359 – Beauty is More Than Skin Deep

Healthy skin, hair and nails starts at the cellular level

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In this interview Carrie Pattison will discuss the foundations of beauty. Beauty is often considered beautiful hair, skin and nails. We know beauty doesn’t come about by accident. We all have many routines and products that help keep our skin, hair and nails beautiful and in good condition. Carrie takes us on a journey of the cells, tissues and organs that are the foundations of health.

It is fair and reasonable to consider that the health of our hair, skin and nails can tell us a lot about the health status of our insides. When you improve the nutritional status of your skin, hair and nails, you are also improving the status of health within the body. In this interview we are going to discuss the layers from the inside to the outside. This includes cells, organs and glands as well as bones, muscles, tendons, collagen and skin. We will discuss the nutrients that offer profound foundational benefit to these tissues.

Cells – It all starts with out cells. Cellular health is critical for all key functions in our body. We are comprised of trillions of cells and if the cell membrane isn’t healthy then we can’t be health. We discuss the critical role of Rx-omega-3® fish oil.

Bones, muscles and tendons – These form the structure and movement of the body. Nutrients considered are vitamin D and Theracurmin®. Theracurmin® has been show to increase skin moisture by 15% in four weeks*.

Organs and glands – Carrie discusses the role of the liver, digestive system and hormonal endocrine system. If these are poorly functions, then your skin etc. will also suffer. You will need to address these if they are your issue. Liver detoxification, proper digestion and adrenal and thyroid function are critical to all health as well as skin and beauty.

Skin, hair, nails and bones – Lastly Carrie discusses the role of collagen, elastin and keratin for the health of skin, hair nails and bones. These are the three support proteins that support the cells in the body. Interesting note, taking collagen powder does not equate to collagen formation in the body. The goal should be to stimulate our natural collagen production. For this we will only consider BioSil®.


Carrie discusses the profound impact that stress has on our cells. Excess stress can damage your mitochondria and can alter your DNA. It is hard to be fully healthy if you don’t have good stress management. For stress we discuss two trademarked, clinical studied ingredients; PharmaGABA® and SunTheanine®.



BioSil® is another patented, trademarked, clinically studied product that has been show to improve skin, hair, nails and bones. BioSil® helps the body make more of its own collagen, elastin and keratin. This is how you actually make more collagen. Remember taking collagen as food does not become collagen in the body. CLICK HERE to listen to all interviews on BioSil®.

Like all issues related to supporting health, the challenge is to discover which nutrients will make a difference for you. This is your process of discovery, to build a foundation for health and healing. Quality nutrients, taken consistently over time will provide results.

Carrie G. Pattison

Carrie G. Pattison, MSOM, LAc, is a practicing herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, and trained home-birth midwife. A graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine, Carrie serves as National Educator for Natural Factors and adjunct professor of Herbal Studies at Huntington University of Health Sciences.

Originally from rural Alaska, Carrie’s love for travel and social-justice issues in the developing world led her to undergraduate degrees focused on global development and relief and fuels her lifelong passion for health and healing.

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