Dr. Barbara Sturm: The Science Of Glow + How To Heal Your Skin Microbiome

 Dr. Will Cole

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This week, I sit down with skin health pioneer, Dr. Barbara Sturm. We talk about everything from aging and inflammation to nutritional habits and of course, how to have the glowiest, healthiest skin. Dr. Barbara Sturm's skincare line is formulated to be highly effective at providing hydration, protection and regeneration for anyone who uses it. She strives to educate the public about quality skincare from a scientific-based approach to help produce the anti-inflammatory lifestyle that she advocates. Check out this info-packed conversation as we dive into the innovation of skincare and how to both heal
your skin from the inside out and outside in.

Dr. Barbara Sturm is a German aesthetics doctor, widely renowned for her anti-inflammatory philosophy and her non-surgical anti-aging skin treatments. Dr. Sturm began her medical career in orthopedics as part of the team that developed cutting-edge treatments for inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis. Termed the “Kobe Procedure” after the late NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant, the treatment utilizes the patient’s own blood cells to produce proteins that reduce inflammation and stimulate the healing process.

Dr. Sturm then translated science from her clinical research and orthopedic practice into the field of aesthetics and opened her own medical clinic in Düsseldorf. As she continued to innovate and revolutionize the field, as she became one of the most sought-after beauty doctors in the world. In 2002, Dr. Sturm developed her famous “MC1," a bespoke plasma-based cream only available to Dr. Sturm’s patients. The potent cream harnesses the power of the body’s own proteins in a skin-healing formula to address the visible signs of inflammation.

A few of my favorite things we cover this episode:

  • The relationship between aging and inflammation and how Dr. Barbara Sturm was inspired for her pivotal skincare line
  • The microbiome of our skin and how natural products can cause damage to it
  • How certain extracts can help protect our skin from damage
  • Dr. Sturm’s Daily Nutritional Habits
  • The future of Dr. Sturm’s line and some new releases for 2021
  • Dr. Sturm’s stores and how they strive to help others reveal their best skin
  • What “being well” means to Dr. Barbara Sturm


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Dr. Will Cole

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Dr. Will Cole, DNM, IFMCP, DC is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the globe, starting one of the first functional medicine telehealth centers in the world. Named one of the top 50 functional and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr. Will Cole provides a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. He is the host of the popular The Art Of Being Well podcast and the New York Times bestselling author of Intuitive Fasting, Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum and the brand new book Gut Feelings: Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel.