About This Book:
The New York Times bestselling author of The Wrinkle Cure presents an astonishing program to reverse the aging process--inside and out.
Dr. Nicholas Perricone has helped millions of people maintain younger looking skin. But in order to truly look and feel younger, readers must preserve the entire body, not just the skin.
Now, Dr. Perricone reveals a groundbreaking, 28-day program that promises to help readers stay young forever. The secret is neuropeptides, the biggest breakthrough in anti-aging medicine.
|"For women seeking complexion perfection, Dr. Nicholas Perricone is the name to know; actress Courteney Cox counts herself among his many devotees. In The Perricone Promise, he claims that his 28-day program will help stop and even reverse the aging process, making anyone who follows his advice "look and feel ten years younger."
Perricone says the brain and the skin both start out as the same embryonic tissue, so it follows that any efforts aimed at improving one's complexion will also improve one's memory and overall sense of well-being. To this end, he recommends a three-pronged approach: a very specific 28-day diet; supplements taken morning, noon, and night; and his own line of "topical" cosmetics, all aimed at boosting the body's levels of "peptides and neuropeptides." These substances, according to Perricone, are not only the building blocks of the skin's collagen, but an integral part of the functioning of the immune system, and may prevent inflammation in the body that's associated with such illnesses as arthritis and heart disease.
Perricone's diet sensibly includes a "rainbow" of fruits and vegetables and the liberal use of herbs and spices, and shuns any foods browned or cooked at high temperatures. But unfortunately, some of the food combinations sound less than appetizing (typical snack: "1-2 ounces sliced turkey or chicken breast, 3 olives, 3 strawberries, 8 ounces water"). His eponymous supplements and cosmetics are also pretty pricey, but as far as Perricone's fans are concerned, when it comes to putting the brakes on the aging process, you get what you pay for."
The book explains the science behind neuropeptides and the incredible results that can be achieved by regulating and controlling these chemicals in the body. Dr. Perricone reveals a structured program designed to remove wrinkles, speed up metabolism and weight loss, and enhance mood, brain function, and overall health. This three pronged attack on aging includes Dr. Perricones exclusive list of 10 superfoods to rejuvenate the body, revolutionary nutritional supplements, and state-of-the-art topical applications. THE PERRICONE PROMISE is the book everyone must own--no matter what their age.
Part I Explaining the Promise
Chapter 1 The Perricone Promise
Chapter 2 The Science Behind the Promise
Part II The Three Steps
Chapter 3 Rainbow Foods: Where the Pot of Gold Is the Rainbow
Chapter 4 Ten Superfoods
Chapter 5 Spices of Life
Chapter 6 Boosting Production in Your Energy Factory: The Potent Power of Polysaccharides
Chapter 7 Adding to a Healthier You: Anti-Aging, Anti-Inflammatory, and Fat-Metabolizing Supplements
Chapter 8 Neuropeptides and the Skin: The "Information Superhighway" Road to Rejuvenation
Part III The 28-Day Program
Chapter 9 The 28-Day Perricone Program
Appendix A Recipes for the 28-Day Perricone Program
Appendix B Resource Guide
The Perricone Promise will deliver a younger, healthier face and body. This life-changing experience can be yours in less than a month. It's easy, exhilarating, and effective no matter what your age!
Customer Review: It's all a matter of what choices we make
The reason the book interested me was because of his appearance on my local PBS station.
His simple suggestions to stop drinking coffee in the morning and drink green or black tea instead is something most people can do.
Cannot afford Pacific salmon like I can? Then use the flax seed oil like he recommends. I also use flax seed oil. And who cannot afford to buy fresh or frozen blueberries? One bag of frozen blueberries is less than four dollars and will last you a whole week since one serving is only 1/3 cup.
A can of salmon which he says you can substitute if fresh isn't available or is to expensive for those living in the mid-west. One average size salmon fillet where I live is around 8 oz, which cut in half will make two meals.
Most people need only delete the junk food and invest in the good foods he recommends. Most people can afford to plant a few fresh vegetables in their yards or amongst the flower gardens, so that's something he also encourages.
As for some of the pricier items he suggests, I tend to think most Americans with well stocked and affordable health or whole food stores, can budget wisely and buy many of the items he suggests.
Look at his average breakfast which costs very little if you look at the amount needed. 3 egg omelet and/or 4-6 oz. grilled salmon, 1/2 cup cooked non-instant oatmeal, 1/3 cup fresh berries or small slice of melon. Green tea. 8-12 oz. spring water per meal.
For lunch he suggests something more salmon and a small 2 cup serving of a dark green lettuce salad with extra virgin olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon to taste, and 1/3 cup serving of fresh fruit.
For snacks he suggests Small handful of hazelnuts, walnuts or almonds or an apple. For dinner he suggests fish, another small salad and additional vegetables like 1/2 cup steamed asparagus, broccoli, or spinach, and 1/3 cup berries or melon and water.
He does allow an apple or nuts etc as a bedtime snack, but I don't eat anything three hours before bedtime.
It's all a matter of what choices we make. And even he says that even if you follow only one part of his program you should be healthier.
I am walking proof that some simple changes like drinking water throughout the day, getting enough sleep, walking more, eating smaller meals, and having a more positive attitude can help you have better skin and loose weight and keep it off. And I have continued to do this, even after my husband died fourteen months ago, thanks to a drunk driver.
MotherLodeBeth (Sierras of California), 2005