The skin is a protective barrier between the outside world and our internal processes. Living on the skin is a whole world of microbes otherwise known as the skin microbiome. This bacterial world plays a key role in maintaining skin health and those that inhabit our skin surface have many beneficial roles, both topically and… Continue reading Is modern life responsible for skin conditions?
Corticosteroids are a cornerstone of topical treatment in most inflammatory skin conditions. However, this treatment comes with the potential for significant risk including thinning of the skin, development of spider veins and suppression of normal stress responses via the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. So recently when a client of mine (thank you!) sent through a study outlining… Continue reading Black Seed Oil – the skin wunderkind
A lot is written about the benefits of anti-inflammatory diets and with good reason as diet plays a key role in the effective management of psoriasis. These photos (published by request! and with permission) show before and after 3 weeks of dietary treatment of plantar psoriasis of a 57 year old woman - a rapid… Continue reading The healing power of diet
A recent review in the International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health highlights nutrition as a risk factor for psoriasis, suggesting that overall diet, body weight and quality of nutrition are significant triggers of disease development and exacerbating factors, with potential to worsen the disease severity. Psoriasis a chronic immune-mediated condition associated with significant… Continue reading Risk factors for psoriasis
In this podcast with Andrew Whitfield-Cook from FX Medicine, I discuss how to overcome psoriasis, a devastating disease not just because of the outward expression of the red rash and silvery scales, but also because of the co-morbidities and frequently unsatisfactory results gained by medical management alone. Listen to Podcast