How Stress Affects the Skin

How Does Stress Affect the Skin? Psychodermatology is a field of study that examines the impact of emotions and stress on skin conditions. Many dermatological conditions have been directly attributed to nervous conditions including nail biting, skin picking, and hair pulling (trichotillomania). These are all common forms of obsessive-compulsive behaviour associated with exaggerated grooming. [...]

How Stress Affects the Skin2020-04-22T15:07:42+12:00

Food Intolerance or Food Allergy?

Food Intolerance or Food Allergy? There are three 'arms' of the immune system when it comes to allergic reactions - IgA, IgE and IgG mediated allergies. 'Ig' refers to immunoglobulins, or "antibodies" which are produced by your immune system in response to foreign invaders. A hypersensitive immune system will respond, not just to bacteria and viruses, [...]

Food Intolerance or Food Allergy?2020-03-15T13:30:08+13:00

The Power of Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is a xanthophyll carotenoid (yellow pigment) synthesised by plants, algae, sea creatures, microbes and yeasts. It is responsible for the red-orange pigment common to many aquatic animals including prawns and crayfish. It’s functions for these animals include protection from UV light, communication, immune response, reproductive capacity, stress tolerance, and protection against oxidation. It [...]

The Power of Astaxanthin2019-11-18T13:16:20+13:00

Your Blood Type and Your Skin

Professor Michael Tirant, my mentor and founder of The Psoriasis & Eczema Clinic in Australia recently released a book “The Textbook & Atlas of Dermatology”. Professor Tirant has been a leader in pioneering Integrative Dermatology, a holistic approach to treating dermatological diseases. As Professor of Dermatology at the University of Rome “G. Marconi”, Dr [...]

Your Blood Type and Your Skin2018-11-21T17:12:47+13:00

Is Alcohol affecting your Skin?

Alcohol can be a trigger for all skin problems, but especially psoriasis, rosacea and atopic dermatitis (eczema). Many people struggle to stop drinking despite knowing it’s not good for their skin. This article explores the alcohol link and provides tips on breaking both the habit and the inflammatory cycle. The truth about alcohol Alcohol [...]

Is Alcohol affecting your Skin?2018-11-21T17:14:12+13:00
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