Eat Your Way to Flawless Skin
If you're like most women, your eyes and ears are constantly open to hearing about the latest and greatest skin care cream, treatment or procedure. You dream of microscopic pores, non-existent fine lines and blemish-free skin that glows day in and day out. Am I right? 

The good news is that this can become a reality. The bad news? It takes more than creams, treatments, and procedures.

Importance of Detoxification

Truly radiant skin is not just skin deep. In fact, it comes from deep within, starting with your blood. By keeping your blood and organs free of toxins and free radicals, your body can start the process to clear skin. However, knowing that we are swimming in a sea of toxins each and every day can make this somewhat challenging. While your body is constantly cleansing itself, thanks to your powerful liver, kidneys, and intestines, you must continue to support the detoxification process with foods and nutrients. Also playing a key role in skin health are your adrenal and thyroid glands.

So how can you continue to support your body's overworked and underpaid natural cleansing abilities? It's a pretty simple concept, actually: garbage in, garbage out. 

What that means is whatever you're putting into your body is what's going to come out. 

When it comes to your two major filtering organs, the kidney and liver, it's important that you consistently fuel them properly to keep the toxins out and the nutrients in. Think of dark leafy greens, like the following, and try to incorporate these into your meals at least once a day, if not more:

Bok choy 
Collard greens 
Dandelion greens
Mustard greens
Swiss chard

Support/Nourish Your Gut Health

Not only do the small and large intestines provide key nutrients to other organs but they also help flush out waste from the body. When waste remains in your intestines, your skin begins to reflect it and becomes oily, clogged and eventually, blemished. Healthy intestines begin with an eating plan that is rich in fiber, as well as a highly-absorbable probiotic supplement, such as Probiotic Blend

Some gut-healthy foods include: 

Greek yogurt

Support Your Adrenal Glands

Next up are your adrenal glands. These two tiny walnut-shaped glands are small but mighty when it comes to producing important hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and cortisol. Well-balanced hormones are essential when it comes to skin health, and more importantly, your overall health. 

Support your adrenal glands by eating adrenal-boosting foods:

healthy fats, like nuts, seeds, fatty fish, coconut oil and avocados
cruciferous vegetables

Healthy Thyroid Function

Working in conjunction with your adrenal glands, your thyroid gland offers energy throughout your body and helps nourish the skin from within. In fact, dry, flaky skin is one of the most common symptoms of low thyroid function. Your thyroid gland thrives on iodine and selenium, both trace minerals that are easily supplemented. 

For a happy, healthy thyroid gland, follow an eating plan that is rich in the following: 

fresh fruits and vegetables
high-fiber foods
wild – caught fish, like salmon, mackerel, and sardines

In addition to nourishing your skin from within with these key foods and nutrients, it's also crucial that you are on a bioidentical hormone regimen that replaces what's been lost over time due to aging, stress, and other physical conditions. You'll be pleasantly surprised to see a difference not only in your skin but in your total health, too.