Protecting Your Largest Organ: What Do Skin Symptoms Mean? It’s summertime. Everyone’s soaking up the sun, which means we’re all also thinking about skin health.
Skin conditions can be a concern for many. Skin health affects our confidence and is a strong indicator of overall health (especially liver health).
Let’s examine common skin conditions, their root cause, and how to beat them so that you never have to hide in the summertime when showing a bit more skin.
Our Largest Organ
The skin is the largest organ of our bodies. It’s alive and dynamic, telling us much about what’s happening inside the body.
There are two significant factors in skin health: the liver and adrenaline.
Most skin conditions not caused by injury or skin parasites, like scabies, are directly related to the liver. The more toxic your liver is, the more likely you’ll develop rashes, sagging, wrinkles, sun spots, and other conditions.
Protecting the skin is an inside job – it’s not just about what we put on the surface. Cleansing to flush the liver of toxic heavy metals, DDT and other pesticides, plastics, petrochemicals, and other harmful daily chemicals supports skin health.
Adrenaline stresses the liver and weakens body systems, which has a direct impact on the health of our skin, teeth, and nails.
Managing stress and grazing throughout the day on high-quality sources of glucose, potassium, and mineral salts helps support the adrenals.
Fantastic adrenal snacks are:
- Dates, apple slices, 1-2 celery sticks
- Coconut water, bananas, spinach
- Pear, mâche, berries
- Orange, avocado, spinach
Our Skin as the Alarm Bell
Some of us need deeper skin support due to serious conditions like cystic acne, eczema, psoriasis, and vitiligo, which are signs of deeper problems in the body.
Traditional medicine doesn’t have answers about the root causes or how to recover. Let’s examine common skin conditions, their causes, and how to heal.
Eczema & Psoriasis
More than 100 varieties of eczema and psoriasis go by many names, including rosacea, hives, “lupus-style” rashes, and scleroderma.
Everyone’s symptoms are unique because everyone has a unique combination of toxic heavy metals and pathogens inside the liver.
Anthony William, the Medical Medium ®, shares that eczema and psoriasis are primarily caused by one of the over 60 varieties of the Epsteinn-Barr Virus (EBV, also known as the “mono” virus).
EBV is extremely common – almost all of us have been exposed – and when it takes up residence in the liver, it feeds on toxic heavy metals and other toxins the liver has absorbed to protect the brain and body. Herpetic viruses like EBV feed on these toxins and excrete viral waste.
Dermatoxins form from this waste and harm the skin as they leave the liver, enter the bloodstream, and travel to the skin, causing rashes, hives, and itchy, scaly, rough, or irritated skin.
To heal, we must cleanse the body of toxic heavy metals with tools like the Medical Medium heavy metal detox smoothie (blend 2 cups wild blueberries, 1 cup fresh cilantro, 1 teaspoon spirulina, 1 teaspoon barley grass juice powder, 1 tablespoon Atlantic dulse, 2 bananas, juice of one orange).
Hydrate with healing beverages like daily lemon water, aloe water, cucumber juice, and celery juice which help to flush the liver. Celery juice also destroys viruses.
Acne is all about one of the 50 groups of streptococcus bacteria (“strep”).
After a strep infection, the bacteria can make a home in the liver, where it feeds on toxins and unproductive foods like eggs, dairy, and gluten.
Strep can then enter the lymphatic system. As strep strengthens, it fights its way higher where the skin’s immune system attempts to contain it. If the strep is strong enough, it overcomes the skin’s defenses and appears as acne on the skin’s surface.
Adult acne can almost always be traced back to antibiotics in childhood to combat infections caused by strep, which has become resistant to antibiotics to the point that it consumes them for fuel.
To heal, it’s crucial to remove foods that feed strep, including the ones I mention above (wheat and dairy are especially important to avoid), and to cleanse the body of toxins through healing protocols.
To give your liver and immune system a chance to fight back, lower your intake of all dietary fats (meat, eggs, dairy, nuts & seeds, avocados, oils, etc.), and bring in daily celery juice, fruits, vegetables, wild foods, herbs, and spices.
Vitiligo, like eczema and psoriasis, involves a virus – usually HHV-6 (human herpes virus) or sometimes EBV – and toxic heavy metals – usually aluminum.
The viruses feed on aluminum, traces of formaldehyde, and toxic copper (not the beneficial trace mineral copper). The viruses then release dermatoxins which injure the cells responsible for skin pigmentation. To overcome vitiligo, follow the eczema and psoriasis guidelines.
Additional Skin Tips
To keep skin healthy and glowing, incorporate beta-carotene-rich foods like mango, carrots, raspberries, sweet potatoes, and papaya. Spinach is a miracle for the skin, as are aloe (taken internally) and celery juice.
Foods high in skin-supportive silica are artichokes, kale, and asparagus. Horsetail and nettle are silica-rich herbs that also support healthy bones.
Hydration is huge – most of us are chronically dehydrated. Fill your day with coconut water, fresh juices, and fresh fruits and vegetables to boost your body’s alkalinity and hydration.
Finally, don’t fear the sun! 10-15 minutes of direct sun daily does wonders for the body, including the skin – enhancing nutrients, supporting the immune system, and contributing to healthy sleep.
Use a natural, non-toxic sunscreen like Everybody Loves the Sun products from Living Librations to ensure you don’t get sunburn.
We should all be free to enjoy our bodies and feel good in our skin. Use the guidance here to overcome skin struggles so you can embrace a warm day outside feeling your best.
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