Acne is one of the most common skin disorders, especially among teens and young adults. A development program will almost always take care of the problem and can give anyone clear skin.
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 three of these drugs are quite dangerous and toxic for the body. If you need something for acne, use simple wipes and hydrogen peroxide. Shining a red heat lamp on the face for a few minutes each day also works well.
CAUSES FOR ACNE
Many people find that eating incorrectly worsens acne. Foods such as chocolate and fried foods often make it worse. Vegetarian diets may also make it worse, although eating too much meat is not good either.
Eating a lot of cooked vegetables with each meal will help most cases of acne quickly. In addition, we recommend eating animal protein (meat, eggs and dairy) only twice daily. Portions of protein need to be only 4-5 ounces each. Eggs need to be soft boiled or poached or lightly fried only so the yolks are runny.
All dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheese, need to be limited to four ounces daily. Also, do not cook cheese. We know, that means no pizza, but it works. Pizza is also made with white flour most of the time and tomatoes, both of which we suggest avoiding.
A blocked large intestine or even just an unhealthy large intestine impairs its vital function of toxin elimination. Impaired digestion and constipation also cause auto-intoxication, which is the production of toxic substances inside the large intestine.
The body will then use the skin of the face to eliminate toxins. The face is used because the skin on the face is the most active skin in the body because it is never covered up.
Both of these situations contribute a lot to acne. When they are cleared up, the skin often becomes radiant and beautiful.
INACTIVE OR CONGESTED SKIN
This can be due to impaired circulation, wearing tight clothing, wearing synthetic clothing next to the skin, and using toxic laundry detergents (see Detergents). Putting a lot of lotions or other chemicals on your skin is also harmful, and so is using perfumes or colognes. The less you put on your skin, the better!
A development program is excellent to clean and rebuild the skin. Using a red heat lamp sauna every day is particularly excellent to clean the skin from the inside.
LOW ZINC AND COPPER EXCESS
Many health conditions involving the skin and hair involve zinc deficiency and copper excess. Acne is no exception.
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 needs a development program based on a properly interpreted hair mineral analysis. Just taking zinc or vitamin B6 is rarely enough.
Correcting the copper imbalance requires rebuilding the adrenal glands and takes at least six months and often longer. While this may seem like a lot of work, there are many other benefits that come with a development program.
ACNE AND RED HEAT LAMP TREATMENTS
While a complete development 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 development 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 even the most severe cases of cystic acne. In our experience, drugs are never needed.
ONCE AGAIN, DO NOT TAKE ANTIBIOTICS, ACCUTANE OR CORTISONE FOR ACNE
We 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. Long-duration use of cortisone therapy and antibiotic therapy are just as bad or worse.
A SEVERE ACNE CASE
An 18-year old man came for consultation whose face was covered with large acne sores. He took off his shirt and his entire back was also covered with large, pus-filled acne sores.
At the time, he was on cortisone therapy, but it was not enough to control the condition. (Cortisone does not heal acne. It may just control it.)
This was early in our work and we did not know much about development programs. Here is what we did.
Diet. We began by changing his diet, eliminating all wheat and deep fried foods. He began eating more cooked vegetables, but not fruit or sweets.
Supplements. We did not know much about supplements, so these were not a part of the program.
Sunshine. We had him sit in the sun with his shirt off every day.
Clay. We also rubbed mud that was rich in clay on his back every evening and he slept with it on his back. It was a real mess, but it drew out poison from the pus-filled sores. We no longer use clay because it is too high in aluminum, but it can draw things out of the skin. This is why women sometimes use it for facials.
With this routine, he was able to slowly wean off all the cortisone and his skin cleared completely. However, a few months later he drifted away from his diet and came under a lot of stress. This caused the acne to return.
Colon cleaning. We then recommended a series of colonic irrigations with a competent colon therapist. These, plus a return to a clean and healthful diet, cleared the acne more deeply and permanently.