Why is ‘Diet’ a dirty word in Dermatology when dealing with Acne?

The role of diet in skin conditions such as Acne has always been controversial. The role of high glycaemic load carbohydrates in acne vulgaris, for example, has been hotly debated since the 1960s. Recent findings on the impact of glycaemic 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.

Accordingly to the Natural Therapies world, Naturopaths view sugar as one of the most inflammatory foods. Wheat with its gluten content and dairy are also mucous forming, triggering the immune system, very hard to digest and very acidic in nature. Specific dietary recommendations for an array of skin conditions can be sought through our Naturopath at A Natural Self, A Naturopathy Clinic. Powerful strategies can be explained to achieve better results in the management of dermatological conditions.

See our details below:

A Natural Self
A Naturopathy Clinic
Dana Kington
Naturopath
244 South Tce
South Fremantle, 6162
Perth