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Clear Skin isn't Healthy Skin if you're Using Chemicals

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 20, 2018 7:10:25 AM / by Winter Ninivaggi

Naturally beautiful skin. How can you get it?

Keeping your skin healthy is not only important during your teen years but for your entire life. Keeping your skin healthy does not only require washing, topical serums and moisturizers but, also from keeping your body healthy. A healthy diet, the avoidance of chemicals and regular exercise are key ingredients to clear skin.

Many teens are plagued with moderate to severe acne caused by anything from high sugar to high gluten intakes. "Chemical exposure leaving teenagers and youths with disrupted hormone metabolism, less focus, greater anxiety and more difficult skin problems than ever before, including acne." Because there is no middle man between the skin and the blood stream, chemicals are absorbed directly through our pores.

"Scientific studies have increasingly demonstrated that toxic chemicals are contributing to childhood cancer, hormone-related cancers, asthma, learning disabilities, birth defects, infertility, and other health related problems that have been increasing in recent decades."
"More than half of cosmetic products contain chemicals that can act like estrogen or disrupt hormones in the body, according to the 2005 Skin Deep report, an analysis of cosmetic ingredients conducted by the Environmental Working Group."
Source: Malkan, S. (2007). Not Just a Pretty Face. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers
Doctors are prescribing a variety of antibiotics for severe acne such as Tetracycline, cephalexin, Erythromycin and minocycline to name a few. Antibiotics taken long term can cause allergies, yeast infections, leaky gut, clostridium difficile colitis, IBS and Crohn's disease.
"Antibiotics aim to kill bad infectious bacteria in the body while probiotics are friendly bacteria meant to be in our bodies to protect us.  Antibiotic use unfortunately kills necessary, friendly bacteria in the GI tract." (Lizotte, 2018)
What do probiotics do?
  • "They control the immune system of the GI tract
  • They reduce inflammation in the GI tract
  • They prevent bad bacteria from adhering to the GI lining
  • They Improve epithelial barrier function
  • They induce opioid and cannabinoid receptors
  • Reduce gut stress responses

AMG Naturally was created by Linda Lizotte, R.D., Nutritionist . AMG Naturally’s Miracle Elixir Oil™ does ALL the following:

  • Kills bacteria on the skin
  • Heals zits quickly
  • Prevents fungus growth
  • Anti-inflammatory (anti-redness)
  • Controls skin’s sebum oil production
  • Conquers dry and oily skin by rebalancing
  • Fast absorbing so skin will not look oily
  • Provides antioxidants (E and A)
  • Lightweight and smells great
  • Gives skin a natural glow

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It has long been recognized that gastrointestinal disorders and skin disorders go hand in hand. Second Nature patients follow the GOOD GUT protocol and use Xymogen's VegaPro protein mix with zero carbs, add in OptiFiber Lean and ProbioMax 350 DF to increase short chain fatty acids and this shake will rebalance your gut flora so you can have beautiful skin. I recommend Berbermycin and Candicidal to reduce the bad bacteria overgrowth.

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More About GOOD GUT

5 Steps to a Good Gut

Your Skin Don't Lie

Good Skin Health is at your Finger Tips

Lizotte, L., RD. (n.d.). ACNE Newsletter Part 2: THE SHOCKING TRUTH behind acne [Web log post]. Retrieved from

Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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