The gut and the skin are closely linked, as often the skin is expressing what is out of balance in the gut, for example in Leaky Gut Syndrome or Intestinal Permeability, and when there is a loss of gut microbial balance. In addition, the nervous system and the gut are highly correlated, for example when we are in a state of stress we may experience diarrhoea, constipation, gas, pain or bloating. This is because the gut produces a vast number of our neurotransmitters. The skin is also well associated with the nervous system, as both grow in the same embryological layer in the developing foetus.
So with both skin and gut health issues, we need to address one’s stress and anxiety levels, as well as working on healing the gut. To heal the gut we need to restore good bacterial balance through the right diet and supplement programme, detoxify the gut for which also turn to diet and supplements but also the use of far infra-red sauna and Intravenous Nutrient Therapy is very beneficial. We can also use IV Nutrient Therapy to replace essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids, important both for the repair of the gut lining, but also in nutrient deficiency brought about by problems with absorption due to the damaged gut. Specific dietary and supplement protocols are also required for repair of the gut lining to address the associated symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome/Intestinal Permeability, such as food intolerances, allergies, skin and joint complaints. The use of Biochemical Individualism is also very helpful here in ensuring that you are on the right diet and supplement protocol for your specific body type.