Skin Disorders and Natural Medicine.
What Really Helps?
Skin disorders can be caused by many factors.
Acne, for example is said to be caused by bacteria and over-production of sebum in our skin glands.
BUT, what is causing these problems?
Below, I will briefly outline the skin problems that I am going to discuss.
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Acne, in a concise summation, is basically an inflammatory skin condition that produces eruptions such as whiteheads, blackheads and blind (under the skin) pimples.
These pimples can occur on the face, back, chest and shoulders.
It can be a very visible and distressing disorder to have as the pimples are very hard to hide, especially if you are male and don't wear make-up.
Acne, to a naturopath, is all about being healthy on the inside.
The old saying "You are what you eat" is so true once again because our skin is classified as an eliminitive organ.
To explain things simply, this means that if the body cannot eliminate something through the usual means of bowel movements, urine, coughing and pus, then those toxins may be eliminated through the skin, leading to a skin disorder.
Scary thought isnt it?
So, what have you been eating or exposing yourself to on a daily basis to contibute to your acne?
Do you eat lots of fatty foods?
Do you eat lots of simple carbohydrates that turn into sugar?
Do you lead a sedentary lifestyle, where you don't exercise much and the sugar is stored as fat?
Are you exposing yourself to harmful chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin and the lungs?
Do you not know which chemicals are bad for your skin?
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Psoriasis is skin disorder characterised by plaques or red rash that has a distinct border around it and has overlapping silvery scales.
The areas of the body that are usually affected are the wrists, elbows, knees, ankles and the scalp.
Psoriasis is relatively common and is thought to be partly hereditary.
Basically what happens is there is a replication of skin cells at a rapid rate, so rapid that the body can't shed the extra skin in time.
In treating psoriasis, we need to look at a few different factors.
Unfortunately due to the constraints of natural medicine, we cannot change the hereditary factor....
But, the other factors, we can contribute to. Some of those factors include:
- toxaemia of the bowel
- protein digestion
- liver function
- alcohol and fat consumption
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