Anti-Aging Treatment for Your Hair

A California company called Kronos has introduced the first-ever line of anti-aging hair care products based on the same proven anti-aging technologies used in high-end skincare lines.

Kronos was recently featured on the Today show and was rated the #1 Hair Treatment product by The Good Housekeeping Institute. It’s being called “anti-aging for hair” because it contains an innovative technology that’s the first of its kind.

In terms of pure science, Kronos is as cutting-edge as it gets. The system was shown in clinical testing to:

boost hair volume and body by an unprecedented 96%;
increase hair hydration by 91%;
improve luster and shine by 96%;
reduce split ends and breakage by 96%;
virtually eliminate color fading for up to four weeks.
The secret, according to the company, is a revolutionary ingredient delivery system called “t-sfere technology.” For the first time ever, t-sfere technology allows active ingredients to be encapsulated into a microscopic sphere so small that it can actually penetrate into the hair follicle and hair shaft.

Inside the t-sferes is a potent combination of 5 restorative ingredients complexes that target key areas of hair health such as volume, shine, hydration, strength and color retention.

The scientists at Kronos developed a way to release the active ingredients layer by layer so the product works continuously and where it is needed most, inside the scalp, follicle and hair shaft. That means radically more powerful and effective ingredients. Kronos is the only haircare line with this new, patent-pending delivery system.

How old is your hair?

It may sound like a crazy question, but just as your skin can prematurely age, so can your hair. Between heat styling, color treatments, frequent blow drying, straightening, curling and perming, even women in their 20s can have hair that looks twice their age.

Most hair care products just aren’t made to stand up to the ravages we inflict upon our hair. Kronos was developed specifically to repair damaged hair and restore it to a younger, healthier state.

To introduce the line to consumers, the company offers a limited amount of free trials of its 4-piece introductory kit. You can try the kit for free before deciding whether or not to its for you.

The free trial includes a full, 60-day supply of 4 products that each feature the line’s key ingredient complexes and delivery technology:

Phyx Overnight Repair Masque (4 fl. oz./120 ml)

Provides intensive renewal and repair for damaged hair
Works overnight while you sleep, when the body is in its natural repair mode
Liquid Theory Conditioning Detangler (4 fl. oz./120 ml)

Protects hair from thermal damage due to heat styling and humidity
Builds body and magnifies shine without weighing hair down
Shampoo (10 fl. oz./300 ml)

Gently cleanses while revitalizing and hydrating dry, brittle, limp hair
Specially formulated to help prevent color fading and frizz
Conditioner (8 fl. oz./240 ml)

Fortifies and protects dry, damaged, color-treated hair
Imparts body, volume and silkiness
Click here to see if free trials are still being offered.

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Drugs promote growth of brain cells, claims study


Study: Antidepressants may help stroke patients by promoting the growth of brain cells

Widely used antidepressants may reduce the brain damage suffered by stroke patients and ‘dramatically improve’ their recovery, say researchers.

A study suggests taking the drugs immediately following a stroke may promote the growth of brain cells.

The U.S. research was carried out in mice but scientists say the effects may be found in humans, and have called for clinical trials.

The study compared stroke size and recovery in mice which were genetically altered and treated – prior to a stroke – to either grow or not grow new brain cells.

In the animals programmed not to grow new brain cells, strokes were about 30 per cent larger, despite treatment with the drugs.

But in those animals which had the genetic capacity to respond to the drugs, there was ‘dramatic improvement’ in motor function after the stroke.

A range of antidepressants was used as well as mood stabilisers such as lithium, according to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

But lead researcher Dr David Greenberg, of the Buck Institute for Age Research, in California, warned stroke patients not to treat themselves with prescription drugs because of potential side effects.

‘These drugs need to be tested in a controlled clinical setting,’ he said.

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Being a clean freak increases your risk of illness, allergy expert claims

Obsession: creating a sterile environment in the home increases the risk of children developing allergies and autoimmune illnesses, a new report claims.

Excessive cleanliness which creates a sterile environment has led to soaring rise in allergies, a new report has shown.
Allergies have become widespread in developed countries – with hay fever, eczema, hives and asthma increasingly prevalent.
According to Dr Guy Delespesse, director of the Laboratory for Allergy Research at the University of Montreal, the hike in allergies is due to our obsession with cleanliness.

Allergies can be caused by a range of factors – family history, air pollution, processed foods, stress, smoking – yet our limited exposure to bacteria is also to blame.
Dr Delespesse said: ‘There is an inverse relationship between the level of hygiene and the incidence of allergies and autoimmune diseases.
‘The more sterile the environment a child lives in, the higher the risk he or she will develop allergies or an immune problem in their lifetime.’
In 1980, 10 per cent of the Western population suffered from allergies. Today, it is 30 per cent. In 2010, one in 10 children is said to be asthmatic, and the mortality rate has increased 28 per cent between 1980 and 1994.

Healthy advice: allergy expert Dr Guy Delespasse warns that our immune system is turning against us ‘It’s not just the prevalence but the gravity of the cases,’ says Dr. Delespesse. ‘Regions in which the sanitary conditions have remained stable have also maintained a constant level of allergies and inflammatory diseases.
‘Allergies and other autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis are the result of our immune system turning against us.’
Although hygiene does reduce our exposure to harmful bacteria it also limits our exposure to beneficial microorganisms. As a result, the bacterial flora of our digestive system isn’t as rich and diversified as it used to be.

Dr Delespesse recommended probiotics to enrich our intestinal flora. Probiotics are intestinal bacteria that have a beneficial impact on health. They’ve been used for decades to make yoghurt.

He said: ‘Consuming probiotics during pregnancy could help reduce allergies in the child. They are not a miracle remedy, yet they are one of many elements that improve our diet and our health.”

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Dieting without exercise ‘will NOT help you lose weight’

Those who stick to a low-calories diet in the hope of losing weight shouldn’t bother unless they exercise as well, according to scientists.
A new study found that simply reducing portion sizes pr swapping snacks for healthier alternatives was not enough to promote significant weight loss.
Scientists from Oregon Health and Science University said this appeared to be due to a natural compensatory mechanism that reduces a person’s physical activity in response to a reduction in calories.

‘This research shows that simply dieting will not likely cause substantial weight loss. Instead, diet and exercise must be combined to achieve this goal,’ said lead researcher Judy Cameron, from OHSU.
To conduct the research, Dr Cameron and her colleague Dr Elinor Sullivan, studied 18 female rhesus macaque monkeys.
The monkeys were placed on a high-fat diet for several years. They were then returned to a lower-fat diet with a 30 per cent reduction in calories.
For a one-month period, the monkeys’ weight and activity levels were closely tracked. Activity was tracked through the use of an activity monitor worn on a collar.

‘Surprisingly, there was no significant weight loss at the end of the month,’ Dr Sullivan said.
‘However, there was a significant change in the activity levels for these monkeys. Naturally occurring levels of physical activity for the animals began to diminish soon after the reduced-calorie diet began.
‘When caloric intake was further reduced in a second month, physical activity in the monkeys diminished even further.’

A comparison group of three monkeys was fed a normal monkey diet and was trained to exercise for one hour daily on a treadmill. This comparison group did lose weight.
‘This study demonstrates that there is a natural body mechanism which conserves energy in response to a reduction in calories.

‘Food is not always plentiful for humans and animals and the body seems to have developed a strategy for responding to these fluctuations,’ said Dr Cameron.
‘These findings will assist medical professionals in advising their patients. It may also impact the development of community interventions to battle the childhood obesity epidemic and lead to programs that emphasize both diet and exercise.’
The research is published in the April edition of the American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

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Greater risk of breast cancer for skinny girls

Risk: Woman thin at age seven are more likely to get cancer.

Skinny girls are more likely to develop breast cancer in later life, research has found.
Females underweight at the age of seven are at greater risk of the disease when they get older than those who are larger in size.
Scientists at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm also found that girls who were slightly overweight at a young age were less likely to develop particularly aggressive types of tumours which are very difficult to treat.

The research, published today in the Breast Cancer Research journal, could pave the way for old childhood photos being used as a means of estimating a woman’s risk of breast cancer.
The scientists studied 6,000 women in Sweden – half of whom were breast cancer patients – and split them into three groups depending on whether they were ‘lean’, ‘medium’ or ‘large’ build when they were seven years old.
They used photographs and their own memories as a basis.
Surprisingly they found that women who were bigger when younger were less likely to develop the disease in the menopause.

Previous research has found that obese females are much more prone to breast cancer. They are also 50 per cent more likely to die from the disease.
The scientists do not know why skinny girls are more likely to develop breast cancer.
They say their findings could have important implications in determining a woman’s risk.
Jingmei Li, who lead the research, said: ‘It appears counterintuitive that a large body size during childhood can reduce breast cancer risk, because a large birth weight and a high adult BMI have been shown to otherwise elevate breast cancer risk.
‘There remain unanswered questions on mechanisms driving this protective effect.’
She added: ‘Given the strength of the associations, and the ease of retrieval of information on childhood shape from old photographs, childhood body size is potentially useful for building breast cancer risk or prognosis models.’

The study also showed that larger girls were less likely to develop what are known as ‘oestrogen receptor negative’ tumours, one of the most deadly forms of the disease.
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women and up to 1 in 9 will get the disease at some point in their lives.
Up to 46,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.

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