Why is my skin always breaking out or irritated?


Conventional medicine will tell you that the only solution to your skin problems is a prescription, and that genetics may even be to blame for your breakouts, etc. They may also tell you that diet and nutrition will have no effect on helping to clear your skin.

In reality, though, here are six common causes to skin problems:

  1. Overall Toxicity - As a result of poor diet, poor digestion, chemical exposure, stress, and a host of other causes, most people are fairly toxic. The toxins in your body try to get out - through your skin.

  2. Junk Food Diet - The Standard American Diet (S.A.D. for short) is a primary cause of skin problems. Refined sugar and flours, fried foods, chocolate, chemical food additives and the like are all highly toxic and often aggravate skin problems.

  3. Food Sensitivities - Dr. Berglund seldom sees someone with skin problems that doesn't have a lot of common food sensitivities. Milk, wheat, yeast, citrus and others are common.

  4. Nutrient Deficiencies - A whole host of nutrient deficiencies have been linked with skin problems. Vitamin A, the B-Complex, and zinc are perhaps the most significant. Vitamin B2 deficiency appears to be a key factor with rosacea. B6 and biotin deficiency in rats produces symptoms like seborrheic dermatitis. Free fatty acid levels have been found to be abnormal in psoriasis sufferers.

  5. Digestive Deficiencies - Low hydrochloric acid has been linked with rosacea, as has low lipase (fat digesting) enzyme.

  6. Candidiasis - Systemic overgrowth of the Candida albicans yeast organism is observed with various skin problems. Ironically, candidiasis often results from the antibiotics that are given for skin problems!


So what do I do now?


When you come in for an appointment with Dr. Berglund, he will be able to determine the best treatment route for your particular situation. His treatment plan may involve any of the following:

  • A natural food diet - Avoiding refined sugars, refined flours, dairy, and chemical food additives, among others.

  • A food elimination diet - Dr. Berglund will test you to find out which foods or chemicals your body is reacting to.

  • Nutritional supplements - Dr. Berglund will test you to find out which nutritients your body may be lacking. These may include: Vitamin A, Vitamin B-Complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc, GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid), Acidophilus, Quercetin, Psyllium fiber, Chromium, or MSM (biological sulphur).

  • Homeopathic skin remedies - Dr. Berglund will be able to test you to find out if this is the best solution for you.