~ June 2010 - Anti-Aging for the Whole Body

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  • A New Way to Manage Menopause Regain Hormonal Balance with a Cutting-edge Adaptogen

    By Julius Goepp, MD

    In a little-known advance, researchers recently uncovered a method to control the rapid hormonal fluctuations at the heart of menopausal suffering. They have documented potent anti-menopausal effects in a novel extract of maca root (Lepidium meyenii, also known as Lepidium peruvianum), a clinically proven adaptogen native to South America.

    Using a highly refined, standardized form of maca, up to 87% of women reported positive improvements in relief of menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, fatigue, night sweats, and mood swings.

    Additional research has documented maca's ability to improve sexual desire and fertility and reduce menopause-induced stress and weight gain, along with beneficial effects on lipid levels and bone density.

    Here you will discover how maca operates differently than other therapeutic regimens, in part by promoting optimal function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. This complex set of structures originating within the brain governs the endocrine (hormone) system, exerting favorable effects not only on aging ovaries, but on the thyroid and adrenal glands as well, to support improved hormonal balance, greater energy, and vitality in women going through menopause. The result is a cutting-edge, multimodal approach that may revolutionize menopause management in the future.

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  • Optimal Skin Protection with Vitamin D

    By Gary Goldfaden, MD and Robert Goldfaden

    People today are aware of the importance of maintaining optimal blood levels of vitamin D for their overall health and well being. What many people do not know is that vitamin D is also indispensable to the health, beauty, and longevity of the largest organ in the body: your skin.

    The problem is that while the body uses sunlight to make vitamin D, sun exposure itself accelerates skin aging. Over time, ultraviolet light damages the skin, leading to wrinkles, sun spots, and higher risk of skin cancer. In addition, much of the vitamin D produced in the skin is taken up and used by other systems of the body.

    In this article, you will discover the critical role vitamin D plays in skin cell development and repair, as well as how it mobilizes your skin's immune system and helps destroy free radicals that can cause premature aging. You will also learn how topical vitamin D lotion can deliver benefits directly to your skin, preserving its softness, health, and youthful appearance.

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  • The Secret Behind Acai

    By Roni Enten, MSc, CNS

    Each day, every cell in the human body must withstand an estimated 10,000 individual assaults from externally introduced reactive oxygen species (ROS) or free radicals.

    The progressive, system-wide destruction wrought by this continuous biochemical onslaught has been thoroughly documented in the scientific literature. In the older cells of aging animals, to take one example, researchers have found that one out of every three proteins is rendered dysfunctional by unchecked free radical damage.

    In the search for optimal defense against free radicals, scientists have focused intensely on berry extracts. A growing body of scientific evidence shows that berry polyphenols' antioxidant capacity powerfully targets numerous degenerative diseases, from cancer and atherosclerosis to impaired glucose control and blood lipid abnormalities.

    Touted commercially for years as a "superfood," only recently has the acai berry gained compelling scientific validation as an antioxidant powerhouse.

    In this article, you will get the most recent findings from acai berry research.

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  • Featured Product: ROYAL MACA - Certified Organic Maca for Hormone Balance, Thyroid and Energy

    Sometimes known as Peruvian Ginseng, Maka, Maca root, Maca-maca, Maino, Ayak chichira, and Ayuk Willku, this is a powerful effective herb for hormone balance, thyroid and energy. Imported from the Peruvian Andes.

    The Maca root is a hardy cruciferous vegetable cultivated in an inhospitable region of the Andean Mountains at altitudes from approximately 12,500-14,500 feet. The part of the plant used for medicinal purposes is the root.

    Native Peruvians have used Maca for several thousand years, as a food item, and medicinally to enhance fertility in people and animals, for libido, energy and other medicinal uses. Maca is rich in essential minerals, especially selenium, calcium, magnesium, and iron, and includes fatty acids including linolenic, palmitic and oleic acids, and polysaccharides.

    Maca is an adaptogen, which means it helps the body adapt to stress, and helps to return a dysfunctioning system back to normal balance. Maca can help the endocrine system, including the ovaries, testes, adrenals, pancreas and thyroid. Because endocrine gland balance and immune system function are so interrelated, it often notably enhances immune system functioning.

    Uses: Traditionally, native medicine practitioners and herbalists have recommended Maca to:

    • Reduce or eliminate menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and hormone-related depression, as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy [HRT]
    • Provide nutritional support for the endocrine system, including the adrenals, the thyroid, the ovaries, and the testes
    • Regulate and normalize menstrual cycles
    • Promote healthy fertility in both men and women
    • Support a healthy immune system (safe for people with auto-immune conditions)
    • Increase energy, stamina, and endurance
    • Promote healthy libido and erectile function
    • Revitalize seniors, mentally and physically

    Certified Organic Royal Maca is available in capsule, extract, and powder form.

    Warning: Royal Maca is not recommended for women on birth control. We cannot guarantee that you will not get pregnant.
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