What’s Old Is New
They say it’s not good to live in the past, that you can only live your life forward. I absolutely agree, and this bit of wisdom has helped me many times to let go of resentments, fears, and regrets. But, as much as I strive to live in the moment, I also love vintage things— old houses, retro music, antique furniture— and my latest obsession is combing through the archives of Better Nutrition.
As you’ll see on p. 64, we’re celebrating our 80th Anniversary this year by looking back at health and nutrition trends spanning the decades. The spotlight this month is the 1950s. More than 65 years ago, Better Nutrition was on the cutting- edge of natural health. Each issue was jam- packed with interesting, science- backed information on vitamins and minerals, common health concerns, and recipes. I’m learning a lot!
Looking beautiful was one of the more popular article topics, and ads also refl ected that trend. Women with Hollywood looks graced the covers, and ads concentrated on beauty- related benefi ts— from brittle nails and dark under- eye circles to premature aging and dull skin.
As this is our Best of Natural Beauty Awards issue, I was especially drawn to an article titled “Cultivate Your Natural Beauty” by Shirley Kay. Her advice for “clean skin, radiant charm, crimson lips, and a lovely complexion,” is ageless: “Simplicity is beauty,” she says. “Try to look more like yourself. Then and only then, you will bring out your own beauty, your own personality.” What better advice for enhancing your beauty inside and out?
We’re taking Kay’s advice a step further— cultivate your inner beauty and get a little help from natural beauty products and supplements. The 60 award- winning products on p. 35 are too good to pass up. These clean creams, scrubs, serums, supplement formulas, shampoos, and more combine innovative, targeted ingredients with time- tested wisdom— the perfect blend of old and new.