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 Posted 10/7/2013 7:47:21 AM
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I just received the latest LEF magazine with Suzanne Somers on the cover & I must say I'm confused about LEF's desire to be affiliated with her.  I'm aware of her past medical problems & her touting a healthy diet/lifestyle to overcome them & why LEF would support that.  But does that support also extend to obvious & numerous plastic surgical procedures? 

I would have thought LEF's position on obtaining a healthy, attractive external appearance would be based on a healthy diet & supplements rather than botox & whatever else Ms. Somers has paid for. 
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 Posted 10/7/2013 8:25:29 AM
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Life Extension hasn't established an official position on appearance, and leaves that to the choice of the individual.  Life Extension does, however, offer a number of products designed to help with the external signs of aging, as this is a concern for many people.

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 Posted 10/7/2013 1:18:34 PM
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Well, the LEF Magazine is... the LEF Magazine. It's full of glossy-fake-plastic photos (just look at all those marvellous looking young scientist models in snowy white laboratory coats), so Mrs. Somers actually makes a perfect fit for the cover Laugh
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Suzanne Somers is a serious user of orthomolecular medicine, and she is a great spokeswoman for the cause.
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 Posted 10/8/2013 5:51:31 AM
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My understanding of orthomolecular medicine is the opposite of injecting your face with plastic or slicing it up to achieve a "youthful" appearance
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 Posted 10/8/2013 2:53:13 PM
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The problem that occurs when one is a spokesperson for anti-aging supplements, hormone replacement, diet and exercise and engages in plastic surgery is that one can no longer guage the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of said therapies on their outward appearance.  In other words, is it the therapies or the surgery that is "anti-aging" ones appearance

Even though lifespan and outward appearance are separate indicators of an effective strategy, and do not necessarily coincide, surgery does give a false creditability to therapies.
 
If one lives well beyond the mortality table then and only then would it indicate a possible effective therapeutic regimen.

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 Posted 10/9/2013 6:10:18 AM
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Tom. (10/8/2013)
The problem that occurs when one is a spokesperson for anti-aging supplements, hormone replacement, diet and exercise and engages in plastic surgery is that one can no longer guage the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of said therapies on their outward appearance.  In other words, is it the therapies or the surgery that is "anti-aging" ones appearance

Even though lifespan and outward appearance are separate indicators of an effective strategy, and do not necessarily coincide, surgery does give a false creditability to therapies.
 
If one lives well beyond the mortality table then and only then would it indicate a possible effective therapeutic regimen.

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An "effective therapeutic regimen" for me is one that contributes not only to length of life but also to "quality" of life as well.  Achieving one doesn't guarantee the other.  I know of people who've lived it. 
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 Posted 10/9/2013 9:13:44 AM
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Cletuscobb,

I do not disagree with you. 

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Tom - After rereading your first post, I admit I mistook your meaning.  We're cool.

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Sometimes a person's looks are a barometer of their health, but not always.  Durk and Sandy recommended that one look at a person's bloodwork, and there are other biomarkers.  If someone has had a lot of sun exposure, they may look old regardless of how healthy they are. 

Have heard countless negative remarks about health spokespeople who look old and presumably didn't have any "work" done:  "Well if that's what living healthy is going to make me look like, who would want to live like that?" etc.  Then the ones who keep up their appearance with surgery or botox get trashed, too.  The few people who make it into their older years looking good without any "help" mainly have good genes or more darkly pigmented skin that doesn't show as much damage.
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