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Kali  Healing cystic acne naturally Low glycemic / anti-inflammatory diet β€’ dairy free πŸ„ β€’ natural skincare 🌿 β€’ ceramicist 🍢 β€’ cardio kween

From yesterday 😻 almond milk, almond butter, maca, cinnamon, protein powder topped w sliced bananas, granola, cacao nibs & coconut flakes. Creamy dreamy af smoofie bowl 🌝 I stopped eating bananas there for a while bc I ate at least one everyday for almost 7 months & felt that I was growing intolerant to them. I was taking in way too much natural and added sugar in the mornings and crashing HARD in the afternoons. Now that I'm starting to get the hang of this low glycemic diet thing I'm going to start reintroducing them again every now & then to see how they make me feel. Btw bananas are low glycemic (GI value 51) and contain 14+ grams of natural sugar depending on size and ripeness πŸ˜‹ #smoothie #smoothiebowl #cleaneats #vegan #veganeats #cleaneats #sogood #lowgi

What's inside my bag today πŸ˜› was feeling a bit under the weather so I decided to try out a few different (organic cold pressed) juices from a nearby juicery ! The flu shot worked almost immediately at clearing up my sinuses- I was shook fam. If you live in the cincy area 10/10 would recommend the "power bowl" or the vegan nachos from @rootedjuicery 😻 Btw one of the most common questions I get is how do I go out to eat with friends while on a low glycemic/anti inflammatory/dairy free diet & the answer is simple(ish)! Get friends who support your diet/lifestyle choices & those who want to try new foods with you πŸ’•Never feel tied down or restricted by your lifestyle choices, instead choose to feel empowered (and roll wit it) 🌝! Always remember that eating clean can be as amazing or as terrible as YOU want it to be, you hold the power. Also- don't be scared to cheat every now and then- it's OKAY. And lastly, do not let your diet stress you out or make you anxious- it's all about finding the right balance. #dairyfree #juicing #rooted #lowgi #veganeats

Why did I get rid of all my cosmetics and a good majority of skincare? Because I'm going au naturale baybeee! AND MY SKIN HAS NEVER LOOKED BETTER! From now on the cosmetics and skincare I'll be purchasing will be either natural or organic with a clean rating. What do I mean by a clean rating?? Dude I'm so glad you asked because this app @thinkdirty tells you how toxic your beauty and skincare products are using a scale of 0 (clean) to 10 (dirty). Not just your makeup and skincare but toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, lotion and other items can contain dangerous additives as well (I've switched all mine out). The beauty industry is one of the most unregulated industries in the world and for that reason there can be some scary things lurking in your beauty products. From color additives, to phthalates, heavy metals, and fragrances - which can all be toxic to your body. These problems can show up as a hormone imbalance through reproductive and developmental side effects or as an allergy/ immunotoxicities. Or it could straight up just be carcinogenic. Anyways!! The thinkdirty app has helped me tons in ditching my old products & finding some new ones! If anyone knows a good "clean" shampoo comment below! I'm using dr bronners but it makes my hair 2 greasy- clearly πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’• #natural #green #cleanbeauty #naturalbeauty

Are you wondering what this is?? Because same πŸ˜‚ Yesterday was a lil rainy day so I was craving some warm comfort food. I ended up just throwing a bunch of rando things together in some bone broth & calling it doupsoup. Bone broth helps to heal your gut, protect your joints, support your immune system, and some even claim it makes you look younger since it's pumped full of collagenπŸ’ Plus it tastes delicious and you can throw in whatever ingredients you want! Here's what this beauty entails: β€’ Garlic
β€’ Ginger
β€’ Onion
β€’ Cilantro β€’ Turmeric
β€’ Celery β€’ Mushrooms
β€’ Avocado
β€’ Lemon
β€’ Kale β€’ Bok Choy
β€’ 1 poached egg β€’ Sesame seeds
β€’ Organic bone broth β€’ Collagen peptides from @sportsresearch β€’ Ezekiel bread as croutons
#acnediet #acnefree #holistichealth #dairyfree #lowgi #bonebroth #collagen #collagenpeptides #srfam #cleaneats

Hiphip hooRAYY, My Kombucha is ready to be bottled 2dayyyy 🎢 ! This brew is going to be a lemon ginger green tea mix 🍡 One batch of booch usually takes about 1-2 weeks to fully brew depending on taste. Why bottle my own kombucha you may ask? Because it's fun, cost effective, AND I luv kombucha!! It has SO many benefits: β€’ Boosts energy {obviously}
β€’ Detoxifies the body β€’ Eases joint pain β€’ Strengthens immune system β€’ Fights cancer
β€’ Helps the diestive system via probiotics!! Aka GUT HEALTH! Soo important to acne sufferers & your overall wellbeing πŸ’•

I basically have one glass everyday and by the time I run out my next batch I've been brewing is ready to be bottled so it works out perfectly πŸ’―πŸŒ I was lucky enough to get a starter batch from my sister (thnx sis) but you can buy your own kit @thekombuchashop if you're interested. (This is not sponsored I just really love kombucha πŸŒπŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»β˜€οΈ) #acnediet #guthealth #kombucha #kombuchalove

Quick eggy 4 breakky 🍳! But rele- all in all this took about 5 minutes to make! Two slices of Ezekiel toast with avacado, mushrooms, and egg topped with a dash of lemon, black pepper, sea salt and cilantro 🌱 Ezekiel bread is low GI and contains wheat, barley, millet, lentils, soybeans, and spelt. This iz the breakfast of my dreams with all of the fatz to keep me full and energized until lunch πŸ˜‹ #lowgi #ezekielbread #lowglycemic #goodeats #cleaneats #egg

Happy fourth you guys! Here's how I start my morning every dayyy- with an iced matcha latte 🍡 πŸ˜‹. For a while there I completely gave up coffee as I felt it was breaking me out & it was. After a couple of months I started reintroducing green tea (with no negative side effects) & that's when I discovered matcha 😻. Matcha comes from finely ground tea leaves that are grown specifically in Japan. Matcha boasts many benefits including boosting metabolism, detoxifying the body, reducing physiological & psychological stress, enhancing mood, lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, improving focus AND it is extremely high in antioxidants. Just one cup of matcha has as many health benefits as 10 cups of green tea 😡 For my iced matcha latte I use: 1 tspn matcha powder (Ujido is the brand I use) , 1/2 scoop of @sportsresearch collagen peptides, 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of @vivanaturals maca powder, a little bit of hot water to dissolve the powders & one cup of an almond/coconut blend milk! Today this bad boy is also topped with chia seeds & cacao nibs for a little sugar free crunch β˜•οΈ #matcha #matchalatte #matchanation #greenfood #foodishealing #maca #collagenpowder #lowgi #srfam

Tonight's dinner I'm DROOLING 🌝. Brown rice & quinoa topped with homemade guacamole (cilantro, avacado, onion, lemon, and a little bit of jalapeño), sautéed snow peas & yellow zucchini, and a big ole chunk of tuna (marinated in EVOO, lemon, sea salt & Italian herbs) . #lowgi #tuna #antiinflammatory #realfood #goodeats #cleaneating #acnediet #fresheats #localeats

I feel like- for me -finally being able to manage my cystic acne wasn't just a diet change, it was a complete lifestyle change. It's eating the right foods, exercising or meditating to relieve stress & re-center, and of course (now) using all natural beauty and skincare products. Your skin is your largest organ & it absorbs everything you put onto it ! Today I am barefaced with a little bit of sunscreen & organic Aloe Vera oil from @banishacnescars 🌿 Just 1-2 drops of this oil moisturizes deeply while also helping with redness & the appearance of acne scars. My fav part is the dewy glow ⭐️️ TBH I just can't get enough πŸ’•

Today I went grocery shopping, picked up a few things from target, swung by the post office, ran a 5k, watered all my plants, cut the grass, AND made this delicious lunch. All before 12 pm πŸ˜‚πŸŒβ€οΈ For lunch I'm having a kale salad topped with 1/2 avacado, 3 strawberries, a handful of walnuts, chia & flax seeds, and chicken that was cooked in coconut oil & tumeric for an extra anti inflammation boost πŸƒβ­οΈοΈ! The dressing im using is by @tessemaes - vegan & sugar free! It's made with mostly lemon juice, EVOO, garlic, and sea salt. One of my favorite salad dressing brands, always deliciouso πŸ˜‹! #lowgi #lowinflammation #antiinflammitory #hormonebalancing

In February of this year my cystic acne began to return completely (1 year post accutane) - when I visited several dermatologists they told me not to change my diet at all & to continue eating "whatever I wanted" & that all I needed was a second round of Accutane. I was told dairy WAS NOT connected to cystic acne. The pic on the right is me today after disregarding their input and changing my diet almost 4 months ago, I just have one question - Y u lie to me fam??? I made changes slowly starting with cutting out ALL dairy, refined carbs, and refined sugar. Then I started focusing on a high protein / low GI / low inflammation diet. It's been quite a journey to figure out what my body does & does not like AND I'm still figuring it out. But while I am; I'm going to start sharing more things that I eat & make me feel good in hopes that it could help someone else in a similar situation. Anyways now I feel great, energized and at ease- I think my skin is a clear reflection of that & im happy and with where this journey has taken me πŸ’•

Always looking for ways to spice up my breakfast 🍽! Through trial and error the past few months, I've realized my body (and skin) thrives off of high protein, low carb/ low sugar - so I always make sure to eat a few eggs every morning to give me the boost I need! Most cereals, energy bars, and breakfast juices contain SOO much added sugar it's scary- it can wreck havoc on your mind, body, and skin of course. TBH I love eggs but they can get boring real fast so I always look around in the fridge to see what else I can pop in the skillet, today I'm having 2 eggs, cauliflower rice, and Kale with a drizzle of siracha ( only 1 g of sugar per serving) 🍳 Bone apple tea y'all πŸ™πŸ» #lowgi #foodie #protein

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