Skin Problems Are Rarely Skin Deep

Why Healing Your Skin Starts with Healing Your Gut

healing your skin starts with healing your gut.

If you suffer from one of the many frustrating and embarrassing skin conditions like Hidradenitis, eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis, I understand how badly you want to fix it – and fast.

Unfortunately, skin problems are rarely just skin deep. Lotions, creams and the traditional forms of treatments rarely fix the issue. Most dermatologists and many doctors never look below the surface.

Do you have recurring:

  • gas
  • bloating
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain?

Did you know these symptoms could be connected to your skin condition? It’s common to think that these issues are unrelated, but they aren’t.

The truth is that modern research has proven there’s a “skin-gut” connection. Once you fix the health problems in your digestive system, your skin issues naturally get resolved.

For example, recent research has proven a link between Celiac Disease and many skin conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis, mouth ulcers, and vitiligo. (1)

“All disease begins in the gut.” – Hippocrates

The following digestive conditions could be at the root of your skin problems:

  • Irritable Bowel Disease/Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    IBD and IBS are chronic conditions affecting the colon. Symptoms of IBS are abdominal pains or cramps, excessive gas, constipation, diarrhea, or alternating between the two.
  • Celiac Disease
    Celiac Disease is a gluten-related autoimmune disease that destroys the lining of the intestines.
  • Leaky Gut
    Also known as Intestinal Permeability, Leaky Gut means the lining of the intestines has been damaged and now allows toxins, microbes and undigested food particles into the blood stream.
  • SIBO
    Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth occurs when bacteria from the colon migrate into the small intestine where they don’t belong. Symptoms include gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and food sensitivities.
  • Parasite or yeast infections
    Intestinal infections are common. Symptoms include bloating, diarrhea, constipation, chronic fatigue, muscle pains, sleep disturbances, and allergies.

So what do you do if you have a skin condition?
Work with a Functional Medicine doctor to find the underlying causes of your skin condition. Get tested for various digestive issues. Once you know more about your digestive health, you can start to heal your skin issues at a deeper level.

This is the natural solution you have been looking for.


1 Caproni, Marzia et al. “Celiac Disease and Dermatologic Manifestations: Many Skin Clue to Unfold Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy.” Gastroenterology Research and Practice 2012 (2012): 952753. PMC. Web. 4 Nov. 2016.


Photo credit: Jane Wong