SABINA JENNINGS – The Natural Skin Clinic – tel: 086 0773742
The skin is the largest organ in or shall I say on the body. It’s responsible to so many things, but one of its function is to eliminate toxins where the kidney, lungs and the liver have struggled to do so. So the problem is inside the body.
Certain skin conditions are caused by hormonal imbalances such as acne – the problem again is inside the body. If the imbalances, inflammation and toxin overload within the body is not resolved the skin condition will re-present.
In Natural Health Clinic we look at:
The skin condition and the inflammatory pathways associated with that pathway. For instance in the case of psoriasis we know that it is an autoimmune dis-regulation. We also know that there is a correlation between excess consumption of sugar and gluten in psoriasis. Smoking, alcohol and stress also are major triggers.
Therefore by using plant medicine that has shown in research to have a positive effect on TNFalfa5 and to aid the liver, lymphatic and the digestive tract along with lifestyle adjustment, the presence of the psoriasis lesions in most cases can be lessened.
The conditions mostly seen in the clinic are acne and adult acne, rosacea ( very common in Ireland), Seb Dermatitis, Eczema, psoriasis and contact dermatitis.
If you would like to discuss your skin condition with Sabina Jennings please call 0860773742
Sabina Jennings BSc, Dip Derm AID, Dip LSI, Cert TASK – is a Medical Herbalist, Iridologist and has a post graduate diploma in Dermatology.
Acne in teenagers and in Adult acne is considered to be as a result of hormonal imbalances due to inappropriate diets and anxiety and worry etc, that contributes to inflammation within the skin. The first sign of acne is a a blackhead or white head – known as open or closed comedones. This is indicative of the first stages of inflammation. From the initial stages, acne can develop into more severe forms such as cystic or nodular acne. Depending the skin type, acne can cause scaring whether it is moderate or severe and therefore it is imperative to try to moderate the level of inflammation. For more information on our approach to acne -click here. Facts: a study showed that 47% of acne suffers have a complaint of constipation:: stressors such as confinement, extremes of temperature, crowding, acoustic, academic examinations – can impair normal intestinal microflora :: acne is driven by insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) ::
What is Acne? Understanding who you are and why you may be prone to Acne –
Rosacea is particularly common in Ireland. The wonderful Celtic skin, is thinner than other skin grades making it more susceptible to rosacea. Many studies are being conducted in Ireland to understand why some people are more predisposed to this condition than others, but we do know, that there are many triggers than can aggravate rosacea. Although the name rosacea is associated with acne, the conditions have different inflammatory pathways.
It is estimated that in England there are some 5.7 million people who would have had eczema at sometime in their lives. That’s one in nine. We have an understanding of the triggers that can effect eczema suffers, such as house mites and certain environmental factors. However, although extensive research has been conducted and is still continuing to find the exact cause. Research is showing a connection between ceoliac disease and eczema and asthma in relation to eczema. For sufferers of the condition, the itchy, dry scaling skin can be a misery. Calming the condition is sought by looking at diet, topical preparations and general lifestyle.
Atopic Eczema on the rise since 1940:-
In May 2011 an article appeared in the Independent News paper reviewing researchcarried out by Professor Richard Cork, head of academic dermatology at the School of medicine and Biological Sciences at Sheffield University.
The research revealed that eczema has increased from 4% in newborns to around 25% since 1940. It suggests that once a condition has begun it can lead onto other skin conditions such as psoriasis and make sufferers more prone to conditions such as asthma.
Seborrheic Dermatitis presents with a scaling, red and itchy skin “patches” usually found around the nose, the bridge between the eyes and at the hair line. The condition is associated with the yeast fungal Malassezia but there are other contributory factors. Lacking in certain B vitamins, stress, environmental factors and lack of sleep to name a few, can influence this conditions.
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