In this month’s blog, I want to talk to you about the NutriGen test by Fagron. This innovative test analyses your genetics to explain your body’s nutrition metabolism. It then provides a personalised diet plan outlining what types of foods, vitamins and nutrients you need to stay healthy.
But why is having the right diet important to ensuring your skin looks its best? One important factor comes down to maintaining good gut health.
For a long time, doctors have been aware of the association between the gut and the wellbeing of many other areas of the body. From mental health to your skin, the gut is responsible for a lot of what makes you feel and look good, but it’s often overlooked when it comes to self-care.
It makes sense when you think about the facts: 80% of the body’s immune system is found in the gut, as well as hundreds of naturally occurring “good” and “bad” bacteria. An unhealthy gut can cause all kinds of skin conditions, such as inflammation, acne, eczema and rosacea. So, the gut is a good place to start when we want to improve our complexions.
Finding the right diet
Putting the right kind of food and nutrients into our bodies is the key to keeping a healthy balance.
This is why it’s vital to consume a healthy diet. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, staying hydrated, and avoiding too much alcohol and fatty or sugary food is important. But we all over-indulge sometimes, and every body is different – requiring its own specific set of nutrients to stay nourished. So how do we know what kind of diet to follow to be at our healthiest?
This is where the NutriGen test by Fagron comes in. Genetic testing is a good way of finding out how your specific body make-up affects your gut, and what food and vitamins you need to give your body what it needs.
NutriGen test: Giving you a helping hand
This test analyses genetic factors and other relevant characteristics specific to you and your body, to predict a diet that will keep you in the best possible shape.
The results tell you how your body responds to certain types of food, what your metabolism is like, and how genetics play a part in your health. Your patient report will give you insight into any food intolerances you may have, as well as vitamins and nutrients you’re missing.
It then lays out recommendations for a diet of the right sort of food and supplements that will help bring back your balance.
Quick, simple and straightforward
The idea of a genetic test might sound scary at first – but it’s really as simple as a swab of the inside of your mouth that I can do in clinic. I send that away to the Fagron labs to be analysed, where their scientists will generate your results.
Once these are back, together we can incorporate a new diet and supplement plan into your skincare regime. This is all part of my 360 approach to skincare – supporting your natural skin health from the inside out, so that the results of any topical skincare and clinic treatments are enhanced.
So the next time you’re thinking about how to improve your skincare regime, instead of a new serum or moisturiser, why not consider a NutriGen test. You’d be amazed how much of a natural boost of vitality your skin will get just from you being healthier!
To find out more about the Fagron NutriGen test, please get in touch for a consultation today!