Nothing gives away our age quite so much as wrinkles, especially of the face – fine lines at the outer corner of the smile lines of the eyes (known as crow’s feet). Thinning and loss of tone to the skin is one of the hallmarks of the aging process.
Can we do anything about it?
First, any good anti-aging measure is good for the skin and complexion. Number one among those I would put a healthy diet. It needs to be constructed on a person by person basis, working out the foods which suit you personally. I explain how to do this in the book diet wise.
We all know what this is. It’s a toxin (Botulinum toxin). It works by paralyzing the nerves to the face, those which cause expression and wrinkles.
There are several problems with this treatment:
- It can go wrong and produce deformity, even in skilled hands
- After a while it stops working. By this stage most of the facial muscles are paralyzed anyway. It is very limited.
- You will have a mask like face. You’ll wish you hadn’t done it by this time but it’s irreversible.
HomeOopathic Botox (better!)
This is not a homeopathic preparation of Botulinum toxin but a completely different formula. A preparation called MADE was developed by Massimo Debelli of Italy (hence it’s name) and it is quite logical. It contains all kinds of good tissue energizing and nourishing substances, all harmless.
MADE is intended to be injected at select acupuncture sites around the face, rather like mesotherapy.
It is normally done bi-weekly and can be continued and/or repeated as often as you like.
Homeopathic does not produce the rapid and disastrous destruction of normal facial tissue. Rather, it gently encourages regeneration and restoration of skin tissues.
One of the more dramatic effects of EDTA chelation therapy is the diminishment of wrinkles and a return of softer, more supple looking skin.
The late Dr. Charlie Farr, from Oklahoma, performed studies that supports this happy finding. Before he began treating a group of older patients with chelation therapy, he took samples of skin from their arms. He discovered that the common stiffness and dryness they experienced with age was a result of cross-linkages of calcium. Following chelation therapy he noticed the cross linkages were gone, and his patients were reporting softer, smoother skin.
Aging involves hard arteries and soft bones. The process of aging is what researchers and doctors call calcinosis, meaning calcium is pulled from the bones and deposited into soft tissue, settling in your arteries, joints and skin, causing arthritis and the pale, hard, wrinkled look of aging. Calcium deposits can also cause strokes and circulation problems. What chelation therapy does is remove calcium from the soft tissues, where it doesn’t belong, and puts it hack into the bones, where it does belong.
In other words, Chelation can increase bone density.
For maximum benefit, EDTA therapy should be accompanied by a carefully tailored program of vitamin and mineral supplements. This is because of the delicate balance of nutrients and the body’s use of calcium. For example, those with low intakes of vitamin D have higher parathyroid function in the winter. The parathyroid glands draw on calcium reserves in the bone to keep blood levels normal. Parahormone is the hormone excreted by the parathyroid glands, which control calcium and phosphorus metabolism.
For detailed information about the device, contact Friends of Chelation Society at: 2825 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Bldg. C, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Tel: 001 (760) 4162013; Fax (760) 4162143.
For more on the fascinating, enlightening and underrated preventive and healing effects of chelation therapy, especially against aging, read the book, Forty Something Forever by Harold and Arlene Brecher. We’re only as old as our arteries. Drink from this Fountain of Youth and be young again!
HYALURONIC ACID (HA)
HA is a special mucopolysaccharide that is the normal lubricant in human joints. When present in a joint, even one with minimal or no cartilage, it provides a cushion effect. It is also part of connective tissue and joins cells together.
Aging causes the hyaluronic acid in the skin to decrease, leaving the skin dry and wrinkled. Replenishing the HA levels in the body allow the skin to retain moisture, leaving the skin soft, supple, and wrinkle-free. It is used in many cosmetics such as make-up and moisturizing creams.
Synthovial 7™ by longevity plus is Hyaluronic Acid (HA). The dose is one drop a day (3 mgm) in a glass of water. www.longevityplus.com