The Healthy Skin Show
Summary: 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.
Autoimmune skin conditions like scleroderma can progress rapidly. However, safe, well-researched diet and lifestyle changes could slow down the progression of the skin condition. My guest today is Dr. Terry Wahls, an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa, where she conducts clinical trials.
“Am I at greater risk of getting really sick from the Coronavirus because of the medication I’m taking?” It’s a good question. Especially because many people who suffer from severe skin rash conditions like atopic dermatitis and psoriasis may be on immunosuppressants or biologic medications. I’ve seen this question posed a number of times online and it’s something I wondered myself.
Anxiety can greatly affect a person's quality of life, but did you know it can also impact the health of the skin? My guest today is Dr. Sara DeFrancesco. Dr. DeFrancesco is a holistic, root cause Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Acupuncturist, and the founder of Thriving Force – an investigative medicine clinic that specializes in digestive, immune, and brain health problems.
121: Is Sulfur Good For My Skin?
My guest today is Lacey Dunn. Lacey is breaking the mold in the “dietitian world” as a fitness professional, bodybuilder, and registered dietitian. Her mission is to educate others on evidence-based nutrition by promoting a healthy, sustainable lifestyle through flexible dieting. She believes that there is no “one size fits all” approach, and that self efficacy in food choice is a driving force for fostering healthy habits and encouraging behavioral change.
If you’ve suspected that hormones are driving your skin rashes, you’ll be pleased to know that they absolutely can. But only looking at hormones as a root cause might not be the best approach. This is a common mistake that can cost you money and time. Today, I’m answering a listener’s question about whether I believe that hormone testing is worthwhile if you’ve got skin rashes.
Hair loss can be a source of shame and embarrassment, especially when it is noticeable. While many of us may know the common causes of hair loss, my guest will talk about some hidden causes that aren't as widely known. My guest today is Britt Reuter, a Certified Nutrition Specialist and the author of the eBook Girl’s Guide to Reversing Hair Loss.
117: Can A Strep Infection Trigger Psoriasis?
Chlorine is present in most of our drinking water. While it serves a useful purpose (preventing the growth of microbial and bacterial overgrowth, and thus preventing the spread of diseases like cholera), chlorine can also have detrimental effects on our skin, gut, and even thyroid health. My guest today is Lara Adler, an Environmental Toxins Expert & Educator, and a Certified Health Coach.
Have you ever wondered about an annoying rash around your lips (or even on your lips) that can make it painful to move your mouth? It certainly can be unsightly and really beat down your confidence. But it can also be painful to do mundane things like smile or laugh. In today’s podcast, I want to explore if this rash around your mouth is really just eczema or something else.
With the popularity of natural skincare booming, certain ingredients (like preservatives) have become somewhat taboo. However, as my guest will point out, sometimes natural skincare products do need preservatives. My guest today is Rachael Pontillo, a holistic skincare innovator, author, and educator. Rachael is the bestselling author of the book Love Your Skin, Love Yourself, and co-author of The Sauce Code.
Did you know that the pH of your skin is directly tied to the organisms that are able to live on your skin? As you already know, a healthy skin microbiome is crucial to avoiding things like a leaky skin barrier and unwanted bugs (like Staph Aureus) from taking over. What helps determine the makeup of the skin microbiome is directly tied to the pH of the skin. If the environment becomes too acidic or even too alkaline, problems can ensue.
Hyperpigmentation (e.g. sun spots) is very common. It can be caused by hormonal changes (like melasma during pregnancy), or sun damage. My guest will be talking about how to prevent sun spots, and how to try and reduce existing sun spots. My guest today, Anthony Youn, M.D. F.A.C.S, is known as America's Holistic Beauty Doc. He is a nationally-recognized, board-certified plastic surgeon.
Have you ever heard of Geographic Tongue? It certainly sounds strange, but bear with me because it's actually got some interesting connections to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Some believe that Geographic Tongue (GT) is a sign of psoriasis in the mouth. In today's episode, I wanted to share with you what GT is, what it means if you have psoriasis, and why it's important NOT to ignore it!
Seeing a baby struggle with chronic skin rashes is heartbreaking. Today's guest is here to talk about how mom's health has the potential to impact her baby's skin health. My guest today, Jennifer Brand, is an integrative and clinical nutritionist with a Master's degree in public health, a Master's degree in nutrition, and she’s a Certified Nutrition Specialist.