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Radiant Skin | Functional Medicine, Functional Nutrition, Nutrition Consultancy, Advanced Laboratory Testing, Corporate Health Plans.

Radiant Skin

radiant and glowing skin

Get relief from skin problems and have healthy looking skin without  any medication or expensive creams and treatments.

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Do you live with acne, eczema, or psoriasis?



Why is it that more and more adults in their late 20’s and 30’s are experiencing skin irritations such as acne for the first time? Why are more people than ever suffering from a range to skin conditions, such as eczema, and psoriasis?


Not many people realise this, but the very treatment you may be using for your skin conditions, could be one of the underlying causes of your skin problems! 


Have you been prescribed the contraceptive pill, a steroidal anti-inflammatory cream or antibiotic as a treatment for your skin?  Most go-to options for acne are drugs e.g. Accutane or Dianette. Some can be costly and come with unpleasant side effects,  like excessive dryness or nosebleeds, and the benefits often don’t last.




Perhaps these medications have given you a temporary relief but over time your skin complaints seem to re-emerge? This is a common trend – there is a reason behind it.


The skin is the largest organ of the body and generally, if you are experiencing skin problems it may be a sign of an underlying issue(s), such as inflammation. Often, the standard medical approach is to treat the symptom, in this case the skin only –  without addressing the route cause.


Let me explain what I mean. One of the most common treatments for skin issues is the prescription of antibiotics, the pill and other medications. However, antibiotics (or other medications) for skin irritations, over an extended period can have consequences on your gut health, if not managed carefully. An overuse can disrupt your gut flora which is critical to your immune system, your digestion, your absorption of vitamins and minerals, plus the good bacteria in your gut help reduce inflammation in your body. Antibiotics can also overburden your liver, leading to a further exasperation of skin issues. This is a cycle in which many people are trapped.


To find a solution for clear skin I believe we need to look for an alternative approach,  an approach that is gentle on your insides and one that works! Skin irritations are signs and symptoms of an underlying health issue(s). I should know; I’ve been there and took the long way home to resolve it! I don’t want you to experience the same struggle to heal your skin as I did.


If you have tried everything to repair and regenerate your skin, and often resort to a concealer or make-up to hide the breakouts, I want you to know that there is a completely natural solution that you can apply NOW! Not only will this solution relieve your symptoms but eradicate them for once and for all. But we need to dig deep, deeper than the skin and look to your gut. As Hippocates said : Health begins in the gut”. Let’s rephrase this:

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Beauty and skin health comes from the inside out


If you have tried all of the commonly prescribed treatments, such as anti acne creams, anti-inflammatories, cortisol or steroid creams, the pill or antibiotics I would like to show you how you can restore your skin’s natural health.


When it comes to a successful natural skin healing strategy, let’s look to the functional medicine approach.


But first Id like to share with you my personal story of acne/ break outs. The truth is,  I never had it – until after getting sick when living in Guatemala in my twenties. My trigger was a severe intestinal infection[s] and after many rounds of antibiotics,  my skin started to change and break out. Like a lot of women experiencing pronounced skin issues, I found it stressful, unpredictable, and confusing . Desperate to find a solution, I started to research as my digestion still was not ‘right’.

After attending a Naturopathic MD, he made me aware my condition was due to inflammation in my body from either the infection, and/or food intolerance and that the overuse of antibiotics had most likely impaired my gut lining, which was directly impacting my acne.

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This was a revelation to me 



The doctor identified that I was eating foods, which I was intolerant to, and these were causing my body to react. I now know that when you eat foods you are sensitive to, the body recognises this as an antigen similiar to a toxin / toxicant or virus. This causes an immune response i.e.. inflammation which was triggering my skin flare-ups. Over a longer period of time, this inflammation can cause the gut to become perforated, which allows undigested food particles to pass into the bloodstream, leading to further inflammation and a worsening of the symptom.

 It is a vicious cycle!


 Following my doctor’s advice, I started to take control, and track my food intake. Amazingly, I noticed that there were certain ‘healthy’ foods I was consuming such as dairy and soy, which were triggering more skin issues – how bizarre? I was 80% better. I still had work to do.


I knew I didn’t need any more oral antibiotics or topical creams, but I still had not found a lasting solution! Upon my return to Ireland after 3 years, I spent a small fortune on skin care products and facials! I felt I was taking one step forward and two steps back in my search for a solution. I was never free! But after huge amounts of research, trial and “errors” with diet and a nutritional strategy I finally found a formula and became

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100% symptom free!


Now, looking back in hindsight what I needed was to heal my leaky gut, remove trigger foods, address nutritional deficiencies, detox, reduce inflammation, and rebalance my [stress] hormones. Ha! How simple – now that I’m an expert in it. But somehow I may assume that if you are reading this, the healing plan may not be so obvious. In reality it took me a few months to resolve my skin but another 10 years of study and clinical work to really understand what occurs on a physiological level when the body is reacting!


They say that every cloud has a silver lining and my personal struggle has now become my life’s mission. I have since qualified as a Nutritional Therapist and practise functional medicine. I specialise in helping clients achieve lasting relief from skin complaints amongst other inflammatory ailments.


When a new client walks into my clinic with skin concerns, I can say with conviction that I can help them and they will see results within 30 days, once they apply my proven, step by step skin regeneration and restoration formula. The bottom line is that whatever’s going on inside your gut will eventually show up in your skin.


Let’s look at how nutrition can impact skin irritations such as acne, but these strategies may be applied across the board of inflammatory conditions. Whatever health condition you face, we must remember that the body is one whole integrated system, including the skin.


The key to healthy and vibrant skin is NOT about applying lotions and potions or taking liver damaging medications. Most of these contain harmful chemicals, but that’s for another blog! The real solution is to learn what your root cause is. Gut dysfunction is the common denominator for troubled skin. More and more research is validating this connection. The more we learn about the connection with the gut and the skin, the quicker the route to resolution!shutterstock_55143814

The main functions of the skin is to aid in detoxification and also to act as a physical, chemical and antimicrobial barrier. Studies have shown that stress and gut inflammation can impair the integrity of the skin. Have you ever noticed in times of stress your condition/symptoms will flare? Or a few days after the stressor?


The bacteria in your gut is a major player in the health of your skin and your immune system. Did you know your skin is 7 cells thick and your gut is only one?  A condition called dysbiosis (where the good gut bacteria can get out of balance) is very common with symptoms of digestive maladies, acne, eczema etc.


I want to save you time, money and help you avoid any stress or further suffering.  Bi-yearly I attend the best (and expensive – yet worthwhile!) functional medicine trainings and conferences in Europe and the USA, to learn more about developments within functional medicine and detox/skin care strategies to bring this information back to my clients. Why? Because we get results and for my love of helping people! But I realised something whilst away on my last trip, there are many people out there that do not have the means to attend consultations.  So, how can I help more people?  Hence my huge desire to share with you my

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3 Step Skincare Solution


My step by step skin regeneration and repair formula is proven to work, myself and literally hundreds of my clients are testament to this.  

It follows a step by step process:

 3 part plan complete 2 with frame

1. Repair your body through Functional Medicine 

2. Rebalance your digestion and replenish your body with nutrition 

3. Apply my skincare formula 


So the answer is here and it is simple! 

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Heal your Gut, Clear your Skin


To improve your skin texture and look fabulous the main areas to focus on; hormonal imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, gut issues and stress – they are all connected! I encourage you to keep learning and find YOUR root cause, remember YOU ARE NOT ALONE!


 If you would like to learn more about my proven 3 Step Skincare Solution, please fill out the ONE word survey below and let me know about your biggest skin concern, it will take you 10 seconds,  in return I promise to tell you more about how you can restore your skin without using expensive creams or medications! The answer is here and it is simple! 


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To the health of your skin,


Maev Creaven is a functional medicine nutritionist, a member of NTOI and The Institute of Functional Medicine (USA).