In this Facebook live video Elysia and I discuss the factors that underpin eczema development and how being a good detective can result in effective management.
In my first FB Live with Elysia Humphries from Vibe Natural Health we discuss why acne is so impactful on self worth, why so many people with acne feel like they have tried everything but still aren't getting results, and look a some of the key factors that contribute to acne from a holistic perspective.… Continue reading Acne low-down on FB Live
Vitamin D deficiency is known to play a role in many inflammatory skin conditions, and certainly is seen to be a contributing factor in acne. Acne is an inflammatory skin condition with both systemic inflammation and local inflammation within the skin, even at the very early micro-comedone stage of development. The causes of local inflammation… Continue reading The vitamin D and acne connection
The Gut-Skin Axis The health of the gut microbiome and its impact on wider health has seen an explosion of research, and with the advent of DNA sequencing our understanding of the microbiome and its effects on health is growing. We now understand that the influence of the gut microbiome extends beyond the gut, impacting… Continue reading The connection between our gut health and skin
The burden of acne is more than skin deep. Strongly impacting on negative self-image and perceived stress, acne not only causes stress but is also made worse by stress. It is now well established that stress contributes to the development of acne but until this year there have been no studies looking at stress management… Continue reading Acne is more than skin deep
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 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
My skin tends to be dry during winter so I LOVE slathering on a good body lotion after my morning shower. I sometimes use coconut oil when I have nothing else but while it is nourishing it doesn't stop water loss from the skin. Also these days whatever body lotion I apply doubles as perfume… Continue reading Winter Body Care
Psoriasis is a chronic (long-lasting) skin disease of scaling and inflammation that affects about 1 to 5% of the population worldwide. Itching and abnormal flushing are also common features. Primarily affecting adults, psoriasis is caused by an accelerated skin cell turn over and has a strong genetic component.. Those who suffer from this disease often… Continue reading The scaly issue of psoriasis