Foods for Treating + Preventing Skin Inflammation
The body works as a system where every function is connected. Diet and Nutrition (aka Lifestyle) play a huge role in how you look, AND how you feel.
Our skin is our largest organ. It is the first line of defense against the outside world, and is directly related to whole-body health. In many ways the gut and skin play similar parts as each defend your body against pathogens, and both contain beneficial bacteria when healthy.
Your gut regulates your immune system. Did you know 70 to 80% of your immune system is located in your gut? Therefore, when the gut is not functioning optimally, it can result in issues throughout the body, even to the point of autoimmune disease. The skin is often the first place to show the effects of an unhealthy gut.
There are several common inflammatory skin conditions including acne, sun damage, infection, and eczema (dermatitis). And while there’s no magic food or diet that will cure inflammatory skin conditions, modifying our lifestyle to include plenty of anti-inflammatory foods can help keep symptoms at bay.
Foods that can Treat + Prevent
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Cruciferous Veggies -
Apple Cider Vinegar
Salted Gherkin Pickles
Dark Berries -
Vitamin D Rich Foods -
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
When your GUT is Healthy, So are YOU!
Along with the amazing ways we can use food to prevent and heal, and the clean skincare products that can help keep skin hydrated and protected, and can reduce signs of aging, you can also support your skin and your gut with supplements like digestive enzymes (pre/probiotics), collagen, and a daily multi-vitamin & mineral supplement.
Photo credit/Inspo: 📸 Institute for Integrative Nutrition