266: Decoding Skin Health, Eczema, Acne, and More With Jennifer Fugo
Jennifer Fugo is a clinical nutritionist empowering women who have been failed by conventional medicine and are trying to beat chronic skin and unending gut challenges. And she’s well equipped to do it. Jennifer has a master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a certified nutrition specialist. Her work has been featured on Dr. Oz, Reuters, Yahoo, CNN, and all over the Internet. She’s also an Amazon best-selling author and the host of her own podcast, The Healthy Skin Show.
On top of all that, Jennifer brings plenty of empathy to the table since she overcame her own long history of gut issues and eczema. This gives her the insight to really help dig in and create integrative plans for healing. As part of her mission to help women like herself, Jennifer founded Skinterrupt.com to interrupt the failed conversation about chronic skin problems with helpful alternatives that you aren’t being told by many doctors and practitioners.
Episode Highlights With Jennifer Fugo
- Jennifer’s story of finding skin health after horrific eczema
- The hidden root causes of many skin issues
- What leaky skin is and what causes it
- The real deal on the link between food sensitivities and skin issues (and it probably isn’t what you think)
- Important factors to understand about the skin microbiome
- How liver health impacts skin health and how to support the liver correctly
- What salicylates are the real role they plan in skin health
- Labs that can be helpful in identifying hidden triggers
- The case for supplements when needed for skin health
- What to do if your child has severe eczema and nothing else worked
- Why coconut oil may not be a great choice for skin
- And more!
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