When it comes to Radical Beauty, the latest book from Deepak Chopra, M.D. and Kimberly Snyder, C.N., there is absolutely no space for comparison or competition. Each of us is here to express our highest beauty, which no one else’s beauty can diminish. You can achieve Radical Beauty by following the six Radical Beauty Pillars:
- Pillar 1: Internal Nourishment
- Pillar 2: External Nourishment
- Pillar 3: Peak Beauty Sleep
- Pillar 4: Primal Beauty
- Pillar 5: Beautiful Movement
- Pillar 6: Spiritual Beauty
All of the Pillars work together to round out the Radical Beauty lifestyle that will allow you to express your highest and most authentic beauty.
For the first time, Deepak Chopra, a leading pioneer of integrative medicine and the New York Times bestselling author of What Are You Hungry For?, and Kimberly Synder, a celebrity nutritionist and the New York Times bestselling author of The Beauty Detox Solution, offer a new, exciting, practical, and holistic program to help transform you from the inside out.
The book goes into depth through the pillars of healthy living and offers a variety of tips and advice, including:
- Count Chemicals Not Calories: New research highlights the fact that tracking calories or other numbers isn’t the best way to control your weight. The chemicals in foods can make you fat, so the closer a food is to its natural state, the better it is for you.
- Quick Beauty Circulation Test: Check your fingernails! Do you see a white half-moon shape at the base of each fingernail? If all or part of the half-moon is missing, it can mean that your circulation needs a boost.
- Improve digestion with probiotics, fiber, drinking hot water, and avoiding hare-to-digest foods like processed foods, fried foods, and dairy.
- Some of the Best Foods for Sleep: Hemp milk, brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, gluten-free teff, buckwheat (soba) noodles, bananas, sweet potatoes, cherries, and chia pudding.
- Some of the Worst Foods for Sleep: heavy proteins, high fat meals, chocolate, spicy foods, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol.
- Living Naturally: Sunlight helps your skin synthesize Vitamin D, which boosts immunity and helps your body absorb calcium. Vitamin D also helps with skin issues like psoriasis.
- Get Closer to Nature: Try grounding. All you have to do is touch the earth whenever you can and feel its healing power.
- Keep Moving: Take the stairs, take frequent breaks from sitting (standing every 30 minutes), try a standing desk or trade your chair for a stability ball, ditch the car and walk if possible, multitask while watching TV (do yoga or stretches).
- Avoid Excess Stress: Back away from being demanding, critical, and a perfectionist, show respect for others, pay attention when someone else is talking, deal with your own stress and don’t pass it on to others.
The book also offers advice to better understanding the relationship between emotions and inflammatory foods, and lists foods to support your metabolism. It addresses the use of the most effective skin-care ingredients coupled with traditional Ayurvedic medicine, and offers tips on how to work with your skin to balance your nervous system.
It’s easy for all of us just to stuff food into our mouths, enjoy the temporary taste, and not really think about what goes on after that. Out of sight, out of mind, right? But this approach will not help you reach your goal of building your Radical Beauty. To do that, you need to be able to connect with what you are eating and become conscious of how what you are eating makes you feel, both in the short – and long-term.
A good place to start is in the pages of this new book.
Watch the video below as the authors discuss the six pillars:
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.