Acne and Antibiotics

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Functional Medicine, Nutrition | 0 comments

According to the founder of the Paleo diet, Dr. Loren Cordain, and author of The Dietary Cure for Acne, skin problems and acne are rooted in dietary sensitivities and can be the result of overuse of antibiotics which is traditional medicine’s routine treatment for acne.  A decade ago, Dr. Loren Cordain published his study on the Paleolithic diet, claiming that increased intestinal permeability or “Leaky Gut Syndrome” (LGS) causes body-wide inflammation, a slow “burn” that accelerates aging.  Gliadin, the protein found in wheat, is a primary cause of LGS.

Dr. Cordain also identifies these substances as contributors to Leaky Gut Syndrome:  milk, grains, potatoes, hot spices, alcohol, refined sugar and carbohydrates, birth control pills, antacids and other pharmaceuticals.

“Bad” gut bacteria binds to cell walls of the gut lining, causing the immune system to become inflamed.  According to Dr. Cordain, chronic low-level inflammation drives heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, skin conditions, GI problems, and mental disorders.  Dr. Cordain recommends avoiding foods introduced since the agricultural revolution, along with processed foods and pharmaceuticals.  Supplements to promote healthy gut flora is the best prevention—probiotics from fresh plants, fermented foods, and probiotics such as those found in apples and leeks.

Learn more about the agricultural revolution in Dr. Deanna’s Healing Handbook –

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