Simply Health ME E47 – Skin

The Vanity Episode!


  • The largest organ in your body
  • Lots of meds are absorbed
  • Same with environmental toxins
  • Your internal health is often reflected by skin
  • You can fix skin issues by topical stuff alone
  • Don’t put anything on your skin with ingredients which you don’t know what they are
  • Just like food…If you can’t pronounce it, you should not use it
  • Or at least look it up first

Check out “SKIN DEEP” for ingredient review


  • The strongest evidence to date on dietary triggers for acne is for high-glycemic-load diets
  • By lowering inflammation
  • Lowering testosterone availability
  • People who inject steroids often have acne
  • altered skin sebum production
  • One small study suggest omega 3 supplementation helps
  • Possibly improving omega 6: omega 3 ratio and dec inflammation
  • Topical Zinc can help (use zinc sunscreen! Less chemicals and endocrine disrupters
  • weak association between acne and dairy consumption, possibly more so with skim milk (skim milk is low in fat and high in sugar)

Aging skin

  • Higher levels of blood sugar can result in the production of advanced glycation end products (known as AGEs) via glycation and cross-linking of collagen fibers, which ultimately results in a loss of elasticity.
  • Perceived age increases with increase glucose levels even if no DM
  • Avoid oxidative stress or increase antioxidants
  • Eat leafy greens maybe some berries
  • This also protects in part against UV damage


  • Glow 15 is a book all about how to maximize Autophagy for skin health
    • By Niomi Whittel
  • Autophagy, micro needling, vitamin C, resveritrol
  • Calories restriction and fasting accepted as method for anti aging

What about taking Collagen??

  • Up in the air

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Foods may trigger an AD flare via three main mechanisms

  • Immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated allergy, also known as Type 1 or immediate-type hypersensitivity, may trigger a flare within minutes to hours

six common trigger foods are milk, eggs, wheat, soy, seafood, and nuts.

  • due to the same trigger foods, may cause an AD flare up to 48 hours later
  • Systemic contact dermatitis, screened for by patch testing, is a T-cell mediated reaction. In balsam of Peru allergy, some persons allergic to fragrance additives may experience a cutaneous flare following ingestion of certain foods, including tomatoes, citrus, and cinnamon.
  • a single food elimination diet for 6 weeks may be attempted in adults.
  • 8 weeks of probiotics plus elimination might help

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