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Vitamin of the Week – Vitamin A Deficiency and the Skin

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Still busy editing up a storm, here… but I wanted you all to see this insightful post of Sally Cronin’s. She discusses vitamin A deficiency and how to combat it — and also discusses how getting more good sources of vitamin A into your diet can help someone with psoriasis.

I don’t know how that works, exactly, but it sounds right to me — and it sounds like something Michael would’ve liked to know about. As I have other friends who have eczema and psoriasis, I thought they might like to know about Sally’s post, too. (Thus this “reblog.”)

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This week the nutritional focus has been on Vitamin A and its role in the body. In the original article I covered one of the major areas of our health where a deficiency can result in severe problems; our eyesight.

Today it is the skin’s turn in the spotlight. As we age we become more and more aware of the toll that life has played on the quality of our skin, particularly on the bits that are visible such as our face. We cannot change the skin type we were born with unfortunately, but we can help keep this external covering smoother and younger looking by eating the right foods and keeping it moisturised externally.

Many people assume that it is simply a covering of our body and bones but in fact skin has a number of vital roles to play in keeping us healthy.

Our skin weighs 12% to…

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Written by Barb Caffrey

January 7, 2016 at 5:20 pm

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