Depending on where you are in the world right now, it may be Valentine’s Day. If you’re in the US, we’re hours away. Today I filmed the second live cooking show with Coleen Janeway of Epithereal Skin Care in Venice, California. Coleen is a walking, talking breathing example of how to eat and look after your skin to dramatically slow the aging process. She defies her age like no one I’ve met!
We met in December at a Christmas party and connected when we found we had an interest in common – inflammation. I know what you’re thinking – it’s what everyone talks about at a Christmas party… Hmm.
Last week, we (she) prepared some amazing Paleo muffins, avocado delights and some awesome catfish. This week, given the Valentine’s Day theme, we decided to do something in tune with that – so we picked some foods that are mojo-multiplying, mood-enhancing and skin-illuminating. The condition of your skin is really a direct reflection of what is happening beneath the surface – but of course we’re not told this. We’re conditioned to buy expensive creams and take drugs. When you love your body by nourishing it with the right foods (and by moving and strengthening it and by managing emotions) and you remove the toxins it doesn’t love, not only will your body love you, but your skin will too.
Much of what we eat doesn’t only lead to inflammation but it sabotages our hormones and that affects us in the bedroom whether we want to admit it or not! If you’re a guy, and you think you’re low on testosterone because of your age – think again. (Testosterone doesn’t just affect your drive, but also your energy levels, your ability to focus, your ability to build muscle and burn fat, it reduces fatigue and more). It’s more than likely that you’re inflamed and your hormones are out of whack, and you’re probably deprived of a number of critical micronutrients essential for the synthesis of sex hormones and immune health. There is so much we can do to nurture our bodies and we aim to show you some simple ways to do this.
Today, we (she) made some delicious oysters (high in zinc, great for testosterone and immune health), accompanied by a delicious goat cheese salad with melon and spinach. This was followed by delicious chocolate FAT BOMBS! Fat bombs people! No sugar, just high fat and nutritious. This suits the ketogenic lifestyle perfectly.
Body Love Meets Skin Live: A Valentine’s Day Special
What are sexy foods?
Oysters – loaded with copper and zinc and Vitamin A, these promote healthy skin. Omegas 3/6, Copper plays a role in body’s energy. Oysters promote heart and blood health via B12. Also known for prevention of some types of cancers. (Good Zinc levels equal good skin and even better testosterone levels)
SEXY OYSTERS – Touting high levels of Zinc, this little aphrodisiac is an essential mineral “key” not just for overall good health, but for potentially boosting testosterone levels in men.
Zinc is essential for the release of sex hormones, such as testosterone, so each zinc-rich foods, like oysters!
Asparagus – Packed with potassium, calcium, vitamins A, C and K. Helps to regulate blood sugar levels and blood pressure.
SEXY ASPARAGUS. Along with Avocado, Asparagus is also a great source of Vitamin E, which is involved in stimulating the production of sex hormones in both men and women, therefore increasing the sex drive:)
Spinach- One of the most alkaline foods you can eat. High in Calcium 27.7mg – per 1oz and Magnesium (strong bones) 22.1mg per 1 oz, very anti-inflammatory!
SEXY SPINACH – This dark leafy green is loaded with folate, water-soluble B vitamin that serves to help the body form red blood cells. AND in the bedroom, spinach can provide a much-needed energetic boost. Foods rich in folate encourage improved circulation.
Watermelon – Great for healthy skin! Has properties of Vitamin A (tissue regeneration) and fatty acids and amino acids that help prevent Acne. Lycopene helps to protect against cancers. Also is a natural diuretic.
SEXY WATERMELON – Watermelon has the potential to increase libido due to an amino acid called citrulline. (It targets the circulation system) This amino acid may help with erectile dysfunction and even prevent it.
Bananas are packed with potassium = soothing of muscle cramps and promote heart health. Vitamin A and Manganese promote good skin, overall this fruit provides a good source of energy. (They also calm stomach issues.)
SEXY BANANAS – Bananas highlight potassium, an essential mineral no one can live without. Not only is it crucial for keeping your brain, nerves, and heart, in tip-top shape, but it’s also required for excellent muscle health. And nutrition experts say strong muscles are important for more intense contractions during orgasms.
Dark Chocolate – over 70% cacao rich in antioxidants and contains Anandamide (mood enhancing neurotransmitter). High mineral content: Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium! Promotes oxygenating the blood .
SEXY CHOCOLATE – Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, a chemical compound that can produce feelings of euphoria and happiness by releasing dopamine, the neurotransmitter in the brain that surges during orgasms.
Add a little spice for “feel good vibes”
Cinnamon- Use cinnamon if you’re looking to add a stimulating quality to your sexual life. It’s great for the skin, circulation and nervous system as well.
Lavender has a fantastic all around healer and instiller of peace, calm and relaxed feelings. Its fragrance soothes and sets the mood for both calm and passion.
Rose – essence Rose – it’s hard to find a more romantic oil. It is often called the essential oil of love. It helps open the heart center to receive love and strength, helping a person to love oneself and reduce feelings of fear and unworthiness.
Rose stirs desire, enhances self-esteem and confidence, lifts depressive states, remedies grief, detoxifies and purifies the blood, improves digestion, improves circulation, increases semen production, improves uterine function and combats stress & nervous tension.
Vanilla – Vanilla’s ability to soothe emotional tension and reduce anxiety and stress. It’s sweet, welcoming odor draws people to it. Scientific studies indicate Vanilla aids in the reversal of impotence.
has a euphoric effect on the brain. It also reduces or prevents drowsiness by invigorating and uplifting the spirit. It increases muscular energy and improves circulation, stimulates amorous propensities (particularly in older age men!). It has a calming, soothing effect on the central nervous system and tummy upsets/disorders and can stimulate weight loss by significantly reducing a person’s sweet food intake.
Garlic – health boosting nutrients – blood flow = body health and optimal organ functionality and stimulation good feeling.
SEXY GARLIC -improves blood flow to organs, due to its compound allicin. Extra blood flow means more sensitivity, a double win for health and sexual benefits.”
Basil – Basil oil is known for its calming properties and so is good for those whose erectile dysfunction due to nerves and/or stress. It also increases sexual desire in men, just by smelling it.
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