Those of you familiar with the arguments I make in my Wheat Belly books already know that banishing all wheat and grains from your diet yields often extraordinary improvements in skin health. I call seborrhea, i.e., the red, rough, itchy rash that occurs mainly on the face and scalp, the “signature rash” of wheat consumption, as it so commonly occurs with its consumption, so often goes away completely with its elimination. Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids that we include also yield modest skin benefits. Restoration of the lost microbe, L reuteri, also adds a huge advantage to skin health and appearance. But there is another factor that plays a big role in further improving skin health: the fatty acid butyrate.
So, in this episode of Defiant Health, let’s talk about how butyrate, yet another facet of the gut-skin axis, can be put to work to obtain even healthier, better looking, more youthful skin.