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6 Anti-aging tips from Dr. Pao Bellosillo

Dr. Juan Paolo
Bellosillo, International Fellow of Integrative Medicine and American
Association of Integrative Medicine, sat down with us one rainy
afternoon to discuss and talk about one of the biggest concerns of
beauty lovers: AGING.
Pao, as he is fondly called, was kind enough to give us 6 tips on how
we can age gracefully or if possible, stop time from showing on our
  1. LIFESTYLE CHECK. Since aging is a
    process we all have to face as we grow old, we must ensure that we
    start from within: our being. Beauty is definitely not just skin
    deep. It emanates from within. The stress we encounter
    daily will show up in the form of eye bags, dark spots, wrinkles, and what not.
    To ensure that this can be avoided, do a lifestyle check. Your
    lifestyle choices will reflect on your wellness. No amount of
    moisturizer can ever beat clean living and a peaceful mind.
    Anti-aging should start at the biological unit, our cells.
  2. BE REALISTIC. There is nothing in
    this world that can really stop your skin from aging. It will
    happen. However, you can delay it with the right skin care and the
    right ways of living.
  3. YOUR HEART. The one thing a lot of
    people overlook when they yearn for anti-aging is their heart. Your
    heart is the one solely responsible for pumping blood into your body
    and if it’s not healthy, you will definitely see the results on
    your skin. We only have one heart. Once it stops beating, we are
    gone. This is a saying that I often remember and it reminds me that
    on top of everything, my heart is the first one I need to take care
    of the most.
  4. STRESS. Every time you allow
    stress to impact you, it actually becomes a threat to your life and
    this could even lead to death. When someone is stressed, it shows on
    their skin. When someone is stressed, it will show on their hair,
    eyes, lips, everything. Never allow stress to make an impact on you.
    Learn to control and let go.
    Pao, you can get photoplethysmography, a method that determines the
    age of the artery which has been impacted by lifestyle and exposed
    to many stressors. This will allow you to truly gauge what changes
    you need to make and what maintenance you need to follow.
    The food and drinks we take in affect our body. There are
    many foods that yield good vitamins and these are the things we
    should eat more of. Berries, salmon, almond, walnuts, spirulina, and
    green leafy veggies are a must if you want to achieve that youthful
    glow. All the food mentioned here also have anti-inflammatory
    properties that will help reverse the ageing of the artery. Acai
    drinks that come with banana and spirulina have high anti-oxidant
    and free radical battling properties that can actually reduce the
    inflammation or stiffening causing factors or thrombus formation in

In this day and age
where everyone is obsessed with looking young, always remember that
to look young on the outside, one must feel young on the inside. Be
wise. Live a legacy before you leave a legacy. When you take care of
your heart, you take care of everything else from within and this
will always give you the youthful glow you desire.