Read Your Face: Build Your Energy, Beauty and Health by Rebecca Wood. 121 page eBook, 75 photographs.
The face is like a canvas. On it all the complex systems of the body make their mark. The Asian art of face reading, or facial diagnosis as it’s also known, is a method of analyzing the appearance of the face to reveal the condition of our bodily organs.
In Read Your Face you’ll clearly see how your diet and lifestyle impact your appearance and health. It lets you connect the dots. When you enjoy meals that are right for you, your face radiates your well-being.
This holistic and natural approach enables you to balance your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Whoever thought that simply looking in the mirror could be a window into a healthier life!
Lip Color Lips with a uniform pink color reflect a healthy, well-functioning digestive system. While lips that are pale, whitish or even bluish in color may indicate a vitamin B12 deficiency, anemia or a circulation problem, additionally they can reveal a “cold” or deficiency condition. When you consume—for your condition—too many cold or raw foods or chilled beverages, your upper lip looks frostbitten. Eating a lot of packaged snacks rather than freshly prepared meals yields the same result.
When consuming excessive cold or raw foods and snacks, the adrenals (Water Element) are overtaxed and can become depleted, as discussed earlier. Thus you’ll often see that an upper lip with a cool color (with a whitish, blue or purple cast) correlates to both Water and Earth Element stress. If the color becomes chronically pale then it may reflect absorption problems with the villi of the small intestine (Fire Element). Symptoms may include: adrenal exhaustion, fatigue, candida-type yeast infections, weak immunity, excessive mucus and phlegm, anemia, fatigue, neuralgia, respiratory problems, “cold” conditions like arthritis and other degenerative diseases.
You see this “cold” upper lip in the following photos:
45. These lips vary significantly in both size and color. Zoom in on the middle of the deeply cracked lower lower lip; its raw-looking spot suggests localized inflammation of the small intestine. Note also the fuzzy border of the upper lip.
46. The cold-looking purplish upper lip of this client represents “frozen” digestive energy. Her symptoms included bloating, weak immunity and being “tired to the bone.”
47. Here’s another example of a diet that had, for this woman’s condition, too many salads, packaged snack foods, raw fruits and juices and chilled beverages. The result an upper lip that looks frostbitten. Also note the very rim of her upper lip is darker than the lip itself. We’ll discuss this below.
48. A minuscule but malignant colon tumor was removed from this woman just three weeks prior to this photo. Might the small white dot with the black bull’s eye correspond to the incised area? I barely see the spot on my printout copy but when I enlarge the page to 150%, it is apparent. Also, if you magnify #48 and 49 by 500%, you’ll see the start of a brownish “lip liner” (like #47 and 50) forming on the center, or the cupid’s bow, in her “Before” photo #48, but not 2 months later in her “After” photo, #49.
49. Sixty days and a second surgery later, this woman had chemo scheduled as the cancer was not fully removed. She’s followed my dietary protocol during this time and her lips are more uniformly pink, reflecting overall digestive improvement. The pale “brownish” edge on the cupid’s bow (center) of her upper lip is gone, as are the two inflamed splotches on her lower lip.
Testimonials for Readers
The most unexpected benefit is how QUICKLY it began to work—within three days I felt so much better and started to enjoy my meals the way I used to as a child. The biggest change in my face is in my lips—they have COLOR! Who needs lipstick? Tatjana, Colorado
One of the important things I learned from you is to pay attention to what my body is saying. For example, I hadn’t connected waking up with puffy eyes and not having an appetite with my digestion. It’s just the way I’ve always been. Now, I see that it’s my body trying to tell me something and I know how to proceed! Lisa, California
I cut out dairy, and then I put it back in to see if there would be a difference in my face and sinus congestion. You’re right, you saw it in my face and it’s drastic! I’m allergic to dairy. Sarah, NH
I used to wake up with intense pain in my stomach. Now, that pain is gone—unless I go off the diet, in which case there I am again, waking up in the middle of the night and like clockwork, once again, the skin above my lip gets all red and chapped. Janet, Wales
As you suggested, the rosacea-like little red dots under my right eye get worse when I eat wheat. So I do my best to go without it and it’s really hard. But I’m working at it. Alice, AR
I believe that your analysis of my health from looking at my face was correct and I have taken several corrective steps based on it. I am feeling better, seeing changes and I thank you for your assistance. Richard, NM