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We've talked a lot on the show about how gut health plays a role in the health of the skin. But is this the case in children as well? My guest today will explain all about the skin-gut connection, specifically in little ones.
My guest today, Jennifer Brand, MPH, MS, CNS is an integrative and clinical nutritionist and the founder of Jennifer Caryn Brand Nutrition. She specializes in childhood skin rashes (eczema in particular), food allergies and sensitivities, and gut problems.
Jennifer’s own struggle with gut problems and disordered eating, her father’s battle with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, her brother’s diagnosis of psoriasis, and her mother’s diagnosis of vitiligo left her frustrated and stirred her search for a different approach as conventional means fell flat.
She's is a faculty member of LearnSkin, and her work has been featured in peer-reviewed scientific journals, Voyagela, as well as on podcasts, online summits, and in-person presentations.
Join us as we discuss the use of probiotics in children as a tool to help combat eczema.
Have probiotics helped your child's skin condition? Let me know in the comments!In this episode:
- In Jennifer's experience, in what percentage of babies and children is the microbiome one of the main problems?
- The problem with eliminating too many foods from a child's diet
- What is the gut-skin connection?
- How can probiotics support better skin health?
- MegaSporeBiotic dosage tips for children
- Benefits of prebiotics
“By addressing what's happening in the gut, we can get some resolution to what's happening on the skin.” [2:01]
“When we start taking food after food out of the diet and especially when we start taking otherwise healthy foods, like certain fruits and vegetables, the diet becomes smaller and smaller and more restricted, and we start to risk nutrient deficiency, nutrient insufficiency, and nutrient deficiency in little ones.” [2:46]Links