Anna’s career began in the corporate sector, where she specialised in corporate finance and private banking for over ten years working in Sydney and New York for a large Australian bank. Anna’s career change was sparked by her own health journey, following a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at 18 years of age. Her diagnosis triggered her intense study of botanicals and nutrition to manage her auto-immune condition and assist others in attaining optimal health. Anna has been involved in the pursuit of herbal medicine and nutrition for over 15 years, with a focus on fertility and women’s and children’s health. Anna’s naturopathy career has included working as a naturopath within a reputable natural fertility clinic in Sydney, within a pharmacy and health food store, and running her own naturopathy practice. Anna is committed to creating products founded on naturopathic philosophies, using wildcrafted and exotic ingredients, and encouraging her clients and people who use her skincare to nourish their skin, from the inside out.
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In this episode we cover
- How Edible Beauty came to be
- The link between the skin and gut
- How inflammation in the gut can impact the skin
- What eczema is and what’s the link between Autoimmunity, Gut Health, and Eczema
- Some other known drivers of eczema (known and theorized?
- Strategies to correct gut inflammation and improve eczema and overall skin health
- What we can use topically on the skin instead of steroid creams
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