8 July 2013

What is causing your skin outbreaks?

Do you have bad skin? Be it eczema, psoriasis, dry skin or bad acne, chances are you are at your wits end. You have probably tried every lotion, pill and cream but nothing is working.

Bad skin can leave you feeling frustrated and miserable. Furthermore, it might be having a major impact on your confidence. It can even get to the stage where it’s embarrassing to go out in public. You feel as though all eyes are on you.

As with all health challenges, there is a root cause. Skin problems stem from systemic low grade inflammation. This basically means that there is something that is triggering the inflammatory response. It’s great we have inflammation because it allows our body to heal when we cut ourselves or need to recover from an operation. When the inflammation continues, this is when health issues can arise.

A report from the British Journal of Nutrition states that a diet high in processed meat, refined sugar and wheat plus dairy may induce inflammation particularly in the cells of the blood vessel walls, and the nutrients designed to neutralise free radicals such as the antioxidant vitamins C, E and the mineral selenium required for optimal immune function and prevention of disease are lacking.

The conclusion was, the best way to get these nutrients is through whole foods, fruit, vegetables and fish. These foods are associated with lower concentrations of inflammatory markers.

If you are prone to skin outbreaks and you consume a diet low in fresh fruit and vegetables, the production of circulating inflammatory markers is likely to be higher.

The next step then is to improve your diet. This alone can make a significant difference to your health and confidence. Its human nature to want to look and feel your best – look good and you will feel good…that is a well known fact.

You can have clear, radiant, glowing skin and it all starts by changing what you eat.

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Something to share? I would love to read your comments on this article or your own health challenges that you have or are trying to resolve naturally.