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Two Fundamentals to Radiant Skin

Did you know that your skin health is directly related to your gut health? The gut microbiome plays a critical role in digesting food, regulating the immune system, and even influencing our mood. However, when the balance between the beneficial and harmful bacteria in the gut is disrupted, it can lead to a condition known as dysbiosis. This imbalance can weaken the gut barrier, allowing toxins and pathogens to escape into the bloodstream...referred to as "leaky gut." This escape can trigger inflammation throughout the body, including the skin, leading to a variety of skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and rosacea. Thus, the state of our gut health directly impacts the appearance and health of our skin.

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To maintain a healthy gut and healthy skin, it’s important to focus on a diet rich in fiber, vegetables, fruits, and fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, and kombucha which promote the growth of beneficial bacteria. Avoiding processed foods, excessive sugar, and unhealthy fats can also help prevent overgrowth of bad bacteria.


Beyond diet, managing stress and getting adequate sleep are crucial for maintaining a healthy gut microbiome. These lifestyle choices help to reinforce the barrier function of the gut, prevent inflammation, and support the immune system. By following these steps, you can ensure your skin remains clear, vibrant, and healthy.

If you’re still having skin problems, it’s quite possible there’s an underlying problem in your gut. Want to learn more? Schedule a free meet and greet to learn how your gut health can be impacting your skin health!

At IVY Integrative, you can work with one practitioner or build your own team of holistic practitioners! Reach your optimum health in-person or online. Check out our Get Started page to learn how to work with us!

Disclaimer: This information is generalized and intended for educational purposes only. Due to potential individual contraindications, please see your primary care provider before implementing any strategies in these posts.



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