Acne Begins in the Gut

Almost 1/3 of dermatologists say that acne is not an infection, it’s an inflammation. Acne is often created by a bacterial infection, so the seemingly obvious solution is to shrink the inflammation. According to Dr. Ben Johnson, the most common thread is Candida.

There are approximately 56 strains of Candida, and each of those strains puts out different toxins. Those toxins are either purged by the skin, or they can impact the skin. Acne is probably a bacterial infection.”

Candida is the number one reason for most skin conditions that are difficult to treat. Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and like every other organ, it’s trying to manage and regulate itself. Our body deals and manages over a million or so toxins per day, and 1/3 of those toxins are “estrogenic” – meaning, they have the same properties to, and resemble estrogen – and they have an impact our body. We unwittingly get synthetic estrogens (endocrine disrupters) from our water systems, swimming pools, they’re found in plastics like BPA, petroleum based products, detergents, cosmetics, furniture, carpeting, thermal receipts and on our food from agriculture chemicals like pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. We also get a lot of “natural” estrogens from foods we may eat every day.

All of these toxins actually cause our body to produce LESS estrogen and cause a testosterone imbalance. This causes a lot of skin conditions, including acne. Acne is caused by your skin trying to process the toxins that have resulted from the Candida in your system.

The truth is, you can control your acne. Start by looking at your diet. Find ways to curb your intake of Candida producing foods. Within a few weeks, you should be able to determine if you are suffering from a Candida imbalance.

 

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