Skin Conditions Medical Considerations
Skin Conditions Discussion
Aloe Vera Cream Aloe Vera Cream may be used for minor skin conditions such as turf burns, diaper rash, skin irritations, minor burns, non-poisonous insect bites, and dry skin. It is ideal for use under make-up.
Aloe Vera Gel A highly potent pure Aloe Vera gel is nutritionally beneficial in the Clearing of ACNE and provides relief from minor skin conditions such as turf burns, abrasions, non-poisonous insect bites, diaper rash and other skin problems. It is very effective for burns.
Essential Fatty Acids: Fatty acids are needed for healthy skin. Fatty Acids that cannot be made by the body and which must be supplied through the diet, are called Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s), also referred to as Vitamin F. These essential fatty acids are also known as polyunsaturates, and are recommended in order to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and to reduce the risks of heart disease and stroke. EFA’s have also shown to be needed when dealing with candidiasis and coronary heart disease, and to minimize blood clot formation. Omega 3 fatty acids are very important for the brain, and are very important when depression is chronic. It is of critical importance to obtain both adequate levels and appropriate ratios of the different types of essential fatty acids. Fish Oils and Flaxseed Oil provides an excellent source of omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is the single most cost effective antioxidant (dollar-to-dollar amount for antioxidant properties), than all other available antioxidants. Vitamin C performs many vital functions within the body. It increases the strength and integrity of connective tissue including the inside of your blood veins, producing significant positive effects upon the cardiovascular system. Vit C supports the immune system, fights viruses and some bacteria, functions as an important antioxidant and enhances adrenal gland function. Vitamin C was first discovered because of unresolved scurvy when sailors were out on the seas. Scurvy is the breakdown of small capillaries, or small blood vessels. Additional Vitamin C is needed during times of stress.
Vitamin E: It was discovered during autopsies that patients who died of heart disease had far less stores of vitamin E in their heart tissue than patients who died for other reasons. (Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, Michael Murray, N.D., available at many bookstores) Vitamin E has been shown effective in suppressing free radicals. Studies have shown that mixed tocopherols have greater enhanced immune system benefits, improved antioxidant properties, and improved cardiovascular benefits above and beyond alpha tocopherol alone.
Vitamin A: Vitamin A is important for healthy skin. Vitamin A has long been recognized as a very important vitamin for health skin externally, as well as healthy layers of cells internally. Caution must be exercised with Vitamin A, as too much Vitamin A can become toxic. Beta Carotene is a safe alternative, however it is still possible to get too much Beta Carotene.
It is best if you obtain your Vitamin A through a high quality multiple vitamin. That way it will difficult to overdose on Vitamin A, and or Beta Carotene.
Antioxidants: Free radical damages can be linked as one of the causative roots of many diseases, including dementia. Antioxidants help correct and then protect from further free radical damages. What is a Free Radical? A Free Radical is an unstable oxygen molecule that possesses an unpaired electron. This molecule is constantly trying to become whole by robbing cells of vital components. These biochemical compounds called Free Radicals damage our body and its cells. Both external pollutants and biochemical process of the body cause excess Free Radical reactions; Environmental pollutants, numerous food additives, and stress are only a few of the many ways Free Radicals are formed. The way in which Free Radicals are normally kept in check is by the action of Free Radical Scavengers that occur naturally in the body. These scavengers neutralize the Free Radicals. It’s important to assist our body by additionally supplementing daily with Antioxidants. Supplementation with only a few antioxidants though, gives us much less protection, than utilizing a complete array of antioxidants. This is due to the fact that the antioxidant defense system works as a team. If members of the team are missing, the outcome is poor. Maximum protection requires the complete array of established antioxidants in nutritionally meaningful amounts. Stressful living produces a much higher amount of free radicals than found in otherwise normal individuals. Free radical damage has many extreme negative complications, including faster aging, and is believed to be the root cause of many of our degenerative diseases. It is my professional conviction that “Type A” personalities will have a far greater amount of free radicals in their bodies when compared to Type C personalities. It is well known that Type A personalities die more often of heart disease, stoke and cancer than Type C personalities. Type A personalities do not handle stress well. Type C personalities are not affected by stressful situations like Type A personalities are, and they handle everyday stressors calmly. Most people I have met while working in my profession are Type A.
The skin is the largest organ of the body. It serves not only as a protective layer to prohibit foreign material from entering the body, but also acts to expel heat and waste through sweat glands in the skin. There are many conditions including allergies that result in rashes, itching and skin changes. It is important to see a Health Care Professional for persistent symptoms.