You’re One Step Closer To Nutritious Eating!

Nutritious eating is the cornerstone of health and pleasure and contributes to your overall wellbeing. When choosing food, always opt for the highest quality, clean food products that are fresh, local, in season and organic whenever possible. Meals can become small rituals of self-care.

What we eat shows on our skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body and it reflects what is going on internally. What you eat, drink, and your lifestyle choices greatly impact the appearance of your skin. Products and professional treatments alone can only achieve so much. Beauty must be approached holistically, and nutrition and skincare go hand in hand. For example, dairy and sugar can be sources of acneic outbreaks; not drinking enough water can cause dry, dehydrated skin; food sensitivities can show as red, irritated skin, rosacea, or psoriasis.

Clean Eating = Nutritious Eating

“Clean eating” has become more and more popular as people gain knowledge and become more aware about food choices.  But rather than a new phenomenon, it gets us back to our roots of eating whole, non-processed, seasonal, and nutritious foods that are as close to their source as possible. There are many different definitions of what “clean” means, but it generally means avoiding processed foods, sugars, and refined carbohydrates (like white rice and white flour), minimal dairy and select animal protein.

Rather than looking at eating clean as restricting choices, clean eating can be seen as an opportunity to try new foods and enjoy the health benefits of nutrient and vitamin-rich, satiating, and delicious foods.

Nutrition Starts In The Gut

Healthy skin starts with a healthy gut. Some of our body’s most important players are found in the gut. In fact, about 80% of the body’s immune system resides in the lining of it, and 70% of our white blood cells are found there.  Hippocrates, traditionally regarded as the father of medicine, said that all disease begins in the gut, which is why it’s important that we focus on what we choose to eat.

Things that can impact our gut health include:

  • high sugar intake

  • processed foods

  • synthetic fats

  • antibiotics

  • unclean water

  • pesticides

  • persistent organic pollutants

  • heavy metals

  • antibacterial soap

  • stress and lack of sleep

These factors play a direct role in creating inflammatory skin conditions like acne, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema, and can contribute to aging and glycation or flares in autoimmune diseases.

Quick Tips to Add Gut Health Foods

When practicing nutritious eating, add gut-health supporting foods to your diet to help boost your skin health and overall wellbeing.

  • Remove inflammatory foods like sugar and white flour

  • Moderately consume caffeine and alcohol

  • Drink 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar diluted with water 30 minutes before eating helps stimulate digestive enzymes

  • Squeeze half a lemon into the water to aid digestive health and reduce inflammation

  • Add probiotic foods like yogurt, kombucha, and pickled vegetables help populate good bacteria

  • Choose prebiotic foods like cabbage, broccoli, avocado, and sweet potatoes help feed good gut bacteria

Looking to learn more about improving your nutrition? We are now offering a Beauty & Wellness Discovery Journey so clients can learn more about their skin, products, and lifestyle choices.