"A serious and important contribution to the whole food, plant-based world. . . Not infrequently I get asked about this diet for skin conditions-now I have a great reference to pass on to people."- T. Colin Campbell, co-author of The China Study
From YouTube stars Nina and Randa Nelson comes the doctor-approved, clinically-tested, low-fat vegan diet that instantly and dramatically transformed their skin.
Over $3 billion dollars is spent treating acne every year. But YouTube celebrities Nina and Randa Nelson have found a solution that is easy, affordable, and as close as your local grocery store.
Based on solid nutritional science, vetted by top nutrition experts, and proven by the authors' experiences and now so many others, The Clear Skin Diet will help you clear your skin for good. This is it: a six-week plan to take control of skin issues using the simple principles of a low-fat vegan diet, foods such as potatoes, pasta, rice, corn, beans, oatmeal and whole grains. Complete with detailed grocery lists, simple meal prep strategies, and delicious recipes using affordable, familiar ingredients, The Clear Skin Diet is an accessible guide to curing acne that will give readers, whether 13 or 43 years old, the confidence to start living life again.
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About the Author
Natives of Los Angeles and life-long vegans Nina and Randa were raised in the San Fernando Valley and attended Sierra Canyon School and Chaminade Prep School. They paused their college career at California State University at Northridge by taking a year off to pursue work in acting and social media. They've been busy building a successful social media presence and acting careers since.
Table of Contents
Foreword John McDougall, MD xiii
The Clear Skin Diet Team xv
I The Clear Skin Diet
1 From a Life Devastated by Acne to Clear Skin 3
2 Acne Activists: Why Us? 17
3 How Food Triggers Acne 27
4 Introducing the Clear Skin Diet 43
5 Food Facts and Fictions 57
6 The Elimination Diet and Other Troubleshooting Strategies 71
II Coping with ACNE
7 Skin Care Is Self-Care: Your Clear Skin Environment 85
8 Acne Spots, Scars, and Interventions 97
9 Acne Hurts: Emotional Scarring 107
III Taking Action
10 Clear Skin Living Strategies 119
11 The Clear Skin Pantry 131
12 Restaurants and Travel 149
13 Dorms, Dining Halls, and School 157
14 Weight Maintenance 163
15 Exercise Is Self-Care 171
16 The Clear Skin Recipes 179
Appendix A Recommended Products 245