When any of us think about changing our food, our minds go to eating for weight loss, but what if we are changing foods for skin health?
And what does that mean and what does it look like?Nutrition is vital for overall health. An unhealthy diet can damage your metabolism, cause dysbiosis to our natural microflora, cause disease, weight gain and even damage our organs such as heart and liver.
But what you eat also effect another organ- your skin. What you eat significantly effects the health and ageing of your skin.
Adopting the idea of engaging a health coach for the health of your skin can seem bizarre, to say the least, however creating a balance of the nutrients your skin and gut requires, learning the effects histamine foods have, processed, and particular food types is vital when understanding the impact certain foods have while your skin is healing. Looking at lifestyle, stress, historical and genetic links creates a blueprint for you to be in control of your skin journey back to health. The link between gut, brain and skin should never be overlooked while treating skin barrier disorders and therefore to only treat topically is like trying to pump a tyre up without fixing the leak.
Once you have had a skin consultation, assessment done and a prescription for topical skin protocol it’s time to look at other areas. Your health coach individualises your internal program to suit dietary needs and lifestyle choices.
We take into account mental, emotional and physical factors and use foods to heal the gut, brain and skin by:
Eliminate foods that don’t assist in healing
Replace non foods with nutrient dense foods
Detox and reduce high candida scores through foods and supplements
Heal the mucosal lining
Support your own unique microbiome through supplements
Educate clients on what foods and lifestyle choices impact their skin and gut
Teach clients to listen to what their gut and skin is telling them
Support and guidance throughout their journey
If you are considering investing time and money into your skin health then working at an holistic levelIs the only way to go.
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