Health Post – The Underlying Causes of Skin Problems 

They say that the eyes are the ‘windows to the soul’ and by the same token your skin is the window to the health of your underlying physiology. Most often people will treat the symptom and not the cause. They spend a lot of money on skin creams and potions to alleviate rashes and other discomforts of their skin when they be better spending their time and money on cures?

If 70% of our immune system is in our gut, this would be the first place we should look to find a solution to skin problems because any skin ailment from psoriasis to common acne will be found there. Gut health is essential if your wish is to look and feel better. Gut problems such as ‘leaky gut’ are far more common than you think so if you suspect that the problem lies there start by getting rid of foods from your diet that cause inflammation…foods such as sugar, white flour, processed meats and even whole grain bread. Replace them with fermented foods, foods with plenty of soluble fiber, fax seeds, chia seeds, have plenty of Omega 3 from fatty fish in particular and if you must have red meat ensure it is from healthy grass fed beef. There are certain herbs that will help reset a healthy environment in your gut such as turmeric and bone broth also helps. Supplements that have a high quality probiotic will aid the recovery of your gut.

If you are looking for products that will give you some relief from the symptoms suffered by your skin the major rule you should stick to is that if you can’t eat it, you shouldn’t put it on your skin. So although the quality of your food will have a major impact on the health of your skin, so too are the skin creams as most massproduced skin creams are toxic to your body. The skin is a permeable membrane so if you put something on your skin it is absorbed into your body and can reek havoc to your health. So natural skin products such as shea butter, geranium oil, ‘T’ tree oil and coconut oil are a far healthier alternative than the very expensive creams you buy. 

Understand the fact that the closer to the equator you get the lower the incidence of skin cancers so get a good amount of sun. And another horrific fact is that the sunscreens that you use are very toxic to your body! Just think on the fact that the incidence of skin cancer has risen not decreased  but increased since the increased use of sun screens! Skin products on the market are not tested for their toxicity but lately there has been an increase of natural alternatives. If you feel the need to get some protection from the sun then use almond oil, coconut oil or non-nano zinc oxide as healthy alternatives for example. Just remember that the sun is our major source of vitamin D.

Your sweat is a good sign that your body is getting rid of toxins if there is an unusual smell to it. Acne is not a skin problem but a sign that your bowels are toxic. Kidney disorders will create skin problems. Liver disorders can also be seen on your skin. Work on tuning into what your body is trying to tell you. Our skin has many healthy bacteria on its surface and antibacterial soaps are toxic to our bodies. These products are marketed for fear, not for our health. By all means wash your hands, use common sense but don’t use these products.

Please do not believe what I say but do your own research to find the truth in it as it is very hard to change any mindset we’ve got without understanding the facts.

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