December 2018

Kimberly Snyder

While accumulating in-depth knowledge of indigenous health practices in diverse, local communities throughout Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and South America, Snyder discovered her calling in life: to be of service by helping others improve their lives through nutrition.

A Clinical Nutritionist (CN), Snyder philosophies are rooted in the ability of the body to naturally heal itself with food and nutrition being the key to ultimate health and beauty inside and out.

Snyder’s work as a CN incorporates a holistic approach to heal the body, increase energy, and achieve optimum health, beauty, and balance in life naturally. Her main protocols include increasing the body’s alkalinity, consuming a diet of enzyme-rich foods as close to their natural state as possible, increasing efficient digestion, and intelligent, guided and ongoing cleansing. This philosophy embodies Snyder’s belief that health and beauty are entirely synonymous: Outer beauty is a reflection of inner health.

Snyder designs eating plans, recipes and tips that work for everyone regardless of lifestyle: vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or omnivore and strongly believes that you can discover your ultimate health and beauty without having to count calories or grams of carbs.

Snyder brings her nutritional expertise to a variety of forums. She is the nutritionist for many of the entertainment industry’s top celebrities and has worked with clients on some of Hollywood’s biggest film sets. She has also been a guest and nutritional expert on many top national television programs, including Good Morning America, E!, EXTRA and Good Day LA. She has also been featured or served as a contributor to publications such as Lucky, Elle, Nylon, Fitness, Women’s Health, Hers, Real Simple, Us Weekly, OK!, InTouch and Life & Style.

Snyder is a member of National Association of Nutrition Professionals and The American Association of Nutrition Consultants. She is also a sought after holistic personal chef, and certified yoga instructor.

On March 28th, 2011, Kim launched her first book, The Beauty Detox Solution, a prescriptive diet, health and beauty book. Published by Harlequin, it has already drawn praise from celebrities and experts including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Drew Barrymore, Hilary Duff and Owen Wilson. In an ever-changing and increasingly confusing world of nutrition, beauty and weight loss-advice, The Beauty Detox Solution appears as a Godsend to people everywhere. In this book, Kim reveals that through the power of food, you can regain a healthy radiant glow, increase energy, banish acne, splotchy skin and wrinkles, grow lustrous hair and strong nails, melt away fat, loose weight and never count calories again.

Please visit Kimberly’s blog, www.kimberlysnyder.net, for a wealth of healthy and beauty knowledge, tips and recipes.

Celebrity Nutritionist Kimberly Snyder: Face Mapping

For thousands of years, Chinese medicine has understood that uneven color and texture on the skin, patchiness, fine lines, and breakouts are indicators of deeper issues going on within your body. Our bodies are holistically connected through energy lines called meridians that run up and down the entire body. “Face mapping” is a technique that allows us to study the face and body for common “problem areas” that are actually reversible. It is a complex healing art, but here is a taste of how what we eat shows up on our faces – literally.

A Lined Forehead: A lined forehead may indicate congestion by way of a blocked, toxin-filled colon and/or gallbladder. This usually means someone is consuming a lot of dairy or cooked animal or vegetable oils, or has a good diet, but is not cleansing as efficiently as he or should be to keep up with the toxicity that their diet is kicking up. To reverse this, add more fiber to your diet with the Glowing Green Smoothie, cut out or minimize dairy consumption, and cook with vegetable broth or coconut oil instead of easily oxidized vegetable oils.

Dark Under-eye Circles or Puffiness: Dark under-eye circles and puffiness indicate adrenal exhaustion. It’s the body’s cry for more sleep and the need to cut back on stress. Try avoiding caffeine and alcohol all together, and try transitioning to caffeine-free, antioxidant-rich teas like rooibos (as a replacement for your morning coffee). Additionally, be sure to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water between meals.

Also, the proper sodium balance is important for glowing skin that is hydrated, supple and gorgeous- but not puffy. Eating foods with the proper balance of the electrolytes of organic sodium and potassium can help, such as celery, kale, spinach, olives, sea vegetables, and Swiss chard.

Acne: Acne is often a symptom of something happening deep inside the bodies, especially if you follow a good skincare routine and are still experience regular, cystic breakouts. It can indicate a hormonal imbalance and congestion in the colon. The liver is a major detoxifying organ, and when our colon becomes overloaded, which is where the liver usually passes toxins into, it instead pushes them out through the skin, another detoxifying organ. This can erupt in the form of acne. It is helpful to take probiotics and eat probiotic-rich foods like raw sauerkraut on a daily basis, which will supply our bodies with enzymes and friendly bacteria to help keep our digestion optimal and will help our bodies detoxified on a daily basis. Avoid clogging, difficult to digest foods like dairy, soy and processed foods and start incorporating a program that includes cleansing and detoxifying with lots of enzymes and fiber to clear out the “sludge”. A daily Glowing Green Smoothie is the best way to detoxify on a daily basis.

Crow’s feet lines around the Eyes: This may also indicate that our adrenals are being overtaxed and that the body is acidic and imbalanced. Cut out smoking and caffeine,add my Glowing Green Smoothie to your diet, and cut back on your sugar intake.

   

While accumulating in-depth knowledge of indigenous health practices in diverse, local communities throughout Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and South America, Snyder discovered her calling in life: to be of service by helping others improve their lives through nutrition.

A Clinical Nutritionist (CN), Snyder philosophies are rooted in the ability of the body to naturally heal itself with food and nutrition being the key to ultimate health and beauty inside and out.

Snyder’s work as a CN incorporates a holistic approach to heal the body, increase energy, and achieve optimum health, beauty, and balance in life naturally. Her main protocols include increasing the body’s alkalinity, consuming a diet of enzyme-rich foods as close to their natural state as possible, increasing efficient digestion, and intelligent, guided and ongoing cleansing. This philosophy embodies Snyder’s belief that health and beauty are entirely synonymous: Outer beauty is a reflection of inner health.

Snyder designs eating plans, recipes and tips that work for everyone regardless of lifestyle: vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or omnivore and strongly believes that you can discover your ultimate health and beauty without having to count calories or grams of carbs.

Snyder brings her nutritional expertise to a variety of forums. She is the nutritionist for many of the entertainment industry’s top celebrities and has worked with clients on some of Hollywood’s biggest film sets. She has also been a guest and nutritional expert on many top national television programs, including Good Morning America, E!, EXTRA and Good Day LA. She has also been featured or served as a contributor to publications such as Lucky, Elle, Nylon, Fitness, Women’s Health, Hers, Real Simple, Us Weekly, OK!, InTouch and Life & Style.

Snyder is a member of National Association of Nutrition Professionals and The American Association of Nutrition Consultants. She is also a sought after holistic personal chef, and certified yoga instructor.

On March 28th, 2011, Kim launched her first book, The Beauty Detox Solution, a prescriptive diet, health and beauty book. Published by Harlequin, it has already drawn praise from celebrities and experts including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Drew Barrymore, Hilary Duff and Owen Wilson. In an ever-changing and increasingly confusing world of nutrition, beauty and weight loss-advice, The Beauty Detox Solution appears as a Godsend to people everywhere. In this book, Kim reveals that through the power of food, you can regain a healthy radiant glow, increase energy, banish acne, splotchy skin and wrinkles, grow lustrous hair and strong nails, melt away fat, loose weight and never count calories again.

Please visit Kimberly’s blog, www.kimberlysnyder.net, for a wealth of healthy and beauty knowledge, tips and recipes.

Dermalogica Products Gain Real Estate in My Bathroom Cabinet

As editors, we are sent complimentary products and invited to try many different services: beauty products, clothes, accessories, treatments, and more . . . and before we tell you we love something, we test it. Last week I had the pleasure of trying Dermalogica’s facial treatment, and I have to say that it was a great experience.

dermalogica-skin-podI arrived at the Soho location, and after a warm welcome by Marissa, my aesthetician; I walked to the pod where my facial was going to take place. The room made me feel as if I was in a cocoon the whole time. There were lights that change from blues to pinks and very relaxing music playing in the background. You can also customize your experience by bringing your own iPod.

Before the treatment began, I had to complete a form and discuss my skin with the therapist. The treatment follows a basic guideline, but is entirely customized to suit the needs of different skin types. So in order to design my treatment, Dermalogica asked some basic questions about my skin and personal habits, including smoking, drinking, diet, and medication.

After changing into a robe and removing my jewelry, I laid down on a very comfortable facial table. The treatment hadn’t even started and I was already falling asleep. My face was cleansed twice: first with a precleanse to remove surface debris, including makeup, and then with a cleanser for my skin type, which is “normal,” according to Dermalogica.

After my skin was cleaner than an operating room, Marissa performed Dermalogica’s signature Face Mapping treatment. In Face Mapping, 14 zones of your face and neck are analyzed for signs of dehydration, aging, hyperpigmentation, oiliness, and congestion. (See image below for my results.) I learned a lot about my skin: the skin on my cheeks and forehead is dehydrated, I have some blackheads and whiteheads (comedones) on my forehead and nose, and there are dilated capillaries on the sides of my nose.

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Marissa then exfoliated my skin and extracted the blackheads and whiteheads. She then applied a masque, toner, and moisturizer. After a short nap, I woke to find hot tea waiting for me. My Face Mapping results were explained, and products were recommended. The envelope with the results had a note: “GREAT SKIN, CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN IT :) .” I felt as if I scored an A on a math exam and wanted to put the note on my parents’ fridge.

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The next day Dermalogica products landed prime real state in my bathroom cabinet. And I’ve been following Marissa’s instructions to the letter! My sister’s wedding was a week later and the makeup artist said that I had beautiful skin. Again, I felt as if I had scored big at apparent-teacher conference.

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—Daniela Apeloig