Your hair, skin, nails and teeth are a reflection of your lifestyle and daily diet.
To look, feel and perform your best, keep stress low, get plenty of rejuvenating sleep, exercise, enjoy sunshine, and eat a healthy daily diet. Nourish your natural inner beauty and improve your overall health with the tips below.
Stay Hydrated With Water
Start your morning with a large glass of water and pack a non-toxic bottle to refill throughout the day. Add variety to H2o with lemon wedges, sliced cucumber, fresh mint or frozen berries.
Choose Whole Foods
First, always read food labels: the less ingredients, the better. Avoid words you cannot pronounce. Second, select greens over grains (veg over bread). Favor salads, leafy green wraps and veggie side dishes.
Strengthen Gut Health
Get to the root cause by addressing underlying gut problems or digestive dysfunction. Eat less refined carbs and sugars that feed the “bad stuff” in your gut. Include freshly made bone or vegetable broth, probiotic-rich fermented foods and papaya regularly for gut healing nutrients.
Keep Hormones Happy
Stabilize blood sugar by eating regular, balanced meals and snacks consisting quality protein, natural fats and colorful vegetables. Support thyroid function with iodine-rich foods (seaweed, seafood) and selenium (brazil nuts, mushrooms).
Love Your Liver
Eat detoxifying foods daily (lemons, bitters, cilantro, etc.) and do gentle detoxes throughout the year. Sip on herbal tea, such as Traditional Medicinals Dandelion or Everyday Detox. Load up on antioxidants found in colorful foods, such as berries, cherries, cacao and green tea. Maintain healthy digestion. Constipation recirculates toxins, while diarrhea increases malabsorption. Lastly, reduce toxins by eating organic and selecting more natural beauty, hygiene and household items.
Read Product Labels
Most beauty and hygiene products contain chemicals, fragrances and other harmful toxins that end up stored in fat tissue, burden the liver and cause a host of health issues. Just like with food, you always want to read labels. Look for minimal ingredients and make sure you can pronounce each ingredient.
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Wellness Coach, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner,