinoids along with pycnogenol to neutralize free-radicals. Also among the forty other ingredients is Echinacea, Hesperidin, and eight strains of probiotic bacteria to build our defense system. So this product can reduce free radical damage of the skin and internal organs, and protect against the new and rapidly changing viruses that invade our cells. The most unique feature of this product is the number of enzymes so that you get to KEEP WHAT YOU INGEST! Most other vitamins just get excreted and wasted.  Many people report increased energy…Check out www.DoctorRBrand.com.

Skin Health and Anti-Aging

In our last discussion about skin health, I mentioned how Acupuncture or Acupuressure can be performed on the face and body to detoxify, increase local circulation, and stimulate collagen and elastin. This in turn helps to fill out lines and give firmness to the skin for a healthy complexion. Our muscles become deflated with age, losing their moisture— like a dry sponge. Acupuncture restores the natural internal irrigation so the ‘sponge’ is plumped up again and wrinkles disappear. And the needles are so thin that they  are generally painless.

When we start to transform the face, we approach it locally and systemically.  We would treat the points for any off-balance organs (i.e. kidneys, liver) that leave traces on the face such as bags or lines. Then treatment might also include addressing facial muscles directly because the electro-stimulation of the skin’s underlying muscle tissue re-establishes the normal electric charge/discharge cycle. This enlivens the tissue. Some muscles are too charged up and in spasm; others are flaccid. We want to firm up and smooth them all. Finally, nerves and fluids are freed up and can circulate easily as they did in youth. A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Cosmetic Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. The effects include more moisturized, softer skin, improved elasticity, skin tone, and overall rejuvenation. For true anti-aging, we don’t just LOOK better—we actually ARE better—as the skin functions better in its job to eliminate toxins. How wonderful that age can bring wisdom AND renewed beauty!

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