The Gut-Skin connection

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Unlike other organs, you can touch, see and check your skin health every single day, thus the skin is an indicator of what is going on inside your body, especially your gut health. We are what we absorb. The primary role of the gut is to absorb the nutrients from the food for growth, repair, and normal functioning of our body. When the proper absorption of nutrients is inhibited, and when the body doesn’t receive enough nutrients, it begins to prioritize which organs will get the available nutrients. In such conditions, these changes can easily be noted in your hair, nails and skin. This is because when nutrients are in shortage of supply, the body drives nutrients towards essential organs, neglecting the hair, nails and skin. Making improvements to the digestive system is proven to improve our skin health, immune functions and energy levels. If you want to heal your skin, you have to heal your gut. The first step in healing your skin is to make sure that your body is getting the nutrients it needs through a balanced diet. A lack of digestive enzymes reduces the amount of fat and protein that you absorb and leave your skin feeling dry and dull. Consult a qualified nutritionist to get your digestive enzymes to work efficiently in order to resolve dry skin problems. Try to avoid processed foods, refined sugars, alcohol and gluten. Include a fiber-rich fruits, vegetables, and legumes in your diet. Feed your skin with nutrient-rich natural skincare. Thus, taking good care of your gut health ensures you a glowing, clear skin.