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How to Smooth Out Your Wrinkles, Say Experts

Let's face it. At some point we all get wrinkles As you age , you produce less collagen and elastin, which makes your skin thinner and drier so it's more difficult to fight off damage. Wrinkles are a natural part of aging and pose no health threat, but if you want to slow down the visible signs of aging, here are tips on how to smooth out your wrinkles. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . 1 What Causes Wrinkles? WebMD says, "With age, skin cells divide more slowly, and the skin's inner layer, called the dermis, begins to thin. That starts to undo skin's stretchiness and structure. Aging skin also starts to lose its ability to hold on to moisture. It makes less oil and is slower to heal. That all contributes to the wrinkling process. Other things that cause wrinkles are: Smoking. It slows down your skin's production of collagen, which is a key part of the skin&#

Dementia Signs You Need to Know, Say Experts

Dementia is a disorder that affects almost 55 million worldwide, with nearly 10 million new cases every year, according to the World Health Organization with "over 60% living in low- and middle-income countries. As the proportion of older people in the population is increasing in nearly every country, this number is expected to rise to 78 million in 2030 and 139 million in 2050." The Alzheimer's Association defines dementia as " a general term for loss of memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia." While most people with dementia don't realize they have it, family and friends are usually the ones to take notice of the symptoms and encourage medical help. Eat This, Not That! Health talked to Dr. Fawad Yousuf , neurologist at Baptist Health's Marcus Neuroscience Institute who explained the six signs to watch out for.  

The #1 Best Tea to Fight Aging, Say Experts

There are plenty of reasons to consider adding a cup of tea to your daily routine. In addition to its calming effect and soothing taste, tea boasts a long list of impressive health-related benefits . It can boost brain health, lower bad cholesterol, and reduce cancer risk, to name a few. Sipping a glass of antioxidant-rich tea can also help you turn back the clock , but not every tea has the same anti-aging properties. What then is considered the best tea to drink to combat aging? According to a group of experts, the answer is none other than green tea . (RELATED:  The 100 Unhealthiest Foods On the Planet ) " When it comes to anti-aging properties, green tea is unrivaled . It contains an antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, which is effective at rejuvenating dying skin cells," Michael Garrico, a nutritionist and personal trainer, who is also the co-founder of TotalShape , tells Eat This, Not That! .  Going notes that "green tea is also high in vitam

Everyday Habits That Make You Older, Say Experts

When it comes to getting older , all of us would like to turn back the clock (or at least hit snooze for a bit). But that's the stuff of science fiction. Or is it? Increasingly, actual science has found there are things we do every day that age us prematurely—and conversely, there are things we can do to keep ourselves looking and feeling younger, and extend our years of optimal health. Read on to find out about these everyday habits that make you older— and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . 1 Stressing Out These days, researchers are sounding the alarm about just how destructive constant stress is to our bodies: It increases the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and other chronic illnesses. What's more, stress can actually age us on the cellular level. Harvard Medical School reports that chronic stress seems to shorten telomeres, the structures inside each of our cells that house D

Warning Signs You're Lacking Vitamin D, Say Experts

Vitamin D is an essential substance our bodies need to maintain strong bones and teeth. It's something we can get from certain foods like egg yolks and fish, but we can also get Vitamin D from the sun when we're exposed to sunlight. When we don't get the proper amount of Vitamin D, a loss of bone density occurs and broken bones and osteoporosis can happen. Eat This, Not That! Health talked to experts who reveal the signs you're lacking Vitamin D. Read the 6 tips below. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . 1 The Importance of Vitamin D "Vitamin D is obtained from sun exposure, a few foods and supplementation. It is a critical vitamin for bone health, nerve and muscle function," explains Catherine Johnston, Registered Dietitian & Certified Personal Trainer. "Vitamin D supports immune system health as well. As little as 10-15 minutes of sunshine exposure

The #1 Worst Habit For Your Liver, Say Experts

We know the liver is a vital organ, but maybe we don't appreciate exactly how vital it is: The organ filters all the blood in the body to remove harmful toxins and processes fats, carbs, and sugars from everything we eat. But as with car engines, generally we don't think too much about it—until there's a problem. And liver problems aren't as rare as you might think. Certain common everyday habits can tax the liver and set it up for damage without you even knowing. These are some of the worst habits for your liver, according to science. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . 5 You're Addicted to Added Sugar Consuming too much added sugar can cause the body to develop insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone released when sugar enters the bloodstream to translate that sugar into fuel for the body. But when your system is constantly swamped with sugar, the bod

How to Reverse Visceral Fat, Say Experts

Ever notice how the last place we tend to lose fat is in the belly? Abdominal fat oftentimes seems impossible to lose and chances are it's because it's visceral fat —" a type of body fat that's stored within the abdominal cavity between your vital organs: liver, intestines, pancreas, etc," says Jillian Michaels —creator of The Fitness App by Jillian Michaels . While it can be challenging to lose, there are ways to help reverse visceral fat and get rid of the stubborn excess weight . Eat This, Not That! Health talked to Michaels, a personal trainer, nutritionist, life coach and former Biggest Loser fitness instructor, who explained everything to know about visceral fat. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . 1 How to Measure Visceral Fat In order to know how much visceral fat to lose, you should know how much you have first. Michaels explains how to measure.   "

The #1 Best Supplement to Slow Aging, Say Experts

Choosing the best supplement to take to slow down aging depends on how you define aging. If looking in the mirror and seeing wrinkles makes you feel old, then your top supplement choices would be three antioxidants, vitamins E and C, and the trace mineral selenium , all of which have been shown to prevent sun damage to the skin that results in that leathery, saggy outward sign of getting on in years. But aging is also defined by what you don't see in the mirror, the underlying biology that manifests in lower quality of life, cognitive decline, and increased susceptibility to illness. While those skin-saving antioxidants help the inside of you, too, experts say the number one best supplement to slow aging for you is likely the one nutrient (or more likely, several nutrients) in which you are deficient. (A blood test will tell you, although many doctors and dietitians agree that most Americans are deficient in these important nutrients: vitamin B12, omega-3 fats, and vitamin D .)

Breakfast Habits to Avoid if You Want to Lose Weight, Say Experts

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day—but in many cases, your morning meal may be the one that makes or breaks your weight loss efforts. However, it's not just downing donuts day after day that can have a profoundly negative impact on your weight. Experts say that many of the seemingly innocuous breakfast habits you're engaging in on a regular basis could be hindering your weight loss—or even causing the numbers on the scale to move in the wrong direction. If you want to get your healthy living efforts back on track, read on to discover the worst breakfast habits for weight loss, according to experts. And if you want to slim down the healthy way, start with these 15 Underrated Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work . Drinking only coffee for breakfast While you may find yourself short on time in the morning, having only coffee for your first meal can prove detrimental to your weight loss efforts in the long run. "Replacing a nourishing breakfa

Signs a Friend May Have Asperger's, Say Experts

Asperger's Syndrome is a developmental disorder that affects 1 in 54 children according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . In 2013, Asperger's became identified as an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and earlier this year, Tesla founder Elon Musk revealed he has Asperger's Syndrome when he hosted Saturday Night Live back in May. "I don't always have a lot of intonation or variation in how I speak … which I'm told makes for great comedy. I'm actually making history tonight as the first person with Asperger's to host SNL … So, I won't make a lot of eye contact with the cast tonight. But don't worry, I'm pretty good at running 'human' in emulation mode." Eat This, Not That! Health spoke with medical experts who explained the signs of Asperger's and other important information about the disorder. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had CO