Acne

Acne Root Cause #3: Oxidative Damage

What is oxidative damage? Oxidative stress is the precursor to oxidative damage. Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the body’s ability to counteract their damaging effects through neutralization with antioxidants. Oxidative damage is the harm sustained by cells and tissues that are unable to keep up with …

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The Connection Between Intense Exercise, Fasting, and PCOS

When I realized I had all the symptoms of PCOS, my mind instantly asked the question, “maybe all my muscle mass was causing high testosterone levels and thus PCOS?” I searched high and low for evidence of this, but I couldn’t find any good science to back it up. So I started thinking more critically …

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Acne Root Cause #1: Inflammation

Remember that skin can be inflamed from the outside as well as the inside. Externally, skin can be triggered by UV light or allergens in soaps and cosmetics which cause the skin cells to produce cytokines and chemokines (inflammatory hormones that bind to certain cell receptors and then trigger more inflammatory hormones leading to increased …

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