After years of buying the expensive lotions and skin care programs on the market, I've found out that going old-fashioned and all-natural is the best way. This stuff has been repeated so many times that I think people get desensitized to it. Some of these companies are sympathetic, some want to separate you from your money, but most are a little bit of both. Forget them and go old school. Here's what I've found:
1. You need to stay regular. Drink lots of water and take fiber on a daily basis. When you eat too much food or any junk food, your digestive system gets upset and tries to throw off the toxins building up.
2. I trade off between molasses and ACV daily and it's been going well for me. Put a teaspoon of molasses in warm water and wash it down- it's got a mild carmel taste to it and is loaded with minerals and nutrients that fight acne. I swear by the ACV though- I mix a cap full or two in a small glass of water and it wakes me up mentally and physically. If I put it on a cotton ball it gets absorbed too much into my skin and causes a rash on my face (a common thing for people), so instead I pour a little in my hands and rub it in that way. Works like a charm. For soap I use castile (Dr. Bronner's is a good choice) because it's mild enough to use as for brushing my teeth. Anything with that sodium laurel sulfate crap in it has got to go. It's found in most of your shampoos. That stuff strips your skin of its moisturizing elements and leaves you unprotected- get rid of it.
3. Forget the fancy face masks you buy for ten bucks and only last you a month. Milk of magnesia works just as well if not better. Every other day is a good tempo because too many applications can dry your skin out. Depending on your skin type, you'll have to adjust it. Apply it to your face for 15-20 minutes at night and then wash it off.
4. Be patient and stop picking at the pimples. Think of a small cut you get on your hand, and how quickly it heals because you're not thinking about it and leaving it alone. Tearing at what is essentially a wound on your face is only going to make it heal slower, so you only make it worse. Your mom was right- stop picking.
5. And of course, the obvious: get a good sweat-induce workout on a regular basis. It gets the blood flowing and improves your complexion. Start taking a multi-vitamin, and for you bodybuilders stop using the creatine. Creatine is a safe product but it raises your hormone levels and contributes to breakouts. Arginine (aka NO2) not only makes you stronger, it improves blood flow to your skin.
All this stuff is dirt cheap and more effective than those top-of-the-line vanity products. Realistically, nothing's going to give you perfect skin. But you can at least fight it off at a reasonable price by sticking to these basics.
Hi. I guess I do look far younger than my 51 years coz people think I'm in my thirties! I smile when people ask me how do you look so young? I smoke and seldom drink beer but I think it's the heart forgiveness and keep smiling keeps you young. Prayer also. I use sunscreen mixed with a few drops of moisturizer everyday.I also take a mineral mulitvit b complex with has the omega 3 included in the pill. I walk my dog for 10 mins trice a day. I hardly keep good meal hours but sleep 8 hrs is a must even if it 2.30 in the morning. I use a scrum on my face once in ten days. That's it. And you know what I can walk as fast as a teenager if not faster! My skin body and hair is yummmmm! luv to all tania.
I am a massage therapist in San Francisco. I am 39 but people guess my age is anywhere from 23 - 29. I think it has to do with a number of contributing factors. Since you asked, I will share them with you! First, I try and get enough sleep. If I don't get enough sleep one night, I make it up during the day with a short nap. Just lying down for 10 minutes often revitalizes me. Since I give a lot of my energy to my massage clients, I am careful to work out and keep my body vital with energy. At the same time I am careful not to work out too much! I lead a relatively serene lifestyle... boring to some, I am sure... I do think my lack of addiction to adrenaline and my determination to maintain my body at optimal vitality contribute to my youthfulness!
I have been looking over your skin and fountain of youth remedies. What surprises me is that no one is mentioning the neck! I have come to conclusion after looking at myself in the mirror and people-watching that the neck gives it all away. It doesn't matter how smooth your face is, if your neck is wrinkled and has lost elasticity, you can look years older than your age! I am 37 years old and my neck looks like it's been through the wringer. When people guess my age they guess older, not younger, even though I have no wrinkles!!! I don't know if this will make a difference, but I am started to massage my neck every night with castor oil. I will let you know if it works. I would like to know if people agree with my observation or if I am loco en la cabeza!!!
(New York, New York, New York)
(Risbane, Qld Australia)
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, USA)
(Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada)
TRICKS FROM MY THORACIC SURGEON â€‹
HI U GOOD PEOPLE DOIN,,,,,,,,,,,, let me tell you a story and you will be as smart as me. BS, BS, BS. MY chelation doctor got tired of cutting off limbs back in the early '90s and went into natural stuff. 30 years later he is still doing IV's, but he has two things he banks on........ Silver Nitrate and Diatomaceous Earth. Research these two things and pat me on the back later. It works.
Ms Conn and I also do his ULTRAVIOLET BLOOD IRRADIATION starting in September through March. This works when antibiotics and flu shots do not. The Germans came up with this technique way back when. It went out with antibiotics and is now back because antibiotics no longer work. Stuff happens. Are you listening?
ANTI-AGING TEST RESULTS
HI U GOD FEARING FOLKS DOIN,,,,,,,,,, I worked hard all my life and accumulated a little jack and now spending it on health things. This test showed some good results and some not so good. The not so good were due to me not addressing the situation. The one's I addressed were right on the money and I want to share those with you so you do not have to spend any money on an Anti-aging doctor. So here goes.
My RBC Mg was 5.5 within the range 4.0-6.4. She gave me pat on the back for that test. So what did I do to get that number. Got back problems, so I spray my hands every morning with MgCl and wipe it on my fanny and lower back. Then I follow that up with DMSO to drive it into my hips. That's all I do. The cost is not a deal.
The next is a no brainer and that is Vit D3.
We take 21,000 iu's every morning and my test was 78 with a range of 20 -100. D3 is cheap, but you must buy quality. Do not use D-2 as that is synthetic and made by Big Pharma.
My Cardiovascular tests were out of the ball park and what do I do for that? Well, we eat lots of green veggies and little processed food, but we do what is the mantra of all who read EC and that is ACV. My HDL was 63 and LDL 103 with a 78 for Triglycerides. That ain't too bad for an 80 year old Redneck. I won't go into my deficiencies as I did not address them due to my back and AFIB. Hope this epistle has saved you some time and money.
We headed to the farm this weekend to plant muscadines, blackberries and blueberry plants that have bit the dust due to the cold snaps.
I have totally run out of spit.
ORH's Fountain of Youth Remedies
HI U Timh,,,,,,,,, in a state park in Fla with no TV, no internet, so we read and do our health things.
When we come here when the weather is warm…. then sunning on the beach consumes our time. Not so when it's too cool for that. Now we read old health books from yesteryear. One that we talked about years ago and that is the Russian Author, Mikhail Tombak, who wrote CAN WE LIVE 150 YEARS. He has written many, but that is the Bible as far as I'm concerned. He's the guy who advocates Spanish black radish and I was going to send you some but my crop failed. Know you could write a book your-self, but I suggest you get this one and read it at least 3 times.
This book gives you directions to clean up outside and inside. He says “ eat right and you will live 10 years longer……. but breath right and you will live 20 years longer”. He's big on keeping your spine aligned. I read this book some 10+ years ago but forgot his teachings.
For instance ……. the importance of food combining. He tells you why because protein, fat, carbohydrates all digest at a different rate. You have to factor that in and why. He tells you why you must chew your food some 30 times. That is hard because you keep wanting to swallow. He tells you why you do that for your health.One of our health toys you will recognize because you use it constantly. That is the Parasite Zapper. We are doing that in conjunction with Bob Beck's Blood Purifier. Both work off low DC current. I also brought my PDMF to address my lumbar pains. We do our bed PT on waking and and then swap massages followed with our hand vibrator. This has given me the courage to re-dedicate my health efforts.
Lately, I have fallen off the wagon. We are a boggie couple as you will see in the video that our daughter recently took. Won't get us first place in a Myrtle Beach Shag Contest, but will let us participate. Our goal is to do this boogie at age 90, ten years from now. That won't happen unless we get serious about our health. This is ORH and his Tractor Driver reliving their youth of the '50's.
Think we will make this an annual health retreat.
EC: Fabulous and inspiring dancing, thank you!
Hi Everyone, I want to post this great interview with Donna Gates speaking on the gut health, probiotics and the connection of these with anti-aging and emotional/ mental health. She speaks on aging and living well. And what is crucial for men as they age. I hope you take the opportunity to listen.
Scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see the audio interview. Best of health to all, Lisa
Apple cidar vinegar in conjunction with the raw food diet lifestyle helps me stay young.
(Powder Springs, GA)
(New York, USA)
Raw Food Diet
Dear Sirs, I am 58 and could pass for 40. My face is very youthful looking. I have very few wrinkles and have had no blemishes for years. My diet has been make up of as many raw foods as I can. I eat a steady diet of raw organic nuts and seeds. There is a great web site, tierrafarms.com, that I purchase them from. In addition I never wash my face with soap only with warm clean water. I use an oil after shaving called Squalane, oil from sharks I believe. I have for years put on a moistureizing lotion each morning after my morning bath. Hope this can be of help to some of you out there.
In Slovack villages the people live to be 100 years old. Many have tried to learn the secret. Scientists Believe that Red Beets ( that the slovacks eat like americans eat carbs) Is the secret to longevity.
(Delhi, Delhi, India)
Hi, I tried the rhodiola & Vitamin E fountain of youth formula and it didn't seem to help me in any way. I believe this is because of the brand I was using. If you could email me directly and share the brand of rhodiola you have had results with, I would be very grateful. Also, is there an easy way to take flax seed oil other than mixing it in cottage cheese? Thanks in advance for your help.
EC: Sandy, unfortunately I can't remember the name of the rhodiola that I bough a few years ago (at Whole Foods) that produced such good results except that it was liquid gel cap and it came from Russia... perhaps Nature's Way? It was quite expensive, that I do recall. The second time I bought the rhodiola, I bought the capsules containing powder and it didn't provide the same results whatsoever! In fact, I got a bad headache from it... I haven't tried it since then.
People have been reporting taking flax oil straight up or mixing it in salad dressing.
(Manhattan, New York)
(Manhattan, New York)
Rhodiola and Vitamin E
Dear All, I was really looking for a remedy for open pores on face due to acne and when I browsed for remedies posted by Ted, I found that taking zinc acetate as one of the remedies. My skin and hair are not oily, they are more on the drier side but still I have immense hair loss. Also, I have pores on my face due to severe acne I had as a teenager. Also, I have been taking Rhodiola and Vitamin E for glowing skin which is working wonders. Do you still recommend me taking zinc acetate for shrinking my pores on the face? If so, should I stop taking Rhodiola and Vitamin E then? Please Let me know. Looking forward for your reply. Thanks, pinki
Rhodiola and Vitamin E
I recently started taking rhodiola and vitamin E in the mornings and afternoons, and I've noticed a huge difference in my energy levels. My skin is more radiant, and I have a lot more energy than I used to. However, a word of caution -- two rhodiola capsules per day might be too much for some people. I noticed that after the afternoon dose I was feeling a little nervous, jittery, and restless, so now I take only one rhodiola capsule in the morning, and I take the vitamin E in the morning and afternoon, and it seems to work better for me. I'd highly recommend this remedy, but be careful with rhodiola if you're at all prone to nervousness and/or panic attacks.
Rhodiola and Vitamin E
I started Rhodiola about a week ago for the "fountain of youth" benefit. When I added the Vitamine E, I experienced severe, nearly arthritic pain in joints and muscles. I have not experienced the improved sleep pattern, either. I plan to stop the herb a few days then restart on lower dosage.