"THE MAJORITY OF SKIN CONDITIONS ARE
COMING FROM THE GUT"
MAJOR CAUSES OF SKIN CONDITIONS
HOW MY PRACTICE CAN HELP YOUR SKIN CONDITION
1. Identify the cause
Identifying and treating the cause of your skin condition is essential for resolving the issue long-term.
2. Refer to the right tests
There are several tests we might use to determine the cause of your skin issues. These include:
- SIBO testing
- Comprehensive Digestive
- Stool Analysis
- Organic Acids testing
- Mould testing
- Blood testing
3. Understanding the link between skin issues and histamine
Many of the causes of skin issues (SIBO, candida, gluten, food intolerances) cause an immune response in the body, which triggers the release of inflammatory cytokines and histamine. The histamine stimulates the histamine receptors on the skin causing eczema, dermatitis, hives and acne.
4. Getting your diet right
One size does not fit all when it comes to dietary requirements to heal skin conditions. Some people simply need to avoid gluten, whereas others need to avoid the foods that are causing SIBO (FODMAPs), or high oxalate foods with oxalate toxicity as well as high histamine foods whilst the causes are being addressed.
5. Correcting nutrient deficiencies
There are many nutrients essential for healthy skin including omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and protein.
6. Prescribe the right supplements
With so many supplements on the market, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and confused. Having treated hundreds of patients with skin issues, we have identified the supplements that really work to provide positive results for our patients.