Many of us are waking up to the fact that beauty is an inside job. The radiant skin, pearly smile, lustrous hair, and glowing eyes are all, in fact, lit from within. This picture doesn’t simply describe the perfect man or woman. It’s also a vision of health. It may sound too good to be true, but isn’t it what we’re all secretly gunning for?
A beautiful body is a healthy body. When the body is happy and harmonious, it exudes that on the outside. Little things like clear complexion and bright eyes have monumental effects on our confidence – confidence not only in the way we look, but also in how we feel, when we’re primed to complete whatever we need to do in a day.
Being healthy is now a beauty ritual.
Having departed from Nineties-era fear-based marketing telling us what is “good for us,” we no longer blindly follow the health gurus or TV doctors who tell us to gulp down the brown mush. The Information Age has made it possible for us to access the research on our own. We can now dictate our own path to wellbeing, based on what feels good for us.
Our skin, hair, nails, and teeth are first to indicate when our body feels less than vibrant. They bear the burden of nutrient deficiencies, inflammatory symptoms, and surges in cortisol (the stress hormone). They constitute the body’s intelligence system, indicating when healing and maintenance is necessary for our more essential organs. Meanwhile, though, our more superficial ‘beauty-oriented’ body parts suffer.
Support the gut and you support the skin, clearing up issues ranging from acne and eczema, to rosacea and dryness.
The gut’s role in overall health is now well established; pro and prebiotic supplements help to fortify the gut and its ecosystem of bacteria and yeast, which then reflects in our skin. The gut and skin are actually made up of the same epithelial cells, meaning the two work in tandem. Support the gut and you support the skin, clearing up issues ranging from acne and eczema, to rosacea and dryness.
Ultimately, though, no one is going to keep up with health routines if they aren’t fun and tasty.
Some innovative entrepreneurs have cracked the code, and there are now delicious, easy ways to incorporate nature’s most fortifying ingredients into our daily regime.
One of the companies piloting the effort is Ora Organics. Ora’s pro and prebiotic formulas, protein powders, and omega sprays were formulated by a chef, so they taste amazing. Organic, non-GMO, plant-based and sustainably sourced, the ingestible formulas are a great addition to a healthy diet, easily mixing into a favorite smoothies, water, or juice.
Ora protein powder stabilizes the blood sugar, which prevents a crash that would spike compensatory cortisol release.
With a goal to make customers feel excited about supplements, Ora crafts their products to be as delicious as they are healthy. Their chef, Ronald Chang, uses vibrant flavors such as pineapple, raspberry, and chai in many of their recipe blends.
Their vegan-friendly omega-3 sprays tame inflammation in the body, so that the body has the time to concentrate on its ‘less-essential’ tasks such as growing thick, strong, smooth hair and nails.
Ora protein powder stabilizes the blood sugar, which prevents a crash that would spike compensatory cortisol release. Their vegan-friendly omega-3 sprays – derived from micro algae instead of fish – tame inflammation in the body, so that the body has the time to concentrate on its ‘less-essential’ tasks such as growing thick, strong, smooth hair and nails.
With Ora, it’s no longer a chore to be healthy. Reap the results of a bountiful, beautiful body with something as simple as a chocolate shake with protein or a fruit smoothie with probiotics. Add a quick spritz of Pineapple or Orange Omega spray and you’re on your way. Now that doesn’t sound too laborious, does it?