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NINA & RANDA
We’re so glad you are here! You’re looking at the brain and heart child of Nina and Randa Nelson, the innovators behind the Clear Skin Diet, the Real Clear Skin line of products, and their new Coaching program.
There’s an old saying that “necessity is the mother of invention.” Identical twins Nina and Randa are living proof this adage is true.
In their early 20s, Nina and Randa were enjoying burgeoning careers in the entertainment industry. They were working regularly on television and in film, as well as operating popular social media platforms on Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, etc. It seemed liked every dream they’d ever had was coming true!
And then the nightmare hit.
And not just a light breakout you can slap some make-up on and forget about; but demoralizing, disfiguring, devastating cystic acne.
Conventional acne treatment methods failed.
Work dried up, as well as their confidence, and they considered quitting their public careers completely.
Nina and Randa didn’t give up, they turned to invention. They discovered that they could heal their skin with diet, and created the Clear Skin Diet (book published in 2018 by Hachette). Tens of thousands of people have now used Nina and Randa's dietary strategies to clear their skin.
Part of the Clear Skin Diet approach is being careful about products used on your skin and hair. To meet the need for these, Nina and Randa spent two years working with chemists and personal care scientists. They developed their Real Clear Skin line - making sure that all ingredients used meet the standards of the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit focused on ingredient safety.
Real Clear Skin is the result of the drive to produce products that are manufactured to the highest and safest standards possible.
Nina and Randa are also launching a brand new Clear Skin Coaching Program to to provide personal support to help students get the fastest success.
All their clear skin ventures are from their heart to yours - works of love and determination.
Meet Our Food Coaches
They are here to help you succeed:
Shalyn's journey started when she was surgically diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and abnormal cells on her cervix. She was overweight, had severe food intolerances, excruciating menstrual cycles, suffered from depression, constipation, and other digestive issues.
When conventional treatment failed, she was inclined to adopt a whole food plant-based diet after watching the documentary film, Forks Over Knives. Over the course of several months, Shalyn noticed her symptoms started disappearing. ALL of her symptoms became a thing of the past!
About a year and half later, her skin started breaking out with cystic acne. Her pores increased in size and her skin was more oily than ever. She was devastated and didn’t know where to turn.
That’s when she found Nina and Randa, who'd had the same problem with cystic acne. Shalyn said the absolute key for clearing her skin was switching to a low-fat plant based diet. After witnessing the profound power of nutrition in her own life, a light came on and suddenly she wanted to share this information with anyone who was suffering!
COACH: Dr. Liz
Dr. Liz became a whole food plant-based devotee after a life-long struggle with weight and acne. After fourteen years of unhealthy vegetarianism, she finally stumbled upon the low-fat vegan resources she needed to sustainably stay trim and healthy with clear skin.
As a trained researcher, she is committed to reading every vegan and plant-based resource available, which has allowed her to be an advocate for healthy plant-based eating within her own rural community. By day, she is a college professor with a Ph.D. in Textual Studies who enjoys helping people to improve their lives through writing. This joy for watching her students become their best selves extends to her enthusiasm for working as a Clear Skin Diet Coach, as she fully believes in the power of plants to heal and to create lasting change.
Further, as a wife and a mother of two girls, she advocates publicly for the very same diet that keeps her personal family radiantly healthy. She looks forward to guiding people in their wellness and skin transformations.
Xenia had been struggling with acne for 20 years. There seemed to be no pharmaceutical remedy in the world neither to heal the disease nor at least to take it under control. On the contrary, it was getting only worse and worse with age. In addition to skin ailment, she developed PMS and menstrual cramps, which were so terrible that the first day of the period she had to stay in bed.
By the age of 27, she gave up on dermatologists, cosmetologists and all expensive but ineffective ways of “fighting” with acne and decided to conquer it in a natural way. She gained basic knowledge on nutrition from all kinds of sources available to her and adopted a vegan diet. Menstrual cramps and PMS went away in the very next month, acne on the back and shoulders disappeared, but the face was still problematic. Amazed even with these results, that seemed to be a miracle, she decided to investigate deeply the scientific base of her new life style. It turned out that there were plenty of doctors, who supported the plant-based diet, and that she was doing it in a wrong way.
She read all books by Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Prof. T. Colin Campbell and some of Dr. Barnard's, watched many documentaries and interviews with the plant-based doctors. Based on the new information, she stopped eating oils, processed and high-fat plant foods and even had to incorporate the elimination diet for a few months. She won. Acne was gone.
Now Xenia enjoys supporting people who are struggling with acne and want to heal it forever - by changing their diet. She is fluent in English, Czech and Russian.
As a teen and young adult Tara was constantly battling with her weight, digestive upsets and reproductive health concerns. It wasn’t until she got a call from her doctor about cervical cancer cells detected at her last appointment that she knew she needed to change. Shortly after she went plant-based and over the next few years she saw fantastic improvement. The weight came off, digestion improved, and surprisingly, no more cancer cells have been found even over 10 years later.
A few years into her journey, the acne appeared. The depression and physical pain was so unbearable. Dermatologist-recommended treatments only made it worse.
After a YouTube search she came across information from Nina and Randa about how diet affects acne. She immediately downloaded their book The Clear Skin Diet. Today, her skin and confidence are both glowing once again!
Tara is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Dog Trainer, and runs her own business Zen Dog. She loves working with dogs and their people to solve complicated problems and help people find relief. She loves to help and teach others when they are motivated to see results. As a Clear Skin Diet Coach, Tara can now apply that love for coaching into her passion for plant based eating.