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Find Your Best Personalized Nutrition Diet

Interpret what your body is asking for. And then feed it well.

I was watching the British Baking Show last night (not so secret indulgence, I really don’t bake, but love to watch). I’ve been rooting for this spunky women with fantastic flavor combinations and mad baking skills for the entire season.

Throughout the season, I couldn’t help but notice she struggled with acne on her face and specifically her cheeks. That, to me, means food sensitivity. Something she is eating is causing her breakouts, at least partially. I would have LOVED the opportunity to chat with her about her diet to ID one of the many easy culprits (sugar, gluten, dairy, corn, soy) and perhaps some regular foods that are not so common.

Watching this woman was a great reminder that what we eat matters and affects how we feel and how we look. Our skin is our largest organ and speaks to us through breakouts if it is unhappy. When it’s happy, it glows. When it’s not, it cracks, erupts and yells.

Is your skin talking to you? Sometimes it’s hard to interpret what it is saying. We can help you there. A good rule of thumb is that if you’re feeling little bumps or have red patches, that’s not normal. If it is smooth and supple, you’re doing great.

Here are a couple of problems we see a lot:

  • Rough skin patches
  • Dull dry skin
  • Acne-forehead/chin
  • Acne- cheeks
  • Bumps on backs of arms
  • Really really dry skin/hands
  • Really really dry heels

And a couple of easy solutions to try at home:

  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Skin loves water.
  • Eat more healthy fats. Lack of healthy fats is a big reason for skin issues.
  • Eliminate one of the likely culprits (sugar, dairy, gluten) for a couple of weeks and then eat that food 3 times in one day. Your body will definitely tell you if it’s one of those by some kind of reaction.
  • Eat color. Sometimes you need vitamins and lots of color will help with that. Aim to eat lots of green, yellow and orange, specifically.

Our bodies are not all the same, so listening and figuring out your best diet can help with skin and many other issues you’re having. We’re happy to help interpret. Personalized Nutrition is what we do.

Need a hand? Reach out! We’re here for you. Schedule a free consult with a holistic nutritionist.