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Location: Orange County, CA, USA
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What is odd to me is that my skin has gotten so much worse since making these positive diet changes. Is it possible it could be part of my body's detoxification?
It is quite possible that the body is cleaning out toxins from before changing to Dr. D.'s plan. As we stop eating "toxic" foods, the body can clean any stored toxins and heal. The skin is a very large organ and is used to eliminate large amounts of toxic material, especially if the normal elimination paths aren't functioning optimally. The less healthy prior to starting this plan, the more healing that will be necessary and the more symptoms you may see during the healing process.
Remember that you can't get healthy without going through the process, so enjoy the trip.
you'll enjoy the trip more if you stop honey and to a lesser extent maple syrup and any other sugars. whenever i come across someone mentioning honey, i see a realisation later that they are either fructose malabsorber, have SIBO or both. and usually have a problem with lactose, galactose, milk protein, soya, wheat etc etc.
Ironically, beauty sleep can actually increase wrinkles. Over the years, habitually snoozing on your side or belly, with your face mashed into the pillow, gradually etches “sleep lines” that eventually become permanent. According to a study published in Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery, side sleeping contributes to more wrinkling of the cheeks and chin, while slumbering facedown furrows the brow. Sleeping on your back prevents sleep lines or may even reverse the problem. Getting enough Z’s spurs release of a “youth hormone” called human growth hormone, leading to thicker, healthier skin and fewer lines, says Nicholas Perricone, MD, author of The Wrinkle Cure.
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