Have back, shoulder, and/or cheek breakouts? Check for SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth).
What feeds SIBO? Anything that can create an anaerobic (oxygen free), acidic environment. The main culprit is refined sugar-white sugar, simple sugars and starches. You see, your digestive system has a balance of good bacteria versus the bad bacteria. If the bad bacteria start to win, they can produce a harmful toxins that can result in breakouts.
A simple step to help cleanse the Small Intestine is to avoid sugary food such as:
• Cakes, colas, baked treats, cows milk, and dairy products, etc.
• Corn syrup (High fructose corn syrup)
• Fructose-Fruit sugars
• Sucrose-sugar cane, sugar beets, maple syrup
• White Potatoes
• Grains and Rice
Eliminating these foods can diminish upper back, forehead, and cheek breakouts.
The next thing to look at are your “elimination pathways”, such as the large intestine, small intestine, kidneys, bladder, length, and skin. These need to flow properly so the toxins don’t try to come out through the skin. To keep it simple, start by getting your bowels to move regularly to help clear up the small intestinal bacteria toxicity.
Remember, everyone is unique, and it's advised to find a holistic practitioner that can test products to help you clear out the small intestinal bacteria even further if needed. But here are some general supplements and practices that I have found help patients clear their skin:
Triphala Powder (by Banyan Botanicals)
Bowel Mover (by Cell Core)
Toxin Binding Supplements:
Biotoxin Binder (by Cell Core)
Takesumi Supreme (by Supreme Nutrition Products)
LI 4 and 20ST 1, SP 6, KI 27
Rub for 10 seconds on each point on both sides of the body three times a day. Do this continuously to keep your drainage system open.
Try these daily practices and see if they help to reduce your breakouts. If you still have breakouts reoccurring, that is a good time to find a good practitioner to help find specific spices and herbs to help clean out the digestive tract.