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Publisher's Summary

Internationally renowned dermatologist and research scientist Dr. Whitney Bowe presents, for the first time, the connection between a healthy gut and radiant, clear skin, with a 21-day program to maximize skin health and beauty.

Every year, nearly 80 million Americans will consult their doctors about their skin. In fact, skin disorders beat out anxiety, depression, back pain, and diabetes as the number-one reason Americans see their doctors. Unfortunately, however, the vast majority will receive only a surface-level treatment, leaving the underlying conditions at the root of their skin issues unresolved. Skin doesn't lie; it reflects overall health in unimaginable ways.

In The Beauty of Dirty Skin, internationally renowned dermatologist and scientist Dr. Whitney Bowe shows readers that skin health is much more than skin deep. As a pioneering researcher on the cutting edge of the gut-brain-skin axis, she explains how the spectrum of skin disorders - from stubborn acne and rosacea to psoriasis, eczema, and premature wrinkling - are manifestations of irregularities rooted in the gut. Lasers, scalpels, creams, and prescription pads alone will not guarantee the consistently healthy, glowing skin we all seek. Instead, Dr. Bowe focuses on the microbiome - where trillions of microbes "speak" to your skin via the brain - and highlights the connection between sleep, stress, diet, gastrointestinal health, and the health of your skin.

With simple explanations of the science, do-it-yourself practical skincare strategies, and a life-changing 21-day program, The Beauty of Dirty Skin is your roadmap to great skin from the inside out and the outside in.
 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Whitney Bowe (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"The Beauty of Dirty Skin shows us once and for all that there's more to healthy skin than expensive creams and clinical treatments. Dr. Bowe's revolutionary, three-week program takes advantage of the gut-brain-skin connection to resolve the underlying health issues responsible for stubborn skin. If you struggle with skin issues, this book is a must read." (Amy Myers, MD, author of The Thyroid Connection)

"Your path to the Bowe Glow passes through your intestines, where supporting the right bacteria can rejuvenate and resuscitate your skin. Dr. Bowe takes you past simple nutrients to the front lines of the battle for your skin health." (Mehmet Oz, MD) 

"Dr. Bowe, one of the nation's top dermatologists, is a pioneer of the gut-brain-skin connection. In The Beauty of Dirty Skin, she combines her clinical expertise, insights into the latest scientific developments, and profound discoveries in natural medicine into a powerful prescription for skin health. An eye-opening read for both patients and physicians." (Anthony Youn, MD, "America's Holistic Plastic Surgeon" and author of The Age Fix)

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Sales pitch for natural products

Book sounded great when the Author read the first chapter, but then it switches to an awful narrator who uses awkward inflections and fake emphasis. Hardly a book of science—it's a sales pitch for vitamins over laden with boring stories that all seem to include the miracle of quitting fast food. How revolutionary.

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good food for thought and formulas

Great emphasis on the foods that we eat or should not eat... Very good tips and pointers included

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Mix of good and bad advice

The title and the intro were more promising than the actual content. You need to be cautious with Coconut oil while chemical sunscreen is a must. Really?! Oh, well, some of the info and links are useful. So overall impression is ***

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My Microbiome Is Orgasming

My new skin mentor, since implementation, my skin has never looked better. Practical insight immediately applicable.

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Could do without the branding, but good info.

Good information, but I didn't enjoy the constant branding push. Narrator's sentence pacing needs work.

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A lot of good info...and self promotion

This book is very detailed and has a lot of scientific references (I didn’t check them but I’m assuming all the “number of studies have shown” are legit. The good doctor spends a lot of time telling the listener about her many accomplishments and tries to position herself as a revolutionary in the gut microbiome world...maybe she is but I could’ve used less of her patting herself on the back. I get it, she needed to let us know she’s qualified. It was just a lot at the outset. However, once you get through all of that, she has good info and advice. Maybe just skip her intro and get to the good stuff.

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Great wealth of Knowledge

As a Aesthetician in training this book has been a welcome addition to my training and knowledge that can better help me service future clients, as well assist me with my own skin care issues that have not been treated properly and overly medicated by a dermatologist that recommended antibiotics consistently without probiotics.

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Great resource of information. Just at times a little too much information which caused some confusion and needing to re-listen to sections. But as a whole great book and I love Dr Bowe

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Great book on skincare within the body and out

This book talks about skincare based on what is happening in your body in conjunction to what you are doing to it topically. Helps you change your lifestyle to get better looking skin.

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Amazing

This is so much more than a skincare book. She covers a wide range of skincare & lifestyle topics! I love this book so much! I highly recommend it!