The Relationship Between Gut Health and Skin

The Relationship Between Gut Health and Skin

The skin is your body’s largest organ, acting as our protective barrier, a temperature regulator, and as a communicator. Your skin can tell you a lot about what’s going on inside; if you’re too hot, if you’re dehydrated and even if you’re not eating the right foods for your body. Your gut health and skin health have a complex relationship.

The gut-skin axis is the term that describes how the health of your gut microbiome is reflected on your skin. Recent studies have linked skin conditions like psoriasis, rosacea, and acne to the balance of microbiota inside your gut.

 

What is the Gut Microbiome?

Your gut microbiome is essentially the name for the trillions of different types of microorganisms, mostly bacteria, that live in your gut. Bacteria often gets a bad rap but is actually a healthy guts’ best friend!

Everyone’s gut microbiome is different and shaped by a variety of factors like genetics, stress level, illness, and lifestyle. Most of these factors are out of our control ­– but luckily, we’re able to influence a healthy gut through diet.

The bacteria in your gut help digest and break down food, absorb and synthesise nutrients, and can even influence your mood, all functions critical to our health and wellbeing. Turns out keeping trillions of bacteria in your gut (that you rarely think about) happy is important after all!

Highly processed, excessively sugary or greasy foods can disrupt the balance of good versus bad bacteria in your gut. This disruption triggers inflammatory immune responses: your body’s way of trying to regain a harmonious balance. Since the skin is our largest organ, it comes as no surprise that these inflammatory responses are sometimes reflected on our skin. Your skin could be telling you that your gut microbiome isn’t happy if you have persistent breakouts, dullness, discolouration, redness, dandruff or rashes.

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A Healthy Gut for Glowing Skin

The old cliché that chocolate gives you pimples may not be too far off the truth after all.

Sometimes we can’t control stress levels, how much sleep we’re getting or catching a cold going into the cooler months, but we can control the quality of food we consume. Yes – this is your sign to delete your junk food takeaway apps and pen your whole food shopping list ASAP!

Food that is high in fibre take longer to be digested than other foods and are recommended for a healthy gut. These high-fibre foods are sometimes referred to as prebiotics, since they feed our beneficial microbiota. Garlic, onion, bananas, leeks, asparagus among others are all a healthy gut’s favourites.

Probiotic foods contain live bacteria that grow during the fermentation process. You can find plenty of these in WholeLife Healthfoods fridges and shelves; think sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, apple cider vinegar and kombucha. Introducing beneficial bacteria into your gut that are found in these food and drinks helps balance out the harmful bacteria. Happy gut and happy tastebuds!

If you’re taking steps to improve your gut health for glowing skin, chances are you’ll reap the benefits elsewhere, too! Your mood, immune system, endocrine system (your hormones) and brain function have all been found to link to gut health.

Don’t Skip Your Supplements

Taking a daily probiotic supplement can also help you nourish your gut microbiome. When choosing your probiotic for skin health, look for these two species on the label: Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. These species have been linked in clinical studies to reduce skin inflammation, boost skin ceramides, reduce redness and improve acne. Science backed skincare – yes please!

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Steps to Improve Your Gut Health

Your gut microbiome isn’t going to be healed after one kombucha and a probiotic supplement. The road to a healthy gut varies person to person, but with consistency can take up to four weeks to notice any changes in your skin health.

Some steps to take to make sure you’re on the right track:

  • Diversify your microbiome by eating a wide range of fibrous, plant-based foods
  • Increase your fermented foods intake and try incorporating kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir and kombucha into your diet
  • Stay away from sugary, processed, and packaged foods that are harmful to your good gut bacteria
  • Take a broad-spectrum daily probiotic
  • Stay hydrated! Your gut and skin both love water, so you should aim to drink 2-3 litres a day

 

Nourish from The Inside and Out

Even though the gut-skin axis link is strong, that doesn’t mean we’re giving you a free pass to give up on your skincare! Your skin stills need loving from the outside too, especially if ageing is a skin concern. UV damage is widely maintained as the number one cause of ageing; think wrinkles, discolouration, loss of elasticity – it’s all linked to UV damage. A broad-spectrum 50+ SPF is a daily essential to protect your dermis.

 

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Vitamins for Women and Men

Vitamins for Women and Men

We understand that it’s hard enough to juggle a balanced diet, regular exercise and sufficient sleep, let alone knowing what the benefits are of taking certain vitamins and supplements. It’s clear that women and men have differing nutritional needs and certain vitamins are more relevant for women than they are for men and vice versa. However, there are also particular vitamins and supplements which can benefit both. Learn more down below!

Vitamins for Women

Iron: Iron deficiencies are a lot more common than you think, affecting 20-25% of the world’s population! Though men can also be iron deficient, women tend to be more susceptible to iron deficiencies because of monthly blood loss during menstruation. If dietary intake is inadequate, taking iron supplements can assist in maintaining energy levels, red blood cell production and much more! Our top WholeLife pick is Fusion Health’s Iron Advanced tablets.

# Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. This medicine may not be right for you, read the label before purchase. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. *Nutritional supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate.

Folic Acid: Although folic acid is usually associated as a prenatal vitamin, it’s an important addition to your diet whether or not you are planning on having children in the future. This is because folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin and cannot be stored in your body. Taking folic acid vitamins can assist in forming red blood cells and reduce the risk of birth defects and miscarriages. Our top pick at WholeLife is Herbs of Gold’s Folic Acid tablets.

# Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. This medicine may not be right for you, read the label before purchase. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. *Nutritional supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate.

Calcium: It is clear that men and women can receive sufficient amounts of calcium through a balanced diet of foods that contain dairy, vegetables, and nuts to name a few. However, you may not be receiving enough calcium-rich foods if you are vegan or have a health condition that doesn’t allow you to absorb calcium. In addition to this, women are actually at a higher risk of getting osteoporosis! Calcium supplementation in postmenopausal women can assist in the prevention of bone loss which causes osteoporosis. Our top pick at WholeLife is Fusion’s Calcium Advanced tablets.

# Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. This medicine may not be right for you, read the label before purchase. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. *Nutritional supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate.

Vitamins for Men

Zinc: Men actually require more zinc than women! Taking zinc can assist in testosterone production and to support a healthy prostate necessary for seminal fluid production and overall reproductive health. Zinc is also an extremely beneficial supplement for immune function, DNA and protein production. Our WholeLife top pick is Herbs of Gold’s Ultra Zinc + Capsules.

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Vitamins For both women and men

There are multiple vitamins which can benefit both women and men. Some of these include multivitamins, various antioxidants, magnesium and fish oil! Learn more about all of these vitamins in our previous A-Z Vitamin blog.

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A-Z Vitamins

A-Z Vitamins

It’s easy to become overwhelmed in the world of vitamins, with a seemingly endless list of supplements on offer. Vitamin and mineral supplements can be of huge benefit to those who are needing extra help in some areas, such as those with special diets, vegetarians, vegans, pregnant women or people with food allergies to name a few. Vitamins and minerals play an integral role in the healthy function of the human body right down to a molecular level so it’s important to understand what supplements are the right fit for you.

But where to begin? We’re here to breakdown the A to Z of vitamins, shedding light on some of the most popular vitamin and mineral supplements here at WholeLife Pharmacy and Healthfoods and how they can work with your body to make you feel your best! Of course, we always recommend that you seek the advice of a doctor or dietitian for personalised advice on what may be of benefit for you.

Read on for our A-Z Vitamins guide!

A – Vitamin A

Vitamin A is integral for healthy vision, cell growth and immunity, and also has antioxidant properties that can play a role in fighting free radicals in your body. A vitamin A supplement may lower your risk of specific cancers, reduce your risk of acne, support bone health and promote growth and reproduction. Vitamin A is a popular choice for those wanting to support their skin health.

B – Vitamin B12

Uniquely, vitamin B12 is one of the few essential vitamins that we cannot produce on our own. It is integral in red blood cell formation, neurological function, and DNA synthesis and is important in supporting our energy levels, general health, and wellbeing. Those who follow vegetarian or vegan diets may find their B12 levels difficult to maintain, which is where a B12 supplement could be of benefit.

C – Calcium

Calcium has become synonymous with bone strength and health. You’ll often find a calcium supplement combined with vitamin D, which enhances calcium absorption. Like other minerals in the supplement game, there are a variety of forms available that differ on factors such as how easily it is absorbed into the body and price. People at risk of medical conditions such as osteoporosis may benefit from taking a calcium supplement.

D – Vitamin D

Vitamin D is naturally produced in our body through sun exposure on skin and is involved in immune function and calcium absorption. Vitamin D deficiencies can actually be quite common, especially for people who have a predominately indoor lifestyle, live in cities where tall buildings may block sunlight, and wear sunscreen often. Wearing sunscreen, while good at protecting our skin from skin cancer risks, can reduce the body’s ability to synthesise vitamin D by more than 95%. A Vitamin D supplement can support bone and muscle strength in people who are unable to receive vitamin D through sunlight exposure or diet alone.

E- Echinacea

Echinacea, a herbaceous flowering plant, has long been used to treat the onset and severity of the common cold or flu. You’ll often find echinacea packaged up with other vitamins such as vitamin C, zinc and even garlic, all aimed at bolstering your immune system and starving off illness.

F – Folic acid

Folic acid is widely recommended by health professionals to be taken by pregnant women, or women planning to conceive, as a way to mitigate the risk of the baby developing defects of the brain and spine, including neural tube defects. You will often find folic acid in women’s health multivitamins and pre-conception and pregnancy multivitamins; however folic acid is beneficial for both men and women!

G – Glucosamine

Glucosamine is one of the important building blocks of cartilage which is the connective tissue cushioning your joints. It’s often found in supplements in combination with chondroitin, which is also important in maintaining healthy joints. These supplements are used to treat osteoarthritic pain due to their anti-inflammatory properties.

H – Horseradish

Horseradish is mostly associated as being a spicy condiment, but it may have a variety of healing properties in Western herbal medicine ranging from relieving symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections to helping out with urinary tract infections (UTI). You’ll find horseradish packaged up with other immunity boosting vitamins and herbs such as vitamin C and garlic.

I – Iron

Low iron levels are common and can be the cause of a myriad of issues such as lack of energy, hair loss, headaches and shortness of breath. An iron supplement can be of benefit where your iron needs are not being met through diet alone. Replenishing your iron levels if they are low or depleted, can assist you in feeling energised in your day to day.

J – Juniper

Juniper is a plant, and its berry is often used in herbal medicines to treat digestion issues such as indigestion, flatulence, heartburn and bloating. It may also help urinary tract infections due to its perceived antiseptic effect.

K – Vitamin K

Supporting bone health, vitamin K is usually found on the shelves in the form of a vitamin K2 supplement. Vitamin K2 supports calcium absorption in bones, as well as supporting cardiovascular and artery health. A vitamin K supplement may be recommended for those who are at risk of developing osteoporosis.

L – Lecithin

Lecithin is a fat that is essential to the healthy functioning of cells in the body. Taking lecithin in supplement form can help to support your liver health and help with the digestion of dietary fats.

M – Magnesium

Up to two thirds of people in the Western world don’t meet their magnesium intake needs through diet alone, which is why some people may benefit from a magnesium supplement. There are different forms of magnesium available in supplements with varying levels of absorption. Magnesium aspartate, citrate, lactate, and chloride have been found to absorb better and are more bioavailable than other forms of magnesium, so make sure to look for these types on the label of your magnesium bottles.

Magnesium may help boost exercise performance and recovery, alleviate the severity of menstrual cramps, relieve symptoms of PMS, prevent migraines, help calm the nervous system, decrease pain and inflammation, improve mood, and help you sleep.

N – Niacin

Niacin (also known as vitamin B3) can help lower cholesterol, ease arthritis, boost brain function and support skin health.

O – Omega 3 and 6

Omega 3 and 6 are polyunsaturated fatty acids, both a type of fat that our bodies can’t make alone so it’s important we’re monitoring our intake to make sure we get enough. It is also important to get the ratio right; we should be getting more omega 3 than omega 6.

Omega 3 can help improve your heart health, fights inflammation, supports your metabolism, supports your mental health among many other benefits. Omega 6 mainly provide energy for your body. You can often find omega 3 and 6 supplements as an all in one capsule on the shelves at WholeLife, often under the label of fish oil for omega 6 and evening primrose oil for omega 6.

P – Probiotics

Probiotics contain millions of beneficial bacteria that can assist in maintaining the balance of good versus bad bacteria in the gut. Probiotics can help those with irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease manage symptoms. Probiotics are also beneficial for those who have been prescribed a course of antibiotics, as they can kill the beneficial bacteria in the body as well as the bad. Having a balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut also helps maintain the natural balance of bacteria in other areas, such as the vagina and urinary tract.

Q – Quandong

Quandong is a native Australian bush food that is high in vitamin C and antioxidants. As well as being able to be eaten in its fruit form, quandong can also be supplemented in powder form or as a liquid extract.

R – Red Krill Oil

Red krill oil, like fish oil, contain essential omega 3 fatty acids that our body needs but cannot produce on its own. There is some research to suggest that krill oil may be a better source of omega 3 than fish oil as the fats in krill oil may be easier for the body to absorb. Krill oil is often taken as a supplement to help with joint and arthritic pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

S – Spirulina

Spirulina is an algae that can grow in both fresh and salt water. It isn’t just one vitamin, but in fact is rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals that are essential for your immune health. It is classified by many as one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Spirulina contains protein, vitamin B1, iron, omega 3, chlorophyll and powerful antioxidants among others.

T – Turmeric

Turmeric isn’t just good to add flavour in your favourite dishes! Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties due to containing curcumin (which is sometimes what you’ll find this supplement named as on the shelf at WholeLife). Turmeric’s key benefits includes relieving inflammation, supporting joint health and supporting healthy digestion.

U – Ubiquinol

Ubiquinol is a form of coenzyme 10 (usually written as CoQ10, which is what you’ll often find it as on the shelves at WholeLife) which supports cellular energy in the body. Ubiquinol is an active and bioavailable form of CoQ10. As we age, ubiquinol levels naturally decline, so taking a ubiquinol supplement may help you mitigate the slow decline in your ubiquinol levels.

V – Vitex

Vitex, also known as vitex agnus-castus, is a supplement that is used in herbal medicines to treat a variety of issues related to hormonal balance. Vitex is often used as a natural way to help treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS), acne, infertility, menopausal symptoms among other hormonal related issues.

W – Withania

Also known as Ashwagandha, withania is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine. Withania is often used to help stress, anxiety, fatigue – in fact, withania is an adaptogen meaning that it can be used to help your body resist physiological and psychological stress. Ayurvedic medicine is one of the oldest alternative medical systems in the world, originating from India.

X – Xanthium

Xanthium is one of the most popular herbs in Chinese herbal medicine used to help alleviate the symptoms of sinus congestion and respiratory allergies. It is a herb known in many medical traditions for opening the nasal cavity.

Y – Yarrow

Yarrow is a herb that is commonly used to help wound healing, fever, the common cold among others. Essentially it is a herb that may help support the immune system. You can find yarrow in a capsule form, as well as in teas and essential oils.

Z – Zinc

Zinc is a mineral found throughout your body and is commonly thought to shorten the length and severity of the common cold. People who benefit most from taking zinc are those who are deficient or those who are wishing to give their immune system a boost. Zinc is also involved in wound healing, as adequate levels of the mineral is needed to create new cells.

Our A to Z Vitamin guide is only scratching the surface of the world of vitamins! If you’d like any more information on a certain supplement or want to discuss which supplements may be of benefit to you, make sure you have a chat to your preferred healthcare professional.

Don’t forget to head over to our Vitamins for Women and Men blog and Vitamins for Kids blog to make sure you’re completely across all things vitamins!

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Interview with Pelvi

Interview with Pelvi

  1. Tell us a bit about who Pelvi is?

Pelvi is owned and run by a nimble team of women. Since 2012 it’s been Pelvi’s passion to design the best quality pelvic health and period care products for women’s hard-working bodies.

  1. What kind of products do you offer?

Pelvi offers alternatives to single-use period products, our unique period care range treats women’s bodies and the earth with respect. These include the Pelvi Menstrual Cup, Pelvi Reusable Leakproof Underwear, and Pelvi Cloth Pads. Combining medical research, female insight, and body-friendly ingredients, Pelvi products ensure happy results and a healthier body.

  1. What is Pelvi’s mission?

Our mission is to open up the conversation and break down the stigma when it comes to talking openly about pelvic floor issues, and period care and providing alternative more sustainable options for conscious consumers.

  1. What is Pelvi’s contribution to sustainability?  

We are lucky enough to be based in the sunny Gold Coast surrounded by a beautiful environment – which we are passionate about protecting in any way we can. We believe that reusable menstrual products are the future of period care. By educating women about the current waste, we hope to empower women to make the change to alternative more sustainable choices.

  1. What advice would you give to women who are apprehensive of switching from traditional period products to Pelvi? 

Making the switch from disposable to reusable is a positive change for women’s health and the environment. Vaginas are one of the most absorbent parts of the body and by using Menstrual Cups and reusable Period Underwear you’re avoiding potential harmful materials. If you are unsure on where to start try the Pelvi Leakproof Undies, they give you ultra-protection with no leaks at all and are designed to remain dry and fresh, plus they are super comfy!

For more information on Pelvi’s story and products, you can check out their website here.

 

Our Top in Store Sustainability Picks

Our Top in Store Sustainability Picks

As we move to a more environmentally conscious society, there has been a push for more sustainable products. But where do we even begin our journey to sustainability and what brands can we trust?

We are here to help! WholeLife stocks a vast range of products and brands that embody ‘good for you and good for the earth.’ See our favourite sustainable brands that we stock at WholeLife below.

  • Cheeki is an Australian brand that has introduced an extensive range of products, including water bottles and tumblers, but what is so amazing about these products is that they are stainless steel and reusable!
  • Ever Eco is cracking down on single-use plastics and has introduced a range of products that aim to eliminate this! From reusable facial pads to produce bags and stainless-steel bento boxes, Ever Eco has all your essentials to kick-start your plastic-free journey.
  • Bio Tuff solves the issue of using plastic and contributing to mass waste in landfills with their compostable and biodegradable products including bin liners and cling wrap. Imagine your bags decomposing in 0 to 90 days instead of decades!
  • Go Bamboo is the perfect alternative to plastic products! Switching to bamboo products can assist in cutting global levels of carbon dioxide and reducing your carbon footprint. Additionally, they offer a large range of products including biodegradable toothbrushes, reusable straws and clothing pegs!
  • Pelvi is not only empowering women and their bodies but also advocate for the importance of cutting down waste with their reusable period products including their leakproof underwear, menstrual cups and cotton pads.
  • Who Gives A Crap is an amazing brand that offers products which are made from 100% forest friendly bamboo and to top it off, 50% of their profits go to help build toilets for those in need.
  • Ecostore’s products protect not only you but the environment! Offering various home, body, oral and baby care products, Ecostore does their bit by being all-natural, cruelty and GE/GMO free. Their products are also made from 100% renewable and recyclable plastics.
  • Gem is a proudly Australian made brand that offers non-toxic oral care products including toothpaste, floss and mouthwash!
  • Noosa Basics offers a wide range of products that are organic, vegan and cruelty-free including skincare and deodorants. Plus, they are 100% Australian made!

Consider adding some sustainable options into your daily life to help reduce your environmental footprint!

For more information on how to live a more sustainable life, read our blog post on the difference between biodegradable, compostable, recyclable and reusable.

Skincare from Within

Skincare from Within

Building beautiful skin begins deep beneath the dermis. As the largest organ, your skin keeps no secrets, and it can reveal a lot about your inner health and wellbeing. Pay attention and listen closely to it – it will tell you what it doesn’t like and what it does like!

We know that what we put into our bodies can have just as much impact on our skin as what we put on the outside, and finding the perfect combination of the two is ideal. As you probably already have your external skincare regime down pat, let’s delve deep into the world of all things internal skincare.

Fusion Health Skin Tonic Vege Capsules

Fusion Skin Tonic includes Japanese catnip which is traditionally used in Chinese medicine to calm itchy skin and relieve symptoms of mild eczema. These tablets also contain burdock which support the natural detoxification process via the skin. The addition of Dong quai may aid in promoting skin regeneration and relieving dry skin.

Teelixir Pearl Beauty Tonic 

Pearl powder is a premier adaptogen that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Notable benefits of Pearl powder are its ability to help promote more healthy, radiant and younger looking skin.

Herbs of Gold Clear Skin

Clear Skin provides 12mg of Zinc per tablet to support connective tissue health and wound healing, plus 1500IU of vitamin A to support collagen formation. It also contains Calendula, traditionally used in Western herbal medicine for wound healing. Burdock and yellow dock are used as blood cleansers to support waste elimination via the skin and relieve mild symptoms of eczema and dermatitis.

QSILICA Skin, Hair & Nails ONE-A-DAY Multi-nutrient Tablets

Qsilica Skin, Hair & Nails ONE-A-DAY tablets contain colloidal mineral silica, biotin, zinc and selenium in a convenient, once daily supplement. Silicon supports bone integrity, assists connective tissue production and together with biotin and zinc, supports the health of your skin, hair and nails. Selenium and zinc help reduce free radical damage to body cells.

Nutra Organics Collagen Beauty

Collagen Beauty™ is a natural formulation with VERISOL® Bioactive Collagen Peptides to support structural integrity of skin and decrease skin aging factors after 8 weeks of use, supporting skin quality of the entire body and smoothing skin wrinkles from within. Research has shown that consuming Collagen Beauty™ with VERISOL®, as part of a balanced diet, may:

  • Reduce skin wrinkles and smooth fine lines
  • Increase skin hydration and improve moisture levels
  • Increase skin elasticity
  • Contributes to healthy gut and skin by supporting structure and function of connective tissue with Vitamin C
  • Contributes to collagen formation & protection from free radical damage with Vitamin C
  • Contribute to maintaining skin structure, support wound healing, and support healthy hair & nails with Zinc
  • Support tissue building & repair with a good source of Protein 
  • Plus contains the naturopathic herb Horsetail, which is traditionally said to make hair strong like a horse’s tail.
Superfeast Beauty Blend

A super-blend of beautifying herbs that nourish from the inside out. The Superfeast Beauty Blend brings vitality to skin, hair and nails. Beauty Blend harnesses the toning and detoxifying properties of goji, schizandra, longan and micro-ground pearls to promote inner and outer radiance.

JSHealth Skin + Digestion Tablets

Banish those blemishes and get glowing skin! These tablets contain Zinc, which may relieve symptoms of acne, pimples, and other minor skin eruptions. Burdock is traditionally used in western herbal medicine to relieve minor skin breakouts and symptoms of mild eczema and dermatitis. They also contain Vitamins B2 and C which can help to support skin health, collagen formation, and wound healing.

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