According to a new study published at the Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery, probiotic supplementation may fight acne and reduce side-effects from oral antibiotics. This is going to be a rather short post as the details of the study are in short supply. But this is an importan
Something different and shorter today. I want to share with you this little personal story that happened to me over the past week. It’s as anecdotal as it gets, so don’t take this as proof of anything, just an interesting tidbit. So last weekend we went for a short trip with my wife.
The human body is amazingly complex, and every day it shows just how little we know about it. Case in point, a recent study that looked at the role of excitotoxins in gut problems. Cheers to Dr. Briffa for reporting about it. The researchers took a group of fibromyalgia who also had i
Acne patients are often lost at what to do about their skin. Despite all the hard work and effort nothing seems to work. In some cases the problem is genetic and there’s not much they can do about it. But more often than not some hard to pin down problem aggravates the skin. Quite oft
There’s a good reason to believe gut health is linked to skin health. Gut problems are more common in acne patients, and treating those reduces acne. With the why out of the way we should turn to how. What are the gut problems that aggravate acne and how we can treat them? I spent the
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but only because it gives you such bad gas that no one wants to be around you… Fruits and vegetables are rightfully considered health foods. But in some situations even they can cause problems. Many plant foods contain substances that may irrit
Antibiotics are the first-line treatment for moderate to severe acne. And most acne patients walk out from dermatologist’s office with a prescription for course of oral antibiotics. Doctors prescribe and we take them assuming they are safe and without much thought to the consequences.
One cause of acne is about as far away from the skin as we can get: in the gut. There’s good reason to believe that the health of your skin depends on what happens in your gut. We know from research that gut issues are more prevalent in people with skin conditions. And the same studie
Nowadays you can’t open a magazine without reading about the dangers of gluten. According to the hype there’s no end to its evils. Many people even say gluten causes acne. Should you take these claims seriously and abandon your daily bread? The short story is that gluten can cause pro