Entries by Meredith Gaston

The Longevity Summer Hydration Challenge

Most of us know the importance of good hydration, especially in the scorching summer months in the South. But sometimes life gets in the way and we don’t keep up our daily drinking ritual. So here at Longevity, we want to focus on staying hydrated all summer long, and encourage our patients to do the […]

The Importance of Nutrition in Healing Eczema

Part Three: Essential Fatty Acids and the Omega-6: Omega-3 Ratio By Carrie Rutledge, Nutrition Therapist Master    Vegetable Oils and Chronic Inflammation Essential fatty acids are essential because we must get them through our diet. Omega-6 (LA- linoleic acid and Arachidonic Acid) and Omega-3 (ALA-alpha-linolenic acid) are imperative to great skin health. ALA needs to […]

The Importance of Nutrition in Healing Eczema  

Part 2: Gut Permeability and Chronic Inflammation  By Carrie Rutledge, Nutrition Therapist Master    Gut Permeability and The Immune Response   Hippocrates once said that “All disease begins in the gut”. Studies are increasingly showing that eczema  and gut health are linked and when there is an imbalance of gut or skin flora, we now […]

Gut Harmony: Setting a Foundation Toward Holistic Health

When we talk about the gut, we often hear about a variety of diet advice and maintaining a healthy weight. The truth is, your gut has a deeper story. There’s more to it than just digestion. It’s intricately linked to our brains, commonly known as the gut-brain connection. Your gut health influences your emotions and […]

The Importance of Nutrition in Healing Eczema  

Part 1: Lowering Inflammation By Carrie Rutledge, Nutrition Therapist Master    The “Why?” Behind this Series I am the proud mother of a healthy five-year old girl who began struggling with Atopic Dermatitis, or Eczema, at 3 years of age. I approached this chronic inflammatory disease by exploring the root cause, instead of with topical […]