Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is the most important moisturizer for your skin. We have it in a cream for more mature skins. We also mix the hyaluronic with Stem Cells for best results. Younger people can use the 100% serum which revitalizes and tightens the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is available as a pill not only for improving skin but also joints.
We also offer new products:
1. Skin Nourish which contains SOD and Phytoceramides. It is a pill that is taken once a day
2. Skin Protect helps protect the skin from the sun and environmental stresses. It is a pill to be taken twice a day
3.Sente products derived from heparin:
a.Dermal Repair Cream which improves fine lines and skin tone
b.Intensive eye Therapy which reduces of periorbital lines and minimizes dark circles.
c. Neck Firming Cream which improves significantly the appearance of neck lines.

What is healthier a bear claw or a cookie or a soda?

Sugary beverages are among the top sources of calories and added sugar in the American diet.
A 20-ounce serving of Dr Pepper contains 64 grams of added sugar — or 14 grams more than the maximum amount recommended for daily consumption under the United States Dietary Guidelines for 2015-20.
Thus you get less added sugar eating one chocolate chip cookie, one bear claw or blueberry muffin than drinking a 20-ounce serving of Pepsi.
Under regulations established by the Food and Drug Administration during the Obama administration, makers of packaged foods like cereal, cookies and spaghetti sauce will have to add a line to the nutrition panels on their products disclosing the amount of added sugar. Companies have until mid-2018 to comply; it is unknown whether the Trump administration will alter the initiative.
Moreover, it doesn’t apply to restaurants.
Panera a health caring restaurant has also reformulated two of its proprietary drinks, Passion Papaya Green Tea and Agave Lemonade, reducing their sugar content by roughly 40 percent. Passion Papaya now contains 30 grams of added sugar in a 20-ounce serving without ice, while the same size serving of Agave Lemonade contains 34 grams of added sugar.
Those drinks, together with Blood Orange Lemonade, will be labeled “medium sweetened” with the amount of added sugar in them noted.
Panera is also offering three drinks with no added sugar — Iced Black Tea, Plum Ginger Hibiscus Tea and Prickly Pear Hibiscus Agua Fresca. The first two will be labeled “unsweetened,” while the third, which contains naturally occurring sugar, will be labeled “lightly sweetened.”You have a great choice!

Legumes Cut Diabetes Risk by 35%

Legumes Cut Diabetes Risk by 35%
Legumes have long been touted as a weapon against diabetes, and now it’s confirmed: Researchers at Spain’s Rovira i Virgili University analyzed 3,349 participants at high risk of cardiovascular disease but without type 2 diabetes. After four years of follow-up, they found that individuals with a higher consumption (28.75 grams a day) of lentils, chickpeas, beans, and peas had a 35 percent lower risk of developing diabetes compared to individuals who consumed fewer total legumes (12.73 grams a day).
Rich in B vitamins, minerals, and fiber, legumes rank low on the glycemic index, meaning that they do not cause spikes in blood glucose levels. The researchers found that substituting half a daily serving of legumes (particularly lentils) for foods rich in protein or simple carbohydrates (including eggs, bread, rice, and baked potato) was also associated with a lower diabetes risk.

Liquid Facelift

LIQUID FACE LIFT

There is no reason to have plastic surgery anymore.
We have available nowadays a wonderful array of products and techniques. We use a combination for best results: 3 neuromodulators, PDO sutures and all fillers.
A thorough consultation is needed while the person is still and animated.
The PDO sutures are going strong and help lift the face and body without surgery.
Smooth sutures are mostly for increasing collagen production. There are 2 kinds: smooth plain and twisted threads which give more volume. Smooth threads are very useful in helping crepy skin and creating more collagen production. They are also great for obliterating lipstick lines. Meshes are produced in the face and other part of the body with the smooth threads. Results are best seen in 4 to 6 weeks when the sutures are reabsorbed. Twisted threads are best for lip contouring and to erase the nasolabial folds.
The barbed sutures are doing mostly the lifting and are helpful for jowls and neck.
2 to 3 barbed sutures are needed on each side of the face. Once the face is lifted , less filler is needed. Sutures ale also used for lifting body parts like arms, décolleté, knees an even the butt.
Fillers put the volume in cheeks , temples , chin and in the body.
Radiesse is the thickest filler and is optimal for mature people and for males who require volume and lifting. It is the best product for the jaw line and for hand restoration.
Juvaderm has 2 kinds of products. Plain Juvaderm is best for lips while the Juvaderm Plus is great for voluminizing any area like cheeks, temples and chin. We even use this product to reshape the nose, like shorten and straighten it. A new Juvaderm , called Voluma which is great for the cheeks, temples and chin. Volbella is a filler just for the lips. I like Voluma as it makes a beautiful cheek!
Restylane is a little thicker than Juvaderm and is used for in people who want more defined lips. There are new Restylane products: Restylane Silk which is a thinner product to be used for the lipstick lines and under eye treatment (pouches and dark
circles). Restylane Lyft is more robust and can be used deep in the face. It provides a lot of volume. Restylane Define and Restylane Refine are the 2 knew kids on the block. They fill very naturally.
Bolatero is also a thinner product like Restylane Silk to be used under the eyes.
Sculptra is another filler that I do not use much but which is a subtle voluminizer
needing several treatments But it works well in the body as well.
We use all 3 modulators: Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. They are great for small wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyes, around the eyes. They also lift the eyes and the corners of the mouth. They help with the neck lines and with the jaw line.
My favorites are: the PDO sutures, Radiesse, Juvaderm, Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk. I also use Dysport the most. I use all 3 modalities and the results are amazing!
Remember what Helena Rubinstein said: “There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.”
Dr. Merey says: “Your face deserves the best treatment as your body can be hidden with clothes, but you cannot walk around with a ski mask all day long.”
Prices will be given upon request whenever you have a free consultation.

HealthyCell and Vitamin D

Spring has sprung! Get ready for the days to get longer, the sun to shine brighter, and your Vitamin D dose to get higher!
Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, happens to be the only vitamin that you can get from both your diet and while you’re catching some rays. This vitamin plays an important part in your cellular health, supports and maintains the health of your teeth and bones, and lowers inflammation. It also functions as a major immune system booster to help fight off those colds that come with the season change.
The best form of Vitamin D is cholecalciferol, which is Vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is the most bioavailable form, so it is absorbed more efficiently than other types, and is considered to be the most natural form too!
Healthycell® nourishes your body with only the best ingredients, so we use natural Vitamin D3 from Lichen in our products.

Eat Some Cheese

We discussed before that drinking milk was not detrimental for weight or general health. A new study performed at the University of Copenhagen reports that a diet that includes cheese should be recommended for all to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A high dairy intake was associated with a 9% reduction in the risk of stroke, an 18%lower risk of coronary heart disease and a 13% reduction in the risk of stroke. Stroke risk fell by 7% for each 200 ml of milk consumed per day. Consumption of 25g/day of cheese also reduced stroke and coronary heart disease risk. A Chinese/Dutch study found that the largest risk reduction was found with consumption of about 40 g/day. Cheese has also beneficial effects on LDL cholesterol, blood pressure and triglycerides. While trans fats and saturated fats found in red meat are damaging, saturated fats present in milk,hard cheese and yogurt are rather cardioprotective. They also protect agains chronic diseases as well. Apparently the calcium in the cheese modifies completely the metabolism of the saturated fat. Calcium seems to bind the bile and fatty acids resulting in increased fecal fat secretion. Also a diet high in dairy products reduces the risk of childhood obesity and improves body composition in adults. Yogurt and cheese decrease the risk of diabetes. They promote satiety during periods of energy restriction. Finally dairy products may protect against colorectal, breast, gastric and bladder cancer.Dairy consumption has beneficial effect on bone health in children and adolescents. No benefit was found in adults as osteoporosis starts early in the pediatric population.

Gluten Free Diets May Increase Diabetes Risk

Gluten-free diets may be linked to increased type 2 diabetes risk
Gluten-free foods often have less dietary fiber and other micronutrients, making them less nutritious and they also tend to cost more. People without celiac disease may reconsider limiting their gluten intake for chronic disease prevention, especially for diabetes.
Gluten intake may not exert significant adverse effects on the incidence of [type 2 diabetes] or excess weight gain. Limiting gluten from diet is thus unlikely to facilitate type 2 diabetes prevention and may lead to reduced consumption of cereal fiber or whole grains that help reduce diabetes risk.

Nutrition for Weight Loss

Skip the expensive detox plans and follow these five simple rules for losing weight in 2017.If you’ve ever tried to lose weight only to quickly gain it all back again, you’re not alone. The truth is weight loss is difficult, and there’s no quick fix. Here are five tips on how to lose weight and keep it off .
1. Despite What Everyone Tells You, You Don’t Need to Detox
The truth is that your liver and kidneys take care of all of your body’s detoxification needs, so there’s no need to follow any special diet.
2. It May Sound Boring, but Small Changes Really Make a Big Difference
Whether it’s skipping that extra cookie or nixing the sugar in your daily coffee, seemingly small changes on a daily basis can add up to a big change in your weight. Since a five hundred calorie deficit each day leads to about a 1 pound loss each week, even a few changes can have a slimming effect.
3. What You’re Drinking Can Pack on the Pounds
Don’t forget that drinks can have a big impact on your weight-loss success. Whenever possible, opt for low-calorie or calorie-free beverages such as fat-free milk, water, or seltzer. If alcohol is a part of your social life, it can be difficult to abstain completely so make better choices and limit yourself to one light alcoholic beverage for a woman and 2 drinks for a man.
4. You Need to Keep It Real With Yourself and What You Eat
According to the Centers for Disease Control, a healthy rate of weight loss is 2-3 pounds per week. So, keep this in mind when setting your weight loss goal. Setting a realistic goal can keep you from feeling frustrated along the way.
5. Some Gimmicks Just Might Work
Many diet plans are based on gimmicks, or little tricks that are supposed to help you be successful, but often don’t work. But the truth is that some of these gimmicks can work for some people. So if reducing your carbohydrate intake or not eating after 8 o’clock has worked for you in the past, then go with it! You don’t have to follow every aspect of a diet plan in order to be successful. If a diet plan has you living on a diet of celery sticks and grapefruit, then look for a plan that is more well-rounded.

Metformin for multiple conditions

Metformin, the most commonly prescribed drug for treatment of type 2 diabetes, has recently shown to be beneficial in various other treatments.
Most prescription medications also carry risks from negative side effects, but Metformin appears to have quite a few positive side effects. This drug has been used for more than 60 years to treat Type II diabetics. Some of the most promising additional uses for Metformin are listed below:

Anti-aging – health care professionals have noted that those patients who have been taking Metformin over a considerable length of time seem to develop fewer age-related diseases than those Type II diabetics not using the drug.

Cancer – is one of the most feared diseases that threatens people of every age, but the incidence increases as people age. Metformin  could also be an effective tool in the prevention and treatment of cancer. While the process that allows normal cells to become cancerous is complicated, scientists have found that Metformin is able to suppress the growth of cancerous cells. This has resulted in a reduction between 14 to 40 percent of breast, pancreatic, lung, colon and liver cancer. Additionally, it has proven to be effective in combating leukemia.
Brain cell regeneration – children with cerebral palsy have traditionally been treated through rehabilitation which was limited at best. Metformin research showed that brain neuron cells were stimulated to multiply in mice, offering hope to children born with cerebral palsy.Medalloblastoma is a type of brain cancer affecting children which can be successfully treated with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Unfortunately, the treatment often results in cognitive and/or motor impairment. Scientists hope Metformin could help these young patients through the regeneration of damaged brain cells.
Proven health benefits – lowering of LDL cholesterol and fat in the blood as well as minimizing weight gain. Metformin has been effective in preventing or delaying the development of Type II diabetes in overweight patients diagnosed with prediabetes.
Nearly any effective prescription medication will have some negative side effects, but Metformin is a drug with only minimal side effects; the most common being diarrhea or nausea. Often these relatively mild problems can be reduced or eliminated through reducing the dosage or changing to an extended-release form of the drug. Metformin is one of several prescription drugs that is being studied to discover which other diseases it could be used to treat. Its use has already demonstrated some important benefits outside of a treatment for Type II diabetes.

New Restylane products

We  just received the new Restylane products hot off the press: Restylane Refine and Restylane Define!

Both products were designed for an esthetic Natural Look. No overfilled look! These products are elastic and smooth. Nobody can tell that you had something done!

Restylane Define is used for deeper lines while Restylane Refine is used for shallow lines around the mouth and the eyes. Both fillers can be used with older fillers, and with threads.

We can achieve  beautiful natural results on your face. Please call the office at 561 69 6756 for a free consultation