Jennifer Fugo is an integrative nutritionist and expert in chronic skin rashes. She's here to talk with JJ about a common issue that's never been discussed on the podcast before: dandruff! Listen as Jennifer reveals why anti-dandruff shampoos treat the symptoms rather than the root cause, as well as the surprising role that your gut and immune system can play in the development of dandruff. Jennifer also shares her top diet and supplement tips to help restore balance in your gut, which in turn, can heal dandruff. Plus, grab Jennifer's free Skin Rash Root Cause Testing eGuide so you can get to the bottom of your skin issues and feel confident in the skin you're in!
Freebies From Today’s Episode
Get Jennifer Fugo’s free Skin Rash Root Cause Testing eGuide by going to jjvirgin.com/dandruff.
Main Points From Today’s Episode
Dandruff can be caused by a fungal organism that lives on your skin called malassezia. However, malassezia is a normal commensal organism and it doesn’t cause issues like skin flaking, redness, and itching in everyone. The reason that some folks develop dandruff in response to malassezia, while others don’t, is due to an imbalance in the gut. In fact, many folks with dandruff have too much Candida living in their gut. Anti-dandruff shampoos treat the symptoms, not the root cause. Jennifer shares her top diet and supplement recommendations to help fight Candida, which in turn, can get rid of dandruff.
[1:25] Jennifer Fugo’s career briefing
[2:29] Listener shout-out
[3:11] It’s scary, but true – sugar is hiding everywhere! Find out which sugars to choose and which to lose in JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet.
[3:49] Welcoming Jennifer to the show
[5:02] How Jennifer became an expert in skin rashes
[6:30] What causes dandruff?
[7:52] Why do some people experience dandruff in response to a fungus that is found on the skin, while others don’t?
[9:00] Many folks with dandruff have too much Candida living in their gut.
[9:40] The role of your immune system in the development of dandruff
[10:15] Anti-dandruff shampoos treat the symptoms, not the root cause.
[10:42] What is a commensal organism?
[11:44] Other signs of too much Candida in the gut
[13:10] How to test for Candida: measuring D-arabinitol
[13:45] Why Jennifer isn’t a fan of anti-Candida diets
[14:07] Dietary changes to help overcome Candida
[15:00] Why gluten should be avoided
[16:59] Nutrients that can be helpful when fighting Candida
[18:47] Nutrients to support your liver function: glutathione and glycine
[20:14] Key ingredients to look for in an antimicrobial include oil of oregano, berberine, caprylic acid, grapefruit fruit extract, and olive leaf extract.
[21:28] Are there topical ingredients that can help with dandruff?
[23:38] What’s in Jennifer’s free Skin Rash Root Cause Testing eGuide?
[25:04] Dietary shifts that you can start making today
[26:24] Action steps from today’s episode
[27:17] Start by connecting the dots between what you eat and how you feel.
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JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show: How to Heal Eczema and Chronic Skin Issues with Jennifer Fugo
JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet
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