Acne is a skin inflammatory condition. The small glands that secrete oil to keep the skin lubricated become irritated and inflamed. This is due to the body’s fat-soluble toxins being eliminated through the skin pores. Microbes may begin to feed on this waste, exacerbating the situation. The skin pores fill with pus as the body fights the infection.
Several imbalances are at work here. First of all, acne is a sign of dysbiosis (imbalances in gut flora) and a general toxic condition of the blood and lymph. So, the first steps are to balance intestinal flora, cleanse the colon and strengthen the detoxification capacity of the liver and kidneys. Alteratives or blood purifiers have cleared up some cases of acne. Burdock has been very effective in some cases. Other possibilities include E-Tea, EnviroDetox, All Cell Detox or BP-X.
Since the irritation is affecting glands that secrete oil, the toxins involved here are fat-soluble and may be resulting from a problem with the breakdown and utilization of fats in the body. Hydrogenated oils are irritating to the body and should be replaced with healthier fats such as coconut oil, real butter from grass-fed cows, Super Omega-3 EPA and olive oil.
Both burdock and chickweed aid the body in properly metabolizing fats. Fat-soluble vitamins help protect against the oxidation of fats. Oxidation causes fats to become rancid and irritating to the system. This may explain why large doses of vitamin A have helped clear up some cases of acne.
One of the reasons teenagers are so prone to acne is that their hormones are out of balance. For this reason, chaste tree berries have also been beneficial in clearing up teenage acne. Other glandular herbs that might be helpful include sarsaparilla (which is also a blood purifier) for teenage boys and dong quai (also a blood tonic) for teenage girls.
Low thyroid can contribute to this problem in some cases. Thyroid hormones are required for the body to properly burn fats. Thyroid Activator and Thyroid Support are two thyroid-supportive remedies.
Acne is an inflammatory skin condition. The small oil glands that keep the skin lubricated become irritated and inflamed. This is because the body’s fat-soluble toxins are expelled through the skin pores. Microbes may start feeding on this waste, worsening the situation. As the body fights the infection, the skin pores fill with pus.
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