Monthly Archives: September 2017

Diet and acne – is there a connection?

Acne is not a life threatening disease but the discomfort and embarrassment it causes should not be under-estimated. Both teenage and adult sufferers often develop poor self-esteem, depression and social anxiety due to the unsightly and often painful skin lesions. Should those with acne just accept their ‘bad luck’ or is there more that can be done? Standard treatment usually involves topical creams, face washes, antibiotics, birth control pills for women and, sometimes, even stronger medication with the potential for adverse side effects. While these offer symptomatic relief, are they dealing with the root cause?

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Body shape and why it matters

Body shape and where you carry your excess weight is a valuable predictor of disease risk.  Therefore, determining whether you are shaped like an apple, pear or avocado is important. Struggling to zip up your jeans is more than just a cosmetic problem –  it is a potential health problem. Read the rest of this entry