Heal the Gut to Heal the Skin

The skin is the body’s largest vital organ and accounts for approximately 15% of total body weight. If your child suffers from a skin condition such as eczema, rashes, pimples, dermatitis or acne, these are all typical signs of something else going on in their body.

You may not realise there is a direct link between the health of your child’s gut and their skin and this is called the Gut-Skin Axis. If the gut is inflamed, leaky and not functioning at its best, this can negatively undermine the health of your child’s skin. Skin conditions such as eczema and rashes are often immune system problems caused by a leaky-gut and an imbalance in friendly bacteria in either the gut, skin or both.

Repairing your child’s gut and nourishing their friendly bacteria is an essential step to improve skin health. Once healed, you will notice improvements in your child’s skin that will range from general relief of the symptom to a complete resolution of their condition.

Common Triggers for Skin Conditions

If your child suffers from itchy, scratchy skin that may be scaly or weeping, they are not alone because chronic skin conditions impact approximately 20 percent of children. This list covers the most common factors that determine the health of your child’s skin.

  • Leaky-gut
  • Constipation
  • A diet high in processed food
  • Food Intolerances – especially to dairy, wheat and gluten.
  • Food Allergies
  • Nutritional deficiencies (skin healing nutrients include A, D and K2, zinc and omega-3 essential fatty acids)
  • Stress – Emotional
  • Topical reactions to skin care products.

Signs & Symptoms of Skin Conditions

  • Dry, red, inflamed skin lesions that appear on face, neck trunk and particularly flexures of elbows and knees.
  • Itching and/or oozing lesions.
  • Crusting of the skin.
  • Blistering of the skin, particularly on hands and feet.
  • Skin can become wet and weepy if it gets infected.

Remedies to Boost Skin Health

  • Avoid chemical exposure from soaps, detergents and perfumed products for the skin
  • Increase your child’s intake of fresh vegetables.
  • Increase your child’s intake of essential fatty acids (fish, nuts and seeds)
  • Become a food detective and look for food allergies and food intolerances. Identify reactive foods and eliminate them from their diet (download a copy of our Food and Symptom Diary in the Resources Section).
  • Exposing the affected area to early morning sunlight may help to alleviate eczema due to the UV-B component of sunlight.

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BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH FIONA STOCK – A TRUSTED MELBOURNE NATUROPATH

To make a natural therapies appointment with Fiona Stock, paediatric naturopath in Melbourne, Email hello@thechildrensnaturopath.com to book a consultation at her health and wellness clinic to assist you and your child on the journey to better children’s health.

Children’s Health Course

Every mother’s desire is for their child to be the healthiest and happiest version of themselves possible.  This Masterclass will help you achieve this goal by providing a treasure trove of valuable information founded on naturopathic principles coupled with the latest scientific research.This Masterclass will benefit your child if they are suffering from an illness you are having trouble managing or you wish to defend your child from developing a condition in the first place.

FIONA STOCK IS A NATUROPATH MELBOURNE DEPENDS ON. FIONA FOCUSSES ON NATURAL THERAPIES FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH.

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FIONA STOCK | THE CHILDREN’S NATUROPATH

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH FIONA STOCK – A TRUSTED MELBOURNE NATUROPATH

To make a natural therapies appointment with Fiona Stock, paediatric naturopath in Melbourne, Email hello@thechildrensnaturopath.com to book a consultation at her health and wellness clinic to assist you and your child on the journey to better children’s health.

Children’s Health Course

Every mother’s desire is for their child to be the healthiest and happiest version of themselves possible.  This Masterclass will help you achieve this goal by providing a treasure trove of valuable information founded on naturopathic principles coupled with the latest scientific research.This Masterclass will benefit your child if they are suffering from an illness you are having trouble managing or you wish to defend your child from developing a condition in the first place.

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FIONA STOCK IS A NATUROPATH MELBOURNE DEPENDS ON. FIONA FOCUSSES ON NATURAL THERAPIES FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH.

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