We provide evidence-based manageble solutions to protect and improve your skin-health.
Would you like to improve the symptoms of skin condition? Many people trail over-the-counter medications and self-help remedies in the hope that they will help bring some relief, but often end up feeling disappointed and frustrated because of poor results. Symptoms like Itchy, flaky, and sore skin can impact your life in so many ways including how well you sleep, how active you are socially and your day-to-day self-confidence. We know how much it would mean to you to change that. At JWSN we provide the provide clear, evidence-based solutions to help improve the symptoms of psoriasis, acne, rosacea, and eczema. Living with a skin condition can be tough but we want to help you change that so that you can start feeling amazing.
Nutrition and Skin Conditions
There is good scientific evidence to support the benefits of specialist nutrition and lifestyle interventions on the severity of symptoms associated with a skin condition. For example, Itchy and sore skin or deep painful spots are often caused by inflammation deep within the layers of the skin, and our interventions can help alter that. Our specialist advice can stabilising your immune system resulting in less inflammatory cells in your body. In turn, this reduction in skin inflammation will help soothe skin irritation and resolve your symptoms so you can refocus on the more rewarding aspects of your life! Our nutritional approach helps to protect your skin both inside out!
We provide nutritional support for the following skin conditions:
Psoriasis was first documented over 2,000 years ago, although many people that suffered from psoriasis at this time were unfortunately misdiagnosed with leprosy.
Psoriasis is an immune-mediated, inflammatory disease that affects adults rather than children. Psoriasis is often not formally diagnosed or treated; many people try to self-treat or just ‘live’ with their condition. People with psoriasis suffer from itching, pain, and cracked skin, which often interrupts their sleep. In addition to physical symptoms, self-consciousness can lead to social avoidance and impact career development. Unsurprisingly, about 30% of people that suffer from psoriasis feel depressed.
Acne (Acne vulgaris)
Acne is the most common skin disorder treated by dermatologists. It is also a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin that affects 85% of us at some point.
As with all skin conditions, the psychological impact of living with acne is significant. Many people become detached from friends and take time off school or work because they feel self-conscious and fed up. We can help to balance hormones, reduce inflammation, and correct nutritional deficiencies to help improve the severity of this condition.
Eczema (Atopic dermatitis)
Eczema is also a chronic inflammatory skin disease that affects 20% children 10% of adults. Eczema typically causes dry scaly patches that cause itching and scratching anywhere on the body.
Sleep can be disrupted because of itching and this results in daytime drowsiness and a loss of focus. It can feel difficult to get through the day sometimes. It isn’t surprising that both children and adults who have eczema are absent from school and work more often than without the disease. As well as issues associated with itching and lack of sleep, sufferers are nearly twice as likely to suffer from stress, depression, and anxiety. Like other skin conditions, eczema can lead to social avoidance. Most importantly, childhood growth and development can be impacted.
Rosacea often first appears as flushing or redness on the cheeks, nose, and chin, or forehead. Over time the redness can become more regular and blood vessels may become visible. It is thought that people with fair skin, who blush easily, maybe at the greatest risk of rosacea.
As with the other skin disorders mentioned, rosacea is an inflammatory disorder. Nutritional interventions can reduce inflammation and help to promote healthy skin.
We really want to help you reduce the severity of your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
We know that living with a skin condition can impact your mood, social life and sleep. It can feel These conditions are sometimes viewed as medically trivial complaints. Clinicians may find it difficult and time consuming to discuss how a dermatologic condition is impacting a patient socially and emotionally, but this approach is key to any holistic treatment. Also, few GPs and pharmacists have specialist training in treating skin conditions and so treatment selection can be hit and miss. Unsurprisingly then, many people look to self-treatments and over the counter medicines, but again with mixed results. Without specialist dermatology advice it can be difficult to select the best treatment for a condition and drum up the motivation to keep on going with it. No wonder many people end up feeling disappointed and disheartened.
Nutrition and Skin Health and Aging
Whilst skin aging is a natural process, nutritional and lifestyle approaches can help to combat some of the factors that influence the rate we age. By correcting inflammatory imbalances and nutritional deficiencies, as well as combating against environmental stressors and hormone imbalances, we can help you to protect your skin from the daily rigours of life and bring a little glow to your checks.
Our Specialist Dermatology Dietitians
Imogen leads our dermatology service.
Specialist consultations are available with Imogen and Juliet. We work with you to understand your condition and to select the best approach and interventions to meet your needs. Your bespoke Dermatology Nutrition Plan will align with your specific requirements, preferences, and lifestyle. Look out for our 14-day menu plan for skin health, and our short Nutrition for Skin Health course, which are coming soon.
While nutrition is our first line treatment for skin health at JWSN, we also work alongside specialist dermatology consultants to offer a combined specialist service. Our nutritional and lifestyle consultations and resources, in combination with specialist medical support, where indicated, will help to boost your quality of life and help you feel that bit more amazing.
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Our Specialist Dietitians
Juliet and Imogen are specialist dermatology dietitians at JWSN. Imogen also leads our development in this area.
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