If working with an alternative medicine or integrative practitioner on your skin problems has been on your wish list, you must listen to this!
Hopefully you’ll find this episode before you commit to working with anyone because the process of finding an integrative or alternative “skin rash-literate” practitioner isn’t as simple as it may seem.
That’s because addressing chronic skin problems like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, dandruff, chronic hives, dermatographia and even topical steroid withdrawal is a specialty.
But functional trainings often lump them all in with gut + autoimmune problems – often treating them as if they were solely a gut problem.
HINT HINT – they’re not JUST a gut problem.
So let’s talk about why you can’t just look for any integrative or functional provider AND what you can do to vet those whom you’re considering working with!
In this episode: Why you can’t just look for a functional or integrative practitioner and assume they are “skin problem” literate Being integrative is a spectrum Problems with functional medicine for chronic skin issues Suggestions on finding a knowledgeable practitioner Quotes: If you have a history of disordered eating or eating disorders, ask if they would still use elimination diets in your case.
Because functional medicine does not teach anything about topical steroid withdrawal, your practitioner will likely assume you have severe eczema.
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