Q&A with Beanie Robinson, Nutritionist, Masseuse, Yoga practitioner and founder of The Health Space.

"Nothing says health like a confident and genuine smile!"

1. Tell us a little about The Health Space and why you became a nutritionist?

I am a lover of all things natural health and The Health Space really embodies that. Whether you are looking for yoga and breathwork, to nutrition or massage, my understanding of health encompasses mind, body and soul. Since my teens I was aware of how the food I ate had a massive impact on my mood, my energy levels, my skin, my sleep and how I felt in my body. I became a nutritionist as I wanted a deep understanding of how our food can be used as medicine.

2. Why is gut health so important for achieving radiant skin?

These days it's all about the gut and the skin is often a great barometer for what’s going on inside the gut. If we are experiencing an inflamed gut, with compromised integrity of the gut lining, bacterial dysbiosis & IBS type symptoms, our skin's health and appearance can really suffer. Ideally we want to support a diverse gut microbiome, a healthy gut lining & regular bowel movements with a well balanced diet and positive lifestyle habits.

3. What supplements or foods would you recommend to help achieve skin health?

Keep it colourful with an abundance and large variety of bright fruits and vegetables; berries, green leafy vegetables, avocado, broccoli, red peppers, citrus fruits, as well as healthy fats; walnuts, pumpkin seeds, organic extra virgin olive oil & green tea. NutriAdvanced has a lovely hair, skin and nails product that has vitamin c, biotin and astaxanthin.