The SKIN is our largest organ. What the body cannot efficiently neutralize and cleanse via the kidneys and liver is likely to be eliminated through the pores. What it does not eliminate, can be stored in our fatty tissue and/or be circulated throughout our bloodstream to further distress our organs.
Children these days are suffering from skin allergies, acne, rashes, psoriasis, eczema and a variety of unpleasantries that make us itch, or wince in the mirror.
“Adult acne” is now a thing, and a marketable product.
Why is this happening?
Because your body is smart.
When given the option between a less harmless approach at detoxifying the blood in the presentness, and the possibility of a much worse outcome later on down the road, an intelligent body will choose to suffer upfront.
Would you rather suffer from minor consequences now, or deal with possibly life threatening consequences later?
When I was a young girl, my skin starting breaking out.
I was told I would grow out of it.
I was told I would grow out of it.
I was told I would grow out of it…
I was told it was hormones.
and then told it was hormones.
But I never grew out of it. I never grew out of it because what I was feeding my body was a buffet of high calorie refined garbage when I was young, and a surplus of low-calorie processed junk when I was in college. Regardless of calorie content, both included JUNK– stuff my body could not use, and wanted desperately to eliminate.
I went on my first “diet” when I was 12, eating a vending machine size bag of candy, or a pop tart, and a sugary drink instead of a full “meal” of chips, sandwich, juice box, and a Twinkie, like my peers. I thought I was “healthy” because I was eating less than them. In college, I ate everything in sight and put on a lovely twenty pounds, and then lost it all, restricting my calorie intake. The problem was, regardless of my calories consumed and my present weight, my skin was always an issue (not to mention I developed depression, anxiety, insomnia, and extreme allergies along the way).
In the grand scheme of things, I was missing the bigger picture: The body is all connected. It functions as one unit, even if each of those units have different responsibilities. It did not matter so much how many, or how little calories I was consuming, but rather the content of my food choices. Just the same, it did not matter what product I was slathering on my skin, if the issue was from within.
The “Clear Skin Detox Diet: A Revolutionary Plan to Heal Your Skin from the Inside Out” was written to serve as a reference for my clients, and as a guide for anyone that has ever wanted to achieve natural beauty, and/or and find awareness about the connection between their diet and how we look and feel.
The topic of SKIN for this book came about because so many of my clients, regardless of why they originally came to work with me, (whether weight loss, energy, a specific disease or ailment, allergies, acne, etc.) all raved about the improvement of their skin from the get go.
When we understand how to properly nourish the body, and how the body actually digests and utlizes the “fuel” we give it, we can reach all of our health goals in unison. When I work with clients privately, we focus on understanding how digestion affects metabolism, energy, and everyday steps we can take to enhance these functions. The results are incredible.
Although I customize suggestions for each of my clients, as far as making recommendations that will work for them, the overall picture stays the same: What we eat and how it is digested is paramount to understanding how the body functions– and how exceptional we feel as a result.
Juicing is incredible because of the high concentration of nutrients that become available in small volumes.
Consider juicing vegetables and greens like Mother Nature’s gift on steroids.
Fresh pressed juice is abundant in vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that alkalize and cleanse the body while nourishing it with the appropriate fuel it needs. It also supplies the body with antioxidants that combat free-radical fighting agents that deteriorate the body, and cause rapid aging, and disease. When we extract the juice from the actual vegetable, we are separating the nutrient dense water and sugar from the fiber. While fiber is important, what is so exceptional about juice is the act of separating fiber, from the plant’s nutrients for a much higher concentration of nutrients in every sip.
Eating 3 pounds of carrots would seem absurd, but juicing, and then drinking the equivalent of 3 pounds of carrots is completely manageable. Why? Because we extract the nutrients from the part of the vegetable (fiber– plant cellulose) that requires digestive energy.
Check out this article on juicing featured in the Dallas Morning News and this interactive video on how to make the standard Green Lemonade:
We hear so much about the benefits of fiber, but when consumed on an empty stomach for breakfast, the nutrients in a fresh pressed juice rockets through our stomach (a holding pouch for our food to be digested), and into the bloodstream. It is for this same reason that we do not want to drink fruit juice. We do not want sugar surging into our bloodstream (without fiber to slow its absorption).
While not each of my clients are always ready to start their day out with a juice when we start working together, they are always amazed at how energized and satiated they feel when they do.
I thank you all for your support thus far, for those of you that have already ordered your own copy of my new book: “Clear Skin Detox Diet: A Revolutionary Plan to Heal Your Skin from the Inside Out.” It contains the information you need to achieve superior health, improve and enhance digestion and energy, reverse aging, and get that beautiful complexion and body you deserve. It also contains actual meal plans I have created for my clients, and recipes, from juice and smoothies, to sides, salads and entrees. You can order it online, and find it in your local book store.
You can also check out this article: Experts Reveal Best and Worst Foods for your Skin on Slashed Beauty for a little more fun.
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