Let us consider some
areas that our kids could benefit in if we were to seriously consider making
some changes. The simple yet very emotional and sometimes devastating subject
of acne has affected most kids. Yet to date, modern medicine has yet to have
a "cure" for it. That's because contributory causes are misunderstood or overlooked.
As we discussed before, the skin is a way for the body to dispose of toxins that
are building up within the system. The two aspects of poor nutrition and toxin
overload combine to provide plenty of opportunity for acne to develop. The skin,
being an eliminatory organ, is sensitive to these toxins and will definitely
react to them. This reaction includes rashes and puss pockets as the body tries
to break down and eliminate the foreign elements.
Another area, which can contribute to causing acne, is emotions and stress.
The relationship between stress levels in a child's life and their likelihood
of having acne problems is quite high. Abnormal levels of stress, no matter the
cause, will affect the body’s ability to properly function. It often causes
the "weak link" in our health to show up.
Another area to consider is chronic colds or infections, which so many kids
have. Here again we have the same mechanism behind the problems. Unless the body
has the arsenal with which to fight invading "germs," the only result is a weakening
of our defenses and sickness. The use of medication to diminish or "cure" the
symptoms does nothing to reach the cause. Medication can help with things like
pain and inflammation, but remember that the pain and inflammation or flu and
infection are NOT a drug or antibiotic deficiency.