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Are you struggling with rashes, breakouts, acne, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, oily skin, dark circles under the eyes, or premature wrinkles? Are you looking for the magical cream or lotion that will make your skin healthier, brighter or younger? There’s no argue that our skin is an important part of how we look and it can impact our self-confidence.

People spend thousands of dollars on cosmetics, creams and skin products hoping that these might bring them the skin they dream of. The truth is, your skin is a reflection of your internal health, so if you are not happy with how your skin look, you have to look inside.

The skin is the largest organ in the body and it is a barrier that protects us from the outside world. It is also one of the elimination organs that helps to get rid of toxins in the body and it can also absorb substances which we put on it.

In my Oakville holistic nutrition practice, I see many clients with skin problems. Usually they come to me after they have tried almost all topical solutions and may be medications, but with little or no results. They are usually desperate and ready for any diet changes.

As an Oakville holistic nutritionist, I always stress that the skin requires care from both the outside and the inside. You have to be careful in choosing what you put on your skin because it gets absorbed into your body. Using natural skin care is important to avoid irritant and harmful chemicals. Also protecting your skin from the serious effects of sun damage should not be overlooked.

On the inside, it is important to remember that the body detoxifies itself through the skin as well as the liver, bowels and kidneys. Many skin problems can be avoided by a healthy diet and by supporting liver and kidney functions. Digestive problems, especially constipation which allows more toxins into the body and also is a cause of poor absorption of nutrients, can lead to various skin disturbances.

Hormonal imbalance can also be an underlying cause in skin problem such as acne, skin breakouts in PMS and oily skin. It can be a side effect of birth control pills as well as other diseases of the endocrine system. However usually the hormonal imbalance is coupled with blood impurities caused by a poor diet, constipation and an overburdened liver that is unable to detoxify the blood thoroughly.

Food allergies and sensitivities are also a very common underlying cause in many skin problems especially acne, eczema and psoriasis. Daily intake of these allergenic foods will cause an inflammatory reaction and release of chemicals that irritate the skin and if left untreated can progress to more serious conditions.

4 Oakville Holistic Nutritionist-Proven Tips for Healthy Skin

1-A goodnight’s sleep

Sleep is your skin’s best friend because it is essential for our bodies to detoxify and regenerate itself. It is important to ensure getting g enough sleep during the dark hours between 10pm to 5am. Try it and you will notice the difference after only one night.

2-Flaxseed oil

Use 2 tablespoons of unprocessed cold pressed flaxseed oil daily on salads of raw leafy vegetables and any dishes that do not require heating. This provides your skin with healthy essential fatty acids including both omega 3 and omega 6.

3-Aloe vera

Use aloe vera gel internally and externally. You can take internally to cleanse and prevent constipation as well as apply it externally for irritated skin and for toning and rejuvenating the skin.


A  detox/cleanse program is recommended to help your body get rid of blood impurities and excess toxins which are eliminated through the skin causing it to be irritated and inflamed. It also ensures elimination of any suspected allergenic foods from the diet which might be a contributing root cause.

As an Oakville holistic nutritionist, I have found that colon cleanse and liver support are essential for restoring skin health and  when combined with a holistic nutrition plan for replenishing other underlying nutrient deficiencies.

I can tell you from a personal and professional experience as an Oakville-based holistic nutritionist that you can enjoy radiant and youthful skin for good, through making the right food choices and by protecting your skin on the outside using natural skin products free of harmful chemicals.

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If you need further help with your skin problems, call Oakville holistic nutritionist, Dr Maha Nasr call at 416 876 4634 to book an appointment or sign up for a FREE Clarity Session to learn more about how we can help you.

Maha Nasr

Maha Nasr, MD (Egy.), PhD, C.H.N.C.-founder and owner of Healthy U Turn-is a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant and weight loss coach with a strong medical background. In 2016, she was nominated for the first annual holistic nutrition award – “Trail Blazer Award” – for exceptional work in the holistic nutrition industry within Canada. Maha is passionate about empowering women 40+ who struggle with resistant weight loss and underlying hormonal and/or digestive imbalances to get back in shape and reclaim their health naturally without deprivation or struggle. She strives to help them ditch the diet and embrace a natural lifestyle that allows them to stay healthy and fit for life, feel more confident about their bodies and at peace with their health. Find out more about her approach and how she can help at

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