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Rob & Devon Dionne have been in the health and fitness world for over a decade. Devon is a Holistic Nutrition Counselor and GYROTONIC® Instructor. Rob is a certified personal trainer with NASM, holding advanced certification, CES, PES, MMA, and Weight Loss Specialist. He's also a level 1 Crossfit Instructor. This husband and wife team redefine what it means to be healthy in this fast paced, hectic world we live in. The Open Sky Fitness Podcast is perfect for men and women who are trying to get back in shape after neglecting their health after years of focusing on their jobs or building a family. Remember what it was like when you were 20 years old? Diet and exercise wasn't a thing. If you worked out for a few days or stopped eating cheese burgers for a week, you'd drop ten pounds. Too bad we can't live in that reality forever. Welcome to life after 30. Rob & Devon would like to help you find the right path for this moment in your life. We don't believe in going on a diet. We don't believe there's only one way to achieving the body you want. We do believe in creating a lifestyle that allows you to have the best of both worlds...eating delicious food and being healthy at the same time. It is possible. Just listen to our show and you'll see! If you have questions you'd like us to answer on our show or via email, feel free to contact Rob. If you'd just like to write us a letter and give us your feedback, we'd love that too. Send everything to Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com Thanks for listening! Enjoy the show.
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Apr 4, 2017

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"Skin is our magic mirror. It's right on the surface of our bodies. It's a great opportunity to use your skin as a way to look at your overall health and to see if you're on the right track with your lifestyle choices of there are root causes that need to be addressed." - Dr. Trevor Cates

 

Skincare from Within

On this week's episode of Open Sky Fitness, we had Dr. Trevor Cates aka The Spa Doctor join us on the show. Dr. Cates is a licensed naturopathic physician with an education in science-based and integrative medicine and over 14 years of clinical experience.

We had a really great conversation today about skincare and what we can do to improve our health including which foods can either help or hurt our skin.

 

What is a Naturopathic Physician?

A naturopathic physician uses an integrative, natural approach to find the root cause of health issues and find natural ways to help support and heal the body. They can prescribe medicine, but they want to find the best, natural way to help improve the body without prescriptions.

 

6 Root Causes of Skin Issues

 

"Instead of being hard on yourself about your skin's appearance and then trying to cover it all up with makeup, you can be using your skin as a tool. It's giving you information about the health of your skin and body so that you can make positive changes in your life." - Dr. Trevor Cates

 

Take a moment during your morning or night routine such as when you're brushing your teeth to pay attention to your skin. If you notice that something is off about it, ask yourself what have you been doing lately that could cause it. How's your sleep, stress levels, nutrition, or water intake?

According to Dr. Cates, 6 of the most common root causes of skin problems include:

  1. Hormonal Imbalance
  2. Low Thyroid Function
  3. Hyperthyroidism
  4. Adrenal Hormones
  5. Gut and Microbiome Connection
  6.  Skin Products

 

Skin is Your Magic Mirror - The Spa Doctor

 

 

Are Skin Care Products Even Good for Us?

 

"It's really important for us to take a closer look at our personal care products and what we're using. I know that people are trying to do a good thing to try to make their skin look better, but in both the short and long-term, it can actually make things worse with your skin and overall health." - Dr. Trevor Cates

 

In general, we use about 9 different products on our skin every day and that ends up being about 126 different ingredients. Only 11 ingredients have been banned in the US, but thousands of ingredients have been banned in Europe.

Some products that include "fragrance" in their list of ingredients are using it to cover up other ingredients such as diethyl phthalate. Ingredients such as this can be absorbed into the blood stream and disrupt our hormone levels.

For healthier skin, Dr. Cates recommneds using essential oils or a product that is at a 4.5 ph level. Some packaging will tell you the ph level, Otherwise you can call the manufacturer and ask them for it.

Essential oils are healthier and have better qualities such as enhancing the skin and improve skin issues.

 

How Does Food Affect Our Skin?

As you might imagine, some foods are really good for our skin and others may cause problems.

According to Dr. Cates, both avocados and wild Alaskan salmon are two great sources. Avocados have a good source of healthy oils, monounsaturated fats, and antioxidants that can really help the skin (but also trigger acne for some people). Salmon, sardines, anchovies, or fish oil capsules or supplements can be good alternatives as all of these are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and are anti-inflammatory foods.

Try to have one avocado a day and fish or a supplement a couple of times a week to see if it helps improve your skin.

Sugar, dairy, and even coffee or wine be triggers for acne and inflammatory responses.

 

 

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What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

2:00  About Dr. Trevor Cates

3:00  Question from our listeners: I've lost so much weight on a calorie deficit diet, how can I start to eat normal again?

21:45  Introduction to Dr. Trevor Cates

22:30  What a naturopathic doctor does to help clients.

25:00  Dr. Cates experience with difficult skin and health when she was a child.

25:40  How Dr. Cates discovered naturopathic health.

28:00 The importance of looking for a naturopathic doctor who has graduated from one of the 4 year accredited schools.

31:50  How Dr. Cates chose the podcast name, The Spa Doctor.

33:40  What kind of information can we gather by just looking at the skin?

36:00 The 6 root causes associated with skin issues.

36:20  1) Hormonal Imbalance

37:00 2) Low Thyroid Function

37:20 3) Hyperthyroidism

37:26  4) Adrenal Hormones

37:45  5) Gut and Microbiome Connection

38:20  6) Skin Products

38:40  What we can do to help heal our skin.

41:40 Should we be using common skin products: lotions, perfumes, colognes, sunblock etc.?

49:00 What should we be avoiding at all costs to have healthy skin?

53:00  Are powdered sunblocks beneficial? What sunblocks do you recommend we use?

56:30  Are there preferred foods for your skin?

58:40  What are the different skin types and what can we do to help improve them?

1:02:00  How Dr. Cates gets in touch with clients and how she helps them.

1:06:30  Dr. Cates answers questions from our Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group

1:23:00  Closing comments with Rob and Devon

1:24:30  Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

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Thanks for listening/reading Episode 139: 16 Fitness Hacks to Kickstart Your Health! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you!

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