Achieving healthy, glowing skin is a popular topic but also one that can also be confusing. Registered dietician and respected nutritionist, EA Stewart, will attest that you really are what you eat. And, the appearance of your skin is often a barometer of your internal health. After all, your skin is the largest organ of the human body, yet we typically don’t think about how to care for it through our diet. And, your skin plays an important role as the protector of your body, keeping us insulated from the elements outside of it.
Growing up, we were told to eat this and not that in the quest for perfect skin only to discover that there really is no one-size-fits-all plan that works well for everyone. So many people strive for healthy and glowing skin yet the various myths and un-truths about what we should and shouldn’t do often cloud our perception of what really are the right things to do. And few people proactively look at the connection between our diet and the health of our skin, which is something we truly have control over.
As part of our yearlong Be Your Best 365 series this “be” Expert Interview explores the role nutrition plays in the appearance and health of our skin. “be” co-founder, Dr. Gregory A. Buford, MD FACS and EA Stewart, RD, discuss:
Why 8 glasses of water may not be the right amount for you
Why the right type of chocolate can not only make you happy but also healthy
What specific foods can actually give you healthy and glowing skin
Why your mother was right about eating your fruits and vegetables
How you may actually be low in Vitamin D and what to do about it
Why you should ditch the supplements and go for healthier foods
Why food sensitivities may be bringing you down
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EA Stewart, RD is registered dietician and nutritional expert that helps individuals, families and companies eat more healthfully. In addition to her undergraduate BS in Food & Nutrition, and achieving her MBA from the University of San Diego, she serves as a Director of Nutrition and a Nutrition Consultant for several long term care facilities. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and several nutrition practice groups including Dietitians in Functional and Integrative Medicine (DIFM), Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE), and Sports and Cardiovascular Nutrition (SCAN). EA writes the popular blog, The Spicy RD providing recipes for gluten free eating, long term weight management and healthy and glowing skin. You can follow her on Twitter @thespicyrd.