The Role of Nutrients in the Skin Health
It’s amazing what a few months of a nutrient-dense diet can do for the appearance and health of your skin. While conventional medical professionals often discount the connection between skin health and nutrition, there is strong evidence to support the influence of our food choices on the health and vibrancy of our skin.
I am passionate about helping clients to support many skin conditions and complaints, using individualised nutritional and lifestyle strategies.
I assess every patient’s individual skin needs from the inside-out, to create completely customised nutritional programs accordingly rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach. Every person’s skin has its own physiological characteristics and undergoes stresses linked to diet, lifestyle and underlying health conditions.
Sometimes it is necessary to further investigate the underlying cause of skin issues through scientific pathology blood, stool or urine tests. I work in partnership with several premier UK laboratories, with a huge array of laboratory tests available.
Good nutrition gained from a healthy, balanced diet is not just essential for a well-functioning body; it also vastly contributes to healthy, glowing and balanced skin, too.
Therefore, healthy skin starts from within and it is possible to make dramatic improvements to your skin by making sure your daily diet contains the optimum amount of vitamins and minerals. I can help identify if your body is deficient in key vitamins or minerals, or sensitive to any foods, and create changes in your diet to compensate for this.
Examples of how nutritional deficiencies can affect the skin
Examples of how nutrition can aid the skin
We all have the same genes - around 20,000 - the only difference between people is different versions of the same gene.
Diet and our DNA interact.
Nutrition has the most important life-long environmental impact on human health.
While nutrigenetics addresses how an individual’s genetic make-up metabolises nutrients and predisposes us to developing diet-related disease, nutrigenomics explains how nutrition can influence the expression of our genes. You can be in control of your genes, rather than your genes being in control of you...
The interaction between Genetics and Nutrition is the most important factor to consider for personalised nutritional programme tailor-made for each individual.
OUR GENES ARE NOT OUR FATE
We are entering a new era of personalised medicine. One size does not fit all.
New studies show that comprehensive nutritional and lifestyle changes may alter gene expression in hundreds of genes in only a few months — "turning on" (up regulating) anti-ageing and disease-preventing genes and "turning off" (downregulating) genes that promote disease, inflammation, ageing and oxidative stress. These nutritional and lifestyle changes also increase telomerase, the enzyme that repairs and lengthens telomeres, the ends of our chromosomes that control how long we live!
But, we are all different from one another, not all types of food or certain diet can grant each one of us the same benefits.
Unlocking the secrets contained within your genetic data, analysing it, incorporating the latest scientific research and advances in nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics can reveal how each individual metabolises macro- and micro-nutrients, determine essential nutrient requirements for anti-ageing effect, identify the type of diet that is ideal to keep you slim and healthy in accordance to your genetic make-up.
Genetic testing is designed to help you optimise your health via your diet, lifestyle and supplements, allowing you to live in a way that respects your individual biology. Your genetic data will be used to create Your Tailored Nutritional Programme that will show you exactly what type of diet is perfect for you, what dietary components are important, which supplements are necessary and what measures you should incorporate into your daily life. The DNA-based Programme gives you the power to be in control of your genes.
WeightGen - £400
SkinGen - £400
DetoxGen - £499
Well-Being (the most comprehensive test) - £2,900
The price includes: Your DNA test, your personalised DNA-based programme including diet, supplements, lifestyle recommendations;
1 consultation with our nutritionist at 10 Harley Street or via Skype.
I use various proven weight loss techniques and programmes that are individually tailored to a client and their unique lifestyle, preferences and goals. I have had long-term success rates with various types of intermittent fasting, ketogenic diets, Paleo style diets, low carbohydrate programmes and high protein diets for targeted long-term weight loss and maintenance.
Metabolic Balance® is a revolution in weight-loss, using cutting edge science to deliver a unique and tailored nutritional programme.
Metabolic Balance® achieves weight-loss by resetting the body’s metabolism and improving the health of the body. Replacing the fad diet and the one size fits all approach, Metabolic Balance® delivers a nutritional programme that is unique for your body. No plan is the same!
Metabolic Balance® has received international acclaim for its weight loss potential, however the programme can also be used for weight gain, weight maintenance, and in the management of such conditions as high cholesterol, Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure and skin conditions. A 2010 study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism showed the effectiveness of the Metabolic Balance® programme in improving weight, blood lipids and quality of life. You can read the study here. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnme/2010/197656/
Each programme produced is individualised based on blood test results and your health information. During the 3 month programme, your Metabolic Balance® certified coach will be on hand to prepare you for what to expect at each stage, and to provide you with support and encouragement along the way.
The tailored 4-phase programme is completely healthy, balanced and no food groups are eliminated. Better still you don’t need to use any supplements, you can get everything you need from your supermarket. The plan is based on consuming 3 meals a day and changes the way you think about food forever.
Metabolic Balance® Standard package costs £895 and includes all of the following:
Disclaimer: The Metabolic Balance® programme does not replace your requirement for your usual consultations with your medical practitioner, in particular in relation to permanent symptoms requiring medical supervision. Please click here if you would like more information on Metabolic Balance®.