If you are a parent of a child who struggles with sensitive skin, eczema, rashes, hives, keratosis pilaris (chicken skin) psoriasis, acne, chronic skin infections such as molluscum, Impetigo, hand, foot, and mouth, cradle cap this episode is going to interest you. Let us dive into the fascinating connection between the gut and the skin. In this episode we will zoom out and look at skin health in general and how the gut is involved with our skin health. 

In this episode, I will share:

  • My own story with acne struggles, and how it lead me to study naturopathy;
  • The various reasons why the gut is so important for skin conditions, including:
    • Both the gut and the skin are elimination channels for the body;
    • Inflammation from the gut can lead to inflammation of the skin;
  • Why the gut and the immune system go hand-in-hand, and how this impact the skin (ie: skin infections, molluscum);
  • The nutrients that are important for gut and skin integrity;
  • When it comes to hormonal skin conditions such as acne we need to also consider the role of the gut.
  • I share more on the specific strains of probiotics that are beneficial for certain skin conditions

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