Quite a while back someone asked me about GAPS diet. In this post I want to talk about what the diet is and whether it’s a good choice for people suffering from acne. As a disclaimer I want to say that I haven’t read the book and write this based on what I found from the author’s webs
Every now and then someone emails me asking if they should take probiotics for acne, and if so, what kind of probiotics? In this post I’ll do my best to answer those questions. I realize that this post will repeat some things I’ve said on other posts, but I wanted to write this to pul
I have another reader question post for you, this time dealing with probiotics and gut health. This is a follow up to the previous reader question post about Candida. The person emailed me with follow up questions to that post. Since the email is a bit long, I broke it up in pieces an
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.