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Deep Dive on Skin Health for Practitioners


I am so excited to share this Facebook Live and THESE POWERFUL PEARLS of functional medicine with you. At SAFM we honor that scientific knowledge is always evolving. That’s why we regularly revise our content in light of new research findings.

This information is CRITICAL for ALL practitioner modalities.

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Are you confident in your skin health knowledge?

Although you may already be a savvy practitioner, I am certain you will learn something new in this video. You’ll walk away with pages of notes and practical pearls you can use in your practice right away.

Here are some of the things we’ll be discussing:

  • I always say, “The skin is like a Giant ______!” Can you guess? Come Learn why…
  • What can the Skin be telling us about the Gut? Some signs will surprise you!
  • Nutrients that are vital to skin health. It’s Not just about Biotin and Omega-3s.
  • Hormones are often more at play in skin challenges than you may realize. Do you know what to look for?
  • Dry skin interconnectedness and root causes that are often missed.
  • Things that can cause oxidative damage and how to avoid.
  • Acne, psoriasis, warts, eczema, rosacea, and more.

Thank you very much for joining in the fun and learning!

With warmth, love, and gratitude to you for sharing your gifts with so many –

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3 Questions for “Deep Dive on Skin Health for Practitioners”

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    Fonda Neal says:

    First I’d like to thank Tracey for these providing these free pearls. This is fantastic information. I hope to join the SAFM when it is financially and time feasible. I do have a question about skin. For rashes that occur on clients skin (arm) only in summer time – all other things being equal all other times, would that be a heat rash or vitamin D issue (because of more sun) or what should be considered exactly?

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      SAFM Team says:

      Your question is a great example of a case that requires casting a wide net and considering all of the possible options. Yes, it could be so-called ‘heat rash’ simply due to higher sun exposure, but then the question remains why the skin is so sensitive to sunlight. It could indeed be a number of various issues at play:
      – what is in the sunscreen that the person uses? Sunscreens can be a source of many harmful chemicals that a person wouldn’t apply otherwise.
      – we eat different foods in the summer and other seasons – there tends to be more fruit, more raw veggies, more fizzy drinks, even more alcohol for some people – I’d dig deep and really inquire about ALL the details as this could be a reaction to either higher amount of fructose or pesticides in food
      – are there any signs of histamine overload or processing issues – this could very easily create a skin rash when paired with another trigger
      – is there a special place that the person goes to in the summer? Maybe there is a different detergent that’s used to wash bed sheets and towels in that place.
      – maybe they spend the summer days resting under a tree that they are allergic to, or they get to meet more animals
      As you can see there are many questions to ask and options to consider. There’s usually a personal susceptibility and then a trigger that tips the scale and the body has no other way but to react with a rash to signal that something is off balance. You can always start with determining what the underlying imbalance is – something in the gut that needs to be supported, the toxicity that the body is struggling with, stress, both physiological and emotional that is suppressing the immune system and impairs digestion. Help the person deal with ‘crap food, stress and toxins’ and in the process, you will likely pin down what is the exact trigger/reason for the rash.

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    Jill Raab says:

    Loved this Tracy! Even as a member of SAFM I still found myself with new pearls in my bag e.g. Antihistamines causing dehydration ! I also found myself writing the names of several clients I serve in the column of my notes , as a reminder to check their labs and maps to see if I have addressed some of your points about skin health and interconnectedness. Brilliant ! Thank you as always .

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