Skin problems might not be life threatening but they can definitely make your life really, really miserable. As a mother of two daughters suffering from severe eczema since infancy, no one knows it better than me. Even if you are fortunate enough not to suffer from any serious skin problem, it’s always good to know that healthy, glowing skin comes from following a holistic diet and lifestyle and not lotions or potions.
Quick facts about the book:
Title: The 8-week Healthy Skin Diet
Author: Karen Fischer
Publishers: Robert Rose Inc.
Price : US$24.95.95 CAN$24.95
The 8-week Healthy Skin Diet by Karen Fischer emphasises the fact that the recipe for beautiful skin begins in the kitchen, with foods matched to your specific skin problem and type. It offers an anti-inflammatory eating program that was originally developed for people with eczema and then was discovered to also be effective in treating the following skin conditions: psoriasis, rosacea, dandruff, acne, cellulite, hives, premature ageing and wrinkles, dull complexion, bags/dark circles under the eyes, pigmentation, hives and dermatitis.
Some of the suggestions in the book are part of a common-sense diet whereas others are more specific such as including flax seeds, liquid chlorophyll and lecithin in recipes and avoiding certain foods for certain skin conditions.The book includes over 100 recipes and menu plans .
I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for healthier skin and better health in general. I tried this Papaya Beauty Smoothie from the Beverages section in the book and loved it.
This thick, tropical, gluten-free smoothie is a delicious and refreshing drink. It contains vitamin C–rich papaya, which enhances protein digestion; bananas, which are a great source of fiber; and ginger and lime, which are alkalizing. The only thing missing from this recipe is protein, which is vital for firm skin, so ideally you should use this shake as a digestion-enhancing appetizer and have it 15 to 30 minutes before a protein-rich meal. If consumed before dinner, it may also aid weight loss because flaxseed oil triggers the satiety response.
Makes 1 large or 2 small servings
1⁄2 cup pure apple juice (sugar- and 125 mL
1⁄2 cup water 125 mL
1 cup chopped papaya (optional: pre-freeze 250 mL
1 frozen banana (peel and chop before 1
1⁄2 lime, juiced (about 4 tsp/20 mL) 1⁄2
1⁄4 tsp grated gingerroot (optional) 1 mL
1 tbsp ground flax seeds or flaxseed oil 15 mL
1 tbsp lecithin granules (GMO-free soy) 15 mL
1. Combine apple juice, water, papaya, banana, lime juice and ginger in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Add flax seeds and lecithin and blend for a further 20 seconds. Serve and drink immediately. For a thinner mixture, add extra water.
Acne-prone people may need to use less or no flaxseed oil.
Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this book free of charge. However, I was under no obligation to feature it on my blog or write a positive review. I did not receive any other compensation for expressing my views .