Part 1: Digestive System and Acne February 03 2017, 0 Comments
When your digestive tract is impaired, or not regularly emptied, toxins can get absorbed into the blood, and that blood goes to your face, causing skin lesions. Digestive acne appears on the forehead and on the cheeks. There are several things that could be wrong with your gut that could cause acne. You could have a parasite, gut dysbiosis, leaky gut, candida overgrowth, or even low stomach acid.
(Before reading further, I suggest you get acquainted with the terms “gut flora”, “stomach acid” and “leaky gut” and “yeast” by doing a simple search on the internet.)
I myself have had cystic acne on my cheeks after a stomach infection that didn’t heal. I couldn’t understand where the acne was coming from; it was so sudden! I had an outburst of allergies as well. I had developed a fever due to stomach problems, but I was hesitant to take antibiotics, because of their reputation of causing acne. I decided to try and heal it using just probiotics. BAD IDEA. I stress upon this to all acne sufferers. Take antibiotics when needed. Not for your acne, but if you have any sort of infection. One course really isn’t going to harm you! Take probiotics side by side. After about a month of suffering, I got a course for amoebiasis and two days into the course my allergies were gone and so were my bloating and my skin issues. At that moment I wished I had taken antibiotics sooner; then maybe I wouldn’t have had scars from the all the new acne on my cheeks.
Here’s how you can manage your stomach problems:
Parasites: Look for symptoms like allergies, skin rashes, bloating, abdominal discomfort, loose stools, extremely light colored stool, fever, itchy and inflamed eyes, anal itching etc. Take a course of antibiotics or a drug that targets worms and protozoans. There are many natural and herbal remedies that claim to get rid of parasites as well, wormwood and pumpkin seeds being two examples. You can even take neem, which can apparently kill parasites and also remove the toxins they release upon death.
Candida: Yeast is normally present in the flora in your intestine, but in certain cases the yeast (called Candida) can overgrow and cause an imbalance in your gut flora. Symptoms of candidiasis include vaginal yeast infections, oral thrush, rashes, allergies, brain fog, eczema, etc. Controlling candida can be difficult especially if it’s severe. People usually go on candida diets which include no sugar or carbs for long periods of time, as well as candida-killing supplements. I myself have had vaginal thrush before, but did not know the cause earlier. In order to prevent candidiasis I take a spoon or two of pure virgin coconut oil daily (which also boosts my thyroid) and drink green tea. Coconut oil is known to get rid of yeast.