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Authors: Nicholas Perricone
ISBN-13: 9780060188788, ISBN-10: 0060188782
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Date Published: August 2003
Edition: 1ST

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Author Biography: Nicholas Perricone

Long recognized as a pioneer in reversing skin damage caused by aging, adjunct professor of dermatology at Michigan State University and No. 1-bestselling author Nicholas Perricone, M.D., has brightened the complexions of scores of readers with books like The Wrinkle Cure and The Perricone Prescription.

Book Synopsis

From the #1 New York Times best–selling author of The Perricone Prescription.

The Acne Prescription delivers a complete program that incorporates Dr. Perricone's trademark three–tiered approach (anti–inflammatory diet, targeted acne–fighting nutritional supplements, and breakthrough topical applications) that will help you clear your skin in a matter of days. Not only will you see impossible–to–ignore improvement in your skin, the program will help improve your body's overall health and appearance. And, Dr. Perricone will tell you what to do to treat the pitting and scarring that often affects adult acne sufferers.

The Acne Prescription features dramatic before–and–after photos, rock–solid scientific background explications, and a day–by–day program of meals and exercises. And, Dr Perricone will dispel common medical myths regarding the causes and treatment of acne. By following the Perricone Program of diet, vitamins, topical applications, and exercise, you can dramatically reduce the appearance of blemishes and breakouts, and achieve a smoother look within three days You will look and feel better than you ever thought possible. Good health and beautiful skin – an unbeatable combination.

Publishers Weekly

Perricone, adjunct professor of dermatology at Michigan State University and author of both The Wrinkle Cure and The Perricone Prescription, bases his work on a simple premise: aging skin, and other dermatological conditions are the result of inflammation at the cellular level. To offset this inflammation, Perricone recommends a specific diet. Readers who follow Perricone's prescription diet are advised to avoid starchy foods and any foods that are high in carbohydrates (including many fruits and cereals). The focus is on fish, omega 3 fatty acids, protein and antioxidants, which will effectively reduce the level of cellular inflammation and produce more radiant skin. This new book reiterates this information, but uses the research and findings to assist readers of all ages, specifically adolescents and young adults with acne. A 28-day diet program, glossary of yoga exercises, and discussion of nutritional supplements is included to guide the reader toward better skin. For the most part, readers will find little here that isn't printed in one of Perricone's earlier books. But for new readers, this book may be of interest. Though his theories may still be considered contentious in dermatological circles, one can hardly argue against a regimen that dictates a healthy diet, regular exercise, and good hygiene. (Sept.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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