What You Put In Is What You Get Out

I was reading an interesting article this morning about “Retinoids – the ultimate anti-ager” and that got me thinking… We’re always trying to put a “band-aid” of sorts on our bodies (or our conditions).  Using something topical like Retin-A seems to be a good option, but in my personal opinion, it makes more sense to ascribe to the school of thought: “what you put in is what you get out.”  One of my biggest concerns as I get older is how my skin looks – after all, it’s our biggest ‘organ’ and we need to treat it right, right?  I started using bioidentical hormones not too long ago, and it amazes me that the texture of my skin has improved dramatically!  My doc said that BHRT would make an impact, but the truth is, I really didn’t believe him!  I’m amazed at how soft my skin is (I guess it didn’t hurt that I also took a friend’s advice and invested in some Kiehl’s body lotion too! :)) 

Anyway, when I first started with BodyLogicMD, my doctor talked to me about my “inputs” (what I put into my body) and my “output” (what I get out – i.e. the texture of my skin, my mood, my memory, the strength of my nails, my muscle strength, and the list goes on and on)… I’ve started focusing on giving my body good inputs (drinking lots of water, getting good daily exercise, using supplements, wheat versus white, lots of veggies and fruits and avoiding anything pre-packaged).  I’m starting to see the impacts and think my doc might just be on to something good… and boy does that same philosophy apply to life and relationships! 

By the way, a friend of mine passed this along… frickin hilarious! 

Dr. Seuss on Aging: 

Enjoy the day!

~carpe diem~



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  • Diane

    Hah – I love the Dr!

    I too noticed differances in my skin before I noticed anything else. I was at a meeting last week with women who had not seen me in over a year and they noticed it as well. Now, about Kiehl’s – what is it and where can I get it?

  • I too am a patient of Dr. Lindor but sadly I can’t say that I’ve noticed any sort of big difference so I’m thinking of going another route. I’m at my wits end. I haven’t had the time to search your archives so i’m sure you’ve answered this question but did you get the estrogen and testosterone pellet implants? I have done so for almost 2 years and this last appointment I opted for the vaginal cream (which I hate, btw) and the only plus I see is no hot flashes but I’ve paid thousands of dollars for supplements, pellets, implantation, etc…….and I expect more. How long have you done this?