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Skin Health and Recipe #2

I've been thinking about what recipe I would share this week and I realized that some of you might be put off by me using the term "Paleo Diet". While it is a diet in the sense that it is about what we put in our bodies, it's not about what we usually think of as dieting. Because of this I am going to start using the term "Paleo Lifestyle", since it is really a shift in how we live.

If we just use this as a temporary "diet", we are destined to do it for a fixed time, lose weight and then put the unhealthy stuff back in our bodies. If we do it as a change in "lifestyle", we are more likely to incorporate it in a long term solution for better health. Remember, I do not eat 100% "paleo" but I do try to be real close to 100% gluten free. If you are someone with an autoimmune disorder you should try to be as close to 100% as you can because you really don't know what may trigger a relapse.

All that being said I have two treats for you today. The first is from an email I received today from "Paleo Grubs" about the relationship between healthy skin and the "Paleo Lifestyle". The second is a new recipe I have done a few times.

Enjoy and don't forget to email me with your feedback.

Here is the Email in it's entirety:

Greetings Paleo Warriors!

Healthy skin really makes a difference in the way others see you, and the way you feel about yourself. One of the benefits of Paleo that’s most often reported is an improvement in the condition of the skin. Since it’s our largest organ, it’s no surprise that it responds well to a change in diet and lifestyle.

Here are just some of the ways Paleo helps your skin look amazing:

1. Removes Possible Allergens

Paleo is a diet that uses exclusion to produce results. You’ll be getting rid of grains, which for many can mean a big improvement in the appearance of their skin. You may not have even known that it was gluten that was causing blemishes and uneven skin. You may even want to take before and after pictures to see the results.

2. Fortifies the Body with Nutrients

Instead of eating nutrient-poor food common in the Standard American Diet, you’ll be eating vegetables, fruit, and healthy cuts of meat that deliver vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that help your entire body function at its best.

3. Gets You More Active

Most Paleo dieters report an increased amount of energy, and if you embrace the philosophy fuller, you’ll emulate our ancestors and get moving more and more as you go along. This helps the skin stay supple and allows the body to restructure itself.

4. Curbs Inflammation

Paleo is naturally an anti-inflammatory diet, and this will help with any skin condition that is worsened by excessive inflammation. This can have a big effect on how much redness there is when it comes to acne, rashes, and other blemishes. A side benefit is that there are fewer aches and pains in joints and muscles.

5. Gets You to Use More Natural Products on Your Skin

Getting in tune with nature is one side effect of going Paleo, and this will cause you to question what sort of products you’re putting on your skin. Looking at the ingredients list of much of what’s sold on the "skin care" aisle of the supermarket, you start to wonder why you’re rubbing chemicals and additives into your skin.

6. Hydrates the Body with Plenty of Vegetables

With all of the vegetables you’ll be eating on Paleo, you’ll be helping to rehydrate the body, which has a direct effect on the suppleness and smoothness of your skin. It’s so easy to get dehydrated when you're not eating the right foods and forgetting to drink water. Paleo helps get you back on track in this department and pays dividends with better looking skin.

Great skin is waiting for you on Paleo!

Here is the recipe for:



Original recipe makes 4 salmon filets

4 (4 ounce) wild salmon fillets
1 teaspoon garlic powder 
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
salt and pepper to taste
Nitrate/Nitrite Free Bacon


Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet liberally with olive oil.

Place the salmon fillets onto the baking sheet skin-side-down. Sprinkle the fillets with garlic powder, dill, salt, and pepper. Lay the bacon strips over the fillets to cover completely. Do not overlap the bacon strips.

Bake in the preheated oven until the salmon is no longer translucent in the center, 20 to 25 minutes. Turn the oven on to broil and cook until the bacon has crisped, 1 to 2 minutes. 


Next week I hope to have another dessert for you.

Let me know what you think!

Yours in Health,

Dr. Brian Heller

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