Sat, 31 May 2008 17:55:07
Dr. Loretta Lanphier, ND, CN, HHP
Ten Ways To Look Ten Years Younger in Three Months!
1) Keep the digestive tract and liver clean. Perform
a total digestive tract cleanse two times a year (Spring
& Fall). This will help with digestion and keep
everything moving in the digestive tract. It will also
make sure that your digestive tract is clean so that
nutrients can be absorbed properly. If you have less
than 2-3 daily bowel movement then you are constipated.
The liver is the main filter in the body and must be
kept clean. The first thing that many people notice
after a liver/gallbladder cleanse is how clear their
[Not only that, but the eyes will look clear and glow
2) Water. Your body is 75% water. If you wait until you
are thirsty to drink water, you are already dehydrated.
Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water every
day, up to 126 ounces of water. Water hydrates the cells
and facilitates the body in eliminating toxins
efficiently. Make sure that you are drinking filtered
water or distilled water with added minerals. It is also
advised to purchase a shower filter. Chlorine is
carcinogenic and will age the skin. A 15 minute hot
shower is the equivalent of drinking 7 glasses of tap
3) Diet. Yo yo dieting is one of the worse things you
can do to your body. Get on a healthy diet (not a fad
diet) and get your weight at a level that is healthy and
one that you can maintain. Organic, raw fresh fruits and
vegetables should make up the biggest part of your
eating plan. Add organic raw nuts and seeds, organic
butter and eggs, organic oils (coconut, hemp, olive) and
free-range, organic meats. Eliminate eating after 7:30
p.m. Include an organic, multi-vitamin/mineral complex,
green food, calcium and extra B vitamins for
4) Exercise. Try to do 30 minutes of some type of
exercise daily. Walking is the cheapest, most convenient
and easiest way to exercise. You may also want to
incorporate Pilate's, Yoga, strength training and/or
aerobics. The main thing is to get moving and do it
every single day.
5)Essential Fatty Acids. Good fats are very important
and very necessary to young looking skin. They are
needed to make cell membranes, hormones, and other body
chemicals. Essential fatty acids help you live longer,
keep your heart healthy, fight inflammation, and might
even prevent cancer. Most cancer patients are deficient
in EFA's. Include in your diet ground flaxseed or
flaxseed oil,unrefined coconut oil, cold-water fish
and/or fish oil supplements.
6) Eliminate sugar and pre-packaged foods. I call white
refined sugar the "legal" drug of America. It is a main
culprit of disease and causes mood swings. It is
implicated in most diseases and we see clinical evidence
that when it is removed from the diet, over-all health
improves considerably. . For those times when you need a
sweetener consider using stevia, xylitol or agave
7) Natural skin care products. Use all-natural products
on your face and skin. Be aware that some "natural"
products contain parabens (may have estrogenic effects)
and some contain titanium dioxide of which we are not
completely sure of its safety. We should not have to be
concerned with harmful chemicals in skin care products,
unfortunately, we must be willing to do our research.
Read labels and let companies know of your satisfaction
or dissatisfaction concerning their product ingredients.
Avoid using harsh soaps or solid cleansing creams such
as cold cream on your face. Use natural oils such as
avocado oil instead to remove dirt and old makeup. Apply
it gently to your face and rinse it off with warm
distilled water. Tap water contains chlorine and
fluoride, which kill skin cells.
8) Stress is a killer and can wreck havoc on the
whole body, including the skin. Eliminate stress by
implementing the following: meditation, listening to
good music, yoga, Pilate's, walking and healthy diet.
Sometimes the source of stress must be dealt with such
as a stressful job, boss, spouse, etc. Enjoy life and
make time for fun and relaxation.
9) Eliminate smoking. Not only does smoking put you in a
very real danger of lung cancer, it also causes
premature wrinkling of the skin around the mouth area.
People who smoke often have dull skin and hair. You
inhale hundreds of toxins into the body every time you
10) Hormone Imbalance. Because of the environment,
hormone-laden foods, chemicals in water, over
consumption of soy and thousands of prescription med's
getting into the water table hormone imbalance is
showing up in children as young as 8 years old. A main
cause of acne, both teen and adult, is hormone
Youthful-looking skin is attainable. Keep your body in
good health and it will reward you through outward
appearance. The help that you get from a jar is only
temporary and with most over-the-counter products you
will be adding chemicals to the body. Employ these
suggestions and in three months, people will be
commenting not only on your healthy skin, but on your
youthful appearance. Guaranteed!