In This Issue:
Severe Eczema — Why Traditional Treatments Fail
By Stan Gardner, MD, CNS
Do you struggle with painful itching — red, flaming hot rashes that irritate? If so, you may have eczema, an inflammatory condition often associated with allergens, sensitivities, or even the body attacking itself (autoimmune-related). You may be surprised to learn that eczema is not just a skin condition. It involves nutritional deficiencies and a build-up of toxins in your body that affect its severity.
Here’s why traditional treatments often fail miserably in treating eczema. They merely address the symptoms of the disease with prednisone (steroids), petroleum-based ointments, and synthetic anti-histamines. These only add to the already existing toxic load in your body.
But here’s the good news. Despite what you may have heard to the contrary, it’s possible to treat eczema in healthy ways, without potentially toxic drugs and chemicals. Let’s address what we can do from a prevention and alternative medicine standpoint to help heal eczema.
Understand Your Skin’s Basic Needs
Eliminate Inflammatory Triggers
In other words, the ingestion of real food and avoidance of all processed food (which has unknown inflammatory chemicals added) is important.
Allergies may also be a trigger for symptoms to emerge. The offending triggers often include:
Take the Right Supplements
Here is something else that many people are not aware of. The older we are or the more medications we have been on, the more likely we are to experience toxic skin reactions. That’s why the nutrients like milk thistle and alpha-lipoic acid are so important. They support liver detoxification pathways.
Some people also find tremendous benefit from colon cleanses or liver cleanses. While you are detoxing your body with the nutrients mentioned above, there are safe products that may provide symptom relief while the causes are being addressed and corrected.
Quercetin stabilizes the mast cells that release histamine, thus acting as a natural antihistaminic. MSM is a safe anti-inflammatory, as is its parent compound, DMSO. You can also find topical relief with Shea butter or aloe vera.
Glyconutrients may also be helpful for you. They attach to proteins to facilitate proper communication between cells. The absence of proper cell-to-cell communication results in disease, so your eczema may resolve once you have established a more healthy communication system throughout your body.
The potential list of safe alternatives for treatment of eczema is lengthy and too long for this article, but it’s important to mention a few additional treatments. Homeopathic frequencies can impart a continuous healing effect on all tissue, including skin. Sun exposure is important for all of us, but especially when we have skin problems. Finally, if you have underlying emotional issues that are not addressed, it may be impossible for long-term complete healing to take place until they are addressed.
[ Ed. Note: Stan Gardner, MD, has practiced energy and alternative medicine for over 10 years. He believes that many diseases could be prevented entirely, healed more quickly, and cause less damaging results through the application of proper nutrition. To visit his website and sign up for his free daily health secrets, click here. ]
5 Times More Omega-3s Than a Can Of Tuna
Your body needs a fresh supply of omega-3s every 24 hours. Omega-3s are the “good fats” that power up your heart and brain. Your skin, joints, eyes and blood vessels are also dependent on this powerful nutrient.
The omega-3s found in high quality fish oil …
The Pacific waters – especially further south towards Peru and Chile – provide a pure, rich source of healing fish oil. It’s the cleanest, most potent source of fish oil on the planet.
Learn how you can put the power of Peruvian fish oil to work for you … right now!
How to Stop Age-Related Vision Loss Now
By Victor Marchione, MD
Age-related vision loss is a sad fact of life for a vast number of adults. But there is onemisconception that tends to float around. It comes in one word: inevitable. In fact, vision loss is not an inevitable part of aging. Researchers have proven that your ability to see details may actually increase as you get older.
With that in mind, there are many ways to protect your eyes and stop the threat of vision loss. It’s a blend of easy, insignificant lifestyle changes complemented with some excellent antioxidant supplements proven to help keep your two tiny windows to the world clear.
Take frequent breaks from focused activities such as reading or watching television. Relaxing your eyes avoids long-term strain. When looking at a computer or television, position the monitor slightly below eye level, so you are looking downward at it. Set both up so there is no glare on the monitor. Position both as far away from your eyes as possible, but close enough that you can still read it.
When outside, wear UV-protectant sunglasses. Not only will they shield you from damaging solar effects, but they’ll also prevent you from having to squint and strain your muscles.
Have eyedrops? Make sure they are natural with no preservatives — these ingredients can actually aggravate dry eyes and possibly damage cells in the eye.
And exercise your eyes. First, close your eyes and slowly move them in a complete circle three times. Then, try changing focus by holding a piece of paper as close as you can without it being blurry for 15 seconds. Then look away and focus on something about 12 feet away for another 15 seconds. Repeat this to strengthen your eyesight.
Finally, hold a pencil in your hand and, starting with your arm extended, slowly bring it towards your nose; the goal being to get it as far as possible without seeing a double image.
In my next article, I’ll tell you about the best nutritional supplements to keep your eyes sharp and healthy at any age.
[ Ed. Note: Dr. Victor Marchione has been practicing medicine in New York and New Jersey for over 20 years and is a respected leader in the field of nutrition, smoking cessation and pulmonary medicine. He has been featured on ABC News, CBS Evening News, and the NBC Today Show. He is also the chief formulator of the 20/20 Vision Formula from Bel Marra Nutritionals.]
Two Secret Ingredients Your Eyes are Starving For
Used to be like clockwork. You turn 40 and fine print turns into an army of ants racing across the page.
So you pick up a pair of reading glasses, slip them on and you signal to the world (yourself included) that the first sign of aging has taken its toll on you. And then
Night vision can diminish, and so might your social life, since driving at night becomes out of the question. Color perception fades. Details disappear. It becomes difficult to recognize familiar faces from a distance… even in daylight.
But this misery does not have to be your fate. Years of eye-health misinformation and misconceptions are being debunked. Simply read on and discover the newly revealed secrets that can make your future brighter than ever.
Grass-Fed Flank Steak Salad with Chimichurri Dressing
By Kelley Herring
This meaty, Argentine-inspired salad will satisfy the biggest beef fan. And it may help guardagainst breast cancer too. That’s because grass-fed beef is a rich source of a powerful fat called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). In a recent study, women getting the most CLA in their diet had a 60% lower risk of breast cancer than women getting the least. 1 Each serving of this simple salad provides approximately 2.5 grams, or 50% of the daily requirement for CLA.
Time To Table: 30 minutes
[ Ed. Note: Kelley Herring is the founder of Healing Gourmet – the world's leading website on the power of foods to promote health and protect against disease. Her latest work is a revolutionary health transformation program called, Your Plate, Your Fate. In this 7-part program you'll learn how to protect your health and optimize your weight by maximizing the nutrients in your food. Learn more here. ]