The skin acts as a window by which we can see inside the body. What we look like on the outside reflects what is happening inside. (Fife)
The skin is a great tell-tale sign of unease within the body. It doesn’t take a great deal of health-jargon-know-how to simply observe the expression on your face, to note the vitality of your skin, hair, and nails, and, of course, to put your body composition into perspective (i.e. weight gain – the body’s attempt to balance homeostasis). Sadly, it’s pretty easy these days to cover-up these blatant get-your-shit-together signs from the body with make-up, lotions, creams, spa days, wearing all black or not wearing horizontal patterns, quick-fix supplements, quick-fix work out programs, and the ridiculous amount of magazines/marketing which reinforce this crap on a daily basis.
How many “revitalizing skin cream” commercials have you seen recently? How about those absurd ads to cover up dark circles under the eyes? And what about the 30-minute infomercials jabbering on about extreme weight loss pills? So many people just want to treat the symptoms and absolutely neglect/run-away from the true cause!
The skin is a major detoxification organ. Whatever possible mayhem exists within the body will certainly find it’s way to the surface. Rashes, eczema, dry skin, flakey skin, dandruff, ringworm, warts, chicken pox, mumps, measles, candida overgrowth, jock itch, yeast infection, fungal infection, brittle nails, white spots on nails, dry hair, hair loss, bruise easily, cut easily, sensitive skin, sunburn easily, dark circles under the eyes, body odor, and liver spots (large freckle-like spots) are all signs of an internal imbalance. Much of these can be contributed to bacterial, fungal, or parasitic overgrowths or infections. At the same time, said symptoms are merely an effect of a greater cause: a run-down immune system, a slow metabolism, a sluggish detoxification system, and, the end-all-be-all, not meeting the nutritional, caloric, and rest demands of the body to keep these systems running at peak performance.
Yes, there are a few health-promoting topical solutions (i.e. coconut oil, vitamin e, progesterone) to treat these symptoms effectively, but wouldn’t you rather wake up, look in the mirror, and not look like shit? Not look like you haven’t slept in days even those you got a solid 8 hours of sleep? Not look like your skin or hair has seen much better days? Not look like you have to pretend that you are happy?
What we look like on the outside reflects what is happening inside.
That “inside” includes our internal physical environment – the digestive system, the endocrine system, the lymphatic system, the respiratory system, etc. – but also our internal non-physical environment – our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions which are highly accountable and responsible for our physicality.
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