The Healthy Skin Show show

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.

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 106: What The Heck Is Eczema Herpeticum? w/ Abby Lai | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:06

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.

 105: Can Melatonin Help Itchy Skin (So You Can Sleep)? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:54

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.

 104: Topical B12 For Skin Rashes w/ Dr. Peter Lio | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:44

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.

 103: Hidradenitis Suppurativa: The Tip That Stopped My Flares | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:24

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.

 102: How Internal Inflammation Impacts Chronic Skin Rashes w/ Dr. Will Cole | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:06

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 and locally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 101: Psoriasis-Thyroid Connection | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:33

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!

 100: How to Thrive Living With Psoriasis w/ Reena (aka Psoriasis_Thoughts) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:51

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.

 099: Vitamin D For Skin Rashes: Topical vs Oral Supplementation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:14

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”?

 098: Why Hope Is So Important When It Comes To Eczema (And How To Find It) w/ Camille Knowles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:59

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.

 097: Are Your Rashes Triggered By A Salicylate Sensitivity? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:42

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.

 096: Topical Steroid Withdrawal (A Personal Story) w/ Louise King | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:47

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

 095: Can Histidine Supplementation Help Leaky Skin & Eczema? [RESEARCH] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:58

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.

 094: Could Castor Oil Help Your Skin? w/ Dr. Marisol Teijeiro | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:36

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. 

 093: How To Stick To Your Skin Rash Elimination Diet For Special Occasions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:52

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).

 092: Deciphering Weird Burning Skin Rashes w/ Ashley James | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:42

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.


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