Amino and Fatty Acids for Eczema
Nourishing your body with the best quality whole food supplements
For the body to heal itself, you need to assist it by consuming the best quality foods available. Keep in mind that it is the body that orchestrates healing as it obtains energy from nutritional components.
Every molecule, in every cell in your body, originates from the food you eat, the water you drink and the air you breathe. There can be no doubt that the absence of certain essential nutrients can lead to a predisposition to illness. Degeneration takes place gradually, often over a period of years as a result of nutritional deficiencies. However, by eating quality foods, you may assure your body's ability to prevent, arrest, and often reverse most degenerative conditions.
Specifically with eczema, Tori Hudson, N.D., in her article, "Women and Skin Conditions", believes that there are several key nutritional deficiencies: essential fatty acids, vitamins C, E, A, D, selenium and zinc (p.147). "Skin problems...are common in people who do not get enough essential fatty acids or have an imbalance of EFAs in their diet...Vitamin C and other antioxidants such as vitamin E, A and selenium, as well as vitamin D (can)....stimulate collagen synthesis, improve the skin's texture, and help prevent additional damage" (pp. 147-148).
As I mentioned before, nutrients are best utilized by the body if they are in their whole food and enzymatically active state. Therefore whole food concentrates are the best solution to address nutrient deficiencies.
The nutritional supplements I recommend are made with natural, organic, and wild-crafted whole foods. They include some of the most nutrient rich and extremely health-supportive groups of foods available: Oat sprouts, wheat grass, sprouted spelt, quinoa sprouts, green oat grass, flax seeds, wild-crafted blue green algae, red algae, kelp, dulse, barley grass, bee pollen, etc.
High quality, nutrient rich super-foods such as wild-crafted blue green algae and a sprouted grains and grasses green drink mix are an economical and convenient way to ensure that every day you are consuming an entire range of unique superfood nutrients not available from your organic farmers market, grocery store produce section, or bins of whole grains. They do not replace regular fruits and vegetables. They simply allow you access to fascinating, extremely health-supportive groups of foods. Mix these whole food supplements daily into your morning smoothie or your vegetable juice.
Think of the wild-crafted blue green algae and the sprouted grains and grasses green drink mix as nutritional life assurance. They are fantastic sources of vitamins, digestive enzymes, minerals, amino and fatty acids and trace minerals like selenium and chromium, rarely found in modern-day soils. They are rich in fiber, vitamins, including A,B,C, and the entire B-complex, especially B12, minerals including calcium, iodine, sodium, potassium, magnesium, absorbable organic iron, and trace minerals.
Wild-crafted blue green algae from Upper Klamath Lake:
Not all algae supplements are processed the same. The brand of blue green algae that I recommend is dried at low temperature so the enzymes and the nutrients of this food are not inactivated or destroyed. Several companies who harvest this algae from Upper Klamath Lake spray-dry or flash-dry the algae. This kind of food processing involves heat. High pressures, at specific points in the drying process, typically heats algae up to 500 degrees F. and even as high as 600 degrees F. for short periods of time. At other parts of the spray-drying process, temperatures can remain at or below physiological norms. However, damage to the enzymes and nutrients only takes one brief moment.
Recent studies conducted by different universities proved the incredible benefits of wild-crafted blue green algae for your health.
Following are a summary of a few of these studies:
- In a study performed at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal (Manoukian et al., 1998), it was discovered that eating wild-crafted blue green algae triggered the migration of 40% of the circulating Natural Killer cells from blood to tissue within 2 hours of consumption. Tissue is where Natural Killer cells do their work!
Many substances such as green tea and ginkgo biloba are known to improve the activity of NK cells. But until this recent finding on wild-crafted blue green algae, no dietary substance was known to stimulate NK cells to migrate into the tissues to search out and destroy sick/diseased cells.
- A double-blind placebo-controlled study conducted at the Royal Victoria Hospital, affiliated with McGill University in Montreal, included 50 healthy participants. Results suggested that wild-crafted blue green algae may help stimulate the increased production of red blood cells, an effect that may be due to its high content of vitamin B12.
- A recent study performed at the Massachusetts General Hospital, affiliated with Harvard University revealed that feeding wild-crafted blue green algae to rodents significantly decreased blood cholesterol levels (Kushak et al., 1999).
- Another placebo-controlled study performed in collaboration with the University of New Mexico suggests that eating wild-crafted blue green algae stimulates specific areas of the brain leading to increased cognitive function.
- A recent preliminary study from Boston University suggests that eating wild-crafted blue green algae may reverse symptoms of essential fatty acid deficiency, specifically omega-3 (Kuskak et al., 1999). Deficiency in essential fatty acids has been associated with cardiovascular disease, certain forms of cancer, arthritis, depression and skin problems (Bruno, pp.7-32).
Clearly, wild-crafted blue green algae and the sprouted grains and grasses green drink mix offer some of the most beneficial nutritional components you can use for supplementation. They replenish you with their vast reservoir of essential and many times hard-to-find nutrients.
The whole food supplements I recommend come in a variety of options: capsules, tablets, powder, chewables, liquids and energy bars. These are all made from natural, wild-crafted and organic whole foods.
Hemp Oil and Evening Primrose Oil- good sources of essential fatty acids:
Since individuals with eczema appear to not get enough essential fatty acids (EFAs) or have an imbalance of EFAs in their diet, two of the best food sources for regaining EFA balance are hemp oil and evening primrose oil.
Udo Erasmus, a recognized authority on the subject of oils, recommends hemp seed oil because it contains omega-6 and omega-3 EFAs in a good balance: 3 to 1. Hemp seeds and hemp oil produce no drug induced "high" in humans or animals. They do not contain the drug tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (Erasmus, p.289).
Here's what Erasmus says about hemp oil:
"...hemp oil appears to be one of nature's most perfectly balanced EFA oils. It contains both EFAs in the right proportions for long-term use, and also contains gamma linolenic acid (GLA). It is the only vegetable oil with this combination" (p.289).
When you purchase hemp oil, make certain you choose a product that is organically grown and cold pressed (not heated).
Evening Primrose Oil:
The healing power of the evening primrose plant has been known for centuries. What is it about evening primrose oil that makes it so useful for eczema? "Analysis of this oil reveals that it is a very rich source of linoleic acid which....is an essential fatty acid and the precursor of prostaglandin 1 - critically important in controlling the immune system" (Perlmutter, p.69).
When you purchase evening primrose oil, make certain you choose a product that is organically grown and cold pressed.
A summary of the supplements you need to nourish your skin:
- Wild-crafted Blue Green Algae - 120 capsules - $34.00
- Green Drink Mix - 7 oz - $32.00
- Whole food Gold - 120 capsules - $48.00
- Hemp and evening primrose oils from any health food store.
(I recommend that you start with one whole food product at a time and add the rest as your body and your immune system get stronger). After you contact us, we will be able to recommend which whole food supplement you should get started on first.
I will email you a schedule to follow as you start taking these extraordinary supplements.
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Other supplements needed for treatment of eczema:
- Bruno, Jeffrey J. (2001). Edible Microalgae: A Review of the Health Research. Pacifica, CA: Center for Nutritional Psychology Press.
- Erasmus, Udo. (1993). Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill.
Burnaby, BC: Alive Books.
- Hudson, Tori, N.D. (May 2003). "Women and Skin Conditions."
Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients. pp.146-148.
- Perlmutter, David. (Nov. 2003). "Multiple sclerosis - Functional
- Approaches". Townsend Letter for Doctors and patients . pp. 66-74.