The gut skin axis
The gut skin axis – are external applicants going to help acne, rosacea, eczema, etc, no! Eventually, we have to medicate … voila … that means its something that we consume that’s going to help up get rid of the issue from the root.
But medicate for how long? Everyone is aversive to medication.
Looking for a natural more holistic replacement to the ever scary but inevitable medication.
“Digestion is the root of all health—something that Ayurveda has known for thousands of years,”
What if we say that’s possible?
The microbiome your gut mama bacteria needs to be kept happy,
The acid that’s supposed to be in your stomach only, and not in the rest of your system needs to be kept in check.
i.e so to bust a myth, I'm talking about low acid levels in the stomach, not excess, that’s a problem.
Everything’s so incredibly connected, lets deep dive into the two biggest indicators that something’s wrong with the gut: your skin and your stools.
skin-gut connection is important because the gut is home to trillions of different strains of bacteria, which maintain homeostasis in the body and skin, he says. “They can also release chemicals that can be associated with conditions like acne, atopic dermatitis, and even eczema.
Inflammation is causes conditions like rogue breakouts, rosacea. it all starts in the gut, which means that while skin is a giveaway that something could be up with the microbiome, so too, are conditions like constipation and diarrhea. In other words: If you suspect something is up with your microbiome, look to your skin and your stools for validation.
A healthy banana shape ( I know its yuck) stool is required to have great skin. “Regular, normal bowel movements are an indication that your systems are working optimally,” says Adarsh Vijay Mudgil, MD, medical director of Mudgil Dermatology.”
Constipated & you’ll see a dull, dry complexion due to the lack of hydration in the body,” says Dan of the Traditional Chinese Medicine understanding of the bowel movement-skin connection.
If you’re dealing with loose stools, on the other hand, that can show up in the opposite way on your skin. Someone dealing with loose stools may have indications of dampness (another TCM philosophy), which can manifest on the skin in the form of oiliness. “It all comes down to hydration or the amount of fluid the body is able to hold onto,” says Dan. “It can show in your pores—you may notice that it looks like your pores can’t hold onto fluids and you’ll see an unhealthy oily look.”
So here's our top food medicine to heal your gut-skin axis.
Collagen: skin project skilixir collagen drink and red berry collagen mix powder are top supplements to heal your gut and its related issues armed with probiotics and glutamine, they keep your gut microbiome happy and healthy. The double whammy is also fixing your skin.
Kefir: it can also be quite yummy and not all things dairy are nasty, infect Fermented dairy drinks like kefir, rich in the beneficial probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus, have been proved time and again to improve complexion over a period of 9 weeks.
Fermented cod liver oil: Another ancient healing food, this nutrient-dense oil is a great source of skin-healing vitamins A, D, and K2. It's also a balanced and stable source of omega fats.
Coconut oil: an old Indian superfood, now a bestselling international phenomena Fats are essential to heal the gut-skin axis. This oil also has natural antimicrobial benefits. Coconut oil is also great to use on your skin!