The recipes are mostly gluten free, dairy-free and always refined sugar free and have been designed with skin health in mind.
Your diet will have a huge influence on the results you can get for your skin. These inspiring books inspire you to eat delicious, nourishing food that will support beautiful skin from within.
The Bestow Recipes books are a creative collaboration between dermo-nutritionist, Janine Tait, and food-guru and breast-cancer survivor, Sheryl Nicholson.
“These Bestow recipe books are a wonderful resource for you. We encourage you to use them alongside the other Bestow products to inspire your clients to make positive, lasting changes to their diet. We know they will thank you for it!” ~ Janine & Sheryl
What we feed our bodies has a significant impact on our skin. We can either nourish and support our skin or damage it with foods that cause inflammation and congestion. Becoming aware of the foods that can cause problems is the first step in making changes to ensure you are supporting your skin. From there you can begin to explore alternatives, choosing foods that provide nourishment and vitality to your skin.
There are two types of food that can have a negative impact on skin and skin disorders. These are heating foods and congesting foods. Replace Heating Foods with Cooling, Calming Foods. Replace Congesting Foods with Skin-smoothing and Skin-soothing Foods. Our recipes focus on your skin health.
Certain foods can heat your skin, causing it to appear reddened and sensitised. These foods are called ‘vasodilators’ and they heat your skin by increasing the blood flow through your fine capillary system.
If you are prone to red or sensitive skin and broken capillaries, try to avoid or reduce the following ‘heating foods’. Instead, bestow your skin with strength and vitality by choosing cooling, soothing alternatives.
When the oil (sebum) in your skin is flowing as it should it plays an important role in protecting your skin and keeping it strong, supple and smooth. However, if your skin has a tendency to congest, any saturated fats in your diet will cause the sebum to thicken and block your pores, resulting in bumps and breakouts. Saturated fats also contain fatty acids, which can irritate and inflame the surface of your skin.
The Bestow Recipe Books contain recipes that avoid all heating and congesting foods and use only cooling, calming, skin-smoothing, skin-soothing alternatives. They are a wonderful resource. All the thinking is done for you!
Bestow Within I & II contain a range of tasty, nutritious recipes for everyday use.
The first recipe book in the Bestow ranges provides easy ways to help you incorporate Bestow Beauty products into healthy everyday recipes. It includes basic recipes for good health like smoothies, salad dressings, fermented food for gut health and nutritious meals for everyday use. It comes with a comprehensive introduction, which introduces the concept of eating for skin health and provides information about heating and congesting foods and their alternatives.
A helpful complement to Bestow Within I, this book offers a wider repertoire of tasty skin-safe recipes.
If you have a sweet tooth, the Bestow Treats books will provide you with delicious alternatives to skin-damaging treats filled with refined sugar and congesting saturating fats. Each nutritious sweet in the Bestow Treats recipe books are refined sugar free. They are flavour and nutrient rich and just one or two servings are very satisfying. When you have healthy treats on hand for when cravings strike, bad habits begin to fall away.