Getting to root of acne with Carla Hernandez

In a previous blog post, we discussed the impact that over-the-counter drugs can have on an individual’s intestinal gut health. Today, we’re extending the conversation on intestinal health and exploring a condition known as “Leaky Gut Syndrome.” To learn more about Leaky Gut Syndrome, I reached out to Carla Hernandez, a certified nutritional therapy practitioner and founder of nutritional consultancy firm Wise Roots. In the interview below, Carla provides details about the connection between skin care and overall health.

What sparked your interest in nutrition, health and skin care?

My interest began in high school where also the start of my health issues began. I was a competitive athlete as a runner and had an unhealthy relationship with food. At the time I was anorexic and in college I had gone through bouts of bulimia, running close to 80 miles a week, practicing restrictive eating and counting calories. It started with fatigue issues, then digestive problems and finally my skin was effected with acne that kept getting worse, more severe and consistent.