For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. – Audrey Hepburn
We all have the desire for beauty – this is not only good but it is also very natural. Beauty is a sign of health and therefore our primal instinct is to reproduce with other healthy humans. This gives the species the greatest chance of survival.
So, beauty is a natural desire on the outside – however it should also be a desire for us to be healthy from the inside out. Not only is it more ‘real’ it actually is more sustainable and good for you!
Almost daily we are bombarded by deceptive marketing strategies trying to convince us that beauty is only one purchase away. In fact these companies are trying to create you as a customer for life with artificial and expensive beauty products.
The first step is becoming aware of and then ignoring this advertising. Inside ‘Hungry For Change’ we explored the concept of eating for beauty with David Wolfe who is a very passionate advocate of using nutrition to improve appearance, vitality and health. His book ‘Eating For Beauty’ details exactly this.
There are a few key concepts from ‘Eating For Beauty’ that David considers to be the most important to getting that beautiful glowing skin from the inside out.
Silicon: This mineral contains a number of hidden properties and has been toted the world’s greatest beauty secret. Silicon is present throughout our entire body and plays an important role in maintaining the elasticity of cell walls. Therefore is most important in preventing premature aging.
Sulfur: Sulfur has a significant impact on our complexion, hair and how our skin glows. Essentially it is within all of our connective tissue supporting and connecting all of our organs. It has the ability to continuously build and rebuild collagen and keratin which is important for hair, skin and nails to get their shine whilst also playing an important role in driving nutrients into and out of cells, blood sugar regulation, tissue repair and our immune system.
Zinc: Zinc promotes cell division, cell repair, cell growth and the production of white blood cells. This mineral is essential for cleansing the liver, repairing tissue and oxygenating the body. A zinc deficiency is directly linked to Acne, hair loss and other skin disorders.
Beauty foods are foods that contain high concentrations of the minerals sulfur, silicon, zinc, iron and/or magnesium, David refers to the following as some of the best beautifying foods that you can include in your diet. These foods will have an alkalizing reaction with your body, anti-parasitical effects and contain high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
In the list below you can see some of the top ‘beautifying foods’ recommended by David Wolfe his book ‘Eating For Beauty:
Aloe Vera – Believed to be a food of long-lasting youth and rapid healing. The anti-inflammatory power in acute inflammation is one of it’s best known actions. The gel of the Aloe Vera can be used topically or add to your daily juice.
Coconut Oil – Contains a number of health giving properties including being high in antioxidants, control blood sugar levels, assist the thyroid gland and repair the skin. You can eat it straight, blend into smoothies, use in cooking and on the skin.
Cucumbers – Fantastic for cleansing our bodies. The skins of cucumbers are high in silicon although are often grown with pesticides and waxed in stores so it is best to choose organic.
Figs – Super high in calcium and other minerals. They are also contain large amounts of fiber and therefore beneficial for our digestive system. They have been described as being the most alkalizing if all dried fruits.
Hemp Seed – One of the most nutritionally complete foods containing all nine essential amino acids making them exceptionally high in protein whilst also high in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and minerals. Eat them as a snack, add to a salad or use the hemp oil in your smoothie.
Macadamia Nuts – Contain high levels of selenium needed to build the body’s most powerful enzyme. The macadamia nut’s overall combination of fatty acids and zinc makes it wonderful skin beautifier.
Pumpkin Seeds – A wonderful source of B vitamins, many minerals (including zinc), phytonutrients and fatty oils. All of these contributing to their ability to produce clear and glowing skin. They also have anti-parasite properties.
Turmeric – Considered a restorative food, with strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer and anti-microbial characteristics. Well known for its ability to purify blood which is essential for clear skin.
Source: Eating For Beauty by David Wolfe – For the complete description of these beautifying foods and to see the rest of the list have a read of David Wolfe’s book ‘Eating For Beauty’.
Something I always stress to myself and my clients is the fact that the food we are eating is making each cell in our body, if food makes our cells, then it must have something to do with our thoughts, right?
Which leads me to ask you – so what are you made out of?
The new paradigm we are in is one of increased awareness where we are lifting the blindfolds off of our eyes to realize all that we are, what we have done with ourselves, and how we can make differences in order to sustain a happy healthy lifestyle and planet.
This may seem a bit far-fetched for some of you, however I feel I would like to speak my mind and be 100% transparent with each and every one of you.
Think about this thought; Human intelligence is the ability to make meaningful connections. All that we force others to experience, we will eventually end up experiencing ourselves.
So now with that thought I am going to take that one step further – If you are what you eat then think about this;
- Food Created by greedy companies = Produces people with “greed” mentality
- Food without life force = People without life force
- Soul-less ingredients = Soul-less people
- Life force foods = Life force people!
With these thoughts in mind – what if we could re-create our outer states and appearance by fueling our bodies with foods that build us into more peaceful, beautiful, sexy humans?
If you are wanting to learn how to live and eat for longevity, beauty, strength, endurance, and total health, where you can remove self-sabotage, limiting beliefs, and disarm neuro – emotional – energetic resistance.
I’m committed to your freedom, optimal well-being, and success!
e-mail Marina@Lovemovement.ca for a consultation today! Together we can be the change! Let’s make it happen!