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Parenting Our Future

Apr 19, 2022

As if it isn’t hard enough to enter adolescence with hormones, growth spurts, hair in new places and ACNE!  The first question my guest, Dr. Yug Varma, was WHY!?  Why does it happen and why does it coincide with adolescence?

Dr. Varma has over 10 years of microbiome research experience and has uncovered a bacteriophage (a type of virus that infects bacteria - literally a bacteria eater) that’s found on clear skin but is absent on acne-infected skin.  His product Phyla, introduces the bacteriophage, to acne prone skin to eliminate it. 

I thought it was important to cover this topic because I know so many parents worry about their kids and the social anxiety that comes from having acne.  Acne is a chronic condition that is affecting people for longer, even into their thirties. The traditional methods use antibacterial and antibiotics to clear the skin but they aren’t meant for long term use, have many side effects and kill both good and bad bacteria.  Phyla, a natural product, eliminates acne with zero side effects and without the use of antibiotics. 

In this episode, Dr. Varma and I talk about:
What causes acne (and should we squeeze that zit!)
Why do some people have acne and why some don’t
What the microbiome reveals about acne
How traditional approaches to acne treatment can cause more harm 

For a 10% discount on your order of Phyla, and more information on acne prevention, visit the Parent Toolbox.

About Yug Varma
Yug Varma, Ph.D., is the co-founder & CEO of Phyla, the world’s most advanced probiotic acne system. He has 10+ years of microbiome research experience, including 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 (Ph.D.) and University of California, San Francisco. His scientific work has been published in many prestigious journals, including Nature.

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

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