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!
Resources We Mention
More From Wellness Mama
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- 156: Natural Ways to Improve Skin With Andy Hnilo of Alitura Naturals
- 183: Is Fluoride the Hidden Cause of Acne? (& What to Do About It)
- 213: Making Food Allergy Prevention Easier With Ready, Set, Food!
- 209: Sun Protection and Anti-Aging From the Inside Out With Polypodium Leucotomos
- 62: Good Clean Dirt with Jasmina Aganovic of Mother Dirt
- Skin Microbiome: Why You want Bacteria On Your Skin
- Skin Care for Pregnancy: How to Prevent Acne, Stretch Marks, and More
- Dry Brushing for Skin: 5 Benefits & How to Do It the Right Way
- Anti-Aging Rosehip Seed Oil Facial Moisturizer (Better Than Botox)
- 7 Natural Remedies for Eczema
- Natural Remedies for Acne
Do you struggle with a skin condition? Can I pass some questions on to Jennifer for a part two? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.
Thank You to Today’s Sponsors
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