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Acne is a very common skin problem. It appears as small pink or larger reddish pimples filled with pus. It is often found in the face and shoulders, the back, the chest, the legs, the buttocks in the form of lesions with a white or dark head. If the condition is advanced there may be persistent and painful nodules and cysts that can leave permanent scars.

 

Possible causes:

• Food allergies or hidden intolerances 

• High levels of insulin due to increased consumption of foods with a high glycemic load, e.g. pasta, potatoes, white flour foods, soft drinks and packaged juices, cheese, pastries

• Increased consumption of dairy, as shown by recent clinical studies

• Hormonal disorders, higher androgens (male hormones)

• Possible lack of vitamins such as B complex and provitamins, vitamins, E, C and trace elements like zinc among others.

 

 How the Nutritional Therapy Athens Clinic can help

Our main concern is to discover the causes of acne, which causes a lot of stress and discomfort for many men and women. We record your full health history and recommend special functional tests that will reveal any dysfunctions of the hormonal system, the detoxifying mechanisms, possible nutrient deficiencies and any hidden food intolerances, among others.

 

Personalized Nutritional Strategy

After the diagnostic assessments we lay out the individualized nutritional strategy, including special nutritional supplements and suggestions for a proper way of life. We systematically incorporate in the dietary plan foods that help, as well as selected amino acids, minerals, vitamins and herbs, among others. We recommend topical nutrient and other natural substances applications. Avoid fatty meats and dairy products, fried foods, foods and beverages with sugar, ready meals, as well as coffee and alcohol which appear to be involved in hormonal balance. Bioflavonoids, which are abundant in citrus fruits, garlic, onions, cherries, fennel, sage, seem to help the effect of the estrogens.