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Yellow Skin

I noticed I have a very small shade of yellowing of the skin around my mouth and at my fingers. My doctor said I eat to much protein and that digestion of the protein causes some toxins to build up. I don’t know if this is liver related etc? Any body with any experience with this?

Did you have your liver enzeymes checked? I think yelllowing skin is a sign of high liver enzeymes. I have never heard of to much Protein causing yellowing skin. Sounds like Doc gave you a half assed analysis.

Also if you take a beta carotene supplements or eat a lot of veggies such as carrots this can cause some slight alteration in skin color but it is usually a more orangish bronze color than yellow.