Dr Oz: After 35 Survival Kit
Wouldn’t it be nice if every stage of life came with a guidebook to help us through and answer all of our questions? Let’s face it, it seems like every new decade brings with it some sort of new challenge, so today we received Dr. Oz’s After-35 Survival Kit. Whether you fit in that age bracket or if you are close to it, this is a great time for you to jot down some notes and listen to his advice. From relieving your stress with Lemon Balm Extract, to Siloxane and Peptide Cream (a fabulous Botox Alternative), Doctor Oz has the answers you have been waiting for to improve your life and help you survive getting older.
Dr Oz: Over 35 Survival Kit
Imagine if as soon as you turned 35 someone handed you a bag filled with the products needed in addressing the greatest challenges of this life stage, like stress, belly fat, or maybe even your wrinkles. Well, while Dr. Oz can’t physically give you a bag filled with goodies, he does have great ideas to help you navigate this period. He has all the tricks you need to look better, feel better, and just plain live better. Dr. Oz assembled an all-female group of experts to contribute to his bag filled with your After-35 Survival Kit and each expert came up with am item that they believe is going to make your life better.
Dr Oz: Lemon Balm Extract for Stress Relief
According to Keri Peterson, MD, women’s stress greatly increases in their mid-30s. From family to work and financial responsibilities, our stress increases and managing it often becomes more challenging. She has brought a natural and immediate way to relieve stress, which is much better than what many women often grab to relieve their stress. Dr. Peterson says that many women resort to Valium, which is powerful, addictive, and causes drowsiness, but she has a secret to treating your stress in a totally natural way. Dr. Oz says that Lemon Balm Extract has the same power to ease stress as Valium does, but it is totally natural, unlike Valium which is a powerful prescription medication. Valium basically binds to the brain, causing a relaxing effect, but it comes with side effects. The Lemon Balm does the very same thing in the brain, but it takes away your stress naturally without any side effects, because of this, it can be taken more often than valium. Dr. Keri Peterson likes Lemon Balm Extract because it is highly concentrated. She says you simply add a dropper full (about 60 drops) to a glass of water (the water makes it a bit more palatable due to the bitterness) and you will immediately feel relief. You can do this up to 3 times a day as you need it for stress relief. Lemon Balm Extract can be found at your local health food store and even some grocery stores for around $10 per bottle.
Dr Oz: Pineapple Ice Cubes Reduce Bloating
Just like with many things, bloating gets worse as we get older, according to Rovenia Brock, Nutrition Coach. She explains that once we reach the age of 35, our digestion gets more sluggish and hormones are all over the place, so bloating can increase. Dr. Oz adds that it truly isn’t your fault that this happens because of the fundamental shift in your body. He explains that as hormones release and surge, they often accumulate in the intestines, which leads to bloating that can be visibly seen as a protruding belly. Rovenia says the secret ingredient is Pineapple Juice because pineapples contain a digestive enzyme called Bromelain, which can help eliminate gas and bloating. She has an excellent way to include this in your diet by making pineapple ice cubes. Rovenia recommends about 6 ice cubes per day and if you use a tray that has smaller sized ice cubes, they can easily be sucked on as a snack.
Dr Oz: Siloxane & Peptide Cream – Fake a Botox Treatment
The first thing that women complain about with their skin after the age of 35 is textural changes and fine lines, according to Dermatologist Dr. Joely Kaufman. She says as we age, our collagen production decreases, which leads to these kinds of skin concerns. Her secret botox alternative is in the form of two ingredients that work together to improve the appearance of your skin. The first is called Siloxane and it will cover your wrinkles immediately, creating a noticeable difference in 15 minutes, but it will only last for about 2 hours, so you need another ingredient and that is where Peptides come in. Peptides are great at penetrating the skin and work to build new collagen for a more long term effect. Dr. Kaufman says there are many creams on the market that include both ingredients, providing amazing benefits for your skin. They can be found at drugstores or department stores and range in price from $20 – $150. She explains again that the Siloxane is only temporary (for about 2 hours) as it works similar to caulking or silly putty, so it is important to also find the Peptides for a more long-lasting result.