We all know signs of aging often appear first in the skin. Brown spots on the backs of hands and wrist summon thoughts of aging to many people.
These flat, brown areas are the result of a waste build-up known as llipofuscin accumulation, and are the visible results of cell damage caused by free radicals. Although thought by many to be harmless, such spots are actually signs that cells are full of accumulated waste which are slowly destroying other cells in the body. Including brain and liver cells. They are the surface sign of free radical intoxication of the body.
The causes of age spots (also referred to as liver spots) include inadequate nutrient intake, lack of exercises, excess sun exposure, ingestion of trans-fatty acids, poor liver function, a shortage of antioxidants and a lack of detoxification.
Here are some steps to prevention and even reduction of age spots:
Diet: East adequate protein daily, including ground or well =-chewed raw seeds and nuts (not roasted). Consume lots of fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Avoid caffeine, fried foods, processed foods, shite sugar and tobacco.
When in the sun, use a quality sunscreen.
Use daily liver herbal detoxifiers.
Take part in guided liver clenching.
Drink adequate purified water daily.
Use antioxidants supplements will make a major difference.
Vitamin E is a free radical scavenger. It can significantly reduce the rate at which these brown liver spots occur, and in some cases cause the spots to disappear or reduce in size or number. Just a cautionary note on Vitamin E. It is destroyed by the acid in the stomach. It may be destroyed before it ever reaches the small intestines where it should be dissolved and assimilated into the bloodstream. The bottom line is not what the label states is in the tablet, but what is actually absorbed into the bloodstream.
Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger necessary for tissue protection and repair. Microflora supplements and liver detoxifying herbs aid in liver regeneration, and carotinoids (plant pigments found in red, orange, yellow and green foods) can provide amazing protection to cellular tissue.
Your skin is a reflection of the inner health of your body. What kind of statement does your skin say about you?
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John has been reporting on home health care and independent living for over ten years. In addition to extensive research, John writes on important issues from personal experience.