JULY 2018 the Beauty BOOK
Some of these processes slow down with age. Your hormones can dip, and it can cause your appearance to change. That’s when you need to help your genes with a boost. We recommend hormone therapy to replenish the hormones you’re missing and bring balance back to your body. Sometimes, your other 70 percent of genes need a boost. In those instances, natural treatments combined with technology can improve what your diet cannot. Many people are affected by fat under the chin, for example, and we treat it by using a chemical product naturally produced in the body that can dissolve the fat in that area. Fat is hereditary, but destroying it is permanent.
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How You Can Influence 30 Percent of Your Genes
Did you know that humans have fewer genes than a tomato? It’s true. In mapping the human genome, scientists learned a lot about what we are made of. According to their research, between 60 and 70 percent of our genes are fixed. The rest are modifiable, which means you have influence over your health, including your skin. In a recent experiment, half of the participants continued their regular diets, while the other half ate a diet of mostly cruciferous vegetables. The participants were measured before and after their diet. After only 16 weeks — less than 4 months — those who ate mostly cruciferous vegetables saw a 20 percent increase in the thickness of their skin. Their color had also improved. Even after being evaluated by different dermatologists who didn’t know which group was which, the results were consistent — the participants who ate the diet of cruciferous veggies showed an improvement in their skin. One of the simplest ways to improve your skin through your diet is to eat a lot of cruciferous vegetables. Many of these vegetables are in season right now, so it’s the perfect time for you to find them at the store or market. These include broccoli, arugula, bok choy, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, chard, squash, asparagus, celery, radishes, mustard greens, rutabaga, and turnips. Why are these specific vegetables so helpful? It has been shown that eating them increases the amount of collagen in the skin. So, like your mom told you, eat your veggies! Just grab them on the go if you can, eat them raw or cooked. Eating them makes a significant difference for your skin and overall health. That’s what a healthy diet does — it provides your body with nutrients, like vitamins and antioxidants, that keep it looking and feeling good. Exercise also gives your skin and your overall health a huge boost. When you exercise, you produce hormones, like endorphins, that your body needs to look and feel great. When you see someone out there running, they are producing the hormones that give them that fresh look!
The bottom line is to do what you can to help improve the health of your modifiable genes. Eat a lot of vegetables, get in some exercise, and you can leave the rest up to us.
-Dr. Sanchez OWNER, MEDICAL DIRECTOR
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