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Antioxidant Foods That Improve Your Health – Newsmax

Antioxidants are compounds critical to the production of energy and themaintenance of health and youth. Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, author of the book From Fatigued to Fantastic! says that although oxygen is necessary for survival, too much of it is toxic.

Using oxygen to create energy in our bodies results in the production of toxic free radicals which set up ongoing, self-sustaining chain reactions of molecular damage, he explains. Doctors who specialize in anti-aging medicine use antioxidants as well as other key tools like bioidentical hormones to keep their patients healthier longer by preventing free radical damage.

The best way to obtain antioxidants is through food, says noted sports medicine physician Dr. Gabe Mirkin. "Eating fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes will help you get the intake of antioxidants you need."

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Here are 10 foods chock full of the good stuff:

1. Dark Chocolate. Teitelbaum says that eating dark chocolate is a fun way to get antioxidants. According to the results of a study conducted at Cornell University, the concentration of cancer-fighting antioxidants in hot cocoa was significantly higher than in red wine, green tea, or black tea.

2. Artichokes. This tasty veggie has a long history of healing properties and is a great source of dietary fiber, minerals, and antioxidants. They are especially rich in the antioxidant known as chlorogenic acid, which may reduce the risk of certain cancers, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

3. Beets. These veggies are a great source of fiber, potassium, iron, folate, and antioxidants. Several test-tube studies have shown that beets lower the risk of certain cancers in the colon and digestive tract thanks to a group of antioxidant compounds called betalains. Betalains have also been linked to reducing inflammation and relieving arthritis pain.

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4. Pecans. Nuts are a good source of healthy fats and minerals, and also contain a high amount of antioxidants, says Mirkin. One study found that people who consumed 20 percent of their total calories from pecans experienced significantly increased blood antioxidant levels.

5. Spinach. This nutritionally dense but very low calorie vegetable is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Its a great source of lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that help protect your eyes from UV damage.

6. Tomatoes. The health benefits of tomatoes include eye care, good stomach health, and reduced blood pressure. This popular fruit, often mistaken for a veggie, also includes a number of antioxidants that have been proven to fight different forms of cancer, according to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that is highly effective in fighting cancer-causing free radicals. Remarkably, the health benefits even can be obtained from processed tomato products like ketchup.

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7. Beans. These legumes are inexpensive and healthy while being incredibly rich in fiber, says Mirkin. They are also one of the best plant sources of antioxidants. One of these is called kaempferol, which has been linked to anti-cancer benefits.

8. Kale. This hearty green vegetable is one of the most nutritious in the plant world, says Mirkin. Its rich in vitamins A, K, and C as well as antioxidants. The red-leafed variety of kale contains higher levels of these antioxidants, which is why nutrition experts advise us to eat a rainbow diet foods rich in a variety of colors.

9. Strawberries. These are among the most popular berries on the planet. They also contain anthocyanins, which help reduce the risk of heart disease. The brighter the red, the higher the amount of anthocyanins.

10. Blueberries. While eating large amounts of sugary fruit is not recommended for those with diabetes, blueberries are low in calories and sugar but packed with antioxidants. Animal studies have shown that blueberries may stave off cognitive decline. In addition, the anthocyanins in blueberries have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering LDL cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

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Judge orders Utahn to stop touting silver products as COVID-19 cure – KSL.com

SALT LAKE CITY A Cedar Hills man who prosecutors say has been fraudulently marketing silver products as a cure for the new coronavirus, has been ordered by a federal judge to stop selling those items.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge David Barlow issued a temporary restraining order against Gordon Pedersen, 60, and his companies, My Doctor Suggests LLC and GP Silver LLC. The injunction comes on the heels of a civil complaint filed Monday in Salt Lake City against Pedersen by U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber.

The civil complaint alleges that the defendants are fraudulently promoting and selling various silver products for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19, according to a statement from Hubers office. The defendants have made a wide variety of false and misleading claims touting silver products as a preventative for COVID-19, including that having silver in the bloodstream will usher any coronavirus out of the body and that it has been proven that alkaline structured silver will destroy all forms of viruses, (and) it will protect people from the coronavirus.

Pedersen and his companies have promoted silver products as a treatment for various diseases, including arthritis, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia since about 2014, the civil complaint states. These items are marketed under various names such as Silver Solution, Silver Gel, Silver Soap and Silver Lozenge.

In early 2020, Pedersen and My Doctor Suggests started contending that the silver products also cured COVID-19, according to court documents.

Gordon Pedersen falsely claims that My Doctor Suggests silver products can destroy coronavirus, and remove it from the body, assuring the user will never get COVID-19, the complaint states.

In his online sales pitches, Pedersen refers to himself as a doctor and often gives his sales pitch in a white coat with a stethoscope around his shoulders, creating the appearance of a treating physician, even though ... Pedersen does not hold a doctor of medicine degree, and is not licensed as a medical provider in the state of Utah, the complaint alleges.

According to the Silver Health Institute website: Dr. Pedersen holds four doctors degrees. He has a doctorate of naturopathic medicine. He has a Ph.D. from the toxicology program at Utah State University, where he also has Ph.D. degrees in immunology and biology. He is board certified in anti-aging and regenerative medicine and also holds a masters degree in cardiac rehabilitation and wellness.

Defendants are creating a false sense of security that may cause consumers to avoid conventional medical treatment and to ignore travel restrictions and social distancing that slow the spread of COVID-19.Court documents

In one of his YouTube videos promoting a silver hand sanitizer, Pedersen says he is going to go out and shake hands with people, doctors, patients, people who are infected possibly with the flu ... and Im going to have a confidence level that I have protection, court documents state.

In a podcast interview in March, Pedersen claimed, If you have the silver in you, when the virus arrives, the silver can isolate and eliminate that virus, the complaint states. In the same podcast, Pedersen said he could freely travel and was even going on a cruise ship, but was confident he would not catch COVID-19 because of his products.

Prosecutors noted in court documents that the list prices on the My Doctor Suggests website range up to $299.95 for a gallon of the silver solution, a mix of water, sodium bicarbonate commonly known as baking soda and extract from silver wire the companys self-described flagship product.

Prosecutors further noted, There is no recognized cure for COVID-19, and no drug product has been proven safe and effective for the prevention, treatment or cure of COVID-19.

Even Pedersen knows silver products are not a proven cure or treatment for COVID-19, the complaint states. They are also aware that they cannot legally promote My Doctor Suggests silver products for the prevention and/or treatment of COVID-19, and distribute them in interstate commerce. Indeed, defendant Pedersen has stated that, We are not a cure for the coronavirus there is none, and acknowledged that he does not actually know whether the products kill coronavirus.

Prosecutors described Pedersens actions as reckless and harmful to consumers, the complaint says.

Defendants are creating a false sense of security that may cause consumers to avoid conventional medical treatment and to ignore travel restrictions and social distancing that slow the spread of COVID-19, court documents state.

A federal court also froze all of Pedersens and his companies assets on Wednesday.

Even in a time of great uncertainty, there are at least two unchanging realities. There are those who would unlawfully exploit our vulnerabilities, and there are those who will hold such parties accountable, Huber said in a prepared statement. COVID-19 is a dangerous disease, and American consumers must have accurate and reliable information as they make important health decisions.

In issuing the restraining orders, Barlow wrote, There is good cause to believe that immediate and irreparable harm will result from defendants ongoing violations unless they are forced to stop, and that any harm a temporary restraining may cause to Pedersens businesses is greatly outweighed by the threat to the health and safety of individuals relying on defendants products and the representations regarding those products and to the public generally.

A hearing on the preliminary injunction is scheduled for May 12. As of Wednesday afternoon, the My Doctor Suggests website was offline.

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Confusion reigns over whether Oregonians can receive Botox and other beauty treatments during the COVID-19 pa – OregonLive

Its still not clear whether Gov. Kate Brown will allow some beauty treatments to resume as part of her decision to allow medical offices to restart elective procedures as early as Friday after more than a monthlong shutdown to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

After several days of questioning from The Oregonian/OregonLive, the governors office said Brown didnt intend to allow aesthetician services, medical spas, facial spas, and non-medical massage services to reopen.

But how about doctors or nurse practitioners who provide medical beauty services such as wrinkle reduction?

Spokeswoman Liz Merah said to stay tuned. The state might have additional guidance on opening day, she said.

In a sampling by The Oregonian/OregonLive, some owners believed they werent allowed to reopen, while others were adamant that the governor had given their industry permission to restart anti-aging or aesthetic procedures meant to improve the appearance of the skin or body.

Neighboring governors also have announced the loosening of some restrictions on the medical industry, albeit on a more limited basis than in Oregon.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said last week that some elective or delayed surgeries -- such as those for cancer or heart problems -- can resume. But Newsom specified cosmetic surgeries are still barred for the time being.

Washingtons Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday clarified a previous order restricting nonurgent procedures. He gave health care providers more leeway to resume some of the procedures if delaying them would significantly harm the patient. Inslees direction appears to offer no wiggle room for Botox businesses or other medical spas to reopen.

The confusion in Oregon arose when Brown announced last week that elective, non-urgent medical and dental procedures could restart but didnt offer a specific list of businesses.

She and Dr. Dana Hargunani, the Oregon Health Authoritys chief medical officer, cited examples instead -- including knee surgeries, fertility treatments, dental cleanings, cancer biopsies and hip replacements.

When a reporter asked Hargunani whether cosmetic procedures would be allowed, Hargunani didnt answer directly yes or no. Instead, she left the door open, saying: We are not telling providers exactly what they can or cannot do. But we know that those that are most urgent and necessary are going to be the first on the list.

That might have looked like a green light to many.

Aesthetic Medicine run by Dr. Jerry Darm -- one of the most recognizable faces in Oregons medical beauty industry -- announced his Lake Oswego office will start seeing customers again Monday.

We are reopening May 4th!!!!! Darms Facebook page reads. We are so excited to see our patients and have our staff back. There will be new guidelines for scheduling an appointment but we are feeling very blessed.

The post was met with a flurry of likes and comments such as Awesome!!!! I can wait to see you again and Thats so good to hear the good news.

Darm and the operators of several other medical beauty businesses contacted by the newsroom didnt return messages asking for details about safety protocols and the reason for their decisions to reopen. That includes Key Laser Institute for Cosmetic Regenerative Medicine in outer Southwest Portland, which posted on its Facebook page that its gearing up to see patients again.

Key Laser Institute for Cosmetic Regenerative Medicine's Facebook Post April 27, 2020. (Facebook screenshot)

Some others said its far too soon. Theyre concerned that meager testing means the state doesnt have a handle on the true scope of the problem or the knowledge needed to contain the virus spread through contact tracing.

While Oregon has by far a lower number of known cases and deaths than some other states -- 2,510 positive tests and 103 deaths it also has tested only about one in every 100 residents.

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Debora Masten, a certified advanced esthetician in Salem, said she wont start offering customers chemical peels, laser hair removals and other treatments Friday because she doesnt think her services are necessary at this stage in the pandemic.

Its supposed to be stuff you cant put off, Masten said. Im anxious to get open again, too, but I think we have to try as best we can to protect the public.

Masten also noted that like many others who perform a range of treatments, shes not a doctor or nurse practitioner and the governor hasnt given her the OK. Thats even though she sees others who also arent medical professionals gearing up to reopen.

Sharon Griffin, a naturopathic doctor who operates Plush Botox Bar in Northeast Portland, wrote the governor this week urging her to end the confusion.

She asked Brown to specifically require the medical beauty industry to remain shuttered, like so many other businesses ranging from clothing stores to hair salons to dine-in restaurants.

No one really needs Botox in May, but as things stand, theyre gonna get it and possibly a whole lot more in the bargain, Griffin wrote.

She said in an interview that she supports restarting necessary procedures, like her husbands CT scan scheduled next week to diagnose a medical problem.

But she has decided to hold off reopening her own business until at least June 1 to see how the spread of the disease continues to play out, even as she sees competitors around her planning to reopen.

Griffin said shes passionate about what she does -- injectables such as Botox and lip fillers -- but doesnt want to risk the health of customers for procedures that arent life or death matters.

Nobody will die from a wrinkle, Griffin said.

-- Aimee Green; agreen@oregonian.com; @o_aimee

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Denise Richards Says Aaron Phypers Has to Be ‘Careful’ Talking About His Job, Says They’re Being Followed – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Fans and cast members of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (RHOBH) are still not quite sure what Aaron Phypers does for a living. The latest episode showed him answering questions about his work but Denise Richards wasnt happy about it. Find out how he answered and what the couple said about having to be careful.

Richards revealed on the show that she met her husband through his job. I met him because I started going to his clinic wherehe does a lot of frequency workand balancing the body, she said.

People are going to be like what the f*ck is that about? But, I think you have to like video something because I didnt understand it, but it is so fascinating and its crazy, she continued.

Richards wasnt shy about mentioning how close they became at his job. So, I met him at his center doing DNA repair, anti-aging, and that sort of thing. Then, one time we had sex in one of his rooms. Weve been inseparable ever since, the actor said.

His center is called Quantum 360 and it claims to use technologies to rejuvenate DNA function to improve skin vitality, and help you look and feel younger according to the website. His job came up again in the newest episode of RHOBH.

The episode First Impressions, True Confessions showed the RHOBH cast gathering for a dinner party to welcome Kyle Richards back. Phypers job came up as the topic of conversation and things got awkward.

Denises husband, what Aaron does is something thats like more, I want to say cutting-edge, she said before mentioning Yolanda Hadid went to him for his services. And what he does is very interesting. And what you do is really amazing, she added. She then asked him to talk about it.

Everything youve been taught about how diseases process and stuff works is not true, he claimed. Phypers then said, I have to be careful. Denise Richards then told him quietly, I know, but be careful how you say all this.

He then went on to talk about splitting atoms and eventually landed on alternate medicine. I break down stuff so you can all heal you. I dont heal anybody by the way. I remove blocks, discord, information, he claimed.

Phypers claimed he ruptured his Achilles tendon then regrew it in two months without surgery. The party guests looked very confused by his explanation. He also claimed everyone has cancer and its actually protecting them.

Aaron has a job where people get tremendous results and sometimes certain organizations dont like to see those results because they make a lot of money otherwise and theres times were followed, claimed Denise Richards.

She then shut down the conversation for their safety. Phypers claimed his wife is protected completely. Her fellow cast members didnt believe Phypers claims. Erika Jayne pointed out that he isnt a doctor in her interview and that he doesnt even play one on TV.

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Antiaging Products and Services Market Size, Revenue, Share, Latest trends, Application, Growth in 2020. Top Companies are Elizabeth Arden Inc,…

This Antiaging Products and Services market analysis report forecasts the future trends and highlights the specific areas wherein the impact is expected to be huge. The document gathers the market data culled from market research efforts, compiles survey results, reviews data pulled from available sources for demographics and examines the statistics that tells the size of the target market. Then the information is analyzed to determine the profile of target market. Consequently, the global Antiaging Products and Services market report gains adequate attention from the audience and gets well received. This is the robust and extremely informative market research report to opt.

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As the skin ages, it loses its natural elasticity and becomes thinner, more fragile and laxer, taking on a wrinkled appearance. In modern society, there is a great increase in the search for eternal youth and an insatiable appetite for methods which could turn back the clock. This has triggered an explosion in the antiaging industry. In addition, technological advances in medicine for the prevention and treatment of deadly diseases help to increase life expectancy.

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NFL Alumni Providing COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Screening Tests by Teaming Up With 1271 Partners, Streamline Medical Group, and RayBiotech – PRNewswire

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --1271 Partners, Streamline Medical Group, and RayBiotech have partnered to provide COVID-19 testing to the NFL Alumni Association and its members. The partnership is offering Coronavirus (COVID-19) IgM/IgG Dual Antibody Rapid Test Kits as a member benefit to NFL Alumni members with telemedicine consultations to help families screen and possibly prevent the spread of the virus.

1271 Partners and Streamline Medical Group have executed a distribution agreement that provides an exclusive license to provide RayBiotech's IgM/IgG Dual Antibody Rapid Test Kits to all of the professional sports leagues and arenas, such as the NFL, NBA, MLB, etc. In addition, 1271 Partners and Streamline can distribute the Rapid Test Kits in North America, South America, and Europe on a non-exclusive basis.

"As an ongoing effort to fight the COVID-19 crisis we are fortunate to offer, our members and NFL Alumni families,an option for a rapid screening test, thanks toRayBiotech, 1271 Partners and Streamline Medical Group's relationships," said NFLA CEO Beasley Reece.

"Streamline Medical Group has always been on the forefront of optimal health and wellness through our blood testing for our patients. Streamline now has the opportunity to address the emergency need for valid COVID-19 rapid screening in partnership with the NFL Alumni Association Athletica and 1271 Partners," says Gary Brecka, CEO of Streamline Medical Group. "Along with 1271 Partners, we chose to become a distribution partner with RayBiotech because of their location right here in the USA and their history of providing cutting-edge array technologies for the discovery of regenerative medicine and disease-related protein biomarkers. We have a very high degree of confidence in their testing capabilities."

"As a managing member of 1271 Partners and a fellow NFL Alumnus, I am more than thrilled to offer our constituents, families and consumers-at large through the NFL Alumni Athletica platform, the opportunity to distribute COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits manufactured right here in the U.S. We are all living in challenging times and to provide a quick solution for some peace of mind is very satisfying," said 1271 Partners Managing Member, Billy Davis.

"We are very excited to partner with this excellent group of organizations to help provide access to COVID-19 screening kits for its members, the sporting community, all the fans and businesses that surround them. Specifically having the ability to work with the NFL Alumni and the 35 chapters throughout the country, will provide a gateway of solutions not only for the Alumni members but also the consumers and local businesses trying to get back to work in a safe and effective manner,"said RayBiotech Senior Business Development Manager, Jarad Wilson.

About NFL Alumni:NFL Alumni, a non-profit organization founded in 1967, is comprised of former NFL players, coaches, staffers, cheerleaders, spouses, and associate members whose mission is to serve, assist and inform former players and their families. The NFL Alumni offers a variety of medical, financial, and social programs to help members lead healthy, productive and connected lives, as well as community initiatives under its "Caring for Kids" programs. Pro Football Legends is the commercial marketing arm of the NFL Alumni. For more information, please visitwww.nflalumni.org.

About 1271 Partners:1271 Partners LLC is the managing entity for the NFL Alumni Athletica. Empowering healthcare consumers with leading scientific, evidence-based treatment options. The same standards of medical care received by elite and professional athletes should be made available to all. 1271 Partners LLC is a premier distributor of tissue and medical device products to the healthcare markets. We have deep experience in sales, operations, and logistics to lead the industry in effectively innovating in order to serve evolving market demands.

About Streamline Medical Group:Streamline Medical Group, along with Streamline Wellness, an organization with anti-aging and regenerative medicine clinics across the U.S., is focused on empowering patients to take control of their health and wellness to help them reach optimal wellness and reduce their healthcare costs. Streamline bases its personalized treatment protocols on each patient's unique biomarkers and prescribes a variety of products and services to help that patient reach their health and wellness goals. Streamline's ability to educate and empower the patient is enhanced with its proprietary report called the Streamline360 that simply explains how each biomarker ties in to specific bodily functions and, when optimized, how that correlates to optimal wellness. For more information, please visithttps://www.streamlinewellness.com

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DR. JOEL LOPEZMedical Director, J.Lopez, M.D. Medical Group

Treating the root of the illness, and not the symptoms, is key to enduring healthcare that is his prescriptionA strong and healthy immune system is definitely our bodys first line of defense [against] Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) and other illnesses, declares Dr. Joel Lopez, medical director of the J. Lopez, M.D. Medical Group.

Dr. Lopez was about to start a two-hour webinar (online seminar) for medical professionals and laymen on How to Fortify your Immune System and Vitamin C when Boardroom Watch reached him on April 6.

Holistic treatmentsPending the availability of a safe and effective vaccine for Covid-19, Dr. Lopez recommends nutritional supplements to boost ones immune system. Vitamin C should be given to high-risk individuals, such as frontliners, the elderly and the frail, to help boost [their] innate natural immunity, he says.

American chemist, biochemist and chemical engineer Linus Carl Pauling, a double Nobel laureate for his extensive studies on the benefits of Vitamin C, is Dr. Lopez role model.

There are numerous studies showing that vitamins A, C, D3 and E, as well as minerals such as magnesium, selenium and zinc, can be effective prophylaxis against any type of infection, Dr. Lopez says, adding some wry advice: To cope with stress during the Covid-19 [pandemic], lessen the time watching or listening to news you find upsetting.

Dr. Lopez, who has set up clinics in Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Illinois and California, is now based in the Philippines, caring for his aged mother and giving back to his countrymen. He still maintains his San Francisco office, though. My mom (Dr. Adelina San Juan-Lopez) is a dentist, but most of her siblings are doctors, while several cousins on both sides of the family are medical doctors who practice locally and in the US. Im the only specializing in integrative, biological and regenerative medicine, he says.

Hi dad Tomas, an accountant who sold medical supplies and equipment, passed away two years ago.

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Back on home ground in 2013, Dr. Lopez opened a clinic at The Medical City on Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City, followed last year by a 28-story outpatient facility in Poblacion, Makati City that deals with integrative, holistic, functional, biological and orthomolecular (right molecules in the right amounts) medicine. His mission statement is to transform, boost, and maintain patients overall wellness.

Filipinos are very receptive to this type of medicine, Dr. Lopez says. Growth can be achieved by educating the public about the basics of nutrition/prevention. He has been practicing holistic medicine for 16 years. To be able to train more medical professionals in this field is his long-term goal.

I prefer that they shadow me while Im seeing clients, Dr. Lopez says. For more theoretical training, I share my textbooks and recommend conferences that I [attended], such as the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the Institute of Functional Medicine and the Orthomolecular (right molecule) Medicine Group.

Dr. Lopez, who is 54, emphasizes that his biological age is younger, and more important

For optional results, he partners with the client to heal the body, mind, spirit and emotions. He addresses premature aging factors, such as nutritional deficiencies, chronic inflammation, hormonal imbalance, oxidative stress (fatigue, cramps, pain) and poor detoxification mechanisms.

We treat the underlying causes of illness, rather than just treating symptoms. My practice is based on the 7Ps: Personalized, Predictive, Precise, Preventive, Proactive, Partnership and Pharmaceutical grade supplements, he says.

He uses natural remedies (macro and micronutrients, herbals), along with bioidentical (man-made) hormones, peptides, (short strings of amino acids), cell extracts and homeopathy (treatment using natural substances). He applies medication only in an emergency.

Leave it to natureDr. Lopez says integrative medicine allows him to harvest the wisdom of traditional practices and fused with the continued growth of modern science. He also uses a four-step series, called Methodical Dynamics, to furnish a systematic approach to treatments.

Health should be approached holistically since the body and mind are connected, says Dr. Gracielle Consing, The Medical Groups operations manager.

Dr. Daniel J. Dunphy, The Medical Groups visiting practitioner, adds: The good physician cures illness, while the excellent physician prevents it. Harvie Baron, the Medical Groups nutrition coach and food educator, lives by this principle: Transform your health through the healing power of food.

As vice president and founding member of the Preventive Regenerative, Integrative Medical Association since 2014, Dr. Lopez aims to bring optimizing health for a youthful life practice into the mainstream and set up practice standards.

The aging process starts at 30 when our body doesnt produce enough hydrochloric acid to digest food protein, resulting in less less amino acid supplying the brain, he says. One or two teaspoons of apple cider before meals can help the body digest food better. It mimics the effect of hydrochloric acid in the body and is a treatment for indigestion.

Sometimes, you just have to go back to nature to solve nagging health problems and live longer, says Dr. Lopez. Walnuts prevent memory from declining. Fish, especially the small ones like the humble dilis (anchovies), have fatty acids that prevent inflammation. Clean water, air, sleep, exercise, stress reduction, detoxification and nutritional supplements are daily prevention practices.

Because diet influences aging, Dr. Lopez says he eats organic, in-season produce. These contain no hormones that destroy cells. When I wake up in the morning, that means Im still around for a purpose: To glorify Him in all things I do, in my professional and personal life. I read the Bible. He drinks a healthy milkshake for breakfast, as well as nutritional supplements. He exercises at the gym in the late afternoon or early evening. Exercise is one of the best anti-aging tools. It improves the muscle mass and lessens body fat, he says.

Dr. Lopez graduated with a bachelor of science in medical technology in 1986, followed by a doctor of medicine degree in 1990 from Far Eastern University. As a volunteer physician in 1992, he taught holistic healthcare in isolated rural areas in Palawan province, as well as on medical missions in Thailand. He later completed his degree in internal medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago and his residency at the Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago.

In 1996, he trained with one of Americas well-known pioneers in alternative medicine, Dr. Gus Prosch. He also taught yoga and chi gong (exercises for cultivating healing energy) on the side.

Dr. Lopez is a very good, compassionate and innovative physician. He is a very dedicated and tireless medical researcher who is always looking for new ways to holistically heal his patients, says Dr. Chiedu J. Nchekwube of Merrillville, Indiana, under whom Dr. Lopez worked directly in 2010.

But perhaps, the best testimonies come from those whom Dr. Lopez has treated. These are recorded on The Medical Groups website.

Joel is not going to throw a bunch of pharmaceuticals at you. He will get to the root cause of why your body is not in balance, and work to adjust it naturally, as much as possible, says Jaye Wittaker, a US-based patient.

Avegay L. from Fremont, California, adds: Dr. Lopez will not just treat the symptom of the disease, but will also treat the root and cause of the problem. I want to age gracefully and to look and feel healthy. Even my boyfriend is now being treated by Dr. Lopez.

He explains all tests so we can understand everything. He takes the time to answer our emails and phone calls when we need advice or help, say Sandi and Fred Herrera, a Filipino couple living in Manila.

Through diagnosis, detoxification, healing and rejuvenation, Dr. Lopez regularly reaches his ultimate goal. And that is to have patients take active control of their health and wellness.

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WHOS AFRAID OF AGING?

Dr. Joel Lopezs individual approach in managing clients nutritional concerns is reflected through four Methodical Dynamics pillars. Your body is a home that you will live in forever, he says. Embrace, love and take care of it. Its the best thing you can ever do for yourself.

Step 1: Early Detection allows us to see what the body needs and how it can be better aided. This describes a 360 degree-approach to your consultation. Strategically designed questions are combined with the test results from the Medical Groups Integrative Innovations. This process allows the physician to find the best approach to the clients current concerns or preventive treatment.

Step 2: System Destress tackles the symptoms and possible causes that prevent the individual from reaching optimal health. It aids in body detoxification to allow the body to best receive the recommended treatments. Our bodies go through so much because of the environment and diets alone. This step in the Methodical Dynamics series helps the body to purify itself for better absorption of nutrients.

Step 3: Restore brings the body into a state of health that allows its very self to maximize its very potentials. Restore allows the body to regain its optimal state. Innovations in the practice of Integrative Medicine are used to allow the body to heal itself naturally.

Step 4: Regenerate stabilizes the foundations of the body with the support needed for the patients goals. Regenerate helps rebuild healthy cells as the person ages. With J. Lopez, M.D. Medical Group, Inc., regeneration supports these building blocks using the recommended nutrients and minerals each individual needs. This approach supports clients ageing process for the long term.

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What Is a Microcurrent Facial and How Does It Work? – NuFace Review – Women’s Health

If theres anything Ive learned from years of interviewing dermatologists, estheticians, and other skincare experts, its that prevention is more powerful than any skincare product. Just as we exercise to stay healthy and avoid disease later in life, we apply skincare to prevent environmental damage (the anti-aging benefit is a bonus!). And, if putting on sunscreen is cardio, doing microcurrent treatments is weight lifting.

Microcurrent uses low-grade electrical current to train facial muscles to look more lifted, firm, and tightened. If youre wondering if this is even legit, yes. Very. Originally introduced in medicine in the 1980s, microcurrent was first approved by the FDA as a treatment for Bells palsy and muscle paralysis. Now, its every facialists secret weapon.

Ive had microcurrent treatments done professionally before at fancy spas using expensive equipment, but latelyand out of necessity while in quarantine with the rest of the world Ive fallen back in love with doing at-home microcurrent facials with my palm-sized NuFace device. With the help of Tera Peterson, esthetician and co-founder of NuFace, I became a pro.

In fact, you shouldnt feel anything during the five to 10 minute treatment. Peterson suggests I use NuFace in the morning, after cleansing skin. To start, I apply a quarter-size amount of conducting gel around my collarbone, neck, gliding the NuFace on level five (high) in an upward motion. Each glide is five seconds, after which the device conveniently beeps as a guide for when to follow up with another glide in the next section.

I do this three times per area, continuing to glide upwards all the way up the contours of my jawline, cheeks, and above my brows toward my hairline. PS: There shouldnt be any actual tugging on your skin.

Go slow with each glide, Peterson says. Think about a bicep curl. Were delivering all of that microcurrent to this area of the face, which is in turn going to make the muscle stronger and tighter. For an extra boost, I detach the main NuFace head and use the Eye and Lip Enhancer attachment. It has two tiny prongs for delicate areas that I glide it below my lower lashes (to depuff) and to raise my brows for five second intervals (to lift).

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After just five minutes of doing the microcurrent treatment, I can see a visible difference: My eyes are less puffy. My jawline is sharper and more defined. My brows are way lifted. My skin looks much firmer and brighter (or toned as my boyfriend put it when I showed him a before and after photo. See? Even his beauty-clueless self noticed!). Over on my Instagram stories, people piled my DMs when I posted before-and-afters saying they could really see a difference and wanted to know my secret, immediately.

While the product doesnt come cheap at $325, I was still enthusiastic about recommending it to people because I think of it as a major investment in my skin health. You could pay $800 for an injectable down the line...or $300 now and maybe not even have to prod your face with needles later on. As Peterson puts it, Microcurrent is all gain, without the pain.

Theres no set prescribed usage, but for results youll want to do microcurrent treatments three times a week, five minutes each time. Its all about consistency. Think of NuFace like exercise. Were working with muscle reeducation, Peterson says. Even if you say I have such a busy schedule and you stop using NuFace for a week, then start it back up, thats fine.

I kept up three times a week for a couple weeks now and already see a major difference that encourages me to keep it up, although I will admit its tempting to be lazy. Sometimes I just want to slap on SPF and be done with it. But, the awake and just-went-on-vacation-and-slept-10-hours look I get right after a treatment, and the long term benefits like stimulating collagen production, are supremely worth it.

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How to Clean Out Beauty Products In Between Seasons According to Experts – STYLECASTER

Spring cleaning shouldnt be limited to your wardrobe. Youll also want to give your beauty stash a much-needed reboot once the temperatures start to rise. And yes, youll probably think about cleaning out your makeup bag first, as we all know broken blushes and old lipsticks tucked inside probably arent worth keeping anymore.However, its important to note that knowing how to clean out beauty products should extend to skincare and haircare products too.

If you need to hit the reset button, we tapped a makeup artist, an esthetician, a board-certified dermatologist, and some celebrity hairstylists to break down all those need-to-know hacks on how to rev up your routine asap. From expiration dates to cleaning tips, read on below to get your routine in tip-top shape before summer comes knocking.

Look For Expiration Dates On Your Products

If you didnt already know, using expired makeup can wreak havoc on your skin. According to certified makeup artist Naseeha Khan, the bacteria harbored in makeup can cause breakouts and inflammation.

With this in mind, she advised paying extra attention to expiration dates on the label, as it signifies when a product should be tossed out.

You can find expiry indicators on makeup products, usually on the label near the bottom, where you can also find the company, recycling, and other information, she said The symbol is an open jar with a number on itthis number indicates how many months post opening the product will last.

Toss Makeup Items Carefully

However, if you cant spot an expiration date on your product label, Khan explained that there are several rules of thumb to keep in mind when youre cleaning out your makeup bag.

Makeup products like mascara, for example, should be discarded after three months, she said, while eyeliners should be discarded after six months.Liquid products are more susceptible to bacteria build-up, which is why it is important to replace mascara this frequently, she said. Try to discard eyeliner products after six months.

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Similarly, lipstick and foundation products should be tossed within a 12 to 18-month timeframe, as Khan suggested that these items are usually in direct contact with your mouth, lips, and face.

Although they are in direct contact with your lips and mouth, the solid formula of most lip products (toss after 18 months) allows for longer usage lives, she noted. Be sure to discard foundation products after 12 months, as they can lose consistency and begin to smell.

Clean And Evaluate Tools And Brushes Carefully

Although its tempting to apply the spring cleaning concept to makeup brushes once a year, Khan said that its best to always clean brushes weekly to prevent bacteria from being spread between your skin.

Additionally, she advised taking the spring months to evaluate the condition of your tools, as brushes and makeup sponges can lose efficacy over time.

Beakey.

Reusable makeup sponges should be replaced once every three months so once a season may be a perfect schedule to follow for this, Khan explained. However, if you notice your brush bristles are frayed or shedding, it may be time to invest in new tools.

Refresh Your Tools

Aside from giving your makeup brushes a good clean, esthetician Leila Aalam recommended giving your facial tools the same attention, as facial brushes, tweezers, and loofahs should also be cleaned and tossed accordingly.

Baimei.

Pay attention to how long you are using your facial brushes, tweezers, and loofahs, Aalam said. Tweezers can be used for a longer time period as long as they are cleaned and disinfected after each use.

Clean Out Your Space

Additionally, she stressed the importance of cleaning the cups, bins, and jars where you store any tweezers. Doing so, she added, cuts down on bacteria overgrowth, and keeps your medicine cabinet or vanity clean.

I like to remove all the bins and jars from its shelving, and wipe down the area with a damp cloth( or a Lysol wipe) to remove any bacteria overgrowth, she explained.

Start To Transition Your Skincare Regimen

As natural is the change of seasons, board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Claire Chang, MD, said so are the changes that occur in your skin. Warmer months mean more heat, humidity, and sunshine, she added, making it wise to transition your skincare routine accordingly.

Compared to cooler seasons, skin during the spring and summer months tends to have higher oil and sweat production, increased hydration, and more visible pores, said Chang.

No7.

To make some easy tweaks to your skin-care regimen, Chang suggested starting by swapping your thick moisturizers for light-weight day creams that contain SPF protection.

Given you may be spending more time outdoors, the No7 Restore & Renew Multiaction Face & Neck Day Cream SPF 30 is a great lightweight day cream that is perfect for the spring and summer, she explained. It has SPF 30, and contains a powerful combination of anti-aging peptides, pro-retinol, and antioxidants.

Make Sure You Use SPF

If you havent been using a daily sunscreen product already, Chang said that now is a good time to start, as sun exposure is one of the most important culprits in accelerating skin aging.

Sun exposure produces free radicals, breaks down collagen, and increases pigmentation in the skin, she explained. Along with diligent sun protection, I recommend using antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients throughout the summer to counteract these effects.

Coppertone.

To pick a decent sunscreen product that can stand tall against harmful UVA/UVB rays, the American Academy of Dermatology suggests picking a broad-spectrum product with SPF30 and water-resistant protection.

However, no matter what kind of sunscreen you choose, youll definitely want to reapply your block frequently throughout the day, as the AAD explained that water-resistant sunscreen only lasts for 40 to 80 minutes.

Dont Skip Out On Retinol Products

If you took a break from using retinoids during the winter due to excessive dryness, now is the time to start using them again, according to Chang.

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Retinols and retinoids are one of the most powerful evidence-backed anti-aging ingredients on the market, she explained. And although you wont want to use them during the daytime, they still can keep applied before bedtime for best results.

Check PAO Labels On Your Products

Just like you would check expiration dates on other cosmetic products, celebrity hairstylist Annagjid Kee Taylor, told StyleCaster that youll also want to check the PAO (period after opening) date on your shampoo, hair mask, or leave-in products. If your product is past this date listed on the label, then its probably a good idea to throw it out, she added.

Most brands put a PAO (Period After Opening) on the products to give you an indication of how long they will last after you first open them, Taylor said. However, some hair products tend to last a bit longer, as products that are well-contained (aerosols, sprays, etc.), for example, usually have a longer shelf life.

Garnier Fructis.

Keep A Watchful Eye On Styling Products

And since styling products (think gels, creams, and pomades) are exposed more to open air (and your fingers!), Taylor explained that they will need to be replaced more quickly, as these products are exposed to germs and bacteria, and can easily become moldy if you arent careful.

Clean Your Hairbrushes Often

However, celebrity makeup artist Ricardo Rojas told StyleCaster that there really isnt a strict rule concerning how long to keep your hairbrushes. Alas, he still advises cleaning them regularly, in order to prevent you from tossing them out.

Wet Brush.

The best way to extend the life of your hairbrush is by removing the hair after each use, using a tail comb to rack out the hair, Rojas said. You will know the brush is working by making sure the bristles are still straight up and doing the work.

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