Acne And Functional Medicine
If you have ever suffered the embarrassment or lack of self confidence due to acne, even cystic acne, this message is for you!
You may be asking, what does clinical nutrition/functional medicine have to do with acne?
Did you know that acne may be the symptom of a more serious problem developing? Problems such as poor diet, heavy metal toxicity, digestion disorders, mineral deficiencies, even liver dysfunction?
What about medications for acne? First of all, they don't address the CAUSE, but try to reduce the symptom. Did you ever read the side effects of those medications? Accutane, a commonly used drug for severe acne, is associated with inflammatory bowel disease, psychiatric problems, and birth defects. In fact, the warnings are very strong about avoiding this drug if pregnancy is a pending possibility.
Due to our environment and the processing and farming practices of our food, we are exposed to a higher level of toxins than ever before. Children today are becoming sick with chronic diseases at a younger age and increasing rate than ever before. It has been said that for the first time ever, this generation, our children, will not outlive their parents.
There are a lot of things broken with our current status. But you can fix yourself and those you love.
More and more people are turning to organic foods and realize that supplements are necessary to replace what's been lost from farming and processing practices. Is that enough? If you have any symptoms, including acne, it probably is NOT enough.
That's where testing comes in. Don't GUESS about your health. Lab results don't lie.
At Iowa Functional Health we take a comprehensive look at your body's function. We do a 52-point comprehensive blood test and a hair test to check for heavy metal toxicity. After testing is complete, you get a detailed report explaining the test results, diet, and nutrient recommendations.
You don't have to be scarred by acne any longer. Get tested and get back to the foundation of good health.
Reuters: Common Acne Treatments Linked to Bowel Problems, http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/08/20/us-acne-bowel-idUSTRE67J3GG20100820
Reuters: Study on Acne Suicide Risk Fuels Debate Over Drugs