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Acne

Acne

As Naturopathic Doctors we strive to get to the root cause of your acne and because of this we are able to see skin clear.

Acne is due to oxidative overload

It is our belief that acne is largely due to an oxidative overload that the body is attempting to eliminate through the skin instead of the preferred detoxification routes.

Normal detoxification occurs through the liver, colon, kidneys, and lungs.  Skin and mucous membranes are secondary routes of elimination for toxins. When the body is under a heavy burden of oxidative stress, the main detoxification routes are overloaded.  The body then will use the skin to detoxify, then the bacteria jump on board.

Treating the root cause of acne

Oxidative overload is caused by many things and this is where some detective work comes in.  Our naturopathic doctors will look at:

• hormones
• food sensitivities
• imbalances in the digestive microflora
• nutritional deficiencies
• detoxification
• mind-body connection

By supporting the natural elimination of toxins with liver and kidney drainage remedies (we often use Glutathione injections in difficult cases), restoring the natural balance of organisms on the skin, modulating the immune system that keeps the bugs in balance, stimulating tissue repair, addressing hormonal imbalances, and removing irritants, the acne will gradually disappear. 
We will also look at the mind-body connection since often this can be a key reason behind acne.  Acne can take months to clear with this process but you will end this process with an ability to control your skin and live without acne.