Support your skin to improve acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other common conditions
If you suffer from one of these common complaints, is it possible to help, or even heal, your skin by making simple changes to what you eat?
Based on the latest sound science: yes! Nutrition has been proven to help balance hormones and improve gut health and common inflammatory conditions.
If you are suffering acne or rosacea, have skin problems as part of an autoimmune condition or polycystic ovary syndrome, or are searching to improve dermatitis or eczema, this friendly handbook has you covered.
Geraldine Georgeou's no-nonsense introduction to the body's skin and gut systems is followed by case histories of real-life patients, plus 4 weeks of menu plans. Her recipes have already helped thousands; from Apple Pie Smoothie to Lamb Skewers and Fish Tacos, all are deliciously rich in nutrients for cell renewal.
Introduction: About Geraldine
Chapter 1 All about skin
The layers of the skin
Skin changes over your lifetime
Understand your skin cancer risk
Hormones and skin
The dreaded eternal summer: menopause and skin
Food allergies and intolerances
Food chemicals: salicylates, glutamate and amines
Chapter 2: Your skin and what you eat
The importance of functional micro nutrients
Other buzz nutrients - Collagen, and other nutrients
Is sugar the villain?
What about alcohol
The importance of hydration.
Role of macronutrients - lean protein, low GI carbohydrates and food fats
Chapter 3 Your skin and your gut
Gut health and the gut axis
Probiotics - Super skin strains? One bug does not fit all!
Prebiotics - You are what your bugs eat
Chapter 4 Skin health conditions
Psoriasis - Inflammation and skin
CASE STUDY Betty - Role of carbohydrates and anti-inflammatory foods
Teenage Acne - Adolescence is just one big walking pimple
CASE STUDY Taylor - Balanced eating, hormones and sugar.
Polycystic Ovaries - The other adolescence?
CASE STUDY Michelle - The role of carbs and fad diets.
Dermatitis Herpetiformis - The Gluten Rash
CASE STUDY David -The mysterious rash and the role of Gluten free eating.
Hives & Eczema - The insatiable itch?
CASE STUDY Sam - Food allergies, intolerance and chemical in foods and their role they play in your diet
Rosacea - The red wine flush!
CASE STUDY Mary - Trigger foods, hormones and weight.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa - When is a boil not just a boil?
CASE STUDY Laura - role of hormones, weight, inflammation and food.
Nutritional dos and don'ts for your skin type
The skin-friendly pantry
Geraldine Georgeou is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and director of Designer Diets private clinics in Sydney. As well as treating hormone and skin conditions with nutritional advice, she specialises in metabolic health, diabetes prevention and management, gastrointestinal health and weight loss. Geraldine is regularly interviewed in MiNDFOOD, Women's Weekly, Daily Mail and Diabetes Living and appears on Channel Nine's Today Extra. She is co-author of The Gut Foundation Cookbook and wrote the what2eat.org dietary advice on behalf of Diabetes NSW and ACT.
Must-read dietary advice and recipes for healthy skin for Australians of all ages, tackling acne, dermatitis and other common conditions.