… was the title of a recent television documentary. It detailed the story of a promising young man who, after taking a repeated dose of the drug Roacutane for acne became severely depressed and ending his life. This tragedy unfortunately illustrates my earlier point about treating the symptoms and not the cause of an illness: Acne, as well as all other skin conditions are a way for the body to eliminate toxins. Think of a bath, when it is overflowing with water then it flows via the overflow – it’s the same with skin – the body’s last resort if the eliminate organs, mainly liver and kidneys are not functioning properly. This drug tries to stop this elimination process by drying up the sebaceous glands, so that the body retains the toxins. This has a further knock-on effect whereby the mind will retain toxic thoughts, which are destructive and negative. Toxic overload is at the root of many serious diseases so here a few detox tips: For a more complete list, ask me for my detox PDF.
- Drink about 4 pints of plain water per day – proportunately less when a child
- Avoid sugar/wheat when possible.
- Eat raw green leafy vegetables which contain folic acid good for re-balancing the liver.
- Give yourself a 16 hour food break to allow the liver to recuperate.
- Avoid dwelling on past negative events and people. A toxic body leads to a toxic mind and also vice-versa.
“Dying for Clearer Skin” was on BBC3 in November 2012.