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The dangers of dichotomising food

The dangers of dichotomising food

This might seem a tad controversial to some, especially coming from a nutritionist, but I’m going to say it… ALL foods have a place in our diet, that’s right all of them.

Cosmetic Surgery Adverts and Love Island Reality TV, a Toxic Mix?

Recently we have seen a backlash in the media against the reality TV programme Love Island for its portrayal of modern beauty ideals which are said to increase body image pressures amongst young women and children. Moreover, the biggest complaint came about the inclusion of adverts for cosmetic surgery clinics within the scheduled programming.

Skin Cancer: A gentle reminder to be vigilant

I know that the 'Wear SPF daily! requests from healthcare professionals can seem a little repetitive, but overexposure to UV light is the main cause of non-melanoma skin cancer, a condition that presents in over 100,000 new patients in the UK every year.

Hair: What is it and how does it grow?

We discuss the basics of hair, in a healthy state, laying an important foundation to our understanding of hair loss itself.

Vitamin D – Everything You Need to Know

Vitamin D Deficiency has reached endemic proportions in many parts of the world. It is estimated that about 60% of Brits are Vitamin D deficient.

How much sun is healthy?

It’s easy to forget to apply the SPF when the weather is cloudy or overcast, but I’ve heard some people hold off on the SPF application on a hot, sunny day ‘to help top up their Vitamin D levels’. But does this really work? Do we need to risk skin damage to take on sufficient Vitamin D?

Varicose Vein Treatment: All You Need to Know

Troubled by their bulging appearance, or discomfort they can cause, many patients suffering with varicose veins decide to look into vein treatment options. If you’ve just started looking into treatment options, but feeling overwhelmed by all you need to know, you may find this blog useful.

Cosmetic surgery: knowing your rights if something goes wrong

There is a great deal of confusion that surrounds the aesthetic industry and what procedures within it are subject to regulation. As the popularity of cosmetic procedures continues to rise, so too do the number of complaints and the volume of incidents involving risky practices and untrained or inexperienced practitioners.

Minor surgeries - Cysts, lumps, bumps, moles and skin tags

There are a number of skin conditions that cause lumps and bumps to appear on the surface or just below the skin.

Sharing lip filler syringes with a friend is amongst the dangers from discounted aesthetic procedures

Even if you change the needle during a ‘syringe share’, there is still a risk of cross contamination from one patient to another, putting the patients at unnecessary risk just to save a little money.

Nearly two-thirds of men dislike their bodies but many are too embarrassed to change it

More than 60% of men admit to being unhappy with their bodies, but many are reluctant to take positive action to address the problem.

Acne Explained

Acne affects about 80% of people at some point in their lives. It is a chronic, inflammatory disorder of the sebaceous (oil) gland in the skin. It can have a huge psychosocial impact on sufferers, with many people suffering low mood and unhappiness as a direct consequence of the condition.

UK’s leading medical and aesthetic associations launch JCCP register to protect public from rogue cosmetic practitioners

The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) has launched a not-for-profit register for practitioners of non-surgical cosmetic treatments. The procedures covered include the injection of botulinum toxin and fillers, chemical peels/skin rejuvenation, laser treatments and hair restoration surgery.

Spotlight on Lip Fillers: What You Need To Know Before the Needle

Lip fillers still seem to be big news. Have lip trends changed over recent years? If so, how and what has driven the changes?

What is jaw contouring with Radiesse?

It used to be that if you were unhappy with certain facial features, invasive surgery was your only option. However, with developments in non-surgical aesthetic treatments, there are now other avenues open to patients unhappy with the shape of their nose or the profile of their chin. Radiesse Jaw Contouring is one option.

Which skin supplements really work?

The British public spent over £670 million on dietary vitamins and supplements in 2014 so Brits clearly love supplements. But do they really work or can we get all of the nutrients we need for great skin from a well balanced diet? I will endeavour to answer these questions in this blog and address how certain supplements can benefit your skin and give you a metabolic tune up.

Young women risk weight gain through misconception over junk food

Young women are ignoring the dangers of junk food while assuming that pregnancy will definitely have a negative impact on their body shape, new research shows.

Breast Uplift vs Breast Reduction - Which surgery to choose

Those of you who are considering a change of breast size, or shape, and are going from larger to smaller, will be best advised to look at either a breast uplift or breast reduction.

How different is female skin from male skin?

When it comes to our skin men and women differ quite dramatically, especially when we look at how the skin ages. Here is a brief guide to the main ways in which our skin is different from each other’s.

With Halloween around the corner, is your skincare regime ‘frightful’?

If you aren’t sure what products are better than relying on a harsh soap or water, here are my top make-up removal tips to help make your skincare regime a ‘treat’ (rather than a horror story) this Autumn.