In Naturopathic medicine, skin conditions are considered a sign there may be a deeper imbalance in the body. If you are frustrated with a reoccurring skin condition, it may be time to consider treating some of the common underlying problems.
Did you know for example that...
Inflammatory skin conditions are often linked to poor digestive function and our diet influences our skin health, especially intake of sugar/ processed foods.
Stress levels can greatly influence the health of our skin.
Food allergies can cause a number of skin conditions.
Rashes and breakouts can be due to poor detoxification pathways in the skin, lungs, digestion and liver.
Female hormones and cyclical changes and imbalances influence our skin health.
In a Naturopathic consultation I assess your potential underlying drivers for your skin health and prescribe a personalised program using lifestyle and dietary recommendations and herbal/ nutritional medicine if appropriate, perfectly complementing your topical treatments.
I also have many testing options which can give us a further insight into the health considerations influencing your skin health
Digestive function: Complete Microbiome Mapping, this at home test assesses the health of the microbiome (gut) from a single stool sample, with particular attention to microbes that cause disease or disrupt normal microbial balance and contribute to changes in the GI flora and contribute to skin issues
Food Intolerances: IGG/ IGA skin prick food intolerance testing, this at home test kit checks for your reactions to 96 different foods, giving clear guidance on what you should and shouldn't be eating to improve your skin health
Saliva hormone testing: saliva testing is a non-invasive at home test, which gives an accurate measure of the free, unbound, active hormones, enabling assessment of whether your hormone levels are driving your skin condition
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