The Good Skin Solution
Eczema is the most common skin disorder in the industrialised word. Steroid creams prescribed by doctors may keep symptoms at bay temporarily, but do not resolve the problem permanently. Eczema seldomly manifests alone. It is part of a larger 'allergic march' that includes food allergies, hay fever and even asthma.
The book The Good Skin Solution gives you all the tools you need to heal your skin naturally with the help of the probiotic drink kefir. The video above is a great introduction to the book.
Shann wants people to know that eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne are not skin conditions, instead they are auto-immune conditions.
It means you are going to have to heal your microbiome in order to heal your skin. Her book The Good Skin Solution shows new ways to care for your own body, your immune system and your
microbiome. This book has been a lifeline for many suffering from an ongoing skin condition. Shann says: "The problems in your gut are mapped onto your skin. Creams alone will never work because you have to heal your gut first". There has to be a balanced microbial community in your gut where the good bugs keep the bad ones in check. The Human Microbiome Project teaches us that everyone carries pathogens (bacteria that may be harmful to human health) in their gut but when the good bugs dominate the bad ones don't cause disease. However, when things go out of balance the immune system suffers and this can manifest as a wide variety of symptoms. In the video above Shann explains how she found answers about gut health from Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride's book Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression, Schizophrenia.
Shann admits that she is not a health professional but is generous in sharing what she has learnt.
Secrets from Chuckling Goat
Shann Jones is the inspirational founder of Chuckling Goat in Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom and her story has inspired thousands of people worldwide, and what a story it is... She has a thriving small farm and business today, however this was not the case four years ago.
According to one of Shann's videos she had no business four years ago, her husband was desperately ill, they had no money and one goat. Three years ago they started the little business with only an idea at the kitchen table and now it is turning over £2 million a year. It is all thanks to her determination and drive. There is now 70 goats and 16 employees on the farm, her husband is well and two of her kids are employed in the business.
Shann fell in love with a Welsh goat farmer when she was 41 years old. She left her life in America and a busy career behind to be with him. Her first book Secrets from Chuckling Goat is a diary of her story and discoveries. She shares how she leant to be a farmer's wife with things like milking a goat and making cheese. She learnt how to make goats milk soap, skin cream and a powerful probiotic kefir that healed her son's eczema in only three weeks and cleared his bronchial infection. She also saved the life of her husband from a life-threatening antibiotic-resistant MRSA infection with what she had learnt on the farm.
According to this article Shann say that when goats are ill they self medicate by seeking out and nibbling willow bark and ivy, both of which are used by herbalists as medical supplements. This is the same instinct that guided her to the natural remedies that would help her husband Rich and save his life. See this amazing video produced by Hay House UK about their life with the goats and their children.
The family business has created a range of amazing products each with an amazing story. Like the essential oil combination named CG Oil which was sent off for laboratory analysis and proved effective against MRSA, e.coli, salmonella and campylobacter.
The online store sell raw and pasteurised goat's milk kefir, kefir lotions, kefir cleansers, kefir combo packs, the CG Oil and Shann's books.
The little business that started around the kitchen table is now the number one source for goats milk kefir and kefir skincare in the world, with 50,000 customers in 28 countries. Everything is handmade.
What is kefir from kefir grains?
Kefir is a fermented milk product. Milk is cultured with a gelatinous microbe structure that visually resembles cauliflower. It contains multiple strains of live friendly bacteria that replenish and restore your microbiome. The Good Skin Solution means drinking kefir and applying kefir skincare at the same time. This regime helps your gut biome and your skin biome. To learn more about kefir skincare, click here.
What makes Kefir so special is its potency in multiple strains of beneficial bacteria and yeasts, making it a ‘probiotic powerhouse’ that aids digestion and boosts immune function. According to this study the microorganisms in the kefir grains produce their own lactic acid, natural antibiotics and bactericides which inhibit the development of pathogens. Click here to read more about kefir.
Article: New EU study on raw milk kefir
Chuckling Goat Farm Tour
The videos below takes a look at the dairy, the packing room, the soapery, the paddocks, the feed etc.
Books by Shann Nix Jones:
Full-fat fermented milk products linked to lower risk of stroke September 2017 Study
Chuckling Goat Farm: