As a dermatologist, when it comes to their skin, I know that women will invest great sums for topical products, procedures and so forth. If it is the right topical product, with high, efficacious levels of anti-inflammatory antioxidants, they will see beautiful and gratifying results.
It isn’t only plastic surgery that can give us that sculpted look. Adequate protein is vital, because without protein, we lose contours and definition in our faces. This is another reason why an anti-inflammatory diet rich in salmon is important for Madonna if she wants to maintain that chiseled look of high cheekbones, well defined jaw line, eye contours, etc.
Wild salmon and other cold water fish are great sources of protein which is necessary to maintain and repair the body—including the skin, on a cellular level. The lack of protein is first visible in the face, even in a young person, but especially as we age.
Last month, Madonna, the ageless iconic superstar, announced to the world that she was embarking on a ‘salmon retox’ program to “knock 12 years off of her appearance.”
While it might be ambitious to think we can knock more than a decade off of our looks, think again. If anything can do it, it is the anti-inflammatory diet, nutritional supplements rich in antioxidants and skin care topicals. This is because inflammation is responsible for many of the internal and external signs of aging.
Madonna’s truly inspiring history of determination and commitment will go a long way in helping her achieve her goals.
This week we’ll look at more about the benefits of the anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle.
Nuts and seeds are the second best source of omega 3 essential fatty acids after cold water fish. Eat them regularly.
When you want to look your best, there is a temptation to look for an easy fix with topical creams and, for some people, surgical solutions. To look your best (and feel your best), follow a sensible anti-inflammatory diet. You truly are what you eat.
Tier Three of Dr. Perricone’s Three Tier Philosophy is the application of anti-inflammatory skin care topicals rich in antioxidants. Remember, what you put into your body is of equal importance to your skin than what you put on your skin.
Water naturally suppresses the appetite and helps the body metabolize stored fat. An increase in water intake will reduce fat deposits. One of the roles of our liver is to convert stored fat to energy. Because our kidneys can’t function properly without enough water, if we don’t have enough water in our systems, the liver steps in and assists kidney function. This results in the liver not being able to metabolize fats as quickly and efficiently as it did when it was not assisting the kidneys. As a result, it metabolizes less fat; more fat remains stored in the body and weight loss stops.
It can be hard to remember to drink water in the winter months. Remeber, water is an essential component of the anti-inflammatory diet. Logic tells us that when we have an unwanted fire, we throw water on it to put it out. Therefore it makes perfect sense that water would help quell the cellular inflammation that goes on in our bodies. Water will decrease inflammation in the body.
Too much omega-6 is inflammatory and interferes with the body’s ability to use omega-3s. It is believed that humans evolved with a 1:1 ratio of omega 3 to omega 6. It is now believed that the Western diet is 15:1 or significantly greater with the omega 6 intake far surpassing the omega 3 intake. To prevent disease and to look and feel your best, drastically limit intake of omega 6, eliminate all refined vegetables oils other than extra virgin olive oil and increase your intake of the omega 3’s.