An organically grown, low carbohydrate and a high saturated fat diet comprised of the following is essential to healthy skin and maintaining the positive effects of your skincare treatments.
High quality protein
Active woman: 50-60 grams
Inactive woman: 60-80 grams
Active man: 80-120 grams
Inactive man: 70-80 grams
Fresh fruits and vegetables. Ideally, 2/3 of your plate should be low glycemic vegetables such as leafy greens or those of the cruciferous variety.
Greens (spinach, kale, collards, beet)
Tomatoes and more...
This diet keeps blood sugar low, which preserves collagen. MCT oil, avocados, grass-fed butter or ghee, organic eggs, olives, olive oil, coconut oil, raw nuts, unheated nut oils, grass feed meats and low mercury fish are all ideal sources.
Cacao, chia seeds, maca, flax powder, acai, camu camu, blue-green algae, and much more. Added to berry smoothies is a tasty way to maximize your nutrient intake. Drinking half your bosy weight of purified water adds an extra boost to detoxification.
In addition to a balanced diet, it is recommended to supplement with additional, key nutrients due to soil depletion. As always, it is best to consult with a functional nutritionist and test to determine your individual needs, so this is just a general guideline.
Whole food based multi-vitamin and mineral tablet
2,ooo mg of vitamin c or to bowel tolerance
350 mg bioavailable magnesium
Digestive aid of ox bile and pancreatin or betaine HCL and pepsin for vegetarian option
TMG to detox heavy metals and halogens from the body
Vitamin D3 5,000 iu
Grass-fed rBgh free whey or pea protein powder for vegetarian option
I recommend using a functional physician or nurse practitioner for assessing hormone levels, as this plays a key role in skin quality and the rate at which it ages. Be sure to ask your doctor for a copy of your results and use the following document published by Dr. Sara
Gottfried MD to assess how close your levels are to optimal range. Please note that most physicians do not strive for ideal levels, but use the entire reference range (age 0-90) as a comparison.
There are many resources to find the cleanse type and duration that is right for you. I am more than happy to make recommendations if you would like guidance.
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