Yes, we are here!

At MOTHER EARTH LIVING and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-800-456-6018 or by email. Stay safe!

Support Your Gut (Your Skin Will Thank You)

Improve your digestive health for gorgeous skin.

| January 2018

  • Although not intuitive at first, the gut and the skin are very intimately connected.
    Photo by AdobeStock/Rangizzz
  • “Glow” by Nadia Neumann is full of recipes and skincare DIYS that utilize real ingredients.
    Cover courtesy Page Street Publishing

Glow: The Nutritional Approach to Naturally Gorgeous Skin by Nadia Neumann (Page Street Publishing, 2017) helps you get healthy and gorgeous skin by adjusting your diet and skincare routine. This excerpt explains how your gut health is connected to your skin quality.

Remember all of the glow-getting nutrients your skin is craving? Well, they’re worth diddly squat if digestion is impaired — if you’re not properly breaking down those nutrients, your body simply can’t make use of them. They go to waste (literally, many of the nutrients will be flushed down the toilet with your waste).

But the role of the gut extends far beyond simply breaking down foods and assimilating nutrients (though this is by no means simple). It’s now known that up to 80 percent of the immune system resides in the gut and that the gut’s microbiome is responsible for synthesizing a number of critical vitamins. And when there are imbalances and irritations in the gut, it is a significant source of chronic inflammation that often manifests elsewhere in the body, especially the skin.

The integrity of the gut lining plays a particularly significant role in skin health. Increased intestinal permeability, or “leaky gut,” occurs when the delicate intestinal lining becomes permeable as a result of irritation to the gut lining. Inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, dermatitis and rosacea, are actually considered one of the telltale signs of leaky gut by practitioners.

Needless to say, it’s important that everything happening between your tongue and your tushie runs smoothly.

When it comes to supporting your gut for healthy skin, it’s a matter of:

Subscribe today and save 58%

Get the latest on Healthy Living and Natural Beauty!

Mother Earth LivingRedefine beauty and embrace holistic living with Mother Earth Living by your side. Each issue  provides you with easy, hands-on ways to connect your life with the natural world -- from eating seasonally to culinary and medicinal uses of herbs; from aromatherapy and DIY cosmetics to yoga and beyond. Start your journey to holistic living today and you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter


click me