Dermatitis literally means ‘inflammation of the skin’. This inflammation can be due to an allergic reaction (to perhaps perfumes, paints, sunlight, etc) or an infection, and is becoming an increasingly common problem. Atopic dermatitis is generally hereditary, from an allergic point of view, whereas, dermatitis herpetiformis is a very itchy type associated with intestinal disorders triggered by dairy products and wheat intolerances. Yet another type of dermatitis is caused by a malfunction of the sebaceous glands, causing greasy skin, but all types are best treated both internally and externally. All forms of dermatitis require attention to the adrenal glands, nervous system, immune system and all the eliminative channels, especially the liver and the colon. It has also been found that a lack of the vitamins B2 and B6 are a possible cause of dermatitis, and so should be a vital part of daily nutrition.
Follow a one or two day fast on papayas or ripe bananas, with the help of a practitioner. Continue with large proportions of raw foods including lots of garlic.
Eat wholegrains, non-active yeast flakes like ‘Engevita’ and seaweed's - B vitamins. ‘The Green Stuff’ is rich in ‘Engevita’ and B vitamins, as well as supplying all the essential daily vitamins and minerals needed to support and nourish the body, in an easily assimilated, delicious form.
Include virgin olive oil in the daily diet and use linseeds or Barberry & Fennel capsules to keep the bowels working.
Eat plenty of seeds, nuts, sprouted seeds and beans, and sometimes, cooked beans and seeds.
Take Evening Primrose oil (Mega GLA) capsules.
Liver, Kidney and Colon cleanses and detoxification programmes are a must. Please enquire for further details.
Blood cleansing herbs like burdock, red clover and plantain are essential. These herbs and others are available in the Skin Support Formula and/or Detoxification Formula.
Dr. Christopher often got patients to wash in a decoction of burdock, chickweed and marshmallow, which soothed the skin and was extremely successful as a treatment. Alternatively, use plantain and chickweed simmered until the water turns green and then add it to fresh bath water for twenty minutes or, sponge yourself down with it.
Skin-eze Herbal Salve is very helpful when applied externally several times daily, especially after washing hands, or before handling allergic substances.
Herbal Formulae Suggestions
Detoxification Formula (to aid blood cleansing)
Skin Support Formula
Red Zinger Immune herb tea
Barberry & Fennel capsules
‘The Green Stuff’ vitamin & mineral food concentrate for daily nutritional needs
Skin-eze Herbal Salve
Skin ‘Protects our individuality. A sense organ.’
Affirmation: ‘I feel safe to be me.
Skin problems represent ‘Anxiety, fear. Old, buried guck. I am being threatened’
Affirmation: I lovingly protect myself with thoughts of joy and peace. The past is forgiven and forgotten. I am free in this moment.’