We at Yungskin believe in a healthy lifestyle. There is a well know saying that “Beauty is only skin deep”. However, our aim is to offer customers a more holistic approach to beauty by presenting a balanced regime that addresses not only the skin per se but the whole body, mind and spirit as a complete unit. This approach requires attention be given to the roles that diet, exercise and attitude of mind will play in achieving these goals.

Tips from Dr Philip

Get into a positive state of mind by using flower essences (if required), spending time in nature, listening to light/classical music, meditation and getting into present time (a nice ‘trick’ here is to stop what you are doing and just observe your surroundings for 10 seconds a few times per day.

Tips from Dr Philip

Eat an abundance of plant foods in order to absorb as much chlorophyll as possible (as explained in the pH chart download) and cut down on alcohol, sugar, chocholates, sweets, cakes, ice creams, biscuits (including honey), coffee (including decaf.), meat (including chicken), eggs, dairy (yes even yoghurt!), peanuts, cashews, mushrooms (fungi), corn (usually laden with fungi), vinegar (use lemon juice), too much fruit and fruit juices (full of fructose, ie sugar)…..”Great so what’s left to eat!?” Check out suggested reading and web sites at the end of this page.

Tips from Dr Philip

Get the body moving – find an exercise that suits you as an example, rebounding and the 5 Tibetans (Fountain of Youth) which can be performed in the comfort of your own home.


Walnuts not only taste great but are also a rich source of monounsaturated fats. One quarter cup serving can deliver up to 95% of your Recommended Dietary Allowance of omega-3 fats. Walnuts have been studied and promoted for their cardiovascular benefits, anticancer properties, anti-inflammatory effects and brain health properties. Eat walnuts on their own, in salads or a vegetable dish or with fruit.


Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats, and can contain up to 22 grams of fat in a medium sized fruit. They also provide up to 20 essential health boosting nutrients, including fiber, potassium, vitamin E, B vitamins and folic acid. Avocados are one of the safest fruits to purchase conventionally grown, as the thick skin protects it from the already lower level of pesticide exposure it receives. Avocados have plenty of other benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties, increased fat-soluble nutrient absorption (such as beta carotene and lutein), improved lipid profiles and inhibiting and destroying oral cancer cells.

Tips from Dr Philip

Keep hydrated by drinking 2 to 4 litres of filtered or alkaline water daily. Fresh lemon juice can be added to increase the alkalinity

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains lauric acid, an important fatty acid that is also found abundantly in mothers’ milk, which also has a potent antiviral effect on the body. It is also excellent for the thyroid and does not raise cholesterol when consumed in a diet rich in essential fatty acids. An also very important note is that anyone suffering from candidiasis can benefit greatly from the caprylic acid in coconut oil because of its potent antifungal properties.

Fish oil

Many of the benefits of fish oil are due to the presence of omega-3 essential fatty acids like DHA and EPA. Other useful essential fatty acids in fish oil include alpha-linolenic acid and gamma-linolenic acid. According to the American Heart Association, clinical trials have shown that omega-3’s are effective in reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease. This is one reason why fish oil has been attributed to a reduced risk of heart disease. Fish oil is also known as an effective anti-inflammatory and natural antidepressant and protects against Alzheimer’s and ADHD. Ensure you get a pure form of fish oil, free of mercury and other contaminants.

Hemp oil

One of the most beneficial components of hemp is its full range of amino acids as well as being a perfectly balanced source of Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s), making it one of the very few plant based complete protein sources. EFA’s include the optimal ratio of omega-3’s and omega-6’s, which helps maintain a healthy immune system and is responsible for healthy looking skin, hair and nails. The exceptional concentration of EFA’s in hemp, is also known for its role in preventing heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancer, arthritis and much more. It’s also important to keep in mind that EFA’s are indispensable for function and development of the brain and nervous system and the production of healthy cell membranes.