I'm absolutely thrilled to share the latest episode of The Hormone Balance Solution podcast featuring the wonderful Joy McCarthy. In this episode, Joy, a holistic nutritionist and founder of Joyous Health, shares her journey to natural health and explores the link between gut health, hormones, and skin conditions like rosacea. It's a real game-changer for anyone seeking a holistic approach to their health journey.


1. The Gut-Skin Connection:

Joy emphasizes the crucial connection between gut health and skin conditions, shedding light on the bidirectional relationship and advocating for support of gut health to address skin conditions.


2. Holistic Approach to Skin Health:

Joy delves into the significance of using natural and fragrance-free makeup and skincare products to avoid aggravating skin conditions like rosacea.


3. Hormones and Skin:

The conversation tackles the significant role hormones play in skin conditions, particularly exploring how fluctuating estrogen levels and hormonal imbalances can worsen conditions like rosacea and acne.


4. The Mental Impact:

The discussion uncovers the mental health impact of skin conditions, emphasizing the importance of understanding and addressing the emotional toll these conditions can take.


5. Nurturing the Skin Microbiome:

Joy shares invaluable insights into maintaining a healthy skin microbiome, addressing the impact of synthetic preservatives, harsh surfactants, and the importance of using gentle, natural skincare and hair care products.


About Joy McCarthy:

Joy McCarthy is the Creator of Joyous Health, an award-winning Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Podcast Host and best-selling author of The Joyous Cookbook, Joyous Detox and Joyous Health. She is also the co-founder of Hello Joyous, an organic + plant-based beauty brand with a rock-solid mission: to help people find more joy in the everyday. A trusted nutrition expert, Joy has been featured in hundreds of publications both online and in print; and is a regular health expert on TV.


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Hi, I'm Tara Thorne, FDN-P, RHN, FNC and women's health and hormone expert. After serving hundreds of women in my signature program, The Hormone Balance Solution, I bring to you, the HBS Podcast.

This podcast is all about educating women, and giving them actionable strategies for supporting hormonal harmony. It's my passion to empower women to take back their health and their happiness. We'll cover gut health, mineral balancing, nutrient deficiencies, cellular health, nervous system health, functional testing, and so much more. No Fluff. No BS. Just everything you need to know and nothing you don't.


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