Acne

Acne Protocol

 The body has several options for removing toxins from the body. The four detoxification pathways are: colon, lungs, kidneys and the skin. Ideally, most toxins would exit through the colon. However, when the colon becomes compromised, the body will attempt to push toxins out in another way. Acne is often the result of poor gut health as the body will try to eliminate toxins through the skin if the colon is backed up.

Our Acne Protocol supports the digestive tract and provides nutrients for healthy skin.

Product Brand Purpose Suggested Dosage
UltraFLora Balance Metagenics Support healthy gut flora 1 capsule one to two times daily
Metazyme Metagenics Digestive support Take one tablet during each meal
Zinc Citrate Pure Carries vitamin A to skin, hormone regulator, promotes removal of dead skin cells one to three capsules daily with food
Micellized vitamin A Needed for healthy skin one drop daily
Pau D’Arco Gaia Herb Traditionally used for skin Take 40-60 drops of extract in a small amount of warm water 3-4 times daily between meals.
Additional Support
Chromium Regulate blood sugar
Metafiber Metagenix Blend, shake, or briskly stir about 1 level scoop (10 grams) into 8 fluid ounces of juice or other beverage three times a day

Dietary Suggestions for Acne

  • Avoid all processed foods, especially simple sugars and starches
  • Avoid gluten containing grains (wheat, rye, spelt). These grains are highly associated with acne, inflammation and digestive complaints.
  • Eat plenty of healthful fats, including: butter, coconut oil, olive oil, avocados, walnut oil, flaxseed oil, fish oil, etc. Avoid all hydrogenated fats and processed oils like: Crisco, margarine, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, corn oil, “salad” oil, etc. Avoid eating fried foods in restaurants as these are mostly prepared using low quality oils that are highly inflammatory.
  • Eat quality protein like wild seafood, pastured meats, wild game, pastured eggs, organic poultry, etc. Quality counts!
  • Eat plenty of vegetables! Healthy vegetables include: leafy greens, asparagus, broccoli, cucumbers, artichokes, green beans, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, etc. Raw vegetables provide enzymes and fiber to aid digestion.
  • Eat low sugar fruits like apples and berries.
  • Dairy, especially pasteurized dairy, can be very inflammatory and is very difficult for some people to digest. Consider going dairy-free (except for butter). Healthy dairy-free milks include: almond, hemp and coconut milks.
  • Eat nuts and seeds, but avoid peanuts.
  • Avoid soy in all its forms