BSc. (Hons) Andrea Prochazkova
Skin & Health Nutritional Therapist (University of West London)
Master in Aesthetic Medicine, Dermatology and Cosmetology (currently studying)
(International Cambridge University)
Natural Skincare and Nutrition Certificate
(The College of Naturopathic Medicine, London)
BSc. (Hons) Nutritional Therapy, First Class Honours
(University of West London)
Anatomy and Physiology course, Level 4
(Open study College)
What is nutritional therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition and health science that can alleviate a wide range of health conditions, assist in recovery from many ill-health situations and help to protect against various diseases.
How can nutritional therapy help?
Your skin may just feel like a barrier that protects us from the outside world however it is easy to forget that it also regulates your body temperature, fights off foreign invaders, synthesizes vitamin D, and absorbs and eliminates substances. The skin closely reflects your total health hence if you would like to have a good skin; you need to be healthy inside.
Several factors appear in the research papers as a contributor to various skin issues:
- Inflammation – inside and outside of the body (eczema, acne, itchy skin, rashes, aging skin)
- Damage from free radicals (dry/sensitive skin, spider or varicose veins, aging skin)
- Over or underactive immune system (eczema, psoriasis, nail fungal infections, rashes)
- Impaired digestion (eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, nail fungal infections, rashes)
- Food intolerances/allergies (eczema, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, itchy skin, rashes)
- Nutritional deficiencies (eczema, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, spider or varicose veins, dry/sensitive skin, aging skin)
- Insufficient detoxification (eczema, acne, nail fungal infections, aging skin)
- Hormonal imbalances (acne, dry/sensitive/oily skin)
- Overgrowth of yeast in the body (eczema, acne, psoriasis, rosacea, nail fungal infections)
- Exposure to chemicals in food, personal care products, cleaning products, toxic metals, etc. (eczema, acne, dry/sensitive/oily skin, itchy skin, rashes, aging skin)
These factors could impair the body’s ability to repair and defend itself from dangerous microorganisms which can result in skin reactions. Furthermore, when the elimination of toxins via the digestive system and the liver is weak due to the issues mentioned above, the body may start using skin as an elimination tool pushing toxic/unwanted substances outside of the body causing various skin disorders on the surface.
Good nutrition and tailored eating plans help with the following skin and health problems:
Prevention of varicose/thread veins
You will get a full understanding of:
- The foods and supplements that encourage good skin
- The foods that can cause flare-ups or be problematic for your condition
- Natural skin creams and preparations for your specific needs
- Natural anti-aging strategies
- Chemical-free cosmetic and skincare products (no toxic metals, no hormone-disrupting chemicals, no synthetic substances, no harmful ingredients) that could benefit your skin
Packages and prices can be found here.