Replace Deficient Nutrients
When you have a hormonal disorder, it can manifest in your skin. For example-
Nutritional deficiencies can cause a host of skin issues. Functional medicine works to determine if you have any nutritional deficiencies like vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E or omega 3 fatty acids. Below are some common skin issues associated with nutritional deficiencies.
Acne – Acne can be caused by several things, including hormonal imbalances; however, it can also be caused by a lack of zinc or essential fatty acids (omega 3s) in your diet.
Dry Skin – Dry skin can be caused by dehydration; however, it can also be caused by a nutritional deficiency of potassium. Vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E or essential fatty acids.
Small Bumps on the Back of Your Arms – If you have small bumps on the back of your arms, it can signal a nutritional deficiency including vitamin A, vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids, or zinc.
Replacing these nutrients can be done using a vitamin and mineral supplement; however, experts recommend that most of your nutrition should come from your foods. Eating a diet filled with whole foods is the best way to ensure you are getting the nutrients that you need. Knowing where to get these essential nutrients is half the battle.
Rebalancing your hormones through exercise, diet, and lifestyle changes can help improve your skin. In addition to this, you may need bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to clear your skin.
Our nutritionists help with customized meal plans tailored to your individual needs.