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Skin – Gut Connection

When the gut and the prolific bacteria whom call it home become imbalanced, we can see signs of this externally through our skin.

The connection between the skin and gut is known as the gut-skin axis.

In beautiful reflection, when our gut and bacteria are in good health, we can see the beautiful expression of this balance through radiant and supple skin.

In this class you will learn about the role of the microbiome on the gut-skin axis and the impact of various lifestyle choices have directly on the microbiome. We will explore herbs/spices that support the gut-skin axis and how to use them as well as discuss the role of skin-care products, ingredients and how that affects the overall system.

November 6

Taught by:
Melanie Fiorella, MD, is a fellowship trained Integrative Family Physician at UC San Diego Health. Her first love is Yoga and Ayurveda, and she has been practicing and studying those for 22 years. Dr. Fiorella trains residents and medical students in integrative medicine as a faculty member at the Centers for Integrative Health at UCSD.

Dr. Fiorella has a passion for integrating a healthy lifestyle with medicine – such as nutrition, mindfulness based stress reduction and yoga – into the medical care of her patients. Where indicated, she refers patients to complementary therapies such as osteopathic manual therapy, acupuncture and massage.


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