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Old 01-04-2010, 08:33 PM
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Interesting string of thoughts and feelings. Health issues tend to stimulate strong emotional response because they are so personal.

Generally, I'd have to agree with the folks steering away from Clorox to "heal" anything. Just because a substance stimulates a response in the body and is scientifically measurable does not mean that it's the best way to do it.

You can lose weight instantly by cutting off a body part. Scientifically, that would be considered an "effective" method. Science is not always objective. Good science is awesome. Bad science can and has been used to cause a tremendous amount of harm in this world. When money or influence is considered before the well being of the inhabitants of the planet (all the inhabitants, not just humans), bad things oftentimes result.

Nature is the only consistently reliable system. It's been working longer than anything created by man. Mankind has done some amazing things. I'm not certain if the wonderful things we've done balance out the horrendous things we've done.



I follow the philosophy that if you get out of Nature's way, it works really well.

Eczema is an imbalance. Anything that is out of balance can be brought back to balance. I don't believe in "cures" because I don't believe in the modern Western definition of disease. Far before modern medicine invented disease, there were more advanced systems of medicine that referred to health in terms of balance and imbalance.

Eczema is an imbalance characterized by inflammation, redness, dry and itchy skin. It can also manifest as oozing lesions in extreme cases. After a while, repeated scratching often causes the skin to become thick and crusty. All around, it's a real drag.

Any part of your body can be affected by eczema, but it has a tendency to manifest on the face, neck, elbows, knees, and ankles. On infants, it sometimes shows up on the forehead, cheeks, forearms, legs, scalp, and neck.

In my work as a nutritionist, I've seen great results with a combination of foods rich in Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's), leafy green vegetables, and aloe vera taken internally and externally. This combination re-balances most of the factors associated with skin problems of any type.

My favorite form of EFA is shelled hemp seed. Hemp seed has a perfectly balanced blend of all the oils your body needs. It is delicious, highly nutritious, and a great source of protein. It's also a whole food. Since our bodies are designed to consume whole foods, I have a tendency to stick to whole foods when possible. Two tablespoons of shelled hemp seed daily will providearound 8 grams of healing EFA's.

The next major component of a healing protocol for eczema is leafy green vegetables. Leafy green vegetables are nature's best source of macro minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron. Trace minerals and chlorophyll also contribute to the nutritional profile and play a large role in healing your skin.

Chlorophyll plays a key part in healing eczema. This wonderful green juice aids in liver function by acting as a blood detoxifier. Since skin health is directly linked to liver health, chlorophyll rich leafy green foods are a very important part in healing skin issues like eczema. The additional fiber, antioxidants and carotenoids in chlorophyll round out its benefits nicely. Eat 2-3 cups of leafy greens daily.

The last key component to healing eczema is aloe vera. Internally, aloe vera rebalances the immune system without stimulating an aggressive reaction. Since many skin problems (eczema, psoriasis, etc.) are auto-immune disorders, this is very important. Two ounces of good quality aloe juice taken twice daily on an empty stomach will provide noticeable results. It can take 3-6 months but it will completely heal the imbalance in most cases.

Topically, aloe vera soothes and heals damaged skin. It has more of an immediate effect for the symptoms than when taken internally. Anyone who has eczema knows how important it is to have immediate relief.

One note about aloe vera juice: Be sure you buy good quality aloe. Most products sold at mainstream stores are garbage, even if the label states 100% aloe. Stick with brands that are certified by the IASC (International
Aloe Science Council). My favorites are Aloe Life and Lily of the Desert.

For the sake of a quick recap, consume hemp seeds for EFA's, leafy greens for minerals and chlorophyll, and aloe to soothe and balance immune function. A sauna or steam room would help with removal of toxins. Bathing in epsom salts and oatmeal soothes, heals, and provides detoxification. Deep breathing also promotes detoxification as well as oxygenating your body.

There are some nutritional basics that should be a part of any diet. Drink at least 64 ounces of fresh water daily. Reduce or eliminate refined sugar (especially soda) and refined salt. Eliminate all artificial flavors, colors, and
preservatives. Reduce or eliminate alcohol, tobacco use, and deep fried foods. Reduce or eliminate dairy products.

Make fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, non-glutenous grains (rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth, buckwheat), and legumes the majority of your caloric intake.

Thanks to everybody for sharing their thoughts.
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:28 PM
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I think a blanket condemnation of bleach is a little extreme. Bleach is useful for sanitizing and is one of the only products you can use for certain applications.

I had to shock my well as there was iron related bacteria in my well causing a sulfur smell. I do not know of any other way of sanitizing a well other than using bleach. It is better than consuming unknown bacteria that can make you ill. Of course you have to run the water out to get rid of most of the bleach, but I am quite sure there is some left. It worked, and our water does not stink any more.

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There's always sodium chlorite!
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Ezcema is often caused by an allergy to an environmental toxin. Remove the toxin and the ecezma will go. For babies its often allergy to their formula.

Homeopathy can frequently remove the state that causes the allergy.
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I posted this article back in march of 08.... I believe that in our case, grandsons eczema was lack of probiotic in his system... we have had so much success in getting rid of his eczema by using probiotics and by keeping him away from sugar... Ok, so it helped that this child goes bonkers when he eats sugar... if he gets any sugar after two oclock in the afternoon, we are in for a very long night... so he gets so much less junk food then sister or brother gets...Granted its hard with sister and brother being allowed the junk for him not to get it, but for now... they are keeping it at a minimum... and his sugar intake on most days is none... He doesnt seem to like bread or noodles or even box cereal... he would rather have a banana and a piece of sausage for breakfast then anything else..... Now over the holidays, he has eaten more sugar then normal, and I have noticed his legs breaking out again, so we started him back on the probiotic and getting back on his regular food and away from the junk..... But I would highly recommend the probiotics for sure!!!!
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So he has a gut dyscrasia. You have to ask, why does he not maintain a normal gut flora? I would suspect leaky gut and overgrowth of foul bacteria. If he can't maintain a healthy gut flora then you will have vitamin B deficiency also. Normal healthy gut flora produce lots of B vitamins.
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Can they be born with leaky gut ??? This is the grandson that was born with TAR syndrome.. And from what I am to understand, eczema is a common occurance in tar syndrome kids.. so apparently, the low blood platelette levels cause the stomach issues???? Is there a way to nutritionally fix leaky gut?
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I just dont know with a syndrome like that. I don't expect anyone does.
I have posted a protocol for leaky gut here somewhere. Do a search.
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