Summary: I suffered from severe eczema, a type of atopic dermatitis with painful swelling
and oozing of the skin, bleeding cracks, severe scaling, itching
When I sweated, it felt as if acid was poured all over
me. I suffered miserably for 49 years from this horrible disease
which totally debilitated me. No creams, potions, salves, cortisone
or anything else cured my condition. It wasn't until I turned 50
that I finally discovered how to heal my skin by igniting my own
internal healing force. Ironically in the process of curing my eczema
my overall health and vitality improved dramatically. If you expect
to find a magic bullet
cure here, you'll be disappointed. In a nutshell,
I credit my healing to a combination of approach:
homeopathy, natural raw food diet and juice, special oils and tea,
uropathy, and herbal remedies. This is my story....
I have been suffering from eczema for 49 years, since I was one year old.
My parents had taken me to dozens of dermatologists who were unsuccessful in
helping me. I had never been breastfed thus I never acquired the innate immune
factors from colostrum which provide protection against infection and allergies.
At the time no one knew that my eczema was caused by vaccines and a severe allergy to cow milk formula.
Eczema can be Triggered by Food Allergies and Routine Childhood
Atopic dertatitis known as eczema is an auto-immune response
to a perceived invader. And there is more and more evidence that food
intolerance (as well as food allergy) effects the immune system. Some children and people have a sensitivity
or intolerance to shellfish, nuts,
eggs, soy and especially
gluten (Gluten is a highly complex protein that occurs in four main grains: wheat, rye, barley and oats.).
Allergy or intolerance to casein (from milk and cheese) is also very common and can trigger the auto-immune
reactions like skin inflammation and eczema or psoriasis. As an infant
I was bottle fed cow milk formula which I believe triggered my eczema,
as well as vaccination. Some people are
also allergic to the Nightshades family of plants (White Potatoes, Tomatoes, Eggplants, Peppers and Tobacco).
It wasn't until I was in my thirties that
I became aware that I was severely allergic to gluten and dairy products (with the exception of butter). I craved bread, cheese and milk
and was very difficult for me to eliminate these foods from my diet, but I had no choice and I stopped eating these foods. I completely changed my diet. I replaced all the toxic junk foods with fresh, organically grown raw fruits, nuts and vegetable. I also added important healing oils rich in omega 3 to my daily diet.
Basic beauty begins with the glow of good health, which shines from
within. The skin often mirrors the health of the whole body. A radiant
clear complexion begins with proper nutrition, efficient digestion
and assimilation of nutrients by the body and regular elimination.
Skin problems are a reflection of internal health and are often
a reflection of overall body and blood toxicity and/or stomach problems.
Almost anything that cleanses the blood or intestines will also
show a result on the skin. Skin problems can also be as a result
of allergies, hormone imbalances, nutrition or dehydration.
My little God Child, Sakura, was born with beautiful skin. She was not vaccinated but was only
breastfed for 2 months. When her mother began feeding her cow milk infant formula,
she developed eczema on her chest,
arms and face and her eyebrows and eyelids were swollen and inflamed. The doctor suggested to feed the baby
raw kefir (Qephor) instead of the commercial infant formula. Raw Qephor or Kefir is a natural super source of bio-available
vitamins, calcium, probiotic friendly bacteria, and easily digestible proteins. After being on this wonder raw food for a
couple of week, her eczema cleared entirely.
Holistic doctors warn parents that routine childhood vaccination can
trigger severe eczema.
The CDC documents eczema cases attributed
to vaccination. There are many published medical studies,
government statistics, congressional testimonies, and other credible
sources that directly contradict commonly held assumptions about
vaccine safety and effectiveness.
Philip Incao, M.D. - "...routine childhood vaccinations
may directly contribute to the emergence of chronic problems such
as eczema, ear infections, asthma, and bowel inflammations. In this
field, we regard childhood vaccinations as anything but routine;
rather, we consider them in most cases to be suspect, dangerous,
and worthy of exceedingly rigorous review. Generally, we try to
avoid giving most vaccinations and rely instead on alternative,
more natural ways of helping the child cope with what we contend
are the necessary and beneficial illnesses of childhood."
Tar Treatments then Cortisone
As a teenager, I used to spend my vacation time in a hospital in
Leiden, Holland, where nurses would coat my entire body with a strong
smelling sticky black tar. The tar treatment only temporarily reduced
some of the inflammation. Finally when I was 17, a doctor in Belgium
gave me a prescription for cortisone pills and cream (Kenakort)
which rapidly cleared my eczema as by "magic".
I thought I had finally found the "miracle cure" and was elated but totally unaware of the danger of
cortisone. I continued to take this medication for 9 years to keep the eczema
in check, not realizing that in the process the steroid cortisone's nasty side effects was
destroying my immune system and slowly killing me.I learned that the answer is NOT steroids,
topical treatments, or antihistamines!! These are only treating the SYMPTOMS
and in fact, making the problem worse. I learned why elimination of the symptom is NOT the same as
elimination of the disease.
The healing had to occur from the inside out because my eczema was an internal
disease, a leaky gut syndrome and a toxic blood condition with skin symptoms.
The reason that a skin disease like eczema can cripple a person's physical and mental aptitude is not understood by most people.
view eczema and psoriasis as symptoms of a "blood disease" which
occurs when eliminative organs (liver, kidneys, intestines, etc.)
malfunction, causing toxins to accumulate in the blood which can
affect mental clarity and aptitude. The body attempts to compensate
for faulty eliminative organs by excreting these toxins through
the skin which is the largest eliminative organ next to the liver.
In his book, Healing Psoriasis Dr. Pagano explains how build up of toxicity leads psoriatics to expel toxins through secondary systems, namely the skin.
more and more people develop psoriatic and eczematic symptoms, with
the highest rate of increase observed in the developed industrialized
world. My heart goes out to anyone out there who suffers from psoriasis,
eczema, scleroderma, and many other painful diseases and think that
there are no cures. I too believed that there was no cure. That's
why I decided to share this story on the internet.
Treatments that are recommended by doctors and pharmaceutical
companies worldwide amounts to futile attempts at mere symptom treatment
instead of the trying to address the root causes of the condition.
There are various creams, ointments, and UV light treatments but
none of them appear to have any lasting effects on the vast majority
of sufferers, and many of the remedies cause undesirable side effects.
In my little biography "A light at
the end of the tunnel" I describe my struggles with years of debilitating health problems, how I overcame a lifetime of chronic diseases and addiction to prescription drugs, and how I lost 60 lbs in 3 months effortlessly. Even my eczema/psoriasis had improved over 80% with the homeopathic treatment and by switching my diet from the SAD (standard American diet) to a wholesome diet of fresh, organically grown raw fruits, vegetables, and nuts. The hardest part for me was to stay away dairy and grain products to which I had been adddicted to for years.
Shirley's Healing Begins! Dramatic Skin Improvement!
My skin had improved dramatically, however I continued to experience
small flare-ups of this stubborn eczema in the form of a few small
spots on my hands, arms, my back and my face. These spots would
come and go constantly. Healing doesn't occur in a straight line
upward... it fluctuates up and down as the immune system improves.
I didn't worry about those ups and downs because they were mild
compare to what it used to be. I understood that there is no silver
magic bullet in curing eczema - it takes a combination of approach
to promote the healing, to detoxify the blood and to provide the body the tools that it needs to cure itself.
In my never ending search for healing my eczema naturally
I learned about uropathy and auto-immune
urine therapy (UT) which has a reputation of curing some of the worst
chronic diseases, including the worst of skin affections. I read
several books about UT and was so impressed with the case histories
of amazing cures that I hesitated no longer to try it for my own
health. I practiced UT for about one year. I knew that as part of
the healing process my body would begin to discard toxic residues
which had built up over the years and I was aware that my eczema
may reappear or get worse for a period of time as my body eliminates
toxins through the skin. This process is known as a healing crisis.
Some people experience mild healing crisis while others have a more
intense experience. I think that I may have had a very intense healing
crisis in December of 1996 when I experienced the worst case of
eczema/psoriasis ever...or was it merely the result of a severe
deficiency of a vital nutrient as I learned later?
At the onset of this relapse, my entire body looked like it had
a second degree sunburn or radiation burn with bright red, swollen
skin. The next day my entire body was covered with the raised, thickened
skin of eczematous condition. Even my feet and other areas of my
body which had previously remained clear were now affected. In addition,
my feet and ankles had swelled up to twice their original size.
To this day, I can't say for sure that this was a healing crisis
brought on by uropathy or by something else.
I took these photos of my foot, myself in Feb 97.
Click here to view few more photos. I regret not having taken
more pictures. My ENTIRE body suffered with the same swollen, crusty,
bleeding, oozing and cracked skin, from my toes to my scalp, including
my face. A year or two later, I'm completely healed!
The condition was worse on my hands, arms, legs and feet where
the swollen, inflamed skin caused intolerable itching and burning
pains day and night preventing or disturbing my sleep. The itching
became unbearable when my body would overheat and sweat during exercises
or in the heat of the bed. Scratching caused bleeding and oozing
of a clear/yellowish viscid fluid which would form crusts and caused
massive scaling when scratched. I also developed extremely painful
deep cracks on the bottom of my feet and on my hands, palms and fingers.
The skin on the rest of my body had become thick, tough, and
indurated. I thought that it looked like that of an elephan's thick
skin and it felt rough like sand paper to the touch. Eventually
the skin of my face, throat and neck had also become swollen and
felt stiff as though it was made of cardboard and glue. I wondered
if I had developed scleroderma. I was constantly cold, even when
covered in layers of clothing and tucked under the covers in warm room.
Only very hot baths afforded me relief from the cold, the pains
and the itches and temporarily softened my skin. The hot water initially
made my skin itch terribly for the first few minutes. Brushing my
skin vigorously with strong nylon hair brushes (one in each hand)
for a few minutes caused the itch stopped completely and afforded
me total relief and relaxation. The brushing of my skin also helped
removed dead skin cells and gave my lymph glands a great massage
in the process. After my bath,
applying comfrey salve and shea butter helped alleviate the
painful dryness and itchiness. (You'll find the comfrey salve near the bottom of that website.)
The use of soap wasn't helping
I had to stop using soap of any kind. Here is what R. Lincoln
Graham, M.D. writes about soap: "If soap has an excess of alkali-and
most of them do-this alkali promptly unites with the delicate fatty
substances secreted for the protection of the skin, and removes
it, leaving the skin surface dry and harsh. Cracks then form in
the skin, and dirt works into them, frequently requiring the use
of even stronger soap the eradicate. This still further deepens
the cracks, and so it goes, from bad to worse"
Detox Baths Helped
Soaking my body in Montmorillonite clay infused water was very soothing and detoxifying and cleansing to me, I had no
need for soap. Occasionally I also had a colloidal oatmeal
bath. After the bath, I massaged my hands and feet with castor oil mixed with calendula extract and
wrapped them in plastic bags for a few hours to keep the skin and
the cracks as soft as possible. Later Ialso discovered the wonders of Comfrey salve and of
Shea Butter, derived from the seeds of the Karite Nut of the Mangifolia
Tree in Africa, which soothe and moisturize my skin without clogging my pores.
The pain and discomfort from my swollen feet and ankles and from
my painfully inflamed skin had debilitated me so that I could barely
function anymore. I made every effort to avoid perspiring (which
was very difficult in the hot summer days) because sweat burned
my diseased skin as though pure acid was poured over it. It had
become very difficult for me to do computer work or any other work.
The slightest task seemed like a huge chore. Exhausted and in pain
most of the time, I thought I had reached the end of my life and
would die soon. I'd lie in bed for hours staring at the TV or resting.
I didn't want to seek help from a dermatologists because I knew
that they would put me back on dangerous anti-inflammatory drugs
such as steroids (cortisone
or prednisone) and antihistamine and I knew from past experience
that these would spell BAD NEWS for me in the long run. I wasn't
about to interfere with my body's self cleansing and healing process
by suppressing my symptoms with drugs as I had done in the past.
The Skin Requires A Constant Supply of Essential Fatty Acids
I learned from my son's pediatrician, Dr. Paul Fleiss, that my eczema
was directly the result of blood toxicity (leaky
gut syndrome) and a deficiency of essential nutrients
(mainly the omega 3 oils, which are found in abundance in
Marine Phytoplankton and flaxseed oil. Certain types
of fat-metabolism malfunctions are more often found in patients
suffering from eczema and psoriasis than in the rest of the population.
Dr. Fleiss gave me a bottle of flaxssed oil and advised me to take
two tablespoons of that oil everyday. (Healing is impaired and immune
function decreased when there is a deficiency of omega 3 fatty acids), glyconutrients and
trace minerals. Marine Phytoplankton product offers full Spectrum 72 natural ionic
sea trace minerals) Dr. Fleiss is also a proponent of wholesome,
organically grown, fresh, raw food diet to help promote and maintain optimum health.
I started taking 2 to 3 tablespoons of flaxoil everyday. Within
13 days of taking the flaxoil I noticed a dramatic improvement:
the swelling of my feet and face had decreased, the itching was
less severe, I was sleeping better and my vital heat had returned;
I didn't feel so cold all the time.
I used herbal remedies as outlined in Dr. Pagano's book "Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative" and I had chiropractic treatments (outlined in Dr. Pagano's book) and accupuncture
to stimulate the "Chi" to help my body heal itself. Seven weeks
later my overall condition had improved markedly. The swelling was
completely gone, the cracks on my skin had totally disappeared,
and the eczema was 70% improved
Later, after doing further research, I learned that there is
no such thing as a silver magic bullet to cure eczema. In
my case, it took a combination of treatments to help my body heal itself, including homeopathy,
,green juice, other omega 3 oils, Immunocal to boost glutathione, herbal tonics, VelociTea, energized microwater
and glyconutrients. Daily exercise and deep breathing was also very important.
The results were outstanding - I achieved a complete cure!
To detoxify my blood/lymphatic system and to help my body self-heal, I only drink
energized, alkaline living water (never tap water), I take important herbal formulas, and I drink the
Velocitea Holy Tea everyday. The holy tea name is taken from a widely-used
medicinal herb known as Holy Thistle which has been used for hundreds of years in Europe to treat all
sorts of ailments, including Itchy, flaky skin or scalp, as well
as inflamed skin, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis Everyday, I also
drink daily 6 to 8 ounces of freshly cold pressed green juice of wheatgrass, parsley, cilantro, dandelion, and bitter-melon-vines juice (in season). In this green juice, I mix in one tablespoon of bee pollen, one ounce or more
of fulvic minerals, 2 packet a day of glutathione precursor and
one to two ounces of marine phytoplankton. Dr. Jerry Tennant, M.D.says that
marine phytoplankton contains almost everything one needs to sustain life and
to restore health by providing the raw materials to make new cells that function normally.
Prostaglandins, which strongly influence skin health, are the body's chemical messengers, governing many processes, including
inflammation. They are not stored in the body but must be constantly synthesized from
essential fatty acids (EFAs) that are taken in
from the diet. The best dietary sources of EFAs include flaxseed oil, seafood and evening primrose oils.
Yet while fish and flax oils supply omega-3 fatty acids, evening primrose oil is one of nature's richest sources of an even rarer
fatty acid: gamma-linolenic acid. The exceptionally high gamma-linolenic
acid content of evening primrose oil makes it critical to skin health.
That is because two key enzymes-Alpha6 desaturase and Alpha5 desaturase-involved
in metabolizing many of the EFAs and making them useful to the skin
are absent in skin itself.
However, the skin does not require either
of these enzymes to convert gamma-linolenic acid into favorable
compounds required for mod-erating inflammation.res the continual formation of gamma-linolenic
acid from precursor compounds by the liver, and then depends on
the blood for transport to the skin. Although the body can convert
other EFAs into gamma-linolenic acid, it may be more beneficial
to provide a constant supply of already-formed gamma-linolenic acid
from evening primrose oil. That is because the body's capacity to
convert the more common linoleic acid to gamma-linolenic acid decreases
with age, increasing the body's requirements. Also, the activity
of ?6 desaturase is inhibited by many environmental influences such
as diet, stress, and aging. Thus, supplying already-formed gamma-linolenic
acid enables the skin to use EFAs more efficiently to fight off
disease and quell inflammation. -
Omega-3 rich oil played a crucial role in my health recovery.
How I take my oils:
I mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil, 1 tablespoon of black cumin oil, and one tablespoon of evening primrose oil with my fresh vegetale juiceb (it can also be mixed with 1/2 cup of cottage cheese or yogurt.) I also take borage oil to help healt the inflammation. When taken by itself, these oils do not taste good and do not assimilate well in the body. Mixed with cottage cheese or yogurt it taste good and is easily emulsified and absorbed into the body. Make sure to store the oils in the refrigerator. Do not keep the oils exposed to air or light for more than a few minutes. (Barleans recommend about one to two tablespoon of flaxoil per 100 pounds of body weight).
- Oil must be cold expeller pressed and unfiltered to be effective.
(Heat will destroy its beneficial properties)
- Oils must be fresh. (It goes rancid very quickly and will
not be edible, so put it in the refrigerator after opening)
- Liquid flaxoil is better than capsules.
- Barleans recommends one to two tablespoons of flaxoil per 100 pounds of body weight.
- Liquid Gold Flax oil with Lignan Certified Organic - A rich source of vital omega 3 fatty acids - 24 fl oz Organic with Lignans
- Marine phytoplankton is a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids as found is
flaxoil, as well as vital trace minerals and other important healing nutrients. educational info
- Liquid: Black Cumin Seed Oil cold-pressed from the Black Seed herb rich source of essential fatty acids
for a wide variety of health conditions. (psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, asthma, arthritis, immune system).
- Hemp seed oil soft gel, capsules, or liquid form.
- Fish oil
- A team of researchers from Austria, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Germany, and Poland now report that intravenous
infusions of a fish oil
emulsion is quite effective in ameliorating the symptoms of chronic plaque-type psoriasis.
- Black Cumin Oil - great for skin conditions: eczema, psoriasis and acne Professor G. Rietmuller, Director of Institute
for immunology at the University of Munich believes
that black seed plant extract works positively on the immune system and could be used as a bio-regulator.
Professor Michael Meurer of the Dermatology Clinic in Munich has for a long time been convinced about the
success of this oil. From his experience the black cumin seed oil help stop inflammation and helps with neurodermitis.
- The chia seed is one of the richest source of omega-3 oil and other essential nutrients
for a healthy skin. They were the power food of the ancient Aztecs. According to Spanish manuscripts, the Aztecs ate the Chia
seeds to improve their endurance - they called it their "running food" because messengers could purportedly run all day on just a handful.
- On my salads I use generous amount of extra virgin cold pressed olive oil and when stir-frey veggies, I only use
coconut oil or grapeseed oil because these
oils are great for our health and they will not smoke, burn or splatter
like other cooking oils. This is due to their high smoke point, approximately 320 degree F.
The Impact of Glutathione On a Healthy Skin
The role of glutathione in detoxification and prevention
of radiation damage in other tissues is well-known. Low levels of
glutathione GSH have been documented in many types of skin disease
including: psoriasis eczema, vasculitis, etc. "In both irritant
contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis GSH levels fall
both in the skin and the whole body." There are over 100 diseases
and conditions associated with low glutathione levels. Most of the
degenerative diseases of aging and the autoimmune diseases have
been studied and linked to low glutathione GSH levels.
Dr. Jimmy Gutman, M.D - "Clinical evidence links low glutathione levels
to the most common illnesses of our time as well as newly emerging
diseases. Glutathione levels diminish as we age and many diseases
normally associated with aging have been linked to glutathione deficiency."
Dr. Allan Somersall M.D - "To
raise glutathione levels is to reduce premature oxidation, to quench destructive free
radicals and help detoxify the poisons inside each cell when it
needs to. Only Immunocal is clinically proven to do that in a safe,
effective and convenient way."
Shirley: While my eczema had completely healed I continued to experience
callouses and cracks on the heels of my feet. I knew it was an indication
of a nutritional deficiency but I was taking all the trace minerals from the sea,
the omega 3 oils, my diet was optimum now... I
couldn't figure out what could be missing from my diet, until I
learned about glutathione and Immunocal. After taking
Immunocal for 2 months, all the cracks and callouses had disappeared!
Marine Phytoplankton Provides Important nutrients
I ran into an amazing website with
all kinds of natural healing ideas. This website led me to the website
that would change my life the information page on Marine phytoplankton. I had lots of internal
struggles about ordering something so expensive that might not even
work. I didn't order at first. Something kept telling me to order
it (I now believe my angels can sometimes be very pesty!). I took
the plunge. I cant even begin to tell you what I felt inside as I
realized I had found my answer. Since I had been massaging every
Friday my hands were horrible. I was working through the pain for
the little bit of extra money it was bringing my family. My hands
completely healed up within one week of drinking my daily dose of
1 oz! It was amazing! I am now massaging full time again. Its good
to be back doing what I love without suffering! In addition to my
miracle, I decided to try giving marine phytoplankton to my 6 year
old daughter. She had been suffering from asthma and allergies for
months. We could not get her to clear up. She was on prescription
antihistamines and decongestants as well as a nebulizer. I went
ahead and gave her ½ oz every night for threedays. She woke up on the fourth morning
with no symptoms! She asks every night to take the vitamin juice.
Persimmon leaf is an allergy or itching preventive food
Persimmon leaf is anti-allergic and anti-pruritic in composition; in other
words, an allergy or itching preventive food. Furthermore,
research has proven the therapeutic effect of persimmon leaf extract
on those suffering from dermatitis. The preventive effect of persimmon leaf extract on dermatitis
was dose-dependent and a continuous intake of persimmon leaf extract
significantly decreased its onset and development. As well, studies
have shown that supplementation of persimmon leaf improves lipid
profiles and suppresses body weight gain in animals that were fed
high-fat diets. It is also used topically in some beauty products
to help to clarify the skin and eliminate dull and dark areas.
Persimmon has been cultivated in Japan for at least 1,000 years,
where it is considered the national fruit. So it only seems natural
that Japanese researchers discovered that the main flavonoid in
persimmon—astragalin—inhibits the release of histamine in mice suffering
from atopic dermatitis. When the mice were given persimmon extract,
they exhibited fewer behavioral symptoms, such as scratching and
biting their skin. There was also a reduction of serum IgE, the
antibodies produced in response to an allergen. Additionally, tissue
samples showed there was less inflammation and thickening of the skin.
Persimmon Leaves are part of the VelociTea Detox Tea Ingredients
Formulated by Dr. Bill Miller, Ph.D. in Nutritional Science, the
VelociTea tea is a unique herbal blend of safe, all-natural ingredients
designed to promote healing by gently cleansing the digestive tract,
detoxifying the body, improving skin condition. The "Holy Tea" name
is taken from the traditional name of one of the ingredients, a
widely-used medicinal herb known as Holy Thistle or Blessed Thistle,
and is not intended to imply any religious significance - although
grateful users who experienced remarkable health improvements after
drinking Holy Tea often thank God for this gift of healing!
Healing Process - Understanding The Healing Crisis
As time went by,
the cycles of aggravation of symptoms (itching, oozing, swelling, pains etc) became less severe and of shorter duration.
My healing process was very slow and tough. It takes courage, sacrifices, and lots of patience because the body needs time to
heal. We are used to "quick fixes" which merely suppress symptoms and makes us worse in the long run. If you allow your body to heal
itself, in time a cure is obtained on a deep level of the constitution. Its not just your skin that gets better, its the whole of you.
I sleep better, I feel more relaxed, I'm happier, I have more energy
and more stamina than ever before in my entire life and even when
under stress I no longer experience a relapse or aggravation of
my symptoms as I used to. As I edit this story today, June 1999,
I consider myself nearly completely cured of my eczema.
Healing of skin disease with natural means does not happen overnight.
My son Sterling had a patch of psoriasis about 2 to 3" diameter
on his right shoulder. I gave him flaxoil every day for over a year
and finally his psoriasis disappeared. It takes patience and persistence
to cure eczema and psoriasis with flax oil --- not everyone gets
results in a few weeks as I did.
My immune system is constantly fighting and when I'm overworked
or under stress, small eczema patches may flare up again on my hands,
fingers, or on my face for a few weeks or even a few month and then
disapear again. I don't try to suppress these small outbreaks because
I don't want to interfere with my immune system and with the detox
process as it continues to be part of the healing process.
Constantine Hering, M.D. (1800-1880) observed that healing occurs
in a consistent pattern. He described this pattern in the form of
three basic laws which homeopaths can use to recognize that healing
is occurring. This pattern has been recognized by acupuncturists
for hundreds of years and is also used by practitioners of herbalism
and other healing disciplines. Herings Law of Cure
No two eczemas are alike
There are many different types of manifestations
of psoriasis and eczema. What they all have in common is an excessive
production of skin cells in the basal skin layers of the Epidermis.
The overproduction is made possible or is caused by an enormously
increased area of the basal layers of the epidermis, which produce
new skin cells. This increase manifest itself as an abnormal folding
process in the basal layers. The sum total of this and other effects
is that a psoriasis sufferers affected skin areas produce approximately
7 to 9 times as many new skin cells as normal skin. Measured in
time, normal skin reproduces itself within 28 days, whereas psoriatic
skin is replaced, at least as far as cell numbers are concerned,
within 3 to 4 days.
Eczema -Atopic dermatitis is indicated by an itchy, fissured,
thickened skin, breaks in the skin, scabbing, flaking, and crusts
extension of the patches or lesions or red raised skin patches.
They can grow to form larger areas. Some people have dry patches,
some have weepy eczema, some have raised, red, inflamed large or
small areas, some have deep painful cracks that may be bleeding
or oozing. One of the worse aspects of eczema is itching and consequently,
the uncontrollable urge to scratch. In my experience, scratching
did not make my eczema worse. It only make my skin look worse
superficially. Scratching gave me intense relief and I feel very
sorry for children and animals who are prevented from scratching.
I experienced the greatest relief in very hot water infused with clacium bentonite clay or
kelp. Upon immersing in the
hot water I experienced intense itching (the heat of the water causes
a rush of blood to the skin which triggers the itch) but I quickly
felt immense relief after burshing my skin vigorously for 3 minutes
under the water with a stiff nylon hair brush. After the bath I applied colloidal oatmeal lotion.
Psoriasis -Plaques and silvery scales on the skin, caused
by too rapid replication and pile up of skin cells mark psoriasis.
The lesions can weep fluids and may form small blisters. after a
few weeks. Persistence, perseverance, and patience is the name of the game here.
"I always knew that my body was capable of healing itself once proper
conditions were provided. I think that homeopathy, uropathy, the raw food diet and juices,
(especially wheatgrass/cilantro juice), detoxifying and nourishing tonic herbs, flaxoil and EPO,
therapeutic water, and all other aspect of my program described above played an very important part in my
recovery. But I think that if my deficiencies of essential fatty acids, mainly
the omega 3 fatty acids , essential sugars (glyconutrients), had not
been corrected, my recovery would have been nearly impossible. I also believe that bee pollen and
fulvic minerals which
I began taking since 2001 are playing an important role in maintaining
my health and strong immune system. This is how I achieved
optimum health after a lifetime of suffering"
Leaky Gut Syndrome's Role In Skin Disease
Leo Galland M.D
Gut Syndromes are clinical disorders associated with increased
intestinal permeability. They include inflammatory and infectious
bowel diseases, chronic inflammatory arthritides. cryptogenic skin
conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis herpetiformis,
many diseases triggered by food allergy or specific food intolerance,
including eczema, urticaria, and irritable bowel syndrome,
chronic fatigue syndromes [ Leaky Gut Syndrome by Leo Galland M.D.]
Hyperpermeability may play a primary etiologic
role in the evolution of each disease, or may be a secondary consequence
of it which causes immune activation, hepatic dysfunction, and pancreatic
insufficiency, creating a vicious cycle. Unless specifically investigated,
the role of altered intestinal permeability in patients with Leaky
Gut Syndromes often goes unrecognized.
The secret to good health lies in the friendly bacteria in the
intestinal tract. Lactobacillus bacteria form a significant part
of the natural intestinal flora. Large populations of this, and
other lactic acid producing bacteria, regulate the levels of friendly
bacteria and reduce the levels of toxic pathogens that cause ill
health. The reproduction ability of the bacteria in the gut is the
single most important factor in a probiotic product. The bacteria
must be in their natural state and alive so that once they arrive
in the gut they can multiply and produce all the sub- strains necessary to maintain a healthy intestinal flora.
Probiotics During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Helps Protect Against Eczema
Probiotics administered during pregnancy and lactation appears to promote the immune system protective potential of breast-feeding.
The probiotics also protect infants against eczema during the first two years.
There is a growing incidence of allergic diseases in the Western world and researchers acknowledge the need to offer primary protection
to reverse the trend. The ideal source of infant nutrition to provide protection from these diseases is breast-milk. Its role, however,
is elusive. Pediatricians in Finland undertook a double-blind, placebo controlled study to determine the potential for protection against
allergic diseases by administering probiotics. Mothers who received probiotics during pregnancy and lactation improved their anti-inflammatory
transforming growth TGF in their milk. In addition, it was shown that the risk of developing eczema during the infants first two
years was significantly reduced compared with the placebo group. Researchers concluded that maternal allergies were a positive risk
for eczema in the infant.
Cracked Skin at the Bottom of my Feet. (May 2012) While
I managed to completely heal my lifelong eczema/psoriasis and have
enjoyed a radiantly beautiful skin on my face and my body for the
past 10 years, I began to experience dry leathery skin with painless
deep cracks at the bottom of my feet, especially the heels and the
big toe cushion. This symptom became prominent after the death of
my husband, probably a result of stress and grief and I suspected
it was caused by some sort of nutrient deficiency. For a long time
I didn't know what I was deficient in, until I started taking 2
new nutritional products. In less than a month the cracks on my
heels had healed and the skin was soft and smoothe. One of the products,
the PEAK Enzymes "Without"
(to be taken "without" food) are
metabolic or proteolytic enzymes produced by the pancreas to repair the body and to build and restore tissue. The other product is is
a powerful whole food supplement, made from the Seed, Skin and Pulp of