Unexpected Benefits of Non-Invasive Treatments

Unexpected Benefits of Non-Invasive Treatments

Aesthetic treatments are flourishing. Everyone adores to look beautiful, hide their defects or may be reintroduce their appearance altogether. Cosmetic treatments first appeared in the 90’s and are in vogue since then. The use of light technologies such as laser, fillers for aesthetic treatment are already popular. However, there’s been an explosion in Non-invasive Treatment options too. They are giving people new goals and much broader assortment of effective solutions to tackle their skin and body ageing concerns without going through the surgeon’s scalpel. 

Surgery isn’t the Only Option!

Non-Invasive Treatments
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There are always certain concerns where surgery remains the only option. The internet is already flooded with many images that reveal the photos of invasive treatments gone wrong. We realise that the world of aesthetics can be confusing, and many people are apprehensive about taking that first step. 

So, how about discovering something that you can do without taking that final step…

Looking at all the pros and cons of the surgical treatments, experts advise using non-invasive treatments which are the safest and most natural way to make the most of your skin and body. 

Show Love to your Skin with Non-Invasive Treatment

As the name portrays, non-invasive treatments are less disruptive and help you achieving effective but subtle results. Following are some of the benefits what entices patients to choose non-surgical methods to improve your charm –

  • Painless or Little pain
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Reduced risk of side effects
  • Cost Effective

Invasive Treatment Vs. Non-Invasive Procedures

Plastic surgery or “going under the knife” is the most popular term of invasive therapy. A patient is put under anaesthesia for a surgical procedure that may involve cutting of the skin or removal of tissue. Recovery time is required after the procedure to get back to normal.

Non-invasive procedures are the kindest procedures that do not harm your body. They require no general anaesthetic, no surgery and minimal down time. Some of the treatments include – Sun damage, Skin laxity and discoloration, Loss of facial or body contours, Fine lines and wrinkles, Acne and blemishes, Dark circles and many more.

Invest in yourself with Urimage – Look Younger without Surgery

Your body is an invaluable boon. Choose Non-Invasive Treatments to stay young and look beautiful. The confidence and feeling of well-being that you get from having healthy, youthful skin is priceless.  Plus, it is always better to turn back the clock without being harsh.

Wait no more and give us a call to soften the effects of time on your face!

Most of us have strived to achieve the glow of a fleet of Victoria's Secret angels. But since majority of us lack access to thousand-dollar facials or injectables, we thought about making things simpler for you. Sharing with you the best secrets for getting supermodel skin—without spending huge savings. Keep yourself glued to the below easy steps that will make your skin look better than ever.

Make Your Skin Glow – Bring on the Compliments!

Most of us have strived to achieve the glow of a fleet of Victoria’s Secret angels. But since majority of us lack access to thousand-dollar facials or injectables, we thought about making things simpler for you.

Sharing with you the best secrets for getting supermodel skin—without spending huge savings.

Keep yourself glued to the below easy steps that will make your skin look better than ever.

1. Keep up the Regular Routine

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It might sound obvious, but you won’t get glowing skin without taking care of it on the daily basis. Use good cleansers, a gentle exfoliant to cleanse twice a day – morning and night. This will switch skin brightness up a notch or two.

2. Facial Pampers

Facial Pampers
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The more you stimulate your skin, the more it wakes up. Massaging your face few times a week is a great way to keep fine lines at bay. Also, more the blood flow, more is the collagen produced that plumps up your natural, healthy glow.

Note: Always use upward strokes while you massage your face while focusing on your forehead, cheeks and jaw area.

3.Hydrate from Within

Hydrate from within
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Want a clear and glowing skin? Hydration is a non-negotiable deal. Water helps to flush out all the body toxins that can cause inflammation and blemishes. It is one of the best sources that helps to prevent premature ageing by transporting nutrients and oxygen to skin cells while keeping them hydrated.

3.Try Oxygen Therapy

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A professional facial at a salon is surely appreciated however, a  sure-fire way to glowing skin is Oxygen therapy. It is a non-invasive and highly effective Anti-ageing Treatments that delivers pulsed oxygen onto the skin to progress membrane health, elasticity and firmness. Its hydrating and healing while boosting rejuvenation for a radiant look.

URimage in Leicester is one such skin clinic that offers Oxygen Therapy. You can get in contact and book a no-obligation free consultation to know more.

5.Bend Over

Women exercising
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Exercising always has positive effects to your body and skin. Hanging your head upside down for three minutes a day is one of the enduring strategies to attain that lit-from-within glow. And many celebs swear by this method.

PDO Mono Threads & Thread lifts

Mono threads are a type of PDO filament which can be inserted into the skin in a mesh-like pattern, to help increase skin tightness. The procedure is known for being minimally invasive. 

So what can this type of procedure help treat? 

  • Forehead lines
  • drooping eyebrows
  • sagging jowls
  • ageing skin

The procedure works by lifting things like sagging skin tissues by inducing collagen production through the filament inserted into the skin. 

Once inserted into the skin, the threads activate collagen synthesis to gradually tighten and rejuvenate the skin. This provides the skin with a tighter feel and appearance and more of a youthful look. Typically, around 10-30 mono threads are used to treat an area.

There are different types of thread procedures which are non-surgical alternatives.

Mono Threads

Mono threads, as mentioned are smooth threads without barbs. Between 10-20 of these threads can be inserted into the skin to help encourage skin tightening and rejuvenation. The threads are attached to an “anchoring point” of the scalp or face. Mono threads however, are said to tighten the skin but not significantly lift it which is why they are typically combined with cog threads for more lifting effect.

Cog Threads

Cog threads, like mono threads are also barbed however, from the underside of the skin. These barbs form a structure which lifts the sagging tissue. Unlike mono threads, cog threads do not need anchoring points and so are easier to target certain areas. This type of treatment is said to be the most effective non surgical treatment for face lifting.

Screw Threads

Screw threads usually consist of one or two threads intertwined together around the inserting needle. Screw thread has a great effect on giving volume effect on sunken area of the skin. 

So, is the process painful?

Patients may experience minimal pain during this procedure which can be numbed with local anaesthetic, and some tenderness may be experienced after the first few hours but this is a lot less than what a more complex surgical face-lifting procedure would cause.  

This a more convenient, quick and safer treatment to many surgical procedures whilst still delivering the best results. 

Why too much alcohol is a big No-no!

It is a well known fact that too much alcohol is bad for you. This is why there are restrictions, but too much alcohol is bad for more than the obvious reasons we know like; drink driving, and less sense of consciousness. Did you know? too much alcohol can lead to alcohol poisoning which could be a lifelong health problem and can even cut your life short if not handled.

It may sound obvious through it’s name, but there is probably a lot you do not know about alcohol poisoning. Alcohol poisoning occurs when a person drinks a toxic amount of alcohol, usually over a short period of time, also known as ‘binge-drinking’ or heavy drinking. Alcohol poisoning can cause certain areas of your brain, controlling basic life support functions such as heart rate control, breathing and your temperature to shut off.

Did you know? Just as little as four (for women) or five (for men), alcoholic beverages in a single occasion can be seen as binge drinking. During parties or special occasions this can happen easily and a lot of the time unknowingly be surpassed. It is also worth pointing out that women should not drink during pregnancy. Whilst the majority do not, some women tend to, BUT did you know? drinking while pregnant can actually cause your unborn child to develop foetal alcohol syndrome. In addition to this, drinking while pregnant heavily increases the chance of a miscarriage or premature birth.

But how exactly does alcohol poisoning occur?

Each time a person drinks alcohol, our liver needs to filter the substance out of the blood. The human body can only only process about one unit of alcohol per hour, as alcohol absorbs quicker into the body than food, so, when drank in a short space of time, your body will be unable to process this all. This can cause your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to rise. BAC refers to how much alcohol is in your blood stream. Did you know? you can measure the level your BAC through a Breathalyzer test (as done by many police officers), a urine test or a blood test.

To simplify how your BAC is analysed, imagine you have a bac of 0.10. This simply means, that 0.10 percent of your blood contains alcohol.

Here are some symptoms to look out for, if ever in doubt, seek medical help!

  • Confusion, unconsciousness, stupor (conscious but unresponsive) and sometimes coma
  • Irregular or slow breathing (less than eight breaths per minute or more than 10 seconds between breaths)
  • Cold clammy hands and bluish skin due to hypothermia
  • loss of co-ordination
  • vomiting repeatedly or uncontrollably
  • seizures

WOMEN! this is important!

Whilst alcohol is bad for both men and women, the lasting effects and the general risk factors are greater in women. As women have a lower body water temperature to men (the average female body only contains 52 percent of water in her body, whereas males have 61 percent of water in their body), a woman’s ability to dilute alcohol is a lot harder. As well as  this, women have less ‘dehydrogenase’, a liver enzyme designed to break down alcohol in the body, compared to men and so, because of this they have a Poor ability to metabolize alcohol.

In terms of longtime effects alcohol poisoning leaves on women, the risks of mouth, throat and breast cancer can become higher, your menstrual cycle can become disrupted leading to irregular periods, and you have a higher risk of liver cirrhosis and other alcohol-related liver diseases compared to men.

But, regardless of your gender, there are factors that can equally affect you.

  • Drinking on an empty stomach can lead to the peak blood alcohol concentration level being a lot higher than those who have eaten beforehand. Food plays a significant role in alcohol absorption in the body because it dilutes the alcohol while slowing down the emptying of the stomach into the small intestine where alcohol is absorbed.
  • If you are Asian (no matter the gender), your body can be affected by how it responds to alcohol. This is because approximately 50 percent of Asians have trouble metabolising alcohol due to a missing liver enzyme needed to process the substance.
  • Those who suffer from diabetes should beware of the negative effects of alcohol, as alcohol cause a sudden surge or a dangerous drop in their blood sugar levels. Alcohol may also slow down how diabetes medication works in your system and the effects medication has in controlling diabetes. This goes for other prescription drugs too.

Below is an image which shows just how much alcohol percentage is in some popular drink choices.

So, how can someone prevent alcohol poisoning?

The best way to avoid this in the first place is to drink the recommended amount of alcohol to begin with. This is no more than 14 units a week for men and women.

However, if you know you will be drinking more, stay hydrated between each drink with water to reduce hangover symptoms the next day. Eat before and during the time you will be drinking to help speed up the alcohol absorption rate, stick to clear alcohol like Vodka, gin or white whine, as these contain less congeners in comparison to drinks like brandy or whiskey. Most importantly though, STOP when you feel like your body is becoming overwhelmed by the alcohol – it will only help you.

PRP (platelet rich plasma)

PRP is a treatment used widely in the cosmetic and beauty industry to support healing through the extraction of the patients blood.

Why is blood needed?
Blood mainly consists of a liquid known as ‘plasma’ which consists of small solid components made up of red and white blood cells, in addition to ‘platelets’. Platelets are commonly known for their ability to clot blood however, they also contain hundreds of proteins known as ‘growth factors’.

These growth factors help promote healing as they encourage cells to migrate towards an injured or affected area in the body. As a result of this, there are several things PRP is used for as shown below:

PRP can be used to treat tendinitis, partial tendon tears, ligament injuries and osteoarthritis.

PRP can be used for hair restoration for those suffering from baldness and Alopecia.

PRP can be used for facials to improve the appearance of skin (also known as the ‘vampire facial’ as used by Kim Kardashian).

Recently, dentist have been using PRP treatment to increase cell growth.

So, how exactly does it work?

There are a few steps taken from the time you extract the blood to inserting the solution in to the patients problem area.

Step one:

Around 30-60 mm of blood is collected, usually from the patients arm, similar to a simple blood test procedure.

Step two:

The extracted blood is then placed into a rapidly rotating machine known as a centrifuge, where the platelet rich plasma is separated from the other components in the blood. This usually forms a ‘gold’ layer on top of the blood.

Step three: 

The platelets are then injected into the injured or area in need e.g bald spot, tendon, gums etc. Ultrasound guidance is generally used for accuracy.

These help to stimulate recovery or restoration by:

  • Enhancing collagen production
  • Increasing tendon stem cell production
  • Activating tendon cells to produce collagen
  • Stimulating blood flow
  • Making cartilage more firm and resilient

In addition to improving the appearance of skin, healing injuries or restoring hair growth, there are several other benefits to having PRP treatment done.

  • PRP helps to reduce scarring: For people who have been through surgeries, such a face lift surgery, PRP can be used to help decrease the appearance of these scars as well as tackling acne scars.
  • PRP can help you gain a speedy recovery. PRP therapy increases the number of platelets in the tissues, which can help speed healing for a faster recovery after surgery.
  • PRP is 100% natural. No chemicals or foreign substances are used. It is just your OWN blood.
  • No going under the knife/ it is a non-invasive procedure which means it is less painful, quicker and more affordable.
  • PRP reports to have lasting effects, so it is a good investment.

PRP has many benefits and with the rise of non-surgical procedures, it is an affordable alternative to treat several problems. Below is a video demonstrating the process a little more for a PRP facial (vampire facial).

Permanent makeup

It is always a struggle finding your lipstick or trying to rummage around in your bag for your eyeliner every morning, but if only there was a way that you could save time on all this. the answer is permanent makeup.

In recent years, permanent makeup has become increasingly popular as it stands as a way to help enhance and bring out your features without having to go through the makeup application process each time. Permanent makeup can be used to define eyes, lips and brows, imitating makeup application, and can be as soft and natural or even as dramatic as you want.

But how does this work?

Hypo-allergic pigments are used to create colour under the dermal layer of the skin helping to enhance your features. For your eyes and eyebrows, permanent makeup can help them stand out more, particularly those who have thin eyebrows. PMC treatment can make your eyes pop through creating the illusion of thicker and longer lashes, providing the eyes with more definition. This provides more of a younger appearance without the need to use an eyebrow pencil again, with advance techniques being the perfect way to create a soft natural look or 3D textured hair strokes on sparse, short, pale, brows.

A list celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Rihanna, also have eyebrow tattoos. 

Along with eyebrows and eyes, lips can also be enhanced, made to look fuller and the shape could be corrected through the revolutionary technology available. The ‘lip brush’ system available uses soft shades to provide a haze of colour on the lips, but can be applied to look more drastic; a perfect solution to those who have lost the definition of their lips through ageing.

Here are some advantages…

  • You can swim, shower, sleep and head out without having to worry about your makeup coming off or even applying makeup!
  • You can have more valuable sleep time as there is less steps to getting ready in the morning
  • This a good alternative to those allergic to makeup products or those who do not wish to use animal tested products
  • If you suffer from conditions such as arthritis, it can be difficult to apply makeup – so this is a great alternative
  • This is also good for those with vision problems who cant always see what they’re applying
  • This can correct problems like cleft lips, vitiligo or alopecia (eyebrows).
  • No more worries about smudged makeup!

But, is this process safe?

100%. At URimage, health and safety is a priority. Every single apparatus used, is sterile and any needles are disposed once used per client. The development of PMC Micro-colours puts special emphasis on skin tolerance as well as the brilliance and intensity of colour. The well known Swiss Institute for safety within cosmetics RCC Ltd., have confirmed the outstanding properties of the new permanent make-up by Wild Cosmetics.

This is a great solution to cut down on the time you take to get ready as well as providing a more brighter, and better looking facial appearance without effort.

Want great results? Be a regular!

When we think about exercise and the results we want to gain through exercise, we know that it takes several weeks or months even, of exercise to start seeing results. Whilst you may feel great from the very first workout, in order to see change, this needs to be consistent.

In the same way, our treatments are guaranteed to give you the best results, but it is important to note that more than one treatment is going to be needed to help optimise the results you achieve.

Below are some before and afters taken overtime.

All treatments were carried out over several weeks which ensures that you are getting the best out of what you invest in URimage.

Like anything, time is needed to allow progress. At URimage, we offer packages from up to £45 per month, including a free taster treatment and weekly treatments and sessions as part of each package which means within weeks, you can see the results you are after.

With technology being non-invasive, this is not only affordable, but also pain free with no room for any damage to the skin or vessels like many surgical alternatives have a risk of.

All our skin treatments and body treatments as listed on the website offer these weekly sessions. But as well as the fact that treatments are more than once, this prolongs the lasting effects the treatments have. If a clinic offers ‘results’ in one session, the chances are this will not be long-lasting and eventually, those wrinkles, dark circles or acne scars will become apparent once again.

Invest in you, and start a membership to gain access to weekly treatments/top ups and the lasting effect this will bring.

What you don’t know about fillers

Fillers have become increasingly popular these days and are now more affordable and common, with celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Katie Price even being regular users of derma fillers. However, amongst all the popularity, there are actually several reasons why fillers should actually be avoided and rather, a non-invasive style of treatment be used.

To begin with, it is important to understand the actual use of fillers. Fillers are typically synthetic substances that are injected into problem areas such as skin folds, lines and tissues to reverse ageing and provide facial fullness. Also known as Dermal Fillers, these can also be used to plump up cheeks, tackle acne scars, smile lines, or be used as implants (for lips, cheeks etc).

But did you know? these fillers can actually leave holes in your biology? Fillers can inflame the nodules in your skin which can lead to excessive bumps and holes on the skin tissue. If this does occur, not only does it change what your skin will look like, these bumps and holes can only be removed through complicated surgical procedures. Surgery to correct bad surgery? is it worth it?

This is of course one of the many other negatives that having fillers has…

     Cheek filler gone wrong

Did you know?

When fillers are used in areas such as the under eye or cheek area; areas where fillers are not typically meant to go, this can lead to the filler producing excessive fluid like water, leading to swelling. Fillers can also lead to infections at both an early or later stage of it being in your body. This can depend on the hygiene of the place the procedure is carried out at, or that your body has reacted negatively to the foreign materials injected within it. More seriously, if a filler is accidentally injected into a blood vessel, this could transport around your body, blocking the blood vessels relating to your brain, eyes or heart. If this does happen, you could potentially suffer a heart attack, stroke or permanent blindness. Fillers can also get messy and move from one area to the other leading to unwanted bumps and puffiness in areas that you do not want fillers to be in, and if this filler does happen to move around to places where the blood flow is blocked, this can lead to tissue death.

Other extremely common side effects include:

  • redness
  • swelling
  • pain
  • bruising
  • itching
  • rash

So what are the alternatives?

At URimage, we offer several skin treatments however, the most effective to replace the need for fillers are skin peels and Dermabrasion treatment, offering the same results as fillers, whilst being non-surgical, affordable and pain free.

At URimage, we offer a exfoliating Dermabrasion technique, which uses a rotating instrument to remove the outer layers of skin, usually on the face. This can help tackle fine lines, sun damage, acne scars and uneven skin textures without leaving holes or unwanted substances in your skin like fillers do. Our skin peel treatment helps to exfoliate dead skin and refine pores, this treatment stimulates new cell growth and collagen production, helping to reveal clearer, fresher and brighter skin. Our skin peel also removes the top layer of dead skin encouraging fresh, new skin to grow beneath. This in combination with our HIFU facial is a much greater and safer alternative than any filler treatments.

The negatives outweigh the positives that fillers have and with non-surgical solutions available for the same problems, it is safer to choose these as not only will the results be better, but the procedure will be a lot safer.

All About Epigenetics…

Have you ever wondered why twins can be non-identical, or perhaps you develop something that is not inherited by your parents? this is known as Epigenetics. Epigenetics can be defined as ‘the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself‘. This sounds complicated, but can be broken down to be understood more clearer.

Did you know? There are over 100,000 skin cells in one square centimetre of skin, and each one of these cells contain around 2 meters of DNA containing our genetic information. The genetic material in our bodies is known as a ‘genome’.

All the cells in our body contain the same DNA sequence. Whether this is our skin cells, muscle cells or liver cells; the sequence is the same even though these cells have different structures and different functions. So if the DNA is the same, why do each type of cells work differently? This is because different cells only express certain genes. Our DNA and something known as a ‘histome’ can be tagged by small chemicals which modify gene expression. This causes some genes to be turned ‘on’ and some genes to be turned ‘off’. For example, a liver cell will turn on the genes a liver cell requires, but turn off genes a muscle cell would need; this is known as Epigenetic modification.

Here are some facts about Epigenetics: 

Did you know?

Epigenetics is what makes us unique: Because of the fact different genes are turned on and off in different people, this results in us being different. From our taste buds to the way we are socially, to our physical features like skin colour and hair; this comes down to which genes are switched on and off.

Epigentics is reversible: If we could find the reasoning behind different combinations of genes being turned on and off, bad genes can be reversed which could lead to finding cures to cancer, obesity, health problems and even slow the process of ageing.

Epigenetics are everywhere: From what we do, what we eat and where we live, how healthy and active we are, these could overtime cause chemical modifications to these genes causing them to switch on and off overtime. For cancers and illnesses like Alzheimers, these genes are switched into the opposite state, away from the usual or healthy state.

Different habits can induce Epigenetic changes: Did you know? if a woman smokes while pregnant, this could lead to Epigenetic changes in three generations all at one time. Once in the mother, once in her unborn child and once in her child’s reproductive cells. This is why it is important to not smoke while pregnant.

Epigenetics sound like a complicated concept but as a matter of fact, broken down, it is much easier to understand. The human body is a fascinating system and learning how different parts of it function makes us want to treat it in the best way possible.

Toxins are ageing you!

It is no secret that the older we get the more we tend to age, but there are several aspects that can contribute to ageing quicker. One of the main ones is TOXICITY.

Toxicity can come in many forms, through our lifestyle, alcohol, fast food and GM foods and as a result of this, many people result to having a biological age higher than what they actually are.

At URimage we offer a variety of anti-ageing treatments to help correct this, but we also can assess your biological age and provide education on bespoke nutrition and regimes which can lead to a better quality of life and health.

Regardless, it is extremely important that we avoid these toxic factors as much as we can. This is why…

Toxic Lifestyle

Everything we do and put in to our bodies can determine whether or not we are leading a toxic lifestyle. If you were to compare your digestive systems to a plumbing system, think to yourself, would you describe it as severely clogged, occasionally blocked or free flowing. If it is any of the first two…this is an indication that you are leading a toxic lifestyle. An active lifestyle with nutritious home-cooked meals is needed in order to sustain a healthy lifestyle, on the other hand, binge-eating and having a sedentary lifestyle is toxic and will age you quicker, in addition to having countless other negatives.

Mindsets are also an important part of living a toxic-free lifestyle. When food shopping, ask yourself, do you read the labels? Labels are extremely important as they show the additives, fats and sugars different products can contain, and avoiding this is a sign that you are living a toxic lifestyle by purchasing products where you do not know what they consist of. Another toxic trait to avoid is oversleeping or sleeping at the wrong times. Scientifically the average human requires 8 hours of sleep to fully function. Many people however, can sleep up to 12 hours; sleeping late in the morning and waking up in the afternoon, starting their metabolic clock later than it should be, resulting in a slower calorie burn throughout the day.

With metabolic clock also comes another toxic lifestyle trait; eating late at night. Research suggest we should not consume anything after 8 o’clock, therefore midnight snacking’s or ‘late night desserts’ can contribute massively to a toxic lifestyle.

Here are 5 tips to avoid a toxic lifestyle 

  • Buy organic
  • Exercise
  • Eat garlic and broccoli everyday
  • Use non-toxic products in your home and on your body
  • Find out if you have a condition resulting to a toxic lifestyle

Alcohol

There are several effects alcohol can leave on our body which is why it is extremely important that this is drank in small quantities and moderately overtime. Did you know? In the long term, alcohol can have several negative effects to our internal body parts? Alcohol for example, can shrink the frontal lobes of your brain. Alcohol is also one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease which means it is damaging to the heart. In addition to this, it is well known that alcohol can cause liver damage, making it more difficult to fight of bacteria and viruses. As well as this, alcohol can increase your risk of throat, mouth and breast cancer, in addition to being a leading cause of pancreatitis, infertility and diabetes complications.

But alcohol as well as all the health risks, can be mentally damaging too. A large consumption of alcohol can result in acting aggressively towards others, increase your vulnerability and can at times lead to anxiety and depression. so, not only is this toxic for our health and internal organs, but it is also toxic for our mental state when drank in large quantities and regularly. This is beside the fact it contributes to ageing quicker enormously.

Fast Foods

It is no secret that fast foods aren’t great for us, but the one thing we often fail to see, is that fast food chains focus more on sales, than to provide a meal that is nutritional and will benefit our bodies well. Did you know? many fast food products contain a toxic chemical known as phthalate. This is the same chemical which is found in lotions, cosmetics and plastics, the same chemical, which was banned from being used, when making children toys back in 2008. Not only should this chemical not belong in food at all, it has also been linked to causing reproductive and infertility problems, in addition to being said to lower your IQ. This is of course, as well as the fact that fast foods contain copious amounts of salt, sugar and fat to increase the ‘taste’ people tend to love so much.

GM Foods 

Genetically modified foods or genetically engineered food, refers to food which has changes made to its DNA, often combining the genes from other organisms. Recently though, there has been evidence implying that GM foods are in fact, just as bad for you as any other toxic food. Experimentation carried out in the past, has shown GM foods to cause organ damage, accelerated ageing and immune system disorders. Since the revelation of GM foods in 1996, studies suggest that health problems have risen since the introduction of GM foods. Furthermore, GM foods are said to have an increase in use of herbicides a ‘weed killer’ chemical which links to cancer and hormone disruption. Genetic engineering interferes with then natural process of an organisms growth which has dangerous side effects. Mixing the genes of two different species can cause a release of new toxins and allergens in to the body. So, it is best to stick with what we know, such as organic and fresh produce that has not been tampered with or genetically constructed.

So, these, toxic foods and lifestyle habits are well-known factors which add to ageing quicker. When the negatives are listed down, it makes you wonder why we would affect our bodies in this way. It is ok to have these or do these things once in a while but should never become part of a daily lifestyle. Cook your own fresh foods, eat and drink at a reasonable time and maintain an active lifestyle, and you will notice just how much more youthful and healthy you will look and feel.

At URimage this is our prime aim.

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