So lately I've been head down in Dr Grossbart's book 'Skin Deep' and resonating with so much of his wisdom. He talks about how our skin is the only organ that is not protected by the walls of the body and as our largest organ and more vulnerable part of our body it is often a direct display of our internal conflicts and emotions. He talks about healing our skin by knowing ourselves at the most deepest level.
I’m all about abundance when it comes to food, tell me I can’t have something and I go crazy trying to avoid it. It never ends well!
When it comes to refining your diet to support the healing of your acne, I like to talk about what it is you CAN eat as opposed to what you need to hide from. It’s dubbed (by me) as ‘The crowding out method’ and it involves eating all the goods first so that there is barely any room left for the bads.
Stress is totally necessary, a little goes a long way and propels us further in life and gives us that little kick up the butt to keep moving forward. Too much stress? That's a whole nother ball game and a bad, preliminary-type basketball one at that. You see, too much stress is far too common in our over-stimulated, over-worked, rather competitive world. With controversial presidential wins, economy inflation and a very stimulated social media influence, it can be challenging to know when and how to disconnect from the busy and connect to the internal sanctuary of the self. The secret? That this temporary disconnection is actually super important for our nervous systems, our mental health and our overall wellbeing.
Excess insulin can trigger androgen hormones, which are strongly correlated with acne. It can cause weight gain and eventually obesity and it also impacts the production of sebum, which is the oil that is produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands. Excess sebum can block pores, create inflammation and cause acne. If insulin levels are up and down, it is almost impossible to be acne-free.