Check this video out to take an in-depth look at what Eczema really is and how you can treat it!
Check this video out to take an in-depth look at what Eczema really is and how you can treat it!
In his book Eat to Live, Dr. Joel Fuhrman talks about the importance of eating nutrient-rich foods to maintain healthy weight, avoid or correct chronic and degenerative disease and maximize longevity. Spirulina is perhaps the most nutritious food source known to humans and has been used all over the world for centuries for both its nutritional density and its medicinal qualities.
Spirulina is a source of vitality and life energy. Consumers of spirulina usually notice an increase in energy and overall health. It supplies nutrients needed to cleanse and heal while providing protection from all kinds of cancers as well as multiple viruses including influenza, herpes, mumps, measles and AIDS.
It’s common knowledge that we should all eat fish for the omega fatty acid content. Where do fish get their high omega content? Blue-green algae like spirulina. Omegas are essential in fighting heart disease, reducing arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, and depression as well as lowering bad cholesterol. The high content of vitamin B12 makes it excellent for the development of healthy nerve tissue and the metabolism of every cell in the body. This means spirulina helps with nerve damage and diseases such as fibromyalgia. Spirulina is also known for its high content of beta carotene, which is converted into vitamin A, an essential nutrient needed for healthy immunity, teeth, bones, mucous membranes, skin and eyes.
Spirulina also contains all the other B vitamins, vitamin D, vitamin K, vitamin E, calcium, chromium, copper, iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc. It has various antioxidants, phytonutrients and carotenoids. It protects the brain and detoxifies the liver and kidneys. It balances pH to reduce inflammation, the root of much disease. It balances the immune system, including calming an overactive one, which is significant because overactive (or inflamed) immune systems are responsible for autoimmune diseases. These usually have their root in poor nutrition and digestion, which spirulina also helps correct.
Its superfood status means spirulina has many more benefits. It increases antioxidant protection, fights free radicals, fights the aging process, curbs appetite and promotes weight loss, supports health cardiovascular function, improves the digestion process and gastrointestinal health, creates beneficial flora in the digestive tract and makes the body produce more red and white blood cells which kill germs and viruses.
Spirulina’s antimicrobial effects help control the growth of pathogenic bacteria and yeasts. The chlorophyl means it is a blood cleanser. It also oxygenates the blood. Polysaccharides improve the functionality of bone marrow, thymus, and spleen cells.
Spirulina is good for the skin too: it improves age spots, eczema, acne and rashes. It’s good for the eyes as well, helping with glaucoma, cataracts and poor visibility.
Studies have shown that spirulina improves allergies and respiratory function and enhances exercise performance.
Balch says taking spirulina between meals is beneficial for hypoglycemics because the high protein content stabilizes blood sugar levels.
Spirulina is named for the spiraling shape it makes as it grows. It grows best in warm, fresh water lakes, but is also found in saltwater and natural springs. It is what gives bodies of water their dark green color. It is harvested and turned into a thick paste, dried, and packed into powder or flakes to be turned into tablets or capsules.
It is highly digestible and does not have the tough cell wall that others algae have. Most find the taste unpleasant. You can get flakes to add to food or smoothies, but most prefer to take it as a supplement, in pill form.
Spirulina is one of the main go-to foods for protection from harmful radiation. It protects the organs and helps detoxify the radiation out of the body. It was used to treat the children of Chernobyl.
Spirulina has no side effects; it is very safe. It does contain iodine, to which some may be allergic. If you haven’t detoxed in awhile, add it to your regime slowly or you may experience the ill effects of detoxing.
Some of it is wild harvested and tested for safety and purity while other is farmed to control environmental contaminates. Research the brand you choose or ask a qualified supplement consultant at a health food store.
It is inexpensive, easy to find and it stores well. It is a great addition to your diet (as well as your disaster kit) so stock up!
This is a staple and I consume ACV everyday! This helps keep my eczema at bay as well as helps my inflammation due to bursitis. This along with my flax seed oil and nutritional yeast are my all time favorite salad toppers! I get my Omega’s, B vitamins, Protein and digestion help with EVERY salad. Thats one sexy salad!
MSM I love so much!!! (Taken with instagram)
I bought this HUGE container at the local Super Supplements for all of $25. For the amount provided, it will equal pennies a day! Pennies a day to assist with joint inflammation, clear beautiful skin, eczema relief and stronger hair and nails!? Yes please! Do yourself this favor and PLEASE try out this important supplement! Your body will thank you!
A while back you may remember me doing a 10 juice fast to help with eczema relief as well as a simple detox. In that time period, my eczema completely subsided and left me alone. After coming off the juice fast it slowly crept back. This is when I RE introduced MSM back into my DAILY diet and after 1.5 weeks it is once again, totally gone. If I drink alcohol, you will see it turn red where the eczema hides but I show no symptoms aside from that. I introduced it back in to my diet because I am now working with a personal trainer to get me back into tip top shape and I knew I needed help with my hips. I wonder why I stopped using it in the first place. Back with regular use, my hips are doing great, my skin is radiant and eczema is leaving me alone. Win win I say!
I remember someone asking me a question about MSM ( sulphur) a while back and its about damn time I responded!
I recently added this super awesome supplement (natural mineral) back into my diet. Why you ask? Only because I want to feel great and look amazing! David Wolfe (you know that guy who is kind of a leader with the raw food movement?) was quoted saying ”Producing a flame like tint in the skin and creating a subtle lustre as delicate as the halo around the full moon on a clear desert evening.” Well, I want my face to glow like a delicate halo around the full moon dammit!
There are so many benefits to MSM that I am going to break them down. Starting with why I personally take it!
Pain stems from nerves INSIDE inflamed soft tissue——-> MSM reduces inflammation in soft tissues by balancing the water pressure s on the outside of the cells AND the inside of the cells creating an equal balance. MSM enhances the permeability of the cell walls (therefore allowing pressure on BOTH sides to be equal) which in turn relieves pain caused by inflammation. It helps get the flexibility back in joints! Hopefully that simplifies it enough!
Please, if you have problems with arthritis or other joint inflammation diseases, do yourself a favor and try this supplement. I was prescribed a duo of anti inflammatory AND serious pain meds and am happy to report I take neither! This is not to say my pain isn’t present, however, it is a pain I can live with and is manageable with diet and this supplement. The only problem is sometimes my pain will completely go away and I forget to take it! Not to shabby of a problem right!
I will more than likely never be a distance runner again and a lot of exercises may be out of the question for now on but I consider myself lucky. It is so crucial that I keep my diet in check because even a couple days of poor eating and I am back to square one! Square one is painful so I don’t want to be there!
**This is a topic I will bring up rather often as I have Hip Bursitis and have serious issues with the inflammation in my hips**
A typical day grocery shopping! You cant tell but that lemon is the size of a grapefruit! Due to some seriously wacky weather, my eczema is acting up mildly so I am going to nuke it dead in its tracks and incorporate more fresh juices in my daily routine! Honestly I have been slacking and I feel like ass! When I take even a couple days off of my juicing and ‘greens’ intake, my body immediately reacts and hates me! Once your body has seen its ‘Perfect’ and ‘Ideal’ diet, I believe it wont accept anything less!
We are starting to see more beautiful organic produce hit the markets and I couldnt be more stoked! Especially when I get to wrap my lips around sexy sexy watermelon! Been bummed that I have seen watermelon at the grocery store since LAST summer. I wish things rotated out a bit more seasonally but thats ok. I’m strong enough to resist the temptation!
Back on topic… juicing/green smoothies will take front and center again as the weather warms and the eczema starts to show its ugly head. Luckily for me, I know how to rid my body of this unsightly little bugger. I hope others see my success, try it for themselves and find it works for them as well. Medications are not always the answer!
If anyone has questions or would like to start a juicing cleanse to clear eczema, please don’t hesitate to ask questions!
I am currently into day 8 of my juice fast and I will not lie. I want food! I will say however that I have noticed some positive changes in my body that are worth mentioning! As I stated previously, one of the areas I was looking for some relief was with my eczema on my hand. It has almost completely disappeared. My hand had been covered. On my palm, between my fingers, a patch on the top side of my hand and the top of my thumb. Almost ALL gone! I also had an itchy patch on the very top of my right foot. All gone! I have also had severe chapped lips for over 3 months now (no joke and no remedy) and that disappeared about 2 days ago!
So here I have conclusive evidence (for myself at least) that juice fasting assists in healing eczema. This is the not the first time I have healed eczema through juice fasting!
Cheers and good health!