Dr. Keith Kantor
Acne is also known as acne vulgaris. It is a Sebaceous gland disease characterized by areas of inflammation; blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, greasy skin, and possibly scarring.
Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. It is characterized by blackheads or whiteheads, pimples, oily skin, and possible scarring. It primarily affects areas of the skin with a relatively high number of oil glands becoming congested and inflamed.
The following can stress the skin or be manifested through the skin resulting in inflammation of the pores such as acne.
- Too much acidic or acid producing food and beverages
- Dehydration either from too little intake of hydrating fluids or
from the intake of dehydrating fluids (soda, coffee, sugary drink, alcohol, etc.)
- Hydrogenated oils and processed foods made with hydrogenated oils
- Emotional Stress – negative emotions and the stress of daily life can be manifested in the skin.
- Physical Stress – from the environment like too much sun or wind or heat or cold can stress the skin.
- Disease – either diseases of the skin itself or diseases of the body generally can add stress to the skin.
The real-time definition of acidity is excess HYDROGEN PROTONS.
Acidity afflicts most people to some degree because of the pace and toxicity of modern life. Poor diets, emotional stress, constantly being on the go, chemicals and other environmental stressors, and diseases all contribute to this fact. Acidity is defined as the presence of too much hydrogen (H+) in the body. Acidity leads to inflammation which further stresses the body and adversely impacts any disease conditions.
Hydroxide water is a wonderful tool to eliminate excess acidity in the body NOT just buffer acidity (hydrogen protons).
Drinking one half of your body weight daily in ounces of pure natural hydroxide water will assist in alleviating acne (and most all other inflammatory diseases) over time with a healthy diet.
It is also important to note that as the body eliminates acidity the skin will be a main route of excretion of these toxins. As such, it is advisable for acne and other topical disorders to apply the hydroxide gel liberally several times a day to assist in the neutralization of the skin issues.
The largest organ in the body is human skin. This highly complex organ functions as both a physical and biochemical barrier protecting the body from first and foremost the loss of water and other components to the external environment. It also protects the body from the external threats present in the environment. These include but are not limited to pathogens, chemicals, solar ultraviolet radiation, and other physical threats. Beyond this the skin also performs many life-sustaining functions including immune defense, thermoregulation, vitamin D synthesis, and sensory functions (feel/touch) among others.
One of the most important functions of the skin is a detox mechanism for the body. As such, if a body is overly acidic it will necessarily use the skin as one of the means of alleviating this condition. As the acidity leaves the body through the skin it can irritate the skin. Add to this the fact that various skin infections and imbalances (acne, boils, open sores, eczema, dermatitis etc.) can be caused by or exacerbated by excess acidity levels in skin tissue and the problem becomes more apparent. Furthermore, because acidity leads to inflammation, the presence of inflammation can be a prime indicator of excess acidity.
The scientific process is simple:
Hydroxide creates new water molecules when it eliminates acidity and this hydrates the skin cells. This process is known as ultra-hydration because only hydroxide allows the body to create new water molecules.
Hydroxide not only hydrates the cells with the water created but it also primes the detox pathways opening up the skin pores. In addition, hydroxide can eliminate harmful bacteria that is found on the skin. Calcium hydroxide is used extensively in water treatment for this purpose.
Acidic load robs the body of resources that would be otherwise utilized for the transport and availability of oxygen. When the acidic load is eliminated rather than merely buffered, more resources become available for oxygen transport throughout the skin.
When the excess acidic skin load is decreased by regular topical application of hydroxide, the skin is able to operate more efficiently in all biological processes.
The exact cause of acne vulgaris (and many other dermatological disorders) are not solely identified. Through my research, the benefits of hydroxide water concentrate and topical hydroxide gel offer a superior option of relief from the inflammation present as an underlying condition in most all dermatological disease states.