One of the main root causes of acne is issues with digestion and the gut. The reason for this is that one of the main processes in creating acne is inflammation, and 70% of the immune system resides in the gut.
When the immune system gets activated in the gut, it means the immune system can get over-activated in other parts of the body as well.
One such instance would be the skin, when a clog forms in a pore and bacteria gets stuck in it. Then the immune system decides that needs to be taken care of with a big, fat, red, soul-crushing volcano of a pimple.
If you have acne you also have any digestive symptoms on the regular, then you can bet it has something to do with it. For example: bloating, heartburn, constipation, loose stools, or nausea.
But even if you don’t have blatant digestive symptoms, you may still have issues in the gut that could be contributing to your skin problems. So these tips are for everyone!
When people talk about healing the digestion and the gut to heal acne, it usually involves changing the content of your diet, supplements, or cleanses.
Which is all well and good, but to be honest, some of the most powerful ways to improve digestion and gut function are actually simple habit changes in HOW you eat.
We always want to skip over basics, but if you’re sick of limiting what you can eat and sick of supplements, consider giving these a shot instead. You will see a big difference. [Read more…]