9 Simple Strategies to Knock Out Bloating and Achieve Glowing Skin

The Role Food Plays on your Stomach and Skin

It is no secret that certain foods harm your body, whether that means bloating, decreased energy levels or wreaking havoc on your skin and body. If you are experiencing these signs, it is time you need to make some health changes. Here are some tips to help you avoid these uncomfortable symptoms.

I recommend not overeating and staying away from cold, raw foods along with any dairy, red meat or processed foods. Try to eat until you are around 80% full, and if you are going to eat cold food, try combining it with hot tea.

Avoiding food is not the only option, there are many which you can include in your diet to give your skin a natural glowy look so many of us are hoping to achieve.

1. Bone Broth

Bone Broth is rich in collagen, and a single cup provides your skin with the protein it needs to fight against wrinkles. It also helps your skin hold on to natural moisture, giving your skin a dewy complexion. It is essential for gut health and immunity, paramount in digestive health.

2. Warm lemon water

Starting your day with lemon and water helps wake your body up, activating your digestive system, helping reduce any bloating and brightening the skin under your eyes. Lemons contain vitamin C, helping produce collagen and protecting your immune system. This combination is alkaline to your digestive system, creating a favorable digestive environment.

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3. Avocados

Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fats, making your skin soft, bright and glowy thanks to the vitamins and oxidants. Also, the fat will ensure you get full, making it less likely to overeat. Its oil is rich in proteins and minerals, along with vitamin A, D, and E. The oil helps heal damaged, dry, or chapped skin. It is great for psoriasis and protects against sun damage. You can apply avocado oils directly onto your face, even making a mask from the food itself. My personal favorite is L’ovacado, use code Spring18 for 20% off.

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4. Ginger

Ginger has many studies for its efficacy in treating nausea but many people don’t think of it for gas and bloating. Ginger in Chinese Medicine is one of the best digestive tonics and anti-inflammatory herbs, so not only does it work for nausea, but gas and other digestive issues. Ginger is one of the oldest Chinese remedies for digestive issues and is the main ingredient for digestive herbal formulas. Ginger is one of my favorite herbs for bloating and digestive issues.

Here is a study demonstrating its efficacy in treating gas and

5. Sweet potato

Carotenoids are responsible for giving your skin that tan look we all want this summer. A single sweet potato has more than 200% of the daily recommended intake. If you want to achieve that natural sun-kissed look, I recommend consuming sweet potatoes. They are loaded with fiber, keeping you full for longer periods of time.

6. Peppermint

Peppermint.  is wonderful for digestion. Peppermint tea is one of the most prescribed herbs I use for digestion along with ginger. It helps with nausea, upset stomach, and all digestive disorders. I use peppermint oil for digestive spasms. Peppermint oil is sold in special enteric-coated capsules to get into the intestines and bypass stomach acid. I also like using peppermint with lemons to make refreshing lemonade. Peppermint has a cooling nature to it so it is great for acne prone skin as well.

7. Turmeric

Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory food. You can use it as a face mask which is great for reducing redness. Or, you can utilize this spice in your meals adding it to veggies or your morning breakfast. Some other options include drinking it in tea or making golden milk (coconut milk and turmeric)

8. Salmon

Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, essential for prime health. Omega-3s nourish your skin, decrease inflammation, and clean your pores. They also protect against future skin damage. Since salmon contains healthy fat it keeps you full while being an excellent source of protein.

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9. Probiotics

Good probiotics are critical for your skin and gut. You can either take it in food or supplement form. I suggest getting a good probiotic with at least 8 different strains of live bacteria with at least 25 billion units. Try taking one or two capsules at bedtime for a flatter stomach in the morning. You will also see after a period of time that your skin will clear up and glow. We also have good bacteria on our skin and taking a good probiotic helps put the good bacteria in favor adding up to clearer skin and reducing acne.

If you are suffering from bloating or stomach aches call the office today at (305)682-9258 for a consultation or email me at [email protected] When taking care of your stomach and digestive system with integrative and Chinese medicine you simultaneously take care of your skin.

Dr. Elizabeth Trattner 

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I specialize in women’s health, weight management, allergies, autoimmune diseases and environmental illnesses. I help patients improve and take control of their health and maintain their optimal weight.

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