Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The 8-Week Healthy Skin Diet - Book Review

The lovely people at Robert Rose Inc. sent me the book The 8-Week Healthy Skin Diet (by Karen Fischer) to review.  Although the book was provided to me at no charge, all thoughts and opinions on this book are my own, and I was under no obligation to review it.

I've read many nutritional books, but I found that I still learned new things while reading this book.  I was constantly making little notes in the margins, which I rarely do. 

This is a very user-friendly book.  Some of it's organized features include:
  • questionnaires for the reader regarding skin type, etc..
  • 8 basic and easy-to-follow guidelines for healthy skin
  • specialized programs for those with acne, eczema, psoriasis, etc..
  • a three day cleanse plan
  • a 14-day healthy skin menu/activity plan
  • over 100 healthy skin recipes
It is easy to read and is broken up nicely with text features such as clear headings, lists, little info. pieces in the side columns,  Did You Know? sections, FAQs, charts, questionnaires and diagrams.

I was impressed with the quality of research and great deal of references provided in this book, and was pleased that the information in it aligned with all the other research I have done in the areas of food and nutrition.  This book provides a very comprehensive look at diet/lifestyle and healthy skin.

I look forward to trying the recipes in this book, and like that they include easy-to-find ingredients, many of which I have on hand all the time.  Also provided with each recipe is a breakdown of the nutritional information.
I definitely recommend this book to anyone who would like to improve their complexion, or maintain healthy skin.  If you'd like to read more about the book or buy it, check here.

The dinner that we had last night included foods that are all very nutritious, and skin friendly.

Grilled tofu, sweet potatoes, garden salad


Kacy said...

Sounds interesting! I could use a bit of a complexion boost with all the humidity we've been having.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Sounds like an interesting book! I have struggled with my skin during my 20s and early 30s, but it has gotten better now that I eat less dairy. I miss cheese, but it's worth it for clearer skin!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an interesting book!

Allysia said...

Groovy! Sounds like something I would enjoy reading for sure. And can't go wrong with grilled 'fu. :)