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.