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.
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!
Psoriasis often causes feelings of shame and embarrassment, of wanting to hide. My guest today is here to share about her journey with psoriasis: the ups and downs. My guest today is Reena (aka Psoriaris_Thoughts). I found Reena on Instagram where she bravely shares her personal journey living with psoriasis. She's not just inspiring... she's also kind and real.
Is Vitamin D helpful for skin rashes? That’s a good question that I hope to answer today! What’s most interesting is that research seems to point towards an increase in rash severity the lower the Vitamin D level. This is significant because vitamin D isn’t checked as often as it should be. And then the question is “what should your vitamin D level be”?
For people who have struggled with skin conditions for a long time, finding hope and joy can become increasingly difficult. My guest today is here to share her story about finding and creating HOPE. My guest today is Camille Knowles, qualified Health Coach, Natural Chef, and founder and author of The Beauty of Eczema. Camille is on a mission to share her wisdom and guide others in living a fulfilled life beyond eczema.
It's pretty common when your eczema won't stop flaring to be told that you might have salicylate sensitivity. Before you avoid them, know that salicylate-rich foods are VERY healthy. They're not bad for you... and reacting to them often means something entirely different. Outright avoidance of salicylate-rich foods is often not a smart move. In today's episode, I'm sharing what a "Salicylate sensitivity" means to me AND what I do about it.
The conventional treatment for skin rash issues like eczema is topical steroid creams. Trying to go off the creams after a long period of time can lead to a little known condition called topical steroid withdrawal (TSW). My guest today is Louise King, a 28 year-old from the U.K. who is going through Topical Steroid Withdrawal and using all her spare time to raise awareness on the unrecognized illness
If you’re interested in a neat connection between nutrition and eczema, look no further! I came across this interesting study that begins to illuminate the histidine-eczema connection. If you’ve never heard of histidine before (or l-histidine), I’ll bring you up to speed in a moment on this really interesting amino acid.
Many of us with skin conditions often have deeper issues that we are unaware of, such as digestive problems. Today's guest is here to shed light on that, as well as explain how castor oil can be a beneficial tool to improve gut and skin health.
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re on some variation of an elimination diet to help your skin. No matter how knowledgable you are, nothing will test your resolve like the holidays. The reason is that some people can easily become offended when you refuse to eat their food (no matter your health situation).
Many of us with skin conditions don't know exactly what is going on. We often don't know our root causes, so we have trouble finding out why our skin is flaring up in various ways. I hope today's guest will help you. My guest today is Ashley James, an entrepreneur, coach and podcaster. When Ashley was 22, she lost her Mom to cancer. This loss was so great it caused Ashley to reassess her life. She became determined to learn how to help others lead healthier happier lives.
As you probably know, psoriasis is so much more than JUST a skin rash condition. That’s why looking at the psoriasis gut connection is crucial!
Skin conditions can lead to feelings of powerlessness. In this conversation, I hope we can shift that. My guest today is Kelli Tennant, Host and Founder of Ceremony Wellness. She helps women heal deeply through Functional medicine, Ayurveda and spiritual development. As an advocate for women, Kelli educates on the importance of speaking up, choosing yourself and living authentic in every aspect of life.
“How do I start reintroducing foods that I’ve eliminated without triggering a flare?” It’s a great question and one that my community has asked me repeatedly to address. The problem is that by blaming diet over and over — food fear is created. And let me tell you from personal experience — food fear is very real (and awful).
Modern human beings spend the overwhelming majority of our time indoors. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend around 90% of our lives inside. That, combined with our fear of spending too much time in the sun, has led many of us to be deficient in wavelengths of light that are actually incredibly beneficial to our health.
If living with skin rashes weren't enough, compulsive skin picking triggered by those rashes makes everything worse. It makes your level of shame go through the roof and can have a bunch of other unintended negative impacts on your life. More formally as Dermatillomania, it is on the OCD spectrum and can cause additional damage to your skin. So if you're dealing with Dermatillomania because of your rashes, or supporting someone who is, I hope that you find this episode enlightening.