Foods for Glowing Skin and More…

Looking to Feeling Better AND Look Better, too?…

Look to Foods that help repair collagen, the connective tissues in the face and body.


It only makes sense that these same foods help lower inflammation and pain to help lower:

  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • General aches and Pains

Read Acupuncture & Other Tips for Joint Pain Here


Foods that have:

  • Color variety
  • Fiber
  • EFA’s
  • Water 
  • Antioxidants
  • Antibiotic-free
  • Additives-free


Choose natural foods (not packaged nor over-refined).

Eat High fiber, natural foods such as many vegetables like peppers and avocados and pumpkin seeds.

Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) are necessary to hold up collagen to avoid severe wrinkles and breaking down of tissues in the body (Fish oil, nut oils, etc.)

  • Flax seed/ Flax oil
  • Sardines
  • Mackerel
  • Salmon
  • Walnuts
  • Pumpkin seeds


Foods in many (natural) colors:

-Eat colorful, antioxidant-rich foods like blueberries, raspberries (especially for fertility), spinach, kale, peppers

(unless you must avoid nightshades).


Avoid food color additives  (unless natural colorings such as beet juice powder)


Choose foods like avocados that are rich in fiber and good fat (easy to make guacamole in minutes to dip celery into)

Bell peppers in green, red, yellow and orange make great dipping replacements for chips and go well with hummus. Make your own to avoid hydrogenated oils, too!

Pumpkin seeds are high in EFA’s, fiber and Zinc (great for immunity).


Foods High in h20:

Foods high in water content plump the skin all over the body and help avoid dehydration and premature wrinkles.

Hydration also flushes the body, helping keep excess salt from damaging the internal organs, such as the kidneys…

–When kidneys have to overwork due to too much salt, kidneys may be  unable to remove enough water in the body; high blood pressure may result.


Avoid meats with antibiotics and additives:

Avoid foods with chemical additives such as added nitrates/nitrites used in deli meats and cheeses (naturally-occurring and celery-based is okay).

These unnatural added nitrates/nitrites can lead to things like gout which is very painful!

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Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc


Aleesha Ackerman, LAc treats fine facial wrinkles using the famous cosmetic acupuncture protocol of Mei Zen.

This protocol is also known as My Zen. This cosmetic facial acupuncture protocol is the only protocol that uses more than fifty needles inserted into the face with acupuncture needles inserted elsewhere in the body. Not to worry-these needles are tiny!

This cosmetic facial treatment that treats the entire body, not just the face.

So, we are addressing other systems in the body simultaneously as needed. Digestion for instance, may need some care shown to it during the treatment. This protocol treats your face and your body…It truly is a two-for-one acupuncture treatment! 


Read Cosmetic Acupuncture FAQ’s Here

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Contact Aleesha D Acupuncture to schedule today.

Aleesha Ackerman is a certified and state licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University. Aleesha owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN.

She became interested in acupuncture and holistic medicine when acupuncture cured her of debilitating migraine pain after an auto collision with a semi-truck. Aleesha specializes in treating acute and chronic pain and Women’s Health. Women come to her everyday with issues such as hot flashes, mood imbalance and low energy. Read more about Aleesha and what she specializes in Here.

Patients at Aleesha D Acupuncture report feeling cared for, listened to and are happy to get the much-needed pain and stress relief from their treatments!

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!


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