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Can diet affect your thrush

Thrush: Can your diet make a difference? It may not be a pleasant thought but your body, inside and out, is literally teeming with billions of microorganisms – some good, some not so good. Some are bacteria and some are fungi. While they are in balance, there’s no issue, but when they get out of balance they can cause irritating conditions like thrush. Thrush can occur in a number of places including your mouth and vagina – and when it’s down there it can be very irritating indeed. Candida albicans is the fungus behind thrush. According to the Centers for…

The M Diet by Dietitian Nigel Denby

Dietitian Nigel Denby unveils his evidence-based diet for menopausal women – the M Diet. Most people relax in the bath on a lazy Sunday afternoon, but recently dietitian Nigel Denby found himself growing ever more angry as he scrolled through the seemingly endless diet advice being given to menopausal women on social media. From his frustration his new menopause diet was born. “Menopausal women have had so much crap information thrown at them and I thought I’m not going to have this anymore. I’m going to take the evidence-based approach I know and have developed over 25 years, and I…

weight loss, menopause, irritable bowels with Nigel Denby

Menopause, Weight Loss and Irritable Bowels – Dietitian Nigel Denby gives his top tips on what can help Menopause can seem like purgatory. Not only do your moods swing but your waistline thickens and then – just to add insult to injury – your bowels turn on you too. What had once been a well functioning internal system suddenly seems hell bent on bloating and releasing gas at the most inopportune times. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are things that can help. Dietitian and author, Nigel Denby, explains. Let’s start with the weight gain and thickening…

Diet and weight control- which diets work?

 Diet and weight control- what works and what’s dangerous? Dietitian Sophie Medlin explains. Social media is flooded with diets that promise to shed pounds off you instantly or help you live longer – but what do the experts think? Dietitian Sophie Medlin, founder of City Dietitians in London says fads come and go but very few are effective and some can even damage your health. Some of us may have long term issues with our weight and others may be worried after adding a few extra pounds (or kilos) during lockdown. But, as Sophie says, we are in the middle…

The Gut Brain Axis and Probiotics

Could eating probiotics help your mood or control your weight? Dietitian Sophie Medlin explains what the research shows now. It’s an emerging area of research but the links between the gut and its microbiome and our brain is starting to be established. It’s known as the gut-brain-axis and it involves the role probiotics (the good bacteria in our gut) could play in helping with mood and weight control. And there may also be benefits for immunity and perhaps even longevity. But first, what are Probiotics? According to London-based dietitian, Sophie Medlin, probiotics are the live bacteria and by law must…

Move through menopause: battling the bulge by keeping active

Many women gain weight during menopausal. Fitness coach & nutritionist, Katie Morris, gives her tips to beat the bulge. It’s obvious, although it may not be what you want to hear, but moving your body through menopause, is vital. The benefits of exercise really are endless. We often hear about how we need to exercise to lose body fat, but we often forget to acknowledge the other benefits. As we age our body breaks down muscle and bone quicker than we can repair or reproduce it, but exercise plays a key role in maintaining strong muscles and healthy bones into…

Acne and Food Intolerance Tests: Do You Need Them?

Could a food intolerance be causing your acne and should you shell out for a test to find out?  There is a seemingly endless stream of ‘cures’ and ‘quick fixes’ for virtually every skin condition on the internet and social media and acne is no exception. A new one is doing the rounds offers tests for food intolerances claiming they could be the cause of your breakouts. Some practitioners, including some doctors, are offering blood tests – but are they worth paying for? According to London-based Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Anjali Mahto, the premise for prescribing these tests is that acne…

Could fasting improve your skin?

We hear lots about the benefits of fasting diets, including that they can help you live longer, but new research shows they can help rejuvenate your skin as well. With Summer upon us you might be thinking now is the time to pull yourself together and shed some extra pounds. Diets like the 5:2 diet, which involves fasting for two days out of 5 are gaining popularity, and those who’ve done them often say they help with losing weigh and keeping it off and have the added benefit of making them feel more alert and improving their concentration. But, could…

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Harley Street Emporium – Your Complete Aesthetics Guide Harley Street Emporium is your complete aesthetics guide.  It’s a website where you can find a doctor, find information and buy the best anti-aging skin care products and the best acne products as well as information on how to treat various skin conditions. It features editorially independent information about skin care, skin conditions and cosmetic treatments. It also has a glossary of ingredients which tells consumers what each one does and if there are any safety concerns associated with them. It also has a shop section which showcases evidence-based products – mostly…

Seven steps to healthier looking skin.

Want to know how you can keep your skin looking good? Follow Dr Unnati Desai’s seven steps to healthier looking skin. Ageing may be inevitable but there are certain things you can do to keep your skin looking healthier and youthful for longer. 1. Be Sun Safe with Daily UV Protection I know you’ve heard it before but I’m putting this as number one if you want to keep your skin looking good. Exposure to the sun’s UV rays is the leading cause of premature skin aging – even in these cool climes. Using a good sunblock properly is important.…

Quit Counting Sheep: find out which foods can help you get a good night’s sleep

What foods may help with sleep, and which don’t? Dr A Bolin takes a look. Do you sometimes lie awake at night counting sheep? Have you noticed that your skin can look dull and lack-lustre if you’re not getting enough shut-eye?  Getting a good night’s sleep is indeed related to your skin health and studies have shown that a chronic lack of sleep quality is associated with increased signs of skin ageing, impaired skin barrier function and an increased dissatisfaction with appearance. When you sleep your body is busy repairing damage and building collagen. If you don’t get enough, it’s…

What you should eat for glowing skin and healthy hair

Ever wondered what you should be eating if you want glowing skin & healthy hair? Dr Michelle Braude, The Food Effect Doctor, explains.  When you think of good hair and skin, the likes of Cheryl Cole – throwing her glossy mane across your TV chanting “because I’m worth it” – probably springs to mind. But in actual fact, getting healthy skin and hair goes a lot deeper than what we put on it. That’s because our hair and skin are our biological mirrors of our inner well being. In simple terms, what we put into our body affects our skin…

Can diet affect your acne?

We are constantly being told that ‘we are what we eat’, so could diet be linked to acne? Helen Garston investigates. It’s pretty well established that everything we consume affects our health to some degree, and that includes our skin. But can cutting out foods like sugar and dairy help people with acne? Let’s take a look. What is acne? Acne (acne vulgaris) is a condition which is characterised by the presence of pimples and black heads around the face, shoulders, back and chest. In more severe cases, it can cause cysts or nodules. It affects around 3.5 million people…

Blue zones: what they can teach us about aging well?

Into the Blue Zones: Dr Anna Spellman unlocks the secrets of longevity from those communities that live longest. Blue Zones are areas of the world where people are reported to live longest, and more often than not reach the ripe of age of 100 years of age. Initial interest in these centarians was prompted by scientists from Sardinia who noticed that some villages in the island’s interior had a lot of very old men and women. They used a blue marker to outline spots on the map where the long-lived clustered – hence the term ‘Blue Zones’. The idea was taken up…

Mistakes parents make that cost their kid’s their teeth

You think you’re giving your child all the right foods so why are their teeth full of decay? Dentist Nina Bal explains how ‘healthy snacks’ are rotting our children’s teeth and why it matters later in life. Those shiny food pouches are tempting aren’t they when you’ve got little ones? No mess, no added sugar, and all organic. What about a tub of raisins and apples? That’s got to be good. What could possibly go wrong? Well, quite a lot, according to cosmetic dental surgeon Dr Nina Bal. She says she’s seen an alarming number of young children coming to her…

Are you guilty of the ten cardinal skin care sins?

Dr Jane Leonard, GP and aesthetics guru, talks you through the ten cardinal skin care sins. 1. Forgetting to take your make up off at night. We have all been guilty of climbing into bed without taking our makeup off after a night out or long day at work. So what is the harm? Well, it’s so important to fully cleanse your skin, not only to remove your make up, but also to remove the toxins that have built up during the day. Pollution, smoke, car fumes – to name a few, all create an invisible film on the surface…

Detox diet

Lose weight fast, nourish your nails and skin, and banish cellulite forever. These are just some of the claims proponents of detox diets make. Heather Stephen finds out the claims stack up when it comes to skin health. The concept behind detoxification is that we need to rid the body of harmful substances every now and then to stay healthy and look good. Detox diets last from one day to a month and can involve fasting, juicing, herbal potions, cutting out wheat and dairy, avoiding caffeine and alcohol or eating a limited range of foods. Endorsed by celebrities and promoted all over…

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Harley Street Emporium is a website where you can find a doctor, find information on perimenopause and menopause, women’s health and skin care. We feature the best anti-aging skin care products and the best acne products as well as information on how to treat various skin conditions. Consumers can also book with some of the UK’s best menopause doctors, plastic surgeons, dermatologists and aesthetic practitioners. Harley Street Emporium features editorially independent information about skin care, skin conditions and treatments. The site also features a glossary of ingredients telling consumers what each one does and if there are any safety concerns…