O is for Organic


Super food selection for health diet in porcelain bowls over distressed wooden background.

As many of you know, the past few months I have been studying why nearly everyone aged from 8 to 80 nowadays has a skin problem (mainly studying acne).

I have been a skincare provider going on 5 years now, and each year my acneic clientele doubles. Not only have I noticed an acne increase in my clients’ skin, but my own skin has been freaking out as well. I have decided to start sharing my journey to help my clients and anyone else who struggles with keeping a glowing complexion.

With a little change in your product use,  your health and fitness, and to eating clean, your skin should turn around and be smoother than ever!
Now, it’s not going to magically get better over one night of change, but within a couple weeks, you will see a difference!

From my personal studies and what I have gathered so far, our food sources play a huge role with your skin. Some may agree, some may disagree; and that’s what makes us human.
This morning, while doing some reading on food in the U.S., I decided to use a little reverse psychology on myself.

I wanted to share a little food for thought, literally.
I realized that the term “GMO” has become such a trend throughout the U.S. right now.
So I thought to myself, “what if we change the way we labeled a NON-GMO item.”
(side note) Very few of us pay attention to labeling anyways, right? Plus, what makes us believe a label is even 100% true?

What if grocery stores, for all fruits, veggies, dairy and meats, had a sign below the product, listing what ‘synthetic chemicals’ or ‘pesticides’ if you will, the farmer used on or in that certain food?
I mean a tomato is a tomato, right? When you ask someone what is a tomato? They would say its a vegetable, of course. It starts by a seed, you plant in the ground, eventually after some TLC, grows up on a vine, and when it turns red, you eat it. There is no ‘ingredient list’ for a vegetable, because why would we need one? In fact, there is no ingredients in raw meats, dairy products, or fruits either. Because everyone knows a banana, is a banana. No other ingredients are used in these 4 categories.

Unfortunately, that is wrong.

I wonder if we actually saw a list of the 15 pesticide residues that were tested in one single strawberry, would that change the way we eat?
I wonder if acne rates would go down?
I wonder if hormone levels would balance out?
And most importantly, I wonder if diseases would decrease?

Did you know that nearly 99% of the produce in the U.S. contains pesticide residue?

Do you know how your liver breaks down that pesticide residue?
Yup, you guessed it, it doesn’t, and your skin shows all.

Acne prone skin, is most affected by these chemicals.
If you get acne from your mid to high cheeks, this means your liver is trying to purge out toxins.
Toxins from what you are putting into your body.

I will guarantee you that when you start to eat clean; that means no synthetic hormones, pesticides, or sugars,
your liver will start to cleanse, and your cheek acne will fade.

Now, that is a hard thing to cut out of your life. Almost everything you eat contains some type of toxin, but if those breakouts are driving you crazy, it wont hurt to eliminate these three things for at least two weeks, and watch the improvement!

To make you next grocery run easy- follow these guidelines of produce that were tested high and low in pesticide residues.

High Levels:
Apples, Peaches, Nectarines, Bell Peppers, Celery, Strawberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Pears, Grapes, Spinach, Lettuce, Kale,Tomatoes, Potatoes.

Low Levels:
(safer to conventionally eat)
Avocados, Pineapples, Mangoes, Asparagus, Bananas, Sweet Corn, Cabbage, Broccoli, Papaya, Kiwi, Eggplant, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Oranges.


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