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Healing the Body from the Wounds of Self-Hatred

     I recently found this book by Louise Hay called “Heal Your Body” It offers healing the body from the wounds of self-hatred. Did you know that your thoughts have a deep impact on your body and how it functions. The thoughts that generate emotions impact our body on a cellular level. You hold the power to repair cells.  Positive emotions like joy, love, and contentment have been shown to enhance the body's cellular repair processes, whereas negative emotions can impair the cell's ability to regenerate and heal.

     How many of you had acne? I did. My mother sent me to a dermatologist because the skin around my nose and chin was inflamed with tiny little bumps and some blackheads. I was lucky enough not to have scaring. According to Louise Hay acne is a sign that you don’t accept yourself or you dislike yourself. I think this might be true because I didn’t like myself. In fact, I had acne into my thirties. Once I started loving the person I am. I didn’t have any acne. Her is an affirmation from Louise Hay’s book for those suffering from acne. “I am a divine expression of life. I love and accept myself where I am right now.

When you accept and value yourself you choose foods good for healing the body from the wounds of self-hatred. These foods make you feel good inside, give you energy to do the things you enjoy, and keep you well. Here is a list that can help heal acne.

1. Green Leafy Vegetables: Spinach, kale, Swiss chard, etc. These are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and promote skin healing.

2. Fatty Fish: Salmon, mackerel, sardines, and other oily fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties and can help regulate hormones that contribute to acne.

3. Probiotic-Rich Foods: Yogurt, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, etc. These support a healthy gut microbiome, which can positively impact skin health.

4. Zinc-Rich Foods: Oysters, red meat, poultry, beans, nuts, and seeds. Zinc is essential for skin repair and immune function.

5. Vitamin C-Rich Fruits and Vegetables: Citrus fruits, bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can help reduce inflammation and promote collagen production for healthy skin.

6. Turmeric: This spice contains the active compound curcumin, which has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may benefit acne-prone skin.

7. Green Tea: Rich in polyphenols, green tea has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects that may help with acne.

A balanced, nutrient-dense diet that includes these healing foods, along with addressing the underlying emotional and mental aspects, can be a holistic approach to supporting skin health and overall well-being.

Healing the Body From the Wounds of Self-Hatred
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