Happy summer, everyone! I hope you are enjoying this precious time of year, even as excessive heat, storms, and the smoke filled air from the unfortunate Canadian wildfires continue to affect so many.
It is time to take control of your health and wellness by compensating for external hazards, prolonged COVID, and much more. I encourage people to understand that holistic wellness and beautiful skin are earned by a healthy diet, lifestyle, and a great product line. It is all in the little things we can do for ourselves that really make a difference.
It is imperative for your immune system, as well as your skin, to feed yourself anti-inflammatory foods. Here’s a glimpse into how I incorporate some of these immune system-boosting foods into my daily routine.
In the morning I grind our organic coffee beans and always add green cardamom pods, whole cloves, ground cinnamon, dried ginger, and chicory root. This delicious addition to the coffee helps aid digestion and is anti-inflammatory.
We snack on raw organic almonds or pistachio nuts. Once in a while, we’ll also indulge in a scoop of organic sugar free pure peanut butter. This helps curb our appetites so we don’t overeat at dinner time.
When I make salads for dinner, I add a handful of fresh basil, parsley, and cilantro. This rids our bodies of metal poisoning and cleanses our internal organs. I also add nutrient-dense black and regular sesame seeds to give an extra nutritional boost to our skin and hair follicles. The recipe below is a typical salad that I would make at home - I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
As always, I am available to anyone for skin/lifestyle consultation. It is my pleasure to help people learn and understand a holistic way of living that offers such great rewards.
Superfood Anti-Aging Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
4 cups of arugula
1/2 cup thinly sliced red or green cabbage
2 sticks of celery sliced thinly
2 radishes sliced thinly
1 large carrot peeled and sliced thinly
1 cup cherry bomb tomatoes
1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves rough chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves torn
1/4 cup of toasted pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/4 cup red wine vinegar or Sherry vinegar
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
Combine salad ingredients in large bowl. Combine dressing ingredients in second bowl. Add dressing to salad and toss to combine. Enjoy!