Got Wrinkles? Treatment with the Dr Nicholas Perricone Anti-inflammatory Diet Can Help

Decades of research have shown inflammation, the body’s mechanism to protect against infection, causes cell damage even as it repairs. One of the essential results of inflammation is high levels of free radical creation. These free radicals can in turn break down a cell’s ability to function, causing more inflammation as the body attempts to repair itself. This can cause a chain reaction in which a burst of free radicals attack the cell plasma membrane, resulting in more inflammation and more free radicals.

The weakening of the skin cell structure results in discoloration and the loss of skin’s firmness, elasticity, and youthful, radiant appearance. To fight aging from the outside in, focus on building your diet around anti-inflammatory foods with antioxidants and essential nutrients that Dr Nicholas Perricone suggests.

First, Dr Nicholas Perricone recommends high-quality proteins, like that found in:

* Fish, such as Wild Alaskan salmon, halibut, and sardines
* Shellfish
* Poultry, mainly skinless chicken or turkey breast
* Tofu
* Legumes, especially lentils and chickpeas


These proteins contain essential fatty acids that reduce inflammation and heal dry skin, which is more prone to wrinkles.

Be sure to get your dose of healthy fats from other sources such as:

  • Nuts and seeds, particularly almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and pecans
  • Olive oil
  • Avocado

Dr Nicholas Perricone also recommends choosing low-glycemic carbohydrates found in whole grains like old-fashion oatmeal and legumes. The glycemic index (GI) ranks carbohydrates according to how they effect blood glucose levels. Lower GI carbohydrates cause smaller fluctuations of blood glucose and insulin levels. Large quantities of insulin signals the body to store fat and increases inflammation. Low GI foods reduce risk of disease, increase weight loss, and reduce inflammation. Some examples of ways to incorporate whole grains are multigrain bread, oatmeal, and whole wheat pasta.

Eat lots of colorful fruits and vegetables, which contain high levels of antioxidants and fiber and tend to have low GIs, like:

  • Asparagus
  • Spinach
  • Grapefruit
  • Zucchini
  • Broccoli

Water is a crucial component of the Dr Nicholas Perricone anti-aging diet because dehydration makes the body more susceptible to aging. Drink 8-10 glasses of pure spring water daily, which is essential for metabolizing fat and flushing wastes out of cells. Finally, antioxidant-rich beverages such as green tea also combat free radical damage and inflammation.

Following an anti-inflammatory diet is just part of Dr Perricone’s 3-tier system for younger skin. Be sure to learn about the other two tiers (i.e. taking antioxidant supplements and applying topical treatments) to put your skin on the rejuvenation fast track.

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  4. i’m a 60 yr old woman, i have had survived ovain cancer, by the grace of God. I’m a private sitter for Seniors.I deal with alot of clients who have many different health problems, but they also want all the help they can get and keep looking young, i would love to be part of your research so i could help them. Some of my clients, I’m all they have. Please help me give them something to look forward to in their life. God bless, i need help also, i’ve aged alot in the 10 yrs i have been doing this. i love my job and my clients, they give me the reason to keep goin.

  5. i’m a 60 yr old woman, i have had survived ovain cancer, by the grace of God. I’m a private sitter for Seniors.I deal with alot of clients who have many different health problems, but they also want all the help they can get and keep looking young, i would love to be part of your research so i could help them. Some of my clients I’m all they have. Please help me give them something to look forward to in their life. God bless

  6. i’m a 60 yr old woman, i have had sudrvived ovain cancer, by the grace of God. I’m a private sitter for Seniors.I deal with alot of clients who have many different health problems, but they also want all the help they can get and keep looking young, i would love to be part of your research so i could help them. Some of my clients I’m all they have. Please help me give them something to look forward to in their life. God bless

  7. Hi…..I am over 60 now…cant believe it…and have tried all the expensive creams on the market and in the end went in for botox which I really dont want to become addicted to…..so would love to try these creams and the diet it all makes sense…my skin is pretty good for my age but cant stand the wrinkles!

  8. Eager for your product!!!

  9. Is it too late to be a tester? Sign me up!

  10. I have had ancne for 33years. Because of the medications I have used, my skin is very dry. I am 44years old but could easily pass for over 50. I have tried everything except for accutane. {Which I refuse to use} maybe your product could help me?

  11. Hello everyone! My name is Kathariena I recently turned 67, and though I don’t have alot of wrinkles, I am concerned about my droopy eyelids, and loose skin on my neck. I tried Dr Perricone’s diet and supplements when I was 62 and had tremendous results. One thing I notice as I’m getting older is that my hair is getting thinner and thinner. Is there any way to reverse this and get my hair back to where it was? Thank You!

  12. I am 38 years old. I have lived in most of my life. I love being outdoors enjoying tennis, snorkeling, playing with my 10 year old and many other activities which have led to sun damaged skin.

    My husband battled brain cancer for a 1.5 years and died in August 2001. When he was diagnosed with a GBM, our daughter was just 4 months old. In December 2004 I was diagnosed with Non-hodgkins Lymphoma. I received the standard radiation, followed by chemotherapy and a lot of steroids. For years I had a residual allergy/inflammatory problem and had to continue steroids and benedryl therapy. I have not been on steroids in about 2 years and don’t recall the last time I had to take benedryl. Through much of this I did not sleep well.

    As a result of the sun damage, stress, therapy, and lack of sleep, my skin is dry, the tone is uneven, my pores seem larger and clog easier and the wrinkles have commenced. I would love my skin to be healthier. I would love to be a tester or participate in any study Dr. Perricone has.

  13. I need a boost to my tired looking face, which in turn will make me overall feel better about myself. I am a 58 year old female, fair skinned and have a desire to boost my self confidence. I work a 60+ hour job per week and have always put myself behind work and other people’s needs. Now it is time I do something for myself. Please can I be a tester for your products.

  14. I’m 34 years old and I look older than 40. I’m willing to do anything possible to start a new life and take care of my self. I heard so much about Dr. Perricone and I’ll try to do the diet to see if it helps me.

  15. I am 64 with aged and badly sun-damaged skin. A facelift would do wonders, but I am chicken. Deep smile and forehead wrinkles, droopy eyelids, beginning sagging face and neck, and start of crow’s feet. Dermatologist said nothing would help my skin other than moisturizers. I don’t believe that. My body is in equally sad shape, not firm, celluite, very dry, itchy skin with tiny shallow wrinkles upon close observation. Besides that, aches and pains in my legs and knees make movement uncomfortable. Insomnia saps my energy. Cosmetics I’ve used the few years are Loreal, Revlon, Olay and Lancome. I am intriqued with your claims of product performance and the anti-flammatory diet. What a terrific testimony and advertisement it would be if your products and diet would begin reversing the aging process to more youthfulness of my skin and vitality to my body. I would be delighted to be selected as a tester to show evidence of the power and purity of your product line.

  16. I am 51 and starting to see some real signs of aging. Would love to find products for aging and rosacea.

  17. I would like to become a Perricone tester.

  18. i would love love love to be a tester

  19. Wow. I am only 25 and just had my second baby. I have a 2 year old and a new born, so lately I have been talking to my freinds about……..” wow i muct look old with the lack of sleep and stress” I of course dont feel old, how ever good skin would help. HELP ME.

  20. Wow, I need to start this~my skin is starting to look older and I am not pleased~