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The Clear Skin Blog

Tips, advice and recipes from the Happy Gut Happy Skin team

Probiotics and Kefir for great skin

One of my favourite topics as this stuff is SO powerful! So as you would have picked up from the blog, our gut is a delicate balance of good bacteria and hopefully not too many bad bacteria. This is not just a few bacteria we're talking about here. It's estimated...

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Chuckling Goat Kefir review

My Review of Chuckling Goat Kefir! A couple of weeks back, knowing that we'd be covering Kefir I carried out a lot of research for a company that produces ready-made Kefir. I wanted to check some out for those of you who might not have time to make Kefir yourself...

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I’m a survivor!

  Many people who experience skin issues discover that certain foods serve them better than others and this often leads to a period of elimination to allow the gut and body to heal.   Eliminating foods from your diet can be tricky, time consuming, energy...

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Ben’s Bone Broth

Ben has been perfecting this recipe for a long time now and we use the resulting broth as a drink on its own or we use it to make soups & casseroles etc. The healing properties of the bone broth are endless but a key feature of it is the collagen from the chicken...

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Food is Fuel For Your Body

What kind of fuel should you choose? You wouldn't put diesel in an unleaded car would you? So why wouldn't you treat your body with the same respect? We need to fuel our bodies effectively in order to promote healing. So many of us fuel our bodies with food that...

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Is blue light affecting your sleep?

It's been known for years that bright light at night affects sleep. But did you realise how dangerous it can be? According to Harvard Medical School: Study after study has linked working the night shift and exposure to light at night to several types of cancer...

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What causes eczema?

If you see a dermatologist, you'll be told that eczema is a disease of the skin. An inflammatory issue, which causes excess dryness, irritation and rashes. A problem with the barrier function causing moisture loss.  Often, you'll be given no specific reason for...

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Supporting Your Skin Microbiome (part 2)

So here's my final tips for supporting your skin microbiome. As mentioned in previous posts it's all about supporting the bacteria already present on your skin- eg no harsh antibacterial products. But it is also about ensuring our skin is exposed to a diverse...

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Get dirty!

Yes being clean is overrated! So many of us use antibacterial or sanitising wipes, hand wash and even toothpaste! Perhaps we don't even realise. Take a look at your toothpaste- if you see triclosan on the ingredients then it's antibacterial! The thing is, we need...

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C-section vs. Vaginal Delivery

When Ben and I made the decision to create a small person, we spent a lot of time researching and discussing how to create an eczema free baby. Ben developed eczema as a child and the last thing we wanted was for our child to experience it too. Ellie is almost one now...

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