Skin Food

Dr Thivi Maruthappu

Tuesday 24 October 2023 20:00–21:00 BST

There is a lot of interest in how what we eat can impact skin health and appearance, but a great deal of misinformation is present online. In this MyNutriBookClub, we’ll read and review the book, ‘Skin Food: Your 4-step Solution to Healthy, Happy Skin’ authored by the UK’s only dual qualified Dermatologist and Nutritionist, Dr Thivi Maruthappu.

‘Skin Food’ is the first book to bring evidence-based nutrition to the management of common skin conditions, separating fact from fiction. It is easy to read and has been reviewed by a team of dietitians for scientific accuracy. Therefore it is not only ideal for healthcare professionals, but also members of the general public who would like to gain a greater understanding of the impact of nutrition on skin health.

The book includes chapters dedicated to nutrition covering:

  • Nutrients that nourish the skin
  • The gut:skin connection
  • The SkinFood approach
  • Nutrition for specific skin concerns
  • Eczema, food allergies and intolerances
    + over 45 vibrant recipes to support skin health!

We’ll be hosting a live, interactive session on 24th October 2023, 8-9PM to discuss the book and highlight key learnings for practice, followed by a live Q&A with the author, Dr Thivi Maruthappu.

Purchase your copy of the book ahead of the live session and join our MyNutriBookClub community group on LinkedIn to get involved in book discussions and share your progress with others.

Gain understanding of
  • The role of nutrition and skin health
  • Skin hair and nails as markers of nutrient deficiency
  • Role of nutrition in inflammatory skin conditions
Be aware of
  • Food Allergy vs intolerance in eczema
  • Risk of restrictive eating in patients with skin conditions
  • Gut-skin axis
Be able to
  • Identify skin hair and nail signs of nutrient deficiency
  • Offer dietary guidance to people with skin conditions
  • Understand the role of nutrition in normal skin function

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Expert speaker

Dr Thivi Maruthappu
Consultant Dermatologist, Nutritionist & Honorary Senior Lecturer, Whittington Health NHS Trust & King’s College London


Dr Thivi Maruthappu MA PhD FRCP ANutr is a Consultant Dermatologist, Nutritionist and Researcher. As the UK’s first dual-qualified Dermatologist and Nutritionist, her pioneering expertise bridges the gap between diet and skin health. She is frequently invited as a Keynote speaker for health care professionals and organisations globally on the topic of nutrition and the skin, as well as conducting research at King’s College, London, where she is an Honorary Senior Lecturer. Her NHS practice is based at Whittington Health NHS Trust.


Rosie Long
Nutrition Marketing Lead, Registered Associate Nutritionist, MyNutriWeb


Bells Hann


Bells is a third year BSc Nutrition & Health student at the University of Roehampton, London. She works as a freelance nutrition & marketing intern for nutrition and medical communications company, HRS Communications. Since September 2022, Bells has volunteered as the U.K. and Ireland Student Representative within the Student Section for The Nutrition Society.

Bells is currently working on her first research project as she was awarded the 2023 Nutrition Society Summer Studentship Grant. Her research title is: A preliminary examination of the gut microbiota, cognition, and emotion in vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores.

Bells is an avid writer and reader and enjoys researching a variety of topics including general health, happiness, and wellbeing, plant-based eating, gut health, mental health, sustainability, nutrition psychology, and public health


Our MyNutriBookClub offers a space for constructive discussions about popular books written by experts and thought leaders in nutrition, health and sustainability. Potential book themes include health promotion, public health, food policy, food systems, gut health and sports nutrition.

Once you have viewed a full recorded session the MyNutriWeb team will review and arrange to send you your certificate via email from hello@mynutriweb.com within two weeks of viewing the session.


This webinar has been approved for CPD by the AfN