018: SIBO-Skin Rash Connection w/ Amy Hollenkamp

It’s sometimes difficult to connect certain conditions on the skin with something that’s lurking underneath the surface, specifically in your intestines. But there are so many direct relationships between your gut health and your skin. My guest, Amy Hollenkamp, has expert knowledge of a particularly little-known condition, SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth).

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Amy is a dietitian and holistic health coach. She helps SIBO sufferers find relief through diet and lifestyle changes. Amy takes a scientific approach to discuss SIBO, its symptoms, and treatments. I’m a huge fan of her work and so glad she could join us today!

In this episode, we break down the connection between SIBO and a host of chronic skin conditions. SIBO is often a difficult diagnosis to get, so we discuss what you should talk about with your doctor if you suspect you might have it.

Have you suspected you might have a condition like SIBO but struggled to get a diagnosis? Tell us about it in the comments!

In this episode

  • What exactly SIBO is, why it’s often misdiagnosed as IBS, and how it can cause skin manifestations
  • What to do if you think you have SIBO and why you shouldn’t try to treat it yourself
  • The six ways that SIBO can disrupt the skin



“Rosacea is ten times more prevalent in people with SIBO than healthy controls. You’re going to see more skin manifestations in people with SIBO versus people who don’t have SIBO.” [5:15]

“There’s this fine balance that you have to maneuver as a clinician to help people with SIBO. You have to be aware of each case and what root causal factors need to be addressed.” [12:24]

“If your gut is out of whack, your hormones are going to be of whack.” [15:50]



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Find Amy online at The SIBO Diaries

Amy's article — “The SIBO-Skin Connection: How An Imbalanced Gut Is Causing Your Skin Problems

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“Rosacea is ten times more prevalent in people with SIBO than healthy controls. You’re going to see more skin manifestations in people with SIBO versus people who don’t have SIBO.”

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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