Natural anti aging advices

Here are natural anti aging tips – with my goal to make these extremely practical and immediately implementable for you:

1) Use anti-inflammatory spices and use them regularly.

Spices are chock full of natural anti-inflammatory compounds. My two favorites are turmeric and cayenne. I like these two because you can put them on just about anything – and for me, that’s typically my lunchtime salad and any dinner that suits, including beef, chicken or fish. Buy them, put them on the counter, and if you just can’t stand the taste, then use a potent curcumin extract capsule like Phenocane (just take 4-8 capsules per day).

2) Eat an anti-inflammatory diet.

This is one of the easiest ways to reverse the aging process in inflamed skin, and basically involves consuming 1) lots of brightly colored vegetables, such as red, orange and yellow peppers, kale, spinach, cabbage and broccoli; 2) lots of monunsaturated and omega-3 rich fats, such as fish and fish oil, olive oil, walnuts and pumpkin seeds; and 3) avoiding sugars and refined carbohydrates such as wheat and grains. You can literally notice changes in your skin appearance after just a few days on an anti-inflammatory diet.

Natural anti aging

Natural anti aging

3) Supplement with 100-200mg per day of alpha-lipoic acid.

Alpha lipoic acid is one of the most powerful anti-aging, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories available. It is both fat- and water-soluble, which means that it works in both the fatty cell plasma membrane and the aqueous interior of the cell to protect DNA, inhibits activation of transcription factor NF-κB (thus reducing cellular inflammation), controls AP-1 (which helps to remodel collagen), and inhibits a major cause of wrinkled skin, glycosylation (the abnormal attachment of sugar to protein). I recommend a highly absorbable liquid form, and I personally take two servings of NutraRev per day.

4) Get adequate protein.

In the skin, collagen and elastin are the primary components of the dermis – the layer right beneath the epidermis – and they provide the support structure of your skin. You must consume adequate protein and be in a state of nitrogen balance in order to form proper amounts of collagen and elastin.

In the episode “How Much Protein Do I Need?”, you learn that the current US recommended dietary allowance (RDA) is 0.36 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day (0.8g/kg), and was designed for most people to be in nitrogen balance – without protein deficits or protein excess. If you’re physically active and lift weights (which I highly recommend for anti-aging) studies such as this one suggests that even for very active individuals, there really isn’t much additional benefit of exceeding 0.55 grams per pound of protein (1.2g/kg) if you want to maintain nitrogen balance. If you’re trying to exceed nitrogen balance for the purpose of putting on muscle, this study indicates that you don’t need to eat more than 25% above that 0.54 g/lb, which would be 0.55×1.25, which is 0.68 g/lb, or 1.5g/kg.

What all these numbers ultimately mean is that for healthy collagen and elastin formation you should eat about 0.55-0.7 grams of protein per pound of body weight. This is as simple as having a couple whole eggs with breakfast, a side of chicken or sardines with lunch, a handful of almonds as a mid-afternoon snack, and a serving of beef with dinner.

5) Keep chemicals off your skin.

These are some of the better body care products out there when it comes to minimal ingredients:


  • “Alba” oil free facial moisturizer
  • Aloe Vera 100% gel
  • Baby oil
  • Coconut oil (cold pressed only)
  • Corn huskers lotion
  • Curel fragrance free lotion
  • Fiji organic virgin coconut oil
  • Kiss my face oil free moisturizer
  • Mineral oil
  • Neutrogena oil free lotion
  • Zia oil-free body lotion


  • Oil-free base
  • Bare Escentuals
  • Max Factor Pancake
  • Raw Minerals