Why is ‘diet’ a dirty word in dermatology? The influence of a sugary diet in acne

The role of diet in skin conditions has always been controversial. The latest research on key skin nutrient deficiencies and dietary induced factors are heavily implicated in a range of common skin conditions. The role of high glycemic load carbohydrates in acne vulgaris, for example, has been hotly debated since the 1960s. Recent findings on the impact of glycemic load on factors that perpetuate acne formation, such as insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), suggest that diet may indeed be a major factor in acne prevalence. Specific dietary recommendations for an array of skin conditions can be reviewed by a Health Practitioner. They can provide powerful strategies to achieve better results in the management of dermatological conditions.

For more detailed help with individual cases and to discover detailed protocols for associated conditions, please contact our professional Naturopathic Practitioner at:

A Natural Self,

A Naturopathy Clinic

Dana Kington


244 South Tce

South Fremantle, 6162


At A Natural Self clinic, you will find all the latest technology, such as Toxicity and Heavy Metal Testing, Live Blood Analysis (Hemaview), and Iridology. We also treat with all forms of Natural Medicine with the nutritional supplementation of Homeopathy, Western Herbs, Chinese Medicine, Vitamins, Minerals, Amino acids and Enzyme Therapy.

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