Category : anti-aging

Botox Anti Aging Skin Care Product Alternatives – Best Deals!

Botox isn’t for everyone!  Especially if you’re needle-phobic (like me) or you have a fear of “face freeze” or being injected with botulism.  Luckily, for people like you and me, there are Botox alternative  non-invasive anti aging skin care products popping up all over the place.  Even though there is nothing quite as instantaneous as Botox injections, these anti aging wrinkle reducing skin care products offer effective results and without the pain!

         Here are (5) of the Most Popular Botox Alternatives on the Market:

  • STRIVECTIN SD – This is the product that started the whole “Better than Botox” craze.  Originally sold as a stretch mark reducer cream – consumers of the product quickly discovered that by using it on the face it helped to even out skin tone and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Strivectin SD turned out to be an anti aging break through phenomenon. The makers of Strivectin, Klein-Becker then reinvented the product as a “Botox Alternative.”  This anti aging classic consistently get high ratings and positive reviews.  Since Strivectin SD contains peppermint oil, people who are sensitive to using aromatherapy oils in the orbital eye area, may want to opt for the NEW Strivectin SD aromatic-free eye cream.  Strivectin SD comes with a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee.
  • JOEY NEW YORK  Line Up – Touted as BOTOX IN A BOTTLE, this gel formula fills-in and plumps-up fine lines and wrinkles on the face, eye area, and neck while tightening the skin as it drys.  While “Line Up” is a temporary skin tightener to be worn alone or under makeup, it lasts all day until it is washed off.  This natural gel formula contains a nourishing rich collagen mixture that actually rebuilds the thickness of older skin.  NOTE: Use very sparingly, a little bit goes a long way!
  • iQ COSMETICS  Life Without Wrinkles Intensive Wrinkle DeCrease Day Cream SPF 25 – This intensive anti aging, anti wrinkle cream provides UVA/UVB protection while dramatically smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles by up to 45%.  The keynote ingredient Matrixyl 3000 along with concentrated amounts of powerful antioxidants whisk away skin dulling particles to improve the texture while revealing younger healthier skin.
  • DR. BRANDT’S Crease Release  – This is one of Dr. Brandt’s most popular items and a celebrity favorite!  This anti wrinkle cream contains GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) a patented anti aging breakthrough that releases the skins own muscle relaxers to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.  It’s found to be especially effective around the eyes, mouth, and between the eyes. “Crease Release” is quite expensive, but has gotten rave reviews on beauty sites and in forums.
  • JANSON BECKETT AlphaDerma CE – This exceptional anti aging formula can be used on both the face and body.  AlphaDerma CE is loaded with powerful antioxidants and anti aging ingredients like alpha lipoic acid, Vit-C, DMAE and amino acids that boost collagen and elastin production, and help to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, and scars.  This multi-tasking formula is shown to lift and tighten loose and sagging skin on the face as well as the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen.  And when you purchase  AlphaDerma CE you will receive a FREE full size Janson Beckett Vitamin C & C Facial Serum ($45 Value).

If you’re confused as to which Botox Alternative skin care products to try… I would probably opt for the iQ COSMETICS Life Without Wrinkles Cream for it’s strong customer feedback and great price (or) the JANSON BECKETT AlphaDerma CE because this product consistently gets glowing reviews, plus you get the Free bottle of the Facial Serum!

NOTE:  Botox Alternative skin care products are also very effective for you die-hard Botox fanatics, for extending the effects of your Botox treatments!


Yoga For Anti Aging, Health and Longevity

While the word “yoga” may conjure up images of people sitting on floor mats twisted in pretzel shape positions … this Ancient practice is much more than just stretching, sweating, and breathing deeply.

Yoga, which originated in India, is a combination of exercise and meditation and has been practiced in Eastern cultures for over 5,000 years.  The word yoga means to bring together or unite, as in the mind, body, and spirit.

The Physical, Mental, and Therapeutic Benefits of Yoga are Numerous!

The Physical and Anti Aging Benefits of Yoga Include:

  • Enhanced Energy and Endurance
  • Develops Balance and Coordination
  • Promotes Cardio and Circulatory Health
  • Improves Flexibility
  • Increases Lubrication of the Muscles, Joints, and Tendons
  • Strengthens, Tones, and Builds Muscles
  • Strengthens your Core
  • Helps with Pain Management
  • Accelerates Body Detoxification
  • Improves Digestion and Elimination
  • Improves and Corrects Posture
  • Massages Internal Organs and Glands
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Improves Sleep Quality
  • Boosts Immune System
  • Boosts Sexual Health and Intensifies Orgasms
  • Promotes a Strong Lymphatic System
  • Improves Metabolism Function
  • Enhances Weight Loss

The Mental and Spiritual Benefits of Yoga include:

  • Increases Body Awareness
  • Relieves Chronic Stress
  • Relaxes the Mind and Body
  • Teaches you to Quiet your Mind
  • Teaches you to Live in the Moment
  • Increased Self Knowledge
  • Improves Mood and Helps Alleviate Depression
  • Sharpens Concentration and Memory

In the East, yoga is perceived as a route to spirtual enlightenment.  In the West, the emphasis tends to be more as a physical discipline.  Western yoga usually focuses on physical postures, known as asanas, and breathing techiniques, known as pranayama.  In the West when the word yoga is used, we are most often referring to Hatha yoga. 

Below are a few of the most common Hatha yoga styles:

ASHTANGA: Power

Ashtanga is a vigorous, fast paced style of yoga that builds up intense heat, to purify the muscles and organs.  Ashtanga yoga does little meditation, but strongly emphasizes building strength, stamina, and flexibility.

Best For:  Ashtanga yoga is for people who are already in excellent physical condition.

BIKRAM:  Heat

Bikram yoga is generally referred to as “Hot Yoga” and is quickly rising in popularity.  Bikram is practiced in a room heated from 100 to 110 degrees, which allows for loosening tight muscles, while the heat causes profuse sweating which helps to detoxify the body.  The Bikram method is a set of 26 poses that are performed in a standard sequence for 90 minutes. 

Best For:  While the Bikram practice is considered an intense workout and may seem a little overwhelming to begin with … Bikram is believed to be a powerful and effective natural health treatment for people with chronic diseases and medical conditions such as hepatitis-c, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, and arthritis.

IYENGAR:  Alignment

Iyengar yoga is most concerned with body alignment, and holding poses (asanas) over long periods, in a slow controlled manner.  Iyengar uses props such as chairs, yoga blankets, blocks, straps, and pillows, in order to bring the body into alignment.

Best For:  Iyengar yoga is perfect for beginners and those who haven’t exercised in a while.

KUNDALINI:  Awakening

Kundalini yoga emphasizes breath in conjunction with physical movement.  Kundalini yoga is aimed for enlightenment through the release of energy up the spine through breath, poses, chanting, and meditation.  Kudalini uses fast, repetitive movements rather than holding poses (asanas) for a long time.

Best For:  Kundalini is considered a holistic form of yoga and is suitable for all fitness levels.

SIVANANDA:  Healthy Lifestyle

Sivananda yoga is one of the least strenuous forms of yoga.  Sivananda integrates (5) lifestyles:   1. Proper Exercise  2. Proper Breathing  3. Proper Diet  4. Proper Relaxation  5. Positive Thinking and Meditation.  Sivananda yoga emphasizes yogic breathing, physical postures, deep relaxation, and meditation.

Best For:  Sivananda yoga is a less athletic, gentler style of yoga and may appeal to someone looking for a more holistic form of yoga.

VINIYOGA:  Gentle Flow 

Viniyoga emphasizes safe movements.  This slower paced yoga is a more individualized form of yoga.  By practicing yoga postures along with yogic breathing, Viniyoga develops strength, balance, and healing.  The length and intensity is adjusted to each person depending on their needs and capabilities.

Best For:  Viniyoga is ideal for beginners, senior citizens, and people with chronic pain or in rehabilitation.

BOTTOM LINE:  Yoga works as an anti aging therapy!  It rejuvenates and revitalizes the mind, body, spirit, and soul!  It keeps your body fit, your mind active, your skin glowing, and makes you feel young and alive!  By practicing yoga consistently on a regular basis, you can literally add (quality) years to your life!


Chiropractic for Restored Health and Anti Aging? You Betcha!

Many people view Chiropractors as bone-crackers or back doctors.  A Chiropractor is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine who specializes in a non-surgical, drug-free approach to natural health.

Chiropractic has become America’s most popular form of alternative health care to more than 25 million patients annually!  Spinal health is an aspect of health that is often overlooked until we experience a problem with it, like a sore neck or back.  We have a billion + nerve pathways carried by the spine which may be the key to a wide range of health conditions such as arthritis, headaches, chronic fatigue, and digestive ailments. The spinal chord is the lifeline of the body and spinal health is about caring for the brain, spinal chord, and nervous system, as well as the health and wellbeing of all our body systems and parts.

The body has an innate ability to heal itself.  While there are many forms of Chiropractic treatment, Bio-Geometric Integration is a unique, innovative approach to Chiropractic that uses light touch and gentle structural adjustments to encourage the body to self-heal.  This relaxing holistic treatment allows the body to gradually release years of tension while restoring the body to maximum health and vibrancy!
I’m lucky … I have a Chiropractor in the family!   My sister, Dr. Elisabeth Schneider (aka Libby) is a Holistic Chiropractor who practices Bio-Geometric Integration in Lake Havasu, Arizona.  She wrote a very interesting and informative article on Bio-Geometric Integration and I’d like to share it with you!

“Understanding Bio-Geometric Integration”…

Have you ever heard that your biography becomes your biology?  The condition that your body is in now is the sum total of all that has occurred in your life coupled with how well you integrated it.  Tension is the result of stress that did not integrate, but stored.  The stress can be from physical, mental, emotional, and chemical trauma.  These  stresses that are not  integrated into your mind and body get stored as tension patterns that run throughout your body like ribbons running from head to toe, back to front, side to side.

 The results of this constricting process is…….

Increased tissue tone (denser, tighter, harder, less elasticity) Altered posture (tension pulls you out of your normal position)

Decreased circulation of blood, lymphatics, nerve tissue, and chi (life energy within the human body)

Accelerated degeneration of tissues and bones    

Altered body chemistry (distorted tissue makes distorted responses)

Decreased ability to cope, etc. etc. etc…

Bio-Geometric Integration (BGI) provides a framework to read the body and follow the tension patterns.  Light contacts are made on the points where the tension patterns anchor into the body.  This process allows your brain to address that pattern, discharge the energy stuck in that pattern, so that it can finally resolve and integrate.  In computer terms it’s like hitting control, alt, delete on stuck programs.   Bio-Geometric Integration reverses the problems listed above in a very gentle relaxing manner.

Dr.  Elisabeth Schneider