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More are taking charge of their health through ‘kitchen sink approach’ – Jacksonville Daily News

Posted: August 29, 2021 at 1:52 am


One silver lining to the coronavirus pandemic is that more people are making their health a priority and doing what they can to be resilient against illness and disease.

Theyre getting back to the basics on eating a nutritious diet, exercise, getting adequate sleep and safeguarding their mental health. Many are looking to a more holistic approach that takes care of the whole mind-body-spirit relationship.

I really think the kitchen sink approach is best for people to fix their health problems. It doesnt have to be just mindfulness or just Western medicine, said Jeff Fox, an acupuncture physician of 11 years who practices at Advanced Wellness and Massage in Jacksonville.

Acupuncture is a facet of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) thats been in use and documented for well over 3,000 years. Often shrouded in mystery, its a practice that utilizes the insertion of thin hair-like needles at specific points on the body for the purpose of stimulating the nervous system and regulating the bodys natural biological processes.

TCM is highly effective as preventive medicine and something people often turn to when living with chronic conditions. Acupuncture treats a wide range of physical and mental ailments such as chronic pain, addiction, anxiety, infertility, digestive issues, migraines, depression, arthritis, sleep disturbances, PMS, common colds, fatigue, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome and most any malady that manifests with physical symptoms.

Foxs fascination with TCM began he saw the profound affects acupuncture had on a patient who sustained an arm injury during intervention to keep her from choking to death one day. The woman was expected to have permanent nerve damage from her injury, but acupuncture treatments delivered vascular improvement, pain management and helped her avoid surgery.

I talked to her acupuncturist and decided to make a change, Fox said. Fox left a career in computer administration to jump on an entirely new path.

Its interesting because theyre both kind of dealing with communication. One is biological, and one is silicone, Fox said.

Foxs second career has brought him far more fulfillment as hes seen patients heal, even after they found acupuncture as a last resort treatment for complex conditions.

The ability to help them be able to live without that pain thats a good day, Fox said.

But acupuncture needles arent appealing to everyone. In their quest for optimal health, people turn to yoga, massage, meditation and practicing mindfulness to negate the consequences of physical and emotional stressors.

People are using these ways of healing, not because they want to be new agey, they want to get better, Fox said.

In addition to acupuncture, Fox also uses a form of medical massage called Tui Na and herbal remedies to help facilitate the bodys natural healing processes.

Since the onset of COVID-19, more patients have been calling the clinic to schedule treatments to not only fortify their immune systems but also to deal with emotional stress of living through uncertain times.

What were really seeing is people using everything at their disposal nowadays and thinking outside the box rather than passively doing what others have said. Theyre trying to think for themselves and use all the tools that are available, Fox said.

Mostof the traffic at the clinic are massage clients and a few who seek out Reiki, a form of energy work in which the therapist channels healing energy through a clients body to restore physical and emotional wellbeing.

People have been more vocal and are asking a lot now if acupuncture and massage will help out with anxiety. People are surprised the answer is yes, said Elizabeth Eustis, a licensed massage therapist and Reiki healer with a background in yoga and personal training.

One change she has noticed in patients during the pandemic is that theyre more motivated to try new things and are open to new philosophies on how they mind their health.

People have been coming in really questioning things about themselves and their lifestyle, Eustis said.

Eustis educates clients on how massage can alleviate stress, depression and anxiety. Anyone who has ever felt their heart race or stomach churn knows these emotions affect the body on a cellular level. Massage, acupuncture, energy work and mindfulness are just a few things people are turning to in order to take back control of their health.

People should try all avenues even if they havent been open to it before, Eustis said.

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Casper Holistic Expo taking care of the mind, body, and spirit – Oil City News

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Casper Holistic Expo (Courtesy Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. The Casper Holistic Expo is September 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and September 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It will be held in the Industrial Building at 1700 Fairgrounds Road.

The event is focused on a holistic experience and approach. It will have vendors there to sooth the mind, body, and spirit. At the event, there will be some services directly available while other vendors will be strictly informational.

It is an event for the whole family, including your pet! There will be face painting and pet psychics there. Additionally, they will have everything from chiropractors to paranormal services.

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Admission is $5 or five canned or dried goods to support poverty resistance.

According to Christina Kuhn, the event coordinator, This year, all the booths are full with vendors and I even have people on waiting lists.

Here is the full list of vendors and what they are offering at this event.

Tarot Readings by Angie w/ Angie Farnum: Questions about past, present and future answeredSpiritual Awakenings w/ Elizabeth ChambersMs. Katies pathways w/ Ms. Katie: a reading with Ms. Katie is interactive, fun and informative. Whether you are seeking advice, clarity or a glimpse into the future, Ms. Katie is here for you! Lets figure it out together as we explore your general outlook or any facet of your life love, career choices, next steps and more.Home of the Healing Arts w/ Victoria Gonzales: Victoria has the ability to see the electric field with the naked eye, as well as whats in the present, past and future.Angel in the Mist in Reality w/ Marnee: Intuitive angel card reader does it in reality as it is happening now. In real life.Diamond in the Rough-Readings w/ Cassie: Card readings by Cassie and Tarot and oracle cards for sale.Colters Crossroads w/ Dakota Pooley: Tarot, card, palm, and aura readings.Readings by Sandra Renee w/ Sandra Buckley: Oracle and tarot readings.Angelic Readings by Teresa w/ Teresa Groninga: Teresa is a certified Angel Reader and Medium-RMT.Palm Reading by Terry w/ Terry Kettle: Palm readings.Tarot Readings by Kathleen w/ Kathleen Ray: Kathleen is a reader with over 30 years experience. Her mother was psychic as well. She is Clairaudient, Clairvoyant and an empath. She does intuitive readings as well as tarot readings. She uses Egyptian Cartouche Cards as well as traditional tarot.

Turtle moon w/ Thuvan Ahrens: Enlightened gifts to enlighten your soul: Rocks, gems, jewelry, bags, tapestries, singing bowls and salt lamps.Carolyn Eitel: Art, handmade books and natural magical items.Alpha Temptress Publishing w/ McKayla Schutt: Come on in for witches, dragons, books and so much more. Also check out her contemporary romance side as Kindra Woods.Davis Arts w/ Michael & Tessa Davis: Local artisans offering handcrafted semi-precious stone jewelry and malas and chainmail art, jewelry and gifts.Rev. Gaynol Wapotich: Psychic/Medium.Eye of the Beholder w/ Kristi Berg: Reflexology/trigger point therapy healing, card/intuitive health coaching, aura field clearing/cleanse.Rizzuto Creations w/ Sandi Rizzuto: Natural stone jewelry, crystal suncatchers, mineral specimens, wizards staffs, spheres, reiki bracelets.Kixmits Kraft w/ Kizmit Miranda: Offering many wonderful handmade products like paintings, crystal grids, and custom stickers, tarot and oracle readings. Unalome readings are a unique divination Kizmit first offered in 2019 and leaves you with a beautiful piece to take home and reflect on whenever needed.Herbal Love Creations w/ Raegan Chinn: Bath and body products, soaps, lotions, shower steamers, herbal remedies, salves, balms and teas.Earthly Treasures w/ Nicole Nielsen: Rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry.Casper Area Paranormal Seekers & Gammas Goodies w/ Kaylie Tillman & Joanne Ford: CAPS has been doing paranormal research since 2008, offering FREE and CONFIDENTIAL investigations, handmade crochet, jewelry, and windchimes.Crystalline Crane w/ Alexcis Hecker: Handcrafted crystal and gemstone jewelry.AJ Designs/FreqE1 w/ Alan Drobnak: Tools created to interact with our physical, mental and higher self. They provide assistance on a higher dimensional level, Our biology innately seeks to be in harmony with its original blueprint, its healthy state. The tools afford everyone a pathway for assisting our human condition, Feeling is Believing.Talon Enterprises w/ Lisa Winta: Everything Lisa sells is handmade by her. Wire-wrapped stones and crystal jewelry, beaded cabochon jewelry, hand-knit and crocheted mittens, scarves, shawls purses and tarot/medicine bags, paintings and diamond dot framed paintings, small beaded sculptures, beaded crystal and rock ornaments and sun catchers.Twinkle, Twinkle Little Store w/ Patricia Miller: Crystals, crafts, jewelry, tarot cards and readings.Ganeshas Daughters w/ Brittiny Pettengill & Jessica Knight: spiritual sisters making beautiful and cozy products for the home, altar and more, orgone, resin, crystal jewelry, crochet dolls and animals, tarot pouches and more.Medicine Bow Wisdom: Psychic readings and spiritual items.Empowered Chiropractic-Erica Higgins: Neurologically based chiropractic care for the whole family, specializing in pregnant women and children.

Mystic Lighthouse w/ Joseph Evens: Readings, Body balancing.Ella C Moon/Bodhiella w/ Elizabeth Gardiepy: Bodhiella is Buffalo, Wyomings one and only metaphysical shop! We sell ritual supplies, metaphysical books, travel altars, wands, crystal crowns, witch hats, crystals, tarot/oracle cards, leather journals, ritual tools and much more. Wyoming Internationally published Pagan Author Ella C Moon has over 17 books available and will be on site to sign books at our booth!Place of Possibility w/ Lorie Eichert: Readings of all kinds, energy clearings, specializes in past life readings.Golden Light Reiki w/ Sherri Martz: Shaman, reiki master, energetic healing.Peace, Love and Reiki/Joy of Life Unlimited w/ Donna Annis: Reiki Master providing Reiki to aid in stress relief, pain relief and relaxation, amethyst bio-mat, spiritual guidance.Points in Harmony w/ Jennifer Goetz: Reflexology, acupressure.A Place For Passion w/ Christina Kuhn: Offering a variety of spiritual and metaphysical items, leather journals, oracle and tarot cards, candles, herbs, hemp and CBD products and much more (expo hostess).Wisdom Tree LLC w/ Mia Foley: Rocks and crystals for people and petsWispy Realm w/ Summer Ross: One of a kind hand-sculpted collectibles.Woodland Secrets w/ Sue Masterson and Lisa McPherson: Fairy homes and related items, homes, home furniture, dresses, rooms.Live & Let Dye w/ Stacia Cooper: Custom tie-dye clothing as well as accessories and handmade jewelryBills Lapidary w/ Bill Hollingsworth: Various loose rocks and rock art such as crosses, pendants and various other items made out of rock.Copper Marie Astrology w/ Kaylynn Mack: Natal charts, relationship synastry, astro consulting, astro-cartography, transit reports.Poverty Resistance Food Pantry w/ Mary Ann Budenske: Face painting.Dr NadineAnimal Communicator and Healer: Internationally acclaimed HEALER for animals and humans providing clear communication and HEALING. She is the creator of SOUL Food Deck of inspiration cards and multiple Mp3 albums. Dr Nadine is known as the Healers Healer.GenCel Wellness w/ Wayne Pitter: Ionic foot bath.Wild Wyoming Beauty w/ Holly Chapman: Body butter, facial cleaner, shampoo and conditioners, bath salts, and body washes.Home Sweet Home Blessings w/ Kim and Stephanie Moore: Home blessing kits, magic candles, bath salts, blessing salt, incense, sages, cauldrons, magic essential oils, water bottle with crystal inserts.Sonadora Bath Company and Drops of Jupiter w/ Cody & Taylor Bush: Local handmade bath bombs, soaps and lotions. Meditations tools, Arcturian jewelry, Resin lamps.Magnetic Jewelry w/ Sue Achenbach: Quality magnetic therapy jewelry, promotes healing and reduces pain.SlimGenix w/ Madison McLimore: Rapid weight loss clinic, lipo-like lasers that open fat cells and drain their contents into the lymphatic system for quicker weight loss and reduced inches.Northwestern Mutual w/ Sara Bohl: Heart-centered holistic financial planning.Touch of Grace w/ Grace Wright: Handmade jewelry.RKB Creative Studio w/ Kathy Bruemmer: Handmade fabric face masks and other handcrafted items.Copper Energy & Scrimshaw & Jewelry w/ Jennifer & Larry Flowers: Copper wire energy tools, wire wrapped wrapped jewelry, scrimshaw plaques and jewelry.Spacevalue Apothecary w/ Peyton Osborne: A variety of natural candles, holistic remedies and wearable art.Custom Reflection WY w/ Katherine Schuetz: Custom decals, cups, shirts, onesies, masks and so much more.Atkins Fractal Art by Reginald Atkins: Fractal artwork.Bejeweled by Linda w/ Linda Winslow: Unique one-of-a-kind design jewelry, wire wrapped, natural stones, trees of life, chakras, Reiki-infused wire wrapped stones, Green witch art, wall and window hangings, candles, bone art, wands, gaged ear plugs, spell jewelry, natural health and beauty products and chair massage.Ravenstar Energy Healing w/ Inanna Ravenstar: Using Shamanic Native American teachings, you will receive a channeled message from your guides. I also have Animal Spirit tools for sale as well as my Super powerful magical sprays.Aura photos by Judy Lekic: Aura photography.J & S Designs w/ Sonia Hamit and Judy Lekic: Trees of life.

Pink Zebra w/ Crystal Lister: Home fragrances.Twisted Sage Studios w/ Brian Besco: Tensor rings and copper pyramids.Black Hat Market w/ Savannah Thornburgh: Home decor, self-care items, jewelry, candles, etc.

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Can holistic wellness help treat diabetes, hypertension and other chronic illnesses? – The Indian Express

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In trying to protect ourselves from Covid, one of the most important lessons that we have learnt is to not take our health for granted. Focusing on our physical and mental well-being is no longer optional, it is what we need to work on constantly. Since the first wave, as we tried various hacks and tips to boost immunity, many realised how health and fitness are based on much more than undergoing treatment for short-term results. Think of all those government advisories or numerous social media posts by nutritionists and wellness experts who emphasised on holistic and sustainable way of living from immunity-boosting foods to exercise to keep illnesses at bay.

There is growing consensus among experts about how holistic wellness can help manage or cure even chronic illnesses, more so amid the pandemic. This involves making tweaks in your diet, working out, sleeping well, taking care of your mental health and so on all directed towards a balanced and, therefore, healthy lifestyle.

Rather than focusing on illness or specific parts of the body, this approach considers the whole body and how we interact with our environment. It takes everything into account from how much sleep you get to how stressed you are, how varied your diet is and whether you are happy. Any imbalance in one aspect affects you in others and causes illness. This is more important in the current health scenario where an increasing number of health problems are considered psychosomatic in nature or diet and lifestyle-related, Dr Partap Chauhan, director, Jiva Ayurveda, tells indianexpress.com.

Treating chronic illnesses from their roots

Chronic illnesses have been on the rise in recent years. A 2019 study published in the journal Preventive Medicine found that globally, one in three adolescents are at the risk of diseases like diabetes and cancer due to unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity. Again, a 2020 study in the journal Diabetologia found that more than half of the men and nearly two-thirds of women in their 20s in India could develop diabetes during their lifetime.

According to WHOs 2019 Global Health Estimates, heart diseases have also taken more lives than ever in recent years, recording an increase of more than two million since 2000.

The ideal way to combat such diseases is to correct them from the roots, and that is exactly what holistic wellness aims to do, according to Dr Chauhan. For example, when a person with migraine visits an Ayurvedic doctor to get holistic treatment for his problem, instead of walking out solely with medicines, the doctor will take a detailed look at all the potential factors that may be causing the person migraine headache, such as other health conditions, his diet and sleep habits, stress factor and gut health. The treatment plan will involve personalised medicines to treat the disease from its root along with diet and lifestyle modifications to help prevent the headaches from recurring and improve the overall quality of life.

Interplay of physical and mental health and how yoga can help

Not just physical health, holistic wellness experts lay equal emphasis on boosting ones mental health. For instance, Mindhouse, a digital wellness platform, combines the techniques of yoga, meditation and nutrition to treat chronic illnesses. The companys co-founder, Pooja Khanna says, Most of the chronic or physical health issues can impact a persons mental health and vice versa most mental health issues can impact a persons well-being. Take for example diabetes. Stress can be one of the major causes for negatively impacting glucose levels. Similarly, diabetes can be a cause for stress, particularly in the early days when you have been diagnosed. While there is a lot of emphasis on treating physical health, we often tend to overlook the mental health which needs to be brought to the forefront.

Several studies have also analysed the link between physical and mental well-being. A 2019 study in the journal Health Psychology found that women with symptoms of depression were at an increased risk of multiple chronic diseases like stroke, diabetes and cancer.

According to Khanna, yoga and meditation play a huge part in managing chronic illnesses. Different yoga poses can positively impact different parts of the body helping control specific symptoms related to a medical condition.

Agrees Dr Chauhan. Clinical effects of meditation impact a broad spectrum of physical and psychological symptoms and syndromes, including reduced anxiety, pain, and depression, enhanced mood and self-esteem and decreased stress. It is also proven to be effective in the management of chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, cancer, hypertension, and psoriasis.

It can also help keep heart diseases at bay, says the doctor. Yoga and meditation can lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and resting heart rates, and help slow the progression of atherosclerosis all risk factors for heart disease. While almost any exercise is good for the heart, yogas meditative component gives it an extra boost by helping to stabilise the endothelium, the lining of the blood vessels which, when irritated, contributes to cardiovascular disease.Since the lining is reactive to stress, and meditation can lower stress hormones, yoga may be causing a cascade of events that could reduce a persons risk of getting a heart attack or stroke.

Another example of yoga alleviating chronic problems is for arthritis patients. People with various types of arthritis who practise yoga regularly can reduce joint pain, improve joint flexibility and function, and lower stress and tension to promote better sleep.

PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) and diabetes are among other health issues that can be controlled with these practices. We see a lot of people with PCOS, diabetes and hypertension who opt for non-clinical solutions rather than taking medication. This is of course done in consultation with a doctor keeping in mind their specific symptoms, Khanna states.

Meditation and yoga can aid in chronic mental illnesses as well. Nikita Sulay, psychologist and outreach associate, Mpower -The Foundation, another wellness platform, says, In illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or other neuropsychological issues, we may use yoga and meditation as techniques to help deal with certain emotions, calm the mind, increase awareness and use body as a medium of expression. However, there is no strong scientific evidence that one can be cured with meditation and yoga. Nonetheless, they are very effective to aid medical procedures and other psychotherapies.

Holistic wellness or medical treatment what should you opt for? Experts say both go hand in hand. While surgeries and medicines work on managing the disease symptoms, a little yoga or meditation practice integrated into dincharya (lifestyle) can even keep the illnesses at bay. These practices empower you not to only take care of your physical health but your mental well-being, Dr Chauhan asserts. Nowadays, even a lot of surgeons suggest their patients meditate before or after surgery to ease anxiety or post-operative pain, improve the psychological state, and recovery time. Meditation and yoga also benefit those seeking relief from mental and physical stresses encountered during their hospital admission, as seen in Covid patients.

Sulay adds, Yoga and meditation are alternative healing therapies which means that they are ways of treatment that are used in tandem with mainstream therapies. For instance, if one suffers from a knee injury the main therapy would be physiotherapy and yoga can be used along with it.

Holistic wellness in India

Dr Chauhan says a paradigm shift has been noticed in people in India, especially between the ages 20 and 50, when it comes to holistic wellness. People are eating consciously, indulging in physical activities, sleeping on time to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The government is also introducing programmes to promote the wellness industry in India.

Khanna, however, adds that this ever-increasing demand in the wellness industry is met with a fairly unstructured supply. There is no one place for people to turn to for all wellness solutions that are suited to their needs. That is why we are looking to create a platform offering yoga, meditation, nutrition, counselling, supplements, Ayurveda, and more, to help people, she says.

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Massage therapy studio opens in Tarboro | Business | rockymounttelegram.com – Rocky Mount Telegram

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Ashley Marie Hall was ready to complete her classes and sit for her licensure test to become a massage therapist when COVID-19 hit and delayed the whole process by shutting down in-person training.

It was frustrating, she said. I was ready to open.

Once the process resumed on Zoom, Hall who is known to visitors of the Tarboro 27886 Facebook page as Ashley Marie completed her studies at The Healing Arts in Raleigh and The Massage School in Cornelius.

Once COVID-19 hit, we went straight to Zoom and never missed a beat, she said.

And just because classes were conducted on a virtual platform and not face-to-face, Hall said there was no drop in the intensity level.

I had to learn all the bones and muscles in the body and how everything ties together and interacts, she said.

In all, she had over 650 hours of study before taking and passing her state boards in February. In addition, while in Charlotte, she participated in sports clinics and worked with what she called a very prestigious private school.

Overall, she said the training and licensure process she went through was intense and challenging, and when she completed her studies and passed her boards in February, she was ready to go.

In March, she opened A Serendipity Massage & Bodyworks LLC at 403 St James St., Suite 5. Its the white building located next to the Tarboro Primitive Baptist Church and her entrance is on the side facing the church.

When I started my work (to get licensed), I had someone tell me that Id never be able to open a massage therapy business, she said. Thats where the name of my business came from here I am.

Hall said she believes in a holistic approach to taking care of oneself.

You take one medicine to help this and then you need another medicine to help that and you have all the interactions, she said.

Hall said that she is certified in cupping and that the practice is her personal favorite. In addition, she does pre-natal massage and lymphatic massage.

The most popular thing people want is cupping and hot stones, she said.

She also does reflexology and essential oils and said peppermint is her favorite scent.

She also does couples massages and said that offering is very popular at her Greenville location.

Im blown away at how well Ive been received, she said. Ive been open six months and my slots were completely sold out in two of them.

Hall said her husband, Marshall, and friend Kelly Spivey have been her biggest supporters and have always been there for her.

Hall said she wants to continue to learn and expand.

I want to be a sponge and learn everything I can and bring it here so that people dont have to travel to find whatever it is, she said.

Hall is a proponent of all things local and shopping local businesses and is a regular on Facebook, where she pitches local businesses, activities and events.

I want to push local. Were only here for a time and I want to make an impact (on the community) and help (people), she said.

Hall said her massage therapy studio is generally open four to five days a week and she sees between two and five clients a day, depending on appointments.

Appointments can be made online at http://www.aserendipitymassage.com under the appointments tab. She accepts cash, credit cards and gift cards and gift certificates are also available.

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University Hospitals introduces Food for Life Market giving patients access to food necessities – WKYC.com

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CLEVELAND University Hospitals is unveiling its new UH Food for Life Market at UH Cleveland Medical Center today. It is part of a holistic nutrition program that helps to address food insecurity. The program will also help to address chronic health conditions that might be impacted by access to healthy food.

We are streaming today's ribbon-cutting ceremony live in the player at the top of this story.

The market will feature fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, meat, whole grains and more.

The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the structural systems of oppression in our country, only compound the disproportionate risk of food insecurity for our Black and Brown neighbors. University Hospitals understands that addressing these social determinants of health will have greater impact on the overall health outcomes of our community than the actual treatment of disease, said Celina Cunanan, Interim Executive Director, UH Office of Community Impact, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Some of the most jarring images over the course of the pandemic have been those of endless cars lined up at food banks and distribution centers around the country.

"Those images stirred an awakening in our country about the fragility of food security for so many of our fellow citizens.

"As the clinical lead for this program, I am proud that our UH system is prioritizing the addressing of food insecurity through our Food For Life Markets, said Cunanan.

When a patient at UH Cleveland Medical Center is identified as food-insecure, they will get a referral from their doctor to visit the UH Food for Life Market, where they will receive a week's worth of healthy food free of charge. They will also meet privately with a registered dietitian, who will help with healthy recipes, meal tips and cooking demonstrations.

The UH Food for Life Market focuses on the direct connection between food and a persons health, said Anne Leach, registered dietitian and Director, Clinical and Community Nutrition at Sodexo Healthcare, who has worked on behalf of UH to establish the UH Food for Life Market. UH has implemented a preventive food-as-medicine model to address food insecurity, which we know, if prolonged or repeated, can have negative health consequences.

This will be the second Food for Life Market that UH has opened. The first opened its doors in October 2018 in Cleveland's Fairfax neighborhood, housed within the Otis Moss, Jr. Health Center. That neighborhood is a food desert and has been defined as an impoverished area by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health's Creating Healthy Communities program and the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission. That market has distributed almost 86,000 pounds of food to 1,425 people since it opened.

A second Food for Life Market opened at UH Portage Medical Center in February 2021, and has served 90 households so far.

The UH Cleveland Medical Center location will initially be open Monday through Friday, with appointments encouraged.

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Andrea Mannelli Now: Where is John of God’s Alleged Victim Today? Netflix Update – The Cinemaholic

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Netflixs John of God: The Crimes of a Spiritual Healer is a four-part series that, as the title suggests, explores the life, work, offenses, and aftermath of Brazils once-notable Joo Teixeira de Faria. As an alleged medium and mystic surgeon, he was dubbed John of God and spent over four decades claiming to channel spirits to heal patients. However, throughout this time, he was sexually abusing the vulnerable women who came his way for aid as well. One such significant individual is reportedly Andrea Mannelli. So, heres everything we know about her.

As per the documentary, more than a decade ago, Andrea Mannelli was a workaholic, married, and going through the motions of everyday life in a stagnant routine. Her only sense of ease came from her family parents and sister with whom she has always been close. Thus, when her mother got diagnosed with a brain tumor, she was ready to go to any lengths to help her live, even if it meant trying holistic medicine. Together, the family made their way to Joo Teixeira de Farias center in Abadinia, where Andrea caught his eye. He soon grabbed her arms and asked for a private session.

As per Andreas accounts, Joo called her a medium and claimed that she could be the key to cure her mother. During their session, he slowly began molesting her, stating it was the only way for her to help. Every single time he touched her, she cried, and every time she cried, he screamed that her mother would die if she didnt cooperate. According to Andrea, Joo used her emotional susceptibility before, during, and after the sexual assault to take advantage of her in every way. It went to such an extreme that she didnt even realize what had happened until a while later.

Once Andrea Mannelli came to terms with her abuse, she yearned to file a complaint. Yet, his money, power, and public image frightened her, driving her to pull back and keep quiet. That is, until December 2018, when a few women publicly accused him of rape. The next morning, Andrea filed a 9-page report and resolved to fight for justice. Her mothers tumor had been deemed benign and operated on before she realized his violation, but she still discerned that Joo probably had little to do with that. With this, she became crucial in his trial and testified to every detail of her attack.

Following Joos first conviction, Andrea partnered up with the prosecutor on this case, Gabriela Manssur, to combat violence against women in their country. Although the verdict in her case is still pending, shes utilizing her experience and trying to move on by helping others deal with comparable ordeals. Andrea now knows shes not alone, and she wants to spread that message. For this, her role in the communication and content industry for a firm founded by Gabriela aids her. Moreover, the So Paulo, Brazil native also works on brand partnernships at another firm in the city.

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Analysis Reveals Negative Mental Health Among Those With HCC Diagnosis – AJMC.com Managed Markets Network

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In addition, HCC is the only cancer for which the incidence and mortality rates have continued to rise exponentially over the past 2 decades, researchers wrote. The disease has a relative survival rate of under 30%.

Limited data currently exist as to which particular aspects of HRQL are affected by a diagnosis, and how these aspects change over time. To address this knowledge gap, researchers used Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registries (SEER) data linked with Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (MHOS) data to conduct a propensity score-matched analysis.

MHOS is a yearly survey administered to a random sample of 1000 to 2000 beneficiaries, while SEER data is gleaned from newly diagnosed cancer patients throughout certain geographic regions. Fifteen MHOS cohorts who completed baseline assessments between 1998 and 2012 and follow-up assessments between 2000 and 2014 were included in the analysis.

The final study population included 365 controls matched with 62 patients diagnosed with HCC. HRQL was assessed using the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36) from 1998 to 2005 and the Veterans RAND 12-Item (VR-12) from 2006 to 2014, researchers wrote.

Mean (SD) age of the entire population was 72.57 (9.19) years, while the majority (57%) of individuals were white. Most participants (73%) had a history of hypertension and arthritis (60%), and around 1 quarter of patients had heart disease (26%).

Analyses revealed:

Patients with American Joint Committee on Cancer stage >2 had a worse decline in physical and mental health, with a clinical and statistically significant decline in vitality scores

In the first 12 months after diagnosis, physical health domains such as general health and physical function are impacted. However, after the first 12 months of diagnosis, these aspects of HRQL either improve or remain stable, researchers wrote. In contrast, most components of mental health seem to be less profoundly impacted in the first 12 months, but the trends continue to worsen over time.

Results suggest more long-term strategies are needed to address mental health impairments after 1 year in these patients. Although holistic approaches like palliative care could be beneficial for these patients, these strategies are underused among those with HCC.

In addition, HRQL is critically influenced by time since diagnosis, probably due to increased stress given limited treatment options and dismal prognosis; hence the needs may vary over time, authors said.

HCC or liver-specific measures of HRQL were not available in the data resources used, marking a limitation to the current study. HRQL data may also have a reporter bias, while other social confounding cannot completely be controlled for. Findings may not be representative of patients in Medicare fee-for-service.

Given the high incidence and mortality of HCC cases, the need to address HRQL issues is urgent. Future research needs to evaluate the value of HRQL scores in comparative effectiveness research involving therapeutic options and psychological interventions, researchers concluded.

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New Family Clinic Focused on Health and Wellness to Open on Arkansas Side | Texarkana Today – TXK Today

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After working in both hospital and clinic environments as a practitioner for the past six years, the opportunity arose to open my own clinic and I jumped at the chance, said owner and primary practitioner Sam Nix.

Mr. Nix is a graduate of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a family nurse practitioner and has also completed a post masters certification in emergency medicine. He is currently working on his Doctorate of Nursing Practice at UAMS and is scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2022.

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Collective Efforts to Increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Genetics Department Make Steady Progress – Yale School of Medicine

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Every two weeks, members of the Yale Genetics Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC) come together to discuss ways to address equity and inclusion across all underrepresented memberships within the department. These discussions are centered around four major areas: i) understanding the challenges that members of our community from underrepresented backgrounds face, ii) scrutinizing and formalizing a more equitable approach to hiring, iii) educating members of the community at all career stages and job functions in how to eliminate current exclusionary practices, and iv) investing in the support and retention of underrepresented minorities within the department. The committee operates within a network of Yale-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts led by Deputy Dean and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Darin Lattimore together with Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion & Associate Chief Diversity Officer Rochelle Smith, both from the Yale School of Medicines Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

DAC was formed in October 2020 and is led by the Vice Chair of Diversity in the department, Dr. Valentina Greco. The overarching goal of DAC is to provide a lens through which to scrutinize and improve all departmental practices to embrace, enrich, and support a greater diversity within the departmental membership. The committee members partner closely with departmental members and leadership to achieve this. DAC members also act as representatives for other community members at their professional level undergraduate, post-graduate, graduate students, post-doc, administrative staff and lab professionals, clinical staff, and junior and senior faculty updating their peers on DAC efforts and bringing forth the concerns of their circles to the committee. Committee members communicate regularly with each other through a Slack platform, educating themselves and supporting each other in this critical work. The committee members are individuals with diverse backgrounds and different lived experiences who must be brave, vulnerable, and open with each other as they discuss the resistance within and outside the community to implement cultural change.

One of the areas where DAC is currently focusing its efforts on is the departments hiring practices, closely collaborating with faculty members and departmental leadership to develop an approach that both attracts and enriches for diverse memberships. To this end, DAC has recently provided extensive review and feedback of departmental guidelines for the recruitment of new junior faculty. These guidelines span from the initial wording of the advertisement to procedures detailing best practices for scoring applications, conducting interviews, and advancing candidates at each stage of review. Once approved, the guidelines will help to ensure that diversity is embedded in every faculty search going forward as a core value of the department, and that proactive steps to promote diversity in faculty hiring are consistently taken, regardless of who is directing the search.

Just as important as diversifying the candidate pool is ensuring that the department can support and retain its diverse faculty members. On its own, recruiting diverse candidates will not fix problems of equity and inclusion in the department this would only perpetuate such problems by creating a false sense that the culture has become more inclusive and supportive simply through diverse recruitment efforts, instead of addressing the underlying barriers that have traditionally excluded diverse members in the first place. To provide an authentically supportive environment for vulnerable memberships within the department, DAC is helping to implement an infrastructure for everyday processes, ranging from mentoring to promotion criteria, that continually scrutinizes and improves itself to be equitable for everyone.

DAC meetings create intentional spaces for scrutiny and to brainstorm solutions. However, it is also important to note that efforts to address inequity have been underway in the department even before the formation of DAC. In 2019, Dr. Caroline Hendry, Scientific Director and Advisor to the Chair of Genetics, spearheaded the Program to Support and Retain Women Faculty in Genetics, partnering with long-time advocate of gender equity Dr. Valentina Greco, as well as senior women faculty in the department Dr. Lynn Cooley, Dr. Valerie Reinke, and Dr. Hui Zhang. The program was designed in consultation with Dr. David Berg, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and an expert in organizational behavior and group and intergroup relations. The program takes a holistic approach to both support the professional advancement of women faculty in Genetics and to begin to break down the socio-cultural barriers that have impeded their advancement thus far. The Program to Support and Retain Women Faculty in Genetics has equipped me with tools to develop my managerial skills on a more personalized basis, says Dr. Kaelyn Sumigray, Assistant Professor of Genetics. She shares that the program provided a much-needed support system for developing my research program at a critical time in my career. The program spans four key areas: i) creating opportunities for women to become leaders, ii) scrutinizing and reassigning the distribution of burden and invisible labor in the department, iii) deconstructing gender stereotypes that limit career progression, and iv) establishing best practices for life-work integration. Importantly, the program includes men in the department insofar as they must be willing to take an active role in recognizing and addressing their privilege and role in perpetuating the structural, cultural and organizational barriers that have so far restricted womens careers in science from advancing on par with their male colleagues. Many aspects of the program can and are applied to other groups that are currently underrepresented in the department not just women in order to support and retain all vulnerable memberships.

More recently, the committee has expanded its efforts in training and educating the department on topics primarily at the intersection of race and genetics and issues of discrimination. The Equity Journal Club (EJC) was established by the departments trainees and staff in response to the social movement that came from the murder of George Floyd. It is another example of a diversity initiative that existed prior to DAC, and DAC is now working to expand the initiative and incorporate it into the more routine Research in Progress forum in the department as part of the departments ongoing educational mission. It is a sign of our commitment to learn and improve as a collective group," says Maria Benitez, a Genetics student and DAC representative. The DAC and EJC are in the midst of planning speaker events open to the Yale community to expand the conversation around the intersection of racism, genetic research, and health equity. DAC members also have a vision of putting together a library, compiling literature on anti-racism and systemic discrimination that anyone can access to educate themselves.

Dismantling structural bias and discrimination against people of diverse racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and other vulnerable memberships is a long-term project. It cannot be solved by one individual leader, but requires peers to unite as followers of a movement that collectively desires and is willing to make the effort for change. Dr. Greco emphasizes the need for each member in the Yale Genetics community to bring a dedicated and serious commitment to change ourselves in order to make space for others. The exceptionalism and individualism that academia is built on is antithetic to the notion that talent is widespread. Furthermore, consciously or unconsciously, we perpetuate with our actions the false belief that talent can only be found in the few memberships consistent with the appearances of those who currently hold the most power and privilege, Greco continues. DAC believes that this ideological disconnect is the biggest resistance that the department faces in moving forward with DEI initiatives. Members of the department must realize that talent is present in groups that have historically and continue to be only tolerated, suppressed, or entirely excluded at various levels on the academic ladder.

Yale Genetics DAC and members of DEI committees across Yale continue to reflect on privilege and take action to make the department and the institution a more equitable place. Though there is still so much to be done, with the ongoing activism of DAC members and the collaboration of the entire department, Yale Genetics is determined to build a more inclusive environment for all.

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Report urges major reforms in the transition to residency – AAMC

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Each year, tens of thousands of medical students face a flood of potentially life-changing questions.

After many years of a demanding education, how do they nab a coveted residency slot to complete their training? How do they determine whether a residency program where they could spend the next three to seven years is the right fit? What can they do to stand out among dozens of applications? And most concerning, what happens if they dont get a spot?

The process is so stressful and all-consuming, says Juhee Patel, DO, a recent graduate of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey. You focus so much on the next step, and the next, that you can forget that youre still a student trying to learn.

Medical school advisors who guide students through the complex process feel the strain as well. And residency program directors who may receive a thousand applications for a dozen positions struggle to pinpoint the candidates who will best suit their programs.

The system is broken, notes Karen Hauer, MD, PhD, an associate dean at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

Now, for the first time, key stakeholders have come together to tackle the many thorny problems that hobble the process of transitioning from medical student to resident.

On Aug. 26, the Coalition for Physician Accountability the organization that brings together all the major players in the transition to residency process, including the AAMC, the National Resident Matching Program, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates released 34 recommendations that some hope will shake up the entire process.

The Coalition-convened Undergraduate Medical Education to Graduate Medical Education Review Committee (UGRC) penned the report after nine months of extensive debate, drafting, and public feedback.

The final recommendations touch nearly every aspect of the transition to residency. They range from decreasing the stress and expense of applications to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in medicine.

These recommendations are a comprehensive set of ideas on how to make the process better.Now the hard work starts on which ones are most helpful to applicants and programs and whether they can be implemented.

Janis M. Orlowski, MD, MACPAAMC chief health care officer

Taken together, these recommendations are transformational, says Elise Lovell, MD, UGRC co-chair and emergency medicine residency program director at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

Still, the road ahead is not simple. For one, each member organization of the Coalition there are 13 of them is autonomous and will need to decide which recommendations it can act on and when. In addition, the United States is home to hundreds of residency programs and medical schools, each with their own missions and resources to consider as they contemplate change.

These recommendations are a comprehensive set of ideas on how to make the process better.Now the hard work starts on which ones are most helpful to applicants and programs and whether they can be implemented, explains Janis M. Orlowski, MD, MACP, AAMC chief health care officer.In the end, well have some really good, winning ideas and some that will not work out.

Looking ahead, leaders say they are committed to the necessary work. All of the members of the coalition are committed to ongoing collaboration with each other and with medical schools and residency programs to improve the system, says Alison J. Whelan, MD, AAMC chief academic officer and the associations representative on the coalition.

Other leaders are hopeful as well. Even if all the recommendations are not implemented seamlessly, I believe good things will occur, notes George Mejicano, MD, UGRC co-chair and senior associate dean for education at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.

For the past 10 years or more, we've been stuck in the same place, says Grant Lin, MD, PhD, a pediatric resident at Stanford Health Care in California and a member of the UGRC committee. The recommendations are a monumental step in breaking through that.

Worried that they wont win a slot, residency candidates have been filing more and more applications. Between 2016 and 2020, the average number of applications that candidates submitted rose more than 8% from 87.7 to 95. International medical school graduates, who often face additional hurdles in the quest for a residency slot, have hit an average of 136 submissions.

This year, we received 5,800 applications for 24 positions. Its just not possible to thoroughly review most of them, explains Richard Alweis, MD, a UGRC committee member and associate chief medical officer for medical education at Rochester Regional Health in New York.

Candidates might apply to fewer programs if they better understood where they had a shot at acceptance, the UGRC suggests. The Residency Explorer tool andCareers in Medicine program already provide some information, but the committee wants more. For instance, the authors note that such data as the test scores or geographic regions of applicants who were interviewed or ranked in the Match by a program would be edifying.

Programs looking to winnow their applicant pool need better information, too. The recommendations therefore advise making the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) more searchable say, for students who volunteered at a rural clinic or researched COVID-19.

This year, we received 5,800 applications for 24 positions. Its just not possible to thoroughly review most of them.

Richard Alweis, MDAssociate chief medical officer for medical education at Rochester Regional Health in New York

But better information is hardly enough, the report notes. The community needs well-supported pilot programs that explore innovative ways to shrink application numbers.

Some efforts, like accelerated pathways ones that seamlessly move students from aninstitutions medical school to its residency program already exist. Other recommendations, such as capping the number of applications allowed per person, would be more dramatic departures from existing practices.

The report makes several suggestions to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in medicine.

For one, it recommends that all members of the medical education community receive professional development on anti-racism, avoiding bias, and improving equity. Without such steps, physicians risk perpetuating health inequities and even mistreating learners, according to the report.

In addition, specialty societies should develop and disseminate best practices to help programs recruit a diversity of candidates.

And because clinical clerkship grades can be subjective and therefore require close monitoring the report authors recommend that medical schools review their clerkship grade distributions each year to root out bias based on such characteristics as race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.

Those involved with the UGRC process note that the committee considered diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout, not just in guidance focused specifically on those issues. The goal, they say, was to prevent recommendations from inadvertently having an uneven toll on any particular group.

Aside from hoping to ace a residency interview, the interview-invitation system itself can be intensely stressful on candidates since it puts pressure on them to respond almost immediately to interview openings.

A friend asked me to watch their email account for offers from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. so they could go to their clerkship. Thats pretty common practice, notes Lin. If you dont respond to an interview request within about five minutes, that slot could be taken.

The report therefore recommends creating better platforms, policies, and procedures for offering and accepting interviews. While all those possibilities are being sorted out, the authors call for temporary measures for this application season, such as programs extending only as many invitations as available interviews and allowing students 24 to 48 hours to respond to invites.

And then theres another significant interview issue: Worried that they wont land a slot elsewhere, some applicants hoard appointments at many programs further down their priority list.

To address that problem, the report advises specialty-specific caps on the number of applicant interviews.

An electronic system could automatically prevent a candidate from taking too many interviews, explains UCSFs Hauer, who served on the committee. Then those many extra interviews you didnt need could go to other applicants who did really need them.

The difficulties with the transition to residency are not only with the application process. Among the other issues is ensuring that students are ready when they hit the hospitals halls.

You dont really know exactly what youre going to see when someone shows up on Day 1 of residency, Alweis says.

Thats mostly because theres no agreed-upon set of skills that every medical school graduate must possess, according to the report.

We want all of medical education to start speaking the same language when we describe and assess a learners abilities, Lovell says. Having such recognized competencies could offer many benefits. Among them are letters of recommendation built around core skills rather than more free-ranging, subjective assessments.

Another key recommendation proposes creating standardized ways that programs can provide feedback to medical schools on their graduates readiness for residency. Those observations could help schools improve their curricula and learner handovers.

We want all of medical education to start speaking the same language when we describe and assess a learners abilities.

Elise Lovell, MDUndergraduate Medical Education to Graduate Medical Education Review Committee co-chair

Imagine if the feedback loop facilitated more open communication about the needs of programs, explains Donna Lamb, DHSc, MBA, president and CEO of the National Resident Matching Program, which runs the Match, the process that allows candidates and programs to rank each other and thereby fill residency slots. We could see great improvement in the collaboration and trust between schools and programs, and as trust increases, programs will become more willing to conduct holistic review based on schools evaluations.

Rolling out the recommendations will be complicated and certainly will take time, say those involved.

At the AAMC, for example, a work group has been exploring options to improve the application process. Well build on existing initiatives, consider new ones, and be as evidenced-informed as possible, says Whelan. Importantly, before we act on any recommendations, well get additional input from our constituents and communities.

Projects already underway include upgrading the technology behind the searchability of the ERAS application and trying out supplemental ERAS questions that could aid programs decision-making, explains AAMC chief services officer Gabrielle V. Campbell, MBA, LLM.The organization has also gathered extensive resources for students, schools, and programs to improve the transition to residency.

Still, some report suggestions capping the number of applications per candidate, for instance must be approached with caution, Campbell notes. For this to work in practice, candidates must have sufficient opportunities when applying, so the AAMC is studying the equity implications of caps.

Well build on existing initiatives, consider new ones, and be as evidenced-informed as possible.

Alison J. Whelan, MDAAMC chief academic officer

The groups involved also want to contemplate possible unforeseen consequences of various steps, committee members say. In fact, Recommendation #1 is to establish a unified body to monitor the impact of changes and champion continuous quality improvements.

But such united efforts are not so simple.

This work is going to require a level of collaboration never seen before in medical education, says Lovell.

So, what will motivate individual organizations to collaborate despite their sometimes differing perspectives?

Mejicano has thoughts: Its a combination of altruism, compromise, peer pressure, and providing a compelling argument about how big the problem is.

If efforts pan out, Lin believes that thousands of people will benefit. We want to be creating an effective physician workforce for patient care because, at the end of the day, thats what this is all about.

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Misinformation Concerning COVID-19 Abounds in the Medical Community – – Legal Reader

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Information about the coronavirus can sometimes be confusing and misleading.

There is so much mixed information out there about the coronavirus and how to protect oneself against it. There are a multitude of conflicting opinions, in particular, in the medical community and those closest to instituting disease prevention practices especially with regards to whether or not the vaccine is effective.

The Center for Disease Control and the Indiana State [Department] of Health are giving you very bad scientific guidance, said Daniel Stock, MD, a primary care physician with a concierge practice in Noblesville, Indiana. The doctor described himself as a functional family medicine physician, although he is not officially board certified.

Stock believes that COVID-19 vaccinations are doing more harm than good because they make coronavirus infections worse. Hes alleged his treatment of over 15 COVID-19 patients with vitamin D, ivermectin, and zinc has kept them out of the hospital. He also stated that this cocktail reduces the mortality risk by 75%. The doctor shared his findings despite a study that was released in August finding that ivermectin is an ineffective treatment option.

In response, the state health department issued a statement reaffirming that COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths. But by then, the YouTube video of Stocks comments had gone viral. The result is that there is greater political divide among those who are for, and those against, getting the vaccine.

Officials are scrambling to address public statements such as Stocks which spread confusing misinformation about the effectiveness of the vaccine and supposed alternative, holistic treatments. The breadth of conflicting information is on the rise, which makes it difficult for Americans to determine what they feel is the best course of action. Because of this, many are opting to stay unvaccinated, which leaves them at risk of contracting the deadly virus and having significant symptoms that can be life-threatening.

People in the medical community accused of spreading false information include public officials such as Scott Atlas, MD, who served as President Donald Trumps COVID-19 advisor, and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, an ophthalmologist, whose YouTube account was temporarily suspended in August.

Thats the problem. Those types of viral videos of someone somewhere who thinks they know something the rest of us dont, said Jennifer Bryan, MD, board chair of the Mississippi State Medical Association. I dont know any good reason why a physician should be advising against vaccination. Its appropriate for medical boards to look into those situations.

A new Associated Press (AP)-NORC poll shows anxiety in the United States over COVID-19 is at its highest level since winter and this is primarily due to news of the Delta variant and the adoption of new policies in states and school districts. Hospitals are also filling once again to max capacity. In late June, the number of reported cases week-to-week, according to the CDC, was around 12,000. On July 27, this average increased to over 60,000.

The CDC recommends all people ages 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to get pregnant, or who might become pregnant in the future, get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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The 12 Best Anti-Aging Supplements to Glow From the Inside Out – Camille Styles

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Lets face it: We all want to age gracefully. Whether youre in your 30s, 40s, or believe that age is just a number, its never too early (or too late!) to take care of your skin. But at the end of the day, we all know beauty starts well beneath the surface of our skin. Glowing from the inside out is the goal and that all begins with lifestyle and state of mind. From sleep to exercise to eating foods that deeply nourish our bodies, how you do anything is how you do everything. In other words, its a culmination of our habits, our choices, and our actions that make us well. And when we feel well, it shows. Thats where the best anti-aging supplements come in.

When we approach agingor health, in generalwith a humble perspective and an eyes-wide-open, curious attitude, we think about life as a journey, not a destination. Another lap around the sun is an opportunity to be grateful for where weve been, where we are, and where were going.

Its a blessing to get older, and its an even greater blessing to be healthy while were at it.

And the older we get, the more we realize that fad diets arent sustainable and trendy products dont necessarily leave lasting results. Ultimately, we realize that aging gracefully isnt about fixating on the past. Its not about wishing for the skin you had in your early 20s. Rather, aging gracefully is about living your best life and having the physical and mental health to enjoy it.

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Before we dive into the best anti-aging supplements, lets talk about tips for aging gracefully. Think of this list as the accompaniment to the supplements in your medicine cabinet.

In addition to these lifestyle tips, a youthful glow can also be perpetuated by high-quality, well-sourced supplements. When it comes to choosing the best supplements for anti-aging, there are a few things to keep in mind. First and foremost, its worth the reminder:

There is no magic pill to keep you looking and feeling young, foreveraging is natural and unavoidable. There are, however, anti-aging supplements with powerful ingredients that target aging at the sourcethe cellular level.

Secondly, think anti-inflammatory. As we age, our bodies become less and less efficient at repairing damage from pro-inflammatory oxidative stress. These stressors range from pollution to poor nutrition to sun damage. Therefore, you want to choose a supplement that is loaded with anti-inflammatory ingredients. These are designed to decrease inflammation and provide antioxidant support, minimizing oxidative stress.

Last but not least, consider what you want to get out of the supplementfewer wrinkles, more energy, better cognitive function, etc. look for these benefits on the product packaging. And while youre at it, consider your price range (as youll likely be taking this supplement for a while) and the quality of ingredients. Always look for an official seal from third-party testing on the bottle.

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There are three main ingredients to look for in anti-aging supplements: NAD+, resveratrol, and CoQ10. These all support cellular health. NAD+ is a coenzyme. It is involved in numerous cellular functions, including the production of energy. As we age, our levels of NAD+ naturally decrease. Supplementing with nicotinamide riboside, which is one of the precursors to NAD+, is known to increase levels of NAD+.

Resveratrol is making waves in the wellness industry, but most wine drinkers know it as a compound found in the skin of grapes. It displays powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Finally, CoQ10 (coenzyme Q). It also has antioxidant properties that protect cell membranes from oxidative stress and supports mitochondrial function.

Naturally, there are hundreds of dietary anti-aging supplements on the market (or in the very least, supplements that tout anti-aging capabilities). The truth is, most of these supplements have little research to back their claims. Many have only been studied in a lab on a cellular level or in animal studies. Therefore, we dont know if they have the same effects in humans. However, some supplements come with more evidence of potential benefits than others. In many cases, youll need to take an anti-aging supplement for a few months to see if you notice a difference. Its a long game.

When it comes to any beauty supplement or product, non-toxic is the way to go, and organic is always a plus. Keep in mind that paying for trendy or exotic vitamins, mostly loaded with fillers, will get you very little other than a dwindling bank account. In fact, dermatologists agree.

Very few supplements are actually effective in preventing and reversing skin damage.

So long as youre seeing ingredients like nicotinamide riboside, resveratrol, CoQ10, omega-3 fatty acids like fish oil, and antioxidants like selenium, vitamin E, circumin, and vitamin C, give the supplement a whirl.

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Before buying an anti-aging supplement, chat with your doctor or dermatologist. Get tested for any potential nutrient deficiencies as well as make sure you choose a supplement that wont cause allergies or other adverse effects. Furthermore, read all labels and steer clear of non-natural or chemical ingredients. Ideally, the ingredients are plant-based and come from organic sources.

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Thorne Research is one of my tried-and-true supplement brands. Their quality is top notch. This supplement is available in capsule form and contains key players: Nicotinamide riboside, resveratrol, quercetin, and betaine. It also contains well-studied antioxidants. The only con is the price.

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These soft gels contain extra virgin olive oil and MCTs for enhanced absorption, along with the preferred form of CoQ10 for enhanced bioavailability. Its also accessible at major retailers and affordablea win-win. In essence, this supplement is formulated for enhanced absorption and bioavailability, supporting CoQ10 levels.

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Another affordable anti-aging supplement, this Circumin Complex is standardized to contain 95% curcuminoinds and delivers 700 milligrams of curcumin per dose. Research shows that circumin activates certain proteins, promoting cellular longevity. Additionally, it contains BioPerine (black pepper extract), which has been clinically proven to increase the absorption rate of curcumin up to 2000%. Swanson is a trusted supplement brand and subjects all its products to third-party testing for optimal quality.

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Another go-to brand, Pure Encapsulations makes this Green Tea Extract supplement, which is packed with antioxidants. And antioxidants are natural scavengers of free radicals, which cause consequent age-related issues (including wrinkly skin). This supplement contains 100 milligrams of green tea extract, standardized to contain a minimum of 70% EGCG.

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This multi-molecule collagen complex offers support for joint health. In addition to collagen, this supplement provides the combined benefits of hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine sulfate, and amino acids to support the elasticity and firmness of healthy skin as well as help retain moisture. This collagen supplement may also rejuvenate skin and modulate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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A powerful 4-in-1 anti-aging skin supplement, TimeCapsule acts as a beauty supplement for the skin by boosting collagen production capabilities, adding moisture to the skin, protecting against environmental damage, reducing redness and breakouts, gives a boost of energy, and supports immunity with zinc, vitamin C, and ginseng.

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mindbodygreens anti-aging supplement contains astaxanthin, phytoceramides, ubiquinol CoQ10, and pomegranateall powerful anti-aging ingredients. Their formulation is clinically shown to support skin hydration, elasticity, smoothness, barrier function, and wrinkle reduction. It can also enhance skin photoprotection from UV damage and promote cellular metabolism.

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With almost 20 of the planets most powerful organic cellular protectors, detoxifiers and antioxidants, Cell Protector is touted as the ultimate insurance for healthy aging and DNA protection. It nourishes healthy liver function, protects from the effects of everyday pollution and other environmental exposures, and promotes glutathione regenerationour bodies master antioxidant.

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While most CoQ10 supplements are sourced from animal organs, these raspberry CoQ10 gummies are made from the highest quality vegan ingredients. Although the body produces CoQ10 naturally, production tends to decrease as we age. This supplement contains important antioxidants, protecting cells from damage by free radicals.

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Known as the master antioxidant formula to work to protect from accelerated aging, this supplement promotes collagen production, elasticity, and cell vitality. Commit to consistency, and you may even see results in four weeks. This anti-aging product contains glutathione, vitamin C, astaxanthin, and silica. These ingredients improve skin elasticity, help maintain healthy cellular function, protect against oxidative damage, and more.

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In addition to 10 published human studies, leading universities continue to study daily supplementation with Niagen in humans for a variety of health outcomes. Their findings include healthy aging, cellular defense, cellular energy, and cellular repair. With a single, daily capsule, Tru Niagen helps combat the natural decline in NAD+ levels.

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Skin Accumax is a nutritional supplement designed to promote healthy skin. Suitable for all skin types, it works from the inside to improve the quality of skin throughout the body. Scientists have blended a specific combination of vitamins with diindolylmethane (DIM), a phytonutrient identified in cruciferous vegetables. This precise concentration of active ingredients has a powerful effect on the health and look of the skin.

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Anti-aging skin care emulsion with 2% resveratrol study from MedSkin Solutions – CosmeticsDesign.com USA

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In a recent study funded by German biotech solutions firm MedSkin Solutions Dr. Suwelack, published in the Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, researchers say they have overcome the solubility, chemical instability and bioavailabilty challenges to develop an effective test product with 2% resveratrol concentration.

This study demonstrates that a cosmetic product with resveratrol in the right bioactive form and the right concentration has significant anti-aging benefits and properties, Ciska Janssens-Bcker, head of clinical affairs at MedSkin Solutions Dr. Suwelack told CosmeticsDesign-USA.

Resveratrol, a polyphenol found in plant species such as grapes, peanuts and Japanese knotweed, is used in many nutraceutical formulations due to its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

In skin care products, it is increasingly added in low doses as an anti-aging ingredient, but the study recalls that resveratrol must be used at relatively high concentration to be effective in topical in vivo application. Previous studies have demonstrated that the biological activity of resveratrol depends on its concentration in soluble trans form.

Our constant focus is on developing effective formulations that contain ingredients in their most active form and in the right concentration, so that the active ingredient penetrates the skin in its most active form, Ciska Janssens-Bcker explained.

Researchers noted at the time of the study that they were unaware of other water-based creams with a concentration as high as 2% of solubilized, bioavailable trans-resveratrol on the market.

As resveratrol itself is very difficult to incorporate in soluble form (soluble in water only by 30 mg/L), most water-based creams available for cosmetic care contain low concentrations of solubilized resveratrol, the study states.

To determine the efficacy of the emulsion on age-related alterations to the skin, the resveratrol emulsion was tested on 20 female volunteers from the University of Hamburg, ages 30 to 35 years.

The product was applied topically to the face once a day for eight weeks in combination with a standardized treatment. Tested parameters included skin elasticity, skin barrier function, skin smoothness, skin thickness and density.

After the clinical trial period, the study notes: Skin pH value is significantly lowered and skin barrier function improved. The value of skin elasticity (+5.3%), and skin density (+ 10.7%) had increased, while skin roughness (-6.4%) and skin dispensability (-45.9%) had diminished.

The conclusion: The resveratrol emulsion shows positive outcomes by supporting reduction of skin wrinkling and increasing skin firmness, as well as reducing skin redness, and is therefore an all-round anti-aging treatment.

Although the study notes that further research is needed to reveal the underlying molecular mechanism of the findings, Janssens-Bcker explains that the results support thereveel by MedSkin Solutions Resveratrol Concentrate product by demonstrating the anti-aging properties and skin benefits of this formulation.

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Dear Doctor: What is the truth about anti-aging supplement NAD+? – OregonLive

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I have always been a proponent of the attitude that no matter how much you make yourself look younger on the outside, you are still aging on the inside. I read a recent article on the benefits of the supplement NAD+, which describes the inside anti-aging benefits. It appears that there are quite a few. I am very interested in your take on this. -- K.R.

ANSWER: NAD+ is a coenzyme that is critical for basic function of the cell. One major function is in the energy-producing cycles in the mitochondria.

ATP is the basic energy currency of the cell. NAD+ is reduced back to NADH in a process called oxidative phosphorylation. This process produces energy in the form of ATP. A certain amount of NAD+ is needed for the system to work, and adding more is not necessary. However, NAD+ and NADH have many more jobs, in and out of the mitochondria.

It is true that as animals age -- both mice, and to a lesser extent, humans have been studied -- NAD+ levels tend to decrease. This seems to relate to increased destruction of NAD by the cell. Raising NAD+ directly requires intravenous supplementation, but there are NAD+ donors, such as nicotinamide riboside, that will increase NAD+ levels when given orally. Trials in mice have shown some benefits in cellular function, such as improved ability to metabolize sugar. There is not yet any good evidence that NAD+ supplementation in humans leads to any clinical benefit. Studies are ongoing, and nicotinamide riboside may be useful in treatment of some diseases.

However, there is evidence that while NAD+ may help mitochondria in our cells (a potentially anti-aging effect), it may also increase cancer cell growth. Studies in mice have shown increased rates of developing pancreatic cancer in mice genetically predisposed to do so.

Finally, supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration to the same levels that pharmaceutical drugs are, and there is no guarantee that any supplement you are taking, such as nicotinamide riboside, has an accurate amount listed on the bottle.

Although I would love to be proven wrong, I dont think that NAD+ is the fountain of youth as some of its supporters have touted. I dont recommend taking the supplement until much more information is available about the benefits and risks of long-term use. When a person is taking a drug or supplement to prevent disease, and they have no symptoms to treat, the evidence needed to prove benefits outweigh risks needs to be very strong.

DEAR DR. ROACH: Do people develop fewer colds as they age? If so, why? Im 78 and havent had a cold for at least 25 years. -- J.S.B.

ANSWER: It is true that older people usually have fewer colds as they age, but that is largely due to being exposed less frequently. The immune system also is likely to have been exposed to many more viruses as we age, but unfortunately, for some viruses, one can never get high-level immunity to; others have so many different strains that its likely you will get exposed to one your immune system doesnt know.

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Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. Readers may email questions to ToYourGoodHealth@med.cornell.edu or send mail to 628 Virginia Dr., Orlando, FL 32803.

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Anti-Aging Products: When Should You Start Using Them? – Longevity LIVE – Longevity LIVE

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For those of us in our twenties, at some point, we start to think about anti-aging products. For me, it was at the drugstore when I was looking for a new eye cream. It suddenly occurred to me that I have absolutely no idea when the right time is to up the anti-aging ante. In almost every skincare range, there are different levels of product. They are each designed to target different markets. But, how do you know when its time to start using the more advanced products? Will a simple brightening eye cream do it? Or do I need one that will actively fight the signs of aging? Heres what I found out.

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It seems that, almost across the board, those first few lines terrify the twenty-something cohort. Its not that we arent expecting it. Of course, we all know its going to happen on an intellectual level. But, if you, like me, are looking in the mirror and wondering just what you should do about those first couple of lines, just know you are not alone. It is mostly at this point that we begin to obsess over our skincare routines and wonder whether we have been applying enough of the correct products.

Personally, one of my first thoughts was Have I been using enough sunscreen?. The answer to my question is likely a resounding no because I have only started taking the application of sunscreen on a daily basis seriously very recently. This is a direct result of my sudden realization that my skin is aging and that I need to start treating it seriously. But, hey, theres not much to be done about that. Or is there?

Of course, being human, many of us see our eyes crinkle when we smile and wonder whether its all downhill from there. But what are the first signs of aging which we should be looking for? After all, one of the best ways to fight something is to know thy enemy. This could not be more important than when it comes to anti aging treatments.

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Dr. Sonal Bansal, Consultant, Dermatology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram spoke to Health Shots about this. When it comes to aging, she explains, there are two distinct types: internal and external. Somewhat unfortunately for us, external aging only appears after the internal aging process has begun. These external signs of aging are usually quite mild and begin sometime during your twenties. Of course, how quickly you age does depend on a variety of factors including genetics and how well you have been looking after said skin.

Dendy Engelman, a dermatologist in New York City, explains that sun damage is one of the first things to appear. This is usually in the form of sunspots. But these can be difficult to see and may only be picked up by your beautician or dermatologist.

When it comes to the sun, prevention is better than cure. Almost all dermatologists say that sunscreen is the single most important step in your skincare routine. David E. Bank, a dermatologist in New York, recommends a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB ultraviolet rays. Retinol can also help in aiding skin turnover for bad damage, youll need to see your dermatologist.

These are perhaps the best known and most depressing of the aging signs. In your twenties, they are usually tiny and not very deep. What youll likely notice is that your makeup will start settling into these lines. Using the wrong makeup can make them more obvious.

The best way to solve this is to change your makeup. If your foundation is too dry, it could cause the lines to look worse. Another culprit is applying too much powder to the skin. You want the skin to be as healthy-looking and hydrated as possible in order to prevent settling. Applying a makeup primer can also help.

Yep, you guessed it, those pesky lines that appear around your eyes when you smile are next on the list. Theyre, once again, usually very small and not too deep to begin with. However, as the aging process goes on, they become deeper and more noticeable. Dermatologist Doris Day explains that this requires three things:

If your skin is dull due to the aging process, its a result of reduced cell turnover. However, this is perhaps one of the more difficult things to recognize. Your skin could be dull for a variety of reasons and alone, it doesnt necessarily indicate the beginning of the skin aging process. Dull skin can also come as a result of things like stress and illness.

This can usually be remedied, according to Engelman, by regular exfoliation. Ideally, your exfoliator should contain glycolic acid, as this will enhance cell turnover. This could be an issue if you have very sensitive skin, so its best to start slow and tread carefully. If you have any specific skin conditions such as rosacea, it would likely be best to consult a dermatologist.

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The skin around your eyes is notoriously thin. And, as we age, it becomes even thinner. This tends to make things like dark circles or puffiness around the eyes more noticeable. The eyes can also begin to appear more sunken as a result of aging due to the loss of fat around the eyes.

In order to solve the puffiness, you need to cut your salt and alcohol intake. You also need to be gentle on the eye area so as not to exacerbate fine lines. Applying a cold compress can help to reduce puffiness in the eye area. Severely sunken eyes will likely need to be addressed by a professional.

If your skin has always historically been dry, this change will be more difficult to discern. However, as we age, our skin tends to become dryer. Unfortunately, the fact that skin tends to become dryer with age can also serve to exacerbate other signs of aging.

The answer to this one is really fairly obvious: moisturize. Things like wind, sun, and heat tend to pull moisture from the skin. This is one of the reasons why hydration is so important. Finding the right moisturizer for your skin is paramount. If youre in any doubt, its always a great idea to consult a dermatologist.

Not the greatest of words, to be honest, and certainly not something youd like to hear as a descriptor of your skin. Young skin is plump and full looking. This comes as a direct result of elastin and collagen within the skin. However, in our twenties, both collagen and elastin production slow. The skin begins to appear less full and healthy, and this typically begins in the late twenties. Youll begin to see it around the cheeks and jaw area as the face loses structure.

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Generally more difficult to remedy, but not impossible. Essentially, all you need to do is plump the skin back up. This is best done through the use of antioxidants. For quicker and more permanent results, you can consult your dermatologist.

Ultimately, prevention is better than cure. Its best to start using anti-aging products as soon as possible. If you are already in your twenties or even early thirties, you are in the prime age bracket. If you have any specific concerns, its best to consult a professional. Finding a gooddermatologist is the best course of action and could serve you well in the prevention ofany unnecessary signs of aging. Otherwise, use your sunscreen, wear sunglasses and moisturize that skin.

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I Tested These Anti-Aging Retinol Creams for a Full Yearand They’re Responsible for My Glowing Skin – Yahoo Lifestyle

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You might think that a sentimental gift or some pricey luxury item would be the present that delights family members the most, but it turns out, my clan loves some good skincare.

After receiving compliments galore about my clearer, more glowy skin from my parents, uncles, and grandparents, I was inspired to pass on my favorite Olay retinol skincare goodies for Christmas. To my surprise, the creams and serums, which are currently on sale, were a huge hit. Even the men in my family raved about the anti-aging moisturizers.

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Prior to gifting the nighttime serum, nighttime facial moisturizer, and eye cream, I incorporated the three into my routine for several months. My oily, acne-prone skin, that's also afflicted by eczema and sunspots, cleared up after about a month of everyday use and I've been mostly blemish-free ever since. I've since paired down my routine and I apply just the now-$33 nighttime serum once a day. And I no longer need to use any of the harsh topicals my doctor prescribed, either.

Given retinol's reputation for being irritating, I worried that my sensitive skin would become red, dry, and flaky, similar to my experience with the painful retinoids from my dermatologist. My hope was that this line would live up to the hype and praise it received from friends, influencers, and thousands of reviewers who all love its lightweight feel, effectiveness, and affordable price point. And surprisingly, it did: This array proved to be gentle enough for my skin thanks to the hydrating peptides and niacinamide that both combat the dryness most people experience with retinol.

The versatile formulas helped my relatives, too. My mom, who's mostly concerned with dryness, dullness, and fine lines, loved the smoother, dewy way her skin looked. And my uncle, who suffers from sun damage across his face and neck, was impressed by how much his uneven skin and spots improved with the "awesome" nighttime moisturizer.

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Thousands of shoppers have also praised these gentle remedies, which are designed for normal, oily, and dry-combination skin types. "I've seen tremendous and very noticeable results on my neck and facial skin since adding this product to my nightly routine," one reviewer wrote about the nighttime moisturizer. "I've used other brands [at] several different price points, and Olay definitely out performs them. As with most retinol, it can cause a bit of sensitivity, but it wasn't as noticeable as other products I've tried. I will definitely be buying this and continuing to use [it]."

Unlike some other products that claim to work fast, these complexes take some time. While my mother's dry skin was almost immediately more hydrated, mine needed a full month before it started to show improvement. And knowing that retinol can make you more sensitive to the sun, I've been slathering on my favorite SPF more than ever.

My family has already requested replenishments for the holidays this year, and while I'll hold off on getting their gifts for now, I'm going to restock my own supply while the Olay line is on sale. Even without a discount, my go-to serum costs less than the prescription I used to get out-of-pocket. Though for clear, healthy skin, I'd be willing to pay much more.

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30-year-old uses 15 anti-aging products, only needs 6: expert says – Insider

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Yuri Kim, the Acquisition Marketing Director of consumer subscriptions at Insider, signed up to have her extensive skincare routine reviewed by licensed aesthetician Brittaney Trent.

Kim, 30, has combination skin and told us she wants to reduce wrinkles and the appearance of pores, and prevent sunspots.

Trent analyzed Kim's routine, which includes 15 products, and told Insider what she would change about Yuri's routine to save time and money.

Yuri starts her day by cleansing her face with the Acwell 5.5 pH Balancing Micro Cleansing Foam, toning her skin with 1025 Dokdo Toner, putting on three serums, moisturizing with Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Creme, and topping it off with EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46.

Trent told Insider Yuri nailed the order her routine should be in.

"In the morning, you want to always start with your cleanser, toner, antioxidant serum, eye cream, moisturizer, then SPF," Trent told Insider.

Because Yuri's primary concern is premature aging, Trent said she should focus on finding products that contain vitamin C and vitamin E for dark spots, and vitamin A for wrinkles.

"Yuri's routine does contain these ingredients, but unfortunately she's doubling (sometimes tripling) up with her product choices morning and nightand she doesn't need to," Trent told Insider. "Plus, pairing down her routine will not only help her skin health, it will save her some money as well."

Kim said she uses Skinceuticals CE Ferulic serum, Caudalie Vinoperfect serum, and Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Creme, all at the same time. Trent said she can pick one because they all contain vitamin C, vitamin E , and vitamin A which moisturizes the skin and reduces the appearance of dark spots.

She said Yuri can nix her third serum, The Ordinary Buffet with Copper Peptides, entirely because the product is not meant to be used with other brightening products.

At night, Yuri likes to double cleanse by using an oil-based cleanser to take off her makeup, Shu Uemura POREfinist2 sakura refreshing cleansing oil, and she follows up with a foam cleanser to clean her skin, Missha Super Aqua Ultra Hyaluron Cleansing Cream.

Trent said while this routine can be good for people who wear heavy makeup or have oily skin, it can have adverse effects on people with combination skin like Yuri.

"I would be careful here because sometimes double cleansing can be stripping and cause oily skin to produce more sebum (oil) and can cause severe dryness with normal to dry skin types," Trent said.

Trent told Insider that Yuri's overall routine is full of great products with anti-aging ingredients suited to her skin. However, sometimes less is more.

"Overall, Yuri's skin looks great and is doing a great job with her routine," Trent said. "All she needs to do is pair down some of these products a bit. Less is more, your routine doesn't need to be complicated. Trust me, your skin (and wallet) will thank you later!"

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Anti-aging foundation SENS fires de Grey after allegations he interfered with investigation into his conduct – FierceBiotech

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Anti-aging research group the SENS ResearchFoundation has fired chief science officer Aubrey de Grey, who was accused of sexual harassment by two women earlier this month.

The separation is effective immediately, according to an Aug. 21 statement from SENSposted on its website and on Twitter. The organization made the move after de Grey indirectly attempted to pressure one of the participants in the ongoing investigation into his conduct.

This separation is not a decision we took lightly. It was, however, necessary, read the statement, which also noted de Greys indelible impact on shaping the foundation.

An investigation into de Greys conduct, which is being overseen by a third-party investigator, will continue.

De Grey responded in a lengthy and rambling statement on his Facebook page, admitting to contacting Celine Halioua who has accused the anti-aging researcher of being a sexual predator. Halioua is CEO of the biotech Loyal, which is working to extend the lives of dogs and has previously received funding from SENS.

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The statement claims that Haliouas allegations are untrue and suggests that another person or persons are responsible for the incidents detailed in her blog post.

A second woman, Laura Deming, founder of life extension VC shop The Longevity Fund, has also come forward with allegations that de Grey harassed her when she was 17 years old.

De Greys biography was removed from the SENS websites staff page as of Monday morning, but his image remains on multiple pages including a front page post touting a recent fundraising initiative.

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The Best Anti-Aging Products for Face, Neck, Hands, and Body – HarpersBAZAAR.com

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Any skincare lover worth their weight in antioxidants knows that a preventative, reparative anti-aging routine is non-negotiable if you want to keep your skin looking healthy and youthful. Unfortunately, most people forget that the skin below their neck is included in this maxim. Just as your face can show the effects of time and environmental damage, so too can the skin on your body. Dark spots, wrinkles, loss of firmness, and extreme dryness are all common issues that can appear as you age.

Thats why its so important to use products in your routine that are specifically geared towards protecting and repairing the skin on your neck, chest, and the rest of your body. Fortunately, there is no shortage of creams, lotions, and treatments that do just that. Here are some of our standout picksall available at Dermstore, the beauty destination famous for its derm-approved selection of skincare brandsplus tips on what to look for when youre shopping for anti-aging products.

Why does the skin on your face usually show the signs of aging first? Because it is the most exposed to environmental aggressors like pollution, blue light, and UV rays that cause hyperpigmentation, loss of firmness, wrinkles, and dryness. Facial skin is also more delicate and thinner than the skin on your body. However, with a regular anti-aging routine, you can keep skin protected and looking its best for longer. The secret: Use ingredients that are proven to help skin fend off free-radical damage and boost its natural biological functions.

Dermalogica AGE Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50

A combination protective and reparative moisturizer, this medium-weight cream contains antioxidant-rich white tea to help counteract free radical damage, plus the all-important SPF 50 to guard against UV rays. It also contains a unique polypeptide that has been shown to help improve the appearance of photodamaged skin, as well as palmitoyl tripeptide-5, a synthetic peptide that can aid in stimulating collagen production.

Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Cream

Help to strengthen the fragile skin underneath your eyes with this advanced anti-aging eye cream. Its unique formulaproprietary bi-mineral complex of copper, zinc and malonic acidworks with your bodys own natural renewal process to encourage collagen and elastin production, helping to give you a firmer, smoother, more refreshed gaze.

One advantage that your face has over your neck and chest is a plethora of oil glands that produce naturally hydrating oils. Your face also has more natural fat, which helps maintain its smoothness and volume for longer. Because the skin on your neck is thinner andwithout that fatmore susceptible to the effects of gravity, it will fall victim to sagging, crepiness, and laxity over time.

Neck and chest creams tend to be thicker and more moisturizing to help offset that lack of natural oils, and theyre packed with ingredients to promote firmness, increase elasticity, aid in fine line reduction, and minimize sun spots. Pro tip: When youre applying SPF, dont stop at the jawlinemake sure you are covering your neck and chest as well to ward off the effects of sun damage on that delicate skin.

SkinCeuticals Tripeptide-R Neck Repair

Using a tripeptide complex combined with a lower-strength retinolso its less likely to irritate sensitive skin and better suited for daily usethis potent treatment targets age-related damage, including horizontal lines, sagging, and crepiness.

SkinMedica Neck Correct Cream

Specifically formulated for the thin and delicate skin on the neck and chest, this cream blends nature and science into an effective formula that helps to visiblyfirm, smooth, and lift, as well as protect. A specialized blend of green algae, lemon balm, and shiitake mushroom extract help encourage skin elasticity and dermal thickness, while botanical antioxidants guard against free-radical damage.

The skin on your body is naturally thicker and stronger than the skin on your face and neck, meaning it takes longer to show signs of aging. When those effects do appear, they are usually in the form of loose skin, hyperpigmentation, dryness, thinning, and rough texture. Look for an anti-aging product that focuses on smoothing, firming, tightening, and strengthening the skins natural moisture barrier.

Caudalie Vinosculpt Firming Body Cream

Promote skin that looks firmer, more toned, and tightenedall over with this luxe whipped body cream. Enriched with grape-derived polyphenols (a naturally occurring organic compound)and iris extract for antioxidant protection, plus grape seed oil and shea butter to moisturize, it softens and smooths for what can appear to be a lifting effect.

Paula's Choice Skin-Smoothing Retinol Body Treatment

Restore radiance and re-texturize rough skin with this retinol-infused body lotion. The blend of antioxidants and a specialized retinol complex encourages cell renewal and smooths dry skin as it helps even out tone and bolster's skin's glow.

Eminence Organic Stone Crop Contouring Body Cream

With constant washing, often with harsh and moisture-stripping soaps, your hands need all the hydration they can get to avoid the barrier weakening that can lead to dryness. Couple that with the fact that most people dont regularly apply sunscreen to the back of their handsand that hand skin lacks fat and natural oil glandsand its no surprise your hands develop dark spots, dryness, and wrinkles faster than other areas of the body. Products that combine retinol and deep moisturizers are the best way to keep hands soft and smooth. And, of course, dont forget to apply (and reapply!) sunscreen daily.

Goldfaden MD Hands To Heart Anti-Aging Plus Brightening Hand Treatment

With retinol, niacinamide, and Coenzyme Q10, this hand cream helps fade hyperpigmentation and dark spots and boosts cell turnover to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and reinforce skins lipid barrier to hydrate and plump. Hands can begin to look and feel smooth, soft, and even-toned with regular daily application.

The reality of a complete anti-aging routine is that it takes a villageyou need a variety of products to cover the myriad issues that crop up as skin ages. It can be overwhelming to figure out what works best for your skin's top concerns. Thats why all-over anti-aging kits that feature a sampling of products for you to test out can be a smart (and cost-effective!) solution.

Best of Dermstore Problem Solution: Anti-Aging Regimen 2021

If youre not sure where to start and need help developing a routine, consider this curated regimen, which features everything you need to get started minimizing visible signs of aging. Inside this 10-piece, special-edition kit, youll find a mix of deluxe samples and full sizes of bestselling, dermatologist-recommended essentials curated by the Dermstore team.

Standouts include Revision Skincares Brightening Facial Wash, to exfoliate without stripping skin; iS Clinicals Pro-Heal Serum Advance Plus for complete antioxidant protection; SkinMedicas Instant Bright Eye Cream, for visibly firming, de-puffing, and brightening effects; a full-size of EltaMDs derm-favorite hydrating sunscreen; ORAs Deluxe Microneedle Dermal Roller tool, to manually stimulate new collagen production; and Neocutis' Neo Firm Neck & Dcollet Tightening Cream, to enhance visual firmness and deter fine lines and wrinkles on the delicate skin on the neck and chest. Its everything you need to get started on your anti-aging journey, already picked out and vetted by the pros who know.

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Tula’s Hydrating Day and Night Cream Is the Best Anti-Aging Moisturizer – InStyle

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A good day and night cream isn't an easy beauty staple to find, but it is an important one. Properly moisturizing your skin in the a.m. and p.m. is an often overlooked skincare step that can make all the difference in texture, fine lines, and wrinkles and while a few have been touted "miracle moisturizers" that can swiftly reverse some of the effects time can have on our complexion, they don't stand a chance against Tula's 24-7 Moisture Hydrating Day and Night Cream that gives 60-year-old's "smooth, glowing, pearl-like skin" and makes shoppers look at least a decade younger.

Tula's best-selling face cream has nearly 3,000 five-star reviews and averages a 4.8-star rating numbers that aren't easy to achieve in the beauty world. Clearly, there's something about it, though, that has shoppers inspired to spell out their (amazing) firsthand experiences with the rest of the world, and it probably starts with its impressive non-greasy yet nourishing formula.

The cream is formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, mineral oil and petrolatum, formaldehyde, formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, triclosan, and gluten (TLDR, all things you don't want in your skincare). Instead, you'll find a plethora of good-for-your-skin ingredients like probiotic extracts that calm the look of irritation, sqaulane that nourishes, and apple and watermelon extracts that smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

"Besides traditional hydrating ingredients, this moisturizer helps support the skin's microbiome," board-certified dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner shared with InStyle. "It contains probiotic extracts and prebiotics to encourage growth of healthy bacteria on the skin."

If you're dealing with dry, irritated, dull-looking skin, this Tula moisturizer might just be the antidote. "The formula also contains skin-strengthening peptides and squalane to protect, soften, and hydrate," according to Dr. Zeichner.

Thousands of shoppers are blown away by how this Tula cream has transformed their skin. "I have been using it for a week and someone asked me if I was using anything new on my face," wrote one shopper. "I told them I was and they said that I don't have wrinkles anymore and my face isn't sunken in. This sounds strange, but for somebody in her 70's, I was happy to receive this compliment."

"I absolutely am addicted to Tula's Hydrating Day and Night Cream," read another review. "Being 55-plus, I've been concerned about aging skin and dullness. This cream has helped reverse dry patches and hydrate those aging areas. I get many compliments on my smooth, glowing, pearl-like skin."

In addition to erasing fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes and lips, many shoppers noted that regular use reduces the appearance of dark sun sports, acne, and acne scars. The only question that remains now is this: What can't this cream do? Shop it to see it work its magic on your skin.

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