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Skin Care Support In Natural Medicine

In the field of Natural Medicine, we are always looking for all-natural products to treat common problems. I know, we are known for recommending vitamin supplements, dietary supplements and herbal supplements; however, we also look for or create natural solutions that can be used in treatment to get to the core of the problem.

Common problems experienced by my patients include skin infections, rashes or other skin irritations. These problems may come from surgical incisions, presence of bacteria, insect bites, burns, or even fungus-type invasion like Athlete’s foot. Among other causes, these skin irritations can be grueling, uncomfortable and they can take a long time to heal without skin care support.

Zinc is a miraculous ingredient for soothing the skin and promoting healing. Rosehip Seed Oil is gentle to irritated skin and it is phenomenal at encouraging skin regeneration and elasticity which further aids healing of damaged skin. Silver is well known for ability to kill micro-organisms and bacteria and copper helps in healing and easing infections while contributing nutrition to skin cells in need of repair.

All of these ingredients combined provide excellent skin care support that providing the soothing and healing effects needed for skin irritations, infections, fungus problems, insect bites, burns, and other open wounds.
I recently found a natural product that contains all of the ingredients and I regularly recommend it to patients in need of skin care support for healing and comforting skin irritations. The product is manufactured by Pariam Labs and it is called Nature’s Skin Soothing Body Spray.

I was impressed by the product, first due to its ingredients, and second because it is 100% pure and natural. That is something that Natural Medicine doctors always look for. My patients love it because it soothes the skin while it provides the support needed for the skin to heal and it is simple to use because it comes in a spray. You simply spray it on the irritated skin two to three times a day.

Products like these make it easy for a Natural Doctor to treat patients because of the combination of worthy natural ingredients that provide tremendous healing support to the skin. We are often facing the treatment of methicillin-resistant staphylocosccus aureus, better known as MRSA. This is a staph infection that is antibiotic-resistant. The previously stated ingredients have been proven effective in aiding treatment of such infections. This soothing body spray was a godsend to my practice and has simplified treatment of skin irritations and open wound infections.

Overcoming Endometriosis With Natural Medicine

Endometriosis occurs when the tissue that normally lines your uterus (called the endometrium) starts to grow outside your uterus. It can grow on the fallopian tubes, ovaries, the inside lining of your abdominal cavity and the outside surfaces of your uterus or intestine. It can also occur in your liver, legs or lungs.

Implants of endometrial tissue are made of the same uterine tissue that you shed each month during menstruation. These implants also break up every month and cause internal bleeding, inflammation, chronic pelvic pain and scar tissue. The most common symptoms are severe menstrual cramps and pelvic pain.

Endometriosis that develops in other parts of the body may result in bowel related or urinary tract symptoms. In 1992, I worked with a patient who suffered with severe endometriosis related pain in her bowel every month. She followed the program that I am going to share with you and experienced complete relief.

Natural medicine treatment for an endometriosis treatment usually requires 6-12 months, depending upon the severity of your symptoms. You will need to make a commitment because dietary and lifestyle changes are essential for successful treatment. Here, are four recommendations that I have found successful for patients who suffer with endometriosis.

1. Balance Hormones with Natural Progesterone

Many practitioners believe that one of the causes of endometriosis is a relative estrogen excess to progesterone ratio. Balancing hormones with natural, plant based progesterone can help to stop the growth of abnormal endometrial tissue.

2. Eliminate Accumulated Chemicals Through Metabolic Detoxification

Research has shown that chronic exposure to chemicals called xenoestrogens (chemicals that mimic estrogen) increases the incidence and severity of endometriosis. Sources or xenoestrogens include digoxins, pesticides, herbicides, PCBs, and growth hormones stored in animal fat.

I recommend following a metabolic detoxification program. This is a scientifically designed program that includes targeted nutrition through a scientifically formulated powdered beverage mix that supports healthy liver function and enhances metabolic detoxification. A higher incidence of endometriosis has been seen in women who have compromised liver function. The liver breaks down and removes estrogen and other hormones and toxins from the blood circulation for excretion or inactivation. This program supplies specific vitamins, minerals, plant nutrients and other amino acids that help to facilitate the removal of toxins.

The food plan consists of an elimination diet of low-allergy foods. Avoiding potentially allergenic or heavily processed foods that may impair the ability of your body to cleanse and detoxify is vital to the success of this program. Eating foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients is necessary to reduce the allergen and toxic load and enhance the ability of your body to detoxify. Studies have shown that women with endometriosis have an increased risk for symptoms if they consume red meats, dairy products and processed foods and have a decreased risk if they eat unprocessed foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables and fish.

3. Increase Intake of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Studies have demonstrated that taking omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial to women who suffer with endometriosis. One study found that the EPA/DHA in fish oil can relieve pain by decreasing levels of an inflammatory chemical called prostaglandin E2. Researchers also found that taking fish oil could show the growth of endometrial tissue. Red meats, dairy, fried foods and junk foods increase production of prostaglandin E2. These foods must be avoided.

Women who suffer from endometriosis have been found to have low levels of the anti inflammatory chemical called prostaglandin E1.Foods that produce anti inflammatory prostaglandins and decrease inflammation include healthy fats found in nuts, seeds, fish and olive oil.

4. Chaste Tree Berry

Chaste tree has traditionally been used to treat hormone imbalances in women, such as in menstrual cramping, breast pain, fibroids, menopausal complaints and uterine bleeding. Taking chaste tree enhances the body’s natural production of progesterone. With greater levels of progesterone compared to estrogen, the uterine tissue receives less estrogen stimulation, which helps relieve endometriosis symptoms. Chaste tree berry may be prepared as an infusion or dry liquid extract, or it may be taken as a capsule.