Episode 202: Healthy Skin in Your 40s and Beyond, With Joy McCarthy

In today’s episode, Dr. Lisa welcomes back holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy to talk about skin care as your hormones fluctuate through perimenopause. They discuss what foods and drinks are important for healthy skin whether you are dealing with acne, dry skin, puffy skin or rosacea, as well as what to avoid for healthy skin aging.


Joy McCarthy is the Founder of Joyous Health, an award-winning Certified Holistic Nutritionist and best-selling author of The Joyous Cookbook, Joyous Detox and Joyous Health. She is also the Co-founder of Hello Joyous, an organic + plant-based beauty brand with a rock-solid mission: to help people find more joy in the everyday. Joy also hosts the Joyous Health Podcast, where Dr. Lisa has been a guest 3 times talking about adrenal health, thyroid health and osteoporosis.

A trusted nutrition expert, Joy has been featured on Marilyn Denis, The Social, CNN and CBC. Joy is a regular natural health expert on the popular daytime television show Cityline. Joy lives in Toronto with her husband Walker and their daughter Vienna. You can find her on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Tik Tok.

Check out previous episodes:
Episode 78: Natural and Effective Approaches for Rosacea with Joy McCarthy
Episode 33: Detox for Hormone Balance with Joy McCarthy, Nutritionist and Author

In today’s episode, we cover:
The best food and drinks for your skin health
The food and drink you need to avoid to reduce skin inflammation and support healthy aging of your skin
Why sunscreen is your best defense for wrinkles
The importance of changing your skin care routine as you age
The importance of your skin microbiome and the impact of your skin care products
How sleep, exercise and stress management is important for preventing premature skin aging
What Joy thinks of Botox and other injections

You can find Joy at @joyoushealth on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and on Facebook.

Shop Hello Joyous HERE and get 10% off when you use the code: LISAWEEKS10

Today’s Mama Must Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of Nellie’s laundry stick AND Hello Joyous’s Eye Elixir and Hella hydrating Serum, Fresh Face Daily cleanser. You get get a 10% discount on Hello Joyous products HERE by using the code: LISAWEEKS10

Joy loves a good book and her new e-reader to relax before bed.

What’s Else is Happening?

Dr. Toni’s next HypnoBirthing session for expecting parents looking to decrease fear and anxiety to support their natural instincts around labour and birth is happening this fall. Join her at https://www.hypnobirthingcalgary.com/register

Thanks for listening!

Email us or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.

We’d love you to subscribe, leave us a review and a 5-star rating if you enjoyed this episode.

You can also support us by visiting our Patreon page.

Please tell your perimenopausal mama friends about us, too!

Stay safe and healthy everyone!
Disclaimer: The information provided is not meant to replace treatment with a licensed health care practitioner. It is for informational purposes only. Consult with a Naturopathic Doctor or other licensed health care professional to determine which treatments are safe for you.

In today’s episode, Dr. Lisa welcomes back holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy to talk about skin care as your hormones fluctuate through perimenopause. They discuss what foods and drinks are important for healthy skin whether you are dealing with acne, dry skin, puffy skin or rosacea, as well as what to avoid for healthy skin aging. 

Joy McCarthy is the Founder of Joyous Health, an award-winning Certified Holistic Nutritionist and best-selling author of The Joyous Cookbook, Joyous Detox and Joyous Health. She is also the Co-founder of Hello Joyous, an organic + plant-based beauty brand with a rock-solid mission: to help people find more joy in the everyday. Joy also hosts the Joyous Health Podcast, where Dr. Lisa has been a guest 3 times talking about adrenal health, thyroid health and osteoporosis. A trusted nutrition expert, Joy has been featured on Marilyn Denis, The Social, CNN and CBC. Joy is a regular natural health expert on the popular daytime television show Cityline. Joy lives in Toronto with her husband Walker and their daughter Vienna. You can find her on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Tik Tok.Check out previous episodes:

Episode 78: Natural and Effective Approaches for Rosacea with Joy McCarthy

Episode 33: Detox for Hormone Balance with Joy McCarthy, Nutritionist and Author

In today’s episode, we cover:

  • The best food and drinks for your skin health

  • The food and drink you need to avoid to reduce skin inflammation and support healthy aging of your skin

  • Why sunscreen is your best defense for wrinkles

  • The importance of changing your skin care routine as you age

  • The importance of your skin microbiome and the impact of your skin care productsHow sleep, exercise and stress management is important for preventing premature skin agingWhat Joy thinks of Botox and other injections

You can find Joy at @joyoushealth on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and on Facebook.Joyous Health Online Shop: https://shopjoyoushealth.com/

Today’s Mama Must Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of Nellie’s laundry stick AND Hello Joyous’s Eye Elixir and Hella hydrating Serum, Fresh Face Daily cleanser. You get get a 10% discount on Hello Joyous products HERE by using the code: LISAWEEKS10

Joy loves a good book and her new e-reader to relax before bed.

What’s Else is Happening?

Dr. Toni’s next HypnoBirthing session for expecting parents looking to decrease fear and anxiety to support their natural instincts around labour and birth is happening this fall. Join her at https://www.hypnobirthingcalgary.com/register

Thanks for listening!

Email us or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram. We’d love you to subscribe, leave us a review and a 5-star rating if you enjoyed this episode.

You can also support us by visiting our Patreon page.

Please tell your perimenopausal mama friends about us, too!

Stay safe and healthy everyone!

Disclaimer: The information provided is not meant to replace treatment with a licensed health care practitioner. It is for informational purposes only. Consult with a Naturopathic Doctor or other licensed health care professional to determine which treatments are safe for you.

Episode 78: Natural and Effective Approaches for Rosacea with Joy McCarthy

In this episode, Dr. Lisa welcomes back holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy to talk about her personal journey dealing with rosacea. They discuss how to address rosacea effectively using nutrition, natural skin care and more. Did you know that mites on the skin, histamine, food sensitivities, gut health, hormones and more can impact your skin? Listen in to find out more.

Joy McCarthy is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and founder of JoyousHealth.com, an award-winning website focused on healthy living. She is a bestselling author of Joyous Health, The Joyous Cookbook and Joyous Detox, a World Gourmand Cookbook Award recipient. She is also the co-host of the Joyous Health Podcast (Dr. Lisa was a guest on Episode 51: A Natural Approach to Thyroid Disorders AND on Episode 36: Stressed, Tired and Ready for Change) . She runs a business program called The Joyous Health Business Program, has a line of organic herbal teas and natural beauty products as well as a line of children’s natural supplements in partnership with Genuine Health. 

Dr. Lisa was has been a guest twice on the Joyous Health Podcast (in Episode 51: A Natural Approach to Thyroid Disorders AND in Episode 36: Stressed, Tired and Ready for Change).

You can listen to Dr. Lisa and Joy’s previous conversation about detox at Episode 54

In this episode, we cover:

  • How common the skin condition rosacea is
    • Over 400 million people experience rosacea worldwide and most people don’t even realize that they have it
  • What lead Joy is realize that she had rosacea
    • Skin started to change with more redness, also had bumps and visible blood vessels, cheeks felt constantly irritated and was progressively getting worse
    • Always blushed easily, cheeks easily get red when hot or workout
    • Very common in white women from Celtic and Scadinavian descent aged 35-60
    • Can greatly impact self-confidence and self-esteem
    • Often confused with acne since it can change your skin texture
  • The importance of seeing a dermatologist for an official diagnosis
    • Conventional treatments can include:
      • Birth control pill
      • Oral antibiotics
      • Topical antibiotic cream
  • The potential causes and triggers of rosacea are different for each person and can include:
    • Inflammation triggered by specific foods:
      • Gluten, dairy, corn, unfermented soy
      • Sugar 
      • Spicy, hot foods
      • High histamine foods like alcohol, fermented foods (yogurt, sauerkraut, kombucha), eggplant, spinach, avocado, banana, papaya, egg whites, chocolate
      • Rancid vegetable oils
    • Stress
    • Environmental exposure
      • Chemicals including in your household and skin care products
        • Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
      • Sun exposure and past sun damage on face
    • Gut health, even when you have no digestive symptoms
      • Leaky gut
      • Microbiome imbalance including H. pylori
    • Skin microbiome imbalance (overgrowth of mites!) and compromised barrier
    • Hormone imbalance
  • Laboratory tests to consider
    • GI-MAP or Comprehensive Stool Analysis
    • SIBO breath testing
  • Natural treatment approaches to consider
    • Nourishing and calming foods
      • Lightly cooked cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale
      • Leafy greens like arugula
      • Turmeric
      • Healthy fats from salmon, mackerel, flax, chia, hemp, walnuts, avocado, olive oil
      • Green tea, white tea, nettle, moringa, rose, lavender 
    • Supplementation
      • Zinc can help to heal skin lesions
      • Borage oil as a source of GLA omega 6 fatty acid to improve skin moisture, barrier and elasticity
      • Collagen peptides to hydrate skin 
        • Consider bovine over marine sources
        • Can increase histamine response 
      • Saccharomyces boulardii to support microbiome balance
      • Vitamin C to support formation of skin barrier and collagen production
      • Astaxanthin to improve skin texture and prevent sun damage
  • Joy’s simple skin care regime to manage her rosacea
    • Fresh Face Cleanser with jojoba oil, comfrey root
    • Hella Hydrating Facial Serum with rosehip oil, hyaluronic acid
    • Jade roller to stimulate collagen and circulation, stored in freezer to cool cheeks
    • DIY Chin Serum with blue tansy oil, lavender
    • Bamboo washcloths with filtered water to avoid chlorine

You can find Joy @joyoushealth on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and on Facebook.

Joyous Health Online Shop: https://shopjoyoushealth.com/

Joyous Health Natural Skin Care: https://shopjoyoushealth.com/skincare/

https://www.joyoushealth.com/27515-blog-rosacea-how-i-care-for-my-skin-naturally
https://www.joyoushealth.com/27518-blog-rosacea-natural-health-supplements

Today’s Mama Must Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of her hand held frother for mixing in electrolyte or collagen powder in tea and smoothies.

Joy loves the Four Sigmatic Ten Mushroom blend in her tea to feel energized and still calm.

Dr. Toni’s next HypnoBirthing info session for expecting parents looking to decrease fear and anxiety around labour and birth is happening on June 21. Join her at https://www.hypnobirthingcalgary.com/register

Dr. Lisa’s Wild Collective in Fall 2021: get on the waitlist: wildcollectivetoronto.com

Email us or connect with us on  Facebook  and  Instagram

We’d love you to subscribe, leave us a review and a 5-star rating if you enjoyed this episode.

Please tell your perimenopausal mama friends about us, too!

Stay safe and healthy everyone!

Disclaimer: The information provided is not meant to replace treatment with a licensed health care practitioner. It is for informational purposes only. Consult with a Naturopathic Doctor or other licensed health care professional to determine which treatments are safe for you.