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Juvly’s Cosmetic Dermatology Helps Columbusites Look Their Best

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Columbus’ Juvly location — a place that helps clients look good and feel good, opened up just two years ago. Now they’re revving up for their new second location in Polaris at the end of November.

“Whenever you look good you feel more confident and more accomplished,” said Juvly Columbus business manager, Sam Peck. Cosmetic treatments aren’t usually a layman’s hobby, they can drink your wallet dry and leave you feeling stiffed (no pun intended).

But that’s exactly why Juvly opened up in Ohio’s trendiest city — to offer reliable cosmetic treatments to the people that want and need them, but can’t afford them.

“We’re helping people in multiple facets of their lives. We’re opening doors to make things accessible and affordable,” said Peck. Their popularity is nothing to sneeze at, according to Peck, Juvly is the fastest growing cosmetic practice in the U.S., so not only do you get a great deal for your wallet, you get one of the best deals for your face — win-win.

Cosmetic treatments can be a life saver for those that are experiencing signs of aging and skin damage, and while it’s a personal decision, every journey is different.

“I looked in the mirror one morning and said, ‘you’re starting to look rough,'” said Peck. He was a sun child, predetermined to spend every minute under UV rays wether his skin liked it or not. And at just 22 years old, his skin started showing wrinkles and sun damage.

His advice? Tackle skin damage while you’re young —  in your 20s through 30s, you can still reverse skin damage like acne scars, deep set wrinkles and skin discoloration. Once you hit your 50s, treatments become less effective and less permanent.

 

 

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Truth or Trend: Does “detox water” really work?

Becca Kirian RD, LD, CNSC

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Water, H20, aqua: the most basic of necessities for human life. Water is a vital part of many bodily functions, including removal of waste products, but can we make water even “better” for us as a “detox water?"

Simple answer: no.

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H20, i.e. two hydrogen atoms connected to an oxygen atom, is the chemical identity of water. This specific formation is what separates it from other molecules, and makes it the most vital substance to human existence.

Soaking things in your water like ginger, cinnamon, or cucumbers can alter the taste but will not chemically alter the structure. Water infusions like the ones listed in the post above can taste great, but water is still H20 and will function as such.

That being said, water infusions are not bad; in fact if you’re struggling to meet your daily intake, water infusions are often an idea I suggest to patients and clients. Mixing up the flavors can bring water can elevate the flavor, making it easier to drink throughout the day!

Take-away: Don’t let social media tell you water can be changed to a magical detox; water is already an amazing life giving drink. Instead, use social media for inspiration for trying a new tasty drink that might help you get the adequate hydration you’ve been struggling to get!

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Truth or Trend: 30 Day Challenges

Becca Kirian RD, LD, CNSC

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@DietBetch, a popular Instagram account with over 213k followers, tends to post memes that subtly poking fun at our diet culture. But recently, I was disappointed to see a post about a "30 Day Challenge" that reinforces the unhealthy, fad diet-obsessed world we live in.

This "30 Day Challenge" prohibits participants from consuming foods that many people often associate with being “unhealthy” like soda, candy, and doughnuts.

As a dietitian, I’m not going to disagree that the foods listed do tend to be higher in nutrients of concerns—like added sugars and salt, and overall calories—but, I absolutely believe they can be part of a balanced diet.

By completely removing foods from the diet with a 30 Day Challenge like this, one will simply think, “No…for this month." This purge-style challenge won't teach healthy sustainable eating habits like intuitive eating or portion control.

Take-away: Instead of tagging a friend for a restrictive diet challenge that doesn’t set either of you up for long-term success, try implementing a small sustainable change. Maybe instead of going out for fast food every day of the workweek with a friend, you both could try packing once a week and share recipes and meal ideas!

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Truth or Trend: “His” vs “Her” portions

Becca Kirian RD, LD, CNSC

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It’s not uncommon to scroll through Instagram and see beautiful plates of food labeled “his” and “hers.” Typically the “his” plate is larger in all portions of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

But, this depiction of portioning is inaccurate and can be damaging to the way women satisfy their hunger.

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Gender does not determine the quantity of food people “should” eat. From a science perspective, there are so many variables that affect metabolic rates that are not specific to sex, such as amount of muscle mass, fat mass, location of these deposits, physical activity, and more. 

For example, a very active, self-identified woman with high lean body mass can have significantly higher maintenance caloric needs compared to a more sedentary male identifying person. 

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Take-away: Don’t let social media tell you that gender determines the amount you deserve to eat. Listen to your body and your hunger cues. Fuel your body for what you need!

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