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Skin WithinIf you want beautiful skin, you need a beautiful gut.

According to Dr. Alejandro Jungr, cardiologist and author of Clean, facial skin connects to your gastrointestinal system from your lips and mouth, through your esophagus, stomach, and intestines.

The foods you eat can have a direct impact on your skin.  Foods, such as milk and milk products, processed carbohydrates, and sugars can lead to skin problems and acne.  People with acne prone skin, should avoid milk and milk products, because the growth hormones, proteins, and testosterone precursors lead to clogged pores, dull skin, and acne.  Instead of milk try almond, rice, coconut or soy milk alternatives.  Processed and refined carbs increase insulin secretion, which cause hormones to clog pores and increase oil gland secretions.  Instead try eating whole grains.

Fresh fruits, leafy greens, and fresh fish combined with a daily probiotic to replace healthy bacteria in the digestive system will all help improve digestion and lead to clearer skin.

Let’s eat our way to healthy clear skin!