As I mentioned in the previous article about Rosacea, skin disorders are often the result of an internal imbalance. When the internal organs can no longer process the daily toxic load they're given, or when they're overwhelmed by unhealthy foods and chemicals, the skin acts as a conduit to release the toxins. Unfortunately, with what many consider a standard diet, overwhelm too often becomes normal, and we silence our internal cry for help by simply suppressing the symptoms of a chronic skin condition. While some natural topical remedies can help soothe and calm some skin conditions. Instead, often topical prescription medications that actually carry heavy risks are used to cover up the symptoms. But, the skin condition never goes away completely, or keeps coming back once the medication is stopped. This because the internal imbalance that is causing the skin condition in the first place needs to be addressed.
I'm going to continue the Skin Condition Series by exploring how to heal another well-known chronic skin condition: Eczema.
What is Eczema?
Eczema is a chronic skin condition that's usually characterized by the following:
- severe skin dryness
- red, swollen areas of the skin
- the appearance of dry, red, flaking, blistering, and cracking rashes on the body.
It also comes with a variety of different names, and it would seem that there are many different types of eczema, but these actually only refer to where on the body the rashes tend to occur.
What causes Eczema?
There are four main causes of eczema.
1) Toxin exposure. As mentioned previously, excessive exposure to toxins will eventually overload the kidneys and liver, often causing the skin to take on the role of eliminating toxins since it has such a large surface area. This can lead to eczema or several other skin conditions.
2) Digestive issues. A low-quality diet can irritate or damage the lining of the intestine and reduce its ability to uptake nutrients and prevent toxins from crossing into the bloodstream.
3) Infection and Immune System Overload. An excess of bad bacteria, Candida, or parasites are common causes of Eczema. If the immune system is constantly fighting off one of these infections, it can also be unusually reactive to what would otherwise be every day stimuli.
4) Low thyroid function. This ultimately leads to reduced circulation. Since nutrients are delivered by the blood while waste and toxins are removed by it, this leads to waste buildup on nutrient-deficient skin, which causes the rashes that are so characteristic of eczema.
What can I do for my Eczema?
There are five ways to naturally treat eczema:
1) Address any source of Infection, like Parasites or Candidiasis with a healing diet and herbs. (Look for a future blog post on a protocol.)
2) Eat the following beneficial foods:
- Aloe Vera - fights inflammation and can also be applied topically.
- Turmeric - A strong anti-inflammatory with many benefits, especially for those with skin conditions.
- Burdock Root - A powerful anti-inflammatory that can help with most skin conditions, including eczema.
- Horsetail - Helps the healing process and strengthens Skin - useful for rashes that crack.
- Nettle - Helps relieve many chronic skin conditions, including eczema.
- Coconut Oil - Increases blood flow to the skin, fights bacteria, and can be applied topically to moisturize and soften.
And include the following beneficial nutrients in your diet:
- Chlorophyll - Fights bacteria, aids in wound healing.
- Raw Fats and Cold Pressed Oils - Helps beautify the skin in many ways.
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids - Essential for body, brain, and skin health. The best vegan sources are E3Live, Golden Algae oil, sprouted flax and chia seeds - like in Friendly Fats, fresh hemp oil/seeds, walnuts, and Marine Phytoplankton.
- Omega-6 Fatty Acids - Small amounts help acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema.
- Silica - Strengthens connective tissue for strong skin, hair, and nails. Horsetail is an excellent source.
- Sulfur - Builds and repairs connective tissues for beautiful skin, hair, and nails. Helps detoxify the body and liver. Use plant-derived MSM.
3) Abandon dairy and rancid (cooked at too high a heat) fats (except coconut oil and olive oil). These have been shown to exacerbate eczema.
4) Do a few colonics to help restore the body's ability to detoxify itself through the colon rather than through the skin. Alternatively, warm-water enemas during a juice fast or a herbal cleanse will also help.
5) Choose an organic eczema treatment that will actually help heal and repair the skin without adding to its toxic load. Activated oxygen and azulene... what? YES!
Activated Oxygen or Ozone heals damaged tissues and hastens healing time. It kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Fully ozonated oil also activates the growth of new healthy skin cells and reduces inflammation. Azulene from Blue Cypress is also a potent anti-inflammatory.
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If you follow these five steps, you should notice some relief of your symptoms right away, and, with time, it's possible that you will experience little or no eczema at all. As always, feel free to post your comments, questions, and personal experiences below! Especially, if you've tried any of the above methods and can offer what it was like for you.