Much like your gut, your skin is also home to a thriving community of bacteria, or microbiome, whose job is to keep life and health in balance. Your skin is an essential protective layer, the first barrier between your inner physiology and the outside world
Beauty is more than skin deep. Truly – real beauty starts from the inside out. Of course, these reminders don’t do much when we are knee-deep into the holiday season, and our skin is stressed out and blotchy despite our best efforts to adhere to our wellness routines.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ — it deserves to be heard.
As the seasons change, so do skin issues. Here are some tips and recipes to help you maintain a beautiful glow.
What if you could drink your way to glowing skin? When it comes to your body, especially your skin, you are what you eat. Eating a diet full of phytonutrients, vitamin C, and healthy fats can give you that glow. One of the most delicious and nutritious ways to do that is to whip up this Healthy Glow Smoothie.
Modern medicine is clearly vested in what I like to call the Las Vegas mentality. We’ve all heard that “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” and it seems that, as it relates to medicine today, we still tend to look at illness as being uniquely related to the body system that is affected. For example, autism is thought to represent a brain disorder having to do with the development and functionality of that organ. This is despite the ever-increasing research that demonstrates significant gut abnormalities associated with this disorder. Further, a recent study has shown that giving children with asthma increased amounts of dietary fiber leads to significant improvement. This study clearly challenges the notion that asthma is specifically a lung related disorder.
People’s obsessions can be anything from shoes to cars. Most of us have something we collect, treasure, research, admire or lust after. My obsession is with skin and finding ingredients in nature that enhance, repair, heal and protect it. I get giddy over things we have in our cupboards that can transform skin. I love to find the latest “skin miracle” at my local grocery store.
The skin is your biggest organ and a window into what’s going on inside your body. Skin issues such as rosacea, eczema, acne, etc., are evidence that there’s something going on inside the gut. In layman terms: by fixing your gut, you can clear up your skin! It can be that simple.
A safe sunscreen (like zinc oxide) is your best bet when it comes to protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. But did you know that you can increase your skin’s resistance to damage, aging, and even cancer with certain healthy foods?
Plants have their own built-in protection against the damaging effects of the sun.
Last but not least, I wanted share with you the fascinating five – a group of lesser-known, almost secret but fantastically beneficial supplements. Most people aren’t aware of them, but they should be, particularly if better health is a priority!