Scheer Madness

Megan Motter: The Gut-Skin Connection

March 07, 2023 Rachel Scheer
Scheer Madness
Megan Motter: The Gut-Skin Connection
Show Notes

Today, on the Scheer Madness Podcast, Rachel is joined by Megan Motter, a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, determined to join clients on their journey to achieve overall well-being with nutrition and lifestyle changes. Megan graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics. After graduation, Megan completed her Dietetic Internship at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, and is now a Coach at Rachel Scheer Nutrition! Megan dives into how gut and skin health have a direct impact on each other. As the largest organ in the human body, the skin is our body’s first line of defense. As the gut is 70% of our immune system, Megan notes the importance of having a strong connection between the skin and the gut. Megan continues, noting some of the root causes behind renowned skin issues such as rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, and more. 

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  • 0:00 Intro
  • 4:44 What is the Gut-Skin Connection?
  • 5:38 How The Immune System Influences our Skin
  • 8:11 What Happens when our Skin Barrier is Damaged
  • 11:40 What Can Cause Excess Oil in the Skin?
  • 12:38 What Foods Play a Big Role in Skin Issues?
  • 13:59 The Importance of your Omega-6-to-Omega 3 Ratio
  • 18:34 What Role does Hormones Play in the Gut-Skin Connection
  • 22:28 The Role of Probiotics in/on the Skin
  • 24:04 The Root Causes of Rosacea
  • 26:33 How Eczema is Linked Back to the Gut
  • 28:08 How Psoriasis is Linked Back to the Gut
  • 28:47 What are some of the Drivers for an Autoimmune Condition?
  • 31:16 Treating Symptoms vs Root Cause
  • 33:05 Naturally Getting Rid of Wrinkles
  • 35:07 Simple, Easy Steps to Optimize the Gut-Skin Connection
  • 38:40 Final Tips from Megan
  • 39:56 Outro

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