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Celebrity Dr. Nakhla Reveals Best Foods for Health and Beauty

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 24, 2012

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Young Leaf White Tea Brewed is an anti-inflammatory and less caffeinated than Green Tea.

Ever wish you knew the secret to slimdown success and glowing skin of those glamorous, slim celebrities portrayed in glossy magazines? Now you can, from famed doctor-to-the-stars Dr. Tony Nakhla, who’s famed as the Medical Director of the OC Skin Institute and author of The Skin Commandments: 10 Rules to Healthy, Beautiful Skin!

Dr. Nakhla’s 5 top foods for health and beauty are:

1. Chia seeds. Packed with Omega3‘s, chia seeds are easily digested in the GI tract, unlike flax seeds which have a thicker shell. Omega 3 fats are essential for optimal water retention in skin cells keeping the skin plump and hydrated.
2. Blueberries. This anthocyanidin packed fruit boasts powerful free radical fighting capacity.

3. White tea. Brewed from the young leaf buds of green tea, white tea is bursting with polyphenols. White tea is also anti-inflammatory and contains less caffeine than green tea.
4. Porcini mushrooms – contain trace amount of the super antioxidant and anti-inflammatory amino acid Ergothioneine. Ergothioneine protects the skin against the ravages of UV light, fending off the signs of aging, among many other benefits. Ergothioneine travels throughout the body to sites of dysfunction thru its own transport system encoded in human DNA, a property unique to this incredible antioxidant. Ergothioneine is best obtained in supplement form or when it is topically applied to the skin.
5. Wild salmon- contains high levels of omega 3 fats in perfect ratio to omega 6 fats, both essential for water retention in the skin. Wild salmon is also rich in the antioxidant astaxanthin.
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Dr. Nakhla talks nip-tuck; in your face with Kate Walsh nude

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 24, 2012

Kate Walsh on Cover of  Shape Magazine

Kate Walsh on Cover of Shape Magazine

Actress Kate Walsh says Botox and scalpels aren’t for her. But like Gwyneth Paltrow, she says she’s fine with another type of cosmetic medicine: Laser treatments.

See more photos of Kate Walsh here.

She’s in Shape

TV‘s Kate Walsh bares all. How she stays this hot at 44,” shouts the red-lettered cover line on the March issue of Shape.

Inside the magazine, the “Private Practice” actress is quoted as saying, “We live in a strange time when getting plastic surgery is as common as dyeing your hair. But in my profession, I need a malleable face. Everyone has her line in the sand. I draw mine at facials and laser treatments.”

She adds, “If others want to go a step further, it’s their call.”

That sounds a lot like what Gwyneth Paltrow said in Harper’s Bazaar recently. Paltrow said she’ll pass on the Botox in favor of doing  “little things, like lasers.”

Neither Walsh nor Paltrow have said what type of laser treatments they get. But going the laser route can be pretty rigorous — and it can get expensive for those who aren’t earning Hollywood salaries.

When people talk about lasers,  it can mean “a 15-minute job or .. a 2-hour job with 2 weeks of down time, with peeling, redness and crusting,” says Dr. Tony Nakhla, medical director of OC Skin Institute and author of the book, “The Skin Commandments”.

There are different lasers for all kinds of skin problems, from zapping freckles, red splotches or broken blood vessels to the more involved work of resurfacing the skin to get rid of wrinkles, says Nakhla, who counts entertainment industry types among his clients.

The 15-minute job runs about $350.

The 2-hour job? That’ll cost you $3,000. Twice a year.

By the way, Nakhla says Botox gets a bad rap on the face-freezing front. It can get rid of wrinkles without having that effect. “That (patients’ expectations that their faces will freeze) is a misconception,” he says.

But that’s another post.

So how do you think Walsh looks? Want to see how she’s changed through the years?


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