Here at the Beauty Chef we are big believers in the skin-gut connection and the importance of using natural and organic ingredients to nourish and enhance the skin from the inside to give your skin a healthy glow on the outside.
Below is a snippet of an article published by Chris Kresser on the triangular connection between the gut, brain and skin. Like the Beauty Chef, Chris believes that 'if you want to heal your skin, you have to heal your gut'.
Probiotics improve skin conditions
....Another line of evidence suggesting a connection between the gut and skin is the observation that probiotics improve skin conditions. Oral probiotics have been shown to decrease lipopolysaccharide, improve intestinal barrier function and reduce inflammation. The first formal case report series on the value of using lactobacilli to treat skin conditions was published in 1961 by a physician named Robert Siver. He followed 300 patients who were given a commercially available probiotic and found that 80 percent of those with acne had some clinical improvement. 3 In a more recent Italian study involving 40 patients, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum in addition to standard care led to better clinical outcomes than standard care alone. (9) And another recent study of 56 patients with acne showed that the consumption of a Lactobacillus fermented dairy beverage improved clinical aspects of acne over a 12-week period....