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8 posts tagged "Dr. Frank Lipman"

Four Ways To Keep It Cute (And Healthy) At The Thanksgiving Table

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It is the American way to “go big” in most facets of life, which certainly applies to the annual Thanksgiving eat-a-thon that is about to be upon us. There can never be enough autumnal-themed food on the Thanksgiving table, it seems; my s.o.’s mother just informed me that she’d be buying a second turkey as she is under the impression that the 18 lb. bird she’s already procured—plus the bounty of side dishes I am preparing—might not be enough to feed six adults and two children. True story. All of this said, it is very easy to overindulge at this nonreligious gathering of countrymen, but we’ve scrounged up a few expert tips to help you stay strong in the face of pumpkin pie seconds. According to Dr. Frank Lipman of Eleven-Eleven Wellness, the key to comfortably enjoying your meal is threefold: Load your plate with 80 percent vegetables (brussel sprouts, green beans, root veggies, what have you); try to eat a fermented food at some point during the meal to help aid in digestion (Thanksgiving kimchi, anyone?); and don’t skip breakfast. While you may think reserving your calorie intake for dinner is the right move in the name of moderation, skipping breakfast only serves to slow down your metabolism. Instead, prepare a protein-packed liquid shake, like Dr. Lipman’s Sustain blend, mixed with a little almond milk and avocado.

If, however, you find it difficult to heed these words of advice (believe us; we’re right there with you), there’s always Valerie Grandury’s green smoothie cleanse for the days after the damage has been done. The Odacité co-founder, whose L.A.-based beauty boutique houses a line of organic, fresh-made cosmetics in addition to a well-edited selection of other all-natural grooming aids, has devised a smoothie system that should set you right in just three days. Click here for the complete user’s guide—and let us all give thanks for the detox revolution. Happy Turkey Day!

Photo: Courtesy of Odacite

Eat Your Way To Better Skin

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This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. To submit a question, e-mail celia_ellenberg@condenast.com.

I’ve always heard that chocolate and cheese can cause breakouts. Is that true—and more importantly, are there any foods that are considered anti-acneic or antiaging?

I believe there is definitely a connection between acne and dairy. Dairy causes spikes in certain pimple-producing hormones (the various forms of testosterone or androgens) and insulin. Another lesser-known problem is difficulty digesting [the protein] casein from cow’s milk. When casein is not properly digested, it gets into your blood and the immune system reacts, causing inflammation, which can then lead to acne. Someone prone to acne should try to follow an anti-inflammatory diet and stay away from dairy, sugar, and processed foods in particular, but also gluten and factory-farmed meats. Eat whole foods—fruits, vegetables, especially leafy green ones, and anti-inflammatory fats such as omega-3 fatty acids. They can have almond, rice, coconut, and hemp milk instead of cow’s milk. They should also take a probiotic, which helps reduce inflammation in the gut that may be linked to acne. Sometimes a zinc supplement (30 mg of zinc citrate a day) can help, too.

A lot of the same holds true for aging. Sugar and processed foods are the most aging foods. So a similarly anti-inflammatory diet will have great antiaging effects for the skin and also help reduce aches, pains, and fatigue; your energy will improve and you will look and feel younger.

In the nearly 30 years since Dr. Frank Lipman landed in New York from his native South Africa, he has established himself as a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. He founded the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in 1992, has two wellness-minded books under his belt (Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Start Living Again and Total Renewal: Seven Key Steps to Resilience, Vitality and Long-Term Health)—not to mention countless acolytes: High-profilers like Donna Karan, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Maggie Gyllenhaal all keep him on speed dial. His latest venture, out this month, is Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman, a collection of supplements and nutritional cleansing products.

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Fad Or Fact: Dr. Frank Lipman Talks Wellness Trends

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This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. To submit a question, e-mail celia_ ellenberg@condenast.com.

There has been a lot of talk lately about taking B12 shots for energy, eating chia seeds to curb appetite, and juicing as a way of life. I’m curious if these health trends are just fads or if there is some long-lasting legitimacy to their purported benefits?

Vitamin B12 is definitely beneficial. If your vitamin B12 levels are low, this is essential for boosting them and increasing energy. I also often give B12 shots to patients who have totally normal B12 levels and they often feel extra-energized from that as well. As for chia seeds, I’m not sure if they curb appetite per se, but since they do expand and swell in your stomach, they will leave you feeling less hungry. But regardless, they are totally safe and beneficial for overall health, so I’m a big fan. And juicing is great, but you have to be aware of your ingredients. Focus on getting a lot of alkalizing green veggies in your juice, such as cucumber, celery, and leafy green vegetables. You can add some apple, pear, lemon, and ginger to sweeten it, but be careful not to overdo it with fruit in your juices as they are very high in sugar.

In the nearly 30 years since Dr. Frank Lipman landed in New York from his native South Africa, he has established himself as a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. He founded the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in 1992, has two wellness-minded books under his belt (Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Start Living Again and Total Renewal: Seven Key Steps to Resilience, Vitality and Long-Term Health)—not to mention countless acolytes: High-profilers like Donna Karan, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Maggie Gyllenhaal all keep him on speed dial. His latest venture, out this month, is Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman, a collection of supplements and nutritional cleansing products.

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Dr. Frank Lipman On Pill-Popping Like A Pro

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This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. To submit a question, e-mail celia_ellenberg@condenast.com.

With so many beauty-from-the-inside-out pills on the market these days, are there certain supplements that you would recommend every woman should have in her diet, no matter what?


Yes, there are supplements I recommend everyone should take on a daily basis. First, a good multivitamin to get the vitamins and minerals that we all require and are difficult to get from diet alone—even if it’s the most healthy diet! Fish oil is a good source of essential fatty acids, which most people are deficient in; probiotics for the beneficial bacteria that allow for a healthy balance of microflora in the gut, which is essential for optimal health; and finally vitamin D, because studies show that as many as three out of four Americans suffer from a deficiency. Vitamin D is involved in making hundreds of enzymes and proteins and is necessary for hundreds of vital functions crucial for preserving health and preventing disease. To make it really easy for people, I put all of these supplements into single-serving daily packets called the Daily Dose.

In the nearly 30 years since Dr. Frank Lipman landed in New York from his native South Africa, he has established himself as a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. He founded the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in 1992, has two wellness-minded books under his belt (Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Start Living Again and Total Renewal: Seven Key Steps to Resilience, Vitality and Long-Term Health)—not to mention countless acolytes: High-profilers like Donna Karan, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Maggie Gyllenhaal all keep him on speed dial. His latest venture, out this month, is Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman, a collection of supplements and nutritional cleansing products.

Photo: Brian Hagiwara / Getty Images

Dr. Frank Lipman Talks Better Beauty Sleep

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This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. To submit a question, e-mail celia_ellenberg@condenast.com.

My sleep cycle has been abysmal of late; either I can’t get any shut-eye or the sleep I do get is restless and I wake up feeling unsatisfied. How can I sleep better without resorting to pharmaceuticals?

In addition to a healthy diet and regular exercise, getting enough restful sleep is the most important thing you can do for your health, and to look and feel your best. But it’s estimated that up to 70 percent of Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. You need 7 to 9 hours to let you body repair and heal. And good-quality sleep is just as important. That doesn’t come from sleeping pills; they just mask the problem but don’t address the underlying issues.

Here, Dr. Lipman’s favorite natural, drug-free sleep-better tips to help improve your complexion, energy, and overall health:

1. Limit bedroom activities

There are only two things you should do in bed, and they both begin with the letter “S.” Conduct all other activities, like watching TV, working on your laptop, and reading, elsewhere. Your bedroom should be a peaceful, distraction-free oasis that’s completely conducive to unwinding, resting, and sleeping.

2. Keep it dark

Though we may not realize it, even with the lights out, most of our bedrooms glow with the flicker of seemingly innocuous little lights blinking, flashing, and distracting our sleep, like charging phones, sleeping laptops, and light-up alarm clocks. Banish them from the bedroom or cover the lighting mechanisms with a bit of electrical tape.

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