We are vulnerable to our environment.
Exposure to environmental pollution, preservatives and additives in the food you consume, inadequate physical exercise, life stress and even just breathing the air in our atmosphere all contribute to accumulating free radicals in our bodies.
Free radicals are the unstable molecules that steal electrons from other molecules in our bodies, resulting in free radical damage or premature aging and deterioration of health over time (think cancer, cardiovascular disease, macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease).
A natural solution.
Scientists and doctors have found that the best defense is antioxidants, a natural solution. Antioxidants are your body’s first defense against free radicals because they share their electrons and help to stop the degenerative chain reaction of free radicals. While your body naturally generates some antioxidants, certain foods are higher in antioxidants, which are easy to incorporate into your diet.
Protect yourself from the evil free radicals.
Protecting yourself from free radicals doesn’t necessarily take a village, but these reminders are appreciated every now and then.
- Don’t smoke, and avoid second-hand smoke.
- Limit your exposure in the sun.
- Consume at least 5-10 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
- Choose fruits and vegetables high in carotenoids, especially in the red, yellow and orange families.
- Eat a balanced diet.
- Avoid pollution and other toxins including toxic household cleaning supplies.
- Incorporate nutritional supplements, per doctor’s recommendation.
Finding out your antioxidant levels is available right at your fingertips.
The Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner is a new and non-invasive way to get your antioxidant levels. The technology was originally developed by scientists at the University of Utah for researching biomedical optics and predisposed macular degeneration. A technician on the project accidently held her hand in front of the beam and she was able to get a reading on her skin carotenoid level. After many more years of testing, the team found that the Scanner provided a reliable biomarker on overall antioxidant defense levels. The scanner is able to measure carotenoid levels (Skin Carotenoid Score) in human tissue (it scans your hand) at the skin surface using optical signals. This Scanner does not predict or diagnose disease.
In less than 2 minutes, the medical community is able to determine whether patients are consuming an adequate amount of antioxidant-containing nutrients. The Scanner provides 5 different color results. Red indicates a need for an increase in fruits and vegetables in one’s diet, while Purple shows that the user has an optimal level of antioxidant consumption. Orange, Yellow and Green scores reflect moderate levels. Even Dr. Oz thought it was important enough to be scanned.
Make your appointment today by contacting Donna and Dik Johnson, Pharmanex consultants and Anti-Aging specialists at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-344-8236. They are offering a scan for only $5.00 (normally $50 in a doctor’s office).
So, what to do with this information?
First and foremost, commit to a healthier diet and lifestyle. According to Pharmanex, the exclusive owner of the patented BioPhotonic Scanner technology, it would take eating more than 3 grocery shopping carts full of raw fruits and vegetables, beans and nuts, salmon, tofu, green tea, rice and so much more, to get your daily dose of nutrients. Seriously that is a lot to consume in one day. But don’t make yourself crazy. Up your intake of fresh veggies and fruits, stop smoking, join the gym, incorporate non-toxic cleaning products – it is all in moderation.
Get’em where you can.
LifePak Nano is a comprehensive multi-vitamin/mineral supplement program, which can dramatically increase your Skin Carotenoid Score, but more important the supplements provide nutritional support for all major body systems and organs. Always check in with your general M.D. before taking any supplements.
The antioxidant-rich Eufora Beautifying Serum harnesses the benefits of naturals used for centuries by traditional healers in their “village pharmacy” to promote the health and appearance of hair, skin and scalp. This lightweight hair treatment utilizes antioxidant-rich ingredients such as Kukui nut, Cranberry and Neem to protect hair and color, improve the appearance of split ends, locks in moisture and creates beautiful shine. Check out Salon Vert in Santa Monica for a “green salon experience” and Eufora products.
The talk in the beauty world is all about BB Creams (a trend and import from Japan). Featuring tinted mineral pigments so it can be used similar to a tinted moisturizer, the new Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector contains a potent formula, which includes Vitamin C, the anti-free radical ingredient used to protect those antioxidants. The Garnier BB Cream blends really nicely into your skin giving you that sheer flawless finish.
Eco-friendly laundry detergents are the way to go these days keeping the toxins away. Roux Maison, a new collection of natural home laundry products is synthetic and preservative free. Best yet, they have a specific Sport Detergent which eliminates dirt, odor and bacteria in the sweatiest workout gear. It also maintains the elasticity of lycra and spandex and keep the qualities of waterproof fabrics in tact.