The Clear Skin Diet

The Clear Skin Diet

How to Defeat Acne and Enjoy Healthy Skin

Book - 2007
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While acne has long been a problem for adolescents, in recent decades - the last fifty years specifically - acne has been on the rise among adults as well, particularly among women. Many scientists have traced his upsurge to changes in the dietary habits of North Americans.

The Clear Skin Diet is designed to help those who suffer from acne to understand:

What it is Why they have it What it has to do with their eating habits And what they can do to prevent it or lessen its impact

Modern research shows:

That there is a strong causal connection between certain kinds of foods and acne. That certain fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids, protect against acne, while others, saturated or trans fats, can promote acne by increasing the level of inflammation and oxidative stress in the skin. Culinary herbs like ginger and turmeric are known to dampen acne breakouts. These same dietary stresses also influence the level of the hormones that cause acne. While fruits and vegetables, green tea, soy, fish, berries, and fiber-rich whole foods lessen these androgens, meat and milk promote these acne-related hormones, as do sugar and low-fiber carbohydrates. There also is a strong causal connection between the brain and the skin. When a person experiences anxiety and depression, acne-producing hormones are released, which can lead to poor dietary choices high in saturated fats and sugars.

The Clear Skin Diet introduces the acne diet and lifestyle. Dietary requirements for protecting the skin are listed - along with suggested food supplements when they cannot be easily met - and summarized, as well as mind-body medical interventions that can influence acne hormones and lessen their impact. Also included are 50 acne-preventive recipes, along with information on how one can locate the ingredients that are not readily available in most grocery stores.

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Cumberland House, [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781581825749
Characteristics: xvi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Treloar, Valori 1953-


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Oct 20, 2012

It was refreshing to read about healing acne from within. We are told so many lies about acne, the biggest one being that it is solely a topical condition. This book is for sure worth a read, although it is a bit difficult if you're not used to scientific readings. This put me on the right path to a healthier lifestyle and clearer skin. If you are an acne sufferer PLEASE try reading this book and thinking about the true cause of acne from within your body- not just on the outside.

Apr 28, 2011

This is an interesting book that presents possible evidence of the dietary causes of acne, and prescribes different methods to address the causes and provide relief from annoying acne. However, I remain sceptical of many of the arguments the author makes as many of the factors the author claims to contribute to acne are not proven beyond doubt and the presence of the factor with the presence of acne may simply be a coincidence. This book is not the ultimate answer to achieving clear skin, as other factors aside from diet will contribute to acne, such as airborne pollutants, and genetics. The author admits the title is misleading, as the book not only provide dietary guidelines, but also suggests infusing exercise and proper sleeping patterns to achieve best results, therefore the book ought to be "The Clear Skin Lifestyle". Overall, I found it an interesting read, but I caution the reader to question everything and not take the book's findings at face value.

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