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After the events of the last few years, experts have warned of a decline in the nation’s physical and mental wellbeing.
Add this to an increase in alcohol and unhealthy food consumption, and you’ve got the perfect storm.
I’m no different. I’m finding it difficult to maintain my routine and stay positive amid all the doom and gloom of the last few years.
That’s why I decided to write this blog; we all need a reminder (myself included!) that if we don’t get the right kind of nourishment, it can affect us both mentally and physically.
The Way to Wellbeing
Many of us are feeling stressed, sad and sluggish right now. So how can we improve our sense of wellbeing?
It’s all about giving our bodies the nourishment they need.
The importance of holistic health is often overlooked. While I love working with my patients to find the aesthetic treatment that works for them, I also always encourage a holistic approach to their concerns. Many skin and health problems can be improved with the right combination of vitamins and nutrients.
Boost Your Body’s Self-Defence
Supplements are a great way of getting those much-needed but often neglected nutrients.
There are so many supplements advertised these days that it can be difficult to know which ones will actually make a difference.
All of the supplements I recommend below I take, or have previously taken myself, and have noticed a real improvement in my overall health because of them.
It can be a struggle to eat our recommended portions of fruit and vegetables, which are vital to good health. Even when we are able to eat between five and 10 portions a day, they might not be the best quality or offer the right combination of nutrients needed by our bodies.
I personally struggle with this. Even if I am very good one day, I can’t consistently do it seven days a week, 365 days a year. That’s why I take Juice+. Firstly, it’s available in pill form, making it easy to take. Secondly, it’s packed with a wide variety of the best organic nutrients from vegetables and fruits.
Omegas have so many health benefits that it would be crazy not to include them in this list. Omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 are fatty acids that give your body the energy it needs to stay healthy.
Omega-3 is probably the most well-known, but omegas -6 and -9 are also important to keep your body thriving. The long list of benefits that omegas offer includes lowering blood pressure and improving heart health. They also help enhance the appearance of your skin, giving it a healthy, natural radiance.
Really important for the mental impact of life stresses, omega-3 has also been linked with supporting a heathy mind, helping to manage feelings of depression and anxiety.
I love Skinade – I drink it as my evening “treat”. This supplement includes active ingredients and essential micronutrients which boost the natural production of collagen and hyaluronic acid in your body.
This gives your skin a natural vitality, making you appear more youthful. It’s so easy to include in your daily routine, however busy you are, as it is taken orally as a drink (which I happen to think also tastes quite nice!)
Skinade Derma Defence
Skinade Derma Defense A and D Boost is a more targeted solution than the daily Skinade supplement, especially useful in the winter months. During this time, we don’t get as much sunshine to activate and produce vitamin D in our bodies. This affects our mood and bone loss density. Derma Defence helps to build up the skin’s natural ability to protect itself. It increases skin hydration and moisture levels, so that your skin looks rejuvenated.
Pre- And Probiotics
You would be surprised how much of a difference taking care of your gut makes to your overall sense of wellbeing. Pre- and probiotics encourage a healthy colony of good bacteria and other microorganisms in your stomach.
This aids digestion, and can relieve all sorts of stomach issues, like diarrhoea or constipation. It also boosts your immune system.
This gives you more energy and makes your body and mind more active and able to cope with whatever the day throws your way.
Find What Works for Your Wellbeing
This is just a condensed list of my favourite supplements to help improve your mental and physical wellbeing. We are all different, and so will need a different combination of nutrients to get us feeling and looking our best.
I believe in holistic aesthetics. This means trying to treat your concerns with a mix of the right kind of supplements and nutrients, as well as clinic treatments. It’s so important for us to remember the value of caring for our bodies – on the inside, as well as the outside.
Are you struggling with your physical or mental health and need support? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.
If you want to read more, the experts at Consulting Room really know what they're talking about and have put together some Skinade FAQs just for you.
If you have more questions, you can use the Skinade treatment questions feature to talk to our panel of trained medical experts.
If you're keen to get started with any of these treatments right away then you're in luck - those clever folks also have a list of trusted, accredited Skinade treatment clinics in your area.
Throughout her career, Dr Raquel has understood that most people are looking for a reliable, honest relationship with their practitioner, which is why she takes the time to understand how her patients feel.
Dr Raquel is known for her friendly and caring manner, being discreet, and putting her patients at ease.
She is committed to the provision of safe, high-quality patient care in order to achieve the best outcomes for patients, and make them feel confident in their own skin.
Call Dr Raquel Skin and Medical Cosmetics on 01732 525 875 or visit www.skinandmedicalcosmetics.co.uk.
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