Does Diet Help Our Skin?


Ever wonder how to defy the hands of time? Well, now here’s your chance. Think it’s all genetics? Genetics plays a role for sure, but what you put in your body can help override some of what your DNA has dealt you. Think it’s out of your control? Think again. There’s a way to make a significant difference in your skin. Diet is largely relevant!

Where to start?

There are many suggestions out there about what to eliminate and what to add, but today you’ll learn about a whole program you can engage in to really make a difference in your skin. You’re not going to learn just about pointers. You’ll be introduced to a whole new way of thinking about your health, your diet and most of all your skin.

First of all, did you know your skin was your body’s largest excretory organ? What’s that  you ask? It’s what eliminates toxins. Toxins are one of the many ills that wreak havoc on your skin. You’ll learn how to eliminate the toxins and what to  put in your body instead.

Acidity levels … it has a significant impact on your skin.

There are lifestyle choices we make and foods we choose to eat, but are they contributing to your body’s acidity levels? Your body doesn’t function well in an acidic environment but rather alkaline. Alkalinity vs. acidity is a very involved topic but to keep things simple you’ll want to keep your body very alkaline. Keeping the body’s pH levels at an alkaline state keeps your cells vibrant, happy and healthy. Keeping them in an acidic state invites disease, inflammation and irritation. Fun fact: A healthy woman should be able to wear natural deodorant all day long without an odor, even with exercise. Not you? Well, then, read on…

The single most easiest way to become more alkaline is to eat greens … lots of them … and try not to do it through salads loaded with meat, cheese, nuts and dried fruit. You’ve just sabotaged your good intention. Want better? Juice them. It does a body good. 🙂

Does lifestyle matter?

Absolutely! Let’s talk about the do’s and don’ts when it comes to lifestyle choices and skin. Some of the obvious don’ts include: smoking, alcohol consumption, sedentary lifestyle, sun-tanning, pollution, dry arid areas, and stress. But what are the exceptional activities we can engage in to actually nourish and replenish the skin’s moisture and glow? Talking seriously here, the single most beneficial thing you can do for your skin is to get the lymphatic system moving and one of the best ways to accomplish that is through … sweat! Sweat!? Remember, the skin is the largest excretory organ (the colon next) so the best way to excrete the toxins is through sweat. You can turn the clock back almost a decade by sweating alone. I’m talking serious sweat, not a touch of perspiration. How to accomplish that?

Written by Laura Bushey, MAT, Certified Health Educator and Personal Holistic Chef with Kitchen of Life. To find out more helpful tips find us at:

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