I was more than a little curious to see a seminar on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s scheduled during a Green Beauty Buyer’s Conference in New York. What do these degenerative diseases have to do with green beauty? Here’s the key: when it comes to brain degeneration, as well as aging, our best defense is prevention. And some of the same supplements that prevent inflammation in the skin are also promising to be incredibly effective at stopping and even reversing the onset of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. They happen to be DHA (an omega-3 fat found in fish oil and microalgae) and turmeric (a deep yellow spice used in Indian, Middle Eastern and South American dishes, especially curries).
According to Dr. David Perlmutter, a neurologist who focuses on the nutritional influences on neurological disorders, from the time that he puts his patients on a regular dose of high-grade fish oil supplements, the improvement in their skin and overall glow is “absolutely breathtaking." ‘Their eyes brighten, they look younger,’ said Perlmutter, who used the word ‘vitality’ to describe the overall effect. Alright, I'm sold. Get these two into your diet because prevention is the best approach to aging- outside and in!