EP115: Getting to the root cause of acne with Dr. Yug Varma

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Welcome to another episode of the Carrots ‘N’ Cake Podcast. As you know, I have struggled with acne over the years so this topic hits home for me. I was honored to interview Dr. Yug Varma, who specializes in getting to the root cause of acne.

Yug Varma, PhD, is the Cofounder & CEO of Phyla, the world’s most advanced probiotic acne system. He has 10+ years of microbiome research experience. His experience includes an extensive background in bio-organic chemistry, microbiology, and synthetic biology. Dr. Varma received his scientific training at several distinguished academic institutions, including Johns Hopkins University (PhD) and University of California, San Francisco. His scientific work has been published in many prestigious journals, including Nature.

Next, Dr. Varma’s mission is to change the way we treat chronic bacterial diseases. He works tirelessly to achieve this goal with a microbiome-based technology platform. Above all, he is passionate about promoting scientific literacy, and devotes a significant amount of time demystifying microbiome research and making the latest research accessible to the general public.

We discussed a variety of great topics, which included:

  • What the microbiome reveal about acne.
  • The different skin microbiomes all over our body.
  • Using pre/pro/post-biotics to treat acne. Plus, what the differences are.
  • What is the root cause acne.
  • How we currently treat acne right now and is there a better way.

In addition to his research, you can find out more about Dr. Varma’s products at http://phylabiotics.com & yug@phitherapeutics.com.

Finally, if you are interested in working with Tina to undercover causes for your hormonal acne, you can find out more here.


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