The Ecobeauty and Holistic Health event took place last weekend in Silver Spring, and there were some great presenters who offered helpful information and healthy and beauty secrets.
One of those people was Babette Lamarre, a nutritional therapist, GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) practitioner and health coach for Kadin Family Chiropractic. She explained how what we put into our bodies can affect our outward beauty.
We hear all about probiotics being the latest craze for keeping our gut “clean,” but is that what we really need? According to Lamarre, gut bacteria is very important for a number of reasons. Some of the beauty issues include acne and graceful aging.
When our gut bacteria is interrupted, it causes inflammation in the body and affects mood and behavior changes, as well as changes in our metabolism. All these can then lead to acne and a low self-esteem. Aging happens best when everything in our body is in balance, and that can only happen when we are sure that what we are putting into our bodies is healthy and what our bodies need.
The bacteria in our gut changes, said Lamarre. We must take care of it constantly to make sure that it is balanced and functioning properly. Probiotic supplements are an imperfect solution, according to Lamarre, because the only true way to fix any gut imbalance is through proper food and nutrition.
Lamarre stressed that in order to feed the good bacteria in our bodies, 75 percent of our diet should be vegetables, legumes, fruits and seeds. Stress, alcohol, sugars, white flour, processed foods and a high protein/low fiber diet feed only the bad bacteria in our gut and throws our microbiome into disarray, setting us up for serious health and beauty issues.
Acne and other beauty issues can be healed by what you put into your body rather than what your put on your body to cover it up.
Working with a nutritionist like Lamarre could help someone feel more confident because they would have a plan made specifically for them to follow and see the progress based on tailored diets or other methods that Lamarre finds their individual body needs. Clearing up acne and improving self esteem would serve to make anyone feel beautiful on the inside and out.
An initial appointment costs $165 and includes a full assessment, written recommendations and relevant handouts and recipes. There is a 10 percent discount for readers who make an appointment before Nov. 1 by calling 240-430-1004. You can contact Lamarre by eamil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Born and raised in the DMV, Emma Blancovich has a big appreciation for discovering things to do around town, such as new restaurants to try and supporting the local music scene by attending live shows. During the week she is an editor for trade associations, but on the weekends you can find her hiking up trails with the latest fitness gadgets then getting ready for a night out using the latest beauty and health products.