Have you ever wondered about the secret behind people with that beautiful ‘glow’ is? Well I’m about to let you in on it and the best part is, ANYONE can achieve it!
Our inner beauty flows through to influence our outer beauty in more ways than one. Just as our internal thoughts transpire to become our external reality, the internal state of your body will be expressed through your external appearance.
Two of the best reflectors for how well our body is functioning internally are our energy levels and our complexion
The two body systems that are the most significant in determining our health and day to day function, are the digestive and nervous system’s. If we experience imbalances in either of these systems, the effect will be felt systemically and impact on the function of the other body systems. Just how much, depends on how chronic and significant the dysfunction within the digestive and nervous system’s.
The gastrointestinal tract or ‘gut’ as it is commonly referred to, has a surface area equivalent in size to that of a size of a tennis court. But it is what lines our intestinal tract that is arguably the most powerful and influential body organ of all…..trillions and trillions of good bacteria, known as intestinal flora. These colonies of intestinal flora, out number our body cells by a ratio of approximately 10:1, resulting in their power over how well our digestive, nervous system and around 70% of our immune system, functions.
Friendly intestinal bacteria are not the only organism occupying our intestine. A naturally occurring fungus known as Candida also forms a part of the eco system within our gut. Like any eco system, if the natural balance is disrupted, the effect will be systemic. Einstein predicted that ‘if bees were to become extinct, man would only survive a few years beyond’, because of the intrinsic role bee’s play in the food chain, helping to pollinate around 70% of all the crops on the planet.
So when the ratio of ‘good’ to ‘bad’ organisms within the gut falls in favour of the bad – a condition referred to as ‘Dysbiosis’ will develop. Dysbiosis occurs when hostile organisms such as Candida, bad bacteria and parasites outnumber the friendly intestinal flora. This will have a systemic impact on the function of our hormones, immune defences, metabolic rate and neurological function – better known as the ‘gut brain connection’.
So if you are experiencing problems with say your skin, in the form of acne, eczema, even dark circles under your eyes or dry, dull complexion, this is simply a mirror of your internal health, stemming from dysfunction within the digestive and nervous system primarily. So applying a topical cream will fail to address the underlying cause of the problem at a cellular level. The root cause of skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne or eczema, stems from chronic inflammation, starting within our gut.
Our diet will also have a major influence over our immune and hormonal activity. Particularly highly acid forming foods, as these will commonly exacerbate inflammation associated with many skin conditions.
Consuming pro-inflammatory foods such as artificial additives and sweeteners, refined sugar, gluten – the protein present in certain grains such as wheat, casein – the protein present in cows dairy which is highly mucous forming, caffeine and alcohol, causes excess acid production, triggering an inflammatory immune response to the antigens within these foods and inducing a wide variety of physiological and neurological symptoms.
Poor digestion can also trigger inflammation within the gut, in particular low hydrochloric acid levels within the stomach. This causes undigested food particles to accumulate and ferment (rot) within our intestine, promoting the over growth of Candida – imagine the inside of a compost bin…. damp, gassy and rather smelly!
So by using your complexion as a reflection of your ‘interna’l health, you can influence it’s appearance and the rate at which your skin ages, by taking care of your insides, by adopting a healthy diet and maintaining healthy digestive function. That my friends is the TRUE secret to beautiful skin.
So stop turning to miracle creams and potions in the hope they will hold the key to glowing skin and eternal beauty and turn your attention towards working from the inside out. It’s as simple as paying attention to what you put in your mouth each and every day and this will flow through to how you look and feel!