Categories: Essential Fats, Skin

Skin: Inflamed Conditions

These include Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea and more.

Skin Problems Begin with Poor Digestion

In your gut.

Do you have…

  • Pimples on your face and/or back?
  • Skin that itches or burns for days on end?
  • Have you damaged your skin with incessant scratching?
  • Painful swollen skin with oozing or bleeding cracks or scales?

If so, you’ve experienced the miseries of inflamed skin.

Scratching that breaks your skin will increase the risk of infection. Long-term scratching can cause your skin to become thick and leathery. Not attractive, nor healthy.

It’s often said you wear your heart on your sleeve. You also wear your emotions on your skin. So make it healthy. It’s your largest organ!

In order to fully heal your skin condition, you MUST get rid of the underlying cause, and it is multi-faceted. Just as it takes a whole football team to win a game, you will need at least these 3 players to get rid of your skin condition:

1. Probiotics

Balance Your Gut

When the inside of you – your digestive system – is in good order, skin issues diminish.

Healthy Gut = True End of Most All Diseases

If your normally present intestinal flora balance is disturbed or becomes depleted, potentially harmful bacteria can overgrow and become established, causing digestive and system-wide chronic health problems. Serious ones like body pain and tumors, and all sorts of skin troubles too.

The right balance = health.
The wrong balance = trouble.

Just as “bad” bacteria can make us sick, good bacteria can protect us from degeneration and disease, and put a healthy glow upon your skin too.

Take a look at all our Probiotic supplements.

You might like to read Probiotics Enable EASY Digestion and STRONG Immunity.

2. Essential Fats

Reduce Inflammation

EFAs (essential fatty acids), both internally and topically are real skin care powerhouses. Seriously diminish skin inflammation.

Studies found that inflamed skin treatment that included medication and EFA supplementation was more successful than treatment with medication alone.

EFAs are building blocks of healthy cell membranes, helping to produce your skin’s natural oil barrier. Critical to keep skin hydrated, plump and looking younger.

If you’re not getting enough EFAs in your diet, your skin may be dry, inflamed and/or prone to pimples.

Many skin conditions (acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea) are inflammatory in nature so may respond well to the anti-inflammatory benefits of EFA supplementation.

Lack of essential fatty acids (EFAs) is one of the most neglected aspects of a nutritional program for healthy, radiant skin. Specifically:

  1. Intake of Omega-3 EFAs (alpha-linolenic acid) is too low in most diets.
  2. Intake of Omega-6 EFAs (linoleic acid) has doubled in most diets.

Those who corrected this ratio reported that bad skin got better, and good skin got even better.

Some results of Omega-3 and Omega-6 EFA imbalance:

  • Many inflamed and red skin conditions
  • Dry skin (dandruff, cracked heels)
  • Toxic deposits in the skin
  • Sun damage and increased risk of skin cancer.

Healthy skin also requires:

  • Protein (not a problem in most people’s diet)
  • Water (dehydration)
  • Minerals (silicon, zinc, copper, and magnesium play important roles)
  • Vitamins A, biotin, C, and E are important but all play their roles.

EFAs are the most neglected skin nutrient.

This delicate nutrient is damaged by manufacturing/processing of food. Further damage is done by sautéing, frying, and deep-frying, creating toxic molecules that may actually damage your skin.

Correct EFA Ratio Benefits

Beyond correcting skin problems, the rest of your body may get healthier. Risk factors for degenerative conditions improve. You many have more energy, better moods and find concentrated focus easier.

Dandruff responds positively to EFA intake. It’s simply dry skin flaking off.

Cracked heels may also be the result of insufficient dietary EFAs.

You might like to read our blogs about Essential Fats.

3. Silica

Feed Your Skin

Silica is responsible for skin (and your whole body’s) flexibility and elasticity. It plays an important role in cellular growth and regeneration.

  • Rebuild tissue elasticity, flexibility and mobility.
  • Soothe inflamed joints and other tissues.
  • Support your connective tissues, which in turn support your structure for an active lifestyle with minimized joint discomfort.

Silica supports the health of your:

  • Skin, hair, and nails
  • Teeth and bones
  • Muscles
  • Heart and blood vessels
  • Connective tissues.

Your body does not store silica. You must replenish it daily. At birth, you have a limited quantity of silica that irreversibly depletes with age. By the time you’re fully grown, you will have used up to 80% of your silica store.

Take a look at all our Silica supplements.

You might like to read our blogs about Silica.

Finally… Eat More Nutritious Food!

The concept is quite simple…
Eat a wide variety of different colored vegetables, and lean protein.
Eliminate (or avoid as best you can) sugar, baked goods, starch/carbohydrates, alcohol, and even fruit until you notice some improvement.

Other natural treatments for your skin troubles begin with detoxification. Saunas, exercise that makes you sweat, bowel, liver and kidney cleansing and removal of mercury amalgams in your teeth are all important considerations. Stress reduction is also an essential part of dealing with skin conditions.

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Author: Life Enthusiast Staff