046: Dr. Trevor Cates: Get to the Root Cause of Acne with The Spa Dr.

Dr. Trevor Cates is the author of the bestselling book Clean Skin From Within. She became known, as “The Spa Dr.” after working in world-renown spas and was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in the state of California, appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to California’s Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine Advisory Council. Dr. Cates lives in Park City, Utah where she helps patients from around the world achieve graceful aging and glowing skin. She has been featured on The Doctors, Extra, First for Women, and Mind Body Green. Dr. Cates has her own PBS special, Younger Skin From Within and is the host of The Spa Dr. Podcast. She believes the key to healthy skin is inner and outer nourishment with non-toxic ingredients.  Dr. Cates’ The Spa Dr. skin care and supplement lines are formulated with natural and organic ingredients designed to help you achieve the clean and natural path to confidence and beautiful skin. 




  • The origin story behind The Spa Dr.
  • The Skin is the magic mirror
  • Different skin types
  • How much sun is too much?
  • Not all sunscreens are created equal
  • Endocrine disrupting chemicals in your personal care products
  • Acne
    • Balance your hormones
      • Reduce exposures to chemicals
    • Nutritional deficiencies, (Zinc deficiency)
    • Blood sugar imbalance
    • Avoid Pro-inflammatory food 
      • Sugar/High Glycemic Index food
      • Insulin increases the sebum (oil) production
      • Insulin increases androgen activities
  • Effects of Hormonal imbalance and Acne from Birth Control Pill and IUD
  • The Danger of Anti-bacterial soap
  • Beware of what you put on your skin
  • How to nourish the Skin Microbiome
    • Optimize the pH (around 4-4.5)
  • Application of Coconut Oil on the skin
  • Effect of tattoo on overall health



Get Dr. Cates' book here



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