Acne and Cancer Risk

by Nina & Randa Nelson

Could acne be a warning that we're on the wrong track? 

Did you know that people with a history of severe teenage acne are more susceptible to developing certain cancers?

For example, a recent study based on almost one hundred thousand women who were followed for over twenty years - found those who had experienced severe teenage acne were 44 percent more likely to develop melanoma, and 17 percent more likely to develop breast cancer, compared those with mild or no acne. 


Another study of almost thirty-five thousand men found that those with a history of severe acne were significantly more likely to develop prostate cancer compared with men who’d had mild or no acne.


But there's some very good news. The same diet that crushes acne - a low-fat, whole food plant-based diet -...

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Day In The Life - Recipes

By Nina & Randa Nelson

Here's what your day could look like while clearing skin.

For breakfast, maybe it's the weekend and so you are really filling like  -

Willie’s Waffles

These waffles are named in honor of our brother, Willie, who would have eaten waffles for every meal growing up if our mom had let him. This is a Willie-approved recipe, and we hope you like it too.

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes
Servings: About 6 waffles


1 & 1/4 cups all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour mix

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

11/3 cups homemade plant milk

1/8 cup chickpea flour beaten with 1/8 cup water

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons applesauce

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In one bowl mix the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, mix the plant milk, chickpea flour blend, apple cider vinegar, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.

Pour the wet ingredient mixture into...

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The Six Pillars of the Clear Skin Diet

By Nina & Randa Nelson

Here at the Clear Skin Diet, we like to keep things as simple as possible for you.

When it comes to nutrition, things can get incredibly complicated if you go out searching the internet.

To make it simple, these are the dietary guidelines that will calm breakouts and clear your skin. We call them the Six Pillars of the Clear Skin Diet:

  1. Plant foods only, no animal products
  2. Unrefined starches should be the cornerstone of your diet
  3. Avoid all oils
  4. Avoid high-fat plant foods
  5. Eat whole foods, food as grown, minimally processed
  6. Eat simply; variety is not important, repetition can promote long-term success

These principles largely comprise the “therapeutic diet” used by medical doctors – who have published research on nutrition and health. They have been used in clinical settings for over 80 years, in places like the Pritikin Center, the Ornish and Esselstyn heart disease reversal programs, Pritikin, McDougall Health Center – and...

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