Monica

Towson, MD

#23 May 25, 2007
Hey Ken,

Thank you so much for your time & advice. I will definitely read the book by Dr. Young.

You don't think that the tomato or lime juice in your recipe will make the body more "acidic"?? I am realizing that I need to make major "lifestyle" & diet changes...slowly but surely.

Thanks again Ken!
Monica

Towson, MD

#24 May 25, 2007
Hey Ken,

Thank you so much for your time & advice. I am definitely going to read the book by Dr. Young.

Do you think that the tomato or lime juice in your recipes can make the body more "acidic"?? I tend to avoid citrus fruits, tomato, wine & vinegar for this reason and these items tend to exacerbate my eczema.

Yes, I am realizing that I need to make major "lifestyle" and diet changes...slowly but surely.

Thanks again Ken!!

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#25 May 26, 2007
Tomatoes and Avocados are low-sugar fruits which means they are alkaline forming and can be used in the cleanse.

Lemons and Limes are acidic in nature, but due to there low sugar content, they burn down to an alkaline ash in the body once digested, therefore making them available when ever you want them on the program.

Wine and vinegar are EXTREMLY acidic. All alcohol and condiments are highly acidic and very poisoning to the human body.

1 freshly squeezed lemon in a glass of pure distilled or reverse osmosis water + ph alkaline drops is highly alkaline, lemons are one of the best things for you.

I'm curious to see how you do, best of luck.
Monica

Towson, MD

#26 May 27, 2007
Wow...

You are a wealth of knowledge Ken!! Since you're on this sight, I'm assuming you have eczema...or are you just very knowledgeable in general in terms of health & fitness??

My eczema is actually a bit better these last few days. I never know if it's because of my efforts in trying out new moisturizers and changes in my diet...or because of the change in the weather. Every year my eczema is at it's worst by the end of the winter... I get desperate and try all sorts of things...then it get better by early/mid summer.

This week I tried to reduce intake of caffeine, sugar & food made with white flour... It sure was rough trying to stay awake for a Friday afternoon meeting.

I just seem to eat more fruits and exercise more as well this time of the year... I think that help my eczema...

I have also been reading a small handbook by Stephen Terras on "Eczema & Psoriasis" that a friend had given me. It's definitely helping me be more aware of foods that I should be avoiding. I just think it will be very difficult for me to adhere to an "Elimination & Re-introduction" diet when my schedule can be hectic at times...and perhaps a lack to discipline..

Thanks again. Will let you know how I do...

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#27 May 28, 2007
I used to have full-body Eczema.

I "Cured" my in-curable disease, which I had half a dozen highly trained dermatologists in there mid 50s-60s tell me that I would have to learn to "live" with my condition, as there was nothing they could do.

It's more then likely your new foods, and taking away your junk foods which is helping your eczema. The only type of cream that would give anyone relief in chronic Eczema I believe is steroids.

The human body is Alkaline by design, and acidic by function. There is one disease, acid. This disease holds thousands of different symptoms, ranging from Eczema, to arthritus, to osteoperosis, to parkinsons, muscular distrophy, multiple schlorosis, etc...

Diseases are basically a breakdown at the cellular level due to unhealthy eating habits. Take away the poison, cure the disease.

There is no medical cure for any disease, or cancer because you are the disease. The medical industry controls the advertisement of diseases, everyday, misleading the public.

I hope this information helps everyone who reads it, good luck to everyone.
Jane

Singapore, Singapore

#30 Jun 9, 2007
yea my eczema started when i was 17 .. like all of a sudden after i entered college and it was terrible! but after about 3 years i learnt to manage it better.

stress was a major factor for me. it was a visible stress indicator for me.

watching out to moisturise my skin also helped alot.. oh but you gotta choose a safe one. like "cetaphil" or "simple" ... it took awhile to get used to because i didnt feel clean after these non-foamy cleansers. but it really was alot better on my skin...

i went through the cream things from the doctors as well.. and the percentages get stronger so it was really discouraging...
Goodsamaritan

Makati, Philippines

#31 Jun 9, 2007
I agree with Ken Guy.
I've cured my eczema, my brother's eczema, and some people have written me they have cured their eczema by just reading the principles in my website.

Check out the Eczema Cure Protocols.
All eczemas are cureable.
The price you pay is CHANGE in thinking, in eating, in lifestyle, etc.
Cleansing / Detox + Nutrition / Alkalizing / Naturopathy

http://www.eczemacure.info/cure-protocol/
dbase

Argentina

#32 Jun 14, 2007
Cure Itching:
try ´Tree Tea Oil´
it stops the itching by about 75%
but it will not cure dermatitis.
dbase
erika

Mastic, NY

#34 Nov 20, 2007
I agree that diet is extremeley important, above all avoid sugars. Drastic dietary changes can be hard, so start slow. Also supplements that have helped me are: niacin, careful not to take it on empty stomach, fish oil, evening primrose oil, quercetin (for itching), flax seed oil, good multi vitamin, vit. a, E, C and zinc. Though we have been taught sun is bad, Vit D is necessary and helpful with excema skin. Also only use soap where necessary, cetaphil is good as it does not dry, I also use copious amounts of olive oil in the shower, it helps a lot. A good bath to use is olive oil, at least 2 cups of sea salt or epson salts and about 16 oz of hydrogen peroxide. This helps if you are having an outbreak and the skin is broken it will kill staph. Topically: get Skin MD it is a barrier lotion that works better than any moisturizer you can use or use it with your moisturizer, also diaper rash cream with zinc oxide used with neosporin is great. Champori cream and spray, just ordered it check out their website and multiple testimonials online.
Above all avoid steroid creams and prednisone, they work in the short run but your body builds a tollerance to them and you keep needing stronger and stronger ones to gain control. They also thin the skin making any subsequent outbreak you have worse. There is also generally a rebound effect with these. They do not stop the excema they only suppress it, you need to heal from the inside out.
Try a candida cleanse and take plenty of probiotics. Having gone to an accupuncturist and homeopathic doctor both claim that most skin conditions are due to digestive and liver issues. If your body is not flushing out toxins correctly they will come out in other ways, ie your skin.
Research!!! there is a lot of info. on line
Good luck, these things worked for me, but there is a lot of trial and error.
Frances Leary

Lower Sackville, Canada

#38 Dec 4, 2007
My daughter developed severe asthma when she was about 3 months old. Over the past year I have done extensive research and tried many remedies.

I've discovered that eczema is not only caused by internal factors. The environment can contribute significantly to eczema development.

I switched to using natural products...not only skin care for her (I found that Burt's Bees worked well--99% natural) but home care as well. All of our cleaners, detergents, soaps, etc. are now non-toxic and safe. It's crazy how toxic standard cleaners are.

Since I've made these changes her eczema is pretty much gone. The products I started using were made by Shaklee. If you can't get a hold of these, look for NATURAL, NON-TOXIC, BIODEGRADABLE Products. I highly recommend trying this. It worked so well for us, and hopefully it will work for you as well.

I do happen to have some free Shaklee product samples if anyone is interested. I'd be more than happy to share. Just email and let me know.

Take care,
Fraces
email@francesleary.ws
Mike

Taylorsville, KY

#39 Dec 9, 2007
Frances Leary wrote:
My daughter developed severe asthma when she was about 3 months old. Over the past year I have done extensive research and tried many remedies.
I've discovered that eczema is not only caused by internal factors. The environment can contribute significantly to eczema development.
I switched to using natural products...not only skin care for her (I found that Burt's Bees worked well--99% natural) but home care as well. All of our cleaners, detergents, soaps, etc. are now non-toxic and safe. It's crazy how toxic standard cleaners are.
Since I've made these changes her eczema is pretty much gone. The products I started using were made by Shaklee. If you can't get a hold of these, look for NATURAL, NON-TOXIC, BIODEGRADABLE Products. I highly recommend trying this. It worked so well for us, and hopefully it will work for you as well.
I do happen to have some free Shaklee product samples if anyone is interested. I'd be more than happy to share. Just email and let me know.
Take care,
Fraces
email@francesleary.ws
Hi Frances,

It's good to see you're open to natural products. I know a fellow 73 that faught a very severe case of eczema for 23 years. Went to all specialists, took shots, used all kinds of expensive salves to no avail until his daughter-in-law turned him onto Mangosteen. That's been almost 2 years ago and it has never returned. Learn all about it at www.InformationOnMangosteen.info this is some serious all natural health issue fighting Xanthones. I've been using it now for almost 3 years. I have never seen anything like it!
Mike

Taylorsville, KY

#40 Dec 9, 2007
KenGuy wrote:
I used to have full-body Eczema.
I "Cured" my in-curable disease, which I had half a dozen highly trained dermatologists in there mid 50s-60s tell me that I would have to learn to "live" with my condition, as there was nothing they could do.
It's more then likely your new foods, and taking away your junk foods which is helping your eczema. The only type of cream that would give anyone relief in chronic Eczema I believe is steroids.
The human body is Alkaline by design, and acidic by function. There is one disease, acid. This disease holds thousands of different symptoms, ranging from Eczema, to arthritus, to osteoperosis, to parkinsons, muscular distrophy, multiple schlorosis, etc...
Diseases are basically a breakdown at the cellular level due to unhealthy eating habits. Take away the poison, cure the disease.
There is no medical cure for any disease, or cancer because you are the disease. The medical industry controls the advertisement of diseases, everyday, misleading the public.
I hope this information helps everyone who reads it, good luck to everyone.
Hey Ken,

Interesting post. You're dean on regarding the human body being Alkaline in nature and we cause our bodies to be acidic in our lifestyle. We need to keep our body in an Alkaline state. This can be a cause for disease however most every disease is caused by inflamation. Our cells are damaged at the cellular level through free radical that cause a shift in our cells DNA. We cannot prevent free radical attack. We get that just from breathing and other daily rotuine. We can prevent free radical damage through anti-oxidents. The most powerful anti-oxident yet know is call a Xanthone and there are some 200 in nature. The richest source is the Mangosteen www.InformationOnMangosteen.info Educate yourself on this amazing find. It goes hand in hand with what you're saying.
Mike

Taylorsville, KY

#41 Jan 12, 2008
Hi, I know eczema is not a pleasant experience. I remember my older brother having it when we were kids. He was in anguish. Let me tell you this story of the father-in-law of my partner. Frank is a 73 year old retired over the road truck driver. Frank had a very severe case of eczema all over his body. it was all over his torso, legs and neck. It burned and bled. He fought this for 23 years with no end in sight. He went to endless specialists, used expensive salves, took shots. His daughter-in-law Debbie introduced him to the Mangosteen. After a week of it's use he started seeing results. it kept getting better and better and after about 90 days, it was GONE! that was over 2 years ago and it never came back. Frank continues to use the juice today and the eczema isn't the only benefit he has realized. Learn more of this truely amazing botanical at www.InformationOnMangosteen.info

“"Ignorance Should Be A Sin"”

Since: Jan 08

Annapolis, MD

#42 Jan 15, 2008
Veronica wrote:
hi, im 17 years old and i have been suffering with severe eczema for about 4 years now. recently though it got extremely worse. i have it everywhere from my face to my legs to my elbows, knees, thighs, back, neck, hands, feet. i dont know what to do. i went to my dermatologist and they just continue to give me hydrocortisone cream, which doesnt do much. i although have found that if you condition yourself to stop itching it, it does in fact go away. but what is causing this? and how much longer will i have to deal with this? please help
Well mabye you should go to another doctor. Your problem sounds just like my husbands. But when he goes to the doctor's they give him a steroid type pill that clears it up and he looks like he never had it. So, you should ask your doctor about that. And it will probably never clear up all the way permanently. My husband's got real bad when he turned 14 he's now 23 and it's still just as bad. So you should seek a second opinion.
Tyson

Sydney, Australia

#44 Jan 22, 2008
Veronica wrote:
hi, im 17 years old and i have been suffering with severe eczema for about 4 years now. recently though it got extremely worse. i have it everywhere from my face to my legs to my elbows, knees, thighs, back, neck, hands, feet. i dont know what to do. i went to my dermatologist and they just continue to give me hydrocortisone cream, which doesnt do much. i although have found that if you condition yourself to stop itching it, it does in fact go away. but what is causing this? and how much longer will i have to deal with this? please help
The Cure:
1) Tablespoon of Psyllium Husk mixed with water every day.
2) Fish Oil (1 capsule)
3) Evening Primrose Oil (1 Capsule)
4) Probiotics
5) Tablespoon of Vegemite
6) Avoid Fatty Foods

NOTE: do not supplement with any other vitamins, minerals etc. If you eat a balanced diet you are wasting your money. Too much supplementation can actually bad for you.

7) Ween yourself off the steroids SLOWLY. I did this by interchanging the use of Tacrolimus and Advantan. I was able to reduce the amount of cream I needed to apply. One week advantan, one week tacrolimus.

The 7 steps above took about a year. Then:

8) Fast (I was desperate so a long fast wasn't that hard for me) I fasted from Friday all day till Monday.
9) Then on the Monday had a colonic irrigation. Yup. It's a plastic tube up your butt with water flowing. It ain't pretty but I never said this was going to be a pretty cure.
10) Still no eating on Monday but definately kept my fluids up with juice and water.
11) Another Colonic on Tuesday the next day.
12) Ate my first meal Tuesday Lunch.
13) Monday the next week another colonic.

This cleared up most of my eczema almost immediately.

Maintenance:
1) Tablespoon of Psyllium Husk mixed with water every day.
2) Fish Oil (1 capsule)
3) Evening Primrose Oil (1 Capsule)
4) Probiotics
5) Avoid Fatty Foods

I might have a colonic once a year if I ever feel getting itchy again.

tyson_then@hotmail.com
Jamie Thurman

West Fargo, ND

#45 Jan 26, 2008
Veronica wrote:
hi, im 17 years old and i have been suffering with severe eczema for about 4 years now. recently though it got extremely worse. i have it everywhere from my face to my legs to my elbows, knees, thighs, back, neck, hands, feet. i dont know what to do. i went to my dermatologist and they just continue to give me hydrocortisone cream, which doesnt do much. i although have found that if you condition yourself to stop itching it, it does in fact go away. but what is causing this? and how much longer will i have to deal with this? please help
My sister also suffers from this. As a young child she got pneumonia really bad and ever since then she has been covered, I am an indepenant consultant for Arbonne International and we have a product that does wonders it is called skin conditioning oil. Also the baby line body oil works great. All our products are pure, safe and beneficial. Our baby products are used in burn units that how safe they are as well as our local NICU. My site is jamiethurman.com and you can get some more information from there if you would! Taking an oatmeal bath morning and evening will helpreduce the itching!
Bob

Nottingham, UK

#46 Jan 30, 2008
Im 21 now had eczema all my life all over my body. I have moved out from my parents last year and since then my eczema has become very bad.
I cant sleep at night from the itching and the pain caused, i have to cover my nails with something as i scratch in my sleep.
Ive used steriod based creams all my life and nothing works, i tell the doctor and he just gives me stronger stuff that also does not work.

I dont have alot of money, i buy these natural creams where people say its like "magic" but still nothing.
I need some advice on what foods i should be eating? what is best for my skin from people with experiance. What can i do to reduce itchyness as i scratch right through my skin.

Please help!
Thank you.
Tristin

United States

#47 Jan 31, 2008
I went to the health hut. I was so frustrated with all the non-working creams my peiatrician kept recmmending. They gave me graphites and primrose oil. I put a pin hole in the capsule and apply to th bad parts of the skin....seems to be helping alot.
Tiffiney

United States

#48 Feb 1, 2008
Mike wrote:
Hi, I know eczema is not a pleasant experience. I remember my older brother having it when we were kids. He was in anguish. Let me tell you this story of the father-in-law of my partner. Frank is a 73 year old retired over the road truck driver. Frank had a very
severe case of eczema all over his body. it was all over his torso, legs and neck. It burned and bled. He fought this for 23 years with no end in sight. He went to endless specialists, used expensive salves, took shots. His daughter-in-law Debbie introduced him to the Mangosteen. After a week of it's use he started seeing results. it kept getting better and better and after about 90 days, it was GONE! that was over 2 years ago and it never came back. Frank continues to use the juice today and the eczema isn't the only benefit he has realized. Learn more of this truely amazing botanical at www.InformationOnMangosteen.info
Thanks Mike. You're a lot of help. I will definitely check it out. I'm 30 years old. I've been suffering with eczema since I was 2. I have it on my face, arms, legs, and stomach. Many of the steroids have damaged the normal skin on my body. It gets worse. I have life-threatening food allergies to eggs, fish, and peanuts. I have a weird feeling that I'm gonna be stuck with this disease for the rest of my life. I will try the mangosteen. Thanks a lot. Congratulations to frank who has found a way out of his eczema. I hope it works for me too.
Aron Fox

Liberty Lake, WA

#49 Feb 2, 2008
Veronica wrote:
hi, im 17 years old and i have been suffering with severe eczema for about 4 years now. recently though it got extremely worse. i have it everywhere from my face to my legs to my elbows, knees, thighs, back, neck, hands, feet. i dont know what to do. i went to my dermatologist and they just continue to give me hydrocortisone cream, which doesnt do much. i although have found that if you condition yourself to stop itching it, it does in fact go away. but what is causing this? and how much longer will i have to deal with this? please help
Hello Veronica, I too have severe eczema, which has given me head to toe lesions from time to time. I have three methods to help me. 1. hydrocortisone taken orally. I currently take 10mg twice per day, although when it is bad, I have taken 20 mg three times per day 2. petroleum jelly It speeds healing of the lesions twice as fast compared with doing nothing topically 3. a hair brush with knobs on the end of the bristles. Those knobs prevent me from doing further damage. I would have been injuring my skin much worse if I had been scratching my itches with my fingernails. I use topical steroids treatments very sparingly. They cause skin thinning if used a lot. I have few side effects of the oral hydrocortisone even though I have been taking it for 5 years now. Don't get it confused with prednisone-this drug has dangerous side effects and is chemically similar to hydrocortisone. Hydo. is muach milder and easier on the body as a whole.

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