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.
Did you know that your hormones and immune system have a complex relationship? This relationship can impact how often we get sick, why women are more prone to autoimmune conditions than men, why more and more people have environmental allergies, and why we develop skin rashes. My guest today, Heather Zwickey, earned a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Have you ever wondered what is the best diet to fix your skin rashes? There’s sooo many suggestions out there -- which to choose? Most people cycle through so many diet variations without much lasting success leaving them frustrated and feeling like a failure. And for many, the joy that food and mealtime used to have disappears. You also begin to draw conclusions about how certain foods trigger your skin that might not be entirely accurate… ultimately placing too much blame on food.
We've talked a lot on the show about how gut health plays a role in the health of the skin. But is this the case in children as well? My guest today will explain all about the skin-gut connection, specifically in little ones. My guest today, Jennifer Brand, MPH, MS, CNS is an integrative and clinical nutritionist and the founder of Jennifer Caryn Brand Nutrition. She specializes in childhood skin rashes (eczema in particular), food allergies and sensitivities, and gut problems.
I’m often asked so many questions about liver detoxification. You can find so many different people promoting liver detoxes as “the way” to help rashes. My approach (as you probably know) differs greatly. Partly due to my own personal experience living with hand eczema and also from working directly with clients. I generally do not ever recommend liver detoxes or cleanses. And for some who have a histamine problem or have allergies to pollen — I recommend you steer clear!
Do you struggle with recurrent skin infections, like staph or strep? In today's episode, my guest and I discuss what can cause recurrent skin infections, the difference between a skin rash flare and a skin infection, and ways to reduce skin infections. My guest today is Dr. Peter Lio, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
I know you guys are used to hearing from me every week for a new podcast episode of the Healthy Skin Show. But I wanted to pop into your feed to make sure that you were aware of a really neat event happening this week that I think you’d be seriously bummed about missing. So I’ve spent the last six months working on ways to support you + this community even more so that you can identify your root causes and start working on them. Because we all know that that is really the path towards healthy skin
Have you heard the phrase “Whether you think you can or think you can’t — you’re right” from Henry Ford? There’s so much truth to this statement and it is critical on your skin rash journey. I’ve spoken with so many people over the last three years who have shared with me some of their greatest fears about their skin problems. And what I’ve found is that those who believe that they’ve exhausted all hope and have tried everything and are ready to give up trying… are right about t
The topic of topical steroids is a tricky one… very controversial these days for some who’ve discovered that their body has become addicted. As you know, I’ve covered Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW) in multiple episodes of the Healthy Skin Show. Today’s episode is a focused on my own personal insight as a clinical nutritionist directed specifically to support those who find themselves in TSW.
Ever heard of malassezia? No? You're not alone! This organism is not very well known, but it is actually a huge contributing factor toward skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, tinea versicolor, and certain types of acne. My guest today, Dr. Julie Greenberg, is a licensed ND who specializes in integrative dermatology. 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.
Can zinc applied to your skin help skin rashes? As you heard in episode #169, zinc is REALLY important for your skin! People mostly focus on consuming zinc in their diet as well as getting additional zinc through supplementation. This is important because your body doesn’t make zinc… it must be consumed in some way so that your body has ample access to it. But one often overlooked point in this conversation is the impact that zinc used topically can have on your skin.
Did you know that a root canal could be a possible root cause for other health issues? My guest today is Dr. Kelly J. Blodgett, a recognized leader in holistic and integrative biological dentistry, a published researcher, author, and top clinician. His educational background in psychology, traditional dentistry, naturopathic medical dentistry and integrative biological dental medicine provides him with a unique perspective as a healthcare provider.
This is my first episode on vitiligo, and my guest today is here to lay some groundwork about this condition, as well as other depigmentation conditions that are mistaken for vitiligo. My guest today is Dr. Raja Sivamani, a board-certified dermatologist who practices at Pacific Skin Institute. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of California, Davis and Director of Clinical Research and the Clinical Trials Unit.
Though zinc is most commonly discussed in terms of it’s immune-boosting function, there’s also a lot of interest in it for skin health. Though I’ve touched on zinc before on the Healthy Skin Show, I want to spend some time diving deeper into its benefits as well as problems with over-supplementation.
Did you know that inflammation shows up differently on skin of color than on white skin? As a result, people of color are often misdiagnosed, because their doctors have not been trained in the different ways skin conditions can present on different skin tones. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Hope Mitchell attended the University of Rochester and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.
If you’ve ever wondered how you can mindfully reduce your sugar intake, this episode is right up your alley! We know that sugar can trigger skin rash flares, gut problems, and increase inflammation in the body (aside from contributing to blood sugar and hormone issues). While there are a lot of people that would swear to you that sugar is the devil and you should avoid it at all costs, I like to take a more pragmatic approach.