Why A Healthy Diet Isn't Clearing Your Skin
Welcome to my Naturopathic Beauty class, I’m Dr. Stacey Shillington, ND.
Why is it that some people eat a really great diet, their acne clears up right away?
Other people eat a horrible diet and their skin stays clear like thanks a lot. And then there’s some of us that eat an amazing diet, we do everything right and yet our acne persists.
So why is this?
The truth is, is that for many, many people, the diet is not going to be the final solution for acne. Now diet’s always the most important foundation. You cannot clear your skin if certain foods that aggravate your digestion, you’re eating the foods that nourish your body and things are still not getting better. It’s because there are certain systems in your body that need support.
They need extra support, support that diet is not able to give you. Now, a couple of examples are, for instance, if you have genetic acne. Say your parents suffered from acne or you have siblings or aunts and uncles that suffered from acne like me, I definitely come from a huge acne family.
Chances are diet’s not enough. You have to definitely support your systems of detoxification, support your liver, and support your lymph. This is very, very important if you have genetic acne because there are certain snips or genetic polymorphisms and people that prevent us from detoxifying optimally.
Another reason is that your microbiome could be off.
Now, this could be clickable to you if you have genetic acne because we tend to inherit our microbiome from our parents. So if that’s your case, you’re probably going to have to do some really great gut healing and take some great probiotics to help heal your microbiome. or maybe you’be damaged your microbiome.
Too many antibiotics, long-term on the birth control pill, too much sugar, a poor diet that can damage the microbiome too, along with so many other things like everything does. So again, you’re going to have to work on healing your gut in order to clear your skin. Diet alone is not going to help you detoxify better all the time, nor is diet alone enough to heal a really damaged microbiome.
You need extra support. And again, even if you have a leaky gut or if you have dysregulated insulin, often diet is not enough to heal those, you’re going to have to heal your insulin levels, you’re going to have to heal your gut using some supplements.
And then, of course, there’s the big one. If you are eating a perfect diet, but you are stressed out of your mind, and again, that’s been me in my life, then definitely you need to do more than just eat a great diet to clear you skin.
You need to learn how to manage your stress. You need to learn how to increase your physical and mental resilience to stress. It’s all a process. Healing acne is a journey. It’s not simple and if you’re looking for a magic pill, chances are you’re going to have to take medication and it’s a temporary solution and your acne is going to come back when you stop medication.
So you might as well just solve it anyways. Plus acne is a sign that there’s an imbalance in your body. And believe me, as you get older, these imbalances manifest in other ways. It’s not just going to be acne that you’re dealing with.
You’re going to have been dealing with metabolic disorders for instance. your body, can’t compensate forever for poor behavior. Okay, so I hope that answers your questions about this at all, put them in the comments below.
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