When I learned about hormones, it changed the way I practiced. Even more fun when I created characters for each of them. The Diva hormone is one of my favourite hormones. If you would like to learn how the other hormones affect the skin, its up on this week’s YouTube video (link in my bio and stories).

How well do you know your Diva hormone?
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#hormonalbalance #hormonalhealth #womenshealth #adultacne #hormonalacne #holisticskincare #hormonesandskin
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My take on how we can find the calm in the storm. This will help our skin feel calmer and look clearer. We don’t age as quickly and we get better at going with the flow.
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#antiageing #adultacne #hormonalacne #holisticskinhealth #parasympatheticactivation #healingjourneys #burnoutrecovery
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How to start clearing acne naturally without medication ie without antibiotics, birth control pill and roaccutane for healthier and longer term results: Clip from my YouTube video “How to clear acne without medication” - link in my bio and stories.
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#hormonalacne #adultacne #holisticskincare #skinenergy #integrativeskincare #skinandhormones #naturalacnetreatment
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Anyone else feeling Blue Monday? What are you doing to get out of the funk?
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#newyearresolutions #2023goals #healthgoals #wellnessgoals #womenshealthmatters #mentalhealth
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Could nutrient deficiency be making your acne worst? This is one of the 10 reasons I have found can cause or worsen acne in the last 15 years as an Integrative Skin & Hormone Doctor. I’ve shared all 10 in my YouTube video “10 reasons why your acne is not clearing in 2023”. Check out my stories for the link.
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#hormonalacne #adultacne #hormonalbalance #womenshealth #holisticskincare #womenwellness #skinnutrition
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If your budget is tight, then I would recommend investing in this beauty tool for 2023. I’ve replaced exfoliation and even facials with this home treatment. Skin care doesn’t need to be complicated. I find when I do less on my skin, it seems a lot happier
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.#beautytools #skintools #healthyskin #skinbooster #holisticskincare #hormonalacne #adultacne
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My wish for you for 2023 ✨ I hope it’s been a good start to the year so far. I’m slowly finding my rhythm and fun again when it comes to IG after being offline for many months to recuperate. I look forward to reconnecting
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#hormonalbalance #personalgrowth #personaljourney #selfhealing #morejoy #skinenergy #holisticskincare #womenwellness
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The most popular diets that claim to be the best for hormonal imbalance like PCOS are keto diet, intermittent fasting and low carb diet.

It may seem to help at the beginning - reducing weight, clearer skin, less cravings but I see it done too long and often see more problems after.

The reason why this occurs is these restrictive diets put the body in a lot of stress which increases stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol drives inflammation, weight gain and insulin resistance. Stress on the body affects the thyroid gland making it sluggish which slows down metabolism, resulting in weight coming back, feeling bloated and water retention. Restrictive diets can affect ovulation as the body doesn’t feel “safe” to procreate

Restrictive diets also becomes blurred in with eating disorders as whole macro food groups are removed and “bad” food are vilified replaced with “pseudofood”

Every woman is different and instead of going on a diet, choose real food, eat more and enough nutrient dense food, unpack your cravings, eat at the right time and in the right conditions. If you choose to go on special diets, make sure you work with a practitioner who can guide you

What special diet have you tried? Did it help or did it make things worst?
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#pcosdiet #pcosproblems #pcosskin #hormonalacne #adultacne #ketodietlife #intermittentfastingdiet
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Something to reflect for the weekend. How much space do you have in your day and life?
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#healthyreflection #newhealthifestyle #newlife #healing #timetoheal #newcareer #newskin
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I covered what is insulin resistance yesterday and how it can worsen PCOS symptoms. Today I cover how to improve it.

1️⃣ Eat enough healthier food to balance blood sugar levels are so important!

I recommend my patients to have as the main dish vegetables, clean protein and healthy fats. Starchy carbs aim to keep the size of a side dish and keep simple carbs to a minimal. This is a guide. The aim is to choose more nourishing foods, rather than restricting foods.

2️⃣ Eat breakfast within an hour of waking.

3️⃣ Carry heavy stuff - weight training I mean. Muscles soak up the excess glucose in your blood.

4️⃣ Prioritise and improve sleep.

5️⃣ Keto and intermittent fasting can help BUT advised to do it with a practitioner as it may worsen problems afterwards if done too long or if you have underlying cond

6️⃣ 💊 For supplements, here are some recommendations. I am unable to give doses because
~ everyone is different
~ I don’t know your history
~ I can’t carry out a medical history over IG

But here it is for your information
~ Chromium Picolonate
~ Cinnamon (okay more of a spice)
~ Myo-inositol
~ Alpha Lipoic Acid
~ Berberine

What special diets have you tried in hope to improve insulin resistance? Did it help?
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#hormonalacne #hormonalacnesolution #adultacne #PCOS #insulinresistance #acneawarenessmonth #acneawareness #womenwellness #naturalacnetreatment
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