Podcast Episode 71

Healthy, radiant, glowing skin. We all want it but aren’t sure of the how-to’s. What if the answer wasn’t just creams, face washes and oils but changing your diet? Join Mary and Ashley Koff, RD to set the record straight on the effects of diet and lifestyle on your skin.

PLUS: The nutrition challenge!


How does diet affect your skin?

What are the best foods for skin?

What affects skin the most?

How digestion affects your skin

  • What about probiotics?
  • Which strains are best for skin?
  • How to support a healthy gut.

How supporting the inside reflects the outside.

  • Alkaline versus acidity?
  • Alkaline formers

What specific nutrients support skin health?

  • What is glutamine?

Why is sugar bad for skin?

Which color foods are good for skin?

While food choice matters, how you digest is most important.

How does the quality of cosmetics affect your skin?

What’s the deal with collagen?


Ashley Koff, RD

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Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 11 years of clinical experience, a passion for sustainability and a healthy sense of humor. Join the weekly conversation! Episodes come out weekly.

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ABOUT MARY Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University. She speaks at conferences throughout the year and was the Keynote speaker at the 2019 Bastyr University Commencement. Past experience includes:

  • Currently Adjunct Professor at Bastyr University
  • 4 years as Coach and Clinical Education Lead at Arivale, Seattle
  • 8 years in private practice (8 yrs)
  • 5 years Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health

Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness, promotes plant-based and sustainable eating habits and believes that food is medicine!

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