Answers to Skin Questions.

I know that if something turns up on my skin I am very curious about how it got there, why it got there and what might be going on? Is it a sign that there is something else I need to pay attention to?

The increased anxiety of the last year and the mask wearing has only added to list of things that cause our skin to breakout, itch, and look less than it’s best.

So why am I talking about Skin… not a usual topic for me right? Well, here’s the back story.

I might not have mentioned this to y’all 😀… For many years in San Diego and now here in Austin Texas I have met once a month with other practitioners.  The meetings are  kind of like a combination of hands on training and masterminding… is that a word?

Every month we meet for about 2 hours and we work on a topic, or a body part or function.  It is where we can share ideas and grow together.

Here is Austin we have created a wonderful diverse group of 6 women and the topic I taught this month was Stomach and Small Intestine. So many people suffer from digestive problems and with the Holidays coming up….. Well, let just say it was a very relevant topic. I will share in another blog soon I promise.

Answers to Skin Questions

Here’s the thing though, as a little surprise I gave them each a copy of  my

” Skin Issues” reference sheet.  It’s a simple handout that helps led us to answers to some of the more common skin issues we see and how they could be related to diet, lifestyle,  deficiency or stress. It provides ideas and questions  so we know where to start investigating and get to the ROOT Cause of the skin issue.

Well, this little handout was a BIG HIT so I thought I would share it with you too.

Your skin is your largest organ , and along with hair, nails, glands and nerves, is part of the integumentary system.  This system acts as a protective barrier between the outside and the inside of the body. It also provides signs and symptoms of what is going on inside the body. Sometimes it shows up on the outside to get your attention.

To be clear:  This is a simple guide for questions and relevant to what we have seen and supported clinically however it is not a Diagnosis.

SKIN ISSUES: Answers to Skin Questions

Eczema

Poor Liver Detoxification or Adrenal Stress. Consider a Liver Detox.

Kids with Eczema check Stress level of mom during pregnancy. Treat the mother and the baby. NOTE: High Cortisol is inflammatory and it inhibits Liver Detoxification. Check dairy and medications for triggers/sensitivities

Acne

Fluid filled and usually on the Face.  Yeast? Sugar? Check to see if Hormones are out of balance. Our famous P21 Purification program really helps with this and helps reset Hormones. ( Masks only add to the problems so be sure to change and or clean masks often.

Red Itchy, large red patches

Yeast? SIBO? Candida? Stop sugar and consider Zymex capsules to support Gut Health

White with a puss filled center

This is different to acne. This could be a Staph infection, or a spider bite? or SIBO. There might be a need for B6
Consider nut/food triggers and support gut microbiome with Oregano oil Supplements.

Small raised dots, typically flesh tone or white

Virus or warts?
Consider Zinc, Immuplex, Epimune, Thymus PMG, Thymex,

Migratory, diffuse redness, rapid change

This is a Histamine Response /Allergy or sensitivity that comes on quickly.
Consider chemical / food / contact or stress triggers.  Support the Liver and Histamine pathways with Antronex or Albizia to help build the immune system.

Brown age spots

This could be related to poor Methylation. This is a Liver pathway.  Approximately 25 % of the population have a genetic SNP in this pathway called MTHFR. If this is the case they are more susceptible to brown spots and could possible use B12 and Folate support.

White Spots

You really notice this when you are tan and there are spots that stay white. It is possible that the pathway in the Liver called Glucoronidation is not working well, due to: Hypothyroid, Blood Sugar Issues or a need for,  Fish oil, B6, Fe, Manganese and Cruciferous Veggies

Raised Bumps

You usually see these on the back of the arm.  This means there is a need Essential Fatty Acids. Too much vegetable oil or fried foods could also be an impact.  This person is inflamed.

Red Dots ( Cherry Angianomas)

Check labs for High Homosycistine (Not Good) and Methylation:

There is a possible need for Folic acid, B12, Choline, Zypan or Spanish Black Radish B Complex Zinc, Copper, Selenium, or Magnesium

Herpes

There is possibly and increased Viral load:  Check for a need for Zinc, Cataplex F, Congaplex or L Lysine. Herpes is one of those strains that shows up when we are under stress… Yes kids get stresses and sunburned and they get herpes Simplex Virus. I have had great success using Thymex in high doses.

Canker sore

This means that you have an acidic environment in the mouth and need Calcium lactate.  1 per hour (8) to get things back in balance.  Stress is a huge trigger

Parasites:

Itchy anus, Chronic cough, skin tags, (Insulin Resistant) joint aches, Constipation, Vaginitis.  If you have these types of symptoms talk to you health provider.  You will want to dig a little deeper and also make some Diet and lifestyle changes.  Don’t freak out… we all have parasites… these symptoms means that you maybe have too many of them, or you feeding them … hence the word parasite 😳.

If you are having on going challenges with your skin, take a look at this list for clues. You might need to clean up your diet, manage stress, fill in some nutrient gaps and check in with your healthcare provider.

Last but not least a scoop of grass fed, hormone free Collagen in your morning beverage could also be beneficial.

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Have a great week and enjoy researching healthy whole food 😀 options for your Thanksgiving Dinner.

P.S. These ladies make pretty food that is pretty good for you, so here is a link to some beautiful.  TG recipes.

Dr Pia