Prevention and Natural Treatment of Skin Conditions
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "What is your skin trying to tell you?
Often the skin is a metaphor for deeper issues and a way for your body to send
up a red flag to warn you that all is not well underneath. When our skin is
unhealthy it is usually a reflection of the internal state of our bodies, and
is often a sign of poor elimination of toxins and waste products."
The skin, sometimes called the third kidney, is the body's largest eliminative
organ after the liver. When it functions efficiently, it eliminates two pounds
of waste acids daily, so its ability to excrete toxins is of paramount importance;
when the skin ceases to function properly, an increased burden is placed on
the lymphatic system and other excretory organs. One of the greatest treasures
that a woman or a man can have is healthy, radiant skin. A beautiful complexion
and glorious body skin are a reflection of our personal life-style practices.
The skin excretes, absorbs and protects. If the balanced of the skin becomes
disturbed especially through poor nutrition the functions associated with the
skin cells cannot act in a balanced manner and can result in dryness, excessive
oiliness, and inability to protect against infectious organism. The most rigorously
followed healthful living plan necessarily includes a nutritious diet,
pure water, regular exercise in the fresh air, adequate rest and sleep, and sensible stress management
Skin Requires Constant Supply of Essential Fatty Acids
One of the biggest mistakes a person can make is to follow a low-fat or no-fat
diet. You must have adequate amounts of essential fatty acids to be healthy.
Flax seeds oil, black seeds oil, and evening primrose oils (Essential Fatty Acids), are wonderful
tonics for the skin and help prevent wrinkles.
Leo Galland, M.D. - "There are numerous health problems associated
with EFA deficiencies. These include hair loss,
eczema-like skin eruptions, susceptibility to infections, arthritis-like conditions,
liver or kidney degeneration, growth retardation and vision or learning problems."
his research and clinical work, Dr. Galland has found that essential fatty acids
(EFAs) are critical to a healthy immune system. He says "we are in the midst
of a nationwide epidemic of EFA deficiencies that is undermining the health
of our children." EFAs are essential because your child needs them to be healthy
and his/her body can't make them. They must be supplied by the diet. There are
numerous health problems associated with EFA deficiencies. These include hair
loss, eczema-like skin eruptions, susceptibility to infections, arthritis-like
conditions, liver or kidney degeneration, growth retardation and vision or learning
Essential Fatty Acids give you Beautiful Skin from Within
Dr Udo Erasmus - "A lack of essential fatty acids (EFAs)
in our diet is the most important factor in our nutritional program for healthy,
radiant skin. Most of us either don't eat enough good fats (Omega 3 & 6
Essential fatty acids) in our diet or we eat too much of the wrong fats. The
result of this is an imbalance of EFAs and the signs are easy to read: dry skin,
dandruff, acne, rough scaly skin. Dry skin is very common in this age of "fat
phobia". Most people buy creams and lotions to overcome dry skin that hide the
problem but never fix it. Thankfully there is a solution for dry skin and that
is to add plenty of healing Omega 3 fats to your diet, which will moisturize
your skin from the inside out. Omega 3's make the skin more supple and silky
so flaky, scaly, rough itchy skin can be improved by increasing your intake
of Omega 3's."
Embarrassed by skin problems
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - " Most of us are embarrassed by skin
problems such as rashes, boils or acne, especially in places where others can
see our imperfections. The skin is the body's first line of defense against
the environment. It has to deal with the effects of weather, sun , cold, heat,
dryness, humidity, scrapes, bumps, soaps, detergents, chemicals, perspiration
and dirt of all kinds. It is a wonder that our skin stays healthy most of the
time! We can help our skin deal with this onslaught by optimizing our general
health and by protecting our skin from harsh environmental exposure. Western
medicine generally treats skin eruptions with either antibiotics, cortisone,
or antifungal preparations. These medicines may alleviate the skin problem temporarily,
or occasionally for good, but do not address the source of the problem. Putting
a lid on skin symptoms without getting to the root of the imbalance may even
result in suppression, that means the imbalance may be driven deeper causing
more serious health problems later without ever strengthening the underlying
vital force of the person. Fortunately, naturopathic medicine offers a wide
variety of effective treatments for skin problems."
Our skin is the largest organ of our body. No other organ has as much area exposed
to the elements as does the skin. It is able to breathe in nutrients and it
is able to expel waste. It is the skin which holds our bodies together, and
gives us our glow, color and tone. Our skin absorbs what ever we put on it.
Have you ever read the labels of your cosmetics and personal care products?
Try It! You may begin to understand why your skin looks like it came from another
planet. The ingredients certainly do not sound like the language of earthlings.
And they do not sound as if they grew out of the earth. We need to take responsibility
for what we feed our bodies (and our skin), and help our skin to create that
deep Beauty that is “in the Eyes of the Beholder(s).
Taking the Fear out of Eating Fats - Wrinkles and Diet
Lori Lipinski is a Certified Nutritional Consultant, lecturer and writer
whose articles have been published and quoted in highly respected national and
international health journals and books.
"I worked with a client from Mexico who was here visiting her daughter over
the summer. The mother was 85 years old, very strong and
and had not one wrinkle on her beautiful face. Her skin was incredible! It was
so soft and silky, not at all dry, scaly or wrinkly like the skin I'm so used
to seeing with most of my clients. I just had to ask her what kind of fats she
eats. Her daughter translated my question to her mother and then replied, "She
said she eats mostly lard. I can't believe it! I keep telling her that's not
good for her, but she just won't listen!"
"The medical community, junk food industry and the media have done an incredible
job convincing the American public that fats are bad for us. Fats have been
blamed for everything from clogging our arteries to causing cancer. And fats
are definitely the most popular scapegoat for our national health obsession obesity!" -
"Avoid polyunsaturated oils and eat plenty of saturated fats. Consumption
of vegetable oils is associated with wrinkles while saturated animal fats and coconut oil help prevent wrinkles.
Expose your skin to moderate amounts of natural sunlight
or UV-B radiation from a Sperti sunlamp. Avoid stimulants such as coffee, tea
and sugar. Never wash your face with soap. Avoid most face creams." - Lori Lipinski
Mary Enig, PhD - "One reason the polyunsaturates cause so many health
problems is that they tend to become oxidized or rancid when subjected to heat,
oxygen and moisture as in cooking and processing. Rancid oils are characterized
by free radicalsthat is, single atoms or clusters with an unpaired electron
in an outer orbit. These compounds are extremely reactive chemically. They have
been characterized as "marauders" in the body for they attack cell membranes
and red blood cells and cause damage in DNA/RNA strands, thus triggering mutations
in tissue, blood vessels and skin. Free radical damage to the skin causes wrinkles
and premature aging; free radical damage to the tissues and organs sets the
stage for tumors; free radical damage in the blood vessels initiates the buildup
of plaque. Is it any wonder that tests and studies have repeatedly shown a high
correlation between cancer and heart disease with the consumption of polyunsaturates?
32 New evidence links exposure to free radicals with premature aging, with autoimmune
diseases such as arthritis and with Parkinson's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, Alzheimer's and cataracts. Vegetable
oils are more toxic when heated. One study reported that polyunsaturates turn
to varnish in the intestines. A study by a plastic surgeon found that women
who consumed mostly vegetable oils had far more wrinkles than those who used
traditional animal fats. A 1994 study appearing in the Lancet showed that almost
three quarters of the fat in artery clogs is unsaturated."
New Study Reveals that Camu Camu Fights Wrinkles
Great news for healthier, younger looking skin was released earlier this
year by researchers at the Hallym University in Korea. Ellagic acid is a nutrient
found in the camu camu berry – was found to prevent
the destruction of collagen that causes wrinkles and sun spots. It also improved
inflammatory response, and helped to prevent thickening of the skin.
Based on the research, ellagic acid works to protect
skin cells against UV damage by blocking the enzyme that is responsible for
breaking down collagen, and by reducing expression of ICAM, a molecule involved
in inflammation. This is an important landmark in understanding more about the
anti-aging effects of camu camu and its constituents.
On my face and body, I only use organic coconut oil
and/or Shea butter from the nut of the Mangifolia tree in Central Africa. The
Mangifolia tree can live up to 300 years and has been called the "God Send"
to the people of Africa. Found in the African Savannah, the Mangifolia tree
gives up its fruit once a year. This is called the Karite nut. This nut is then
boiled and the oil is extracted from it and refined into shea butter. Also known
as Karite or Shea Nut Butter, it is high in triglycerides and has 5% fatty acids,
8% unsaponifiables, and 7% waxy esters. This natural fatty acid action is felt
at the cellular level and contributes to the regeneration process of dry and
wrinkled skin and can be used to treat rheumatism and aching muscles. Shea butter
penetrates deep into your skin and gives it back its elasticity. It will revitalize,
soften and maintain moisture to your skin without greasiness. Shea butter's
high content of vitamins A, E and F will provide your skin with all the essential
elements it needs for good skin balance.
Proper Nutrition is essential for Radiant Skin Health
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "Diet and nutritional supplements:
Regular consumption of plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, in whole form
or juiced, along with legumes, grains, nuts, seeds, and little or no refined,
over processed foods, fat, sugar, and caffeine will help your skin to stay young
and healthy. Pay attention, particularly in the case of hives and rashes, to
any foods to which you may be oversensitive. The nutritional supplements that
are most of benefit to the skin are Vitamin A (we recommend it in the form of
Beta carotene, which is non-toxic, since prolonged use of over 50,000 I.U. of
Vitamin A can result in hair loss, skin dryness, and other symptoms of toxicity),
Zinc, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C. We suggest these in combination with a mega
multi vitamin and mineral containing 25-50 mg of the B vitamins but use higher
amount with some skin conditions. Essential fatty acids such as linoleic and
linolenic acid are necessary to keep the skin soft and pliable. PABA, often
found in sun tan products, helps prevent against damage from the sun's ultraviolet rays."
Man's body is a living organism, made of living cells, which require living
food in order to be properly nourished and function well. When we put cooked
food into our body, loaded with contaminants, the body starts to break down.
It begins in the very young with colic, rashes, colds, earaches, upset
stomachs, swollen glands and tonsils. As the child grows older, their may be
tooth decay, pimples, the need for eye glasses, etc. Then as we enter adult
life there is arthritis, hypoglycemia, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and
cancers. All this and a multitude of other diseases are unnecessary and are
nothing but the result of improper diet and lifestyle! Today, most people accept
cooked food as the normal means of supplying the body with nutrients, not realizing
that the living cells of our bodies do not take nourishment from the dead and
artificial ingredients found in cooked food. And so, after a typical meal of
cooked meat, cooked potatoes, a cooked vegetable and a piece of cooked bread,
followed by a cooked sugar desert, their stomach is full and they think they
have satisfied the nutritional needs of their body. In reality, they have given
their body practically no nourishment. And thus with a full stomach, they are
slowly starving their body's cells.
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 body is self-healing when the infraction is stopped and proper nutrients
Dr. James Meschino, DC - "Dietary manipulation and nutritional supplementation
has been shown to be of clinical importance in the prevention and treatment
of various skin conditions, including skin cancer, wound healing, atopic dermatitis eczema,
seborrhea, psoriasis and acne. Eczema, seborrheic
dermatitis, psoriasis and, to a lesser degree, acne are skin conditions that
are highly responsive to nutritional management. Skin smoothness can be enhanced,
as well, through specific dietary manipulation and supplementation with
essential oils, B-vitamins and antioxidants at
established doses. Regarding nutrition and detoxification,
research reveals that many skin conditions are aggravated by faulty
detoxification mechanisms, excess toxicity and compromised liver function. The
liver is the main blood filtration plant to neutralize and eliminate toxins
from the body. Conversely, a number of skin conditions have been shown to respond
favorably when the body's detoxification centers are supported through dietary
manipulation and the appropriate use of supplements. Thus, nutritional support
is a vital aspect of skin health and appearance, and optimizing detoxification
is a primary target in the treatment of a variety of common skin conditions.
Although enhancing detoxification is not the only role of nutritional management
for skin conditions, it is an often overlooked area of intervention." James Meschino,
DC, serves on the board of advisors of the Academy of Anti-Aging Research and
is the clinical and research director for the RenaiSanté Institute of Integrative
Medicine in Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada.
Since taking Marine Phytoplankton I
have noticed a gradual improvement in the texture and clarity of my skin. My
energy levels also tend to be more stable and there is an overall improvement
in my mood and a greater capacity to handle challenges and stay calm in stressful
situations. All my life I had a sinus infection, I was constantly on antibiotics
and Sinutab. I remember my three small daughters asking me if I remembered to
take my Sinutab, because if I didn't I would be cranky from the sinus pain.
Since the first week on Marine Phytoplankton my sinus infections are history.
Healthy Skin with Wheatgrass and Barleygrass Juice
Dr. Howard Lutz. - "Barley grass is one of the most incredible products
of this decade. It improves the skin texture and the dryness associated with aging."
Dr. Howard Lutz, who is director of the Institute of Preventive Medicine
in Washington, D.C., has said this about barley grass: "Barley grass is one of the most
incredible products of this decade. It improves stamina,
sexual energy, clarity of thought, and reduces addiction to things that are
bad for you. It also improves the texture of the skin, and heals the dryness
associated with aging.
Wheatgrass juice is the nectar of rejuvenation
Most people who have explored the wondrously wide avenues of self-healing
have heard about wheatgrass. Wheatgrass juice has been proven over many years
to benefit people in numerous ways: cleansing the lymph system, building
the blood, restoring balance in the body, removing toxic metals from the cells,
nourishing the liver and kidneys and restoring vitality. One ounce of wheatgrass
juice has the vitamin and mineral equivalent of 2.2 pounds of fresh vegetables.
It contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human maintenance,
including the elusive B12. Many of the benefits of wheatgrass juice stem from
the fact that it is a living food, which is a complete protein with about 30
enzymes and is approximately 70% crude chlorophyll.
Wheatgrass Juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available.
Dr.Birscher, a research scientist, called chlorophyll "concentrated sun power."
He says chlorophyll increases function of the heart, affects the vascular system,
the uterus, the intestine and the lungs. According to Dr. Birscher, nature uses
chlorophyll as a body cleanser, re-builder and neutralizer of toxins. Wheat grass
juice can dissolve scars that are formed in the lungs from breathing acid gases.
The effects of carbon monoxide is minimized since chlorophyll increases hemoglobin
production. Wheat grass juice helps to reduce high blood pressure as the juice
helps to reduce toxins from the body and gives the blood iron which helps circulation.
It purifies the blood.
Therapeutic Fasting and Detoxification
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "Your skin is a reflection of how
well your body is eliminating the toxins that build up on a daily basis. Chronic
skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis stem from a combination of
genetic factors, immune stress, dietary deficiencies or sensitivities, and the
accumulation of toxins in the body. For our skin to be radiant and clear, it
is very important that the other organs of elimination (kidneys, liver, lungs,
and colon) are cleansing the body effectively. If not, the skin will be overtaxed,
pores will become clogged, and eruptions of one sort or another will result.
Here are a number of steps you can take to improve your body's overall elimination
with specific emphasis on your skin."
Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins
through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin. Fasting is
the world's most ancient and natural healing mechanism. Fasting triggers a truly
wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and
tissue in the body.
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Chemicals and Toxins Are The Primary Cause of Skin Disease
Substances that are toxic to our bodies come at us from all directions: the
air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, the cleaning products we
use, and the metabolic waste produced inside us. Toxins build-up in the body
contribute to premature aging and chronic and degenerative diseases. Dr. Steve
Nugent, the past president of the American Naturopathic Medical Association,
reported recently that "in the typical American home there are more toxins inside
the home than outside the home! Your cells actually contain over 400 new toxins that didn't
exist 45 years ago and we are losing the battle against toxins!" It's a fact.
There are increasing amounts of toxins and chemical agents in the water we drink,
the food we eat and the air we breathe - they all contribute to the breakdown
in cellular communication and disease.
The Mayo Clinic had pronounced Lloyd Palmer, of Minnesota, as incurable.
Since 1965 he had suffered from excruciatingly painful arthritis of his spinal
column -- ankylosing spondylitis. His spine twisted and lost movement until,
he says, he became a "walking comma." He suffered pain for 31 years, until he
started to drink water and take salt. He writes:
"I continue to be pain-free with my ankylosis spondylitis one year after starting
the water/salt regime. My blood pressure is normal as well. I thank God every
day for allowing me to finally be pain-free." Lloyd Palmer's story is so incredible
that Paul Harvey reported it on his ABC News program. He also wrote a syndicated
column, printed in a few hundred newspapers.
Unprecedented exposure to chemical contaminants, pollution, toxic products
and stress has increased unhealthy conditions, from arthritis and cancer to heart
disease, and even the symptoms of aging. An environmental health specialist
at Stirling University in Scotland, Baillie-Hamilton details how toxins may
be linked to dozens of serious health problems, including immune system
diseases, neurological disorders, digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances,
cardio-vascular diseases, cancer, hyper-sensitivity, obesity, musculoskeletal
disorders and childhood health problems. "These chemicals are simply not going
to go away," Institute reports "pesticides are a likely cause of immune suppression
for millions of people throughout the world" and that 25% of the chemicals in
the environment are neurotoxins linked to increased incidence of brain disease.
Ted H Spence, DDS, ND, PhD/DSc, MPH - "Our body is designed to utilize
natural substances, which includes foods, herbs and phytochemicals. Any foreign
substance will serve as a stimulus to our immune system, which
has the function of removing these substances. Although the toxicity of a chemical
may vary, it is the job of the liver to reduce toxins into compounds that the
body can safely handle and eliminate through the kidneys (as urine), skin (as
sweat), lungs (as expelled air) and bowels (as feces). Maintaining these eliminative
organs in good working order is essential for ones good health to continue.
While there are many detoxification programs
available, they differ in their actions and their intent. When the body can
eliminate toxins, then health is restored and energy and vigor are revitalized.
Many different approaches to detoxification and wellness will work, even though
they attack the problem at different levels. Any program that augments detoxification
will improve health. Other factors must be considered in detoxification, like
nutrition, water, and exercise, rest, sunshine, and fresh air."
Natural Skin Treatment with Clay
Naturally absorbent and extremely gentle on the system, montmorillonite clay can
treat various skin and internal ailments and attracts and neutralizes poisons
in the intestinal tract. It can eliminate food allergies, food poisoning, mucus
colitis, spastic colitis, viral infections, stomach flu, and parasites (parasites
are unable to reproduce in the presence of clay). There is virtually no digestive
disease that clay will not treat. It enriches and balances blood. It adsorbs
radiation (think cell phones, microwaves, x-rays, TVs and irradiated food, for
starters). It has been used for alcoholism, arthritis, cataracts, diabetic neuropathy,
pain treatment, open wounds, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, animal and
poisonous insect bites, acne, anemia, in fact, the list of uses is too long
for this article. It was used during the Balkan war of 1910 to reduce mortality
from cholera among the soldiers from sixty to three percent.
Healing Acne Naturally
Dr. Randall Neustaedter OMD - "The measures to prevent and heal acne
include diet, hygiene, nutritional supplements, and medicines. Maintain a consistent preventive
and treatment program and acne will resolve. Natural treatments have no side effects."
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To Permanently Heal Your Skin From The Inside Out! This program is aimed at
eliminating the main root factors that cause your acne. The program addresses
the internal problem causing your acne and fixes it rather than masking the
symptoms. In this way it ensures your "system" is re-balanced and becomes acne
free... leading to a lasting, glowing clear skin of your dreams. This program
contains all the information you'll ever need to help you eliminate acne permanently
without creams and without using drugs and without any side effects.
The orthodox treatment is mostly a broad spectrum of antibiotics. Repeated use
of these drugs knocks out the intestinal bacteria and causes an over growth
of yeasts leading to a condition of Candidisis
which can actually exacerbate the acne – not to mention that the bacteria that
causes acne grows resistant to the antibiotics.
Beware of toxic medications (Accutane)
What is Accutane? Accutane is the brand name for isotretinoin, a drug
prescribed for acne which is rapidly being exposed as a public health threat.
According to the manufacturer, "Isotretinoin is a retinoid, which inhibits sebaceous
gland function and keratinization. The exact mechanism of action of isotretinoin
is unknown.” Accutane usage has been linked to severe psychological disorders
and even suicide. Although accounts vary, "More than 200 people have taken their
lives while taking Accutane"
Dr. Mercola - "Accutane is not the miracle cure-all for acne that it
is promoted to be. It causes birth defects in nearly 100% of pregnant women."
US Congress Hears Testimony Accutane Link to Depression and Suicide
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement February 24 advising
physicians and consumers about reports of "depression, psychosis, and rarely
suicidal thoughts and actions" related to use of the acne drug isotretinoin
(Accutane). Rep. Burton also blasted the American Academy of Dermatology for
not notifying all of its members of Accutane's mental health risks. Accutane
also causes severe birth defects.
Rosacea, commonly spelled Rosecea and Roseacea, is a chronic, acne-like condition
of the facial skin that may affect as many as 13 million Americans. It typically
first appears when people reach their 30s and 40s as a flushing or subtle redness
on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that comes and goes. If left untreated,
rosacea tends to worsen over time. As the condition progresses, the redness
becomes more persistent, bumps and pimples called papules and pustules appear
and small dilated blood vessels may become visible. In some cases the eyes also
may be affected, causing them to be irritated and bloodshot. In advanced cases,
the nose may become red and swollen from excess tissue. Individuals who suspect
they may have rosacea may wish to see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment.
Urine Therapy (Amaroli) for Beautiful Skin
Urea (urine) is one of the primary ingredients in many face and skin creams
and one of the most effective skin moisturizers ever discovered.
How common is the use of urine or urea in skin products? It is used in the manufacture of hormones,
diuretics, and cancer fighting drugs. As urea, it is one of the primary ingredients
in many face and skin creams---just read the labels---because it is one of the
best moisturizers available. As a medicine, it can be used as an extract, injected,
topically and in oral applications. Scientific research on urine therapy started
at the turn of the last century and continued until shortly after World War
II, when drug companies realized there was more money to be made in urine extracts
than in promoting its self-healing properties.
"For almost the entire course of the 20th century, unknown to the
public, doctors and medical researchers have been proving in both laboratory
and clinical testing that our own urine is an enormous source of vital nutrients,
vitamins, hormones, enzymes and critical antibodies that cannot be duplicated
or derived from any other source. They use urine for healing cancer, heart disease,
allergies, auto-immune diseases, diabetes, asthma, infertility, infections,
wounds and on and on -- yet we're taught that urine is a toxic waste product.
This discrepancy between the medical truth and the public information regarding
urine is ludicrous and, as the news releases you've just read demonstrate, can
mean the difference between life and death to you and to your loved ones." Martha Christy
Urea has also been proven to be an extraordinarily effective antibacterial
and antiviral agent, one of the best natural diuretics and one of the
most effective skin moisturizers ever discovered. Urea actually increases the
water-binding capacity of the skin by opening skin layers for hydrogen bonding
and thus attracting moisture to dry skin cells. As a natural diuretic, it is
unparalleled and is also widely prescribed in cases of oedema or swelling, glaucoma,
epilepsy and meningitis and to reduce excess cerebral and spinal pressure. Urea
is an FDA-approved medicinal agent, and its remarkable and comprehensive antineoplastic
properties are well utilized in anticancer drugs and treatments.
Dr John Armstrong (author of The Water of Life) emphasizes the need to massage
with urine. He insists that cures work faster and more effectively in those
who are bathed, massaged, rubbed and soaked in their own urine. He highly recommends
it for more serious illnesses, since urine is absorbed through the skin and
the hormonal and protein-based contents are slowly reabsorbed into the system,
bypassing digestive juices that otherwise may have neutralized their potency.
In this way, it also works as an excellent cosmetic for moisturising and healing
skin blemishes, burns and scar tissue. However, for this usage, it is preferable
to use urine that is 4 to 8 days old. The smell of ammonia in the old urine
is not toxic but actually beneficial if used topically only, and not taken internally.
Urine can be massaged topically for the most chronic and stubborn skin problems,
such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, ringworm, sores, fungal infections, insect
bites, wounds, burns and even gangrene. (Ureacin, is a urea cream for skin problems)
Minocycline Use for Acne Linked to Lupus-like Syndrome
Current use of minocycline to treat acne substantially increases the risk of
lupus-like syndrome, according to results of a nested, case-control study published
last week. Investigators identified 29 patients with lupus-like syndrome out
of 27,688 acne patients between the ages of 15 and 29. Current single use of
minocycline was associated with an 8.5-fold...increased risk of developing lupus-like
syndrome compared with nonusers and past users of tetracyclines combined. Current
users of doxycycline, oxytetracycline or tetracycline had a 1.7-fold increased
risk of developing lupus-like syndrome. The risk was close to non-use
(relative risk 1.3) with past exposure to tetracyclines.
Hydration for Resplendent Skin
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 therapy has been around for centuries. The ancient Greeks took
clay and mineral therapeutic baths. Water is an important ingredient in the traditional Chinese
and Native American healing systems.
F. Batmanghelidj, M.D. - "Every function inside the body is regulated
by and depends on water. Water must be available to carry vital elements, oxygen,
hormones, and chemical messengers to all parts of the body. Without sufficient
water to wet all parts equally, some more remote parts of the body will not
receive the vital elements that water supplies. Water is also needed to carry
toxic waste away from the cells. In fact, there are at least 50 reasons why
the body needs sufficient water on a regular, everyday basis. Without sufficient
water to constantly wet all parts, your body's drought-management system kicks
into action. The histamine-directed chemical messenger systems are activated
to arrange a new, lower quota of water for the drought-stricken areas. When
histamine and its subordinate "drought managers" come across pain-sensing nerves,
they cause pain. This is what I discovered in my research that I mentioned earlier."
Benefits of Alkaline, Ionized Water
Dr. Hidemitsu Hayashi, M.D.
Water has the ability to attract and accumulate bio-energy. It also stores an
energy memory of harmful or helpful vibrations to which it was exposed in the
past. Chlorinated tap water is polluted with non-biological chemicals
energy imprints. It is also devoid of bio-energy and so may be regarded as being
badly polluted as well as 'dead'. Alkaline living water is regarded by a growing
number of health care professionals as the best water to drink and is listed
as a medical device in Japan for the treatment of degenerative diseases.
Joseph M. Price, MD - "Chlorine is
the greatest crippler and killer of modern times. It is an insidious poison."
Albert 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
Matthew Silver, MD - "An associate in her early fifties who had suffered
for many years from the toxic effects of chlorine poisoning from inhaling
vapors from an over-chlorinated swimming pool. This had resulted in many
severe health challenges including extreme chronic fatigue and breathing difficulty
that kept her housebound and dependent on oxygen. Even minimal exertion led to
extreme shortness of breath. After just three days of drinking
glyconutrients, she reported that all of her symptoms improved
dramatically and that she was able to leave her house without oxygen and work
in her garden, which she had not been able to do in years." The sugars found
on all Glyconutrients (saccharides) also address the workings
of the brain and nervous system – from memory and sleep to anxiety and depression.
toxin and contaminate free 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
Unhealthy or aging Skin can be Dramatically improved with Honeybee Pollen
by Steve Schecter, N.D.
Basic beauty begins with the glow of good health, which shines from within.
A scrubbed and radiant complexion transforms any woman (or man) into a singularly
attractive person. On the other hand, dull, muddy skin, often caused by poor
nutrition or personal hygiene, can detract from even the most attractive. Studies
have shown that unhealthy or aging skin can be dramatically improved by the
consumption of honeybee pollen.
When bee pollen is included daily in the diet, it not only gives you the
glow of health and aids in safe, permanent weight loss, but it can also be blended
into seemingly "magic potions" to smooth, soothe, and rejuvenate every inch
of the outside of your body. Several relatively inexpensive mixtures of hive
products, used externally, can revitalize and rejuvenate the complexion and
may even eliminate acne.
Dr. Lars-Erik Essen, a dermatologist in Halsinborg, Sweden, pioneered
the use of bee products for skin conditions. He treated many of his patients
successfully for acne. Dr. Essen says, "Through transcutaneous nutrition, bee
pollen exerts a profound biological effect. It seems to prevent premature aging
of the cells and stimulates growth of new skin tissue. It offers effective protection
against dehydration and injects new life into dry cells. It smooths away wrinkles
and stimulates a life-giving blood supply to all skin cells.
The skin becomes younger looking, less vulnerable to wrinkles, smoother,
and healthier with the use of honeybee pollen," Dr. Essen says. "Taken internally
or used externally, bee pollen exercises a suppressive effect on facial acne.
It is also an important skin rejuvenator, primarily because it contains a high
concentration of the nucleic acids RNA and DNA as well as a natural antibiotic
The French, long noted for their preoccupation with all things beautiful,
have done a great deal of research on the use of bee pollen and other hive products
in cosmetic preparations. Dr. M. Esperrois of the French Institute of
Chemistry notes that honeybee pollen contains potent antibiotics that can act
to reverse the effects normal aging exerts on skin, correcting darkening, wrinkles,
Professors N. Mankovsky and D. G. Chebotarev, two Russian scientists,
confirm honeybee pollen stimulates cell renewal. They say, "The rejuvenation
of skin and body cells can be encouraged by the administration of the poly-vitamins,
microelements, enzymes, hormones, and amino acids present m bee pollen. These
nutrients are needed by the body to form new tissue." These professors go on
to praise the properties of bee pollen, calling them "vital to a form of internal
and external rejuvenation at the cellular level.
Steve Schecter, N.D. - "When bee pollen is included daily in the diet,
it not only gives you the glow of health and aids in safe, permanent weight
loss, but it can also be blended into seemingly "magic potions" to smooth, soothe,
and rejuvenate every inch of the outside of your body. Several relatively inexpensive
mixtures of hive products, used externally, can revitalize and rejuvenate the
complexion and may even eliminate acne."
Bee pollen contains all the essential components of life. The percentage
of rejuvenating elements in bee pollen remarkably exceeds those present in brewer's
yeast and wheat germ. Bee pollen corrects the deficient or unbalanced nutrition,
common in the customs of our present-day civilization of consuming incomplete
foods, often with added chemical ingredients, which expose us to physiological
problems as various as they are numerous.
Bee pollen is often referred to as nature's most complete food. Human consumption
of bee pollen is praised in the Bible, other religious books, and ancient Chinese
and Egyptian texts. It has long been prescribed by traditional health practitioners-including
the fathers of Western medicine Hippocrates, Pliny the Elder, and Pythagoras-for
its healing properties. Bee pollen rejuvenates your body, stimulates organs
and glands, enhances vitality, and brings about a longer life span. Bee pollen's
ability to consistently and noticeably increase energy levels makes it a favorite
substance among many world class athletes and those interested in sustaining
and enhancing quality performance.
Pollen is considered an energy and nutritive tonic in Chinese medicine. Cultures
throughout the world use it in a surprising number of applications: for improving
endurance and vitality, extending longevity, aiding recovery from chronic illness,
adding weight during convalescence, reducing cravings and addictions, regulating
the intestines, building new blood, preventing infectious diseases such as the
cold and flue (it has antibiotic type properties), and helping overcome retardation
and other developmental problems in children. It is thought to protect against
radiation and to have anti-cancer qualities.
Bee products are among some of the most remarkable and versatile nutrients
of the natural world. They have fascinated cultures for generations and are
now experiencing a renaissance as more information surfaces supporting their
healing properties. In this book, Rita Elkins discusses how bee products can
aid healing, boost immunity and slow the aging process, as well as increasing
energy and stamina. Read this captivating book and see just how you can change
your life by improving your health inexpensively. Simplify your supplements!
Jojoba Oil - A Wonder for the Skin
The Egyptian, the Babylonians, the Arabian, the Aztec Civilization and others
used the Jojoba Oil with it's seemingly Divine Power to heal the skin and beautify
the body. The Harem of the Khalif of Baghdad used the Jojoba Oil Ancient Formula
to energize their skin, to reflect their sensuality, and to offer freshness
and longevity to their face and hair. The more I learned about Jojoba oil application
and medical remedies the more I was convinced of its true name the "Divine Bush."
Jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-ba) oil is a vegetable oil obtained from the crushed
bean of the jojoba shrub (Simmondsia chinenis). The jojoba shrub is native to
the Sonoran Desert of northwestern Mexico and neighboring regions in Arizona
and southern California. Native Americans have used jojoba for hundreds of years.
In the 1700s, Father Junipero Serra, the founder of 21 California missions,
noted in his diary that the Native Americans were using the oil and the seeds
for many different purposes: for treating sores, cuts, bruises, and burns; as
a diet supplement and as an appetite suppressant when food was not available;
as a skin conditioner, for soothing windburn and sunburn; as a cooking oil;
as a hair or scalp treatment and hair restorative; and as a coffee-like beverage
by roasting the seeds.
Jojoba oil has many uses in a wide variety of industries. As a cosmetic,
it is an effective cleanser, conditioner, moisturizer, and softener for the
skin and hair. It is applied directly to the skin to soften the skin, to reduce
wrinkles and stretch marks, to lighten and help heal scars, and to promote healthy
scalp and hair. The potential therapeutic uses of jojoba oil include the treatment
of acne, cold sores, and such skin diseases as psoriasis.
Lichen Planus Helped by Apis Mellifica
by Dr Angela Jones
This is an amazing story of how a notoriously stubborn skin condition has
responded to the homeopathic medicine derived from the bee, Apis mellifica.
The patient in question, Sharon, came to see me with a two year history of this
problem which consists of excruciatingly itchy patches, usually affecting the
arms and legs. The patches, classically purplish brown in color and slightly raised, are irritating and unsightly.
Lichen planus, once diagnosed by a dermatologist, does not have a specific treatment.
Patients are often given steroid creams to ease the itching and some specialists
recommend sunlight exposure.
Black Cumin Oil - great for skin conditions
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.
Cumin: The Magical Egyptian Herb for Allergies, Asthma, Skin Conditions, and
Immune Disorders The extraordinary healing powers of black cumin have been known
for centuries in the Middle East where the Prophet Mohammed himself declared:
"Black cumin heals every disease except for death." It enjoyed wide use in ancient
Egypt as a digestive aid and as an effective medicine for colds, headaches,
toothaches, and infections. Because of its complex chemical structure--it has
over one hundred active ingredients--black cumin has positive effects on the
respiratory, immune, circulatory, digestive, and
urinary systems. It is enormously effective against stomach ailments,
and numerous skin conditions. It also has been the subject of intensive
scientific research indicating that it strengthens and stabilizes the immune
system and is greatly beneficial in the treatment of allergies. It
has even been found to be beneficial in the treatment of impotence when
the causes are primarily physiological.
This book will serve as an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the
healing properties of this incredible plant. It contains everything you need
to know in order to use black cumin for the prevention and treatment of illness,
including specific recipes for infections and allergies, and precise directions
for their preparation. The authors even provide a section on the use of black
cumin as a beauty aid and as a culinary staple.
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "We have found homeopathic remedies
to be invaluable to help heal skin conditions, particularly when some or all
of the above has been tried without success. We have used Apis mellifica (honeybee)
many times for the type of skin rash which is hot, red, swollen, and burning.
There are many remedies for eczema, including Graphites (graphite) for the type
of eczema which is scaly and oozes a honey-like discharge, Petroleum when the
skin is severely dry and cracked to the point of being leathery or like parchment,
and Sulphur for eczema with terrible itching, worse after a hot bath or shower,
often accompanied by dandruff or athlete's foot. Nearly any skin problem can
be benefitted by homeopathy. Skin conditions often heal through homeopathy from
the top of the body downwards. We heard of one case of ichthyosis, a severe
hardening and drying of the skin which produces which is called "fish skin"
where the body cleared first after the correct homeopathic remedy almost miraculously
from the head down to the waist, then gradually healed from the waist down."
Dr. Compton Burnett MD, author of "Diseases of The Skin" has maintained following points:
- That the skin is very important living organ of body.
- That it stands in intimate, through ill -understood, relationship to
all the internal organ and parts.
- That its healthiness is conditions by the general healthiness of the
organism --- i.e, a healthy skin on an un-healthy body in inconceivable.
- That being biologically within the organism, being fed from within,
having it's life from within, having it's health from within, having its
disease from within, it must also be treated medicinally from within.
- That skin disease are most commonly not mostly organic, but at the same
time orgasmic or constitutional.
- That the skin being on excretory organ, and being spread out all over
the organism, is often made use of by nature to keep the internal organs
free from disease.
- That as each portion of the skin corresponds vitally with some internal
organ or part, so the skin disease if often merely the outward experience
of internal disease. To treat the skin by outward applications, is really
not treating the diseased state at all, but only preventing its peripheral
The Ugly Side of Cosmetics
Make-up and body care products have been linked to allergic reactions,
birth defects, and even cancer. It is a medically recognized fact that our body
absorbs significant amounts of what we put on our skin. With Certified Organic
food rapidly becoming the nutrition of choice by the health conscious amongst
us, why would you accept any less for your skin?
February 3, 2005 the Food and Drug Administration issued an unprecedented
warning to the cosmetics industry stating that the Agency is serious about enforcing
the law requiring companies to inform consumers that personal care products
have not been safety tested. When risky chemicals are used in cosmetics, the
stakes are high. These compounds are not trace contaminants. They are the base
ingredients of the product, just as flour is an ingredient in bread. Many of
these chemicals are found in percent levels in personal care products, nearly
all easily penetrate the skin, and some are ingested directly after they are
applied to lips or hands. And increasingly, companies are adding customized,
futuristic "penetration enhancers" to drive ingredients even deeper into the
skin, like Loreal's new nanoparticle technology a miniscule, fluid-filled sack
designed to burrow deep into the skin to deliver its "active ingredients." No
safety testing required. Scientists find common cosmetic ingredients in human
tissues, like industrial plasticizers called phthalates in urine, preservatives
called parabens in breast tumor tissue, and persistent fragrance components
like musk xylene in human fat. Do the levels at which they are found pose risks?
Those studies have not been done. They are not required.
Make-up and body care products contain ingredients suspected of causing cancer;
potential neuro-, liver-, and immuno-toxins; and suspected hormone disruptors
that could cause birth defects in any children she might bear in the future.
Many consumers may be surprised to learn that the US federal government doesn't
require health studies or pre-market testing on personal care products. Manufacturers
are free to put just about anything they want into cosmeticsa far-reaching category
used by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to include everything from
make-up and deodorant to lotions and mouthwashes.
Spray-On Skin Gun Heals Burned Skin in Days
When someone survives being severely burnt, only to die from their injuries
later, it's not usually the burn, itself, that kills them. Instead, it's the
infections that set into unprotected flesh before the skin has a chance to heal.
This video clip is about a new way of treating burn victims closing open wounds
faster by spraying them with a protective coating of skin cells grown from the
patient's own. Scientists have been developing the skin spraying gun. Thanks
to the safe stem-cell science behind this process, healing can now take just
hours or days, rather than the usual weeks and months.