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Beauty Sleep: A Dream Come True!

(4) Comments | Posted January 28, 2010 | 8:12 AM

Sleep: The Rejuvenation Hours

Are you missing the opportunity to give your skin an eight-hour intensive rejuvenating experience -- every day? If you are one of the more than 47 million American adults that get less than eight hours of sleep per night, the answer is yes! This blog is...

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Holiday Cheer: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

(1) Comments | Posted December 18, 2009 | 4:23 PM

Along with the holidays come many questions about alcohol -- the good (a little red wine), the bad (hard liquor) and the ugly (sugary drinks made with hard liquor!).

This time of year is the season to enjoy delicious food, delightful libations and good company. Unfortunately, the libations can be...

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The Dark Night: Secret To Breast Cancer Prevention?

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2009 | 1:50 PM

You won't find Batman, Christian Bale, the Joker, Heath Ledger or Gotham City anywhere in today's tale of the Dark Night.

Instead, you will discover the link between darkness and light, sleep and sleep disruption, and breast cancer.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our blog will be dedicated...

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The Dieter's Best Friends Series: Top Ten Foods for Appetite Control--Part 1

(4) Comments | Posted September 24, 2009 | 2:32 PM

#1 Almonds

This is the first in a series of blogs that introduces ten of my favorite foods to help curb the appetite. Just as many foods wreak havoc with our blood sugar and insulin levels (think pasta, bagels and chips), certain foods actually help to stabilize blood sugar. In...

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The Dieter's Dilemma Part 2: Sabotage Secrets Revealed

(5) Comments | Posted September 15, 2009 | 12:28 PM

If you think that the fabulous figures of Eva Mendes, Scarlett Johansson, Bar Rafaeli, Adriana Lima or Megan Fox are not attainable, think again. I can't promise you the cover of Sports Illustrated or the Victoria's Secret catalog, but I can promise that many of your weight problems are not...

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Love at First Bite! Dr. Perricone's Top Ten Foods to Enhance Your Sex Life

(3) Comments | Posted August 31, 2009 | 10:28 AM

No, Love at First Bite is not a blog about the HBO hit series True Blood. And you won't find one mention of vampires, Bon Temps, Louisiana, Anna Paquin or Stephen Moyer. What you will discover is the anti-inflammatory diet (not a drop of synthetic blood on the menu) which...

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10 Dirty Little Secrets About Body Fat

(4) Comments | Posted August 12, 2009 | 12:03 PM

There are many reasons to embrace Paul McCartney's suggestions for "No Meat Mondays/Giving up meat one-day a week." In fact, unless you are eating 100% grass-fed meat, I recommend cutting back on overall meat intake. This is not just environmentally sound; it is sound from a health/longevity viewpoint. Grain-fed meat...

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What Men Want

(2) Comments | Posted August 3, 2009 | 2:16 PM

Dear Dr. Perricone,

I have followed the Perricone Prescription on & off since my mother-in-law gave me the book. How do you feed a 6'4" and 220 lbs. man this kind of diet? I know he would feel better so any suggestions on how to slowly change his diet would...

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The Dieter's Dilemma

(7) Comments | Posted July 28, 2009 | 5:47 PM

The pressure to be thin has never been greater. Unfortunately our daily food choices have made this goal practically impossible!

The average American, adult and child alike, are bombarded with corn-fed beef, high fructose corn syrup, refined sugars and starches and dangerous transfats. Even that ubiquitous jar of peanut...

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How Sweet It Is: Good News About Chocolate and Cocoa

(4) Comments | Posted July 13, 2009 | 5:47 PM

The secret to living a long and healthy life is not all about self-denial, self-discipline and austerity. While it is true that we do need to exercise some self-control and make smart decisions when it comes to our diet, there are some treats that we can enjoy while reaping healthy...

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The Top 10 Weight Loss Supplements

(2) Comments | Posted July 8, 2009 | 11:16 AM

Summertime is a great time to shed excess weight. Unfortunately, as we age, it becomes harder to shed the pounds. It is easy to be envious of the beautiful 40+ stars like Sheryl Crow, Halle Berry, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Michelle Pfeiffer, Iman, Christie Brinkley and many more who are...

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7 Deadly Sins of Skin Aging

(7) Comments | Posted June 9, 2009 | 2:00 PM

Each of these stars turns 40 in 2009: Renee Zellweger, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Aniston, Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lopez, and yet they still have that magnificently youthful radiance and glow.

My educated guess is that they scrupulous avoid committing these 7 deadly sins:


1. Pro-Inflammatory...

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Barbecue Your Way to Beautiful Skin

(5) Comments | Posted May 21, 2009 | 6:19 PM

It's summertime, and the grilling is easy.

One of the joys of summertime is the barbecue. Nothing tastes better than food cooked outdoors over an open fire. But cooking muscle meats and other protein foods at high heats can create carcinogenic chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs). In addition, Advanced Glycation...

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Michelle Obama -- The Right to 'Bare' Arms

(2) Comments | Posted March 19, 2009 | 2:33 PM

Much has been written about Michelle Obama's penchant for sleeveless garments -- in fact, maybe too much.

Media attention notwithstanding, Michelle is not the first First Lady to favor sleeveless outfits.

Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis, perhaps the world's greatest fashion icon, was often photographed wearing sleeveless dresses, as was her...

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Sun and Tanning

(1) Comments | Posted March 17, 2009 | 10:39 AM

1: With all your experience, what do you suggest to women that want a safety-tan?

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a 'safe' tan. To provide color to winter white skin, try tinted moisturizers or self tanners. This is because in addition to the risk of skin cancer, UV...

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Madonna: Salmon Queen

(13) Comments | Posted March 16, 2009 | 5:06 PM

Last month, Madonna, the ageless iconic superstar, announced to the world that she was embarking on a 'salmon retox' program to "knock 12 years off of her appearance."

While it might be ambitious to think we can knock more than a decade off of our looks, think again. If anything...

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Is There a Face Lift in your Fridge?

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2009 | 4:34 PM

This is a question first asked of me by Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America upon the publication of my first book The Wrinkle Cure.

The producers put three women on my Three Day Nutritional Face Lift for a two part series. On Monday we appeared in the studio with...

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Mickey Rourke: Getting it Right

(4) Comments | Posted January 29, 2009 | 11:19 AM

"Wins Globe, Thanks Dogs" screamed headlines around the world.

Although I am sure this was not a publicity seeking move, it became the single most important story to come of this year's Golden Globe award ceremony. Perhaps even bigger than his blockbuster performance!

"I'd like to thank all my...

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Taking Flight: Top Strategies to Look and Feel Your Best at 30,000 Feet

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2009 | 5:29 PM

Traveling can be both a joy and trial and the holidays are the busiest travel days of the year. But if you are like me, regular travel by air is a frequent occurrence 12 months of the year.

If we properly prepare for the trip, we can better experience...

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22 Tips For Navigating The Holiday Table

(3) Comments | Posted December 24, 2008 | 7:04 AM

Thanks to the pleasures of overindulgence, the holidays are often a time of accelerated aging. Even worse, is the fact that the aging is so visible. Gray pallor, bags under the eyes from stress, too much egg nog and lack of sleep; loss of facial contours from binging on sugars...

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