Causes of eczema

10 CAUSES OF ECZEMA THAT NOBODY TOLD YOU ABOUT   Eczema is a widespread skin condition that in the UK affects over 15 million people. It is characterised by itchy, red and scaly patches that can cover any part of the body and can be acute of chronic. It can develop an oozing crust that…

Prebiotics vs probiotics

UNDERSTANDING PREBIOTICS AND PROBIOTICS   Probiotics have been getting so much press over the past years, but what are they? And what about prebiotics? Let’s shed some light and understand what they are, and how they can affect our health. The microbiome The gut is home to a variety of microorganisms, divided into colonies and…

Alcohol, our skin’s enemy?

ALCOHOL, OUR SKIN’S ENEMY?     Did you know that there is more than a headache after a night of binge drinking? Alcohol has many effects on our body, from increasing the likelihood of nutrients insufficiencies, to decreasing antioxidant protection, and stressing the liver, though we don’t often think about what happen to our skin…

Stress and Your Immune System

Stress and your immune system   During the past year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all been put under stress for one reason or another. We have seen rising problems like financial stress due to lack of work, loneliness due to limited social interactions, lack of adequate supplies due to supermarket shortages, and…