As skin wellness professionals, here at the Nutritional Aesthetic® Alliance, we understand that beauty and wellness aren’t just skin-deep. True skin wellness a complex interplay of various factors, including diet, lifestyle, and exposure to external elements. In light of this, today’s episode of the Skin Wellness Pro Show dives deeper into topics that are increasingly gaining attention in the wellness sphere: hormone detox and animal-based diets. We may have gone off on a couple of tangents (including one about the importance of cellular hydration for detox, which you can read more about here), but we hope you enjoy!

Watch Episode 2.03: Hormone Detox Do’s and Don’ts here:

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Hormonal detox: more than just a trend

Our main topic in this episode is hormonal detox, a concept that goes beyond the fad of buying detox programs and cleanses in a box. It involves understanding how to navigate our food sources and lifestyle choices to minimize exposure to external hormones and endocrine-disrupting chemicals. These chemicals lurk in unsuspecting places – the air we breathe, the food we eat, and even the materials we touch, like mattresses.

Hormonal detox isn’t just about avoidance, though. It’s also about supporting the body’s natural detoxification processes through nourishment and maintaining a healthy gut microbiome. When we consume foods, digestion occurs, and endotoxins can be released. Fermentation of sugars and proteins can also lead to the production of toxins. Therefore, making conscious choices about what we consume and how we live can drastically reduce our toxic load.

The connection between meat quality and health

In an era where we’re constantly bombarded with information about what to eat and what not to eat, understanding the source of our food has never been more critical. If you eat animal foods, it’s very important to do your homework and understand how the animals are raised and processed.

While we each have our own personal preferences regarding whether to eat meat or not, we agree that if animal foods are part of your diet, it’s important to focus on high-quality meat options like organic or pasture-raised, grass-fed varieties. Conditions in which animals are raised and processed can impact meat quality and potentially affect one’s health.

Want to learn how to integrate topics like this into your practice?

As skin wellness professionals, we must stay informed about these developments and understand their potential implications on our practice. Whether it’s exploring the connection between meat quality and health or understanding the concept of hormonal detox, every piece of knowledge equips us better to guide our clients towards holistic wellness.

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