About Jackie Silver

Jackie Silver is Aging Backwards and she shares her secrets, tips and shortcuts in her book, Aging Backwards: Secrets to Staying Young, on her Web site, AgingBackwards.com, on TV and radio, in print and in person. She is a frequent television news guest and contributor to numerous Web sites, including three columns on Examiner.com. She also appears in dozens of videos on Livestrong.com and eHow.com. Jackie is sought-after as an anti-aging and beauty expert by the media. Sign up for her FREE newsletter at AgingBackwards.com, connect with her on Facebook (Aging Backwards With Jackie Silver), Twitter @AgingBackwards and Pinterest (AgingBackwards).

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Are You Making These Makeup Mistakes?

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  Makeup is supposed to be the finishing touch that gives us confidence. But here’s what many women don’t realize: The way you apply your make up could be adding years to your appearance.   Here are the top five makeup mistakes that can make you look older… and what you can do to roll back the clock. Makeup Mistake #1: Heavy foundation   Foundation is a great way to smooth out your skin tone and give you a flawless, airbrushed look… if you don’t overdo … [Read more...]

Rejuvenate Your Skin at Home or Spa

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A lot of people think that working in the beauty and anti-aging business means I just “sit around and have beauty treatments” all day long. If only that were true! I wish I had time to sit around having beauty treatments, but just like most of you reading this, I don’t. That’s why I love to find secrets, tips and shortcuts for skin rejuvenation, such as removing dead cells with exfoliating microdermabrasion. Many people underestimate the power of a good exfoliation, but it’s one of the … [Read more...]

Steps to Better Foot Care

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When you think of cosmetic surgery, feet aren't usually the first things to come to mind, but more and more people are opting for surgery to make their feet prettier. "Foot Makeover" and "Toe Tuck" are just two of the terms that have come into vogue in recent years. Cosmetic foot surgery is defined as surgery "done to manipulate or change a foot that has no underlying injury." Some women want to shorten their toes or have their feet made narrower, while others ask for collagen or silicon … [Read more...]

Bow to the Queen of Herbs

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Whether you call it Holy Basil or The Queen of Herbs, as they do in India, tulsi leaves used in tea are renowned in Ayurvedic medicine as an “elixir of life.” Ayurvedic medicine is native to India and practiced in some other countries as a form of alternative medicine. Tulsi is mentioned in the central teachings of ayurvedic medicine, written at least 2,000 years ago, but tulsi tea has been used in India and tropical regions of Asia for more than 5,000 years. The tulsi herb is rich in … [Read more...]

Do these jeans make me look fat?

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In between exchanging recipes or chatting about the kids, women often engage in what’s termed “fat talk.” Experts once thought fat talk was reserved for middle school girls, but studies have found that it is a common occurrence in women of all ages, including older women, and even some men do it. Denise Martz of Appalachian State University who co-authored a study on the subject says, “Because women feel pressured to follow the fat talk norm, they are more likely to engage in fat talk … [Read more...]

Big and red and beautiful all over

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Study after study confirms that the tomato is beneficial for good health, but besides that, it just plain tastes good in all its many forms. Experts tell us that tomatoes are loaded with antioxidants, including lycopene, which are essential for healthy blood and tissue. According to Ray Sahelian, M.D., "Lower blood levels of lycopene are associated with higher body weight, aging and smoking." Even people who say they don't care for raw tomatoes usually enjoy ketchup, tomato sauce and other … [Read more...]

Go Green With Avocados

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The avocado has been misunderstood in the past because of its high fat content, but avocados provide more than 25 essential nutrients. A serving of avocado, which is one-eighth of the fruit, has only 5 grams of fat per serving, but that fat is the monounsaturated kind, which is heart-healthy and may help to lower cholesterol. Avocados are also rich in omega-3s, another heart-healthy ingredient. Perhaps the most impressive thing about the avocado is the potassium content. Compared to bananas, … [Read more...]

Now Ear This!

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  Here's a body part you probably don't associate with aging, but earlobes can show your age. Decades of wearing heavy earrings - pierced or clip-on - can do some damage to those tender spots. Have you ever noticed that young women have plump, juicy earlobes and older women tend to have long, flat, wrinkled and lined earlobes? If the lobes are pierced, the young ones usually have a little dot for the piercing, while older women's piercings can resemble a long slash. In fact, the writers … [Read more...]

The Energy Secret

CoQ10

Our bodies are like well-oiled machines and like complex systems they need energy to run properly. Coenzyme-Q-10 (also known as ubiquinone), a vitamin-like substance, is present in most red blood cells and is responsible for the body’s own production of energy.  Discovered in 1957 and commonly called CoQ10, scientific studies have linked it to a stronger immune system, lower blood pressure and slower aging. Studies in mice show it increases their life span by 25 percent. According to the … [Read more...]