Have you ever noticed how eczema is becoming more and more prevalent? Especially among young adults (35 years old and younger). It is so common that everyone knows someone that suffers from eczema. You probably even know multiple people among your friends and family that need help healing their skin. Why is that? What causes eczema in adults?
Having itching, burning, painful swelling, and dry, red flaky skin to deal with is no joke. I plan to arm you with information to not only understand the underlying issue but also heal it. Here we go.
Disclaimer: A Word on Topical Steroids and Cortisol Cream
Before we get into the meat of the topic, it must be said that ALL prescribed or over-the-counter medications and creams that are intended to relieve the symptoms of eczema will only provide temporary relief. They do not heal the underlying cause of eczema. As it says on the bottle or tube of cream, it only relieves the symptoms. But the symptoms are the way your body tells you what's going on inside your body.
There is a common misconception about eczema. Since it appears on your skin and you can see it, you may think that eczema is an outer problem.
IT IS NOT!
Eczema is an internal problem. Let’s dive into this.
What Causes Eczema In Adults?
The most simple and straight-forward answer to this question is threefold.
Kidneys that are not filtering, weak adrenals, and a toxic GI tract.
What do those organs have to do with my skin?
The Kidneys Need Your Attention
When kidney function is diminished from either inherited weak genetics or from our own diet and life habits, cellular waste is not eliminated as effectively and accumulates in the body. The waste still needs to be removed from the body and eliminated. If it is not, the cells would bathe in their own waste and die. This slowly would lead to inner organs shutting down, which leads to death.
Thank goodness, your body has a very strong survival instinct. This means there are backup plans to avoid trouble if the kidneys get backed up. When this happens, the cellular waste gets redirected and starts to come out through the skin. The skin is the largest eliminative organ of the body and named the “third kidney”. This is great news!
However, cellular waste burns. It has a very low ph. It is very acidic. When cellular waste is expelled through the skin, it starts to burn, itch, and break down the skin.
Here are a few (temporary) natural topical relief options:
- Put an ice pack on the skin
- Take a cold bath
- Use baking soda paste (baking soda and water)
- Apply pure aloe vera gel on the skin
All of these options work to relieve the itch and burn because they are very alkalizing in nature. Cellular waste and acids are hot, burning, corrosive, and destructive chemistry. Alkaline is the opposite and is cooling, free-flowing, relaxed, and healing chemistry.
To completely heal your body, there must be a focus on creating an alkaline environment within the body. A very direct and effective way to do this is by looking at the foods you eat. Consuming alkaline fruits and raw foods put the fire out internally! Here is a chart that can give you a starting point:
Working With The Kidneys
If you are struggling with any skin issue (not just eczema), I advise you to look into the filtration level of your kidneys. It is of utmost importance. It helps you know what’s going on inside the “garbage disposal” of your body.
How do you know if your kidneys are filtering as they should be?
It’s actually quite easy to know. You look at your pee.
Here’s a simple at-home test you can do:
- First thing in the morning, upon waking, pee in a glass jar.
- Set your urine aside for a day.
- Check back and see if there is a layer of sediment at the bottom of the jar. We are not looking at the color of the urine (although this does indicate your level of hydration); we are only looking at sediments, debris, or cloudiness.
If there is, celebrate because this means you are removing cellular waste – this is what you want. This is proof of proper kidney filtration.
If, however, your urine is obvious with no sediment or not even cloudiness, however, then this is cause for concern. You are in trouble. It means your body is holding onto all of its waste. What you don’t eliminate, you accumulate. And then, it seeps through your skin, burning on its way out. In the end, if you want to heal your skin, your kidneys must be filtering properly.
What Causes Eczema In Adults? Look At The Adrenals
Of all the chronic skin conditions, eczema is the one that seems the most temperamental and unpredictable. It appears to be triggered by such diverse and seemingly unrelated causes:
- Metals, in particular, nickel
- Cigarette smoke
- Certain fabrics such as wool and polyester
- Irritants – such as soaps, detergents, shampoo, bubble bath
- Changes in the weather – such as cold and dry weather, dampness
- Allergens – such as house dust mites, pet fur, pollen and molds
We all take this as being normal and do not question it. But this easily triggered sensitivity points to also having adrenal weaknesses, since the adrenal glands are responsible for producing anti-inflammatory steroids that keep our bodies in check in response to external changes in chemistry.
The GI Tract Holds The Key
When dealing with eczema (or even psoriasis), it is critical to look at the GI tract (colon). This is quite common to find a toxic gi tract full of mucus and impacted matter. This must be cleaned out if we are to heal the body. Remember: What you don’t eliminate, you accumulate. Accumulation of acids and mucus leads to disease.
CONCLUSION & A Note Of Warning!
As you work to heal your skin by improving kidney filtration, strengthening the adrenals, and cleaning out your GI tract, I must give you a warning.
Most probably, it will get uglier before it gets better. Here’s why:
If the sewage system of the body has been backed up for some time, it will take a lot of clearing out before healing can occur. Just as when you must remodel a room, the first step is to remove the old. Only then can you put in the new.
When you make lifestyle changes to help clear your skin, and hopefully move to an alkaline diet of predominantly fruits, greens, and raw foods, your body will seize the chance to clear out all the acids (cellular wastes, proteins), obstructions (mucus, parasites, fungus, old stools), and toxins (heavy metals, chemicals, vaccinations) it has been accumulating. This is great progress on the healing journey. However, it may burn your skin at first as massive amounts of acids, obstruction, and toxins are leaving your body.
Fruits are the lymph pullers in the body and are the ultimate healers. Medicinal herbs are also a great healing tool to move the lymphatic system and heal the tissues and glands. The herbs you need to take depends entirely on the specific symptoms you are showing and what genetic weaknesses show in your irises. You must have both the correct diet, correct transition, and the correct herbs to heal from anything.
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