Carrier Oil Close-Up: Hemp Seed Oil

When you think of a skin-healthy oil, we think it’s fairly safe to assume that hemp seed oil would not be one of the first on your list. Why is that? Perhaps it is the “elephant in the room”--hemp seed oil comes from the cannabis sativa plant.…


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Warming Spices for Skin Health

As the seasons change and the weather turns cold, it’s comforting to cozy up your cooking with warming spices. In the fall and winter, and especially as we prepare for holiday celebration, we reach for spices like ginger, cayenne, cinnamon, and…


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Hyperpigmentation in a Nutritional Aesthetics™ Spa

Hyperpigmentation, dark spots, melasma--whatever you name your particular pigmentation concern, there are ways to approach treatment and brightening safely and gently, from the inside and outside. Here’s how an aesthetician with training in…


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NAA Advisory Board Highlight: Dr. Trevor Cates

One of the core concepts of Nutritional Aesthetics™ is building optimal skin health, both on the inside with the right beauty nutrient-dense foods, and on the outside with beauty nutrient-dense skincare products and treatments. NAA Advisory Board…


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Tips for Eating Healthy When Crunched for Time

Now that fall’s here, work, school and life have returned to their dizzying pace. Even our best intentions to eat healthy are in jeopardy—simply because we lack time for meal planning and prep! We all deal with calendar overload, and we know that…


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4 Underappreciated Skincare Products

When designing a skincare regimen for yourself, or for a client, it’s important to take several factors into consideration, such as skin type, skin goals, budget...but most importantly, will the regimen actually be used? Some people love elaborate…


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Boost Your Seasonal Skin Health with Root Veggies

The most exciting time of the year for food lovers is the exciting new bounty that accompanies the change of seasons--so with fall upon us, we invite you to welcome all varieties of root vegetables and experiment with gusto! Yams, beets, parsnips,…


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NAA Advisory Board Highlight: Georgia Tetlow

We love how effortlessly NAA Advisory Board member Georgia Tetlow, MD balances conventional and alternative medicine in her practice, Philadelphia Integrative Medicine. Dr. Tetlow applies her expertise, extensive medical training and faculty…


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The Pros and Cons of Water as A Skincare Ingredient

Ingredient labels are a hot topic in skincare, and it’s no secret that water is the number one ingredient on the majority of skincare ingredient labels. You may already know that the first five ingredients on the label make up at least 80 percent of…


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Treating Teen Acne from a Nutritional Aesthetics Perspective

Teenage acne is a hot topic both in health coaching and in aesthetics. Traditionally, parents of teens with acne would only think to take their teen to a dermatologist or aesthetician for treatment. However, the tides are turning, and today more and…


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