Episode 24: Gut Health, Constipation, and Acne

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Summary: Thanks for joining us for episode 24 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Sorry for the delay in our podcasting schedule, Kelsey was in Iceland for two weeks last month so instead of finding someone else to cover for her, we just took the month off from podcasting. But we’re back for good, hopefully! Today we’re getting back to some good old Q&As, and we’re going to be diving deep into some gut health topics. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: What are the best natural ways to stay regular? Salads and broccoli, etc aren't doing the trick!! Background: Did an herbal treatment for rosacea due to SIBO and rosacea is gone but am left with extreme constipation. Chia seeds? 5htp? Acacia fiber makes my head feel funny. Thanks! I am wondering if there is a connection between gut health and acne? I am 27 and for a long time I've had both a sensitive gut and constant acne especially around my chin and jaw. I've heard this could be hormonal? I am really keen to get my gut health back on track as I suffer pretty regular stomach cramps, bloating, pain and loose floating stools. I suspect that it may be due to a lactose intolerance but I'm not sure. I am not paleo, but I do eat a whole foods diet (including dairy and grains) and would be willing to try paleo. Would a low-FODMAP diet be worth experimenting with, and can I do this alone? How will I know when to reintroduce high FODMAP foods back into my diet, and in what quantities? Thanks! Links Discussed: Chris Kresser's Gut Health eBook Chris Kresser's Skin Health eBook Chris Kresser's podcast on the Gut-Acne Connection Iberogast (Gut Motility Supplement)