Skin

What affects our skin’s health?

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It’s often when we stack multiple approaches together that we reach sustainable success.

SYMPTOMS

Eczema, Rash, Acne, Cystic Acne, Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Hives, Keratosis Pilaris, Clogged Pores, Poor Wound Healing, Itchiness


SKIN: Rating Influence

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Discussion

Effect on skin: 10

Hormones, nutrition, diet, and sleep are important — but the front lines of the health of the skin are in the gut.

These flora that digest our food, and release nutrients for us to use, also fight off infection from invading pathogens.  Improving your nutrient absorption and ability to fight off invading pathogens is paramount to restoring healthy, youthful skin.

Effect on skin: 9

Light affects skin, that’s common knowledge… but how?

Your skin needs light as much as your intestines need food and your brain needs sleep. 

Don’t be fooled by the ancient idea that sunshine and UV light are “only bad” — UVB light is a prescribed medication for skin issues like psoriasis.  

Getting your Vitamin D up (via UV light), killing pathogens on the skin (via regular, moderate UV light), and improving the skin’s health via infrared light are absolutely critical to any approach to achieving truly healthful skin.

Effect on skin: 8

Most suffering from skin issues have realized that the foods they eat affect their skin.

Focusing on foods that are less irritating to the gut is certainly an important step toward better skin health — especially cutting out artificial junk foods.  But ultimately, improving gut health is the answer here — not just focusing on diet.

Effect on skin: 8

Phase 1 and Phase 3 (of the protocol) are great for skin.

Hopping around, searching for the nutrients that will “fix” your skin issues most likely aren’t the answer — and you may wind up spinning your wheels for many years.  Understand that nutrients need to balanced intelligently — and for skin health, MANY factors are important.

Effect on skin: 6

Your immediate environment especially indoors –is important for skin.

Your skin is the frontline barrier for invading pathogens (fungus, mold, & viruses).  If your nutritional status and light exposure and immunity are suffering, the pathogens you’re exposed to in your environment will have an easier time taking up residence in your gut and, ultimately, your skin.

Effect on skin: 5

Mold can wreak absolute havoc on the gutand therefore, the skin. 

From the constant inflammation and cortisol to the immune system being ever on alert, if you’re having major gut issues, it’s worth considering whether you might be (or have been) exposed to mold in your home or place of work.

Fungal issues can be at the heart of many pernicious ailments — and with mold being a fungus — getting a handle on what your immediate environment is exposing you to may be of immense value for the health of your skin.

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