by Lawrence Wilson, MD
© August 2012, The Center For Development
Acne is one of the most common skin disorders, especially among teens and young adults. Nutritional balancing and a diet low in grains, particularly wheat products of all kinds, can be extremely helpful to correct this condition permanently. The diet is important and must not be forgotten. Avoid dangerous drugs. At the same, please avoid the dangerous drugs used commonly for acne. These are 1. Antibiotics, 2. Accutane, and 3. Cortisone creams and pills. All of these are quite dangerous and toxic for the body. If you need something for acne, use simple wipes and hydrogen peroxide.
OTHER ASPECTS OF ACNE
Many young women notice that acne is worse before their menstrual period. This may be because there is a relationship between acne and copper imbalance. Copper, along with estrogen and progesterone, tends to rise before the menstrual period. We find that when copper is balanced in the body, acne goes away. Many other hormonal imbalances also improve because copper imbalance is also the cause of Premenstrual Syndrome and symptoms such as anger, anxiety, depression, moodiness, breast tenderness and swelling, and other symptoms that occur around the menstrual period.
To balance copper in the body, one must improve the diet and take several nutritional supplements as indicated by a properly performed and properly interpreted hair mineral analysis. Correcting the copper imbalance usually takes several months, and perhaps longer, at times. While this may seem like a lot of work, there are many other advantages for general health improvement that come with a nutritional balancing program.
ACNE AND RED HEAT LAMP TREATMENTS
While a complete nutritional balancing program is best, a simple remedy that is often excellent for acne is to shine a red "heat lamp" on the face or wherever acne is present for about 5-10 minutes, at least once daily and perhaps twice per day. 250-watt reddish heat lamp bulbs can be found at most hardware stores for about $10-15.00 in America, and in cities in Europe and Asia as well.
The infrared rays from this inexpensive lamp penetrate into the skin, kill some germs, and seems to help heal the skin as well. You can shine the light as close as is comfortable. Use care with it, however, as the bulb gets extremely hot and banging the bulb can cause it to shatter.
ACNE AND CLEANLINESS
Washing one's face several times daily is also often helpful for acne. This seems to keep the level of oils and other substances on the skin to a safe level so that the organisms that cause acne have less to feed upon.
RELAX AND GET PLENTY OF REST AND SLEEP TO IMPROVE ACNE
Learning to relax, doing everything in a relaxed manner, and going to bed early each night and getting at least 9 or 10 hours of sleep daily can also help correct acne in most young people.
FOR SEVERE CASES, SAUNA THERAPY, AND COLON CLEANSING WILL USUALLY CLEAR UP ANY CASE OF ACNE
A complete nutritional balancing program is best for acne. In the most severe cases, one must include sauna therapy and/or colon cleansing such as a series of colonic irrigations or better yet, daily coffee enemas. This will usually clear up the most severe acne cases that I have seen, without the need for any drugs of any kind.
ONCE AGAIN, DO NOT TAKE ANTIBIOTICS, ACCUTANE OR CORTISONE FOR ACNE
I cannot emphasize enough that all of these drugs are highly toxic for the liver and cause significant side effects that may be permanent. Many lawsuits have occurred with Accutane, for example, and, in fact, cortisone therapy and long-term antibiotic therapy can sometimes be even worse.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.