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The Sheer Cover Studio Introductory VIP Kit is worth over £50 Рand we have one to give way in our competition Рjust answer a simple question in the form at the end of this article.

The kit contains everything you need for a great looking skin, including natural coverage of blemishes with special minerals:

  • Perfect Shade Mineral Foundation in medium
  • Sun-kissed Bronzing Mineral
  • Concealer & Brighten Trio in light/medium
  • Lengthening Mascara and lash extending fibres in black
  • 3 makeup brushes

This kit also contains a guide with exclusive tips and tricks from Hollywood celebrity makeup artist Naomi Priestley – so you can get professional looking make up at home.


Sheer Cover Ingredients:

All Shades: Boron Nitride, Bisabolol, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Lauroyl Lysine, May Contain (+/-): Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947). Warnings: For external use only. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash or irritation develops and lasts. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed get medical help.

All Shades: Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Isopropyl Myristate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dimethicone, Disoprorpyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Nylon-12, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI77492, CI 77499). Warnings: For external use only. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash or irritation develops and lasts. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed get medical help

Concealers – 1.5g
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Tridecyl Trimellitate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba Wax) Cera, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Candelilla Cera), Jojoba Esters, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHT, Dimethicone, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol. May contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Warnings: For external use only. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash or irritation develops and lasts. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed get medical help

Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Paraffin, Ozokerite, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate/HEMA Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Propylene Glycol Stearate, PVP, Stearic Acid, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Glycol Montanate, Triethanolamine, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Silica, Hydrogenated Palm Acid, Stearyl Stearate, Nylon-66, Acrylates/Diethylaminoethyl Methacrylate/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Copolymer, Synthetic Wax, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tetrasodium Disuccinoyl Cystine, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Black 2 (CI 77266).


Nylon-66, Dimethicone, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).


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New sonic technology skin gadget launches in the UK


London: A new skin cleansing gadget, called the Clarisonic, which uses sonic sound technology has gone on sale in the UK.

The gadget uses sonic sound technology to brush away dirt and skin debris without harming the integrity of the dermis – revealing cleaner, softer younger skin.

The device is the idea of the primary inventor of the Sonicare sonic toothbrush which uses sonic technology to speed clean teeth.

Initially used pre-treatment by top dermatologists and spas and now also available as a home-use product throughout the USA, this patented sonic technology is proven to be instrumental in improving facial cleansing; the first and most important step towards improved skin.

Building from Clarisonic¬ís tremendous professional and retail success, the makers of Clarisonic are introducing the device through top spas and retailers in the UK ¬Ė starting with Space NK in October 2009 at a price of around ¬£175.

The sonic difference

Clarisonic¬ģ is a professional-calibre brush that uses a gentle sonic micro-massage action to cleanse deeply. It gently clears pores without harsh abrasion or chemicals, cleansing so effectively that skin care products absorb better. Study results of Clarisonic show that six times more makeup is removed than manual cleansing which can bring about the reduced appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and improved skin tone.

A minute a day for cleaner, healthier skin

Using any nonabrasive facial cleanser, Clarisonic works to unclog pores for deeper cleansing, working with the skin’s natural elasticity without stripping it. It is safe for virtually all skin types and for daily use and studies prove it to be twice as effective at cleansing the skin as manual cleansing with soap and water.

With its built in one minute timer, Clarisonic beeps to indicate when it is time to clean the next area of the face and is as easy to use as a powered toothbrush – so no additional time is added to the beauty ritual. It is also waterproof so can safely be used in the bathroom and shower.

¬ďThese days, people are using sunscreens daily, long-lasting makeup and self-tanners, so it¬ís imperative to properly cleanse the face if you want clear skin,¬Ē says a leading dermatologist Dr. Ranella Hirsch, ¬ďDirt, oil and bacteria left on the skin can wreak havoc, and without clean pores, treatment products like acne fighters and anti-ageing moisturisers are less effective.¬Ē

Spot the difference

Because it cleans so effectively yet gently, Clarisonic is recommended by dermatologists for daily cleansing of skin ¬Ė even the sensitive skin of people with rosacea, acne or seborrhea. It reduces oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes and diminishesthe appearance of pores, as well as helps men with shaving rashes. It has also been shown to be helpful for people with ageing skin ¬Ė reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Clarisonic’s gentle sonic micro-massage action cleans skin so well that it also prepares it to absorb skin care products more effectively. Studies show up to 61% better absorption of Vitamin C after cleansing with Clarisonic compared with manual cleansing allowing the skin to experience the full benefits of serums and moisturisers.

Nicky Kinnaird, Founder and President of SpaceNK commented on the launch ¬ďThis high-tech face brush unlocked the benefits of every single skincare product I own. Using a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second, the Clarisonic gently cleanses your skin twice as effectively as manual cleansing. Even more impressive is that this allows all of your favourite serums and creams to penetrate much better than they are right now.¬Ē

Whilst David Hughes, Head of International Operations for Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, makers of Clarisonic who was one of the original team responsible for the successful roll out of Sonicare in the UK added ¬ďWe¬íve all seen how sonic technology has changed the way we clean our teeth. Now with Clarisonic, sonic technology will dramatically improve how we care for our face, and in turn, our appearance. Because it clears the pores and cleanses so well, it increases the absorption of products put onto the skin so they can work better.¬Ē

The Clarisonic Skin Care System is available to purchase initially at Space NK stores nationwide, and replacement brush heads will be sold separately.

More information about Clarisonic:

Please visit or telephone 0800 988 4864



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Can Yoga stop you ageing? by Patricia Ezechie


London: In a society obsessed with looking young and where youth and beauty are prized above all other attributes, it is not surprising to learn that more than 22% of women in Europe use anti-ageing skin creams every week, spending billions of pounds every year on treatments and preparations in the hope that any signs of ageing can at the very least be halted if not reversed.

With more and more people also viewing cosmetic surgery and non surgical interventions like botox, fillers, peels and plumpers as essential tools in the battle against the ravages of time, could a practice as simple (and inexpensive) as yoga be the answer? Can yoga halt and maybe even reverse the ageing process?

Before you start reaching for the phone to cancel that botox appointment while simultaneously hurling your eye wateringly expensive skin preparation into the bin lets agree on what constitutes ageing. Is ageing the fact that your breasts and bottom are not quite as pert as they used to be, or is it that when you smile you have laughter lines? Is it the fact that your waist is not quite as waif like as it once was, or that when you look in the mirror these days it’s seems to be your mother looking back at you?

I would agree that all of the above are physical manifestations of the ageing process, but only part of the picture with the focus being purely on the external. Is it these physical changes or the number of years you have been around that should define how ¬Ďold¬í you are or feel?

The Eastern view of age is very different. In Yoga it is the age of the spine, not the number of years (or pertness, or evidence of wrinkles) that determines an individual’s age. It is the elasticity and flexibility of the spine, the tone of the tissues, ligaments joints and nerves and the relative smooth functioning and health of the bodies systems that determines age.

Before you groan and switch off please note that an added benefit of increased mobility and flexibility is increased tone (pertness), increased blood supply to all of the bodies organs (including the skin which is one of the largest organs in the body leading to plumpness and firmness) and improved posture (strengthened and toned abdominals and back). Yes, the regular practice of yoga does provide all these benefits.

Spinal health is key in the battle against age. The spine, made up of 33 irregularly shaped bones (or vertebrae), intervertebral discs, facet joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, cord and canal act as a strong yet flexible column and support for the whole body, providing and enabling the power of movement and bearing the weight of all the organs and appendages attached. When practicing yoga, the joints of the body are moved through their full range of motion, encouraging mobility and easing pressure.

The gentle stretching during asana practice (this is the physical element of yoga), releases muscle tension, stretches the joints causing the secretion of synovial fluid into the joints keeping them healthy and supple resulting in reduced stiffness preventing conditions such as arthritis and helping to improve the condition if it already exists (by very gentle practice with a qualified and experienced teacher).

Regular and continued practice of asana encourages strength and endurance, leading to increased tone in all the muscles of the body, improved blood circulation with the added benefit of the focusing on the breath helping to soothe and calm the nervous system.

The beauty of the practice of yoga is the more continued and sustained the practice the more cumulative the effects, with the long term benefits including reduced stress and anxiety levels and increased feelings of health and well being. As the nerves of the brain and spine go to every tissue in the body and therefore every tissue in the body depending upon the health of the brain and spine, the importance of the spine in the fight against age becomes apparent.

Healthy and flexible spine, healthy, flexible and youthful body! When we also factor in that during the practice of yoga the skin is continually being stretched causing stimulation of the skin cells and endocrine system resulting in firmer, healthier skin, I think the assertion that yoga can slow and possibly stop the ageing process is no idle boast.

The miracle of yoga is that it is suitable and can be of benefit to everyone, irrespective of age, size, sex, or ability. It is never too late to begin, does not require loads of costly equipment and the benefits can be felt almost immediately. The practice encourages and engenders balance in all things and an awareness of the mind and body that will enable all those who participate to begin to make positive and healthful changes to their lives.

In a society so highly focused on the external it is perhaps a timely reminder that the most sustained and maintainable changes and improvements to the ¬Ďvisible¬í body are as a result of the correct and efficient working of the internal elements of the body. Get the inside working efficiently and the outside will reflect these changes with lustre and youth.

Getting older is inevitable and no amount of lotions, potions or interventions (surgical or otherwise) can hide the results of age indefinitely. We should be aspiring to embrace the wisdom and freedom that comes with increasing age while maintaining our physical and mental health, fitness and mobility, by practices like Yoga that both nurture and nourish the body and mind.

Can yoga stop you ageing? If youthfulness is defined as energy and vitality, mobility and strength, suppleness and stamina then yes yoga can!

Patricia Ezechie, is a BWY, Sivananda and Birthlight trained yoga teacher. She has been practicing yoga for 13 years and is the owner of where full details of all her classes and workshops can be found. have launched a new range of T-shirts, for autumn/winter 09. Perfect for wearing in yoga class or out for a jog in the park, the T-shirts come in an array of brooding autumn colours. To look at the range of colours visit


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ELIXIR MAKEOVER MILES gives you exclusive access to the best beauty and aesthetic practitioners in the UK and elsewhere in the world.

Our privilege card gives you discounts (10-25%) in the best clinics and salons of Harley Street, Knightsbridge and Belgravia and elsewhere. You also have the assurance that the practitioners and clinics who are included in this scheme are all known to us and have the highest professional ethics and reputation. In addition you will be helping a major UK charity, Changing Faces, which helps to manage both the distress of facial disfigurement and manage our perceptions of it Р10% is donated from each membership. Membership costs $102 (£50) for the pink privilege card(UK services ) and $202 (£100) (international services) for the platinum.

For every ¬£250 spent you will receive a Makeover Mile which entitles you to spent it on range of free beauty gifts ¬Ė so, for example one Makeover Mile would entitle you to pick a gift such as a face cream with a retail value of ¬£25 etc. You will be able to pick from a selection of gifts in our regular newsletter update.



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These are just some of the treatments and conditions that you will be able to receive at a discount using the ELIXIR MAKEOVER MILES PINK (Terms and Conditions Apply). Please note that no surgery/cosmetic surgery forms part of this offer or is being offered by us:

Acne Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic
Aesthetic Fillers Harley Street Skin Clinic London; BA Clinic London Cosmedics London,
Aesthetic procedures for men BA Clinic London
Age TestingDr Daniel Sister, Beauty Works West Nottinghill London
Amelan TreatmentHarley Street Medical Skin Clinic
Anti-Ageing therapiesDr Daniel Sister, Beauty Works West, Nottinghill, London
BIOLUSTRE HAIR REJUVENATIONPaul Edmonds Hair & Beauty Knightsbridge
Blue Vein TreatmentBeauty Works West, Nottinghill, London
BotoxHarley Street Medical Skin Clinic London, BA Clinic London, Cosmedics London; Dr Daniel Sister, Beauty Works West, Nottinghill, London
Carboxy Skin RejuvenationHarley Street Medical Skin Clinic, London; Dr Daniel Sister, Beauty Works West, Nottinghill, London
CelluliteThe Face & Body Clinic Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic, London;
Cheek EnhancementHarley Street Medical Skin Clinic, London;
CosmeceuticalsDr Denese of New York
Cosmetic LaserHarley Street Medical Skin Clinic, London
Cosmetic Radio SurgeryHarley Street Medical Skin Clinic
Dental – Harley Dental Implant Centre, London;
Dental Implants – Harley Dental Implant Centre, London; Forma Cosmetic Dentistry, London
Dermaquest Lip Plumper – SkinGenesis, Chester, Leeds & Manchester
DETOXNosh Detox (delivery within M25 area)
EVLT Laser- Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic, London
Endermology – Beauty Works West, Nottinghill, London
Facial Peels – Harley Street Medical Skin ClinicSkinGenesis, Chester, Leeds & Manchester
Facials – Brigitta Lark Bespoke Organic Beauty
For Men Only – BA Clinic London
Gel Nails – Beauty Works West, Nottinghill, London
Hair Beauty – Neville Hair & Beauty Belgravia, LondonKarine Jackson, Covent Garden, London
Hair Removal – The Face & Body Clinic, LondonHarley Street Medical Skin Clinic Cap City Cosmetic
Hair Restoration (surgical and non-surgical)- The Harley Street Clinic
Invisalign (invisible dental brace) – Forma Cosmetic Dentistry, Harley Street, London
Hormone Balancing – Dr Daniel Sister, Beauty Works West, Nottinghill, London
Indian Head Massage – Beauty Works West, Nottinghill, London
Laresse – Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic, Cosmedics
Laser Micro Peel – Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic
Laser Hair Removal – Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic
Laser Teeth Whitening – SkinGenesis, Chester, Leeds & Manchester
Lunchtime Peel – SkinGenesis, Chester, Leeds & Manchester
Manicure – Neville Hair & Beauty, Belgravia, London
Massages – Beauty Works West, Nottinghill, London
Medical Peels – Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic
Medical Microdermabrasion – Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic
Mesoglow (surgilift) – BA Clinic London
Microdermabrasion – SkinGenesis, Chester, Leeds & Manchester
Mole & Skin tag removal – Cosmedics, London
Obesity Management- Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic
Organic Facial rejuvenation – Brigitta Lark Bespoke Organic Beauty, Mayfair, London
Organic Hair Colour – Karine Jackson, Covent Garden London
Oral Hygiene – Harley Dental Implant Centre, London
Osteopathy – Beauty Works West, Nottinghill, London
Mineral Makeup – Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic, London
Nutraceuticals –
Pedicure – Neville Hair & Beauty, Belgravia London
Personal Training – Karl Johnson Personal Training – Birmingham
Photo Rejuvenation – Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic, London
Reflexology –
Beauty Works West, Nottinghill, London;
Restylane – Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic, Cosmedics
Riding, yoga and spa holidays – The Riding Company
Sculptra – Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic, Cosmedics
Semi-Permanent Makeup
Smartlipo – Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic, London
Snoring – Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic, Harley Street, London
Surgiderm – BA Clinic, Knightsbridge, London
Surgilips – BA Clinic, Knightsbridge, London
Surgilift – BA Clinic, Knighsbridge, London
Tanning Treatments – Beauty Works West, Nottinghill, London
Teeth whitening – Harley Dental Implant Centre, London;
Teeth Polishing – The Toothplace, City of London
Thermage – Wimpole Aesthetic Centre
Thread Lifts – Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic, London
Threading (eyebrows) – Beauty Works West, Nottinghill, London
TriaActive – Harley Street Skin Clinic
Vein Treatment – Beauty Works West, Nottinghill, London
Veneeers – Harley Dental Implant Centre, London;
Velasmooth – Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic
Visia Skin Analysis – Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic
Voluma – BA Clinic, Knightsbridge London
Wax Hair Removal – Beauty Works West, Nottinghill, London SkinGenesis, Chester, Leeds & Manchester

ELIXIR MAKEOVER MILES – Platinum – all of the above and more

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Abdominal and duodenal ulcers – The Clinic of Cybernetic Medicine, Moscow
Aesthetics including facial fillers and volumisers, Botox, lasers and dermabrasion РRaj Chopra MD, Beverly Hills, California; Dr Elizabeth Roche MD MediSpa, New JerseyClínica San Roque, S.A. Gran Canaria
Anti-aging Medicine РDr Nick Delgado, Huntington Beach, California the Kurotel Longevity Centre & Spa, Gramado, BrazilClínica San Roque, S.A. Gran Canaria
Arthritis & Joint problems – The Clinic of Cybernetic Medicine, Moscow
Astigmantism РEurocanarias Oftalmológica, Gran Canaria
Back pain/spinal disc problems – The Clinic of Cybernetic Medicine, Moscow
Breast Disease & endometriosis – The Clinic of Cybernetic Medicine, Moscow
Cataracts РEurocanarias Oftalmológica, Gran Canaria
Cellulite Treatments РClínica San Roque, S.A. Gran Canaria
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME – The Clinic of Cybernetic Medicine, Moscow
Complex symptoms of ill-health that do not have clear diagnosis – The Clinic of Cybernetic Medicine, Moscow
Cosmetic Dentistry- Dr Jeff Golub Evans at theNew York Center for Cosmetic Dentistry in Manhattan
Cornea Transplants РEurocanarias Oftalmológica, Gran Canaria
Diabetes management – The Clinic of Cybernetic Medicine, Moscow
Erectile dysfunction – The Clinic of Cybernetic Medicine, Moscow
Eye health РEurocanarias Oftalmológica, Gran Canaria
Glaucoma РEurocanarias Oftalmológica, Gran Canaria
Hair transplantation РClínica San Roque, S.A. Gran Canaria
Heart Disease – The Clinic of Cybernetic Medicine, Moscow
Hepatitis including C – The Clinic of Cybernetic Medicine, Moscow
Dr Nick Delgado
Hormones – The Kurotel Longevity Centre & Spa, Gramado, Brazil
Hyperbaric Oxygen treatments – Oxygen Zone -Serbia
Immunodeficiency – The Clinic of Cybernetic Medicine, Moscow
Lung disease – The Clinic of Cybernetic Medicine, Moscow
Mesotherapy РClínica San Roque, S.A. Gran Canaria
Migraine, dizziness and headaches of uncertain origin – The Clinic of Cybernetic Medicine, Moscow
Multiple Sclerosis – The Clinic of Cybernetic Medicine, Moscow
Pancreas and intestinal disorders – The Clinic of Cybernetic Medicine, Moscow
Psorasis and eczema РThe Clinic of Cybernetic Medicine, MoscowClínica San Roque, S.A. Gran Canaria
SmartLipo – Oxygen Zone – Serbia
Threadlifts РClínica San Roque, S.A. Gran Canaria
Thyroid Disorders – The Clinic of Cybernetic Medicine, Moscow
Weight Management РThe Kurotel Longevity Centre & Spa, Gramado, Brazil; The Clinic of Cybernetic Medicine, MoscowClínica San Roque, S.A. Gran Canaria
Yoga & Horseriding holidays, The Riding Company
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Austria – The Organic Spa – home to the largest stud of Lipizanna horses;Reiters Burgenland Resort The Riding Company
Brazil – The International Kurotel Longevity Centre & Spa
Cyprus – The Columbia Beach Resort and Spa, Pissori Beach, Paphos
Grand Canaria – Hotel Cordial Cordial Mog√°n Playa Sheraton Salobre Golf Resort & SpaTALASOTERAPIA CANARIAS AMADORES – Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso & Hotel and TALASOTERAPIA CANARIAS SAN AGUST√ćN Gloria Palace San Agust√≠n Thalasso & HotelThalasso Corallium Villa del CondeSpa Corallium Costa Meloneras, Gran Canaria
Singapore – The Estheva

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Face Antiageing System – micro-injection rejuvenation

London: The skin says it all. As we age our oestrogen levels drop and our skin starts to droop! Simildiet FACE ANTIAGING System is a technique of micro injections that has been used in France for over 30 years resulting in a firming, rejuvenating lift and it is now available in the UK.

As we age our skin suffers from decreased nutrition and hydration causing our collagen making fibroblasts to get lazy. Simildiet FACE ANTIAGING System delivers vitamins, minerals and hydrating agents through the skin with a series of pricks that polka dot rather than break the skin. This micro-trauma wakes up the fibroblasts, stimulates collagen and releases a cascade of healing factors to the skin reversing the signs of sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles.

For even better results a treatment begins with a gentle Glycolic Peel mask to exfoliate the skin, clear away surface debris and improve receptiveness of the skin. This exfoliation allows the tiny droplets of FACE ANTIAGING solution to penetrate the skin more effectively. The treatment is boosted at home by the application of FACE ANTIAGING Cream that continues to feed, nourish and protect the skin.

FACE ANTIAGING is the essential twenty minute skin prick me up! The treatment is painless and relaxing and leaves no tell tale marks or bruises. Used on the face, hands or décolleté it will rejuvenate and restore the skin to its optimum condition.

For beautiful, luminous skin, 8-10 treatments per year are recommended.
Prices from $157(£80,€120) per treatment.

For stockists: Contact Medical Aesthetic Supplies on 02380 676733 or go

Red wine the elixir of youth?

Boston: A substance in wine could prove to be an elixir of youth that holds back many of the effects of ageing, new research suggests.

Obese mice on high-calorie diets lived longer and had healthier hearts and livers when given the compound, resveratrol.

The molecule reversed gene activity patterns associated with diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-related conditions.

Dr David Sinclair, one of the US researchers from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, said: “The ‘healthspan’ benefits we saw in the obese mice treated with resveratrol, such as increased insulin sensitivity, decreased glucose levels, healthier heart and liver tissues, are positive clinical indicators and may mean we can stave off in humans age-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, but only time and more research will tell.”

Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant produced by certain plants as a defence against the effects of injury and fungal infection.

It is commonly found in grape skins, peanuts and mulberries, and is especially plentiful in red wine.

Drinking red wine has been suggested as one explanation for the French Paradox – the fact that heart disease death rates are lower in France than in other industrialised countries with similar risk factors.

In 2003, researchers found that yeast treated with resveratrol lived 60 per cent longer than normal. Later experiments showed that the compound also extends the lifespans of worms and flies by almost 30 per cent, and fish by nearly 60 per cent.

The new findings, published in the journal Nature, are the first to show increased survival in mammals.

“Mice are much closer evolutionarily to humans than any previous model organism treated by this molecule, which offers hope that similar impacts might be seen in humans without negative side-effects,” said Dr Sinclair.

The scientists found that at 60 weeks of age, overfed mice given resveratrol began to survive three to four months longer than those not receiving the compound.

This trend continued, and at 114 weeks, which represents old age in mice, more than half the animals not treated with resveratrol died.

In contrast, at least two thirds of those in the resveratrol group continued to survive.

Overweight treated mice were generally healthier than overweight mice that were not treated.

Untreated mice had higher blood plasma levels of insulin, glucose and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1), all markers that in humans predict the onset of diabetes.

At 18 months of age, the livers of high calorie, untreated mice were twice the size and weight of those given resveratrol. The treated mice had livers similar to those of animals on standard diets, and their livers were more normal at the cellular level.

Tests also showed that mice fed resveratrol were physically more co-ordinated and had better motor skills.

Dr Richard Hodes, director of the US National Institute on Ageing (NIA), which took part in the research, said: “There is currently intense interest in identifying interventions that can be applied to improve health and survival, especially as our society ages.

“Today’s basic science findings are a notable step in this effort.”

Dr Sinclair is a co-founder of Sirtris, a company which has developed a formulation of resveratrol now being used in an early clinical trial involving diabetes patients.

Americans living longer than ever before

New York: Life expectancy in the US has almost doubled in the last century. When the US population reached 100 million in 1915, the average lifespan was 54 years. When the population hit 200 million in 1967, it was around 70.

Today, with a population of 300 million the average lifespan of someone living in the US is nearly 78.

Some experts on aging believe that within 50 years, the average person living in an industrialized nation with good access to health care will live to be at least 100.

During the first half of the 20th century revolutionary advances in medicine and public health were responsible for raising the average life expectancy in the U.S. by more than 20 years — from age 47 in 1900 to age 68 in 1950.

According to the CDC, the 10 greatest medical and public health achievements of the 20th century were:

* Vaccination against disease, resulting in the eradication or elimination of major diseases of the early 20th century, such as smallpox and polio
* Control of infectious disease through improved sanitation, clean water sources, and the introduction of antibiotics
* Improvements in motor-vehicle safety
* Improved workplace safety
* Improved food safety
* Decline in deaths from heart disease and strokestroke
* Smaller families with longer birth intervals due to family planning
* Better prenatal care
* Fluoridation of drinking water
* Public health efforts to reduce smoking

The biggest single factor in the increase in life expectancy during the latter half of the 20th century and beyond has been the improvement in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease, the experts agree.

In just the last 25 years, there has been an almost 50% reduction in deaths from strokestroke and heart attacks in the U.S.

Cancer deaths are also declining, driven largely by public health efforts to educate Americans about the dangers of smoking. Lung cancer deaths among men have been declining since the mid-1970s, and increases among women have begun to stabilize.

Dramatic reductions in infant mortality and easier access to emergency care have also helped increase life expectancies in the last three decades of the 20th century.

Americans are living longer but are they living better? Are the extra years worth it in quality-of-life terms? Or are they filled with avoidable suffering related to failing health?

Certainly, most people who make it to their eighth decade experience age-related health challenges. The average 75-year-old has three chronic health conditions, and the list of chronic diseases that are linked to aging seems endless. Heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetesdiabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseaseParkinson’s disease, and arthritisarthritis are just a few.

But there is some intriguing clinical evidence that in spite of their health problems, older people today really are happier, healthier, and are functioning better than their parents or grandparents.

Dr John Moran, anti-ageing, menopause & andropause – Wimpole Street, London


Dr John Moran, RD, MBBS, DPsSC, DFFP, P.G.Dip Nutr.MED
Holistic Medical Clinic
19 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8GE
T: +44 (0)20 7631 1111 F: + 44(0)20 7631 1112 W:



Animals have unique physiological structures, and therefore need specific food and nutrients to keep them in optimal health. No longer considered just animals, household pets require special attention. Filling the need, the pet food industry has grown tremendously over the years. But are you getting the best nutrients for your dog or cat?

Cats have been domesticated since early times, essentially to catch rats and mice. Today, they are mainly household pets that, like dogs, require special attention when it comes to their nutrition and care.

Cats are carnivorous. But, unlike dogs that can eat some plant-based foods, cats need animal protein to survive. Amino acids like taurine and arginine are important to a cat’s health; without them cats could die. Taurine, for one, is a must for heart, kidney, and eye health.Arginine detoxifies ammonia in cats’ kidneys and is also important for heart and pancreatic function and keeping the gut healthy.The essential fatty acid, arachidonic acid, is another must for cats—it is used in every cell in the body.And, just like humans, they need B vitamins to support their cardiovascular system. Cats also have problems metabolizing certain amino acids from other nutrients, like the conversion of niacin to tryptophan, or vitamin A from beta-carotene, along with limitation in enzyme systems. For that reason cats have a more stringent need for specific nutritional requirements than for omnivores such as the rat, dog, and man.

So how can you be assured that you are giving your pet the best nutrition? Besides high quality commercial foods that are nutrient-enriched, feed supplements are the best option to make sure your pets are getting all the vitamins and minerals they need to live long healthy lives.

Life Extension Dog Mix and Life Extension Cat Mix are among the best products for protecting your animal’s health.Just two scoops per day provide the vitamin insurance your pet needs to stay healthy and strong.Life Extension Dog Mix contains significant amounts of high-grade nutrients usually reserved for the most expensive human supplements. It contains flavonoids, amino acids, antioxidants, probiotics, essential fatty acids, methylation enhancers, and more.

Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant, has been added to both mixes. Resveratrol is an extract from red grapes and other plants. A tremendous number of studies indicate that resveratrol provides multi-faceted health benefits. Among resveratrol’s many benefits is its ability to help treat pain, regulate bacterial growth,20 support immune system, protect DNA,and many other conditions.

In fact, many commercial pet foods do not contain the vitamins, amino acids, phytonutrients, and advanced antioxidants found in Life Extension Dog Mix and Life Extension Cat Mix. Life Extension pet supplements contain the same pharmaceutical-grade nutrients used in the products consumed by Life Extension Foundation members. Note: Do not give pets supplements meant for humans as they may not be compatible.

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Stem cells could delay menopause

New York: Researchers from the University of Tennessee have developed early stage human eggs have been developed from stem cells for the first time that could that it could lead to the natural menopause being delayed by up to 12 years.

The team led by Antonin Bukovsky took ovarian surface epithelium (OSE) cells from the outside of the ovaries of five women aged 39 to 52 and grew them in a lab for five to six days. Some were exposed to a growth-stimulating oestrogen medium called phenol red.

Cells cultured without phenol red differentiated into immature small cells of various different types while the exposed ones completed the first stage of the division needed to become mature human eggs, capable of being fertilised and developing into an embryo.

They went on to become mature human eggs capable of being fertilised and developing into an embryo. The team say the OSE cells can be easily harvested from the surface of the ovaries, using a laparoscope, a flexible telescope-like instrument.

They said the discovery could help those women with poor fertility or who are set to go through an early menopause, who lack follicles in their ovaries, to have a better chance of conceiving through IVF.

“Development of numerous mature oocytes (eggs) from adult ovarian stem cells in vitro (in the laboratory) offers new strategies for the egg preservation, IVF utilisation, and treatment of female infertility,” Bukovsky added.

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Care should be taken not to take high doses of some vitamins and supplements, particularly Vitamins A and D which are stored by the body and can be toxic in large amounts. The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA ) or Reference Daily Intake (RDI) varies (although the US/UK recommendations are similar ) but does not take into account, gender, age, current state of health or environmental factors. For this reason Elixir News does not state these doses. It is therefore wise to consult a doctor or nutrionist rather than rely on RDA or manufacturers guidelines.

Taking more than 1,000 mg of vitamin C a day, for example, could cause diarrhoea, while high intakes of calcium (above 1,500 mg a day) and iron (above 17mg a day) may result in similar symptoms in some people. Vitamin B3 (nicotinic acid) may cause facial flushing if taken at high doses, while excess zinc can reduce copper absorption, leading to anaemia. While many women take doses of around 100mg of vitamin B6 to ease PMT symptoms, high levels could cause nerve damage. Such damage has only been noticed at 1,000mg, but the US’s FDA recommends people take no more than 10mg a day. Similarly with minerals care should be taken not to exceed recommended doeses. There are also concerns over the mineral chromium picolinate as it has been linked to cancer.

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