I used to suffer from pretty bad acne, right through my teens and into adulthood. Now my skin is absolutely clear. The secret? Eating alkaline foods.
I am absolutely convinced.
I can’t see how it could be related to age or hormones because it was as bad when I was 25 as it was when I was 15. When I was a young lad I used to drink a fair amount (it’s what being young is all about right?) and I never took any notice of what I ate. At uni my diet was atrocious. And so was my skin.
It wasn’t until I became interested in my health (and more specifically when I went to Tony Robbins’ UPW and learned about the alkaline diet) that things started to change. And now my skin is clean, clear and fresh!
I don’t just think it is a case of sugary sweets are bad for your skin, but a more holistic effect.
And lo and behold, I do think that it is tied into the whole acid/alkaline balance. I think that when we live an acidic lifestyle (lots of bad foods such as sweets, sugar, trans and saturated fats, refined foods, meat, dairy, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, no exercise, burgers, chips, pasta, breads and yeasts etc), therefore away from a clear skin diet, we overly tax our systems and the build up of acidity in our cells wreaks havoc on our body.
I’ve explained before, and this is a simple way of putting it – just as our body HAS to maintain a certain temperature and will do ANYTHING to achieve that, our blood and cells also HAVE to remain slightly alkaline at around 7.3-7.4 on the pH scale. When we throw acids in it will draw alkaline ‘buffers’ from other areas of the body to try and neutralise the acids (calcium, magnesium, potassium are all alkaline minerals the body robs from other areas of our system to do this). The acids turn into and create yeasts, harmful microforms, mycotoxins, bacteria, mold and more nasties. They feed off each other, feed each other and the whole thing forms a vicious cycle.
In such a state of toxicity, our body only has a few ways to get this out: through the lymphatic system (when overly taxed can cause lymphoma), our waste (when overly taxed can lead to massive toxicity in our colon and intestines, with cancer being another of the main symptoms of this) and through our skin – with skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, rosecea and acne being the by-product of this.
Clear Skin Diet Tips
Since I’ve been alkalising I’ve had such clear skin. I’m not going to list the foods to eat for clear skin here, check this link, but 4 litres of alkaline water with powdered greens, included in your clear skin diet, certainly helps no end.
I also think getting a proper and regular amount of omega 3 into my diet has been a MASSIVE help. Omega 3 is SO important in SO MANY areas of our health, but is especially good for our skin and achieving clear skin is certainly easier with proper omega 3 supplementation.
I use, and massively recommend Udos Choice Oil. But then so does everyone, because it is simply the best oil supplement on the market by a long, long way.
So there you go – if you want clear skin, you HAVE to eat right and supplement right with healthy, beneficial oils (such as Omega 3).
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Clear skin could be just around the corner as a clear skin diet is…
PS. Oh, OK. This post is just not actionable enough. I get that. OK, here are my top 5 tips for clear skin from my own experience:
- Eat Alkaline Foods: make 70% of the foods you eat fresh, green, alkaline & high water content. At every clear skin diet meal, try to be at least 70% alkaline and at least 30% raw. Think giant salads with every meal. Think steamed veggies, with lemon and olive oil poured over. Think avocado & tomato. YUM!
- Drink Up: make sure you are drinking up to 4 litres of good quality water daily. Makes such a massive difference to your energy, but also does wonders for your skin as it allows your body to flush toxins out much more easily (rather than forcing them through your pores)
- Supplement: green drink, omega oils, pH drops, alkaline salts and probiotics are all on my must have list every day, especially the greens and the oils.
- Juice Baby: drinking a fresh green veggie juice in the morning gives my body its minimum quota of daily vegetables before I’ve even left the house!
- Cut Out the Crap: you know it is bad for you anyway, but the more acids you throw in the more toxins your body has to deal with and squeeze out. It just makes sense
So there you have it. NOW clear skin is just around the corner…and it’s not just about food.
 I just found a great little article by Dr Greg Emerson on diet and skin, particularly focusing on the right foods to eat for great, clear skin
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