Speaker 1: Welcome back. If your skin lacks that summer glow, look at your diet. Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach explains the relationship between your gut health and yours. Skin. This is fascinating.
Speaker 2: Yes, it is. Definitely very unexplored by a lot of people.
Speaker 1: Yeah. So tell me about the connection.
Speaker 2: A lot of times, what we eat, so what we’re digesting and assimilating, will create reactivity. Okay. So the majority of our immune system as well as our hormonal system, is housed in our digestive system. I’ve spoken about that before. So what happens?
The immune system has immunological reactions to specific foods, parasites, bacteria, and other things. There’s a whole microbiome, a whole little universe growing in your digestive system. So it may not just be that you’re not washing your face correctly; it may also be that you’re not eating the right stuff. Yes. Or, many times, white teens are so like explode, exploded with their acne because they’re perpetually eating toxic.
Speaker 1: Unhealthy food. So tell me that list again of things that they shouldn’t eat in case my team, who’s in the audience, is paying attention.
Speaker 2: All the good stuff. Dairy, sugar, okay. Bread gluten, those sorts of nightshades, can affect some people, but there are many things. So to that, I most recently did my own food sensitivity testing. Okay. Because I’m curious, and everything I ate, I was sensitive to salmon and bananas.
Speaker 1: So. what are you eating now? Water and air. Just water and air.
Speaker 2: No, really? What’s cool about sensitivity testing is it gives you foods you can eat and then limited foods. Okay. And really, you want more of a restriction on a short period. A lot of times, people go on these long. Six, eight months. And the body will overcompensate, and you won’t be able to digest those foods, Okay. As well. It’ll shut down those enzymes and so short term, like 30, 60, 90 days of elimination, so you have time to rebuild the digestive system.
Speaker 1: I see. Now it also can impact babies, right? Yeah. So like the moms that are breastfeeding, their babies can then say Yes. Cause a problem. Have baby acne? How does that work? Yes.
Speaker 2: Oh my gosh. So when I see babies, cuz I see baby, it’s in my practice. The first thing I look at is their skin. I look at everybody’s skin. But cuz it tells a lot nutritionally, believe it or not. And so the first thing I look, if there are those little bumps, we know immediately that there’s a food sensitivity or a reaction.
Speaker 2: People often don’t get allergy versus sensitivity or intolerance. There are actually three different types of food. Sensitivities, prejudices, and then actual anaphylactic allergies. So when babies come in with that, I first ask if you are breastfeeding? And then, if the answer is yes, what are you eating? Because it’s something that the person is eating, or it could be something as simple as they don’t have enough lactobacillus. So I give them a probiotic to help reinoculate their digestive system.
Speaker 1: Okay. And probiotics are excellent. They are super good. Are they okay? Okay.
Speaker 2: Exactly. Suitable for everything, like the brain. It’s perfect for helping the brain fog. Oh yeah. Definitely. Oh, I have brain fog all the time. Okay. So I need to take, is there a particular type of probiotic that, so the world of probiotics is expansive. It’s not just like a pull-one off the shelf. A lot of people do. Different age groups actually have different needs for probiotic micros.
Speaker 1: There’s a lot to know. I know. And you’re teaching classes, I know. Yes, exactly. People touch with you to try to absorb some of your information.
Speaker 2: Yeah, I teach three classes a month, and this is all based on the relationship between the skin and the digestive system. Typically speaking, I have three types every month. The first one is on a Saturday, so from two to four. Okay. And then we also have classes on a Friday, I believe it’s a five 30 time, and then a Monday. And on the screen, they’ll. Some dates. There they are. Perfect. Monday the 16th and Saturday the 21st, five 30. Two 30 and five 30 respectively. And it’s all based off of that gut skin access. So we’re all gonna talk about that relationship between the digestive system and our skin. So acne, eczema, psoriasis. All of those things. All the world.
Speaker 1: I love that. Thank you so much for coming. I appreciate it. Thank you. Yeah, absolutely.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]