Acne is a problem everyone faces at some point in their lives. It occurs most often during the teenage years though, because there are major hormonal changes happening within the body during puberty. This common fact, though, is a key insight to the causes of adult and ongoing chronic acne problems. Many people mistakenly believe that things such as chocolate will cause acne.

Yes, some people will break out more when they’ve eaten too much chocolate, but for most this is not the case. The real culprit is what the chocolate usually indicates about a person’s lifestyle choices.

If someone eats too much chocolate, then it’s very likely they have poor nutritional habits in general. Poor nutrition is one of the major contributing factors to acne problems. There are three primary causes for acne flare ups and ongoing acne problems throughout an adult’s life.

  1. Hormones. As mentioned already, the wide fluctuation of hormonal changes and imbalances in teenagers tends to be the primary cause of acne during those years. Hormonal problems can also cause acne related problems in adults too. General hormone imbalance is often the problem, and this can be caused by a variety of lifestyle or environmental factors, as well as certain medications too.
  2. Nutrition. Nutritional deficiencies are another common cause of acne problems, and this is where the myth about eating chocolate comes into play. Most people who eat a lot of chocolate also tend to eat a lot of junk food in general, while eating little to no healthy foods.Most people who have poor eating habits also don’t get enough fiber in their diet, because they eat little to no fruits or vegetables each day, and this lack of dietary fiber contributes to the next issue…
  3. Toxic waste. When we don’t get enough fiber into our diets each day, the solid waste material in our body starts to stagnate within the colon. As the material sits around unable to move through and out, it slowly starts leaking the toxins and poisons it contains back into the rest of the body through the colon walls. When this happens, the body responds by trying to get rid of the toxins another way: through the skin.

Making simple changes to our lifestyles, such as drinking more water each day and eating more fiber, can help cleanse our body of the solid waste material that has been stagnating inside us. Once we’ve cleansed that material, the other organs in our bodies are able to start moving the back-logged toxins out. All of these combined works to help clear up even the worst acne skin problems.

Dr. West’s Acne Recommendations:

  1. Eat natural food
  2. Drink lots of “water.”
  3. Go to bed and get up same time EVERY day – getting adequate rest.
  4. I have had good clinical experience with these medicines:

*If hormonal involvement – worse around menses

Pituitrophin PMG helps enormously

*severe cases – use a special ordered German Medication “Acne Stauffen Pharma”


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More about Jason West

World renowned clinic in Pocatello, Idaho has patients from every state and from every continent. The West Clinic was started in 1916 and has four generations of doctors and six generations of patients. Dr Jason West has two doctorates and a fellowship in health care disciplines. At the Southern California University of Health Sciences, he was awarded the Outstanding Senior Award (from the students) and the Presidential Leadership Award (from the president). It’s the first time a doctoral candidate was selected for this recognition by the students and the faculty. In 2012, in his home state of Idaho, Dr West was selected as Chiropractor of the Year. He uses his education in bio-mechanics (chiropractic), bio-chemistry (naturopathic medical doctor) and energy medicine (acupuncture and homeopathy) to develop comprehensive treatments plans for chronic pain, degeneration, and to restore patients to optimal health. Dr West loves attending continuing education seminars and it has been his goal to attend at least one seminar per month and has been doing so since he started practice in 2000. Dr West is a published author in the scientific literature on headaches. He currently has three other studies pending publication. Dr West has participated in many media events including his own radio show, “How to Save Money Medically,” a video blog, and multiple documentaries. In 2011, a film maker decided to make a film on alternative medicine. They went out and visited hundreds of clinics and selected the six of what the producers considered the top alternative medical clinics in the United States. Dr West’s office was selected and in 2012 he was profiled in the medical documentary, “Doctored.” This documentary is available online and on Netflix. They are making a sequel to this documentary called “Undoctored” which will release in March of 2015. Dr West plays an integral role in this documentary as well. He has been invited to participate in the video series, The Last Stop, a nine-part video series about the health care system. This will start filming in late 2015 or early 2016. Dr West has lectured all over the world at conferences in United States, Canada, and Australia. He has presented at chiropractic, naturopathic conferences, and the American Academy of Ozone Therapy, and has taught over 50 individual seminars for doctors on topics such as clinical nutrition, blood chemistry, chronic disease, and energy deficits, motivating staff members and educating to patient base and provides personal consulting with doctors that wish to excel in health care. He continues to teach regularly and has eight seminars scheduled in 2015. Dr West is married to his sweetheart, Maxine and has five sons. He loves technology, computer uses in medicine, snowmobile, motorcycle riding, and loves the study relationships and communication. Achieving his goal of Eagle Scout gave him a great love of the outdoors and being self-reliant.

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