When You Can Recognize the Root Cause, You Can Begin Healing From The Root.
I’m sure by now you know that your skin condition didn’t just happen by accident, but that it’s come as your bodies response to a weakened immune system. So without going into a bunch of fluff and wasting your time on just making this post bulking I’m going to delve right into the root of 5 causes of your immune system struggling.
Be sure to follow up this article with “How To Speed Up The Healing Process” because I believe EVERYONE can be completely healed from psoriasis or eczema and I’ve personally battled both of them and come out victorious after pushing aside the general misinformation the doctors told me like,
“It’s a permanent condition with no cure, you’ll have to learn to live with it,” and did my own extensive research to get to the root of what caused mine problems.
I knew if I could get to the root of it, I could find my own ways of healing!
Here we go!
1. Too Much Heat In The Blood
When I discovered the concept of “Too much heat in the blood,” the light bulb went on. In Traditional Persian and Chinese Medicine this is a common enough diagnosis, but when you’re surrounded with Western medicine and doctors who are used to repeating textbook answers that it’s just something you have to live with, sometimes the most obvious can be hidden from sight.
The heat that gets penetrated to the deepest aspect of the body (the Kidney system) can come from emotional trauma, hereditary factors, diet, vaccinations, and exposure to environmental toxins such as pesticides and herbicides, especially in the farming industry.
Vaccinations induce tremendous heat directly into the blood (as well as lots of metal toxins which in my opinion should not be allowed as it has never proved to help anyone, but only weaken). Diet can also contribute to inflammatory heat in the body, especially a diet heavy in processed foods, bad fats such as hydrogenated oils, sugar and hot, spicy foods as well as caffeine and alcohol.
Lifestyle can create inflammatory heat that eventually explodes out via the skin. Unhealthy habits including excessive mental stress, smoking, drugs, and even excessive exercise and sex can generate too much heat in the body and consume the blood reserves needed to cool down this heat pathology.”
This is the traditional Persian Medicines way of explaining to problem of what causes Psoriasis or Eczema.
2. An Unhealthy Intestinal Tract
That’s right, simply too much bad bacteria and an environment that lets them reproduce like crazy is a very common reason for a mass psoriasis outbreak. When your small intestine is compromised it can easily spike your immune system into overdrive as it tries to cope with the bacteria, pathogens and other problems that are not being handled by the body in a normal fashion.
Did you know 80% of your immune system is found in your gut? This is why it’s absolutely top priority to make sure your gut is functioning in tip top shape. Most people who suffer from any form of Auto-Immune Diseases have leaky gut.
Even if you don’t have digestive symptoms—-like diarrhea, constipation, bloating or abdominal pain—-you still could have a leaky gut.
The good news is that this is a fairly easy thing to fix, but it does take time and consistency. If you’re really serious about healing yourself you’ll find the “How To Speed Up The Healing Process” article worth it’s weight in gold.
3. Toxins and Mycotoxins Hiding In You
Toxins are substances that cause a harmful reaction in your body including things like heavy metals, mycotoxins (toxins from mold exposure), and chemicals in your environment.
Often times toxins sneak into our bodies through the foods we eat, water we drink or simply the air we breath, but one of the worst offenders is actually personal care products… Yep, here’s a list of the most common ones in personal care products.
1. Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
- purpose: antioxidant, preservative, stabilizer, fragrance ingredient
- concerns: skin irritation, hormone disruption
- found in: lipstick, eye shadow, some petroleum products
2. Diethanolamine (DEA)
- purpose: pH adjuster, foaming agent
- concerns: skin irritation, possible organ system toxicity, contamination concerns
- found in: variety of face makeup and hair products
3. Phthalates dibutyl phthalate (DBP), dimethyl phthalate (DMP), and diethyl phthalate (DEP)
- purpose: plasticizer, solvent, fragrance ingredient
- concerns: male reproductive system damage
- found in: nail polish, hair sprays, perfumes, lotions, soaps, shampoos
4. Formaldehyde (formaldehyde releasers: bronopol, DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, and quaternium-15)
- purpose: preservative
- concerns: carcinogenic impurity, skin irritations, high rates of skin allergy reactions, rashes
- found in: nail products, eyelash glue, hair gel, hair-smoothing products, baby shampoo, body soap, color cosmetics
5. Fragrance (perfume, parfum, essential oil blend, and aroma)
- purpose: chemical combination of a possible 3,000 ingredients to create scents
- concerns: skin irritation, allergic reactions, cancer or reproductive toxicity with long-term exposure
- found in: most personal skincare products
6. PEGs (polyethylene glycol or ceteareth)
- purpose: conditioning and cleaning agents
- concerns: contamination concerns
- found in: variety of skin-care and makeup products
7. Parabens (specifically propyl-, isopropyl-, butyl-, and isobutyl- parabens)
- purpose: preservative
- concerns: hormone-disrupters
- found in: makeup, moisturizers, shampoos, conditioners, lotions, facial and shower cleansers, shaving products, and scrubs
8. Sodium laureth sulfate and sodium lauryl sulfate
- purpose: cleansing and emulsifying agent
- concerns: skin irritation, possible impurity contamination
- found in: toothpaste, shampoo, and hand soap
9. Synthetic colors
- purpose: colorants
- concerns: unapproved colors used in products
- found in: all product types
10. Siloxane (ingredients ending in -siloxane or -methicone)
- purpose: softening, smoothing, moisturizing
- concerns: hormone disrupter
- found in: hair products, deodorants
- purpose: antimicrobial agent
- concerns: disrupt thyroid and reproductive hormones, bacterial resistance development
- found in: oral products, shaving products, creams, and color cosmetics
Mycotoxins on the other hand, are naturally occurring toxins from molds found in the air, and on our foods, mostly on dried nuts and fruits. They can cause complete failure of your immune system if they’re left to grow in abundance within your body.
The good news is, that you can reverse mycotoxin poison with a natural binding and flushing out program using foods and naturally occurring substances like activated charcoal and bentonite clay and eating foods that support your liver and kidneys which are the “Flush out the Toxins” organs.
You can test your body for heavy metals, mold exposure and chemical exposures. It’s also important to minimize your exposure to toxins and increase your body’s ability to detoxify.
4. Chronic Infections
Many chronic infection symptoms can lay dormant in your body for years before surfacing and only when your body is under immense stress and the immune system no longer able to do a good job to those little viruses, bacteria and pathogens sneak in and wreak havoc on the body.
An Unbelievable Story
I’ll also tell you an unbelievable story about how a 5 year old healed scar caused chronic infections for someone on my wife’s side of the family. The person I’m referring to had a car accident broke her ankle badly, it needed surgery, plates and screws.
When everything healed this person was suddenly plagued with kidney infections and skin problems. As soon as she’d finish one round of anti-biotics she’d have only a few weeks until the next kidney infection broke out.
Finally fed up with normal doctors she went to a natural path doctor who said something almost laughable to her. He found the thick ugly scar on her ankle and said this was the cause of the kidney infections. Then went on to explain that our bodies circulate energy and this scar was blocking the main energy pathway to the kidney’s.
After a few weeks of injections of vitamin E into the hard scar tissue to soften it up she noticed her kidney’s were functioning better, her skin was clearer and she felt better.
So it may be a good idea to also take inventory of any scars you may have and see what they may be affecting in your body. This is a helpful picture to track your bodies energy pathways.
5. Chronic Stress
Did you know stress actually shuts down the immune system? Our immune systems take up an incredible amount of energy to run smoothly. If we’re facing an uncertain situation or had physical trauma, chances are the immune system is shut down to push the blood to other more urgent parts of the body.
Usually the body pushes blood to the arms and legs when under stress, since back in the days when the earth wasn’t so civilized we humans needed all the leg and arm power possible to battle the foe or run for our lives (aren’t you glad there’s no saber tooth tigers to run from these days).
There are many very helpful ways to reduce stress, and bring the body as a whole back into balance again. You can find those here.
Here’s How To Win The Battle Against These Issues
It’s important to figure out for yourself personally which of these has caused your immune system to embark on an uphill battle, then check out this article which will help you tackle each one.