Doctors often prescribe the pill for non-contraceptive purposes, including "treating" acne. As a result, one of the most common concerns we hear from women who are thinking about ditching the pill is whether the transition will wreck havoc on their skin.
That's why we're happy to have Joy McCarthy on today's podcast to offer some tips for addressing the underlying issues that can lead to acne. In this twenty minute episode Joy shares:
- Her own personal journey to clearer, happier skin (and why she's passionate about holistic health)
- Why mainstream "solutions" can actually make things worse
- How food allergies could be affecting your skin
- The importance of including protein and fat into every meal
- The connection between hormonal birth control, constipation and acne (one more reason to ditch the pill!)
Joy McCarthy is certified holistic nutritionist (CNP, RNCP), and the founder of the popular healthy living blog JoyousHealth.com and wellness clinic Joyous Health, where she consults a global community of clients and teaches workshops. Joy is the author of the bestselling book “JOYOUS HEALTH: Eat & Live Well without Dieting,” and a faculty member at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. Joy is an international speaker, and a featured nutrition expert on Global TV’s “The Morning Show” and CBC’s “Steven & Chris”. The co-founder of Eat Well Feel Well, Toronto’s first integrated nutrition and yoga program, Joy lives a life rooted in balance, love and healthy living, all common themes of Eat Well Feel Well.
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Kim & Amy Sedgwick love to discuss sex, periods, and all the other things we’re not supposed to talk about. The co-founders of Red Tent Sisters and ecosex.ca, they’ve been featured in every major Canadian news outlet and have become a trusted resource for women seeking natural (effective!) birth control, a more joyful sex life, and an empowered journey to motherhood.