Fran’s a good egg. She was one of many inspirations for me when I was trying to clear my own acne, and I think that we have a lot in common. If you haven’t checked out her site, it’s a very comprehensive resource for natural skin care and clearing acne, so it’s definitely worth a look. She’s a very sincere and genuine person.
Fran has her own ebook that she’s written called ‘Eat Away Your Acne – How to Enjoy Food & Cure Your Acne’. It retails for $27 but recently she put it on special for $5 (the deal is over now, sorry). I couldn’t help myself, so I decided to grab it and see what Fran had to say on the subject so that I could share it with you.
I wasn’t sure what to expect. What kind of diet advice was she going to give? Was it anything like my own opinion?
Here’s a quick little run down on what she offers in the book:
First of all, she begins by letting you know what acne is, how it’s formed, and what causes inflammation.
She then gets into food sensitivities, hormones, digestion, good and bad fats, refined foods, sugars, milk, and some other examples of foods you should eat and foods you should avoid.
Then you get some ideas for healthy snacks and meal ideas, a few suggestions for external skin care, and a note on how she feels about doctors and naturopaths. The book gets wrapped up there.
It was a pretty good beginner’s guide to healthy eating and what I would mostly suggest myself. Does it cover every detail of natural nutrition in depth? No, but if you are brand spankin’ new to healthier eating, this book is definitely a good start. She doesn’t recommend one rigid diet regime and leaves your options open to experimentation and self discovery.
One of the reasons Eat Away Your Acne doesn’t cover everything is because it’s very short at only 44 pages long. I believe Fran has a lot more knowledge up her sleeve, but didn’t want to overwhelm people new to the nutrition game… because believe me, there’s a lot to know and it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
Since being overwhelmed leads to stress which may lead to acne, I can’t really blame her there!
Most importantly… will it really cure your acne?
That depends on how bad your diet is and whether or not that is the weakest link when it comes to your skin. If you’ve read through my site, you’ll know that I feel there is much more to curing your acne than just diet. Fran knows this too, but like I said… she didn’t want to overwhelm anyone.
If you’d like to purchase Fran Kerr’s book, Eat Away Your Acne, you can click here to give it a whirl.