Grow Your Glow, Part 2: Digestion

Grow Your Glow, Part 2: Digestion

In this 4-part series you’ll learn to amp up your baseline glow, taking your skin to the next level of healthy and gorgeous…

Your gorgeous glow: you know it’s there, but there are some days (weeks even…) when it feels like it’s playing hard to get. A stressful time, a few too many indulgences, a stretch of weather that leaves you feeling blah — these routine life situations influence the way your skin behaves, and in turn what you see in the mirror.

If you missed week 1 on nutrition that will grow your glow, check it out here. This week, we look beyond your meals into the way your body receives food.

Digest to Grow Your Glow

It’s simply not enough to eat for your beauty — if you’re serious about skin glow, you also need to support your body in digesting your food well. The population of bacteria residing in your digestive system (which outnumbers your cells 10 to 1!) has major influence over how well you can utilize the beautifying nutrients in your diet. Cultivating a healthy balance of bacteria in your digestive system is step number one toward great digestion; adding a probiotic supplement and fermented foods to your daily diet will help you do that. But there’s even more that you can do to make sure mealtime — and its after-effects — run smoothly.

First, get in the habit of sipping water about 15 minutes before you begin a meal. If you’re at a restaurant, this could simply mean drinking the water on your table while you peruse the menu. But elsewhere it could require a bit more planning and thought before diving in with your fork. A pre-meal drink of water hydrates your digestive tract and prepares your body for food, improving your assimilation without diluting the digestive acids in your stomach that work hard while you’re eating.

Next, adopt a relaxed mealtime mindset and aim to be present at mealtime. No one sets out to eat a meal under stress, but it happens often — most often as a result of multitasking at mealtime. Shut off the TV, put your phone across the room, and savor your food, alone or with company you enjoy. Take a few deep breaths before you eat, or say a mealtime mantra, like those found in Eat Pretty Every Day. Besides loving your food more (and preventing overeating), this practice gives your body the chance to enter a parasympathetic ‘rest and digest’ state where it can devote the proper energy and resources to fully breaking down each bite you take.

Ready to feel and see greater glow? Incorporate these two powerful strategies into your diet, and you’ll be amazed at their glow-boosting effects. Check back next week for two more key ways to grow your glow!

BIO:

Jolene Hart, CHC, AADP is a Philadelphia-based health coach and founder of Beauty Is Wellness, a natural beauty and health coaching practice. Her coaching and Eat Pretty book series teaches women to use nutrition and lifestyle choices to look and feel their best from the inside out.

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Grow Your Glow, Part 1: Nutrition

Grow Your Glow, Part 1: Nutrition

Beauty and health coach Jolene Hart is back to share with you her tips on aligning your diet with the change in season…

Your gorgeous glow: you know it’s there, but there are some days — weeks, even — when it feels like it’s playing hard to get. A stressful time, a few too many indulgences, a stretch of weather that leaves you feeling blah — these routine life situations influence the way your skin behaves, and in turn what you see in the mirror.

In this 4-part series I’ll teach you how to take your baseline glow and amp it up, taking your skin and your glow to the next level of healthy and gorgeous. We’ll start with nutrition (kind of the foundation for everything glow-y, in my book), and spend some time looking closely at digestion, energy and hormone balance. I promise to leave you smarter and better-prepped to grow your glow, in good times and lackluster times, too.

Nutrition to Grow Your Glow

Eating well is the number one way to put your best skin forward. If you’re still questioning whether or not food matters to your skin, know that it does, in a big way. When I first shifted from my role as magazine beauty editor to that of beauty-focused nutrition coach, my skin had a pretty nice glow, most of the time. I was eating well to support my skin, with plenty of fresh, whole, colorful foods. But over the years I’ve fine-tuned my approach and found that there are even more ways to support your skin not just to be clear, but to be radiant.

First, use more herbs and spices in your cooking. Yes, they’re delicious flavor-enhancers, but there are so many other levels upon which these kitchen staples support your skin. They’re some of the most powerful foods in the world. Their concentrations of antioxidants blow other anti-aging beauty foods like berries and dark chocolate out of the water. Humble cloves, for example, pack 22 times more antioxidants than blueberries! Of course, you’re eating them in much smaller amounts, but be sure not to underestimate their nutritional powers. Herbs and spices also naturally support digestion (the better you digest and assimilate your food, the glowier your skin — stay tuned for next week), and fight off unwanted bacteria and viruses that can compromise your health. I challenge you to find new ways to spice up your smoothies, stir-frys, soups, dressings, and whatever else you’re cooking.

Next, grow your glow by regularly (read: daily) eating foods that specifically support the health of your liver. What’s so important about this organ? Your liver cleanses toxins from the body and supports healthy elimination, an essential for skin that is not only clear, but radiant and thriving. Eat more beets, which cleanse and purify your blood and promote lymph flow (another important mode of waste removal). Eat more cruciferous vegetables (think cauliflower, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, radishes) which help produce a powerfully liver-detoxifying compound in the body. And drink lemon water with fresh lemons, which help your liver produce helpful enzymes and aid in digestion.

Incorporate these two powerful strategies into your diet, and you’ll make major strides to optimize your skin glow. Check back next week for two more key ways to grow your glow!

BIO:

Jolene Hart, CHC, AADP is a Philadelphia-based health coach and founder of Beauty Is Wellness, a natural beauty and health coaching practice. Her coaching and Eat Pretty book series teaches women to use nutrition and lifestyle choices to look and feel their best from the inside out.

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Grow Your Glow, Part 1: Nutrition

Grow Your Glow, Part 1: Nutrition

Beauty and health coach Jolene Hart is back to share with you her tips on aligning your diet with the change in season…

Your gorgeous glow: you know it’s there, but there are some days — weeks, even — when it feels like it’s playing hard to get. A stressful time, a few too many indulgences, a stretch of weather that leaves you feeling blah — these routine life situations influence the way your skin behaves, and in turn what you see in the mirror.

In this 4-part series I’ll teach you how to take your baseline glow and amp it up, taking your skin and your glow to the next level of healthy and gorgeous. We’ll start with nutrition (kind of the foundation for everything glow-y, in my book), and spend some time looking closely at digestion, energy and hormone balance. I promise to leave you smarter and better-prepped to grow your glow, in good times and lackluster times, too.

Nutrition to Grow Your Glow

Eating well is the number one way to put your best skin forward. If you’re still questioning whether or not food matters to your skin, know that it does, in a big way. When I first shifted from my role as magazine beauty editor to that of beauty-focused nutrition coach, my skin had a pretty nice glow, most of the time. I was eating well to support my skin, with plenty of fresh, whole, colorful foods. But over the years I’ve fine-tuned my approach and found that there are even more ways to support your skin not just to be clear, but to be radiant.

First, use more herbs and spices in your cooking. Yes, they’re delicious flavor-enhancers, but there are so many other levels upon which these kitchen staples support your skin. They’re some of the most powerful foods in the world. Their concentrations of antioxidants blow other anti-aging beauty foods like berries and dark chocolate out of the water. Humble cloves, for example, pack 22 times more antioxidants than blueberries! Of course, you’re eating them in much smaller amounts, but be sure not to underestimate their nutritional powers. Herbs and spices also naturally support digestion (the better you digest and assimilate your food, the glowier your skin — stay tuned for next week), and fight off unwanted bacteria and viruses that can compromise your health. I challenge you to find new ways to spice up your smoothies, stir-frys, soups, dressings, and whatever else you’re cooking.

Next, grow your glow by regularly (read: daily) eating foods that specifically support the health of your liver. What’s so important about this organ? Your liver cleanses toxins from the body and supports healthy elimination, an essential for skin that is not only clear, but radiant and thriving. Eat more beets, which cleanse and purify your blood and promote lymph flow (another important mode of waste removal). Eat more cruciferous vegetables (think cauliflower, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, radishes) which help produce a powerfully liver-detoxifying compound in the body. And drink lemon water with fresh lemons, which help your liver produce helpful enzymes and aid in digestion.

Incorporate these two powerful strategies into your diet, and you’ll make major strides to optimize your skin glow. Check back next week for two more key ways to grow your glow!

BIO:

Jolene Hart, CHC, AADP is a Philadelphia-based health coach and founder of Beauty Is Wellness, a natural beauty and health coaching practice. Her coaching and Eat Pretty book series teaches women to use nutrition and lifestyle choices to look and feel their best from the inside out.

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FP How We: Eat Pretty

FP How We: Eat Pretty

Our monthly home office wellness series turns within, as we talk all things Eat Pretty with Jolene Hart …

This post comes to you from Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Jolene Hart.

As a health coach and author, I help my readers and clients look and feel their best via the beautifying powers of food and self-care. Together we look beyond the surface of the skin, into the various ways we nourish our beauty — beginning with our meals and extending to mindset, movement, energy, sleep, and all of the unique needs of our individual bodies in each season. Beauty, as you’ve heard before, is so much more than skin deep, and I love watching my clients build a dynamic and very personal lifestyle of beauty that reflects that, supporting their lifelong beauty and wellbeing in the process.

I shared my approach to beauty with the Free People Home Office this month, amidst vases of wildflowers, linens hand-dyed to match the covers of my Eat Pretty book series, and an abundance of fresh lemons (one of my absolute favorite skin foods) for beauty food inspiration. A sunlit space, the glow of a summer afternoon, and a room filled with the magical creative energy of FP employees made this event so special!

Whenever I share my work, I also tell my personal story, almost a decade’s worth of skin issues, and my exhaustive search for a product, prescription, or treatment that would heal them. Not only did I make it my job to figure out why chronic eczema and cystic acne were taking over my skin, it actually was my job to give beauty advice, as I was working as a magazine beauty editor at the time. After several years spent seeking and testing promising skin treatments and services, my skin was unchanged. Desperate, I left my magazine post and used my journalist role to search for answers — delving into various fields of study including Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, genomics, aesthetics, dermatology, and integrative nutrition to learn more about our bodies and our skin. My own frustrating experience inspired my second career as a coach and my beauty nutrition-focused coaching practice Beauty Is Wellness, and that personal journey has kept me passionate about eating for beauty every day of my own life.

During my visit, I challenged the Free People staff to rethink their own approach to beauty, beginning with their meals and extending to the sources of energy in their lives that influence their own mindset, stress, and emotions. We named some of the qualities that describe a universally ‘beautiful’ person — vibrant, energetic, fresh, glowing — and I asked the group to use those qualities as a guide when choosing their own meals. The foods we eat break down to become our bodies on a molecular level, so choosing foods naturally high in energy, vibrancy, and freshness strongly adds to the visible beauty of our bodies, even as it supports optimal physical function.

I shared other qualities that are essential to keep in mind when choosing foods for beauty — qualities like seasonality, anti-inflammatory value, and color — and explained the vital role that blood sugar balance plays in achieving radiant, youthful skin, balanced hormones, good moods and your healthiest weight. One simple strategy that I believe all women should know to support their blood sugar balance is to eat a meal that satiates the body and provides slow-digesting energy. To achieve this, it’s ideal to include a combination of protein, healthy fats, and abundant vegetables on your plate every time you sit down to a meal. This illustration of an Eat Pretty plate, taken from my book Eat Pretty, Live Well, helps visualize what those foods might look like together.

 

 

Above all, I encouraged the FP team to listen closely to their bodies, by watching their skin as well as their energy, digestion, hormone balance, and stress levels, to find the foods and the habits that best support their beauty and body. We’re all uniquely made, so it’s important to recognize our own needs by seeing and feeling those telling manifestations in our bodies. I’ve found, as have so many of my readers and clients, that building a lifestyle that supports your beauty from the inside out not only helps you look and feel your best, it teaches you so much about your body in the process.

So many thanks to the amazing FP staff for inviting me to share this message, and for providing so much creative inspiration as always!

+ Want to learn more from Jolene Hart? Check out these articles here and start your journey to healthy living today! 

Photo by Magdalena Fountoukidis.

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Eat Pretty: Spring Detox, Week 4

This week, we look at the detox that begins outside your body…

This post comes to you from Jolene Hart.

Over the past three weeks, we’ve explored some of the most effective nutrition and lifestyle shifts that you can make to rev up your body’s natural detoxification during the spring months. This is the key moment of the year to support detox, ensuring that your energy soars, your skin glows, and your body naturally lets go of any winter weight that you’ve been carrying. Spring detox can be an annual ritual that’s refreshing, delicious, and gentle—no stress and no juice cleanse necessary. In case you missed the earlier posts in this series, check out why you’ll want to eat green this season, use hot water for hydration, and pare down some specific foods that make detox more difficult. This week, we look at the detox that begins outside your body—within your daily environment— and can help make your spring detox last all year. The goal, as always, is for you to look and feel your best, from the inside out.

Week 4: Detox Your Environment

Your body is constantly detoxing unfamiliar, unnecessary and unwanted compounds, in the interest of keeping you at your healthiest. But that natural detox process has become increasingly more difficult for our bodies, given the frequency of daily exposure to environmental chemicals, in our beauty products, and our food supply. In the US, about 700 new chemicals are introduced every year, adding to the approximately 84,000 chemicals already in use. It’s become hard to calculate the number to which we are exposed on any given day (that number is likely to be several hundred). This spring, commit to some easy shifts in your routine that will lighten your body’s exposure to unnecessary compounds that could negatively impact your beauty and health. This is where little changes really add up, so it’s just fine to start small.

If you’re wondering where to begin, look first at personal care. Rather than stressing out about the need to go 100% organic overnight, look at the big picture– make sure the top five products you use most often, or over the greatest area of your body, are as safe and natural as possible. Body lotion, deodorant and lipstick are some of the top products I recommend switching first, to cut down unnecessary exposure to hormone-disrupting phthalates and parabens that truly impact our health and hormone balance. Just a note: Free People has a great selection of natural and organic personal care products, from brands like Maya Chia, Zoe Organics and Vapour Organic Beauty.

Beyond your beauty routine, think about the products used in the places you spend most of your time. Are there cleaning products, detergents or room sprays you use at home or in your office? Plastic products or Teflon pans that you use regularly? Walk through your day with fresh eyes, taking note of some of the places you may be able to switch to chemical-free or -reduced alternatives. An easy change with a big impact? Cut synthetic fragrances, which are a source of phthalate exposure, from your home. Skip the scented trash bags and plug-in air fresheners and try an essential oil diffuser instead. To detox your environment even further, bring air-purifying green plants like peace lily, philodendron and ferns inside to clean the air. As well, consider removing your shoes when you enter your home, which can prevent tracking pesticides into your space. The goal isn’t to live a completely chemical-free life; but, a few small changes can make a major difference. You’ll be supporting balanced hormones, radiant skin, energy, good mood and a healthier body with every change you make.

For more spring detox and nutrition inspiration, check out the Eat Pretty book series.

Jolene Hart, CHC, AADP is a Philadelphia-based health coach and founder of Beauty Is Wellness, a natural beauty and health coaching practice. Her coaching and Eat Pretty book series teach women to use nutrition and lifestyle choices to look and feel their best from the inside out. 

Text and recipes ©Jolene Hart. All rights reserved.

Eat Pretty: Spring Detox, Week 3

Continue to further the process by reducing your intake of the foods that either interfere with detox or introduce additional toxins into your body…

This post comes to you from Jolene Hart.

Now that spring’s officially here, it’s time to get your body and skin prepped for sunny days ahead. This is the key moment of the year to support your body’s detox processes, ensuring that your energy soars, your skin glows, and your body naturally lets go of any winter weight that you’ve been carrying. Spring detox can be an annual ritual that’s refreshing and delicious—no juice cleanse necessary.

If you’ve followed along with this series so far, you’ve already added more green foods to your spring meals, and tapped into a powerful detox ritual using hot water. Keep those practices going in the weeks ahead! This week, we look at the foods that can hold you back from detoxing optimally, from pesticide-sprayed produce to foods that contain BPA and sugar. My clients are focusing on these very same spring strategies, so consider this your free health coach check-in, and be sure to check back in the weeks ahead. The goal, as always, is to get you looking and feeling your best this season, from the inside out.

Week 3: Paring Down

Now that you’ve supercharged your spring meals with key foods to support your body’s natural detox pathways, you can continue to further the process by reducing your intake of the foods that either interfere with detox or introduce additional toxins into your body. I don’t recommend that you push yourself toward a strict, complete elimination of these foods, rather that you make a conscious effort to reduce them significantly, using your goal of looking and feeling your best this spring as motivation. At the top of the list of foods to pare down on is sugar, as it creates inflammation in the body, suppresses your immune system (which is working to support you as you detox), and leaves your skin prone to blemishes, redness, and premature wrinkles. Cutting your sugar intake can make dramatic improvements to the way you look and feel this spring and beyond. I recommend that you set a goal to get your sweetness from whole foods (like the recipe below, which uses dried cherries to sweeten) rather than added sugar. Other key foods to avoid as your body detoxes this spring are pesticide-sprayed produce and foods from cans or plastics that contain BPA, both of which introduce additional toxins into your body while you are trying to remove them. Some of the most important foods to buy organic are strawberries, apples, peppers, and spinach, simply because they are sprayed with the highest levels of pesticides.

This week, and throughout the spring, try to reduce sugar, pesticide-sprayed foods, and BPA in your diet, and watch your energy soar and your skin glow as the weeks go by. To read through a more in-depth list of foods to reduce or eliminate this spring, check out the Beauty Betrayers list in Eat Pretty.

Sweet C Bites

These delicious bites conquer sugar cravings with a sweet combination of cherries, chia, and coconut—but no added sweeteners. Chia seeds further your spring detox, while coconut nourishes supple skin. Keep them in the fridge for a perfect spring snack.

Makes 12

Ingredients

Heaping ¼ cup dried cherries (look for unsweetened)

2 tbsp chia seeds

½ cup warm or room temperature water

1 cup unsweetened, finely shredded coconut flakes

½ tsp vanilla extract

¼ tsp almond extract

Pinch of unrefined salt

Method

In a small bowl, combine dried cherries, chia seeds and water. Set aside for at least 15 minutes to allow the cherries to soften and the chia seeds to gel.

In a high-powered blender or food processor, blend cherry-chia-water mixture, about one-third of the coconut flakes, vanilla and almond extracts, and a pinch of sea salt, until the mixture comes together and the cherries have broken down into tiny pieces. Return the mixture to the bowl and stir in the remaining coconut flakes. Roll into 1-inch balls and chill until ready to serve.

 

Jolene Hart, CHC, AADP is a Philadelphia-based health coach and founder of Beauty Is Wellness, a natural beauty and health coaching practice. Her coaching and Eat Pretty book series teach women to use nutrition and lifestyle choices to look and feel their best from the inside out. 

Text, images and recipes ©Jolene Hart. All rights reserved.

Eat Pretty: Spring Detox, Week 2

Now that spring’s officially here, it’s time to get your body and skin prepped for sunny days ahead…

This post comes to you from Jolene Hart.

This is the key moment to support your body’s detox processes, ensuring that your energy soars, your skin glows, and your body naturally lets go of any winter weight that you’ve been carrying.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll guide you through the most effective nutrition and lifestyle shifts that you can make this season, to ensure that you give your body the spring detox it craves. If you missed the first post in this series, you can go back and read it here. Spring detox can be an annual ritual that’s refreshing and delicious—no juice cleanse necessary. My clients are focusing on these very same spring strategies, so consider this your free health coach check-in, and be sure to revisit us in the weeks ahead! The goal, as always, is to get you looking and feeling your best this season, from the inside out.

Hot Water Hydration

Allow me to introduce the simplest spring detox ritual that you’re not practicing: hot water hydration. This time-honored Ayurvedic detox practice supports the body’s natural ability to usher toxins out of the body with lymph, the waste-removing fluid that runs just under your skin. When lymph flows well, you see big beauty benefits, including glowing skin, less cellulite, and fewer eye bags and puffiness in your face and body. During the winter, your lymph flow can slow down due to frigid temps, and reduced activity, so spring is the time to get it moving again.

One of the easiest ways to support lymph flow, while also encouraging your body to digest well and assimilate the most nutrition from your beauty foods, is to take a few sips of hot water frequently throughout the day. Just a sip or two, a few times an hour, is your goal. While herbal teas, warm lemon water, and ginger steeped in hot water are all fabulous beauty tonics in their own ways, to practice this particular detox ritual, you’ll want to primarily sip plain hot water (a squeeze of lemon from time to time is fine!).

This week, commit to one day when you’ll practice this ritual. Boil fresh filtered water (don’t just drink hot water from the tap), and carry it around in an insulated mug, refilling as needed throughout the day. The continual heat brings circulation and hydration to your core, and ensures that the lining of your digestive tract is well hydrated, a healthy skin essential. You can practice this as often as you like, though in a few weeks when the temperature rises, it may not be appealing. Early spring is your moment.

For extra support to get your lymph flowing, I also love dry brushing, massage, and ingesting extra chlorophyll from spring’s many green foods.

Jolene Hart, CHC, AADP is a Philadelphia-based health coach and founder of Beauty Is Wellness, a natural beauty and health coaching practice. Her coaching and Eat Pretty book series teach women to use nutrition and lifestyle choices to look and feel their best from the inside out.

Text, images and recipes © Jolene Hart. All rights reserved.

 

Eat Pretty: Spring Detox with Jolene Hart, Week 1

Your free health coach check-in…

You feel it coming, right? Any moment now, spring— season of rebirth and renewal— will arrive. You’ll unzip your coat, shed a few extra layers, and feel the sun on your face. To get in sync with the powerful cycles of nature, this is also the time to support your body’s detox processes, ensuring that your energy soars, your skin glows, and your body naturally lets go of any winter weight that you’ve been carrying.

Over the next four weeks, I’ll guide you through the most effective nutrition and lifestyle shifts that you can make this season, to ensure that you give your body the spring detox it craves. Spring detox can be an annual ritual that’s refreshing and delicious—no juice cleanse necessary. My clients are focusing on these very same spring strategies that I’ll be sharing, so consider this your free health coach check-in, and be sure to check back in the weeks ahead! The goal, as always, is to get you looking and feeling your best this season, from the inside out.

Week 1: Go Green

At the very moment that your body needs detox, nature delivers. Pop into a grocery store or your local farmer’s market, and you’ll notice that the fresh foods beginning to emerge share a common color: green. Think asparagus, artichokes, spring onions, arugula, watercress, spinach, dandelion, green beans, peas, and sprouts. The many edible shades of green that you’ll find this season offer essential spring cleansing properties, and represent a stark change from the heavier, cooked foods that you’ve been likely eating during the winter. Incorporate some of these foods raw, in a smoothie or raw salad, and others lightly cooked, in a soup or sauté. The important thing is that you add more green to your diet this season.

What makes these spring green foods so highly detoxifying? Their spectrum of phytochemicals, like chlorophyll in greens, sulforaphane in sprouts, and silymarin in artichokes, supports liver health, boosts the body’s key antioxidant glutathione, oxygenates your blood, and aids the removal of toxic compounds. Their fiber content feeds the good bacteria in your body and helps ensure that you’re eliminating all the toxins you cleanse. If you’re not sure what to eat this season, just remember the rule to bring in more green.

You can start with this simple salad, which has mighty detox benefits for your beauty and body:

Tahini-Balsamic Beet Salad

This warm salad is packed with beauty minerals and cleansing phytochemicals, from the powerful betalains in beets to the chlorophyll in spinach and beet greens. The addition of tahini delivers skin-clearing zinc and healthy fats that help you absorb all your spring skin nutrition.

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients

1 bunch organic beets (3 to 4), with greens

1 bunch organic spinach

1 tsp coconut oil or ghee

¼ cup tahini

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 1/2 tsp tamari

¼ cup warm water

½ tsp garlic powder

Unrefined salt

Ground black pepper

Sesame seeds

Method

Preheat oven to 400F. Remove and reserve beet greens, scrub beets, and wrap in foil. Place wrapped beets on a baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, rinse and chop beet greens, including a small amount of beet green stems, as well as spinach. In a sauté pan, melt coconut oil or ghee, and cook greens until wilted. Season with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, whisk together tahini, vinegar, tamari, water, and garlic powder. Set aside.

Use foil to slide the skins off of your roasted and cooled beets, then chop them into bite-sized chunks. Arrange your salad on individual plates by topping a bed of sautéed greens with beet chunks, and drizzling with a generous amount of tahini-balsamic dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

Be sure to check back in the weeks ahead to read more from Jolene!

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Jolene Hart, CHC, AADP is a Philadelphia-based health coach and founder of Beauty Is Wellness, a natural beauty and health coaching practice. Her coaching and Eat Pretty book series teach women to use nutrition and lifestyle choices to look and feel their best from the inside out. 

Text, images and recipes © Jolene Hart. All rights reserved.

 

Awakenings: Wake with Elegance

This week, think about the energy of these products inside your day elegance program to form your entire day from its begin…

This is actually the last payment in a-4-component series about awareness with elegance by Jolene Hart, wellness mentor and writer of the Consume Fairly guide collection.

The options while you begin every day you create are a few of the very impactful for wellness and your elegance. Mdash your program&;including ideas, diet, motion, and home- mdash & treatment;sets the tone for the whole evening.

This week, think about these products inside your day beauty’s energy program to shape from its start. Your program influences self-confidence and your attitude throughout long-term, in addition to the day &nbsp health, because their method is rapidly found by the elements within our beauty items into our anatomies.

Personally I think that a few of the elements that are most significant to prevent in personal-care items are individuals with hormone- disrupting effects phthalates present in artificial scents, such as for example preservatives, and also the sunscreen oxybenzone. Changing traditional items for organic and natural options can easily create a huge difference within the evening-today existence of particular substances within you, confirmed with a 2016 research completed in Florida.

I recommend visitors and my customers to think about the  re, big-picture: their elegance programs, when first considering changing items that are traditional for organic and natural options. Take into account the items that you simply utilize most abundant in regularity (don’t overlook something similar to toothpaste, that you utilize several occasions each day), within the best area of one’s physique (hello, body product and acrylic), as well as in places which are delicate (armpits, for instance). Don& rsquo overlook items that you simply actually ingest— glosses, lipsticks and lotions.

Listed here are the most effective six item groups I’d begin with, along with some of my leading organic and natural item selects at Free Individuals:

Face: Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Acrylic

Body: Pangea Organics Body Gas

Lips: Liquid Beauty Lip Moisturizer; Vapour Alarm Lipstick

Deodorant: Schmidt’s Deodorant Stay

Sun-Protection: Suntegrity 5-in-1 Colored Face Sunscreen

Toothpaste: David’s Advanced Natural Toothpaste

Jolene Hart, CHC, AADP is just a Philly-centered wellness mentor and founding father of Elegance Is Wellness, an all natural elegance and wellness training exercise. Her training and Consume Fairly guide collection shows ladies to make use of diet and lifestyle options to appear and experience their finest in the inside out. 

Awakenings: Wake with Motion

This is actually the next in a-4-component series about awareness with elegance by Jolene Hart, wellness mentor and writer of the Consume Fairly guide collection.

The options while you start&nbsp you create;every day are a few of the very impactful relating to nbsp & your; wellness and elegance. Mdash morning programs &; including ideas, diet, motion, and home- mdash & treatment; established the tone for the whole evening.

This week, think about movement’s energy to shape from its start. Even the pace with that you execute these movements, and your day movements, firmly affect mind and your elegance. Not just are your initial day actions an opportunity to counter the hours you’ve simply invested in a horizontal placement, they are able to motivate the body to oxygenate and boost flow, that are two crucial methods for glowing skin, power and general wellness. Inhaling significantly from your own stomach, while you do within the yoga rsquo & sun salutation; series under, becomes about the physique’ s nervous system, making emphasis and you calm. Additionally, it triggers detox within you from your own initial awakening times. Another cause that I really like the exercise of the morning yoga series is the fact that it extends, lengthens and carefully warms up parts of your muscles for that evening, while helping like a hypnotic second that you can exercise without extreme emphasis, when you’ve discovered the program. You ll provide equally actual physique and the mind several pleasant occasions to awaken and alter before leaping into your entire day.

Jolene’s AM Sun Salutation for Elegance

Exercise this series, my personal favorite evening- opening salutation, breathing completely any time you extend upward and start, and exhaling completely while you collapse or achieve downhill. Attempt to work this series through your entire day prior to starting atleast twice, to boost circulation and stretch muscle tissue. Feel liberated to alter the actions to fit physique and your personal requirements.

  1. Start position, at your torso together together with your fingers, breathing generally.
  2. Increase up your hands and breathe significantly wake and to stretch the body.
  3. Fold-down while you exhale to the touch your feet.
  4. Increase your hands and breathe again while you transfer into a bended-leg present.
  5. Break the rules into downhill puppy present while you exhale drive ahead before you are not raised on a lawn together with your belly pressing the ground.
  6. Drive up your arms pose while you extend and breathe torso and your primary.
  7. While you exhale break the rules into downhill puppy present.
  8. Increase your hands and breathe again while you transfer into a bended-leg present with one leg bent (the alternative leg in the one you selected instep 4).
  9. Fold-down while you exhale to the touch your feet.
  10. Increase up your hands and breathe significantly wake and to stretch the body.
  11. Go back together with your hands at your torso, to the start, breathing generally.

Jolene Hart, CHC, AADP is just a Philly-centered wellness mentor and founding father of Elegance Is Wellness, an all natural elegance and wellness training exercise. Her training and Consume Fairly guide collection shows ladies to make use of diet and lifestyle options to appear and experience their finest in the inside-out.