Sunday, November 9, 2008
Organic Aloe Vera and the skin ...Part VI
While we're on the topic about Aloe Vera and skin …I had mentioned earlier that your skin is subject to many environmental conditions such as, cracking, dryness, flaking, itching, redness, roughness, scaling and aging …the environment mostly affects all of these.
However, some dramatic skin problems are the result of a serious systemic imbalance.
One such condition I'd like to talk about today is the skin condition known as psoriasis. Psoriasis results from an abnormally of the immune system. For some reason, when signals go awry in cells that protect the body from infection, the skin cell growth speeds up and produces skin lesions.
This conditions produces raised red patches covered by silvery scales on the legs, arms, scalp and the back or the lesions can break out on any part of the body. These lesions can be small or grow to large sores and cover the entire body.
As you might guess, like many of the autoimmune diseases, psoriasis is often described by the medical establishment as, etiology unknown. Yet one might be curious that with 7.5 million suffers, there are more people with psoriasis in the United States than in any other country in the world.
Are convenience foods, sugar shacks and etc. affecting your health?
Something else very interesting to think about is, the incidences of the disease are much higher in the countries that have an increased presence of convenience foods, sugar shacks and so-called fast food. Could that be why the United States has more cases of psoriasis than the rest of the world? Hmmm!
The important issue to note here is, that, the underlying cause of psoriasis is not known, but it may result from to much fat or the faulty utilization of fat: surprisingly, psoriasis is rare in countries where the diet is low in fat.
Some of the practitioners, who deal with the syndrome, suggest that it is brought on by a combination of factors including diet, environment and a lack of vitamins A and D.
The answer could be in the colon!
Nervous tension, stress, injury, illness, viral and bacterial infections, sunburn, drugs and alcohol can even trigger attacks of psoriasis. Even the build up of toxins in the colon have been linked to psoriasis.
You will find many treatments for this so-called disease by the pharmaceutical preparations. Recent use of reinoids, folic acid antagonists and corticosteroids have all been used...all with limited success and to some degree of addiction to tissue.
Although some of these treatments work well, the fact is, they are not a permanent fix unless they are used in combination with a strict diet change... along with a program to reduce stress. Of course I will share my recommendation that has helped the groups of people to whom we have introduced it.
...eliminate all of your junk foods, processed foods, fast foods, sugar shack foods, all refined sugar and food heavy in animal fat. I recommend eating lots of fresh raw foods and include plenty of fruits, grains and vegetables. Always include plenty of fiber components, fish oil and get plenty of sun. Cleaning up the colon with a rich fiber diet is very important!
Apply topical Aloe Vera Creme to the affected area and by all means...drink plenty of clean, fresh, filtered water with two-four ounces of Aloe Vera Juice everyday and make sure it is the "best tasting aloe".
As always know your supplier!