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AUDIO: Dr. Mao's Tips For Radiant, Healthy Skin

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But this just very gently renews your skin by ridding the epidermis which is the top layer of your skin, of dead skin cells, and what that does is helps reveal the new cells that are underneath–fantastic, simple things you can do to do cleansing of your skin, okay?

And now let’s talk about some beauty foods, if you will. Things that really help. One of my favorite of these food secrets from Chinese medicine is Asian pears, and one of the headings in my book is called ”Pear Away Wrinkles and Dark Circles” because this Asian pear or Fuji pear, it is a wonderful tasty fruit by the way; it is one of my favorite fruits and…

I love it. Yeah, I am crazy about it.

Dr. Maoshing Ni:
Yeah, and we have this simple recipe that will just definitely seal the deal for most people, okay? You shave the skin; you take the core out; put a tablespoon of honey in there, and you steam it the double boiler for about 10-15 minutes. Well, Todd, it makes such a great dessert I can’t, you know, stop my kids. I mean, they just ask for it all the time.

But that’s good for your skin?

Dr. Maoshing Ni:
Oh, it’s fantastic for your skin. In fact, the Asian pear is full of nutrients and copper, for example, which by the way is an essential component of this very potent enzyme called superoxide dismutase, otherwise known as SOD, and this SOD attacks the harmful agents, what they call of course the oxidative agents. So it acts as a really potent antioxidant, helps to slow down, reverse the aging of the skin, and so this is something that I would highly suggest that you incorporate into your diet if you are interested in healthy, vibrant skin.

Dr. Mao, what can women do who have developed spider veins on their legs? I know that’s a huge problem; I read about it on the website all the time. Can she get rid of them naturally?

Dr. Maoshing Ni:
Well, spider veins is a very complicated problem.

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