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  • Healthy For Life Acne
  • Acne-General Info
    • Affects 17 to 45 million Americans
    • Disorder of skin oil glands at base of hair follicles
    • Can be painful/permanent scarring
    • Generally disappears by 30
    • Estimated $100 million OTC products annually
  • Skin A & P
  • Skin Pathology Adolescence R I S I N G H O R M O N E S
  • Skin Pathology
  • Skin Pathology
  • Skin Pathology
  • Risk Factors
    • Family History
    • Greasy/oily cosmetics or hair products
    • Hormonal changes
    • Certain medications
    • Environmental irritants
    • Sweating and friction-headbands, back packs, etc.
    • High levels of humidity
    • Squeezing and picking comedones
    • Dietary oils
    • Stress and sun exposure
  • NEWSTART Connections
    • N-Nutrition
    • E-Exercise
    • W-Water
    • S-Sunshine
    • T-Temperance
    • A-Air
    • R-Rest
    • T-Trust in God
  • Diet Connection “ Foods containing trans-fatty acids, such as milk, milk products, margarine, shortening and other synthetically hydrogenated vegetable oils, as well as fried foods, must be avoided .” “ A healthful diet rich in natural whole foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans is the first recommendation for treating acne” Michael T. Murray Natural Alternatives to Drugs
  • Diet Connection “ The common ingredient found in the native diets of Italians, Koreans, Japanese, and Eskimos is thin oils – olive oils, fish oils, peanut and vegetable oils…” Dr. Gustave H. Hoehn Acne Can Be Cured
  • Diet Connection “… while we Americans eat heavier fats, which are found in milk, cheese and ice cream as well as in bacon, ham and pork, and lard used in many fried foods.” Dr. Gustave H. Hoehn Acne Can Be Cured
  • Diet Connection “ When these people known for “beautiful” complexions move to America, they – along with their descendants –develop acne just like Americans.” Dr. Gustave H. Hoehn Acne Can Be Cured
  • Natural Remedies General
    • Cleanliness-skin free from all oils.
    • Do Not Squeeze the spots.
    • Daily fresh air, sunshine, and exercise
    • Avoid irritating the skin
    • Avoid stress – increases cortisol production
    • Do not put oil on your face – avoid makeup if possible
    • Avoid oral or topical steroids
  • Natural Remedies Special Applications
    • Alternating hot & cold clothes – promotes increased circulation
    • Lemon juice rubbed at night/washed in AM
    • Fresh pineapple applied to scars for enzyme therapy + bromelain 750 mg daily
    • Check www.threeangels.org for more practical applications
  • Natural Remedies Nutrition
    • Fruits – aids urinary elimination of waste products; some increase carotenoids to maintain healthy skin:mango, apricot, papaya, orange & other yellow fruit.
    • Vegetables – provide vitamin A – carrots, chard, and spinach
    • Whole grains – forms basis of diet; good source of fiber
    • Soy – tofu & soymilk for phytoestrogens – hormonal balance
    • Vit. E – conjunction with Vit. A. Wheat germ, nuts, vegetable oils, & avocados
    I N C R E A S E
  • Natural Remedies Nutrition
    • Sugars – diet/products foster acne
    • Refined baked goods – promote acne when eaten daily
    • Saturated fats – increase sebum production
    • Milk – possible allergic mechanism
    • Chocolate – contains both saturated fats and sugar
    • Salt – fluid retention in skin with increased inflammation of sebaceous gland
    E L I M I N A T E
  • Natural Remedies Specific Nutrients
    • Zinc – important mineral – multiple hormones, wound healing, immune response, and tissue regeneration.
    • Zinc deficiency enhances testosterone effect on increased sebum and keratin secretion
    • Studies using effervescent zinc sulfate similar to tetracycline
    • Dose – 30 mg/daily for a few months, then 15 mg/daily
    • Males 13-14 y.o. – lowest zinc levels
    • Food sources – nuts, whole grains, legumes
  • Natural Remedies Specific Nutrients
    • Dietary antioxidants
      • Male acne patients – decreased antioxidant enzyme levels
      • Diet supplemented with Vit. E and selenium normalizes – patients improve
    • Raw nuts and seeds – ¼ to ½ cup/day plus:
      • Selenium 100 to 200 mcg/day
      • Vit. E 200 to 400 I.U./day
      • Chromium 400 to 600 mcg/day
  • Natural Remedies Specific Nutrients
    • Vitamin A – best in form of carotenes i.e. carrots, green and yellow leafy vegetables
  • Natural Remedies Specific Nutrients
    • Be careful! Too much Iodine stimulates sebaceous gland production
  • Natural Remedies Specific Nutrients
    • Brewer’s yeast – ¼ tsp. daily slowly increasing to 1 to 3 tbsp./daily
  • Brewer’s Yeast – Quick Serving Ideas
    • Sprinkle a tbsp. of brewer’s yeast over cold cereals or hot oatmeal
    • Mix into soups, stews, casseroles, or sauces
    • Put a tbsp. into your morning smoothie
    • Sprinkle brewer’s yeast over popcorn as flavoring
  • Natural Remedies Specific Nutrients
    • Essential fatty acids – Flaxseed oil best
  • Natural Remedies Herbal Formulas - Internal
    • Milfoil or Yarrow
      • Tea/infusion : three times per day (pour boiling water over 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried yarrow, steep for 3 to 5 minutes)
      • Dried herb : 2 to 4 grams in capsules, three times per day
      • Extract (1:1, 25% ethanol): 1 to 4 mL (20 to 120 drops) three times per day
      • Tincture (1:5; 40% ethanol): 2 to 4 mL (40 to 120 drops) three times per day
  • Natural Remedies Herbal Formulas - Internal
    • Burdock
      • Dried root : steep 2 to 6 grams in 150 mL (2/3 of a cup) in boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes and then drink three times a day; may soak a cloth in the liquid and then, once cooled, wrap the cloth around affected skin area or wound (known as a poultice)
      • Tincture (1:5): 8 to 12 mL three times a day; the tincture may also be applied to a cloth and wrapped around affected skin area or wound
  • Natural Remedies Herbal Formulas - External
    • Goldenseal -Place goldenseal extract or tincture on a clean cloth, and press the cloth gently on the affected area.
  • Natural Remedies Herbal Formulas - External
    • Tea tree oil - Apply on sores 3 times daily. This is known to be very healing to acne.
  • Natural Remedies Herbal Formulas - External
    • Apply a poultice of ground chapparral, dandelion , or yellow dock root , mixed with hot water and cooled, to the affected area and allow to remain for several hours. Then rinse off with tepid water.
  • Cucumber
  • Cucumber Tidbits
    • Eating a cucumber is like drinking a glass of water – 96% water.
    • Energy = 13 kcal/100 g.
    • Dietary & Therapeutic value resides in the minerals.
  • Cucumber Tidbits
    • Minerals
      • Potassium – very high
      • Calcium
      • Phosphorus
      • Magnesium
      • Iron
      • Trace element - sulfur
  • Cucumber’s Medicinal Uses
    • Skin conditions – sulfur needed for healthy skin
    • Constipation
    • Excess uric acid
    • Obesity
    • Diabetes
  • 1Sa 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.