Hey, I love this blog. It’s very helpful. I was wondering if you could post some stuff about skin care? Like acne and stuff? Thanks
The skin is one of three detoxification pathways; the other two being the lungs (breath) and the digestive organs (doo doo). When the body becomes over-burdened by toxins it usually shows within these three pathways: Poor skin health (rashes, acne, eczema, dandruff, body odor), bad breath (halitosis, poor dental health), and stinky/irregular bowel movements. The skin is the last organ in line to show detox effects; therefore, the problem usually lies from within. This can be a result of…
1) Toxins from the diet – chemical sprays, rancid fats, nutritionally-void foods
2) Alcohol consumption – this is a big one for some people
3) A pro-inflammatory diet – grains, polyunsaturated fats, processed/refined foods
4) Toxin-filled personal care items that are applied to the skin – soap, deodorant, sunscreen, cosmetics, shampoo, city water, etc. (the skin absorbs topical solutions direction into the bloodstream to be filtered by the liver)
5) Imbalance of intestinal flora – higher ratio of “bad” vs “good” caused by diet/lifestyle
The body stores dietary and self-made Fats within 90% of body tissue. It prefers to use Cholesterol/Saturated Fat because the molecular structures of said Fats are stiff and rigid, thus providing cells with stability and integrity so things don’t go in or out unplanned. The problem lies within the diet. If the diet yields a higher amount of Unsaturated Fats compared to Saturated, then the body will use what its given to build its cell walls. However, an Unsaturated Fat isn’t nearly as stable as a Saturated Fat and this can result in [skin] cell problems. Unsaturated cell walls are highly permeable, allowing nutrients, water, and waste to come and go as they please, which is not what you want.
Stress. Stress can cause lipid-oxidation. We just covered that the body stores fats all throughout its tissue and that sometimes those fats are unstable. In times of stress, the body releases stored fats into the blood stream and when they come into contact with oxygen, they become “oxidized,” which creates an internal stress/inflammatory response. Now, that stress can come in a number of forms: diet stress, water stress, alcohol stress, work stress, school stress, financial stress, relationship stress, exercise stress, and the list goes on.
Sit back and take a perspective of what is causing your external environment to reflect your internal environment. I do not just mean some diet changes (although they could be in order), but to consider the non-physical root cause of your physical symptoms.
Thank you for the question. I hope this helps!