Skin Food is a term I created as short hand for a variety of vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy soft tissues, organs and skin. These are foods you should accent if you have any skin problems, especially acne, vitiligo, psoriasis, eczema, hardening/bumps, keritinization, premature aging, hair loss, dandruff, stretch marks.
Skin food is also essential for healthy glands, which regulate metabolism and decide how "old" or young we really are. Without a strong thyroid or adrenal glands, we just can't feel or look good. Symptoms of low gland power and low metabolism are: fatigue, easily cold, cold extremities, slow wound healing and recovery, impaired memory/recall, constipation.
Other issues to look for are jagged cracks on the tongue; brain fog; red, irritated eyes; hypoglycemia and numerous nervous system disorders like insomnia, ADHD, anxiety and panic disorder, manic-depressive and obsessive-compulsive tendencies.
One of the problems with learning about health and what to do is there is TOO much information. This is one way to refine information so that you only have to focus on the essentials and let the rest take care of itself. If you focus on these nutrients plus calcium/magnesium, you can pretty much forget about the rest because you WILL be getting them as a good side-effect of good eating and proper supplementing.
Skin food nutrients are: A, E, essential fatty acids, C, all of the B vitamins but particularly B1, B6 and B12, Zinc and Iodine.
To get a good mix of all of these, accent in your diet:
Eggs, fish, oysters, clams, caviar
Wheat germ oil, Cod Liver oil, Fish oils
Nutritional Yeast Flakes
Coconut oil, Ghee, Olive Oil
Sweet Potatoes, Carrot Juice spiked with Cream
Almonds, brazil nuts, pistachios
Occasionally supplement wih Kelp (iodine), enjoy seaweed/sushi, or use Edgar Cayce's Atomadine from www.caycecures.com
Liquid or chelated Zinc supplements occasionally, especially if taking Cod Liver Oil
Quinoa, Wild Rice, Cream of Wheat