Article #3: The Skin by M.O. Garten, D.C.
With the lowering of metabolic efficiency, the skin becomes pale, thin and dry with development of many folds. Secretions of perspiration lessen with an increasing difficulty of keeping warm.
During the fast, the skin resumes more effectively its role of body cleanser. Perspiration may become odoriferous as it may carry dissolved particles of uric acid, decomposed cells, etc.
One of the most gratifying effects of the fast is the observance of changes of the skin. The once shiny cigarette paper appearance, particularly on extremities, changes over to a more velvety texture, the skin loses its shine and many folds, and becomes thicker.
Excerpted from The Health Secrets of a Naturopathic Doctor.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Natural Hygiene Represents Nutrition For The Whole Person
- 3. Structure Of The Skin
- 4. Functions Of The Skin
- 5. Some Common Diseases Of The Skin
- 6. The Hygienic Practitioner At Work
- 7. Questions & Answers
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