The Good Skin Solution: Natural Healing for Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea and Acne

The Good Skin Solution: Natural Healing for Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea and Acne

by Shann Nix Jones


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Discover the surprising connection between your skin and gut with this easy-to-understand guide on natural treatments for eczema and other skin conditions
Eczema is the most common skin disorder in the industrialized world, followed closely by psoriasis, rosacea, and acne. While conventional medicine offers no permanent solutions to these conditions, natural health author Shann Nix Jones has discovered a chemical-free method that delivers life-changing results.
In the Good Skin Solution, Shann recounts her struggle to heal her son’s eczema and save her husband from a life-threatening MRSA superbug infection. She was shocked to learn that eczema isn’t just a skin condition after all, but an autoimmune disorder. Your skin is simply a map of your gut—and in order to heal your skin, you must start from the inside.
Shann reveals the latest scientific research about the “microbiome,” the vast ecosystem of microorganisms that lives inside us. In simple, easy-to-understand language, she explains the gut-skin connection: what eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and acne really are; why they’re often accompanied by hay fever, asthma, IBS, and food allergies; and how adopting the kefir-based Good Skin Solution can help treat the symptoms and the underlying causes. If you or anyone you know suffers from an ongoing skin condition, this book could be the lifeline you’ve been waiting for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401954093
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 516,475
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Shann Jones is the author of Secrets from Chuckling Goat and the founder of the award-winning Chuckling Goat natural skin care products company. Shann was the ultimate American city girl until she fell in love with a Welsh farmer at the age of 41. Using the knowledge she gained from a medical crisis that almost took her husband’s life, Shann now dedicates her time to creating health-enhancing soaps, creams and probiotic kefir drinks that resolve skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and

Table of Contents

Part I How I Found the Good Skin Solution

Chapter 1 Discoveries 3

Cameron's story 3

From, city girl to farmer's wife 6

Get a goat?! 9

We discover kefir 10

How kefir saved my husband's life 13

Developing the GSS 19

Chapter 2 The Good Skin Solution and You 23

A new way of seeing your skin 24

Managing your state 25

What you'll learn in this book 28

Chapter 3 Heal the Gut to Heal the Skin 31

The eczema epidemic 31

Your skin, your gut, and your microbiome 35

Part II Meet Your Microbiome

Chapter 4 You Are a Superorganism! 41

The microbiome 41

The jungle in your belly 42

We're all holobionts 44

Chapter 5 Getting to Know Your Good Bugs 49

Your gut is manipulating you 50

Meet your commensal bacteria 52

The 'right' kind of dirt 55

Chapter 6 Antibiotics and the Microbiome 59

A vicious circle 60

The outdated 'germ theory' 61

The danger of antibiotic resistance 63

Are you overusing antibiotics? 65

Chapter 7 The Gut-Skin Connection 71

Introducing your skin biome 71

What harms the microbiome? 75

Is your microbiome damaged? 77

Becoming biome-friendly 78

Getting clean with probiotics 80

Part III Understanding Your Skin Disorder

Chapter 8 Eczema and Allergic Disease 87

Are you on the allergic march? 88

The body's first line of defense 92

Chapter 9 Adventures Inside Your Immune System 95

Your life as a B cell: boot camp 96

Your life as a B cell: barrier patrol 104

The link between eczema and asthma 107

Kefir to the rescue 113

Chapter 10 Psoriasis, Rosacea, and Acne 119

Psoriasis 120

Rosacea 122

Acne 125

Part IV The Good Skin Solution

Chapter 11 Kefir: a Probiotic Powerhouse 133

Kefir and the immune system 133

What's so special about kefir? 134

How is kefir made? 137

Where did kefir come from? 138

How did kefir use spread? 138

Chapter 12 Kefir and the GSS 143

'Levels' of microbiome damage 144

Working with nature 149

Chapter 13 The GSS in Seven Daily Habits 151

How the GSS works 152

Tips for following the GSS 153

Chapter 14 GSS Habit #1: Drink Goat's Milk Kefir 159

How long should I take kefir? 160

Guidelines for making your own kefir 161

Kefir smoothie recipes 163

Chapter 15 GSS Habit #2: Use Goat's Milk Kefir Skincare 167

Applying kefir skincare 167

Coming off steroids 169

How topical probiotics help the skin 170

Chapter 16 GSS Habit #3: Drink Bone Broth 173

Bone broth + kefir = gut healing 174

The magic of bone broth 174

Making bone broth 176

Chapter 17 GSS Habit #4: Replace Sugar with Stevia 181

A great sugar substitute 181

Ways to use stevia 182

What about other natural sweeteners? 184

Chapter 18 GSS Habit #5: Eat Goat Dairy 187

Goat's milk vs cow's milk 188

Chapter 19 GSS Habit #6: Choose Slow-Burning Foods 191

Sugar doesn't always taste sweet 192

The glycemic index 193

Go low GI to help your microbiome 196

Chapter 20 GSS Habit #7: Go for Good Fats 199

Choose butter for butyrate 199

More 'good' fats 201

Conclusion: Three Essential Lessons 205

Get outside! 205

Nature has the answers 208

We're all interconnected 209

Let's Work Together! 213

References 215

Suggested Reading 233

Resources 235

Giving Thanks 239

About the Author 243

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