BESPOKE SKIN NUTRITION PROGRAMS
“BEAUTIFUL SKIN STARTS FROM WITHIN”
We as individuals are all biochemically unique and with this understanding, I offer highly bespoke skin nutrition programs tailored to your specific needs. If you’re looking to clear your acne breakouts and discover the root cause – or simply promote youthful, radiant looking skin with greater resistance to the aging process – I can help you.
With my full support, I’ll be guiding you through the entire process.
“Lets go on this skin healing journey together”
How Nutritional Therapy can Support Skin Health
The condition of our skin is affected by several factors such as disturbed sleep, hormonal imbalances, our state of mind, genetics and the food and lifestyle choices we make. Manifestations of the skin are an outward expression of imbalances within the body, therefore it is essential to address the underlying causative factors at play to restore equilibrium.
We can make lasting improvements to our skin through the food we consume. Equally, making less favourable dietary choices can exacerbate pre-existing skin conditions and accelerate skin ageing.
Well-documented studies have demonstrated significant beneficial effects of nutrients on impaired skin integrity and how they function in restoring skin appearance and health.
Nutrients work on supporting the skin by:
- Balancing hormonal activity and preventing hormonal related acne
- Supporting detoxification pathways
- Accelerating collagen synthesis and reducing collagen breakdown
- Reducing systemic inflammation which can contribute to acne formation
- Supporting the skin cell lipid barrier, optimising hydration
- Acting as potent antioxidants, fighting free radical damage and protecting against UV damage
- Helping to minimise DNA damage which leads to wrinkle formation and signs of ageing
- Regulating digestive imbalances associated with problematic skin
WHAT THE PROCESS LOOKS LIKE
Prior to your initial consultation, you’ll be asked to fill in a 7-day food diary and brief questionnaire, which you’ll then need to complete and send back to me at least 3 days before our first meeting. The initial consultation will last around 1.5 hours, allowing plenty of time to take a thorough case and answer any questions you may have. I’ll be looking at factors such as lifestyle, dietary habits, family and your own personal health history. We’ll also discuss in detail all of the bodily systems including the digestive, endocrine, nervous and the immune system.
When certain systems are under stress and not functioning at an optimal level, it can eventually have a negative impact on the condition of our skin. For example, our digestive systems are heavily linked to skin health, therefore any imbalances such as inefficient absorption of micro nutrients or a disrupted micro flora can go on to manifest as problematic skin. The objective is to always address the root cause.
The bodily systems all interact with one another and ultimately our aim is to identify and support the systems that may be under stress, ensuring restored equilibrium throughout the body. I work by naturopathic principles and look at supporting the ‘whole’ person; mind and body. Nothing in the body functions in isolation, therefore it is important to take a holistic and gentle approach to reach optimal health.
Once I’ve gathered all the relevant information from the consultation, I’m able to join the dots and identify underlying issues that may be causing any imbalances. As we are all biochemically unique, it’s never a one size fits all approach to achieve the desired outcome and therefore a bespoke nutrition and lifestyle plan will be created, tailored to the individual requirements of each client.
Follow up Consultation
A follow-up consultation will be arranged approximately 6 weeks into the program. Here we will discuss your progress and if necessary we can make any adjustments to continue with. This will take roughly 40 minutes. If any changes are made at this point, a revised copy of the program will be sent to you to follow for the remainder of the program.
Although I promote a varied diet to ensure intake of a broad spectrum of nutrients, I will also offer supplement recommendations for extra support where I feel necessary.
Another role as a Nutritional Therapist is to recognise where functional testing may be appropriate. I work with several laboratories offering diagnostic testing and a number of tests can aid as a helpful tool to establish the root cause of skin complaints, helping to obtain a clearer picture. If I feel testing would be of benefit to a clients case, this will be discussed during the initial consultation. Please note that all testing is optional and not included in the price of the program.
On Going Support
With regular check-in phone calls and email support, you can be assured that you’ll be receiving my full guidance throughout the entire process and together with your full commitment we can achieve lasting results. These calls are helpful touch points to ensure accountability and to discuss any additional questions you have relating to the program.
“Together, we can achieve lasting results”
THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF:
You tend to give up at the first skin-healing hurdle and feel unsupported
You feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information out there
You feel increasingly frustrated not knowing what could be causing your skin issues
You’ve tried and tested every skin product and have seen little improvement
You’ve tried the conventional route and feel this is no longer working for you
You’d like to explore a more holistic path but you’re unsure where to start
HOW WOULD IT FEEL TO:
Finally wake up to clear, radiant and healthy skin
Understand the possible root cause of your skin complaints
Be in full control of your skin health
Know that someone has your back throughout your skin-healing journey.
Know what works for YOU and YOUR skin
Have total clarity on the entire process
WHAT THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:
The program will run for a 3 month period
- 1.5 hour initial consultation to identify underlying imbalances (see above for details)
- 45 minute follow up consultation at around 6 weeks into the plan
- Personalised nutrition & lifestyle plan to follow for 12 weeks. (sent to you via email within 3 days of the consultation)
- X 3 thirty-minute support phone or skype calls spread across the program
- On going email support throughout the 12 week plan
- Meal suggestions based on your dietary requirements and personalised plan
- Weekly checklists to aid you in your progress and to keep you on track.
- Natural and organic product and skin care recommendations tailored to your specific skin needs.
- 30% discount on nutritional supplements *if supplements are recommended as part of your plan
- Recommendations on functional testing where needed. (Please note that the cost for tests is not included in the price of the program)
It is important to understand that results will not happen overnight and that your commitment to the program is essential. Correcting any imbalances and allowing the body to adjust requires some patience and often symptoms can appear worse before they subside altogether.
For more information on program pricing and how to make a booking, please follow the link below.
“YOUR SKIN HEALING JOURNEY STARTS HERE”
“Erica is a practical magician. She approached the problem with interest, warmth and without judgement and came up with a plan that was easy to follow and really worked. Within 3 months my acne had significantly reduced; and side effects like having more energy and feeling less bloated were a happy bonus!” Nicola, London
Erica is a registered Nutritional T