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Is your Gut causing your Acne?  The Gut-Brain cause of Acne

Solve Acne without Dangerous Side Effects

How to solve acne without dangerous side effects or re-occurrence has been perplexing dermatologists and patients for years.  Interestingly enough an old theory is proving to show impressive clinical outcomes.  Naturopathic Doctors have been treating acne and its relationship with the digestive tract since the profession began.  Research is finally proven what was clinically known all along.  

The following article is an in-depth article that explores the multifaceted connection of Acne and how to begin treatment.  It explores how inflammation in the gut leads to increased inflammatory load in our bodies and increased oxidative damage that eventually leads to issues in the skin.  Our Vancouver clinic uses a comprehensive program that focuses on cleaning from the inside out to get clear acne and other skin blemishes.  We may also incorporate the use of Glutathione to help clear the skin.  Glutathione given intravenously has become the most sought after skin treatment in the South Pacific (Philippines, Indonesia, etc.).

Abstract from; Acne vulgaris, probiotics and the gut-brain-skin axis - back to the future?  Whitney P. Bowe, Alan C. Logan

Over 70 years have passed since dermatologists John H. Stokes and Donald M. Pillsbury first proposed a
gastrointestinal mechanism for the overlap between depression, anxiety and skin conditions such as acne. Stokes
and Pillsbury hypothesized that emotional states might alter the normal intestinal microflora, increase intestinal
permeability and contribute to systemic inflammation. Among the remedies advocated by Stokes and Pillsbury
were Lactobacillus acidophilus cultures. Many aspects of this gut-brain-skin unifying theory have recently been
validated. The ability of the gut microbiota and oral probiotics to influence systemic inflammation, oxidative stress,
glycemic control, tissue lipid content and even mood itself, may have important implications in acne. The intestinal
microflora may also provide a twist to the developing diet and acne research. Here we provide a historical
perspective to the contemporary investigations and clinical implications of the gut-brain-skin connection in acne.

Read Full Article here:  Gut-Brain cause of Acne PDF