While many “imperfections” are considered to add beauty and individuality, a beautiful, clear, youthful and glowing complexion is something I have yet to hear someone turn down.
As someone that struggled with their skin for years, it is with great excitement that I am able to help my health and beauty conscious clientele discover their skin’s beautiful potential. I am also thrilled to announce that I will be offering a Guide to beautiful skin e-book coming soon this summer.
In the mean time, I want to leave you with this simple tip for glowing skin, and a healthy complexion– just a glimpse into what the e-book has to offer.
BEAUTIFUL SKIN begins WITHIN
Skin serves numerous purposes, acting as a shield for our internal organs, but also as a looking glass for what is occurring inside.
Skin serves as the backup organ for the kidneys and liver. When these organs are at capacity, and are being worked overtime to neutralize and rid the body of unwanted toxic waste byproducts, the skin becomes the easy access channel for elimination.
This is quite brilliant. When functioning optimally, the body is designed to protect it’s most vital organs first.
Would you rather have liver disease or acne?
The body works as a team (with the other organs and internal systems) to sustain life. Although it is brilliant enough to trudge through many of the compromising situations and substances we fill it with, we hold it back from achieving greatness, by refocusing the body’s energy on having to continuously remove what it does not wish to have inside.
For beautiful and radiant skin, the body needs beautifying vitamins, minerals, and an assortment of naturally occurring amino acids, and nutrients from Mother Nature’s garden.
The UPD is the abbreviation I have given whole foods to explain the difference between the supplementation of nutrients, and eating the actual nutrient dense foods themselves. Click on the links to understand the vital importance of eating whole foods, vs. swallowing pills.
In order for the body to be able to use these nutrients however, the foods we eat must make their way from the stomach, a holding pouch, to the small intestine.
But here is the catch– all food is not created, or digested, equally.
A freshly pressed vegetable juice, a green smoothie (green and fruit based only- no fat, or seeds), and a bowl of fresh berries, are all power-packed with nutrients, and active food enzymes. Each take less than an hour to digest in the stomach when consumed alone and without other foods– with freshly pressed juice taking the least amount of time in the stomach (less than 15 min).
An egg white omelet, on the other hand will take 4-6+ hours
An egg white omelet with a side of whole grain toast and a cup of coffee, or OJ, can take an upward of 8 hours to digest in the stomach alone.
Nutrient absorption and assimilation does not begin until the digested food reaches the small intestine. The longer a food sits in the stomach, baking away at a hot internal temperature of 98.6 degrees, the less nutrients are available to nourish the body, and feed the skin.
Additionally, as food bakes away, it becomes more susceptible to unpleasantries like: fermentation and putrefaction– side affects of food decomposing in the body that lower the body’s immunity, and eventually add to the labor of the vital organs.
Less Nutrients = Less Nourishment
Heavier Work Load = More toxins to be eliminated via skin
Even as nutrient availability decreases, the body still must divert energy to the stomach in order to aid in digestion– this can make you look and feel tired.
Now its our turn to turn over a new leaf.
We can improve digestion, increase nutrient absorption, and rediscover beautiful skin.
How: Keep your concentrated proteins separate from your concentrated starches!
A concentrated protein (fish, eggs, nuts/seeds, dairy, cheese, soy, tofu, poultry, red meat, etc) requires an acid medium for optimal digestion. Concentrated proteins require pepsin, a protein digesting enzyme supplied by the body, in order to be properly and completely broken down in the stomach.
A concentrated starch (potatoes, squashes, cooked carrots, peas, breads, pastas, rice, couscous, etc.) requires an alkaline medium for optimal digestion and the enzyme amylase. Amylase only operates efficiently in an alkaline medium.
What happens when alkaline meets acid?
-1 + 1 = 0
The stomach acids neutralize one another, and the enzymes are unable to do their job.
Without complete and proper digestion:
- Food takes longer to digest and leave the stomach
- Nutrient availability is decreased
- Food is not completely or properly broken down
- The body cannot fully utilize incomplete and improperly digested foods–
- Nutrient absorption and assimilation is not optimal
- Energy is stolen and used on what would otherwise be focused cell regeneration (youth), and “cleaning house”
- More unused wastes and toxic byproducts = more work for the vital organs
- More unused wastes and toxic byproducts = breeding ground for bacteria and creates the gateway for disorders of the skin, premature aging, bags, and sags
Improved digestion =
improved nutrient absorption and assimilation =
a beautiful complexion
This is just the beginning of the tips I supply my clientele with. Stay tuned for my official e-book for that glowing, youthful complexion, plus 3 gradually cleansing “diet” plans designed to ease you into eating for beautiful skin based on your past/current diet/lifestyle. Please shoot me an email if you are interested in pre-ordering a copy, or for more information on private, customized beautiful skin consultations: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get the most from the food you eat.
Today you can glow.