Gut health seems to be all a buzz at the moment. But why? Why would a beauty salon be blogging about gut health?
Symptoms of gut health change with each individual. The skin gives indications of what is going on inside.
Our gut accounts for approx 70% of our immune system, it's where we process nutrients, metabolise hormones, detoxify enzymes, neutralise pathogens and make neurotransmitters. The gut (predominantly large and small intestines) is home to a balance of trillions of good and bad bacteria and microbes which is known as the gut microbiome. When there is an imbalance in the gut microbiome it has a huge impact on all our organ systems especially the skin. As our skin is a mirror for what is happening internally. So much so that in conjunction with a consultation and using our Observ 520x we can identify where there is an internal imbalance based on your skin condition placement on the face. But also this allows us to track your healing progress.
What causes poor gut health?
Stress, poor dietary choices, food intolerances, allergies and medications (topical and internal) all lead to an imbalance triggering an inflammation that can lead inflammatory skin conditions such as Acne, Rosace, eczema/dermatitis, vitiligo, reactive skin and psoriasis etc.
Antibiotics kill both the good and bad bacteria, which can lead to the bad taking over.
Restoring this balance of bacteria in the gut is a vital element to a long term treatment protocol for treating the root cause of these skin concerns, rather than just focusing on the symptoms.
Ways to support Skin health and gut healing:
Consider limiting potential inflammatory triggers such as:
High histamine foods (inflammatory oils canola and veg oil, highly processed foods, artificial colours and preservatives)
Hormones from meat and fish (you can see on Australian labels if it is hormone free)
Enjoy a low sugar low GI diet high in fruit and vegetables, drink plenty of water, try to unwind and destress, and sleep soundly.
What if you are doing all of this and still your skin is not responding?
Then your body is telling you it is struggling to absorb nutrients, process hormones and eliminate waste. You need a reset.
The best way to do this is a ‘weed, seed and feed’ regime. The use of Supplements to support the regulation of cortisol (stress hormone).
Why not just get a probiotic from the chemist?
Well first of all it is the quality of ingredients. Are they synthetic or bioidentical? Are they absorbable and are what you are taking actually going to survive the journey through till your intestines where it is actually needed?
Nourish and Flourish from within...
We at BBR use and recommend the regul8 range including the digestive tune up to weed out the bad bacteria, fungi and pathogens, and restore and maintain the balance of good bacteria, EFA (essential fatty acids) and Relax.
Get in touch, and see how we can help you to nourish and Flourish from within.