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The water secret : the cellular breakthrough to look and feel 10 years… (edition 2010)

by Howard Murad

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Title:The water secret : the cellular breakthrough to look and feel 10 years younger
Authors:Howard Murad (Author)
Info:Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2010.
Collections:Library Loans, Read but unowned
Rating:****
Tags:non-fiction, diet, lifestyle, read, december, 2012, library, nb

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The Water Secret: The Cellular Breakthrough to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger by Howard Murad

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While it's a bit "one size fits all" this is an interesting look at Howard Murad's theory that we need to get water more from water-rich foods than by just drinking water, that this will improve your skin and your life.

He also subscribes to the 80/20 rule, where so long as 80% of the time your diet is good, you should be fine, which I also liked. On page 182 he had a quote I thought was worth writing down "You have no control over the cards that are dealt to you. But, you do have control over how you play your hand."

He doesn't deal with allergies or other issues, but does deal with stress. However it does seem that he is speaking to people with a bit more money. Though he does suggest having an occasional bath for some "me time" he also suggests regular commercial spa treatments.

It's one to make you think. A lot of it seems like common sense, and he does back it up with examples, however there is no bibliography and I'd like to double check some of the sources. Overall the diet appears healthy and sensible. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Dec 14, 2012 |
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From one of the world's leading experts on health and skin care - a revolutionary guide that will help you look and feel ten years younger.  He has been called one of the “Best Forward-Thinking Doctors” (Vogue magazine) and acclaimed as a “Beauty Genius” (Elle magazine). Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD is one today's foremost authorities on health and skincare, and his philosophies have helped men and women around the world look and feel as young and healthy as possible. With The Water Secret, Dr. Murad shares a new, scientifically proven strategy, cultivated over years of practice and treating over 50,000 patients, to help you look and feel better from the inside out.

The Water Secret will:

Reveal groundbreaking secrets to help you take years off your looks, feel better and healthier Debunk health myths through cutting-edge research and tell the truth about how inflammation, hydration, and other factors really affect your health Explain how damaged cells that leak water can sabotage your looks Introduces an integrated, multidisciplinary "Inclusive Health" approach to help optimize cellular strength Give you a complete 10-step action plan with recipes and meal plans to start you on the path to clear skin, fewer wrinkles, more energy, and better overall health

Discover The Water Secret and learn to take control of the process of aging by improving the health of every cell in the body. Begin the program and you will see and feel the difference your healthy new lifestyle will make in as soon as one week!

Amazon.com Exclusive: Winter Skincare Q&A with Dr. Howard Murad

How does the winter weather affect our skin?
With the change of the season, comes the inevitable feeling of dry, irritated skin. Cold temperature and winds, an overly dry atmosphere indoors and sudden temperature fluctuations going outside from heated homes often depletes the natural oils and water cells in our skin.

It is important to keep skin hydrated properly during the winter – from both the inside and out. Depending on where you live, your skin can go through dramatic changes when the weather shifts. Dehydration of the skin causes the appearance of premature aging and wrinkles.

How do you recommend people prepare their skin for the winter weather?
A great way to prepare your skin overall for the winter is to make sure you are properly hydrated. Many people complain of dry skin during the harsh winter weather, but if you eat your water (through water dense foods such as raw fruits and vegetables) to hydrate your skin from within and use topical products that protect the skins barrier, locking moisture in, you can reduce skin dryness. Think of the 80/20 rule. 20% of your skin is in the epidermis, reachable by topical products. 80% of the skin is the dermis, treatable by what you ingest. Eating water rich foods like watermelon, cucumbers and zucchini will help you hydrate your epidermis and build strong, water-tight cells. Not only will this strategy help you keep your body hydrated, but you’ll also move towards a healthier lifestyle without having to stick to a rigorous diet that you’ll want to abandon after a few weeks. Additionally, using products that contain Hyaluronic Acid and Glycolipids to attract moisture to the skin and Evening Primrose Oils to help skin retain vital moisture will help skin stay hydrated from the outside and protected from the environment.

Also, a common misconception is that once the summer ends people feel like they can put away their sunscreen. Just because the sun does not seem as strong during the winter does not mean it is not there. It is so important to remember to wear a sunscreen everyday that not only protects you from UVA/UVB rays, but also helps keep cells healthy by fighting off free radical damage.

Is there one skincare must people should remember during the harsh winter weather?
Make sure your skin is properly hydrated. Eat your water! Colorful raw fruits and vegetables are the best form of water for your cells since they provide structured water which stays in your system long enough for your body to put it to good use. As a bonus, these great sources of water are rich in cell-protecting antioxidants and health-enhancing fiber. Your skin will look and feel healthier even in the harsh winter weather, and so will you!

Are there any treatments that you recommend doing overnight to shed winter skin?
Getting deep sleep is one of the best things you can do for your skin and your health. Sleep isn’t just about waking well rested, sleep has important therapeutic benefits. During your sleep cycle, your body repairs each of its systems, including your skin - the body’s largest organ and the one that displays the most dramatic signs of sleep deprivation and aging. Topically, look for a product that contains Hyaluronic Acid which helps bind water to the skin, creating a plumping effect and giving a more youthful appearance by helping reduce the appearance of expression lines and deep wrinkles.

I also recommend trying out supplements that contain Melatonin which will help your body to maximize its ability to repair and regenerate itself. Also look for products that contain Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) as this will encourage relaxation. Glucosamine and B-vitamins are also important as these will support overall health. Taking these ingredients in a nighttime supplement and topical treatments will support increased collagen production while you sleep.

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