If you could go back in time, what changes in life would you adopt? Or would it be the same all over again? Numerous questions have more than just one standard answer. There are options open to everyone. Ultimately, the choice is yours.
Is there any preventive regimen I can embrace in anticipation of menopause?
The old humorous interpretations of menopause (pause from men, no more men, time to pause) are not applicable, so throw this notion into the garbage can. For those who wish to stick to this interpretation, it’s up to you. The great news is, you can maintain the energy and vitality of your 30s if you wish.
The answer is bio-identical hormone replacement, a plant-based therapy that will replace your declining hormones. The vital hormones include estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisol and more. Consult an expert on antiaging medicine. See your doctor.
For now, embrace a wellness lifestyle—body, mind, and spirit. Do regular exercise, eat right (add more leafy greens to your diet), sleep seven to eight hours nightly, manage your stress, take a multimineral/vitamin supplement daily, give yourself a balance between work and relaxation, get as much fresh, clean air as you can (go to a forest, beach or mountain), change your routine by doing something new in your life, practice charity by volunteering for corporate-social-responsibility projects, and, above all, stay positive, focused and happy.
I have been diagnosed as bipolar. In spite of my medication, depression seems to be my constant companion. What are my options?
The first and most urgent thing you must do is consult your physician. Be honest about your feelings. Your doctor cannot properly prescribe a therapy for you if you do not reveal your concerns. If you are religious with your medication, there is no reason you should stay constantly depressed.
Once properly medicated, you might consider adopting some wellness practices. Compared to traditional treatment, there is no 100-percent guarantee of a cure if one were to adopt an alternative treatment. However, here are some natural remedies:
Omega-3: reduces irritability and aggression, maintains mood stability
Mind, body exercises: yoga, tai chi
Take a break: Stress-busting things you can do include going on vacation, or having a quiet corner in your home or office where you can be calm and meditate.
Get adequate sleep: It can help stabilize your mood and reduce irritability.
Avoid unhealthy relationships: Surround yourself with people who are positive influences.
Avoid alcohol and illegal substances.
Eat healthy food.
Amino acids: to regulate mood changes
Herbal support: Consider St. John’s wort tea, which can help in stress management.
How can I have a glowing complexion instantly?
There is no such thing as an instant remedy. It is your lifestyle that counts in the long run. But here is a not-so-quick relief for problematic skin.
Hydrate: Drink 10-15 glasses of water.
Cod liver oil capsules: This Omega-3-rich supplement will ensure a healthy, moisturized glow.
Glutathione supplements: When combined with Vitamin C, this could lighten blemishes and your skin tone—a guaranteed rosy radiance. You can speed this up through gluta IV injections.
Vitamin C: Increase your intake of Vitamin C, whether calcium ascorbate or sodium ascorbate—1,000-3,000 milligrams every day.
Avoid the sun: Protect yourself if you can’t avoid exposing yourself to the sun. Non-negotiable: No sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Diamond peel: Have an exfoliation every two weeks. Dry-skin buildup contributes to dull skin.
Collagenizing treatment: Have a collagenizing therapy. After three sessions (sometimes even just one), your skin will have fewer deep wrinkles and expression lines.
The effect is a well-rested complexion. It can give you a youthful look, as much as three to five years younger. A 30-minute session using low-frequency electrical massage opens up the skin pores to absorb natural collagen and Vitamin C. (Ageless, tel. 7710851; or Skinlux, Greenhills, tel. 6503109)
Good sleep: The best antiaging treatment is a good night’s sleep.