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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.

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?

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.

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.

Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin

We?re constantly warning of the damaging and ageing effect of the sun?s rays on our skin, but in avoiding sun exposure, could we be doing ourselves more harm than good?

Florid Rash Caused by Vitamin B12 Injections Administered by Nurse in Beauty Salon?

This is a case report highlighting an unusual presentation of a woman suffering from acne like symptoms potentially associated with high levels of Vitamin B12. The woman presented with a florid, red, spotty and pustular rash over her face, neck and shoulders. Upon taking a history, the woman had recently received 3 weekly injections of vitamin B12, administered privately by a nurse in a local beauty salon without any screening for vitamin B12 deficiency.