January 24, 2017

Discover the Eczema and Candida Connection

Who would have thought there might be a connection between candida and eczema? But there have been a couple of recent studies showing the link between candida overgrowth and eczema. Successfully treating candida may give you relief from eczema.

Three primary things lead to candida overgrowth:

  1. A diet high in processed and refined foods.
  2. Consuming products in the three “white” groups – sugar, flour and rice.
  3. Taking antibiotics frequently for any reason.

ezcema from candidaNatural Remedies for Healing Candida Overgrowth

There are many agents that kill candida overgrowth, such as:

  • Oil of oregano. A compound in oil of oregano called carvacrol has been found to inhibit candida yeast. To apply topically, mix three drops of oregano oil with a tablespoon of olive oil and apply it to the affected area. Continue until you see improvement. Orally, take three drops of oregano oil mixed into a glass of water. Drink this solution twice daily for up to a week. Otherwise, take one or two capsules of oregano oil twice daily after meals. Continue for two to three months.[1]
  • Garlic has known antifungal properties. Include garlic in your food preparation whenever possible. You can also take garlic supplements. Follow the dosage provided by the manufacturer. You can also apply crushed garlic to the affected area.[2]
  • Andrographis is a flower from the family of the Chinese violet. Among other powerful medicinal properties, it is also an antifungal. The usual dose is 1 to 6 grams of the dried herb, or 5-15mls of a 1:5 tincture taken daily. This herb is very bitter, so capsule form may be best.[3]
  • Grapefruit seed extract has been found to perform as well or better than many antibiotics and fungicides. Take 10 drops to one cup water, three times per day. If taking tablets, the dose is 100-200mg one-to-three times daily.[4]
  • A good probiotic or cultured and fermented foods will improve the good bacteria in the gut. These will ultimately eliminate the candida.[5]
  • Raw apple cider vinegar and candida do not get along. Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and mix it with a glass of water and drink before every meal.
  • Yeast control diet. Practitioners generally recommend such a diet for at least two weeks. Click here for foods to avoid and limit.

ACV to heal candidaUnfortunately, when healing from candida, sometimes the symptoms can worsen before they get better. To speed the healing process, try supplementing with Black Spanish Radish (suggested use is 3x/day). This herb is known for its ability to assist with digestive problems and to promote healthy organs.[6]

Eczema

Suffering with eczema is frustrating and discomforting, especially when your skin is completely irritated.  The range of irritation varies in frequency and intensity. A mild itch could last for a few hours to relapses lasting for months. Others face severe itching without weeks of relief from eczema … and literally end up scratching their skin off.  Oozing and blistering lesions then crust over and create scarring.

Most suffering from this relentless form of eczema develop the condition before they are 5 years old. Thankfully, half of the children with eczema grow out of it by age three. The other half might scratch their skin for the rest of their lives.

Eczema Triggers and Traditional Treatment Pitfalls

eczema triggersEczema triggers come in a variety of ways:

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3 Tips for Healthy, Flawless and Beautiful Skin

 

It’s the largest organ of our body and one of the most important parts of our of immune system. This built-in bodily feature protects us from the environment, helps to regulate our body temperature and eliminates wastes. Its color is unique and exclusive to each and every person. Yet, even with all its amazing capacities, this body part is regularly injured and often not properly cared for.

This incredibly important organ is our skin.

Skin is a taleteller. It exposes your life choices for everyone to see. Those who choose to smoke their entire life display wrinkles and dry skin that expose their choice. Others who baked in the sun have darkened leather-like skin to show for their years under the rays.

3 tips for healthy flawless beautiful skinBut, what about skin issues like eczema, psoriasis and acne? These skin conditions can be embarrassing and cause pain both psychologically and physically. Are these conditions a result of life choices?

The answer is most often is yes. Many times people who believe they are making good choices for their skin still fall victim to one of these conditions. They use the creams the doctor prescribed, but often go years, if not their whole life with flare-ups. This is because the cause of their skin issue is not truly being addressed. Remember, our skin is a taleteller. When these skin issues occur something is wrong underneath the surface.

The Inside/Outside Dynamic of Your Skin

I always say, “An outside problem is most often an inside problem.” Our skin reflects the condition inside our bodies. When something is out of balance inside our body, our skin lets us know. For example, allergic reactions can manifest as hives and viruses can cause rashes, warts and cold sores.

When something is awry inside our body, our skin sounds the alarm. Click to Tweet.

Though it is rarely addressed in the doctor’s office, conditions like eczema, psoriasis and acne have internal roots. I mention these conditions because they are the most common. However, many other skin conditions fall into this category, as well.

These internal causes are why topical creams only work temporarily, if at all. Most of these creams, in particular for eczema and psoriasis, work by suppressing the immune system. They may briefly suppress the outward manifestations of the immune system, but they don’t correct the typically overactive immune system underneath.

Where Do You Start for Healthy, Flawless Beautiful Skin?

Taking care of your skin holistically isn’t rocket science. On the contrary, it’s quite simple, easy and rewarding; it just takes knowing what to do and following through with it. By adhering to the natural remedy steps below, you will give your skin a chance to be, feel and look beautiful and healthy.

The first 3 tips for flawless skin I’ve compiled from my experience as a naturopath. They can be part of any holistic skin care regime for smooth, soft and radiant skin.

Next, you will find the secrets to reveal your most vibrant inner beauty. If you suffer from eczema, psoriasis or acne, these are the pillars of real and lasting beauty and equally important. Don’t overlook these simple and easy steps; they are crucial to your recovery, beauty and health.

3 Tips for Healthy, Flawless and Beautiful Skin 

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