Beauty Begins In The Belly: The Gut & Skin Connection

It may not be the self care or skin care routine that we are used to hearing about, but taking care of your gut health from the inside really will give you glowing, healthy skin, as well as improved overall wellbeing. 

Hippocrates said it some 2,400 years ago, - “All disease begins in the gut.” And now more than ever, nurturing and maintaining a healthy gut microbiome has become a topic of great interest to both mainstream medicine and progressive health enthusiasts.

We have all heard the saying “You are what you eat,” and it turns out, it’s true, especially for our skin. There is an increasing amount of processed foods available on our shelves these days, many of which are mislabeled to trick the consumer into believing they’re ‘heathy’. This, plus lifestyle stresses, chemical pollution, allergies and many other factors can throw our gut microbiome out of balance, and our general wellbeing including our skin suffers as a result. 

Our gut is often referred to as the bodies second brain. It is where 70% of our immune system lives (Think about how important that makes our gut health to our overall health), where we metabolise hormones (Hello hormonal breakouts), where detox enzymes are created, where we make up nutrients and where feel good transmitters are made. If our gut isn't detoxing properly, or our hormones are out of balance, and we all know how that can wreak havoc on our skin. Carla Oates, the founder of The Beauty Chef, simplifies the gut and skin connection for us with an analogy- “If you think about a garden, our gut is like the soil. The soil needs the right nutrient levels and bacterial balance to support the plants and for them to be strong, their leaves robust and their flowers to blossom.”

To achieve a healthy gut, we need to support good bacteria in our digestive system. Bacteria pretty much run the show! The gut is home to trillions of microbes that outnumber the body’s cells by 10 to 1.

The Beauty Chef powders and boosts are Bio-fermented wholefood nutrition for gut health and glowing skin. 

More than 20 years of research has gone into the development of our unique and natural bio-fermentation process called FloraCulture™. This process involves introducing a ‘mother culture’ – containing 14 species of beneficial bacteria and yeasts. The bacteria break down the ingredients – making the nutrients more bioavailable for the body to use – and supercharges their benefits, creating bioactive nutrition and a broad-spectrum, food-based probiotic for holistic health, beauty and wellbeing.