You sure you got your pictures in the right order? :)
The younger pics of you look like you're way older! Wow keep eating like this and by the time you're 40 you'll still look 17
I definitely agree with the other girls. =D You look fantastic.
It's time to live.
With love, Kit
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you went form 25 to 17 ;)
I drink a lot of green tea, around 10 cups a day. I call it my "fountain of youth in a cup" and have been drinking green tea since 2005 knowing that it's effective at preventing sun damage, reducing enzymes that break down collagen and elastin. What I didn't know was white tea seems to be better! Now I'm going to definitely add white tea as well.
White Tea Could Keep You Healthy And Looking Young
ScienceDaily (Aug. 14, 2009) — Next time you’re making a cuppa, new research shows it might be wise to opt for a white tea if you want to reduce your risk of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis or even just age-associated wrinkles. Researchers from Kingston University teamed up with Neal’s Yard Remedies to test the health properties of 21 plant and herb extracts. They discovered all of the plants tested had some potential benefits, but were intrigued to find white tea considerably outperformed all of them.
Professor Declan Naughton, from the School of Life Sciences at Kingston University in South West London, said the research showed white tea had anti-ageing potential and high levels of anti-oxidants which could prevent cancer and heart disease. “We’ve carried out tests to identify plant extracts that protected the structural proteins of the skin, specifically elastin and collagen,” he explained. “Elastin supports the body’s natural elasticity which helps lungs, arteries, ligaments and skin to function. It also helps body tissue to repair when you suffer wounds and stops skin from sagging.” Collagen is a protein found in connective tissues in the body and is important for skin, strength and elasticity, he added.
Results showed white tea prevented the activities of the enzymes which breakdown elastin and collagen which can lead to wrinkles that accompany ageing. These enzymes, along with oxidants, are associated with inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Professor Naughton said: “These enzymes and oxidants are key components of normal body processes. However, in inflammatory conditions, suppressing the activities of these excess components has been the subject of decades of research. We were surprised to find such high activity for the white tea extracts in all five tests that were conducted.”
The researchers were blown away by exactly how well the white tea had performed. “We were testing very small amounts far less than you would find in a drink,” Professor Naughton, one of the country’s leading specialists on inflammation, said. “The early indicators are that white tea reduces the risk of inflammation which is characteristic of rheumatoid arthritis and some cancers as well as wrinkles.”
Eight of the other plants and herbs analysed also helped protect against the breakdown of both elastin and collagen. After white tea, bladderwrack performed well followed by extracts of cleavers, rose, green tea, angelica, anise and pomegranate.
Dr Pauline Hili, Technical Director for Neal’s Yard Remedies, said: “We are really excited by this research as it helps us to remain innovative and at the cutting edge of natural skin care. Celebrating the plants used in the Neal’s Yard Remedies products and understanding their specific actions on the skin is what it is all about. The Kingston University research program helps us to create safe, highly effective and cutting-edge products so it’s an ideal partnership for us.”
1. Tamsyn SA Thring, Pauline Hili, Declan P Naughton. Anti-collagenase, anti-elastase and anti-oxidant activities of extracts from 21 plants. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2009, 9:27 (4 August 2009) [link]
FULL PAPER HERE http://www.biomedcentral.com/content...-6882-9-27.pdf
Have you found a good source of white tea. Do you get it on-line.
There is sufficient in the world for man's need, but not for his greed.
Not yet, I'm going to have to look at the quality of them, I've never really looked at the brands of white tea before. Will try look and post here shortly.
HAHA. This is too funny.
You look like a totally different person. That's awesome.
Be honest now. Did your eyes change COLORS? Maybe it's the lighting, but I swear they look more blue in your recent photos.
Wonderful. I agree with some of the other posts....at 17 you looked more in you twenties vice versa....
Agreed. You are aging backwards!! Incredible... and awesome to meet another 24 year-old Rawbie.
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I love the way your eyes go from being dull and trired at 17 to being alive at 24! :) BTW there's karma in animal testing, when trying to prove a point, I try to avoid mentioning it.
Glad to see another CRONie!
Funny how I keep running into you on this world wide web. I suppose it goes to show we have similar goals. Lol.
My husband and I are transitioning to a raw diet, and I have been lurking here for a couple of weeks for ideas.
Anywho, just wanted to say hello....
Are you transitioning from CR to raw. I am hoping to do that as well and am reading some CR books but it is hard to get info for raw foodists and even for vegans. There is not much on the web either. They all want us eating chicken and such things.
Welcome to the board.
There is sufficient in the world for man's need, but not for his greed.
Woah, Paleocron, what are you doing on these forums? What a coincidence, I've never been on the (Raw Before and Afters) forum, and RARELY (once a month?) go on the RawPaleo one. I was readin ur blog yesterday, and noticed the picture is the same as on this post. Anywho lol.
Are you going from paleo -> raw vegan?
Can anyone point me to some very good calorie restriction resources? Ima brew a cup of tea and get the readin (btw, TeaVana is a premium, but $$$$$$, source of premium teas. I highly recommend them).
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