Feed your skin: Try these 6 foods for better skin

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These foods can help fight eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne or allergies. (PHOTO: Getty Images / Gallo Images)
These foods can help fight eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne or allergies. (PHOTO: Getty Images / Gallo Images)

It realy feels like my whole life has led me towards the field of skin health and, while I don’t like mentioning my age, I’ve got to say that being 47 has been surprisingly good. After having flaky skin for most of my life and a serious case of eczema, I now marvel at how baby soft my skin looks and feels.

Good skin is achieved from the inside out and I feel the need to speak out about chemical intolerance as the scientific research is continually ignored by health practitioners and bloggers alike, so people continue to suffer needlessly with skin (and gut) symptoms that could be alleviated with a low-chemical diet. Following a nourishing, low chemical diet gives your liver and gastrointestinal tract a much-needed break from chemical overload, and this helps to calm inflammation, nourish your skin and prevent (or reduce) food intolerances and allergies.

Many health-conscious people avoid artificial additives and chemical cleaning products and believe they are living a low chemical lifestyle. But with the rise in popularity of fermented foods, cacao, turmeric and red wine, people are ingesting incredible amounts of natural chemicals called histamines and salicylates, which can lead to a different type of toxicity. People can suffer for years with chemical toxicity symptoms and never know it’s certain foods that are making them sick.

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