Skin Nutrition Therapy & Body Composition Analysis

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“When you start eating food without labels, you no longer need to count calories.”

Cosmetic medicine and good nutrition go hand in hand to achieve the best possible outcomes for your skin health and beauty. Optimal skin nutrition (supplying your body with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and phytonutrients) is essential to building and repairing cells, and reducing oxidative stress and inflammation. This improves your skin structure and helps reduce the effects of aging. Elysium Skin Centre in Brisbane is unique in offering Nutrition Therapy as an adjunct to Cosmetic Medicine and laser therapy.

Wilma Theron (BHSc Nut Med, BA Phys Ed), Nutrition Therapist

Elysium skin centre Wilma Theron

Wilma is our Nutrition Therapist and is passionate about skin nutrition and anti-aging. Her training in nutritional medicine, combined with more than 20 years’ experience in sports nutrition and physical education, is the foundation to her holistic approach to health, longevity and anti-aging.

Wilma believes that good nutrition is complimentary to cosmetic medicine in achieving your beauty goals at any age: “The skin is your natural layer of protection against environmental influences and also reflects your inner-health status and aging. This is why we should, in addition to cosmetic medicine, incorporate caring for it naturally. Beauty relies on having a healthy body and a clear mind.”

How can Nutrition Therapy help you?

  • Analysis of your diet, body composition and health needs to provide further information about disease risk, preventative healthcare, longevity and anti-aging.
    • Body composition is a physical measurement that provides more specific information about body make-up than body weight alone. Body composition can be defined as the proportion of fat and fat free mass (FFM) in the body.
    • Body composition is measured by utilising the Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technique measuring body composition by sending a minute electrical current through the body. The current passes freely through the fluids contained in muscle tissue, but encounters difficulty/resistance when it passes through fat tissue. This resistance of the fat tissue to the current is termed ‘bioelectrical impedance’, and can be accurately measured. When set against your height, gender and weight, the analysis computes your body fat percentage.
    • Visceral fat is an indication of increased health risk and consequently premature aging.
  • Individualised skin nutrition advice in relation to anti-aging:
    • Dietary prescription, lifestyle suggestions and, where necessary for particular biochemical/medical needs, prescription of supplements.
  • Detoxification diets for anti-aging and health promotion.
  • Dietary planning, food preparation and menu planning advice to assist you with following prescribed diets resulting in longevity/health promotion (gluten free, lactose intolerant, insulin resistant, digestive complaints, cardiovascular issues, etc.)
  • Exercise plans/techniques to support you with weight loss, toning and anti-aging goals.
  • Prevention against extrinsic skin aging effects:
    • Strategies preventing the action of free radicals
    • Well-regulated dietary advice
    • Body care and physical exercise
    • Reduction of stress and improvement of sleep through a balanced nutritional diet and/or nutritional supplementation
    • Anti-oxidative rich food
    • Prevention and treatment of disease states including digestive issues, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease.
  • Unbiased information about current anti-aging dietary trends to counteract misinformation in the media.

Cost Of Skin Nutrition Consultations and Treatments:

  • Initial Nutrition Therapy Consultation and advice – Approx 1hr ($110)
  • Follow-up Nutrition Consultation ($75)
  • BIA and Anthropometrics Consultation ($130)

A specialised consultation which includes:

  • Detailed body composition report, which supplies information regarding body fat percentage, lean muscle mass, bone mass, hydration level and visceral fat.
  • Useful for weight loss, determining health risk, athletes

Personalised Diet Package ($285)

Treatment includes:

  • 3 Nutrition consultations
  • Individualised diet

Holistic Prescription for Weight-loss/Anti-aging Package ($430)

Treatment includes:

  • 4 Nutrition consultations
  • Dietary analysis
  • Nutrition report
  • Individualised diet
  • BIA and anthropometrics
  • Detailed body composition report

Detoxify Your Body Package ($175)

Treatment includes:

  • 2 Nutrition consultations
  • A program to detoxify your body to improve your health, stop disease and reverse ageing.

Skin Nutrition Private Health Fund List

The following private health funds include rebates for Nutritional Medicine:

  • Australian Health Management
  • Australian Unity
  • CBHS
  • GU Health
  • HBF
  • HCF
  • Medibank Private
  • NIB