What Causes Acne? Behind The Science
In my last post I gave an overview of the science behind the development of acne in the skin. Now while that science is the process that forms acne on the skin, there is a much deeper cause that most people aren’t aware of.
Behind The Science:
What most people are yet to discover (scientists included) is that acne is the result of unhealthy toxins building up in the body. People generally put all kinds of unhealthy food and drinks with little or no nutritional value into their body and while the body can process a certain amount of toxins, this overloads the its digestive process and causes the toxins to be disposed of throughout the body.
It is important to know that a healthy body is extremely immune to infections, bacteria and even viruses of all kinds. This is why some people are more prone to illness than others. This has been known by many to be one of the core reasons for cancer, of which, in noted cases, only a change in diet was required to eliminate the cancer.
And it is also the root cause of acne.
It’s all based on pH balance.
“What is pH balance?” I hear you ask. The human body relies on a delicate balance of acid and alkali. Some of you will remember these terms from Chemistry class in high school. The pH (potential of Hydrogen) of any substance is measured in a range from 0 to 14; 0 being the most acidic, 14 being the most alkaline and 7 being neutral. Water is a neutral substance having a pH of exactly 7. And since the human body is about 75% water, the human body also needs to be as neutral as possible.
Everything we put into our body has a pH level. These days, the absolute majority of food available is over acidic. From your everyday processed foods in supermarkets like pies and pasta, to the take away and fried foods available on every major street in the world. All of these foods have an acidic effect on the body and cause excess toxins to build up.
If you would like a more in-depth explanation of pH effects on the body, including a quick guide to food, check out a book called The pH Miracle, available at Amazon.com or any other major book store.
In my next post I will guide you through achieving a healthy pH balance.
About the Author: George Cleanthous suffered from acne for over 10 years. He now provides free information on acne including articles on acne causes, acne treatments, acne medicine, acne 'cures', and how to deal with acne. To view George's articles visit his online website My Acne Review at www.myacnereview.com