The Healthy Skin Show 010: How Your Skin Health Is Tied To Your Whole-Body Health w/ Kiran Krishnan

We’re increasingly realizing that your skin does not exist in isolation. Its health is tied to the health of the rest of your body, particularly your gut. But how can you take care of your gut’s biome in a way that is healthy both for it and for your skin?

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Kiran Krishnan is a microbiologist who studies this connection. He is deeply involved in the nutrition and dietary supplement market. He has a strict research background having spent many years in research and development in molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa. Additionally, he is the co-founder and partner in his nutritional research and development company Nu Science Trading.

Most notably he is the co-founder and chief scientific officer at Microbiomes Labs that makes MegaSporeBiotic, one of my all-time favorite probiotics that I use with chronic skin clients (as well as those with chronic GI issues).

Today we talk about new ground-breaking research that is ongoing in the skin rash world.

Kiran’s research has revealed many connections between your skin’s health and the health of your gut’s biome. We get deep into how our skin is part of a complex and extensive system. This was a very enlightening conversation for me and it will be for you too!

Have you used probiotics to address a condition with your skin? Let us know how it went in the comments!


In this episode

  • The latest research and scientific breakthroughs concerning chronic skin problems
  • How your skin’s health is dependent on so many other parts of your health, particularly your gut
  • The two most important components of your skin’s health and how you can keep them healthy
  • Why it’s a good thing to have certain bacteria all over your skin



“Skin is your biggest reflection of the health of the inside of your body.”  [3:27]

“What we’re coming to understand is that there is an amazing ecology on your skin’s surface and that ecology determines so much of what happens to your skin and how it reacts to the world around you. In the large part, that ecology is controlled by the ecology in your gut.” [4:17]

“If you know that if you eat sugar or certain carbohydrates and would break out or you’d get a rash, that comes from those bacteria producing higher levels of ammonia or unfavorable gasses that would actually affect your circulatory system and cause an inflammatory reaction in the skin rather than that repairing action that butyrate does.”[14:38]



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The Healthy Skin Show 010: How Your Skin Health Is Tied To Your Whole-Body Health w/ Kiran Krishnan