Diet And Acne: Is There A Link?

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 10:24pm

Just like allergies, acne is the result of a weakened immune system. Yet, western medicine is not convinced that there is a link between acne and diet. You’ll find studies that discredit it, and others that make a strong case for it.

What’s interesting is that acne is considered a Western disease. It is virtually non-existent in non-westernized societies where refined carbohydrates and sugar are rarely eaten!

If you’re already predisposed to acne and you consume a diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugar, then you will most likely have acne. (Think burgers, fries and a shake.)

Fast food and sugar cause a surge of insulin, which causes your pores to secret oil. That, in turn, attracts acne-promoting bacteria. It just makes sense that if you eat junk food, then you’re going to have poor health.

By all means, get treatment for your acne. We can help you there. But we encourage you to see this condition as your body’s way of asking you to change how you’re eating.

 

It’s a change that could empower your entire life.  

 

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