The connection is powerful. Simply stated the skin and the gut have a direct connection. Mainly, through inflammation markers that your gut regulates.
This is an important part of your health. Everyone wants glowing, beautiful skin. So, let’s talk about how these two interact and how to create the complexion you want.
What if you could heal your skin disease by healing your gut? What if glowing skin was right around the corner for you?
SIBO and Skin Disorders
Science is also showing a relationship between SIBO and skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis. SIBO can create unbelievable histamine reactions.
SIBO means small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. In a healthy person the bulk of the gut bacteria will reside in the large intestine.
For one reason or another that bacteria will migrate to the small intestine. When this happens you will experience all sorts of strange symptoms. One of those symptoms can often be a skin disorder.
SIBO can be difficult to manage. It will often times require you to discontinue eating all fermented vegetables. Then you need to take a regular dosage of an antifungals.
How Do I Create Glowing Skin?
Well, as you can see above, the health of your gut effects your skin health. So, let’s talk about some of the ways that you can eat for skin health.
First of all, you need to manage your emotions. Attend a seminar or attend an event to get your mind right. Try daily meditation and prayer. Even reading a good book like the Good Book to calm your mind.
This is so important. As we discussed above Stokes and Pillsbury discovered it over 70 years ago. Your mental state has a direct bearing on your overall gut health.
So, that’s first. Begin there but you also need to focus on what you’re putting in your body. I might even stress that eating right is 70% of the healing process.
How Do I Heal My Gut and My Skin With Food?
If you’ve made the decision to heal your skin, you can do it. Yet, there are some strategies you must adopt.
One of those strategies is going to be to change in diet. I highly recommend the Ketogenic diet to heal your skin.
You will naturally heal your gut on the Ketogenic diet. I recommend a plant based, pasteurized dairy free, plan. Meaning most of your fats will come from olive oil, avocado and free range eggs.
One of the main reasons I recommend kicking out dairy in general for the first few weeks is its high concentration of iodine. High amounts of iodine can cause acne flair ups.
I would also recommend for the first few weeks to remove all starchy vegetables and tubers. This would include potatoes, rice, sweet potatoes, arrowroot, tapioca and any other starchy vegetable.
To track yourself on this diet I recommend a free app. You can get the information here: Cronometer App For iPhone and Android
This app will allow you to track your progress on getting the correct ratios of fats to carbs.
In the beginning stages, you should be getting most if not all of your carbohydrates from vegetables. This will serve two purposes.
It will lower your intake of insulin spiking foods. At the same time it’s going to clean your body out with loads of fiber.
Then, if you aren’t experiencing SIBO I recommend moderate doses of fermented foods. Things like Kefir, organic raw yogurt from goat and sheep, lacto-fermented vegetables, and Kombucha. A supplement at this stage would not be a bad idea.
Healing SIBO to heal Eczema and Psoriasis
Now, if you are experiencing terrible bouts of eczema or psoriasis I would have some different recommendations for you. You need to take a deeper set of actions.
I still recommend everything above with diet. However, I would exclude the use of fermented vegetables for 3-4 weeks. Actually, any fermented foods at all are best avoided.
The reason is that these foods will continue to populate your small intestine with an overabundance of bacteria. This in turn will cause a histamine response and create skin reactions.
So, for a few weeks lay off of the fermented vegetables. Then, I recommend a dosage of antifungals. This is going to include Pau d’arco tea. You can pick this herb up at any health food store.
Also, I recommend an intake every 3 hours on an empty stomach of Oregano Oil capsules. You can have a similar effect with clove oil. I also recommend a good source of Omega 3’s like Krill Oil.
Lastly, I highly recommend taking Bifidobacterium. You can get the strain alone in a probiotic supplement. It’s the bacteria you are most likely deficient in and as stated above it directly impacts skin health.
What If This Were True?
I want to leave you with a couple of questions. As someone that has struggled with acne in a significant way I have something to say.
Think about this for a moment. Think of all of the mornings you’ve woken up to find a new break out or patch on your body. Think of all of that worrying and time spent covering up these blemishes.
What if, in 3-4 weeks you could heal your entire condition? Imagine you are this close to healing your skin. You’re only 3-4 weeks away from having the complexion you’ve always dreamed of.
What if you could eliminate this life long struggle in a few weeks? Wouldn’t that be incredible? Imagine how you would feel as you wear those shorts or nice short sleeve blouse. Maybe you could go out without any make-up.
Think about how you’d feel around friends and family! The power this information could have in your life is monstrous.
So, don’t let yourself be the only thing holding you back from making this change in your life. Embrace this science and get going!
Enjoy it and please let us know about your journey. It’s not a coincidence that you’re reading this blog and this article!