The Skin and Gut Connection

The skin is your biggest organ and a window into what’s going on inside your body. Skin issues such as rosacea, eczema, acne, etc., are evidence that there’s something going on inside the gut. In layman terms: by fixing your gut, you can clear up your skin! It can be that simple.

How to fix your gut? I recommend starting with the Be Well Cleanse to clean out the bad bacteria in your gut and reset your digestive system. Probiotics are also essential to repopulating good bacteria in your gut. Eliminating inflammatory foods such as gluten, dairy, and sugar, in addition to adding in probiotic-rich foods and healthy fats can cure your skin.

Foods To Eat More Of:

  • Fermented foods, which contain probiotics and therefore promote gut health, such as: sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha.
  • Healthy fats, which reinforce cell membranes and therefore help nourish the skin, such as those from avocados, walnuts, wild salmon, chia and flax seeds. 
  • Foods containing collagen, which strengthen connective tissues and therefore help keep skin elastic and youthful, such as bone broth.
  • Water, which hydrates your skin and flushes toxins from the body.

Foods To Eat Less Of:

Some of the biggest triggers for overall issues are sugar, dairy, gluten, alcohol, artificial sweeteners and processed foods that are loaded with chemicals and refined oils. These foods cause inflammation and digestive stress in the body, which is mirrored by skin issues.

Within two to four weeks of cleaning out the gut, adding in skin-fortifying foods, removing inflammatory foods and drinking more water, you should see noticeable results!