Very sorry for the delay in recent posts. If you are keen to see what I’ve been up to lately, have a look at my advanced skincare distribution business, Medico Beauty, and it’s amazing BLOG! We’ve had a very busy few weeks! Medico Beauty was delighted to host both the CEO, Robert Cohen, and Vice President, David Valenzula, of CosMedix and Results Rx recently. It was an absolute pleasure to connect with our American colleagues here in London. We had two very busy days at the...
Agave lines the shopping baskets of most uber cool Gwyneth followers those days and it is widely available in most whole-food and nutrition store shelves those days. Having done a bit of research however, I am appalled to discover that most agave (nectar or syrup) is nothing more than a laboratory-generated super-condensed fructose syrup, which is devoid of virtually all nutrient value. More to the point, agave syrup is mostly fructose and it is so highly processed and refined that it bears...
Constance; in your opinion, what is the best diet for women? CC: A plant-based diet without hesitation. I am not a fan of gluten, for various important reasons, but namely the stress that it causes the body during digestion. Instead, there are numerous wonderful wholegrains like brown rice and quinoa, beans and legumes such as lentils, chickpeas and black beans: not to mention a treasure trove of vegetables and fruits. All these foods are all rich in phytonutrients which heal and energize the...
Blast from the past! In the early 1980s, when non-surgical treatments were unheard of in the UK, we started to develop them at Plastic Surgery Associates, based at Bupa Cromwell Hospital, London. My husband, a plastic surgeon, was able to achieve outstanding natural looking results while sparing the knife. We introduced many of the treatments that have since become part and parcel of medical aesthetics. I was writing about non-surgical approaches long before they had become par for the course...
  Aseem Malhotra at the Guardian has written a fascinating column about how sugar, rather than fat, is the main culprit in dietary issues. This exactly reflects the advice we give our own patients. See his article...
Constance’s advanced wellness, anti-ageing practice, The London Wellness Centre, advises clients and patients in wellness through a what to know, what to do and how to reduce premature ageing by perking up wellness. Squash is laden with starchy carbohydrates but studies also show it has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties. So many people nowadays totally avoid carbs completely – which isn’t good for the body. In fact, squash is a particularly useful carb...
I am very proud of the BACN (The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses). It is a fast growing non-profit association with links to five hundred nurses in the UK, doing outstanding work with the government and industry. Central to its efforts is supporting nurses to uphold the tenets of our profession and the highest standards of patient  care. I was surprised but  delighted to be given  outstanding contribution awards presented this weekend at our annual conference. I was also pleased to...
People with sensitive skin often tend to have numerous issues, from dry, itchy or flaky skin that may feel tight, to signs of rosacea. However, it may also mean that you are overusing products that exfoliate the skin, which can strip it of its healthy barrier and make it feel overly sensitive. You also might be told or feel that you are not moisturising enough, when in fact, moisturisers do more harm than good. If you have Rosacea, you most likely have sensitive skin that can be inflamed by...
Which is the ultimate good food, to energise your physique, maintain physical and emotional health while significantly reducing premature ageing? Almonds Walnuts Beans Bell peppers Black rice Blueberries Broccoli Citrus Coconut milk, yoghurt and water Grapes Kale Lemons Olive oil for cold foods Coconut oil for cooking foods Seaweed Raw spinach Strawberries Raw tomatoes Whole grains, quinoa, wild rice Dark chocolate Turmeric Garlic Sauerkraut for its probiotics (start with just a teaspoonful...
No matter how devoted we are to optimising our diet, exercise and lifestyle… we cannot expect to achieve optimal brain and total body health if emotional issues stand in our way, as they cause us to feel stressed. Whenever we feel stressed, our adrenal and pituitary glands go into “flight or fight” mode and adrenaline, cortisol and dopamine enter our bloodstream. As a result, these substances can overload our brain, which results in a less than optimal health state for our brain cells....
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