Time out from depressive posts on the recent and tragic Ondoy (Ketama) typhoon that hit my part of the world. Good update is that, I see efforts of helping the victims rehabilitate in almost every corner. My company has launched wide campaign for donations and relief operations & the response is overwhelming! Talk about the Filipino spirit. =D
***Diet for the skin? (google image*)
Anyways, I stumbled upon this dietary plan from a relatively famous dermatologist from Michigan State University, Dr. Nicholas Perricone. His radical diet plan promises BIG TIME, but is very strict and most may say, ridiculously costly. Unlike most diet plans such as South Beach, the Perricone diet doesn't focus on weight loss, but rather claims to have found a diet regimen that can delay or even reverse aging, make us live longer and look younger, and yep, possibly lose some pounds too.
Acai Berries, one of the main components of the Perricone diet. (google image*)
He has written several books and has appeared on TV shows such as Today, 20/20 and has gained trust and loyalty of none other than the richest woman in the US, Oprah. He is now the doctor to the stars, read: Courtney Cox and Paris Hilton. He developed diet plans that solve wrinkles, puffiness, acne and other skin problems in as early as 3 days! And what's a diet fad without a villain? He said the culprit for all the skin problems is - inflammation. And food, accordingly, is the biggest source of inflammation, hence skin problems.
Dr. Perricone pitched in Oprah (image from google*)
Here are the titles of his books that you can grab at any Powerbooks stores near you:
The Perricone Weight-Loss Diet: A Simple 3-Part Plan to Lose the Fat, the Wrinkles, and the Years (2007)
Dr. Perricone's 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health, and Longevity: The Miracle of Cellular Rejuvenation (2007)
The Perricone Weight Loss Diet (2005)
The Clear Skin Prescription: The Perricone Program to Eliminate Problem Skin (2004)
The Perricone Promise (2004)
The Acne Prescription: The Perricone Program for Healthy Skin at Every Age (2003)
The Perricone Prescription (2002)
The Wrinkle Cure (2000)
And if you have several thousand bucks to spare [which I don't have], his skin care products cab be found at Rustan's with prices ranging from Php 2,000-10,000.
I haven't tried this diet, and not really planning on it anytime soon, since it's very strict and expensive to follow [Acai Berry is hard to find here!], and the list of foods to avoid is rather long, and that will make me sad =[ But if you have tried, will try or have proven the Perricone promise, then I would love to hear about it!!!
That's it for now, take care lovelies, especially that typhoon Pepeng is expected to hit anytime now until tomorrow. Be prepared with enough food and other supplies such as batteries, fuel etc. And of course, don't forget the miracle of praying.