|The largest body system
The skin is naturally a protective shield. With some animals like crocodiles and rhinos, their skin is truly a shield for all intents and purposes. But the skin is also a body system, and in fact the largest system we possess. It is a regulator of body temperature, a sensor of external stimuli and sensations, a cover for the body and its protection from external invaders including dirt, a buffer for some of the sun's most harmful rays, a structural support for sweat glands to get rid of some toxins and cool the body when needed, and a foundation for the growth of hair.
Conditions affecting the integrity of the skin, may have serious repercussions for both our physical and mental wellbeing. But the skin is continuously being renewed. Being the largest system we have it needs a lot of renewal, and much of the house dust in our homes consists of skin tissue that has outlived its usefulness.
Diseases of the skin
Like other body systems, the skin may suffer from a large variety of diseases. These range from pigmentation disorders like freckles and vitiligo, benign or malignant tumors, inflammatory dermatoses like hives, eczema and erythema, chronic dermatoses like psoriasis, lichen, and lupus erythematosus, disorders of the epidermis like acne, and a variety of infections and infestations like warts, fungi, scabies, etc. Many of these are food related and correct nutrition can arrest or eliminate the problem.
Nutrition is obviously important for the reproduction and multiplication of body cells, the normalization of skin membranes, collagen production, cellular oxygenation, healing, and repair. Many foods contain anti-microbial compounds that help strengthen the skin's resistance to micro-organisms. Other foods help increase our cells' oxygen intake, while still others provide a wealth of nutrients, many of them with strong antioxidant properties which help balance the dual character of oxygen: absolutely essential for cell combustion but dangerous when in the form of free radicals.
Our individualized nutrition program aims to encourage and facilitate the healing and repair of skin tissue, by promoting cell reproduction and multiplication, and helping to normalize skin membranes and skin oxygenation. This always in accordance with the present state of your health, history of ailments, hereditary factors, bodily demands and natural traits, that distinguish you as an individual.