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Cooking Your Way To Gorgeous

coverCooking Your Way To Gorgeous is an exciting new book by celebrity esthetician and nutraceutical expert Scott-Vincent Borba written by Ali Morra-Pearlman; Dr. Pearlman’s wife. Who knew that turning heads could be as simple as turning on your oven, blender or stovetop? When you feed your skin what is needs, while still eating the foods you love, you banish problem areas from the inside out. Learn about the most powerful anti-aging foods that are sitting on your pantry shelf right now! For glowing skin and a wealth of skin-friendly recipes plus DIY home facials, scrubs and hair packs, this innovative book is a beauty bible. Not only will you be cooking up gorgeousness, you’ll learn how to use some of the very same ingredients topically to regenerate healthier, younger-looking skin.

 

 

 

Cooking Your Way To Gorgeous is available at Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery and Amazon.com

Five superfoods to make a super you!

A lot of good and healthy food choices are out there, but are you aware of a special category of foods found in nature called superfoods? Calorie thin and nutrient dense, superfoods pack a lot of punch in terms of goodness. In fact, the top five are those which are easily accessible, tasty and easy to incorporate in to many different dishes.

Superfood #1: Nuts. Known for being a superior source of protein, Nuts are also rich in anti-oxidants and the good fats. Always opt for the unsalted variety, you can find multiple uses for peanuts, almonds and walnuts in your daily diet by tossing into a salad or grad a handful a quick snack.

Superfood #2: Quinoa. This grain-like seed is full of anti-oxidants and is a source of all essential amino acids, including lysine, which also makes Quinoa a complete protein. Quinoa is easily prepared much like other grains. It can be cooked up and added to salads, soups and stews for a nutty goodness or enjoyed by itself as a pilaf.

Superfood #3: Beans. The legume family, from dark red kidney beans for chili to chickpeas for salads, can give you a boost of vitamins and minerals such as magnesium and potassium; and they are high in fiber as well. Beans are a hearty and versatile food that can be satisfyng enough to use as the basis of a main dish or entree.

Superfood #4: Yogurt. Yogurt is packed full of calcium and other nutrients but it’s the presence of prebiotics and probiotics that make this a superfood. Yogurt is perfect for a quick breakfast or snack and wonderful when mixed with berries into a healthy smoothie drink.

Superfood #5: Salmon. Wild salmon is not only high in vitamins and protein but also Omega-3 fatty acids, which that body cannot produce on its own. Wild salmon is wonderful grilled up with some lemon and served with a side of steamed vegetables or wild rice.









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Forgetful Sometimes? Try These Memory-Boosting Foods!

The morning routine and rush out the door is one most of us can be familiar with. Feed the kids, pack lunches, make sure the homework is in the backpacks… You’re ready to go, except you had had your keys just a few minutes ago, and now you can’t find them anywhere; you can’t find your sunglasses (you forgot they’re on your head and it takes 10 minutes of searching before you realize it) and you realize your socks don’t match as soon as you get into the car.

What a way to start the day.

We talk a lot about aging and reversing the signs of aging. Usually, our focus is on skin. Today, however, we’d like to look at another symptom specific to aging: memory loss.

Memory loss is one of the first things people notice about aging. In addition to age, stress can cause lack of concentration and inability to remember details. Fortunately, memory is something that can be easily improved just by adding some essential nutrients to your diet.

Leave your keys in the fridge and the milk in the pantry? Eat more fish!

Fish is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which has long been known to improve brain function. Cold-water fish, such as salmon, halibut, herring, and tuna are all excellent sources of omega-3. These fatty acids improve the cell membrane, protecting it from damage and degradation.

Forget whose turn it was to pick up the kids…again? Leafy greens can help.

Leafy green vegetables contain many essential nutrients. Among these are antioxidants, which protect the brain from damage and keep the cells healthy. Deep green vegetables also contain folic acid. Studies have shown that folic acid can protect memory and even reverse the effects of aging. Good examples include spinach, kale, and Swiss chard.

Milk’s not just for kids.

Dairy products are rich in tyrosine proteins, which support the health of neurotransmitters in the brain. These neurotransmitters are what carry signals around in the brain. They can become damaged, weak, or non-functioning, resulting in memory loss. Eat low-fat dairy products such as cottage cheese, yogurt and milk.

A toast to your memory!

Whole grains contain various vitamins and minerals to improve memory. Foods that are made with whole grains contain vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as magnesium. These nutrients improve the structure and function of the brain. In addition, whole grains provide the body with a good source of complex carbohydrates. The carbohydrates are turned to glucose, which is used to fuel the brain.

Don’t be an egg-head.

Eggs are excellent sources of choline and vitamin B, both of which are building blocks for the brain. Lecithin, an essential fatty acid, is also found in eggs.

Iron out the wrinkles in your diet.

Meats, such as chicken and beef, are rich in iron. A deficiency in iron can cause poor concentration and slow thinking processes. Iron improves memory by providing the brain with the oxygen it needs to function optimally.

Before you forget what you’ve read here, print this out or write it down and put it on your fridge for future reference. Eventually, your memory will improve and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without all the delicious and nutritious fish, leafy greens, milk, who grains, eggs and meat.



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Amazing Vegetables that Boost Your Energy

Everyone experiences it, times where you just do not seem to have enough energy to attack the day.

But, what can be done to increase the body’s energy level?

There have been several news articles lately about certain foods aiding in boosting ones energy, from guidelines on eating multiple meals a day to eating particular fruits. Fruits however, are not the only energy boosting food; vegetables can help increase energy levels as well.

Here are five amazing vegetables that can increase your energy levels:

Carrots are a quick and easy vegetable snack that is not only good for you but can help increase energy. Carrots are sweet so they can help curb cravings for cookies or cake, while adding the benefit of beta carotene to your system.

Celery is one of the best energy boosting vegetables, it is easy for the system to digest quickly, and is full of vitamins B and C as well as fiber. Additionally, Celery helps the body to balance salt and potassium.

Green Salads for lunch or snack, with a healthy dressing, helps increase your energy because green salads are filled with minerals and vitamins that our bodies crave such as chlorophyll. Green Salads are also very easy to digest, meaning the benefits get into your system faster.

Spinach is one of nature’s most nutrient-rich vegetables and is rich in iron. Iron deficiencies can cause people to feel tired. Just one half cup of boiled spinach offers 20 percent of you daily allowance of iron.

Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin C, which helps to increase energy, as well as complex carbohydrates. Having a sweet potato for a snack will help keep you full between meals and offer a long lasting energy affect due to their long sugar molecule chains, which break down slowly in the system.

So next time you are feeling out of energy, take a short break and snack on one of these energy boosting vegetables, and you will be on track in no time.

As a side benefit, your skin will look more glowing and thank you for it!







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Your Grocery Store’s Inexpensive Anti-Aging Secrets

It’s believed that you must spend a fortune to maintain a youthful appearance. Secrets hidden within nature will help to give you that youthful, rejuvenated look that you are seeking at low cost.

Food’s natural resources can provide the vitamins and minerals needed to promote healthy skin and reduce premature aging. Vitamins, antioxidants, and Omega 3 are found in the foods we consume. Certainly, staying well-hydrated is one of nature’s most accessible anti-aging secrets.

Honey contains antibacterial, antioxidant, and antiseptic properties to keep skin looking revitalized by reducing wrinkles and healing skin infections. Honey can be used orally or topically and will help minimize the appearance of wrinkles.

Vitamins and antioxidants can be found in fruits, such as, blueberries and pomegranates, or in vegetables, such as, spinach and carrots. Omega 3’s can be found in fish and fresh basil leaves or supplements are available over-the-counter.

It is important to remember that your body is made up of anywhere between 50% to 65% water. Keeping your body hydrated keeps the organs functioning properly. Your skin is your biggest organ; therefore, keeping it well-hydrated will give your skin the ability to keep skin cells healthy and help release harmful toxins. Nature provides many anti-aging secrets that are essential for youthful looking skin.

The dermatologists at our practice are happy to consult with you about your aging questions or concerns. Call us to make your appointment today!





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