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If you have come to this page searching for answers, I've been exactly where you are. Personally, I had a struggle with food allergies, acne and dry skin, my husband has nummular eczema, one of my children also has nummular eczema, and I have family members with conditions ranging from eczema to lupus. This was how and why I got started on my journey of not only helping myself, but others as well find ways to naturally obtain the healthy skin they can be proud of.
Personal Power! That's What I Am About! Take Charge Of Your Own Health And Well-Being.
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Below you will find my investigation steps that will help lead you on your own discovery of your body or your loved ones. Every body has its own genetic makeup, likes and dislikes, triggers and suppressers. Find out what they are, honor them, and you will be well on your way to not only vibrant skin but a vibrant life!
Top Causes For Skin Dis-Eases:
Infections and Toxicity
Keep A Diary
The immune system can recognize a wide variety of things as toxins, even the food you eat. Having a food diary will help you to remember any reactions that occur (previously known or new) to anything ingested. This includes liquids, supplements, and foods. Please Read Your Labels!
**Remember all people react differently so take note of any reaction whether it's a sneeze or full on rash that occurs within minutes of ingesting something.
This step may require testing such as allergy and/or stool microbe to study the gut and see if there are any underlying pathogens (bacteria, yeasts or parasites).
Once you have identified your triggers, you can eliminate them completely if they are severe, or go through a process of discovering your tolerance level. This would involve a complete elimination, then a slow introduction of one thing at a time to see how much of something you can tolerate.
It is then important to begin to repair the gut lining from any damage with whole organic foods, broths, and supplementing with amino acid mixes that give all 8 essential amino acids (especially L-glutamine).
The Following Lists Are Not Exhaustive And Are Just To Get You Started.
Top 8 food allergens include:
Fish (e.g., bass, flounder, cod)
Crustacean shellfish (e.g., crab, lobster, shrimp)
Tree nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, pecans)
Additives That Can Trigger Reactions:
High histamine foods (histamine levels rise as cooked foods sit or in overly ripe fruits and vegetables):
Histamine creates itchy skin and red blotches, which is caused by swelling blood vessels leaking fluid into the skin and tissues.
Fermented alcoholic beverages, like wine, champagne, beer, whiskey, brandy
Fermented foods: sauerkraut, vinegar, soy sauce, kefir, yogurt, kombucha, etc.
Soured foods: sour cream, sour milk, buttermilk, soured bread, etc.
Balsamic Vinegar and Vinegar foods: pickles, mayonnaise, olives, ketchup
Cured meats: bacon, salami, pepperoni, luncheon meats and hot dogs
Aged cheese including goat cheese
Smoked fish, fish not gutted within 30 minutes of catch, anchovies, sardines
Ground meat (Increased surface area increases histamines)
Beef (aging process increases histamine)
Smoked or processed meats: salami, bacon, ham, sausage
Dried fruit: apricots, prunes, dates, figs, raisins
Uncooked egg whites
Analyze Your Environment
Take a look at the pollutants, everyday products/chemicals and even any natural substances that surround you.
Swap out any toxic chemicals and products with natural ones like what we offer in our SHOP. Formulated to protect and provide nutrition especially for gentle and delicate skin.
**Extreme temperatures hot or cold play a huge part in the condition of the skin. Take note of which temperatures affect you and get started early on a skin care routine to help you adjust. Skin may also flare when the air is too dry or too humid. Or if you take long, hot showers or baths.
Airborne Allergens Include:
Common Skin Irritants Can Include: (you can also view our blog about Toxic Chemicals In Personal Care Products)
Metals, in particular, nickel
Soaps and household cleaners
Chemically Filled Lotions
Certain fabrics such as wool and polyester
Antibacterial ointment like neomycin and bacitracin
Formaldehyde, which is found in household disinfectants, some vaccines, glues and adhesives
Paraphenylene-diamine, which is used in leather dyes and temporary tattoos, among others
TOXICITY & INFECTIONS
Toxicity (which means poison) is a broad-range term that includes many things, from mucus accumulation from dairy foods, irritants and complex sugars, to chemical, toxic metal and mineral deposits. This toxicity (which is mostly acidic, and accumulates in the body) comes from foods, air, personal hygiene products, household products, building materials etc. This toxicity is stored in all tissues, but noticed more in your sinuses, throat, thyroid, lungs, muscles, liver, kidneys and skin. This is why all these areas are affected when you have cold and flu-like symptoms. The body tries to “purge” itself of these toxins, or as many of them as it can, through natural processes called “disease.” Many “diseases” are nothing more
than elimination efforts by the body to purge itself of toxins, and/or dying or dead cells.
This is why it is so important to analyze your diet and environment for any toxins, especially ones that are specific for you.
Strengthen Skin Barrier
A weak skin barrier can invite in a host of bacteria or viruses. It is important to protect the skin with only natural emollients with antibacterial properties VISIT OUR SHOP . Get rid of the fragrances and chemicals.
Use Mild Cleansers and ensure your bath/shower temperatures aren't too hot.
Consider adding Colloidal Silver or Essential Oils to baths to fight off infections. Consider using wet-wraps with colloidal silver or water or salves or oils. Just apply the wrap over a good layer of moisturizer.
Keep from scratching and opening up wounds on the skin. For those sweet babies who can't fight the urge, use socks or mittens and secure them with medical tape to prevent them from removing them.
Work To Repair Genetic Weaknesses And Rebuild Your Cells
Inherent weaknesses are cellular codes (cellular memories) that set the condition of the body's tissue and how it responds to life. Your physical body is a genetic imprint of your family tree, and your cellular strengths and weaknesses come from your genetic history. This is true throughout your body. As we mature, we either make our inherent weaknesses weaker or stronger depending upon our lifestyles. This includes what you eat, drink, breathe, what is absorbed through your skin, and by what you think and feel (emotions).
Address Nutritional Deficiencies
Either due to inadequate intake, abnormal absorption or improper utilization, it is important to ensure the body is receiving the many nutrients essential for the skin to not work as hard to do its job of protecting and detoxing daily.
Deficiency of vitamin A results in hyper keratinization with reduced number of sebaceous glands and blockage of sweat glands.
Vitamin B12 deficiency often results in are skin hyperpigmentation, vitiligo, angular stomatitis, and hair changes.
Vitamin C aids in iron absorption and increases the conversion of cholesterol to bile acid and increases the bioavailability of selenium.
Low Vitamin D levels can create inflammation in the body triggering acne and eczema flare ups.
Zinc deficiency can result in weeping dermatitis, secondary infection, poor wound healing, excessively fragile hair and sparse or no scalp and pubic hair.
Low Magnesium levels cause the body to produce histamines resulting in the red inflamed itchy skin. Along with histamine production, magnesium deficiency also results in lower levels of fatty acids on the skin. This reduces elasticity and moisture and creates the perfect condition for dryness and inflammation.
Balance The Hormones
Hormones can cause a wide variety of symptoms in the body. When the levels of certain hormones in your body increase or decrease, some people with eczema (especially women) may experience flare ups.
Herbs That Can Benefit The Hormones
Chaste Tree Berries
Saw Palmetto Berries
Panax Ginseng Root
Siberian Ginseng Root
Red Raspberry Leaf
Black Haw Root
White Pond Lily
White Oak Bark
Mental health and stress play a huge role on the immune system and the skin barrier.