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.
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.
Ever feel like you've done everything and STILL aren't getting answers about your eczema (or other skin rashes)? You're not alone. Even I felt like my dermatologist should have better answers than just use another steroid cream and "this is probably genetic". I really felt like the answers that I got weren't real answers.
CBD is all the rage at the moment. My guest is back to discuss new research on CBD and its potential for those of us with skin rashes. My guest today, Lily Mazzarella, MS, CNS, is an herbalist, nutritionist, educator and writer. She is the owner of Farmacopia, a modern apothecary and integrative practice in Santa Rosa, CA.
Have you ever wondered what the symptoms of a staph infection on your skin are? I have come to discover that a lot of people really don't know what the symptoms are which can lead to delay in seeking help from your doctor. Recently, I asked my Instagram community if they knew what to look for if you're having a flare and it might be staph.
Many of us are familiar with eczema: what it looks like, and how it feels. But have you ever heard of its dangerous cousin, eczema herpeticum? My guest today is here to talk more about it. My guest today is Abby Lai. Abby is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and the founder of Eczema Conquerors, a website that was voted one of the top 20 eczema blogs to follow in 2018.
Wishing you could get a better night’s sleep without waking up all itchy? When sleep is compromised (or nonexistent) night after night, it can feel like you’ll never catch up. The cumulative effect of sleepless nights is maddening. Clients in my clinical practice often ask me “How can I sleep better?” The truth is, there’s not one simple answer to that question. Ultimately you have to figure out what’s causing the issue in the first place.
For those of us with chronic skin rashes, topical steroid creams are usually the first thing prescribed. But many of us aren't given any guidelines for the safe use of these topicals, or informed about alternative treatments we can utilize. My guest today is Dr. Peter Lio. Dr. Lio is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
If you've ever heard of Hidradenitis Suppurativa, then you know exactly how awful this condition is. For me, I initially thought it was some sort of cancer because of the painful, swollen, lump I developing in my armpit. As I did more research, I came to realize that even now… a decade later… not much is known about what causes HS.
How we're doing internally is an important piece of the skin rash puzzle, even though they manifest externally. My guest today is going to talk all about inflammation, and its impact on chronic skin conditions. My guest today is Dr. Will Cole, leading functional-medicine expert. Dr. Cole consults people around the world via webcam at www.drwillcole.com and locally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Is there a connection between psoriasis (and even psoriatic arthritis) and thyroid problems? YES. I noticed a trend amongst my psoriasis clients -- thyroid levels tend to be really off. No one ever bothered to look at them previously. Today I'm sharing the current research on the connections between psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and thyroid imbalances as well as what you should do to get yourself checked!