The skin is the largest organ of the body and it has many impotrant functions. It acts as a barrier, providing protection from micro-organisim, chemicals and UV radiation. It has receptors for temperature, touch and pain which signals changes in the environment and keeps us safe. The skin also synthesises Vitamin D3 in response to sun exposure.
Skin conditions can be triggered by a variety of reasons – allergies, inflammation, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, digestive disorders. Conditions like eczema, psoriasis and acne require individually tailored cleansing and nutrition programs to address your specific concerns.
The initial phase of healing any skin condition is detoxifying the digestive system and lymphatic system. This clears the channels of elimination, promoting the movement of fluids and the excretion of toxins. .
The skin-liver connection
Improving every skin condition always starts with the liver. The digestive system, specifically the liver, has a direct influence on skin function and is the most important organ when dealing with any skin disorder. Every substance that enters the body filters through the liver for detoxification and elimination. The liver also stores vitamins and produces bile, which helps to emulsify fats for proper digestion. If the liver is overloaded, inflamed or fatty, the breakdown and elimination of toxins is reduced. The body is forced to find other channels of elimination, such as the skin.
Eczema, psoriasis and acne are multifactorial conditions that need to be treated on an individual basis. Starting with a thorough liver and colon cleanse as well as a clean eating program is an essential step in the healing process.