Keto & Psoriasis don’t mix!

When it comes to inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis, nutrition is a key factor in disease management and several studies are showing that the keto diet may be detrimental for psoriasis.  The keto diet is a low carbohydrate diet with up to 50% of food intake from fats. It has gained popularity over theContinue reading “Keto & Psoriasis don’t mix!”

Is​ ​modern​ ​life responsible for skin conditions?

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 andContinue reading “Is​ ​modern​ ​life responsible for skin conditions?”

Black Seed Oil – the skin wunderkind

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 outliningContinue reading “Black Seed Oil – the skin wunderkind”

Risk factors for psoriasis

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 significantContinue reading “Risk factors for psoriasis”