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2 - Slowing Skin Aging and Preventing Wrinkles: The Role of Nutritional Antioxidants

James P. Meschino Basic Health Publications, Inc. ePub


Slowing Skin Aging and Preventing Wrinkles: The Role of Nutritional Antioxidants

In Chapter 1 you learned about the importance of supplementation with essential oils. This chapter will teach you about the essential nutrients that help slow the aging process of your skin, prevent wrinkles, and reduce your risk of skin cancer.

The story begins when we look at the damage that sunlight wreaks on the skin. For a long time we have been told that ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun and tanning beds can damage the skin, accelerate skin aging and wrinkling, and increase skin cancer risk. This happens because some UV light actually penetrates through the skin and scatters through all the layers of the epidermis and the dermis. The UV light doesn’t hurt the surface skin cells because they’re dead. But that isn’t the case for the cells below the surface. Subsurface skin cells are alive, and they need oxygen to help power their biological machinery. When UV light enters these living skin cells, it converts some of the oxygen in the cells into oxygen-free radicals, commonly referred to as free radicals.

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Activity 12: Good morning, my name is…

Ian Nicholls HRD Press PDF
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Ierodiakonou, Charalambos Karnac Books ePub

Many schools of psychology and psychophysiology today accept that the sensory organs when activated produce percepts, which then remain in the mind as mental representations—visual, auditory, and so on. We have seen that Aristotle describes a very similar process and calls such a mental representation a phantasma—”image”, according to an Oxford translation. The Greek word comes from a Homeric verb meaning “to appear”, “to be seen”—so in fact the philosopher means mainly something which had been seen, and then kept in “imagination” (phantasia) as an image. He underlines this visualization when he states that one cannot think or understand without images. He further clarifies such a connection of thought and images by saying that thinking proceeds by using “pictures”, “impressions”, or “written words” (graphe).

Aristotle in all his works gives great importance to the senses, to which he also devotes a separate book (Sense and Sensibilia). Regarding memory, he points to sense-perception (aesthesis) as the primary function, which through the formation of images constitutes the basis for thinking and for memory. In his treatise On Memory, he specifically writes: “Memory only incidentally belongs to the function of thought, but essentially it belongs to the function of sense-perception” (450a). In order to support his view he adds that if memory were a function exclusively of thought, it would not be found in many animals possessing no thinking abilities.

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Level 1: Grade School_E-G: Praxis I Commonly Confused Words

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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Chapter One: On the Patient's Becoming an Individual: The Importance of the Analyst's Personal Response to a Deprived Schizoid Patient and her Dreams

Borgogno, Franco Karnac Books ePub


On the patient's becoming an individual: the importance of the analyst's personal response to a deprived schizoid patient and her dreams1

Franco Borgogno

In reality I am often afraid that the whole treatment will go wrong and that she will end up insane or commit suicide. I did not conceal the fact that to have to tell her this was most painful and distressing for me, the more so as I myself knew only too well what it means to be faced with such possibilities. […] The result was, quite unexpectedly, complete appeasement: “If at the time I had been able to bring my father such a confession of the truth and to realize the dangerousness of the situation, I could have saved my sanity.” […] Was it not an unconsciously sought antidote against the hypnotic lies of her childhood? Full insight into the deepest recesses of my mind, in defiance of all conventions, including those of kindness and consideration? If it had been simply brutality or impatience, it would have done no good; but she saw how I had to struggle to do it, and how much pain this cruel task caused me.

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