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The skin and gut connection has been recognized as undeniable in the medical community. In fact, most dermatologists will acknowledge that gut issues and skin problems frequently occur together.
Want to get rid of acne for good? It's important to start incorporating fermented foods into the diet slowly so the gut has the proper time to heal and cleanse — by drinking a few ounces of InnergyBiotic a day.
One study investigated 13,000 adolescents. Those with acne were more likely to experience symptoms of gastrointestinal distress like constipation and heartburn. The study found that abdominal bloating, which is a sure sign of intestinal dysbiosis and inflammation, was 37% more likely to be associated with acne. (1)
Other studies have found a definite link between mental health and skin disorders. (2)(3) Some studies have even shown that stress can impair normal and healthy gut bacteria. (4)
In fact, as far back as 1930 physicians have had evidence to show that:
Beneficial bacteria like Lactobacillus acidophilus, which are found in fermented foods, can help heal intestinal permeability. (6)
Fermented foods naturally heal the gut mucosa and nurture a healthy inner ecosystem. The research suggests that probiotic-rich foods are an essential component in maintaining clear, healthy skin, as well as a clear, healthy mind. Nonetheless, when the gastrointestinal tract and immune system are damaged, even fermented foods can be overdone before the gut has time to heal.
Overdoing fermented foods before the gut has had time to begin healing and cleansing can aggravate certain conditions, like acne and migraines. That is why Body Ecology teaches the important Step by Step Principle.
Many fermented foods contain tyramine, arginine, and histamine. These are all molecules that affect vasculature. In fact, while too much tyramine in the diet can increase blood pressure, it has been found that arginine actually reduces blood pressure. Histamine, the molecule involved in an allergic response, also promotes blood flow. Tyrosine, arginine, and histamine have been found to aggravate chronic migraines. (7)
Common foods that contain large amounts of tyramine are:
Common foods that contain large amounts of arginine are:
Common foods that contain histamine are:
When starting fermented foods, listen to your body. Making your own fermented vegetables is easy. Or start with a few ounces a day of InnergyBiotic. If hormone issues are present, it is worth looking into Body Ecology's Dong Quai probiotic liquid. Dong Quai is known as the "female ginseng" in Chinese Medicine. Just remember, take it Step by Step and slowly rebuild your digestive strength.
Kefir has many benefits, including better digestion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. It has been known for thousands of years for its anti-aging and immune-enhancing properties.
Kefir is an ancient cultured food, rich in amino acids, enzymes, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and B vitamins. Kefir means "feel good" in Turkish, and that's just how you'll feel after drinking a glass in the morning! Easy and fun to make at home, it is superior to commercial yogurt. An absolute must after antibiotic use!
Unlike yogurt, kefir can actually colonize the intestinal tract and is simple and fun to make at home. To make kefir: Mix one packet with 1 quart of warm milk, cover and set at room temperature for 18-24 hours. Refrigerate and enjoy!
Each packet yields 1 quart of kefir, and can be reused up to 7 times. This means you can create 10 ½ gallons of kefir from one box!
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