Everyone wants to have glowing and healthy skin, but many people don’t realize that achieving these skin goals starts with your gut health. When your gut is in optimal condition, it can better absorb nutrients from your diet and eliminate harmful toxins and waste more efficiently. Dr. Noosha at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic offers personalized health recommendations. For improved gut health, schedule a consultation by calling the offices in Ashburn and McLean, Virginia, or making an appointment online today.

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What is gut health?

Gut health describes the health and function of your gastrointestinal (GI) tract, a complex system whose role is to digest the food you eat, absorb its nutrients, and eliminate waste. To ensure this system and all systems it is connected to [especially the neuro-endocrine aka brain & hormone systems] is working at peak efficiency, you need a balanced gut.

What is the 5 R Framework for Gut Restoration?

A properly functioning digestive system is critical to good health. In fact, problems with the gastrointestinal (GI) tract can cause more than just stomach aches, gas and bloating or diarrhea. GI issues may underlie chronic health problems that seem unrelated to digestive health, including autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes, skin problems such as eczema and acne rosacea, and heart disease (just to name a few). So in the bigger picture, how can we deal with all that can go wrong “down there”? A naturopathic & functional approach includes following the‘5Rs’: remove, replace, reinoculate, repair, and rebalance. When applied to various chronic health issues, the 5R program can lead to dramatic improvement in symptoms, and sometimes even complete resolution.

What are the symptoms of poor gut health?

When something disrupts the delicate balance of your gut microbiome, you can develop a wide range of health issues — from mild symptoms to serious disease.

Common skin conditions of poor gut health include but are not limited to:

  • Inflammation which manifests very differently per individual
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Rosacea
  • Rashes/Hives
  • Psoriasis
  • Dry skin

When you have poor gut and skin health, it can also affect numerous other systems in charge of your energy levels, mental clarity, thyroid & hormone health and undoubtedly affects your mental & emotional well-being and self-esteem.

In addition, it might lead to chronic fatigue and restless sleep. Having good quality “beauty sleep” is important for your skin as it helps your body expel toxins and produce new collagen.

How do I take care of my gut health?

The first step to restoring your gut health is understanding what issues are affecting it, including already diagnosed or misdiagnosed medical conditions, diet, and lifestyle factors. Dr. Noosha believes certain diagnoses such as IBS & SIBO are actually not actually diagnoses but a variety of symptoms, that still need to be investigated and nurtured until the root cause is found. She believes many western blood tests for infectious diseases are not the most up to date, so many of these infections go undetected, slowly wreaking havoc, causing leaky gut which then can lead to numerous and more serious health issues later on.

After identifying areas of concern, Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic focuses on holistic strategies that help you heal your gut naturally. Dr. Noosha follows the 5 R Framework for Gut Restoration, starting you the individual where you need to be.

Your gut repair plan may include nutritional counseling and dietary supplements to treat the side effects of poor gut health.

The team also offers energetic healing and techniques on how to balance your nervous system, which will be helpful in promoting good gut health. Healing the gut begins from within — taking steps to care for your body and releasing tension dwelling inside.

What are the benefits of good gut health?

By improving your gut health, you may find several other health benefits, including:

  • Improved mood
  • Better quality sleep
  • Improved skin health
  • Reduced stress levels
  • More balanced energy
  • Better digestion, absorption & assimilation

Your gut uses nutrients from the food you eat to fuel and maintain many of your body’s processes. So, if your gut is imbalanced, it can lead to more than just your skin health being affected, but your overall wellness.

To find out how gut health can promote healthy skin, schedule a consultation at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic. Call the offices today or book your appointment online.