We are what we eat. If we want to be beautiful, we need to eat beautiful, and in Eating For Beauty, David Wolfe shows us how to use raw organic foods to transform ourselves from the inside out. "Food is not just a factor that affects us, it is the primary thing that affects us. If what we put in our bodies does not effect us, what could? Once we know this, it becomes easier to select foods that add to our strength, spirituality, and beauty, because each meal becomes part of who we are at the deepest level."
Raw plant food is the highest quality, most nutrient dense, beautifying food we can eat. But Wolfe is quick to say that one should not feel pressured and rushed to adopt an all raw foods diet. He suggests increasing raw food intake more and more until you naturally shift away from unhealthy or cooked foods as they become less desirable. I like this approach and find it effective. Even a half raw diet will have a huge effect on both health and appearance.
Wolfe teaches us which are the most beautifying of all foods and why. Olives, for instance are packed with nutrients and great for facial fine lines, papaya is good for making your eyes shiny and radiant, and durian is so sexy that apart from being a blood purifier, it's known as an aphrodisiac. There is an emphasis on mineral rich and organically grown foods. "Pesticides are unacceptable at any level and should be avoided on our food. Organic food is not only grown without chemical pesticides, it contains more minerals."
Beauty really does come from within, in more ways than one. There is no product that will give you what good health will give you, and I think more and more, beauty is associated with health and authenticity. There's nothing more authentic than nature, and Wolfe gets us a little closer.
The book features Kirlian photographs, images that are said to reveal the energy fields of various foods. There is a chapter filled with recipes, suggestions for supplements, and a few words about other things relating to beauty, such as quality sleep and a positive attitude.
It's a fun book to read, filled with nutritional nuggets and inspiration, great for January when New Year's ambitions are aflame and Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Find it HERE.