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More Healthy Days Blog: Improve teen acne by focusing on the gut?

By Dr. Lisa Metzgar: 

I have discussed in past articles that there is a direct link between our gut and our brain. Our gut flora can have a big impact on our emotional state and how we deal with stress. And we also know that stress may cause skin issues such as acne1.

Another major factor in acne is diet. When we eat a diet full of processed carbohydrates and sugar it may cause insulin resistance that could potentially change the production of oily secretions from... read more


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