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Natural Cures for Acne: Food and Lifestyle Choices Matter

July 29, 2013 LYT By:


Natural cures for acne. Does that sound too good to be true? We promise you it’s not. In fact, food and lifestyle choices matter so much where your skin is concerned that it’s shocking how little most members of the medical community seem to know of the connection. Standard treatments include:

• Lotions that dry the skin – some of which may permanently thin it

• Antibiotics that take the good bacteria out with the bad

• Drugs that interfere with your hormones and can cause a host of other problems

• Some prescriptions that are so toxic the liver has to be tested regularly

Scary, right? And probably not necessary, as most people will respond to more natural treatments for acne including different lifestyle choices as well as foods that cure acne.

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First things first . . .

Before we dive into those natural cures for acne, let’s take a moment to appreciate the significance of healthy skin. We sometimes forget this, but like the heart, lungs, and liver, the skin is an organ. In fact, it’s our largest organ and makes up about 16% of our total body weight. It keeps us cool, it activates Vitamin D, and it’s our first line of defense from environmental toxins, both external and internal. In an effort to protect internal organs, the body will attempt to shuttle things to the surface. This means that inflammation of the skin, in conditions like psoriasis, eczema and acne, are an indication that the body as a whole is in duress.


In duress? Don’t suppress. Address!!

Acne flare-ups aren’t just unsightly. They can be painful, and we understand the desire for a quick fix. Drugs may be tempting, because they can suppress the symptoms. But the key to a cure is addressing the underlying issues that are causing the inflammation, so that the acne clears up naturally and the skin glows. Healthy skin reflects a healthy body, so the things that support your overall well-being – diet, exercise, stress management, sleep, etc.—all must be addressed if you’re seeking a natural way to cure acne.


Are there foods that cure acne?

We’re sometimes asked if there are foods that cure acne. Yes and no. Yes, there are foods that will help to eradicate the problem but there is no one food – or food combination – that is a panacea that will help everyone. As a rule of thumb, any food that is acid-forming – animal products, fried foods, sugar, processed grains – should be avoided. Load up on the alkalinizing foods, such as fresh vegetables. Be especially liberal with the greens, and with the purple, orange and deep-red vegetables, like red cabbage, red onions, carrots, blood oranges, cherries, berries and pomegranate, which contain anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants that help to aid circulation and optimal skin cell turnover. So, these might not be foods that cure acne, but a steady diet of these rich and healthy options can certainly help clear your skin and keep it that way.


Saving the best for last.

Colonics may be the single-most powerful natural cure for acne. Some of the toxic load that is inflaming the system is flushed away with every session. The clear, glowing skin that results is one of the things that makes our clients happiest. And we’re happy because we know radiant skin means they’re healthy from the inside out. To experience the best colonics NYC has available, please contact us today.


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