by Michael T. Murray
Acne is the most common skin problem, and it requires an integrated approach in order to avoid supplement toxicity while attaining the desired clinical results. Effective approaches for mild to moderate acne include nutritional supplementation, topical treatments, good hygiene, and importantly, a healthy diet that avoids sugar, trans-fatty acids, milk, fried foods, and iodine.
But one of the best ways to heal acne is by drinking fresh, raw fruit and vegetable juices that are high in the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants known to reduce acne. Fresh juices not only deliver targeted nutrition, but they also cleanse the body from the inside out because the soluble fiber in raw juice revs up the digestive system–your body’s detoxification organs.
For acne, in addition to these three juice recipes below, try zinc supplementation, which can be highly effective in the treatment of acne. Use a highly absorbable form such as zinc picolinate or citrate at a dosage of 30-45 mg per day for best results.
- Handful of parsley or wheatgrass
- 4 celery ribs
- 2 kale leaves
- 1 green bell pepper
- Handful of spinach
- 1 cucumber, cut in half lengthwise
Juice the parsley, followed by the celery, kale pepper, spinach, and cucumber.
- 1/3 head of red cabbage, cut into wedges
- 2 kale leaves
- 1 red bell pepper
- 2 red apples, cut into wedges
Juice the cabbage, followed by the kale, pepper, and apples.
Better Red than Dead
- 1 beet with top
- 1/2 medium sweet potato, cut into strips
- 3 carrots
Juice the beet, followed by the sweet potato strips and carrots.
Dr. Michael Murray
Michael T. Murray ND is a naturopathic physician regarded as one of the world’s top authorities on natural medicine. An educator, lecturer, researcher, and health food industry consultant, he is the author of more than 30 books, including his new book, The Complete Book of Juicing, Revised and Updated: Your Delicious Guide to Youthful Vitality (Clarkson Potter, 2014). Learn more at www.DrMurray.com.