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Fed up with those skin rashes that just won't go away? Join clinical nutritionist, skin rash expert, and eczema warrior Jennifer Fugo to explore alternative ways to look at your frustrating skin conditions. Together, we'll dive deep to empower and inspire you to see your symptoms from a totally different perspective. Each episode tackles a wide range of chronic skin rash issues including (but not limited to) eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, vitiligo, and seborrheic dermatitis. We pull back the curtain to dish on nutrition, diet, root causes, detoxification, lifestyle changes and even innovative published research that doesn't seem to trickle down to your doctor.

Jennifer Fugo, CNS, MS, Skin Rash Expert


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    262: Why Your Child's Risk of Allergies, Eczema + Asthma Is So High w/ Meenal Lele

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 37:41


    If you've had children, you may have been given tips (probably unsolicited) about feeding Baby, but what does the science really say about baby advice? From allergies to getting your child started on the best foot forward, most parents are left trying to decipher an ever-changing landscape while feeling defeated. Today's guest, Meenal Lele, is the author of The Baby and the Biome, a revelatory look at how we all got so sick. She is also the founder & CEO of Lil Mixins, an early allergen introduction solution. She has a chemical engineering and business degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Meenal's book combines her deep clinical experience with her goal to end food allergies that affect 40 million Americans, like her son. Join us as Meenal helps to break down the complicated topic of children's food allergies and what science really says when it comes to a child's microbiome. Does your child have early eczema or food allergies? Post something you learned in your journey in the comments to help other parents! In this episode: The scary stat of how many kids will develop a chronic immune disease How eczema, food allergies and asthma are all related What is the best time window to introduce common allergenic foods to a baby (this goes against common advice) Why staph and eczema can go hand in hand along with food allergies What should parents do to hopefully minimize these issues? Quotes “Foods become an allergen when your body mistakes a totally normal, safe food and decides it's a parasite.” [12:52] “I feel like we're so unwilling to be even momentarily uncomfortable that we end up throwing things at a problem that don't even help. And that's the case for us with antibiotics. In Sweden, they made doctors report every single time they were using antibiotics, and why, and it cut the reuse of antibiotics by 75%, meaning probably for us in the United States, three out of four uses of antibiotics are completely unnecessary." [26:25] Links Connect with Meenal Lele online here Check out Lil Mixins here Follow Lil Mixins on Instagram Order a copy of Meenal's book: The Baby and the Biome: How the Tiny World Inside Your Child Holds the Secret to Their Health Healthy Skin Show ep. 020: How Your Mouth Microbiome Can Mess Up Your Skin w/ Trina Felber Healthy Skin Show ep. 222: Food Allergies + Skin Rashes in Kids w/ Jennifer Brand, MS, MPH, CNS Healthy Skin Show ep. 086: Allergies, Your Immune System & Skin Rashes w/ Dr. Maya Shetreat Healthy Skin Show ep. 110: Missing Links Between Your Little One's Skin Rashes & Mom's Health w/ Jennifer Brand, MS, CNS

    261: Chronic Hives: Why They Aren't Going Away

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 15:09


    If chronic hives, dermatographia or angioadema have got you down – I hear ya. They are extremely frustrating skin conditions especially when all the testing to look for an environmental trigger doesn't yield much helpful information. If you're anything like my clients, you probably don't want to be stuck on endless combos of antihistamines and feeling helpless to make this type of rash stop. My clinical experience supporting people with these conditions has shown me that there are a lot more underlying the frustrating skin symptoms than what you'll hear from your doctor. I'm going to share with you how I view these conditions from a functional clinical nutrition perspective AND what first steps you can take that my clients find incredibly helpful! In this episode: The main reason the hives/urticaria will not stop Thyroid connection to chronic hives Research on hives + autoimmunity Is your body OVER-producing histamine?!?! First 4 steps to get urticaria to stop Quotes: Histamine Overload is a situation where your body is no longer able to handle the immense amount of histamine present. A 2019 paper noted that 25 to 30 percent of urticaria cases also had underlying Hashimoto's along with anti-TPO antibodies.

    Stop Making These SEVEN Big Mistakes To Fix Your Skin Rashes Subtitle: For a limited time only!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 4:08


    Are you ready to rebuild healthy skin? Join me on Tuesday, September 20th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT for a free webinar on the SEVEN biggest mistakes people make when trying to fix their chronic skin rashes. Get access by registering at www.RebuildHealthySkin.com to join me live (or to get the replay)!

    260: Oral Microbiome-Skin Rash Connection w/ Dr. Mark Burhenne

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 43:29


    Raise your hand if you've ever used mouthwash or bleached your teeth. Probably everyone has at some point, right? My guest today will make you rethink your idea of having a "dirty" mouth that needs to be sterilized! Today's guest, Dr. Mark Burhenne, attended the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. In his bio, Dr. B writes, “In my 30 years of practice as a dentist, I've seen a lot of misinformation and people who have fallen through the cracks due to our healthcare system's failure to understand the oral-body connection” – which is where his focus on “whole body care” really started. Dr. B is passionate about getting people the right information they need to be healthy – a passion we share! He founded askthedentist.com in 2010 as an avenue to advance that passion. Ask the Dentist promotes oral health for total wellness and empowers people to understand how the mouth is a window into the health of the rest of the body. It's fast becoming one of the sources for the best dental advice on the net with millions of viewers per month. Dr. B is also is the author of the best selling book The 8-Hour Paradox: How We are Sleeping Our Way to Fatigue, Disease, and Unhappiness. He recently started a podcast, and is helping connect functional dentists to functionally minded patients via a worldwide directory. Join us as we chat on all things relating to functional dentistry- from sleep to the oral-systemic connection to the oral microbiome. (And yes, we will talk about some oral care products!) Have you noticed a skin rash pop up after having dental work or something go awry within your mouth? Tell me about it in the comments! In this episode: How oral health can impact + worsen skin problems What is the oral microbiome? Why you should NEVER disinfect the mouth How bleaching your teeth could lead to dysbiosis Should you DITCH toothpaste? (cankersores, anyone?) Hydroxyapatite - what is it + how is it helpful for your teeth Testing you can order to assess your oral microbiome Quotes “Anytime we talk about health, whether it's systemic health, oral health, we have to talk in that fashion as being a super organism and having this complex, interacting, synergistic system in our mouth. And when it goes wrong, it's not necessarily just the human DNA, it's a combination of everything.” [5:03] “There's a little girdle of tissue that tries to seal off the bugs in the mouth and prevent them from getting into the body. The bad news is that it happens quite frequently. For example, every time you go in for a dental cleaning, within 20 minutes, those bacteria in the mouth are in the blood in your bloodstream... And that's called Bacteriema." [15:38] Links Connect with Dr. B online Follow Dr. on Instagram | TikTok Check out the Bristle Test here Order a copy of Dr. B's book: The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox: How We Are Sleeping Our Way to Fatigue, Disease and Unhappiness Healthy Skin Show ep. 020: How Your Mouth Microbiome Can Mess Up Your Skin w/ Trina Felber

    259: Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Psoriasis {RESEARCH}

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 25:40


    If you've got psoriasis – there's a pretty big chance that you're deficient in certain nutrients (especially if your psoriasis is more severe). In fact, nutrient deficiencies are more common than you probably think! As a clinical nutritionist, I often find that those with more severe symptoms tend to experience higher degrees of nutrient deficiencies (which is one reason that I do not understand the resistance to checking the nutrient status of those with psoriasis). So let's discuss which key macro and micronutrients are commonly found to be deficient in psoriasis and what that could mean for your body and health! Especially because nutrient deficiencies are a source of intense stress because your body doesn't have the proper nutrients to operate efficiently. In this episode: Common nutrient deficiencies found in cases of psoriasis Impacts of low protein intake on psoriasis cases (that I see in my practice) Why this one key macronutrient is so important Certain optimal ranges that I use in my clinical practice What selenium has to do with psoriasis The potential impact several of these nutrients have on modulating your immune response Quotes: There's no way you can know that your nutrient stores and nutrient intake are appropriate for you without (in many instances) looking at labs. Keep in mind that combining several interventions together may make a bigger impact on your skin than a single intervention alone.

    258: Tapping (aka Emotional Freedom Technique) For Eczema, Psoriasis + Other Rashes w/ Sarah Emily Speers, LMFT

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 36:22


    Have you ever heard of tapping and thought that is way too “out there” for me? Well, did you know there is actual science backing up this technique for stress management? My guest today shares everything from the importance of minerals to how the iron recycling system works. Today's guest, Sarah Emily Speers, is an Alternative Healing Arts Practitioner, Empowered Eating Coach, Reiki Master & trained psychotherapist. She specializes in using energy healing modalities- including Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Reiki and the Emotion Code- to help empathic women and entrepreneurs experience freedom from food and eating issues, emotional overwhelm, stress/anxieties and limiting self-beliefs. With over 10 years of experience in the mental health, coaching and fitness industries, Sarah Emily has worked with thousands of people to help them improve their health behaviors, mindset, body/self-image and self-care practices. She formerly was the Director of the Behavioral Health Program at Premier Fitness Camp, developed and ran an intensive treatment program for binge eating disorder at the University of California San Diego, and worked in private practice as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California. Sarah Emily holds an M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy from The University of San Diego and a B.A. in Psychology from Syracuse University. Join us as we delve into an introduction to the Emotional Freedom Technique to help manage stress! Have you thought tapping or another stress reduction technique was silly, but then you ended up loving it? Tell me about it in the comments! In this episode: What is Emotional Freedom Technique (also known as Tapping)? How does it work and why is it effective? Research backing up how well ETF works How can you use this tool to benefit you? Example of a basic tapping process/mantra to use Quotes “When you're tapping on these points in the body, it's actually sending a signal to your brain to let your brain and body know that you can relax. And there's even studies that show that tapping is going to reduce cortisol levels in the body.” [1:59] “It's all about fully accepting all parts of you. And a lot of times we're fighting against these parts of ourselves, we're frustrated with ourself. We don't want to look at or deal with these things that bother us. And so, rather than us ignoring them or avoiding them, we fully bring everything into the light and we just acknowledge what is true…and when we can accept something that's there that we don't love, it's actually through the acceptance that we're more easily able to release it.” [12:30] Links Connect with Sarah Emily online RESEARCH – Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Improves Multiple Physiological Markers of Health Follow Sarah Emily on Instagram | Join her Facebook group Get a free tapping training HERE Check out this beginner intro to tapping course that teaches the basics of tapping if you want to learn the technique

    257: Itchiness + Histamine Intolerance - Why Am I Itchy?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 11:06


    Most people assume that itchiness means there's too much histamine in their bodies. This assumption is often very wrong leading people to take anti-histamine medications that they will admit don't help much. If this hits home, you'll be shocked to know that there are many different reasons (or hidden root causes) that can drive itch that often isn't explored in conventional dermatology. So if you're frustrated that nothing seems to help that awful itch, you're in the right place! In this episode: MYTH-BUSTING – itchiness + histamine intolerance Common meds + supplements used to stop itch What happens when these options don't work? Different itch triggers (that have nothing to do with histamine) What about chronic hives + dermatographia? Quotes: If itchiness were solely triggered by histamine, then the medications and even potentially the supplements would help. Itchiness is associated with higher levels of IL-31 in the body (especially in those with eczema, urticaria, and prurigo nodularis).

    256: Understanding Your Skin's Circadian Rhythm w/ Michelle Jeffries, MD

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 33:34


    Did you know that your circadian rhythm affects your skin? Are you ready to find out what it means by your skin having its OWN circadian rhythm? If you've wondered why your skin feels different at different times of the day (super itchy at night, but fine during the day), today's guest will explain why! My guest today is Michelle Jeffries, D.O., FAAD, FAOCD. Dr. Michelle Jeffries is a board-certified Integrative Dermatologist in private practice in Phoenix, AZ and is the CEO and Founder of The SkinClock Method. She is a triple board-certified osteopathic physician in Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Jeffries also has a Masters degree in Psychology and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Her unique training and background has led her to a comprehensive "inside AND out" approach to skin health that blends the principles of holistic beauty with the natural health cycles of your body, universal laws of nature, ancient teachings, modern dermatology, functional nutrition, and spiritual consciousness for truly holistic skincare. Join us as we discuss how clock genes work in alignment with your circadian rhythm and how that can affect skin health. Have you dealt with poor sleep patterns and aligned your body's circadian rhythm to the betterment of your skin? Share with me in the comments! In this episode: What exactly is your circadian rhythm? What are clock genes? Why your skin may be actually drier at night along with more itchiness Why is it important to align your clock genes within your body with the rhythm of the world? What ancient civilizations knew that modern tech and research are discovering Thoughts on blue light blockers and red light therapry Quotes “Shift workers who actually are awake at night and asleep during the day, they actually have different rhythms that they do throughout the day. And unfortunately they're more at risk for diabetes, heart disease and cancer, psoriasis, other things. So the research has shown when you're not aligning with those rhythms, a lot of the other systems in the body get out of sync.” [7:52] “If we don't eat during active periods of the day and we're eating at night and we're eating when we're supposed to be resting, then that can just throw that whole gut clock out of lap, too. And then that will send mis-signals to the body because then the body has all these nutrients (to process).” [15:37] Links Connect with Dr. Jeffries online Follow Dr. Jeffries on Instagram | Facebook Healthy Skin Show #128: Eczema Sleep Problems w/ Christa Biegler, RD Healthy Skin Show #234: How Sleep Impacts Your Skin (Tips + Strategies) PT 1 w/ Michelle Nilan, MS, CNS Healthy Skin Show #235: How Sleep Impacts Your Skin (Tips + Strategies) PT 2 w/ Michelle Nilan, MS, CNS Healthy Skin Show #236: How Sleep Impacts Your Skin (Tips + Strategies) PT 3 w/ Michelle Nilan, MS, CNS Healthy Skin Show #180: How Hormones Impact Your Immune System + Skin Health w/ Heather Zwickey, PhD

    254: Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Kids with Skin Rashes w/ Jennifer Brand MS, MPH, CNS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 35:54


    Ever wonder how it could be possible for little kids to have low levels of nutrients? Have you thought that they haven't really had “time” to lose nutrients, so they should be OK? We're learning more about this, and it's important to test before deciding on a plan of action. Improving micro AND macronutrients are important when rebuilding skin health! My guest today is Jennifer Brand, MPH, MS, CNS. She is a clinical nutritionist and the CEO of Jennifer Caryn Brand Nutrition LLC. Jennifer helps children with dry, flaky, weepy, red, itchy, painful rashes navigate the journey to healthy skin and enjoy a childhood free from disruptive skin symptoms. Instead of managing symptoms with more diet restrictions, environment changes, and prescription creams, Jennifer uses functional testing and a detailed health history to uncover unique imbalances at the heart of the problem and provides a roadmap to restore balance so that your child can eat more foods, feel good in their skin, regain normalcy, and be a child. Jennifer's own struggle with gut problems and disordered eating made worse with elimination diets, and her father's, brother's, and mother's struggles with psoriasis, eczema, and vitiligo left Jennifer frustrated. Conventional recommendations fell flat and didn't help her, or her loved ones get relief from these health problems. These experiences inspired her to search for a different approach, one that addresses the root causes of health problems like these. Jennifer has been a faculty member of LearnSkin, and her work has been featured in peer-reviewed scientific journals, Voyagela, as well as on podcasts, online summits, and in-person presentations at venues such as Casa Colina Hospital in California. Join us as we discuss how low levels of certain nutrients may contribute to your kid's skin rashes. Have you identified certain LOW or maybe even HIGH nutrient levels and it made a difference in your little one's skin health? Let me know in the comments! In this episode: What nutrient imbalances are common with kids that have eczema How kids get so low in critical nutrients How to test for this and what can be done about this from a dietary perspective What role gut health plays in resolving skin rashes What you can do RIGHT NOW to start rebuilding healthy skin Quotes “When it comes to the micronutrients, the ones that I'm seeing low levels of are vitamins A, C, E, alpha lipoic acid, CoQ10, glutathione, and plant-based antioxidants. Also B vitamins are commonly low in they're mineral imbalances and also high lipid peroxides. But really, the common thread that I see here with all of these micronutrient findings, is that they can be linked to antioxidant status and oxidative stress.” [4:48] “Supplements are not benign. And all nutrients work together in the body, so if you supplement with individual ones and it's not necessary, it can throw off other ones and cause other problems. And so it's also why it's important to test and not guess and supplement where it's actually needed.” [16:09] Links Interested in trying MegaSporeBiotic? Click HERE to grab a bottle! Find Jennifer Brand online Get Jennifer Brand's FREE Guide To Probiotics For Skin Rashes Get Jennifer Brand's free guide: Tips to Ditch the Itch Healthy Skin Show #008: Identifying The Chemical Triggers Behind Your Skin Flare-Ups w/ Jennifer Brand Healthy Skin Show #110: Missing Links Between Your Little One's Skin Rashes & Mom's Health w/ Jennifer Brand, MS, CNS Healthy Skin Show #178: Using Probiotics For Eczema in Little Ones w/ Jennifer Brand, MS, MPH, CNS Healthy Skin Show #222: Food Allergies + Skin Rashes in Kids w/ Jennifer Brand, MS, MPH, CNS Follow Jennifer on Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

    253: Eczema Expo 2022 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 13:37


    Did you know that there is a huge annual event just for people struggling with Eczema? Yes!!! It's called the Eczema Expo and the event is hosted by the National Eczema Association. Due to my dad's health declining and then the pandemic, I wasn't able to attend in prior years, so this was my first time! I wasn't sure what to expect, but the entire experience really was incredible. Many of you asked for a recap to see if this might be a good event for you next year. Just in case you're wondering – my review of the event is not associated with the hosting organization or the event. I paid for all expenses to travel and attend the event and was not compensated (nor incentivized) to share this information. It's my hope that this will answer many of your questions about the event, so let's dive in! In this episode: My experience attending the Eczema Expo for the first time Talk highlights from my favorite talks presented at Expo Activities + events that you can enjoy Experience with the hotel hosting Expo What I hope will improve next year Will I attend again? (drumroll, please) Quotes: “This event that frankly was very “you do you” without any requirement to show up to anything to allow you the freedom to come and go as you pleased.” “It seemed impossible to feel alone because you were immersed in this beautiful, welcoming, supportive community.”

    252: Heavy Metals + Skin Rashes: What You Need To Know w/ Dr. Sonza Curtis, ND, PA-C, IFMP

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 29:51


    Do you feel like the words “heavy metals” are getting a lot of buzz lately? It seems like it's hot topic that you read about on social media where everybody's like, “Maybe I do have mercury poisoning? Maybe I have lead poisoning?” My guest today is going to give you the lowdown on how heavy metals and other toxins affect gut health and what you can do about it. Today's guest, Dr. Sonza Curtis, ND, PA-C, IFMP, has a doctorate in Naturopathy for Healthcare Professionals and was certified through the Institute of Functional Medicine. She completed her undergraduate and master of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has additional advanced training and specializes in Gut, Autoimmune, and Hormone health. Dr. Sonza has always been committed to helping people get better naturally and has many techniques built into her practice designed to help patients get back to health better than before they came through her doors. Her ability to listen carefully to her patients, along with the mix of western medicine and naturopathy, make her a top Functional Medicine doctor in the Atlanta metro area. Join us as we discuss everything surrounding heavy metals. Have you ever done heavy metal testing or tried a heavy metal detox? What worked or what did you learn? Tell me about it in the comments! In this episode: What are heavy metals specifically and how do they differ from minerals like zinc, sodium, or potassium What are the most common origins for heavy metal toxicity? Why heavy metal toxicity is higher in women during menopause Important things you should do before a heavy metal detox When to see a Functional Medicine Doctor Quotes “We're full of metals, even as we're talking in the EMFs and different things of that nature, if a person is very sensitive sometimes they can't even take that… The two negatives repel. Sometimes even the conductivity in electronics can cause patients issues that can trigger, even intensify their heavy metals.” [7:30] “If you're not pooping on a regular basis, guess what you're doing with that toxin? You're recirculating the toxins, and it's going to stay in there stronger. You have to make sure all the process of where you're detoxing is optimal before you start pushing things and trying to get it out.” [20:05] Links Connect with Dr. Sonza Curtis online Follow Dr. Sonza on Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn Healthy Skin Show ep.147: Could Breast Implant Illness Be Your Rash Trigger? w/ Dr. Anthony Youn

    255: Never Let Eczema Define You (A Personal Journey) w/ Abby Cramond

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 25:14


    If you've ever dealt with a skin rash like eczema, you know the itch and the feeling of embarrassment or anger perhaps. Now imagine being the center of attention as a pageant queen being partially judged on how you look and carry yourself. Today's guest had to figure out how to navigate her journey with eczema all while competing in pageant after pageant. Abby Cramond is a junior at Louisiana State University majoring in Digital Advertising and minoring in Textiles Apparel and Merchandising. She is a digital creator and entrepreneur who manages multiple businesses' media pages and the owner of her own jewelry boutique. Abby wants to share her journey with eczema, not only to spread awareness, but to make others feel comfortable in their own skin and that they are not alone. Join us as we chat about her very personal, inspirational journey with eczema, all while being in the spotlight. Have you struggled with finding the true cause of your skin condition but finally found peace or found help in some way? Let me know in the comments! In this episode: Abby's eczema journey Various medications Abby tried with her doctor Her personal advice to get through the mental anguish The ONE thing that has worked so far in helping her eczema How Abby's standard of "what is beauty" has changed Quotes “...It's not the fact that you have eczema and then you just put the thing (on) they give you and it goes away. It's this never-ending process of finding out what product works best for you and what truly kills a problem at the core.” [1:16] “After the steroids, we were like, 'I can't be using cream anymore. There has to be another option.' So we went to the dermatologist and they're like, 'All right, we have this thing called Dupixent,' and listed, gave the whole rundown of it all. And I was like, I'm so desperate, I do not care what I need to do. So I gave it a shot, and it's the only thing that has worked for me so far.” [14:04] Links Follow Abby on Instagram| TikTok | Twitter Healthy Skin Show #050: How To Help Kids With Eczema w/ Dr. Sheila Kilbane Healthy Skin Show #098: Why Hope Is So Important When It Comes To Eczema (And How To Find It) w/ Camille Knowles Healthy Skin Show #151: How Eczema Changed My Life (So I Could Help Others) w/ Rakhi Roy, MS, RD, LDN Healthy Skin Show #230: {RESEARCH} Mindfulness Stress Reduction Benefits For Chronic Skin Problems Like Eczema + Psoriasis w/ Jessica Maloh

    251: Why You Should Balance Iron + Copper w/ Amanda Montalvo, RD

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 33:39


    Many of our readers and listeners have heard me talk about the zinc and copper relationship. Have you delved into how copper is involved yet? My guest today shares everything from the importance of minerals to how the iron recycling system works. Today's guest, Amanda Montalvo, RD, is a women's health dietitian that helps women get to the root cause of hormone imbalances and have healthy menstrual cycles. Amanda started off her education in nutrition with the traditional route, but after dealing with her own health problems after getting off hormonal birth control she quickly realized the value of functional medicine.   After healing her acne, balancing her hormones, and learning the value of her menstrual cycle, Amanda found her purpose—to help women create a body in balance and not settle for anything less. Join us as we discuss minerals and WHY so many get iron wrong. Have you been told you're anemic and want to look into your copper or Vitamin A status? Tell me about it in the comments! In this episode: How mineral imbalances affect the whole body How do copper and Vitamin A regulate iron? Organ meats- should you supplement? Beta-carotene versus retinol Opinions on utilizing hair mineral testing to see the overall picture of stress and mineral levels Different labs to ask your doctor for Quotes “Iron is in our tissues. We need to get it into the blood. How do we do that? We have different proteins that are moving it around, but those proteins need enzymes. Those enzymes are just making a reaction happen and that's where the minerals come in, right? Minerals are spark plugs for reactions in the body for enzymes.” [6:56] “As estrogen goes up, hepcidin will also increase, and then that means we have less iron absorption in the gut. So, you can look anemic when you have high estrogen, but in reality, you're actually storing a lot of iron. So, hormones can definitely impact our iron status as well." [20:06] Links Connect with Amanda Montalvo online Follow Amanda on Instagram Find out if you're at risk for Mineral Imbalances with her FREE mineral quiz HERE Healthy Skin Show ep. 163: Iron Deficiency Skin Rash Healthy Skin Show ep. 169: Why Is Zinc So Important For Your Skin?

    250: Progesterone Sensitivity Rash

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 9:33


    Did you know that progesterone can trigger rashes? Usually estrogen is more commonly the “sex hormone problem child” when it comes to skin, but when progesterone is the culprit, it's causes A LOT of trouble. If you've never heard of progesterone triggering rashes or Progesterone Hypersensitivity, you'll want to check out this episode. Now to be clear, this is NOT a common problem as progesterone reactivity like this is considered to be rare (though I'm willing to bet that a lot of cases are left undiagnosed if you don't know what to even look for). And if you know someone dealing with progesterone sensitivity rashes, please share this with them because there is a lot of great research linked up in the citations section below that could be helpful for them! In this episode: What is progesterone hypersensitivity? Is it an autoimmune disease or an allergic reaction? Tips for figuring out if you have progesterone hypersensitivity Fascinating signs + symptoms Potential triggers that prime your body to react to progesterone Treatment options to discuss with your doctor Quotes: A consistent flare-up that starts around the progesterone spike in your cycle around day 20 or 21 of a 28-day cycle is an important clue. Progesterone hypersensitivity may be linked to a higher rate of pregnancy loss.

    249: Inspiring Vitiligo Personal Journey w/ Tonja Johnson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 29:05


    Did you know that June is Vitiligo Awareness Month?? My guest today shares her empowering, emotional personal story and shares how she became a Vitiligo Patient Advocate! Today's guest, Tonja Johnson, exhibits creativity, innovation, and determination. She has persevered through many obstacles in life, which has fueled her passions. Tonja is the founder of Beautifully Unblemished, a vitiligo support group that was birthed in 2017 after a challenging time finding a local support group in the state of Florida.. Her passion and drive are inspired by her own experiences dealing with Vitiligo and learning to embrace the physical changes she faces daily. She is passionate about empowering individuals to love the skin they are in. In her spare time, she enjoys singing praise and worship, interior decorating, and traveling. Join us as we discuss how to best SUPPORT someone with vitiligo and hear Tonja's journey. If you've been diagnosed with vitiligo and joined a support group, what specifically helped the most? Let me know in the comments! In this episode: What is vitiligo and what symptoms do people commonly notice? Who is affected by vitiligo? Tonja's personal vitiligo journey and how it impacted her to the point of contemplating suicide How Tonja dealt with her diagnosis emotionally + mentally (Why it's NOT "just skin"!) The benefits of getting support especially if you feel ashamed of your vitiligo diagnosis How to support someone living with vitiligo Quotes “There IS treatment. There's no cure, but there IS treatment that gives a temporary relief, I would say, for someone that has vitiligo. And it can slow down the process of vitiligo if you get treated earlier.” [15:08] “About three years into having vitiligo, I began to get depressed because the skin, my pigment was changing aggressively. I was losing my color, it seemed like every day, spots were appearing on my skin, and it was really devastating. I felt like I'd been given a death sentence. I knew it wasn't cancer, so it wasn't that bad, but it was emotionally a roller coaster, just trying to figure out the hows, the whys, where did it come from?" [2:06] Links Find Beautifully Unblemished online and on Instagram Follow Tonja Johnson on Instagram + Facebook World Vitiligo Day is June 25th! Learn more HERE.

    248: Is Eczema Related To Histamine Intolerance?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 8:16


    If you've heard or read that eczema is a “histamine intolerance” problem, I've got news for you… That's actually not always true. In fact, itchy skin doesn't mean you have histamine intolerance either. This might fly in the face of what you've come to believe about what your “root causes” are, but it's really important. It can help you if you find that antihistamines aren't really working! OR if you've been doing a low histamine diet without noticing much improvement. So let's talk about how atopic dermatitis is (or is not) connected to histamine overload while answering a listener's question on how certain foods (like berries) could be good or bad for rashes! In this episode: Are berries high in histamine (and a problem for eczema)? Eczema + Histamine Intolerance – Are they connected? FODMAP foods + histamine issues Percentage of eczema cases that are histamine driven (in my practice) Quotes: Blueberries are actually low in histamine while strawberries are high in histamine. It's erroneous to assume that eczema automatically means you have a histamine problem because that's simply not true.

    247: Helping Kids With Rashes To Thrive w/ Dr. Nicole Beurkens, PhD, CNS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 38:37


    Dealing with chronic skin conditions can take their toll mentally on anyone, but put yourself in the shoes of a child who may not have the same life experience as you do to cope. Stick in the dreaded school bullying, and you can have a major storm on your hands as parents or caregivers. My guest today covers specific things to look for and DO when tackling mental health for children with skin rashes. Today's guest, Dr. Nicole Beurkens, is a licensed clinical psychologist with advanced degrees in psychology, education, and nutrition. She is a leading holistic child psychologist and has dedicated her 25-year career to providing parents with research-based strategies that get to the root of children's attention, anxiety, mood, and behavior challenges so they can reach their highest potential. She runs a multi-disciplinary evaluation and treatment clinic and is a best-selling author, published researcher, award-winning therapist, media expert, and experienced mother of four. Join us as we discuss how to best SUPPORT mental health holistically for children and teens with chronic skin conditions. If you've found that counseling or at-home therapy work has helped your family in dealing with a chronic condition, what specifically helped the most? Let me know in the comments! In this episode: Why it's a BIG mistake to NOT talk about skin conditions with your kid (especially if it makes your child feel "different") Steps to empower your child if they have a skin condition Criteria of red flags to know that there's something wrong or signs that there could be an issue at school How to get your child talking (without feeling ashamed) about bullying or other problems they face Benefits of having your child talk to someone other than you (or another parent or caregiver) Quotes “A lot of times kids are bringing those things to us not because they want us to in and play superhero and call everybody's mom, and fix it... they're telling us because they need us to be with them in how they're feeling about it. They need to not be alone in how they're feeling.” [17:30] “...The reality is that most children, the vast majority will not initiate telling a parent or teacher or caregiver that it's going on because they are ashamed, because they're embarrassed because they don't know how to talk about that. So it is up to US as the adults in these kids' lives to raise these issues and to watch for the signs.” [10:16] Links Find Dr. Nicole Beurkens online Get Dr. Beurkens's FREE Top 10 Nutrients Guide Follow Dr. Beurkens on Instagram| Facebook Order Dr. Beurkens's book: Life Will Get Better

    246: Everything You Need To Know About Skin Tests (Done By Your Dermotologist) w/ Dr. Peter Lio

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 29:54


    Have you ever heard to just put honey or aloe on your rash? I URGE you to think twice on treating an angry rash at home before knowing what it is. Sometimes, it can be life threatening as you will hear from my guest today who had a patient have sepsis! Not to mention, it could be tiny microscopic bugs, which gives the shivers just thinking about it. My guest today is Dr. Peter Lio, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, completed his internship in Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, and his Dermatology training at Harvard where he served as Chief Resident in Dermatology. While at Harvard, he received formal training in acupuncture. Dr. Lio has written a textbook on Integrative Dermatology and has published over 100 papers. Join us as we discuss all the different types of skin testing for various conditions, which your doctor could run. Have you ever had any of skin testing done and it helped tremendously? Tell me about it in the comments! In this episode: Why you need a dermatologist on your team to help rule out infections + more serious issues (even if you want to do things more naturally) Different testing types and when you do each one (AND for which condition) What are scabies and Demodex mites, and why could Ivermectin help? How does patch testing work? Thoughts on supplementing with B12 if you have a cobalt allergy Hidden sneaky source of benzoyl peroxide (if you have this allergy) Quotes “Scabies are these little, teeny-tiny mites, they're invisible to the naked eye, but not to the microscope. So what we do is we'll scrape the little parts of the skin or even better is we can scrape under your nails because if you're itchy, you're collecting little scabies mites under your fingernails.” [08:51] “The biggest thing I think for bacterial infection is skin pain or tenderness. If it's just itchy, I'm not as worried, but if a patient calls me and says, it hurts, it's sore. Then I'm like, whoa, that's a super four-alarm fire.” [11:04] Links Find Dr. Lio Online Healthy Skin Show ep. 001: How to Protect & Strengthen Your Skin Barrier w/ Dr. Peter Lio Healthy Skin Show ep. 037: Nickel Allergy And Eczema w/ Dr. Peter Lio Healthy Skin Show ep. 104: Topical B12 For Skin Rashes w/ Dr. Peter Lio Healthy Skin Show ep. 136: Alternative Solutions For Rosacea w/ Dr. Peter Lio Healthy Skin Show ep. 176: Dealing With Recurrent Skin Infections w/ Dr. Peter Lio Healthy Skin Show ep. 216: Could Your Rash Be A Sign Of Lymphoma? w/ Dr. Peter Lio Healthy Skin Show ep.107: Symptoms Of A Staph Infection On Your Skin Follow Dr. Lio on Twitter | Facebook

    245: Why You Need More Fiber (And How It Can Help Histamine Overload) w/ Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 44:03


    Have you been told to eliminate fermented foods or FODMAPS out of your diet? What about histamine containing foods? You may want to listen first or read my guest's new book before eliminating these fiber-filled foods! Today's guest, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (or "Dr. B"), is an award winning gastroenterologist, internationally recognized gut health expert and the New York Times-bestselling author of Fiber Fueled and The Fiber Fueled Cookbook. He sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of ZOE, has authored more than twenty articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, has given more than forty presentations at national meetings, presented to Congress and the USDA, and has taught over 10,000 students how to heal and optimize their gut health. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife and children. You'll find him on Instagram as @theguthealthmd, on Facebook as @theguthealthmd, and at his website theplantfedgut.com. Join us as we discuss general gut health, fiber, short chain fatty acids, and how it all relates BACK to skin health. If you've made some changes to your diet, what's worked and what DIDN'T? Let me know in the comments! In this episode: Butyrate- its effect on barrier function and how it connects the gut to the skin Why EVERYONE needs to be sprouting and a secret hack to getting more DAO enzyme from pea sprouts How fiber is food for the microbes in your gut and how that feeds them, which helps you What's the science behind FODMAPS? What may be the healthiest food on the planet Quotes “If I walk out on the street right now and I find a random sample of 20 Americans, 19 out of 20 are deficient in fiber. And not like mildly deficient, but like severely deficient.” [5:05] “FODMAPS are actually really good for us. So we want the FODMAPS, we just want them in the right amount. And we want to train our gut, make it stronger and make it capable of processing these foods for us.” [21:25] Links Find Dr. Will Bulsiewicz online Check out The Fiber Fueled Cookbook here or here Follow Dr. B on Instagram| Facebook Want to learn how to sprout at home? Watch Jen's tutorial Instagram story HERE

    244: How Do Biologic Drugs For Chronic Skin Conditions Work? w/ Heather Zwickey, PhD

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 31:57


    Are you trying to weigh the pros and cons of possibly using a biologic like Dupixent for your skin condition? Your immune system has such a complex relationship with one another, so it's important to have complete informed consent when starting one. Look into all the side effects- they could be actually helpful, but they could also lead to cancer! My guest today, Heather Zwickey, earned a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado and completed a postdoctoral fellowship and taught at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Zwickey is recognized internationally as an expert and educator in the fields of integrative medicine, natural therapies and the immune system and has been leading natural medicine research for 20 years. Heather speaks at conferences world-wide, sharing her enthusiasm for naturopathic medicine and science. She currently serves as the Director of Communication and Innovation at Thaena Inc., a microbiome-based company. Join us as we talk about how biologic drugs for chronic skin conditions work. Did you know about the relationship between your immune system and your skin? Let me know in the comments! In this episode: Biologic drugs - what are they, how are they prescribed, and what do they do? Real side effects of biologics - the bad and even the good Breaking down what cytokines are (in layman's terms) Cytokines and the JAK/STAT pathway Discussion of JAK inhibitors (the newest version of biologic drugs for skin issues) Quotes “Back when we used things like methotrexate for skin disorders, we would see that the entire immune system was blocked and as a result, there would be side effects of things like cancer. When we're only blocking one protein, we have much less severe side effects.” [2:59] “If your skin is not in balance with its microbes, it will affect your gut. We really got to address that. That is the root cause, and usually the way that we're going to address that is with eating more plant-based foods and getting some of the toxins out of our system, and letting those microbes grow the way that they were supposed to grow in normal ecosystems.” [17:47]  Links Find Dr. Zwickey online here Healthy Skin Show ep. 180:  How Hormones Impact Your Immune System + Skin Health w/ Heather Zwickey, PhD Healthy Skin Show ep.157: How Your Immune System Can Trigger Skin Rashes w/ Heather Zwickey, PhD Follow Dr. Zwickey on Instagram

    243: Functional Approach to Alopecia Areata w/ Dr. Julie Greenberg

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 37:43


    Alopecia has been a hot topic in the media lately, but for others who have been dealing with hair loss for some time, it can be triggering and even devastating. My guest today, Dr. Julie Greenberg, is a licensed ND who specializes in integrative dermatology and works with hair loss in her practice. She is the founder of the Center for Integrative Dermatology, a holistic dermatology clinic that approaches skin problems by finding and treating the root cause. Dr. Greenberg holds degrees from Northwestern University, Stanford University and Bastyr University, and received advanced clinical training at the Dermatology Clinic at the University of Washington Medical School and at the Pediatric Dermatology Center at Seattle Children's Hospital. She is also the Program Chair of the Naturopathic & Integrative Dermatology series on LearnSkin.com, a learning platform for integrative health care professionals. Join us as we discuss what a functional approach to alopecia areata is and learn about the many types of alopecia there are. I'd love to know if you have tried any of the tips that Dr. Greenberg has shared in this episode -- Let me know in the comments! In this episode: Different types of alopecia Patterns in stool testing that Dr. Greenberg tends to see in hair loss cases What vitamins are actually important for hair health (hint - it's not biotin!) Why autoimmunity is more than just gut dysbiosis Are biologics or topical minoxidil worth trying if you want to deal with alopecia holistically? Why it's important to catch hair thinning early rather than waiting it out Quotes “Biotin always comes up and it's another one of those things where, absolutely, if someone is deficient in biotin, it can cause hair loss and we would supplement, but biotin's got a really great PR person and it's out there in every supplement, and every patient who's losing their hair comes to me just taking tons of biotin. And there's no evidence to prove, unfortunately, that if you're not deficient in biotin, that biotin supplementation is going to help, and it can throw off a lot of labs, so a lot of my patients, I have to take off of biotin." [14:51] “When we think about an autoimmune disease, we have to stop for a minute and think like, wow, things have really gone awry in the body when the body can't identify self, right, because that's its number one job, is we have to know, what's self and what's an invader? We don't want to be attacking self. That's a self-defeating purpose. And so, for the body to get that far off, it usually takes both the microbiome gut dysfunction, leaky gut picture, and a toxic element where it's just so overwhelmed, it's under so much attack, it's just so confused that it's just firing at everything." [17:10] Links Find Dr. Greenberg online and on Instagram Healthy Skin Show ep. 173: Malassezia: The Bug Behind Many Fungal Skin Problems w/ Dr. Julie Greenberg Healthy Skin Show ep. 149: How Staph Aureus Wrecks Your Skin w/ Dr. Julie Greenberg 220: The Gut Microbiome Of Acne [NEW RESEARCH] w/ Dr. Julie Greenberg 225: Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW)- Is It Just A Waiting Game? w/ Dr. Julie Greenberg LearnSkin Naturopathic and Integrative Dermatology Series

    242: When A Liver Detox Can Help Your Skin (And When It Can't)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 8:53


    As you might already know – I'm not a fan of liver detoxes or liver cleanses when you're struggling with chronic skin rashes. But there are some exceptions to this which I think are worthwhile to share. Especially given the massive amount of marketing online constantly telling you that you need to detox your liver, understanding the nuance can be really helpful. There are instances where a liver detox makes sense, and other times where it absolutely does not (and could make your skin worse). So let's dive into this so you can make a more educated decision about what is and is not right for your liver and skin! In this episode: My thoughts on liver detoxes versus liver nutrient support What skin issues could benefit from a liver detox Histamine Overload + liver detoxes Lab suggestions to help you identify liver dysfunction Quotes: Liver detoxes can cause major flareups and reactions that you probably didn't intend, especially if your liver is already struggling. Psoriasis is one instance where a liver detox can sometimes be really helpful if there is a lot of liver dysfunction.

    241: How I Dealt With Scalp Rashes (PERSONAL JOURNEY) w/ Sheradyn Dekker

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 33:23


    Sharing a very emotional healing journey can be intimidating for many people. Most people don't want to talk about bowel movements and skin flaking off publicly, right? My guest today gets very personal on how she figured out her root causes for her skin rashes and scalp dermatitis in hopes it might help someone else. My guest today, Sheradyn Dekker, is a qualified Gut Health Nutritionist, with a Masters in Nutrition and Postgraduate studies in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. Sheradyn not only has the “head” knowledge but has also experienced symptoms first hand. Having spent years battling chronic gut pain (IBS), bloating, missing periods & scalp dermatitis, she is passionate about helping others get to the ROOT cause of their symptoms! When dieting, supplements & medications didn't work for her symptoms, Sheradyn went on to study Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, and now uses a “root cause” approach, which incorporates nutrition, herbs and functional testing to heal those struggling with gut symptoms. Her goal is to educate and empower women to listen to their bodies, acknowledge stress and to stop using a band aid approach to their health! Join us as we discuss Sheradyn's personal journey to healing, and why it will inspire you if you, too, are dealing with chronic skin conditions that you cannot figure out. It may not be one "cause" such as only parasites or infections, but many issues affecting your gut! Do you have a chronic condition that you suspect may be caused by a gut imbalance?  Let me know in the comments! In this episode: Does international travel matter with skin rashes? Why internal and external stressors matter and are such an overlooked role for your immune system How eating “too little” or having a restrictive diet itself can be a hurdle when healing All the different lab tests you can run, whether you live in the U.S. or not Digging into why supplements may be crucial when the underlying problem aren't diet-fixable Quotes “It was purely that gut stuff, getting that right, stress reduction, and actually sorting out my hormones as well and going, "Oh right, there's actually bigger picture stuff," than going, "Yeah, it's just the parasites," because that's what I kind of got told at the time from someone. So understanding there's a whole process to it. Like you said, just DIY-ing it, in a sense, it just wasn't working." [13:40] "I know some people do a lot of food allergy testing and other things as well. It's not my forte. I don't do it straight off the bat. I usually start with something like stool testing because I want to get sort of down to the nitty gritty on those sides of things." [23:49] Links Follow Sheradyn Dekker on Instagram Find Sheradyn online Listen to her podcast: Empowered Hormones with Sheradyn Dekker

    240: How To Wash Your Face (PART 2) w/ Rachael Pontillo

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 29:02


    This is a two-part interview! Check out part 1 by clicking HERE! Today I continue my conversation with Rachael Pontillo all about holistic skincare and yes, why order matters when it comes to layering on products. My guest today, Rachael Pontillo, is a holistic skincare innovator, author, and educator. She is the bestselling author of the book Love Your Skin, Love Yourself, and co-author of The Sauce Code. She's a functional nutrition practitioner, AADP and IAHC Board Certified International Health Coach, licensed aesthetician; and natural skincare formulator and educator. She's the president and co-founder of the Nutritional Aesthetics™ Alliance, the creator of the popular skincare and healthy lifestyle blog, Holistically Haute™, as well as the much-loved online course, Create Your Skincare. She's an avid herbalist, skincare ingredient aficionado, and lifelong learner. Join us as we continue the discussion on what to look for when choosing a holistic and herbal skincare regime along with HOW to use it. What's your favorite skincare ingredient? Let me know in the comments! In this episode: Issues with exfoliants + anti-aging skincare products (that no one tells you) Why hydration is important for your products to even work What order should you put your products on Different DIY at-home face masks that are single-ingredient + simple Opinions on the gold-standard of vitamin C, retinol, and hyaluronic acid Quotes “It's a tricky thing because vitamin C can also help the skin repair after sun damage. But depending on the type of vitamin C you get, which you might not know just from looking at the label, not all of it is the kind that actually can absorb into the deeper layers. Some of it stays on the surface where it oxidizes. And then if it comes into contact with the sun, you get a magnified sun response, which can be problematic. [36:11] So, I have an unpopular opinion about hyaluronic acid. I'm not a fan... And for those of you who don't know, hyaluronic acid is something that does naturally occur in the skin. However, there's no evidence that shows that if you apply it topically that you're increasing the skin level of hyaluronic acid." [42:24] "I always say that your skincare routine is as personalized, needs to be as personalized as your diet. Every person needs different things at different times of life. So, you've got to figure out what works for you. It usually really does help by just stripping it back, simplifying it to almost nothing. [53:45] Links Find Rachael online HERE Create Your Skincare Nutritional Aesthetics DON'T MISS OUT ON YOUR FREE GIFT! Free DIY skincare course, Boutique Skincare Basics--learn what you need to know if you want to make your own products to make sure you're using the right ingredients for your skin and doing it safely--plus you'll learn to make a simple, custom cleansing oil and moisturizer! Purchase her books: Love Your Skin, Love Yourself and The Sauce Code Healthy Skin Show episode 024: Most Harmful Ingredients Hiding In Skin Care w/ Rachael Pontillo Healthy Skin Show episode 114: Why Preservatives In Skincare Can Be A Good Thing w/ Rachael Pontillo Healthy Skin Show ep. 145: The Problem With Sensitive Skincare Products No One Talks About w/ Rachael Pontillo Healthy Skin Show ep. 160: How To Care For Rosacea Skin To Avoid More Redness w/ Rachael Pontillo Follow Rachael on Instagram I Facebook I Twitter I Youtube

    239: How To Wash Your Face (PART 1) w/ Rachael Pontillo

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 36:58


    Skincare can be confusing. What are the steps to putting everything on? Do we even need a multi-step regimen? My guest today will discuss the differences in ingredients and why she thinks we need to trim our care routines down. [smart_track_player url=] Or, listen on your favorite app: iTunes (Apple Podcasts) | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | Subscribe on Android My guest today, Rachael Pontillo, is a holistic skincare innovator, author, and educator. She is the bestselling author of the book Love Your Skin, Love Yourself, and co-author of The Sauce Code. She's a functional nutrition practitioner, AADP and IAHC Board Certified International Health Coach, licensed aesthetician; and natural skincare formulator and educator. She's the president and co-founder of the Nutritional Aesthetics™ Alliance, the creator of the popular skincare and healthy lifestyle blog, Holistically Haute™, as well as the much-loved online course, Create Your Skincare. She's an avid herbalist, skincare ingredient aficionado, and lifelong learner. Join us as we discuss what to look for when choosing a holistic and herbal skincare regime along with HOW to use it. What's your favorite skincare regimen? Let me know in the comments! In this episode: What should you look for when choosing skincare? Why fancy cleansers are a WASTE of your money Why some preservatives aren't necessarily bad Quotes “Unfortunately, a lot of the products that are in big cosmetics are intended to create some sort of a temporary visual effect so that you think you're getting results, but in the long run, it's not doing you any good because they want you to keep buying products.” [5:26] "It's not uncommon to see a preservative in a hydrosol. Not all preservatives are bad. It is a water. So, anytime you have a product with water, that means that the potential for microbial growth is there. So, I don't want people getting caught up in this notion that their skincare has to be preservative free, and then get something that hasn't been preserved properly. [29:31] Links Find Rachael online HERE Create Your Skincare Nutritional Aesthetics DON'T MISS OUT ON YOUR FREE GIFT! Free DIY skincare course, Boutique Skincare Basics--learn what you need to know if you want to make your own products to make sure you're using the right ingredients for your skin and doing it safely--plus you'll learn to make a simple, custom cleansing oil and moisturizer! Purchase her books: Love Your Skin, Love Yourself and The Sauce Code Healthy Skin Show episode 024: Most Harmful Ingredients Hiding In Skin Care w/ Rachael Pontillo Healthy Skin Show episode 114: Why Preservatives In Skincare Can Be A Good Thing w/ Rachael Pontillo Healthy Skin Show ep. 145: The Problem With Sensitive Skincare Products No One Talks About w/ Rachael Pontillo Healthy Skin Show ep. 160: How To Care For Rosacea Skin To Avoid More Redness w/ Rachael Pontillo Follow Rachael on Instagram I Facebook I Twitter I Youtube

    238: Inflammatory Connection Between Psoriasis + Depression w/ Fabrizio Galimberti, MD, PhD

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 30:23


    Psoriasis can be a very isolating condition that causes a lot of shame. My guest today will discuss how and why psoriasis can affect mental health and even lead to depression. My guest today, Dr. Fabrizio Galimberti, completed his medical training at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine-Case Western Reserve University, received his doctorate degree from Dartmouth College and his residency at the Jackson Memorial Hospital-University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Galimberti's research interests include oncodermatology, autoimmune connective tissue diseases, and impact on quality of life of dermatologic conditions. He has published numerous articles in prestigious journals as well as presented his work at international conferences. Join us as we discuss the connection between psoriasis and depression. Has psoriasis affected your mental health? Let me know in the comments! In this episode: How does psoriasis affect quality of life? Does psoriasis affect how people see themselves? Ways psoriatic arthritis affects quality of life The connection between psoriasis and depression Benefits of being active and getting outside if you have psoriasis Quotes “Genital psoriasis is something that it even leads to lower quality of life, and even more sensation of stigma. These patients do not want to have sexual intercourse with their partners, or they stop seeking out for partners because they're embarrassed or because they feel that they're going to be judged because of that rash.” [5:26] “Musical therapy has been shown in multiple studies to help improve the skin clearance in psoriasis.” [20:13] Links Dr. Galimberti can be found at this email address: fxg331@med.miami.edu Book Appointment (umiamihealth.org)

    237: How Chronic Inflammation (Even With Chronic Skin Issues) Can Drive Bio Aging w/ Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 43:13


    I find anti-aging to be this awful marketing device that oftentimes makes us feel bad about ourselves, but that's not what this interview is about! My guest today will discuss what exactly is bio-aging and how genetic expression plays a big role. My guest today, Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, ND, IFMCP, is the first-ever recipient of the 2018 Emerging Leadership Award from the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute in recognition of her work on DNA methylation. As a leading voice in the intersection of nutrition, epigenetics, and aging, Dr. Fitzgerald's work has been featured in media outlets such as Prevention, Fast Company, MSN, Everyday Health , and many more. Receiving her doctorate from National University of Natural Medicine, she is on the faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and is an IFM Certified Practitioner with a clinical practice in Newtown, Connecticut. Join us as we discuss all things bio-aging (NOT anti-aging skincare) and what you can do to influence your bio-age. Did you know that the chronic inflammation of skin conditions could drive aging forward? Let me know in the comments! In this episode: Why skin issues are systemic and how the inflammation is being driven from the inside out How gene expression influences quality of life and lifespan, health span, and diseases How you can turn genes on and off What are epinutrients? What is the sweet spot for exercise to reduce aging? A trick to help you turn the volume of stress down, which is a huge driver of bioaging Quotes “If we could improve biological age by a year, there is one estimate that it would save the country $38 trillion. And given that biological age is the biggest risk factor for all these chronic diseases, rather than siloing all illnesses separately, if we put our energy towards helping people age younger, keeping them healthier, we could by extension reduce risk for all of these illnesses. ” [8:01] “Epinutrients are nutrients that influence epigenetics and specifically DNA methylation, because that's where we just really hung our hat. So all of these epinutrients have some evidence of favorably helping with gene expression, specifically through DNA methylation. So we want... to bathe ourselves in sufficient methylation. ” [25:36] Links Find Dr. Kara Fitzgerald online Follow Dr. Kara Fitzgerald on Pinterest I Instagram | Twitter | Facebook Order Younger You Institute of Functional Medicine Podcast: New Frontiers in Functional Medicine Healthy Skin Show ep. 003: What's Causing My Chronic Itchy Hives? w/ Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

    236: How Sleep Impacts Your Skin (Tips + Strategies) PT 3 w/ Michelle Nilan, MS, CNS

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 39:24


    Poor sleep quality can affect the skin in a number of ways. Sleep is a time for our bodies to repair, and poor sleep does not allow that to happen efficiently. Today, my guest and I will discuss exactly how sleep and skin health are linked, as well as ways to improve your sleep quality. THIS IS THE FINAL SEGMENT OF A 3-PART INTERVIEW. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PART 1. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PART 2. My guest today is my colleague, Michelle Nilan, CNS. Michelle is a clinical nutritionist, yoga teacher, and ACSM-certified personal trainer. She is the associate clinical nutritionist in my private practice and has been working with me since June 2020! She has a master's in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and a bachelor's in philosophy from Humboldt State University. Through her work with me, Michelle has developed an extensive understanding of the complex relationship between the skin, gut, and overall health, and values being able to turn this into practical, actionable guidance to help others become well. She is additionally well-versed in metabolic conditions, insulin resistance and diabetes, and nutrition for high-risk pregnancies. Michelle also has a history of her own skin struggles with severe cystic acne, fungal acne, and tinea versicolor, as well as with managing thyroid, hormone, and autoimmunity issues, and knows all too well what it feels like to have significant life-impacting symptoms completely dismissed and be told by doctors that she'd “just have to live with it.” She is grateful for the opportunity to help others avoid the years of suffering she had to endure while trying to find and address the root causes on her own. Due to her work in philosophy, as well as her personal history of childhood trauma, she has a deep appreciation for the invisible mental and emotional suffering of skin and health issues that aren't obvious from the outside, and allows this to guide her approach of seeing a whole person rather than merely a collection of symptoms or a problem to fix. When she's not working with clients, Michelle enjoys staying updated with the latest nutrition research, lifting weights, reading, going to museums, spending time in nature, drinking coffee while people-watching, and playing with her cat Daoshi. Join us for the final part of a 3-part interview all about sleep and the skin. In this series, we've been discussing circadian rhythm, sleep hygiene, why sleep is important, and so much more! Today, we'll focus on how sleep affects skin health. Has improving your sleeping habits helped your skin? Let me know in the comments! In this episode: What role does sleep play in skin health? Nighttime itchiness How does stress affect sleep quality? What is mouth-taping? Why are appropriate mattresses and pillows important for sleep? Magnesium for relaxation and calm Quotes “Sleep was actually found to be more important than nutrient intake for wound healing speed.” [46:55] “Your skin cannot properly repair damage and inflammation if your sleep is poor.” [47:21] Links Book an Assessment Call with Michelle to become a client in my clinical practice Sleepy Milk Recipe (To Help You Fall and Stay Asleep) Healthy Skin Show ep. 049: Why Are My Skin Rashes Making Me So Tired? Healthy Skin Show ep. 212: If You Struggle To Keep Momentum For Your Skin, Here's Why w/ Michelle Nilan, CNS Healthy Skin Show ep. 230: {RESEARCH} Mindfulness Stress Reduction Benefits For Chronic Skin Problems Like Eczema + Psoriasis w/ Jessica Maloh Healthy Skin Show ep. 85: Picking The Best Magnesium For Your Skin Rash Protocol

    235: How Sleep Impacts Your Skin (Tips + Strategies) PT 2 w/ Michelle Nilan, MS, CNS

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 20:52


    Did you know that strenuous exercise, big meals, and even certain supplements can affect sleep quality? In part 2 of this sleep and skin series, my guest and I will discuss ways to improve your sleep quality, as well as things to avoid. (Spoiler alert: Staring at your phone before bed is doing you no favors!) THIS IS PART 2 OF A 3-PART INTERVIEW. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PART 1. AND STAY TUNED FOR PART 3! My guest today is my colleague, Michelle Nilan, CNS. Michelle is a clinical nutritionist, yoga teacher, and ACSM-certified personal trainer. She is the associate clinical nutritionist in my private practice and has been working with me since June 2020! She has a master's in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and a bachelor's in philosophy from Humboldt State University. Through her work with me, Michelle has developed an extensive understanding of the complex relationship between the skin, gut, and overall health, and values being able to turn this into practical, actionable guidance to help others become well. She is additionally well-versed in metabolic conditions, insulin resistance and diabetes, and nutrition for high-risk pregnancies. Michelle also has a history of her own skin struggles with severe cystic acne, fungal acne, and tinea versicolor, as well as with managing thyroid, hormone, and autoimmunity issues, and knows all too well what it feels like to have significant life-impacting symptoms completely dismissed and be told by doctors that she'd “just have to live with it.” She is grateful for the opportunity to help others avoid the years of suffering she had to endure while trying to find and address the root causes on her own. Due to her work in philosophy, as well as her personal history of childhood trauma, she has a deep appreciation for the invisible mental and emotional suffering of skin and health issues that aren't obvious from the outside, and allows this to guide her approach of seeing a whole person rather than merely a collection of symptoms or a problem to fix. When she's not working with clients, Michelle enjoys staying updated with the latest nutrition research, lifting weights, reading, going to museums, spending time in nature, drinking coffee while people-watching, and playing with her cat Daoshi. Join us for part 2 of a 3-part interview all about sleep and the skin. In this series, we'll be discussing circadian rhythm, sleep hygiene, why sleep is important, and so much more! You can find PART 1 HERE! Today, we'll focus on how to improve sleep hygiene and your sleep routine. Do you have any tips to help you fall asleep? Let me know in the comments! In this episode: How to protect circadian rhythm How routines can be incredibly beneficial for restful sleep Simple tips for improving sleep hygiene What to do about blue-light emitting devices Liquid melatonin vs. capsules How many sleep medications is Michelle currently on? Quotes “See sunlight in the morning or in the first half of the day. That tells your body physically it's morning, we should be awake now. This is the wake up time. And then it sets up all of your hormones to then follow an appropriate pattern so that you get tired at the right time of evening.” [28:11] “Have an explicit, relaxing bedtime routine. Allow yourself to wind down at night so that you're not amped up and stressed out going to sleep. Whether that's meditation, reading, breathing exercises, stretching, sitting and staring at the wall, it does not matter.” [36:47] Links Healthy Skin Show ep. 049: Why Are My Skin Rashes Making Me So Tired? Healthy Skin Show ep. 212: If You Struggle To Keep Momentum For Your Skin, Here's Why w/ Michelle Nilan, CNS Bamboo Sheets That Jen LOVES F.lux Desktop app to reduce your computer screen's blue night

    234: How Sleep Impacts Your Skin (Tips + Strategies) PT 1 w/ Michelle Nilan, MS, CNS

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 31:41


    Sleep quality is an undervalued part of overall wellness. But it is SO important. Our sleep quality affects pretty much all aspects of our waking life, so learning how to improve it can be a game-changer. THIS IS PART 1 OF A 3-PART INTERVIEW. STAY TUNED FOR THE REST OF THE SERIES! My guest today is my colleague, Michelle Nilan, CNS. Michelle is a clinical nutritionist, yoga teacher, and ACSM-certified personal trainer. She is the associate clinical nutritionist in my private practice and has been working with me since June 2020! She has a master's in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and a bachelor's in philosophy from Humboldt State University. Through her work with me, Michelle has developed an extensive understanding of the complex relationship between the skin, gut, and overall health, and values being able to turn this into practical, actionable guidance to help others become well. She is additionally well-versed in metabolic conditions, insulin resistance and diabetes, and nutrition for high-risk pregnancies. Michelle also has a history of her own skin struggles with severe cystic acne, fungal acne, and tinea versicolor, as well as with managing thyroid, hormone, and autoimmunity issues, and knows all too well what it feels like to have significant life-impacting symptoms completely dismissed and be told by doctors that she'd “just have to live with it.” She is grateful for the opportunity to help others avoid the years of suffering she had to endure while trying to find and address the root causes on her own. Due to her work in philosophy, as well as her personal history of childhood trauma, she has a deep appreciation for the invisible mental and emotional suffering of skin and health issues that aren't obvious from the outside, and allows this to guide her approach of seeing a whole person rather than merely a collection of symptoms or a problem to fix. When she's not working with clients, Michelle enjoys staying updated with the latest nutrition research, lifting weights, reading, going to museums, spending time in nature, drinking coffee while people-watching, and playing with her cat Daoshi. Join us for part 1 of a 3-part interview all about sleep and the skin. In this series, we'll be discussing circadian rhythm, sleep hygiene, why sleep is important, and so much more! Today, we'll focus on sleep quality. Do you try to practice good sleep hygiene? Let me know in the comments! In this episode: Why is sleep quality so important? What are some indications of good sleep quality? What can interfere with sleep quality? Why is mouth-breathing problematic? How does circadian rhythm impact liver detox abilities? Quotes “Sleep quality is where the restoration takes place. And that's why a lot of times, if someone uses a sleep medication to go to sleep or uses alcohol as a nightcap, you'll still wake up tired in the morning.” [2:02] “If you're waking up multiple times a night, that's a big indicator that you're not getting good sleep quality.” [5:53] Links Healthy Skin Show ep. 049: Why Are My Skin Rashes Making Me So Tired? Healthy Skin Show ep. 212: If You Struggle To Keep Momentum For Your Skin, Here's Why w/ Michelle Nilan, CNS Diurnal Oscillations in Liver Mass and Cell Size Accompany Ribosome Assembly Cycles The liver by day and by night

    233: Should You Go Gluten-Free to Stop Eczema, Psoriasis or Other Rashes?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 9:09


    Have you tried a gluten-free diet for eczema, psoriasis, rosacea or some other type of chronic skin problem? Whether you noticed an improvement or not, you might wonder if it's worthwhile to continue avoiding gluten… And if so, for how long? I want to share with you my thoughts based on research as well as my clinical experience as to why I recommend to clients to avoid gluten. AND why I don't really care about whether it's an actual food trigger that flares your rashes. Gluten is a much bigger problem for chronic skin issues than it simply being a potential “food sensitivity”. No matter what you decide, I hope that this different perspective on gluten and skin rashes helps you decide for yourself whether to stay gluten-free or not! In this episode: Why I ask my clients to remove gluten (even if it's not a food trigger + skin issues don't improve) Research connecting gluten to eczema, psoriasis + rosacea Gluten's distinct role in increasing leaky gut Do you have to avoid gluten forever if you have skin rashes? Quotes: One study found that women with rosacea had “twice the odds of having type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis or Rheumatoid Arthritis.” Gluten increases leaky gut every time it's consumed whether you are sensitive to gluten, have celiac or are non-reactive.

    232: How Yeast + Zinc Can Play A Role In Hidradenitis Suppurativa w/ Steve Daveluy, MD

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 35:49


    Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a progressive, underdiagnosed, possibly devastating condition. My guest today will discuss some possible ways to find relief. My guest today, Dr. Daveluy, is an associate professor and program director at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He holds special interests in teledermatology, noninvasive skin imaging, skin of color, integrative dermatology, and complex medical dermatology, including hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Dr. Daveluy serves on the board of the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation. He serves on the editorial board for the JAAD and is building a growing body of publications of his own. Join us as we discuss how yeast and zinc can play a role in hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). We also talk about whether or not laser hair removal might be helpful. Do you struggle with HS? Let me know in the comments! In this episode: Does hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) progress? Yeast and HS - should you try a yeast-free diet? Diseases associated with HS How zinc could be helpful (RESEARCH) Antibiotics for HS Laser hair removal + HS Quotes “For the majority of patients, it does progress. Once in a while, there are some people where it doesn't really get past Stage 1. But even in Stage 1, you're still having these recurrent boils in your armpit, and your groin, under the breasts, and the buttocks.” [1:41] “We've done a lot of studies to see what other diseases are associated with HS, and unfortunately, there's quite a long list.” [8:13] Links Follow Dr. Daveluy on Instagram | Twitter HS Foundation website Healthy Skin Show ep. 152: Hidradenitis Suppurativa: An Integrative Approach w/ Dr. Hadar Lev-Tov Healthy Skin Show ep. 103: Hidradenitis Suppurativa: The Tip That Stopped My Flares

    231: Are Biologic Drugs Bad For You? (OPINION)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 11:20


    Have you ever wondered if biologic drugs are bad for you? It's a question that I frequently answer on my Instagram profile, but I also find that clients share similar concerns. So I figured that I'd take this moment to explain my feelings on biologic drugs which is not a black + white answer. It is complicated and it's also highly personal for every single person considering this route. I hope that my approach is helpful on your journey so that you can ultimately decide what is best for you. In this episode: My non-medical practitioner opinion about whether biologic drugs are bad for you My personal belief system about informed consent (and where it came from) A simple analogy to understand how biologic drugs work Do biologic drugs cure your condition? Suggested steps before agreeing to a biologic (or any other type of serious medication) Can you still do root cause work if you're taking a biologic? Quotes: There's too much shaming and fear-mongering that can make it difficult for you to advocate for and trust in the decisions that you make. My opinion about how using or not using medication was instilled in me by my father who was a very staunch advocate for informed consent.

    230: {RESEARCH} Mindfulness Stress Reduction Benefits For Chronic Skin Problems Like Eczema + Psoriasis w/ Jessica Maloh

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 31:58


    Have you ever heard of MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction)? My guest today is going to tell us all about it, as well as research into why a mindfulness practice could be beneficial for those with chronic skin issues (such as eczema, psoriasis, and alopecia areata). Jessica completed her BSc at York University in Toronto, ON and has completed her Doctor of Naturopathy degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Her passion for integrative medicine and research led her to a postdoc position at UC Davis' Department of Dermatology and now more recently, to work with Integrative Skin Science and Research. Her research interests include nutrition, the microbiome, mindfulness, and quality of life in various dermatological conditions. Join us as we discuss research surrounding the benefits of mindfulness for chronic skin rashes. Do you have a regular stress reduction and mindfulness practice? Let me know in the comments! In this episode: Can our state of mind affect our skin? What do the terms "itch intensity" and "itch catastrophizing" mean? Can a mindfulness practice help people with alopecia areata? What is MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)? Quotes “You can think of mindfulness as the practice of paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgment.” [5:40] “Itch catastrophization could be thoughts along the lines of this itch is only going to continue to get worse and worse and it's never going to go away. And so seeing maybe the extremes of the negatives and the anticipation of it becoming gradually worse. And itch intensity is more so about the physical sensation of it really increasing and how you feel the itch.” [7:51] Links Follow Jessica on Instagram Articles highlighted in this episode: Alopecia - Gallo R, Chiorri C, Gasparini G, Signori A, Burroni A, Parodi A. Can mindfulness-based interventions improve the quality of life of patients with moderate/severe alopecia areata? A prospective pilot study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;76(4):757-759. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2016.10.012 Psoriasis - Kabat-Zinn J, Wheeler E, Light T, et al. Influence of a Mindfulness Meditation-Based Stress Reduction Intervention on Rates of Skin Clearing in Patients With Moderate to Severe Psoriasis Undergoing Photo Therapy (UVB) and Photochemotherapy (PUVA): Psychosom Med. 1998;60(5):625-632. doi:10.1097/00006842-199809000-00020 - Fordham B, Griffiths CEM, Bundy C. A pilot study examining mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in psoriasis. Psychology, Health & Medicine. 2015;20(1):121-127. doi:10.1080/13548506.2014.902483 Atopic Dermatitis - Lüßmann K, Montgomery K, Thompson A, et al. Mindfulness as Predictor of Itch Catastrophizing in Patients With Atopic Dermatitis: Results of a Cross-Sectional Questionnaire Study. Front Med. 2021;8:627611. doi:10.3389/fmed.2021.627611

    229: Lanolin Allergy + Vitamin D

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 9:06


    I have to be honest – lanolin can be a real pain for anyone who's allergic to it. If you've never heard of lanolin and you're struggling with mystery “contact” dermatitis, it could be worthwhile asking your dermatologist or allergist to do a patch test. While lanolin allergies aren't that common, they are tricky to navigate since lanolin is not required to be labeled and can hide quite sneakily in products you probably take daily (and would never suspect). Since I'm all about helping people connect the dots, this seems like the perfect opportunity to discuss lanolin and its connection with vitamin D. I know you'll find this fascinating, so get ready to do a quick dive into lanolin – a commonly used ingredient used in popular skincare products and daily supplements. In this episode: What is lanolin (and where does it come from)? How would you find out if you are allergic to it? Where it is found in skincare Lanolin + vitamin D issue Other names for lanolin Extensive (but not complete) list of products containing lanolin Quotes: Research shows an increase in sensitization between 2004 and 2015 with data from 2019 showing that a lanolin allergy impacted up to 1.2% of those in the test group. Lanolin isn't a required allergen to be listed on labels which is why it hides in so many products!

    228: Tips For Adding The Anti-inflammatory Mediterranean Diet Into Your Routine w/ Suzy Karadsheh

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 44:10


    The Mediterranean Diet is one of the world's healthiest ways of eating, and for good reason! There's a large body of research touting its benefits which is why I think it's a great place to start from if you're looking to make smart shifts in your diet for the benefit of your skin. This does not mean that other traditional cuisines aren't as good for your skin, by the way. After careful consideration, it seems like a great place to start if you're looking to make changes that could be gradual rather than some sort of change that many find unsustainable. While it focuses heavily on plant-based foods with lots of healthy fats, it also balances everything with lean sources of protein -- which you must recall, protein intake is crucial to helping your skin and your health! If you're not sure where to start, my guest today is an absolute expert to help inspire you to try some new recipes and encourage you to get back in the kitchen to start cooking! Suzy Karadsheh is the founder of TheMediterraneanDish.com, the leading site for modern Mediterranean cooking and lifestyle. She has been featured on ACCESS, Barron's, Today, HuffPost, as well as Good Housekeeping, Well and Good, Food Network's Delish, Shape, Pure Wow, The Kitchn, and more. Suzy was born and raised by the shores of the Mediterranean in Port Said, Egypt, and now and lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, their two daughters, and dog Max. . Join us as we discuss the basics of the Mediterranean Diet, and some practical tips for incorporating it. Has changing the way you eat helped your skin? Let me know in the comments! In this episode: What is the Mediterranean Diet? How to get started eating the Mediterranean way How to choose extra virgin olive oil What is za'atar? Tips for making fresh parsley last longer in the fridge Quotes “We eat more of the vegetables, fruits, legumes, grains. We focus a lot on healthy fats. So my fat of choice to cook with is extra virgin olive oil. We do more fish than most other cultures do.” [2:46] “Eat with the season, use whole foods and above all, share.” [8:30] Links Find Suzy online Check out Suzy's FREE Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan Italian Sausage and Lentils with Fennel Mediterranean Spinach Stew with Chickpeas Homemade Basil Pesto More Mediterranean Diet resources Follow Suzy on Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Pinterest

    227: Using Habits To Better Care For Your Skin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 9:31


    If you're one of those people who can't stick to changes that you want to make to help your skin, this episode is for you! One of the biggest reasons people fail at making changes is that habits that you already have are VERY strong. Motivation simply isn't a good driver for habit change (because that's actually what you want to do). Your skin needs you as a partner on this journey called life, so becoming skilled at changing routines and taking actions that support your skin are huge! So let's talk about how you can start to make changes that will actually stick without feeling like it's such a hard uphill battle to “stay on the wagon”. In this episode: Why depending on “feeling motivated” will not help you long-term with changes The power of habits (and why they're more important to focus on) My #1 book recommendation to learn more about habits Tips to help you start breaking out of habit loops that aren't in alignment with changes you want to make Quotes: Habits are patterns that allow your brain to go on autopilot so that it doesn't have to think its way through every moment of your day. To change or break a habit, something must change in your environment to keep your mind from going on autopilot.

    Stop Making These FIVE Big Mistakes To Stop Skin Rashes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 3:48


    Are you ready to rebuild healthy skin? Join me on Tuesday, January 11 at 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT for a free webinar on the FIVE biggest mistakes people make when trying to fix their chronic skin rashes. Get access by registering at www.RebuildHealthySkin.com to join me live (or to get the replay)!

    226: Best Mindset Shifts For Chronic Skin Issues For 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 11:26


    If you have hit some really tough patches this past year with your skin or you're struggling now to stay positive, this episode is for you. Mindset is one of the greatest tools that you have to help you in the darkest of moments. It's what honestly can keep you staying the path or throwing in the towel. We talk a lot about research and all sorts of physical things that can go wrong, but the truth is that some tools – like your mindset – are intangible. It's my hope that these ideas that I'll share with you will help you see how to use mindset and my own personal “mindset of choice” that I've found to build the most resiliency. In this episode: One thing to get your mindset in the best place possible Why I'm such a fan of being “relentlessly persistent” What to do if you start to have an intense flare Why seeking THE ONE THING that could be wrecking your skin is a bad idea Quotes: My experience coaching clients has taught me that if you do not feel hopeful or believe that you can be helped, you'll likely throw in the towel at the slightest inconvenience or issue. Focus on what you can control and what actions you can take no matter how small on any given day so that you don't get stuck.