Not many people know that Acne, Eczema & Psoriasis all have the same root cause! But the truth is, that the root causes of all dermatological skin conditions are the same… and by that I mean, GUT DYSBIOSIS… or, a malfunctioning digestive tract… This is also true of Vitiligo, Rosacea & Dermatitis etc…
Psoriasis & Eczema :: One Cause With Many Influences
Gut dysbiosis may be the root cause of all skin problems, but there are many causes of a dysbiotic gut!
These can be emotional, psychological or physical in origin. And, we need to detox our toxic emotions, our toxic thought processes and our toxic diets if we want to see improvements in the condition of our gut as well as the condition of our skin.
Acne, Psoriasis & Eczema Cover-Up
The concealer and foundation cream market is worth a fortune, which only goes to prove that we are largely trying to cover up our Acne and Eczema rather than dealing with the root problem.
Sadly, this is mainly because Western Medicine is doing the same thing! Western Medicine does not see Acne, Eczema, Rosacea, Vitiligo and Psoriasis as symptoms of a deeper problem, and so all that the medications do is treat the skin irritation, itchiness and bacterial overgrowths that occur in people with a dysbiotic gut. They don’t do anything to improve gut dysbiosis… In fact, the countless prescriptions of antibiotics that are doled out for Acne etc, just make matters a whole lot worse!
Because Acne, Eczema and Psoriasis are symptomatic of a deeper problem, these conditions indicate that we are unwell and out of balance on a more profound level.
Isn’t it better to restore our health and the balance within our bodies rather than relying on a cover-up job?
Well… with the information in this article you will be able to do just that. But, just remember to be patient. We didn’t develop the root problems over night, and so we can’t cure them in an instant… It will take a little while and a fair amount of discipline!
You will find a lot of information about Acne & Gut Health in Hormone Health Part Five, the fifth article in the Hormone Health series in the Wild As The Wind blog.
Eczema & Psoriasis Treatment
The path to recovery is pretty unconventional, but has been understood by Eastern Medicine for millenia…
Self love is our ultimate destination in life, and learning to love ourselves by minmising the hateful things we say to ourselves, and the hateful things we allow others to say to us, causing extremely toxic emotional responses that stress us out, is the first step.
The second is to start feeding our bodies things that it loves, instead of things that make it sick…
How To Heal Acne, Psoriasis & Eczema
Please read the whole of this article if you want to understand the basis of your skin condition, and also read Morning Detox Protocols for some great ideas on how to reduce the psychological, emotional and physical burdens we are exposing our bodies to.
There’s no doubt that stress is the biggest killer, and the biggest cause of ill-health. Stress comes in many different forms, as you will discover in Morning Detox Protocols as well as Evening Detox Protocols. ***It’s important that you read both of these articles.
And… if it’s Acne that you’re up against then you really need to watch a couple of video interviews with Dr. Patrick Flynn and Magdalena Wszelaki in Hormone Health Part Six
Plus, it is increasingly imperative to understand just how horrendously damaging modern technology is for our health. Starting with Evening Detox Protocols is a good introduction, but I’ve also written a comprehensive series of articles, containing many long and short video interviews with leading authorities, on the subject of EMF.
Modern Technology Eczema, Psoriasis & Acne
EMF, or electromagnetic frequencies, are being emitted and created by the electronic devices we are using. They are making us infertile, damaging our eyesight, as well as our overall health. They are also making us depressed and anti-social.
We pretend that technology is enhancing our lives, but, in most cases, electronic devices are ruining them, even in ways we can’t imagine.
The free feature length documentary “Generation Zapped” is a ‘must’ for all parents and children… but read this article first before following all the links I’ve provided, to things like this film, so that you will have a good grounding in what is causing the full extent of your skin conditions, before you zoom in on specific root causes…
Dietary Changes To Heal The Gut
Eczema & Psoriasis Causes & Cures
If You Have Eczema or Psoriasis, you need to read the whole article!
This means reading the sections pertaining to Eczema if you have Psoriasis, and reading the sections pertaining to Psoriasis if you have Eczema.
Acne, Rosacea and Dermatitis sufferers would benefit from reading the rest of this article also.
Whilst these conditions are obviously different they share a number of things in common. But, by now, you won’t find this in the least bit surprising…
Because, repeat after me… MOST of the conditions that we suffer from today start in the gut!
Further On In This Article:
- Eczema & Psoriasis Causes & Cures
- Psoriasis & Eczema & Gut Health
- Gut Health
- Bath Salts For Eczema & Psoriasis
- Eczema & Gut Health
- Eczema & Stress
- Eczema & Digestive Health
- SBO’s Or Soil Based Probiotics
- Fermented Foods
- Reducing Stress
- Dysbiosis & Allergies
- Bath Salts For Psoriasis
- Psoriasis & Leaky Gut Syndrome
- Gluten & Other Lectins
- Sugar & Leaky Gut
- Psoriasis & Allergies
- Psoriasis & Type 2 Diabetes
- Psoriasis & Sunlight
- Another Great Reason To Use Psoriasis & Eczema Bathing Salts
- Eczema and Psoriasis Salt Packaging
- Symptomatic Relief From Eczema
Psoriasis & Eczema & Gut Health
Our poor diets coupled with prescription medication and environmental toxins, (particularly the variety of environmental toxins that disrupt our hormones, or endocrine systems), are having a disastrous effect on our digestion, our mood, and, believe it or not, our intelligence… and, of course, this is all reflected in the health of our skin.
Eczema, Acne and Psoriasis, therefore, share a lot in common, and, rather than write the same things in each of the two sections, (one devoted to Eczema and the other to Psoriasis), I have peppered all of the information throughout the two.
So, please read the whole article if you want to gain a good grasp of what you can do to help cure your Eczema and Psoriasis… for good.
Most people these days need to heal their gut in a general way, owing to gut impermeability, or leaky gut, being so prevalent… But, conditions like Psoriasis, have unique challenges, such as, the difficulty in digesting some animal proteins. Sometimes we are deficient in B6, or trace elements, or micronutrients, such as Choline and Inositol.
Foods containing Choline and Inositol
We are broadly deficient in these micronutrients, and so it would serve everybody to read about them.
Phosphatidylcholine (Choline) Foods
Eggs, liver are especially rich in Choline, as well as peanuts, which are a less desirable source of Choline, especially for those that are intolerant of legumes. The main sources of Choline in the Western Diet are meat, poultry, fish, dairy foods, pasta, rice, and egg-based dishes… but, as you will see in the article on Gut Health, pasta, like peanuts, isn’t an idea source.
Spinach, beets, wheat, and shellfish are also good sources of the Choline Metabolite, Betaine.
*People with fatty liver are more at risk of having a Choline deficiency.
Myo-Inositol (Inositol) Foods
The best sources of Myo-Inositol are fruits, grains, nuts and beans, although nuts will present an issue to some, and beans will be problematic also.
Incidentally, peas, beans and lentils all belong to the legume family of foods. But, a lot of people who think they are allergic to nuts, are actually allergic to legumes…
For example, peanuts, as the name suggests, (“pea” nut), are actually peas and not nuts at all, and are, thus, a member of the legume family.
Legumes are the edible seeds from pods you can split in half.
Cashew nuts, are actually a drupe! But, that’s a whole other story, and not one I’m going to get into here…!
Fresh vegetables and fruits contain more Myo-Inositol than processed foods, including frozen, canned, and salt-free products.
Citrus fruits, excluding lemons, are very rich in Myo-Inositol, as is Cantaloupe Melon. The best sources of Inositol among grains are oats and bran, but they are still not as good as fruit sources… besides, oats and bran contain high amounts of lectins, of which gluten is only one, and so a lot of people have intolerances to these without knowing it.
(I advocate avoiding all grains, aside from a little rice if you have digestive issues.)
Inositol might balance certain chemicals in the body, therefore possibly helping with mental conditions such as anxiety and depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. It might also help our insulin to work better, thereby averting conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes. T
***This might help with conditions like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or Type 2 Diabetes during pregnancy, also.
Wild As The Wind produce a very pacifying blend of bath salts that are ideal for Eczema and Psoriasis.
The combination of bicarbonate of soda and Epsom Salt, mixed with the extremely calmative and balancing essential oils will not only sooth angry irritation, but will, with continued use, effectively reduce symptoms, in all likelihood.
Face Oils For Eczema & Psoriasis
***Wild As The Wind have produced several facial oils that have a proven track record of healing all three of the conditions mentioned in this article, with feedback also indicating Rodacea, Vitiligo, dermal fungal infections, Acanthosis Nigricans, or dirty neck syndrome, etc, etc, are all improved by FACIAL OIL No. 2 and many are improved by FACIAL No. 7 and FACIAL OIL No. 8
Eczema & Gut Health
Bath salts alone cannot fully cure Eczema, however. As mentioned, Eczema has a digestive component, as well as an emotional / stress component. Hormones also have a role to play in Eczema, particularly in the teenage years.
But remember, the gut has a direct impact on hormonal health… so, gut dysbiosis starts a viscous circle of problems that ultimately lead to the outward signs of the internal mayhem that ensues when the gut gets out of whack.
Acne and other forms of dermatological issues are no different in this respect!
Eczema & Stress
The act of having a salt bath, especially one with calming essential oils, is an intentional attempt to care for oneself, and is an active decision to reduce the level of stress being experienced. So, on a psychological level the mere act of bathing, in this beautifully hand blended bath salt, is very healing in and of itself.
Eczema & Digestive Health
The only thing that these bathing salts can’t really address is the digestive connection. (Although, stress will negatively impact the gut, and so reducing stress will have a positive impact on the gut, if only indirectly.)
Gut dysbiosis is becoming an increasingly widespread problem. The cure usually involves cutting out gluten and dairy as well as taking Probiotics and eating bone broth daily until the gut dysbiosis is cured.
Probiotics should carry as many different strains of good bacteria as possible, and will also include soil probiotics. The amount of good bacteria within each serving should number into the billions.
Probiotics repopulate the gut with friendly flora, which form 80% of our immune system, and without which we cannot digest our food properly. The more diverse the Probiotic the more effective it’s going to be. This means that the more strains of probiotic within the remedy will improve the efficacy of the probiotic blend. It is particularly important to have soil probiotics as well as the more common strains like Lactobacillus etc.
Probiotics should be taken upon rising with water at least half an hour before consuming any food or drink other than water.
The Germans tend to make great probiotic supplements, but our favourite is Garden Of Life Defense Ultra, which we buy directly from the USA. But beware, these probiotics, whilst being some of the best probiotics in production today, are also ridiculously expensive when imported from the States. These probiotics are pretty pricey anyway, but there’s also quite a lot of duty to be paid if you import anything from the US.
SBO’s Or Soil Based Probiotics
A great way of getting a free and natural source of probiotics is to grow your own herbs and salads and eat them without washing them.
Probiotics like lactic acid and bifidobacteria have a really hard time surviving the digestive process. The hydroclauric acid in our stomachs is designed to kill bacteria of the pathogenic variety, but it also kills these beneficial strains of bacteria by default.
But, soil-based organisms, or SBO’s, can naturally survive stomach acid, and the results are amazing.
SBO’s have been shown to prompt an 80% to 100% remission rate in IBS patients within a two week period when taken daily.
There are more bacteria in a teaspoon of productive soil than there are people on the planet! And, most beneficial bacterial strains found in healthy soil are extraordinarily robust. SBO’s can survive heat, shock, and the hydroclauric acid found in human stomachs.
Perhaps, the best thing about SBO’s is that they thrive in the intestinal environment which means that they augment our immunity, help digest our food, maintain a healthy gut and even produce neurotransmitters like Serotonin to ensure brain and hormonal health.
SBO’s have also been shown to reduce inflammation, aid our detoxification, and have even been shown to influence our genetic expression for the better.
All of these benefits have a direct beneficial influence on the condition of our skin. SBO’s remedy all of the root causes of our skin conditions, and as long as we eat a balanced, healthy diet, our skin should remain healthy indefinitely.
If we continue to feed these beneficial strains of probiotics in our gut with prebiotic foods then they will continue to flourish. New bacteria will replace old, dying bacteria as long as we maintain a suitable environment for them.
Live fermented food is also very important for the gut. Again, there’s plenty of options at Chi Foods and Good Earth, but Wells Market and the farmers markets in Bristol are also beginning to expand their cultured foods options.
We love the Olive lady at Wells Market, who is also at Castle Carey once a month. We’re sure she puts in an appearance in Bristol also, as she hales from that direction, but we’re not sure where…? She sells an amazing selection of pitted, and stuffed olives, fermented garlic, and antipasto, all of which will have an amazingly healthy impact on the gut and go some way to repopulating the microbiom.
For more information about reducing stress check out the broad-spectrum advice in the article Morning Detox Protocols, and consider subscribing to our blog. We will be publishing a lot more information about these issues in the next few months.
Dysbiosis & Allergies
As with Psoriasis there’s an issue with dysbiosis and allergies where Eczema is concerned. Thus, if you want to alleviate this burden on the body to ultimately try and eliminate any further outbreaks of Eczema, then diagnosing food and environmental allergies is very much advised, (using Kinesiology as modern medicine, (we use the term reservedly), is particularly ill-equipped to help in this area). Make sure you read the information pertaining to Psoriasis as it’s also pertinent.
Bath Salts For Psoriasis
This blend has been specifically created to help with conditions such as Psoriasis and Eczema, but these calmative salts will help pacify and heal many other skin conditions if used on a regular basis.
Psoriasis is a very complex issue with a profound impact on the body. Psoriasis is an Auto-Immune condition, which means that it is affecting every single function of the body.
Auto-Immune means to attack oneself, and whilst we don’t entirely agree that this is actually what is happening… (the body NEVER tries to attack itself, the body is the most beautiful self-healing system in creation…), but, the condition Psoriasis is so impactful, on such a profound level, the body is having to go to extreme lengths to try and protect itself.
For example, when suffering from hypothermia, the body will draw all the warmth, (blood flow) to the core of the body to keep the major organs safe at the expense of the extremities. Fingers and toes fall victim to frost bite, but the core continues to function and the body survives.
If you have Psoriasis you must understand you have a serious condition that is forcing your body, on a daily basis, to make massive compromises to keep you as well as possible.
Psoriasis & Leaky Gut Syndrome
Where Psoriasis is concerned, the most likely explanation for the auto-immune response is that foreign invaders are making their way into the blood supply due to leaky gut syndrome. As Steven Gundry, a preeminent heart surgeon, explains in his book, The Plant Paradox, the culprits are called lectins, and they’re what many plants produce in an attempt to try and avoid being eaten.
Gluten & Other Lectins
By design lectins elicit a negative response when eaten. Gluten is a lectin, but there are many more varieties in the arsenal of the plant kingdom.
Gluten, and other lectins, are behind the creation of leaky gut. Once eaten the body produces something called Zonulin, which in turn opens up the tight junctions of the intestinal tract, thus allowing undigested food, as well as bacteria, and other toxins, into the blood stream.
This is why Psoriasis suffers tend to have chronic inflammation, chronic fatigue, brain fog, (lectins breech the blood brain barrier also), and lower back pain, (an outward sign of the presence of leaky gut).
Sugar & Leaky Gut
But it’s not only lectins that can cause leaky gut. Over consumption of sugar can also bring about this condition, as well as Candida Albicans overgrowth, and a condition called SIBO, which stands for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth.
We highly recommend getting a copy of the Steven R Gundry book if you are serious about curing your Psoriasis once and for all. It will, however, require that you cut out a lot of foods that you are likely to want to continue eating. Be warned!
Psoriasis & Allergies
As with Eczema there’s an issue with dysbiosis and allergies. Thus, if you want to alleviate the considerable burden that Psoriasis places on the body then diagnosing food and environmental allergies, (using Kinesiology as conventional medicine is particularly poor in helping in this area), is very much advised.
Psoriasis & Type 2 Diabetes
In addition, Psoriasis shares a lot in common with Type 2 Diabetes. At their core, according to Jack Kruse, (Neurosurgeon), they are both conditions that are caused by insufficient sunlight. Watch the interview with Jack Kruse at the bottom of the page on Shungite, which will, very likely, be profoundly enlightening for you. *Please be warned, Jack Kruse discuses how Psoriasis is a pre-cancerous condition.
Psoriasis & Sunlight
Jack Kruse also states that supplementing with Vitamin D is folly, instead advocating living closer to the equator as he has done, but this is not always possible! However, living in the UK means that the sun is too low in the sky from October through to April and so we take Vitamin D supplements, along with Vitamin K2, in the winter months. Medical studies prove that increased Vitamin D significantly improves Psoriasis and Viltalgo. This report states that Vitamin D is likely critical in all Auto-Immune Conditions. Make sure you read the information pertaining to Eczema as it’s also pertinent.
Symptomatic Relief From Eczema
Eczema sufferers can gain immediate symptomatic relief from the Psoriasis and Eczema Bath Salts especially when used in conjunction with FACIAL OIL No. 7.
For example, FACIAL OIL No. 7 has been created using seven incredibly healing and very light-weight base oils, as well as ten essential oils that collectively deal with the physical, emotional, spiritual and metaphysical causes behind Eczema.
FACIAL OIL No. 2 has eight different essential oils and six base oils, (most of which are also in FACIAL OIL No. 7), that can also dramatically impact the symptoms of Eczema, and over time will improve the condition more permanently.
Wild As The Wind Facial Oils Can Only Do So Much
The following analogy is very apt for those that are achieving good levels of symptomatic relief from one of the Wild As The Wind Facial Oils…
Starting with a Wild As The Wind Facial Oil is like placing a filter in a dirty pond. The Face Oil will work really well and amazing improvements will be noted… just like the results that can be obtained from an ultra-efficient, brand-new filter in a toxic pond.
But, if the source of toxicity continues to flow into the pond, the improvements obtained by the ageing filter will become less evident over time… Eventually, the significant gains that have been made will level out, and any further progress will be impossible once the optimal point is achieved, in a less than perfect environment.
So, the gains may stop at a 70% improvement level, but with the toxic inflow of detritus, the filter cannot do any more than maintain the situation at the optimal level it has achieved… which in this instance is 30% less than perfect!
We Need To Clean Up Our Act
I very much hope you use the information within this article to bring about the changes need to improve your overall health and tremendously improve the quality of your life.
Now It’s Time To Follow The Links 🙂
Now, please go back and follow the links to the more specific information you need in order to make the all-important changes that will transform everything for you… Perhaps starting with the exceptionally important Morning Detox Protocols as well as Evening Detox Protocols
Morning Detox Protocols provide you with many options to detox your life and make your body function at much better levels. Internal health will be expressed in glowing skin and sparkling eyes. Very much worth the effort!
Evening Detox Protocols are exceptionally important, not least because they set us up for a good nights sleep. Poor sleep is the most ageing and detrimental imposition we can place on the body. So, a good nights sleep is an absolute ‘must’ for radiant looking skin and good levels of energy and emotional health.
Turmeric & Psoriasis & Eczema
The wonders of Turmeric seem endless. It is now being shown to provide a cure for Psoriasis an Eczema…
The information presented here is not intended to replace the advice given by your medical supervisors, including your complementary health practitioners as well as your GP.
However, we believe it is great information that is likely to serve you well.