About

Healthy Aging Specialist Gerontologist

The world of health, beauty and wellness is a confusing one: we are bombarded daily by information and marketing that is (at best) confusing and often contradictory. Luckily for us, Darnell Cox is here to provide clarity, guidance and inspiration.

Born in a farming town in Central California, Darnell is one of five children raised by parents who operated a small ranch. But because she dared to dream beyond those familiar borders, Darnell moved to Los Angeles where she graduated from Cal State Northridge. She then got married – moved with her then husband to live in Shanghai and Singapore – and returned to L.A. to raise their three children.

As the children grew up, Darnell’s lifelong interest in health, beauty and the physical/mental effects of aging developed into a passionate pursuit. Hungry for knowledge, she received a master’s degree in psychology (Pepperdine University) and another master’s in gerontology (USC). But formal education was only fuel for a greater fire: Darnell went on to earn certifications in Integrative Nutrition and Health Coaching (I.N.N.N.) and 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training.

Yes, the world of health, beauty and wellness is truly confusing. But Darnell is indeed here to help. Now remarried with four adult children, she is committed to the journey, constantly testing cutting-edge, science-backed procedures and products so that she can share the definitive healthy-aging tips with her followers and clients. She clarifies the confusion and bridges the bewildering gap between science and consumers across various life stages, from adolescence to adulthood, from new moms to empty-nesters, and from menopause to the golden years. As the 56-year-old Darnell often says,

Credentials

Rave Reviews

I’ve been on the NoZempic weight essential bundle for 4 weeks now and I’m feeling great! I take the Fiber Lean, MetaHealth and Probiotic Lean combo. I’m loving it! My jeans are fitting a little loser and I don’t feel as bloated! I finally weighed myself today, and I lost weight! Definitely reordering!

Gina Gilardi Bleifer

Really amazed at this product Crave Control! My cravings went down substantially from the moment I started taking this and, I’ve already dropped a few pounds in a just a few weeks. I feel great! Can’t wait to see how much I can lose!

Debbie Wagnon
50 years young

My top 3 supplements that keep me young in my 40s: Hair, Skin, and Nails with Advanced Collagen Generator makes my hair stronger and shinier, my skin more vibrant and beautiful, and nails strong and healthy. CardioMax Omega3 is power packed to help my body fight inflammation. It also supports a healthy heart, helps me stay focused and alert. NutraMax

Chevon

I reached out to Darnell with concerns and insecurities about my sunken under eyes. Not only was she exceptionally supportive and sensitive to a long term insecurity, but she went above and beyond working with me to get my under eyes to a place where I felt confident. She would text me at any time of day (even her birthday!) answering any concerns I had and checking on my progress. She helped me to identify products I had an allergy to that I didn’t know about and helped me create a diet and skin care plan that would assist me in my goals. Finally, she referred me to a magician to receive under eye filler. In short, Darnell was kind, sensitive, available, and most importantly extremely knowledgeable. I can’t recommend her more for any of your needs.

Dia Rabin

You are my most trusted influence on Instagram and actually in life in general now that I think about it. You’ve taught me So much about great health & how to look and feel better and just to live better . I must say also that with all you are going through with your family your determination to think and act positively and always encouraging others is truly inspiring. You are incredible and absolutely gorgeous inside and out. Love you so much Darnell 🤗

One last thing thank you for teaching people how to eat properly and ignore the high protein food trend happening now!

Maryanne Hill

You are such a beautiful, caring person. I love following you, not just for your advice, (which is great) but because you’re such a genuinely lovely person. Your account is uplifting and SO motivating. 🙌🫶🏻🥰

Tina Linnenan

Thanks to you I started using the Microneedling dermapen. I did first time and I simply love it!

Eva Malinowski

Happy Birthday Darnel. How your posts has impacted me? Where can I start. I came across your posts in very dark time of my life. In addition to all hormonal changes , menopause and dealing with extremely difficult family issues, I felt invisible and hopeless. Reaching 50 is a big milestone but if we’re not equipped with right mindset and tools to live healthy, it can be devastating. I want to thank you for your posts and bringing light to my life. You are a gem in this crowded instagram space. I haven’t had the privilege of doing 1 in 1 , but I’m hoping one day I’ll be able to do so.

I use your fiber lean supplement and absolutely love it! It really helps with feeling full and not overly hungry before lunch time.

Thank you for being authentic! 🌸🌸🌸

Kathy Ghassemi

You are the sweetest, and beautiful, not only outside but inside. And I’ve learned so much from you that I apply every day.🤯🙏🏻

Trina

I really am enjoying the weekend lives on Instagram! I’m 52 and want to age gracefully, feeling as vibrant and healthy as possible and alive!! So hearing your wealth of knowledge and being able to watch you demonstrate procedures and masks and talk about such a wide range of subjects which cover aging well as a whole is amazing 🤩 thank you for your generosity and courage 😍😍

Eva-Marie Bond

You are truly inspiring to me, and I’ve learned so much. I started by learning about micro needling from your video. Since I’ve started following you, I’ve learned so much regarding my skin and my health and my diet. I’m taking collagen and have used and benefited from all your wonderful advice. You have made me be a healthier and happier version of me at age 52. Please keep up the great work!

Erin Welch

I’m in a small town in Ohio and struggle to find Drs or resources that promote healthy living! You have been a godsend 😊

Amy Welch

I loved working with Darnell. She is a highly educated gerontologist but working with her is like working with one of your girlfriends. I was confident that I was eating so healthy, and it turned out the protein bars I was eating every day were just as bad as eating snickers bars. Darnell helped me understand how much hidden sugar I was putting in my body. She also gave me tips to help me curb my strong sugar cravings. When we were not talking about healthy eating and weight, she was an open book about beauty and anti-aging tips and tricks. I learned so much about products, tools and anything and everything I had a question about. I highly recommend working with Darnell to get amazing up to date advice on everything from nutrition to beauty secrets.

Kimberly Backman

I loved working with Darnell. She is a highly educated gerontologist but working with her is like working with one of your girlfriends. I was confident that I was eating so healthy, and it turned out the protein bars I was eating every day were just as bad as eating snickers bars. Darnell helped me understand how much hidden sugar I was putting in my body. She also gave me tips to help me curb my strong sugar cravings. When we were not talking about healthy eating and weight, she was an open book about beauty and anti-aging tips and tricks. I learned so much about products, tools and anything and everything I had a question about. I highly recommend working with Darnell to get amazing up to date advice on everything from nutrition to beauty secrets.

Kimberly Backman

I’ve implemented the morning routine, and lunch recommendation from my 1:1 coaching with you and I already feel better and look better. Thank you so much for an amazing first coaching experience.

Lee

It’s amazing to me how Darnell Cox (Live Young Lifestyle) has been able to improve my daily skin care regimen, my fitness routine, and my diet. I can’t believe how much I’ve progressed working with Darnell. She’s truly amazing!

She constantly seeks information to stay current on the latest and best ways to improve my skin/body/lifestyle. She listens to me to understand what I seek and adjusts each program in order for me to continue to progress.

She absorbs knowledge from all sources and tests it before sharing it with me and the rest of her clients. Knowing that Im scared to try new routines, she’s careful, observant and MOTIVATING. And always comes from a place of love.

With patience and humor, she listens to my grumbling and then finds a way to make me learn and understand how changing one or two small things can lead to huge impacts.

I follow her on Instagram, and watch all of videos on You Tube.
She’s bright, cheerful, intelligent, funny and is willing to go the distance for everyone she comes in contact with.

She is definitely leading me to lead a Young-er healthier lifestyle.

Gina Gilardi Bleifer

As a on-air personality for Focus TV, my skin has to be camera-ready at all times.
That’s where Darnell Cox from Live Young Lifestyle comes in to save the day!
She has been consulting with me one-on-one for the past year, and I must say, my skin is look-ing better than ever! From my at-home skincare routine, to in-office medi-spa treatments, Dar-nell has been instrumental in guiding me to the best products and treatments to ensure that I am always ready for my close-ups.
She has honestly helped me look years younger!
Thanks Darnell!

Tambi Saffran

I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Darnell Cox and the Live Young consulting program for changing my life around. I reached out to Darnell at a very sad time in my life. Losing my daughter Lauren has been very painful! The results of the pain and sadness, I gained 40 pounds. I was so embarrassed to look at myself in the mirror, which made me even more depressed.
Darnell took the time to talk to me extensively and to put together a skin, body, and health plan for me. I made a commitment to myself to follow the plan and I have been successful in losing all of the weight I had gained! I’m now a size 6! I never imagined I could be a size 6 again! I lost 40 pounds in 5 months and have maintained the weight loss since May, 2018.
In addition, Darnell also re-vamped my skincare regimen, and I truly see a huge difference in my skin! Darnell continues to follow up and encourages me to set new health and lifestyle goals. I would highly recommend the LIVE YOUNG consulting program to anyone wanting to make a major change in their appearance and their life! Thank you Darnell!

Cyndi Erickson

I am a 30 year old male that could not lose my spare tire and love handles. Darnell took the time to explain the anatomy and physiology behind what’s causing the weight gain in that area. She helps set small achievable goals and is always a phone call or text away to keep you informed about food choices you are unsure about. She is extremely positive and wants you to be the healthiest you can be: mind, body, and spirit. No extreme restrictive diets, just real food eaten at the right times. I feel great after just a few weeks. I have more energy, am less cranky, and I’m starting to feel confident again in my appearance. She checks in periodically just to make sure you know she’s behind you every step of the way. Through working with Darnell, I have learned a lot about discipline while still eating really great food. This wasn’t about a New Years resolution, or short term goal this was about getting healthy again, and reclaiming the body I once had. Thanks again for transforming my lifestyle to a healthy one Darnell!!

Daniel Penaloza