#136 Healing Acne Naturally – with Hayley Brass

#136 Healing Acne Naturally - with Hayley Brass

The Holistic Nutritionists Podcast


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On supplements - it depends on the driver of the acne. Is it hormonally driven? Is it gut-driven? Is it because there are nutritional gaps in the diet, as there's lots of inflammation and it's going to depend on the individual person and the individual presentation on what else is going on for that patient. But one of the things I do normally start with is a good quality zinc supplement, and like with a lot of supplements, not all zinc supplements are the same. Zinc is so important because it helps with our hormonal regulation. So basically it helps to inhibit this certain enzyme, which for the nerds out there is 5-alpha-reductase enzyme, which is involved in our androgen production, and it helps to regulate that pathway... which is really important for our skin healing, for the actual healing of the acne lesions themselves, it reduces the excess production of sebum and it does so many other things for our hormonal system too.



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Natalie K. Douglas | Thyroid, Gut & Hormone Healer

Natalie K. Douglas | Thyroid, Gut & Hormone Healer

Natalie K. Douglas ("Nat") is a Holistic Dietitian and Nutritionist dedicated to Thyroid, gut and hormone healing.

Nat shows stressed, burnt out, overwhelmed women how to value their worth again, change their mindset habits, prioritize healing, and reclaim their vitality. Guaranteed.

Her clients say she’s the right girl to see if you’ve tried the conventional approach and nothing has worked.


Hayley Brass | Naturopath

Hayley Brass | Naturopath

Hayley is a degree qualified Naturopath here on the Gold Coast and completed a Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc. Nat) at Endeavour College and is registered with the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association Australia (NHAA).

Her special interests include:
- Digestive health: irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation, diarrhoea, SIBO, dysbiosis, leaky gut or intestinal permeability, food intolerances and bacterial or parasitic infections.

- Skin: eczema, acne and psoriasis.
- Hormonal conditions: PMS, irregular cycles, PCOS, endometriosis, thyroid issues, preconception care and fertility.

- Nervous system: anxiety and low mood.

As a naturopath, Hayley works together with you to address the underlying causes of your health conditions, often recommending pathology testing to pinpoint contributing factors and fine tune treatment. She will also review your diet, lifestyle and stress levels, with treatments often including dietary modification, lifestyle changes and herbal or nutritional supplements to correct deficiencies or treat disease. The beauty of naturopathy is its focus on treating everyone as an individual.


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