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The Perricone prescription : a physician's 28-day program for total body and face rejuvenation
Perricone, Nicholas.
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First edition.
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New York : HarperResource, [2002]

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274 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
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Most people believe that sags, bags, and wrinkles -- on the face and body -- are inevitable. many people choose to temporarily circumvent these signs of aging with surgery, chemical peels, Botox injections, or laser treatments. The good news, according to research scientist and practicing dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, M.D., is that by following a simple program of diet, exercise, and skin care you can prevent and even reverse many signs of aging.

The Perricone Prescription clearly and succinctly explains the rock-solid laboratory research behind Dr. Perricone's revolutionary theories, revealing that inflammation at the cellular level, precipitated by poor nutrition, pollution, sunlight, irritating skin-care treatments, and stress, is the single most powerful cause of the signs of aging. Dr. Perricone gives you the knowledge and the tools to fight that inflammation from the inside out, while at the same time decreasing the likelihood of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and a host of other degenerative diseases.

Author Notes

Nicholas Perricone, M.D., is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and has served as an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and chairman of the annual international Conference on Aging and Aging Skin. A world-renowned researcher and scientist, Dr. Perricone is the 2002 recipient of the Eli Whitney Award. Dr. Perricone lives in Connecticut

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Perricone (The Wrinkle Cure), a professor of dermatology at Yale Medical School, believes that relatively simple changes in eating can effect dramatic changes in physical appearance and well-being. He has created a month-long program broken up into daily menus as well as a more restrictive three-day regimen designed to produce immediate results. Perricone's guiding principle, which he explains in some depth, is to reduce inflammation at the cellular level, which, he believes, causes the skin to age and is also linked to degenerative disease. Perricone suggests that protein and some fat is essential for everyone. He is particularly keen on the benefits of fish. Certain foods high in carbohydrates cereals, breads, bananas are taboo in this plan because of their high glycemic index; they cause a spike in blood sugar and prompt the body's insulin response, which stores rather than burns fat and causes inflammation. Perricone also recommends an exercise regimen, and nearly a third of the book is devoted to a discussion of antioxidants, vitamin supplements and creams. Some may question his nutritional theories, and others may find the diet difficult to stick to, with its almost total restriction of starchy foods. Still, Perricone is a proponent of Barry Sears's The Zone, and readers who have followed that book and Perricone's own bestselling earlier volume will probably appreciate this one. (Aug.) Forecast: Given the author's track record with his previous book, there's little doubt that this one will hit the lists especially with the help of media attention and the summer publication, when many people are suffering from the effects of too much sun. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved



The Perricone Prescription A Physician's 28-Day Program for Total Body and Face Rejuvenation Getting Started This section will tell you exactly what you need to have on hand for the Perricone Prescription 28-Day Program -- from food and supplements to skin care products and workout gear. Consult the Resource Section at the rear of this journal for recommended sources of some of the following selections. Phase One Preperation: Food Take a long, hard look at what you've got in your refrigerator and on your pantry shelves. Review the following lists and stock up on the nutritious, delicious foods that are recommended in my 28-day program. Recommended protein: Fish Albacore tuna Anchovies Bluefin tuna Halibut Herring Mackerel Sablefish Salmon (Alaskan wild, not farm-raised) Sardines Shad Shellfish Trout *Fish is the best all-around source of protein. The fish I recommend most highly is salmon, and I encourage you to eat salmon at least five times a week. However, the other cold-water fish I've listed may be used instead of salmon to add some variety to your diet. Meat/Dairy Skinless and boneless chicken breast Turkey breast Turkey bacon Turkey sausage Eggs Plain whole milk yogurt Grating cheese (e.g., Parmesan, Romano) Recommended vegetables: Arugula Asparagus Avocado Bean sprouts Broccoli and broccoli rabe Brussels sprouts Cauliflower Celery Cucumbers Eggplant Endive Escarole and other dark green leafy lettuces Garlic Ginger (fresh) Kale Mushrooms Onions (red and white") Peppers (green, orange, purple, red, and yellow) Romaine lettuce Spinach Summer squash Tomatoes Zucchini Recommended fruits: Apples Berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries) Cantaloupe Cherries Honeydew melon Kiwi fruit Pears Recommended beans and grains: Barley (whole, for soups) Beans (including black chickpea, kidney, lentil, navy, pinto, and soy) Oatmeal (old-fashioned, coarse) Recommended canned goods: Alaskan salmon Beans (black, chickpea, kidney, lentil, navy, pinto, and soy) Chicken broth (no-salt) Olives Sardines packed in olive oil Tuna Recommended condiments: Extra virgin olive oil (Spanish olive oil is an excellent choice) Fresh lemon Recommended snacks: Almonds Green and black olives Hazelnuts Macadamia nuts Walnuts 4 to 6 oz. whole milk yogurt mixed with 1 tsp. flax seed oil -- a perfect snack of low-glycemic carbohydrates, protein, and essential fatty acids Recommended beverages: Spring water Green or black tea Note: Iced green or black tea makes a refreshing, healthy beverage. Keep a pitcher in the refrigerator to enjoy throughout the day, served in a tall glass with a wedge of fresh lemon. The Perricone Prescription A Physician's 28-Day Program for Total Body and Face Rejuvenation . Copyright © by Nicholas Perricone. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold. Excerpted from The Perricone Prescription: A Physician's 28-Day Program for Total Body and Face Rejuvenation by Nicholas Perricone All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
1 Dr. Perricone's Three-Day Nutritional Face-liftp. 7
2 The Inflammation-Aging Connectionp. 17
3 The Wrinkle-Free Dietp. 30
4 Anti-inflammatory Supplements for Smooth and Radiant Skinp. 74
5 Topical Anti-inflammatories for Reversing and Preventing Signs of Agingp. 110
6 Go for the Glow: The Antiaging Power of Exercisep. 141
7 Dr. Perricone's 28-Day Wrinkle-Free Programp. 172
8 The Ageless Future: Developing Technologiesp. 205
A Recipes for the Perricone Programp. 219
B Resourcesp. 235
C Glossaryp. 240
Referencesp. 244
Indexp. 267