Skin disorders can result from allergies, poor diet leading to nutritional deficiencies, toxins,
impurities in the blood, exposure to harsh chemicals, pollution, hard water,
soap and detergents,
medications or too much sunshine.
Methylisothiazolinone (MI or MIT and E Number 1223), also known asmethylisothiazoline, is a powerful synthetic biocide and preservative commonly used in a range of consumer personal care products, including cosmetics, lotions, moisturisers, mouthwashes, sanitary wipes, shampoos, soaps, sunscreens and dish washing-up liquid. It is a cytotoxin that may affect different types of cells and dermatologists have long been concerned about a rise in the number of people having allergic responses to it. It can cause cell and nerve damage and is lethal to mature neurons in the brain due to its ability to liberate zinc from intracellular metal binding sites. The liberated zinc, in turn, triggers a cell death cascade in neurons. Check labels for this additive, especially if suffering from skin disorders. See
Human skin is the biggest organ of the body. If spread out, the average skin of an adult male would measure about two square metres and weigh between 10 to 15 kilos.
Every thirty-five days the skin replaces itself using the food ingested. If the body is not provided with the correct balance of nutrients, for this process to take place, it will begin to show in the skin, nails and hair first. Spots, acne, dry rashes, brittle nails and lank dull hair are all signs that the body is missing the right balance of nutrients. For instance, white spots on the nails shows a lack of calcium in the body.
A healthy diet of fresh fruit and vegetables, oily fish and herbs and spices can rectify most skin disorders quite quickly. Fatty foods, sugar, drugs, coffee, alcohol, animal products, aging, refined and processed foods and additives can also adversely affect the skin and produce blemishes, rashes, spots and dry or oily skin. A cleanse and detoxification programme can help to clear up serious conditions. See the
Cleanse and Detoxify page for natural foods to do this.
To find out how to make natural cleaning products for the body and home visit the
Hygiene Toxins and Health page.
Vitamin A deficiency can be the cause of acne, boils and bumpy skin.
Foods rich in hyaluronan should be consumed with foods rich in vitamin C and vitamin E to keep skin looking young, wrinkle free and smooth therefore a meal of calf's liver with ground hemp seeds and fresh vegetables and a desert of kiwi fruit and oranges consumed once a week would be suitable for this purpose.
The liver is the father of all organs and needs regularly detoxification so that it can do its job properly which includes expulsion of toxins, and other unhealthy materials that can congregate in the body. The skin,
hair will show these impurities often before they can do any serious damage within so it is wise to treat the liver to a total cleanse whenever the hair and nails are lacking in strength, elasticity and lustre or the skin is showing blemishes, dryness or over production of oils.
DAILY MORNING LIVER CLEANSER
The liver has one of the first stop jobs of sorting through the food and toxins that are ingested. It can regenerate itself if minor damage from excessive toxins occurs but eventually it will get clogged and overworked which is when food stops being digested properly and the rest of the system is affected beginning with the skin. The following will clean it up so it can do its job. These ingredients together, taken in a glass of warm water first thing in the morning, will cleanse the liver and the blood:
Lemon or lime juice (freshly squeezed one tablespoon)
Apple cider vinegar (one tablespoon)
Pure honey (one teaspoon)
Turmeric (quarter teaspoon)
Cayenne pepper (pinch)
For more natural liver cleansers visit the Liver page.
The main reason for all acne is clogged pores, but there are many triggers that can lead to spots, pimples and acne. Triggers include contact with oily substances, hormone fluctuations, vitamin deficiency, bacterial infections, toxins overload, allergies and many others. It is better to treat the triggers in order to prevent acne through a healthy nutritious diet rather than try to clear the spots after they have appeared.
Causes of Acne
Pores will swell and cause skin cells and oils
to become trapped inside, which may lead to acne. A natural remedy against
this trigger will include ingredients that work to eliminate swelling.
Alternatively, large pores make it easy for skin cells from the surface of
the skin to fall into pores and cause a clog. A natural remedy that reduces
pore size may eliminate new breakouts.
There are plenty of ways for pores to become
clogged, but clogging is the ultimate trigger for infection and acne. Excess
oil production can cause pores to become sticky, trapping skin cells inside.
When this happens, it is best to treat the
problem with a natural remedy that will reduce oil production. Oil
production may increase as a result of hormone fluctuations, so internal
remedies that work to improve the metabolism balance may work best when this
happens. This type of acne generally occurs during times of high stress,
menstruation, puberty and pregnancy or pre-menopause.
Acne may develop due to an allergic reaction to
dairy products. The number one cause of acne is the consumption of milk from
cows. Any dairy products, but especially liquid milk, including cheese,
butter and ice cream, can promote acne.
Organic goat’s milk is a healthy, lactose free
alternative to try if cow’s milk is the trigger. Also consume plenty of live
probiotic products, such as yogurt, to maintain healthy intestinal flora but
avoid all other cows’ milk products.
Modern dairy and other animal products often
contain hormones and steroids that can upset the body's natural hormonal
balance. About 80 percent of milked dairy cows are pregnant, which causes
the hormone progesterone to appear in their milk.
Sugar must be avoided because it impairs immune
function and feeds the bacteria which have begun to multiply within the
sebaceous glands which surround hair follicles. Biopsies of individuals with
acne have shown their tissues' glucose tolerance to be seriously flawed.
Honey is a useful alternative as it has antibacterial properties.
It has been said that acne is solely caused by
bacteria but that's not entirely true. It's often caused by the body trying
to get rid of toxins. The skin is an organ that can excrete waste products
and acne is one way that the body is actually excreting internal toxins
through the skin to get rid of them.
As much as the link between pubescent hormonal
changes and acne is true, the skin disorder is not just confined to the
teenage years. Many adults suffer from acne, as well. Some adult acne
sufferers have elevated levels of male hormones that stimulate sebum
production. Genetic factors may be the cause of these elevated androgen
levels or, again, it may be due to the consumption of cow's milk.
consumption of bromine can result in brominism, a toxic condition and even
trace amounts of bromine can trigger severe
in sensitive individuals. Natural sources of bromine are:
sea salt and
Natural Remedies for acne
Dietary clean-up is the basis of
natural therapy for acne. Excess
fat and hydrogenated oils must be eliminated. Certain foods trigger
acne in susceptible people. For some, it is sugar or chocolate; for
others, dairy products. Still others react to iodine in shellfish or
excess iodized salt. Some experience exacerbations with spicy foods.
Dangers of Sugar
page for more information.
Raw Juice Therapy
can successfully treat acne. The best organic natural foods to juice are:
grapes, pear, plum, raisins, tomato, cucumber, carrot, potato and spinach.
Keep hair off the face
- Long hair or
a fringe should be tied back from the face. Hair
contains oils and will contribute to acne breakouts. Wash the hair everyday and especially after workouts.
pillow cases and bedding every other day
face lays on your pillow case every day which absorbs the oils
and dirt from the skin and reapplies the dirt and oil causing further
With a little experimentation and
self-observation it is possible to discover what foods trigger, exacerbate,
relieve and cures acne. See the
Natural Remedies for
Age spots, sometimes called 'liver spots' are caused by excessive exposure over many years to the ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun and are nothing to do with the liver. They are due to the clumping of melanin which is the pigment in the skin. Any dark areas of the skin can be treated with the following natural remedies but avoid using them around the eyes.
Natural remedies for age spots
One tablespoon of salt
One tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda
On tablespoon of olive oil
A tablespoon of milk
The juice of half a lemon
Mix the salt, bicarbonate of soda and olive oil together to form a paste.
Apply to affected area and leave on for 20 minutes then wash off.
Then mix the clay, milk and lemon juice together to form a paste and apply to the same area.
Leave on for 15 minutes then wash off, pat dry and apply cold-pressed coconut oil.
The following can all help to reduce the appearance of age spots and, if used regularly twice a day, may make them disappear altogether. Try rubbing into the affected areas and leaving for at least 10 minutes before washing off and applying vitamin E oil or coconut oil.
Aloe vera gel (direct from a fresh leaf)
Apple cider vinegar (diluted with a little water)
Sandalwood powder (mixed with any of the juices)
Cashew nuts contain polyphenols and salicylic acid that have powerful antibacterial properties against the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria that causes acne.
NOTE: Do not allow sun on the skin after using apple cider vinegar or lemon juice as it can cause sunburn. Always try to keep areas with age spots out of the sun anyway as sun exposure can darken them. If they are on the face, always wear a hat with a wide brim.
BRUISES AND SWELLING
Externally hold under a cold tap for a
few minutes, apply an ice pack or a frozen bag of peas,
apple cider vinegar
to reduce swelling.
A poultice made from
nutmeg can be applied to further reduce bruises and swelling.
Mugwort. Mix the dry herb with
honey and apply to bruises to fade them.
Natural foods to consume
to treat bruises and swelling are:
Serious burns with large blisters need
to be treated professionally because of risk of serious infection
and dehydration. Consuming
coconut water or
pineapple juice can alleviate dehydration.
Small burns should be held under a cold running tap to instantly reduce the temperature and prevent further damage. Then they should be kept dry and clean and not covered if possible to help faster healing.
Mild sunburn or first degree burns can be treated externally using the following natural remedies:
aloe vera gel,
honey, pot marigold, reed mace,
egg white (beaten to fluffy stage) and
comfrey (hot fomentation compress).
Use cold water and an
apple cider vinegar compress until the pain goes away then apply
potato slices or chopped up peeled raw potatoes mixed with
water to make a paste.
See also Blisters on the Foot Disorders page.
Teas can be
made with herbs and spices by adding hot but not boiling water to them and
leaving to steep for 30 minutes then strain and sip 3 - 6 cups a day slowly.
Honey can be added to sweeten and they can be reheated gently but don't
meat products, margarine,
sugar, coffee and refined white flours and processed foods with additives.
(herpes simplex virus type 1)
Cold sores, also called fever blisters, are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1,
which is usually acquired in childhood through contact with infected saliva.
The type 1 virus is believed to lie dormant in certain nerve cells of the
body until it is activated by stress, anxiety, a cold or excessive exposure
to the sun. It causes sores on the external lip or near the mouth or nose
that last anywhere from seven to 14 days.
Glycyrrhizic acid, an ingredient in
liquorice root, kills the cold sore virus cells. Dab some of the
powdered liquorice root on the cold sore then use petroleum jelly for
instant relief. Covering a cold sore with petroleum jelly will speed healing
and help protect it from secondary infection with bacteria.
Soak a cotton ball in
milk and apply it to the sore to relieve pain. If this is done as soon
as the tingling is felt before the cold sore surfaces, it can help speed the
healing right from the beginning.
Ice held on to the cold sore just as it is appearing can reduce the
time it takes to heal.
Always use new toothbrush after the blister has formed and again after the
attack has cleared up. Toothbrushes can harbour the virus.
Cold sores are extremely contagious, avoid kissing and sharing cups, towels
or other such items. Wash hands frequently, especially after touching the
cold sore. And take care not to touch eyes or genitals immediately after
touching the sore. Keep a hand sanitizer with you when out in case a
bathroom is unavailable.
Attempting to camouflage a cold sore with makeup often aggravates the
problem, as the chemicals in makeup can make the sore worse. Sharing
lipstick or makeup can pass the virus to others.
Virus page for more natural home remedies to fight of viruses.
The following can help stop bleeding: aloe vera,
Cayenne pepper sprinkled on the inside of a
skin and placed on the skin with a bandage will draw out any foreign object (splinters, etc) embedded in the flesh.
Other external remedies are:
pau d'arco, yoghurt
(live probiotic), tea tree oil, garlic cloves (sliced or crushed),
aloe vera juice or gel,
Chinese rhubarb root,
papaya, mango, coconut milk,
crushed cloves, watercress, potatoes, comfrey
(hot fomentation compress), myrrh, marigold, reed mace root, apricots, banana,
Foods to include in the diet to
assist with healing are:
Vegetables of all colours
barley, brown rice,
rye and teff
pomegranate juice and
blueberry leaf extract,
golden seal root, oregano, sage,
suma and white willow.
apple cider vinegar,
bicarbonate of soda,
green tea, miso,
See also Nature Cures For
Injury, surgery and Infection.
This is can be due to the diet, allergy, harsh chemicals, central heating,
air conditioning, winter, air pollution, tobacco smoke, low humidity, hard
water, soap, cleaning products, cosmetics or medications. Natural foods
including plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, spices, seeds, nuts,
oily fish and whole grains can rectify these skin conditions. Too many hot
baths and showers can aggravate them. Adding tea tree oil, baby oil or
vitamin E oil to a bath can help to retain some moisture in the skin.
Other good remedies are:
burdock root, tea tree oil, oats,
pine needle tea bath, tamanu oil,
egg white (beaten to fluffy stage),
sweet almond oil
and pastes made from ground
mugwort leaves applied to the skin relieves
shingles, burning, itching and pain and, with continued application, can
help get rid of
Raw Juice Therapy can successfully treat dry skin conditions. The best
organic natural foods to
red grapes, carrot,
spinach, cucumber and beetroot.
Gangrene is a medical term used to describe the
death of an area of the body. It develops when the blood supply is cut off
to the affected part as a result of various processes, such as infection,
vascular (blood vessels) disease or trauma. Gangrene can involve any
part of the body; the most common sites include the legs, arms, toes,
fingers, feet and hands.
Two major types of gangrene exist:
Dry gangrene is caused by a reduction of blood flow through the
arteries. It appears gradually and progresses slowly. In most people, the
affected part does not become infected. In this type of gangrene, the tissue
becomes cold and black, begins to dry and eventually sloughs off. Dry
gangrene is commonly seen in people with blockage of arteries,
diabetes, tobacco smoking and genetic and other factors. Because the
cause of dry gangrene is a lack of blood flow, restoring the blood supply is
Wet or moist gangrene develops as a complication of an untreated
infected wound. Swelling resulting from the bacterial infection causes a
sudden stoppage of blood flow. Cessation of blood flow facilitates invasion
of the muscles by the bacteria and multiplication of the bacteria because
disease-fighting cells (white blood cells) cannot reach the affected
Gas gangrene is a type of wet gangrene caused by the
bacteria known as Clostridia. Clostridia are a type of infection-causing
bacteria that grow only in the absence of oxygen. As Clostridia grow, they
produce poisonous toxins and gas. This condition needs to be treated
aggressively because of the threat of the infection rapidly spreading via
the bloodstream and damaging vital organs.
Risk factors for the development of
Symptoms of Gangrene
An area of the body turns blue or black
A wound does not heal in 7 to 14 days
Pain in a localized area is severe
Unexplained fever is persistent
Pus or blood drains from the wound
A foul-smelling odour discharges from the wound
The affected area becomes cold and numb
Initially, the affected area becomes red
Then, it develops a brown discolouration
Finally, it becomes black and shrivelled
Wet or moist gangrene:
The affected area becomes swollen and decays
It is extremely painful
Local oozing occurs
It produces a foul-smelling odour
It becomes black
The affected person develops a fever
The wound is infected
A brown-red or bloody discharge may ooze from the affected tissues
Gas produced by clostridia may produce a crackling sensation when the
affected area is pressed
It becomes swollen
Pain in the affected area is severe
The affected person develops fever, increased heart rate and rapid breathing
if the toxins spread into the bloodstream
Natural Remedies to Treat Gangrene
If caught early when first signs appear, a healthy highly nutritious cleansing diet can help the body repair the damage caused and fight off bacterial infections. See the
Nature Cures Cleansing Diet
bacteria can replicate so rapidly urgent attention must be given. If left
too long the only remedy is amputation to stop it spreading to other parts
of the body. Treating the under lying cause immediately is vital. See the
Blood Disorders pages.
The following can
help to kill bacteria and stimulate the body to provide blood to the area if
cider vinegar, black pepper,
comfrey (hot fomentation compress),
tea tree oil and
Prevention of Gangrene
Keep wounds clean and sterile by cleaning all wounds thoroughly with an
antiseptic solution and replacing dressings regularly. Watch for signs of
infection, such as pus, redness, swelling or unusual pain. People with
diabetes should control their blood-sugar levels with proper medication.
Education about proper foot care is vital for people with diabetes. They
should routinely examine their feet for any signs of injury or change in
skin colour. Any small injury should be immediately cared for. They should
keep their nails trimmed and wear comfortable well-fitting shoes.
GREASY SKIN (seborrhoea)
Seborrhoea is the name for the condition of
greasy skin caused by excess sebum. Sebum is made of triglyceride oils, wax,
squalene and metabolites of fat-producing cells and acts as a delivery
system for antioxidants, antimicrobial lipids, pheromones and provides
hydration of the skin.
eczema is caused by the malfunctioning of sebaceous glands. This disorder
results in irregular sebum production and the consequent infection of the
epidermal cells. This normally happens on the scalp, cheeks, eyebrows and
wherever else hair follicles are found and causes unsightly yellow peeling
The following natural foods can help treat
seborrhoea. Consuming only organic natural produce is important for mineral
content and the elimination of chemical pesticide residues and additives in
the diet which will in turn lead to less oil being produced by the sebaceous
Drink at least 6 glasses of bottled
mineral water per day
All vegetables especially alfalfa,
whole grains especially
barley, brown rice,
quinoa, rye, teff
All fruits especially
Externally and added to evening baths:
avoid direct sunlight on the skin after use of external remedies.
urine, tears and sweat the body rids itself of toxins that would
otherwise build up and lead to greasy skin. Fevers
and skin eruptions are a natural part of the cleansing process
and shouldn't be suppressed. Cleansing allows the body to restore
balance and occurs when imbalance is too great and threatens health and life.
Ingesting live organic natural plant foods encourages this process to
take place faster and can help clear up greasy skin which can clog the
pores and lead to acne.
and Detoxify page to find out which natural foods can help the body
clean itself inside and out.
Although the cause of hives is often un known, they are often
a response to the body releasing histamines, which it does due to an
allergic reaction to food, medicine or other allergens. Histamine is also
sometimes the body's response to infections, stress, sunlight and changes in
temperature, among other things. Hives are small, swollen, itchy, red areas
on the skin that may occur singularly or in clusters. Hives usually fade
within a few hours, but new ones may appear in their place. Most hive
outbreaks resolve themselves completely within a few days.
Natural Remedies for
Basil can work as a natural antihistamine. Heat a couple sprigs of basil
leaves up under some steam and apply gently to the hives. Basil may help
reassure the body that the foreign agent causing the hives is not something
it should be fighting.
Bicarbonate of soda:Make a thick paste out of baking soda and water.
Spread on infected area.
Chamomile tea is commonly used by people to treat hives. If taking warfarin, do not take chamomile without first getting approval from a
Devil's claw may reduce the inflammation and can be
helpful if skin lesions occur from severe hive outbreaks.
Ginger can be taken with food, as a tea and the raw peeled root can be
dabbed onto the affected area for relief of hives.
Goldenseal is best known for its gastrointestinal benefits, has also been
found to be beneficial for people with food allergies to eliminate or reduce
Green tea, commonly known for its amazing health benefits including
antihistamine effects, is available both with and without caffeine.
Liquorice root can reduce inflammation caused by hives and supports
the immune system to help the body recover from symptoms more quickly.
Oatmeal: soak in a warm, not hot, oatmeal bath to relieve itching and
soothe the skin.
Stinging nettle is known for its ability to reduce the amount of histamine
the body produces.
Coldsfoot may be effective as a natural antihistamine. Europeans have
a long history of using the plant to cure skin conditions. The leaves can be
ground up into a paste and applied topically.
A healthy balanced diet with plenty
of foods rich in
vitamin C and
vitamin E rich foods can help speed recovery from hives. Eat foods that
contain live probiotics for optimal digestive health to shorten the
length of the hives when they occur as a result of food allergies. Yogurt
that contains live active cultures,
cottage cheese and sauerkraut are some good sources.
If suffering from high blood pressure,
a heart condition, oedema or are taking certain medications such as warfarin
or diuretics, do not take liquorice root. If suffering with diabetes
or are taking blood pressure or blood-thinning medication, do not take
Most insect bites can be irritating and itchy and need a simple remedy to
relieve them but some can carry
and a blood test is required to determine what this infection is.
Lyme disease is carried by deer ticks. See
Lyme Disease page for details and natural remedies.
is a minor cause of viral encephalitis in the northern United States and is
transmitted by ticks. A new powassan like virus has recently been isolated
from deer ticks. Encephalitis is global, in Asia, for example, about 50,000
cases of Japanese encephalitis are reported annually.
Natural remedies for simple bites and stings are applied topically as a tea,
essential oil or paste such as:
apple cider vinegar,
tea tree oil
oil is a very effective local anaesthesia as
it causes numbness of the sensory nerves at the area of application. It is
also antiseptic so can successfully treat and relieve the pain of insect
Homemade Natural Repellent Spray
In a spray bottle, mix 2 mugs of distilled white vinegar and 1 mug
of water. To make a scented solution (to eliminate the vinegar
odour) add 20 drops of any essential oil. Eucalyptus oil works as a
tick repellent, while peppermint and citrus oils give off a strong
crisp scent that also repel ticks and mosquitoes.
After mixing the solution, spray onto clothing, skin and hair before
going outdoors. Reapply every four hours to keep ticks at bay and
examine your skin and hair when back inside to make sure no ticks
are on the body.
Note: Essential oil is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers
Repellent for Pets
For pets, add 1 mug of water to a spray bottle, followed by 2 mugs
of distilled white vinegar. Then add two spoonfuls of vegetable or
almond oil which both contain sulphur (another natural tick
To make a repellent that will also deter fleas, mix in a few
spoonfuls of lemon juice, citrus oil or peppermint oil, any of which
will repel ticks and fleas while also creating a nicely scented
repellent. Spray onto the pet's dry coat, staying away from
sensitive areas including eyes, nose, mouth and genitals. When
outdoors spray this solution on two to three times per day.
Use fine-tipped tweezers to firmly grasp
the tick very close to the skin.
Don't squeeze it as squeezing can speed up infection.
With a steady motion pull the tick’s body away from the skin.
Then clean skin with soap and warm water.
Avoid crushing the tick’s body.
Do not be alarmed if the tick’s mouthparts remain in the skin. Once the
mouthparts are removed from the rest of the tick, it can no longer transmit
If the tick is crushed, clean the skin with soap and warm water or alcohol.
Don’t use petroleum jelly, a hot match, nail polish or other products to
remove a tick.
Mosquitoes borne infections page for symptoms, prevention and remedies.
See also Lyme disease for information about ticks bites from deer.
Pemphigus is an autoimmune disorder that causes painful blisters, bumps and scabs on the surface of the skin similar to eczema and often misdiagnosed as such. It often affects mucous membranes such as the nose, throat, tongue and genitals and can cause blisters in and around the mouth. Isothiocyanates, phenols, thiols and tannins found in foods are known to trigger outbreaks of pemphigus and therefore it is wise to try a two-week elimination of foods containing these compounds to see if the condition improves. To find out more and which foods to eliminate from the diet see Pemphigus.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that affects 1% to 3% of the world's
population. It is characterized by periodic flare-ups of well defined, red
patches covered by a silvery, flaky scale on the skin and the scalp. There
are several variations of psoriasis but the most common type is chronic
plaque psoriasis. The exact cause is unknown, but it is believed that a
combination of several factors contributes to the development of this
normally functioning immune system, white blood cells produce antibodies to
foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. These white blood cells also
produce chemicals that aid in healing and fighting infective agents. But
with psoriasis, special white blood cells called T-cells become overactive.
These T-cells "attack" the skin and set off a cascade of events that make
the skin cells multiply so fast they start to stack up on the surface of the
skin. Normal skin cells form, mature, then are sloughed off every 30 days.
But in plaque psoriasis the skin goes through this whole process in 3-6
Psoriatic arthropathy is a form of arthritis that many people with psoriasis can develop. It causes pain, swelling and stiffness in joints. See Arthritis
Sometimes an injury to the skin can cause the formation of a psoriasis
patch. This is known as the Koebner Phenomenon, and it can occur in other
skin diseases, such as eczema and lichen planus. It can take 2 to 6 weeks
for a psoriasis lesion to develop after an injury. Types of damage that can
trigger a flare include: abrasion - even mild abrasions, increased friction
from clothing or skin rubbing against skin in folds, such as armpits or
under breasts, sunburn, viral rashes, drug rashes and the weather.
fatty meats, refined processed foods, additives and deficiencies in minerals
phytonutrients can induce
attacks of psoriasis,
Low levels of
calcium have been reported as a trigger for psoriasis. Medications made with
are used to treat psoriasis to enable absorption of calcium but low levels
of vitamin D do not trigger a flare-up. Never take calcium supplements which can cause calcification of arteries and adversely affect the heart. Instead choose natural foods rich in calcium. Highest sources of calcium in micrograms per 100 grams are:
Dried herbs such as basil, dill, marjoram, rosemary and thyme 2113 mg
Cheese such as goat’s, gruyere, parmesan, Romano and Swiss 1376 mg
Sesame seeds 975 mg
Mozzarella cheese 961 mg
Tinned fish with bones such as sardines, mackerel and pilchards 383 mg
Tofu 372 mg
Almonds 264 mg
Flaxseeds 255 mg
Mussels 180 mg
Oysters 170 mg
Brazil nuts 160 mg
Prawns 150 mg
Tripe 150 mg
Scallops, spirulina and watercress 120 mg
Whole milk and whole yoghurt 113 mg
Chinese cabbage 105 mg
Dark green leafy vegetables such as dandelion greens, kale, spinach, Swiss chard and turnip greens 99 mg
Okra 77 mg
Soya beans 75 mg
Boneless fish such as bass, herring, pike, perch, pollock and rainbow trout 74 mg
Kidney beans 70 mg
Eggs 60 mg
Broccoli 47 mg
Drugs that can
induce or worsen Psoriasis
drugs are known to either worsen psoriasis or induce a flare-up:
Chloroquine used to treat or prevent malaria
ACE inhibitors used to treat high blood pressure. Examples include
monopril, captopril, and lisinopril.
Beta blockers also used to treat high blood pressure. Examples
include lopressor and atenolol.
Lithium a medication used to treat bipolar disorder
Indocin an anti-inflammatory medication used to treat a variety of
conditions, including gout and arthritis
Corticosteroids, such as prednisone or solumedrol, can actually
dramatically improve psoriasis. However, abruptly stopping the drug or
rapidly tapering off of it can trigger a flare-up.
Psychological stress has long been understood as a trigger for psoriasis
flares, but scientists are still unclear about exactly how this occurs.
Studies do show that not only can a sudden, stressful event trigger a rash
to worsen, daily hassles of life can also trigger a flare. In addition, one
study showed that people who were categorized as "high worriers" were almost
two times less likely to respond to treatment compared to "low worriers."
viruses can cause a psoriasis
flare. Streptococcal infections that cause tonsillitis, or strep throat,
tooth abscesses, cellulitis, and impetigo can cause a flare of guttate
psoriasis in children. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) does not
increase the frequency of psoriasis, but it does increase the severity of
Weather is a strong factor in triggering psoriasis. Exposure to direct
sunlight, which usually occurs in the warmer months, often improves the
rash. On the other hand, cold, short days seen in the winter months can
trigger the rash to worsen.
External Treatment for
The following can be used externally to treat psoriasis
egg white (beaten to fluffy stage),
Chinese rhubarb root,
pine needle tea bath, tamanu oil
Natural foods to consume to treat Psoriasis
Plenty of natural
eel, carp, shellfish,
salmon, trout, mackerel,
halibut, herring, sardines, pilchards, kipper, eel, whitebait, anchovies, swordfish, carp, bloater fish, hilsa fish, sprats, tuna (fresh only)
carrots, parsnips, peas, beetroot, cucumber,
whole grains especially
amaranth, barley, brown rice,
mango, mosambi juice
brazil nuts, walnuts,
flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, watermelon seeds,
tarragon, oregano, dill, parsley, milk thistle, sarsaparilla,
burdock root, dandelion,
pine needle tea,
brine pickles, tea
Raw Juice Therapy can successfully treat psoriasis. The best
organic natural foods to
apricot, lemon, carrot, beetroot, cucumber, raisins, tomato
Vitiligo are white spots, streaks and patches of skin and hair where normal pigmentation has been lost due to destruction of the pigment cells (melanocytes) in the skin. This means that no more melanin or pigment is made in these places.
Vitiligo is thought to be an autoimmune problem in which the body attacks its own pigment cells and kills them. There may be an underlying factor such as stress or illness in some people.
30% of people with this disorder have a family history of vitiligo, so genetics can be a reason. There is often a family or personal history of other connective tissue or endocrine disease also related to an immune problem such as alopecia areata, thyroid disease, diabetes, Addison’s disease (a disorder of the adrenal glands) and pernicious anaemia.
Vitiligo is a chronic disease and its course is variable. Most commonly, it comes on rapidly, followed by a period of stability or slow progression of the problem. In about 30% of cases, the affected skin may begin to re-pigment naturally in sun-exposed areas as melanocytes migrate in from surrounding normal skin or from deep in the hair follicles. Skin that recovers in this way or with treatment usually shows small dots of re-pigmentation around involved hair follicles.
The white patches usually appear symmetrically on both sides of the body. Vitiligo affects approximately 1 percent of the population. The condition is more common in dark-skinned people and, while noticeable in people with paler skin, it can be very distressing to people with darker complexions. It most often develops between the ages of ten and thirty.
Common sites include:
Exposed areas of the skin, such as the central face, fingers, hands, wrists, body folds
The mucous membranes and areas around moles are other commonly affected sites.
Sites of injury
The less common symptoms include:
Premature whitening or greying of the hair, eyelashes, eyebrows and beard.
Loss of colour of the mucous membranes lining the inside of the mouth.
There can be changes in the colour of the retina.
It is important to avoid skin trauma as much as possible as cuts and abrasions can frequently be followed by vitiligo in the affected areas.
There are many remedies both internal and external that can help to reduce pigment loss and even regenerate pigmentation. Every one reacts differently so try more than one until you find which can work for you personally.
NATURAL DIET FOR VITILIGO
A healthy balanced diet is vital and consuming natural foods rich in beta-carotene, lysine, vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B4 (adenine), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B7 (biotin), vitamin B8 (inositol), vitamin B9 (folic acid), vitamin B10 (pteroylmonoglutamic acid), vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), vitamin B15 (pangamic acid), vitamin C, vitamin E and the minerals copper, phosphorus, selenium, silica, sulphur and zinc can
provide the necessary nutrients to encourage re-pigmentation of the skin. Zinc and vitamin B12 and vitamin B13 are often lost by drinking alcohol and through many medications.
Click on the blue links to find out which natural foods contain these nutrients.
Try to include as many different coloured plants foods per day as possible as each colour represents vital nutrients required to assist the body in producing pigment cells.
Other natural foods to include in the diet to aid re-pigmentation of the skin are: amaranth, apples (red), apricots, artichokes, beetroot, berries (red and black), broccoli (purple top), garlic, ginger, grapes (red and black), green tea, hemp seeds and hemp seed oil, olive oil, peppercorns (ground or whole all colours), peppers (all types and all colours), red krill oil and turmeric powder.
AVOID turmeric if taking anticoagulants (blood thinning medication) or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory such as aspirin and ibuprofen or are in the first 3 months of pregnancy.
INTERNAL NATURAL REMEDIES
Although there is no actual real cure for this disease, some natural remedies can improve the appearance of the skin and encourage re-pigmentation.
Aloe vera gel
This can be taken internally or used externally on areas of skin de-pigmentation to encourage pigment production. Cut open an aloe vera leaf and scrape out the gel. Either apply directly on the skin in the evening or mix with pure fruit juice to drink once a day or try both for one month.
Black seed, honey and/or pure cold pressed coconut oil
Copper: regularly drinking water that has been stored in a copper vessel can provide nutrients that can help re-pigment the skin. This does take some time but can be effective. Make sure the water has been stored in the copper vessel for at least 24 hours.
Hemp seeds are a super food which has nigh nutritional content (rich in fatty acids, minerals and all essential amino acids) and has properties that can help to encourage re-pigmentation.
Margosa leaves and honey
Grind the washed margosa leaves in a blender.
Take two teaspoons of this juice and mix it will 1 teaspoon of pure warmed honey.
Drink the mixture 3 times a day for about a month.
Mulberries promote melanin production. Regular intake of mulberry and its juice applied directly to the skin and hair can rejuvenate the cells to produce pigmentation.
Psoralen seeds and dried ginger
Place the seeds and dried ginger in a grinder and grind into a smooth powder.
Take a teaspoon of this powder and mix it with one glass of warm milk.
Drink this milk every day for a month or two to see effective results.
Sepia is a brown melanin-containing pigment from the ink of cuttlefishes and can be useful in treating vitiligo.
EXTERNAL NATURAL REMEDIES
Apply a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher on a daily basis to all de-pigmented spots to protect the affected skin from sunburn and photo-aging. A sun-block containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide is preferable. Areas of vitiligo no longer have any protective pigment, burn easily and are more susceptible to developing skin cancer. Do not avoid the sun completely though as it can also encourage re-pigmentation in some cases and the skin needs to be exposed to the sun for 15 minutes per day to enable the production of vitamin D
It is advisable to avoid the sun after some of the following external treatments which involve acidic remedies such as vinegar or lemon juice as this can burn the skin. In this case it is advisable to do the treatment in the evening after sun down.
Basil and lemon juice
Juice 5 to 6 lemons.
Add a teaspoon or two of the sweet basil leaves extract to the lemon juice and mix well.
Apply this mixture on the affected areas of the skin generously and leave it there for 15 minutes.
Wash with warm water and pat dry.
Repeat every evening before bed for 5 to 6 months.
Ginger and red clay
Add fresh extracts of ginger juice to powdered red clay.
Mix this well and then apply to the affected areas once a day.
Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes then wash off and pat dry.
Repeat this process for 4 to 5 months
Gingko biloba and coconut oil
Make a paste using this herb with a little pure cold pressed coconut oil and apply daily before bed.
Mama cadela root
Boil the roots of the Mama Cadela plant for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Strain and keep the liquid in the refrigerator.
Apply the liquid to the affected areas of the skin regularly every day to reduce the whiteness of the skin.
Psoralen seeds and tamarind
Soak about 25 grams of tamarind and about 2 teaspoons of psoralen seeds in water for a minimum of 4 days in a refrigerator.
Dry them and then grind it into a coarse paste with the same water.
Apply this paste on the white patches every day for a month.
Leave it there for 20 minutes and then wash it off.
Repeat daily once or twice to see a reduction in the white patches on the skin.
Psoralen seed powder, barberry root powder, black cumin and coconut oil.
Combine psoralen seed powder with barberry root powder, black cumin and coconut oil into a smooth paste.
Apply this mixture every day to the affected areas to see visible results after 4 to 5 months.
Radish seeds and apple cider vinegar
Crush or grind about 50gm of radish seeds into a fine powder.
Mix the powdered seed with about 50 to 60ml of the vinegar to make a thick smooth paste.
Apply this paste on the affected areas of the skin.
Leave it there for 15 minutes then wash it off and pat dry.
Repeat this for six months every evening before bed.
Turmeric and mustard oil
Place 250ml of organic mustard oil in a bowl and mix it well with 5 full teaspoons of turmeric powder.
Apply this mixture to the affected areas and leave it there for 15 to 20 minutes.
Wash it off after and pat it dry.
Repeat this procedure for at least two times a day for 15 to 20 days
Vitamin E oil
Add some drops of this oil to a warm bath and soak for 15 minutes or more. It can also be gently rubbed into the areas affected on the face and head.
Grind walnuts in a blender to make it into a coarse powder.
Take 2 teaspoons of the coarse walnut powder and mix it with a small amount of bottled mineral water.
Mix to make a coarse thick paste and apply to affected areas 3 to 4 times a day.
Leave it to react with the skin for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it off.
Repeat this process for about two months or so
Alum, natrum carbonicum, phosphorus, sepia, silica and sulphur can aid re-pigmentation but the exact amounts of these are best chosen by a qualified homeopath.
WARTS. MOLES AND SKIN TAGS
Since warts are caused by a viral
infection, boosting the body's immune system is one of the most
effective methods of preventing and treating warts. Consuming foods
high in vitamin C can keep the immune system in good working order and help to treat warts.
Some people have also found it helpful to apply vitamin C directly
to the wart as a topical treatment. Vitamin E can also help as it works to improve skin condition. Also be sure to drink plenty of
bottled mineral water and get sufficient rest.
The following remedies can also work for benign prominent moles and annoying skin tags which are very common after middle age.
Remedy 1. Gently
rough up the outer surface of the wart with an emery board then
place the inside of the
banana skin over the wart and bandage. This should remove the
wart after a few hours.
Remedy 2. Soak a cotton ball in
apple cider vinegar and apply to the wart using duct tape or
medical tape. Leave on over night. Because apple cider vinegar is
very acidic, it may irritate the skin surrounding the wart. If it
becomes too irritating, try apply every other night. This remedy may
also take some time but there should be results after the first week
Remedy 3. Rub freshly cut raw
potatoes on the warts several times a day. This should show
results after two weeks.
Remedy 4. Drinking
aloe vera juice can improve the activity of the immune system,
helping the body fight off the virus that causes warts. Also, apply
the juice directly from the leaves of the plant to the wart is an
Remedy 5. Duct Tape Occlusion
Therapy is a natural wart remedy that is quite often recommended by
medical doctors. The remedy involves placing a piece of duct tape
over the wart for several days or weeks. If the piece of tape should
fall off, replace it with a fresh piece or tape. Some of the wart
may come off with the tape, but the dead cells can be removed with a
pumice stone or emery board if necessary. This is a highly effective
natural wart remedy.
Remedy 6. Rub castor oil on the
warts every day for several months.
Remedy 7. Take one
fig leaf and apply the milk or sap from the leaf to the affected
areas. Do this twice daily until the wart disappears.
Remedy 8. Smear some cold pressed virgin coconut oil on to a cotton wool pad then sprinkle a small amount of turmeric onto the pad and place over the wart. Tape it on over night then remove and wash normally. Repeat nightly until the wart has gone.
Remedy 9. Slice a clove of garlic thinly. Take one slice of garlic and hold over the wart, mole or skin tag and count slowly to 20. Remove the garlic and then rub a little vitamin E oil on to the affected area. Repeat once a day until the wart, mole or skin tag have gone. Use the rest of the garlic for cooking. Always slice a fresh clove to use on the wart each day.
Vitamin E oil can be bought from the chemist and is a very powerful and effective skin healer and conditioner. Adding a few drops to a hot bath can successfully treat all kinds of skin conditions.
NATURE CURES REMEDIES FOR SKIN DISORDERS
There are many natural remedies for clearing up acne,
rashes and other skin disorders and all work
for different people with different skins, lifestyles and
metabolism. Try them out and see which one works for you. If the
skin becomes irritated in any way stop using that particular remedy
and try another one.
Never use surgical
spirit or iodine on the face as this permanently enlarges the pores
leaving them looking unsightly for life.
Consuming foods rich in
vitamin B15 can help with both treating many skin conditions.
Natural foods rich in vitamin B15 are:
beef blood, brewer's yeast,
sunflower seeds and
Apple Cider Vinegar
is highly acidic, meaning it can kill dead skin cells and clean out pores
very well, but you should be careful with it as well. It work just as
well as any store-bought toner and is much cheaper. Pay attention to the
skin when using it. If it begins to dry out lessen the use of it.
You can either use it less often or dilute with some bottled mineral water.
Made with the ground stones of apricots can help clear acne by removing dead skin and
Break off the leaf of an aloe vera plant and rub onto the affected area.
Leave for 30 minutes then rinse off with warm water then cold water. Has
amazing antiseptic properties and will leave skin feeling soft and clean.
Externally, diluted essential oil can be useful for acne and insect bites.
Note: Essential oil is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.
1 mug of water and add 1 tablespoon fresh or dried basil leaves. Steep for
15 minutes. Strain and refrigerate until cool. Apply to spots or all over
if it’s oily.
Bicarbonate of soda
Make a paste with 1 tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda and coconut
milk. Apply to infected area and leave to dry then rinse off
Is practically unexcelled in the tree bark remedies for successfully
treating psoriasis, eczema, herpes, acne and similar chronic skin diseases.
A tea was once made by boiling the bark which American Native Indians used
topically on the skin either as a poultice or ash to treat burns, wounds, bruises,
eczema and sores. A similar tea can be made by bringing 1 quart of water to
a boil, reducing the heat, adding 3 tbsp dried bark, covering and
simmering for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and steep for an additional
hour. Then use on the skin like a toner.
Brown Sugar Scrub
In the shower, once your skin is damp (and your pores have been opened up by
the heat), scrub the acne problem areas with brown sugar. This will clean
out dirt, dead skin cells and oil clogging your pores and soften your skin
as well. The next day, you will see a noticeable change in your acne and
your skin will be silky smooth. Rinse the face well with warm water then
rinse again with cold water to close the pores. Use this scrub only 2-3
times per month though, because it dramatically opens and cleans your pores.
If you overuse it, your body may begin to over produce oil and your acne
could get worse
Facial masks of clay may remove excess oil and help clear the skin.
Pure cold pressed coconut oil, which can be
found displayed with other cooking oils, is a wonderful chemical free skin
moisturizer which also kills any fungal infections including those that
affect the feet, navel and genitalia. Take a small piece of the solid white
coconut oil into the palm of the hand and rub gently to melt it which is
It can be used liberally all over the body including the face and leaves
skin supple, smooth and clean.
A tablespoon can also be added to a warm
bath for all over soft skin.
Drumstick leaf juice
juice can be applied to treat pimples, acne and blackheads.
remove oil. Crack
1-2 eggs in a bowl separating out the yolk from the egg white. Then, beat
the eggs whites gently until consistent. Next, simple spread it over your
face and let sit for 15-20 minutes. The eggs white remove excess oil from
To stop pores from clogging. Most of the nutrients in eggs are found in the
yolk and it’s very true for your skin. Eggs yolks contain lots of Vitamin A,
which is comprised of retinoids. Retin-A, which is used in many beauty
products is found in
Vitamin A. It’s great for battling acne, because it helps regulate the
amount of skin cells being produced, therefore preventing the pores from
becoming clogged. Also found in Vitamin A is 13-cis-retinol, which helps
regulate oil and bacteria production. So, a yolk battles all skin
problems in one use. Just crack 1-2 eggs and separate the yolk from the egg
white. Mix the yolks together then apply to your face. Within a few minutes
the yolk will harden. Once hardened, let the yolk sit on your face for 15-20
minutes, then rinse off. Besides the fact that it is a very cheap and useful
treatment, this facial mask can be used as often as 1-2 times per week.
Mashed fig leaves can act as a great skin cleanser for acne and pimples.
prevent break outs of spots. Smash
two peeled garlic cloves into a pulp or until you can squeeze juice out of
it. Apply the juice to your face and leave it on for 5-10 minutes ONLY.
There’s not much science behind this treatment, but it does work. The good
thing is that you can use this treatment as often as you want, but don’t
leave it on for extended periods of time, because it may eventually burn
your skin. Eating 3 cloves of garlic daily will also purify the blood which
can also help to get rid of skin blemishes.
Wash the face morning, noon and night with the pod tea of green beans.
For chronic acne, add 3 tbsps. of dried chamomile flowers to the pod
tea after it's been removed from the stove. Cover and let it steep until the
tea becomes cool, then strain and bottle. Wash the face every 3 hrs. if
possible with the tea. A cup should also be drunk each day as well.
As a face wash, make green tea as normal,
drink some and then use the rest to wash the face instead of soap. Has
cleansing properties internally and is gentle on the skin.
Provides a natural balance of essential nutrients and fatty acids which can
improve many skin conditions. Consume at least two tablespoons per day.
1 mug of water and add 1 tablespoon fresh or dried holy basil leaves. Steep for
15 minutes. Strain and refrigerate until cool. Apply to spots or all over the face
if it’s oily.
Cut up a lemon in half and use one of the half’s and put 3-4 drops of honey
on it. Take that half slice with the drops of honey on it and scrub it all
over your face (except your eyes). Make sure that you get some of the
lemon’s juice to come out on your skin. This helps to reduce the amount of
pores on your face and also helps to reduce the amount of blackheads on your
nose. So, make sure you scrub it a lot around your nose.
Make sure to wipe/wash the lemon juice off, and use sunscreen afterwards.
Citric acid can bleach the skin and puts it at significantly higher
likelihood of sun damage.
One way to get rid of dirt, oil and dead skin cells is to freeze the pores. When pores get cold, they close up forcing out the
dead skin cells, bacteria and oil. Once you’ve forced out the bad stuff from
your pores, you can wash it all away to prevent it from spreading to another
part of your face. Pack a plastic bag with ice, and then wrap it in a hand
towel. Place it on the problem area for at least 10 minutes. Once the spot
is good and cold, use a face wash (and cold water) and then toner.
This oil is used as a natural remedy for all sorts of skin and oil problems.
Closer to a wax than oil, jojoba oil is very much like skin’s sebum and may
trick skin into producing less oil
if used as a moisturiser.
Apply a Manuka honey
ground cinnamon to your face once or twice a week -Honey
has antibacterial properties so it is great for disinfecting and healing
minor blemishes. It is also gentle on sensitive skin.
This is a Chilean 'super berry' which contains the highest amount of antioxidants and anti inflammatory compounds than any other known natural food. Regular consumption can reduce skin inflammations and heal eruptions such as acne.
Externally this herb is useful for treating
and other wounds, as well as a remedy for
and pinkeye. For topical use shredded root should be mixed with enough warm
water to form a thick paste and spread onto a clean cloth. Apply to irritated
area as needed.
soothe skin. Mint
contains menthol which is a natural anti-inflammatory. This means it takes
away the red that plagues your skin when you have acne. You can use either
mint oil or the juice of blended mint leaves. Just apply to the affected
areas of your face or your entire face for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off
with water. You can use this treatment as often as you’d like, too. Due to
the fact that it is an anti-inflammatory, it won’t bother your skin.
an effective facial scrub and is used in various homemade herbal scrubs and
face packs for acne treatment.
a neem leaf paste by simply pounding fresh or dried neem leaves, using a
mortar and pestle. For treatment just use the paste as it is. Apply it onto
the affected skin and leave for twenty minutes or until nearly dry. Then
rinse it off
Can help make acne scars less
noticeable. Mix some nutmeg powder with some honey to make a paste,
then apply to the acne marks
2 tsp. whole cloves and 1 tsp ground nutmeg in 1/4 mug milk. Heat on low for
10 minutes (careful not to scald the milk). Allow the milk to cool. With a
small washcloth or other fabric, apply the spicy milk to the pimply areas –
or all over your face. Then rinse with warm water then cold water.
orange lentil powder
A scrub made from nutmeg powder and orange lentil powder can
help remove blackheads.
Rolled Oats and live Yoghurt
Mix together with warm water. Warm the face with a wet hot face flannel and
then rub the oatmeal and yoghurt mixture onto the problem areas. Leave for
10 minutes then rinse off with warm water then cold water to close the
Slices of raw potato can be applied to the skin. Raw potato has effective healing and anti-inflammatory powers. After 10 minutes remove the potato slices and wash the residue off gently with water.
Use as a fragrant and calmative skin repairing toner after using any of the
treatments mentioned on this page.
Has been used for centuries in the Middle East and is antibacterial and
anti-inflammatory, which, even though it’s oily, makes it ideal for dealing
with acne. Just apply a very thing layer to your skin after you’ve washed
Are excellent for both acne and the occasional pimples. Slice the top off a
strawberry (eat the fruit) and rub the small amount of flesh left at the top
of the strawberry on your pimples. Leave on for 20-30 minutes and then rinse
Is a significant healing agent
because of its ability to produce new skin tissue and because of its
anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, antibiotic and antioxidant properties. One of the most important
features of Tamanu Oil is its ability to penetrate all three layers of the
skin, the Epidermis, Dermis and Hypodermis. It can effectively treat acne
and reduce acne scars as well as other skin conditions.
Tea tree oil
Is a natural antiseptic. Apply 5 drops of a 5-15% solution in diluted water
to a cotton ball and dab on the affected area.
Consuming foods rich in tin can improve many skin conditions.
Rinse the face with tomato juice and leave on the skin for one hour before
Teas and baths
using antibacterial herbs can cure acne and other skin disorders. See the
Medicinal Herbs and Spices page for more information
Any acidic type of juice (citric lemon, vinegar etc) which is used on skin
that is exposed to the sun may cause phytophotodermatitis. Citric acid can
also bleach the skin and cause significant sun damage so be sure to
avoid the sun after applying. These treatments should be done at night before bed for best results.
See also Hair Removal for more natural Facial Scrubs and Face Packs that can remove unwanted facial and body hair and help many skins conditions at the same time.
CURES DIET TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND CLEAR THE SKIN
Consume a wide variety of the foods below in the daily diet to benefit from their powerful properties. Eating a multitude (not just 5) of fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices per day will
provide all the fibre,
the body needs to clean up the skin. If nothing else but the natural
foods listed here are consumed for two weeks the body and mind will
become full of vitality and strength.
Try steaming a wide selection of the vegetables listed with the herbs
and spices listed and a tablespoon or two of bottled or filtered water
(fastest in the in the microwave 8 minutes approx.) then place in a
blender for a deliciously healthy potage soup and eat a small bowl
before each meal.
Similarly blend a wide selection of the fruits together with nutmeg,
cinnamon and honey to provide a tasty nutritious 'smoothie'. Add live
probiotic organic yoghurt to make the 'smoothie' or soup creamy.
Drink plenty of
mineral water to avoid chlorine and fluoride added to
(3 times a week)
(organic lean low fat),
(4 times a week)
oily fish: such as
tuna (fresh only),
(yoghurt and kefir milk daily, eggs and cheese 3 or 4 times a week)
non pasteurised blue cheese, eggs, yoghurt
(a selection of 4
different colours each day meaning all colours have been eaten at least once a fortnight)
red, green & yellow peppers,
(3 times a week)
red kidney beans,
(at least 1 per day)
whole grains especially
(a selection of at least 2
different colours each day)
Juices (minimum of 6 glasses of
different pure juices per day)
(as snacks or added to meals daily)
(as snacks or added to meals daily)
(as snacks or added to meals daily)
Micro Diet Sprouting
page to find out how to grow your own then add to meals and snacks daily)
leek, lemon grass,
(consume as teas or add to meals
daily as required)
aloe vera juice,
pine needle tea,
(nutritious spices to be used as often as possible daily)
teaspoon of turmeric powder in warm water 3 x a day)
(to be consumed and used as desired on a daily basis)
apple cider vinegar,
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