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.
Acne is typically treated with antibiotics, which can have an impact on the gut microbiome. My guest today will explain how, as well as suggest other potential solutions for acne. 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.
Can biotin -- one of the most common supplements used for your skin, hair and nails -- mess up your labs? Yep. It’s actually pretty alarming how many labs will be skewed from biotin supplementation. In today’s episode, I’m sharing the details on how much biotin can cause a problem, which tests can be majorly messed up, and what you can do to prevent biotin from skewing your labs.
Stealth infections (such as mold) are often overlooked in the treatment of chronic skin issues, both in conventional and functional medicine. My guest today shares how identifying and healing stealth infections can have a positive impact on skin (and other) issues. My guest today is Dr. Jess Peatross, a visionary for the future of healthcare. She is an expert in the field of stealth infections and infectious disease, biologics and regenerative medicine, cannabis, ozone and environmental toxicities.
I’m constantly seeking new information to share with you that will ultimately lead you towards skin rash relief. The past 18 months has been a whirlwind of consolidating information so that you can put pieces together than your doctor hasn’t considered. Boy, has that digging paid off!
Hormones play a significant role in skin health. Imbalanced hormones can manifest on our skin in the form of cystic acne, eczema flares, psoriasis flares, and more. My guest today will explain how hormones (particularly sex hormones) impact skin conditions.
As you probably know by now, your skin is VERY nutrient hungry. Deficiencies can be a root cause helping to drive dysfunction in your skin as well as skin rash flares. It usually comes as a shock when clients who eat a really fabulous whole foods based diet discover that they are nutrient depleted.
Chronic skin rashes are frustrating at any age, but they're particularly heartbreaking to see in young children. My guest today has some incredible tips to share about preventing and treating eczema (and itchy skin in general) in children. My guest today is Dr. Elisa Song, MD. She is a holistic pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine expert, and mama to two crazy fun kids.
I’ve long found that psoriasis clients have connections to gut and liver issues even if they have absolutely no symptoms. Because I’ve mentioned before that there are 16 root causes of chronic skin rash conditions like psoriasis, what I’m about to share with you pretty mind-blowing!
Some vitamins and minerals have a key role to play in our skin health. Unfortunately, many of us are either slightly or very deficient in these nutrients, which can cause symptoms to manifest on our skin. My guest today is Chris Masterjohn, PhD. Chris earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut in the summer of 2012.
If you feel like stress is one of the biggest factors driving flares, itching, and just generally making your skin worse, you aren’t alone. Stress is one of the 16 root causes I’ve talked about before that can drive and worsen skin rash conditions. You might not be able to cut everything that stresses you out from your life. But you can do something about the stresses that you can’t necessarily control.
Skin rashes can lead to self-destructive patterns of behavior. We might isolate ourselves more and more to avoid judgment from others, leading us to give up healthy social relationships and activities. My guest today shares how to overcome these negative patterns. My guest today is Ali Shapiro, MSOD. Ali is the creator of Truce with Food®, host of the top-ranked podcast Insatiable, a holistic nutritionist, integrated health coach and rebel with a serious cause.
Have you ever wondered if protein is good for your skin? For the record… it is, especially if you plan on rebuilding healthy skin. And one thing that I’ve found working with clients is that many people aren’t eating enough protein. In fact, most people are quite surprised to discover just how low (suboptimal) their protein intake is! This macronutrient is critical not just for building healthy new tissue, but for many other things in your body.
Eczema can cause hopelessness, especially when conventional treatments do not work. After years of stress and pain dealing with her son's eczema, my guest was able to not only put her son into remission, but also went on to create natural products specifically designed to soothe eczema flares.
Eczema is a multifaceted condition. There is no single root cause that is the same for everyone. My guest today, a physician who put her eczema into remission, will discuss the impact on food, as well as the eastern approach to healing skin rashes. My guest today is Dr. Pamela Langenderfer. Dr. Pam is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist who believes that food is the foundation to optimal health.
Living with skin rashes is hell. You’ve probably heard my say this before, but you may not know my personal journey overcoming Dyshidrotic Eczema. Dyshidrotic eczema can affect both the palms of your hands as well as the feet. Fortunately, I only had it on my palms.