Friday, March 8, 2013


Do you suffer from Psoriasis, Eczema or Dermatitis?

Dermatitis and eczema are general terms for types of inflammation of the skin, whereas psoriasis is a more specific disease that results in similar inflammation. They all produce red, inflamed skin and the terms overlap and are sometimes confused. Medically to distinguish psoriasis from the other conditions will take elaborate testing.
Dermatitis is caused either by an irritant or by an allergic reaction to something that comes in contact with the skin. An irritant can come from excessive contact with something like a soap or other cleaning agent, a chemical used in employment or even different types of hair or hygiene products.  An allergic reaction is different in that the contact with the allergen may only be casual and then the rash may appear 24 to 48 hours after contact. Allergens mentioned are things like nickel used in jewelry, dyes, adhesives, medications, preservatives, etc. The primary symptom is red itching skin in the area of contact.

Eczema, a type of dermatitis (most common form is atopic dermatitis) is believed to be the result of a genetic defect although the exact cause is not known. The rash is normally triggered by contact with some form of irritant or allergen. It is more common in infants and young children. The rash is characterized by red itchy skin but is not usually as “flaky” as psoriasis.
Psoriasis typically occurs in adults and is a life long condition. Some suggest it is an autoimmune disease. It is a result of internal conditions in the body rather than from contact with an irritant or allergen although it may be triggered by skin irritations or even weather conditions or emotional or physical stress. Because of imbalance in the body excess skin is produced so the red inflamed skin includes silvery white scales that flake off. These spots may become sore and burning.

With any of these conditions open lesions from cracking and itching can lead to secondary infections complicating the situation.  Finally, understand that skin irritations many times are triggered by toxins being eliminated from the body. So a common candida outbreak internally may well trigger an eczema or a psoriasis condition.

Suggested doTERRA Essential Oil Products to us for Psoriasis:
Follow this regimen for at least 3 weeks.

 Life Long Vitality Pack
        GX Assist for 10 days
        PB Assist following for 10 days
        Coconut oil - not fractionated, but the solid kind, 
            1 TBS taken orally every morning and night.(Now I love the stuff)
            Also rubbed into the area morning and night.
Some recommend Balance Blend twice a day on the bottom of the feet. 1 drop will suffice.

GX Assist:
A GI Cleansing FormulaGXAssist
Product Description
dōTERRA®'s GX Assist® is a proprietary combination of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils and caprylic acid, that help support a healthy digestive tract by creating an unfriendly environment for potentially harmful pathogens that can disrupt digestive immunities and cause digestive upset.  GX Assist is formulated with therapeutic-grade Oregano, Melaleuca, Lemon, Lemongrass, Peppermint and Thyme essentials oils that have been demonstrated to have in-vitro antimicrobial properties.  GX Assist also includes caprylic acid that has been traditionally used as for its specific health-supporting properties in the gut.

PB Assist+
A Probiotic Defense Formula
Product Description
DōTerra PB Assist+ Probiotic Defense Formula is a proprietary blend of pre-biotic fiber and six strains of probiotic microorganisms in a unique double-layer vegetable capsule delivering 5 billion CFUs of active probiotic cultures and soluble pre-biotic FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides) that encourages culture adhesion and growth. The time-release double-capsule delivery system protects sensitive probiotic cultures from stomach acid. PB Assist+ supports healthy digestive functions and immunities and is safe for use by all members of your family.

Another suggestion is to eliminate Wheat - Gluten. Some Skin problems are most of the time eternal reactions to foods eaten or environmental allergens. So cleansing from the inside out will help eliminate most skin problems. Yeast (Candida) can be a big culprit to these problems. Eliminating sugar from the diet helps some people. I suggest a diet Journal, keeping track of what you eat sometimes helps you find the culprit that is causing the root of the problem.

I have a friend who uses 10 drops each of Lavender, Melaleuca, Rosemary in warm water. Then Use 10 drops each of Lavender, Melaleuca, Rosemary in 30 drops of Coconut oil and pat on the area of concern for soothing the areas.
And taking Zendocrine capsules or drops.

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