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What heart disease and aging skin have in common

Both are related to inflammation, and both are related to what you eat. Both require you to make changes in your life. Both require you to stop listening to the marketing BS from food and skin care corporations.

According to a recent article by a world renowned heart surgeon, Dr Dwight Lundell says heart disease is mainly due to the processed food we consume every day. Genetically inherited heart disease issues do not affect the majority of people who die from heart disease, food and lifestyle do! Processed and ‘unnatural’ food-like-stuff will also increase inflammatory conditions in your skin, and thus speed up the aging process and visible aging of the skin.  Unfortunately, most people are not going to change their lifestyles in order to reduce potential for heart disease…until it is too late. All that marketing BS from food manufacturers and fast-money-making-junk-food-companies is soooooo seductive…why let reason stand in the way of seduction?

Skin care companies do the same thing. They seduce us into believing that their cream has the secret to eternally youthful skin. They may even be so brazen as to label it natural and organic. It is still BS – no matter what the marketers say. There are NO miracle creams that will delete the effects of bad food and poor lifestyle!  When you realise that marketers are just like politicians (people who will tell you the lies that they know you want to hear), then you will start taking less heed of them, and more heed of basic human logic that has been around for eons.

Seeing as the intelligence of ‘the-top-of-the-food-chain’ has degenerated to a maximum of 140 characters at a time, here is what I and Dr Lundell are saying:

Eat 5 real fruit and 5 real vegetables every day. Stop eating processed food (everything made in a factory and sold in a package). No junk food EVER!

Eating correctly will also help your skin. And always treat your skin sensitively. Understand the Best things and Worst things for your skin. Need a refresher on how to do that?

Yes you may need some medical drugs and treatments from time to time due to genetic issues or life threatening disease beyond your control that can help you age more gracefully. And yes you may need some skin care products that will help strengthen the skin and slow down the visible aging process (always start with an inorganic (mineral) sunscreen and work backwards).

It’s always amazing that so many people want to be ‘natural’ with their skin care and yet they consume copious amounts of ‘unnatural’ processed food, and depend on ‘unnatural’ medical drugs to try and cope with how their ‘unnatural’ behaviour is affecting their ‘natural’ skin and body.

If people feel they can ‘stop cancer’ then they can hardly believe in the natural state of things. Cancer is as natural as oxygen and water and bacteria in your digestive system. It’s what we do to ourselves and our environment that worsens the natural balance of all things on this planet and worsens the potential for cancer. Having a foolish belief that we can stop nature in it’s tracks without stopping our foolish beliefs and activities, is just that…foolish. How come the-top-of-the-food-chain is such a foolish animal????

The information provided here is not meant to diagnose or cure any medical conditions. Please see your doctor or a trained medical professional should you have any concerns.

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The Q2 newsletter from Blue Turtle Spa contains:

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2. A super anti-aging hand treatment offer from Sensitive Skin Clinic and Blue Turtle Spa.

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4. Online video consultations (via Skype) are available if you want to talk about your skin condition and skin care regimen, or any other skin related topic of interest.


Anti aging with antioxidants

Aging happens! Skin aging can happen a lot more rapidly! Antioxidants can slow down both. With 20% oxygen in our atmosphere at all times, everything organic (living) will oxidise and eventually die. The sun damages our skin by setting up free radicals and only antioxidants will help reduce free radical damage. The sun is present every single day of our lives (UVA and UVB) and with UVA penetrating clouds, fog, windows, we cannot escape it – unless we live in a concrete bunker and never see the light of day!

So what is to be done?

1. Eat 5 fruit and 5 vegetable servings every day!

2. Apply a multitude of topical antioxidants to the skin every day from your teenage years onwards (like antioxidant defense complex). Why – what’s the rationale? see this blog article to get all the facts.

3. Apply a mineral (zinc and/or titanium) sunscreen to the skin every day (rain or shine, summer or winter).

What about taking antioxidant supplements? Well I’ve never been a fan of relying on pills to provide what natural fruit and vegetables do. Our body is made to digest real fruit and vegetables not just pills…if we only had to consume pills, we would have very small mouths – just a hole to pop a pill into! Here is an article from Mother Jones that will get you thinking twice about relying on your antioxidant supplements…

To find out more about antioxidants, view this SkinCareTV video at YouTube.