Frustrated that your diet is getting smaller and smaller?
Concerned your little one isn’t getting the nutrition she needs because her diet is so small?
Confused about what to eat, or what to feed your little one because everything seems to cause skin rash flares?
Fed up that steroid creams and medications that effect your immune system are the only ‘solutions’ your doctor has?
Worried your little one will always have to wear eczema suits and mittens so she doesn’t scratch herself raw?
Tired of being asked if your little one’s skin rash is contagious?
You don’t have to live like this, and your little one’s first years shouldn’t be spent this way
My name is Jennifer Brand and I am a clinical nutritionist. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, a Master’s Degree in Public Health, a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition, I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist.
You need an approach that doesn’t take more foods out of your diet, or involve stronger prescription creams.
You need an approach that addresses the root cause of the problem.
Symptoms are tied to systems, and all systems in your body are connected. This is why cookie cutter, one-off interventions you find online haven’t solved the problem. They don’t connect the dots between symptoms and the unique, inter-workings (your biochemistry) of your body in order to resolve imbalances and get the relief you’re looking for.
Think of it this way, you can’t build a house without a strong foundation, and if there are cracks in your foundation, your house will fall down. The same goes for your body. Cracks in your foundation will cause problems with your health.
We need to go back to the basics to identify and address cracks in your foundation like:
Your body runs off of nutrients from foods you eat, and when those nutrients are missing imbalances develop, and symptoms and health problems follow. Nutrients can be missing because they aren’t being included in the diet. Elimination diets to manage symptoms, and ‘healthy’ diets that restricts foods, food groups and categories of foods may be guilty of this. Healthy skin requires a variety of nutrients that are often missing on elimination diets, and diets that restrict foods, food groups and categories of foods.
Food allergies and sensitivities aren’t the root cause of skin rashes, or other symptoms and health problems. They are another symptom, and are an indication of gut problems. This is why removing food after food from your diet hasn’t solved the problem, and in fact can make it worse because this contributes to missing nutrients, and it doesn’t resolve gut problems.
Nutrients can be missing because of gut problems. We aren’t what we eat, we are what our bodies can do with what we eat. If you can’t digest and absorb nutrients from foods you do eat, no diet in the world will help heal your skin, manage your food allergies and sensitivities, or bring you relief from other symptoms and health problems you may have.
It’s gut problems that are causing your food allergies and sensitivities. Gut problems also cause endotoxemia, which can trigger skin rashes too.
Nutrients can be missing because of chronic stress, which burns through nutrients and steals them from other needs your body has. Chronic stress can come from:
Restricted diets, over exercise, injury, gut problems, illness and disease of any kind, including skin rashes, and other physical assaults;
Prescription medication use, environmental pollutants, pesticides and processed foods, and other toxic exposures; and
Personal, relationship, financial, work related concerns, and other emotional and mental hardships. Even though little ones may not have work, financial or relationship stress, they can feel yours.
Often a combination of these types of stressors are happening at the same time.
Chronic stress also wrecks your skin barrier, and changes the way your immune system works, leading to allergies. Skin barrier and immune system dysfunction are major problems in those with skin rashes.
By addressing cracks in your foundation like these we can resolve imbalances they cause, nourish your body, restore health, and get relief from skin rashes, and food allergies and sensitivities, and other health concerns you haven’t been able to resolve.
In order to identify the cracks contributing to your symptoms and health problems, we dial into your unique biochemistry with advanced diagnostics you can’t get from your conventional medical care. This functional testing allows us to examine deficiencies, intolerances, imbalances, infections, and more, in order to give you the best possible insight into the current state of your health. These diagnostic tools give us the information we need to develop a customized protocol that will get you the relief you’re looking for.