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Part One: Skin Detox After years of swimming in chlorine, my skin desperately needed a break. If you’ve read my story, you know a bit about my history with gut issues as a competitive swimmer in the late 90’s, when very little information was available on digestive health. It wasn’t just my gut that was affected. As any athlete hoping to compete at the international level knows, our skin takes a beating from sweat, injury, and exposure to a myriad of environmental conditions.

How To Detox Your Skin - The 7 Day Beauty Plan To Boost Your Skin From Within Let’s define what we’re talking about: detox is a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances. In article one in the skin detox series, The Next Microbiome Frontier is Your Skin, I discussed the intrinsic relationship between the microbiome of both the gut and skin. Terms like “undisrupted skin” has been used in

Tomatoes are one of those foods that remind me summer is sadly coming to an end. If you've ever had this fruit at its most ripe, you know what I'm talking about. The tomato is a star of seasonal eating in Mediterranean culture. We know that fruits and vegetables taste best when they are allowed to mature and are picked at their prime, so you’re most likely not going to see this fruit served in the Mediterranean during winter months. However, that’s not

There are thousands—if not millions—of articles out there touting the best methods to optimize gut health and diversify your microbiome (including a few of my own) but not as many answers the corresponding question: what am I doing to actually harm my gut health? Answering this question is important because our digestive tract is the greatest ally we have in our quest for good health. Fortunately, I’m here to help: I’ll provide you with three ways you’re negatively impacting the main

A Free Online Event from September 9th - 17th! I'm excited to take part in the Digestive Health Summit with Dr. Michael Murray, N.D.  The panel includes a list of 29 respected teachers who will bring you the most up-to-date research and information about healing the gut through food, nutrition, and natural supplements. About the Digestive Health Summit You want to make healthy choices to heal your gut. But there’s so much conflicting information from so many sources

Your gut is home to trillions of cells that literally feed your brain, hormones, and body. Find out about psyllium husk and balancing hormones. Hi, my name is Stella Metsovas, and today we're going to talk about psyllium husks and balancing your hormones. I'm sure you never guessed the digestive tract plays such a huge role in keeping your hormones healthy but it does. Your gut is home to trillions of cells that literally feed your brain, hormones, and body. Here's a quick fact, in