Banish Bloating, Clear Skin and Feel Amazing

Banish Bloating, Clear Skin and Feel Amazing

At 40, adolescent acne still plagued me, alongside painful cystic acne. By my mid-forties, eczema, psoriasis, and nail fungus added to my woes. Red itchy spots appeared on my skin, eyes swollen, eyelids chaffed. Scalp psoriasis made my scalp fire, itch, and flake, and hair loss was rampant. Internally, bloating, cramping, diarrhea, heartburn, joint pain, fatigue engulfed me. Doctor visits offered little hope. Fed up, I embarked on a journey to reclaim my health. Banish Bloating Clear Skin and Feel Amazing!

Change The Way You Think

As a wellness advocate, I study and research the connection between skin disorders and nutrition which includes eating habits.  Once I realized that I was trying to solve my skin problems the wrong way, topically, I decided to overhaul my diet.

When I started formulating natural skin care products, I was still under the assumption that my skin disorders were a direct result of the environment, genetics, hormones, hygiene, stress or lifestyle factors such as smoking.  

And, while multiple factors do contribute to the condition of your skin, it’s poor nutrition that has a detrimental effect on your skins tissue. Without healthy intestines, its hard to have glowing skin or a full head of hair.

The good news is that the combination of bad skin, thinning hair and bloating (chronic inflammation) often has one unifying cause and treating it may improve all three conditions.

The Gut/Skin Connection

Like bloating, skin reactions are often a sign of an unhappy gut. Read More: The Impact of Diet and Lifestyle on Gut Microbiota and Human Health

Food allergies and food intolerances can lead to blemishes, rashes, dark circles under your eyes, and a puffy, swollen appearance.

Studies have found that more than half of all acne sufferers have alterations in gut bacteria, and societies that eat a more indigenous diet with little or no processed, especially those high in added fats, or sugary foods have virtually no acne (and very few gastrointestinal problems).

Rosacea has also been linked to inflammation and bacterial imbalance in the gut, and it’s one of the most common skin conditions. Digestive conditions like celiac disease and Crohn’s have accompanying skin manifestations that resolve when the underlying inflammation in the gut is treated.  


If you are looking to achieve healthy skin… The first thing you must do is fill your plate with nutrient rich foods.  Our focus is on the importance of eating vegetables and fruit and encouraging you to eat more of them. Upping your veggie intake has never been this easy. I hope these tips will motivate you to find your glow from the inside out, while banishing your bloat at the same time. Here are this week’s referral links for tips, tricks and techniques.

Why Are Vegetables Important to the Human Body?

The American Cancer Society advising at least five servings of fruit and vegetables per day for good health. The Harvard School of Public Health goes even further, recommending nine servings of vegetables and fruits each day. It’s enough to make you wonder exactly why vegetables are so important to human health. Read More…

Millions of Cardiovascular Deaths Attributed to Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables

It’s not just enough to eat your fruits and vegetables, but we need to eat more of them. One salad a day or having broccoli on your plate isn’t enough. Read More…

The No B.S. Guide to Vegan Protein

It’s the question that vegans and whole-food, plant-based eaters hear all the time: “Where do you get your protein?” Given the abundance of misinformation on the subject, concern over protein deficiency is understandable—but totally unfounded in science. Read More…

17 Easy Tips and Tricks to Make Healthy Eating a Way of Life

The secret to my healthy lifestyle is making healthy habits easy.  I work hard and I have a household to manage.  As a result, I’ve learned to streamline my diet so it doesn’t take a lot of time or effort, and it’s affordable. Minimize time, energy and save some cash with these tips & tricks. Read More:

It all starts with one step. Through nurturing food, you have the power to live your best life. If you are looking to get plant fit, check out Forks Over Knives Meal Planner. They offer useful information, tools, and recipes to help you take charge of your health destiny and share your own vibrant health and delicious cooking with the ones you love. Together we can banish bloating, clear skin and feel amazing!

Topical Treatments To Reduce Inflammation:

If you are looking to achieve healthy skin, the first thing you must do is fill your plate with nutrient rich foods, then use those same health conscious decisions about your personal care products.

Written By: Mary Ellen Wank, Wellness Advocate and Founder of LATIV, Natural Skin Revival DISCLAIMER

January 18, 2020 8:34 am

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