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Eczema Remedies - My Story

As I faced extreme pain, despair, loneliness, and the possibility of having a limb amputated, I started making deals with God. Too many times in the middle of the night, I would scream in pain and plead with God: "Please help me get over this horrible disease. Help me know the way to help my body heal, show me a path I can follow and know that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. After you help me heal, I'll spend my life guiding people down the same healing path, so they won't suffer as much as I'm suffering now."

This is why I'm creating this Eczema Natural Healing website. I no longer suffer from eczema. I want you to know my story and hopefully it will inspire, empower and assist you to reach an eczema free life by following the same natural remedy and holistic approach as I did.

How can I get my message out to everyone suffering from eczema?

At first, I thought about writing a book, but decided to create a website instead. As I looked at other websites offering lotions and potions and claiming to help get rid of eczema, I was sad to note that the majority of those websites are claiming a quick fix eczema remedy. When you read my story, you will learn that I tried many of these quick fix eczema remedies and spent thousands of dollars on them. I learned the hard way that the eczema always came back because the root causes of the eczema had not been addressed.

From my own experience I learned that there is no quick fix for eczema. To reverse eczema you must address the causes of the disease. The causes of eczema can be our genetic state, our nutritional history, and/or the toxic burden we are faced with from our foods and our living and working environments. So, please don't waste your time and money on any of the eczema remedy quick lotions and potions offered on the variety of eczema "help" websites. Look into the underlying causes of eczema and how to address them with changes in your diet and lifestyle. Only you can do that, only you can become your own best healer by applying the principles about eczema remedies. I did it and so can you.

This Eczema Natural Healing website is my gift to you. May you be eczema free for life.

My Story

I had suffered from eczema on my lower legs and ankles since 1980. The itching drove me crazy. I longed for an eczema remedy. When my brother, who lived overseas, noticed how I was itching all the time, he recommended buying cortisone cream from Europe . (Cortisone cream, at that time, was not sold over the counter in the United States ). Based on his recommendation, I started the ongoing use of cortisone cream every day from 1980 to 1996. I assumed that the cortisone cream was not a harmful substance, since I was applying it on my skin and not ingesting it. It turns out, that my assumption was ill advised and based on ignorance. I was unaware that the cream (a powerful steroid) was entering my body through the skin and as a result, I was slowly poisoning my liver and kidneys and overloading my detoxification system. Cortisone was not an eczema remedy, but a cover up of the problem.

I used cortisone cream for 16 years on my ankles

With the daily use of the cortisone cream for many years, I started noticing how thin the skin on my legs looked, how I bruised instantly by simply pressing on the skin and I tired easily. I ignored these symptoms and never connected them to the use of the cortisone cream.

One day I came across an article called, "10 Drugs I Would Never Take..." by Joseph Pizzorno, N.D. One of the drugs he recommended never to use was the cortisone cream. He said that its long-term use causes "local thinning of the skin and increased susceptibility to infection and suppression of the adrenal glands" (p.146). In addition, I read another article by Anthony Cichoke called "Enzyme Therapy" where he mentioned that when "cortisone is supplied from an outside source, the body responds by decreasing cortisone production...One of cortisone's important functions is normal blood pressure regulation. Blood pressure can fall rapidly when cortisone blood levels drop abruptly, leading to shock, and possibly, death....(Also) chronic use (of cortisone cream) may be associated with progressive joint deterioration (leading) to spontaneous fractures" (pp.1183-1184).

After reading these two articles I knew that cortisone was not the eczema remedy I was looking for, so I decided to quit using the cortisone cream 'cold turkey' and vowed never to apply it on my legs again. Within a short period of time, the eczema spread all over my body and parts became severely infected. Everyday, my condition became worse. I was scared and in so much pain that I decided to consult with alternative medical practitioners to see if they had an eczema remedy. I knew that if I went back to the allopathic doctors, they would recommend that I go back on the cortisone cream, so perhaps alternative medical practitioners might know of a natural remedy for eczema.

Within a short period of time after stopping the cortisone cream, the eczema spread all over my body.

Visiting a Naturopathic Doctor:

I visited, The Bastyr University Natural Health Clinic in Seattle, WA., and asked to see the top Naturopathic doctor. The primary doctor plus three interns examined me. After the examination, they prescribed zinc picolinate, selenium picolinate, vitamin A, and biotin with an external herbal cream.

I went on their program for a few months, and it helped a little bit, but it eventually didn't work. When I stopped their supplements and cream, my eczema came back even worse than before . This was not the eczema remedy I was looking for.

Eczema Herbal Remedy:

Then I received a recommendation to go see a top Chinese herbalist in Seattle to see if he had an eczema remedy. He examined me, then gave me hope that he had the natural cure for eczema. I walked away from his clinic with almost $300 worth of fresh herbs, in which I was supposed to soak my legs twice a day, plus make an herbal tea that was so bitter that I had to stop breathing when I drank it. I was a good patient. I did exactly what the Chinese doctor asked me to do. I spent many hours soaking my legs daily in herbal water and drinking the bitter tea. The herbalist also prescribed a cream for me that I applied after soaking my legs. Sure enough my eczema started disappearing. I hoped that this was the eczema remedy I was looking for.

The eczema went away with the use of medicinal herbs, but the skin on my legs didn't look natural!

When the eczema went away, the skin where the eczema used to be was so smooth it looked like glass, but it just didn't look natural. The skin was red and had bumps underneath. To me, that was still a great improvement over all the infection I previously had suffered.

Since my skin looked so much better, my husband and I decided to take a vacation and celebrate my newly acquired state of good health. We chose a beautiful island in the Caribbean to spend our 20 day vacation. I thought that since my eczema was cured, that I could stop the herbal tea. However, while on vacation, I noticed that my skin was starting to break out and ooze fluid again. I started experiencing the "weeping eczema" stage again. I was totally disappointed and didn't know what to make of it as I thought I had completely healed. By the end of the tenth day, my eczema was back with a vengeance and the infected lesions were worse than before. The herbalist did not have the eczema remedy I was looking for.

I was so angry that I had spent thousands of dollars on Chinese herbs only to experience the return of the eczema, worse than ever. I had a suspicion that not everything promoted to me by the Herbalist as natural, was natural. Immediately upon returning from vacation, I took the white cream the herbalist had asked me to apply on my skin to another Chinese doctor and I asked him to tell me if the cream was 100% natural. He took one look at the cream (Creamor Triamcinoloni - acetonidi acetatis et ureae), and he told me that it contained steroids. I was shocked to learn that even though I had made a commitment to never apply cortisone on my skin again, this famous herbalist that I trusted, had betrayed my trust. When I first visited this Chinese herbalist, I clearly let him know that I didn't want anything to do with steroids and that I was only looking for natural eczema remedies.

After learning about the cream's toxic content, I stormed into the Chinese herbalist's clinic, shouting at him for lying to me and giving me the very drug that I was trying to stay away from. He kept saying that he didn't know that the cream had cortisone in it. The information on the drug was written in the Chinese language and he obviously could read it, so his denial was simply a lie. Finally, I stormed out of his clinic yelling at him for his dishonesty and unethical behavior. I continued on my search for a natural eczema remedy.

Eczema and Homeopathy:

At this point, it had been a year since I'd put myself into these different natural healing models, spending thousands of dollars and feeling worse than I'd felt a year previous, looking for a natural eczema remedy. A good friend of mine recommended that I see a well known homeopathic doctor. I paid $400 in my first visit, but I didn't mind, because I wanted to find a natural cure to heal from eczema. I was given some white tablets to use and put under my tongue. I tried two bottles of this natural botanical formula, but it simply didn't do much for me. The search continued for a natural eczema remedy.

Another Natural Lotion Promising a Cure:

My good judgment was being challenged because I felt urgency and moderate panic. As a result, I started grasping at anything that seemed natural and promised healing, anything that could be a natural eczema remedy.

In January of 1997, I read an article called "Astonishing Healing of Psoriasis Using the Newest Euro-import" by Morton Walker, DPM. The article was about a product called "Skin-Cap" and was full of stories of healing from psoriasis and eczema with the use of this miraculous natural product. Morton Walker, is a medical journalist who has been reporting in the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients for years. So I thought maybe this could be the eczema remedy I was looking for. I immediately sent for the "Skin-Cap," trusting my belief that if Morton Walker, DMP, wrote about it, then it must be good!

The ingredients of this product showed only pyrithione zinc so I figured it must be OK. I sprayed this product all over my legs twice a day. Quickly, my eczema disappeared and I was soooo happy I could hardly stand it. Then, over the next few weeks, I noticed that my skin didn't look right. It was still rough looking and had tons of scars. To my shock, ten months later, I read another article in the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients (October 1997), that warned about the use of the "Skin-Cap" product. The article started with this notice, "The Food and Drug Administration warned psoriasis patients today to contact a doctor if they are using a treatment called "Skin-Cap" because it contains undisclosed, powerful steroids that produce serious side effects" (p.138).

I sprayed the "skin-cap" all over my body and quickly my eczema started to disappear.

"No, not again"! Here I was looking for answers via the alternative medical establishment and I ended up using the very same thing that almost cost me everything, a cortisone containing product. I had been spraying the "Skin-Cap" on my skin liberally for months, not realizing that I was again applying strong steroids to my skin.

At this point in my life, I felt that I had tried nearly every allopathic and natural medical approach that I knew of and nothing had helped. I was no closer to finding the natural eczema remedy than when I had started. In fact my eczema condition was worse than when I started two years before. I was determined to find the natural eczema remedy and win the battle over my discouragement and to overcome my body's inability to repair itself.

Listening to My 'Inner Voice' - Eczema and Diet:

After 2 years, I had tried nearly every allopathic and natural medical approach that I knew off and nothing had helped. In fact, my condition after 2 years was worst than ever.

At this stage of my quest to heal, I decided to listen to my inner feelings, and they told me to 'cleanup' my diet once and for all. This I thought would allow my body to do its own healing, in its own time without any chemical or so-called natural stimulants. Maybe the natural eczema remedy was really in what I ate. I decided to provide the best quality foods to nourish every cell in my body. I needed to be strong enough to believe in my body's healing powers, so I looked for confirmation from natural healing authorities that would assure me that I was on the right path. I found assurances and support from some incredible books, such as Henry Bieler's book, Food Is Your Best Medicine, and from Sidney Baker's book, Detoxification and Healing. These two authorities helped me develop the inner belief to rely on a simple combination of juicing and whole food supplements as my natural healing program for eczema.

I knew that I wasn't capable of doing a 100% juicing only program, because resolution wise, I wasn't that strong! So, I decided to rely on a modified daily program of two meals consisting of organic fruit smoothies and organic juiced vegetables and one cooked meal. I was amazed to see incredible healing results that became more and more visible each week. By the sixth month, I no longer had any eczema on my legs. The juicing combined with the whole food supplements had clearly created a most amazing eczema healing diet and experience.

Natural healing started to occur within months of embarking on an eczema diet made up of whole foods and super food supplements

It's now been more than seven years since the project to cure my body of a disfiguring and painful eczema skin condition and my search for a natural eczema remedy. I've learned a lot since then, and now I'm a total believer that there is nothing more powerful than a living foods diet to bring vitality and health back into anyone's body. This is the natural eczema remedy.

I know, based on my experience, that if you are looking for a natural cure for eczema and you are willing to commit for at least six months to the superfood diet program that follows, you have a very good chance of healing your body from eczema. As a result of the curative process that naturally follows, you are also likely to experience the regeneration of your body's natural function and form.

Total healing and my skin looked great

The approach of this superfood diet program is based upon simple and logical principles which conform to the laws of nature. It is truly a natural eczema remedy. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine and the author of the Hippocratic Oath, did not have access (in the 5th century B.C.) to scanners, X-ray machines, statistical methods of analysis, antibiotics or the different pharmacological treatments, or natural herbal, homeopathic or naturopathic aids available today. He acted upon what he knew to be important, and he stated: "...let your food be your medicine and medicine your food".

The development of modern therapeutic methods has caused us to forget a little too quickly that the simplest and most important health factor of all is the food we eat! When I stopped looking for the eczema remedy in all the different health paradigms out there, and listened to my intuition that said "foods can and will heal me," that's when I got better for good. To me, food became a very intimate part of my life. Quality food was the natural eczema remedy I had longed for. Many times a day we take the time to consume food to sustain and nourish our mental and physical body. What could be more important than incorporating quality food choices that will become part of our bodies? Now I think about every morsel of food that I'm going to eat and before choosing it to become an actual part of me, I ask myself: "Do I want this food and each of its components to become part of the 100 trillion cells in my body? Will each component of this food help me build healthy new skin, tissue, organs, bones, etc.?" Based on these questions, I learned how to choose quality foods and the approach turned my health around and cured my eczema for good. I found the natural eczema remedy.

My vision:

My goal in setting up this website is to empower every single one of you to have the kind of success and healing results that I experienced. I would like to share with you what I've found to be the natural eczema remedy. You need to believe in your body's healing capabilities and to respect your body enough to feed it the best foods available to you. You need to believe in the "Good News" that eczema can be arrested, and often reversed by your lifestyle choices and especially your eating habits.

What worked for me:

The natural eczema remedy, this superfood diet program you will learn about, will help you get in touch with the healing powers most of us never imagined our bodies had. It will show you a logical way to understand the disease process. Active eczema is not your inescapable destiny. If you believe it is, you need a shift in your mental pictures and processes. By following the recommendations contained in this website, you can lead an eczema free life for good.

The recommendations contained in this website will help you properly sustain, accelerate and heighten your health . If you begin to make significant changes in your lifestyle now by adopting the following superfood diet strategies, you can reverse eczema!

Whether you enjoy eating meat, are on a vegetarian diet, a lactose reduced diet, a vegan diet, whether you are a committed junk-food eater, follow a macrobiotic diet, an athletic performance enhancing diet, or a diet of your own creation, I want to show you how to use your diet as a natural remedy for eczema. I have found that these superfood diet strategies are the natural eczema remedy. So, let the journey begin and I sincerely hope that the information provided in this website will help you lead an eczema free life.

You too can lead an eczema free life by using diet as your natural remedy for eczema

References:  

  • Cickoke, Anthony. (Nov. 1994). "Enzyme Therapy".
    Townsend Letter for Doctors.
    PP. 1183-1185.

  • (Oct. 1997). "Psoriasis Patients Are Warned About Drug".
    Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients.
    p. 138.

  • Pizzorno, Joseph E. (Sept. Oct. 1996). "10 Drugs I Would Never Take."
    Natural Health. pp.84-148.

  • Walker, Morton. (Jan. 1997). "Astonishing Healing of Psoriasis Using the Newest Euro-Import". Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients. pp.58-64.

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