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Watch on Demand: Diet, Mindfulness, and Yoga for Self-Care

Updated on May 3, 2022

What you eat can significantly impact your skin — in fact, 70 percent of your immune system is in your gut.

Dietitian Rakhi Roy shared this essential insight during MyHealthTeam’s live Q&A event on July 22, 2021, when members of the psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema, and hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) communities had a chance to learn about how diet, mindfulness, and stretching can help ease your skin symptoms.

Roy joined certified yoga therapist Jill White Lindsay to answer members’ questions about how often you should chew your food, why mindfulness is essential for managing a chronic condition, and how stress can impact your skin. Lindsay then shared a series of simple yoga poses and stretches that can help you relax your mind and improve your well-being.

Here are some of the questions the guests answered during the live Q&A:

  • Should you be tracking the triggers of your skin symptoms?
  • How often should you stretch and relax your mind to improve your health?
  • What types of foods are the best choices for people with skin conditions?

Check out the video to see the entire one-hour event, and register to be notified about future upcoming live Q&A sessions on MyVitiligoTeam.

Disclaimer: The information, including but not limited to, information from presenters, text, graphics, images, and other material shared during this event is for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard during this event.

Speakers:

Rakhi Roy is a registered dietitian with a master's in dietetics and nutrition who has lived with eczema and irritable bowel syndrome, and later developed topical steroid withdrawal syndrome (TSW). Her own journey led her to create the Gut Skin Nutritionist community where she takes a gut-centered food freedom approach for those living with an autoimmune condition. Rakhi helps sufferers of food allergies, psoriasis, eczema, and TSW support their skin from within. She believes that there is no single diet that fits all, and she helps guide her clients on how to reintroduce foods back in safely instead of focusing on long-term food eliminations. Rakhi has partnered with several companies to raise awareness for the chronic skin community and volunteers with patient nonprofits such as the National Eczema Association.

Jill White Lindsay is a certified yoga therapist. Originally starting her career as a high school biology teacher, Jill shifted her presence from the classroom to the yoga studio. After a bout with cancer, Jill realized the yoga she’d been practicing could help with pain management, mood regulation, and overall strength and well-being. Yoga became an anchor in her life, and her passion for yoga blossomed as her drive to teach persisted. Jill’s focus in her offerings is to cultivate a healing environment and empower students to become more connected with their bodies and minds from a kind, compassionate, and humorous perspective. Therapeutic yoga is a process of meeting the yogi where they are, of empowering individuals by helping increase self-awareness and learning how to work within one’s own strengths and limitations. The goals of this practice can include reducing or eliminating symptoms that cause suffering while improving foundation, function, and more mental clarity.

In partnership with the Global Vitiligo Foundation, which strives to improve the quality of life for individuals with vitiligo through education, research, clinical care, and community support.

Updated on May 3, 2022
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Amit G. Pandya, M.D., President of the Global Vitiligo Foundation is a dermatologist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Mountain View, California. Learn more about him here
Torrey Kim is a freelance writer with MyHealthTeam. Learn more about her here

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