Monday, June 25, 2012


Life Extension Magazine (LEM) recently released and article highlighting the affects UV rays have on skin and how you can potentially reverse years of damage just by eating the right foods and nutrients.

"Symphony of the Echoes of Light"

The Damage UV Rays Creates on Your Skin

Ultraviolet (UV) rays can be extremely damaging to the health and elasticity of your skin. Years of unprotected exposure can lead to premature wrinkles, sagging, discoloration, crow’s feet, and even skin cancer and melanomas. These are all issues that may make your skin look older than you really are.

Reversing Sun Damage by Eating Bioactive Phytonutrients

It’s a proven fact that you are what you eat. And eating the right or wrong foods can visibly show. Nature is abundant in organic remedies and homeopathies that can heal our ailments. Dermatological research has shown that leafy green veggies – such as cabbage, broccoli and kale – impact your health and can visibly improve skin elasticity and clarity. Most importantly, particular compounds in these phytonutrients “play a vital role in cancer prevention, immune system function, and the maintenance of healthy, youthful skin.” (via LEF magazine)

Broccoli Sprouts
One of the most beneficial compounds is called Glucoraphanin – which is found mostly in tender broccoli sprouts – and is a potent anti-cancer compound. When Glucoraphanin meets with the enzyme Myrosinase (also naturally occurring in broccoli sprouts), the two create Sulforaphane. This super substance boosts your ability to “defend against sun damage,” protect against cancers, fight premature aging of the skin, prevent bacterial growth, detoxify and more.

Topicals that are derived from these powerful ingredients can also help fight damage and repair skin, but they are not as effective as consuming them.

Dr. Lewis Obi has been on the forefront of sun damage and sunscreen education for several years and continues to provide beneficial information to his patients and the public. He has published several articles regarding the importance of proper skin care and sunscreen for the prevention of cancer and melanomas. Dr. Obi believes in providing patients with the latest, most beneficial treatments and options for their needs. That is why the Renaissance, Center for Cosmetic Renewal provides only the finest and safest skin care products available.

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