Please, do not dismiss this as just another 'How To Get Rid Of Eczema and Allergies or Constipation Website'. It is not. At the writing of this article I am 54 years old. Eczema was my norm since around the age of six and became very severe and debilitating throughout my late 30's and 40's. As if that was not enough, I also began to suffer with allergies in my late 20's.
If you find yourself reading this right now, then you are probably just like me. My first introduction to the internet came in the year 2000. I would spend hours reading all I could about eczema because everything that I'd tried in the arena of traditional medicine had ultimately failed. Not only did I spend my time reading and studying everything I could concerning this disease, I also spent a lot of money on product after product. I tried everything from oils, ointments, vitamins, herbs, supplements, diets, bleach baths and soaking in oatmeal. You name it...I've done it. Time after time my hopes would soar in anticipation as I purchased a product that I'd heard about on the internet. And time after time those same hopes were shattered as that product would irritate my skin or fail to work. I am not saying that those products were a hoax. I would read and thoroughly devour the literature and the science behind each one before purchasing. I believe that the developers of most of those products were legitimate and did everything they knew to do in the natural to create a product that would relieve suffering. They may have worked for others, but they did not work for me. My extremely sensitive skin could not handle coconut oil, olive oil, tea tree oil or any other oils of that nature. Neither could I use anything with a scent or a perfume. The only type of soap that I use and can ever remember using is Basis Sensitive SkinSoap.
I am not on any prescription medications. I am not on a strict diet. I am no longer covered in eczema, and I am no longer constipated. Constipation is often a major contributing factor in nearly all types of skin disease. For many years, having a bowel movement was a time consuming process as I sat on the toilet while much of nothing happened. It dawned on me suddenly one day that using the toilet is now a quick process. I'm in, and I'm out. I never imagined that this would one day be my normal. When eczema was ravaging my body from head to toe, I'd often go weeks without taking a bath because I knew that it would produce suffering on top of suffering. It's a wonderful feeling to now be able to take a bath at will with no fear or trepidation. I made it through this past winter and did not have to dread every time the temperature dipped below 30 degrees, knowing that because of my dry and itchy skin the colder it got the more hell I was going to go through. This past summer was awesome. I was able to go out in the hottest and most humid weather conditions and not worry that I'd suffer horribly (as I'd done in the past), due to sweat causing my inflamed skin to burn. I am now eczema free (Praise God), and I will tell you exactly how that came to be and what you need to do.
So I encourage you to please read until the end. What is written herein can and will change your life or the life of those you know and love.
I can remember years ago asking God for an answer for eczema and saying to myself that--if I got it--I'd tell everyone. I've learned that God is a prayer answering God even when our faith is small because, TODAY, I have an answer for eczema. The bible says that He's also able to do exceedingly, abundantly above that which we can think or imagine. I've found this to be true because, not only did He give me an answer for eczema, He gave me a solution for constipation and allergies also.
My earliest memories of eczema were of my mom sending me to elementary school with my dry, itchy skin covered in Vaseline. Somewhere around the age of ten I finally went to see a dermatologist for this condition and was prescribed a cortisone ointment. The ointment was working; my skin was clear; AND I NAIVELY THOUGHT THAT MY TROUBLES WERE OVER. I did not know that my body would quickly become immune to this medication. Even after informing the doctor that it was no longer working, he kept prescribing me the same medications and I kept putting them on my skin to no avail. So from my childhood through my mid thirties, I tolerated eczema as best I could and began to only see a dermatologist if absolutely necessary. Once I resumed the cortisone treatments, they would always eventually cease to work. I would have to remain off the medication for at least a year or more before my body would begin to respond again. The disease at this point in my life was very uncomfortable but not debilitating, and some years were much better than others.
The problem, however, was ALWAYS my hands. My hands were always covered in eczema (despite all attempts to protect them from any irritants), and the itching was horrendous. Sleep was also an issue because I'd usually lie in bed scratching my hands until I'd mercifully drift off to sleep. For the majority of my life my hands have been raw, inflamed, itchy and ugly. Not an easy thing to deal with in a world in which we use our hands for literally everything.
The severity of the eczema after my late thirties increased dramatically. My allergies were raging out of control, and my year round itchy eyes itched so bad that I just wanted to scratch them out.
THE ALLERGIES WERE A RESULT OF MANY YEARS OF CONSTIPATION, NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES, TOXIC MEDICATIONS AND BAD FOOD CHOICES.
Over the course of many years, I have been on some very powerful drugs and ointments with potent side effects. When you're going through hell and there is no answer for the condition that you're in, I believe that most people would be willing to try almost anything to get some relief...and I did.
During my thirties was the first time that I received some type of strong cortisone injection to treat the eczema. The doctor did inform me that this injection could not be given frequently and blood pressure needed to be monitored. Once again, I naively thought that I was cured because it cleared my entire body and I was good for a month or so. But just like the cortisone ointment, the following injections never had the same effect as the first.
What I experienced as a young child with the prescription ointment for my skin would unfortunately prove to be true of nearly every medication prescribed to me by an M.D. It would work great for a while until my body would seemingly crack the secret code.
My forties were my first experience with the drug Prednisone. Many years later, I still remember that day and time so vividly. My skin was itching and shedding terribly. The eczema was out of control, covering nearly my entire body including my face. My dad was going out of town and wanted me to house sit for him. Every fiber of my being wanted to say 'No' because of the miserable condition that I was in, but I went anyway. While sitting in a chair at my dad's house, I happened to glance down at my feet and they were so swollen that they looked like an exaggerated drawing of a cartoon character. By this time I'd seen one dermatologist after another and no one could help. At the urging of my family I went to the ER at the hospital. Maybe they had something for my condition that the doctors did not have. They didn't. I did, however, find out that my feet were swollen because I was not moving...my blood was not circulating. The only time I moved was to go to the bathroom or to get a little something to eat, and it took every ounce of willpower and strength to do either. Once in the bathroom, I would sit on the toilet for hours because to get up and make it back to the bed or couch was torture. To say that I was going through hell would be an understatement. I was dying.
During this time frame I was also seeing a Naturopathic doctor close to home. The few things he tried did not work, but he did give me some good advice. He said to go and see a specialist. So after leaving the ER, I made an appointment the next day to see a doctor who specialized in allergy and immunology. He put me on Prednisone and within a few days of taking this medication my skin had cleared dramatically. I believe that God used this wonderful doctor to literally save my life because I could not have survived much longer in the state that I was in. This was one of the happiest times of my life because this medication got me out of the hell I'd been in for months. I felt wonderful. My dad always stocked the house with food and other goodies before he left but this time, for some reason, I could not stop eating. I think I ate nearly everything in his house. My lightening fast mind finally decided to read the Prednisone brochure where it clearly listed increased appetite as a side effect. I gained so much weight after taking Prednisone along with wide stretch marks on my inner arms which were originally a deep blue/purplish color. I can also recall so clearly, after having been house bound for so long, deciding to go to church one day because I was feeling so well. After entering the church doors I began to walk upstairs and had a very difficult time.
The weight gain, stretch marks and loss of strength in my legs, were all side effects of Prednisone. Yet, knowing what I know today, I would not have done differently. Prednisone was my get out of hell card (at least temporarily), until my body began to crack its code also.
At one point when I was being treated with Prednisone, I was also using steroid ointments and other oral medications simultaneously. Due to the severity of my condition, I believe that it was my doctor's goal to hit it hard from every direction. Although my skin was looking fairly well, a horrible situation developed which I've never heard or read about. It was as if the many ointments and pills caused the rash and itch to transfer to the inside of my body. As bad as it is to have itchy, dry and inflamed skin, it is no comparison to severe itching on the inside of the body. This type of itch you cannot scratch. I felt as if I'd gone to another level of hell. I'd go to bed writhing, clawing and scratching at an itch that could not be scratched; andimmediately upon opening my eyes in the morning, I was bombarded with horrific itching. I was finally able to convey to my doctor that although my skin looked well, the itching on the inside was unbearable. He prescribed me some medication and that took care of the condition on the inside of my body.
I also had one dermatologist treat me with Methotrexate. This required periodic blood test to monitor liver and kidney function. After a few months, I decided to discontinue taking this drug and had that doctor take me off. Common sense and just a knowing within my spirit prevailed over this medication. The fact that my skin showed absolutely no improvement, combined with the required blood test, were warning signals for me to discontinue its use.
I've also been treated with ultraviolet light therapy at a major university hospital. The theory behind this is that the light rays in this enclosed box will mimic the sun which is said to be beneficial for the skin of those with eczema. It's time consuming because the treatments are usually 3-4 times a week. I would have gone 3-4 times per day had it worked, but unfortunately there was very little improvement to justify the time or expense.
I am not insinuating that Methotrexate and ultraviolet light therapy do not work. They just did not work for me.
Although my journey to wellness has been long and arduous, I am yet grateful for the many doctors who did the best they could to treat such an awful disease.
But what I'm about to share with you are the steps and products that I believe God showed me over the course of about ten years. Each step or product was vital to my healing.
What I truly love about all of this...what is so wonderful...what makes me smile, is the fact that if you do the things that I recommend which took me over ten years to learn, you can see excellent results within a few weeks or months.
My prayer is that multitudes will be helped and healed because of what is written on these pages. And since I know that God does indeed answer prayer, it is Done. Amen.
The following is a list, in order, of all the things that God led me to--over a period of approximately 10 years--which resulted in my healing and the complete elimination of all harmful and toxic prescription medications. As I mentioned previously, you can begin to see dramatic results within a few weeks or months if you'll simultaneously implement the following practices into your daily routine.
...Whatever you call it, depending on where you live. I live in the Midwest, so from here on I will refer to it as 'Pop'.
Up until 10 or more years ago, I drank pop my entire life. I was not a huge pop drinker, but I drank my fair share of it. Even though many people drink it everyday, it is common knowledge that it is detrimental to your health. There have been countless articles written and in-depth studies and reports on the effects of drinking these ever popular acidic drinks.
It is for this reason that I decided to give up drinking pop. My test came in the summer on one of the 'BBQ holidays'. I believe it was the 4th of July. I hadn't had any pop for a couple of months when my dad showed up with more than a few cases. Outdoor grilling, hot dogs, chips and a can of pop are all synonymous with summer and the 4th of July. The grace of God, however, prevailed that day and I was able to refrain from drinking it. Since that day I have not looked back. I don't miss it; I don't think about it; and it is no longer a temptation.
After making the decision to no longer drink pop, giving up bottled juices and other bottled beverages was easy. Today, I may drink bottled juice occasionally, but even that is very rare. My beverage of choice each and every day is filtered water, organic green smoothies (which I shall discuss later), and I am completely satisfied with that.
You must remember that during this time my allergies were out of control. I suffered with sneezing, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes each and every day no matter the season. BUT AN AMAZING THING HAPPENED WHEN I GAVE UP POP--MY EYES STOPPED ITCHING! I still had itchy eyes during the spring and summer months due to the pollen, my weakened immune system and so forth. But for the remaining part of the year my eyes did not itch. How do I know that it was the pop that was responsible for the itchy allergic eyes? I know this because nothing else in my life had changed, and nothing in my diet had changed. I was still eating my share of junk food, sugar and fried foods. Neither did I all of a sudden start to drink water. I have always drank a lot of water.
THAT ONE LITTLE DECISION TO GIVE UP POP, GAVE ME A MUCH NEEDED REPRIEVE FROM YEAR ROUND ITCHY EYES. I WAS ECSTATIC.
We have an epidemic of allergies in this country and it is no coincidence that we are also consuming more acidic soft drinks and in larger quantities than ever before. These drinks are certainly not the only reason why allergies are so epidemic, but I've learned from first hand experience that they are definitely a factor.
To not have itchy and watery eyes the entire year was a wonderful blessing that I received because I chose to give up something that was detrimental to my health. I can only imagine the benefits and blessings awaiting those who are addicted to soft drinks, or those who drink it nearly everyday, if they would choose to eliminate these drinks from their lives.
Is it necessary to give up all bottled beverages? No. But what unfortunately happens all too often is that one will give up pop, only to become addicted to bottled juice, or some other bottled beverage. Most bottled juices go through a pasteurization process which involves high heat and sometimes irradiation to destroy any bacteria. This kills the bad stuff but also the good stuff. Although bottled juices do provide some nutritional benefits--vitamins, minerals, and particularly vitamin C--it has no fiber and is loaded with sugar. Don't trade one addiction for a lesser addiction with the mindset that 'Well, at least it's better than drinking pop'.
Try drinking mainly pure, filtered water--even if it's just for a season--and watch how your body rewards you. Organic fresh squeezed vegetable juice and organic green smoothies are also great options to be consumed along with plenty of water. I would not recommend drinking water in plastic bottles unless it's on occasion and it is the only option. Research and invest in a decent water filter to suit your need.
#2 Go To Bed
This is what God told me personally; what He spoke in my spirit--Go To Bed. My natural tendency is to be a night owl. No hour of the day is a stranger to me. When God has spoken to you, He will often use two or three people to confirm his word. 2 Corinthians 13:1 (KJV) ... In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
One of my favorite pastors is in Park Forest, IL. I sit down every Sunday and log in to his website to listen to him teach. Some time after God had spoken this to me, I was listening to this man of God and he said (I'm paraphrasing), "Some of you are doing everything trying to get healed, but you just need to go to bed. That's when your body gets rid of the junk. You need to go to bed". As I sat there with my mouth hanging open, I knew that what I'd heard in my spirit was indeed from God. He also used a couple of other ministers on different occasions to say basically the same thing.
There is a lot of information and studies on the amazing things that happen in the body while we sleep. Some studies even report that our bodies detoxify themselves from 11pm to 3am. My goal is to be in bed around 9-10pm. On the many occasions when I would miss my target, satan would use that to torment me. As I was first getting out of bed one morning, I heard God again, and clearly. He said, "You don't have to be perfect, just go to bed." So if this resonates in your spirit, I'll say again what God told me. GO TO BED. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT, JUST GO TO BED.
#3 Green Smoothies
Let me first begin by saying that up until the day that I started drinking green smoothies, I had been constipated for my entire life...40+ years. I would have 'maybe' one or two small bowel movements per week which almost always involved a lot of straining. I would often wonder to myself: Where did all the food go since it obviously was not exiting my body? As a result of many years of reading and studying, I know that waste matter left in the colon decays and putrefies. This can lead to a condition called 'Leaky Gut' which allows undigested food particles to make their way into the bloodstream--releasing toxins in the blood and thereby polluting the entire body. This would account for my debilitating skin disease; bad breath that no amount of toothpaste could erase; and the onset of allergies in my late twenties.
IN ORDER TO BE HEALED OF ECZEMA, YOUR BOWELS MUST BE MADE TO MOVE.
I've always known deep in my spirit that constipation was a major culprit in all of my diseases. It was akin to attempting to clean a toilet with backed up plumbing. No amount of cleaning and scrubbing could help that toilet or my body until the pipes and colon were continuously released of all the backed up waste matter.
During my 40+ year battle with constipation, I have tried countless remedies that unfortunately did not work. Eight to ten glasses of water a day...DID NOT WORK. Increasing my intake of fruits and vegetables...DID NOT WORK. Eating very fibrous vegetables, such as carrots and celery for example, can actually cause constipation if not consumed with plenty of water. Juicing...DID NOT WORK, because it removes the fiber which is essential to removing waste from the colon. Many of the over the counter liquid laxatives and herbal supplements for constipation were effective, but it is generally recommended that they not be used continuously.
A NOTE ON JUICING:
Organic, freshly prepared, vegetable juice is wonderful for the body. On rare occasions my nephew would get an asthma flare-up. I would pull out my juicer and juice some raw onion, garlic, carrots and celery (preferably organic) with some water added. I would then give it to him to drink and have him save some for twelve hours later. He asked me one time, "What did you put in this? My body is on fire. (lol)" The asthma flare-up was no match for the heat from the onions and garlic, combined with all the anti-inflammatory compounds in all of the vegetables. Within a day he was fine and back to his normal self. He may not have smelled too well, but he was no longer miserable and did not have to make a trip to the ER. However, despite all the wonderful benefits of juicing, it will not necessarily work on a stubborn colon. You must have, in most cases, fiber to move the bowels.
On top of all the dis ease that I was experiencing in my life, in my late forties I began to notice blood in my stool on more than a few occasions. To make a long story short, my doctor recommended a colonoscopy. The results of my colonoscopy showed a normal colon with no indication of colon cancer. The blood in the stool was likely caused by severe constipation and straining while on the toilet. What did surprise me were a couple of comments written in the doctor's report. It said, and I quote: "The colonoscopy was technically difficult and complex due to significant looping. Successful completion of the procedure was aided by applying abdominal pressure." The medical name for this condition is called a 'Tortuous Colon' and is often diagnosed during a colonoscopy. The extra looping, bending and twisting often causes constipation because it can prevent the easy elimination of fecal matter even when drinking plenty of water and eating adequate fruits and vegetables.
I can remember years ago praying and asking God to heal my bowels. There were days when I thought I'd literally have to make an embarrassing trip to the ER because the constipation was so severe. God did indeed answer my prayer, but not the way I thought He would. Isaiah 55:8-9says that:
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. (KJV)
While browsing the internet (yet again), and reading all that I could regarding constipation, God led me to a book called 'GREEN FOR LIFE' by Victoria Boutenko which I highly recommend. In it she details the struggles of sickness and disease within her own family and how her research led her to create a drink known as the Green Smoothie. She goes on to state that Greens (kale, spinach, romaine, collards, etc.), are the primary food group that match human nutritional needs most completely and also explains why they can be combined with any other food. However, in order to release all the valuable nutrients from within the often tough cells of greens, the cell walls need to be ruptured. This is done with a blender.
This book changed my life. Since the day I read it, green smoothies have been a part of my diet on an almost daily basis and that will never change.
I have always had a keen interest in nutrition and am an avid reader of books and articles pertaining to foods that heal the body. It is for this reason that I was constantly buying leafy greens, vegetables and fruit--much of which would end up rotting in the refrigerator. It was hard for me to consume that much spinach, carrots, celery and so forth in their natural form. I did this for many, many years, always with good intention, until the day that I was introduced to the green smoothie. Leafy greens, one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. A green smoothie consists of leafy greens (kale, spinach, romaine, collards, etc.), blended together with mostly fruit and water. In this liquid state, a green smoothie is easy to digest, and your body no longer has to work so hard to break down the food in order to extract the nutrients. It is a simple way to consume a large quantity of greens without having to eat salads all day long.
This new found way of eating fruits and greens was a great blessing to my body and took just minutes to make. My greens and fruit which would often end up in the garbage can, were now finding their way into every cell of my body.
As I mentioned previously, at this point in my life I was experiencing what could only be described as 'hell' due to full body eczema. THE GREEN SMOOTHIE GOT ME OUT OF HELL! I would drink four cups of this everyday and feel guilty if by chance I missed a day. Did it cure the eczema? No. But my skin did become softer, it no longer felt like sand paper, and the shedding decreased dramatically. I was still miserable, but no longer in hell. Constipation, which I'd dealt with my entire life, was almost completely eliminated after incorporating the green smoothie into my daily diet. I began to have the type of bowel movements that I never thought I would have. This drink would literally 'flush' my bowels. Headaches and migraines, which I suffered with periodically for most of my life, also disappeared. All of these benefits I received from one drink...THE GREEN SMOOTHIE.
You can get fairly creative with a green smoothie as shown by the wonderful recipes in the book 'GREEN FOR LIFE' by Victoria Boutenko. In the following recipe any leafy green or fruit of your choice can be substituted (as long as you are not allergic to it). Here's a basic recipe that I use often. It makes about 4 cups:
2-3 handfuls of organic spinach
2 1/2 to 3 cups of water
1/2 organic medium apple - (I often substitute with fresh 'not canned' pineapples or, fresh or frozen organic blueberries which are renowned for their antioxidants and are a nutritional powerhouse)
1/2 organic banana or more
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of flax seeds - (Do not use flax seed oil. The oil in the flax seeds also prevent the drink from producing a lot of foam and froth.)
Dates (optional) - These are the Fresh dates found in the produce section of a grocery store and not the ones on a rack in the isle. Just 1/2 a date can add a lot of sweetness, so use sparingly.
Combine in a blender and enjoy! It is nearly impossible to make a bad smoothie. If it's too thick add more water. I prefer a smoothie that is not too sweet. But if you like your smoothie on the sweet side, then add extra ripe banana, other sweet fruit, or dates.
**If you're watching your sugar content, substituting the fruit in the above recipe with 1/2 of a medium to large avocado will make a wonderful smoothie. You can also add a little fresh lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar if desired. Also, you don't have to add flax seeds due to the natural oil in the avocado. This avocado smoothie recipe is the answer for many on the Keto Diet who are experiencing constipation.
Tips on ingredients and preparation for your Green Smoothie
*ALWAYS use Organic Greens unless there is no other alternative. The use of genetically modified organisms (GMO's) is prohibited in organic products. Organic foods are also higher in antioxidants because they are grown without chemical fertilizers and pesticides. These are just a few of the many reasons why organic foods are not only better for the body but also for the environment.
Many grocery stores now sell some type of organic greens. I am a huge consumer of EARTHBOUND Organic Leafy Greens and I generally rotate between the spinach, romaine, and kale. Kale, considered the king among greens and a nutritional powerhouse, may stink to high heaven; but once it's in your smoothie you cannot smell it. Your body loves and needs this type of food. EARTHBOUND sells a variety of organic greens and they can all be used to make smoothies. Some health foods stores also carry a wide selection of greens and, depending on the season or the climate in which you live, you can even grow them in your own backyard.
*Like I said previously, you cannot ruin a smoothie. You will become adept very quickly at making it to suit your palate. The recipe above is just a guideline. I usually use a banana because it makes the drink creamy and I like the taste. But if you can’t eat bananas or just don’t like them, then by all means don’t use them-- just choose a different type of fruit. You can use just one type of fruit in your smoothie or three…it doesn’t matter. Just make it to your liking and enjoy. Leafy greens and just pineapples taste great. Honestly, for me, I often make smoothies that are somewhat bitter because I didn’t put enough fruit in them. When you’ve dealt with sickness to the degree that I have, the taste is not important. My goal is to get the nutrients inside my body. But for others, especially children and teens who need this drink and can be very picky when it comes to food, be sure to use enough natural fruit in order for them to enjoy it.
*There is a list called the dirty dozen. On it are the top fruits and vegetables grown with the most pesticides. Many thin skinned foods such as greens, apples, berries, etc., are always on this list. This is one of the reasons why I will only purchase organic leafy greens, apples, pears and berries. IF YOU HAVE SOME FORM OF SICKNESS AND DISEASE AND ARE CONSUMING A GREEN SMOOTHIE FOR THE NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS, THEN IT IS COUNTERPRODUCTIVE TO USE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES LOADED WITH PESTICIDES. Pineapples, for example, have a much thicker skin. It is not on the dirty dozen list and it is harder to find organic pineapples. Pineapples are actually on the list of fresh produce that is typically low in pesticide residue--regardless if they are organic or not. It is for this reason that I often purchase the non-organic ones.
Athough bananas have a thick skin and are not on the dirty dozen list, they are known to have a lot of pesticides. Organic bananas are very easy to find and so I always purchase the ones which are organic.
*For many years I used organic flax seed oil with my smoothies. This was before I knew that oil can be extremely perishable even when processed and bottled correctly. There are many factors which can influence how long it takes for oil to become rancid. Flax seeds are the best option because the oil is protected within the hard shell of the seed. You also get the benefit of the fiber in the seed. I purchased my flax seeds from the bins at the health food store for many years until I stumbled upon PREMIUM GOLD whole flaxseeds online. What a difference one product can make. These beautiful, golden organic flax seeds made my bowels even softer, and this always makes elimination easier. I always keep a supply of the gluten free ones on hand.
*If you will be drinking the green smoothie to eliminate constipation, IT NEEDS TO BE consumed ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. WAIT AT LEAST 1 ½ to 2 HOURS SINCE YOUR LAST MEAL BEFORE CONSUMING, and do not eat for at least 30 minutes after drinking the smoothie. The above recipe makes about 4 cups. I always drink all four cups at one time; but you can divide and store the remainder in a glass container with a lid and drink later if so desired. DO NOT drink 4 cups of a green smoothie and leave home without quick access to a bathroom, until you know exactly how it affects your body.
*Be sure to incorporate into your daily diet at least one serving of foods that contain INSOLUBLE FIBER. Insoluble fiber adds bulk to the intestines and acts like a broom as it sweeps the colon of waste. Bananas and apples--but especially raw nuts such as almonds, walnuts and sunflower seeds--are excellent choices because they are readily available and can be eaten without any preparation. Beans, especially pinto beans, work wonders for a stubborn colon because they also contain a lot of insoluble fiber.
*Depending on your size, the amount of physical activity, exercise, or even the climate in which you live, you will probably need to consume additional cups of filtered water daily to keep the bowels flowing smoothly.
Keep frozen bananas on hand. Even if a banana is overripe and black on the outside, it is generally fine on the inside. Actually the riper they are, the sweeter they are. Don't toss them! Peel them and freeze them. I wrap them in aluminum foil and then put them in a plastic freezer bag so that the freezer doesn't smell like bananas.
When I first began consuming green smoothies I wanted a really good blender. The smaller smoothie and fruit blenders that are so popular today were not mainstream then. I researched and decided upon the VITA MIX. I've had this appliance for more than seven years and it is awesome. It's very powerful; grinds flax seeds effortlessly; holds a lot of liquid and is very easy to clean. If you plan to make green smoothies a part of your daily diet, I highly recommended it. It is one of the best purchases that I have ever made.
*Every body is different. The quantity of smoothie consumed may need to be adjusted based upon factors such as age and weight.
#4 Christian TV
I have always loved the Word of God especially when preached by anointed men and women of God. My favorite verse in the bible is:...How beautiful are the feet of those that preach the gospel… The full verse says: Romans 10:15 (KJV)
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! Truly anointed ministers of the gospel who are sent by God, take the bible and preach it with clarity, understanding, passion, and many times humor. It is a beautiful thing to behold--and to see lives transformed--all because of what the bible refers to as the ‘foolishness of preaching’.
I grew up in church listening to the word of God preached. But Christian TV, which is now so mainstream and easily accessible, opened up a whole new world to me. Because I was so sick and couldn’t do much of anything, I’d sit for hours and listen to the teaching ministries on Christian TV or online. After a couple of years, I knew and understood more life changing biblical truths in the bible than I'd ever known. I would often have Christian TV on in 1 or 2 rooms of my home, and time after time I'd walk into the room at just the perfect moment to hear a man of God giving me the answers to problems and situations that I was dealing with in my life. Truly anointed ministers of the gospel are just 'downloading' from heaven. That's why you can tune in to them and it seems as if they're speaking directly to you and 'reading your mail'.
One of the most important things that I learned, because it was taught over and over by minister after minister, is that: DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE...(Proverbs 18:21 KJV). Although most Christians know this truth, it isn’t always practiced. If you’re not constantly ‘conscious’ of this principle, life (and satan) will present you with every opportunity available to speak against your healing, children, family and your prosperity. PUT A GUARD OVER YOUR TONGUE! It says in Galatians 6:7 (KJV)...whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap; and in Mark4:14 (KJV) The sower soweth the word. Your words are seeds and you will see the results of them in your life. This works in the positive and the negative.
In Joshua 1:8 (KJV)it says:
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. (KJV).
We know, based upon scripture after scripture in the bible, that healing is the will of God. A great man of God said that God told him to confess the healing scriptures every day and night; and to take them like medicine. God told him to put his eyes on them and to not just quote them from memory. This lines up with what is written in Proverbs 4:20-22 (KJV):
20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
Find your favorite healing scriptures. You will find many listed under 'Healing Scriptures' at the very top. Put your eyes on them, and say them out loud every morning and night. Take your medicine night and day--all the days of your life. SAY THEM…BELIEVE THEM…AND DO NOT DOUBT IN YOUR HEART.
How to remove doubt when the enemy is constantly throwing darts of doubt and unbelief at our minds?
First of all, don't confuse a doubt that crosses your mind with doubting in your heart. You can cast down doubt, unbelief and wicked thoughts, by saying, reading, meditating, and listening to the Word of God. As you do all of these things, you will find that the Word will begin to be stored in your heart. I was watching Christian TV one day some years ago, and the man of God was teaching on this very subject. What he said I have never forgotten. He said that WORDS TRUMP THOUGHTS. So when the enemy is whispering in your ear that you will never get healed…SAY SOMETHING! Even if you don’t have your bible, your computer or your favorite scriptures printed on a piece of paper close by, or if the moment prevents you from accessing the tangible Word of God, then say the scripture regarding your situation from memory. Evil thoughts and unfavorable circumstances in our lives often occur suddenly. When this happens, the Holy Spirit will often bring to our remembrance a scripture or verse (that’s stored in our heart) to root out that thought or to deal with that situation. Open your mouth and say that scripture out loud. It says in Romans 10:17 (NLT) So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.
So read the bible out loud; watch and listen to the teaching of the word of God; say what God says about your situation…and Faith will come.
The bible says in Romans 4:17 that God calls those things that be not as though they were. For example, Joel 3:10 says...Let the weak say, I am strong. So is it a lie to say I AM STRONG when there is no strength in your body? No. God cannot lie. If he were to show up on Wednesday and say it was Sunday…then it is Sunday.
A great man of God said, “Don’t let what your eyes see determine what your heart believes. Make up in your mind; let God be true and every man a liar.” You will need to remember this as you begin to quote the healing scriptures and meditate on the Word of God. When we pursue the promises of God, sometimes things will get worse before they get better. This happens because satan wants you to quit and give up. Don’t give up! A very notable and anointed woman of God said that God told her: IN CONSISTENCY LIES THE POWER. Be consistent, because according to Galatians 6:9 (KJV)...in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Also, curse and plead the blood of Jesus against that disease. Curse that sickness just like Jesus did the fig tree in Mark, Chapter 11. When I was sick and the eczema on my body was raging out of control, I would curse it throughout the day...everyday. I would say, "Eczema, allergies, contact dermatitis, inflammation, extreme burning, itching and scabs--In the Name of Jesus, I curse you from the root and command you to die. I command you to be plucked up by the root and cast into the sea, never to touch this redeemed body again.”
Mark 11:12-14, 20-24 (KJV):
12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
So whosoever shall say, believe, and not doubt in in his heart--they will have what they say. Don’t be confused if thoughts of doubt enter your mind and think that doubt is of your heart.
You cannot, of course, use this scripture outside of the will of God. You cannot curse what or who God has blessed. Neither can you use this scripture for evil.
Get in the habit of cursing sickness and disease and commanding it to leave, IN THE NAME OF JESUS. It is an undesirable 'mountain' in your life. You can do this for your children and family. As a parent, you have authority over your children. When you speak to sickness and disease, do it with authority and power. If you have to yell and scream, so be it. For example, if you had a dog named Spot who followed you down the road and you said to that dog very nicely and gently, “Spot, go home”--In all probability Spot would not move. But if you opened your mouth and said with authority and conviction, “Spot, Go Home!”--that dog would scamper. I did this concerning eczema. Many times while in my car, I would drive and scream at the top of my lungs, cursing eczema from the root and commanding it to be removed and cast into the sea, In Jesus' Name. As I did this, in the natural it looked as if nothing was happening. But today, I am healed.
Another thing that is vital in conjunction with reading and confessing the healing scriptures, and cursing any sickness and disease, is: THANKSGIVING, PRAISE, and GRATITUDE. Continuously thank God and express your gratitude to Him for ALL that He's done in your life and for the many blessings. Thank Him in advance for the manifestation of your healing. Praise Him for His marvelous blessings...great and small. All parents love it when their kids say thank you and express their gratitude. Our heavenly Father is no different. When you're sick and hurting (physically or emotionally), satan's desire is for you to stay focused on the pain. He'll tell you that God doesn't love you, in fact, nobody cares about you. Take your focus off the pain and put it on God's goodness. If one toe is broke, thank God that the other nine work just fine. If your car is inoperable and needs repairs, thank him that someone went out of their way to give you a ride. A quote from Joel Osteen says: “If you complain you will remain, if you praise you will be raised.” So continuously Thank Him, Praise Him and express your Gratitude to your Heavenly Father for anything and everything. These are mighty weapons to be used against the forces of evil who seek to kill, steal and destroy. USE YOUR WEAPONS and watch almighty God show up in your circumstances!
Is this all foreign to you? Would you like to accept Jesus as your lord and saviour but have no idea where to begin? Christian TV is a great start. There are many 24 hr Christian TV networks to choose from including TBN, DAYSTAR and BVOVN. Not only are they on TV, but you can also watch them online 24/7. BVOVN is the newest christian network and I absolutely love it. You can watch it 24/7 online or on DISH Network. I don't believe that it's possible to devote some quality time to BVOVN (Believer's Voice of Victory Network) and not be blessed. Whatever satan is trying to do in your life, if you keep watching, some man or woman of God will tell you how to get out of it based on the Word of God. Also, if you need to repent of your sins and accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour, someone will lead you in that prayer. It's not difficult, you just need to believe.
We’ve covered what to say. Now let’s talk about what NOT to say. Until I began to watch Christian TV and understood the power of my words, I confessed that I HAVE ECZEMA my entire life. As I said previously, life and satan will present you with every opportunity to speak against your healing. As long as I confessed that I had eczema, I continued to have Eczema. If anyone asked me about my skin I would say...I HAVE ECZEMA. If I had to make a doctor’s appointment and they asked what was the problem, I’d say…I HAVE ECZEMA. Over and over and year after year I made this confession. We often think that words are just words. They are not. They are spirit and they are life. We have a common saying in this world: sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. Not only can words hurt you; they can kill you.
Once I understood the power of my words, I SHUT MY MOUTH on my negative confession. In instances when I had to discuss my condition, I would say, “I’ve been diagnosed with eczema.” A diagnosis may be a fact but it is not the truth. God’s Word is the truth.
Even after we have become vigilant where our words are concerned--since we are not perfect beings--there may be instances where you’ll slip and negatively confess that I am or I have (you fill in the blank). When this happens say, “Lord, I repent of those words. Let those words fall to the ground and have no power…In Jesus’ Name, Amen.” Then say continuously what The Bible says about your condition. For example:
Job 33:25 New King James Version (NKJV): His flesh shall be young like a child's, He shall return to the days of his youth.
(When you're praying for yourself or others, make it personal: My flesh shall be young like a child's, I shall return to the days of my youth. Since I had eczema during my youth, I would only speak and meditate on the first part of that verse).
2 Kings 5:14 (NKJV): So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. (I would say: Praise God, my flesh is restored like the flesh of a little child, and I am clean.)
Psalm 107:20 (NIV): He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
Isaiah 53:5 (KJV):
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5 (NLT):
But He was hurt for our wrong-doing. He was crushed for our sins. He was punished so we would have peace. He was beaten so we would be healed.
Psalm 103:1-5 (KJV):
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
As one minister of the gospel puts it—Love is like a curtain rod on which faith and all the promises of God hang.. As Christians we are commanded to love. We hate the sin, stand against the forces of evil, pray for God’s will to be done in the earth, but we love people. This leads us to what is known as ‘spiritual blockers’. The bible says that men will know them by their love. If all the promises of the bible do indeed hang on the curtain rod of love, then things such as hate and unforgiveness (to name of few) can most definitely block one’s healing. That doesn’t mean that we are to be doormats, but we must love and we must forgive.
The bible has much to say about love , hate and unforgiveness:
Mark 11:24-26 (KJV)
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
Proverbs 14:30 (NLT)
30 A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body;
jealousy is like cancer in the bones.
1 John 4:20-21(MSG)
20-21 If anyone boasts, “I love God,” and goes right on hating his brother or sister, thinking nothing of it, he is a liar. If he won’t love the person he can see, how can he love the God he can’t see? The command we have from Christ is blunt: Loving God includes loving people. You’ve got to love both.
As I mentioned previously, I love to watch BVOVN (Believer’s Voice of Victory Network). You can watch them online and on Dish Network (channel 265). While visiting my dad, who has Dish TV, we were watching BVOVN when I heard one of the best (life changing) sermons ever by a man of God whom I’d never heard of until I began to watch this network. He was teaching (with humor) on love, forgiveness, and the power of the tongue. A great teacher and minister of the gospel said that the main role of a prophet is to give you something to say. When you view this video (which is a MUST watch), the man of God will give you something to say. It says in 2 Chronicles 2:20... believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. I have done what the man of God teaches in this message, and it has blessed me tremendously. A link to that video will be provided at the end of this article, but for now, Please keep reading.
There is no doubt that Christian TV is a wonderful tool for spreading the gospel, but it cannot and was never meant to replace the Local Church. I believe that Christian TV is a marvelous extension of the church. It says in 2 Peter 3:9...(the lord is) not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. There are some that might never step foot through a church door, but God's love for all mankind will meet them where they are. Hebrews 10:25 (NLT) And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. As I write, I am definitely 'preaching' to myself. I have not had a church home since God healed me even though I know that there are blessings to be missed when Christians do not come together. A prime example of this is an incident that happened to me at church one Sunday afternoon over sixteen years ago. I was sitting in the pew listening to the pastor, and I was not well. I was itching terribly, mainly on the inside of my body. Due to the medication that I was taking the eczema was not very noticeable on my skin, except maybe my hands, and the pastor did not know me very well because I've never been a 'social butterfly'. As he was ministering he began to prophesy. And what is so amazing about this day is that I'd never seen him do that even though I'd been going to that church for years. He went to a few people and prophesied as God spoke through him. As he was on his way back into the pulpit, he got to the top step and came running back down. I will never forget it. He came to where I was sitting, put his hand on my shoulder, and began to prophesy and pray over me about things that he could not have known except God revealed them. He told me that God had seen my tears, and the condition that was in my body was going to be okay. I wish i could remember all that he said. At that time, I had no idea that the next thirteen or so years of my life would be hell. That prophesy looked liked anything but the truth. Throughout those years when satan was trying to kill me and I could think of nothing but wanting to leave this earth to escape the misery, those words that the pastor spoke over me would sound in my ears. I'm alive today, and telling others how to get healed of the same torment that satan inflicted upon me, because I went to church one day. Find you a great church and support it. It doesn't have to be in your backyard, it may be an hour away. Go wherever God leads you. And don't look for a perfect church. There's is an old saying that 'if you find the perfect church, it won't be after you get there'. Find a church that's preaching the uncompromised word of God and walking in love. There's a blessing waiting there for you.
How does God heal? We know that God is a miracle worker. There is no limit to what He can and will do. It says in Matthew 19:26 (KJV) But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. I believe that healings occur in a number of ways. God can and does perform countless miracles each and every day. He can, in the twinkling of an eye, remove sickness and disease from your very DNA as if it never existed. HE IS GOD! He may also tell you what to do receive your healing; what to stop doing in order to be healed; or he may lead you to a product to cure a disease. These are just a few of the many ways that I believe God heals. His ways and His thoughts are far above ours. If God speaks to your spirit and tells you that your headaches are caused by processed sugar and not drinking enough water, then you must remove the sugar from your diet and add water in order to be healed. Or, as I mentioned earlier, He can lead you to a product. And this brings me to my next subject (and product) that God used to heal me…
#5 Silver Sol Solution & ASAP Silver Gel
The highest compliment I can give to this product is to say that--IF YOU HAVE ECZEMA, THIS PRODUCT CAN BE A LIFE SAVER TO PREVENT IT FROM SPREADING! I first saw this product being promoted on two separate Christian programs and felt strongly compelled to order it. My words can't do justice to all the benefits of this new (and safe) silver, so a link will be provided at the end of this article to the Silver Health Institute & Dr. Gordon Pedersen, Medical Director webpage. What I can tell you is that this silver is in the form of a gel(for the body) or liquid (to be taken internally), and it kills pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and malaria. There are amazing reports and testimonials coming forth as it relates to this silver and its many uses.
It was during the summer months that I received my first order of Silver Sol. My allergies and itchy eyes, on top of the eczema, were making life miserable. As soon as I received my first bottle I opened it and drank some without even measuring. I did this night and day and within a week or two no more itchy eyes, ears, throat, and no more sneezing and runny nose. It worked, but I did not continue to use it to combat my allergies because I wanted to get to the root cause. I did however use it for many other things.
My little nephew burned his hand on the oven door and the skin began to peel. He went to bed crying and once he was asleep I told my sister to rub it liberally on the palm of his hand. When he finally woke up she said that his hand was totally fine and that you could not tell that he'd burned it. She seemed surprised herself.
This company also sells small dropper and spray bottles which you can pour the solution in and use for the eyes, ears and nose. I've given the silver sol liquid to three people in my family who had itchy eyes and were not getting any relief with other products. I instructed them to put a few drops in each eye morning and night and within 1 to 3 days the itching was gone. It worked because it safely kills bacteria and reduces inflammation.
Whenever eczema breaks out on my face, it always starts with a dreadful itch right in the center of my forehead--and then spreads. Before Silver Sol, there was really nothing that I could do to stop it. An oral antibiotic, Prednisone, or a strong cortisone ointment would work (temporarily) but only if it hadn't been in my system for about a year or more. I would use a very small amount of the Silver Sol gel on that area 2 or 3 times a day and it would eventually bring the itching to a halt. I can't say that this product will work for severe eczema, I believe that you must first get it under control. If you have a rash caused by something that you came in contact with, the Silver Sol will probably be of great benefit. But if your eczema is caused by what is going on inside the body, if you do not address those issues then nothing that you apply to the skin will have any long term effect.
Now that my skin is clear, I keep Silver Sol gel for any very minor itching or skin irritation that may develop. I will never be without it. It helps to stop the itching before it has a chance to take root. Please note, however, that if the skin is infected, using Silver Sol gel will cause the skin to burn. In this case you will need to use Aloe Vera Gel which I talk about in the next segment.
A link will be provided at the bottom of this website which will explain everything that you need to know about Silver Sol and how to use it to effectively treat many diseases. A link will also be provided to the website where you can purchase their products.
#6 Pure Aloe Vera Gel
Due to constant scratching and broken skin, it is not difficult for eczema to become infected. This is exactly what happened to my feet and, due to my stubbornness, it remained that way for well over a year. The rash and infection spread over both of my feet (not the soles), and had actually begun to come up my ankles. I hadn't seen a doctor (due to eczema) for well over five years because I knew that I'd get caught up in the vicious cycle of Prednisone, antibiotics and ointments...only to see it return. It was hard to walk at times and my feet, which by now were covered in a thick rash, looked horrific. A small part of me was also embarrassed that I'd let it go for so long. But, I never stopped praying and I continuously cursed that itch, rash, and infection in the name of Jesus. I tried Silver Sol, tea tree oil, and tea tree oil ointment, but they all caused my feet to burn and itch due to the infection.
I, like nearly everyone, have heard of the miraculous healing powers of Aloe Vera. All my life I've read about the medicinal properties of this amazing plant. I never acted upon it because I didn't know where to start. With so many Aloe Vera products on the market, how do you determine which is best? What do you believe? I was reading an article that someone had written on the internet about pure Aloe Vera gel and God gave me wisdom on how to handle my feet. I sent my sister to the nursery/garden center to purchase me an Aloe Vera plant. Although I live in the Midwest, it was summer and so they were available. I'm sure that there are great bottled Aloe Vera products out there. However, I do not believe that it is possible for Aloe Vera that's been heated, processed and packaged, to have the same potency and effect as a fresh cut Aloe Vera leaf. I cut a leaf off the plant (as close to the base as I could); let it drain in a cup to remove the yellow resin; cut it into sections and stored it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Every morning and night I'd cut a section open; rub the gel over the infected area and let it remain without rinsing it off. The first day I did this I was surprised because it did not burn. That was an excellent sign. It was soothing the burning and inflammation while healing the skin at the same time. Within maybe 1 1/2 to 2 weeks I could actually see my skin. I continued to apply the Aloe Vera gel until the rash and nearly all of the itching had subsided. It's amazing that the only thing that worked, and without any side effects, came right out of God's Garden... Glory be to God! I then begin to once again use the Silver Sol because it was convenient, and it no longer caused my feet to burn because the infection was now gone.
I would encourage you to always purchase a healthy Aloe Vera plant that has seen some sun. Also, if you purchase an Aloe Vera leaf make sure that it is healthy. If you, like me, live in a part of the country where winters can be fierce, you may consider purchasing a plant and keeping it in a sunny area throughout the winter.
I've learned firsthand, that Aloe Vera is truly one of God's greatest healing gifts to mankind. But always remember that for the best results, the plant must be healthy.
#7 YOUNGEVITY (vitamins, minerals and supplements)
There are events that occur in our lives which are so profound and life changing that we will never forget the circumstances surrounding those events. I will never forget the day that I first heard of YOUNGEVITY. The year was 2014 and it was my nieces’ birthday. She was four years old. My sister and my brother-in-law had her when they were in their 40’s and she is so special to me because she is the niece that I never thought I’d have. She wasn’t having a party, just a little cake and ice cream. I wanted to celebrate her birthday and give her the gift that I’d purchased, but physically I was miserable and therefore did not want to go to my sister’s house. My love however for this little girl won out over my physical state and I determined that I would see her on her fourth birthday. It was not yet time to leave and so I set down at the kitchen table and turned on the television which was on a Christian TV station. MY LIFE WAS FOREVER CHANGED THAT DAY. A man named Dr. Joel Wallach was talking about health, healing, sickness, disease, vitamins and nutrition. What he said was some of the most amazing and controversial statements that I’d ever heard. I sat and listened--spellbound--and was captivated by his passion, wisdom, knowledge and experience. At the end of that program (and I can remember it like it was yesterday), I said to myself…I JUST GOT HEALED. And the fact that you’re reading this lets you know how that turned out. I got healed of severe and debilitating eczema with some vitamins and minerals! Hold On...It gets better! I had other physical ailments which I did not consider when I purchased those vitamins.
*My mouth would get very dry at times, especially at night. I would often wake up in the middle of the night and there was not one ounce of moisture in my mouth—it felt like a desert.
*Some days I was extremely tired and fatigued for no apparent reason.
*Although my decision to give up pop gave me a much needed reprieve from itchy and inflamed eyes during the winter months, I still suffered with itchy and watery eyes during the summer months.
*A new condition in my body had developed. I would get severe cramping in my thighs and to a lesser degree in my toes. It felt like a Charlie horse but it was much worse and the pain would last for at least 10 minutes. It would sometimes strike suddenly in the middle of the night and I would jump out of the bed in agony. I do not cry easily, but this pain would bring tears to my eyes. There was no way I could remain seated. I had to get up. As I walked I would pray and curse the pain In The Name of Jesus. (I continue to watch Dr. Wallach’s videos and lectures online because they are very informative and I continue to learn. This is how I discovered , many months after I first began taking Youngevity, that those severe cramps were caused by a calcium deficiency).
UPDATE: Dehydration also causes muscle cramps. Replace the 'pop' with water, and drink plenty of water EVERYDAY!
I purchased Youngevity vitamins and mineral supplements for one reason and one reason only-- to get rid of eczema. But I got so much more. Each and every one of the conditions that I mentioned above disappeared when I started taking those vitamins.
Let’s go back to the day that I first heard of Youngevity while watching Christian TV…
I once had a doctor tell me that, in regards to the eczema on my body, I was disillusioned. I asked him, “What does that mean?” I think he meant that I’d had this condition for so long that I’d lost hope. Well, my hope was restored that day after watching Dr. Joel Wallach.
I cut the TV off, and my mom and I went to my sister’s house to say happy birthday to my little niece. I looked the same on the outside, but I was rejoicing on the inside. I think I knew in my spirit that God had just answered my prayer, and this was the culmination of all the things that He’d led me to do over the years.
I returned home that day and for one week I researched Dr. Wallach and Youngevity. I watched video after video and read everything I could about Joel Wallach , the Youngevity Corporation and the science behind the product. Everything I heard and read confirmed in my spirit what I initially felt when I first saw him on Christian TV.
I hadn't been this excited about anything in a very long time.
I ordered the product; followed the recommended diet (see below); eliminated those foods that cause inflammation in the body; and for the first time since the age of six, I am eczema free and not on any medication. Also, I did not experience any type of detoxification healing crisis which can happen when all the bad and toxic substances begin to leave your body. When this happens you will get worse before you get better. Once I began taking Youngevity, I did not get worse...only better.
I'm still in awe today that God used some vitamin and mineral supplements to heal me of severe eczema. I don't know if I will ever be able to totally wrap my mind around that.
That reminds me of something an anointed minister and teacher of the gospel once said: “I’m never surprised that God will meet my needs, but I am always surprised at how He does it.” God used the wisdom that He gave to Dr. Wallach and Youngevityto meet my need.
Yet, according to many in the medical field, the likelihood of this happening was small. In fact, every few years a major study will come out concluding that multivitamins offer little or nothing in the way of health benefits. The authors behind one major research even suggested that people should stop taking them.
Why is that? Maybe their findings were true because the vitamins that they based their studies on were substandard. I've learned that there are many factors which determine the effectiveness of a vitamin or supplement.
Is your vitamin of high quality and easily absorbable? Many multi-vitamin formulas are synthetic vitamins, crushed industrial rocks, manufactured with chemicals, and do not come from a natural source. According to Dr. Wallach, most mineral supplements on the market today are only 8-12% absorbable. We need plant derived minerals. That's what our bodies can assimilate.
All vitamins, like any other product that men manufacture and produce, are not created equal. Or, you may have a good vitamin and are not using enough of it. Trying to get healed using insufficient quantities of that product would be like attempting to put out a large fire with a cup of water. It will not happen.
Our diet is one of the first things that we change when we have determined to get healthy. Most individuals will begin to eat fruits, vegetables and salads in large quantities. And we often assume, incorrectly, that if we have a good diet (especially if it's organic), then everything that we need is in the food. Nothing could be further from the truth. In order for the vitamins and minerals to be in the food, it must first be in the soil. Unfortunately, commercial farming methods-- combined with the widespread use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and other agents for boosting production--have depleted much of the minerals and vitamins from the soil.
I'd been consuming a green smoothie with organic leafy greens, flax seeds, and my choice of organic apples, organic blueberries, organic bananas or pears (daily) for over five years. These are some of the most nutritious and anti-inflammatory foods available. Doing this same period, I have also tried (in conjunction with the green smoothie) a vegetarian diet, a raw food diet, water fasting and juice fasting. As I mentioned earlier, the organic green smoothie was very beneficial because it got me out of hell. It did not, however, cure the eczema. I was still miserable.
The eczema on my body did not back up, and my body did not heal until I began to take the YOUNGEVITY vitamin and mineral supplements. Why? I had severe vitamin and mineral deficiencies (that did not show up in any blood test), and everything that my body needed was included in that product. That means that Youngevity minerals, vitamins and supplements are absorbable, and they are of the highest quality.
I know what these products (rich in an abundance of minerals from an undisturbed mine in Utah, including all natural vitamins and calcium) have done in my life. And I'd like nothing more than to see you receive the same benefits in your life and body.
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What makes Youngevity different and where do their supplements and minerals come from? Following are comments, facts and quotes from Youngevity and Dr. Joel Wallach:
~Plant Derived Minerals and Bioavailability
Our Plant Derived Minerals™ are extracted from humic shale, which is a layer of earth formed from ancient, mineral-laden plants. Humic shale is superior to other commonly-used supplement sources such as bentonite (ground up clay) or dried sea beds (ground up rocks).
As in plants, Plant Derived Minerals™ have a natural negative electrical charge that has two important benefits. First, it may enhance the transport and bioavailability of other nutrients, and second, it may support the body’s natural detoxification of toxins and heavy metals.
~The Mineral Mine
Minerals do not occur in a uniform blanket on the crust of the earth. We found an area with a rich abundance of Plant Derived Minerals™ dating back to the days of dinosaurs. This is where we get our unaltered minerals which have been encapsulated in the earth as a pure food since that time.
Pure and Natural Plant Derived Minerals are extracted from humic shale using cool, clear water and then processed through a complex array of special filters. This leaves only the organic colloidal minerals in the final solution. No preservatives, flavorings or synthetic substances are added.
~Are you getting enough?
Because they are inorganic substances, minerals can’t be synthesized by the human body. They have to be obtained from the foods we eat and unfortunately, our modern, unhealthy diets are high in low-quality, processed foods. This poor diet, combined with mineral-depleted topsoil and crops, has made it difficult for most people to get adequate amounts of these essential nutrients.
When dinosaurs ruled the earth 75 million years ago, they were likely living in an environment abundant with life-supporting minerals. Soils were laden with as many as 70 known minerals, which were absorbed through the root systems of plants to become part of a vibrant, life-sustaining food supply.
Over time, erosion and unwise farming methods have depleted our topsoils of their precious minerals. Modern technology has only made this problem worse. Today’s farmers are able to produce double or even triple the yields of most major fruits, vegetables, and grains compared to 50 years ago. However, the quantity of food available does not make up for the lack of quality. The nutrient content of crops is lower than ever before.
~Get the nutrients you need
Dr. Wallach discovered that the body requires 90 essential nutrients to fully function. With these nutrients, the body can avoid, and even reverse, many of today’s pressing health concerns.
Nutrients are only as good as your body’s ability to absorb them. Youngevity’s core “90 for Life” products are specifically designed for ideal absorption. This ensures that your body has the nutrients it needs to perform at its optimum level so you feel younger, have more energy and live longer.
~Joel Wallach, BS, DVM, ND - Founder of Youngevity
"Every man, woman and child needs 90 essential nutrients just to survive, much less to thrive. To put the odds in your favor to live as long as possible, with the highest possible quality of life, you must get these nutrients every day.”
~90 Essential Nutrients
Did you know that only 8-12% of the typical nutritional supplements available today are actually absorbed by your body? That means that approximately 90% of typical supplements are flushed down the drain.
Youngevity’s supplements are 90-98% absorbable! Why is there such a difference? The secret is our exclusive source of plant-derived minerals that dramatically increase bioavailability (absorbability).
We combine superior raw materials with state-of-the-art processing and production, so it’s no wonder that Youngevity products get you results.
YOUNGEVITY'S ULTIMATE VITAMIN AND MINERAL COMPLEX INCLUDES:
Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, Sulfur, Cobalt, Copper, Aluminum, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Boron, Bromine, Carbon, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc, Cerium, Cesium, Chromium, Dysprosium, Erbium, Europium, Gadolinium, Gallium, Germanium, Gold, Hafnium, Holmium, Hydrogen, Lanthanum, Lithium, Lutetium, Molybdenum, Neodymium, Nickel, Niobium, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Praseodymium, Rhenium, Rubidium, Samarium, Scandium, Silica, Silver, Strontium, Tantalum, Terbium, Thulium, Tin, Titanium, Vanadium, Ytterbium, Yttrium, Zirconium
2-3 Essential Fatty Acids
Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9
Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Biotin, Choline, Flavonoids (Bioflavonoids), Folic Acid, Inositol
12 Amino Acids
Valine, Lysine, Threonine, Leucine, Isoleucine, Tryptophan, Phenylalanine, Methionine, Histidine, Arginine, Taurine, Tyrosine
~DR. Wallach, Radio Broadcast June 8, 2016
I don't like anybody to take a single nutrient. When you start cherry picking and taking a lot of a single nutrients you make deficiencies of other nutrients worse. It makes the deficiency of other nutrients worse. That's why we like this basic platform of the 90 essential nutrients to provide the body with everything it needs, and let it select what it wants.
~Excerpt from one of the many lectures by Dr. Wallach on 'Dead Athletes don't Lie'
Couch potatoes, by definition, are people who go to extraordinary efforts not to sweat. Right. They make every human effort not to sweat. They're changing the TV channel--Honey, bring in the popcorn I'm changing the channels. Son, bring me the TV guide I'm changing the channels. By contrast athletes have the attitude: No pain, No gain. And they're out there sweating and working away, power training, strength training, running; and they sweat. Athletes, no matter of age, they sweat more in five years than couch potatoes sweat in 70 years. And when you sweat, you don't just sweat out potassium and Gatorade, you sweat out all essential minerals. If you sweat out all your selenium and don't replace it with supplementation you're at high risk from getting a cardio myopathy heart attack. If you sweat out all of your copper and don't replace it by supplementation, you're at a high risk of developing an aneurysm and dying suddenly of a ruptured aneurysm. If you sweat out all of your chromium and vanadium and don't replace it by supplementation, you're at a high risk of getting diabetes. And if you sweat out all of your calcium and magnesium; boron and zinc and sulfur; and other minerals that are required for cartilage, ligaments, tendons, connective tissue, bone; you're gonna get a joint and bone injury. What is the biggest single cause of an athletes career being ended early--joint and bone problems, right? And that's because they sweat out all the basic minerals that they need to maintain those parts of their bodies, and they don't supplement with them because doctors tell them that they can get everything they need by eating the four food groups. Well what are the early warning systems for minerals deficiencies? I already told you about white, gray or silver hair for a copper deficiency. Liver spots or age spots on the back of your hands, side of your face or neck...these things are caused by a selenium deficiency. Then of course you have toe cramps, leg cramps. You have hypertension. These things are all caused by a deficiency of calcium. And if you're an athlete age 25 or 15 and you get a leg cramp that's a calcium deficiency. Your body's telling you if you don't stop drinking those Pepsis and start supplementing with some calcium, by the time you're 40, 50, 60 years old you're gonna have arthritis and osteoporosis. But most people say, well I gotta get this high priced trainer. I need someone who can give me massage therapy because I have a cramp, and they don't go and take their supplements. Eighty Five percent of the total mineral in your body is calcium. There's 147 different diseases you can get from a calcium deficiency.
Let's look at Osteoporosis, the number ten killer of adults in the United States. Remember 75% of those over the age of 65 who fracture a hip or major leg bone don't live ninety days. Also, it's the most horrible disease when it comes to human misery and dollars expended. Osteoporosis, think of the special vans and lift gates and the ramps and the elevators; the special plumbing in homes and public buildings; parking places, wheel chairs and walkers and canes. Think of the beds and chairs; the little electric motors that lift you up when you can't stand up by yourself; physical therapist, joint replacement surgeries, pharmaceuticals, doctor visits. We're talking billions and billions of dollars for nothing more than a calcium deficiency disease. Now as horrible as a disease as osteoporosis is in human beings, we don't have osteoporosis in animals because we don't have Blue Cross Blue Shield, major medical hospitalization, medicare and medicaid to pay for nonsensical surgical treatments of mineral deficiency. We've learned that by putting animals that are weaned off their mother's milk on calcium as soon as they're weaned, they won't get arthritis and osteoporosis. It's amazing how that works.
Receding gums? Dentist and dental hygienist will tell you to floss and brush after every meal. If you believe that works I have some ocean front property in Montana to sell you. If you have receding gums, periodontitis, gingivitis, pyorrhea, loose teeth, bridges and plates, you actually have osteoporosis of the facial bones and the jaw bones.
Arthritis? Eighty Five percent of all arthritis is called wear and tear arthritis. Osteoarthritis, degenerative arthritis? These things are nothing more than osteoporosis of the joint ends of the bones.
Hypertension? High blood pressure has nothing to do with salt or salt restriction. Eighty Five percent of hypertension not related to kidney disease, which is most of them, is in fact a calcium deficiency.
Insomnia is not a deficiency of sleeping pills...or barbiturates; it's a deficiency of calcium.
Kidney stones, bone spurs, heel spurs and calcium deposits--again, the medical profession has a malignant dumb belief that these things are due to too much calcium in your diet. Try to give up calcium when in fact you only get kidney stones, bone spurs, heel spurs and calcium deposits when you have raging osteoporosis. You actually need more calcium, more magnesium, not less. Cramps and twitches, raise your hand. How many of you have ever had a toe cramp, foot cramp, leg cramp in your life? Sure. That's the first symptom of a calcium deficiency that most people recognize. So if you ever had that sometime in your life then you've had a calcium deficiency.
Then you have PMS. The University of California at San Diego came out and said that 85% of the emotional and physical stuff of PMS can be relieved. eliminated and cured (they used the cure word), by taking 3 times the RDA of calcium. Low back pain has nothing to do with disc problems. I know you've heard of people, maybe even yourself, who've had a disc surgery for back pain and after the surgery you still had the pain--maybe even worse--because back pain is not caused by disc problems. If you have a disc problem, you can have numbness and tingling (maybe even paralysis) if it's very severe...
We learned in 1957 in animals that we could prevent adult onset diabetes with two trace minerals, chromium and vanadium. In 1985 the medical school at the University of Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada, came out and said the trace mineral vanadium alone can replace insulin in adult onset diabetics. Science Diet dog food has 40 minerals in it. Always has chromium, vanadium, lithium, and selenium. Ralston Purina laboratory rat pellets has 28 minerals. Always contains chromium, vandium, lithium and selenium. I'll give anybody in this room a crisp new 100 dollar bill if you can find me a human infant formula off the shelf of a grocery store that has more than 12 minerals in it. None of them can contain chromium, vanadium or lithium. Only one, Pro soy (well two actually, Pro Soy and Infamil I believe) has 12 because they put in the selenium. The rest of them don't. They have 11, 10, 9 or 8 minerals. Our dogs get 40 minerals. Our rats get 28 and our kids get 12 or less. You don't have to be a research scientist to realize why our kids are now getting all of these horrible diseases that use to occur in people in their 60's, 70's and 80's. All these diseases that doctors are wondering is this genetic. Kids shouldn't have this until they're sixty. Well that's because they couldn't get it out of their little can of stuff. If it's not in the can they don't get it.
~Dr. Joel Wallach
I haven't been to a doctor with me being sick in 68 yrs. I've never been on a prescription medication and I've been taking the 90 essential nutrients twice a day... I do take the 90 essential nutrients twice a day, faithfully (obsessively is probably a better word). I have four children. I have eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren and they've never been sick because they've been taking the 90 essential nutrients before they were conceived; while the pregnancies were developed; then the moment they were born. We can make America a birth defect free country. We can make America a diabetes free country. We can make America a heart disease free country. We can make America an Alzheimer's disease free country. We can make America a macular degeneration, blindness disease free country in months by taking the 90 essential nutrients to give your genes the cofactors they need to give you the maximum benefits for health and longevity. Without that it's kind of hit and miss. And so the whole system is all messed up. And so the only way to override that system is to supplement with the 90 essential nutrients: 60 minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 essential amino acids, 3 essential fatty acids. And then you're guaranteed you're gonna get everything you need to have perfect babies. We will not have another birth defect if everyone took the 90 essential nutrients before they conceived a child. Every birth defect you can name and ten times that many you can't are all caused by nutritional deficiencies of the embryos. There's not a single disease that a baby's born with is caused by genetics. It's all a nutritional deficiencies of the embryo. The clock starts ticking on danger for the embryo at the moment of conception. Okay. When the sperm fertilizes the egg that's it. If you don't have all the nutrients at that point the baby is in danger.
~Youngevity addesses concerns in regards to lead, aluminum and arsenic...
Organic vs. Inorganic Minerals
A huge argument has always been that minerals, such as lead, aluminum and arsenic, are toxic and should not be consumed. Truth be told, any mineral in its inorganic state, even calcium, could be toxic. Inorganic means the mineral is derived from rocks, clays or seabed, which the body cannot break down. However, organic minerals, derived from plant sources, are able to metabolize the negative charge from the soil and, through photosynthesis, alter the electrical currency of the mineral and create a natural negative charge. The now natural negative charge of the plant is drawn to the positive electrical charge in the human body; delivering essential minerals safely and efficiently.
List of Dr. Wallach's Bad Foods to Avoid and Good Foods
1) Wheat - Most wheat on the market today has been genetically modified to grow faster. It is not the same wheat that your grandparents ate.
4) Oats, Oatmeal – even if it says that it’s gluten free.
5) Fried Food – nothing fried! You should boil, broil or bake and never more than medium rare for red meat.
6) Oils – Oils oxidize when they come into contact with the air (become rancid). Since almost all oil is continually exposed to some air from the time it is produced, the process of oxidation has begun in even the freshest oil. These oxidized oils cause inflammation and cell damage. (Youngevity's essential oils are injected into the gel caps surrounded by nitrogen to prevent oxidation.)
7) Well done red meat (IE No burned fats) – (rare or medium-rare is ok!) If you grill your food, try to have something between the food and the fire (like aluminium foil) so the juice doesn’t drip onto the flame and deposit dangerous things on the meat.
8) Any nitrates added to meat – (ie: deli meats) tell your butcher NO NITRATES or NITRITES!
9) No carbonated drinks of any kind within one hour before, during or one hour after meals.
10) Skin of a baked potato ( yam or sweet potato). If you boil a potato, you can eat the skins.
11) Processed Sugar and Alcohol
*For packaged food items, read ingredient list carefully to avoid gluten (wheat, barley,rye) and hydrogenated oils.
12) SOY and CORN (recent additions to list of bad foods)
GOOD FOODS (avoid any foods to which you are intolerant and/or allergic. Eggs, dairy, corn and nuts are some of the foods that can be problematic for those with eczema. An elimination diet and/or allergy testing can be very beneficial.)
Eggs— Soft scrambled in butter, soft boiled, poached. Use salt & butter with eggs. Do not over cook eggs, cook on low heat. No rubbery eggs. Doing so degrades the important cholesterol. Your brain is made from cholesterol. Dr. Wallach and Dr. Glidden recommend 10+ eggs a day for *Alzheimer's and other dementias. Eat all the eggs you like. Hard-boiled egg yolks with a greenish coating have had their cholesterol degraded.
Butter - NO Margarine. It is simply oil in a solid state. If you cook with butter, make sure the heat is low enough that the butter doesn’t turn brown in the pan.
Nut Butters - (no peanuts and no extra sugar)
Pure Buckwheat (Isn’t wheat).
Couscous (made from pearl millet only).
Corn (Non GMO)
Coffee, Tea, Green tea, Red wine.
4-8, 8 oz glasses of filtered water each day. Avoid soft plastic bottles.
Section 5 Additional information to consider pertaining to eczema and allergies
Bathing ...Once you're done taking a bath, always run another tub of clear warm water with nothing in it. While the water is running you can begin to rub your skin with your hands and continue to do this once you're back in the tub. I learned this tip from one of the many products that I've tried over the years and it has been invaluable. You will be surprised at how much debris is still on your skin, especially if you have eczema. If this debris is not removed, it can cause you to itch. This does not apply if you're taking a shower; just be sure to rinse very well.
Cleaning/Chores...Due to the severity of the eczema on my hands, I have always used rubber gloves when washing dishes or whenever my hands come in contact with water, soap, detergent, chemicals, or anything that could potentially aggravate them. Eventually, the lining on the inside of the gloves began to irritate my hands. I solved this problem by purchasing a box of inexpensive white 100% cotton gloves to use underneath the rubber gloves. I've also come to learn that all rubber gloves are not created equal. My favorite ones come from the department/grocery store chain MEIJER. The gloves that they sell are thick, long and roomy--trust me, this is important when you're trying to function with itchy hands. These gloves can be found in a purple box and they're located in the same isle as the dish washing detergent. Although my hands are no longer covered in eczema, I still use the rubber and cotton gloves whenever I'm cleaning or cooking with liquids. I guess it's just me not taking any chances with my hands because of the fact that I suffered for so long.
What do I use on my skin?...I've already mentioned that I use Basis Sensitive SkinSoap. My mom always bought this soap for me since I was a kid. It has no fragrance; will not irritate the skin; and is the only soap that I can ever remember using.
To moisturize my skin I honestly do not use much of anything. Once, while being treated at a major University Hospital, I was told to keep my skin moisturized. Since the only products that would not irritate my skin were Vaseline, Aquaphor and Eucerin, this is what I used. I would continuously apply this to my skin, particularly my hands, and within minutes it looked as if I'd never used it. It caused the itching to intensify, and I can remember vividly wanting to chop my hands off. It was terrible. For years, Aquaphor, Eucerin and Vaseline were the only products that I could use on my skin and hands that would not irritate them. However, I only used them sparingly--especially after taking a bath. Those products only became a problem when I began to apply continuously to skin that was severely dry, irritated, and probably full of bacteria due to constant scratching.
When eczema was covering my body, I actually did better when I used some form of moisturizer only when necessary. It seems as if the more I moisturized, the more I needed to moisturize. When I'd take a bath, I would only use a small amount of Vaseline on my face (maybe my hands), and that is all. This worked just fine in the summer, but in the winter I usually needed to use more moisturizer on my hands and legs.
Now that my body is clear and free of eczema, my skin can handle unscented and unrefined shea butter and unscented tallow (I use a brand called Vintage Tradition) with no problem. That, is a miracle. Both of these products are 100% all natural. The bottom line is that I don't have a clear understanding as to what type of moisturizers are best for my skin or how much. I've been pondering this question for some time and I fully believe that God will give me wisdom in this area...directly, or indirectly. When this happens I will pass it on to you. UPDATE: I've been experiencing some minor inflammation and itching on a couple of my fingers after adding shea butter as a moisturizer. So please, use sparingly and test small areas of the body to make sure that there are no allergies to specific products. Also, the allergic reaction may not manifest immediately (it may take days), so please take that into consideration.
Food Allergies...A lot of itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing could be avoided if everyone knew the type of foods that caused inflammation in their body. I'd heard of eating for your blood type many years ago and never gave it much thought until I saw Joseph Christiano, a naturopathic doctor, on a Christian TV program. In his book 'Blood types Bodytypes & You' are a list of beneficial foods, neutral foods, and foods to avoid for each blood type. Many of the foods that I should avoid such as wheat and dairy were no surprise; others were a total surprise. I would have never guessed, for example, that my body was sensitive to black pepper, yes pepper, until I saw it on the list of foods to avoid. I would often get sneezing spells but never associated it with pepper and peppercorn. What is interesting is that the allergic reaction may not effect your body immediately. It may not show up until the next day. This is what I observed concerning many of the foods. I think that this book is a great resource as we seek to identify and eliminate those foods that do not agree with our bodies.
Always Remember, however, that God is Our Healer and we can use and grow our faith to believe Him for healing where food allergies are concerned. And if he speaks through your spirit or circumstances and tells you that you need to eliminate something from your diet, you must do it to see your healing manifest.
Prayer...Get in the habit of always praying over your food. Actually, this would include anything that goes in your body such as vitamins and medicines also.
Here is one simple way to pray over your food based on 1 Timothy 4:4-5( NLT):
Father, thank You for this food. I receive it blessed and made acceptable for my use according to Your Word. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
Two of the best and most informative Christian websites (I believe) are www.kcm.org & www.awmi.net. They are excellent resources for all things pertaining to Christianity and contain a wealth of information as well as answers to questions that you may have. You can view their archived TV broadcast--and if you need someone to pray with you, they are available to do that also.
Always remember that The Word of God is always your first line of defense. There is nothing more powerful. It says in Hebrews 11:6(KJV)...he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. I believe that my prayers and seeking God set me down at my kitchen table at just the right moment to hear exactly what I needed to hear. It was no coincidence. And I believe that my spirit spoke to me that what Dr. Joel Wallach was saying was the truth. With so much out there concerning eczema, sickness and disease, it's very easy to become indifferent to what we hear because so many things have failed us in the past. I could have just as easily not believed.
I mentioned previously that I am eczema free. However, my fingers and a couple of my toes were very stubborn and would continue to occasionally try to break out. These areas took a while longer to heal. At the first sign of any breakouts I would continue to say my healing scriptures and begin the curse the eczema in the Name of Jesus and command it to die. I would also use SilverSol gel or pure Aloe Vera gel, and it would eventually clear because the Youngevity vitamins and minerals were also combating it from the inside. In the past, even a very minor flare-up would have been devastating because I could not stop it. The itch would turn into a rash; the rash would begin to cover that whole area; and I generally could not get any relief with any prescription medication unless it had not been in my system for at least a year or more.
Many may ask, "Where was God when you were sick and suffering?" My answer is HE WAS RIGHT THERE. God doesn't put sickness on anyone. He loved us so much that he sent His son Jesus who went to the pit of hell to redeem us from any curse. Satan is the one at the root of all disasters, sickness, disease and poverty; but God often gets the blame. I don't think I've ever blamed God for any sickness in my body. I believe it was caused by something I didn't know or did not understand, something that I wasn't doing, or something that I was doing and should not have been doing. I've learned over the years that God is a good God, even when I can't trace his hand.
As awesome as I consider the Youngevity products to be, my trust is not in Youngevity. It is in the God of Youngevity. Without God's wisdom and gifts that he put in Dr. Joel Wallach, the healing that took place in my body because of this company's products could never have taken place. I thank God for Dr Joel Wallach and the Youngevity Corporation for their God given wisdom and perseverance in the field of vitamins, minerals and nutrition. I can't imagine where I would be today without it.
Nutrition, minerals, and vitamins are from God. He designed them to be in the food (we all know that), but they must first be in the soil. And that is one of the reasons why sickness and disease is running rampant today, we have depleted much of the soil.
Youngevity's minerals come from a mine in Utah with a rich abundance of plant derived minerals that have been undisturbed and encapsulated in the earth dating back to the dinosaurs. Combine this with their state-of-the-art processing, production, and quality control--and you can understand why Youngevity's products are so effective.
It is for this reason that I will always, unless God says otherwise, continue to take my Youngevity vitamin and mineral supplements. I believe that they are the best vitamin and mineral supplements in the world, and my body agrees.
Dr. Wallach says that nearly every sickness and disease is caused by a nutritional deficiency. The specific vitamin or mineral that is lacking in your body will determine the disease. That is why (in addition to the eczema), my dry mouth, itchy eyes, fatigue, leg and toe cramps, all went away when I began to take Youngevity. My body was able to heal itself of each and every one of those maladies because every mineral, essential fatty acid, vitamin and amino acid that my body needed was included in that product. What is your medical concern? If you would begin to supplement with Youngevity; eliminate the bad foods that cause inflammation in the body; add those foods that reduce inflammation and drink enough filtered water--I believe that you will set yourself on the path to healing and wholeness. There are also certain foods that trigger certain diseases. A good example of this is migraines. Do a 'You Tube' search of Dr. Wallach and migraines to see what he recommends in order to eliminate these horrible headaches.
Years ago when I asked God for an answer for eczema, I had no idea that He'd allow me to go this route. He could have healed me instantly. But His way forced me into the habit of putting good things in my body. Just like brushing my teeth is a part of my daily routine, so are Youngevity vitamins and minerals. I also aim to drink my organic green smoothies daily. However, because I am consuming a lot of liquid with my Youngevity drink, I sometimes scale back on the amount of green smoothies that I consume. But rest assured, green smoothies will always be a part of my diet. Had I not developed these good habits, it is likely that I could have opened the door for other illnesses. But because of God's wisdom, I can tell people all over this world how to get healed and get relief from a diabolical skin disease and other maladies. I don't have words to convey how wonderful it makes me feel that someone's child or loved one will not have to suffer because of the information in this website.
I am in no way implying that Youngevity is a 'cure all'. It is not. I also believe that there are dire situations and diseases that are so far advanced that only God, His Word, and Prayer can handle. Please keep that in mind. I would also not advise anyone to quit taking any medication suddenly without a doctor's approval. Some medications must be reduced gradually. Should you choose to supplement with Youngevity and your body begins to heal, your doctor will automatically reduce the dosage of any prescription medication. Also, I do encourage everyone to see a doctor for checkups and whenever needed. The treatment that I received for eczema may not have been the best, but it did offer me relief at times; and saved my life on more than a few occasions. Traditional medicine may leave a lot to be desired (especially in the area of nutrition), but many would not be here today without the advances that have been made, for example, in the field of transplants, trauma care, HIV, and stem cell research that can now be done without the controversial use of embryos--just to name a few. I do believe, with all my heart, that if we would let God's healing scriptures be our first line of defense by meditating on them night and day; put organic anti-inflammatory food in our bodies; supplement with Youngevity and follow the recommendations and dietary guidelines as outlined by DR. Joel Wallach; then our visits to the doctor would be few and far between.
Everyone should start with thehealthy body start pak 2.0. It has the complete 90 essential nutrients that your body needs. All other healthy body paks have the 90 essential nutrients plus additional supplements to address specific ailments. The healthy body bone and joint pak, for example, has extra products to help and support healthy bones and joints. You can choose to purchase the minerals in a canister (powder) or pills. The ingredients in the canisters are to be mixed with water thus making it a liquid. Even though all of Youngevity's products are easily absorbable, Dr. Wallach says that he prefers the liquid because it is even easier to absorb. This is very important when you're suffering and need your healing to manifest as soon as possible. When I first started taking thehealthy body start pak 2.0, I was mixing the ingredients in the canisters with water and taking it twice a day. This did not work for me because it caused me to have a very watery stool which was probably the result of issues in my gut due to years of eczema. So I started to take the liquid once per day and the pills once a day. They did not have the tangy tangerine tabletsat that time so I would take the Ultimate Daily tablets (which has a lot of the same vitamins and minerals as the tangy tangerine). If your body can handle thehealthy body start pak 2.0 twice a day that is wonderful. If not, then thehealthy body start pak 2.0 and the BTT 2.0 Tablets would be a great option. If you choose to take Youngevity once per day, I strongly recommend that it be the powder in the canisters mixed with water. Like I said before, it is more absorbable, and it also forces you to drink water. However, If your lifestyle does not afford you the time or convenience of mixing a drink, then by all means start with the tablets.
I mix the tangy tangerine and calcium powder together in a bpa free shaker bottle with plenty of water. You can also use a spoon or a blender to mix and add as much water as you like. The main thing is to get the nutrients in your body.
For severe medical conditions, it is recommended initially to take some form of these nutrients twice a day because you want to attack the disease fast and hard. This is what I did. For the first three months I'd mix the powder in the canisters with water in the morning and consume along with the oil gel capsules. In the evening I'd take the Ultimate Daily tablets (or the tangy tangerine tablets) with the oil capsules and additional selenium capsules.
I need to pause for a moment to say that all the time frames mentioned in this article are an approximation. As I write, I wished that I'd kept a journal to document the days and years, but I did not.
Approximately six weeks (it could have been more or less) after I first started taking the Youngevity supplements, I had my hand on my face and realized that it felt different. You must understand that during this period of my life I very seldom looked in a mirror. It was too difficult to see what was staring back at me. I did however look this time and was surprised to see that my face had cleared considerably. A lot of the dead skin and flakiness was gone. I continued to take the Youngevity vitamin and minerals and today it is hard to tell that eczema ever existed in my body. PRAISE GOD!
I wish I could tell you that I continued to follow the dietary recommendations by Dr. Wallach. I did not even though it is my desire to do just that. I initially stayed on the diet for about 3 months before temptation got the better of me. Since then I have been 'on and off' of the diet (mostly off). Although I am not proud of that, it is a testament to the effectiveness of the Youngevity vitamins and minerals because--even with a less that perfect diet--the eczema and itchy eyes never returned. And those very minor break outs that used to happen occasionally on a couple of my fingers would probably not have happened at all if I were diligent in keeping those bad foods that cause inflammation and disease out of my body.
It has been five years since I first started taking Youngevity, and during that time the itchy eyes never returned and neither did the eczema (except for maybe a few minor spots on a couple of my fingers). That changed a few weeks ago. My niece had a baby shower and there was so much cake, cupcakes, candy, and all types of treats for the candy table (with plenty left over to take home). Well, you can probably guess what happened. I ate so much sugar that, even after all the treats from the baby shower were gone, I still had strong cravings for more sweets than what I normally eat. For about a month, I was eating a lot of sweets, candy and junk food, while at the same time I had cut down considerably on my Youngevity drink and green smoothies. That means that my system was overwhelmed with sugar, was not getting the necessary nutrients nor water that it needed, which ultimately weakened my immune system. I am now paying the price for the foods that I chose to put in my body. My eyes are now inflamed, itchy and runny, with a dark rash which makes me look like I have raccoon eyes. The eczema, itch and rash returned to a few of my fingers, and the allergies worsened. I THANK AND PRAISE GOD, HOWEVER, THAT THE ECZEMA DID NOT RETURN TO ANY OTHER PART OF MY BODY!
By the grace of God I am back on track now, and I'm actually glad that this incident happened. I sowed some bad seeds and I reaped the harvest on those seeds. Galatians 6:7 (KJV)...whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. I think back to when I first started Youngevity and the diet that Dr. Joel Wallach recommends. When I eliminated the sugar and gluten from my diet those first three months, my allergies were almost nonexistent. When I added the sugar and gluten back into my diet, although the itchy eyes and eczema did not return, the sneezing, runny nose and itchy ears returned periodically depending on what I was eating.
In the opening paragraphs of this article, I mentioned that I was healed even though I was not on a strict diet. THAT STATEMENT MAY GIVE SOME INDIVIDUALS THE FALSE IDEA THAT THEY CAN EAT WHATEVER THEY WANT AND STILL GET HEALED OF ECZEMA AND ALLERGIES. What we put in our bodies matters as I was reminded of a few weeks ago. Our bodies must have the necessary vitamins and minerals, leafy green vegetables, and enough water to flush out the toxins. We also must not overburden our system with excessive amounts of those foods that are listed on Dr. Wallach's BAD FOODS LIST.
What happened to me these past few weeks reiterated the fact that I was settling for just decent health where allergies were concerned. I felt so blessed to not have itchy, watery eyes, that I tolerated the other allergy symptoms because I did not refrain from eating those foods which cause inflammation in the body. One can pray and quote scripture all day, but the bible says in James 2:20 (KJV) ... faith without works is dead. I am fed up with allergies and am now ready to take my health to a higher level by removing the offending foods...mainly sugar and gluten. I know that by the grace of God I can accomplish this.
When I first began to research YOUNGEVITY, there was a lot of information about the business side of this company and how to become a distributor. I considered it briefly and then ruled that out. I just wanted to order my vitamins and get healed of eczema. I've never been a very outgoing person, and I thought to myself, "Who could I recommend these vitamins to other than maybe my family members?" But God had other plans. Ephesians 3:20 (KJV)...Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
God did answer my prayer beyond that which I could have imagined. And this website is my way of 'telling the world' how He did it, just like I said I would. Not only that, but I'm also blessed to be a distributor ofYoungevityproducts. I never imagined that.
Everything that I've written here is the truth. God did indeed use Dr. Joel Wallach and Youngevity to heal me of severe eczema and other conditions in my body. I was a hard case, and so the changes in my body were very evident after I began to take the vitamins and minerals. I believe that nearly everyone, due to our diets and how our food is grown, has some degree of vitamin or mineral deficiency. If you are in good health with no apparent medical challenges and do not experience any obvious or drastic changes in your body after taking Youngevity, rest assured. You are giving your body the 90 essential nutrients that it needs for complete health, and that will pay off now and in the years to come. When I say that Youngevity has the best vitamin and minerals supplements in the world, I believe that with all my heart because I know what their all natural, easily absorbable, quality products did for me. I'm sure that some will consider their products to be 'pricey'. I did. But of this I am certain: I'd rather pay a hundred dollars for something that works, versus one dollar for something that doesn't.
I also cannot emphasize enough that you must give Youngevity a chance to work...at least two to three months. Had I quit the first month because I rationalized in my mind that this product is too expensive and I'm not seeing any results, then I'd still be miserable and going through hell. So please, give the product time to work.
Also, for anyone who thinks that meditating on God's healing scriptures twice a day, preparing and consuming nutritious drinks, giving up a few foods that cause inflammation, and spending a little time with God is hard; let me assure you that it is not once you are determined to do so. On the other hand: sickness, pain, doctor visits, loss of income, depleted savings and hopelessness...that is hard. Sickness and disease will put a monkey wrench in your plans and stop you in your tracks. It will demand your time and can cost you dearly in all areas of you life. The old adage that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is certainly true. So I would strongly encourage you to make an effort to implement the above practices into your daily routine, and watch those habits become a blessing to you all the days of your life. My goal is to follow my own advice each and every day. But on the days when I miss it, I no longer let satan beat me up with it. I just remember what God told me: YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT...
I wholeheartedly believe in and promote exercise which is good for all the organs in the body, including the heart and brain. The resulting sweat also facilitates the removal of toxins from the body. Exercise in the form of walking, running or aerobics was always a part of my life until the severity of the eczema made that impossible. Sweat irritates the skin of those with eczema and unfortunately causes more itching and more discomfort.
My problem, along with many others, was that I did not replace those minerals and vitamins that I'd lost through exercise and sweating...resulting in severe nutritional deficiencies. An apple and a couple of carrots--even if they were organic--were not enough to replace what I'd lost. THANK GOD FOR TRUE ORGANIC FARMERS WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR LAND, SOIL, AND THE FOOD THAT THEY PRODUCE.
Those vitamins and minerals can, however, be replaced supernaturally by consistently spending time with God, meditating on His Word and becoming a DOER of the Word:
Proverbs 4:20-22 King James Version (KJV)
20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
However, since we are not perfect beings, even those amongst us who are stedfast in their commitment to God may miss it on occasion. We can, for example, open the door to sickness and disease with our thoughts, strife, worry, not walking in love, eating wrong foods and not meditating on God's word.
But the Grace of God, and his love for all mankind, has given us doctors and has given man wisdom for so many medicines and vaccines that have been a blessing to all mankind. When we're sick and our faith isn't strong enough to fully tap into that perfect healing that has been provided in the Word of God, we can tap into His grace. I BELIEVE THAT YOUNGEVITY IS ONE OF THOSE GRACES. IT IS THE GRACE OF GOD. I could not say that if I hadn't seen firsthand what it has done in my own body, and I'd like to make it my mission to tell the world about this company and the products that they produce.
My prayer for the YOUNGEVITY CORPORATION is that God would bless them beyond that which they could think or imagine. I pray that their leader/leaders will always be God fearing Christians and that they will always possess supernatural wisdom and knowledge to operate their company with character and a spirit of excellence. Let them always, Lord, be above reproach. Let them be known in the vitamin and nutrition industry for excellent products that, by the grace of God, truly deliver multitudes out of sickness and bondage. As they walk in your obedience, wisdom, knowledge and excellence, I pray that (according to Isaiah 54:17) no weapon formed against them shall prosper. And every tongue that rises against them in judgement shall be proven to be in the wrong. Amen.
God Bless You, and I pray that something that you've read on this website will forever bless you and heal your body.
If you would like to purchase the Youngevity vitamin and mineral supplements, please consider ordering them from me. I have my own website which is run and managed by the company. They take care of everything including all orders and shipping. All products are shipped directly from the company.
If you are dealing with sickness and can only do one Healthy body start pak 2.0 per month, then start there. You will see great results if you'll combine that with the other things that I've outlined in this website, including the diet.
To order Youngevity products you can join as a preferred member. This will entitle you to a 30% discount on all products. The cost to become a preferred member is $19.95 at sign-up and will be renewed annually. You can also place an order and shop retail without joining, but you will not receive the discount. If you decide to become a distributor, you can also do that at any time. The cost to become a distributor is $49.95 and is also renewed annually. As a distributor you will receive a commission on all products ordered by those individuals that you bring into the company. Do a YOU TUBE search on Youngevity's Compensation Plan.
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A note of caution to those using Youngevity products.
Phytates bind to minerals in the Beyond Tangy Tangerine, Plant Derived minerals, and other Youngevity products containing minerals. The phytates interfere with the absorption of minerals and wastes them. If you eat phytates, take your minerals at least two hours before, or two hours after you consume the phytates.
Examples of phytates: Nuts, seeds, rice, beans, spinach, peas, lentils, legumes. Do an internet search to find more foods that contain phytates.
~When I first started Youngevity I was so excited that I wanted to try everything, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, until I have more understanding concerning probiotics, I would ask that you refrain from using them at this time. In order to relieve constipation and eczema, the bowels must move. Every probiotic that I have tried has caused constipation. So please, no probiotics unless you're also taking the Youngevity vitamins that you mix with water and also the green smoothies. By consuming these drinks you should have enough liquid in your system to prevent constipation even if you're taking probiotics.
~Youngevity sells a product called 'REBOUND fx'. It is a sports drink and it is delicious. You can buy it as a powder in the canister or pouch and mix it with water, or ready to drink in the can. It's loaded with vitamins, herbs and minerals. Older kids, teens, and adults will enjoy this drink. if you'll compare the nutrients in 'REBOUND fx' with the nutrients in the leading sports drink, you will find that there is absolutely no comparison. I've been a big fan of this product since the day I first discovered it.
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All information on www.howtohealeczema.com is based on the opinions of the author unless otherwise noted. I am not a doctor or a naturopathic doctor. The information in this article is for the purpose of sharing with others the practices, and products, which I used in my life to obtain healing and wellness. It is not my objective to discourage you from seeking medical treatment. Good doctors are a blessing from the Lord and I encourage you to seek help when needed. My decisions and the path that I chose to receive my healing were reached after much study and review. I strongly suggest that you do the same because we are each ultimately responsible for our own health decisions.
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