020: How Your Mouth Microbiome Can Mess Up Your Skin w/ Trina Felber

I talk a lot about the strong link between the gut and the skin: Skin issues can occur because of gut dysbiosis! What might surprise you is that, like the gut, the mouth has a microbiome! My colleague and friend Trina Felber joins me today to discuss how our oral care affects gut health and, by extension, the skin.

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Trina is the Creator and CEO of Primal Life Organics, a premier, all-natural dental care company that focuses on oral health as the gateway to internal health. She believes that the antiseptic products we use in our mouths are doing more harm than good! After more than 25 years as a registered nurse, Trina has transitioned into an oral health expert. She created natural products to biohack your dental health for stronger, cleaner, whiter teeth and improved overall health. Her entrepreneurial skills and business-savvy mindset are an inspiration to women everywhere.

In this episode, we debunk the notion that all bacteria is bad. Trina explains why good bacteria in the mouth is vital to our health, and how we can work on restoring our mouth microbiome. 

Have you tried a natural oral care product? Tell us about it in the comments!


In this episode

  • How working as a nurse in the burn unit impacted Trina's perspective and knowledge of the skin
  • How does the oral microbiome affect the gut?
  • What should we be looking for in our oral and dental care?
  • Why clay is an effective, gentle teeth cleanser



“Skin is your first line of defense. It has a lot to with your immune system, and almost every organ is impacted by your skin.” [2:40]

“We've been brainwashed into believing that all germs are bad.” [4:49]

“If you don't have good bacteria, the bad bacteria can hide in the pockets in your gums and enter into your bloodstream, and cause internal infection.” [9:19]

“People have noticed that when they change their oral care, they do get better skin in the long run.” [12:52]



Find Trina online at Primal Life Organics

Follow Primal Life Organics on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

My article about H. Pylori starting in the mouth

Melissa Gallico's interview about fluoride on the Healthy Skin Show

Dr. Leonard Weinstock's SIBO-Rosacea interview on the Healthy Skin Show

Want to try Primal Life Organics all-natural oral and skincare? Click HERE!

My interview with Trina on her podcast, The Healthy Me, about the skin microbiome and its role in chronic skin issues


“Skin is your first line of defense. It has a lot to with your immune system, and almost every organ is impacted by your skin.”

Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS

Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS is an integrative Clinical Nutritionist and the founder of Skinterrupt. She works with women who are fed up with chronic gut and skin rash issues discover the root causes and create a plan to get them back to a fuller, richer life.

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