Monday, July 12, 2010

Eating for Beauty!

In August I will doing another weekend workshop in Memphis on Eating for Beauty. So I thought I would use my blog to give everyone a little preview of what's to come.

An amazing fruit that I just personally discovered today was the "papaya"!!

I sent my husband to the grocery store to buy me my first papaya! Yes my first!  I was stunned at the beauty of this gorgeous fruit!

I cut into the papaya and was smitten at the site of this succulent, sexy velvet looking, orange juicy, yummy fruit full of seeds that are actually unbelieveably healthy for you!
So, why am I so sprung on this papaya?
For soooo many reasons, but here are just a few.
To start off with I decided to use the fruit for a facial!! 
Papaya is known for it's extensive skin care therapy. When applied it feeds and nourishes the skin and reduces wrinkles.The vitamin A accelerates the formation of new skin cells and exfoliates the old skin cells. It is also loaded with vitamin C, an antioxidant, and with the beta-carotene which protects the skin and promotes skin elasticity. Try out this recipe for an amazing facial that loosens dead skin cells, which improves the elasticity and also helps stimulate collagen production.

1 cup of fresh pineapple
Half a cup of fresh papaya
1 tbl of honey
Puree fruit together. Add honey and mix into a paste. Leave on as a mask for 15-20 min. Then rinse completely.

So I tried out this facial today and walked around with fruit all over my face for 20 min! I felt and smelled pretty delicious!! When I rinsed my face I was so happy with what I saw. My skin was tighter and firmer and my husband kept going on about how radiant and glowing I was!! The proof is in the pudding!!
So after my facial I cut up the other side of the papaya into cubes and set and ate it up. It has somewhat of a honeydew melon taste ( which I am not really fond of) but I could see how I could aquire a taste for this, especially because of all the wonderful things that it does for you.

When you eat the wonderful fruit it cleanses and soothes your digestive tract. It is very good for indigestion.
David Wolfe says "After eating 2 medium sized papayas each day for a week, one will feel remarkably cleansed from the inside out. Papaya greatly enhances skin beauty, nail strength and hair luster."

If your insides are clear and clean it will show in your skin.

Papayas also have anti cancer properties. The enzymes eat the protein-laden material surrounding certain cancerous tumors. They have been know to be perscribed to women with breast cancer.

So treat yourself to an at home facial, and then eat the remains to protect your skin against wrinkles and eliviate skin damage!!

Until next time,



  1. Never hesitate to hold out your hand; never hesitate to accept the outstretched hand of another..................................................................

  2. swallow's nest in an edible gel form is supposed be good for the skin too. it gives that clear and pasty skin that we all love.

    it's mad expensive. my brother and i bought some for my mom for mother's day. it was like 400 bucks for like a 6-8 oz jar. Luckily we finally found the one of popular brand online ( and

    dad said it's really popular in indonesia. that a guy has to climb a high mountain to get the nest. that's why it's so expensive.

    i mean why doesn't the dude just look for the fabled korean swallow king, capture it and let it lay eggs full of gold! then, he wouldn't have to work so hard and climb them high mountains.