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Eczema can be debilitating. I know from my own personal experience how the rashes it causes can stop someone in their tracks. What’s less understood is what causes this chronic skin condition and what you can do to stop it. Today’s guest, Jennifer Fugo, understands better than anyone else I know how to regain control after years of dealing with eczema.
Jennifer knows skin. She’s a clinical nutritionist, health advocate, author, and the host of Skinterrupt, an amazing podcast all about keeping our skin healthy. Having suffered from eczema herself, Jen has become devoted to helping others get to the root of their skin issues so that they can reclaim their health.
In this interview, Jen shares her own story of treating her damaged skin so that she could get her life back on track. Often, there’s a lot of shame around rashes and other skin problems and people sometimes disconnect from others as a result. Jen provides inspiration and hope that it doesn’t have to be this way.
Jen tells us some of the common, but lesser known causes of chronic skin conditions like eczema and what you can do starting today to begin to get a handle on them. This means that you need to be informed of what is healthy and what isn’t to your microbiome. Hormones and genetics also play a big role, but that doesn’t mean you’re powerless to take action. Throughout this talk, Jen shares loads of actionable advice for how you can rebuild healthy skin starting right now.
Have you had eczema? What treatments have helped and what hasn’t? Tell me about it in the comments on the episode page!In this episode
- How damaged skin makes it difficult to go about our everyday lives
- Why solving chronic skin issues takes a comprehensive approach to healthy living
- The hidden root causes of eczema and what you can do about them
- The oils that are actually beneficial to your skin’s health and the ones that aren’t
- The role that genetics play in eczema and skin inflammation
- Labs to ask your doctor to help you identify the cause of your eczema
- 3 things you can do right now to rebuild healthier skin
“You take for granted things that we do every day not realizing that when the skin is damaged in that area it can be debilitating.” [5:05]
“There’s a whole lot that goes on underneath skin issues. Because it’s on the outside, we fixate on the outside. It’s one of the biggest pitfalls people get stuck on. What you put on the outside is important, but what you put on the inside is equally as important.” [7:17]
“There is a time and a place for doctors and medication. We just have to be really smart about it and judicious about what we choose to include in our regime and protocol.” [20:35]
“When you start to track things, not just from a food perspective, but also as a woman from a cycle perspective, that sometimes can give us clues as to what’s going on.” [29:00]
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