Nutritionhelp Statistics - More Skin Health

The skin is actually the largest organ in the body, protecting the body against damage, infection and dehydration. The skin is important in keeping the body at a constant temperature, removing wastes and synthesising vitamin D.

Generally, in wanting to improve the condition of skin we apply creams and cosmetics, which may be synthetic and not actually contribute to the health of skin. Many skin conditions people feel they just have to ‘live with’, not realising that addressing diet and nutritional status may actually encourage skin integrity. Ensuring key nutrients are in the diet, while avoiding unhelpful refined foods and high sugar, and working to balance gut ecology may not only influence chronic skin conditions such as eczema, but also help improve the quality of skin, whether it is dry or oily, rough or wrinkled etc. A Nutritionhelp online report provides tailor-made recommendations to support health, which includes encouraging good skin integrity.


Following are the Nutritionhelp statistics for some skin conditions that we frequently don’t even consider might be supported with diet. Here is Senior Nutritionhelp Director Robin White’s explanation on what our records contain and how they were collected:

Symptoms are assessed by the client on a scale of 0-3 on the initial questionnaire and on subsequent reviews.

The initial questionnaire was compared with the second review.
An improvement of two points or more (i.e. 3 to 1, 3 to 0, 2 to 0) is designated ‘considerable’. An improvement of 1 point is considered ‘slight’.

The client is solely responsible for assessing the points assigned to each symptom.

For the purpose of this study we are only considering clients who recorded symptom scores of 2 or 3, and then went on to complete a further two review questionnaires.


So let’s see how these statistics apply to skin health:

For clients reporting rough skin, 93% saw some improvement, with 64% seeing considerable improvement.

For clients reporting greasy skin, 92% of clients saw some improvement, with 58% seeing considerable improvement.

For clients reporting premature wrinkles, 86% saw some improvement, with 57% seeing considerable improvement.

For clients reporting chronic rashes or itching, 90% saw some improvement, with 52% seeing considerable improvement.

For clients reporting dry, flaky skin, 89% saw some improvement, with 48% seeing considerable improvement.

For clients reporting easy bruising, 69% saw some improvement, with 47% seeing considerable improvement.

For clients reporting stretch marks, 74% saw some improvement, with 37% seeing considerable improvement.


In my next blog I will report on some nutrients and foods which are reputed to support skin health.


Health practitioners are, quite properly, not allowed to make unsubstantiated claims, so please consider the following points regarding the use of our statistics:

These figures embrace all our clients and have not been ‘massaged’ for advertising purposes.

We have no way of checking the accuracy or truth of clients’ self-assessments and we have to assume that they are at least consistent in their scoring between initial and subsequent questionnaires.

We do not know if, or to what extent, a client has kept to the recommendations within his or her report.

We may not know if the client is trying to follow other advice at the same time as the advice within our report.

These records are just that; records in the past of other people that may or may not be relevant now.

We cannot claim that advice within a Nutritionhelp report will ‘make you better’.

 

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