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Healing Eczema: A Drug Free Alternative Medicine Approach

Common causes of eczema are allergies secondary to digestive disorders, immune deficiencies, genetic metabolic disorders such as the inability to produce GLA-gamma linoleic acid, a key component in the structure of cell membranes and nutritional deficiencies. Eczema is an inflammation of the skin, usually associated with blisters, thickening, crusting, scaling and itching. There are different types of eczema depending on their causes,
and where they occur on the body.

This page is my personal account of successfully healing a most severe case of eczema/psoriasis with omega-3 fatty acids, homeopathy, nutritional supplements and detoxification.Worldwide, 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 my website.

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My Triumph Over Eczema: Healing Atopic Dermatitis Without Medication

March 20, 1997 - My testimonial of Healing My Lifelong Eczema With Natural Means
by Shirley Lipschutz-Robinson

Summary: I suffered from severe eczema with painful swelling and oozing of the skin, bleeding cracks, severe scaling, itching and burning. 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 disapointed. In a nutshell, I credit my healing to a combination of approach: homeopathy, natural rawfood 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. (The reason that I write eczema is because I have been given both diagnosis by various dermatologists.) I learned later that eczema was caused by vaccines and cow milk baby formula allergy. My parents had taken me to dozens of dermatologists which were unsuccessful in helping me.

Eczema and babies - note from Shirley

Note from ShirleyIn babies, eczema often appears as a rash around the mouth and cheeks, but may spread to the chest, back and feet. Eczema ineczema child vaccinosisbabies can be triggered by certain foods such as cow's milk infant formula. Some children and people are also allergic to eggs, wheat or oranges, tomatoes etc.) Holistic doctors warn parents that routine childhood vaccination can trigger severe eczema. 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 developped 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 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 weeks, her eczema cleared entirely.

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 (steroids). I continued to take this medication for 9 years to keep the eczema in check, not realizing that in the process the cortisone's nasty side effects was destroying my immune system and slowly killing me.

eczema on handWorldwide, 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 part 1" 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 fruits, vegetables, and nuts, mostly in their raw form. (I delighted my taste buds with nutritious raw food recipes ) The hardest part of this diet was to keep away from meat, dairy and grain products to which I was adddicted to. I drank ONLY ion microwater and abstained entirely from carbonated sodas, sugar, etc. I have maintained this diet to this day and have no desire to return to the SAD diet.

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Food Allergies can Trigger Auto-Immune Reactions

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.). allergentic reaction Allergy or intolerance to casein (from milk and cheese) is also very common and can trigger the auto-immune reactions like skin inflamation and eczema or psoriasis. As an infant I was bottlefed 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 severly 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. THE WORLD’S FIRST GLUTEN SUMMIT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Dr. Tom O’Bryan has gathered 29 of the world’s experts and opinion leaders on the topics of gluten-related disorders, nutrition and healthy living for a series of online interviews taking place for FREE from November 11-17, 2013

Dramatically improved skin

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 for healing my eczema naturally I learned about uropathy and auto-immune urine therapy 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.

eczema-ankle-swollen Ankle swollen with eczemaI 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!

Eczema can be triggered by routine childhood vaccination

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 myskin 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.

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 wrose"

Detox Baths Helped

Soaking my body in kelp and/or bentonite 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 I discovered the wonders 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.

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Shirley's Healing Begins

eczema diet secrets 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 wheat grass juicer 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 microwater (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, flakey skin or scalp, as well as inflamed skin, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis Everyday, I also drink daily 6 to 8 ounces of freshly pressed mixture 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 Immunocal (glutathione) and one to two ounces of marine phytoplankton.
Dr. Jerry green juiceTennant, 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. These nutrients also help improve mental function, and memory, depression, harmful effects of stress, and mood swings.

I grow my own wheatgrass in flats by my windows and I use a manual juicer. Wheatgrass played a major role in my health recovery of severe lifelong illnesses. I use the Handcrank juicer (rust proof stainless steel) specifically designed to get the maximum juice from leafy plants or grass. (most other juicers shred the grass or leaf causing a huge mess and no juice.)

NOTE: I recently noticed that ordinary Supermarkets, Trader Joes, and 7-Eleven stores are now selling Superfood Green Juices which contains wheatgrass and barley grass, chlorella, spirulina, blue-green algae, vegetables and fruits. Although these commercial juices such as Naked Green Machine or Trader Joe's green juices are flash pasteurized at 160 degrees fahrenheit (which destroys much of the enzymes and other important nutrients) and are not made from organically grown veggies, they can be a second best choice for busy people who do not have the time to drink home-made fresh green juice.

Omega-3 rich oil such as flaxseed oil and other health giving oils
played a crucial role in my health recovery.

I mix the following in an 8 ounce cup andhigh-blood-pressure. drink it daily: One tablespoon each of: evening primrose oil, black cumin oil, sesame oil, hemp seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, borage oil, sunflower oil, and 3 to 4 tablespoons of Flaxseed oil. I drink these oils after a meal. The body absorb oils better with protein. To emulsify these oils and make the drink more pallatable, I mix these oils in a tablespoon of organic white and apple cider vinegar, a little organic ginger a little natural pure palm or coconut sugar (found in Asian stores) and Himalayan crystal salt to taste. (this is an all natural salt with therapeutic properties, as described in Water and Salt, The Essence of Life, by Dr. Barbara Hendel MD.

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 Healing Process continue - My Healing Crisis

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The Role of Glutathione GSH Level and Eczema

The role of glutathione GSH 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 GSH 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 GSH 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!

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Healing Eczema with Marine Phytoplankton

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I became a massage therapist four years ago. I was absolutely thrilled! I had finally found my calling. I loved it. Not only did it feel right but it provided more than enough for me and my family financially. Then about six months into my career my hands started to break out. Not just break out but literally break out. My skin split open and bled, I had oozing welts, I itched, I burned; I couldn't stand it! There would be certain people I would work on that would make my hands burn the entire time. Unfortunately I had to completely stop massaging. I went to numerous doctors who couldnt pin point a diagnosis but would tell me it was a general allergic reaction. Allergic reaction to what? I went crazy trying all kinds of different creams, lotions, oils, soaps, detergents, etc., etc. I even tried wearing gloves! On any given day my hands would be normalId do one massage and it would take me weeks to clear up my allergic reaction.

After about a year of trying everything I could think of and doing massive amounts of research I decided that it must all be in my head. I must have some sort of subconscious block against my beloved career. So the meditation, prayer, and affirmations began. And continued. Still nothing. I gave up! My massage career was over. Maybe some day I would find a solution About two months ago I started massaging again. Only two massages every Friday so my hands would have time to heal during the week. Then one morning I had a message from my sister, who is a medical transcriptionist; she was positive she had found a diagnosis for my hands. She was typing notes for a dermatologist who was treating a patient with similar symptoms to what I have but they were on her feet. (I couldnt even imagine that agony I would stay in bed and cry forever!) When she did an internet research for the dermatologists diagnosis, a picture of my hands came up! (Not actually mine, but could have been) Finally after years of nothing I had a lead.

I took that lead and ran. I ran into an amazing website with all kinds of natural healing ideas. This website led me to the website that would change my lifethe 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 Phytoplankton are microscopic plants that live in the ocean. 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.

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. Marine phytoplankton has been called "the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet". Containing a wide range of trace elements, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, enzymes and cellular materials, marine phytoplankton promotes and maintains optimum health by boosting and supporting all systems within the body. Its antioxidants and unique polysaccharides can halt the genetic mutations that can lead to cancer. Both high levels of saccharides and adaptogens increase energy and stamina by improving our ability to consume and use oxygen. Adaptogens also improve cardiovascular health by strengthening the heart and circulation. more about marine phytoplankton's healing power

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Persimmon leaf is an allergy or itching preventive food

VelociTeaPersimmon 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 the 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 Holy 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!

In contemporary herbalism, Blessed Thistle is used to treat liver and skin and mucous congestion, and remove parasites such as worms and flukes from the colon.

Chia Seeds Nourish the Skin

omega3 in chia seeds 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.

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Healing Process - Understanding The Healing Crisis

Book Cover-The Healing CrisisAs 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 bentonite 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. Persistance, 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 describled 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), and transfer factors 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"

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The Skin Requires Constant Supply of Essential Fatty Acids

Book Cover-Evening Primrose Oil 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 flax, 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.

But, the skin requires 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. -

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 vegetable juice (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 (with a little salt or jam, depending on your taste) it taste good and is easily emulsified and absorbed into the body. Make sure to keep the flax oil stored in cold temperature in the refrigerator. Do not keep the oils exposed to air or light for more than a few minutes. (Barleans recommend about one tablespoon of flaxoil per 100 pounds of body weight) I also use large amount of cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil and sesame oil in my salad everyday.

  • 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 softgel, capsules, or liquidform. (more information about the health benefit of hemp oil)..
  • 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. more
  • 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.
Herbal extracts for or skin disorders and Dermatitis such as eczema and psoriasis.

Read my regular updates about healing eczema with natural means

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Child with EczemaDr. Douglas Willen - "It took a colleague of mine over 9 months to convince me to use glyconutrient/saccharides supplementation in my practice and I only tried it because I had a case that was chronic and extremely difficult, a 7-year old girl with horrible eczema over her entire body, and I was getting nowhere using all my tried and true protocols. Not to mention the fact that this little girl was my daughter's best friend! Well, the glyconutrients proved to be the missing link in that case... Her rapid recovery really got my attention! I began doing the research and the reading on this subject and was incredibly impressed with the science backing these products. Four out of the last eight Nobel Prize winners won their prizes because of their research in this area called glycobiology, and thousands of new research papers are published each year in the field. Needless to say, I have continued to use this type of nutrition in my practice since." view before and after pictures

The Oil That Heals
by William A. McGarey, M.D.

A fascinating analysis of a medical doctor's research on and verification of the healing properties of castor oil packs, first recommended by the noted psychic Edgar Cayce as an adjunct for many ailments that resist traditional medical treatment.

This natural oil has amazing healing properties. It has been used in virtually every major civilization since antiquity for the cure of normally fatal disabling conditions. In India, they called it erand. In ancient Greece it was known as kiki. It is mentioned in the Bible and in the most ancient Egyptian papyrus yet found. In Europe, in the Middle Ages, it was used by some to cure the plague. They called it the "palma christi" or the "hand of Christ." This extract of the castor bean is a safe, gentle, easy to use remedy for virtually any illness - when it is used externally.

From Colleen in Hawaii - Fri, 15 Oct 2004:

My daughter is 16. She's had eczema all her life and in the past 2-3 years it became serious. In the past, it would appear once or twice a year and then go away with steroid ointments. Not any more..it was ALWAYS there the past couple of years and steadily getting worse. I began researching online and took the following action:

  • Our first step was to see a naturopathic doctor. I decided to do this after realizing that the answer is NOT steroids, topical treatments, or antihistamines!! These are only treating the SYMPTOMS and in fact, making the problem worse. Why elimination of the symptom is NOT the same as elimination of the disease
  • We also saw an allergist who was able to identify the allergies she's developed, which were SEVERAL food allergies (corn, poultry, tuna, peanuts), dust mites, cat dander, etc. Some of these allergies she's had since infancy, but others were new. We took steps such as encasing her mattress and pillows with special covers and moving our cat; and of course, eliminating the food allergens.
  • We're quite sure that my daughter's problem stems from "leaky gut" syndrome (from too much antibiotics from the time she was an infant). We therefore began by eliminating excess yeast in her. The naturopath put her on a ROTATION DIET for 4 months. We were able to overcome her food allergies after those four months by gradually re-introducing poultry and corn products on a rotation basis.
  • EFT (see www.emofree.com) also helped. It's an amazing therapy based on tapping on pressure points. We also use TAT (not sure if there's a website for this).
  • Another item our whole family now uses in Miracle II soap and neutralizer. I can't say this "cured" her, but we've noticed that this soap has many benefits and gradually I'm getting rid of all other soaps and detergents in favor of this product.

Our daughter went through a horrifying "detox" period where she broke out in a blistering rash all over her body. This lasted two weeks and was brought under control with rhustox (homeopathic treatment). This year has been VERY trying for us because of her eczema and the results have been worth all the effort. I want EVERYONE to know how we were able to cure her eczema!!

UPDATE Oct. 29, 2005
In May 2005, although Jordan's skin condition was vastly improved by continuing her supplements and avoiding her allergy foods (corn and poultry were the toughest to avoid!), I wasn't completely satisfied. I resented the fact that she'd have to live her life always being paranoid that corn might be hidden in the foods she ate (it's often there listed under a hundred different names). By this time I noticed that signs of puberty were re-emerging such as body odor and acne. She was 17 and still no menstruation and the medical doctors wanted to put her on hormones (we refused). I started to give her Evening Primrose Oil after hearing it helped a cousin of my mom's.

I then met Ayurvedic Drs. Suhas and Manisha Kshirsagar at the Kauai Healing Garden seminar and decided to take Jordan to them. Ayurvedic medicine works on the principle of balancing each person's system and unblocking, removing toxins,etc. Dr. Suhas told me that once she started her period the eczema would disappear. In the next four months she was prescribed Vata tea, an Ayurvedic wine, Bio Immune tablets and Trifala (to promote regularity). She received 9 therapeutic massages and yoga lessons. One day in early September Jordan ate popcorn and did not get a rash and a few days later she had her first period! Since then she's been eating all the allergy foods except peanuts and still no rash. Jordan continues to see Dr. Suhas, take supplements, eat healthily, and exercise. As I look back at the past year and a half, my advice to anyone having eczema is to first see an allergist to identify food sensitivities then avoid those foods. THEN work on the underlying problem of correcting your system's imbalances.

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Testimonial of healing psoriasis with Dr. Pagano's program
from Lonna -Fri, 2 Jul 1999

"I would like to share with all of you something that has worked for me to get rid of my psoriasis completely. I got my first sign of psoriasis about 8 years ago on my hands. It was not bad at first but in the winter of 1996 my hands looked like that of an unhealthy 90 year old woman and I was only 31. I had a lot of things going on in my life that was causing great mental stress. Things were better for a while and it cleared up. It the fall of 1997 I had some major challenges in my life and it came back full force all over my scalp and the back of my neck. It was really bad and my hair was even falling out.

I am a very health conscious person, in fact my home business for the past 5 years has been health and nutritional products. I tried everything natural and unnatural to get rid of the psoriasis, but it would not go away and the stress I was under wasn't going anywhere anytime soon. I was on the Internet everynight searching for the answer. I felt that the cause was coming from the inside of my body and showing up on the outside of my body.

Finally in the fall of 1998 I found a book called Healing Psoriasis The Natural Alternative by Dr. John O.A. Pagano. I ordered the book read it and put into action everything the book told me to do. It was the first thing I had ever read or heard about psoriasis that made sense to me. By the seventh week of being on Dr. Pagano's regimen my skin was starting to clear. My skin is now COMPLETELY clear with no signes of psoriasis and my hair had grown back. It is so wonderful that sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure it's real. I am sorry about the length of this message, I just wanted you all to know that I know exactly how it feels to have psoriasis and there is a cure no matter what the medical doctors say. I hope this helps someone out there. Best wishes, Lonna"

Update Fri, 12 Nov 1999: "It has just been a year since I first started Dr. Pagano's regimen and I am happy to say my skin is still clear.

From Victoria Jefrey
Date: October 10, 2004

Hello Shirley.
Your story inspired me because I have had my own problems with severe eczema for five years now. After countless doctors and useless cortisone creams and drugs that ultimately made it worse, I took control of my disease and went on an organic diet, I drink lots of water and I found that taking a daily cocktail of zinc supplements, grapeseed extract and fish oil capsules and brewer's yeast tablets has greatly improved my eczema. It's really a crime that the medical establishment has not moved forward on a remedy for this problem, but then, I guess it's not in their interest to do so.

From Amie K.
Date 7/13/2010

Hi Shirley,
My name is Amie, and I am 30 yrs old. I just wanted to thank you personally for sharing this website with the world. I have suffered with actue eczema since I was a baby. With alot of research, change of diet, lifestyle etc, I have been able to keep it under control. However a few months ago, I had such a horrible breakout, I had to stop working (I used to waitress). So I have gone back into reading and researching on life and diet, toxins, candida etc and I always come back to your website for guidance. This website has been a blessing in my life. I overlooked the importance of the omega 3. And now I have incorportated them back into my diet and already seeing a huge change in my skin texture.

Water The Great Healer and Detoxifier!

Your Body's Many Cries for WaterHealing Waters : The Miraculous Health Benefits of Earth's Most Essential Resource

The quality of water can positively or negatively affect ones health

No matter what the specific health or fitness goal, one cannot achieve the maximum benefit from any health program without drinking the right kind of water in the proper amount. All experts agree, that next to the air we breathe, water is the most important thing we will ever put in our bodies. It is surprising that so much time and money is being spent on supplements, organic foods and natural remedies but little attention is given to the quality and effect of the water with which those items are taken. Water therapy has been used for centuries to heal the sick. Hydro- and hydrothermal therapy are traditional methods of treatment that have been used for the treatment of disease and injury by many cultures, including those of ancient Rome, China, and Japan.Water The Great Healer and Detoxifier

Joseph M. Price, MD - "Chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times. It is an insidious."

The Miraculous Properties of Ionized WaterAlbert Schatz, Ph.D - "Fluoridation is the greatest fraud that has ever been perpetrated and it has been perpetrated on more people than any other fraud has." Professor Albert Schatz, Ph.D. (Microbiology), Discoverer of streptomycin and Nobel Prize Winner

Safe, toxin-free, Ionized, Energized, Drinking Water helps to naturally flush toxins and acidic waste from the body and is a powerful antioxidant. Ionized Water makes more oxygen available to our cells than distilled, reverse osmosis, filtered only, bottled or tap water and is the best possible drinking water. "Disease and early death is more likely to be seen with the long term drinking of purified water. Avoid it except in special circumstances." Zoltan P. Rona M.D

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Eczema can be Triggered by Routine Childhood Vaccination

Pictures from the CDC about the side effects of vaccines Thousands of deaths and permanent disabilities are attributed to vaccination annually. 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."

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.

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External treatments to soothe itchy spots

Additional external soothing treatments tips from the email bag
In the Fall of 2000, I learned about the wonderful health benefits of sesame oil (rich in anti-inflammatory plant sterols), lecithin, slippery elm tea, and castor oil packs for eczema/psoriasis sufferes. details

I also discovered a wonderfully effective and simple external treatment to soothe the itch. It is not a cure, it only soothe and relieve the itch for several hours or a whole day. Believe it or not, cayenne pepper, especially the hottest pepper, habanero, made into a tincture with apple cider vinegar, can do wonders for the most severe itch. When first applied to the itchy spot, it may slightly burn or sting for a few minutes, but within 10 to 15 minutes after the application, I experience a complete relief of the itch along with a deep sense of well being, relief and relaxation. I make the tincture as follows: a handful or two of fresh, dried or powdered habanero peppers in the blender with raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, enough to allow complete pulverization or blending. Pour the mixture into a bottle and shake once a day for a couple of weeks. Can be stored at room temperature indefinitively. Before using on my skin, I dilute the tincture with water, to make an appropriate strength.. Shirley

Understanding Eczema and Psoriasis for a practitioner.
Brian Knight © 2005

When exploring the nature of skin disease, particularly eczema and psoriasis, by investigating the underlying genetic origin of skin problems, the effect of miasms emerges as a major catalyst. The role of miasms in creating and maintaining skin diseases is crucial to a more holistic understanding encompassing the physical, emotional, and biochemical factors contributing to these diseases. Whilst miasms cannot be eliminated by any physical means, empirical evidence suggests that they can be deactivated through homeopathic and herbal treatments, as well as dietary management, individually tailored to the needs of the client.

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Psoriasis Causes Disability That Equals Other Major Medical Diseases

This article focusses on psoriasis but I think it should have mentioned eczema as well. There is little difference between psoriasis and eczema in terms of symptoms of pain and discomfort. Shirley

My triumph over PsoriasisThe comparison of psoriasis with other chronic, debilitating medical and psychiatric conditions suggests that, though not life threatening, psoriasis can severely threaten the quality of life. It ranked even more detrimental to quality of life than even angina or hypertension. From the results of this study, it appears that psoriasis can be physically and emotionally debilitating and is not simply a cosmetic nuisance.

Psoriasis interferes with daily functions, generates psychological distress, and disrupts social relationships. The findings of the study confirmed what psoriasis sufferers have long known psoriasis can cause as much disability as other major medical diseases.

Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is an evaluation of the influences of a patients current health status and on their ability to achieve and maintain a level of overall functioning that allows them to pursue valued life goals. The HRQL assesses eight domains of health status: physical functioning, role functioning related to physical status, bodily pain, general health, vitality, social functioning, role functioning related to emotional status, and mental health.

Patients with psoriasis reported reduction in physical functioning and mental functioning comparable to that seen in cancer, arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and depression. Some aspects closely associated with a negative impact on the physical dimension of HRQL include burning sensations, joint pain, and how the bones/joints look. "Scales falling off" was predictive of higher physical functioning, indicating that patients who report better physical functioning tend to be bothered more by scales falling off.

Note from ShirleyNote from Shirley - The reason that a skin disease like eczema and psoriasis can cripple a person's physical and mental aptitude as described above is not understood by most people. Holistic doctors 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.)

Elimination of the symptom is NOT the same as elimination of the disease. (detail). I was on cortisone (steroids) for 9 years in an attempt to suppress my eczema. Its side effects nearly killed me in the process. The fastest way to restore wellness is to stop putting into the body the things that have caused the physical problem to develop in the first place, and then give the body the nutrients it needs to repair and rebuild itself. The holistic approach treats the whole person, ignites the body's internal healing force and stimulates the body's natural abilities to heal itself. I'm fortunate to run a home-base business which enables me to stay at home all day, everyday to nurture my health and to take care of my family.

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 Muscadine Grapes.

Radiant, Healthy Skin, The Natural Way

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.