My Acne & Gut Health Journey

Growing up I was one of those lucky people who never had a serious struggle with acne.  Of course I got the occasional teenager blemish, and the “welcome to your 30’s random break-out,” but overall I was blessed with really great skin.

That all changed a few years ago. Due to a severe illness, I choose the route of antibiotics when nothing else was working. But antibiotics don’t pick and choose what they kill off and they have a serious impact on the gut.

I remember waking up one day and noticing that the skin on my face literally hurt and when I looked in the mirror I was greeted by big dark red pimples on my cheeks. For the rest of the week my skin continued to develop deep purple and pink acne that seemed to come out of nowhere.

Now, of course vanity played a role here, but I was also freaked out because I knew that acne is one of the ways your body lets you know that it needs attention.

I did all of the things nutrition related- ate my fermented foods, lots of fiber, tons of water…but it just wouldn’t clear up.

I remember thinking…

“Is this another joyful side effect of being in my 40’s?”

“Was this going to be my skin for the rest of my life?”

So, I put on my practitioner coat and realized that if I had the right data, I could really be on the right path.  That next morning, I did the in-depth testing on myself that I do with all of my clients. I discovered that I had several gut imbalances and food sensitivities that were triggering my acne. I put together a nutrition and supplementation protocol specific to the results. Within TWO weeks of being on a new plan, my skin started reverting back to its normal, clear and glowing consistency!

It’s been 3 years and my skin is still acne free. I know how to feed my body and listen to my symptoms.

This is why I’m so passionate about gut health and functional lab testing. It gets us straight to the root cause and can alleviate issues you have been dealing with for years.

If any of my story resonates with you and you need support, reach out. I’m here for you. And it’s time you felt better.

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