Healthy Skin

Feed Your Skin Nutrition and it will thank you with...
clear, soft, young looking skin.

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Nancy's skin before and after

My Healthy Skin Story

I had acne on my face and back. I tried many over the counter washes and medications including the well-known ProActive with no success. I went to a dermatologist who prescribed Retin-A cream and an antibiotic tetracycline. This did not work either.  In fact, I now know that the antibiotics likely only made my digestive problems worse. I would have been put on Accutane had I not been trying to get pregnant at the time. Thank God for that!  Later the commercials started rolling for those who have suffered all these ailments including depression and suicide due to the use of Accutane.  I had enough problems without adding that to the mix. Anyhow, nothing really worked!  Benzoyl peroxide seemed to help the most but left me red and dry. Retin-A was awful. I was not only very red but extremely dry and oily all at the same time.  Not to mention it did not clear up my acne. Pro Active did nothing for me.  It is important what you put on the outside of your skin but it is far more important what you put on the inside. It didn’t matter what I put on my face because the problem was internal.  My skin problems were largely rooted in digestive problems and toxicity. Once I eliminated foods that I was unable to digest while working to heal digestion and eliminate toxins from my body, my skin cleared up beautifully. Those who didn’t know me then would never know I had a problem. 

Root Causes of Skin Problems

Your skin is the largest organ in the body. What you put on it will influence the health of the rest of your body. Likewise what you put in your body will impact the health of your skin. The skin is a major eliminating organ so if the inside is not healthy it will reflect on the outside. You may be experiencing acne, rosacea, eczema, itchy skin, and/or psoriasis. I believe many skin issues have their root cause in the health of your body and/or the deficiency of proper nutrients needed for healthy skin. 

Based on my experience the 4 Most Common Root Causes of Skin Problems are:

  1. Digestive Problems
  2. Fatty Acid Deficiency
  3. Toxin Overload
  4. Hormonal Imbalances

Acne can be the result of an unhealthy colon, toxic overload, fatty acid deficiency and/or hormonal imbalances in the body.  Many people blame hygiene when hygiene has little to do with it.  I remember as a teenager being made to feel like I didn’t wash regularly and that is why I had acne.  Far from it!  I took better care of my skin, at least in terms of what I thought was best, than most people because I hated my skin. Although what you put on the outside of your skin is important to truly have healthy skin you need to work on the inside.

Digestion

Digestive Problems

How do digestive problems affect the health of the skin? 

  1. Food Sensitivities: Many people have sensitivities to foods and they don’t even realize it.  When an individual has a sensitivity to a food it causes damage within the digestive tract.  Over time this results in perforations in the lining of the digestive tract and mal-digested food going through the wall of the intestine.  This causes an allergic response as the body reacts to the foreign invader.  Food sensitivities can cause hives on the skin, eczema, a rash, and/or itchy skin.  I used to break out in hives along my jaw line that I thought was acne but it would come and go and itch terribly.  I now know it was caused by multiple food sensitivities due to a damaged digestive tract.  Once I healed my digestive tract the hives went away.  You can heal your gut!

  2. Toxicity: As already mentioned, the skin is a major eliminating organ.  If the digestive system is unable to properly break down the food eaten toxins are being produced.  This can result in toxins being eliminated through the skin.  This can result in acne, eczema, rosacea, and/or psoriasis. 

  3. Bacterial Imbalance: The digestive tract should contain 80% “good” (beneficial) bacteria to 20%  “bad” (neutral/pathogenic) bacteria.  It’s when this balance becomes weighted toward a higher than 20% coming from “bad” bacteria that problems begin to arise.  When this occurs it can result in skin conditions such as acne, eczema, rosacea, itchy skin, and/or psoriasis.

Fatty Acid Deficiency

I’ve had clients whose skin completely cleared up by including healthy fats in their diet, removing unhealthy fats, and supplementing with quality fish oil. 

It’s important to the health of your skin that you are consuming plenty of healthy fats such as avocados, olive oil, coconut oil, and soaked and low temperature roasted raw nuts and seeds. 

It’s also important that you are able to digest your fats properly when eaten in order to obtain the fatty acids that are so beneficial to your skin.  Your ability to properly digest fats is greatly dependent on a well-functioning gallbladder.  You gallbladder is responsible for holding the bile that was produced by your liver.  When you eat fat your gallbladder then contracts to release the proper amount of bile in order to emulsify (break down) the fat eaten. 

Toxin Overload

Detox your body to detox your skin

There are multiple ways for toxins to be eliminated out of the body: through the digestive system, urinary tract, the lungs, and the skin!  If the other pathways are blocked then the majority will come through the skin.  Outbreaks on the skin whether it be acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis can be a result of excess toxicity in the body.

Everyone is detoxing these days!  This is because we are exposed to so many toxins in our environment and food.  We all need to detox on a regular basis however, it is very important to detox properly.  You do not want to detox too quickly as this can have a negative impact on your overall health.  It is highly recommended that you work with a practitioner who specializes in detox in order to properly prepare your body for detox. Consider scheduling a private consultation.

Hormonal Imbalances

Balance Hormones for a balanced skin tone

When your hormones are out of balance it can result in skin breakouts on your face and back.  To determine hormone imbalances and have a personalized dietary and supplemental program designed for you. Click here for more info on private consultations.