Category Archives: Skin Health

Psoriasis. Are You Inflamed?


Psoriasis. A skin disorder that affects close to 7 million people in the US. Immune system imbalances are involved, yet it is not contagious. Psoriasis is characterized by an abnormal growth of skin cells. While psoriatic skin cells take an abnormal 3-6 days to mature, normal skin cells mature in a month. It may seem like a simple skin disorder, but did you know over 45o people die each year from certain complications due to severe psoriasis? Symptoms include:

  • Arthritic joint pain and skin
    joint inflammation
  • a significant ‘dip’ or pitting of the nails
  • inflammation, scaling and redness of skin usually on hands, feet, scalp, knees, behind knees, inside and outside of elbows
  • intense skin peeling, sometimes
    painful

Some severe cases have shown large amounts of skin loss which then make the person susceptible to infections that can become serious.

Excellent results are seen with a holistic approach including the following natural therapies that help correct psoriasis by focusing on strengthening the immune system, strengthening the nervous system to cope with stresses better, reducing stress, and reducing discomfort with anti-inflammatories:

Healthy skin is attainable as so many have shown when using a natural holistic approach. And this is highly encouraged and stated in a report in The Lancet. The immune system needs time for strengthening. Use the above supplements for 3-6 months to ultimately help the body heal from this disorder. Healthy skin to All! Be Well!

Eczema. Are You Aggravated?

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Many adults and children today are suffering with skin disorders… close to 32 million Americans.  And most feel despair and pain with no hope of relief.  But some people have figured out a way to overcome eczema naturally and heal from this distressing skin problem.

Eczema. This skin disorder is characterized by aggravated, inflamed, dry, thick, and red skin patches usually found on wrists, arms, elbows, ankles, neck, and/or cheeks. Very different from psoriasis, this condition is related to food allergies aggravated by eggs, wheat, milk and soy foods, poor digestion caused by low hydrochloric acid in the stomach, low levels of essential fatty acids due to people who are afflicted having trouble converting essential fatty acid nutrients to a form that the body can use, and leaky gut syndrome.  Eczema is associated closely with asthma, candida yeast infection, and diabetes, and a flare-up can be triggered by emotional stress and depression.
Eczema signs include:

  • numbness, tingling and discomfort of skin
  • angry red patches of skin mostly on the wrists, ankles and cheeks
  • blisters that ooze and crust over
  • weeping skin
  • itchy skin
  • bumps on skin
  • scaling on skin
  • lumpy, thick  skin

Eczema is an internal problem caused by internal imbalances.  Creams and lotions alone will never help the body heal from this disorder.  What has shown success in helping the body heal are natural therapies used to bring back balance.  Use the following to deal with stress, control allergic reactions, heal skin, and to feed the body essential fatty acids for smooth skin:

Achieve healthy skin, feed the body what it is missing and watch the body heal itself.

I Love This Root For Skin Health! ~

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Used in the Americas and Europe for many years, Sarsaparilla, is known to be a magnificent remedy for menopausal problems, chronic infections, and chronic inflammatory disease.

The part that is used is the root.

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It is most known for its magnificent healing properties with skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema, especially where itchiness is a major factor.

It is highly used for menopausal problems linked with skin and arthritic symptoms.

To obtain and for more information about Sarsaparilla, click the following link here:

SARSAPARILLA

Liver Health – Why You Should Love Your Liver

 

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As the second largest organ in the body, liver health plays a significant role in the body’s overall health. The liver is a part of the hepatic portal system, which controls essential glucagon and insulin secretion throughout the body, monitors metabolism and digestion, acts as a detoxifying organ and produces cholesterol as well as blood-clotting substances.

If the health of the liver is jeopardized, all other systems in the body are affected. If you’re not careful, your liver health can be diminished. Alcohol,  medications, pollutants and even viral infections can damage the liver. Symptoms of liver problems may include everything from emotional imbalance leading to harboring increased emotional anger, reacting angrier in everyday situations, feeling less patient, chronic fatigue, yellow discolored skin and eyes,  nausea or loss of appetite. With the body relying on liver health, it is important that you do what you can to keep it strong.

Another few pluses to having a healthy, clean liver? Since the liver is the filter of blood, the filter of fat, and the filter of hormones, know that the healthier your liver is:

1-the healthier your skin will be since skin health is very much related to blood health

2-the easier your body can shed excess fat stores that attribute to general overall body weight gain, lymphatic congestion and cellulite formation

3- the easier you can prevent weight gain, and the easier you can shed that excess upper abdominal fat that seems to begin and protrude from just under the breasts/chest cavity that many complain about when they’ve gained weight

4- the easier it is to prevent hormonal imbalances that lead to many reproductive system challenges including from prostate inflammation to uterine fibroids, and the easier it is to overcome these health problems overall

There are certain herbs and supplements that are known to provide essential antioxidants and other nutrients that support liver health. Click on the link below to learn more about liver supplements that contain those essential antioxidants and nutrients that help one overcome liver challenges by cleansing and strengthening this vital organ.

HEPATIC SYSTEM PACK

Click here for All recommended supplements to help you achieve overall exquisite optimum health!

8 Signs Your Body Needs A Skin Cleanse & Face Mapping

Most people feel that to have healthy skin takes a bit of work. And it is as if one wrong move can have you scarred and stressed about the appearance of your skin. From getting the wrong facial, to using the wrong razor to shave with, to using the wrong products on your skin. But some people have figured out a way to get their skin back, or better yet achieve the skin they always wanted, by focusing on some specific points…

(Side note: As my son watched me write this article, I was flattered to have him suggest I add a photo taken of us. He said, ‘If it’s about skin, mommy, you’ve got to put your picture!’ My child is so sweet… In addition am grateful, feeling blessed, and happy to embrace my age as I recently celebrated my 40th birthday this Summer 2014. The Goal: 60+ more years to go with optimum health~  Who’s joining me to celebrate 100+ years old?! 😉
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The skin is the cover that reflects what is happening inside the body. Healthy, young, glowing skin means a healthy, young, glowing interior. I’m sure you know the skin is the largest organ of the body. And if you feed your body ‘junk’, then junky skin you will have, my friend. It is the organ of elimination and detoxification; the backup for the other elimination organs. If your colon is congested, overloaded, and toxic because you aren’t eliminating minimum 2 to 3 times daily, then the skin also becomes dull, overloaded and riddled with toxins.

The liver is the filter of the blood and it is also known that everything that has to do with the skin is also related to the blood, so your liver must be in optimum performance if you want optimally healthy skin. If the liver can’t efficiently filter impurities coming from the digestive tract, your skin suffers, trying to compensate by releasing toxins through the pores. If you are suffering with constipation, you will specifically experience acne and rashes.

Your skin is also the largest organ of absorption and indigestion; both of nutrients and toxins. If you have a healthy diet, your skin will prove it. Highly processed food, junk foods, fried foods, foods bombarded with hormones and chemicals and nutritional deficiencies are the first to show on the skin. Toxins are excreted through the oil glands. This leads to, not only acne, as I mentioned prior, but also boils.

Even your emotions are relevant in your skin! It is a mirror of your emotional and hormone balance, too. Stress causes the skin to react negatively and hormonal imbalances are perceived as poor skin texture, spots and/of blemishes.

 

Having shared all this, what are the 8 signs that indicate you need a skin cleanse? They are the following:

  • Do you have sallow skin? Poor skin coloring may indicate waste buildup from liver malfunction or drug residues. Do you have age spots? Brown mottled spots on the hands, neck or face may reflect waste accumulation in the liver.
  • Do you have adult acne, or uneven skin texture?  Waste build- up from environmental pollutants, poor, liver exhaustion and stress allow increased free radical formation which attack skin cell membranes.
  • Do you have wrinkles, or sagging skin contours? Free radical activity also affects skin collagen and elastic proteins, resulting in wrinkling and dry skin.
  • Do you have puffy or swollen eyes, dark circles under eyes, or crusty, mucous forming in your eyes? If your breath is also bad, it’s a pretty solid sign your body has an overload of fluid wastes.
  • Do you have a skin disorder?  Psoriasis, dermatitis, seborrhea, and even dandruff, all indicate its time for a skin cleanse.
  • Do you have skin sores or rashes that aren’t healing? or hard bumps on the skin?  Your body may be overloaded with waste that your not eliminating.
  • Do you have usually oily skin? or scaly, itchy skin? or chronically chapped and red skin? A skin cleanse will probably help.
  • Do you have poor circulation? Cold hands and feet, swollen ankles, poor digestion and chronic constipation are also signs that your body lacks tissue oxygen uptake. Poor skin tone is a sign of an antioxidant deficiency.

Yes. It is possible to have healthy skin again. Even if you dealt with products that harmed skin or had procedures that harmed skin. YOU CAN have amazingly glowing healthy skin!

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Apart from the 8 signs I’ve detailed here, there is another tool you can use to unlock the cause of skin challenges.

As ‘Beauty Gypsy’ states in an article ‘Face mapping… combines Ayurveda and ancient Chinese medicine to explain how certain parts of your face are connected to other areas of your body. Put simply, think of your face as a map and blemishes as X’s on that landscape. Spots in different zones correspond to different problems.’ One can use the image above as a guide to help you address the underlying causes of your individual skin issue and at the same time take preventive measures to treat underlying health problems in time.

For the best combination focusing specifically on internal cleansing of the main eliminatory and vital organs that improves skin within just a short few weeks time using Ayurvedic and Chinese herbs, here is my favorite natural therapy combination for beautiful skin:

SKIN DETOX, Ayurvedic
TIAO HE CLEANSE
PAU D’ARCO LOTION

Use the prior combination for minimum 30 days. Then repeat every 3 months to maintain healthy skin always.

My Favorite Foods for Skin?

Water: Number one for hydrating skin from within naturally. Filtered water of course.

Papayas: Papayas are rich in vitamin C and help with collagen production. This fruit is also known to help nourish and heal dry, sagging skin.

Olive Oil (preferably Extra Virgin): Add this to your diet for EFA’s, the essential fatty acids needed for soft, fresh, healthy, young-looking skin. Olive Oil is best used raw, unheated, and drizzled on top of your food right before eating it after serving yourself on a plate. Also, it is recommended to rub Olive Oil on skin to lock in moisture. (Excellent during the fall and winter months.)

Green Tea: Wonderful for inflammatory, itchy skin conditions.

Celery, Tomatoes, Pears, and Lemon Juice: Chinese Medicine recommends preparing a juice blend of these. Prepare mixture and drink once per day for facial dark brown spots, itchiness, and acne.

*Extra Tip* Always wash face with cold water. This way you do not strip skin of its natural oils and prevent premature aging. As for skin on the body, do not take scalding hot showers. Instead, take showers in which the water is as cool as you can stand it.

Wellness to you! And enjoy healthy, glowing skin again!

Cellulite: What It Really Is, 6 Foods To Avoid, And How To Overcome It.

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Ah, Cellulite. One would think it is simply an accumulation of fat stores and that only those who are overweight or obese should be dealing with this problem. And yet, many thin people have cellulite as well…

What is Cellulite really? Cellulite is a combination of fat, water and trapped waste and toxins beneath the skin. When circulation and elimination processes become  impaired, connective tissue loses its strength. Fats and waste become trapped in pockets beneath the skin and the lymphatic system (also known as our ‘second circulatory system’) instead of being expelled through normal means. Over time, the waste material hardens and forms the puckering dimpling skin effect we know as CELLULITE. Some find it hard to get rid of this unpleasant appearance because dieting and exercise alone can not dislodge cellulite. And yes, Women are not the only ones who develop cellulite. Men are also known to have it. Think about it. What are ‘beer bellies’ and ‘love handles’?…

Do you have CELLULITE?
The appearance of Cellulite is categorized by a cottage cheese-looking, lumpy skin presence on legs, hips, buttocks, and/or, abdomen, arms, and/or back, and soreness and tenderness when tissue is massaged. When regular fat is squeezed, the skin appears smooth. When squeezed, Cellulite will ripple like an orange peel or, again, the texture of cottage cheese.

Why does cellulite develop?
Most times, it’s a genetic trait. In most cases however, Cellulite is linked to poor nutrition resulting in liver exhaustion, hormonal imbalance caused by excess negative estrogen build up (for this reason Women are more susceptible to cellulite than Men; However, if a Man has hormonal imbalance, low testosterone levels, and excess estrogen build up, he may experience excess fat in the chest breast area and cellulite in some of the areas mentioned prior), a sluggish lymphatic system, water retention, poor circulation, and poor fat metabolism. Lack of, or inadequate exercise, poor elimination, and insufficient water intake increase a build up of trapped waste and toxins.

Other causes of cellulite?
Smoking cigarettes or smoking any other substance impedes both circulation and metabolism. Also, don’t tan for too long. UV rays contribute to cellulite. Rapid weight gain is also a cause. Yo-yo dieting and constantly gaining and losing weight causes these people to notice the most cellulite to appear.

What are the foods to AVOID to prevent and fight cellulite?

  • All fried foods
  • Fatty dairy foods
  • High caffeine and carbonated beverages (sodas)
  • Hard liquor
  • Red meats
  • Extra salty foods

If cellulite is a genetic trait in you, do not feel doomed to suffer this unpleasant skin appearance. The body just must be fed what it is missing to help it heal. Natural therapies have shown proven success in helping with the appearance of cellulite. The focus can not solely be just ‘fat-burning’. Success in overcoming the appearance of cellulite is achieved by increasing circulation within the body to all extremities, most importantly the lower body, dissolving fat stores, eliminating waste, toxins, and excess water retention, and helping dimpled skin become smooth by helping the body heal from free radical damage. Use the following combination minimum 30-60 days:

CELLU-SMOOTH

LYMPHOMAX

VARI-GONE

INTESTINAL SYSTEM PACK

Be happy to show off that body again by strengthening areas of weakness beneath the skin.

Eating Disorders: 19 Signs And The Difference Between How Caucasian Americans And African Americans Are Affected

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More Americans than you can imagine have some type of eating disorder. Ranging from Women to American teenage girls. Appearance and competition is one of the major reasons as to why we have such a high percentage of these women dealing with these disorders. Bone thin is seen, most times, as the health standard by people with eating disorders. Luckily, curves are slightly more acceptable now when you see posters, billboards, and commercials on TV today.

Men, are not completely exempt. Body builders make great models and men in show business compete with ever-thinner rivals, and can suffer reduced testicular functions from starving.

There a are 3 major eating disorders:

  1. Bulimia is one of the most common eating disorders. This disorder consists of consuming of huge amounts of food in a very short time period and then making yourself vomiting to purge it from the system. Dentists are the first to diagnose it because frequent vomiting erodes tooth enamel.
  2. Anorexia is self-starvation. Characteristics include a distorted body self-image, extreme preoccupation with food, and sometimes binge eating.
  3. Orthorexia. This eating disorder consists of a person who becomes obsessed with dietary purity to the point where it becomes self-destructive.

Do you have an eating disorder? Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Do you feel overweight/fat regardless of what your body weight is?
  2. Have you failed time and again to diet and fail to lose weight?
  3. Do you still think you’re fat even after losing a good amount of weight?
  4. Do your weight loss goals match what you “should” be according to your height?
  5. Do you fast or put yourself on incredibly strict diets where you become totally preoccupied with food?
  6. Do you have a rigid eating routine?
  7. Do you eat when under stress, pressure, or depressed?
  8. Do you prepare food for everyone else, and then refuse to eat it? (Anorexics often do this.)
  9. Are you a compulsive exerciser?
  10. Does guilt take over you if you miss exercising?
  11. Do you feel fat because you missed a regular exercise schedule?
  12. Are you hiding your eating habits from others?
  13. Is your self-esteem linked to your eating habits?
  14. Do you feel out of control of your life?
  15. Does guilt take over you if you eat dairy, meat, high-fat or high-calorie vegetarian foods?
  16. Do you binge, or eat large amounts of food in short periods of time?
  17. Have you tried to “correct” your “pigging-out” by using chemical laxatives, vomiting, or fasting? (Bulimics are usually malnourished as well as extremely thin, because vomiting and excess laxative use discharge most of their nutrients.)
  18. Has your body changed in a negative unhealthy way since you changed to a strict unhealthy diet? Such as in harder stools? Slower pulse rate? Cold hands and feet? Bloating and water/fluid retention? Slower metabolism? Lack of menstrual period?
  19. Do you “look” different? Is it an unhealthy look? Yellow teeth? Bone loss? Tooth decay? Dull, brittle hair, dry hair? Dry skin? (Anorexics at times develop a layer of thin, downy hair, called lanugo, which helps them keep warm when body fat becomes dangerously low.) (Bulimics have a swollen neck, broken blood vessels on face and eroded tooth enamel from excessive vomiting.)

If you answered yes to 2 or more of these questions, then consider balancing the body to treat an eating disorder.

Here are the latest Eating Disorders Statistics according to ANAD (The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa And Associated Disorders Inc.):

• Almost 50% of people with eating disorders meet the criteria for depression.1
• Only 1 in 10 men and women with eating disorders receive treatment. Only 35% of people who receive treatment for eating disorders get treatment at a specialized facility for eating disorders.2
• Up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder) in the U.S.3
• Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.4

Students:
• 91% of women surveyed on a college campus had attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always.”5
• 86% report onset of eating disorder by age 20; 43% report onset between ages of 16 and 20.6
• Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents.7
• 95% of those who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25.8
• 25% of college-aged women engage in bingeing and purging as a weight-management technique.3
• The mortality rate associated with anorexia nervosa is 12 times higher than the death rate associated with all causes of death for females 15-24 years old.4
• Over one-half of teenage girls and nearly one-third of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting, and taking laxatives.17
• In a survey of 185 female students on a college campus, 58% felt pressure to be a certain weight, and of the 83% that dieted for weight loss, 44% were of normal weight.16

Men:
• An estimated 10-15% of people with anorexia or bulimia are male.9
• Men are less likely to seek treatment for eating disorders because of the perception that they are “woman’s diseases.”10
• Among gay men, nearly 14% appeared to suffer from bulimia and over 20% appeared to be anorexic.11

Media, Perception, Dieting:
• 95% of all dieters will regain their lost weight within 5 years.3
• 35% of “normal dieters” progress to pathological dieting. Of those, 20-25% progress to partial or full-syndrome eating disorders.5
• The body type portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by only 5% of American females.3
• 47% of girls in 5th-12th grade reported wanting to lose weight because of magazine pictures.12
• 69% of girls in 5th-12th grade reported that magazine pictures influenced their idea of a perfect body shape.13
• 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner (Collins, 1991).
• 81% of 10 year olds are afraid of being fat (Mellin et al., 1991).

For Women:
• Women are much more likely than men to develop an eating disorder. Only an estimated 5 to 15 percent of people with anorexia or bulimia are male.14
• An estimated 0.5 to 3.7 percent of women suffer from anorexia nervosa in their lifetime.14 Research suggests that about 1 percent of female adolescents have anorexia.15
• An estimated 1.1 to 4.2 percent of women have bulimia nervosa in their lifetime.14
• An estimated 2 to 5 percent of Americans experience binge-eating disorder in a 6-month period.14
• About 50 percent of people who have had anorexia develop bulimia or bulimic patterns.15
• 20% of people suffering from anorexia will prematurely die from complications related to their eating disorder, including suicide and heart problems.18

Mortality Rates:
Although eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental disorder, the mortality rates reported on those who suffer from eating disorders can vary considerably between studies and sources. Part of the reason why there is a large variance in the reported number of deaths caused by eating disorders is because those who suffer from an eating disorder may ultimately die of heart failure, organ failure, malnutrition or suicide. Often, the medical complications of death are reported instead of the eating disorder that compromised a person’s health.

According to a study done by colleagues at the American Journal of Psychiatry (2009), crude mortality rates were:

• 4% for anorexia nervosa

• 3.9% for bulimia nervosa

• 5.2% for eating disorder not otherwise specified

Athletes:
• Risk Factors: In judged sports – sports that score participants – prevalence of eating disorders is 13% (compared with 3% in refereed sports).19
• Significantly higher rates of eating disorders found in elite athletes (20%), than in a female control group (9%).20
• Female athletes in aesthetic sports (e.g. gynmastics, ballet, figure skating) found to be at the highest risk for eating disorders.20
• A comparison of the psychological profiles of athletes and those with anorexia found these factors in common: perfectionism, high self-expectations, competitiveness, hyperactivity, repetitive exercise routines, compulsiveness, drive, tendency toward depression, body image distortion, pre-occupation with dieting and weight.21

Even after seeing all these stats, anorexia is rare among African-Americans. An article in psychology today states that in fact, not a single black woman, in a study done on anorexia in 2011, met criteria for anorexia in the earlier 12 months, and there were no reports at all of anorexia in Caribbean adults. Interestingly, however, the age of onset for anorexia was lower for African-American adults (14.9 years) compared with late adolescence as seen in an earlier similar national study with primarily White participants (18.9 years), and there were no cases among African-Americans occurring after age 19. These findings show that Black Americans are at lower risk of anorexia than their White counterparts, and Caribbean Blacks are at an even lower risk. Although when African-Americans do have anorexia, the age of onset is lower and the course of the disorder is longer. The lower rates of anorexia are thought to be due to less of an emphasis on thinness in African-American culture operating as a protective factor.

Lifetime prevalence rates found for bulimia in Black Americans is 1.5% for adults, which is slightly higher than the national average of 1.0%. The average age of onset is 19 years, which is the same as the general population. Thus, rates of bulimia among Blacks may not be as uncommon as once believed. This finding could be a sign that Black people do feel pressure to conform to the American ideal of thinness, contributing to the higher rate of bulimia, although not to the more extreme level that is connected to the development of anorexia.

Binge eating was the most prevalent eating disorder among Blacks in the NSAL, with a lifetime prevalence of 1.7%, although 5.1% had some problems with binge eating whether or not they met criteria for a disorder. Males were significantly less likely to binge than women, but may have more issues around behaviors that emphasize an athletic build. While most eating disorders had an age of onset during adolescence, binge eating had the highest age of onset (22.8), which is similar to the general population. This older age of onset may reflect less of a concern for smaller body size and may represent more of a reaction to stress. Lower incomes and stress due to racism may have an effect on the drive to binge as a coping mechanism.
As in previous research, adult women had higher prevalence of eating disorders than men in the NSAL study. There were no gender difference in eating disorders among teens, but there was a tendency for boys to exhibit more disordered eating behaviors during adolescence. There is some research that indicates this could be due to weight restrictions for sports participation, such as school football, boxing, wrestling teams, etc. Therefore, Black boys should not be considered immune to eating disorders.

Taken as a whole, research shows that cultural differences must be taken into account when considering eating disorders in African-Americans. Clinicians should be prepared to recognize and treat groups that may be least likely to develop an eating disorder. This will require training to work with diverse cultural groups to ensure that appropriate treatment is provided. Professionals should be educated to possible differences ing prevalence, age of onset, persistence and gender differences in eating disorders, including differences among subgroups of Black people. The social climate and subculture in which a person was raised may effect the risk and course of development of an eating disorder. Earlier and more frequent screening of eating disorders in Black communities may be a critical component to capturing cases of these disorders.

If you or someone you know has an eating disorder, use the following natural herbal therapy combination (a combination I have used with patients and clients with marvelous success) to help the body heal from emotional imbalances, normalize appetite and metabolism, regulate mood-appetite brain chemicals, control stress reactions, stimulate digestion and nutrient assimilation, maintain an ideal weight, increase energy, and to bring in green whole superfoods, all considered lifesavers:

NATURE’S HARVEST

CHINESE NEGATIVE PACK

SUPER TRIO

*Note: There is a well-known link between sexual abuse and eating disorders. Chinese medicine is known to balance emotionally and physically. Western herbs do not do it the same. For this reason I recommend the Chinese Negative Pack in all programs involving eating disorders.

Focus on optimal nutrition, Friends and Family. Herbs and roots along with fruits, vegetables, and wholesome whole grain foods, were placed here on this earth to keep us on a path of optimum health.

Yeast Infections, Trichomonas, Bacterial Vaginosis, & More…

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Newly updated November 15, 2016.

Candida auris is a type of yeast causing severe infections in healthcare facilities and hospitalized patients in various countries.  This yeast is known to spread throughout the body by entering the bloodstream and causes other infections.  According to the CDC, an article published Nov. 4, 2016 states: ‘Candida auris has caused bloodstream infections, wound infections, and ear infections. It also has been isolated from respiratory and urine specimens, but it is unclear if it causes infections in the lung or bladder.’

Here is more…

Yeast infections. First, let’s begin with the women. Over 30 million women a year are diagnosed with them. That’s 75% of all adult women who will have had at least 1 vaginal yeast infection according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Of the 75%, 40-45% develop 2 or more infections in their lifetime. Yeast infections can be passed on from kissing also. Yes. It’s true. The bacteria is passed on in the saliva, and can cause stomach discomforts and symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, and can develop into mouth sores. Make sure the person you are kissing brushes, flosses, and uses antiseptic mouthwashes often. And when we’re talking vaginal yeast infections, we’re not talking about just one kind…

Vaginal yeast infections are many. A common characteristic of Candidiasis or Vaginal Candida is a vaginal smell of beer or bread, at times fishy, and a vaginal discharge with redness and itching all around the genitalia.

Leukorrhea is a yeasty infection when normal vaginal acidity is disrupted. leucorrhea symptoms are of inflamed, itchy vaginal tissues, a yeasty foul discharge, and sex is painful.

Trichomonas is known as a parasite passed on during intercourse. With Trichomonas the discharge is foamy, severely itchy, yellow and has a foul odor.

Vulvitis is an allergic reaction, fungal or bacterial infection that brings on a vulva inflammation. Vulvitis shows signs of swelling, itching, and redness with fluid-filled blisters in the vagina.

Bacterial Vaginosis– grows and thrives when vaginal pH is disturbed and thrown out of balance. A woman must be careful if she has anal sex. If fecal matter enters the vaginal tract, this bacteria can bring upon Bacterial Vaginosis and develop moderate itchiness and have a foul, fishy odor with white discharge. It may be surprising to many, but men get yeast infections! That’s right. As much as 13-16% of men get yeast infections. If a man has exposed himself, and had unprotected intercourse with an infected partner he can develop a Candida Penis Infection.

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Candida Penis Infection infects the tip of the penis. And this infection is like a ping-pong effect. When one person gets treated, the other re-infects that partner and the infection keeps bouncing back and forth between them. This infection can cause: prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate), frequent urination, an inability to urinate, a dribble effect when urinating, and even a loss of sexual interest. Men who are most at risk are those with Diabetes.

So what are the causes of yeast infections? Using antibiotics for long periods of time, or prolonged exposure to antibiotics that weaken the immune system and cause imbalanced hormones. Spermicidal cream Nonoxynol 9 which aggravates Candida infections and kills the good friendly bacteria that protects the vagina and support good balanced pH. Candida is also caused by birth control pills and steroid drugs, eating TOO MUCH bread, a high sugar, refined carbohydrate rich diet, and a lifestyle very short on rest.

Eliminate the following foods for 4-6 weeks: Sugar and commercial sweeteners (except Xylitol or Stevia), trashed baked goods or gluten bread, dairy products (except for plain organic yogurt or kefir) fried foods, pickled, smoked, dried or cured meats, potatoes (all white, red, sweet) nuts, nut butters, mushrooms, fruits and fruit juices (except grapefruits, lemons, limes, frozen berries) dried or candied fruits, black tea, coffee, carbonated beverages, alcohol, vinegar, ND foods with vinegar. Avoid smoking tobacco, steroid drugs, antibiotics, and birth control pills.

DO EAT: steamed veggies (broccoli, onions, etc.) organic meats like poultry, seafood (well-cooked, not raw) olive oil.

When you use the recommended natural therapy program in 1-2 weeks you will feel the body begin to balance itself; foul odors are reduced or eliminated, vaginal discharge is diminished, irritations are reduced or eliminated, etc. Be careful of eating the wrong foods again too quickly. It will most likely be best to keep them at a reduced amount or cut them completely from your diet. Your body will let you know what does not agree with you…

Use the following combination of natural therapy solutions to treat yeast:

CANDIDA CLEAR

PARA CLEANSE (this must be used if dealing with Trichomonas)

INTESTINAL SYSTEM PACK

SILVER SHIELD GEL (apply inside the mouth and/or on yeast/candida sores in mouth from infection, apply to affected skin area, or insert vaginally until finished, about 2 weeks).

Use the above natural therapy supplements for at least 4-6 weeks.

Watch the YouTube video as Dr. Julissa discusses this subject:

Call Dr. Julissa today at 212.923.6366 and make an appointment to discuss this and other health issues. She is available for in-office appointments in new offices across the US, via phone consultations, video Skype consultations, and FaceTime consultations.

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STDs- Cervical Dysplasia, Condyloma and Venereal Warts

 

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Let’s talk STDs that many suffer with, and yet do not discuss enough…

Cervical dysplasia, precancerous cervical lesions is the newest sexually transmitted epidemic. It is silent, often unknown by the infected person.

Venereal Warts (HPV- Genital Warts), is known as one of the most common STD’s that infects ovaries, Fallopian tubes, cervix, uterus, vagina and anal areas. Infertility is a common result. Two extremely contagious sexually transmitted viruses are involved, Human Papilloma Virus (Condyloma warts), and Herpes Simplex II (HSV), because these viruses also play a role in cervical cancer. Both conditions result in abnormal cells. Another reason one may have precancerous cells is because of long term use of birth control pills because they deplete folic acid; both can possibly increase risk of anal cancer.
Early age of first intercourse, multiple sexual partners, a fast-food based, nutrient-poor diet and smoking are common risk factors.

Be aware that GARTISIL, the HPV vaccines are not recommended for women over the age of 26 and has limited effectiveness in young girls. Side effects include temporary pain and swelling at the injection site, fever, headache, nausea and dizziness. Most HPV cases are contracted in a women’s 20’s. The vaccines series, given to girls as young as 9, has only been proven effective for about 5 years. In my opinion, we still don’t know the detrimental side effects later on in life after a young girl receives this vaccine. And from the negative history of vaccines in general, I would recommend thinking twice about introducing this into your child’s body.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SIGNS?

  • Heavy and painful periods
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Itchy warts

WHAT CAN YOU DO NATURALLY?

A nutritional therapy plan is a must. Encourage strong immune response against dysplasia: increase fresh fruits, vegetables, especially veggies and leafy greens. Eat high fiber complex carbohydrates as protective factors. Add high folic acid foods into your diet like beans, whole wheat and other whole grains. Drink a lot of vegetable juices, especially carrot juice.

Eliminate smoking, excess alcohol, and oral contraceptives to prevent new contact with HPV or HSV II (Genital Herpes).

Use the following natural therapy plan to help the body heal, and fight off viral presence and disease:

CHINESE POSITIVE PACK

FEMALE COMFORT

SILVER SHIELD GEL – inserted vaginally.

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Call Dr. Julissa today at 212.923.6366 and make an appointment to discuss this and other health issues. She is available for in-office appointments, via phone consultations and video Skype consultations.

Have Blisters? Had Chicken Pox? Think Shingles.

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CF6PF6 Shingles in an adult male, age 50

Newly updated July 11, 2016.

Did you know over 1 million Americans over the age of 50 are diagnosed  with Shingles every year?  Unfortunately, many are in the dark about exactly what shingles is and where it stems from. Shingles are the eruption of an acute nervous system infection caused by the HERPES ZOSTER virus. This is the same that causes chicken pox.
Symptoms present themselves as the following:

  • Infectious herpes type blisters appear on the body torso.
  • Flu-like symptoms are felt such as fever, headaches and upset stomach.
  • Scarring, numbness, and skin discoloration often result as
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  • You may be prone to shingles if you had chicken pox as a child.

One out of ten people who had chicken pox as children develop shingles later in their life time. The number one cause of shingles is a reaction to certain medications, usually multiple medications, especially antibiotics like penicillin.

HC1 (hydrochloric acid) depletion is common. HCl is required for the body to ionize minerals in the food so that the body can absorb them. HIVES are the same type of itchy blisters, but are caused by an allergic reaction to a chemical, like chlorinated drinking water, or foods such as dairy products, shellfish, wheat, MSG, or food colorings and additives. Stress, and an overloaded, exhausted liver, and lowered immunity also trigger outbreaks.

DO YOU HAVE SHINGLES SIGNS? Signs include: fever, chills, and a desperate, anxious feeling that overcomes the person right before very inflamed, painful, swollen, red skin blisters develop. Pain radiates along one or several nerves preceding outbreaks; attacks last from 2 days to about 2-3 weeks, leaving the person with very irritated nerves, fever, chills, fatigue, and weakness after blisters are gone.

***BE AWARE*** Shingles can be passed on to a person that has not had
chickenpox.

Click each of the following links for the natural herbal therapy combination I recommend for Shingles to strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation, pain, and help the body fight off viral presence:

VS-C TCM

CHINESE POSITIVE PACK

SILVER SHIELD GEL- apply twice daily to blisters

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Call Dr. Julissa today at 212.923.6366, 917-580-0898, and make an appointment to discuss this and other health issues. She is available for in-office appointments in an office possibly in your area, and for phone, Skype,  Face Time, Tango, or Facebook Messenger video consultations.