I have been forced to learn about proper nutrition due to being diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2010. My life literally changed dramatically as a result of learning I am allergic to gluten. It took me about six months to learn about the nutrition I needed to stay healthy. As a result, I’ve been able apply what I’ve learned to my profession. I also have a list I created a couple of years ago of supplements and how they help (that I will add to my website later). Back to healthy eating. Much of what I will describe is logical. My hope for the reader is that you may take this information and examine your lifestyle and make the decision for yourself as to how to become a healthier individual.
1. H2O—water, water, water. I can’t stress that enough. I was forced to quit my daily Pepsi’s after being diagnosed with Celiac, and it was difficult for the first few days, but my body detoxed from the caffeine, and now should I take a sip of soda, I can barely tolerate the sweetness. If you choose to continue carbonated beverages, then I suggest moderation. Everyone should be getting their 8 glasses of water a day. (If you live in Arizona…shoot for ten glasses, lol).
2. Omega 3 and Omega 6 supplements are crucial to keeping your face clear of acne. You can get that through eating fish as well. Personally, I do not care for fish, and taking fish oil was a difficult feat at first. However, I found Nordic Naturals to be a fantastic brand that does not include those fishy burps. Also Krill Oil doesn’t have the fishy after taste. I’m currently trying Costco’s Krill oil. So far, so good.
3. Enzymes: During your facial, I apply an enzyme on your face to remove dead skin cells to allow for better penetration of the products. Natural ways you can gain enzymes include eating raw fruits and vegetables. They are alkalizing, detoxing, and full of enzymes, vitamins and minters. Eating foods that are natural and not processed give more nutrients to your system. Sprouted breads and pastas activates enzymes and makes them easier to digest. I know its difficult for those living on a dime, but eating organic is healthier and gives more nutrients and less chemicals. I consulted my cousin who is an Epidemiologist about what one thing could I do to improve my overall health. She suggested buying a fruit and vegetable wash. I found some at Trader Joe’s but attaching a link from Amazon.com for your convenience. I simply soak my fruits and vegetables, and the fascinating thing is that the shine on the apples disappears. Its one way to decrease those chemicals and pesticides that resides in so much of our food.