Acne Vulgaris: A Modern Disease With an Ancient Solution

The chronic skin disease acne vulgaris is today so common that it’s by many considered a natural part of human life. The vast majority of people in industrialized societies get acne sometime during their life. Whereas some only get the occasional blemish during their teenage years, others get severe cysts that leave deep, lifelong scars […]

A New Era in the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris

The vast majority of medical doctors and dermatologists have for decades claimed that there is no link between acne and diet/lifestyle. This notion is based largely on some poor studies dating back to the 1960’s and 70’s (1-3). These studies showed no connection between diet and acne, and the results from these trials have been […]

Acne Originates in the Gut

The conventional wisdom is that the common skin disorder acne vulgaris develops when sebaceous (oil) glands attached to the hair follicles are stimulated at the time of puberty by elevated levels of male hormones. This increased oil production starts a cascade of events that result in inflammation and proliferation of Propionibacterium acnes. However, I believe […]

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