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Super Skin Health

June 2024

Rashes, pimples, bumps, flakiness, puffiness, psoriasis, fungus and eczema - are these your issues?  Let me ask you a few more items.

Skin health is not just a surface issue but a gut / brain problem.  Do you have one of these symptoms:  bloating, gas, stomach pain, indigestion, stinky arm pits, thinning hair and more?   

Now, I’m not a dermatologist but I understand skin health and the origin is not the exterior and visual surface of the skin but the root cause is your gut dysbiosis or dysfunction aka bad bacteria that are wrecking your body!

Why, why why do you have any of these dreadful characteristics and what can you do to rectify the problems.  The first list is the outward symptoms of skin health.  Our skin is the largest organ in our body and often shows the symptoms of stressors that affect its resiliency and overall vibrancy.  The second list is the initiator of the issues that lie within the imbalance of your gut bacteria or microbiome and ultimately manifest is the multitude of inward and outward health irregularities.

When your gut is screaming, the absorption, transport, storage and elimination of your food is searching for help! So, what is exactly happening:

  •  An excessive amount of inflammation primarily caused by inflammatory foods can create volatile bacteria in your gut.  The first steps are to eliminate the toxicity of your nutritional intake.
  • Avoid packaged foods that contain hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. No clear oils and this includes: cooking, peanut, canola, cottonseed, corn, sunflower, safflower and soy.
  • Eliminate sugar intake from soft drinks, sweetened teas, sport drinks and supposed rocket fuel liquids!
  • Grains are inflammatory and can cause leaky gut syndrome that is also a precursor to altering the healthy bacteria ultimately affecting internal organs and our skin.  Bagels, bread, cookies, pies and more need to be minimized each day.
  • Dramatically reduce sugars (which are also grains) that are processed and added to foods - read the labels!
  • Late night binging, this includes alcohol, affects our gut and skin.   Sweet treats at night before bed lower Human Growth Hormone and Testosterone and this can cause a slowing or turning over new and healthy skin.

 So what are the next steps: 

  1. Eat protein at each meal and minimize carbohydrates.
  2. Eat healthy protein and combine super fat choices; grass fed beef, cold water fish, avocadoes, olives, hard cheeses, full fat milk and yogurt, nuts in moderation (not heated or coated), butter (not margarine), and add my top six supplement list to your daily routine.  First and foremost, your nutritional intake is paramount for skin health.
  3. Add leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables to your nutrient dense carbohydrates.

Supplements can accelerate the gut healing and create a luxurious skin.  No kidding!  I take all of these daily including the final one which is a bit out of the ordinary! 

  1. Astaxanthin
  2. Omega 3 Krill
  3. Probiotic with 100 billion CFU
  4. Digestive enzymes that include the top 3: amylase, lipase and protease
  5. Collagen Peptides
  6. Vitamin D3 and Magnesium
  7. Coconut Oil and rub it all over your body including your face and neck;  upon rising in the morning and thirty minutes before bed!

Skin health creeps up on all of us.   Sunshine, drying out of skin, lack of moisture, environmental pollutants inside and outside our house plus the toxic chemicals that are commonly added to soaps, shampoo, lotions, nail polish are all damaging to our skin.   Read the labels and if you don’t understand the ingredients then don’t buy it - let alone put it on or in your body!

Start your renewed skin today…….    DAVE SCOTT 



    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    This information is not meant to be medical advice. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting a new diet, exercise, or health program.  Results may vary. 

    Dave Scott is a Nutrex-Hawaii ambassador.


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    * This is not meant to be medical advice. Consult your healthcare provider before starting a new diet, exercise or health program.

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    Dave Scott is an ambassdor for Nutrex Hawaii.