Vitamin A deficiency and skin conditions

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, it comes in two forms bio-available Retinoids or Carotenoids the form found in fruit and vegetables. The most significant factor about vitamin A is the distinction between retinoids and carotenoids. The vitamin A from animal sources is retinoids, also called retinol while plant source vitamin A is carotenoids, such as beta-carotene.

Eating and Juicing your way to skin health

The reason products like the NutriBullet are so much better than a traditional juicer is you gain all the fibre often disregarded with a regular juicing machine. Traditional juicing is less beneficial than eating the vegetables or fruit, so ditch the juicer and get something like the NutriBullet. Whole juicing enables you to gain the maximum mix of vitamin-rich ingredients, more of them than eating as when it mashes down into a glass you can take so much more than the huge plateful if you were to eat regularly the ingredients.

Milk for Health but what about Acne?

One of the reasons that milk products aggravates acne is due to milk containing hormones. Cows that give the milk are pregnant and milking most of their lives; these hormones are not injected into the cows; they are natural hormones that cows make during every "menstrual" cycle, but throughout pregnancy, these hormones are produced continuously at high levels and so are found in all cows' milk. Because acne in many cases is caused by hormonal balance or sensitivity to hormonal changes; the reason many of us suffer during our own menstrual cycle, the natural hormones in the milk trigger acne breakout.

20 Ways to get a better night’s sleep

So many people have problems getting a good night's sleep, diet, exercise, unplugging from devices are just some of the ways to gain better sleep. What about easy ways, natural ways to gain a better night's kip? Too many people turn to sedatives, sleeping tablets, medications that put you to sleep in more ways than one and account for an increasing number of drug related admissions, to emergency rooms.

Nearly everything you are being told about modern health is wrong

Premature aging is more prevalent today than it was 30 years ago, and this is a direct result of diet and terrible eating advice promoted by companies looking to make money. Let's start with some words that will set a few cats amongst the pigeons, sugar. The entire new-age narrative that sugar is not good for you. In reality, this is not entirely correct, as often is the case a little knowledge is a bad thing. One of the biggest issues with the promotion of healthy habits is the pigeonholing of sugars and carbs. Sugars are not sugars and carbs are not carbs; people are promoting ill-informed rubbish while ignoring the fundamental biochemistry that separates fact from fiction.

Vitamin D Deficiencies role in skin conditions

Fish oil the essential fatty acid lie everyone believes There is a huge trend promoting the health benefits of fish oils, polyunsaturated fats and essential fatty acids. What is the worry with this is the research against the health benefits is very suppressed. There is allot of research that flies in the face of the health benefits associated with these oils and acids. In fact, a great deal of the research highlights cancer increasing properties of the oils and acids. Polyunsaturated oils could be seen as one of the largest lies of the last decade and is directly causing an increase in cancer and health complications.

A is for Avocado Eat your way to clear skin

One of the side benefits of Coeliac disease, trying to find the silver lining here folks, is a gluten free fresh diet is naturally healthy for our skin. With ties between high gluconic diets and acne, plus skin conditions prevalent in Coeliac sufferers in many ways, a gluten free diet is just a smart move for skin health. We have to be mindful, though, pre-packaged gluten-free food is often high in sugars, sorghum, tapioca, millet, potato and corn starches; these are all higher in carbohydrates and again are often aggressors of skin complaints. Apart from being high in carbohydrates, they also lack nutrients, empty calories we can call them. So the qualifying statement with gluten free and health is fresh is best and pre-packaged often not a good choice.

Stress, acne and Coeliac disease

I put my constant breakouts into the I am stressed out basket, and regardless that will be one of the triggers. What I did not expect was to be diagnosed with Celiac disease. Returning home from Zest last year, I was in bits, the pain I was experiencing, I cannot say just how terrible it was. Doubled over and wondered what on earth was wrong with me, For several weeks I had been trying to put on a brave face for my clients when in reality I could have just sat and cried in pain. There was little choice but to visit the doctor, quickly sent away for tests it came back that I had to have my gallbladder removed, and I had Celiac disease a double whammy of great news.

Rejuvenation Skin Concerns & Anti-Ageing

Peels, medical micro needling and microdermabrasion, are just a few types of skin rejuvenation treatments. A course of one may suit more than the other. Your therapist may suggest mixing and matching various treatments. At the time of consultation, this will be established and explained to you.

How does alcohol affect your skin

Anybody who knows me will verify that I like my wine so don’t be disillusioned for one minute in thinking I am an anti-alcohol advocate by any means. I simply want to bring to your attention the effects of alcohol on your skin. Good skin is not solely the result of a good skincare regime and regular treatments. I firmly believe you are what you eat, and drink too for that matter.

Exercise your way to better skin

Did you know that there is a strong link between exercise and the health of your skin? If you think about it, it can only but make sense. Our skin is the largest organ in our body. Think back to biology class. What is the role of organs in our body? Well, collectively they allow our body to function normally. However individually, different organs aid the smooth running of the various systems in our body.

Beat stress with Yoga

We spend over ten hours a day at work or on work-related issues. We not only have to deal with work pressures but also juggle, personal relationships, personal finances, information technology, personal fears and changes.

Skin Care Preparation for Autumn

With a change in the elements, our most common skin complaints in Autumn are dryness, flakiness, irritation, sensitivity, redness, dull and lacklustre skin as well as pigmentation and premature ageing from the previous summer months.