Programming Director: Divania Timmal-Jones

If you’ve tried just about every medication under the sun for your persistent skin condition and nothing seems to be working it may be because those medications are not addressing inflammation in the gut. Inflammation is part of just about every chronic skin condition, but it’s often overlooked.

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My friend Kelsey Kinney is a registered dietician specializing in digestive and hormonal health.

Kelsey works with her clients to address all sorts of digestive and hormonal diseases including balancing microbiomes, optimizing motility, regulating the HPA axis, and encouraging a healthy diet and lifestyle. She’s also my go-to person for all things probiotics.

And she was one of the most fantastic experts featured on my Eczema & Psoriasis Awareness Week who spoke on the immune issues associated with Psoriasis!

It turns out that skin problems are often caused by an overgrowth of bad bacteria or a deficit of good bacteria in your microbiome. When bad bacteria get through to where they don’t belong, our immune systems go on the attack and inflammation results. Looking at the microbiome and understanding what’s happening in there is key to getting to the root of chronic skin conditions.

Have you treated a skin condition by balancing your gut’s microbiome? Let us know how it went in the comments!


In this episode

  • What inflammation has to do with ongoing skin problems
  • What “leaky gut” is and how it is the source of many skin conditions
  • The importance of the microbiome and the shortfalls of restrictive diets
  • The role that probiotics can play in managing your microbiome’s health
  • How you can use prebiotics and immunoglobulin to build a healthy gut biome



“There’s this really delicate balance between good and bad bacteria in the gut. What we’ve seen more and more these days is that there are so many people who have imbalances in their microbiome.” [3:47]

“If there’s internal inflammation, which there almost always is, then it’s going to aggravate those skin conditions and cause flare-ups or ongoing issues, and external salves or lotions or even steroid creams are only going to go so far. You have to deal with the root cause of the inflammation.” [7:05]

“If you are someone who has noticed that, across the board, you are not really tolerating probiotics, usually that is an indication that there is definitely some microbial imbalance in your gut that needs to be dealt with.” [17:16]



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Article mentioned in episode: Best Probiotic Strains (And Why They're Important)

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