A Simple Question: Why Do We Ignore the Root Causes of Acne?

I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about tips for clearing up skin on AltHealthWORKS’ Facebook page recently, and it led me to start wondering about the state of the dermatology industry yet again.

It seems as if the standard protocol is to simply prescribe the latest chemical-based cream or lotion and to completely ignore the causes of acne. This approach is quite similar to “modern” medicine in general, which doesn’t focus nearly enough on the body as a whole vessel and instead promotes pie-in-the-sky “cures” which are often just about suppressing the symptoms.

When it comes to eliminating the causes of acne, people need to start thinking holistically, as I found in my case that acne was no longer a problem once I addressed all of the underlying health issues and bad habits I had.

Two of the biggest areas to address in relation to acne are your digestive system and your liver function. Both of them were impaired within my body, and I didn’t even realize it. Topical treatments that are natural will also help, but the acne will likely keep coming back until you address issues like these, as well as nutritional deficiencies and more.

There are many things you can do to improve digestive function; I’ll share a few of my best tips with you. First of all, you should do your best to get probiotics in your diet. The best probiotics come from fermented vegetables, which can be made at home or purchased at health food stores, or specialty drinks such as kombucha and kefir which can also be made at home or purchased at health food stores. These types of probiotics are preferable to processed and pasteurized dairy products and are beneficial in many different ways. Their primary function is to restore good bacteria to the gut, which will lead to better health and less toxins in general flowing through your body.

In addition to probiotics, a good digestive enzyme supplement is recommended to take with your meals to help break down and absorb nutrients better. You are what you absorb, and better absorption of nutrients will help your body work to eliminate the causes of acne in the long run. Also, make sure you get plenty of fiber; if you eat meat you especially need extra fiber (plant-based or supplement based from plants) to be taken after it is consumed or else it will get stuck in your colon for a long time and cause plenty of problems. Milk is another food that is hard to digest and should be avoided for people looking to fix their acne issues.

As for liver function, detoxes are recommended, although you should consult a health professional first. You can also supplement your liver with tons of organic plant-based foods and supplements. I prefer dandelion greens as they are one of the best liver supporters and detoxifiers out there; I put them in smoothies or juices often. Bilberry, blueberries, milk thistle, astralagus, and many more supplements are available as well. Look for a liver complex formula that is all-natural and organic at the health food store. I also take a supplement from the Amazon Herb Company called “Envirozon” which protects from environmental toxins with a blend of herbs direct from the Amazon Rain Forest. You can view the product on this page by scrolling down to the E’s; I take four capsules a day because of the impaired liver function I discovered after a recent test of my organ stressors.

Supporting the digestive system and liver are just two of the unique ways you can raise your body’s natural defenses against the many causes of acne. De-stressing is another important step you can take as well. It may be tough, but your overall health and skin clarity is worth it.

For more information on how I was able to clear my skin over time by changing my diet and lifestyle, check out my book for the Amazon Kindle, ‘How to Eliminate the Causes of Acne.’ You don’t need a Kindle device to read it, either, as there are free programs you can download quickly and easily.

The book hit #1 in the Hot New Release category of Amazon last year and features many more tips and strategies for relief from the causes of acne without drugs or any other harsh treatments.

Once again, check out the book ‘How to Eliminate the Causes of Acne’ here, and thanks for reading!

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About Nick Meyer

Nick Meyer is a longtime journalist who's been published in the Detroit Free Press, Dallas Morning News and several other outlets. He founded AltHealthWORKS in 2012 to showcase extraordinary stories of healing and the power of organic living, stories the mainstream media always seemed to miss. You can sign up for updates (and receive his free 'Healing Secrets of the Amazon' eBook) by clicking here. You can also check out Nick's Amazon best-seller 'Dirt Cheap Organic' by clicking here, as well as its sequel Dirt Cheap Weight Loss