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Posted: September 30, 2019 at 3:46 pm


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The mission of ACS is to facilitate the commander's ability to provide comprehensive, standardized, coordinated and responsive services that support Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians, and Families regardless of geographical location and to maximize technology and resources, eliminate duplication in service delivery and measure service effectiveness.

A comprehensive resource file provides information on both military and civilian agencies to Soldiers, family members and DA civilians. Trained personnel will assist clients to find the appropriate and available resources.

Where available, this program offers a special Host Nation Services which includes un-certified translations of host nation language correspondence and bills.

Welcome to Relocation Readiness! Moving is a part of life for Soldiers, Government Civilians and their Families. The Army Community Service Relocation Readiness Program provides assistance to the Total Army Family. We are dedicated to ensuring our clients are capable of surviving and thriving through the PCS and ETS processes. We have developed this program to assist you in finding information and resources to make you more resilient and agile as you navigate your next move.

Your first stop once you are notified of a pending PCS or ETS move should be your local ACS (Family Center) where you can meet with a Relocation Readiness Program Manager who will serve as a subject matter expert in assisting you through the process.

Lending Closet

When relocating to a new installation, you can borrow basic household goods from your ACS Lending Closet. Keep in mind that item availability varies from garrison to garrison. Some of the items you may find at your location are:

*Items vary based on installation availability

Adjusting to My New Country*

Host Nation Orientation, where applicable, offers all in-processing personnel and their Families orientation on the local culture, language, transportation and tourism offerings.

ESL materials are available at Army Libraries around Europe. A catalog of all books, audiotapes, and videos can be found here. For additional ESL assistance please contact your ACS.

*If applicable.

Sponsorship Program

This Sponsorship Program is designed to help service members, civilian employees and family members plan their move from a duty station somewhere else in the world to their new duty station in Europe. Below are several links that can assist you during each step of your move.

Pre-Arrival:Planning your move after reciept of your assignment/orders

Post-Arrival:Must-know & nice-to-know information after you get to your new duty station

For more information on the above services and programs please feel free to give us a call!

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The Mobilization, Deployment, and Support Stability Operations (MDSSO) helps support community readiness during deployments and emergencies. We help make sure installation programs align with unit deployment cycles, provide pre- and post-deployment support, and help unit Commanders with their Family Readiness plans and deployment support services for Service Members and their Families. Were responsible for operating an Emergency Family Assistance Center in the case of an all-hazards event, and supporting Service Members and Families during Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations (NEO) and Repatriation. We also act as a case manager for all requests for assistance through the Army Disaster Personnel Accountability and Assessment System (ADPAAS).

Some of our resources include:

For more information on Mobilization, Deployment, and Support Stability Operations support in your community, contact your local Army Community Service office and ask for the Mobilization and Deployment program manager or specialist.

Other helpful links:

For more information and assistance, please contact the program manager at your garrison location.

Army Family Team Building (AFTB)

AFTBis a series of training modules taught through your local Army Community Service or Family Programs office that cover topics such as basic information about the Army, personal growth skills and leadership skills. AFTB improves personal and Family preparedness which enhances overall Army readiness and helps Americas Army adapt to a changing world.

AFTB helps you to not just cope with, but enjoy the military lifestyle. Many of the courses can be applied toward resume and career building, self-development and leadership skills. AFTB provides the knowledge and self-confidence to take responsibility for yourself and your Family. The training is available to Soldiers, Family members of all Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians and volunteers.

My Army OneSource: Army Family Team Building

Contact your AFTB Program Manager more information!

Army Family Action Plan (AFAP)

In addition to learning through the AFTB program, the Army Family Action Planis your platform to voice your quality-of-life issues, ideas, or suggestions and contribute to help better your community. Its the best way to let Army leadership know about what works, what doesnt, and how you think problems can be resolved. We give Active and Reserve Component Soldiers, Army Civilians, Retirees, Survivors, and Family members a primary tool to help identify issues and concerns and shape your standards of living.

You can submit issues at your garrisons Army Community Service office or to a unit Family Programs liaison. Army OneSource also facilitates AFAP issues online and makes sure your concerns get the attention they deserve. The information you submit gives Army leadership insight and helps foster a satisfied, informed, and resilient Army Community.

AFAP makes a meaningful difference. Since AFAP was created in 1983, 698 issues have been submitted, resulting in 128 legislative changes, 186 Department of Defense or Army policy changes, and 210 improved programs or services.

Heres a sample of AFAP results:

To submit an issue or suggestion, go to your local Army Community Service office or Army OneSource.

The Financial Readiness Program is your resource for information on money matters. We can help you better understand financial topics like:

ACS also has Financial Counselors available for advice, guidance, and support.In times of emotional distress, figuring out what to do about finances can create a heavy burden. Survivor Outreach Services Financial Counselors provide professional financial information and services in areas such as investing, estate planning, tax issues and basic budgeting. Our Financial Counselors will be there when you need them, for as long as you need them. They are committed to assisting you in creating your financial security and ensuring you receives the necessary information to make sound financial decisions.

We can also help you learn about other financial services, including:

For more information about how the Financial Readiness Program can help you, contact your nearest Army Community Service Center.

Other helpful financial readiness links include:

Pre-screening and counseling for Soldiers who qualify for the FSSA entitlement. FSSA is an entitlement authorized by Congress in 2001 and created to supplement the Soldier's Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS). This entitlement will not exceed $1100 per month. The application for FSSA is web-based and can be found at: https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/fssa/.

Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private, non-profit organization established to assist Soldiers and their Family members in emergency financial situations due to no fault of their own. Financial assistance is given in the form of an interest-free loan, grant, or combination of the two. Loans are repaid by an allotment.

To apply for AER assistance, the Soldier should be seen by the Unit Commander/1SG for interview/counseling to determine if the situation can be resolved through the chain-of-command or some other source. After determining that the Soldier has a valid emergency, the unit commander would then authorize the individual to seek AER assistance. Soldiers should create an online account with AER to apply for assistance.

Services & Assistance

Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private, non-profit organization established to assist Soldiers and their Family members in emergency financial situations due to no fault of their own. Financial assistance is given in the form of an interest-free loan, grant, or combination of the two. Loans are repaid by an allotment.

To apply for AER assistance, the Soldier should be seen by the Unit Commander/1SG for interview/counseling to determine if the situation can be resolved through the chain-of-command or some other source. After determining that the Soldier has a valid emergency, the unit commander would then authorize the individual to seek AER assistance.

AER is a private nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial assistance to Soldiers and their Families. AER helps with emergency financial needs:

AER partners with other military aid societies to enable local assistance for service members from the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. AER also provides scholarships toward education. AER gives spouses and dependent children of Army Soldiers great opportunities for their first undergraduate degree (some scholarships can reach $4,000 annually)! Application information can be found online atwww.aerhq.org. Contact the Army Emergency Relief Program Manager.

AERs Education Program is a secondary mission to help Army Families with the costs of education. The three separate scholarship programs are:

Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program

Overseas Spouse Education Assistance Program Major General James Ursano Scholarship Fund for Dependent Children.

Overseas Spouse Education Assistance Program

Major General James Ursano Scholarship Fund for Dependent Children

The children of Grey Area Reservists/National Guard are eligible as well.

Scholarship awards will be awarded up to half the cost of tuition. Scholarship awards are based on financial need, as evidenced by income, assets, Family size, and special circumstances.

Applications and instructions are available for all the scholarships on the AER website atwww.aerhq.org

Resources & Forms

AER Budget Sheet

AER Form 600 Commanders Referral

AER Form 700 Application

TheEmployment Readiness Programprovides information and referral services on employment, education, training, transition, and volunteer opportunities to give Family members the competitive edge needed to secure meaningful employment. ERPoffers up-to-date information on available employment opportunities, market and job trends, education, and volunteer resources to help individuals make informed decisions when seeking employment. Services offered by the ERP include classes and seminars related to employment:

TheArmy Volunteer Corpsplays a crucial role in community involvement and development. Volunteers make a meaningful difference in the lives of Soldiers and their Families every day. Army Volunteer Corpsis designed to help you find local volunteering opportunities with organizations that benefit the Army community and allows you to obtain ongoing training and advancement.

The AVC has redefined volunteering within the Army. We embrace existing volunteer programs, unite all volunteers who support Soldiers and Families, including the Active Force, National Guard and Army Reserve, and formalize the Armys commitment to volunteerism.

No matter where people volunteer in the Army community, they usually want to contribute to Soldiers and their Family members. We recognize this common goal and want to help you find the right opportunity for you.

Volunteering helps your community and helps you as well. When you participate with AVC, youll:

For more information regarding employment, volunteering, or training opportunities please contact your ACS location!

The FAP-Eoutreach and prevention program is designed to strengthen and improve the quality of life for our military Families by increasing self-sufficiency, resiliency and community cohesion for active duty, Family members, civilians and retirees. Together with garrison and host nation agencies, FAP-E provides a multitude of programs and services designed to build individual and Family strengths as well as advocate for non-violent communities. The goals of the FAP-E are:

- Leverage individual and Family strengths

- Overcome behaviors that may contribute to Family maltreatment

- Value Family member differences

- Enhance behaviors that foster healthy military lifestyles

FAP-E professionals strive to create command and community awareness of the unique challenges associated with living in Europe, provide information on existing services to eliminate child abuse and domestic violence, and to develop specific educational programs at no cost to active duty. Our services include seminars, workshops, and individualized intervention.

FAP-E is dedicated to helping Soldiers and Families address the unique challenges of military life, living overseas and understanding how unmanaged stress can lead to child abuse and domestic violence. Services focus on prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention, and treatment. If you need help, please call your garrisons Family Advocacy Program for more information.

The Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate (DAVA) provides comprehensive support services to adult victims of domestic abuse including: crisis intervention, safety planning, help obtaining medical treatment for injuries, information on legal rights and proceedings, referral to military and civilian shelters, and other resources.

DAVAs provide information so clients can make informed choices in reporting an assault and how they choose to proceed. DAVAs are available to accompany adult clients to medical visits, court proceedings, and other appointments as requested. DAVAs provide services 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week. Victims are not alone, help and support are available.

The New Parent Support Program is a voluntary program that assists military Families who are pregnant or have children birth through age three years understand the process of delivering a baby overseas and adapt to parenthood in healthy and resilient ways.

The primary focus of NPSP is providing individualized home visitation services in the parent and childs natural learning environment however services can occur in an office, hospital or community setting. Classes and groups are available which provide information on pregnancy, nutrition, parenting newborns and toddlers, problem solving and coping, discipline issues, social isolation, and military stressors. Services are available outside normal duties hours so working parents can participate.

Each NPSP Home Visitor has a Masters degree in Social Work or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and is Licensed to practice Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Nursing in a US state.

For assistance or information on any of these Family Advocacy Program Europe services, call your garrison Army Community Service (ACS) Family Advocacy Program. You can also callMilitary OneSourcefor more information and referrals. Call collect with operator assistance OCONUS: 484-530-5908.

Provides awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and follow-up for sexual harassment/assault issues. Army policy promotes sensitive care, advocacy, treatment, reporting options for victims of sexual harassment/assault and accountability for those who commit these crimes.

Sexual Harassment Complaints

One-third of sexual assault cases begin as incidents of sexual harassment. As a military community, it is important to address sexual harassment complaints immediately when they occur. The SHARP office will assist in finding the appropriate method for addressing the situation. For military personnel and their family members, the SHARP office can assist in the following areas:

Sexual Assault

SHARP office provides advocacy services to victims of sexual assault who are in the military and their immediate family members who are over the age of 18. Victim advocates are certified by the Department of Defense through the National Organization Victim Assistance (NOVA) in Alexandria, VA every two years. Installation SHARP victim advocates (VAs) are well trained and highly educated in the social services field. Advocates can provide sexual assault victims assistance in the following areas:

For further assistance and information on the Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) program call DOD Safe Helpline-Sexual Assault Sexual Assault Support for the DOD Community 1-877-995-5247 Live 1-on-1 help. Confidential. Worldwide 24/7. http://www.safehelpline.org

Military Families with a special needs Family member, also known as an Exceptional Family Member (EFM), often require additional help in meeting the EFMs needs. The Army designed the EFMP to be a comprehensive, coordinated, multi-agency program that provides community support, housing, medical, educational, and personnel services to military Families with an EFM.

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical, and personnel services to Families with special needs. Soldiers on active duty enroll in the program when they have a Family member with a physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder requiring specialized services so their needs can be considered in the military personnel assignment process.

Family members must be screened and enrolled, if eligible, when the Soldier is on assignment instructions to an OCONUS area for which command sponsorship/Family member travel is authorized, and the Soldier elects to serve the accompanied tour. This screening consists of medical records review for all Family members, and developmental screening for all children 72 months of age and younger.

Soldiers are responsible for keeping their EFMP enrollment current as exceptional Family member (EFM) conditions change or at least every three years, whichever comes first.

Use these resources, tools, and articles to learn more about EFMP and the families it serves.

The Special Needs Accommodation Process or now known as the Multi-disciplinary Inclusion Action Team (SNAP/MIAT) is a team established to ensure the most appropriate placement of children with special needs. The team meets to review any new applications for Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) programs that indicate any possible special needs, review the needs of children already placed in the CYSS program and determine if those needs can be met. Military Members are mandated to enroll in EFMP for most of these conditions and if they are not enrolled, the EFMP Manager will contact the Service Member and suggest that an enrollment screening into EFMP be initiated.

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Fitness Overview | ADA

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Fitness

If youre not into regular exercise, putting together an exercise plan can be a bummer.

But remember, along with your diet and medications, regular physical activity is an important part of managing diabetes or dealing with prediabetes. Because when youre active, your cells become more sensitive to insulin so it works more effectively. And you just feel better. And look better.

So, however you want to do ittaking regular walks around the block, going for a run, or signing up for a marathongetting started is the most important part.

It doesnt matter where you arephysically. If youve never set foot in a gym, thats okayas long as you start doing something now. If you havent been very active or are worried about your health, its important to consult your doctor and start slowly.

Light walking is a great place to startand a great habit to incorporate into your life. Walk with a loved one or just by yourself while listening to an audio book. Set goals every day and meet them and youll start feeling like youre back in control of your life.

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Dermatologist-Approved Anti-Aging Skin Products – 9 Best …

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Although dermatologists see patients for a countless number of concerns (acne, suspicious moles, dandruff you name it), two of the most common appointment talking points are lines and discoloration. They're perfectly natural characteristics of skin that simply isn't as young as it used to be, but some folks would simply prefer to see themselves with a smoother texture and more even-toned complexion. Dermatologists have access to some of the most effective in-office options, like injectable and laser treatments, but they also know what's up when it comes to topical products you can use in your everyday routine.

Luckily, you don't have to visit a dermatologist every time you want to get a great product. (No offense, docs. We love our time together, but we also love the convenience of online shopping.) And even more fortunately, you can still rely on their sage advice from the comfort of your home with this roundup of creams, serums, and specialty formulas that come highly recommended by some of the top dermatologists from all across the country. Below, you'll find line- and discoloration-addressing derm picks for every budget.

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

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Top 11 Anti-Aging Foods + How to Get Them in Your Diet …

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How do you naturally slow aging? Its a question thats been asked for centuries. In fact, attempts to combat or reduce the effects of aging have dated as far back as mankind itself. Most people want to look and feel young, driving experts to invest many hours and thousands of dollars into finding silver bullet anti-aging formulas. While there isnt a special formula that magically erases the wrinkles away, incorporating certain anti-aging foods into your diet is the best way to help bring you closer to that goal.

These delicious and nutritious foods will help slow the effects of aging in every part of your body from your skin to your brain, heart and joints. So what are the top anti-aging foods, and what exactly do they do in order to keep your body feeling young and healthy? Well, the top anti-aging foods are also some of the most prominent high-antioxidant foods and anti-inflammatory foods around too.

1. Blueberries

Blueberries have been shown to delay aging and promoting longevity. Most research on the health benefits of blueberries focuses on their cognitive benefits, protecting memory-associated regions in the brain from oxidative damage and slowing age-related damage to brain cells. (1)

Blueberries are rich in anthocyanins, a compound credited for its anti-aging effects, limiting cellular damage caused by of free radicals and preventing a large array of ailments.

2. Dark Chocolate

The 2010 Dietary Guideline Committee concluded that adding moderate amounts of dark chocolate in addition to a healthy, balanced diet can provide anti-aging benefits. Since dark chocolate is high in calories, eating a small piece of chocolate with the highest percent of cacao (7090 percent) is enough to help slow the effects of aging, according to research published inAntioxidants & Redox Signaling. (2)

3. Nuts

Eating nuts as part of a balanced diet can add years to your life by helping prevent chronic disease, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline. Nuts contain both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and both compounds have been associated with reduced heart disease and type 2 diabetes risk. Because all vascular factors have been related to cognition, nuts may have the potential to slow cognitive decline in older adults. (3)

Some of the best nuts to consume for anti-aging include chestnuts, walnuts, pecans and more.

4. Figs

Figs nutritionis rich in flavonoids and polyphenols, which are responsible for strong antioxidant properties that help prevent various of oxidative stress-related medical conditions, such as hepatic and neurodegenerative issues. (4)

5. Collagen Protein

Collagen is the most important and abundant protein in the body, keeping it healthy and young for a long time.

For instance, research from Beijing Universitys Department of Food and Nutritional Hygiene at the School of Public Health in China investigated the protective effects of marine collagen peptides (MCPs) on the skin of aged mice. Researchers concluded: The results showed that MCPs might play a protective role on skin aging by improving the activity of antioxidant. (5)

Further research published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture found that MCP supplementation could promote the development of long bones in growing male rats. (6)

In addition, marine collagen, with its high antioxidant content, has been used in beauty products in order to repair or prevent damage caused by environmental factors or aging process. (7)

6. Chaga Mushrooms

Chaga mushrooms produce a diverse range of active components, such as antioxidants, antitumoral and antiviral properties. They also hold compounds for improving human immunity against infection of pathogenic microbes. (8) The polyphenols in chaga are the principles for quenching free radicals, making these mushrooms protective antioxidants, according to research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. (9)

7. Salmon

Salmon has high amounts of astaxanthin, a super antioxidant and carotenoid known for its unique anti-aging benefits. Astaxanthin is produced by algae, bacteria and fungi, and it concentrates higher up the food chain as these primary producers are consumed for food.

In a study, this substance inhibited oxidative damage to DNA by reducing C-reactive protein and strengthening the immune system. Astaxanthin increased HDL cholesterol and decreased triglycerides by improving circulation of blood. Astaxanthins clinical success extends beyond protection against inflammation and oxidative stress, making it useful to prevent or slow the signs of aging. (10)

8. Bone Broth

Bone broth seems to be very popular these days, especially when concerned with bone health. According to the Weston A. Price Foundation, bone broth contains minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb, including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and others, which are important for bone health. It contains chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine, the compounds sold as expensive supplements to reduce inflammation, joint pain and arthritis. It is best to check the label to ensure the bones come from grass-fed meats, so you can get the full benefits from these nourishing bones. (11)

9. Maca

Hormonal decline is a common biomarker of aging. Maca balances and normalizes the steroidal hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. In South America, maca root is even used to improving sexual dysfunction, preventing osteoporosis, enhancing fertility and relieve menopausal symptoms. (12)

10. Avocado

Avocado has been in the spotlight recently as a superfood, containing phytochemicals and important essential nutrients to prevent the negative effects of aging. Avocados are packed with monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants, which are key compounds into keeping your arteries healthy and young. (13)

11. Turmeric

Turmeric has anti-aging and skin-lightening properties, and it has been used in cosmetics formulations for centuries. According to extensive research, including studies published in Immunity & Ageing, the curcumin in turmeric may help against aging of the joints, brain and other neurodegenerative conditions. (14)

There is substantial literature linking nutrition to aging. Aging is manifested by decreasing status of health and increasing chances to acquire age-related diseases, such as Alzheimers disease, atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes and other conditions. Oxidative stress has been shown to be a major factor in the aging process, leading to inflammation and further degradation of healthy cells.

Inflammation is the bodys the natural immune response to anything it recognizes as a threat, and the reaction is meant to protect your health. Without a certain degree of inflammation, your health would be at risk from invading bacteria, fungi and viruses. Some foods, such as refined carbohydrates, sugary foods and red meat, can cause inflammation in your body, so eliminating or reducing them in your diet can keep you healthier and reduce the signs of aging.

Slowing down the aging process and delaying the onset of age-related conditions may be possible by blocking pathways that lead to inflammation. Fortunately, the healthy foods that fight inflammation are appetizing and easily accessible. Your best chance to live an active and long life is to avoid unhealthy foods that cause inflammation and learn about which foods provide proper nutrition and antioxidants to help fight disease. Anti-aging foods have proven beneficial at a microlevel or provide protection against degenerative conditions, guiding you toward a healthier road of successful aging and better health. (15)

1. Help Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

A randomized controlled study showed that consuming avocado a day along with a heart-healthy diet helps lower plasma LDL levels in obese and overweight participants. In double-blinded, randomized controlled trials, astaxanthin lowered oxidative stress levels in obese and overweight subjects and smokers. (16)

2. Skin Protection

Free radicals are the main destroying factors of skin. To stimulate the skin to build and repair itself, antioxidants in food help defend skin from the harmful action of free radicals and prevent degenerative disorders resulting from oxidative stress. (17)

Anthocyanins in blue blueberries have been reported to reduce the ultraviolet ray-induced skin photoaging effect as well as inhibiting collagen destruction and inflammation. (18)

3. Support Cognitive Function

In a small clinical trial, astaxanthin improved cognitive function, and in several Japanese RTCs, it improved visual acuity and eye accommodation. Curcumin, the main compound found in turmeric spice, can help keep your mind young. Curcumin is highly lipophilic and might cross the blood-brain barrier in sufficient concentrations. For this reason, studies suggest the lipophilic nature of curcumin maybe responsible for the significant reduced prevalence of Alzheimers disease in India compared to the United States.

In Singapore, elders who ate curry and turmeric had higher mini-mental state examinations scores than non-consumers.Nutritional antioxidants, such as the polyphenols found in blueberries, can also reverse age-related declines in neuronal signal transduction as well as cognitive and motor deficits.

4. Aid Bone Health

Eating a variety of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging foods can do wonders for bone health. For instance, consuming bone broth along with vitamin C foods and vitamin K foods can help strengthen bones and prevent bone loss, as learned through observations from theFramingham Osteoporosis Study. (19)

5. Vision Protection

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is characterized by chronic and progressive degeneration of photoreceptors. There have been studies showing the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin exist in high concentrations in the macula of the eye and protect the retina from oxidative stress. (20)

In a trial out of UCLA, AMD participants were instructed to take 60 milliliters of lutein-zeaxanthin complex beverage derived from marigold and wolfberries for five months. Inflammatory markers and oxidative stress index were lowered when these subjects consumed the beverage for five months. Consumption of antioxidants found in anti-aging foods may help suppress oxidative stress and reduce incidence of AMD. (21)

6. Improved Gut Health

Figs are a good source of fiber, which can help ease constipation. In a recent randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial, participants who were given fig paste supplements improved in constipation and abdominal discomfort compared to placebo. (22)

You can find anti-aging foods at your local supermarket or farmers market. To ensure you consume the freshest and most beneficial anti-aging foods, buy products that meet USDA Organic Standards.

Here are some anti-aging foods recipes to try:

Cultures have taken advantage of natural components found in food, proving you can age well and gracefully without going under the knife or spending a fortune on anti-aging creams.

The Greeks and Romans applied poultices of corrosive sublimate of limestone, mustard and sulfur to the skin. Tree resins, such as myrrh and frankincense, were mixed with pumice to lighten the skin and remove freckles and wrinkles. During the Middle Ages, women would use old wine that had the active ingredient tartaric acid to achieve rejuvenation.

Lemon juice has been used as a brightening agents for as long as anyone can record across various cultures. Also in the Middle Ages, women treated acne with curdled milk (lactic acid), removed freckles with cucumber juice and produced an even, smooth complexion with boiled nettles. In Japan, a mask of nightingale droppings has been used for centuries. Initially, the droppings were used to bleach silk and then were later applied to the skin! The excrement was put out in the sun to dry and pulverized into powder then the paste was applied to the skin and rinsed. (23)

In Egypt, the Egyptians valued the application of cosmetics and viewed makeup artists as highly skilled engravers. Interestingly, the ancient Egyptians concocted numerous formulations to be both cosmetic and medicinal. (24) Formulations were made from flowers, fruit, liver, lung, gut and wine. Women would use sour milk mixed with alabaster, animal oils and salt to help remove the external surface of the skin and enhance their beauty.

If you were prescribed medication, you should not use curcumin or turmeric without first talking to your health care provider. Turmeric may interfere with the action of blood thinners, diabetic drugs or NSAIDS. (25)

Use of maca may be contraindicated in patients with fibroids, estrogen receptor-related cancer risk, endometriosis or prostate cancer.

Studies also suggest that chaga may interact with anticoagulant and hypoglycemic medication. (26)

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7 Best Anti Aging Facial Exercises – SKINNYFiTMoM

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Now that Im approaching my mid-30s, Ive started to notice the subtle signs of aging: wrinkles are creeping in around my eyes, and my skin is certainly not as firm as it once was.

So, like most women who want to hold on to their youthful appearance, I turn to anti-aging creams and facials. But according to new research, facial exercises might be worth a try, too.

Aging is an inevitable part of life. No matter how much we want to, we cant stop the clock. When it comes to our appearance, however, we can try to look younger.

A new study suggests that exercising our faces for 30 minutes at least every other day can tone up facial muscles and lead to a reduction in the visible signs of aging. (10)Facial exercises sound simple and cost-effective, and most importantly they dont require going under the knife

Since the face is the first thing people see in us, It is our identity. Anyone with a sagging skin and wrinkles by default reveals theirage in an instant.If you are looking for a way to hide age without going under the blades, then these anti-aging facial exercises are for you.

Face yoga (or anti-aging exercises) can tighten and tone your facial skin through controlled movements. It also promotes the production of collagen, giving you a perky, youthful look. This non-invasive natural method will drop years from your face without pain.

There are 10 muscle groups throughout your face and scalp. These muscle groups attach to bone and, unlike those in other parts of your body, to your skin, enabling you to make millions of facial expressions.

The repetition of facial expressions causes lines and wrinkles to form as you age. Anti-aging face exercises may help tighten and tone the muscles and the overlying skin for a firmer, younger look.

A series of exercises performed for a duration of 20 minutes, 6 days a week, will quickly begin to show positive results.

Read Also:Exercises and Home Remedies to Get Rid of Neck Fat and Double Chin

Outlined below are 7 facial exercises help us to combat the visible signs of aging?Researchers say an experiment with regular facial exercises made women look three years younger after 20 weeks.

1. Cheeky Face

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2. Surprised Face

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3. Giraffe Face

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This is one of the best facial exercises for anti-aging that tones the chin and neck region, correcting sagging skin and double chin.

4. Frown Face

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This exercise helps your crows feet, droopy eyelids, and puffy eyes.

5. Clown Face

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6. Platysma

Located at the front of the neck is the platysma muscle. Aging causes this muscle, and the skin on top of it, to become loose and to sag. This exercise helps tone the platysma muscle for a smooth jawline and neck.

How To:

Bring your chin to your neck, feeling the muscles of the chin and platysma contracting.

7. Face Yoga

This facial yoga exercise is designed to tone the muscles of the face and neck, increase blood circulation and release tension to restore a youthful look. It helps to remove laugh lines and tones the muscles of your cheeks.

How To:

Repeat five times.

You dont have to carry around with you a face that you do not like. You can bring the youthfulness back on your face. Just as you can tone your body, you can also tone your face with the above simple exercises that make you look young.

Arent you excited to reverse aging?

It is highly important for you to know that these anti-aging facial exercises must be combined with a good diet. Without a good diet, the effect of the exercises may not be seen at all or it may take a very long time for the result to show.

Facial exercises have recently become popular as an anti aging technique. While I do not believe facial exercises are harmful, there is likely only a limited anti aging benefit, and individuals should not expect to see a drastic change.

A sustainableanti aging benefit may only be achieved with a combination of exercises and more traditional options such as fillers and other non invasive or minimally invasive cosmetic interventions.

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5 Best Anti-Aging Night Creams – Oct. 2019 – BestReviews

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You cant turn back time, but you can choose to age gracefully. This can be an attitude (hey, age is just a number), and it can also be a collection of anti-aging skincare products decorating your vanity.

The grande dame of anti-aging products is the night cream. The passage of time may show up on your complexion as wrinkles, fine lines, age spots (and other sun damage), crepey skin, and loss of skin elasticity. An anti-aging night cream will target these issues and provide nourishment and repair to your skin while you sleep. With consistent use, youll wake up with softer, smoother, younger-looking skin.

Whether youre in your twenties or eighties, you can benefit from an anti-aging night cream. While there are lifestyle choices you can make to prevent wrinkles, like reducing exposure to the sun and not smoking, nightly application of an anti-aging cream will help deter fine lines and/or smooth out the ones youve already got.

If you're looking for an anti-aging cream that really works, check out our top recommendations to find the right one. To learn more about anti-aging night creams, keep reading our in-depth shopping guide.

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Why Do Korean Girls Look So Young? | Korean Anti Aging Skin Care Tips | Wishtrend TV

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The Best Anti Aging Face Serums for 2019

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Peek inside your medicine cabinet and you probably have an arsenal of beauty supplies. While many of us strive to be minimalist when it comes to our closets (thanks, Marie Kondo) it is harder to streamline your beauty products. But quality is better than quantity when it comes to what you put on your face, and thats where a serum comes in. Were going to break down what exactly is a serum, what can a serum do, and take a look at some of the best face serums available today.

One of the most important steps in any skincare routine is applying the right serum. A serum is a highly concentrated liquid containing a big dose of nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. It should be applied after cleansing but before moisturizing in order to penetrate the skin effectively. Depending on your skincare needs, you may need a daytime serum in addition to a night serum. Most serums are water based and have a thin consistency similar to a lightweight gel, although some are oil based.

Serums offer a specific, targeted benefit, depending on your skin type and what youre looking to achieve. They help round out and intensify your beauty routine by focusing on a particular skin concern, whether its anti-aging, dull skin or acne. Serums can also help brighten skin and fade dark spots, and also improve the smoothness and suppleness of the skin. Just about every type of skincare need can be addressed by a serum such as an anti-aging serum or one designed to boost skins radiance.

The advantage of a serum is that they are powerful, but also lightweight and absorb quickly, which makes them perfect for layering. Serums are ideal for anyone who likes their products to feel weightless, and they dont leave sticky residue behind. Although they can help with hydration, a serum is not a replacement for a moisturizer- think of it rather as an enhancement to your daily face cream.

Serums work differently to a cream. Lotions and creams have a thick, rich consistency that creates a barrier on top of the skin in order to lock in moisture. Creams are full of fillers, thickeners and lubricating agents, so theyre heavier and have less room less room for active ingredients. A serum is made of smaller molecules that can penetrate the skin on a deeper cellular level. Its literally working on a different level than your moisturizer. Another way to think of it is this- serums are the workhorses of any skincare routine. The best face serums work faster and more effectively than arguably any other product in your bathroom vanity.

Not quite. Serums and face oils tend to be formulated very differently. Most serums are water based, although some serums are created in a base of oil. The vast majority of face oils are designed to nourish the face and add another layer of hydration. Most people wear a thin layer of a face oil at night, or add a few drops of it to their moisturizer to amp up the hydration level and give their skin an extra glow. In general, a serum should not be blended with anything else, and serums and face oils should be applied at different stages of your skincare routine. Water-based serums should be applied before any creams or moisturizers, while oil based products should go on top of moisturizer.

The short answer is: sort of. An essence is a key step in Korean and Japanese beauty routines. An essence is a thin, watery fluid that is often applied to the skin after cleansing and before moisturizing. The concept behind applying an essence is that it preps the skin to absorb the next layer of products, such as a serum and moisturizer. While both are designed to treat the skin, the two products have very different textures. A serum is thicker and gooier while an essence has a watery texture. Both should be applied in a patting motion rather than a rubbing one. If you are following a K-beauty routine, after cleansing you should apply an essence, followed by a serum, and then apply your moisturizer which works by sealing in all the hydration supplied by the essence. If a 10-step routine is not for you, you could skip the essence and just use a serum.

When it comes to tackling fine lines, an anti-aging serum is a critical part of any skincare routine. Serums are packed with good-for-you ingredients such as antioxidants, vitamins, peptides, and hyaluronic acid which work together to brighten, exfoliate and hydrate the skin. They can also help boost smoothness and brightness, and work to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C helps even out skin tone and fade dark spots, while dry skin can also benefit from a serum. The most hydrating serums contains nourishing vitamin E, niacinamide to help improve skin elasticity, as well as hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture. Anti-aging serums are packed with skin lightening ingredients to tackle dark spots, while wrinkle serums contain the powerful line smoother retinol.

Its important to choose the right serum for your skin type and skincare needs. Dry skin needs extra, long lasting hydration, so look for a serum with hyaluronic acid as well as the antioxidant vitamin E and niacinamide, which helps to improves skin elasticity. If your skin is prone to acne and flare ups, reach for a serum packed with vitamin C (to reduce inflammation), soothing zinc, salicylic acid to gently exfoliate skin and retinol, which also tackles spots. If your complexion is feeling lackluster and you need a boost of radiance, some of the key ingredients to get your glow back on include green tea extract, ferulic acid and vitamin C. If your skin is normal but you just want to give it a boost (or keep it looking that way), you can still benefit from a serum. Try one with glycolic acid or AHAs to gently dissolve dead skin cells and keep the cell renewal process running smoothly. You may also want to look for soothing ingredients such as aloe vera or licorice to help keep skin calm and protected.

Howand when you apply a serum also makes a difference, as there is an optimal way to apply a serum. Most should be applied in the morning preferably after a shower when the skin is still damp. A little bit goes a long way so a few drops is usually enough. Pat, dont rub, the serum into your skin.

Serums are available at every budget level and are found in drugstores, department stores and direct to consumer but not all are created equally and their potency can vary. Some lower priced serums have fewer active ingredients so are not as potent, and wont deliver the same results. Active ingredients such as vitamin C and botanical extracts can drive up the price of a serum, but keep in mind that only a few drops are needed, and a bottle should last a long time.

The best anti aging serum is FormulystsUltimate Youth Concentrate.

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Ultimate Youth Concentrate is bio-engineered from plant stem cells and loaded with a concentrated combination of five peptides. The deeply hydrating formula helps soften and smooth skin, and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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This silky serum glides on to the skin and has a bright, citrusy scent. Ole Henriksens Truth Serum is spiked with skin brightening vitamin C, as well as collagen to help firm skin and leave it looking more luminous. Aloe juice and green tea extract nourish and hydrate the skin.

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Apply this serum for a one-two punch against the signs of aging. Skinmedicas TNS Essential Serum contains two powerful formulas in separate chambers. The APS Corrective Complex contains antioxidants and peptides to improve skins appearance and firmness. The TNS Recovery Complex is a mix of proteins and antioxidants to soften fine lines and wrinkles. Its also deeply hydrating, thanks to olive oil and shea butter.

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Caudalies serum harnesses the power of viniferine, which is derived from grapevine sap and is believed to be a brightening powerhouse. The oil free, lightweight formula sinks into the skin and tackles dark spots, acne scars and melasma. Skin is left nourished and soothed thanks to olive squalane, organic chamomile and organic grape water.

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This oil free serum delivers all day hydration thanks to a combination of expected ingredients (hyaluronic acid) plus some surprising ones (salt). The formula contains 30% glycerin which acts as a water reservoir while lactic acid helps to smooth out skin tone through gentle exfoliation.

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Think of this product as a smart serum. Its packed with a cornucopia of ingredients to tackle everything from inflammation and dark spots, but is formulated so that your skin only gets the ingredients that it needs. Licorice and red-algae extract tackle inflammation while salicylic acid leaves skin looking brighter and smoother.

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The inspiration for this serum comes from the Blue Zones, geographic areas with high life expectancy rates, including specific parts of Greece, Sardinia and Japan. Chanel used three active ingredients found in the diets of the Blue Zone population including olive oil, green coffee and lentisk gum which help improve skin texture and smooth out wrinkles. Chanel fans can also try Le Lift, whose hero ingredient is an extract from the edulis morning glory.

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Diors Capture Youth is a collection of five targeted serums specific to various skincare needs, such as oily skin, redness, dullness or dryness. What they have in common is that they are infused with naturally derived ingredients, such as antioxidant-rich iris extract. The formulas can be mixed and matched. Plump Filler Serum gives skin a firmer, fuller look and is spiked with hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin and plump it up.

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Drugstore favorite Olays Regenerist Micro Sculpting Serum has a light scent and sinks into the skin, where it is quickly absorbed. Apply once a day to brighten and smooth out skin tone. Active ingredients include hyaluronic acid for added hydration; antioxidant tea extract; and niacinamide, which helps brighten skin.

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This product was launched around 30 years and has earned its cult-like status. Estee Lauders Advanced Night Repair is a hard working multi-tasker. It hydrates and soothes the skin, and a cocktail of antioxidants helps firm the skin and keep wrinkles at bay. Just a few drops are needed.

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Lancomes super charged serum is packed with ingredients to keep skin hydrated and increase cell turnover. One of its key ingredients is bifida ferment lysate, is a bacteria that is similar to a probiotic for the skin and helps boost the skins moisture barrier. Theres no need to worry about whether youre applying the right amount; the dropper is self-loading.

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Clarins Double Serum is one of the brands best-sellers and is formulated to leave skin radiant, supple and hydrated. Its packed with 21 active antioxidants, including turmeric which is meant to treat inflammation, and extracts from oats, avocado and kiwi fruit. The serum can be applied twice a day.

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Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate contains a blend of essential oils and botanical extracts, including lavender oil, evening primrose oil and squalene, which is derived from olives. Apply two to three drops at night and massage gently into the skin, and wake up to softer, smoother skin.

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Just a few pea sized drops are all you need of this super charged serum. Skinceuticals C, E, Ferulic serum contains a potent mix of skin brightening vitamin C, which is more powerful when combined with vitamin E and ferulic acid. Skin will look brighter, tighter and more radiant.

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What causes our skin to age? | American Academy of Dermatology

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Many things cause our skin to age. Some things we cannot do anything about; others we can influence.

One thing that we cannot change is the natural aging process. It plays a key role. With time, we all get visible lines on our face. It is natural for our face to lose some of its youthful fullness. We notice our skin becoming thinner and drier. Our genes largely control when these changes occur. The medical term for this type of aging is intrinsic aging.

We can influence another type of aging that affects our skin. Our environment and lifestyle choices can cause our skin to age prematurely. The medical term for this type of aging is extrinsic aging. By taking some preventive actions, we can slow the effects that this type of aging has on our skin.

The sun plays a major role in prematurely aging our skin. Other things that we do also can age our skin more quickly than it naturally would. To help their patients prevent premature skin aging, dermatologists offer their patients the following tips.

Note: Some anti-aging products prescribed by a dermatologist may burn or sting. When using a prescription anti-aging product, this can be okay. Just be sure to let your dermatologist know.

Even people who already have signs of premature skin aging can benefit from making lifestyle changes. By protecting your skin from the sun, you give it a chance to repair some of the damage. Smokers who stop often notice that their skin looks healthier.

If signs of aging skin bother you, you may want to see a dermatologist. New treatments and less-invasive procedures for smoothing wrinkles, tightening skin, and improving ones complexion are giving many people younger-looking skin.

How do I prevent skin cancer?Following these tips can prevent skin cancer and premature skin aging.

Face washing 101How you wash your face can make a difference in your appearance.

How to create an anti-aging skin care plan Use these dermatologists tips to develop an anti-aging skin care plan tailored to your needs.

How to select anti-aging skin care productsSelecting anti-aging products does not have to be a hit-or-miss experience.

How to maximize results from your anti-aging skin care productsDermatologists share their expertise to help you get the best results.

ReferencesCastanet J, Ortonne JP. Pigmentary changes in aged and photoaged skin. Arch Dermatol. 1997 Oct;133(10):1296-9.

Chung JH, Hanft VN, et al. Aging and photoaging. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003 Oct;49(4):690-7.

Kadunce DP, Burr R, et al. Cigarette smoking: risk factor for premature facial wrinkling. Ann Intern Med. 1991 May 15;114(10):840-4.

Rabe JH, Mamelak AJ, Photoaging: Mechanisms and repair. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006 Jul;55:1-19.

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What to Expect During an Anti-Aging Facial

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An anti-aging facial will have all the steps of a basic facial, but with ingredients that are targeted to aging or "mature" skin, which is usually age 40 and up. But you can have anti-aging facials even when you're in your late twenties or early thirties because the skin is already showing signs of maturity.

As we age, our skin gets thinner and dryer. It loses collagen, which gives it a thick, plump appearance, and elastin, which makes it snap back quickly. The time it takes for healthy young cells to migrate to the topmost layer slow down, which makes skin duller looking. And our faces are more exposed to the elements and get lines and creases from all the facial expressions we make.

An anti-aging facial might include a chemical peel, collagen masks, and special serums that have antioxidants like vitamin C or ingredients like hyaluronic acid, which attracts water to cells) exfoliates and nourishes the skin to promote clear, well-hydrated skin. It is sometimes called a "deep-cleansing facial" or "deep-pore cleansing" facial because of extractions.There are other powerful anti-aging treatments you can get, including photo facialsand microdermabrasion.

An anti-aging facial is likely to be more expensive than the basic facial because the ingredients are more expensive. It can range anywhere from $85 to much higher, depending on where you get it, how long it lasts, and how expensive the line is. Prices will be lower at aday spain a smaller city. Prices will be higher atdestination spas, resort and hotel spas, and medical spas.

How often should you get an anti-aging facial?Ideally, get a facial monthly to stimulate your skin's cellular turnover and assist with exfoliation. If your budget doesn't allow for that, have a facial at least four times a year, as the season changes.

Anti-aging facials can be very effective, but it depends on the skill and experience of theesthetician, the quality of the products, and whether you carry through with a good home skin care regimen. Anti-aging facials and skin care products can also be more effective in conjunction with treatments like LED light, which boosts collagen.

Be careful about over-doing it and find someone whose advice and skill you trust. Some anti-aging products are too much for sensitive skin. And you don't want to get a serious anti-aging facial at a resort spa and then go sit out in the sun.

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Health and Nutrition | Cargill

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Improving the nutrition of cocoa farming families in IndonesiaOctober 13, 2017

Despite economic growth in recent years, 9.5 million children under age five in Indonesia are malnourished the fifth highest rate in the world. Malnutrition costs Indonesia more than US$5 billion annually due to lost productivity, which is caused by low levels of education and diminished physical capability1.

Many farmers and their families survive largely on a diet of rice and grains. Farm workers would benefit from eating a more balanced diet because malnutrition can have a negative impact on health. Consequently, farm productivity and profitability can suffer if farmers or their families become sick and cannot work. It is a downward spiral, because if productivity and profitability fall, then ultimately this further impacts poverty, health and nutrition.

A study by an Australian University found that in Papua New Guinea, cocoa farmers were recently losing up to 1.5 days in every seven days, due to personal or family illness.

We began working with Swisscontact in 2014 to improve the health outcomes of cocoa farming communities in Sulawesi, Indonesia, by providing nutrition and health training. Community members learn how to grow vegetable gardens and maintain fishponds to ensure that they have access to diverse sources of nutrients. In addition to improving community health, the training helps women to develop new means of generating an income and farmers are encouraged to diversify their crops to improve their economic resilience.

We will continue to improve farmers general health through better nutrition by reaching 16,000 direct beneficiaries by the end of 2017.

>14,400 households in Indonesian cocoa farming communities received training to improve their nutritional practices.

Critical to our cocoa sector development approach is our partnerships with supply chain partners such as Cargill. Farmers respond much better to our training on good agricultural and good environmental practices when they expect that there will be a supply chain partner there at the end of the day to offer a price that is indicative of the quality of their cocoa, and the manner in which they produced it.

Ross Jaax, Director, Sustainable Cocoa Production ProgramSwisscontact | Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation

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Nutrition and Digestive Health | Cargill

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Gut health is a complex interaction between the intestinal microflora and an animal. We are pioneering new research techniques that are elevating our understanding of the relationships among diet, the microflora, intestinal tract integrity and an animals immune system. For instance, we are using advanced molecular biology techniques to rapidly measure the microflora in the intestinal tract to identify microbes that have both positive and negative effects on animal performance. In addition, we use advanced genomics techniques to pinpoint genes in an animal that are directly influenced by those microbes and that ultimately affect outcomes such as weight gain and feed conversion.

Our advanced cell culture and in vitro models cut down on cycle time, helping us to identify solutions more quickly. These techniques assist us in understanding how we can promote that desired state in the absence of antibiotics, for instance. Recently, cell culture research enabled us to identify specific additives that could help combat Early Mortality Syndrome in shrimp. With this information, we developed the SmartShield program at a critical moment for the global shrimp industry.

We continue to dig deeper into a host of factors associated with digestive health. Our research has helped us unlock greater understanding of how the microflora, animal immunity, and gut integrity all interact with dietary elements such as anti-nutritional factors, mycotoxin stress and antioxidants. We take that know-how and put it to work in our products, with the continuous goal of helping you achieve better nutrition for your animals.

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FIT STAR Nrnberg – Home | Facebook

Posted: September 29, 2019 at 10:43 am


Hallo Leute, hier ist Euer Deniz aus dem FIT STAR Frth mit der Knigsdisziplin im Muskelaufbau zum Start ins Wochenende!

Die LANGHANTEL-KNIEBEUGE auch Sq...uat genannt. bungen mit freien Gewichten oder "komplizierten" Bewegungsablufen sind oft sehr effektiv, aber viele trauen sich nicht so richtig ran. Deswegen gibt's von mir eine kleine Heranfhrung. #FITSTARmachtsvor

Ich zeige Euch im Video (so majesttisch wie nur mglich ), wie man eine saubere Kniebeuge mit der Langhantel macht. Tipp: Schaut das Video bis zum Ende ๐Ÿ˜‰ Mit der Langhantel-Kniebeuge trainiert Ihr nicht nur die gesamte Beinmuskulatur und sorgt fr ein wohlgeformtes Hinterteil, sondern auch Bauchmuskeln, Rckenstrecker und Schultergrtel sind als Stabilisationsmuskeln gefordert.

Und so geht's: Positioniert Euch unterhalb der Hantelstange und umgreift sie etwas breiter als schulterbreit. Die Hantelstange sollte auf Eurer Schultermuskulatur aufliegen. Der Stand ist hftbreit, die Fe sind leicht nach auen gespreizt, der Blick nach vorne gerichtet. Bewegt nun Euer Ges nach unten, bis Ihr mit den Knien einen 90 Grad Winkel bildet. Wichtig: Rcken gerade! Die Knie sollten noch leicht hinter den Fuspitzen sein. Am tiefsten Punkt das Gewicht kurz halten, dann wieder in die Streckung gehen.

Wenn Ihr noch Fragen habt oder Euch unsicher seid, kommt einfach zu mir und meinen Kollegen, dann helfen wir Euch!

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Health, Household & Baby Products | Amazon.com

Posted: September 22, 2019 at 11:40 pm


Health & Personal Care at Amazon.com

At the Amazon.com Health and Personal Care store, we've got nutrition and wellness covered with vitamins, supplements, herbal remedies and more to help you manage and lose weight, gain muscle, or just keep your body healthy.

If something does happen, check out our vast supply of health and medical supplies like heating pads, hearing aids, knee braces, first aid supplies as well as products for cough, cold, flu, digestion, indigestion, nausea, and just about everything else you might have to deal with. Stock up the medicine cabinet with a couple clicks.

Stock up your laundry room, cleaning supply closet, and that cupboard under the kitchen sink next to the trash can with laundry detergent, dishwasher soap, hand soap, trash bags, food storage, paper towel, toilet paper, and hundreds of other household supplies. From Clorox to Tide, Charmin to Cheer, Mr. Clean to Gain, Febreze to Bounty, we have the top brands for you to maintain your home.

Find thousands of baby care items for you and your family. From Huggies to Pampers, Enfamil to Similac, we have your baby needs covered.

The Amazon Health & Personal Care store has tens of thousands of health, personal, and household products from the brand names you trust and a few more that we are happy to help you discover. You are just clicks away from saving time and money with each order.

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15 Best Anti-Aging Creams of 2019 – Best Products

Posted: September 14, 2019 at 3:53 pm


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While we like to think we actually get better with age, we totally understand that there might be some pesky skin changes you want to address as the years pass. It's difficult to pinpoint exactly when to start incorporating anti-aging products into your routine, so we chatted with one of our favorite experts, board certified nurse and aesthetician Genevieve Vielbig, R.N., B.S.N., C.A.N.S., to get the scoop on the best approach to wrinkle creams.

A: The best anti-aging product is sunblock, and that should be applied to the face daily as young as possible! In individuals with dry skin, a daily moisturizer, serum, and eye cream should be started in the early 20s. If the individual has oily skin, traditional anti-aging products can start in their 30s, but most likely they will be using a retinol product to combat acne breakouts, so they are already using preventative measures.

A: The top ingredients that I look for in anti-aging products are retinol, hyaluronic acid, plant-based stem cells, resveratrol, and glycolic acid.

A: Your skin doesnt know what time it is, so the logic behind a day versus night regime is that the night regime doesnt have to compete with makeup over the top of it and can be a thicker formula, while the a day regimen is typically lighter weight with less corrective properties.

A: Stimulating collagen production is key in combating signs of aging. For the novice, I like to start with microneedling, chemical peels, or IPL (aka a photofacial). These are all low downtime and usually affordable treatments done in a series of three to six sessions. For the individual that needs a more rigorous anti-aging treatment, I am a huge fan of laser resurfacing treatments such as Fraxel and Pixel Erbium laser. These treatments act on a deeper level and can correct texture, tone, and sun damage at a more aggressive level.

A: My go-to is always a product with retinol in it for bedtime, and I am a big fan of peptide serums for the day. I always opt for medical-grade skincare products over department store brands. My top choices are Skin Medica, Dr. Obaji, and DefenAge.

Armed with that info, we set out to research and find the right anti-aging wrinkle creams. So, ready to find the best wrinkle cream for you? Read on for our top picks!

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