Your Purpose is Beauty Episode 15: How Traditional and Nourishing Foods Saved My Health & How We Eat as a Family Today

march 16, 2020 | by: mercedes | filed under: podcast, episodes

Your Purpose is Beauty brings you eco/organic, luxury, and niche beauty product reviews and critique, as well as intellectual discussion about the beauty and alternative health industries. Hosted by independent beauty journalist and PhD sociologist Mercedes Lyson, this podcast will also explore why people have chosen beauty as their profession or passion through interviews with brand founders, beauty professionals, bloggers/influencers, and creatives. Exclusive episodes of this podcast are available at, and Mercedes’ 6 years of eco beauty video content can be found at

Episode 15: How Traditional and Nourishing Foods Saved My Health & How We Eat as a Family Today

Between 2008 and 2009, the effects of years of dietary imbalance and hormonal birth control use came to a head in my life. Through acupuncture and the gradual transition to a traditional/nourishing foods way of life, I came to profoundly understand that a “healthy diet” is not what we’ve been told by mainstream nutritionism, or even the wellness industry. A decade after I began my reeducation on how to eat, I now feed my own family – including my 16 month old baby – according to these principles (imperfectly, but always learning!). Nutritional needs are ever-evolving and context-specific throughout our lives, but I hope hearing my story helps open up conversations about what it means to truly nourish ourselves beyond or apart from what we are told is “healthy.”

Thank you to today’s episode partner, Aleavia. You can shop Alevia’s prebiotic skin and body care range here, and use the code LAMOUR15 for 15% off your order.

Additional references –
Weston A. Price Foundation
Nourishing Traditions
Super Nutrition for Babies
Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life
Primal Edge Health
Cheeseslave recipe archives
Healthy Home Economist recipe and how-to archives
Seven Sons Farm
Cosmic Lifestyle Podcast Episode #3
Zach Bush, MD

Video I made on YouTube in Jan 2017 on Healing My Menstrual Cycles Through Acupuncture & Fertility Awareness –

Acupuncturists I Recommend – (Providence, RI) (Chicago, IL)

*Some links are affiliate links, meaning I receive a small commission if you choose to shop through them. Thank you, if you’re so inclined!

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