Geraldine was inspired to take the time away from her busy practice to write The Australian Healthy Skin Diet after years of treating people who had very little understanding of the relationship between their nutrition and common skin complaints.
The book includes easy-to-read information about the body’s skin and digestive systems and how what we eat impacts on how our skin looks and feels. She explains the latest research on the gut-skin connection, leaky gut, non-coeliac gluten intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome.
Geraldine outlines her detailed experience in treating conditions like premature ageing, dermatitis, rosacea, hives, acne, psoriasis, eczema and the rare hidradenitis suppurativa.
There is a helpful table describing what to do for specific skin conditions, as well as a four-week eating plan packed with delicious, skin-friendly meals with a shopping list.
The book includes:
About Geraldine and her career
Chapter 1 - All about skin
The skin system, layers of the skin, skin changes from the sun, skin changes over your lifetime, hormones and skin, insulin and insulin resistance.
Chapter 2 - Nutrition: your skin’s secret weapon
Feeding your skin, carbohydrates, protein, fats, micronutrients, other buzz nutrients, food allergies and intolerances, food chemicals: salicylates, amines and glutamate, hydration and alcohol.
Chapter 3 - Gut health and your skin
Welcome to the microbiome, inflammation, leaky gut, probiotics: one bug does not fit all, prebiotics: you are what your gut bugs eat.
Chapter 4 - Skin Health: Common conditions
Getting a diagnosis, psoriasis, acne, oily skin and polycystic ovaries, dermatitis herpetiformis, hives and eczema, rosacea, hidradenitis suppurativa, dos and don’ts for your skin condition.
The book includes inspirational recipes with photography by Chris Chen. The recipes include a 4-week eating plan, shopping list and pantry, breakfast, snacks, lunch, nourishing bowls, sandwich station, dinner, dessert, index.