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Anti-Aging Foods: A List

The U.S. market for anti-aging products – estimated at about $80 billion – is expected to climb to more than $114 billion by 2015. But perhaps mid-lifers who have that “forever young” mindset should save their money. Experts say you can eat your way to a younger, healthier you. In general, you should replace fattening starches with whole grains and cover at least half your plate with fruits and vegetables. Exercise doesn’t hurt too – as we know, it does quite the opposite. Interested in the fountain of youth? Read below for foods that will help you find your way there. As provided by Dr. Suneil Jain of Rejuvena Health and Aesthetics, the following foods have anti-aging qualities:

• Blueberries – incredibly rich in an antioxidant called anthocyanin which may help protect against free radicals that damage cell wall and DNA that can lead to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s; anti-inflammatory properties protecting against heart disease and cancer; very hydrating for the skin and body due to high water content; rich in fiber and manganese


• Kale – the most nutrient dense food that’s rich in protein, calcium, magnesium, lutein, iron, beta-carotene, manganese and Vitamins A, C, and K; contains over 45 different flavonoids; antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits protect against heart disease and cancer; rich in Omega 3 fats


• Avocado – one of the most nutrient dense foods; rich in monounsaturated fat, oleic acid, lutein, fiber, folate, potassium, Vitamin E, magnesium and one of the most important antioxidants, glutathione; keeps skin healthy, protects against heart disease, cancer, degenerative brain diseases


• Chia seeds – “chia” meant “strength” to the Mayans; this nutrient dense seed is rich in Omega 3 fats, protein, fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, potassium, sulphur and zinc; excellent source of energy; regulates blood sugar, thus, curbing appetite; great for hair, skin and nails


• Quinoa – this gluten-free grain is both fiber rich and a complete protein (contains all nine amino acids); it contains antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, such as B6, magnesium, folate, iron and phosphorus; has anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and small amounts of Omega 3s helping to prevent diabetes and heart disease

Massage Envy opens clinic in 47th state

Scottsdale-based Massage Envy — the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services — now operates in a total of 47 states, with the announcement of the first clinic in Alaska. Today, residents of Anchorage can de-stress and relax with a visit to the newest Massage Envy Spa now open at 1142 N. Muldoon Rd in the Tikahtnu Commons. The new clinic offers a variety of therapeutic massage treatments and Murad® Healthy Skin facials to keep its members and guests on the path to wellness.

“We are thrilled to open Massage Envy’s first clinic in Alaska and excited to help residents of Anchorage discover the many health and wellness benefits of massage therapy,” said Debbie Olsen, franchisee of the new Massage Envy Spa in Alaska. “We look forward to serving the local community with our quality, affordable massage and facial treatments and enriching the lives of members and guests in the Anchorage area.”

At its more than 860 clinics, Massage Envy offers a variety of massage treatments, including Swedish, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal and Geriatric. The proven benefits of routine massage include improved circulation, joint flexibility and posture, relief from pain and swelling caused by arthritis, reduced blood pressure, fatigue, migraine pain and stress, as well as improved sleep, concentration and overall sense of well-being.

Massage Envy Spa locations also offer facials designed by Dr. Murad, the leader in skincare science. Customers can choose from four different Murad® Healthy Skin facials including Environmental Shield® Vitamin C, Clarifying Enzyme Acne, Anti-Aging and Sensitive Skin. A variety of Murad products are also available for purchase at Massage Envy Spa locations and make great gifts.

“With our very first clinic opening in Alaska, we are now celebrating another milestone of having Massage Envy in 47 of the 50 states,” said Dave Crisalli, president and CEO of Massage Envy. “We couldn’t be more thrilled that Americans all over the country are realizing the priority that massage plays in their everyday lives.”

In 2011, Massage Envy formed a partnership with the Arthritis Foundation to raise awareness and funds to support the organization’s mission to prevent, control and cure arthritis. In total, Massage Envy has raised more than $1 million in two, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The brand is also as a national sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation’s 250 Arthritis Walk® events around the country, where local Massage Envy owners share information about the benefits of massage therapy, provide chair massages and support the Arthritis Foundation at their respective local walks. Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation share a common understanding about the devastating effects of the disease on the body and the potential for massage therapy to relieve and control certain symptoms.

Skin Care - Scottsdale Living Magazine Fall 2011

10 Anti-Aging Skin Care And Beauty Tips

Fight the wrinkles

Retinol – a form of vitamin A – is one of the most potent anti–aging skin care ingredients on the market, promoting normal cellular turnover. EmerginC Vitamin C + Retinol Mask removes dead skin cells and renews skin, leaving it looking younger instantly. With an additional boost of vitamin C, wrinkles don’t stand a chance.

Hydrate, inside out

Beauty starts from the inside out, and optimal hydration is key. Drink and consume plenty of water each day. Raw fruits and veggies deliver more water to cells than the liquid itself.

Morning wash

Start your morning off right. Begin each day with a calming, moisturizing wash. Avoid cleansers that contain harsh or foaming ingredients such as laurel sulfates, as these can strip natural oils and leave skin vulnerable to the elements. Dermatologist-recommended Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser is a great non-soap formula that adds back moisture without leaving a filmy residue that can clog pores.

Nighttime cleansing

In the evening, remove makeup with products containing natural oil extracts that eliminate makeup build-up with ease and help to condition skin, leaving your complexion soft and hydrated. Purity Made Simple by Philosophy is an award-winning daily face wash formulated to gently cleanse, tone and remove all face and eye makeup in one step.

Protection from the sun

Most signs of aging are caused by overexposure to the sun, so the first line of defense against lines, wrinkles and discoloration is to wear sunscreen. An easy way to always stay protected is to apply a moisturizer with UV protection built in like Olay Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 15 every morning after cleansing.

Hydrating masks

Treat skin to a hydrating or brightening skin care mask once a week. These work especially well on dehydrated, irritated and sensitive skin. Juice Beauty Green Apple Hydration Mask is a nutrient-rich mask that blends an alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) complex of organic apple, grape and lemon juices with age-defying peptides and vitamin C to help replenish your complexion.

Antioxidant serums

Refining antioxidant serums such as Rhonda Allison Grape Seed Hydrating Serum offer rich blends of vitamins and necessary antioxidants. Apply one under your favorite night cream to heal and restore dry skin while boosting its efficacy.

Protect your hands

Your hands will likely be the first part of your body to show signs of aging, so don’t forget to protect them. Niacin, found in NIA24 Sun Damage Repair for Décolletage and Hands, is one of the best ingredients for repairing damaged skin.

Whiten your smile

Maintaining a glistening grin as you age is essential. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 96 percent of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing. LUSTER 1-Hour White is the only at-home whitening device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In just one hour, you’ll have a brighter smile
without unwanted tooth/gum sensitivity.

Replace your primer

Tired of your foundation giving you a polka-dot look, even when applying a primer first? Try Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher in place of a primer to smooth skin and render pores virtually invisible.


Scottsdale Living Magazine Fall 2011