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I’m excited to welcome Dr. Christine Maren to the podcast.

We’re digging into how the connection between acne and fertility.

Christine Maren  D.O. is a functional medicine physician and the founder of a high-tech, innovative medical practice. She was born and raised in Colorado by parents who promoted an active lifestyle and good nutrition. This upbringing inspired an interest in holistic medicine at an early age, but it was her own personal health challenges with chronic digestive issues, autoimmunity, hypothyroidism, gluten intolerance and recurrent pregnancy loss that motivated her to study functional medicine. Using the functional medicine model, she works with patients to identify and treat the root causes of chronic disease.

Her approach to patient care is individualized and personalized, with an emphasis on the ways our environment, food and lifestyle choices interact with our genes. Dr. Maren is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). She is a compassionate clinician, speaker and wellness advocate. She is married to a surgeon and together they balance rewarding careers with raising three beautiful children. Learn more at drchristinemaren.com.

If you are like me, when I was struggling with infertility, I also struggled with skin issues.

Such as acne and skin rashes.

I used all kinds of topical solutions and nothing worked until I realized the connection between my skin and the health of my gut.

Because if you have skin issues and infertility…this is a HUGE clue.

And in functional medicine we dig deeper to find the root cause.

Your body is desperately trying to tell you something.

In this episode you’ll learn:

1)  The connection between acne/other skin problems and fertility

2)  What are the conventional treatments for acne and how they can harm your gut health (antibiotics, accutane and hormonal birth control).  Why we like the DUTCH test to take a targeted approach to hormone balance.

3) The importance of gut health for skin and fertility.  We discuss SIBO, gut infections, yeast overgrowth and hyperchlorydia (low stomach acid)

4) The impact of stress on you skin and why this matters for fertility. Plus non toxic skin care products recommendations.

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