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Is Your Skin Condition Due To A Digestive Issue?

By July 22, 2019January 27th, 2021Blogs

Is Your Skin Condition Due To A Digestive Issue?

Have you ever stopped to wonder what is the cause of your skin condition? Eczema, psoriasis, Hives, dermatitis and more can all be due to poor digestion, food intolerances and gastrointestinal upsets. For instance, psoriasis is strongly linked to inflammatory bowel disease. By reducing inflammation in the body, you may be able to break free of chronic skin conditions…

The Link Between Food, Your Gut, and Your Skin

Many people underestimate the effects that poor digestion and bowels can have on their lifestyle, often causing boating, pain, discomfort, fatigue, but also playing a leading role in your skin’s health. At Capalaba Natural Health, we aim to identify the underlying drivers of the symptoms so we can implement a healthy eating plan and provide prescriptions or natural medicines to help improve skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema, starting with your gut.

The gastrointestinal region of the body includes organs such as the liver, pancreas, and gall bladder, pharynx, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and rectum, leaving you open to many types of digestive issues. Because skin is an elimination organ, anything that happens in your gut, such as the build-up of toxins, is sometimes cleared through your skin. However, if there’s no release through the skin, these toxins can affect your body and stay underneath the surface of your skin, resulting in chronic skin conditions.

Take food intolerances as an example. One of the most common drivers for chronic skin conditions, such as hives, eczema and dermatitis, food intolerances irritate the gut and cause inflammation. By simply reducing this inflammation, you will notice a positive effect on your skin. With up to 60% of your immune system associated with your digestion it’s little wonder that Autoimmune skin conditions including psoriasis and scleroderma can be positively influenced through the gut by reducing inflammation and by balancing the immune system.

Furthermore, reducing gut irritation will allow the digestive tract to heal and repair which will improve nutrient absorption, meaning more nutrients are available for the body to heal and function. Our immune system relies heavily on how our gut processes the food we eat, therefore, balancing and healing the gut will boost your immune system and reduce your chances of illness and skin conditions.

Resolving the Issues

There are several ways you can improve your gut health that will, in turn, improve your skin conditions. Lowering your stress levels, improving liver and gallbladder function, getting enough sleep, staying hydrated and taking pre or probiotics. However, at Capalaba Natural Health, we believe the first step is to check for food intolerances. We have helped resolve hundreds of skin conditions by finding out what foods people are intolerant too and then having them remove them from their diet and watching the body do it’s magic and heal itself.

Food intolerances are reactions in the digestive system that may produce a variety of symptoms including lethargy, fogginess and a general feeling of unwellness. Often, people can experience stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, itchy eyes, ears, skin conditions, and feeling gassy. These symptoms often persist for many years and affect your quality of life. To help uncover the trigger, our team at Capalaba Natural Health offer food intolerance testing in our Brisbane Bayside wellness clinic. Results are available within 45 minutes and you save hundreds of dollars in comparison to laboratory testing.

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Contact us

Capalaba Natural Health is a multi-modality wellness clinic located in Redlands City, on the eastern side of Brisbane. Started by naturopath Tony Daniel in 2003, our team at Capalaba Natural Health specialise in improving your chronic skin conditions as well assisting with digestive issues to help you get on track for improved vitality.

At Capalaba Natural Health, our team is comprised of qualified naturopaths, each of us holding the relevant certifications that can help us guide you in the right direction toward better well-being. Passionate about natural medicine and improving client health, our practitioners have a wealth of experience in the healthcare industry and are dedicated to developing their clinical expertise regularly.

Every person is different and so is their health care requirements. At Capalaba Natural Health we treat every person and their health with respect and individuality and strive to give you the best support and care possible. Click here for more information on Naturopathy or how our Naturopath can help you with your skin health. For more information please feel free to contact us on 07 3823 3103.

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For more information why not call us today on (07) 3823 3103 or book online.

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