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.
Hair loss can have a huge impact on self-esteem, and it is often tricky to figure out the cause, as well as start to slow it down. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Hope Mitchell attended the University of Rochester and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.
Did you know that our eyes are an extension of the brain? It's true! And in many cases, products that are safe to use on the rest of the body aren't safe for use around the eyes. 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.
Emma's own journey with psoriasis started when she was in her teens but really took hold after the birth of her first child when she was 30. After some years of using steroid creams, she decided to change her diet and lifestyle. Five months later, her skin cleared completely! She had learnt the power of Nutrition, retrained as a Nutritionist and now uses her own experiences and knowledge to help others. Join us as we talk about how diet can have an impact on psoriasis.
Did you know that topical steroids can cause thinning of the skin, especially if they are used incorrectly on areas that are already thin to begin with? My guest today, Hadar Lev-Tov, MD, MAS, is an Assistant Professor, and the Director of the Wound Healing Fellowship Program at the University of Miami, Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, the Miller School of Medicine.
Do you struggle with chronic itchy skin and hives caused by histamine overload? Immunoglobulin might be a game-changer! My guest today is Kiran Krishnan, a Research Microbiologist who has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 18 years. He comes from a University research background, having spent several years with hands-on R&D in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa.
Have you ever heard of immunoglobulins? My guest today will explain all about them, as well as why they may be helpful for skin conditions. My guest today is Kiran Krishnan, a Research Microbiologist who has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 18 years. He comes from a University research background, having spent several years with hands-on R&D in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa.
As I promised in PART 1 of the Histamine Intolerance series, it’s time to talk about the connection of histamine to estrogen. Histamine and estrogen have a super messed up relationship that’s crucial to investigate in my clinical experience. They can go hand-in-hand with one fueling the other and so on, making your symptoms increasingly worse over time. Despite the deeper focus on estrogen, this episode is for both women AND men because both can end up victims of excess estrogen!
For many people who have been struggling with eczema for years, using topical steroids on a regular basis has become a part of life. What you may not know is that trying to stop steroids after years of use can lead to Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW) which as of publishing is not an official diagnosis. My guest today is Hahn Byol Chang, whose goal is to spread awareness about topical steroid withdrawal (TSW) and how to prevent others from suffering in the future.
Liver detox – skin rash questions keep on coming! And I’m happy to answer them because this is one of the most overlooked areas when addressing skin issues. I’ve started to see and hear of some practitioners who have listened to the Healthy Skin Show and are incorporating this into their protocols… But the majority of practitioners — even those who are “functional” or “naturopathic” — still don’t make this a cornerstone to really help their patients avoid unnecessary flairs.
When we think of histamine issues, most of us think of the usual symptoms (e.g. runny nose, congestion, itchy eyes). But did you know that high histamine can also cause behavioral issues and skin rashes, particularly in children? My guest today is Dr. Sheila Kilbane. She is a board-certified pediatrician who trained with Andrew Weil, MD in integrative medicine.
If you’re taking lots of antihistamines and still struggling with what you think is histamine intolerance, you need to hear this! Histamine intolerance is a huge problem — something I see in my clinical practice in about 50% of my clients.
Did you know there are toxins in our environment that can be absorbed through the skin, and also play a role in the development of skin conditions? We've got to talk about this because these chemicals are a really big deal when it comes to hidden toxins hijacking your health! My guest today is Lara Adler, an Environmental Toxins Expert & Educator, and a Certified Health Coach.
As promised, I’ve put together a conglomeration of listener questions about the liver detox-skin rash connection. I know this topic is complicated and much of what I say flies in the face of how you’ve been conditioned to think about detoxing. But it’s an important one because there is just so much confusion out there!
Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation. It can be tricky to treat, because it has a huge hormonal component that's still not completely understood. My guest today is here to shed some light on this complex skin condition. My guest today, Dr. Kiran Sethi, is a Columbia University educated skin and wellness doctor, with further specializations in cosmetic formulations, lasers and aesthetics.
Have you wondered if collagen could be helpful for your rashes and skin health? I’ve been asked if collagen is good for eczema or psoriasis more times than I can count. Recently I got a ton of requests from our community about collagen so I figured it was time to do a deep dive into the pros and cons of using collagen. To be fair, collagen isn’t good for everyone (and I talk more about that in this article).