The Healthy Skin Show 009: Rebuilding Your Gut Health w/ Summer Bock

What does gut health have to do with your skin? At first glance, it might not seem like much. One is on your inside, the other on the outside. But they’re both part of the same complex system that is your body and if you want healthy skin, then you need a healthy gut.

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My good friend Summer Bock  is a leading gut health expert who literally coined the term “gut rebuilding.” Being certified in integrative nutrition, she combines traditional herbal medicine with modern research and her background in microbiology so that she can help people around the world. Summer is the founder of the Better Belly Project and the CEO at Guts and Glory. She also makes a mean sauerkraut, something I’m personally too scared to attempt.

In this episode, we look at the ways that a healthy gut resembles a balanced ecosystem. When we disturb that ecosystem by doing things such as taking antibiotics, that has a ripple effect that plays out in the rest of your body, including the skin. We discuss how to reconnect and tune in to your body to focus on chronic issues that have been overlooked so you can take control of your health.

Have you noticed a connection between your skin and your gut’s health? Tell me about it in the comments!


In this episode

  • The ways in which your gut is a complex ecosystem, kind of like a rainforest
  • The role that antibiotics have in creating skin conditions
  • What a healthy poop is like and how it is a useful daily check-in on your health
  • The link between histamine imbalances and many intense symptoms and conditions



“I think you have to view your gut and your intestines as a rainforest. So if you have healthy, wonderful gut flora and gut ecosystem, then you have this whole entire rainforest living in there.” [3:15]

“I think that cleanses are misleading. I’ve watched my friends and even myself do cleanse after cleanse and you feel good when you’re doing it. Then you stop and everything comes back.” [12:44]

“You can see your skin. You can't see what’s going on in your gut. So we use the skin as a mirror to tell what’s going on inside.” [19:04]



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The Healthy Skin Show 009: Rebuilding Your Gut Health w/ Summer Bock

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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