Not many people know that Acne, Eczema & Psoriasis often have the same root cause.
The truth is, practically all dermatological skin conditions have one thing in common… the people suffering from them almost always have digestive health issues.
*Digestive issues are also known as gut dysbiosis.
The same is also true of Rosacea & Dermatitis etc… If we look beneath the surface of the skin, we will usually find underlying digestive issues.
However, a malfunctioning digestive system is, in actual fact, yet another symptom of a more complex issue, just as much as skin irritation is the outward manifestation of an internal problem.
There is evidence to suggest that using Organic Nigella Sativa Oil is beneficial for both Eczema and Psoriasis. There is also mounting evidence that the use of Khella Essential Oil, in conjunction with sunlight exposure and Organic Nigella Sativa Oil, is very beneficial for Psoriasis.
There are many essential oils which are beneficial for Eczema.
Psoriasis & Eczema Have Many Causes
Gut dysbiosis may be a key issue underpinning almost all skin problems, but there are many causes of a dysbiotic gut!
The causes can be emotional, psychological or physical in origin. All three will act as stressors within our digestive systems.
Sometimes ridding our diet of processed food, and eating healthy organic foods can remedy the situation. Removing food ‘stressors’ is always a good first step.
However, we are sadly living in an increasingly toxic world, which is not only chemically toxic, it is also energetically toxic due to microwave radiation and dirty electricity. In addition, our environment is strewn with harmful heavy metals and synthetic ‘rogue’ hormones known as Xenoestrogens.
Hormone disruption can ultimately lead to skin conditions. And, so can the toxic burden accumulated by our body from our environment. These regularly result in allergic reactions, many of which have a dermal component.
But, our world is also increasingly psychologically toxic too.
It was good to hear Russell Brand recently speak out about the role UK mainstream media has played in contributing to the terrible outcomes for fragile, talented women, like Amy Winehouse, Jade Goodie and Caroline Flack. But, as consumers of their toxic narratives we are all partly responsible. If we were to change our appetite for sensationalist, harmful media, we would get fed a different diet!
Put more simply, in order to start the healing process we need to detox our lives!
This includes our toxic emotions, (the product of our toxic thought processes), and our toxic relationships. It also includes our toxic food habits and our toxic environments.
All usually need our attention and modification before we will see improvements in the condition of our digestive health. This will then have the knock on effect of improving the condition of our skin.
Why Do We Get Rashes?
Unexpressed anger is one of the key stressors when it comes to conditions which present as ‘angry’ rashes… it makes sense…. It’s very much as though our suppressed anger is finding an alternate means of expression! And angry, itchy, sore skin is very much the outward expression of the frustration and irritation that’s going on within.
But, C section babies and those of us who weren’t breast fed have a higher incidence of Eczema and Psoriasis… more on that later….
Our Skin Is A Sponge
It’s important to realise that we not only excrete 40% of our body waste through our skin, but we also absorb 60% of everything we put onto our skin as well.
So, chemical cleaning products are disastrous for us, especially in light of the fact they are all so unnecessary. We can save a fortune and save our health by using homemade eco-friendly cleaning products.
Laundry detergents are other key irritants. It’s often the harsh chemical fragrances which are the issue. And, the same holds true for perfume, which is as equally toxic for our body as all of the other scented products we use.
Learn why perfumes and fragrances should be avoided at all cost in Essential Oils Versus Perfume.
Wireless Technologies Are Stressing Us Out
Modern technologies, such as Smart Metres, mobile phones, computers, tablets, radio phones, baby monitors, microwave ovens all have the ability to induce skin issues including: hives (urticaria), rashes, itching, burning, redness, blotches and facial flushing. (See image below for more info.)
There are many articles on the harmful effects of non-native EMF, (Synthetic / Manmade, Electromagnetic Fields) on this website, and I urge everyone to read them. It is estimated, based on extensive scientific research, that non-native EMF is undermining our immune systems by as much as 40%.
Psoriasis Is An Autoimmune Condition
Psoriasis has already been classified as an autoimmune condition, which is characterised by an excessive inflammatory response. But, the truth is, all skin conditions mentioned in this article have an inflammatory component.
Systemic inflammation has reached epidemic proportions, and the consequence is serious, debilitating diseases. So, in fixing the root causes of our skin conditions we can actually improve our overall health and often reduce systemic chronic pain, low energy levels and sluggish mental faculties.
To understand inflammation it would be very help to read these two articles:
Essential Oils For Inflammation :: This article explains the connection between inflammation and skin disorders, and provides a lot of important statistics around inflammation and autoimmune disease.
Mould & Inflammation
Environmental mould is a considerable precursor to developing an autoimmune condition / systemic inflammation.
Mould thrives in a WiFi environment, which means our homes, places of study and work are much more prone to toxic mould issues than they used to be. And, the autoimmune epidemic just keeps on exploding…
Read the short series of articles on mould if you feel this may be an issue for you: Toxic Mould.
***If you are hyper-flexible you are more susceptible to mould issues.
Makeup Causes Skin & Health Issues
And, of course, makeup is also an issue, as are makeup removers, and all of our body lotions, deodorants, shampoos and conditioners which are made ‘conventionally’. A lot of the chemicals in these products have no business being there!
Read Skincare Ingredients To Avoid to make healthier makeup choices.
Clean Alternative Toiletries Include:
Make your own incredibly cheap and effective deodorant.
And, of course, Wild As The Wind Facial Oils, which help heal us systemically, whilst also healing scarring and reducing discomfort. Many of the essential oils used to make Wild As The Wind Facial Oils are also supportive of our hormone health and natural immune systems.
Our Polluted World
We live in a chemical swamp most of the time, which is also coupled with industrial pollution. (We moved most of our manufacturing base to Asia / China, and now their air quality is appalling. But listen, it takes less than 48 hours for the wind to blow that toxic air all the way around the earth. It affects us all!)
Gardening chemicals and home decor products are also a real issue. Always check before use.
Our memory foam pillows, our memory foam mattresses, and other forms of synthetic bedding materials are all off-gassing whilst we sleep.
Plastics are the biggest cause of hormone disputing Xenoestrogens.
Hormones are simply chemical messengers which are used to ensure our bodies remain balanced and well. Our world is awash with all manner of products which disrupt their proper function.
As well as reading the series of articles on hormone health, these articles are also important.
Gut Health Is Central To Our Health
Gut Health is vitally important… without it we will be sick in all kinds of ways… Our digestive track is the home to 80% of our immune system. So, if our gut is compromised, then so is our immunity.
Here is an except from the Wild As The Wind Gut Health article:
Recent discoveries have proven that the gut plays a central role in our health. It not only produces and regulates a lot of our neurotransmitters, like serotonin and dopamine, but it also produces and regulates a lot of our hormones as well.
Neurotransmitters and hormones form our internal communication system, so if the production of these things are compromised, because our gut health is compromised, then the systems within the body start breaking down very quickly.
This is why, when we have a malfunctioning gut, we can develop all manner of associated conditions.
If so, the answer to your problems is most likely in your gut!
Yes, Anxiety and Depression are even inflammatory disorders! And, inflammatory, acid forming foods like grains and dairy are often a significant contributing factor.
Plus coffee can be a real issue also.
***It is important to realise that grains are often stored in huge silos for months on end, where mould can proliferate.
Sometimes it’s the mould and not the foods they live on that are the issue. This is often true of coffee.
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 Psoriasis 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 of the medications designed to treat these irritated skin conditions, are only targeting the symptoms, such as itchiness, discolouration and scabbing / rashes etc.
Where Acne is concerned, the bacterial overgrowth is often targeted with antibiotics. However, bacterial overgrowth only occurs in those with a with a dysbiotic gut / compromised immune system.
These approaches don’t do anything to address the underlying issue of gut dysbiosis… In fact, the countless prescriptions of antibiotics which are doled out for Acne etc, just make matters a whole lot worse!
Antibiotics destroy gut health.
We Are The Evidence
Image courtesy of :: Wireless Tech Injured Advocacy Group
Eczema & Psoriasis & The Hormone Health Connection
Because Eczema, Acne, and Psoriasis etc are symptomatic of a deeper problem, these conditions indicate 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?
With the information in this article you will be able to do that. But, just remember to be patient. We didn’t develop the root problems over night, so we can’t cure them in an instant either… It will take a little while and a fair amount of discipline!
You will find a lot of information about hormone health and skin conditions and their relationship to Gut Health as well as it’s connection to Acne in Hormone Health Part Five, which is the fifth article in the Wild As The Wind Hormone Health series in the blog.
Plus, because mental and emotional stress are major contributing factors in all of the conditions mentioned, this article on Stress Quick Fixes is really useful.
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 less fertile, damaging our eyesight, as well as our overall health. They are also making us depressed and anti-social.
We pretend technologies are enhancing our lives, but, in most cases, electronic devices are harming them, even in ways we can’t imagine.
Psoriasis & Eczema & Gut Health Deeper Dive
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.
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. Peanuts are a pea not a nut! And peanuts are also very often contaminated with mould.
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 ideal 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. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is also reaching epidemic proportions, and the use of technology is also implicated in this.
Fresh air and long walks are good for reversing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
*Shellfish are usually horribly toxic.
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 to others 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.
Plus, there’s the potential mould issue with these also.
(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.
***This might help with conditions like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or Type 2 Diabetes during pregnancy, also.
Dysbiosis & Allergies
Dysbiosis will often lead to allergies. And, many allergies affect our skin.
If you want to alleviate your allergic burdens, then diagnosing food and environmental allergies can be very beneficial.
There are a number of ways of doing this:
- Hair mineral analysis tests
Hair mineral analysis tests are very helpful when accompanied by an in-depth report. They are also the least time consuming option.
Will Houghton, at Nutritional Balancing, provides hair mineral analysis tests and also offers bio-resonance consultations. He’s based in London, but provides services within the UK & Europe.
Dietary Changes To Heal The Gut
Eczema & Psoriasis Treatment
The path to recovery is pretty unconventional, but has been understood by Eastern Medicine for millennia…
Self love / Self knowledge 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 ways to reduce the psychological, emotional and physical burdens we are exposing our bodies to.
Morning Detox Protocols are very helpful, but Evening Detox Protocols are just as important. I hope you read both of these articles after finishing this one.
Another important read is: Stress Causes Most Illness as it goes into more detail than this article.
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, as mentioned, I’ve also written a comprehensive series of articles, containing many long and short video interviews with leading authorities, on the subject of EMF.
Essential Oils For Eczema & Psoriasis
Plus, if there are allergic complications to your skin issues, (as there usually are with Eczema, Psoriasis and Acne etc), then Deep Calm Essential Oil Blend is very helpful, as it contains essential oils which exert an antihistamine action as well as being deeply anti-inflammatory.
Wild As The Wind produce a very pacifying blend of two essential oils which, when added to bath salts and bicarbonate of soda are ideal for Eczema and Psoriasis.
The essential oil blend is Geranium & Benzoin, and it’s a very popular essential oil blend for diffusing also.
The combination of bicarbonate of soda and Epsom Salt, mixed with the extremely calming and balancing essential oils will help sooth angry skin irritation. Plus, the magnesium in the bath salts will help remineralise your body, giving it what it needs to heal itself.
Plus, there are psychological benefits too. The act of having a salt bath, especially one with calming essential oils, is a conscious self-care decision, which is empowering and self-affirming.
Magnesium is de-stressing. The essential oils are de-stressing. And, soaking in a beautiful aromatic bath is de-stressing.
Plus, anything which offers relief from symptoms is de-stressing!
Face Oils For Eczema & Psoriasis
***Wild As The Wind facial oils are also soothing and pacifying and may reduce the appearance of many skin conditions and rashes.
Psoriasis is recognised as an autoimmune condition. But, it’s likely that all skin conditions will be classified as autoimmune before too long.
Eczema and Dermatitis are recognised as inflammatory skin conditions.
*If a medical diagnosis ends in ‘itis’ this means it is inflammatory.
The general understanding of autoimmune conditions is that our body starts to attack itself. But, thankfully this is not the case. Our body is not our enemy. What our environment is doing to our body is the true culprit!
The body NEVER tries to attack itself. Quite the opposite. The body is an incredibly beautiful, fully integrated, self-healing system.
But sadly, the sheer number of stressors we are being exposed to these days is so numerous, our body is having to go to extreme lengths to try and protect itself. This means it is mounting increasingly dangerous attacks on pathogens, allergens and toxins, and sadly we get harmed via collateral damage.
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.
Learn more about inflammation and autoimmunity.
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 & 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.
Type 2 Diabetes is recognised as an autoimmune condition.
*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 K2-7, in the winter months.
This report states that Vitamin D is likely critical in all Autoimmune conditions.
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!
And, the systemic damage being done is not being addressed.
We Need To Clean Up Our Act
I very much hope you use the information within this article to bring about the changes needed to improve your overall health and to improve the quality of your life tremendously.
Now It’s Time To Follow The Links 🙂
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 and 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.