Stephanie Baker

MSc(ANutr), CNM Dip, mBANT

My acne flare ups began, as they typically do, in my teens. By my mid-twenties I had hoped I would simply ‘grow out of it’ but much to my dismay, that didn’t happen. After several years of experimenting with topical treatments and then medications, my skin hadn’t improved. I then began experiencing severe digestive issues and was diagnosed with IBS. I was given a leaflet, told to avoid a range of food groups and sent on my way.

I became obsessed with what I was eating, scared it would trigger a bout of acne or cause digestive upset which would last for several days until I got it ‘under control’ again. I cut out entire food groups, had a very long list of ‘no-go’ foods and would avoid social events in case I felt pressured to have a celebratory drink or a slice of cake. Slowly I felt that food had control over my life, I was simply trying to manage it. It was at this point I realised I needed to educate myself on digestive and skin health, its potential links and how I could empower myself to feel better.

Do You Need Nutritional Therapy?

If you’re looking to gain control over your health but need a helping hand, speaking to a nutritionist is a great place to start.

A nutritionist can help support a wide variety of health conditions, including but not limited to:

Digestive issues

Skin health

Weight loss/gain/body recomposition

Stress & fatigue

Low mood

Chronic pain

Fertility

General nutrition advice tailored to you

Conventional advice can focus on a standardised approach to managing health conditions, however how and why it develops can vary from person to person! The key to empowering someone to improve their health is to help them understand how they got there in the first place.

This is why I believe a personalised functional medicine approach to be more effective than a standardised blanket health plan, even for the most common chronic health conditions affecting us today. Nutrition advice should be person focused, not disease focused.

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