Thursday, April 30, 2015

PROBLEM SKIN: Just because you've got wrinkles doesn't mean you are too old for pimples.

In fact one in five women develops acne after 25 even if they've never had it before.
"Even short bouts of pressure can cause uncharacteristic blemishes," says naturopath Dr Nigma Talib.
"Stress kickstarts your adrenal glands to produce excessive amounts of sebum-producing hormones which can clog pores."
Fix it: Don't let standards slip just because you're stressed. "When you put unhealthy food in your mouth any toxins your body can't process come out through your pores instead," warns Dr Talib.
"I recommend daily raw green veg smoothies, they're high in fibre which binds to toxins to keep your internal system clean."
SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Cleansing Gel, (01209 617146), also helps normalise sebum production.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In general, vitamins are divided into two classes, fat soluble and water soluble. #NYDailyNews #AskDrNigma

Vitamins A, D, E and K fall into the first group, which means they can be stored in the body. Taking high doses of these vitamins -- especially vitamin A -- over a long period of time can result in toxic levels in the body, which can lead to drowsiness, vomiting, impaired eyesight, muscle and bone pain, hair loss and liver damage.
Some water soluble vitamins, including vitamins B and C, can also cause adverse effects in excess. Vitamin B6, for example, has been linked to nerve damage at high doses. Remember this the next time you walk through the vitamin aisle.
If you are planning on taking high-dose vitamins, you should not do so without consulting your physician, to be aware of potential side effects or interactions. #HealthyDoc

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Your glowing skin is a reflection of your diet. #AskDrNigma

The foods our bodies require for glowing skin requires a combination of anti inflammatory foods rich in vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids.

Anti-inflammatory foods not only helps keep your skin looking flawless but help support insulin and blood sugar levels in your body. More and more research is pointing evidence that chronic inflammation in the body is the root cause of many illnesses and an anti inflammatory food diet is the cure. Your skin will be the barometer of these illnesses. Inflammation can be described in the body like a slow burning fire to a blazing fire, damaging the body slowly to quickly.

The only way to keep this fire in check is to put out the fire or prevent it from starting by encouraging a combination of foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins and omega fatty acids. #HealthyDoc

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Traditional Chinese Medicine includes the use of acupuncture and Chinese herb. #AskDrNigma

Acupuncture is an alternative medicine that treats patients by insertion and manipulation of fine specialized needles in the body. The aim of inserting needles is to restore this flow of energy. It is believed to be effective due to the release of pain killing substances such as endorphins and the pain-gate theory which states that stimulation in one area of the body will override the pain sensations in another. #HealthyDoc

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

What if turning on collagen production is as easy as switching on the light?

After many years of medical research, LED light therapy was developed, delivering non-invasive light therapy treatment, reducing the appearance of the visible signs of skin ageing. LED light therapy uses different colors of LEDs (light emitting diodes) that stimulate the cells in your skin. Laboratory studies have shown that skin cells grow 150-200 percent faster when exposed to certain LED light wavelengths. Independent research for over 40 years has shown LED red and infrared light delivers powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissue.