Our skin is an organ which must be kept in good health and which mirrors the health of the body below. Skin issues of all kinds seem to be plaguing society. Members are asking help for clearing everything from the most serious cases of Psoriasis, chronic hives to black spots to a condition where the skin loses color in patches. I’ve also seen horrible out breaks of moles covering large areas of the body.
The medical community has created many long words naming all the conditions affecting the skin. We need to look at the underlying causes for all these issues. If your liver is not doing its job of breaking down toxins efficiently they must be eliminated from your body by other means – in many cases they come out through your skin! When excessive toxins build up in the deeper layers of the skin this causes inflammation to occur and this can manifest as any of the numerous conditions described above. Often it will be seen that worsening skin problems are a sign of liver dysfunction or of future liver problems on the horizon.
When dealing with any serious or mild skin condition my advice has always been to clear the liver first and then begin a program to rebuild the skin. There is no point using expensive herbal supports for the skin if the liver is going to continue breaking it down through the disposal of toxic waste.
Once the liver has been properly flushed, for acute conditions such as hives ect I would suggest doing an ELF which will usually clear the worst of the issue then follow through with a good liver flush program as needed.
When we understand how our skin functions we will be able to get our minds around how to support this beautiful organ in a healthy state.
Understanding our Skin
The skin has been called the third lung because it takes in oxygen and releases carbon dioxide.
In each square INCH of skin there are:
95-100 sebaceous glands
78 yards of nerve fibers
19 yards of blood vessels
650 sweat glands
9,500,000 cells (this blows my mind)
1,300 nerve endings
19,500 additional cells at the end of the nerve fibers
78 sensory apparatuses for heat
13 sensory apparatuses for cold
160-165 pressure apparatuses for the perception of tactile stimuli
The skin performs 5 functions
- Protects our bones and organs
- Allows feeling via the power of sensation
- Regulates body temperature
- Excretes and secretes (Nutrition can be absorbed through the skin)