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Monday, June 19, 2006

Anti Aging Treatment

anti aging treatmentI will point out the obvious, but we are a culture obsessed with aging or rather, fixated on reversing the aging process, slowing it down, studying, finding, and using the latest and hopefully best treatment available. We are in denial about it or we are honest about it, laying claim to tight skin and flushed innocence of years back, when life was less involved, less complicated, less demanding. We seek anti-aging treatment, justified in our need to erase the life-battle scars we might otherwise be proud to show off, were white teeth, shiny hair, and perky this or tight that not so sanctified.

In one respect, it is sad that we place such value on or chagrin over how "youth is wasted on the young." In another respect, it is fair to acknowledge that, as my septuagenarian friend says, as we age we "fall apart". Our eyes need constant updating, our hips and other joints need replacing, our organs weaken and wear. Even and especially, the largest of all human organs, the skin, turns on us, exposes to others that which we have been exposed to for decades. It dries and cracks and mars, revealing the effects of what is known as "free radical damage." Evidently, as we age, our skin exfoliates less often; sebum production slows; and therefore less oil flushes the skin…thereby drying it. As well, a flattening of skin layers occurs, subsequently causing thinner skin. Collagen stabilizing enzymes decrease. Blood vessels thin out, preventing the usual blood flow. Anti-aging treatment becomes a mighty fine looking option.

Enter Botox, elastin enhancers, and scores of shelves of anti-aging treatments that might appear to be the panacea. Plump those lips, raise that brow, flatten that paunch. The splaying of nose bones—a natural phenomena in the aging process—got you feeling less than ideal? Cosmetic reconstruction. ED (erectile dysfunction) reminding you high school football stud years are now nothing more than pages in a yearbook? Go for the infamous or most touted ED drug.

But despite all our anti-aging treatment and fixation (not because of it), we continue to age…but more slowly! Yes, longevity statistics show that people as a whole are living years longer. Again, this is not necessarily due to minor or occasional anti-aging treatments, but more likely to evolution, preservatives, and poisons, as well as healthier living that includes eating well, exercising often, and resting enough. Romeo and Juliet, for example, were they alive (and real) today, would not be worrying about marriage at fifteen (which was not the source of the tragedy, anyway) but at twenty-five or thirty.

So regardless of, in spite of, or maybe with the help of SOME anti-aging treatments, attempts, and so-called cures, those of us eligible for anti-aging treatment are in our mid- to later years…when we do care about staying alive and living a quality life but we care less about what others have to say about how we should live our lives and how we should be. We care less about material gain or other external, superficial forms of nurturing and are just beginning to invest in our holistic health. We are coming into understanding peace, prayer, serenity, solitude. We know which anti-aging treatments might help and which are tools of denial. We know anti-aging treatment plans (outside of healthy, natural efforts) do not conquer aging or death. They just contribute to drawing out, prolonging, or holding it at bay a bit longer.

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Rob Coopers Fat burning tips In 1990 Rob weighed 475 pounds and was able to burn almost 300 lbs of fat in just two and a half years. Rob does weight management coaching from his office in Edmonton Alberta Canada. Rob's diet is based on a "System Specific Organic Whole Food" line of foods along with various fat burning, muscle building tips from Tom Venuto. Tom's Philosophy is very similar to Rob's and he's happy to recommend them

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At 10:28 AM, Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

i have a question for you...you have olive oil listed as slightly alkaline and acidifying.

is olive oil okay to use? (i'm just in the beginning throes of acid reflux...yuck...tryin to nip it in the bud)

At 1:31 PM, Blogger wendy maddy said...

I have been battling the bulge since being a freshman in college and lost the battle. I am on Jenny Craig and have lost only 15 lbs in 3/4 of a year, but at least that saved my life. I was struggling to breathe past the fat in my airways and couldn't even walk at 245 lbs and 5'1" height. Now, at least I can walk again, and feel freer. I have myxedemia and classic low thyroid symptoms that no pill seems to do much for. I never get up to normal metabolism with any kind of medication or exercise, though exercising does help. I do have a healthy diet and like to eat fruit and vegetables. I don't do drugs, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine or sugary treats or candy. I do eat regular meals with small Jenny Craig portions and fresh salads and so forth. It just takes so darned long to get anywhere, and I lose patience with it all! Twenty pounds a year is not enough to restore me to good health and freedom of movement, to say nothing of not looking like a freak to others, when I weighed so much to begin with! I am 60 years old, with a bad knee that I wear a brace on so it doesn't get worse. Not taking thyroid pills settles my heart down but takes its toll on my short-term memory. I can still do crossword puzzles but forget my glasses and purse and keys and stuff on the stove when I don't take the daily Armour thyroid pill. Levothyroxine gives me heart attacks, so synthetics are out. The Armour thyroid makes me feel not so good, too, but does sharpen me up some and the big bags under my eyes lessen a bit, but so does exercises and proper diet help that condition. I just fall asleep anywhere and especially if I sit too long, which is about all I feel like doing, many days, just some light walking. I do like to swim because I feel normal then, in the water. It is such a relief to have that burden of all that flesh off me there! Oh, I just needed to tell you all that, but as a former fatty, you know certainly what I am talking about. I go to the movies mostly alone, and barely stuff my big rear end into the seat with a bit of a wedge. Any more weight on me and I wouldn't be able to walk or sit in a movie theater or drive a car anymore. It is like a tourniquet to wear a seatbelt and the driver's wheel digs into my belly. People tell my kids I am a freak and mean it. It hurts to know that my children don't want their friends to meet me. I used to be a lovely young girl with a nice figure until pregnancy took its toll and I lost my regular metabolism. I was always welcome then everywhere. I could get a job easily and nobody gave me a bad time. It is so sad to look around and see that many Americans are becoming just as fat and horrible looking as I am, and they seem to regard this as normal! That is horrifying! I want out of this fat suit! The only consolation I have is that if I stay on Jenny Craig or Nutrisystem for life, at least I will not get any fatter and will continue perhaps to get smaller by tiny increments. If I try to hurry it up, I just get weird and overeat it back on. 225 is my goal by year's end. 205 by 2007, 185 by 2008, 165 by 2009, 145 by 2010, 125 by 2011, 105 and finally a normal weight by 2012, when I am, hopefully, still alive and at last fit and normal again at age 66! Just in time for retirement and serious aging! Oh, well, at least sometime it may happen again!

Thank you for establishing this site. I really hope you can encourage others to lose weight and persist in doing so until they can achieve the success you have. Overweight is very debilitating, a career killer and one gets no respect when one is the size of a whale. I hate this existence and hope against hope to beat it some way some day. Best regards, Wendy


At 5:28 PM, Anonymous hhhwcent said...

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