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Psoriasis, Eczema and Dandruff

By: Caroline Sutherland

Do you suffer from itchy, flaky skin on parts of your body or the soles of your feet?  Do you have dandruff?

Sometimes this itchiness can be particularly bothersome manifesting in large skin patches or deep grooves in the heels that bleed from time to time. Topical creams are only a temporary solution.

Flaky skin, eczema or psoriasis is often attributed to the Candida Yeast Syndrome. Unfortunately, topical creams, while useful in the short term are not getting to the root of the problem. I believe that Candida Yeast is rampant in our society - one of the great plagues in our culture. It is not surprising, given the frequent use of antibiotics, which affect intestinal flora balance plus our high consumption of starches and sugars.

For many years, I have detected this “fungus among us” by scent. It is a sweet, sickly smell that wafts off the body and when I detect it, I can almost predict that the person will be tired, craving sweets, may have skin eruptions or the beginnings of memory loss not to mention, gas, bloating and mood swings among other seemingly unrelated symptoms.

We only need to look at all of the ads on television to see the array of creams and compounds for psoriasis, dandruff, toe nail fungus, bladder infections, vaginal yeast infections as well as memory and energy enhancers, to know that millions of people are dealing with this yeast and do not know it.

On a metaphysical level, I believe that Candida is the beginning of “the death process” – the slow, steady, cell-by-cell decline of the physical body. Not only Candida yeast, but parasites, fungi, bacteria and infections of all kinds contribute to this breakdown and decay.

Yeasts are fed on sugars and starches. Often, we try to salve the deep yearnings of the heart with these foods. Your problem, will correct with persistence and diligence when you realize that it is not coming from the surface of your skin but deep within your body – both physically and emotionally.

I suggest that you seek out a local practitioner or ask at the health food store for a preparation that eradicates Candida. You will probably have to take this preparation/supplement for at least six months. Along with your anti-Candida supplement, I suggest you follow the “Candida diet” in which sugars of all kinds including, fruit juice, honey and dried fruit are kept very, very low.

Now let’s look at the problem and its emotional correlations. The feet are related to understanding. The soles of the feet represent our platform, stance or belief systems.  Think of it as your Achilles heel. Look inside and see what is bothering you deep down. Where is the “wound” in your life? Count the number of deep grooves or patches that bleed and you will probably come up with the exact number of unresolved issues that you are dealing with. It is probably something that goes way back such as many years of financial strain, hard work without validation or recognition, a loss of love or a disappointment in love that was hard for you to bear. The body knows. It has a miraculous capacity to recover and in time with all of these pieces in place, your skin patches and your feet will heal and reflect to you all the profound work you have done.


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