Dr Bollmann, Skin Care Specialist, Anti-Aging Expert
A new study has documented the effectiveness of grapefruit juice in preventing weight gain. It also has benefits in reducing insulin sensitivity and controlling glucose.
The authors noticed a 13% weight loss in mice subjected to a high calorie diet over a control group, which is equivalent to the weight loss noticed with Metformin, a drug used to control diabetes and has a side effect of weight loss.
This study is significant in that it shows that a natural fruit juice can be just as effective as a prescription drug in controlling weight gain.
And it costs significantly less.
Another fruit that can be effective, at least on the skin, is our Bare Skin Care Cranberry Fresh, which is excellent in the topical application for acne.
Cranberry Fresh is a wonderful solution for oily and acne-prone skin ! It contains glycolic acid polymer and salicylic acid in order to exfoliate and refine pores of congested skin. This ingredients soften the top layer of the epidermis, and the “cellular cement” that holds the corneum cells together will be resolved. It leaves the skin tight and smooth after use. The cranberry extract and witch hazel have natural anti-bacterial and antiseptic benefits. Normal and mature skin may also enjoy this toner as a stimulating and clarifying alternative to the regular Bare Skin toner. Based on the skin’s needs, it can be used as a spot-treatment, or on the entire face.
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Vitamin "A" serum, a retinaldehyde which is very similar to Retin-A (a prescription product) in efficacy but does not cause the irritation of Retin-A.
Researchers have found that heart-attack rates are rising for adults under age 40, climbing 2% every year for the last 10 years. They postulate the reason is younger patients are more likely to use marijuana and cocaine compared to slightly older counterparts, even if they drank less alcohol.