Archive for February, 2013

Winter Skin Woes

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The winter months are hard on most skin types. Want to maintain that summer glow year round? Here are a few tips to keep you and your skin happy! 1) Incorporate Plants Not into your decorating but into your diet! Green veggies like kale and spinach provide the necessary nutrients (e.g., protein, minerals and vitamins) to nurture and support skin health. 2) Avoid Excess Caffeine and Alcohol Alcohol turns to sugar in the body, and too much sugar can damage skin cells; while caffeine can result in skin inflammation. 3) Rejuvenate with Winter Laser Skin Resurfacing Laser skin resurfacing can treat a variety of skin imperfections including wrinkles, uneven skin […]

Anti-Aging Gene Discovered

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Humans have been on the hunt for the answers to aging, as evidenced by the popularity of Botox. Science has yet to discover the modern day fountain of youth, however a recent discovery of two anti-aging genes have been discovered. The protein(s) are known as SIRT6 and SIRT3. SIRT6 protein not only suppresses tumors (helps suppress cancer), it may also offer a protection against the development of obesity and help control our cellular metabolism. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Michigan Health System conducted the study and also noted that without this protein tumors may increase in size, numbers and aggression. Cancers that may be most affected by the loss […]