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/psoriasis for 49 years, since
I was one year old. (The reason that I write eczema/psoriasis 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
babies, eczema often appears as a rash around the mouth and cheeks, but may spread to the chest, back and feet.
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
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.
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 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.
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!
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
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 Healing Begins...
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 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 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. 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
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:
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 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!
Healing Eczema - cracked, bleeding, oozing, skin with
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
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
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
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Read other testimonials
Immune system disorders
fall into two broad categories:
- Immunodeficiency - when the immune system does not
recognize invaders as being undesirable and therefore does not
mobilize to destroy them.
- Autoimmunity (self-destruction) - when the immune
system fails to recognize 'self' as friendly and mounts an attack on itself."
Explaining Autoimmune Disease by David Isenberg, PhD and John Morrow, Ph.D
Dematology Online Journal - "Eczema, seborrhea and psoriasis
are common autoimmune disorders of the skin"
Other autoimmune disorders include Alllergies, Asthma, Chronic
Fatigue, Sinusitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Fibromyalgia,
Crohn's Disease, and Lupus. Therapy for these types of disorders
should include an immune system "modulator",
such as the Transfer Factor.
Duane Townsend, MD - "Transfer
Factor helps to modulate the immune system." (autoimmunity - over-active immune system)
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
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,
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
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.
Healing Process - 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 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
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.
for or skin disorders and
Dermatitis such as eczema and psoriasis.
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updates about healing eczema with natural means
Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative
The late Edgar Cayce program - Dr. Pagano's book
This book proves that Psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin
disease, as well as Eczema, can be alleviated, controlled and
even healed in a natural way; that is, without the use of drugs,
steroid creams, tar baths or even ultra-violet light. The book
views psoriasis, as well as eczema, as originating in the intestinal
tract. Looked at from the inside out, rather than from the outside
in, a whole new approach to the disease evolves. This concept
identifies the problem as a build up of toxins (poisons) in
the system which make their way out through the skin, but does
not originate in the skin. Dr. Pagano defines psoriasis as the
external manifestation of the body's attempt to throw off internal
toxins. Because of thin, porous, intestinal walls these toxic
elements "seep" through the walls of the intestine (now referred
to as "The Leaky Gut Syndrome"), causing
a pollution of the lymphatic and blood circulatory system.
The body then attempts to rid itself of these toxins by expelling
them through the sweat glands. Dr. Pagano further emphasizes
that a proper DIET and adequate ELIMINATIONS are a major part
of the solution. This concept, first promulgated by the late
Edgar Cayce, identifies the problem as a build-up of toxins
(poisons) in the system making their way through the skin, but
not originating in the skin. This book proves the efficacy of
this theory by documented case histories, patient affidavits
and striking before and after photographs.
Psoriasis, a chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized
by an uncontrolled shedding of the skin, afflicts millions of
people throughout the world. For centuries, the cause and cure
for psoriasis has eluded scientific research, and to this day
it remains a mystery from the orthodox point of view. From a
holistic point of view, the cause of psoriasis is not a mystery
and cures have been achieved with natural means.
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
Marine Phytoplankton are a rich source of Glyconutrients (saccharides)
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Testimonial of healing psoriasis with castor oil
Date: 10 Jan 2005
I had really bad psoriasis about a year ago (and since I
was a small child and I am 38 years old) and last April I began
massaging castor oil on my liver after each
shower (daily) and I have seen a 90% reduction in my psoriasis
since that time. I didn't have the patience to do the packs
so I just do the daily massage and have seen amazing results.
I put about a dime size amount in my hand and without having
dried the area of my abdomen after my shower so that it is still
moist, I massage in the oil. I don't massage it for any real
length of time - no more than the time I spend massaging in
other lotions into my skin. After a couple weeks of 30 degree
temperatures I have had a little psoriasis pop up, but the amount
is so minimal in comparison to what I have experienced in the
past that I am unconcerned and undaunted. I have also struggled
with endometriosis and have had physicians want to dosurgery on me for the condition. I do a full abdomen massage with the
oil and my endometriosis symptoms have greatly reduced as well. Castor Oil is also suppose to help soften scar tissue. I have
had 2 c sections and after 8 months of using the castor oil, once was once a nasty thick and solid scar is now almost imperceptible.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 -
is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times. It is an insidious."
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
Leaky Gut Syndromes: Breaking the Vicious Cycle
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, AIDS.
chronic fatigue syndromes [Rigden, Cheney, Lapp, Galland, unpublished
results], chronic hepatitis, chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis
and pancreatic carcinoma. 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.
Exceptional Enzyme and Probiotic Support
The Effects of Cat's Claw (Una De Gato) Herbs on Intestinal Permeability (Leaky Gut Syndrome)
After using cat's claw (Una De Gato) in working with approximately
150 patients between 1988 and 1992, Dr. Brent Davis reports that
"Uncaria tomentosa has the ability to break through severe intestinal
derangements that no other available products can touch." He refers
to the herb as "the opener of the way" because of its remarkable
ability to cleanse the entire intestinal tract and help patients
suffering from many different stomach and bowel disorders including
leaky bowel syndrome. irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease,
diverticulitis, hemorrhoids. fistulas. gastritis, ulcers, parasites
and intestinal flora imbalance.
By cleansing the intestinal walls, cat's claw (Una De Gato) enables
the body to better absorb nutrients, thus helping to correct nutritional
imbalances created by digestive blockages. Many doctors today believe
that cat's claw may have a "profound ability to get rid of deep-seated
infection lodged in the bowel and perhaps even the mesentery, which
can derange the uterus and associated anatomic parts: the prostate,
liver, spleen, kidneys, thymus and thyroid, for starters." Davis
calls cat's claw "a world class herb which has the power to arrest
and reverse deep-seated pathology allowing a more rapid return to
(References: Steinberg, Phillip N., C.N.C., "Uncaria Tomentosa
(Cat's Claw) a Wondrous Herb from the Peruvian Rain Forest," Townsend
Letter for Doctors, May, 1994.and Sanchez, Don, D.C., "Cat's Claw,"
New Editions Health World, Dec., 1995, p.40-45. )
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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.
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
THE ITCH THAT CANNOT BE SCRATCHED
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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