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Healthful Living, Page 188

Chapter 28—The Skin and its Functions

Physiology of the Skin

Elimination

791. Impurities are constantly and imperceptibly passing from the body, through the pores, and if the surface of the skin is not kept in a healthy condition, the system is burdened with impure matter.—How to Live, 60. HL 188.1

792. The burden of labor is thrown upon the liver, lungs, kidneys, etc., and these internal organs are compelled to do the work of the skin.—Testimonies for the Church 2:524. HL 188.2

793. The skin needs to be carefully and thoroughly cleansed, that the pores may do their work in freeing the body from impurities.—Testimonies for the Church 3:70. HL 188.3

794. You have not given your body a chance to breathe. The pores of the skin, or the little mouths through which the body breathes, have become closed, and the system has been filled with impurities.—Testimonies for the Church 3:74. HL 188.4

795. Its million little mouths are closed, because they are clogged by the impurities of the system, and for want of air.—Testimonies for the Church 1:701. HL 188.5

796. They breathe the same air over and over, until it becomes impregnated with the poisonous impurities and waste matter thrown off from their HL 188.6

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