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Skin health – beauty from within

Everyone has a favorite face cream or beauty treatment, but believe it or not, beautiful skin starts on the inside.

As the largest organ of our body, it needs quite a lot of raw materials to be able to renew itself day in, day out. We rub off millions of skin cells daily and create a whole new layer every 40 days.

Womans face with clear skinSkin: Regulates heat, protects, absorbs, detoxifies, synthesizes vitamin D ...

Skin Has Many Functions:

Heat Regulation, Protection, Absorption

Our skin has many functions besides covering our insides: like heat regulation by producing sweat when too hot and goose bumps when too cold (hairs provide insulation). It protects internal organs from dehydration, radiation etc; it has the ability to absorb certain substances: drugs (HRT/nicotine patches/steroids), fat soluble vitamins, aromatherapy oils.

Vitamin D Synthesis, Detoxification & Sense of Touch

The skin synthesizes Vitamin D pro-vitamin with the sunlight, which turned into Vitamin D by the liver and kidneys. The skin is part of the detoxification processes, eliminating some toxins via sweat and oils; and with sense of touch, pain and temperature it helps to keep us from getting harmed.

A variety of healthy foods that would be good for skin and health generally including fish, asparagus, lemons, parsley, tomatoes, nuts and carrots.By eating the correct balance of foods you'll help your skin stay soft, supple and blemish free.

Skin Needs Nutrients from the Correct Foods

Hormonal imbalances, poor elimination, sluggish liver detoxification, stress and bad diet can all lead to skin problems. But by eating the correct balance of foods you'll feed your skin the vital nutrients to help it stay soft, supple and blemish-free, and you’ll support your body to heal and re-balance itself. Read on

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As always, a naturopathic treatment always starts with a thorough investigation to find the root of the problem, whatever the health concern may be. We are all very individual: as there are no two snowflakes alike, neither are any two human bodies. Once we found the cause, with a tailor made menu plan and herbal supplement regime your body can be gently ushered back to health - without side effects.

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