Episode #400 – The Surprising Truth About Acne, Inflammation, and Healthy Skin with Maria Marlowe

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In This Episode:

In this episode, I interview Maria Marlowe, a certified nutritionist specializing in skin health, and we discuss the truth about acne, skin inflammation and the best strategies to optimize skin health and look and feel beautiful!

  • 04:05 How did Maria become so interested in acne care?
  • 06:22 What is the root cause of acne?
  • 12:15 Debunking the myth of ‘3 types of skin.’
  • 15:20 Why the ‘gut-brain-skin’ axis matters
  • 18:30 How depression can be linked to acne.
  • 19:00 What is the link between low stomach acid and acne?
  • 20:55 What are the best foods to eat when dealing with acne?
  • 24:55 The importance of keeping your blood sugar stable
  • 27:25 What are the top supplements and probiotics that Maria recommends?
  • 29:35 What if Accutane doesn’t work? 
  • 31:25 How acne can be a blessing in disguise
  • 32:20 Unpacking the global statistics around teenagers and acne
  • 37:55 What is the 90-Day Clear Skin Plan about? 
  • 40:03 What results is Maria seeing with her clients? 
  • 43:00 Last words of wisdom from Maria (“don’t give up”)
  • 43:55 Maria’s thoughts on red light therapy for your skin

What are the root causes of acne? And why is the gut-brain-skin connection so important? Today’s episode covers the best strategies you can take to have healthy, glowing skin. 

To provide insight into this important topic is Maria Marlowe, a certified nutritionist specializing in acne and the founder of Kuma, a skincare company that is on a mission to revolutionize how we think about skincare from outside only to inside out. 

In this episode, Maria and Dr. Jockers debunk some important social myths about acne as well as provide suggestions on diet and lifestyle changes you can make to have healthier skin. 

Learn how to clear your skin and optimize your diet with ‘The Acne Nutritionist’, who has helped thousands of people clear their skin naturally. 

If you’re ready to clear your skin, calm your mind, heal your gut, and improve your health, you’ve come to the right place for an important conversation about skincare that is ultimately about personal care and well-being too! 

Lastly, Happy 400th Episode of Functional Nutrition to our much-appreciated community!


“Acne is actually classified as a chronic inflammatory skin disorder. It’s not a bacterial infection. Everyone thinks it’s caused by bacteria – it’s not.”   

-Maria Marlowe

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