Liver and Kidneys
It is interesting to know that our liver and kidneys are the two filtering organs that provide ongoing “housecleaning services”, as I prefer to call it, constantly. You must be aware that these days, these organs are seriously well-worn and even underpaid. So, why overload them with outside challenges? Is it hard for you to just protect them from outside harm? It’s not that hard though. Simply feed them well and they will keep you, including your skin healthy in the end.
Also, lying on top of your kidneys are your walnut-sized adrenals. These organs are often called the “workhorses” of the human body perhaps for the reason that they are responsible for making a number of essential hormones like the DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and pregnenolone. Speaking of hormones, it is necessary to note that healthy hormones are the essential ingredient when seeking energy, as well as healthy skin.
It is often said that if your thyroid is well nourished and energetic, it is capable of providing hormones and works closely with your adrenals to form essential energy. Note that a dry, sluggish and flaky skin is actually the evidence of a weak thyroid. So, strengthen it.
Large and Small Intestines
Studies have revealed that the general well being of one’s liver, kidneys, adrenals and thyroid is dependent on the general condition of the small and large intestines. Aside from providing nutrients to these organs, the small and large intestines hold the responsibility of removing whatever waste product is accumulated in the body.
If the small and large intestines failed to perform this role, the waste that was meant for elimination will remain in your intestines and this will result to thickening of the skin, which will eventually produce oils and blemishes. Clean intestines actually mirror a pure and flawless skin.
Several reports have noted that drugs, alcohol, chemicals and heavy metals like mercury and lead do daily damage to millions of people in the world. The liver is primarily damaged by the refined oils containing trans-fatty acids, while the kidneys are damaged by the common table salt that is devoid of natural minerals.
Perhaps the main reason for this is the fact that thousands of processed foods that people usually consume everyday have trans-fats and refined salt. In addition, it was found out that those pasteurized as well as homogenized dairy products tend to clog the kidneys, thus they must be avoided. But, to attain a healthy and beautiful skin, you definitely need to add foods into your diet that nourish those mentioned six organs of the beauty.
Today, there is what many dermatologists call as “Spring”. In Chinese medicine, spring is the season when the liver cleanses and heals naturally by way of driving out the dangerous toxins that were accumulated in the body through the refined foods that we eat. Many experts suggest green foods, including chlorella, as they are said to be excellent for the liver. Note that green foods refer to those green leafy veggies such as spinach, kale, dandelion greens and broccoli. These foods are what many people consider as the “especially wonderful foods”. Now, for a healthy and beautiful skin, have them cooked, raw, juiced and even cultured.
More Foods Necessary for Nourishing Your Body and Skin
Generally, super food formulas provide a mix of nutrients necessary for the body and skin. These include the cereal grasses, algae and green veggies. So, it is best for you to look for one that contains organic ingredients, but also note that the food was designed to heal and nourish the small and large intestines. It is often said that such foods are ideal in the morning for the reason that they assist your blood to alkalize. Also, they are pleasant to take than a handful of supplements. They even provide minerals, fatty acids and protein to the body.
Other foods known to contribute to healthy skin include the raw and virgin fats and oils. One particular perfect source is the coconut oil, which is especially good for the thyroid. Also, mineral-rich food such as dark green leafy vegetables, ocean vegetables and seafood are important. And, the antioxidant-rich foods like black currant and blueberry juice and green tea are a daily must as well.
Furthermore, there is one more group foods that is worth mentioning – the fermented or cultured foods. These foods are actually found in every traditional culture around the world and many have considered these as the news stars of a wholesome diet. Just like some of the above mentioned foods, they are necessary for maintaining a healthy and wonderful skin.