Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pimples: signs of a deeper problem

Did you know that the location where you tend to get break out says a lot about what body part or organ is out of whack? Crazy right?! According to Dr. Gillian McKeith's "You Are What You Eat" (which is also a popular TV show on BBC), its true. Here's how it breaks down, and how you can fix it:

Forehead : Intestinal Area Affected

Get clean and regular with psyllium husk (see my post about it here)

Cheeks: Lungs and Breast Area Affected
Avoid dairy and red meats, take muellin tea, astragalus, evening primrose, echinacaea

Nose: Heart Area Affected
Take hawthorn, CoQ10, barley grass

Jaw: Kidney Area Affected
Take quinoa, dandelion tea, magnesium, and B complex

Shoulder: Digestive Area Affected
Try digestive enzymes, aloe vera juice

Chest: Lung and Heart Areas Affected
See cheeks. Also try to integrate lecithin granules into your meals

Upper Back: Lung Area Affected
Avoid dairy, sugars, peanuts, and have simpler, smaller meals. Try celery juice, muellin tea, astragalus, and germanium

Around the mouth: Reproductive Area Affected
Try the herb agnus castus

I primarily break out on my cheeks, so I am going to cut down on dairy, and I rarely eat red meat (only the occasional burger on weekends). With winter around the corner, I enjoy drinking herbal teas with lemon and honey added to them, so I might go get the herbs they've suggested this weekend.

The fine print: I don't have medical expertise. I am only quoting a page from Dr. Gillian McKeith's book to talk about how dietary changes can help clear up skin. Before trying any of these recommendations, talk to a nutritionist or physician. At the very least, read You Are What You Eat or leave me a comment below to find out the amount of each supplement you should take, and how often (I'll just look it up for you). Please implement these recommendations at your own risk.


Anonymous said...

Wow this is very interesting! I break out a lot on my chest and upper back. I am going to try these steps and see if it helps. Thanks so much for passing this info along. :)


Cynthia Z said...

Wow I don't watch what i eat at all. I don't even know half the stuff u listed there :D
I usually breakout on forehead, cheek n chin areas. Quite an informative post btw! Thanks.

Computergirl said...

Thanks for this info.. Jaw/chin.. female stuff.. yeah thats about right! I fear the time of the month! Emma :)

niki said...

Wow, this is something I never knew of. I tend to break out a lot on the jaw/chin area and I am going to try including the kind of food mentioned above...thanks a lot!

Unknown said...

I used to take agnus castus and it really was very good, I can't take it now due to other medication but I had improvement in my skin when I used it. x

Marce said...

I believe this is true, what you eat reflects on the outside...I had to cut on dairy foods but find it really difficult to control my sugar intake! But what I have done to now has helped, luckily =)

Fifi said...

This freaks me out. I was breaking out so bad last July on my jaws.. I still get pimples on my jaws and around my forehead. I know I don't drink water as much as I have to. I better change the way I eat and drink. Thank you for the very informative post!

ellinelle said...

..hello..just started to follow your blog..I get so much information from this post as I lately had a skin problems..thank you : ) I love dairy but it looks like it causes problems for me..

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