News

Healthy Skin Challenge: Day 5

Healthy Skin Challenge: Day 5

Day 5  –  Coconut oil                                                                                             Coconut oil is a unique fat. It is a saturated fat, which many equate with being bad for health when in fact it is not.  Saturated fats play an important role in the diet and should be consumed in moderation.  One special attribute about coconut oil is that it...

Read more →


Healthy Skin Challenge: Day 4

Healthy Skin Challenge: Day 4

Day 4 –  Healthy fats for a healthy glow! For many years now fat has been villanized. Fat is not bad, it’s a matter of making good choices when it comes to eating fats.  Each skin cell is surrounded by two layers of fat that make up the cell walls and is known as the phospholipid bilayer. Dietary fat is critical to create well hydrated, glowing skin. Problems arise when we are out of balance in terms of the types of fats we eat.  Our body requires certain fats called “essential fatty acids”. There are two main types – Omega 3...

Read more →


Healthy Skin Challenge: Day 3

Healthy Skin Challenge: Day 3

Day 3 of our Healthy Skin Challenge – Focus on crucifers! Cruciferous or Brassica vegetables have some powerful attributes, including the reported ability to prevent cancer and regulate hormones. Cruciferous vegetables are rich in zinc, vitamins A, B, C, D and E and scientists have isolated a constituent in cruciferous vegetables called Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C) that is especially beneficial to estrogen metabolism. When I3C combines with stomach acid it creates 3,3-Diindolylmethane, or DIM. The metabolism of DIM promotes healthy estrogen metabolism which many report eases hormonal acne flares and other symptoms of peri-menopause like hot flashes and breast tenderness. Read more...

Read more →


Healthy Skin Challenge: Day 2

Healthy Skin Challenge: Day 2

Day 2  –  Eat a rainbow   We frequently hear this expression, but do you know why we should eat fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors every day?  The different colors in our produce represent the unique protective compounds found in the plants. The color wheel below offers a simple summary of the colors and their benefits.   Today, continue to eat your 5-7 servings of plant foods per day with the added challenge of trying to eat from each color family.   These options focus on a different color in each recipe! http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/eat-the-colors-of-the-rainbow-with-these-clean-eating-recipes/    

Read more →


Healthy Skin Challenge: Day 1

Healthy Skin Challenge Nutrition

Healthy Skin Challenge: Day 1

Fabulous phytonutrients, how plants feed our skin cells. Day 1     Feed your skin with Fabulous Phytonutrients! Phytonutrients are compounds that plants produce to protect themselves from damage. They offer us similar benefits in the way they combat free radicals in our bodies. Our skin is our first line of defense from environmental and other toxins. If we provide our skin with the powerful nutrients that come from plants, we fortify our skin, detoxify and provide necessary constituents to create new skin cells. Read more about phytonutrients here:   Your challenge is to eat 5-7 servings of fruits and veggies per...

Read more →