Everyone ages, but there are aspects we can slow down or even prevent in order to preserve our healthy and youthful appearance.

Aging is unavoidable. When handled incorrectly, results can be disastrous (think of the WORST ‘botox-fail’ you’ve ever seen). While there are countless synthetic methods to ‘slow down’ the effects of aging, such as the wrinkles, loose skin, and the dulling of skin tone, they are not permanent. These temporary “solutions” cannot prevent the pending lure of your next birthday when it inevitably comes around.

Functional health care, however, makes the natural ways in which we can remain our most youthful and healthy the priority! It’s been proven that the most youthful, in both appearance and mindset, are those who live the more modest lifestyles such as avoiding extremes and maintaining a healthy relationship with food, alcohol, and exercise.

What Causes ‘Aging Skin’?

The skin is one of the most obvious areas of aging. Some of the most damaging things for skin health include:

  • Stress
  • Sun exposure
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Poor nutrition
  • Lack of physical fitness
  • Lack of sleep

Natural health practitioners recognize that it’s difficult to recommend one treatment or solution to prevent aging in all patients. That’s why it’s important to find natural products which agree to your unique skin needs in order to minimize the effects of the aging process naturally.

Functional medicine believes that no one person or illness is the same, and so becoming ‘literate’ in the area of functional health which applies to you is key to gaining mastery of it and seeing lasting results.

My hope is to empower you to become ‘literate’ and confident in functional health, so as to maximize your chances of preventing the early onset of aging.

Naturally occurring oils are some of the best-known fighters on aging in the functional medicine world! The following recipe is a great cream you can make yourself and add to your anti-aging routine:


  • 1 1/2 fl oz (40ml) Sweet Almond Oil
  • 1 fl oz (20ml) Calendula Oil
  • 3/4 oz (20g) Cosmetic Grade Beeswax
  • A handful of Dried Calendula Flowers
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) Frankincense Essential Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) Lemon Essential Oil

See the link below for further instructions: