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Skin problems? Your gut may be the cause.

Updated: Jun 15, 2023

Did you know that your skin is one thing you can look at to determine the health of your gut? Our skin and our gut have a direct relationship which we call the Gut-Skin Axis. Diet and nutrition have a MAJOR impact on skin health and the appearance of it. Studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between gut problems and skin problems.

Woman holding her arm looking over her shoulder at her skin issues caused by gut issues.

Here are a few skin disorders that are directly linked with gut health.

  • Eczema

  • Roseacea

  • Alopecia

  • Dandruff

  • Vitiligo

  • Psoriasis

  • Acne Vulgaris

  • Seborrhoeic dermatitis

  • Dermatitis herpetiformis

So how do we treat these conditions without having to take drugs or put on creams that are given by the dermatologist?

Utilizing functional medicine, we can figure out what problems are within the gut and assess diet to see if you are reacting to the foods you are eating. Here are a few problems that may be going on your gut: SIBO, candida overgrowth, fungus, viruses, parasites, dysbiosis, and leaky gut.

Leaky gut is one of the most common gut diagnoses today, because the food supply we have access to is just not how it used to be. We are living in a world with highly processed foods filled with sugar, chemicals, fillers, and food dyes. These substances cause damage to our gut and makes it more susceptible to infections and food intolerances. This may be why you feel that you react to so many foods that you eat. Healing the gut will reduce food intolerances and also help to finally clear up your skin.


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