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How to Heal Eczema and Chronic Skin Rashes with Jennifer Fugo

By JJ Virgin

Clinical nutritionist Jennifer Fugo joins JJ in today's podcast episode to talk about how to heal eczema and other chronic skin rashes. Jennifer herself struggled with severe eczema for years and couldn't get the help she needed from conventional doctors. Listen as Jennifer explains why it's crucial to address eczema from the inside out, as well as the diet and lifestyle strategies she used to overcome her own debilitating skin issues. Find out the root causes of eczema and common food triggers, plus the healing foods and supplements you should be incorporating into your routine. Jennifer gives you the tools you need to repair your skin and feel confident again!   Freebies From Today’s Episode Get Jennifer Fugo’s free Eczema Soothing Smoothie eGuide by going to JJVirgin.com/skinrash.   Main Points From Today’s Episode There are four stages of eczema: flare, outbreak, healing, and remission. Most of the time, people get stuck in between the first three stages because they don’t deal with the underlying triggers. Folks spend an average of $2,000 a year on skincare products in an effort to alleviate eczema symptoms. Many skin creams not only contain harmful chemicals, they’re also engineered to dry out your skin so you’ll apply more of the product. An unhealthy gut microbiome can disrupt the skin microbiome. It’s crucial to address food sensitivities and incorporate healing foods and supplements into your routine.   Episode Play-By-Play [1:08] Jennifer Fugo´s career briefing [2:50] Jennifer’s personal struggle with eczema [6:24] The debilitating consequences of eczema [6:44] The four stages of eczema: flare, outbreak, healing, and remission [7:42] 20-30% of people with eczema have a variation in their DNA that affects the outer layer of their skin. [8:20] Stress plays a role in eczema. [9:20] Many skin creams are engineered to dry out your skin so you’ll apply more of the product. [10:18] Not only is it important to eat an appropriate amount of protein, you also need to be digesting your protein well. [10:36] An unhealthy gut microbiome can disrupt the skin microbiome. [11:22] Top eczema food triggers [13:32] One of the best ways to discover your food triggers is by keeping a food journal. [15:02] Mindfulness and meditation can reduce stress. [16:38] The top supplements that Jennifer recommends [18:15] Your body needs protein in order to heal. [24:25] Fact: the true cause of weight gain is not calories, it’s food intolerance. Discover the sneaky 7 foods most likely to cause food intolerance in The Virgin Diet. [25:30] Listener’s question: I’ve gone through The Virgin Diet and found out that eggs, gluten, and dairy just don’t work for me. Does that mean I can never eat them again?   Mentioned in this episode: The Virgin Diet http://jjvirgin.com/FBPaleoChocShake http://jjvirgin.com/FBLeakyGutSupport http://jjvirgin.com/FBMicroBalance JJ Virgin Challenge JJ Virgin at Facebook JJ Virgin at Instagram

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