What supplements should I take for beautiful skin?

I so wish there was a  nutritional supplement  I could take that would make my skin smooth, soft and radiant.   But the links between beautiful  skin and nutrition are more complex than that.  The NHANES study looked at the relationship between health and diet and found that people whose diets were higher in vitamin C, fiber,  protein and linoleic acid  looked  younger and had fewer wrinkles.  But these benefits  were only there  when  the nutrients were from actual food– not where people took supplements.   I know first hand  how hard it is to find healthy food in a world dominated by burgers, tacos, pizza and take-out chinese food.  At lunchtime, I’ve walked for blocks with a rumbling tummy  trying to find a quick bite that wouldn’t shorten my lifespan.   A multi-vitamin supplement can cover  my dietary shortfalls  but won’t really give me the  … Continue Reading…

Back to Biotin

This past winter my nails became very soft and started  to peel and break. They were so fragile that there was nothing to file.  I started to take biotin and within a few  weeks   my nails did a big turn around.  They became  hard and strong and I  no longer looked like I bit my nails down to the nub.  ( Not a confident  look).  It wasn’t that I wanted to sport a set of talons, but   the fingertips would become painful as the  weak nails  tore   off below the tip.  

I stopped taking biotin out of sheer laziness and all was fine until last month when   I saw the tell tales signs appear again.First  the tip of the nail would start to flake off.  Then  they became  so soft  and … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

This week  Staness of Menopause Makeover is the host of Fashion Flash. This is such an info packed site.  With a focus on lifestyle issues  for women over 40, I especially  value  her support  for the emotional and social changes  that come at this time.  I also  love the recipe section which provides uber nutritious recipes that are easy and delicious.  Yesterday I made  her apricot and blue cheese apptitizers  to wild acclaim  from  my daughters.  There is no shortage of recipes on the web, but I know that the  ones on Menopuse Makeover will be wonderful as well  as figure friendly.

Last week I went to the Health and Beauty Expo in NYC and  got to hear Dr. Howard  Murad discuss his book, The Water Secret ( John Wiley). Dr Murad was one of the first … Continue Reading…