Episode 70: Food as Medicine for Healthy and Radiant Skin

On this week’s episode of the Girlfriend Doctor Show, I had a conversation with Maria Marlowe. Maria is an Acne Nutritionist, helping people of all different shapes and sizes achieve their acne-free skin they truly deserve. Maria approaches healthy skin through the use of healthy foods and healthy lifestyle habits.

We discuss many topics in this interview but the main topics Maria emphasizes are paying attention to our body’s signals, how inflammation can lead to leaky gut and gut dysbiosis, and what foods to eat that will help you diminish your acne. Once again, we are informed that the food we eat can be the main cause for our health problems.

Many people talk about how refined sugars and carbs are the main causes for inflammation in the body and how it can be detrimental to our health. But not many show you exactly how to replace those foods with healthier, and sometimes tastier, options. For those who want to dive deeper on healthy foods for healthier skin, be sure to visit Maria’s website, mariamarlowe.com!


[4:51] Using food as medicine for clear and healthy skin

[7:28] Make the connection between gut health and skin

[13:42] Best foods to eat to combat inflammation

[24:54] Digestive bitters for improving digestion system

[26:31] Maria’s famous beet brownie recipe

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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.

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