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Recent advances build on past studies into the regenerative potential of stem cells. Clinical human trials have shown stem cell infusions to be both safe and effective. Several clinics now offer experimental and non-approved stem cell rejuvenation treatments. Science has long looked to stem cell therapy as the proverbial “fountain of youth.” It’s clear that many researchers believe stem cells…

Telomere FAQ

Telomeres are repeating sequences of DNA at the end of chromosomes that helps conserve their integrity. Telomeres get shorter each time a cell divides, acting as a stopwatch that countdowns to aging. In the fight against aging, stopping or reversing telomere shortening is a topic that continues to be studied. Telomeres play a role preserving the integrity of your chromosomes.…

BioCell

BioCell Collagen is a proprietary ingredient added to supplements that allegedly boosts skin and joint health. It’s a blend of type II collagen, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate, which is supposed to work in synergy to deliver youthful skin. The makers cite several clinical studies that show BioCell Collagen is effective but more research may be needed. Branded as a natural…

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy can supposedly burn up to 800 calories in a few minutes. Medical studies linking cryotherapy to weight loss remain inconclusive. The FDA has not approved cryotherapy as a medical treatment. Side effects can be serious if the treatment isn’t administered properly. What if you could lose weight by standing in a deep-freeze tank (up to 250 degrees below Fahrenheit)…

It Works Body Wrap

It Works body wraps can’t induce weight loss (this is true of any topical, body constricting product). There are non-invasive treatments that do reduce fat, like CoolSculpting, but they are relatively expensive compared to wraps. Wraps can improve skin appearance by hydrating and plumping the skin. You may have seen a Facebook post from a former high school classmate or…

Does Deodorant Cause Cancer?

There are many misconceptions surrounding the potential risks of using deodorants and antiperspirants. Certain ingredients are linked to consumers’ concerns that antiperspirants could be linked to cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. There are currently no studies that justify these concerns; research shows no long-term risk from use of these products. Online information is notoriously unreliable when it comes to potential links…

Does waist training work

Waist training is the controversial practice of wearing a cincher to “train” your waist into looking slimmer. Wearing a waist trainer for a prolonged period of time may cause harmful side effects such as core weakening and poor posture. Although waist trainers may be useful in some cases, experts say they are not a substitute for exercise and diet control.…

Allergan Brilliant Distinctions

Brilliant Distinctions is the loyalty rewards program for Allergan, the company that manufactures BOTOX Cosmetic. The rewards program includes other popular products from Allergan. More than three million consumers are enrolled in Brilliant Distinctions, and it’s also popular with physicians, who say it provides good benefits to patients. Brilliant Distinctions is a customer loyalty program that helps you to save…

Aestheticians

Medical aestheticians are similar to spa aestheticians, but instead of working in a salon or spa, they typically work in a medical environment. They’re able to perform a wide range of jobs, from helping patients reduce swelling after surgery to providing treatments for acne and wrinkles. Medical aestheticians have the potential to earn as much as $75,000, depending on where…

Hypothyroid Weight Gain

Your thyroid produces hormones that directly impact your metabolism, affecting everything from sleep to blood pressure. Hypothyroidism is commonly associated with autoimmune diseases and can have a direct impact on your weight. Weight management strategies for hypothyroid sufferers involve lifestyle changes and hormone treatments. Dieting is never easy, but it’s especially difficult when even your best efforts don’t produce results. Some…

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