About Us

Hi, I’m Heather.

Remember the old days, when “experts” claimed that healthy looking skin had nothing to do what we ate?

To the modern mind, that sounds utterly ridiculous. Because it is!

We all know that what we eat, and drink, makes a huge difference to how we look.

Eat a diet that’s high in saturated fat, sodium, sugar and artificial ingredients and you’ll look rough.

Conversely, give your body a steady stream of quality protein, healthy fats and fibre, and regardless of what age or stage of life you’re at, you’ll glow.

As an esthetician, and the owner of Woodway Holistic Esthetics, I’ve counselled thousands of people regarding skin and nail care.


Heather MacDonald


When asked, “What’s the number one thing you’d recommend for my skin, Heather?” I always answer, “Pay attention to your diet.”

The same food that keeps your body trim and healthy will make your eyes sparkle, your nails and hair shine, and your skin glow.

That said, I understand it’s not always easy to eat well. And a diet that’s healthy for one person isn’t necessarily healthy for another.

That’s why it’s so important to tailor your diet to suit yourself, and that’s what Beauty Tastes Great is all about!

Let’s start by agreeing that junk food, and by that, I mean any food that has about as much nutrition as the package it’s in, has no place in a diet designed to get your glow back.

From there, let’s agree that whole foods, whether fresh, frozen or canned, contain the nutrients our bodies need, so we’ll aim to eat them everyday.

Ideally, we’ll all eat organic, cruelty-free, super-fresh foods, but if it’s not in your budget, or available where you live, then commit to doing the best you can.

Beyond these basics, the road diverges. Each of us is unique, and different foods affect us in different ways.

At Beauty Tastes Great, we’ll consider how different foods affect different people. So, if you’re having problems with a GHAF (generally accepted healthy food), like garlic, for instance, you’ll understand why that might be.

I’ll also share with you some of the wonderful whole foods recipes I’ve found or created throughout 35 years of preparing meals for my family. They’re easy, tasty and packed with the kinds of nutrients you need to look, and feel, your best.

Besides diet, we’ll consider how stress, sleep and adequate exercise affect our appearance, and look for ways to manage hectic schedules and other pressures of modern life.

I’ll also explain some of the beauty treatments that are available today, and how they might help you to address concerns you might have about your appearance.

Beauty Tastes Great is going to be an adventure, I think. I hope you’ll be a part of it. I hope you’ll comment and ask questions. I’m a good listener, and I’ll do my best to reply.

I hope you’ll subscribe to BeautyTastesGreat.com and visit often.

Your comments and questions are always very welcome, and I’ll do my best to respond to each one.

Thanks for stopping by!



Heather is not a dietician, nutritionist, doctor, nurse, therapist or licensed healthcare practitioner of any kind. She is a researcher and writer, and she likes to share what she’s learned in hopes of helping others.

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