rē-balance Your Hormones
Anti-Inflammatory Salmon recipe for rē-juvenated Skin
When Roxy Marrone’s hormonal imbalance was showing up on her skin, she turned to her mother, the founder of The Organic Pharmacy, for her wisdom on cleanses, clean skincare and aligned living. This prompted Roxy’s journey onto an inner-and-outer path of healing and self-discovery. After completing a course in holistic health coaching, she founded eyeam (pronounced “I am”), a vegan, crystal-infused skincare line that is so much more than skincare products. Eyeam is a new kind of skincare brand that addresses hormonal imbalance as a root cause of skin woes, and it does so multi-dimensionally — from the physical to the spiritual levels.
Marrone’s journey into the world of rē-balanced living was inspired by her struggles with inflamed, hormonal acne. “Your gut, brain, and skin are all linked by one nerve called the vagus nerve, which is also known to be where your intuition lives. If you aren’t supporting any one of those things, you will fall [into imbalance],” Marrone says. “That’s what happened to me.” As you will see, the tools she learned to rē-balance her hormones can serve her — and all women — throughout their entire lives, on the mind, body, and spiritual levels.
The Eyeam Approach to Balance
We know that hormonal imbalance shows up in many pervasive ways, and this includes the skin. Inflammatory skin conditions, including acne, impact women’s quality of life from the teenage years to pregnancy and postpartum phases, all the way to peri- and menopause, when decreases in estrogen cause androgens to create excess oil.
To approach the root of her symptoms, Marrone embarked upon a multi-pronged path of change that transformed her lifestyle, diet, and skin. She did inner-work to resolve past traumas, removed toxic presences from her life, implemented an anti-inflammatory lifestyle, and rē-focused on her spiritual practice.
“My healing toolbox consists of minimizing stress, eating an anti-inflammatory diet, incorporating appropriate supplementation, and surrounding myself with the support I needed,” she continues. “This is the premise of the eyeam healing toolbox that I shared through my brand and on my TikTok, @healingwithroxy.”
Mind: Minimizing Stress
Minimizing stress is a major focus of the eyeam philosophy, as it is the number one trigger for most inflammatory diseases and hormonal imbalances. While eliminating certain behaviors and dietary triggers, she was always conscious to do so mindfully, ensuring that she did not cause more stress in the process. She found it helpful to focus on what she was substituting in rather than what she was swapping out. “Always think, what can I add to my diet, over what can I remove,” she says of the anti-inflammatory guidelines she developed. She also relieved the stress of stored trauma in the body through inner work and shifted her intentions onto healing. She also regularly partakes in stress-reducing fitness and bodywork sessions, such as lymphatic drainage massage.
Body: Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Marrone dove deep into the ingredients that would aid her in reducing bodily inflammation. She also worked hard to identify those foods that were triggers for her inflamed, painful cystic acne breakouts. She also discovered the best ways to support her hormone health via specific foods, their preparation, and even the timing of how she ate them. Of course, this also meant eliminating those foods she identified as inflammatory triggers.
“I stopped skipping breakfast because our hormones need fuel to thrive and stay balanced. Instead, I began incorporating protein and fiber into my breakfasts, like chia seed pudding, or having eggs, kale, and avocado on some gluten-free toast,” she explains. “I also stopped drinking coffee on an empty stomach — it is so bad for hormones as it can artificially spike your cortisol in the morning when it’s the highest.” Instead, she drinks matcha for its slow-releasing caffeine and a healthy dose of antioxidants and catechins, like DNA-reparative EGCG.
Spirit: Finding Balance Within and Without
Impassioned by her rē-commitment to living a wellness-aligned life through mind, body, and spirit, Marrone began seeing an energy healer in her native London. She also started practicing gratitude, meditation, breathwork, manifesting, and intention-setting regularly. All of this helped her learn to balance her hormones and provided her with a laser-focused lens in her studies. Her results were so profound that she decided to share her learnings in her brand, which comes with affirmations to help anchor in a high-vibrational shift.
Skincare: Supplementation and Anti-Inflammatory Products
Eyeam is based on four pillars that align beautifully with rē•spin’s: mind, body, spirit, and skin. It offers minimalist, anti-inflammatory skincare options — such as the non-barrier-corrosive Crystal Clear Spot + Pigmentation Treatment — as well as supplements, like the balancing Hormone Check Drops (which contain clinically-substantiated timut pepper, which works on the gut-brain axis).
As for the anti-inflammatory diet, Marrone created an e-book of recipes to make the changes easier. It contains options from hormone-balancing smoothies to the roasted spicy salmon “teriyaki” below. The ingredients have intentionally been selected for their omegas, minerals, fiber, prebiotics, protein, and more.
Roasted Spicy Salmon “Teriyaki” and Butternut Squash
- Two salmon filets
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp of Coconut Aminos
- sprinkle of Cayenne Pepper
- splash of Fish sauce
- 2-3 tbsp coconut oil
- dash of dried dill
- Himalayan salt
- sprinkle of sesame seeds
- 14 oz butternut squash
- garlic powder
Method of Preparation:
- Preheat the oven to 400° F
- Dice the butternut squash into cubes and place in a bowl
- Add half the coconut oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper into the bowl, and mix until coated.
- In a separate bowl, combine the remaining coconut oil, aminos, dill, cayenne pepper, fish sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Taste and season according to preference.
- Add the salmon filets into the second bowl, coating each salmon thoroughly. Optional: marinate in the fridge for 10-30 minutes.
- Line an oven tray with aluminum foil and/or parchment paper. Place the filets in the center with the butternut squash surrounding it.
- Cook for 20-25 minutes until the fish is done and the butternut squash has a golden, crispy texture.
- Garnish with sesame seeds and serve with rice and greens of your choosing.
- Optional: Add kimchi for an extra probiotic boost or a vegetable like Calcium-rich Pak Choi to enhance absorption thanks to the salmon’s vitamin D.