I love talking about skincare products, making skincare products, and different herbs, oils, and other natural skincare ingredients more than just about anything else. But the truth is that topical skincare wasn’t enough to help me clear my skin, and it’s not enough for most people. You’ve got to make positive changes in your diet, lifestyle, and mindset too, which I talk about in my bestselling book, Love Your Skin, Love Yourself. That was my first book, and really has become my holistic skincare manifesto. Besides Create Your Skincare and the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance, it’s also what I’m most known for.
But did you know I wrote another book just about a year after Love Your Skin, Love Yourself was published? I actually co-wrote it with my husband Joe, who’s an award winning chef (like serious award winning chef–he’s placed in the Culinary Olympics and Hotelympia international competitions, Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, in addition to others). It’s called The Sauce Code, and it has seven really versatile sauce recipes, but more importantly, it teaches busy families how to save time and money in the kitchen, and make just about any meal healthier by adding simple, delicious, plant-based sauces. It truly does teach you healthy, tasty food made easy.
It’s a great little book, but I don’t get asked to talk about it that often, since it’s not about skincare directly (even though adding more veggies to your meals and snacks can only benefit your skin). So when Brodie Welch invited me to talk about the connection between what we eat and how that impacts our skin, as well as strategies for getting out of a “food rut” and how to implement healthy eating in an easier way, I was so excited to talk about this great little book, in addition to Love Your Skin, Love Yourself and some of my other work.
In Healthy, Tasty Food Made Easy, Brodie and I talked about:
- What does being a health coach have to do with skincare?
- The important role a health diet plays in having healthy skin.
- What is the “Skin Trigger Trifecta?”
- Once you have removed some of the trigger foods in your diet, what is the next step to having clear skin?
- What it was like to write a book with my chef-husband.
- How preparing sauces in advance can be beneficial for those with busy lifestyles.
- The benefits of looking at a home kitchen as a professional kitchen.
- What foods we should avoid buying on sale.
Give my episode, ‘Healthy, Tasty Food Made Easy’ a listen below:
You can download this episode, and subscribe to A Healthy Curiosity on iTunes HERE!
A Healthy Curiosity’s mission is to explore what it takes to be well in a busy world, offer self-care strategies and support around what gets in the way, and demystify natural healing modalities. Host Brodie Welch, L.Ac., is an expert in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, as well as a teacher and practitioner of qi gong, meditation, yoga, lifestyle and diet counseling who tries to walk her talk about health and mindfulness as a recovering Type-A, parent, and business owner. The podcast blends interviews with fellow experts in Chinese Medicine and natural health care about the conditions we treat and strategies we use clinically, with simple self-care tips to help you feel calm, centered, and energized; and personal chats where we explore what gets in the way of our best intentions: perfectionism, big goals, habits and routines, chronic pain, overwork and overwhelm, boundaries, limiting beliefs — and what it takes to overcome such obstacles mindfully.
They are both available on Amazon!
- Get Love Your Skin, Love Yourself HERE (available in paperback and Kindle)
- Get The Sauce Code HERE (available in Kindle only)
Oh and please leave a review after you’ve read them! I greatly appreciate it 🙂
What was your biggest takeaway from ‘Healthy, Tasty Food Made Easy?’
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