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How To Get Sexy Skin And Humming Hormones

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Years ago, I had terrible skin. I had eczema and acne all over my face, and I’d frequently (as in monthly) get severe cold sore outbreaks where I would have sores all over my face, in my mouth, and down my throat... It was not sexy!

Looking back, I realise it was a total reflection of my internal state — I was severely unhealthy and unhappy and it was manifesting through my skin. And the worst thing was it totally crushed my confidence and left me feeling depressed. I know that in the big picture, bad skin is way less important than a million other things, but at the time it had a major impact on me. No matter how much I tried to cover it up or hide myself away, I was still sooo self-conscious and would look in the mirror and absolutely hate what I saw. These days, however, with a little extra perspective, I look back and want to hug that lost little girl who so desperately needed to flex her self-love muscle.

On top of all the crappy skin stuff, I also had crazy hormones. I went from vegetarian to pescatarian and then a short stint of being a full blown vegan. My body didn't know if it was Arthur or Martha! I lost my period (and my mind). My moods were up and down and round and round, and if you ask my ex-boyfriend, I am sure he will tell you I was a little cray-cray. Because of my hormonal imbalance, I also experienced loss of libido, weight gain, mood swings, depression, severe digestive issues, anxiety, irritability, fatigue, constant cravings for sugar and carbs, and insomnia — all tell-tale signs of full-blown hormonal imbalance.

The scary part about what I have just described is that none of this is uncommon. I see it all the time with my friends, family and clients. Over the years, I have witnessed way too many women go through life feeling tired, heavy, bloated, lethargic, insecure about their skin, and uncomfortable within themselves. And the sad thing is they’ve come to accept feeling blah as being ‘normal’ and have forgotten what it’s actually like to feel vibrant, vital, and good inside their own skin.

There are a heap of contributing factors as to why more and more women are experiencing troubled skin and hormonal imbalance, such as stress, diet, environmental factors and other health issues... But just because some people are content to settle for feeling blah, it doesn’t mean you have to. And just because you might be struggling right now with your health and wellness, it doesn’t mean that it will always be a struggle. Health is a journey, there is no destination. I am still on my path to wellness and I will be for as long as I am on this earth. I am still learning and fine tuning what's right for me and my body and undoing years and years of torture that I put my body through.

The truth is, you can nourish your body with delicious real food and feel good in the process. You can create kick-ass vibrant health that has you glowing from the inside out. And you can learn how to honour your temple in the sacred, meaningful way that your body and soul have been crying out for… You just need to know how.

Enter The Glow Kitchen — The No B.S Guide To Sexy Skin, Humming Hormones and Foods That Will Rock Your World. (This baby’s a game-changer!)

I get asked daily about my food philosophy and how I got clear skin, overcame my hormonal issues and got back my period, so I decided to pop all the information into one, giant (as in 113-pages-long giant!) eBook just for you.

 

Why the focus on skin and hormones? Well, your skin is a reflection of exactly what’s going on inside you. So if it’s looking a bit dull or lacklustre, you can bet your bottom dollar there are some deeper issues you need to address. And your hormones are super-important — they pretty much control all of your body’s systems and how you feel day to day. So when they are off-kilter and unbalanced, that’s exactly how you are going to feel too.

… And of course, I know those feelings all too well. I know exactly what it’s like to have your confidence crushed and to feel like a crazy lady. I know exactly what it’s like to have zero energy for daily life (let alone exercise or sex). And I know exactly what it’s like to stare in the mirror and feel that stomach-churning mixture of disgust and despair... But I also know exactly how to step out of that murky hell-hole, and now I want to help you do the same.

This book came about for a few reasons. As well as getting asked All. The. Time. about what I eat, I was also seeing so many of my clients and friends getting ridiculously confused and overwhelmed by all the conflicting information out there on health and wellness. It absolutely breaks my heart when I see someone trying to do the ‘right’ thing and thinking that they’re doing their body good, yet actually ending up creating more problems and stress for themselves, simply because they’ve followed the wrong source of information, or have bought into some trendy diet or detox.

The Glow Kitchen is completely different from that. In fact, it’s the opposite of that.

Instead of giving you ridiculous rules and restrictions that strip your body of nutrients and send your hormones haywire, I want to empower you with a food philosophy that will serve you for years (hell, for decades) to come. I want to help you finally understand where we came from, and what that means about how our bodies process gluten, dairy and sugar. I want to open your eyes to the root causes of disease, and teach you how to take back control of your health. And I want to help you understand the deeper stuff that makes all the difference — your spiritual connection with food, how to ‘rewild’ your body, and the most important ingredient you can add to any meal (hint: it’s not what you may think!). This is the stuff you NEED to understand if you want to make the best and most informed decisions about your health and wellness — not only for yourself, but for your family too.

The key to sexy skin and humming hormones is learning to glow from the inside out.
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I also delve into your relationship with food — this isn’t just about the shizzle you put in your mouth, it’s also about what’s going on inside your head while you prepare and eat your food. (And let me tell you, getting the emotional side of your eating philosophy sorted will help you finally break free from the feast-or-famine cycle of deprivation and self-loathing — something which I myself know all too well.)

On top of all that, this book is packed with LOADS of delicious recipes that you will love cooking and devouring, time and time again — from my Whole Marrakech Chicken, to my Love Your Guts Cultured Veggies, right through to my divine Chocolate and Orange Tart. These recipes will never leave you feeling deprived or undernourished, and they’re as delicious as they are healthy.

Finally, woven throughout these pages is my personal story — from the sever cold sore virus that knocked me for six, through to how I (finally) stopped worrying about my weight (and lost those final stubborn few kilos in the process), to how I like to create an empowered approach to food and eating for my family. I bare all, because the truth is I’ve been through the wringer when it comes to my health, and back when I was at rock-bottom, I would have KILLED for someone to speak to me straight, to tell it like it is, and to give me actual strategies and solutions that actually WORKED…

… Which is exactly what The Glow Kitchen is all about.

So if you want sexy skin and humming hormones, click here now.

I can’t WAIT for you to dive into this baby — she’s full of so much life-changing goodness, and I just KNOW you’re gonna love her... (And P.S. Don’t forget to tag #theglowkitchen when you make these delicious recipes so I get to see your creations).

Now it’s over to you, sweet-cheeks! Do you have any tips on how to get sexy skin and humming hormones? If so, please share them in the comments below.

Thank you, as always, for pouring your heart and soul into the comments. Every day, thousands of people come to this site for inspiration and your comment might be the one thing that sparks massive shifts within them. So thank you.

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    • September 10, 2015

      LOVE LOVE LOVE. As you know Mel, I am still getting there. Somedays I feel far along in my journey, other days I feel like I am back further than when I started. It's a process, and I am slowly, slowly getting there by chipping away at my old beliefs. I think telling myself I don't have to be vegan is the hardest one to let go of… XXXXX love to you, as always.

    • Kelly
      September 10, 2015

      Looking forward to your talk! I've heard a general consensus that gluten is no good for gut issues. What about other GF grains?

    • September 10, 2015

      Hi Melissa,

      I have a few burning questions. I am a health nerd in my eyes and see my daily palette of food and exercise extremely healthy. I have never really been a meat eater and often have low iron to the point of injections. However, within this last year I have experienced major pimple break outs on my hairline on my forehead (not anywhere else). I have gone to my monthly skin specialist and naturopath who has diagnosed me with candida in the digestive tract. I feel my digestive system and hormones are playing up. I have been given treatments and both iron and daily natural remedies. However, my pimples are still there and I feel I am not getting better, (also I have the worst smelling urine and urges to pee all the time). Any idea what to do..I hate medicines as I have had antibiotic overloads from other conditions in the past. Does your ebook cover anything like this? What do I do about my skin and digestive problem? Should I seek a doctor? I never feel that run down because I exercise everyday. I should also mention I am 21 years of age. Please help!!!

      • Melissa
        September 10, 2015

        Hey Darcy,

        Thank you so much for your questions. I would highly suggest reading my book first. Once you have read it tune in on Tuesday night as I will answer these questions for you. In the meantime, I want to mention that candida is stubborn and won't go away over night. It takes persistent and consistent care. I would also recommend reading Primal Body, Primal Mind and The Body Ecology Diet which I believe are the bible's on health and nutrition. Have you read them before?

        Also honey this can be cleared up naturally. I want to remind you that antibiotic's are like a band aid and don't heal the root issues.

        I am super excited for you to dive in to my book and these other two amazing books. Don't forget to tune in on Tuesday ;)

        xx

    • Catherine
      September 10, 2015

      Oh my goodness Melissa! This is SO exciting!!!!!! :) I am getting my hands on this beauty at the very moment! Thank you beautiful! I freakin' adore everything that you do! xxx

      • Melissa
        September 10, 2015

        I adore you Catherine..SOOOOO much!

    • September 10, 2015

      I so have been waiting for this - can´t wait to dive into your book! Thank you! Oh - in terms of a question: I would be interested in all your gut healing tips - unless those are in the book. I have yet to read it. xx E

    • Connie
      September 10, 2015

      Hi melissa thank you so much,
      When I woke up this morning I was like wow exactly what I need plus I have always been interested in your daily eating style. Thank you for making this book and it is so affordable! I have downloaded although cannot open in safari is there any other way I can open this amazing book.
      Thanks again much love and wellness! Xxxxxxxxxxxxx

      • The MA Team
        September 10, 2015

        Hi honey,

        Just checked your account and the audio and ebook are in there. It's a zip file so will need to be downloaded onto a computer first. Will reply to your email.

        xx

    • Teneill
      September 10, 2015

      Hi Melissa,

      I'm so interested in hormone imbalances as I feel sometimes I suffer from some of the symptoms you mentioned and then other times I feel great. I would love to know your top tips for controlling hormones as I feel this is such a big issue for women throughout their whole life.

      Thank you! Love your work xx

      • Melissa
        September 10, 2015

        Hey Teneill,

        Awesome question and yes your right this is a big issue for so many women so I can't wait to chat about it on the live call on Tuesday. Be sure to tune in ;)

        xx

    • Rachel
      September 10, 2015

      Hi Melissa, thank you so much and I look forward to Tuesday! I have a question which you may be able to help with, I stopped taking my contraceptive pill about 4 months ago after 10years on it without any issues during that time but since I stopped taking it, I've developed a slightly tanned shade of skin above my upper lip and a small patch in the middle of my forehead :( sun exposure makes it darker so I avoid my face in the sun but it hasn't faded at all and I'm super self conscious about it. I believe the skin pigmentation can be due to an imbalance of hormones now that I've come off the pill? No amount of makeup can cover it up and it isn't fading. What can I do? Is IPL an option to lighten the skin? Please help x

      • Melissa
        September 10, 2015

        Thanks for your question Rachel. Be sure to turn in for my answer to your question ;)

        xx

    • Cayla
      September 10, 2015

      Since digestion is such a large contributor to the way your body functions and in turn affects your skin, should you wait until your meal is fully digested and do a few fasts so you can give your digestion a rest every once in a while, or should you be eating every 3 hours? Xx

      • Melissa
        September 10, 2015

        Great questions Cayla, make sure you tune in on Tuesday and I will answer them for you live ;)

    • Linda
      September 10, 2015

      Hi Melissa,
      I am looking forward to reading your new book. I have been an avid follower of you since I stumbled upon a reference to you on another website. I was wondering if you are recording the live chat for later listening or re listening?

      I am currently in a very deep health hole. I have had various health issues over the last 7 or so years but the last 2 has caught me in a steep downwards spiral. I am now battling glandular fever. Clearly my body is not happy with me and is giving me a good swift kick to tell me. I feel like I no sooner seem to see the light, I get another knock down.
      I am very interested in hearing how you dug yourself out of your deep health hole to be a more radiant and healthy person.
      Thank you for your posts and sharing what has worked for you. It has lead me to discoveries and as a lot of people have posted they always seem to arrive in my inbox just when I need it.

      • Melissa
        September 10, 2015

        Hey Linda,

        Thank you so much for following my work, I love writing for you ;)

        Yes, you will be able to watch the call on this page after so don't worry if you can't make it live. However, live will be so much fun, plus I will answer your question for you ;)

        xx

        • Linda
          September 10, 2015

          Thanks Melissa : )

          Just another question...not a life changing one...just a minor cooking one.
          When recipes refer to coconut oil. Do you measure the solid or liquid form? I have been taking it as liquid and I put the jar in a bowl of hot water which takes a long time to melt. Do you have a quicker way of melting it or do you just measure out the solid form and then melt that?

          Just had a quick skim through your e-book. Looking forward to trying the recipes. Also going to look up body ecology...one of my many issues has been stomach/digestion problems.

          Thanks again Melissa.

        • Melissa
          September 11, 2015

          Hey Linda,

          If you have tummy issues you will love The Body Ecology. That book was a massive turning point for me.

          Let me know how you go with The Glow Kitchen and be sure to tune in on Tuesday when I answer your question ;)

          xx

    • Kelly Bella Van Rossum
      September 10, 2015

      Hey Melissa,

      I love that you are helping women everywhere to 'master their mean girl', not listen to the lies we so often believe about ourselves, and how much positivity you bring to the world. Thank You!

      I know you treat your body with a lot of self-care and love and I am just wondering what an average day on your plate looks like for a busy girl like you?
      What does your breakfast look like when your busy first thing in the morning and do you prepare meals ahead of time?

      Thank so much for being so open and letting us into your world a little to share your wisdom sister to sister. Love it!

      P.S just started reading your lovely book :)

      Kelly Bella

      • Melissa
        September 10, 2015

        Thank you so much for your kind words Kelly. You are such a sweetie! Make sure you tune in next Tuesday night and I will answer all your questions ;)

        • Kelly Bella Van Rossum
          September 12, 2015

          Wonderful! I will do. Thanks gorgeous xoxo

    • Emma
      September 10, 2015

      I had surgery last year for suspected appendicitis, the strong antibiotics they put me on has really ruined my stomach to the point of devoloping food allergies, really high estrogen and sibo type symptoms so I'm now eating to the body ecology diet foods.
      My question is, it seems everything tells you not to eat under 1200 calories a day which I struggle to reach. So should i be eating enormous amounts of vegetables to make up the calories or will my body just sort itself out if I'm filling it with organic alkaline foods or will it really effect my hormones not eating "enough"?

      • Melissa
        September 10, 2015

        Hey Emma,

        I can totally relate as I was in the exact same boat as you. Be sure to listen in on Tuesday to my answers ;)

        xx

    • Michelle
      September 10, 2015

      Hi Mel! I look forward to cozying up with your E-book and reading through it this weekend :) My question for you is: Is meat consumption a bad idea for someone who struggles with constipation + other digestive issues? Most things I've read said that it is very hard on digestion, and should be avoided and replaced for very high fibrous foods. Thank you for answering my question! :)

      • Melissa
        September 10, 2015

        Thanks for your awesome question Michelle. Be sure to tune in on Tuesday to hear my answer ;)

        xx

    • Aimee-Jean
      September 10, 2015

      Well done darling, I love watching your journey and you are glowing more everyday! Now I can't wait to dive into some of your recipes and get my glow on too! xxx

      • Melissa
        September 10, 2015

        Thanks angel. I can't wait for you to try them.

        xx

    • Charlotte
      September 10, 2015

      Hi Melissa

      When I woke up this morning and read your email about thuis article, straigh away I jump on it.

      It's been a long time I wanted to write you but was hesitated, in doubt about myself.

      I am totally loosing myself and the first are of my life that impact on is food. I just have a toxic relationship with food.

      Since few years I am figthing again my Mean Girl but since few month I am loosing because my Mean Girl is taking the control and I give up on myself.

      I just manage few days ago to put words about my situation, doctor call that being a Binge eaters.

      When my mean girl is not taking the control, I know that the solution is acceptance, make peace with my mind, meditation but most of the time I do not control myself anymore and the only think I do is eating, it doesnt matter which emotion I am trhough I just eat as much as I can telling myself that anyway there is no better life for me.

      I try to read artcle, find inspiration in IG but I feel it is not enough anymore.

      I am just totally lost and I don't want give up.
      I just need you Melissa because I feel like so much lost and not worth it anymore.

      But one more time your article is amazing and I can't wait for read the Ebook tonight :)

      Send you Much Love

      Charlotte

      • Melissa
        September 11, 2015

        Hi angel,

        I am so excited to hear your thoughts on The Glow Kitchen.

        Darling, it sounds like you need to dial up your worthy-o-meter and start flexing your self-love muscle, I know easier said than done right!? Have you been doing that lately? I would also suggest letting go of your Mean Girl thoughts and coming back to your heart. Gently close the door on her when she pop's up and return to love. Give that a go sweetie and let me know how you go. Also remember that you have a choice and you can choose how you want to feel in every moment, the choice is always yours my darling <3

        xx

    • Mid Merry
      September 10, 2015

      this is so freaking exciting Melissa...I have downloaded and devoured the whole book already...Thank you so much for writing this book.

      I have been plagued like you, for years with poor digestion, eventually getting Coeliac disease and ever since (ask any of my friends and my darling hubby) i have been on a quest to heal, to get better and to finally glow again. I would try new ways of eating and get better for a few months then get worse again. This continued for over 10 years. Fast forwards to last year and after two traumatic incidents, was diagnosed with Graves disease and got very sick. My body was collapsing, telling me to stop, but I didn't listen, I kept going to work, so afraid of what people would think of me...and finally now, i have stumbled across Lee Holmes Heal Your gut and am 1 week in.....ooooh, got some nasty detox symptoms, but I know that eventually I will be able to heal my gut and reduce my inflammation and get my glow on again, I'm on my lowest meds ever since a year ago and now just really need to fine tune my gut as its still in a BIG old mess.

      we have made the big decision to move to Byron Bay, where I can rest, do yoga, teach yoga and work on my online business, (with he help of Your BootCamp Academy) and finally get better..

      So much gratitude for you creating this and would love to hear your take on healing Graves....and Gut Healing Protocols.....

      all my gratitude and love, Mid (Melissa) xxx

      • Melissa
        September 11, 2015

        Thank you so much for your kind words Mid ;)

        How beautiful is Byron. I am so excited you are taking this time for deep self-care to look after yourself. How amazing and well done for putting you and your health first (I know it's not easy).

        I can totally relate to everything you have shared. I want to remind you health is a journey and I am still on mine. Don't forget to have fun with it and don't take it too seriously. Enjoy food and life, after all we are only here for sure a short time, may as well enjoy it

        Be sure to tune in on Tuesday to hear my answers to your question ;)

        xx

    • Kim
      September 11, 2015

      Hi Melissa.
      I am looking forward to purchasing the ebook. Information I totally need at this moment! I was just wondering before I purchase it.....can I print it out to read it?
      I am a put it In my hands sort of girl. I have trouble reading things on my computer.
      Thanks!!
      Kim

      • Melissa
        September 11, 2015

        Hey Kim,

        Yes you can darling. Enjoy and don't forget to tag me in your pic's ;)

        xx

    • Fabienne
      September 11, 2015

      Hi Melissa, my question: I am having sleeping problems since I can think. I tried everything, not even chemical sleeping pills are a help, my doctor could not believe it. While being pregnant it even got worse. I ditched caffeine, do yoga, move, have no serious emotional problems, happily married, eat healthy as no processed food, no alcohol, no serious overweight... but I am having sugar cravings (since ever too), managed once to almost ditch that at all and it got a bit better. Any hints on this? Thanks a lot!

      • Melissa
        September 14, 2015

        Thanks for your great question honey. Be sure to tune in to hear my response ;)

        xx

    • Astrid
      September 11, 2015

      Hello Mel,

      love the book, already started reading it. I am a little bit overweight at the moment and need to loose 10 kg, do I have to eat smaller quantities of the recipes or will my body balance out? I know it's a lifestyle thing but I am a little bit confused. Another question, what is your opinion on oats? And I always thought that too much meat isn't good for you, is this true?
      Can't wait to tune into the call! Thank you for always being so inspiring, you are my role model.

      Hugs from Germany :)

      • Melissa
        September 14, 2015

        Hey Astrid,

        I am so glad you LOVE the book. Tag me in your photos so I can see your creations ;)

        Thanks for your awesome questions, be sure to tune in on Tuesday night to hear my answers.

        xx

    • Tan
      September 12, 2015

      Hello Melissa,

      How are you? When going to bed, I felt my instinct tell me that I needed to check Melissa Ambrosini's website for some new inspiring posts and it happened that you launched your ebook The Glow Kitchen at that time, and I was so happy that I purchased the ebook and audio and went to sleep peacefully :) I read the whole book yesterday and I just read it again to ask you some important questions(for me,it's important) and will read it again to take out important notes and advice that struck me!

      As you said most people are in a pursuit for health, to be glowing inside out and adopting food & lifestyle choices but not really knowing if what they are doing it right or not. I did and still do a lot of research on nutrition and how to lead a better healthier life. I would be most grateful to you if you could reply my questions on Tuesday :)

      Here they are :
      1. I get to buy certified organic unsweetened almond milk imported from Australia right in supermarkets...is it okay to do so?

      2. You did not mention anything about oats..eating oatmeal..i mean rolled organic oats here.

      3. What do you mean by activated nuts? Should I soak cashews,almonds,quinoa for better nutrient absorption?

      4. You wrote in the ebook to avoid wheat? even wholewheat bread? I thought that it was one of the best alternatives to eating white rice?
      Is bran flakes cereal not good too?

      5. Brown rice/brown pasta...should it be avoided?

      6. I know that ghee is a saturated oil but here in my country..it is not being considered that it should not be used for cooking as it is saturated same goes for coconut oil..i thought saturated fats should be something we should run from lol This confused me and surprised me..how should i choose ghee?

      7. If it is not possible to get local milk should it be cut off completely?

      8. Is everything made with soy (soya beans, soya oil,etc) bad for health?

      9. I get access to the white powder version of stevia, is it not okay?

      10. I wanted to know how to choose toothpaste?

      11. Is it okay to take omega-3 oils in capsules? The ones that are sold in pharmacies.

      12. Why do you say to turn off wifi?

      13. Is it okay to drink lemon based drinks and apple cider vinegar if i have low blood pressure?

      14. How to differentiate when to use extra virgin olive oil for low temp cooking and when to use coconut oil for high temp cooking?

      15. Why do you say not to use a microwave?

      Thanking you in advance Melissa.

      Note: As per my symptoms : weight gain, hair loss, fatigue,memory loss, difficulty waking up, mood swings, irritability my naturopath diagnosed me of having hypothyroid and gave me iodine capsules. On the other hand, I went to an endocrinologist and after the results of my blood tests he said that I have low iron in my body and that I lack exercise and gave me iron supplements. Deep inside me, considering my symptoms I know I have an hormonal imbalance and reading your ebook I am more convinced of this.

      I am in the 20s and I don't know how to handle stress..I have health issues for about 5 years..weight problems (up and down) and keratosis pilaris on my arms and legs!

      I agree to switching to natural organic beauty products, it's been already 6 months and my skin feels much better and no longer tolerate toxic products.

      I wanted to thank you for sharing your knowledge with women throughout the world, and posting on your website and helping us with your heart and loving words.

      • Melissa
        September 14, 2015

        You're so welcome darling girl. Thanks for being part of our epic tribe. And thank you for your awesome questions. Be sure to tune in on Tuesday night to hear all my answers ;)

        xx

        • Tan
          September 14, 2015

          Thank you dear Melissa :) You are one of my role models and you have helped me drifted away from negative things to positive things that surround me :) I love your Instagram posts on self care sundays :) I will be waiting impatiently for your answers! Take care <3

    • Keara Taylor
      September 12, 2015

      Hi Melissa!!
      I have read your book and absolutely love it!! Thank you so much for sharing all of your knowledge and experiences with us!! I have a few questions for you if that's ok :) Like you, I have suffered (and still do) from digestive issues and severe bloating for years. I have adopted a primal based diet but intend to take it to the next level with your suggestions. My first question is what veggies do you think are the most gut healing? Do you eat mostly cooked vegetables or lots of raw salads as well? It's confusing because raw vegetables are supposed to be so healthy but I find they can be hard to digest. Do you find it difficult to get enough fiber eating cooked veggies? Secondly, your fatty latte recipe sounds so yum! Do you also drink this for breakfast if you exercise in the morning? Or would you have a higher protein, lower fat meal? And finally, do you take any general health supplements (not necessarily for a particular issue but just for optimal health!)?
      Thank you SO much Melissa, I am so excited for the call!! Xx

      • Melissa
        September 14, 2015

        Hey Keara,

        Thank you so much for your beautiful words and awesome questions. Be sure to tune in on Tuesday night to hear all my answers.

        xx

    • Fabienne
      September 12, 2015

      Hi Melissa, I posted a question 2 days ago but it seems to have disappeared. Do you moderate whats posted? Thx!

      • Fabienne
        September 12, 2015

        Ah now I see it again as "waiting" - let's see what happens. I hope I can watch the webinar over here in Europe, so excited! I am soon giving birth and afterwards want to focus on getting my energy and glow back.

        • Melissa
          September 14, 2015

          Hi darling,

          You will be able to come back and watch it after the live call anytime, so don't worry ;)

          xx

    • Char
      September 13, 2015

      Hi Melissa,
      Please tell me how to get rid of my rosacea which is on my cheeks. I have to cover my face with foundation to cover it up. I would love to be able to go make up free. Are there any beauty products you would recommend and diet changes? It's red, sensitive and has broken capillaries.
      Thank you xx

      • Melissa
        September 14, 2015

        Thanks for your question Char, be sure to tune in on Tuesday night ;)

        xx

    • Ani
      September 13, 2015

      Wow, What an awesome book! I read it in a few hours! Ive been on my own health journey for the last decade to try and heal my damaged gut and boy has it been a crazy ride :) this is definitely going to help. I'm now reading the Body Ecology Diet and just wonder if you have any tips on how to know when you are 80% full? I have this crazy fear of being hungry so have noticed I tend to eat more than I need 'just in case' only to then be uncomfortably full!! it's such a ridiculous fear in this day and age as there is so much food abundance and missing a meal certainly won't kill me. I just find it so hard to be ok with hunger... Also, I recently read the Bulletproof diet and see a lot of similarities with your new book as well as your interview with Crosby Taylor and would love it if you could write more blogs about ketosis for women (especially 'healing' women)...? PS: I made your sweet potato carob brownies on the weekend, SO AMAZING !! Nice to have a treat that doesn't make me bloated and depressed. Can't wait to try your fatty latte in the morning xx

      • Melissa
        September 14, 2015

        Hey Ani,

        I am so glad you love the brownie, it's seriously the most delicious dessert I've ever had. Make sure you tag me your photos so I can see all your creations ;)

        Thanks for all your great questions, be sure to tune in Tuesday so to hear my answers.

        xx

    • Stephanie
      September 14, 2015

      Hi Melissa
      I can't wait to hear your answers about this topic. I have struggled with acne and hormone imbalance issues for the past 15 years. Things improved since taking up yoga, reducing stress, and sugar, however I have just come off the pill and am afraid that acne will come back as the pill seems to keep it under control. I have been vegetarian for 4years and am very health conscious. I have started thinking about reintroducing meat into my diet as some naturopaths have said it helps with hormone regulation. I would love to hear your thoughts on meat and hormones/skin???
      Thanks

      • Melissa
        September 14, 2015

        Thanks for your question honey. Be sure to tune in on Tuesday ;)

        xx

    • Sarah
      September 14, 2015

      Hi Mel,

      I absolutely love The Glow Kitchen and already listened to the audio several times ;) Thank you so much for sharing this valuable information. I went off the pill a few months ago and I would love to know your best tips on how to support your body afterwards. And do you know any alternatives to bone broth, because in my area it is a little difficult to find high quality bones?

      I love that you included a rabbit recipe in your book. My grandparents keep their own rabbits and I think it tastes absolutely amazing and I know exactly where the meat comes from!
      Thanks for inspiring me every day

    • Lucy
      September 14, 2015

      I'm a 30 year old male and I still have acne all over my face. I drink water and exercise ... Don't eat much dairy. What am I doing wrong?

    • Shannon
      September 14, 2015

      Hey Melissa

    • Belinda
      September 14, 2015

      Hi Melissa.

      Thanks for discussing this issue.
      I have a burning question. I have been gluten, dairy (except Greek Yoghurt, I just can't give this up!), soy and mostly sugar free for the past three years and lead a very healthy lifestyle cooking 95% of meals from scratch with lots of fruits, vegetables, meat, grains and fish. Yet I still suffer severe hormonal acne on my chin, neck and back. I have seen numerous specialists which keep saying they can't do anything really as it is an internal body issue and to look at my diet and ensure that it is healthy. I am drowning in low self esteem because if this and don't know what to do next. Help!!

    • Ashleigh
      September 15, 2015

      Hi Mel!

      I was so excited when i read your email that you would be doing this talk tonight! #dreamsdocometrue :)

      I remember a little while ago you did a post on Instagram about a 'fatty latte' (without the coffee) you have for breakfast? Are you able to share some info with us on that tonight?

      Thank you so much and see you at 7!!

    • Olivia
      September 15, 2015

      Hey melissa super excited to have bought this and to start on the recipes TOMMOROW!
      I have a few questions id love to hear from you about!
      firstly, i always thought that hunter gatherers did best on a big breakfast so i was wondering what the reason is for a smaller breakfast (eg latte)? do we not need to replenish our body stores properly after the overnight fast?
      secondly i was wondering what is meant about different areas of the animal being acidic/alkalising for us, because our bodies PH is not affected by food but our breathing and is super delicate?
      thirdly could you explain why tap water is not good for our health and the differences you notice in filtered water
      thanks and excited to hear back, love Olivia xxxxxx

    • Ida
      September 15, 2015

      Hi Melissa,

      Thanks for your beautiful work :))).
      What are your recommendations with regards to eating (and everything really) during times of anxiety?

      Thank you :).

    • Courtney
      September 15, 2015

      Hi Melissa,
      What do you think about The Pill? I know many holistic lifestyles recommend not being on it but it doesn't seem to cause any symptoms or problems. It's a hard issue and I just wanted to get your opinion on it ? Xxx

    • Melanie
      September 15, 2015

      Hi Melissa, can't wait for your q&a tonight :) I just had a couple of questions for you:
      1. I am 40 and have been having irregular periods for about a year now, (guess it's perimenopause?!)...but my question is, how can you balance your hormones through food during the 'not quite menopause' time of your life? Irregular periods are one thing, but mood swings, cravings, etc. are something else!
      2. I suspect my adrenals are wasted after 15 years of stress/depression/anxiety issues...apart from good quality sea salt, what are some of the other ways I can nourish and restore my adrenal health?
      3. Also, we are on a tight food budget with 5 children. Are the recipes super expensive and do they rely on supermarket foods, or uber $$ of health food powders?

      Thank you so much xx

    • Melanie
      September 15, 2015

      oh sorry Melissa, I forgot to ask one more thing... what do you make of dark circles under the eyes? Mine are terrible now, even though I sleep ok and my iron levels are fine...can this be indicative of adrenal issues/kidney/liver dysfunction as well? Do you have ideas on how to eliminate or greatly reduce them? Thank you so much. Melanie. xx

    • Kate
      September 15, 2015

      Thank you Melissa, i love the book its beautiful. Looking forward to getting in to the recipes.
      Ive had acne my whole life and after going off the pill it has come back with a vengeance. Did you take any herbal support to assist with your gut/skin issues? If you did, do you have any recommendations? Thanks Mel, xx

    • Jenna
      September 15, 2015

      Hi Melissa,
      I'd love to find out more about how to heal emotional eating, anxiety around food and letting go of poor body image. I'd love to finally have a beautiful relationship with food again and enjoy my body and let it come to balance naturally. Thank you for all of your beautiful resources. I've purchased your Glow Kitchen ebook and am off to ready it now :) Can't wait for tonight. x

    • Alana
      September 15, 2015

      Hi Mel,
      I've been a fan of yours for a while now and have battled with hormone imbalance during that time due to a thyroid problem.
      I'm not sure if its something you know a lot about but I thought I might ask, in the slightest chance you knew something!

      is it eating the right foods and exercise that can balance your hormones making you glow from the inside out hormonally?

      love and light
      Alana x

    • Rhiannon Priestly
      September 15, 2015

      Hi Mel,
      Not sure if my questions are too late!
      Freakin awesome book, I had a fair understanding of a lot of this stuff already because of your beautiful Get your Glow on program! But loving the extra knowledge and information you have dedicated to this area, plus super excited to try out your recipes!
      I am just interested to know if you have taken any other supplements to assist you in healing your leaky gut and candida in consultation with your naturopath? I know that everyone's situation is individual but it would be interesting to know if you take anything to assist with healing this. I know you suggested taking cod liver oil or krill oil in your book for general health.
      I am also wondering whether you suggest a particular brand of clay to try? I am interested in trying this but I honestly have no idea about purchasing the right type, and if I am going to be drinking clay- you would hope it was the right one and doing some benefit ;)
      Can't wait for the live call!
      Love Rhi x

      • Rhiannon Priestly
        September 15, 2015

        Also, just remembered some more;
        What kind of side dishes do you normally have with your meals. For example your fish and meat recipes. Do you just have a plain old salad, steamed greens? Do you have a favourite go to side dish?

        I'd love to know what you do in terms of avoiding food wastage? Do you plan your meals ahead to ensure you use all the produce in your fridge or do you get to the end of the week and decide to do a leftover produce dish? any tips on making produce last longer?

        and just for fun- what is your favourite dish of the moment? (both one from your book and outside of your book) :) Thanks!

    • Kelly Hensley
      September 15, 2015

      Hi Mel! I am so pumped to dive into this book. I would love to know how you manage dinner/events for occasions or traveling.... I love eating out with my love and friends/family and especially love eating when traveling! How do you manage this without being able to eat organic all the time? Yes you can cook and take your own snacks but sometimes I don't wanna miss out on quality time with my peeps x

    • Jordan Cavello
      September 15, 2015

      Hi Melissa!
      I just purchased your beautiful new book! So excited to dive into it! I have struggled with thyroid problems since the age of 15. Specifically hyperthyroidism and now hypothyroidism after getting my thyroid ablated at 16. Still not sure if that was the best decision for my health, but I was young and not educated yet. I am 20 now and unfortunately have not fully gotten it under control yet. Not sure if this is to out of your scope, but I am working with an integrative doctor and I am on bio-identical hormone replacement. This is the most natural form of hormone replacement I could find and it has made a huge difference. I am now at a point where I am just trying to work out those last few health issues. I am still dealing with poor digestive health, fatigue, head aches, acne and of course those extra pounds that never seem to go away no matter what I do. I consider myself a pretty healthy person, of course still learning and improving everyday. Knowing that you struggled with thyroid problems as well, I was wondering specifically how you addressed that issue. There is so much information out there on what you should and shouldn't be doing when it comes to healing from thyroid problems, it can be a bit confusing! Would love to here your opinion on this topic :)

      Much love xoxo

    • September 15, 2015

      Hi Melissa,
      Firstly, I am absolutely loving the The Glow Kitchen e-book! It is like you designed it perfectly for me, as my skin and hormones are always problematic. I also love Primal Body, Primal Mind and The Body Ecology Diet, so I found your book to be the perfect culmination of these two philosophies.

      I have a few questions for tonight:
      1. What are your recommendations for PCOS/PCOS-like symptoms, if they are any different to the general recommendations in your book?
      2. What are your thoughts on Intermittent Fasting, especially 16:8 (skipping breakfast and only eating lunch and dinner)?
      3. What brand of liquid stevia do you use? I can't seem to find any without some kind of sweetener in it (e.g. Erythritol)?

      Thank you so much in advance, cannot wait for tonight!!
      Erica x

    • sarah
      September 15, 2015

      Hi Melissa :)
      My question is how do you really listen to your body and stop eating when you're full? I sometimes struggle with over-eating (not binging but just eating beyond that nice full feeling). It will still be with healthy meals, veggies and even your clean brownies! But i just find myself eating more than i know i need! Thank you :) (and LOVE the book!) x

    • Penny Younger
      September 15, 2015

      Hey Mel,

      Firstly, congratulations on a beautiful ebook. I was actually already reading The Body Ecology Diet, so your book reiterates what I'm already learning.

      I have a few questions, nothing too major, just curiosities I have.

      1) what brand of coconut milk do you use?
      I ask because so many brands have added nasties...

      2) How picky are you with the places you eat when going out for lunch/dinner? Are you careful that the produce is organic and meat is range etc?

      3) what's the brand of grass fed butter you use?

      4) what is your take on Rixe Malt Syrup? A few health companies use it in their recipies, and I'm curious as to what you think of it?

      Last one, I promise.

      5) you said you use the stevia leaf, rather than the White granules, what exactly is the stevia leaf you use and where can we find it?

      Thank you so much xxx

    • Lyn
      September 15, 2015

      I really want to embark on a eating healthy. But I feel it's all too hard coz I don't know where to start or which shops I sld go to etc. so grateful for your book. Thanks so much x

    • Melanie
      September 15, 2015

      Hi Melissa,

      I've read The Body Ecology Diet as well as your ebook and I was just wondering why you don't eat any of the grain-like seeds i.e. quinoa, millet, amaranth and buckwheat that are recommended on the B.E.D.? I was also wondering what your exercise philosophy is these days as I've noticed that you mainly do yoga/hiking/barre for exercise these days rather than the type of training you used to do with Christian Miranda. Just wondering why the switch and whether it had anything to do with helping to balance your hormones (i.e. because these forms of exercise are less stressful on your body) or if it's just because you enjoy these other forms of exercise better? x x

    • Joanna
      September 15, 2015

      Dear Mel,
      I would like to hear about the imbalance of hormones according to thyroid issues (especially hyperthyroidism) and digestive issues..
      Even though I'm following a holistic and healthy as I can lifestyle (acupuncture, reflexology etc. for my issues - I had thyroid cancer before 6 years but I am cleared now), as a mum (2 boys), wife, working girl, I have no time!!!
      I would like to hear about easy ways according to healthy food for me and my family..

      PS. A big thank you for your amazing work!! I'm looking forward for goddess group on demand each week!! Your 'Get your Glow On' is a life changer!! and I have no word for your Bussiness Bootcamp!! Keep going girl!! I' ll write you an other time about my story and how much you helped me..

      Joanna xx

    • Penny Younger
      September 15, 2015

      I have one more question... What is the difference between carob powder and cacao powder, and why do you choose to eat Carob powder over cacao? X

      • Melissa
        September 16, 2015

        Hey Penny,

        Carob and cacao are completely different plants and taste wise carob is sweet and cacao powder is very bitter.

        There are some great articles you can read here and here on this.

        To be honest I don't eat a lot of either of these, they are a very special 'treats' and not something I have daily.

        xx

    • Charlotte
      September 15, 2015

      I am loving the Q&A live!!!

      One question; I am living with my parents and they are not eating healthy and don't really want to changes

      How could I manage to eat myself healthy and not be to tempted but bad food or manage to organisms myself by not eating what they eat and not make them feel bad about my different choice?

      Much love
      Charlotte

      • Melissa
        September 16, 2015

        Hey honey,

        If I was you I would make my own meals or offer to cook for them. My parents don't always eat like me but they love it when I offer to cook for them.

        Give that a go honey.

        xx

    • Becky
      September 15, 2015

      Hi Melissa,

      In your experience what has been the best changes to diet that have helped with your thyroid? I have a subclincal thyroid imbalance and looking to make positive changes to diet to help.
      Thanks :)
      xx

      • Melissa
        September 16, 2015

        Hey Becky,

        The best changes for me were cutting out sugar, dairy and gluten and adding in LOADS more fresh real organic wholefoods. My body LOVES them.

        xx

    • Brie
      September 15, 2015

      Hey gorgeous. Got your ebook and LOVE LOVE LOVE. i have question. I am going through major hormone imbalances and so low on testosotrone i am functioning at a 60 year old i am only 27 :) i lso have huge gut issues to the fact that even if i eat steamed vegies my tummy bloats Hugely. not one day am i not bloated or wake up not bloated.

      So my question is: how & where would i start? i have cut so much food out that i want to eat sweet potato again.

      Would love your help XXX

      • Melissa
        September 16, 2015

        Hey angel,

        I can totally relate to how your feeling. The best place to start is by reading my book The Glow Kitchen. Dive into that and let me know how you go.

        Don't forget to be kind and gentle with your beautiful self in the process.

        xx

    • Bethan
      September 15, 2015

      I have been having bad breakouts on my face and body since turning vegan a year ago. I don't want to stop eating this way, so I looked at face/body mapping online and everything suggests I am having digestive issues. What do you recommend to fix this?

    • lola
      September 15, 2015

      show us your favourite yoga pose!

    • Leah
      September 15, 2015

      Hi melissa,
      I have an MTHFR gene mutation do u know anything about that? I also have over hypothyroidism, any more tips on this?
      Also what natural therapies do you recommend? Have you ever had energy work done? Have you ever been to a medical intuative?

      • Melissa
        September 16, 2015

        Hey Leah,

        Thanks so much for your questions.

        I also have MTHFR and have found this website super helpful.

        I can't comment on hypothyroidism as I am not an expert in that area. In saying that eating The Glow Kitchen way has helped support my thyroid issues immensely.

        Kinesiology and acupuncture are amazing natural therapies. Have you tried them before?

        No, I have never seen a medical intuitive but I am totally open to it. Do you know someone good?

        And yes, I have had loads of energy work over the years from all different people. It's great, but you must be careful who you let work on you as they can project their stuff onto you if their energy isn't clear.

        I hope that helps honey.

        xx

    • Emma Jean
      September 15, 2015

      Darling Mel,
      Absolutely loved tonight's hang out. Perfect timing for me right now.
      Thank you for sharing you love with us xxx

    • Bec
      September 15, 2015

      Hi Melissa,

      I love listening and reading your advice and I am constantly inspired by your view of health and life. I embarked on a 'holistic-health' lifestyle about 3 years ago and I couldn't think of any other way of living.

      I'm 20 and haven't had amenorrhea (no period) for 2 years now. Originally I think this occurred due to a combination of stress, being too lean from exercising a bit too hard/often and not eating enough food to support the exercise I was doing.
      At first I didn't do too much about it, but when I was told to gain more weight and exercise a lot less and I did that. I've tried to get my stress levels under control by doing yoga and meditating. And despite these changes I still haven't got my period back (and my self esteem has completely dropped to the point where I just don't feel great about myself).

      I would love to hear what changes you made to get your period back, e.g.. did you have to gain much weight, what sort of exercise you did, the foods you ate and how you managed your stress levels?
      I totally understand that different things will work for different people but I would certainly appreciate hearing about your experience.

      Thank you so much!

      • Melissa
        September 16, 2015

        Hey darling,

        Did you watch the live call? I spoke a lot about this in the call. Check it out. I also talk loads about this in my book The Glow Kitchen, have you read that yet?

        The best things that helped me were changing my diet and meditation. I also stopped hardcore exercise and starting doing more yoga and walking. All these things helped me so much.

        Be patient darling and remember to love your body and yourself in the process. This is the most important.

        Be kind and gentle with your beautiful self ;)

        xx

        • Bec
          September 16, 2015

          Thank you so much Mel!

          I did watch the call and wrote down some great tips you had. Definitely going to try to incorporate more organic bone broth into my diet and get back into a really awesome night time routine! Absolutely love the sound of having all electronics off an hour before bed and just completely letting my body relax.

          I really liked what you said about not worrying about what we 'should' be doing or following all the 'trends' and instead focusing on what works for ourselves. I think it's so easy to get caught up in others opinions about what's 'good' and 'bad' for our health. From personal experience this can create a lot of guilt if what you do doesn't fit into someone else's idea of 'healthy'. So thank you for drawing on that!

          You've also helped me overcome the guilt I often feel about eating meat. I choose to only eat organic meat, but even so, I still sometimes criticise myself for it and I feel that's because there is a bit of a negative association with eating animal products within the 'health community' on social media. I am so grateful that there is someone like you to voice that one way isn't perfect for everyone.

          Thank you so much for your advice Mel- it really does mean a lot! I'm certainly going to get my hands on a copy of your book now!

          xxx

    • Cayla
      September 16, 2015

      You are beyond amazing x Thank you so much for sitting with us and chatting for an hour and a half <3 Love you beautiful angel.. Enjoy Noosa "Operation get uber brown :P"

    • Ashleigh
      September 16, 2015

      Hi Mel!
      THANK YOU!!

      Could you share with us the restaurant's and cafe's you visit regularly?

      • Melissa
        September 16, 2015

        Hey Ashleigh,

        For places in Sydney one of my besties Soulla has written a post on all the awesome places to eat. Check it out here.

        xx

    • Jenny Maclean
      September 17, 2015

      Hi Mel,

      Loving the new book :) Can you please explain for me matcha green tea powder versus coffee? I've read there is a lot of caffine in match green tea powder so is it really any better than having traditional coffee, such as almond milk latte? I can't work it out!

      Thank you! :)

      • Melissa
        September 21, 2015

        Hey Jenny,

        Matcha contains theophylline, not caffeine, which has a different effect on the body. A quick google of theophylline vs caffeine will tell you all you need to know about the differences in these two compounds.

        xx

    • Nat
      September 18, 2015

      Hi Melissa,

      I just want to say that this post/video has been soooo helpful and informative. THANK YOU for taking the time to do this!! For me this has come at totally the right time…..its all about synchronicity which I know you will understand what I mean when I say that :-)

      I have purchased your book and can't wait to start cooking up your recipes! I'm very inspired by what you do and I think you are really such a great role model….the real deal Goddess Guru!!

      Looking forward to your future posts, videos and books,

      Nat B
      x

    • Alessandra Savoia
      September 26, 2015

      Hi Melissa,

      Are you familiar with Dr. T. Colin Campbell's research? He recommends a high carb, low fat whole food plant-based diet.

      This is his nutrition school -http://nutritionstudies.org/
      He also has a book called Low Carb Fraud - http://www.amazon.ca/The-Low-Carb-Fraud-Colin-Campbell/dp/1940363098.

      You strongly advocate high fat and animal based foods. I was just wondering if you have an opinion on Dr. Campbell's findings?

      Thanks!

      Alessandra

      • Alessandra Savoia
        September 28, 2015

        I was also wondering if you could point me to some research on ketosis. You say that we should want our bodies to run of fat instead of carbs. Dr. Campbell's research shows that although that sounds great at first, when stored body fat is consumed for energy, it releases even more uric acid as a by-product into the body. This high blood uric acid level can also increase the risk of kidney stones and induce kidney failure.

        I know there are so many different nutrition theories, but I just want to be well informed. I would love it if I could learn more about this topic. Thanks!

        • Melissa
          September 29, 2015

          Hey Alessandra,

          There is some highly researched information on Ketosis in the books The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living and Primal Body Primal Mind. Have you read them before?

          I agree there are so many different nutrition theories out there and it’s essential to be informed so you can make the best decisions for you and your family. It’s also great to tune into your body and do what feels right for you. No one diet fits all and it’s super important you listen to your temple. Personally that’s what has worked best for me. Good on you for doing the research that’s super awesome.

          Keep up the good work ;)

          xx

      • Melissa
        September 29, 2015

        Hey Alessandra,

        After reading Primal Body Primal Mind I am aware our brain is made up of 75% saturated fat. Our brain, hormones and entire body especially need saturated fat. I personally have experimented with high carb and low fat and I felt awful. But that was my experience and someone else may have a different experience. But for me I felt tired, bloated and like a crazy lady because my hormones were all over the place. Always do what feels right for you darling.

        xx

        • Alessandra
          October 4, 2015

          Thanks so much!!!

    • Bianca
      September 28, 2015

      Dear Melissa,
      I only now stumbled across this page and your video. You made me curious and I'm now looking into getting the Glow Kitchen today (very much looking forward to it).
      There's one more question from me, in case you still read this thread:
      I personally am a vegetarian, simply because I couldn't kill an animal. However, I do believe in the healing properties of bone broth and always recommend it to my clients. So, from your knowledge, is there a vegetarian "alternative" to bone broth?
      Thank you so much,
      with love,
      Bianca

      • Melissa
        September 29, 2015

        Hey Bianca,

        You can make veggie or fish broth if that sit's better for you. Have you tried either of those before?

        • Bianca
          September 29, 2015

          Yes, I do make veggie broth and love it. I use lots of seaweeds which are the best alternative to animal collagen that I know of. I had just thought there might be a miracle ingredient that I was missing so far.
          Thank you for your answer, just bought your book and am so looking forward to diving in ...

        • Melissa
          September 30, 2015

          Enjoy honey and let me know what you think.

          xx

    • Nat
      May 12, 2019

      Hi Melissa, just wondering if you do a hard copy of your beautiful book? xx

      • May 18, 2019

        Hey Nat, I don't but so many people print it out themselves and they love it. xx

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