Avoiding Age Spots on the Raw Food Diet
Most people assume that these dark brown spots are harmless, not realizing that age spots are an indication of an accumulation of waste products in the cells known as 'lipofuscin" and damage to the skin's collagen-producing cells that leads to free radical intoxication. They signify a more serious, underlying health problem. but it can be helped with the raw food lifestyle.
Age Spots as a Warning Sign
There is one thing that you will hear me say again and again, and it cannot be emphasized enough: outward signs of deteriorating appearance should be viewed as warning signs of degeneration taking place inside. Quite often we can get to the root of some of our cosmetic concerns by including as many raw foods in our diet as possible.
Age spots, also known as liver spots, are flat brown spots that resemble large freckles and can appear anywhere on the body as it ages. Most age spots appear on the areas frequently exposed to the sun such as the face, neck, and hands. However, the fault is not with normal sunlight per se, as I discuss in the article: Sunblock... Sunglasses... How Much Sun Protection Do You Really Need?
Toxins > Antioxidants
When your diet contains too many toxins and not enough natural antioxidants, the body is unable to repair the damage. Your lymphatic system routes cellular wastes along with excess and used up hormones to your liver for detoxification. If the liver is overloaded, it will store these toxins in the cells of your organs, joints and skin.
Age spots are extremely difficult to avoid once you see them, because if they are starting to appear on your skin, this means the body is already filled with toxins inside every organ, especially the brain.
How to Deal with Them?
The key to dealing with age spots is preventing and repairing cell damage. The only way I know to keep them at bay is eating as much of your foods in their raw state as possible (ideally 100%) and regular fasting (cleansing), preferably daily intermittent fasting - a key component of Quantum Eating. That is what I personally do. Remember that these age spots are coming out from the inside, and that is where they must be addressed. But it is possible to be age spot free: I do not have them, at least none that I can see externally.
Along with eating more living foods, don't forget to dry brush your skin regularly. This will speed cell turnover rate and increase circulation as well. If you want to treat age spots topically, consider hydrogen peroxide, which many tout as a safe and effective alternative.
Beautiful Hands at Any Age
In my new article, How to Get Rid of Age Spots, I focus on methods you can use on the outside to clear your skin of the age spots you already have. However, remember that a holistic approach, one that involves cleansing the body with raw foods, wheatgrass and fasting, is what will bring about lasting results.