Stop Aging, Start Living: The Revolutionary 2-Week pH Diet that Erases Wrinkles, Beautifies Skin, and Makes You Feel Fantastic

Stop Aging, Start Living: The Revolutionary 2-Week pH Diet that Erases Wrinkles, Beautifies Skin, and Makes You Feel Fantastic

by Jeannette Graf
     
 

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Though other skin-care experts have identified free radicals and cellular inflammation as key triggers to the breakdown of healthy skin, renowned dermatologist and former National Institutes of Health fellow Jeannette Graf, M.D., has discovered a way to prevent these saboteurs from developing in the first place—rather than just treating the symptoms…  See more details below

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Though other skin-care experts have identified free radicals and cellular inflammation as key triggers to the breakdown of healthy skin, renowned dermatologist and former National Institutes of Health fellow Jeannette Graf, M.D., has discovered a way to prevent these saboteurs from developing in the first place—rather than just treating the symptoms they’ve caused.

Based on the scientifically groundbreaking premise that our cells—and consequently our skin—can only function best when the pH balance of our body is at its proper level, Dr. Graf’s four-part plan focuses on changing your body’s ratio of acids to alkalines. Most of us tend to eat three acidic-building foods (like sugar, refined carbs, meat, and dairy) for every one alkalinizing food (dark green leafy vegetables, garlic, onions, olive oil, lemon, fruit, nuts and seeds, and whole grains)—the reverse of the ideal ratio. And while changing your diet is important, food is not the only way to shift this ratio or reverse the cell aging that’s affecting your skin. The plan also includes detailed information on:

• daily alkalinizing “cocktails”
• quality calcium-mineral supplements
• probiotic supplements (good bacteria in a bottle)
• how to assess your skin and care for it accordingly—choosing the right cleansers, moisturizers, and treatments that will give you the most noticeable results (hint: many of these products line the shelves of your local drugstore)
• the joy prescription: activities that can add exhilaration and laughter to your life and increase the neuropeptides in the brain that actually rejuvenate skin cells
• nutrients in foods that enhance cell energy production and cell signaling

But don’t just take her word for it: Stop Aging, Start Living is filled with testimonials from her patients. Whether you want to see results fast (with her twenty-four-hour kickstart plan), ease into it (with the two-week prescription), or just incorporate a few Stop Aging, Start Living strategies into your life as they suit you, you’ll come away looking and feeling incredibly younger.


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Library Journal

Skin care has radically changed in the last generation. Mothers of the past relied on heavy creams and expensive animal derivatives, but consumers today have seen the rise of not only plastic surgery but also "cosmeceuticals," compounds that exfoliate deeply and help build healthy new skin. These two books explore the interplay between these new products and healthy eating and exercise. Graf (former research fellow, National Inst. of Health) emphasizes a pH-balanced diet, while Copeland (clinical surgery, Mount Sinai Sch. of Medicine) focuses on cleansing, exfoliating, toning, and moisturizing. Both books include good, basic summaries of products such as Retin-A and also mention skin resurfacing and cosmetic peelers, which have a very slight effect or cannot be sold without a prescription. Collagen and elastin wrinkle fillers are also covered, though again these mentions are hedged. In the end, both books are heavy on unproven possibilities that may turn out to be beneficial over time. Neither is particularly well organized; one has to read the whole text to get a few nuggets of information. Buy only for demand.
—Susan B. Hagloch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307406200
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
09/11/2007
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
369 KB

Meet the Author

JEANNETTE GRAF, M.D., is a dermatologist and is considered the foremost expert on skin-care ingredient technologies in the United States. She was a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health, where her work earned her an Outstanding Achievement Award. She has coauthored many studies that have appeared in prestigious scientific journals and is interviewed often for national women’s magazines.


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