The Clear Skin Diet by Alan C. Logan aims to help the readers gain a more thorough understanding of acne including its causes, the role played by food in its occurrence, and guidelines on how people can manage acne. There are also dietary guidelines and suggested lifestyle change that people can try out. In addition, the book entails some medical interventions that can help in lessening the effects of hormones in causing acne.
The book provides adequate information regarding the relationship between the diet and lifestyle and the inflammatory and hormonal systems of the body supported by enough scientific background. The references are also listed down so the readers can check them out. There are also explanations how certain foods can be good or bad for the body and which of them may contribute in having acne. In addition, discussions on the influence of stress in the choice of food and a guidance on how it can be properly managed are also included.
The readers may be disappointed to learn that they won’t get healed from acne in just a short time as the book’s methods require changes in a person’s diet and lifestyle and such things can’t be done that easily. Some people may also feel that the book is loaded with a lot of information that are hard to digest and follow. Others on the other hand, think that there are other factors affecting the onset of acne that are not mentioned on the book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alan C. Logan is a licensed naturopathic physician. He went to the State University of New York and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. From time to time, he gives lecture about mind-body medicine at Harvard’s School of Continuing Medical Education. His commentaries have also been published in scientific journals like Archives of Dermatology, the International Journal of Dermatology, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and British Journal of Dermatology. He has also appeared in a number of beauty publications including Cosmopolitan, Elle, W, and Life & Style.