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The Venus Effect 

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The Venus Effect

Our mission is to enlighten women about the beauty of their hormones and provide solutions for them to live better in that knowledge. VENeffect Anti-Aging Skin Care is one key step in an overall lifestyle inspired by our metaphor for an overall sense of peak vitality: “The Venus Effect.” There are many other lifestyle, dietary, nutritional and beauty tips that will enhance an overall sense of hormonal well-being. 

Exercise for Vitality

The Venus Effect lifestyle is one that emphasizes exercise and stress reduction to enhance your overall health, vitality, and well-being. One of the key ways we can maintain vitality throughout our lifetime is to exercise regularly. Lack of exercise sends a signal to your body that you may be injured, slowing your metabolism and reducing hormonal vitality. To maximize the Venus Effect commit to a minimum of 22 minutes of aerobic exercise per day (150 minutes per week), such as brisk walking, jogging, tennis, swimming – combined with a yoga or Pilates practice at least two times a week. The core strengthening of Pilates and/or yoga can help offset the loss of skeletal collagen so strongly associated with hormonal aging and help women maintain height and spinal health.

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The Beauty of Venus

There is no doubt that the changes in hormones, within the month and as we age, affect our skin, our hair and our metabolism. To achieve a sense of hormonal balance, evening out the highs and lows and recreating vitality as we age, incorporate a number of wellness tips that will not just make you feel and look good – your skin will glow:

  • Use products in the VENeffect Anti-Aging Skin Care line every day to improve your skin's collagen, elastin, and keep the glow of peak vitality. 
  • Exfoliate at least once a week, ideally twice a week, to take advantage of the skin's natural renewal cycle. 
  • If and when you are blemish prone, seek products that have willow bark, and other natural remedies that will help calm blemish prone skin and reduce the appearance of pores.
  • For fuller hair and healthy nails take Biotin, at least 600 mcg a day. 
  • Reduce sugar and starches in your diet; insulin surges cause breakouts, hair loss, weight gain, water retention and an overall feeling of bloat. 
  • Practice meditation, yoga or simple deep breathing. We all know that stress has negative effects on our appearance, but elevated cortisol due to stress causes uneven skin tone, adult acne and enlarged pores 
  • Drink more water. Skin needs water to maintain elasticity, so drink up and avoid excess caffeine, which can dehydrate. 
  • Get adequate sleep, at least 8 hours a night. Rest is important for a youthful appearance and lack of sleep elevates stress hormones, wrecking hormonal balance. 
  • Take your Omega-3 oils. Whether from fish or from vegetarian sources like flax seeds, theses mighty molecules act as natural lubricants for the skin, joints and eyes. Not only do they help you have that youthful glow, they are great mood stabilizers. 
  • Take at least 1000 IUs of vitamin D a day. Vitamin D is vital for healthy collagen and connective tissue.Take at least 100mg of vitamin C a day. Vitamin C is absolutely vital for collagen health, and while very few of us are deficient, it is a good habit to make sure that you take it daily to maximize healthy skin. 
  • Take Folic acid, 400 to 800 mcg a day. While many experts question the value of a multivitamin, most agree that folic acid, a B vitamin, is vital for good metabolism, the key to hormone balance so reflected in our appearance.

Eating for the Venus Effect

What you eat, in combination with your personal metabolism, can have a profound effect on your overall hormonal balance, your moods, and the health of your body's collagen. Here are some key Venus Effect enhancing tips:

Minimize the white sugars and starches in your diet


A carbohydrate heavy diet can cause excess insulin, which interferes with hormonal balance. Instead, substitute whole grain breads and flours, whole wheat pasta, brown rice etc., and if you must have sugar in your coffee or soft drink switch to  a natural source such as Stevia (e.g. Truvia brand).

Eat more plant proteins, and phytoestrogens

Most of the protein from plant sources is derived from the reproductive parts of the plant. Great options include soybeans (edamame), nuts, nut butters, chickpeas (hummus), seeds including flax and chia seeds, legumes and lentils. Nature is truly amazing in that the reproductive vitality found in plants can be passed on to us. Phytoestrogen packed foods improve cardio-vascular health and can improve cholesterol profiles. These foods help the body fight diabetes and regulate blood sugar. There is mounting evidence that diets high in plant protein may help collagen health – a boost to skin.  

Supplement Your Venus

Making the recommended diet changes will go a along way to enhancing your Venus Effect, but even the most health conscious can benefit from nutritional supplements to not just enhance your hormonal balance, but improve your overall health. A daily multivitamin that contains folic acid and Omega-3 supplements are a great start, and there are many more that can help improve your overall vitality. Discuss all of these options with your doctor if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, being treated for any health condition, or are on hormone therapy.

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