It took longer than expected for me to get a post up; we can blame my teenage son for that...he dominates the family computer.
So today, I wanted to blog about diet and healthy skin. I know I'm not the first person who has "blogged" about the relationship between diet and clear skin.
But,in this little bleep, I want to throw in some reading material, and blog sites to help you learn more and get started.
Some people are just lucky; it doesn't matter what they eat, how much makeup they wear, how much they party or how often they sleep in their makeup; they still have flawless skin. But, if it makes you feel any better, all of that will catch up to them someday.
Apart from what we do to the outside of skin, what really matters is what we do to the inside of our bodies that determines how the outside of skin will look. So, it really comes down to what we eat and drink. Bottom line, diet is huge when it comes to beautiful skin.
An anti-inflammatory diet is the best diet for a healthy body inside and out.
Whether that diet is Paleo (that's what I do) anti-inflammatory or a PH diet: there are several variations, but the bottom line is this: no gluten, grains, dairy, sugar, caffeine, processed foods and, when possible non-GMO and/or organic.
I go to the farmers market every Sunday. For me, it's a spiritual experience. I love organic food, and loooove to help my community by purchasing groceries from my local farmers. I also visit Whole Foods for products not sold at the farmers market.
To get started, buy healthy greens, foods rich in vibrant colors. Use unrefined oils, such as: olive oil, avocado, sesame, and coconut oil.
I eat grass fed butter, and meat and use heavy cream for baking or for my tea. I love me my heavy cream!
As a side note, I don't personally eat a lot of meat as it disrupts my delicate system, but I do make my own beef broth and use the beef broth to make up for the lack of "animal" protein in my diet. The beef broth its nourishing, great for the gut, and skin and oh so yummy.
When I’m craving sweets, I eat fruit or have a small piece (or a whole bar) of bittersweet chocolate, preferably 85% or more.
When baking, I use honey, or maple syrup and almond flour as a substitute for white, wheat or refined flour.
I also drink about 90 oz. of water a day. Not only does the water flush out impurities, but keeps me awake and alert throughout the day.
If you were my client, I would suggest you add these options to your daily diet.
I would also suggest you stop drinking coffee and start drinking tea. And PLEASE ditch the diet drinks. YUK!
I would also suggest you add in a little meditation and a hand full of Yoga and voilà you got yourself a big batch of radiant skin and a whole lot of healthy body.
Books to read. There are a ton of books and blog sites on Paleo, PH or anti-inflammatory
I still go to the Wrinkle Cure by Dr. Perricone,The PH Miracle