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Hazelaid was born when our family was introduced to the amazing healing properties of hazelwood products.  These necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry made with pieces of wood from the hazelnut tree have the unique property of absorbing the excess acid produced in our bodies when it is in contact with our skin. 

We first heard about this jewelry when our third child was very little and was suffering from severe eczema. We had tried many different things to alleviate her symptoms and nothing really seemed to help.  A friend told us about how her son’s severe and painful acid reflux had been dramatically helped by wearing a hazelwood necklace and that it could help with our daughter’s eczema since the root cause of both is often related to excess acidity in the body. We were skeptical but intrigued. We decided we had nothing to lose by giving it a try. Within a couple weeks of wearing the necklace and using the hazelwood zinc oxide ointment, her skin was dramatically improved and she was also spitting up a lot less.  We were amazed! After reading all the testimonials about these wonderful products, we were no longer surprised by our experience...these results seemed to be the norm, and then some! 

Our whole family has very sensitive skin and we have all benefited from these products tremendously.  We invite you to try our products and experience them for yourself.  We are confident that you will find similar relief for yourself and your family. 

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by Group Owner on Sep. 29, 2014 at 1:59 PM

 

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Eczema Food Allergies - Removing Offending Foods

For natural healing, a complete program is necessary. A natural cure for eczema requires not only avoiding food allergies, but also following a complete and balanced nutritional program and including exercise, relaxation, social harmony, contentment. In short, a lifestyle in line with natural living - are necessary for complete healing of eczema through natural means.

If health means wholeness, then we must eat clean, nutrient-rich foods, avoid food allergies, drink clean water, and breathe clean air, be active, develop harmonious relationships, live in harmony with our environment, and feel content with life.

The following recommendations, however, will only concentrate on dietary strategies for healing eczema, particularly food allergies and how to remove offending foods.

The following nutritional strategies are easy to do. It was very important for me to apply a doable and tasty diet for my own healing. Avoiding food allergies and following this nutritional program worked in reversing my eczema and I'm now experiencing the best state of health and vitality I have ever experienced (in 50+ years). You need to read the following nutritional strategies and apply what is doable for you in your own lifestyle.

Before & After

Foods That Can Cause Allergies - Removing Offending Foods!

Below are a list of foods that should be avoided because they cause food allergies leading to eczema. When you remove these offending foods from your diet allergic reactions diminish and so does the eczema.

  • Remove strong acid producing foods such as beef, chicken and pork for at least 90 days and if you become successful at doing this, then set another goal for an additional 90 days - soon you won't miss these foods. If you must eat some of these meats, at least reduce the amounts significantly. If you don't have a list of alkaline and acid foods, contact us and we'll email you this list. An ideal diet should be proportioned at 75 percent alkalizing foods, and 25 percent acidifying foods. The body needs more alkalizing foods than acidifying foods. It really is as simple as that. Contact me if you would like to have me email you a list of alkaline and acid foods.

    Foods are of two types, acid and alkaline. This refers to the residual ash value of a food. (Meaning the type of residue that remains after the food is digested and processed inside of your body). Your body works best when your internal environment is just above pH 7.00 - just to the alkaline side of neutral. If there is an acid residue, the body must neutralize this acid to keep the blood from getting acidic. The acid residue is neutralized with alkaline (minerals). Ideally, there are adequate alkaline substances in the diet to do this. However, if there are not, the body must extract alkaline (minerals) from its cells to neutralize the acid. This causes the cells to become acidic, and eventually diseased.

    Many of the health models in our society today recommend eating a high-protein diet, or specifically as, Dr. Gabriel Cousens M.D., calls it a flesh-centered diet. It is true that this type of diet may make you feel good initially, especially for hypoglycemic individuals, because it helps to balance the blood sugar. But you have to understand that there is also a stimulating effect from the adrenaline released by the animal flesh.

    Animal flesh also has a high concentration of uric acid, which is close to caffeine in chemical structure, and may also have a stimulatory effect. Initially these effects may seem beneficial. After several months on a high-protein diet, some people begin to feel toxified and arthritic. This is usually because it takes a few months to experience the full effects of the toxic load that comes from the high-protein diet (acid-ash producing foods).

    Beef, pork and chicken are some of the most acidifying foods and I recommend you avoid them as you move forward in your healing program. If you cannot avoid meat in your diet, at least try to reduce the number of times meat is consumed from daily to twice weekly. Then once weekly! Also, try to make certain that when you buy your beef, pork or chicken, that it is organically fed, free-range, and free of antibiotics and growth hormones.

    You noticed that I didn't include fish in this list. Fish is also an acid producing food, but it can also provide some valuable nutrients if consumed once in a while, especially oily fish. Unlike beef, pork and chicken, fish is a good source for strengthening bones with its high content of essential fatty acids, calcium and vitamin D. Essential fatty acids are important nutrients for the health of your skin.

    An ideal diet should be proportioned at 75 percent alkalizing foods, and 25 percent acidifying foods. The body needs more alkalizing foods than acidifying foods. It really is as simple as that.

  • Remove all dairy products (cheese and milk) . A common food allergy among those with eczema is dairy, particularly cheese and milk produced from cows. This is because the protein molecules are large and more difficult to digest. Cheese and milk are also acid producing foods. If you cannot avoid them, then buy raw goat-based cheese (the soft kind) or raw goat milk. Raw goat-based foods leave alkaline ash residue. Try non-dairy milks. These are made from rice or nuts. Do not use soy milk as it will disrupt mineral absorption in your digestive tract.

  • Avoid grains that are considered high-glycemic foods. They force a sharp rise in insulin production, as their sugars are absorbed by the intestines too quickly and cause a hormonal imbalance in the body. Examples of high-glycemic grains are corn chips, instant processed grain mixes (i.e., puffed wheat), cakes, pies, pastry, processed breakfast cereals, instant grain cereals, white rice and white flour pastas.

  • Avoid breads containing yeast. People can have food allergies to bread because breads ferment in our bodies, and become food for germs and fungus normally present in the intestine. Germs and fungus will produce alcohol from breads. If you eat a lot of bread, your body can make up to half an ounce of alcohol in your intestine every day. Alcohol is toxic because it interferes with many different enzymes in your body. Alcohol has a particularly bad effect on a group of enzymes that are the main workers in the body's detoxification system. Alcohol also interferes with the activity of key enzymes in the transformation of fatty acids into hormones. This is one of the main reasons why people who daily eat a lot of bread made with yeast or drink alcoholic beverages, may have hormonal imbalances. e.g., severe menopausal symptoms, enlarged prostate....etc., and skin problems (Baker, pp. 30-31).

    A long time ago someone figured out that wheat flour could be leavened with some of the residue from the wine-making process, and subsequently the residue from the leavening could be passed on in the dough, some of which could be saved as a "starter" to make more dough. The particular fungus in question constitutes a large fungal family called yeasts. So please avoid breads made with yeast.

    It may be prudent to consume types of bread that cause less food allergies. These would be breads made from whole rye and leavened with lactobacillus. Also, try unleavened breads that contain no flour, yeast, sugars or oils, and only include the fiber and germ of the whole grain. They are made from sprouted grains, slightly chopped, molded to a loaf and either sun-dried or baked at a very low temperature. The grains are usually some combination of sprouted spelt, millet, flax, oats, kamut, amaranth or quinoa.

  • Remove hydrogenated oils and margarine from your diet. These foods have been altered to the point where they are labeled "plastic foods". Simply put, the hydrogenation process ruins the foods' nutritional value. Avoid them completely. Use the following healthy oils for your salads or for cooking your meals:

    Cold preparation (condiments and salad dressings - 120F/49C): Flax seed oil, hemp seed oil, or walnut oil.

    Low heat (Sauces and baking - 212F/100C): Safflower oil, sunflower oil and pumpkin oil.

    Medium heat (Light sauteing - 325F/163C): Sesame oil, almond oil or olive oil.

    High heat (Browning or frying - 375F/190C): Coconut oil or ghee (clarified butter).

    Do your best to always use unrefined cold-pressed organic oils.

  • Avoid non-foods (i.e. salt, alcohol, regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea, regular and diet soft drinks, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, food colorings, additives and man-made synthetic vitamin and mineral supplements, etc.). Avoid enriched flours, even though they may be from organic whole wheat. The word "enriched" means synthetic vitamins and minerals are added to the food.

  • Avoid artificial sweeteners . Artificial sugars are chemical additives. They are man-made substances. One of these well known artificial sugars, for example, is composed of three ingredients which are natural, but are never found together in nature in such a combination. It is composed of two amino acids, phenylalanine and aspartic acid, as well as methyl alcohol, also known as methanol.

    Methanol is a deadly metabolic poison. One of the reasons methanol is so toxic is because the body lacks the necessary enzymes to detoxify it. Its rate of elimination is five times slower than a similar amount of ethyl alcohol, as found in whisky, beer and wine. For this artificial sugar to be eliminated, the body must first convert it to formaldehyde, then to formic acid and ultimately to carbon dioxide.

    One 12 ounce can of most artificially sweetened soft drinks contain about 10 mg of methanol. With this artificial sweetener found in over 80,000 products today, an individual can easily exceed 100 mg. daily, 13 times the limit recommended by the EPA (Gold, pp. 25-26).

    If you must use a sweetener, use organic unprocessed sugar cane or a truly natural and healthful alternative such as the juice from the Brazilian shrub, Stevia, which is 30 to 40 times sweeter than sucrose. Stevia has been used as a sweetener in South America for hundreds of years and in Japan for 20 years. Two drops of the liquid extract equals one teaspoon of table sugar and is less than one calorie. One teaspoon of finely ground Stevia powder is equivalent to one cup of sugar.

  • Except as noted below, avoid soy products. Soy products did not serve as food until fermentation techniques were developed. Fermented soy products have been used for many centuries in the Orient. Precipitated (Western) soy products can cause serious health problems because most of them are not fermented.

    Among the harmful substances in soy are potent enzyme inhibitors, which block the action of trypsin and other enzymes needed for protein digestion. Apparently, cooking does not deactivate these enzyme inhibitors, and they can produce serious digestive problems such as reduced protein digestion, chronic deficiencies in amino acid uptake, enlargement of the pancreas and cancer. Fermentation deactivates these enzyme inhibitors.

    Soybeans are also high in phytic acids which block the uptake of essential minerals in the intestinal tract, including such important ones as calcium, magnesium, iron and especially zinc. Again, only the process of fermentation will significantly reduce the phytate content of soy products.

    Avoid tofu, soy milk, soy baby formula, soy yogurt, soy ice cream, soy cheese, soy flour for baking, and soy protein that vegetarians often use as a meat substitute.

    Exceptions: Good soy products are fermented soy products such as tempeh, miso and tamari sauce.

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References:

  • Baker, Sidney. (1997). Detoxification and Healing.
    New Canaan , Connecticut : Keats Publishing, Inc.

  • Gold, Mark. (1995). "The Bitter Truth About Artificial Sweeteners."
    Nexus
    . Oct./Nov. 1995. PP. 25-28.

The statements in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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by Group Owner on Sep. 29, 2014 at 2:14 PM

 

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Eczema and Diet - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

It is highly recommended that all of the produce, meat and grains that you choose to consume should be from organically grown sources .

Timing of Eating - Natural Body Cycle:

You should eat in compliance with the body's metabolic cycle . The body seems to have three different metabolic periods which cycle every 24 hours.

  1. Elimination and maintenance period: From 4am to noon the cells are dumping waste products, and manufacturing and/or repairing cells. Choose foods for breakfast that allow your body to continue the process of elimination and maintenance.

  2. Digestive period: From noon to 8pm the body's metabolism is geared towards digestion. Since digestion of foods demands a tremendous amount of energy, it would make sense to eat the biggest meal our body can digest between noon and 8pm (Cousens, pp. 101-102). The earlier within this time frame, the better (I personally eat my biggest meal between 3:30 and 6pm).

  3. Assimilation period: From 8pm to 4am the body is mobilizing nutrients and directing them to the cells.

Eating in compliance with these three metabolic periods will afford more efficient digestion, assimilation, cleansing and maintenance of the cells and therefore proper healing can occur.

Here's how I've learned to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner so that what I eat honors the function of the metabolic periods.

Breakfast:

Start your day with fruits. They are the simplest and most efficient way for the body to produce energy and to continue the process of elimination and maintenance.

  • Eat some raw fruits in the morning: apples (eat the skin also), pears, oranges, bananas....etc. or,

  • Make a fruit smoothie. Add into the blender with some spring water or fresh coconut water, some of your favorite fruits. Examples: bananas, mangos, papayas, figs, different types of berries, peaches, dates, apricots and coconut meat. The only fruits not to add in the smoothie mix are melons, blueberries and grapefruit. It is recommended that you eat these fruits separately. If you are worried about the sugar content of the fruits, then choose your fruits from the low-glycemic foods family to start your day with. Here's a list: apples, oranges, cherries, peaches, all berries, plums and pears. These fruits will release their glucose into the blood more slowly and thus require a more moderate insulin response.

Add to your smoothie two tablespoons of golden flax seeds freshly ground in a coffee grinder and the following super food supplements: wild crafted blue green algae, green drink mix, organic unheated coconut oil and probiotics. It is highly recommended that you add all of the superfood supplements in your morning smoothie.

Lunch:

Lunch time occurs during the digestion period. I recommend you eat this meal before 4pm.

For cooking use either fresh, unheated coconut oil or ghee (clarified butter). For cold preparation, use extra virgin olive oil. Veggies are either lightly steamed or raw.

Choose from the following lunch meals:

  1. Salmon and vegetables.

  2. Halibut and vegetables.

  3. Oysters and vegetables

  4. Brown rice and vegetables.

  5. Sweet potatoes and vegetables.

  6. Potatoes and vegetables.

  7. Boiled eggs and vegetables.

  8. Soft raw goat cheese and vegetables.

  9. Ezekiel or Manna bread (sprouted grains) with avocado, tomato, cilantro, and/or olives.

  10. Vegetable soup and ezekiel bread or salad.

  11. Large salad with an assortment of vegetables with added raw nuts or soft raw goat cheese. Make your own fresh salad dressing, (my favorite recipe is a mix of raw almond butter, apple cider vinegar, fresh lemon, tamari sauce, maple syrup, cumin powder, garlic powder, and some fresh assortment of herbs).

  12. Steamed green beans with boiled potatoes and a small salad.

  13. Miso soup, brown rice and steamed vegetables.

  14. Sauted mushrooms in coconut oil with tamari sauce for taste mixed with brown rice and a small salad.

  15. Mashed potatoes using coconut milk and butter, with sauted mushrooms in tamari sauce and a small salad.

Dinner:

Dinner time occurs during the digestion period. I recommend you eat this meal by 8pm. A glass of vegetable juice at night is the most important meal to help you heal from eczema quickly. Make sure you drink a 16 to 24 oz. dark green veggie juice every night . (This veggie juice would consist mostly of dark green vegetables such as parsley, kale, cucumber, zucchini, bell pepper, celery and cilantro).

Some recommended vegetables for nightly juice:

  • Celery - two stalks. Celery gives the body a natural diuretic effect and aids in the elimination of carbon dioxide from the body. The sodium content will neutralize acid ash (residue of acidic foods) in the body,

  • Parsley - 1/2 bunch. Extremely high in nutrients. An excellent cleanser and potentiator of all bodily functions.

  • Carrots - Two med. size. Because most of the phytochemicals are located at the top part of the carrot, don't cut the top off, instead leave the hat part, but discard the green shoots.

  • Cilantro - 1/4 bunch. Has the ability to remove mercury, lead, cadmium and other heavy metals from the body.

  • Kale - 2 to 3 leaves. A very nutrient rich vegetable. One of the best cancer fighting vegetables found on our planet. Kale is the richest of all leafy greens in carotenoids (powerful anti-cancer agents). Kale's calcium content is easily assimilated, making it a wonder food for arthritis, osteoporosis, bone loss disorders and skin health.

  • Cucumber - 1/2 cucumber. A great diuretic (helps remove excess fluids from the body because it promotes urination). Excellent as a blood cleanser. (If you burn your skin, cut a cucumber open and apply it for relief from pain.)

  • An apple to sweeten your juice.

Add and alternate, in very moderate amounts, to your basic vegetable juice every night: 1/4 beet, some cabbage, zucchini, bell pepper, bok choy... etc.

If you are still hungry after this drink, eat some raw (organic whenever possible) nuts and/or seeds. Pine nuts (highest protein content of all nuts), walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds (unsalted and raw), and soaked almonds.

Sometimes, you might come back from work too tired to juice, we suggest you make a bowl of salad, add raw nuts and toss. Make sure you make your own fresh salad dressing.

Snacks:

  1. Fresh or dehydrated fruits (avoid dehydrated fruits if you are diabetic).
  2. Freshly cut up vegetables like cucumber or carrots.
  3. Unsalted nuts or seeds.

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References:

  • Cousens, Gabriel, M.D. (1992). Conscious Eating. Santa Rosa: CA: Vision Books International.

The statements in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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by Group Owner on Sep. 29, 2014 at 2:26 PM

 

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Healing from Eczema Naturally - Overview

When you are trying to heal from any degenerative condition, think of your body as a whole entity where attention should be given to it nutritionally, physically, emotionally and mentally.

This article will outline a nutritional program (your diet plus whole food supplements) based on the logic that the real magic bullets for reversing eczema and gaining health and vitality are in nutritional components found in foods, not pharmaceuticals (chemical, herbal or botanical formulas). We now know scientifically that nutrients found in foods can help prevent nearly all the common degenerative diseases that strike us today.

The recommendations contained in this article will help you properly sustain, accelerate and heighten your health. If you begin now to make significant changes in your lifestyle, by adopting the following superfood diet strategies, you can reverse eczema!

Before & After

Whether you enjoy eating meat, are on a vegetarian diet, a lactose reduced diet, a vegan diet, whether you are a committed junk-food eater, follow a macrobiotic diet, an athletic performance enhancing diet, or a diet of your own creation, I want to show you how to use your diet as an effective natural aid for reversing eczema. So, let the journey begin. May the included information help you lead an eczema free life as it has helped me.

A piece of good advice to keep in mind is to begin taking and increasing any of the recommended supplements slowly. Follow a schedule for increasing the supplements in small increments. For example, if what is recommended is five capsules a day, then start with one capsule for three days and then increase to 2 capsules and so on. Following are my recommendations of supplements and diet to help your body heal from eczema naturally.

Supplements to take the first thing upon waking:

  • With eczema the health of your intestinal tract is of the utmost importance. You need to take large amounts of friendly bacteria.

I recommend you take 10 capsules each of acidophilus and bifidus. By doing this you're sending a good amount of friendly bacteria to your intestinal tract. Take these capsules first thing in the morning and remember to always start slowly. When the eczema is gone, continue to take 3 each of acidophilus and bifidus. ( This is a "must do" for the kind of stressful and polluted modern lifestyle we all live in.)

15 minutes after you take the friendly bacteria, take 5 wheat sprouts mixed with red algae and blue green algae. However, if you have never been on this product, I recommend that you don't include it in your start up program but do consider including it at a much later date. Wheat Sprouts and Algae is a whole food and powerful full spectrum antioxidant.

Your shower in the morning:

  • Reduce your showers to once a day. In fact, once a day is too much water hitting your eczema. If you have the infected type of eczema find a way to cover the infected areas and avoid getting water on them while you shower.

  • Don't use soap on your skin (except on private parts). Use a luffa to rub your skin gently to remove dead skin.

  • Use a shower water filter to protect your skin from chlorine.

Your breakfast:

Breakfast should be a smoothie made up of fruits . Use coconut water from green coconuts as the base for your smoothies instead of water and also include its meat (great fiber). If you can't find coconuts, use spring water and 3 tablespoons of organic unheated coconut oil. Make sure to include a kiwi (high in Vitamin C), an apple (excellent fiber) and see if you can find grapes with seeds (seeds are excellent for skin health). Add other types of your favorite fruits such as papayas, mangoes, bananas, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc.

  • To your morning smoothie add 3 capsules of a whole food supplement made of the following foods: bee pollen, Indian Noni, turmeric, wheat grass juice, wild crafted blue green algae, and green tea powder. These whole food supplements have excellent properties for skin health such as the Noni fruit.

  • Add a total of 15 wild crafted blue green algae capsules (open the capsules and pour the powder into the smoothie). I consider wild crafted blue green algae to be one of the most important supplements for providing trace minerals to assist the body in healing itself from eczema .

  • Add 5 capsules of a full spectrum friendly bacteria supplement to your smoothie mix. One of the best wide-spectrum friendly bacteria supplements is micro-blended with fructo-oligosaccharides. Following are its ingredients: Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus salivarius, Streptococcus faecium, Streptococcus thermophilus, Acerola and Rose Hips blend, wild crafted blue green algae, Jerusalem Artichoke, Lipase, Amylase, Protease, and Cellulase.

Again start with one capsule and increase the amounts slowly.

  • Add to your smoothie two tablespoons of hemp oil which is an excellent source of essential fatty acids. Make sure you buy organically grown hemp oil that is cold pressed.

 Supplements with Lunch and Dinner:

  • Take 2 wide-spectrum enzymes with each meal ( plant based enzymes mixed with fruit based enzymes and micro blended with cayenne, fennel and ginger.) In addition, take 4 plant based enzymes, micro blended with wild crafted blue green algae, on an empty stomach a few times during the day, between meals, so it may work to reduce the swelling and pain of any infected lesions of eczema as well as reduce itching.

Your lunch:

Eat one avocado a day to increase your intake of essential fatty acids.

Here are some ideas for some healthy lunch meals :

  1. Salmon and vegetables.

  2. Crabs and vegetables.

  3. Oysters and vegetables

  4. Brown rice and vegetables.

  5. Yams and vegetables.

  6. Sweet potatoes and vegetables.

  7. Boiled eggs and vegetables.

  8. Soft raw goat cheese and vegetables.

  9. Ezekiel or Manna breads (sprouted bread) with avocado, tomato, cilantro, and olives.

  10. Vegetable soup and Ezekiel bread or salad.

  11. Large salad with an assortment of vegetables with added raw nuts or soft raw goat cheese. Make your own fresh salad dressing, ( my favorite recipe is a mix of raw almond butter, apple cider vinegar, fresh lemon, tamari sauce, maple syrup, cumin powder, garlic powder, and some fresh assortment of herbs).

  12. Steamed green beans with boiled potatoes and a small salad.

  13. Miso soup, brown rice and steamed vegetables.

  14. Sauted mushrooms in coconut oil with tamari sauce for taste mixed with brown rice and a small salad.

  15. Mashed potatoes using coconut milk and butter, with sauted mushrooms in tamari sauce and a small salad.

  16. Lentil soup with a salad.

Your dinner:

  • It is always best to end your day with a simple nutritious meal.

Veggie juice, mostly from dark green vegetables (parsley, kale, cucumber, zucchini, celery and cilantro) is an excellent way to support your liver which will be working hard to detoxify your body as you sleep. A glass of vegetable juice at night is the most important meal to help you heal from eczema quickly. Make sure you drink a 12 to 20 oz. dark green veggie juice every night.

Some recommended vegetables for your veggie juice:

  • Celery - two stalks. Celery gives the body a natural diuretic effect and aids in the elimination of carbon dioxide from the body. Celery's sodium content will neutralize acid ash ( residue of acidic foods ) in the body.

  • Parsley - 1/4 bunch. Extremely high in nutrients. An excellent cleanser and potentiator of all bodily functions.

  • Carrots - Two medium size. Don't cut off the top part of the carrot (leave the hat part, but discard the green shoots because most of the phytochemicals are located there.)

  • Cilantro - 1/4 bunch. Has the ability to remove mercury, lead, cadmium and other heavy metals from the body.

  • Kale - 2 to 3 leaves. A very nutrient rich vegetable. One of the best cancer fighting vegetables found on our planet. Kale is the richest of all leafy greens in carotenoids ( powerful anticancer agents ). Kale's calcium content is easily assimilated, making it a wonder food for arthritis, osteoporosis, bone loss disorders and skin health.

  • Cucumber - 1/2 cucumber. A great diuretic ( helps remove excess fluids from the body because it promotes urination ). Excellent as a blood cleanser. ( If you burn your skin, cut a cucumber open and apply it directly for relief from pain.)

  • Apple - to sweeten your juice.

Add and alternate, in very moderate amounts, to your basic vegetable juice every night: 1/4 beet, some cabbage, zucchini, bell pepper bok choy, etc.

If you are still hungry after this drink, eat some raw (organic whenever possible) nuts/seeds. Pine nuts ( highest protein content of all nuts ), walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds ( unsalted and raw ), and soaked almonds.

Sometimes, you might come back from work too tired to juice, we suggest you make a bowl of salad, add raw nuts and toss. Make sure you make your own fresh salad dressing.

Your snacks:

Some healthy recommended snacks:

  1. Fresh or dehydrated fruits (avoid dehydrated fruits if you are diabetic).

  2. Freshly cut up vegetables like cucumber or carrots.

  3. Unsalted nuts or seeds.

Supplements at bed time:

  • Infections from the growth of candida albican is common among eczema patients. Candida albicans is a type of yeast-like fungus that can cause weakening of the immune system and infection known as candidiasis. Garlic is known to be the ultimate herb for fighting candida albicans. Some call it the ultimate antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral medicinal food. Garlic is best used fresh. Raw organic garlic destroys bacteria and boosts immune function.

Garlic is high in sulfur, which is one of the most important minerals needed by your body to do its detoxification work.

To maximize garlic's superlative antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-parasitical activity, use it in the following way. Before going to sleep at night, finely chop 2 cloves of garlic. Put the chopped garlic on a tablespoon and swallow it with water. Do not chew it. There will be absolutely no garlic odor on your breath if you do not chew the garlic.

Your first bowel movement after starting will have a garlic odor. This is a wonderful sign that this superfood was active in your GI tract while you were sleeping and regenerating. Garlic tirelessly patrols your intestinal tract all night long, as a "toxic-garbage cop" helping to neutralize, dismantle, and eliminate bacteria, viruses, parasites and carcinogens.

Build up to 3 cloves every night. Do not eat raw garlic more than 2 weeks in a row .

  • Take four plant based enzymes, micro blended with wild crafted blue green algae at bed time to reduce the swelling and itching that takes place mostly in the middle of the night. If you find it hard to sleep from severe itching, continue to take more enzymes throughout the night.

Your exercise:

  • Best exercise for getting the lymphatic system to work better is jumping on a rebounder 15 to 20 minutes a day. Walking a few miles a day. Avoid swimming because of the added chemicals in swimming pools.

Creams and lotions:

  • I've experimented with Shea butter, cocoa butter, black cumin oil and unheated coconut oil as topical creams/lotions. Experiment with all four to find what suits you best. Shea butter will cake over the skin and so will the cocoa butter but they are both good moisturizers. Unheated, organic coconut oil is very effective in combating infected skin and nourishing it too, because it is high in Vitamin E (use only the unheated type, virgin oil). Black Cumin Oil seems to work also, as it is very high in antioxidant properties and has a soothing effect on the skin. Use these topical creams and oils ONLY IF YOU MUST. Otherwise, leave the skin alone and if possible don't apply anything at all.

Miscellaneous helpful tips:

  • It is very important that you learn about the detoxification process. With eczema, as you improve your diet and take the previously recommended supplements, your skin condition will get worse initially. To understand the detoxification process, please read the following book: Detoxification and Healing by Sidney Baker, M.D. It is one of the best books written on the subject of detoxification. If you want to read articles on the subject of detoxification, email us as we have many articles on this important subject in our resource library.

  • Trust the fact that when you give your body the best of nutrients through quality, organic foods and whole food supplements, your body will be working its self-healing miracles day and night. Remember, the body is marvelously designed to regulate and repair itself (it knows exactly what to do). Therefore, relax, take walks, enjoy life, don't work too hard, and smell the roses along the way of every day's life journey and know that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Have faith and begin the journey of feeding your body properly so it'll give you what you want; great looking skin and vibrant health.

The statements in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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by Group Owner on Oct. 6, 2014 at 1:48 PM

 

 

 http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/relaxing-not-scratching-could-be-the-best-way-to-relieve-eczema-1-2502380

Relaxing, not scratching, could be the best way to relieve eczema

Eczema can be beaten through relaxation, according to new research

  • by Ruth Walker 

 

PERFUMED washing powders. Chemical home cleaning products. Rich food. The weather. The cat. All have been at the pointy end of the finger of blame when it comes to the itchy, irritating, sometimes debilitating skin condition eczema. But the recession?

Surprising though it may seem, it is now feared that the stress brought on by the current financial crisis could indeed have led to an increase in skin complaints. A recent survey saw nine out of ten dermatologists reporting a rise in patients coming to them for relief from eczema, psoriasis and other related conditions.

And so it figures that sufferers should not just consider lotions, potions and a new detergent when they are looking at ways to treat that insufferable itch - addressing the underlying anxiety could also significantly improve symptoms. In a study at Sheffield University, meditation, relaxation or cognitive behaviour therapy - collectively known as psychodermatology - were found to make a very real difference.

It has long been accepted that psychological interventions can help patients deal with the emotional impact of their skin diseases," said Deborah Mason, of the British Association of Dermatologists. "But for the first time, this shows that they can also improve the physical symptoms."

More than 900 people from 22 studies were taken into account, and psychodermatology was found to be particularly effective in stopping bad habits like itching and scratching.

Bevis Man, of the British Skin Foundation, says "It is already widely acknowledged that distress, trauma and stressful periods of a person's life are often triggers for the initial development of psoriasis and eczema, as well as subsequent flare-ups. It therefore makes sense that we attempt to tackle some of these underlying issues in addition to treating any symptomatic problems caused by the various skin diseases.

"There has been a dogged approach to treating skin disease using the more conventional and accepted methods of treatment, yet we know these are not always completely effective. Having an additional means of managing and treating common skin conditions through interventions can only be a positive step in the right direction."

The word eczema comes from the Greek word ‘ekzein', meaning ‘to boil'. In mild cases, skin is dry, scaly and red, but more severe situations the patient may have weeping, crusting and bleeding sores. And because it's itchy, constant scratching can leave wounds open to infection. However, contrary to a common fear, it is not infectious.

It affects people of all ages - one in five children and one in 12 adults - and, frustratingly, those who grow out of it as they enter their teens can sometimes see it come back later in life. However, other new research - this time from Australia - has pointed to the possibility of early exposure to bacteria protecting against childhood eczema developing in the first place.

For most, while it is painful and uncomfortable, they find ways of living with it. However, hand eczema is now the second most common reason for people taking time off work in the UK. Some sufferers say they have been verbally abused in the street and, in extreme cases, others have been left depressed, driven to self-harm or even contemplated suicide.

During this year's National Eczema Week (15-23 September), the National Eczema Society is going on the road to raise awareness and offer support. In Glasgow on 20 September, there will be an opportunity to ask all those awkward questions and get advice on how to deal with the condition.

Did you know, for instance, that a long soak in a hot bath, while it might help you relax, is one of the worst things you can do if you have eczema? Natural oils that moisturise the skin are washed away along with all the cares of the day, while an invigorating rub-down with a towel afterwards just exacerbates the damage. Better to have a lukewarm shower. It may not sound appealing, but ten minutes in not-too-hot water, followed by patting yourself dry, is best for the skin. Then moisturise all over with a gentle cream or lotion.

People who work with chemicals or who get their hands repeatedly wet - such as hairdressers, caterers, cleaners and nurses - are most at risk. So protect the skin by wearing gloves, even if you think you don't need them.

And staying hydrated is the best way to guard against future outbreaks. If you can, apply a thick lotion to your skin several times a day. And use a moisturising body wash rather than harsh soap.

And if all this still doesn't help, you could do worse than consider a spot of meditation. Now, relax...

 

JCTVCBN
by Group Owner on Oct. 6, 2014 at 2:11 PM

 

 

http://diyconfessions.com/2012/11/15/homemade-eczema-creamskin-moisturizer/

Happy Thursdayyy!

I’m anxious to share the recipe for this cream! DIY-ers, it’s a MUST try! In my little family all of us have eczema and we’ve used everything you can think of including prescription medications and nothing {Yes, nothing!} has worked. THIS is our life saver. {sighhh of relief} End. of. story. {dramatic much? ;-)}

This recipe can be used as a daily skin moisturizer to prevent eczema from flaring up. If by chance it does still appear this helps to nip it in the bud quickly! You ready for the best moisturizer recipe ever??? Well, let’s get to it!

HOMEMADE ECZEMA CREAM/SKIN MOISTURIZER

Items needed:

  • 1/4 cup of oats
  • 3/4 cup of coconut oil
  • Few drops of rosemary oil {optional}
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

Recipe:

  1. Finely grind the oats to a powder/flour consistency and set aside. {You can use a blender, food processor or a Magic Bullet type of appliance.} Pin It
  2. Over a low heat, melt the coconut oil in a pan until it has a liquid consistency. Pin It
  3. Add in a few drops of Rosemary Oil. {If you are adding it.}
  4. Add ground oats in the pan and mix until well blended.
  5. Now, pour the olive oil into the mixture until blended.

{This is what it will look like once all items are added…} 

6. Once all ingredients are mixed, remove from heat and pour in to a small storage container. {It filled up 1 1/2 baby food jars.} Let it harden for several hours.

Now that your recipe is complete… Apply to hands and skin as needed and feel the magic at work! ;-) This recipe lasts for a long period of time so enjoy!

 

  • WHY OATS? Oatmeal contains healthy fats. When they come into contact with your skin, these fats help to add moisture to soften and repair your skin.
  • WHY COCONUT OIL? Coconut oil works wonders as a moisturizer for all skin types, especially dry skin and aging skin, leaving you refreshed and looking wide-awake. The fat in the oil helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles without any irritation.
  • WHY OLIVE OIL? It is a great skin moisturizer, in part because it contains linoleic acid, a compound not made by the body, but which prevents water from evaporating.
  • WHY ROSEMARY OIL? Rosemary essential helps in toning your skin and removing dryness.

Source: The Thrifty Couple

JCTVCBN
by Group Owner on Oct. 6, 2014 at 2:23 PM

 

Discover a common hidden cause of eczema

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 by: Kelly Pepper, D.C.
Tags: eczema, causes, skin



Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035526_eczema_causes_skin.html#ixzz3FOH8wnUo

 

(NaturalNews) If you or a loved one have been affected by eczema, you understand the frustration and discomfort associated with this annoying irritation of the skin. There are numerous types and classifications of eczema, with the most common being referred to as atopic dermatitis. Eczema affects people on a wide spectrum of frequency and intensity. Some people have a mild itch and rash for a few hours, which doesn't return for weeks or months. Other people experience intense itching for long periods of time that causes them to tear their skin open resulting in blisters and oozing lesions that then crust over and create scarring. Onset of this condition occurs mainly (85%) in children five years and under, although later adult onset also occurs. Half of infants that are affected by eczema will resolve on their own by age three, while the other half can be affected for the rest of their lives.

Triggers and traditional treatment pitfalls

Each person usually has different triggers that can make the condition worse including certain soaps, detergents, heavy sweating, stress, clothing and jewelry. If you can identify what triggers affect you, avoiding these is common sense. Many people affected by eczema also have asthma, allergies and/or hay fever. Simply treating the symptoms without looking for the underlying problem(s) will only give temporary relief at most and many times can make the condition worse over time. Traditional medical approaches include topical steroids that may cause thinning of the skin and weakening of the immune system that then requires additional antibiotics or antifungals to stop concurrent infections. There are also topical immunosuppresants available that the FDA has issued a public health advisory about the possible risk of lymph node or skin cancer from the use of these products.

The Candida connection

Many people have found that they can drastically improve or even resolve their eczema by addressing overgrowth of Candida in their digestive system. There have been a couple of recent studies showing the link of Candida overgrowth with eczema. Some of the causes of Candida overgrowth include diets high in processed and refined diets (white sugar, white rice, white flour) along with frequent use of antibiotics. These issues create a perfect environment for Candida to flourish within our bodies. This can develop into dysbiosis and leaky gut syndrome explaining the overachieving immune responses resulting in skin inflammation, allergies and asthma.

Asafe, natural remedy

The first step in correcting this imbalance is to incorporate a yeast control diet avoiding the foods that Candida thrives on, and restoring a slightly acidic environment to the intestinal tract. Candida thrives in a slightly acidic environment. You may also need to include natural remedies that have an antifungal effect including oregano oil, garlic, andrographis and grapefruit seed extract. When starting this program, sometimes symptoms will worsen or you may experience headaches or nausea due to the dying off and release of toxic chemicals from the Candida. Hang in there, this usually resolves in less than a week. Nutritional supplementation of Spanish Black Radish helps to speed this process. Many people afflicted with eczema find that sticking to this regimen greatly improves or resolves this annoying and itchy condition.

Sources for this article include

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18705661
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2133.1968.tb11918.x/abstract
http://www.medicinenet.com/eczema/article.htm

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