Nutritionhelp Statistics - Skin

A number of nutritional factors may influence skin health. For example, a food sensitivity may trigger eczema or spots, a diet low in zinc may make an individual more prone to acne, and women may find they experience ‘out-breaks’ on their faces in correlation with their monthly cycle, if their hormonal system is not sufficiently supported with vitamins and omega 6 essential fatty acids.


All of these skin symptoms, and many others besides, might also be influenced or exacerbated by poor gut ecology – where yeast levels have got out of control and friendly bacteria levels are reduced. Antibiotics, stress, hormones, stimulants and poor diet all encourage the gut yeasts that should be present in minute amounts, to overgrow. Once yeast is flourishing it can change into its fungal form, allowing it to burrow through the gut wall and enter the blood stream, and potentially affect different parts of the body, including the skin.

Some skin conditions are very obviously associated with yeast overgrowth: athletes foot, ring worm, and fungal nail conditions are all clearly connected with yeast. However, rashes, eczema, itching, easy bruising, psoriasis and acne may also have yeast overgrowth as a contributing factor. Addressing skin issues with diet needs a good deal of perseverance since the balance of microbes on the surface of the skin is 3 months behind the balance of microbes within the gut. Therefore, if yeast is playing a part in a skin condition, it first needs to be brought under control in the gut by following Erica White’s Four-Point-Plan.

As always when working to bring yeast under control, as it dies it produces even more toxins, which can further aggravate symptoms in the short-term. It is as this stage that certain herbal creams may be beneficial in helping to relieve irritation and discomfort.

Over the next two weeks I will review the Nutritionhelp statistics on skin health. For information on how the results were gathered see the post on Nutritionhelp Statistics – PMS

For clients recording the symptom of eczema, 78% saw some improvement, with 67% seeing considerable improvement.

For clients recording the symptom of acne 82% saw some improvement, with 64% seeing considerable improvement.

For clients recording the symptom of greasy skin, 92% saw some improvement, with 58% seeing considerable improvement.

For clients recording the symptom of chronic rashes or itching, 90% saw some improvement, with 52% seeing considerable improvement.

For clients recording the symptom of dermatitis, 100% saw some improvement, with 50% seeing considerable improvement.

For clients recording the symptom of psoriasis, 100% saw some improvement, with 33% seeing considerable improvement.

A Nutritionhelp protocol, obtained by completing a questionnaire at www.nutritionhelp.com, ensures that not only is gut ecology being supported, but that optimal levels of nutrients are included in the diet to encourage skin health.

 

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