Nutrition Science And What You Need To Know

Men's Health


OK guys, listen up.  Do you believe that your attractiveness is only skin deep?  Wrong! We are talking skin health here and what you see on the outside can be tweaked by what you do to your insides.   Adding some of the right nutrients each day can go a long way in promoting how handsome you are!  And as we all well know, when you feel good about the way you look, you benefit in many ways.  So go eat with “handsome” in mind.

Nutrition science supports the connection between certain nutrients and skin health so go ahead and nourish your skin from the inside out.  Including certain nutrients in your diet will help reduce the harmful effects of UV exposure, reduce aging of the skin, eliminate toxins and even limit hair loss. Skin is our largest organ and its prime function is to act as a barrier between the internal and external environment of our bodies. A whole food diet with particular attention paid to specific vitamins and other nutrients is a powerful tool not just for skin health but for overall health. Where do we find those vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants which can improve your handsomeness?

  • Wild salmon, sardines, flaxseed, walnuts, and chia seeds for omega-3 fatty acids needed for skin repair, moisture content, anti-inflammatory effects and overall flexibility
  • Citrus, kale, parsley, broccoli and bell peppers for vitamin C to protect skin from damaging sun exposure
  • Carrots,  sweet potatoes, spinach, apricots and chili peppers for vitamin A that promotes proper repair and maintenance of skin
  • Almonds, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, avocado, and asparagus for connective tissue and UV protection
  • Tuna, brazil nuts, garlic, eggs and brown rice for the anti-oxidant selenium to quench free radicals, reduce hair loss and for tissue elasticity
  • Green beans, garbanzo beans, strawberries, cucumber and celery for the mineral silica essential for the connective tissue in hair and nails
  • Pecans, oats, ginger, pumpkin seeds and oysters for zinc needed for controlling oil in skin and acne

While you’re at it, don’t forget the powerful role of sleep and exercise for your skin health. Sleep goes a long way in improving our appearance as well as reducing daily stress, re-energizing us, or helping with repair of body tissues.  Exercise helps with detoxification as well as a myriad of benefits for skin and anti-aging.

Bottom Line: Eat handsomely, get plenty of sleep, pump some iron and your skin will glow!

Donna Brown is a Clinical Nutritionist and founder of Nutrition Kitchen, a nutrition and culinary consulting practice focused on sports nutrition, weight loss and detox programs, general nutrition and health from the kitchen. Donnais an active speaker and technical writer plus blogger on many nutrition and health topics. Her clients include corporations, community groups, athletic teams and individuals.  She lives in Fairfield, CT and can be reached at Please visit her website at for further information on how Donna helps her clients improve their health and fuel their mind and body.  

Mënaji World Cup Giveaway

Mënaji Launches #MenajiWorldCup Giveaway

Mënaji Worldwide, LLC invites readers to Instagram a photo of themselves with their favorite World Cup Jersey for a chance to win a free Mënaji Face and Body Scrub. The giveaway runs through midnight EST on Friday, July 11, 2014.

To take part in the giveaway, entrants must:

1.Follow @menaji_skincare on Instagram

2.Post a photo of themselves with their favorite 2014 World Cup Team Jersey

3.Mention @menaji_skincare and tag #MenajiWorldCup

We will review the entries on Instagram and pick a winner each week. Each photo counts as one entry, with a limit of one entry per Instagram account. Instagram users who submit a valid entry agree to allow Mënaji Skincare to use the photo as it pertains to the #MenajiWorldCup giveaway. The giveaway will close at midnight EST on July 11, 2014, and winners will be contacted via Instagram. No purchase necessary to win. Open to US and Canadian residents only.



COO of Mënaji Worldwide set to speak at HBA Global Conference

Menaji Skincare
Menaji Skincare

Covering growth in men’s skincare, as well as the challenges that the grooming industry as a whole face in terms of tapping into the booming men’s toiletries sector, COO of Mënaji Worldwide, LLC, Pamela Viglielmo, will speak to the emerging market of men’s cosmetics, which has globally risen to generate $17.5 billion in revenue.

In turn, as Chair of ICMAD’s Education Committee, Ms. Viglielmo will also lead a group of industry experts that will address The Entrepreneurial Playbook: Competing Against the Big Boys. ICMAD is a cosmetic and personal care trade association for entrepreneurs dedicated to providing programs and services to creative and innovative companies to help them succeed in the rapidly changing, highly competitive cosmetics and personal care industries.

Ms. Viglielmo is also a featured speaker on Today’s Customer-The New HBA Demographic Targets in the USA, where she will talk about The Men’s Market: Today’s Global Grooming Guy.

The bottom line is that there is room for strong market growth. Studies have shown that 70% of men between the ages of 18-24 use men’s facial skincare products though 90% of men spend less than half an hour getting ready in the morning. This ‘growth potential’ is an incredible opportunity for an industry, where it is often thought to be impossible to develop a newfound market. “Our brand is truly the category creator within a sector of men’s grooming, and it is always fun to review how our brand has not only spearheaded the category growth, but also how Mënaji Skincare has developed a global customer base within the greater context of this industry” states Ms. Viglielmo herself.

“We are thrilled to have been asked to make a presentation on the men’s grooming market,” she further states. The challenge with regard to market growth, particularly that stemming from men’s inherent insecurities of using beauty products, is how to market products geared for men when approximately half of the purchases are made by women? It is the classic “customer vs consumer” dilemma that Ms. Viglielmo will address, among other challenges that will be among the talking points of her presentation.

While there are success stores as to how best to advertise skincare and cosmetics to men, the results have not yielded the breakthrough to the overall market dominance that is held by their female counterparts. “Men still need heavily marketing in order to influence their lifestyle buying habits and try new products.” In turn, as men realize that taking better care of their overall health and appearance will keep them looking younger and on top of their game; more men are getting on board. The desire for sex appeal, as well as the continual need to compete and succeed professionally, are two of the biggest driving factors that has the men’s grooming market truly booming — from the USA, to the UK, Brazil, India, and South Korea. “Men are looking to for any possible edge to compete amongst their fellow male peers in regards to not only sex, but their ability to succeed in the work place. Studies show this. We are in the right place at the right time” Ms. Viglielmo voiced.