Skin Health

Using Beautycounter for Acne

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that I’ve had some skin issues intermittently throughout my life. (To learn more about my struggle with acne and keratosis pilaris leading up to my wedding last year, read this post.) My story in a nutshell? It definitely took me a while to find the right combination of...
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Gut Infections: Why You Should Test, Not Guess

With our growing understanding of the microbiome, gut health has taken center stage as a major mediator of health and disease. Disturbances in the microbiome, particularly gut infections, are being linked to many diseases and chronic health issues. Recently there’s been an explosion of internet-based information and websites focusing on treating gut imbalances and pathogens. With websites filled with lengthy...
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How to Eat for Healthy Skin (Nutrition From A to Zinc!)

Our skin is our largest organ. But did you know that what you eat can mean the difference between a dull complexion and radiantly healthy skin?  Skincare is a popular topic, with natural beauty trends and multi-step routines putting plenty of focus on topical care methods. While these can affect the texture and clarity of our skin, what we eat...
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Do You Need A Probiotic? (Plus 3 Tips To Choose The Best One)

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Probiotics seem to be everywhere you look these days. Just take a trip to your grocery or health food store and you’ll find them lining the shelves. These friendly bacteria can be found in the more well-known sources like yogurt and sauerkraut, to the downright unexpected like chocolate bars and protein powder. All of these probiotics come touting extraordinary health...
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My Pre-Wedding Skincare Regimen (Surprise: It’s not “All Natural” or “Paleo”!)

Planning a wedding is stressful enough without being worried about the way your skin looks as the big day approaches. And sometimes eating well, sleeping plenty, and exercising regularly isn’t enough to support healthy skin. I’ve been experiencing a serious acne and keratosis pilaris flare up over the past few months, which I attribute to stress and hormonal changes. My...
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10 Reasons You Might Be At Risk For Vitamin A Deficiency

Vitamin A is a nutrient that has gotten a seriously bad rap over the years, with most people (dietitians/nutritionists included!) under the false impression that vitamin A is dangerous, and that we need to be careful we don’t get too much. In my practice as a nutritionist, I find that many, if not most of my clients aren’t getting enough...
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