How Deep Does Your Beauty Go?
You know the old saying that beauty is skin deep. My dad used to take it one step further and say "beauty is skin deep but ugly goes to the bone." That saying refers to the inner beauty of a person's character, but have you ever wondered how deep your physical beauty goes? Could it be that what is underneath the skin and deeper into the body factors into the beauty we see on the surface?
As women, we are bombarded with images of the “perfect” woman, and with everyone being professionally made up, lighted, touched up and air-brushed, it is understandable why there is such a distorted view of beauty today. Since we don’t all have those services at our fingertips, what can we do to give ol' Mother Nature a little help?
There is an article in the The Sun Times by Janice Norris quoting two doctors who touch on this very topic.
Dr. Thomas Spies, at an annual meeting of the American Medical Association, said “As tissues become damaged, and they lack the chemicals of good nutrition, they tend to become old. They lack what I call ‘tissue integrity.’ If we can help the tissues repair themselves by correcting nutritional deficiencies, we can make old age wait.”
Dr. Oz says that sugar and hydrogenated fats (basically processed foods) are the two things that age us fastest.
Both quotes give very timely and relevant information. Would you believe, however, that Dr. Spies said this in 1957? If he was concerned about nutritional deficiencies then just imagine what he would be saying 50 years later.
We all know that diet and exercise are the best ways to keep our bodies healthy and fight the signs of aging. Still, I struggle with this. Some days I just don’t feel like getting on the tread mill and, dang it, I want a brownie. That being said, there are small changes we can make that will impact our health and therefore our beauty.Continued on the next page