We welcome our Autumn Nutritionist in Residence, Tayla Lovering, to the LAND Digest. 

Our Nutritionist in Residence program welcomes leaders in the industry to bring their science-backed knowledge to the DIGEST, while acting as ambassadors for the effectiveness of our wellness blends. A note from Tayla ~

“Hi, I’m Tayla! I’m a lover of all things outdoors & I’m a huge advocate for created a balanced, well-nourished life. I practice naturopathy with a root-cause, a holistic approach to help my clients achieve deep wellness. I love helping my clients feel seen, supported, and nurtured with each step of their health journey, ensuring they have a clear understanding of the best way forward. I can’t wait to be your nutritionist in residence for the autumn ~ a time to unwind, let go, slow down, and nourish.”

Written by Tayla Lovering (BHSC, Naturopathy) 

With the new season of Autumn still setting in, it’s a good time to ponder what Autumn can bring you and your body. Autumn is a time for unwinding, letting go, slowing down, replenishing and deeply nourishing in preparation for the winter ahead. As this slow winding-down process occurs over the next 3 months, we slowly seek comfort and allow the season to take us from the long and hot summer days to short, cool and sweet Autumn moments. Autumn is for mellow evenings with nourishing food and slow mornings filled with rituals that fill your cup. A season to seek comfort and deeply listen to your bodies needs and desires.

 Growing up, I would yearn for summer and be deeply saddened by it’s ending, but now I have learnt the beauty and need for the seasons. Without a season of wintering or slowing down, we would all burn out. I’d love for you to seek the beauty in the changing seasons and recognise what this season can bring you.

Replenishing and deeply nourishing goes for your entire body, however I want to shine a light on the importance of supporting skin health (your largest organ) during the Autumn months. The Summer months are filled with sunshine, delicious foods and a busyness other months lack and so, our skin can be in need of some TLC. I have provided a guide below on what to include in your diet during the Autumn months that will help nourish and replenish your skin from within.



Vitamin C

Vitamin C is renowned for its skin health benefits and should be increased during Autumn as citrus fruits begin to peak. Vitamin C is excellent for brightening, hydrating, reducing redness and helping to mitigate effects of the summer sun. Vitamin C also promotes collagen, beneficial for so much more than skin health alone as it helps build strong bones, thickens hair and supports nail health.

Foods to include:

  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Peppers
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blackcurrants
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Potatoes

Shop DAILY LEMON (Ritual), for your lemon water routine on the go. 

Vitamin A

Vitamin A works as an antioxidant in the body helping to protect against and clean up oxidative damage. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient beneficial for the post summer sun for replenishing skin appearance by evening skin tone, boosting cellular turnover and promoting wound healing essential for optimal skin health.

Foods to Include:

  • Green leafy vegetables (Kale, Spinach, Broccoli)
  • Orange + Yellow Vegetables (Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin, Squash)
  • Tomatoes
  • Capsicum
  • Beef Liver
  • Mackerel, Salmon, Herring, Sardines
  • Eggs

 

Fibre

Fibre is beneficial for so much more than skin health alone as it helps to mop up any digestive inflammation and promote beneficial microbial growth in the digestive tract helping to keep the entire body happy and healthy. Poor digestive health can lead to inflammatory presentations on the skin and thus needs constant care and attention. Consuming adequate fibre sources daily helps to positively impact skin appearance and avoid clogged pores, acne, dull or dry skin via the gut-skin axis. Remember also that if your bowels are not working regularly, your skin will show you.  

Foods to include:

  • Oats
  • Chia Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Legumes
  • Apples
  • Berries
  • Green banana flour
  • Psyllium Husk

Polyphenols:

Antioxidant rich Polyphenols destroy free radicals caused by pollution, UV rays and poor diets, thus slowing down skin aging. Including a high intake of Polyphenols into your diet during the Autumn months can help to mop up free radical damage.

Foods to include:

  • Pomegranate
  • Grape Seeds
  • St Marys Thistle
  • Berries
  • Green tea
  • Cherries
  • Olives
  • Cloves
  • Dark Chocolate

 

Water and optimal Hydration

Lastly, but arguably the most important aspect of replenishing your skin from within post summer, is hydration and clean water intake. Flushing your body with bountiful and ‘alive’ water is essential in replenishing skin health daily. Eating your water is an important thing to remember when wanting to hydrate optimally as the body loves water with nutrients from vegetables, fruit or added electrolytes and salts. Focus on these fundamentals for optimally hydrated skin;

  • Celtic salt in water
  • Coconut water
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Avoid skulling!
  • Filter your water

Shop the MARINE COCONUT (Hydration), for electrolytes on the go.