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Is Organic Food Really Better For You?

Eat organic food is stock advice on many health websites. Organic is portrayed as the right choice for your health and conventionally produced food is scoffed as being ‘pesticide laden’. But is there any evidence for these claims? Is organic really more nutritious and healthier? These are not idle questions. Because organic is more expensive, … Read more

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Soy And Acne: Looking At The Evidence

A lot has been written about the dangers of soy. In acne forums people strongly advice cutting it out of your diet because of its acne causing effect. But what does the evidence say? Is there a good reason to believe soy causes acne or other health problems? Leading the charge against soy is Weston … Read more

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The Gut-Skin Axis

One cause of acne is about as far away from the skin as we can get: in the gut. There’s good reason to believe that the health of your skin depends on what happens in your gut. We know from research that gut issues are more prevalent in people with skin conditions. And the same … Read more

What Causes Acne Overview

In The Art of War Sun Tzu writes: ”Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril.” This advice wins battles not only in the field but also on your skin. So if you don’t wish to be in peril in your fight against acne, you should take the time to properly understand what you are up against.

Many websites portray acne as overtly simple. They might claim it’s caused by toxins coming out of the skin or congestion in the colon. But the truth of the matter is that acne is extremely complicated. And when you understand all the factors that go into making a pimple it’s easy to see why many overtly simple solutions fail.

On this page I want to give you a broad overview of the complicated causes behind acne. And through understanding you can develop effective strategies for beating it.

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