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Acne

Treating Acne with Antioxidants,
Heavy Metal Detoxification, Digestive Support and Blood Sugar Balance

Acne Discussion
Antioxidants
Heavy Metal Detoxification
Digestive Support
Blood Sugar Balance

Educational Medical Considerations are included at the end of each topic.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY:
“ID” means Once per Day
“BID” means Twice per Day
“TID” means Three Times per Day
“QID” means Four Times per Day


Acne Discussion

Acne is an inflammatory skin condition of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles in which breakouts of reddened "pustules" occur generally on the face, neck and shoulders. While teens are most commonly affected due to the hormonal changes occurring at this age, acne may occur in adults as well. Besides hormonal causes, bacteria can also be involved. Deeper, underlying, internal problems, such as heavy metal toxicity, food allergies with dysbiosis, and dis-regulation of blood sugar levels are usually also involved. This is why acne can also affect adults, besides adolescents.

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Medical Reasons for Antioxidants

A strong antioxidant formula is advised, taken on a daily basis. Antioxidants will sequester free radicals which are one of the causes developing acne at any age. The market place has been flooded with antioxidant formulas. Choose wisely. Your health and appearance dictates it.

Educational Medical Considerations for Antioxidants:
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Click on “Metagenics”
Click on “Health Categories” (under picture)
Category: “Immune Health”
Educational Suggestions:
1) Oxygenics: 1 tablet BID with food or without food

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Medical Reasons for Removing Heavy Metal Toxicity

Heavy metal toxicity causes most of its problems by interfering with metabolic pathways. Rapid hormonal changes in adolescents cause rapid changes in metabolic pathways, a normal progression of becoming an adult. When heavy metal toxins are present, these rapidly changing metabolic pathways are dis-regulated, resulting in adolescent acne.

Heavy metals are very hard to get out of the body. They can remain hidden deep within cells for an entire lifetime. I’ve had patients who have carried heavy metal toxicity for many years, without knowing why their sickness would never fully improve. After a thorough history including exposure possibilities, then testing, those toxins are finally identified.

A healthy liver is needed to help eliminate those toxins out of the body, once they are dislodged with proper supplementation. If the liver is weak, then liver support must be added to the supplement list.

Educational Medical Considerations for Heavy Metal Toxicity:
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Click on “Metagenics”
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Category: “Metabolic Detoxification”
Educational Suggestions:
1) MetalloClear (heavy metals): 3 tablets BID with food
2) AdvaClear (liver): 2 capsules ID, or BID, of TID

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Medical Reasons for Digestive Support

A high quality digestive enzyme complex is advised. Food allergy reactions are well known to cause skin problems. As a physician I have been dealing with this problem in patients for many years. All it takes is to have either a hair follicle pore or a sebaceous gland pore become clogged, to help acne get started..

A high quality probiotic is advised to complete the final digestive processes. Choose carefully. The best probiotics require refrigeration. Refrigeration is needed when dealing with “live” bacteria. Otherwise the number of live bacteria advertised when bottled, will fall rapidly by the time the consumer uses the product. Compare the number of live bacteria. Choose a potent source. Some sources advertise ‘their brand is the most potent.’ Comparing the number of “live” bacteria will tell the truth.

When the natural oils are not able to exit the body, black heads will form. The human skin is normally full of bacteria which usually do not cause any problems. If bacteria become trapped in the clogged pores, then pus forms inside those pores. Inflammation is the next step which turns the clogged pores red. Now you have a red, pus filled pore which ends up turning into a white head with a big red base.

Educational Medical Considerations for Digestive Support:
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Click on “Metagenics”
Click on “Health Categories” (under picture)
Category: “Gastrointestinal Health”
Educational Suggestions:
1) SpectraZyme: 2 tablets to be taken at the start of each meal
2) UltraFlora Balance: 2 tablets daily, taken at bedtime

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Medical Reasons for Balancing Blood Sugar Levels

Regulation of blood sugar levels must be maintained. Bacteria thrive when blood sugar levels are high. This includes the bacteria that cause the pus and inflammation to occur in acne.

Educational Medical Considerations for Blood Sugar Balance:
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Click on “Metagenics”
Click on “Health Categories” (under picture)
Category: “Blood Sugar Balance”
Educational Suggestions:
1) Wellness Essentials Blood Sugar Support: 1 packet BID

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DISCLAIMER This information is provided for Educational Purposes Only and has NOT been designed to diagnose, treat or cure any health conditions. Please consult a qualified Health Care Professional with Nutritional Training to diagnose your health conditions and avoid self-diagnosis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration have not evaluated statements about these health topics or any suggested product compositions.