Dr. Kridel Recommends: Think Skin Healthy this Thanksgiving

November 20th, 2012 Dr. Russell Kridel

Preparing to host Thanksgiving dinner this year? Make sure you’re serving skin healthy Thanksgiving foods.

Getting together with family for Thanksgiving is filled with great food and conversation.  But, what if you select Thanksgiving dishes that can help bring your family great skin, too?

Sweet Potatoes:  Skip the marshmallows and serve baked or mashed sweet potatoes with just a touch of natural brown sugar instead.  Sweet potatoes are filled with beta carotene, which converts to Vitamin A.

Cranberries: These berries are another great source of antioxidants.  Throw cranberries, fresh orange slices and some sprigs of cilantro into a blender and you have created a great cranberry salsa that tastes great and can add a glow to your skin.

Pumpkin:  Fresh and cooked pumpkin has essential vitamins and nutrients for your skin such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium and beta carotene.

If it’s your turn to be the host,  not only can you serve foods that taste great but you can also contribute to glowing, radiant skin that will have your family walking out of your house feeling full and beautiful.


Be sure to spend some time getting some exercise on Thanksgiving day.  Go for a walk with your guests, play some touch football or put on some great music and dance.   If you are going outside, don’t forget to put on sunscreen, even if it is cloudy outside.

Happy Thanksgiving!

— Dr. Russell Kridel, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston, TX




Dr. Kridel shares importance of Investing in Prevention

November 6th, 2012 Dr. Russell Kridel

We all need to invest in healthcare prevention

‘”Three old American sayings capture the interconnections among personal responsibility, preventive medicine, and health care costs. Consider ‘You are what you eat,’ and ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,’ and ‘A penny saved is a penny earned’.

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If we as individuals take better care of ourselves — if we as a society take better care of ourselves — we’ll be not only healthier but also wealthier in the long run. Every Texan needs to have more skin in the health care game, especially those who have too much skin and fat already. We can no longer blow smoke at proven ways to stop people from smoking and exposing others to their secondhand smoke. We need a shot in the arm to stop the spread of deadly, contagious diseases. A healthy and wealthy Texas depends on a sound health care system with robust medical care and effective public health components… All in all, a stitch in time does indeed save nine.”

Taken from TMA’s Healthy Vision 2020, Invest in Prevention, Section 5

Healthy Vision 2020 is the the roadmap for the Texas Medical Association initiatives through 2020.  If you would like a complete copy of Healthy Vision 2020 click here 

— Dr. Russell Kridel,  Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston, TX