Are you having skin issues that appear out of nowhere or get worse after you eat? These days, gluten typically takes the blame for itchy allergy-like symptoms, acne break-outs, or patches of eczema or rosacea.
So, you go to a dermatologist who scratches his head, does some skin allergy tests, tells you to avoid gluten, soy, and your cat; and then loads you up with topical gels and maybe a steroid or two.
Well, congratulations. More times than not, your body is telling you that toxins are trying to escape through the pores of your skin.
This is a good thing, actually, because you don’t want to suppress the toxins and stuff them back into your body. No, no, no. You want to help them exit your body through your skin.
If toxins are inside, you definitely want them outside. What’s the best escape route? Your skin – the largest organ in your body.
Hence, you have skin reactions when toxins are present.
This applies to your pets, too.
Detox, Detox, Detox
Personally, if I started breaking out, especially if it was itchy, the first thing that I would do is search for what in the heck I had just gotten into. I would reflect over the past 24 hours before the symptoms appeared, and then I’d scrutinize:
- what I ate differently;
- what body products I used, and if I tried anything new;
- if my environment had changed in any way (pesticides, paint, lawn care);
- did I travel somewhere different;
- was I around someone new;
- then, I’d get a hair analysis if I couldn’t answer #1 – 5.
Let me emphasize that skin problems do not appear out of nowhere – something is inside of your body trying to get out of the many pores in your skin.
Search for that something.
Identify it, and then remove it through detoxing.
But, expect your skin condition to worsen for a few days after beginning a detox program because that something is coming out of your body through your skin.
You just hit the bulls-eye.
Your Biggest Organ Is A One-Way Exit
Your skin is like a one-way door – you can get out, but you can’t get in.
OUTSIDE: The skin is the largest organ in your body, with a total area of about 20 square feet. Your skin protects you from microbes and toxic elements from getting inside of you, and it helps regulate your body temperature, and protects you by stimulating the sensations of touch, heat, and cold.
INSIDE: Your skin provides an exit to excrete unhealthy microbes and toxic elements, using that total area of about 20 square feet as exit portals. Your skin also helps regulate your body temperature by releasing heat and pressure using sweat.
So you see, you are wrapped in a protective coating that keeps toxins out at the same time it provides an escape hatch for toxins within.
This is why I believe that skin issues are signals that toxins are trying to escape through the exit doors.
Don’t suppress the process.
Determine the toxins that are causing the following commonly-diagnosed skin conditions. Remember that there’s always a cause to an effect:
- Rash: A change in your skin’s appearance.
- Dermatitis: A general term for inflammation of the skin.
- Eczema: A skin inflammation causing an itchy rash. Most often, it’s due to an overactive immune system trying to get a toxin out.
- Psoriasis: Silver, scaly plaques on the skin are the most common form.
- Dandruff: Toxins escaping through the scalp.
- Acne: The most common reaction to both toxins and hormone imbalances.
- Cellulitis: A red, warm, often painful skin rash usually caused by an infection.
- Skin abscess (boil or furuncle): A localized skin infection that creates pus under the skin because the pores are blocked.
- Rosacea: A chronic skin condition caused by toxic exposure to food or environmental chemicals.
- Warts: A virus that causes the skin to grow excessively when the exit portal is severely blocked.
- Melanoma: A type of skin cancer that results from sun damage exacerbating skin toxins.
- Basal cell carcinoma: The most common type of skin cancer that spreads more slowly; skin health and the type of toxins differ from melanoma conditions, where skin health is weaker and toxins are stronger.
- Seborrheic keratosis: A benign, often itchy growth that appears like a “stuck-on” wart.
- Actinic keratosis: A crusty or scaly bump that forms on sun-exposed skin.
- Squamous cell carcinoma: A common form of skin cancer that usually develops in sun-exposed areas where the skin cells are weak.
- Herpes: A virus that causes periodic blisters or skin irritation around the lips or the genitals.
- Hives: Raised, red, itchy patches on the skin that arise suddenly from an acute exposure to a toxin.
- Tinea versicolor: A benign fungal skin infection that creates pale areas of low pigmentation on the skin.
- Viral exantham: A viral infection that can cause a red rash affecting large areas of the skin. This is common in children.
- Shingles (herpes zoster): Caused by the chickenpox virus.
- Scabies: Tiny mites that burrow into the skin.
- Ringworm: A fungal skin infection.
Clear The Exits
Your skin is one of the best escape routes for toxins trapped inside of your body. Always take the time to identify the toxins, remove the source(s), detox, and use healthy skin-care products, vitamin-rich foods, and the right supplements to restore any damage done.
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