Avoid Food That Hurts


Dermal Damage


You have seen the facial pock marks and necrosis of people who abuse meth­ampheta­mine or heroine. Smokers continue to coat their lungs with tar and nicotine. Despite liver cirrhosis, people consume hard liquor day after day.

The damage transcends chemical depen­dency. Sugary chocolate, greasy snack foods, syrupy beverages and other inflamma­tory foods lure red-face over­weight consumers into unending binges. You might even have allergies to natural or artificial ingre­dients within the foods you eat. I recently dis­covered an allergic reaction to aloe vera. Skin may react with eczema-like lesions or acne.

Consider having a food sensitivity test. Discuss an addiction with your personal physician or a mental health provider. That sounds scary but it may be the best course of action. There are a few practical things you can try yourself to clear up self-destructive behaviors. Your skin may thank you in the process.

Brain chemicals signal pleasure. The snacks or alcohol you consume make you feel good. So you crave what is harmful to receive the neurological reward. The trick is to rewire the brain pathways to reward beneficial behavior.

Liquid Restoration

The first flavor you must learn to reward is unadul­terated water. Water is the elixir of life. This fluid helps trans­port red blood cells and elimi­nate wastes. If excessive sugar is the poison, adding it to water in the form of sodas provides no relief. The strong flavor of coffee or soda makes it difficult to drink water afterwards.

Some people enjoy water ice cold with fruit or cucumber in it. Others prefer a splash of vanilla extract or squeeze of lemon. However you do it, drink more water to get toxins out of your system.

Damage Substitution

Artificial flavors sometimes substi­tute natural ones. Instead of artificial fruit, eat real fruit. It still has natural sugar but includes fiber to slow absorp­tion. Strive for less sweet alterna­tives. You can acquire a taste for unsweetened herbal tea. If necessary, one tea­spoon of sugar is better than 10 to 15 within some soft drinks.

Choose baked over fried. Just because bread is common with sand­wiches, you can deconstruct it, having the protein atop lettuce and tomato. Lettuce wraps or salads are also a good alternative. Be careful with salad dressings. They can have as many calories, sodium, and sugar as junk foods. Directly over your salad, squeeze a lemon or less than a teaspoon of vinegar and a splash of olive oil with a sprinkle of salt and black pepper. Toss and enjoy.

Did you know cheese is a junk food? We like to consider it as dairy or protein. But it also contains fat. Processed cheese has sugar. You don’t need cheese on your eggs in the morning, a cheeseburger for lunch, and chicken Alfredo for dinner. Limit your intake to an occasional weekly treat. While on the subject of food condiments, bacon is fatty, salty, and has nitrates. It should not follow each meal throughout your day.

One of the best ways to avoid high-carbohydrate snacks with low nutrition is to keep them from your home shelves. Snack on fruit, nuts, and vegetables. Eating clean foods leads to clean skin. After migrating to healthy alternatives, get a facial and consider adding probiotics to your diet for positive gut flora. There are many good-tasting foods that do not cause pain. Enjoy your food with good health.

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Updated: Jul 8, 2022

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