As we have been learning, a healthy immune system is paramount in times of pandemic or extreme stress and life changes. Taking supplements on a daily basis, or implementing some extra products when necessary, can be a key factor in your body’s ability to fight off any intruders.
While I normally recommend these supplements to our clients in order to maintain proper skin health, I thought now would be a great time to explain how they are helping your overall immunity, while still playing a part in keeping your skin functioning properly. Remember, the skin is an outward reflection of what is happening on the inside of the body. Let’s dive in.
You’ve heard this before but overall health and wellness play a huge part in your body’s ability to fight off disease. When the body is functioning at an optimal level overall, it is able to send extra help and support where it is needed most, should the situation arise.
Eating a proper diet, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight and abstaining from anything that could impede your lung function are all essential. Getting plenty of sleep and supporting your mental health is another important factor. Not only is immunity our top priority at this time, but it is also essential to the health of your skin.
This is a whole world unto itself as there are so many supplements on the market these days. There is also so much science that may prove or disprove the efficacy of these supplements in different people. Every individual is unique and creating a supplement plan that works for you specifically is important. Let’s focus on what we can do now to support immunity and highlight a few of our usual favorites for optimal skin health.
Our supporting physician, Dr. Ben Johnson
Here at Envision Acne & Skincare Center, we are under the tutelage of Dr. Ben Johnson. Dr.Ben is the creator of the Osmosis skin care and wellness line that we use in the office. We love Dr. Ben because he is a certified medical professional with a holistic heart.
This means he understands the science of how the body works as well as traditional Western medical philosophy and treatment but, he is open to the ideas of Eastern medicine and holistic practices. Yes, he can diagnose and treat symptoms but his real interest is finding the root cause of dis-ease in the body.
He’s not afraid to go against the grain in the medical field. He stands up for what he believes and keeps the client’s health and wellness his top priority. He takes some radical ideas, puts them to use, then proves them with science. This is a perfect fit for us because as holistic acne specialists, we know that we need all the knowledge and practice from both sides to effectively treat our clients. You will see Osmosis products referred to in this article.
Our favorite supplements to support healthy skin
That’s right, the first supplement on our list is food. Any doctor from any form of practice will recommend that the majority of your vitamins and nutrients come from the food that you eat.
Eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables is the best way for your body to glean all it needs and put it to good use. Now, let’s be honest, this is easier said than done.
We are overwhelmed with processed foods in this country overall. When you factor in living in an area where fresh fruits and vegetables can be seasonal, you may encounter some issues.
Also, the majority of us do not eat like this throughout our day. Even someone who eats a raw vegan diet all day long can be missing some nutrients. When your body isn’t getting what it needs from food, we turn to supplements to help make it right.
Taking a good quality (USP verified) multivitamin supplement on a daily basis is always a good idea. This will be one that has your alphabet of vitamins listed on the back.
Be sure there is the appropriate amount of these ingredients included. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Certain vitamins can build up in the body and become toxic. Choose a multi with 100% of the daily recommended value for each of your “letter” vitamins.
A good balance of macronutrients will also keep your system humming along. These include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, pantothenic acid, biotin, calcium, magnesium and selenium.
A holistic health practitioner or your family doctor can help you decide if you need more or less of any of these nutrients based on your health profile. For example, people with bone issues may need more calcium where as a patient with a blood disorder may need to alter iron levels.
Zinc is found in cells throughout the body. It helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. The body also needs zinc to make proteins and DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Zinc also helps wounds heal and is important for proper senses of taste and smell.
We recommend zinc to our acne clients often because it has been shown to reduce inflammation in the skin and help to attack acne from the inside of the body. Our favorite is OptiZinc and you can get that right in our office at your next visit or order with us.
This unique elixir contains Trioxylene which is a three molecule oxygen atom that helps to generate oxygen, boost immunity and boost viral fighting capacity in the body. It was developed by Dr. Ben and tested over twenty years ago on a group of AIDs patients in a clinical trial. It was found to normalize white blood cell counts and reduce the mortality rate.
Oxygenation is so important to the body. Bringing fresh oxygen molecules to the nooks and crannies where bacteria and viruses like to live, works to eliminate them. A lot of these bacterial and viral molecules cannot survive in fresh oxygen. While we can do other things to oxygenate the body like exercising and deep breathing exercises, adding in a dropperful of Immune Activator Skin and Body Elixir can make a huge difference. Dr. Ben recommends that everyone be taking this on a regular basis but those that are immune compromised should increase their intake at this vulnerable time.
The name of this product may sound misleading under the topic of immune support products but allow us to explain. This product is a ten day full body mucus cleanse. Many of our clients are familiar with this protocol as we recommend it as a way to rid the body of mucus which houses candida, which causes breakouts on the skin.
It has proven successful time and again at clearing breakouts from the inside while we treat the outer layers of the skin. A full body mucus cleanse would be beneficial for all of us right now, especially those who have started to experience symptoms of the virus.
Clearing the body of mucus gets rid of the nasty stuff toxins like to hide in. If you have nasal or chest congestion, you can imagine the benefits of clearing the mucus from your body. Your body wouldn’t have to cough so hard, sneeze constantly or drip incessantly from the nose. Clients taking Skin Clarifier noticed a drastic reduction in symptoms within the first few days of taking it. You can complete as many rounds as you feel necessary.
Ok holistic friends – let’s keep your mind open here. Immune Defense Elixir is a whole new kind of supplement developed by Dr. Ben, based on many years of solid scientific research, called frequency water. Stay with us. Water is life wouldn’t you agree? We are made of water. Our cells are made of water.
Water is the universal solvent and main delivery system for so much of what goes into our bodies. Eastern philosophy also shows us that we are made of energy. There are energy fields around us, within us and within each of our cells. Physicists have been able to use high powered microscopes to prove that only ten percent of each of the cells of our bodies are occupied by matter and the other ninety percent is nothing but energy. That is profound.
We also know that water and frequencies (energy) can penetrate cell walls. So Dr. Ben developed his line of elixirs or frequency waters to deliver positive or corrective frequencies directly to our cells, which can help to treat a number of issues right at the cellular level.
Regular water is passed through a special machine and different frequencies are imprinted in the water molecules and delivered to the cells. It has the ability to turn unhealthy cells into healthy cells.
Specifically, the frequencies in Immune Defense have been shown to create an uninhabitable environment for viruses within the cells. It is an antiviral product first but it has been proven to be effective on neutralizing the negative effect of any bacteria, virus, fungus and other pathogens in the body . Basically you drink the bottles of frequency water, enhanced with edible gold and colloidal silver for their antibacterial, anti fungal and anti viral properties.
Within 30 hours of full dosing, clients that have tested positive for the virus started to see improvement of symptoms. This is not a dangerous medicine with a host of side effects. It’s enhanced water, and it’s at the forefront of the medical community.
We hope this information proves helpful at this time. Remember, your Envision family is always here to help in any way we can. We want you to use this time to absorb all of this education and implement the lifestyle changes we know will improve your skin. By the time we get back to the office, you will already be on your way to the best skin of your life. Stay healthy friends.
If you are ready to end your struggle with acne and start living the clear skin lifestyle reach out to us 732-410-4452 or book your appointment online. Virtual consultations are also available to get you started. We are here to help!