I’ll offer some before and after pictures just as soon as it has left altogether :)
As I journey through this chapter of my healing I feel inspired. When I feel inspired I listen to my body. And I’ve been listening so hard I found cavities in my teeth that I didn’t even notice were there! Yikes!
I’m on the research train to heal my teeth. Just searching ‘cavities’ turns up five posts here on High On Health that have helped me immensely.
So this is a reminder to you of how great a resource this site is when you’re looking for natural cures!!
There’s no better way to learn and grow then by sharing our experiences with each other, and I am so grateful Fran has shared hers with us. As I write my own eBook on psoriasis (coming soon!) I’ve been really inspired by Fran’s eBook, Clear Skin For Life. While it’s aimed at acne-sufferer’s, it is a holistic enough approach that anyone looking to improve their skin health can benefit from it. Check it out at getclearskinforlife.com
Listen for a little recap on my journey to healthy skin, and how I’m taking my time to heal this the second time around. Fran has been talking a lot about intuition and diet, how seasons and emotions can inform our dietary habits. You might find we have a lot in common on this subject!
If you are moving into any type of new diet, cleanse, detox, or fast, take your time! Ten years ago my approach was hard and fast. I’d learn about a new diet one night, and jump into it full on the next. While it worked for me for a time, it didn’t last, and now I know to take it slow. Bring all your new knowledge with you, all your respect for the land, and all the love in your heart. Add one new practice or food at a time and get to know it before adding another.
Today I will talk a little about the benefits of soaking, fermenting, and sprouting your grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. A practice that will provide your body with increased access to the vitamins and minerals in your food. It is so important to nourish ourselves when we are in a weakened state, whether it’s acne, poor digestion, chronic illness, or stress. This is one way to up your nutrient-ante!
10 years ago, almost to the day, I was covered nearly head-to-toe with large plaques of unsightly and itchy, dry red skin.
I saw my symptoms completely disappear by adopting a clean, whole foods diet!
After a year of big changes in my life, my diet has changed a little, too. For a decade I haven’t seen more than an inch of psoriasis. It’s the slow re-introduction and infiltration of refined foods, wheat, and nightshade vegetables into my diet that has finally incited a relapse of my symptoms. But I’m not upset, laying blame, or cursing my luck! I am happy because I know a clean, whole foods diet is the answer, that it works, and now I can share my new journey to recovery with you! I have learned so many things along the way, including why I’ve had short term bouts of acne, too.
Today you’ll learn about my story. In the future you can expect tailored plant-based recipes, tips on positive lifestyle practices, and information on inflammatory states according to Ayurveda. As the story progresses we’ll begin to connect digestive problems and emotional stress with skin health! And you better believe that includes acne.
Until next time, Happy Ostara! Make Spring your personal planting season and start sewing positive seeds for positive futures.
Salt is a mineral necessary for life. But when it comes to skincare, the relationship between humans and salt gets a little complex. On one end, salt can help skin to be healthier, while on the other end, salt can prevent proper skincare as well as cause damage.
When concerning themselves with the health benefits and detriments of salt, most folks concentrate on alternative water softener and reducing sodium in their diet. But here we will focus on the pros and cons of salt when it comes to the health if your skin:
The coarseness of sea salt makes it an ideal natural exfoliant when mixed with olive oil or other natural thick liquid agents. A perfect way to achieve this is to draw a bath to the height of your ankles, then take 2 cups of coarse salt and mix it with ¼ cup of water to create a sort of sludge. Get into the bath and apply the concoction to your skin, rinsing off with the warm water.
A: Sounds like an obvious question right? Well it seems not. Every day of my career in natural health and skincare I have seen an amazing phenomenon and it is directly linked to INTENTIONALITY. This is something that has also been coming up a lot in my own life lately and so I felt the need to share with you!
Intentionality is the concept that what we ‘intend’ on whilst ‘doing’ something is the force with which we direct the outcome of whatever it is we are doing. Now I know people may have come across this concept before and you may have already discovered in your life that if you focus on a goal and have the intention to succeed you are more likely to succeed. Or you may have come across films or books on the Law of attraction such as The secret , which talk about this idea of ‘what you think is what you create’.
Intentionality is very much along these lines and it is incredibly simple to practice but it is also equally easy to miss! What I mean is that we might intellectually know that when we practice to win something it is better to focus our intention on winning but the mind gets in the way and starts thinking all sorts of things “ you can’t win, are you serious ? look how good the other team are? Blah blah blah” you get the picture!!! But what – you ask – does this have to do with skincare? Continue reading →