LYL PODCAST EPISODE 120: The Gut-Skin Connection

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The father of medicine, Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine.”

We’ve been talking about the MENO-Mate way of eating in the Menopause Movement to help women ease their symptoms through diet, and I say this to the women who come through our programs: Inflammation really starts with our food.

But two things you can do right now to decrease your inflammation are cutting out seed oils and sugar.

We’re delving more into that and why our gut health has an important connection to skincare with Jennifer Fugo MS, LDN, CNS who is a clinical nutritionist empowering adults who’ve been failed by conventional medicine to beat chronic skin and unending gut challenges.

She holds a master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a licensed dietician, nutritionist, and certified nutrition specialist. Her work has been featured on Dr. Oz, Yahoo, CNN and many podcasts and summits.

During the podcast we go over symptoms as a clue to nutritional deficiency AND:

● The experience that led to Skinterrupt, the skincare line

● Gut function, microbiome, and bowel health

● Rosacea

● Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or SIBO

● The uses and dangers of coconut oil.

● Inflammation as the root of many issues

And stay to the end to find out one thing you can do to improve your skin right now.

Tune in today to learn more about gut health, skincare, and improving your important relationship with yourself.


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What’s Discussed in This Episode: 

[0:00] Introduction

[5:04] Jennifer’s background

[10:53] How Jennifer got into the skincare industry

[16:51] The difference of what Jennifer provides through Skinterrupt

[19:47] How to diagnose a problem with the bacteria in the gut

[26:50] Practical tips on managing rosacea

[28:58] Diagnosing SIBO

[36:30] Coconut oil

[40:32] MCT oil

[41:58] Other gut health issues that come with psoriasis and eczema

[46:18] What inflammation can do to wreck your skin barrier

[49:09] Inflammation starts with our food

About the Guest:

Jennifer Fugo, MS, LDN, CNS is a functional clinical nutritionist, founder of Skinterrupt, and the host of the Healthy Skin Show.

Jennifer received her Master’s in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and Bachelors from New School University. She’s a member of the American Nutrition Association, an Advisory Board member for the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance, and a faculty member of LearnSkin.

In her clinical practice, she helps women and men with never-ending “stomach problems”, chronic skin rashes, brain fog, chronic fatigue, and autoimmunity find a way back to their best health. Jennifer listens to her clients and looks for missed or dismissed clues that ultimately point towards the root causes that underlie their nagging physical symptoms.

Jennifer also has extensive experience supporting people with various food sensitivities — especially those who are stuck on elimination diets without any improvement.

As a sought-after expert, advocate & speaker, Jennifer has been featured on Dr. Oz, Yahoo! News, CNN, Paleo Magazine, and Philadelphia Magazine.

She is the author behind the best-selling book “The Savvy Gluten-Free Shopper: How to Eat Healthy without Breaking the Bank” and creator of the Eczema & Psoriasis Awareness Weeks.

Dr. Michelle Gordon

Surgeon, TV Host, Author, Speaker.
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