Our skin health is an outward reflection of our internal health. When we have a…
Our skin health is an outward reflection of our internal health.
When we have a lusterless complexion, one that appears dry, inflamed, sagging, and wrinkled, we need to look deeper to restore healthy looking skin. Skin cells, like all cells, need nourishment to grow and thrive.
When we adopt a standard American diet, one that is devoid of phytonutrients, and laden with refined sugars and processed and fried foods, we create massive amounts of free radical damage in the body.
While there are certain foods you can eat to help with your skin appearance, you also have to think about what you may want to avoid that can be triggering acne. Dairy is one of the biggest triggers.
It is also worth noting that post birth control syndrome can also cause acne breakouts, as the “pill” can deplete micronutrients, cause androgen rebounding, gut dysbiosis, and put excessive burden on the liver.
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Broccoli 🥦 and other cruciferous veggie, are rich in sulfur containing compounds such as indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane which can help bind up excess estrogen in the body and enhance liver and estrogen detox pathways.
Sauerkraut is a great source of probiotic rich microorganisms that can directly influence gut health. So much of gut health is tied in with acne.
Wild caught salmon 🐠 is a great source of long chain omega 3’s which hydrate skin and provide cell structure. The amino acids from these fish are also used in collagen synthesis.
Pumpkin seeds 🎃 are great because they contain high amounts of zinc. Pumpkin seeds can also be used to naturally increase estrogen levels and balance hormones during menopause.
Celery juice is great for overall gut health and stomach acid levels. It contains something called coumarins, which is known to enhance the activity of white blood cells.
🥕 Carrots and sweet potato’s are rich in vitamin A, C, and carotenoids, all of which can squelch oxidative damage.