Most of us would not complain about the opportunity to obtain better hair, skin or nails. In fact most people would love it, and for some people this is even more of an issue as we are seeing many women with thinning hair, brittle nails and acne.
There is a huge correlation between acne and poor nutrition. A diet high in inflammatory fats such as soy bean, peanut and canola oils will increase acne promoting chemicals in the body.
So we can we do nutritionally to help improve, skin, hair and nail health?
We can incorporate the following foods into our diets on a daily basis;
Oily fish, like sardines and anchovies. This fish provide fats that decrease inflammation and reduce the production of the 2 main acne promoting chemicals. If you prefer not to eat this fish there are lots of supplements that you can buy to gain the same benefits.
Walnuts, these nuts contain a vitamin called Biotin, this b-vit is needed for healthy hair and skin and contribute to faster hair grow...
Recently a client of mine brought in supplements that she had purchased at a big box store and was horrified to find that not only was the list of non-medicinal ingredients was very long it was also full of useless fillers, like potato starch and maltodextrin. This is quite common and one of the big differentiating factors between cheaper big box brands and the brands that you would find in a health store.
Maltodextrin is food additive produced from starch; it has sweetness to it and is digested as fast as glucose…..that’s sugar! Pure glucose has a glycemic index of 100 and maltodextrin isn’t far behind at 85.
Other fillers that can be found in cheaper supplements include sodium lauryl sulfate, this is a foaming agent that is found in the chemical based shampoos and soaps. It is a known carcinogen and can also have negative effects on the nervous system. This foaming agent is also quite harmful to the environment as it doesn’t break down easily and can remain in the environmen...