How to take care of your body’s biggest organ…your skin!

sun safety

A lot of my patients want to look and feel their best. My advice? Moisturize with sunscreen! Yes, you heard me. The best thing you can do for your skin is moisturize, particularly while your skin is still damp. One natural option I like is using coconut oil – that same oil you cook with! A little goes a long way. Even better, moisturize with SPF. Those sun rays may feel amazing on your skin, but just imagine how much better you will feel without being haunted by the thought of UV rays creating mutations that may lead to skin cancer. .

The biggest mistake people make in sunscreens is that people do not apply enough. Most sunscreens last only 2 hours. We generally prefer a physical block that contains zinc oxide because it protects from both UVA and UVB radiation. In addition, there are less likely to be skin reactions in this compared to chemicals found in most commercial sunblocks. I would also suggest you consider using one of our serums, these provide an SPF of 8, but last all day and help prevent mutations associated with skin cancer. An SPF of 30 provides 95% protection.

Your skin is the biggest organ of the body, it works hard to prevent foreign particles from getting inside and causing dangerous problems. Make sure you take care of it by moisturizing, proper SPF use and hydrating.

Plaquesmed

Alzheimer’s Disease, a chronic neurodegenerative disease progressing from short term memory loss, to mood swings, to disorientation, to not managing self care. Although the cause of Alzheimer’s disease is difficult to specify, proteins (called Amyloid-Beta Proteins) are associated with Alzheimer’s disease pathology. These proteins accumulate into plaques and disrupts the structure and function of brain cells (neurons) ultimately resulting in neuronal cell death and brain degeneration.

A recent study published in Science Translational Medicine, investigated a noninvasive, non-drug approach to removing amyloid plaques and restoring memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Through the repeated use of a scanning ultrasound, 75% of the Alzheimer’s Disease mouse model showed plaque clearing, and memory restored; clearly suggesting that repeated ultrasound treatment is worth exploring as a non-invasive therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.

Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer

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By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Folks who feel “young at heart” may be more likely to live to a ripe old age, a new British study suggests.

Seniors who said they felt three or more years younger than their actual age experienced a lower death rate over the course of eight years than people who either felt their full age or a little older, researchers report online Dec. 15 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

About 25 percent of people who felt older than their actual age died, compared with about 14 percent of people who felt younger than their true age and almost 19 percent who felt their age.

The effect held even after researchers accounted for things that might make a person feel older than they are, such as chronic health problems, difficulty with mobility or mental…

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