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Acne. Natural Remedies

ACNE

 

An eruption of spots on the skin ,caused by overactivity of the sebaceous glands .Usually found on the face , neck,shoulders and back .

Causes:

-Acne is most common at puberty due to increased levels of the male sex hormone testosterone . Although men have higher levels of testosterone than women , during puberty there is an increase of testosterone in both sexes , making girls in this age group just as susceptible to acne .Testosterone causes the sebaceous glands to enlarge and produce more sebum .

-Stress.When you are under stress,your body releases high levels of hormones to help you handle the situation.One of these hormones is cortisol , which triggers the pancreas to pump glucose into the bloodstream.Cortisol aggravates the sebaceous glands under the skin , which , in turn produce excess sebum,an oily substance designated to lubricate the skin.

-Congestion of the liver.It may even be caused by falling in love ! The strong emotion brings on a natural cleansing process of the liver.

-In young girls it may be accompanied by delayed menstruation , resulting from hormone imbalance .

-Another cause can be makeup clogging the skins breathing ability and causing allergic reactions.

-Bacteria ,corticosteroids , lithium carbonate , coal tar derivatives  ,iodine , over-washing and repetitive rubbing can cause acne .

Dietary factors:  avoid carbohydrates and or sugars-acne patients’ skin glucose tolerance is significantly impaired-acne may be called “skin diabetes “.Insulin resistance must be treated by chromium supplementation and cutting out carbs and sugars.Eliminate transfatty acids-cooked fats and oils and high fat foods .

Treatment:

Avoid the sun .Overexposure to the sun can worsen acne .

Use non allergic cosmetics sparingly .

-External: tea tree oil can be as effective as benzoyl peroxide.Dab the essential oil onto the trouble spots 3 times a day.Use comfrey or calendula soap for washing the face .Alpha Lipoic Acid cream helps repair facial skin as does ester C cream.

Add a few drops of  the following essential oils to hot water for a  facial steam:bergamot,chamomile,lavender , petigrain ,geranium or lemongrass .These may also be well diluted in a vegetable-oil base to massage into the skin .

Internal:

Agnus castus or chasteberry capsules or tea regulates hormones.2 cups of the tea is enough.Herbalists have been using this herb to regulate hormones for centuries.If your skin erupts in unsightly bumps when you are having your period or you notice acne like changes in your skin during menopause ,try sipping 1-2 cups of the tea a day .

Vitamin B6- helpful for women with premenstrual acne due to effect on steroid hormone metabolism .50-100 mg daily .

Pantothenic acid.2 –10 grams in divided doses with meals induces regression of lesions without side effects.

MSM.2000-3000mg daily detoxify skin .

Blood cleansing herbs can be taken 3 times a day between meals as tea , tincture or capsules for a few weeks.Burdock root ,cleavers ,Echinacea ,milk thistle ,yellow dock ,dandelion ,red clover are some examples of liver cleansing and blood cleansing herbs .

Either consult a  homeopath for constitional treatment or look the following up in a homeopathic materia medica,calc sulph,silicea,sulphur ,kali bromatum ,pulsatilla ,antimonium crudum ,arsenicum album ,psorinum or carbo veg .

Zinc-30mg two or three times a day .Reduces inflammation and aids healing .

Vitamin A: 10,000 to 30,000 iu three times per day

Chromium Picolinate:200 mcg with each meal

Vitamin E 400 iu per day with selenium 200 mcg per day.

Omega 3 oils: 3,000-6,000 mg per day divided over mealtimes.

Alpha Lipoic Acid capsules 200-500mg daily .

Drink plenty of water to help keep your skin from drying out.

Bowel detox and repopulation are necessary in some persistent cases .

I use colloidal silver and or the rife machine for bad infections  instead of anti biotics ./

Vitamin B complex-important for  healthy skin tone and is an anti stress nutrient for the nerves .

Chlorophyll-cleansing and prevents infections .

Vitamin C—reduces inflammation and promotes healing .

Vitamin D-promotes healing .

Abscess. Natural Remedies

NATURAL CURES FOR COMMON AILMENTS

 

 

                                                               ABSCESS

 

An abscess is formed when pus accumulates in a tissue, organ, or confined space in the body due to infection. Infections are the most common human disorders and can be produced by bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. A boil is an external abscess. The area may become swollen, inflamed, hot, red and tender. It may result in fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, fever and chills. The material inside it consists of living and dead white blood cells, dead tissue, bacteria and/or toxins, which need to be eliminated by the body. An acute abscess generally responds to treatment within a few days. A chronic abscess is more resistent, the damage is more widespread and takes longer to treat. As with acne, high blood sugar levels are usually present. Avoid sugars.

Treatment:

Go on a green juice fast for 1-3 days.

-Bromelain the enzyme from pineapples together with pancreatin the digestive enzyme both help clean the bloodstream. Take 3 of each three times a day away from food.

-Herbs that clean the bloodstream are: Echinacea, goldenseal, olive leaf, poke root ,chaparral, dandelion, milk thistle, burdock root, cayenne, red clover, yellow dock, chlorella and green juice.  Taken in tea or capsule form a few times a  day away from meals .

-Poultices made from lobelia and slippery elm bark or chickweed, marshmallow root and plantain are soothing and draw out toxins .

-Hydrogen peroxide 40% food grade – one teaspoon to a half cup of distilled water is a good mouthwash for dental abscess or can be administered into the ear for an ear abscess.

-Drinking lots of distilled water plus fresh lemon juice is a good way to alkalize the system .

-Tea tree oil applied externally is a natural antiseptic that will destroy bacteria and prevent infection from spreading .

-Consuming  lots of raw onions and garlic are a help in combating infection.

-Warm epsom salt  baths help .

-If an abscess opens and begins to drain ,keep the area clean using diluted hydrogen peroxide and or external compresses of chamomile and lavender essential oils.

-Zinc 30-90 mg per day helps fight infection .

-Vitamin C 5-20 grams helps fighting and healing .

-Vitamin E promotes healing.400iu daily

-Vitamin B Complex aids in healing .

-Vitamin A.50,000 iu daily for about a week .

-MSM.detoxifies the system.

-Colloidal silver helps fight infection .

Homeopathy: Apis 6. Belladonna 6. Calc Sulph6. Hepar Sulph6. Silica 6. See which of these best fit your symptoms. Take 3 times a day or every hour if needed.

 

Take a good look at your Life.

The New Year is perceived as a great chance to start afresh and to see your life in a new light. I believe in evaluating your life at least once a month and preferably once a week.

How is your life going?

I ask all those I coach to look closely at their lives a couple of times a year. Let’s reflect on last year. Grab a pen and paper and write a bit about what happened last year. Be as objective  and compassionate as you can. Be gentle with yourself. Write down and process feelings that may come up because you are doing this. Our egos react with intense emotions plus denial when examined. Persist, focus, work deeply and be kind to yourself.

Take the time to question and challenge your own assumptions about life. Focus on working out what your life is actually about.What are your lifes goals? What  issues  keep on coming up? This is not  what you or others think or imagine they should be. Why do you think you are on earth? I believe we are all on earth to learn and grow.  Handling our issues,  hangups and emotional wounds are  a part of our purpose in life.

Write down the answers to these questions:

  • What were your goals for last year? Did you make them on your own or with your coach or support friends?
  • Did you achieve or progress towards them? Try putting down what percentage of achievement  was made. eg if you were working with me on a health problem, what amount of relief did you achieve? If you were working with weight loss, what percentage of your goal did you achieve? If it relates to depression, how did last year go? If your goal was a relationship or work related matter, how did it go?
  • What worked and what failed?
  • Did you break the agreements that you made with yourself or your coach or mentor? Why?
  • What area of your life did you refuse to look at and  change? It is  useful to see where you are in denial.
  • What are you running away and hiding from?Why?
  • How much do you sabotage your progress?
  • What is your biggest avoidance strategy?
  • Where did procrastination step in? Most of my clients say they procrastinate when it comes to doing internal growth work, or doing exercise, breaking bad habits, or eating healthy food.
  • How  did you work with your journal last year? Setting goals and writing in your journal daily point you in the right direction and ensure that you keep going for it. Your journal helps provide momentum and clarity. Establishing “me” time is vital. Do not confuse this with being selfish. I find that journalling helps me own my ego or dark side. It helps me to break the domination of this negative internal tyrant.
  • Did you step out of your comfort zone last year and make the task of inner work/ growth a priority. Inner growth and learning are the fundamental purpose in life for all of us. Growth is vital in our work life and careers. It is also the lifeblood of relationships and our self nurturing and health programs. It is the sign of a spiritual being having a human experience, instead of a human being trying to be spiritual.
  • How did the holiday season go for you. Did you get enough rest? Did you party too much or too little?
  • Did the holidays leave you rested and refreshed? If not, what did you refuse to do that you needed to do?
  • Did you try to create a balance between work, rest and enjoyment during the year that works for you?
  • How is your health doing?
  • What steps did you take to improve your health this month?
  • What did you fail to do for your health and well being?
  • Celebrate all those health and life improvements that you have made recently.
  • Praise yourself for any work  done on yourself, your health, your career, your relationships and personal growth.

EFT for goal setting:

If you have got this far it may well be time to do some EFT/tapping on the situation to center yourself and deal with the anger or any other emotion that may have emerged because of the work you are doing. Perhaps you needed to do EFT from the moment you began reading this blog. For those who know how to do EFT I  am going to give you a few setup phrases that you repeat while tapping on the side of your hand or karate chop spot:

Even though this subject brings up my low self esteem and self judgement,I love and approve of myself relentlessly.

Even though this exercise brings up………

  • Frustration
  • Resistance
  • Laziness
  • Perfectionism
  • Procrastination
  • Self Criticism
  • Any other negative emotion

I accept myself ,my feelings and my life as a work in progress.

Even though I usually fail at what I do, I now choose to see failure as part of the learning process. I choose  success over failure.

Even though I resist having goals due to fear of failure,commitment or inner rebellion, I accept myself and how I feel anyway.

Even though I experience inner rebellion, I know that my skills and maturity  grow by  responding to challenges.

Even though I have issues about success or expecting to achieve goals, I choose to feel optimistic about my life and go with the flow.

Look at what is happening in your life and what is going on with your health. Look at what you wrote about it and process your feelings about it.You may need to tap some more.

Tapping  dispels negative emotions and beliefs. It also anchors positive beliefs in the mind. Tapping provides relief from the states of confusion and overwhelm that tend to arise when we deal with our internal emotional baggage. Whenever I am in the middle of an emotional eruption, I try and tap. Tapping has helped me  beat sugar  and junk food addiction. It  helps me exercise strength, self control, discipline and the ability to let go in any difficult circumstance. It is a boost to positive resources like strength, focus and commitment.

 

 

 

Make It Happen Today. Do It This Week. No Excuses!

Decide now to make this the best year of your life! Do not wait around before you get started. Start right away. I’ll do it next week, next month or next year is just an excuse.

Do you start each year with lots of good intentions. Do you  find that your new years resolutions do not last long? A quarter of them usually last a week. Half of them last longer than a month. Under 8 % manifest and how long do they last. Making long term changes is  a serious, tough and rewarding job, so get started right now !

Continue reading Make It Happen Today. Do It This Week. No Excuses!

Alternative Treatments For Cancer – Part 4 – Suggested Strategy

Since there are many disease conditions which travel under the banner of ‘cancer’, each condition and each person with such a condition needs to be assessed individually (although allopathic treatment is almost always based on pre-conceived protocols usually involving chemo-therapy, radiation and/or surgery, more or less regardless of individual conditions pertaining to the patient under treatment). Continue reading Alternative Treatments For Cancer – Part 4 – Suggested Strategy

Alternative Treatments For Cancer – Part 3 – Alternative Protocols

Aside from differing treatment substances, there are numerous treatment protocols, which in plain language means there are many ways to approach the issue of cancer having been diagnosed as being present in particular person as a disease condition. Continue reading Alternative Treatments For Cancer – Part 3 – Alternative Protocols