In this episode, Stacy and Sarah talk about skin health. What should you do to heal damaged or diseased skin and what products are best for keeping it healthy?
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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 212: How to Heal Your Skin
- Intro (0:00)
- News and Views (0:40)
- Remember our book tour? Super fun!
- Listen people: DON’T put on make up while driving!
- Russ always says that Stacy believes that the rules don’t apply to her.
- Stacy’s products!
- This week’s topic is skin health!
- Sarah has lichen planus. Here’s how she treated it! She also has cystic acne, psoriasis and other skin issues that improved when she changed her lifestyle
- Stacy had bad acne and Finian has bad eczema before Paleo.
- We recommend watching what you eat and what you use and what you put on for reactions. You can definitely see reactions when you track them!
- Sarah can’t eat eggs without break outs while Stacy can’t eat nightshades or corn
- Question from Katie: “Most of my AI symptoms have shown great improvement from my dietary changes. My energy is great, my joint pain has subsided, I’ve lost over 30 lbs, and my inflammation has gone down so I can wear my wedding ring for the first time in a few years. But…My psoriasis has gotten significantly worse! It is now on my face and is on my eyelids and under my eyes. It is also all over the back of my neck and my scalp is terrible. It is so painful and itchy. My integrative dr suggested calendula ointment which helps temporarily. Since you had psoriasis I thought you might have some other suggestions. I really do believe I am on the right path with AIP but desperate to find relief for this! Thank you!”
- Sarah says that it took 10 months to see psoriasis improve. And that certain aspects really helped: organ meats, vegetables, stress reduction, sleep improvement and probiotics.
- Retinoic acid (Vitamin A), and Vitamin D are important for skin health. These are fat soluble vitamins obtained from meat and especially organ meats
- Certain amino acids like arginine and glutamine are great for repairing skin.
- Vitamin C helps build collagen and fixes skin damage
- Zinc helps with the immune system
- Bromelaine helps reduce bruising and swelling and healing skin.
- Gut health is super important for skin issues as well. Especially soil based probiotics (Go play in the dirt!).
- Skin is a low priority organ for your body. If you’re not responding to AIP, go see a functional medicine specialist!
- What you put on your skin is also very important!
- Stacy began to take notice of what she put on her skin after meeting Trina Felber from Primal Life Organics.
- Gluten is in almost every skin product! Definitely check out the podcast we did with Liz Wolfe and Trina and the post Stacy did on Skintervention!
- Stacy’s most recent beauty post. Features a lot on Beautycounter!
- Sarah’s post 3 Keys for Beautiful Skin.
- See the podcast on Fermented Cod Liver Oil. The product can be found here.
- Stacy’s new night cream.
- The charcoal mask reduces pores that can be seen from outer space.
- Urban Decay eye shadows.
- Jane Iredale.
- Charcoal Cleansing Bar that eliminates zits.
- Dragonfly Traditions Face Serum.
- For shampoo, we use Morrocco Method and Surface
- Tarte and Bite Beauty are the highest rated department store products by the Environmental Working Group.
- All this to say: Go through your products and see what your risk factors are. See the EWG for each one.
- Check your cleaning and candles as well.
- Check out Zak deodorant for less reactive product as well.
- Look for those nutrients in your skin care products when shopping to also help fix your skin.
- You will get much more from adding foods to your diet than from what you take away. So eat those organ meats and veggies and broth!
- Check out The Paleo Approach for more!
- If you have more questions, ask us here!
- Outro (50:40)