Episodes
Have you ever heard of mast cell activation syndrome but thought it was the same thing as histamine intolerance? It’s not… MCAS or mast cell activation disorder is much more serious! Today’s guest dives into what are mast cells and will show you how mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) is distinctly different and more complex than histamine intolerance. Though I have spoken about histamine intolerance before (I do see a lot of clients who struggle with this along with chronic hives and...
Published 11/30/23
Did you know that the inflammation that drives your eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, etc., could be triggered by your oral microbiome? That's right... Inflammation that shows up on your skin is often triggered elsewhere! And one often overlooked spot in the body is your mouth. Like your gut microbiome (which I've talked a lot about on the show), your oral microbiome is also incredibly diverse and can, due to a variety of factors, become dysbiotic or imbalanced. The resulting immune response...
Published 11/16/23
Can you get a rash from thyroid disease? Yes, yes you can. And in this episode, I’m connecting the dots between autoimmune thyroid disease and chronic hives. Today, we’re digging into how your thyroid can affect your skin, and how you can determine if yours is part of your rash trigger. If you’ve been struggling with a rash that just won’t disappear and you feel like you’re running out of options (and hope!) be sure to download the Stop My Rash Guide here so you can figure out your root...
Published 11/09/23
Elimination diets can be therapeutic tools to support your health. But they also have the power to trigger disordered eating patterns + food fear. Except for a few instances, elimination diets aren't meant to be long-term health solutions — even when it comes to chronic skin problems like eczema or psoriasis or any of the other skin conditions I talk about here. Health books + wellness influencers who declare otherwise have unfortunately helped perpetuate a state of deep confusion, fear,...
Published 11/02/23
If you've ever wondered, "what is contact dermatitis?" -- you're in for a treat because this episode is going to blow your mind! My guest Dr. JiaDe (Jeff) Yu lectured on contact allergic dermatitis at the Eczema Expo 2023 hosted by the National Eczema Association, and I found his presentation so valuable that I invited him here to share the ins + outs on the topic. We covered a ton of information, but what I can say is that contact dermatitis is complex! Allergic contact dermatitis isn't...
Published 10/26/23
By now, I think everyone knows how I feel about protein intake. It's one of the reasons I was super excited to have back on a past guest to talk about protein myths and her NEW book, which I found utterly fascinating. It dives into the actual science as to WHY people need protein in their diets- for wound healing, blood glucose regulation, and so much more. My guest today is Dr. Gabrielle Lyon. She is board certified in Family Medicine and completed a combined research and clinical...
Published 10/19/23
Testing for candida when you have what you think is a candida rash can feel really discouraging. Especially when you have all the classic signs of candida overgrowth, and yet, your test comes back “clear.” What a frustrating waste of time and money, right? These results probably leave you feeling like you don’t know where to turn, or what’s causing your rash.  And maybe you’ve even got symptoms of a fungal skin infection that don’t match up with test results. Now what? Well first off,...
Published 10/12/23
If you've seen all these viral videos on caster oil benefits for your eyes, you're in for a treat! I asked a returning guest about a recent VIRAL TikTok video on castor oil that made me pause -- mostly because you really need to be careful what you put on or near your eyes. The eyeballs are very delicate tissue so... Is castor oil really the magical elixir everyone online is claiming it to be for eyes? You might be surprised by her opinion! My guest today is Dr. Carly Rose, a distinguished...
Published 10/05/23
One of the questions I hear a lot is “what causes candida overgrowth?”  Because Candida is one of the underlying root causes that can cause your gut and your skin microbiomes to become imbalanced or dysbiotic, it must be factored into your case. Specifically, since Candida + other fungal organisms can trigger rashes to flare up. Candida can be super frustrating to deal with because it’s such an opportunistic fungal bug.  We’ve all got Candida living in our bodies (including in your...
Published 09/28/23
Today we've not only got a fan favorite back on the show, we are going to talk about a topic that I've only had ONE other guest talk about- perioral dermatitis. I know firsthand from a handful of clients I've worked with that perioral dermatitis is not only frustrating because it's hard to diagnose and find the root cause, but it's embarrassing because it is a lot of times on the face. So, let's dive in! Today's guest is Dr. Julie Greenberg is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and...
Published 09/21/23
Get ready to talk all about ears- everything from ear rashes to ear inflammation and ear infections! Also, this is another FIRST for The Healthy Skin Show. I've never had anyone come on to talk about ears! So, if you've had issues with your sinuses or ear drainage and wonder if it could be related to inflammation in your body, stay tuned to hear from today's guest who dives into what could be a root cause. My guest today is Dr. Haley Overstreet. She is a highly accomplished physician with a...
Published 09/14/23
Description: Are you ready to rebuild healthy skin? Join me on Tuesday, September 19th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT for a free webinar on the SEVEN biggest mistakes people make when trying to fix their chronic skin rashes. Get access by registering at www.RebuildHealthySkin.com to join me live (or to get the replay)!
Published 09/11/23
PCOS (aka. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a complex issue impacting many out there that can cause specific skin issues! So let this be a reminder that PCOS is not just a fertility disorder because it can + does impact the entire body in ways you might not even realize. This is the first-ever episode to focus on PCOS and my guest today knows exactly how challenging it can be for women to just get a diagnosis. We're going to dive into PCOS testing, PCOS root causes, the PCOS-gut connection...
Published 09/07/23
Nutrition labels should make your diet + nutrition choices easier, but sometimes they do they exact opposite. And that’s the case when it comes to the Daily Value %. Over the last few months, I’ve repeatedly seen the Daily Value % used or discussed in ways that just don’t make sense. As well as people who are afraid to take a particular supplement we might recommend to them because the Daily Value looks like an astronomical number. And that’s troubling for me as a nutrition professional...
Published 08/31/23
Get ready for the "squirmies" if talking about worms and parasites (living INSIDE your body) makes you a bit squeamish! Parasites tend to get a bad rep, but in reality, they are a part of life. Most everyone HAS parasites already but doesn't need to do a parasite cleanse. Today's guest is the Queen of Parasites, and she gives insight on when you should consider doing a parasite and worm cleanse for your skin condition. My guest today is Robin Foroutan, a leading expert in Integrative and...
Published 08/24/23
If you’ve ever tried eliminating foods to help your skin rashes, I want to share some newly published research on elimination diets + food fear. This research is extremely eye-opening AND troubling simply because it tells us that there is a very significant + real risk of wrecking your relationship with food. I’m not saying that improving the nutrient quality or diet diversity is a bad thing. But elimination diets (regardless of health concerns) can be an extremely slippery slope to...
Published 08/17/23
Today we get to talk about the gut and skin "picture" that tends to show up in psoriasis patients. There's research that states that the gut of those who have psoriasis looks eerily similar to those who have inflammatory bowel disease or IBD. Yikes! Today's guest completely agrees with the emerging research as well, so let's dive in. Today's guest is Fabrizio Galimberti. He completed his medical training at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine-Case Western Reserve University, received...
Published 08/10/23
I never thought that I would get diagnosed with gingivitis + struggle with horribly painful, bleeding gums. But after months of intense stress, my mouth was really struggling at the end of 2022. After what was one of the most painful dental cleanings of my entire life, the dentist explained that I had pretty bad gingivitis with pockets forming around my teeth. Plus, a really sensitive spot on a tooth + weird burning spots on my gums that he couldn’t explain. After this tear-filled...
Published 08/03/23
Many people have NOT heard about prurigo nodularis, but I feel like we will hear about it more and more in the coming years. It's incredibly ITCHY, and so many people have suffered from it because it's so relatively new in regards to being diagnosed. Prurigo nodularis nodules tends to be in middle-aged people, and it occurs in people who have not had skin issues their whole life! That's why I brought on the Super Man of "itch", and he does a deep dive in prurigo nodularis and how you can...
Published 07/27/23
Many of my listeners are parents or other types of caregivers for kids and have actually written me asking if your child could or SHOULD do a liver detox or how to detox your child after reading my own liver detox posts. And the reality is... I don't work with children and babies, so I can't be too sure for YOUR child! I actually refer all of those potential clients to today's guest because that's exactly whom she works with. So I'm excited to dive into this topic of liver detoxes for kids...
Published 07/20/23
If you’re into looking at research to figure out more natural ways to support your skin condition (eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, hives, seborrheic dermatitis), this episode is for you. Like you, I love digging through research to see what’s being ignored or overlooked with the hopes of helping listeners as well as my clients. But there’s a sneaky truth that I think needs to be stated clearly… Research isn’t always right. What do I mean by that? Sometimes the outcome of a study looks so...
Published 07/13/23
Today we're going to talk about Eczema Herpeticum -- which we've never done a deep dive on with a dermatologist before. Today's guest is not only a favorite guest of the show, but he's seen it all in his practice and will delve into why we need to be very careful trying to fight off viral infections on our own with a compromised skin barrier. My guest today is Dr. Peter Lio, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine....
Published 06/29/23
People always ask me what's a priority in terms of dealing with skin issues, and they usually start with diet. However, if you're a longtime listener, you know having healthy skin is NOT just about what you eat. One thing to check in the beginning of any health journey is blood sugar levels, but there are a variety of factors that go into regulating blood sugar. Today's guest dives into how she looks at balancing blood sugars as one of the foundational things when working with her clients,...
Published 06/22/23
I'm over the moon to share today's interview! My guest today authored one of the first trauma books I truly enjoyed reading, and I think the book makes sense to the average person; it's not like a difficult-to-read textbook at all. Not to mention, she is the first expert on trauma that agreed to come on the show! MaryCatherine McDonald, PhD is a research professor and life coach who specializes in the psychology of trauma, stress, and resilience. She has been researching, lecturing, and...
Published 06/15/23
If you have any type of chronic skin issue, I’ll bet you’ve probably gone down an internet rabbit hole to figure out if dairy is bad for chronic skin issues. Well, in Part 3 of this three-part series, I’ve got some really eye-opening research to share with you that even surprised me! I’ve spent the past two parts diving into why I think we need to rethink the ideas we believe about dairy and how to assess whether dairy or plant-based milk is better for you. If you missed them, I highly...
Published 06/08/23