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Journal / Wellness
Healing blemishes from the inside out
Eat Plant Fibers
Microbiota in your digestive system live on plant fiber, or prebiotics. Foods high in prebiotics include chicory, garlic, leek, asparagus, and onions.
Cut Down on Sugars
Eating a diet high in sugars leads to imbalances in the gut and an excess of bad bacteria. Reducing your sugar intake will help reduce inflammation and encourage gut health.
Eat Fermented Foods
Fermented foods contain probiotics which help to rebalance the gut and create a protective lining in the intestines. We recommend including foods like, miso, kimchi, kefir, sauerkraut and pickles in your daily diet.
Avoid processed foods
Processed foods contain unnecessary ingredients like emulsifiers which increase inflammation and act as fertilizer for bad bacteria.
So your not a huge fan of sauerkraut, that’s OK. Taking a daily probiotic is a great alternative to ensure that you’re giving your gut what it needs.
Cut back on Alcohol
Alcohol is a major culprit when it comes to poor gut health. Cutting down on your alcohol consumption will have a major impact on your gut and promote balance.
Deep breathing exercises will help to reduce stress, Dr. Dahmer recommends the 4-7-8 method, breathe in through your nose for 4 seconds, hold for 7, and breathe out through your mouth for 8. Want more tips to reduce stress and increase happiness? Check out this blog post.
Track hormonal changes
Shifting hormones have a lot to do with skin health. Things like pregnancy or your period can lead to a shift in your complexion. Keep track of hormonal imbalances to ensure that they’re not wreaking havoc on your skin. Dr. Dahmer suggested Vitex or Chasteberry, an herb that helps to balance hormones naturally and aid with PMS, fertility and irregular cycles.
And of course, talk to your doctor! If you have a health concern of any kind consult with your physician to determine what is best for your needs. Before starting any diet or supplementation programs, seek the advice of your health care professional.
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